JAAI West Events

News from JAAI West Zone posted by members themselves

APX annual dinner

APX (Association of Past Xavierites, St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall Ahmedabad) hosted its annual dinner on Saturday 21st January 2012. The evening started with a musical program at 6.30pm and the crowds were enthralled to a song and mimicry program till 8.30, dinner was served then, and over 275 people enjoyed the evening.

The school staff and management were all invited by the APX. APX members, Staff and Management were all present and this program is a bonding between all the special people who are the pillars of the Institute. All present had a wonderful time and were briefed about the JAAI happenings and hierarchy and the upcoming West Zone Congress in Mumbai.

Bond of Boys 2012 Cricket School V Alumni

The Bond of Boys Alumni V School cricket match was filled with thrills and aching alumni bodies. The first match played with the school Under 16 boys was a thriller. A last ball four hit by Denzil Rego ended the very close match.

The second match involved the School Under 12 boys and alumni. The little Under 12's literally made alumni run around and won the match

All had a great time and it was great fun interacting with the young kids of our school. Thanks to alumnus Farookh Munsiff and his able team of volunteers who conducted the matche


Bond of Boys 2012 Reunion night

Bond of Boys 2012 Reunion night was held on 15 January 2012 on the School's Backyard lawns. Alumni from across the years assembled met each other and had a great time. Melville D'souza from Class of 1941 was the oldest alumnus present along with Dr Keki Gharda (Class of 1944).

The logo for the Sesquicentenary celebrations (150 years ) of our school was unvield. The logo was designed by Master Prajwal Bhagat of Class VI D and winner of the logo competition. 

Alumnus Gautam Patil was presented the School flag by our Principal Fr. Jude Fernandes SJ for his expedition to Mt. Everest in April 2012. All present wished Gautam well for his expedition.



Dinner Nite - The Ex-Xaverites Association Surat (TEXAS)

Date : 28-12-2011.
Venue : St. Xavier’s H. School  Surat.
Chief Guest :  Mr. Parth Parikh (Superintendent Customs & Central Excise)
Total No of attendance : Approx 350 people.
Slide show of round the year activities of TEXAS
Talent Hunt organised for the Kids of TEXAS members.
New members from 12th standard were welcomed  in TEXAS.
Members were invited to join TEXAS on facebook.
A rock show was organised.
Many members participated and enjoyed. 

TOXA Nite 2011 - St.Xavier's College Alumni Cultural Evening

The Old Xavierite Association first started with TOXA Nite in 2009, with an aim to provide platform for alumni to perform at college, the same way the did it during the college culfest in their tenure. The audience would be none other than their classmates, batchmates, seniors, juniors, teachers, college staff and their families. With this motive, TOXA Nite 2011 was organized on Christmas eve, which saw more than 30 alumnis who were auditioned, and finally 18 got to perform that evening.

The highlight of evening was Retired Prof. Varis Alvi's play "Neerav Chandi Nu Ghuvad" which was once amongst the favorite play of Xavierites, return after a gap of 20 years. The participation was made by people from batch of 1960's to the recent ones. The cultural evening was graced by more than 500 Ex-Xavierites across the batches. The main performances were singing, dances, mimicry, band play, followed by a Christmas carol before each bid farewell.

APX contingent marching straight into the people's hearts!!

The Annual St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall ( Ahmedabad, Gujarat ) Sports Day was held on Sunday 4th December on the school grounds.

The Sports Day begins with the March-Past with the school band supporting the beat, hundreds of school students marching and this itself is a sight to be proud of and cherish. APX ( Association of Past Xavierites ) members march along with the school students in uniform. The practice sessions start a week before and usually are fun filled and snacks and coffee are the highlights on cool wintery mornings at 8 am.

APX members also took part in the 100 mts dash and also a cycle race. In front of a crowd of over 3000 people, comprising of students, parents and staff and friends, the YOUNG APX athletes relived their years and rolled back time and eased into their sports shoes with elan and poise and pride.

Go Green: Jesuit alumni & Social entrepreneurship

Tommy Fernandes is an alumnus of St. Mary's High School (ICSE), Mumbai.  He setup and financed the solar electric system for the computer lab at the Gnanmata English School in Talasari, Maharashtra. The school is run by the Bombay  Jesuits in rural Maharashtra


Fr. P Felix Raj SJ visits University of Namur

Rev. Fr. P. Felix Raj, SJ, Principal, of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata was on a week long visit October 4 to 9 to the university of Namur, Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP), Belgium, a 400 hundred year old Jesuit university in Europe with 7000 students and 500 faculty. He visited all faculties of the University.

Fr. Raj addressed the faculty members and students of the university on Oct. 7 on "India and its Growing Economy- prospects and problems". After 45 minutes talk, there was an interactive session with students. The talk created a lot of awareness and interest about India. The program was organised by FUCID, an NGO in Namur. Father Raj also met the three Indian students doing research in chemistry funded by Namur university.

Message from the JAAI President's Desk

Respected Fathers and dear alumni/ae friends,

The second JAAI GC meeting held at Campion School Bhopal on 7th August 2011 was very well attended, where we were blessed with the presence of Rev Fr. Edward Mudavassery SJ, Provincial of South Area. I am also thankful to the Province Co-ordinators who were there in large numbers. The Central Zone has filled the vacancy by nominating Mr Bernard Pandey in the JAAI GC. Pramod Mathur and Sunil Goel have been nominated to WUJA Council till the next World Congress to be held in Medellin Colombia in August 2013.


Blood Donation Camp held at Holy Family High School, Andheri

By the PTA and the ex-Students Association on 2nd Oct 2011.

Venue: Holy Family High School, Andheri East, Mumbai-93.

Blood Bank from: Holy Spirit Hospital.

Date: 2nd Oct 2011.

Time: from 9.30 am to 2pm.

No. of beds set-up: 6 nos.

No. of voluntary donors: 86. (31 ex-students)

Blood units collected: 63. (23 ex-students)

Donors included: Ex-students, parents of students, parishioners and others who read/heard the message.

Work flow process: filling up form => weight and blood pressure check => blood test for group and haemoglobin => Blood donation (drawing of blood) => rest and refreshments => Data entry => providing the Blood donor card and the Certificate of Appreciation.