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posted May 9, 2018, 10:10 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated May 9, 2018, 10:11 AM ]

Hospitals of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Bombay has published a Booklet on all the Catholic Hospitals in the Archdiocese. Each hospital gives their Vision and Mission statement, scope of services, Outreach programmes and Courses.

Booklets are available at Centre for Peace Trust, St Pius X College, Goregaon East, Mumbai. Tel. 2927-0953/-0523.

SPICE open house session

All Class 12 Arts, Humanities, Science, Commerce students aspiring for a career in Communication and Media, and Graduate students who are interested in pursuing post-graduate diplomas in Journalism, PR and Advertising are cordially invited to attend our Open House sessions at the SPICE Mumbai Campus. An overview of the programmes offered and admission procedures would be followed by a tour of the entire campus.

PG Open House (for Graduate students) - Monday May 21, 2018 - 11 am to 12:30 pm

UG Open House (for Class 12 students) - Tuesday May 22, 2018 - 11 am to 12:30 pm

Interested parents/family members of prospective students may also attend. To register for the Open House, kindly contact St Pauls Institute of Communication Education, St Pauls Media Complex, TPS III, 24th Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050. T: +91-22-2643 5709 E: info@stpaulsice.com w: www.stpaulsice.com

Kurla church - 438 years of glory

Holy Cross Church, a 438-year-old church in Kurla celebrated its parish feast on Sunday, May 6 in a traditional way, hosting a procession and cultural programme. Since five years, the local communities around the church have revived its culture by organising an annual feast, according to parishioners, on the first Sunday of May every year.

Brian Nunes, a parishioner, said, "The parishioners include Catholics from various communities, including East India and Tamil Nadu. Over 200 women from the nearby village come together for the preparation of traditional dishes." In the evening, a procession was taken out from Pillai chowk to Fr Peter Pereira Road.

Gabriel D'Mello, a resident of Kurla village, said, "It is to celebrate the 438 years of this church. The community members were dressed in the traditional way. The women will wear the 'lungra' which is the traditional East Indian sari. Priests were brought on horse-carts through Kurla village."

Brian added, "Many years ago, the East Indian community members had donated the land to the church. There is a holy Cross which was found in the Asalpha area, and since then, it is kept in this church. The annual feast is an initiative to bring all the communities and parishioners together in an attempt to unite the communities." The cultural event in the evening saw traditional dances by the community members, appreciation of the members who have done good work for the community and the awards ceremony.


53rd Annual Day Celebrations

St Joseph's Industrial Training Institute (SJITI) celebrated its 53rd Annual Day at Don Bosco Centre for Learning (DBCL), Kurla showcasing the talent and skills of the trainees.

The evening started at 4 pm with the display of the projects conceptualised and executed by the trainees. A total of 20 projects were displayed by the students. Innovation and craftsmanship were the hallmark of the projects: Bosco's wonder car, Car parking Arduino, Capacitance meter, Scrolling text display, Railway signal, Voice controlled car, Working model of diesel engine and starting engine, Digital Smart Helmet, Lamp on/off based on PIR sensor, Refrigerator training kit, Trolley for lift, Smart table for draughtsman, Sledge Hammer, Lever Type Coconut Skinning Machine, Sheet Metal Bender, Solar Inverter, Safety Dojo, Metal Roller Bender, Working model of A/C, Wood-cutting bend-saw machine, Sandpaper stand, Load Bank, Duel Axis Solar Tracker, Engine Assembly Hanging Bracket, etc.

The Chief Guest, Ashok Shahane, Vice President, Corporate Training - Larsen & Toubro, other dignitaries and parents took keen interest in visiting the exhibition halls. Shahane made special mention about the project on safety. He said it clearly showed that the institution is providing the trainees with the right inputs on safety, which is most critical in the manufacturing sector.

The cultural programme began at 6 pm with the welcome of the chief guest and members of management, accompanied by the traditional Lezim. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp. Fr Colbert da Silva, Rector - Director of DBCL, Kurla welcomed the gathering, especially thanking the various industries for their support and collaboration. The audience was then entertained with an array of cultural items.

Amarr Prabhu, Principal, SJITI presented the annual report in an audio-visual format, showcasing the events and highlights of the institute. Prabhu spoke about the constant endeavour of the institute to provide the best quality education to the students. He thanked the corporates for their generosity. He mentioned that Bharat Petroleum had supported the upgrading of six labs and setting up the new automation lab during 2017-18. This was followed by a symbolic gesture of the CSR team from Bharat Petroleum handing over a cheque of Rs 98,09,544/- to Fr da Silva.

The Chief Guest, Shahane, was introduced by Anthony Kittkal. Shahane, in his eloquent address, spoke highly about SJITI. He said he was quite sure that SJITI was one of the best in the country, as he has experienced many ITIs first-hand. He gave a three-point programme to the students to attain success: the first being safety; second, the need to be job ready as the industry does not have the liberty to train people once again; and the third, never to stop learning.

The next part of the programme was the felicitation of instructors and students. There was special appreciation for Dinesh Mhatre for securing the second place in the Maharashtra State Instructor Skills Completion in Electronic Mechanics, and Shekar Karkera who stood second in the Toyota Instructor Skills Competition in Auto Body Repair.

The students were felicitated with mementos and certificates for their success in academics and for 100 per cent attendance. This was followed by a special performance with UV and techno presentation. The vote of thanks was delivered by Anup Lewis. The programme concluded with a grand finale, a recap of all the cultural events of the evening and Fr da Silva once again appreciated and complimented the efforts put in by the staff and the trainees. He also thanked the parents and the benefactors. The programme ended with the singing of the National Anthem.



Inner Healing Retreat for youth from ages 18 to 30, including young married couples, conducted by Anthony Lobo and Team, scheduled for June 7-10, at Retreat House, Bandra. For details, WhatsApp Anthony @ 98198 49997, Audrey @ 98207 61532, Odette @ 98201 42085, Eugenie @ 98202 94413 with heading: 'Inner Healing Retreat'.