JAAI West Events

News from JAAI West Zone posted by members themselves

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.

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

Association of Past Xavierites ( APX ) Republic Day Celebrations

The Association of Past Xavierites ( APX ), the alumni association of the St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad, celebrates the Republic Day by participating in the Flag Hoisting on the school grounds and thereafter playing a cricket match with the alumni of a leading institute of Ahmedabad. This is an annual ritual on this epic Date and an ideal platform for members of 2 Institutes to gel, bond and network, besides celebrating this Day with pride and passion.

The Province Coordinator for Gujarat Province, Fr.Durai SJ ( also the Chairman of APX and School Principal ) and Vice Principal Fr.Raj SJ also witnessed this event along with APX members and players, and other guests. More photos would be sent soon.


West Bengal C.M Mamta Banerjee lays foundation stone of new campus of St. Xavier's College,Kolkata

"I am 'a member of the Xaverian family'. My government's allotment of 16.65 acres of land to St. Xavier's is an investment in the promise of quality education. It is our intention with a vision for tomorrow. St. Xavier’s College is a name and it will be a university tomorrow and gain fame not only in Bengal but the world. Even today many of our students leave for Hyderabad or Bangalore for training. But there will come a day when everyone will come to Calcutta and West Bengal for education. And St. Xavier’s should show the way. I would contribute to the college from the proceeds of my paintings. I request the college authorities to set up a medical college too. This is the age of expansion, equity and excellence. Let me know about anything that I can do for you, I will always be by your side".

TEXA Gandhinagar free medical camp

TEXA Gandhinagar collaborated with some of the parents of St. Xavier's School Gandhinagar to conduct a free medical camp on the 12th January 2014. The camp was held for the first time ever and over 14 doctors who run private practices come together to conduct a free medical camp. There were two ENT specialist, a Physician, a Gynecologist, an Ophthalmologist (eye-specialist), a Skin specialist, a Dietician etc. The icing on the cake was the free distribution of medicines sponsored by a local pharmacy.

JAAI National Conference 2014 Ahmedabad

APX participates in 79th Annual Sports Day

The St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall ( Ahmedabad ) celebrated its 79 Annual Sports Day today, 1st December.

The APX members ( Association of Past Xavierites ) took part in the march-past, cycle race and 100 meters dash besides being present throughout the events, supporting the school.

The APX members were graciously invited for a get together after the sports meet was over. Present were the Staff, Doctors in attendance, school management and student volunteers, an ideal platform for all the pillars of the school to bond and move forward.