Makkala Mela 09 at St. Aloysius College

The AICUF unit of St. Aloysius Autonomous College Mangalore conducted a one day camp for the school children of Government Bajal Padpu School Bajal, Mangalore and Badriya Higher Primary School on Sunday 4th January 2009. Around 200 students participated. This is part of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The programme started with the prayer service led by Fr. Francis D’ Almeida SJ, Brothers Kanikiaraj and Ajay D’ Silva SJ. Fr. Swebert D’ Silva SJ. Principal of the College gave the inaugural address. The breakfast was served by the AICUF members. The Aicuf students conducted several games for the students and spend valuable time with the children. The children had a visit to the chapel and the College museum. Many spot games were conducted and prizes were distributed.

The lunch was served to the children. Later the children put up interesting entertainment items for the benefit of all. The entire programme was conducted by the children themselves. Two group dances were put up by the College students for the benefit of the children. At the end the children were given gifts of note books pencils erasers steel tumblers and steel plate along with Christmas sweets.

Reported by Roydon D’ Souza, St. Aloysius College
Photo credits: Ravi Posavanike (The Times Group)

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