JAAI West Events

News from JAAI West Zone posted by members themselves

Registration Form for World Congress at Medellin, Colombia

Rev. Fathers and Dear Jesuit Alumni/ae,

We are pleased to attach the Registration form of The 8th Congress of the World Union of Jesuit Alumni/ae will be held at Medellin, Colombia from 14–18 Aug 2013.

Registration fee till 31 March 2013 is U.S. $ 250 and from 1st April 2013 it would be U.S. $ 300.

You are requested to fill it and send along with your remittance.

For more details please contact undersigned or please log on http://wujacongress2013.com

With Regards,

Naresh Gupta
President, JAAI

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Association of Past Xavierites(APX) state level Volleyball tournament

The Association of Past Xavierites ( APX ), the Alumni Association of the St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall Ahmedabad, hosted a state level Volleyball tournament on the school grounds, on Sunday 24th March. This event was given technical assistance by the Volleyball Federation of Gujarat state. 12 teams from all over Gujarat state participated in this event. APX also fielded a team. This was an invitational tournament where top teams from across the state were invited to play.

APX members played in this tournament and supported this huge event in large numbers. The local press also covered this tournament. This is the Silver Jubilee year of APX and throughout the year such events and programs are in the pipeline. The celebrations for this 25th year  started with a musical evening on the school grounds, attended by over 1200 revelers.

Association of Past Xavierites (APX) Silver Jubilee Celebrations

The Association of Past Xavierites (APX) , the alumni association of St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall is celebrating its 25 years. Many programs are planned for this year. the celebrations started on Saturday 9th February, with a JAYKAR BHOJAK musical evening at 7.30 pm on the school grounds. Almost 1200 people enjoyed this musical evening, as this famous singer enthralled all with his songs, Gujarati songs, Bollywood songs and also songs rendered by school students and teachers as well as a masterpiece by APX members.

St. Xavier's College, Mumbai has three Padma awardees in 2013

St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, has three Padma awardees this year 2013

  1. Adi Godrej received the Padma Bhushan for Industry,
  2. Dr. Mustansir Barma - Director of the TIFR in Mumbai and a member of the Academic Board of our Autonomous College received the Padma Shri
  3. Ms. Mahrukh Tarapor received the Padma Shri for Art and Culture.

This year's three, come close on the heels of last year's 5 ! In 2012:

  1. Mr. Mario Miranda received posthumously the Padma Vibhushan.
  2. Dr. Jose Pereira received the Padma Bhushan for Literature and Education.
  3. Ms. Shabana Azmi, received the Padma Bhushan for Art and Cinema.
  4. Dr. Ms. Vidya Dehejia received the Padma Bhushan for Art
  5. Dr. Ms. Swati Piramal received the Padma Shri for Trade and Industry.

APX Flag hoisting and cricket match

APX (Association of Past Xavierites, St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall Ahmedabad) members attended the Republic Day Flag Hoisting cermony at 9 am today on the school grounds. The staff, students and management were present along with APX members.

A cricket match followed, an annual match between APX and the alumni of a leading Commerce College of Ahmedabad. This is the 6th year in a row that such an event was being held and is hosted alternatively between the two competiting teams.  Members of both the associations participate in the revelry in large numbers, breakfast and lunch was served to all.

The management of both the Institutes were present at the event and support this inter alumni activity. The management of the St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall provide wonderful facilities for playing, uniforms and caps were also provided, as also the cricket kit. The management supports the APX wholeheartedly in all its activities.

Inauguration of Association of Past Xavierites office

The new APX (Association of Past Xavierites, St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall Ahmedabad) office was inaugurated on 16th Jan 2013. This wonderful facility is a gracious gesture by the school management and APX will make full and positive use of this facility. This new office is in the heart of the school building and in at a prime spot on the campus.

Various facilities like the new Computer room, New Conference room, 8th Standard classes (now shifted in the primary section), girls room were also inaugurated by various dignitaries and benefactors. Many APX members have contributed generously towards this new infrastructure. The gathering included staff members, students, management and APX members. The school students presented a program for the distinguished guests.

Batch of 1988 - St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall Ahmedabad

The batch of 1988 ( St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall Ahmedabad , Association of Past Xavierites, APX ) met up on Saturday, 5th January to celebrate their silver jubilee re-union.

Thank You for the Biggest Bond of Boys

Over 850 alumni along with past and present Teachers and Principals assembled on the School Background on 5th January 2013 to spend a few precious moments with friends and batchmates to relive their memories at St. Stanislaus High School. It was an evening when grown men became boys once again.

There was Class of 1988 easily recognizable with their self-made custom T-shirts just for the evening. There were alumni from as far back as 1942 to as recent as 2012 all sharing one passion “Proud to be a Stanislite”

You can view images of this glorious evening HERE

APX marches along with their school

The 78th Sports Day of St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall ( Ahmedabad ) was held on Sunday, 9th December 2012 on the school grounds.

The Association of Past Xavierites ( APX ) marched along side the school dens and also took part in a 100 meters dash and a cycle race. Staff,Students,Alumni members,guests and the management were present in large numbers.

APX supports the school in many activities. The sports day is always special with alumni eagerly participating in marching practice which is held early morning for a week prior to the sports day. A large number of alumni turn out for the practice with dedication and nostalgia. Uniforms are planned and steps rehearsed, alumni members help in giving away prizes and medals, and on the track too. After the sports events the members join the staff and management for refreshments.
The meet started at 9 am and went on till well past noon.

TEXAS Surat - Golden Jubilee Gaurav Yatra

TEXAS (The Ex Students Association Surat, St.Xaviers Surat) celebrated its Golden Jubilee on 3rd December 2012 the Feast day of St.Francis Xavier. A total of 204 TEXAS members participated in the Golden Jubilee Gaurav Yatra. The Golden Jubilee gate was inaugurated by  TEXAS president Mr. Sanat Relia. A documentary film was presented on St.Xavier's School Surat.