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Social Justice Programme for Students

NINEISMINE is a unique initiative for, by and of the children. It attempts to keep the governments accountable to fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is a network of various child rights initiatives that recognizes children as the citizens of Today. Children of the NINEISMINE campaign seek to ensure that India keeps her promise of dedicating 6% on Education and 3% on Health India is up for its review on human rights in the year 2017 at Geneva. This UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process invites varied stakeholders and schools to review the human rights situation in our country. Children from schools and NGOs across the country are invited  to engage children in this process. It is a simple process which would merely take about 1 hour but it will impact the lives of millions of children in India. Br.Steve Rocha along with Br.Edwin D’souza,the administrators of PRATYEK,  visited our school on 19th April 2016 to conduct various sessions with children from different age groups  making them aware of a plethora of issues related to children.. They enlightened the students from class Seven to Nine on their role in attaining the global goals for sustainable development of the Earth. They enlightened the students about the various social problems plaguing Indian citizens and urged the students to voice their opinion on the same. The students of class 7s were asked to draw and guess different Child Rights.Class 8s enacted scenes violating social justice and the other students discussed about it.Class 9 students wrote short stories based on a true incident depicting violation of Child rights and their recommendation to the government on...

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION – 2015

The cradle of human race, the birthplace of human civilisation, the mother of humanity, legends and traditions, this vibrant land has left an indelible mark on the sands of time and today acts as a torchbearer  for the rest of the world as being the largest democracy– Our India, our Incredible India. This largest democracy broke the shackles of British Imperialism – ready to rise from the ashes of its past – ready to carve out its own niche in the hall of fame on the stroke of midnight, 15th August 1947.  The grateful people of this country till date celebrate the revered day with great glamour and splendor. St. Vincent’s High & Technical School, Asansol was abuzz with celebration on the occasion of 69th Independence Day on 15th August 2015. The air was filled with great zeal and patriotic fervor.  The very fact that Independence Day was being celebrated filled the heart of students, staff & faculty members with surging pride and exhilaration. The day’s events commenced with an inspirational speech by our Principal Mr. R. Victor, highlighting the significance of the need for discipline governing our freedom as he quoted a simple story by Rabindranath Tagore.  This was followed by the unfurling of the ‘tri colour by Rev. Br. Ryan Fernandez.  The students stood at attention to salute the flag and in great pride sang the national anthem.  There was an entertainment program organized by the students.  Kushal Santoria of standard VI delivered a speech highlighting the heroism and sacrifices made by the freedom fighters & our duties towards ‘free India’. A skit ‘Incredible India’ was staged...

Br. Mark Revo Miranda Memorial Tournament -2015

Saturday, 4th of July was a day of honour and pride for all the CCBI schools, as Br. Revo Mark Miranda Memorial Tournament, formally known as CCBI tournament commenced on that day. The sun shone brightly on all the willing participates and it was evident that it was the beginning of an indelible event. Our school hosted the under -13 soccer, under- 19 Badminton and under -19 Basketball matches. Br. Raj Norohna, the superintendent of St. Vincent’s Industrial training institute, added vivacity to the tournament by consenting to become the Chief Guest for the tournament. He kicked the Soccer ball and declared the tournament open. Spirits were running high and excitement could be felt throughout the walls of St. Vincent’s High & Technical School as the participants prepared for the games. The teams were led in by our prestigious school band. The teams were– St Mary ‘s(Mt Abu), Goethal’s Memorial (kurseong) , St. Joseph’s College Bow Bazar (Kolkata), St. Mary’s  (Dum Dum), St. John’s, Chandigarh, St. Edmund’s, Shillong ,our neighbouring  school St. Patrick’s  Higher & Secondary School and our very own St. Vincent High &Technical School. There was a short entertaining program before the first match to lift their spirits. After battling for three consecutive days, the teams played the final match on 6th of July .St. Edmund’s shillong gave a tough fight to Goethal’s Memorial and proudly walked away with the cup in the football tournament. In the Basketball match Goethals managed to defeat St. Joseph’s college, Bow Bazar, Kolkata and became the champions and in Badminton, the proud winners were St. John’s Chandigarh who fought against our...

RABINDRA JAYANTI – 2015

  “Let me not pray to be sheltered from danger but to be fearless in facing them, Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, But for the heart to conquer it…….” These are the words of the great poet laureate, the revered composer of our National Anthem, noble prize winner from his book Gitanjali, the Jewel of India – Rabindranath Tagore.  The air was humming with excitement – the birds, the trees, nature herself seemed to flow into the rhythm of this auspicious day. The program which was organized to commemorate the 154th birth anniversary of Tagore commenced with a vivid introduction on the noble poet laureate followed by lighting of the lamp and garlanding of Tagore’s portrait by our Principal.  To lay emphasis on the purity of the cleansing fire, the song, ‘Aguner Poroshmoni’ was sung.  The boys of class 7C then took over as they portrayed the subjugated and shackle bound condition of colonial India through the pain stricken eyes of the passionate poet as depicted in the poem – “Where the Mind is Without Fear’.  They presented it in a very innovative style through a gripping mime performance. The students next paid a tribute to the selfless love and sacrifice of a mother through the poem of Tagore, ‘Birpurush’.  This was in keeping with the ‘mother’s day’,  which is universally celebrated on 10th of May every year.  The poem depicts how a young boy saves his mother from a band of dacoits.  He feels proud that he has been of use for his mother who had over the years protected him and nurtured...