15 Jul School Feast & Eid-Ul-Fitr – 2015
Mangalore July 15: The Mount Carmel Central School celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Patroness of the School and Eid-Ul-Fitr together in a grand manner.
The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on the 16th of July commemorates the appearance of Mother Mary on Mount Carmel in Palestine, where she appeared to St. Simon Stock, the Superior General of the Carmelite Order in the year 1251. This day is also celebrated as Foundation day of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation, which was founded by Venerable Mother Veronica, Foundress of the Apostolic Carmel in 1868 at Bayonne, France.
The celebration began with a holy Mass for Catholic children and staff by Rev. Fr. Stervin S.C.J, at Maryhill Chapel. This was followed by first, a programme by Class III A& B for the lower classes and later by Class X and XII for higher classes in the school auditorium.
Lower class students highlighted the importance of Carmel Feast through a meaningful skit and dance. Importance of Ramzaanwas highlighted through a song.
The students of Class X entertained the gathering with a festive folk dance setting the tone for this joyous celebration.This was followed by a heart rending song honouring Mother Mary. Next was an informative skit by the students of Class X, highlighting the significance of the feast of Mount Carmel.
Somanna of Class XII enlightened the gathering on the significance of Eid-Ul-Fitr. This was followed by a mesmerizing dance performance by Class XII and Class X, which had the audience tapping their feet.
The Chief Guest of the day Sr. Irene DSouza who has come down from Kenya on vacation, graciously gave her loving message, verging the students to inculcate the values of Mother Mary in their lines.
Janice welcomed the gathering, Niyathi proposed the vote of thanks and the programme was compeered excellently by Vinita and Arolin of Class X. It was concluded on a merry note with the MCs wishing everyone a happy feast.