Led by the principal of St Xavier’s School, six senior members of Ranchi-based Jesuit institutions will be visiting Medellin, Colombia, to attend the World Union of Jesuit Alumni Congress, 2013, to re-connect with the order and foster future tie-ups beneficial for students.
The team, led by Father Ajit Xess, left for New Delhi on Tuesday with plans to visit Rome, Milan, Venice in Italy and Switzerland before reaching Medellin.
“We will develop a strong network with the alumni in Italy and Switzerland, besides discussing with them about supporting their alma mater,” said Father Xess.
From India, 19 members of Alumni Association of Different Jesuit Institutions will be attending the congress to be held between August 14 to 19.
Among the others from Ranchi who are part of the delegation are Devendra Singh, executive president of Doranda Old Xaverians (DOX); Shivendra Mohan Sharma, president of DOX; and three from Xavier Institute of Social Services (XISS) — assistant director Father Ranjit P. Toppo, professor Anmol Bodra and Jasbeer Singh Khurana.
The theme of the congress is “Focus on Jesuit education and social responsibility”.
Jesuit members are spread across the globe in 128 countries, said Father Xess. “We have students who passed out from St Xavier’s school and college and XISS in different countries. We will get an opportunity to interact with them not only in Colombia but also in Italy and Switzerland and create a strong network so that our students are benefited,” he said.
DOX is the official alumni association of St Xavier’s School, Ranchi.