JAAI West Events

News from JAAI West Zone posted by members themselves

Navratri Mahotsav at TEXAS Surat

Over 2000 alumni, students, parents and friends participated in the Navratri Mahotsav organized by The Ex Xavierites Alumni Association of Surat (TEXAS) at St. Xavier's High School, Surat on October 1st and 2nd 2014. Several competitions were held in various categories. Organizing an event on such a scale is very expensive and we are grateful to our alumni who donated Rs 8 lakhs towards the conducting of the event. The Chief Guest for the event was the Collector of Surat. Several dignitaries from the Police, Judiciary, Education and Municipality also attended the event.

Shantiniketan Ex-students Association (SEA) blood donation camp

Shantiniketan Ex-students Association (SEA) also organized a blood donation camp, a JAAI initiative on the Shantiniketan High School campus on 2nd October 2014, 35 units of blood were collected.

APX Garba Program 2014

The Association of Past Xavierites (APX), the alumni association of the St.Xavier's High School Loyola hall Ahmedabad along with the School management hosted the annual GARBA on the school grounds on Saturday, September 27th 2014.

Over 11,000 revellers including students, alumni/ae, staff, management and guests enjoyed the traditional GARBA on the school grounds. The program started at 7pm with the school students having their competition rounds and then from 9 pm onwards to midnight it was an open event.

This is an annual event where the staff, management, alumni, students and guests bond and enjoy the garba.

Many Jesuit Institutes and Alumni associations across Gujarat Province will be hosting GARBA events during this festival season.

Shantiniketan Ex-students Association (SEA) football tournament

The Shantiniketan Ex-students Association (SEA), Zankhvav region in rural Gujarat, organised a football event on 7 and 8 sept. 36 teams participated.

The winner team was from Umarkhadi, a rural part og Gujarat.

APX alumni celebrate Independence and Environment day

The Association of Past Xavierites ( APX ), the alumni association of St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall ( Ahmedabad ) carried out and participated in 2 events.

The tree plantation drive and environment day was celebrated by the school on 9th Aug, and APX members participated in this. Students gave a strong eco-social message through skits and songs. A lecture was delivered on the importance of this event by the dignitaries present and saplings were planted. many saplings and trees were brought to the campus to be planted, generously given by students, parents, staff and alumnus.

On 15th Aug, APX members were present along with the students, staff and management and guests for the Flag hoisting. After this and the patriotic songs sung by the students, the annual APX vs the school team football match was staged on the school grounds. The match was witnessed by many and refreshments were served after the match.

St. Mary’s SSC win Independence Day Football 2014

Nine teams from five Jesuit institutions from across the Jesuit Bombay Province assembled on 15th August 2014 to celebrate Independence Day at St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra.  Flag hoisting and singing of the national anthem began at 7.30am sharp.

Two teams each from Holy Family, Andheri, St. Mary’s SSC, St. Mary’s ICSE and host St. Stanislaus along with a team from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai played in a round robin Independence Day football league.  Five teams played in the ‘A” Division and four in the “B” Division.

APX Blood Donation Drive 2014

The Association of Past Xavierites (APX), St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad held its annual Blood Donation Drive on the school premises on Saturday 19th July 2014 A large number of alumni/ae members turned up and donated blood. The blood collection was conducted by the Indian Red Cross Society. This is an annual event on the APX calender and is also part of the JAAI initiative.

St. Xavier’s College Kolata opens a rural campus

St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata is starting a rural campus at Raghapur, 20km from its Mother Teresa Sarani (City) campus, in Bishnupur constituency of South 24-Parganas, West Bengal

The decision was taken in the last governing body meeting in April. The building with 15,000sqft is ready with all infrastructure facilities like classrooms, library, computer lab, offices, canteen etc. Classes begin from this academic session. The medium of instruction will be Bengali.

The online application process began on June 4 and will continue till June 14. A computer lab with experts has been set up to facilitate local students on the Raghapur campus.

Three courses are to be introduced this year — B.Com honours, Bengali honours and BA General — with an intake of 60 seats each. New courses will be added every year, according to local need.

Volleyball event at St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall

A volleyball match was organized on 8th March 2014 between APX ( Association of Past Xavierites ) and the Staff of the St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall  on the school volleyball ground and witnessed and cheered on by students, staff, alumni and management. This is an activity showcasing the bond between the management, staff, students and alumni.

The APX wishes all the women a Happy Women's Day.

Association of Past Xavierites musical evening and dinner

The annual Association of Past Xavierites (APX) musical evening and dinner was heed on 26th Feb, at St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad premises. The program started at 6.30 pm and a famous orchestra led by a parent, Rajiv Avasthi, regaled the audience with a mix of old and new songs. The musical program was followed by dinner.

The program was a well attended by the management, staff ( teaching and non teaching ) and APX members who enjoyed the evening. Family members also participated and added to the fun.

This was also the silver jubilee year of the APX