JAAI West Events

News from JAAI West Zone posted by members themselves

APX celebrates the Feast of St.Ignatius of Loyola

To celebrate the Feast of St.Ignatius of Loyola (which falls on 31st July 2015), the St Xavier's High School Loyola Hall management hosted the annual mini sports day on the school grounds. 

School students, staff members and Association of Past Xavierites (APX) members participate in these events and this is an ideal bonding between the management,staff,students and alumnus, witness and enjoyed by the entire school.

The management hosted a lunch for the staff and alumni/ae after the sports events. A meaningful lecture was given to highlight the teachings and thoughts of St.Ignatius, 

On behalf of APX, JAAG and JAAI, I take this opportunity to wish all a HAPPY FEAST

Shapath Shah
President JAAI

APX ( JAAG ) blood donation drive 2015

An ideal day for a noble cause and APX (The Association of Past Xavierites, St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad ) organized a Blood Donation Drive on the school campus on 18th July 2015.

Over a 100 people came forward to donate and 75 units were collected (75 people could donate). Many APX members are scheduled to go the Blood Bank on Monday and donate, as they could not do so today.

This is a noble cause organized by APX and the blood bank is Red Cross.

This is an annual event hosted by the APX, which is under the JAAG ( Jesuit Alumni Associations of Gujarat ) umbrella, and is a JAAI initiative.

VOBA Blood Donation Drive 2015

VOBA, VINCA and the PTA of St.Vincent's jointly conducted a very successful Blood Donation drive with the support of the KEM Hospital Blood Bank. We had 102 donors who donated blood. Around 10 donors could not donate blood as they were ineligible as per the medical parameters.

Special thanks to the PTA and VINCA for their whole hearted support and participation.

VOBA committee members also deserve thanks for helping in organizing the even and for being present at the venue to assist and coordinate the drive.

A big thank you to Afaque Sheikh, Murtuza Poonawalla and Mushtak Dhariwala for shouldering the responsibility of the entire event.

APX Republic Day 2015

The Association of Past Xavierites ( APX ), the alumni/ae association of the St.Xavier's High School, played a cricket match versus the alumni/ae association of a leading college in Ahmedabad, on 26th January, after the Flag Hoisting, on the St.Xavier's High School grounds. This is an annual event organized jointly by the 2 associations, one year the match is played on the St.Xavier's grounds, and the following year on the other Institute's grounds. Members of both the associations along with the students, staff and management participate in the Flag Hoisting, followed by the match. Breakfast and lunch are also served before and after the match and it is an ideal occasion and set up to celebrate the Republic Day. For the statistics, the scoreline reads 4-4 after 8 matches played on 26th January for the past 8 years. Besides the patriotic fervor, bonding and networking are also part of this event, along with the sports conscious alumni/ae members

APX participates in 80th School Sports Day

The St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall ( Ahmedabad ) celebrated and held its 80th Sports Day on Sunday, 30th November. The event started at 9 am and went on till 12 noon. The athletes of the school showcased their skills and class in various heats and events, witnessed by thousands, comprising of students, staff, management, alumni members, parents, guests and benefactors.

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.