HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The story of The Nepal Jesuit Society began with St Xavier’s School in Godavari with 65 students started by Father Marshall Moran in 1951, and today they have four schools in different places, one college — St Xavier’s College; St Xavier’s Social Centre; Freedom Centre, rehabilitation centre; Shishu Bikas Kendra, school for special children and eight mobile clinics under them.
As St Xavier’s School, has carved a niche in terms of education, completes 60th year this year, the people behind it — The Nepal Jesuit Society celebrates its Diamond jubilee this year too.
“It is not only 60 years of St Xavier’s School but also 60 years of The Nepal Jesuit Society,” Father Amrit Rai, Principal of St Xavier’s School, Jawalakhel shared at an interaction programme held on April 29 at the school.
The Diamond Jubilee Celebration of The Nepal Jesuit Society will take place on May 6 at the school. The day will be marked by felicitation of the pioneering batch of the St Xavier’s School and an opera presentation on the works done by The Nepal Jesuit Society.
“There are a few people who we have helped according to our capability. It is a very little effort towards society but we are satisfied,” Regional Superior of The Nepal Jesuit Society, Father Boniface Tigga expressed.
Moreover, the interaction programme saw representation from St Xavier’s Social Centre and Freedom Centre along with parents of a few students among others. Different activities initiated by The Nepal Jesuit Society — scholarships programmes, social centre, rehabilitation centre among others were shared. Chiran S Thapa, one of the first students who passed out from St Xavier’s School revealed, “Ethics and value of Jesuit’s education is very useful, even today. They not only developed academics but also potential, talent and individuality of a student.”
Thapa said that he has a lot of respect for the Jesuits as they came from another country and enhanced the students here.