JAAI West Events

News from JAAI West Zone posted by members themselves

APX Blood Donation drive

Association of Past Xavierites (APX), the Alumni Association of the St.Xaviers High School, Loyola Hall Ahmedabad, carried out their Annual Blood Donation Drive on Saturday July 28th. Over a hundred units were collected.
APX carries out a lot of social related activities along with sports events & entertainment & cultural programs and supports their ALMA MATER.  St. Xavier’s High School Loyola Hall is committed to serve the society besides being an educational institute of the highest order. 
The Blood Donation Drive is a JAAI National Project, to be carried out in all our provinces between 1st Oct-31st Dec every year. APX carries out this noble activity annually to co-incide with the feast of St.ignatius and also supports the JAAI program by carrying out this activity in October along with other associations in Gujarat province.

APX Tree Plantation DRIVE

As decided in our JAAI GC meeting in Jaipur, APX ( Association of Past Xavierites,St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall,Ahmedabad) carried out a Tree plantation drive on the School Campus on Friday 27th July. This drive was a Times of India Initiative and supported by Gujarat Ecology Commission.
The Government Ecology ( Govt. of Gujarat ) officials, Times of India representatives, and the Chief Income-Tax Commissioner were present to support this cause. also present were the school Management, APX members, Staff and Students of the Primary section of the School. Skits were performed and lectures given on the importance of preserving environment. Trees were planted on the campus, with a pledge that these would be maintained and taken care of. We have attached a photograph of our APX President Bobby Chudasama planting a tree along with school students.

Beyond Boundaries III, the annual global convention of St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association.

Beyond Boundaries III, the annual global convention of St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association hosted by Singapore Chapter was held in the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore on the 11th to the 13th of May, 2012. Rev. Fr. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J, led a delegation of 100 Xaverians from Kolkata including JAAI President Naresh Gupta. Members from Bangalore, Bangladesh, Dubai, Mumbai apart from Singapore flocked in to make the conference of the most well organised and attended chapters of beyond Boundaries.

Welcomed by the traditional Lion Dancers of Singapore, the conference started with a bang – the morning session being graced by the Hon. Deputy High Commissioner of India in Singapore, where the traditional lamp was lit. Danseuse Jaya Seal Ghosh performed the traditional Ganesh Vandana to invoke the spirits for the success of the event.

JAAI Alumni Exchange to Spain 2012

JAAI Alumni Exchange team to Spain along with Naresh Gupta (JAAI President), Sidartha Dudhoria (Mentor of AEP) & Anindya Tarafder (co-convener). The team leaves for Spain on 11th April 2012.

APX Volleyball Night

The Association of Past Xavierites ( APX ) , the Alumni Association of the St.Xaviers High School Loyola Hall Ahmedabad hosted a Volleyball Tournament on Sunday 19th on the school grounds. 9 teams participated in this tournament, some of the best players from Gujarat as well as some national Volleyball players were seen in action. The matches started from 2pm and the final was played at 9pm, an entire day of quality volleyball. Prizes and trophies were handed out and we had good crowds during the entire duration of the tournament.  APX finished 3rd, quite an achievement with so many top teams and players in the fray.

Prior to this, on Saturday 18th, we had APX members practice hard to prepare for this tournament from 8pm till midnight. Volleyball is a daily feature on the school grounds and APX members play everyday along with the school players.