HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: In the presence of a huge number of parents, students, teachers, administrators and collaborators, the Nepal Jesuit Society marked its diamond jubilee celebration with an opera performance by the students of St Xavier School, Jawalakhel on May 6. Apart from that, over 20 St Xavier’s pioneer graduates and 13 staff members were felicitated at the event.
Chief Guest President Dr Ram Baran Yadav expressed, “I am proud that Nepal has accommodated every form of religion and living in religious harmony and peace. I hope the Nepal Jesuit Society will continue to contribute towards society and work for the benefit of others and will keep serving the nation as in the past with sheer enthusiasm and moral values.”
Regional Superior, Father Boniface Tigga SJ, informed during the event that the Nepal Jesuit Society would continuously serve and research in the fields of social, health and education for the betterment of the society. He added, “With everyone’s encouragement, the Nepal Jesuit Society will continuously contribute towards the development of education and create an atmosphere of security and freedom to grow better human beings with integrity and love for country.”
At the event, the opera titled Hirak Jayanti Avinandan was performed by 200 students studying in Classes V to X, directed by Sudesh Sharma and Birendra Hamal, and written by Chetan Karki. The opera had the story about Father Marshall D Moran from his birth and how he got inspired to work towards the development of society, education and more in his lifetime and about the continuation of Father Moran’s work till now.
Started with St Xavier’s Godavari School with the permission of the Nepal government in year 1951, till now the Nepal Jesuit Society has been running educational institutes, rehabilitation centre for drug addicts, asylum for elderly, social service centre, school for physically- and mentally-challenged children and more.
About the programme, Pawan Rajbandhari, a parent present expressed, “Today’s programme is very good and I feel it’s a win-win situation for both the parents and students of this school as its systematic education system helps a child’s overall development and
St Xavier’s has not made education a money-making business.”