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Denzil B. Menezes ... Class of '71 passes away

Regret to inform all that Denzil B Menezes, Class of '71 passed away in Auckland, NZ on April 18, 2013. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

First Indian Jesuit university sets December deadline

Bhubaneswar, April 17, 2013: Jesuits, the schoolmasters of Europe, are all set to launch their first university in India.

The campus for the Xavier University will be ready by December near Puri, some 60 kilometers east of Bhubaneswar, capital of the eastern Indian state of Odisha (formerly Orissa).

However, the first batch will start from the next academic year in July 2014, the Business Standard today quoted Jesuit Father Paul Fernandes, who is behind the ambitious project.

Jesuits, who introduced modern education in India in the 16th century, manage several prestigious colleges in the country, but they all function under government-run universities. Some have received autonomous status.

The idea of a Jesuit university was mooted some four years ago. It got the final nod from the Odisha state legislative assembly when it passed the Xavier University Bill 2013 on April 5, reported the Business Standard.

The Odisha assembly reportedly passed the bill after a marathon debate.

Higher Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra told the house the private university would start functioning in two years. This is for the first time that a private university is having provision of reservation for Odisha students, the minister added.

Father Fernandes says the university will set apart 50 percent seats for students from Odisha. “This is a unique feature. No other private university in the country has such provision. We have done it because of our commitment to the state,” the priest told.

Lest people in other states get disappointed, the priest quickly added that the Jesuits are studying the possibility of expanding the university to other places.

Shri Pradip Dande [Nagarsevak, Amravati] visited our Compost Station

Shri Pradip Dande [Nagarsevak, Amravati] visited our Compost Station at St Stanislaus High School, Bandra this afternoon along with Shri Prakash Bansod and Shri Bala Gavai, Headmaster, Panchsheel Adivasi Ashram School ... they have plans to replicate our Aerobic Bio-Digester Systems in Civic Wards & Schools in Amravati.

St Stanislaus High School Waste Management Project (on TV9)

TV9 featured our project on their programme Shaka 9


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Maj. General (Retd.) Eustace D'souza Rest in Peace

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of  our most eminent alumni Maj. General (Retd.) Eustace D'souza PVSM (Class of 1937) on 26-March-2013 at 5pm. http://stanislites.org/alumni/node/707

The funeral service of Maj. General (Retd) Eustace D'souza PVSM was held on Sunday 31 March 2013 at 1600 HRS IST at St Peter's Church, Bandra West, Mumbai followed by burial at Mt. Carmel Church, Bandra.

 

Our Alma Mater's Badge ...?

At the Sesquicentennial Road Races a motley group of Stanislites, both ex & present harangued me about the colour of our school badge on my athletic vest circa 1973/74 which I'd proudly pinned onto my tee-shirt for the event.

Their tirade was that the background colour of the Stanislaus, Bandra badge was always green, never ever blue.

Although the shade seems skewed [thanx to the Pune manufacturer & our person that overlooked it], here friends are my Loyola House badges 1970 thru 75 [std XI] which incorporate our school badge ... proof that our alma mater's badge was indeed blue, i.e. a mix of our school colours, green & yellow.

The front of the vest has the name of our school emblazoned sash format in our school colours green & yellow. The back has the erstwhile name of our city Bombay emblazoned also in our school colours.

When & how that changed ... I'd like to know.

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