On Saturday, 23rd January 2021, the Academic and Technical School Celebrated the 150th “Founder’s Day”. The day marked a significant Milestone in the history of the school.
The celebration began with the blessing of the ‘Special Sesquicentennial’ Flag of the academic school & the ‘ Golden Jubilee’ Flag of the Technical school by the Alumnus Fr. Manuel Fernandes & Fr. Ivan D’Souza. The flags were then hoisted by the Hon. Chairman Mr. Joseph D’Souza and Trustee Mr. Adrian D’Silva with the playing of the school Anthem. As a mark of respect to the founder his bust was garlanded. His Lordship Bishop, Barthol Barretto, the Priests and other guests were welcomed by the school Band and led to the new school hall for the holy Eucharist. The Guest were presented a plaque and bouquet as a sign of gratitude. Mrs. Susana Gomes the Principal of the academic school formally welcomed all guest. The Principal of the technical school Mr. Sandesh Sarvade took the gathering down memory lane with a brief PowerPoint presentation showing glimpses of the school’s journey over the last 150 years.
Trustee Professor Mrs. Lilla D’Souza’s inspiring words added flavor to the celebration. The two silver Jubilarians Mrs. Monalisa Aguiar of the Primary Section and Mr. T. Rajakumar of the Junior College were felicitated on this occasion. The staff of the Primary section presented the Antonian Medley followed by a Folk dance by the Secondary staff.
Tasty snacks and delicious lunch was served to everyone present. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Supervisor Miss Shobha Shetty. 23rd January, 2021 will always be a significant day to be reminisced by all Antonians.