JAAI West Events

News from JAAI West Zone posted by members themselves

Holy Family Alumni Football Tournament

The Event:The HyFyXs, (the recently adopted abbreviation for)  Holy Family High School Ex-Students Association, organised a Football tournament exclusively for the alumni of HFHS on 14th of August, 2011 on the school grounds. This is the second edition.

The Draw:The tournament was a success. We had as many as 10 teams (2 more than the last time) with each team having an average of 9 to 11 players. The matches kicked off at 8 am following which there was the first round of matches for all the teams. 5 teams in each pool which means there were two lucky teams got a bye in the first round itself. All matches were played in the spirit of camaraderie and bonhomie. Through the day more than a 100 alumni marked their presence. Look out for pictures on the FB. Most of the players were youngsters -- age group 18 to 25.

Blood Donation Drive-Update

Pease take note that the JAAI blood donation drive proposed for 2nd October has been extended from 1st October to 31st December 2011. Next year onwards a fixed one date will be decided.

All Province Coordinators and JAAI General Council members are requested to spread this message regarding this most noble cause, and all associations can carry out this activity. This should kick start many more activities on a common platform at a National level.

Feast of St.Ignatius of Loyola

The celebrations of the Feast of St.Ignatius at the St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad was hosted by the Association of Past Xavierites. Alumni members participated in the tug of war vs. the school heavyweights and emerged champs. Members also witnessed many more events along with the staff, management and students. Later members were invited to have refreshments with the staff and management, indeed a perfect day to uphold the spirit and tradition of Jesuit education and Alumni values and entertainment.



The 25th SSESA AGM was held on 31-July 2011 in the School Museum. The AGM was well attended with active participation from all present. The overwhelming feeling of the General Body was the urgent need to change the age profile of not only the Managing Committee but also those who attend the AGM. There was an urgent need to attract young alumni.


TEXAS ( The Ex Xavierites Alumni Association of Surat, Gujarat )recently had its AGM on 26th July. It was a well attended meeting, and the new office bearers for the next tenure were elected, discussions and plans for the coming months were made.

Today, the TEXAS group is attending a Prayer meeting at the school campus to participate in the Feast of St.Ignatius. This is a very active Alumni Association in the Gujarat Province and the Chairman is Rev. Fr. Charles and the President is Sanat Relia, who is also the Vice president of JAAG, the Jesuit Alumni Associations of Gujarat. All the Jesuit Alumni Associations in the Gujarat province come under the JAAG umbrella. The ex-officio Chairman is Fr. Durai, who is also the Province Coordinator of Gujarat.

St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Mumbai awarded the College of Excellence (CE) by the University Grants Commission

St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Mumbai has been awarded the College of Excellence (CE) by the University Grants Commission for the period April 2014 to March 2019.

Excellence of an academic institution involves reaching outstanding levels of performance in teaching, research and related academic pursuits and attaining peerless position in the areas offered for study and research. Excellence was achieved in stages through a process of continuous improvement in content and quality of the pursuits. A dedicated academic community and adequate infras tructural facilities are essential ingredients of excellence. The College of Excellence status was awarded based on a score of more than 3.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) awarded by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

Pune Jesuit Province Education eNewsletter

The JEA Secretary Fr. Norbert Menezes has requested each of us PCE’s (Province Coordinators of Education) to initiate a new E Educational news
letter. This will enable all Jesuits and our lay collaborators engaged in the school apostolate, who are associated with it to read, update and pray
our apostolate. Before establishing networking nationally and internationally it was also strongly recommended during the last PCE’s meet in Patna that the sharing and the initiatives must begin from our own schools and institutions within the provinces. Charity begins at home!

JAAG (Jesuit Alumni Associations of Gujarat) AGM and Elections

The JAAG (Jesuit Alumni Associations of Gujarat ) AGM was held at the St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall in Ahmedabad. Over 40 members representing various Jesuit Alumni associations across Gujarat were present for this meeting. Also present were the new Province Coordinator for Gujarat Province Fr. Charles Aruldass SJ and outgoing
Province Coordinator Fr.Durai SJ and Fr. Robert Arockidass SJ.

The business end of the meeting was carried out and the new committee headed by Mr. Sanat Relia ( TEXAS, Surat ) took over for the new tenure. Sanat Relia is a most efficient alumnus ( St.Xavier's School, Surat ) and as leader we all are sure he will lead JAAG to greater heights, the outgoing committee also put in a commendable effort and were well appreciated, instrumental in giving shape to JAAG and setting the road map, pace and agenda.

Loyola Public School, Guntur celebrates Golden Jubilee

Loyola Public School, Guntur crossed a great milestone by celebrating the Golden Jubilee on February 8th, 2014. The theme of the Jubilee was “Honouring the Past and Creating the Future”. The humble beginning made in 1964 with 13 students turned into 3300 a great reality in the form of this colosseum of human resource today. The concerted effort of the Jesuit Fathers, The Principal Rev. Fr. Uvari Antony, the teaching and non-teaching staff, and especially the key role played by the ALPS in organising the proceedings showcased the organisational abilities that LPS inculcates. The participation of the parents and the students gave a festive look and signified how interwoven they are in this great institution. The presence of all the guests invited showed the respect everyone has for this institution of excellence. More than 12, 000 Students, Parents, Alumni and officials witnessed the cultural gala staged by the students of LPS.