The new governing council of the St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association (SXCCAA) embarked upon an activity-filled year with the St. Xavier’s Annual Tea Meet, held in December in association with The Telegraph.
Spearheaded by the Women’s Forum, this is an annual event where new council members are appointed, in the presence of the president of the alumni association and principal of the college, Father Felix Raj.
Father Felix Raj with the new governing council of SXCCAA
“Every year we look forward to this evening... there’s a lot of enthusiasm, life and participation, especially the invitation of an NGO every year. We express our support and encouragement for the activities that this organisation (Manovikas Kendra) has undertaken. I have a sense of gratitude to the alumni association for what it has been, what it is and what it will be in the years to come. What St. Xavier’s is today is because of its alumni association,” said Felix Raj.
The students of Manovikas Kendra put up a stellar show, dancing to tracks like Uthchhe jege shokalgulo from Autograph and Bahara from I Hate Luv Storys.
Father Felix Raj with the Women’s Forum of the alumni association
“We believe in giving back to society and for the past few years, we have been choosing an organisation so that its children get a chance to perform here, which gives them confidence too,” said Sujata Rampuria, the convener of the Women’s Forum.
Games stalls were put up to entertain the audience while chaat, noodles and ice cream kept tummies happy.
Students of Manovikas Kendra put up dance performances
“After the new council is formed, the Tea Meet marks the first programme of our calendar year. We felicitate the new governing council and the event is a warm-up for the whole year,” said Firdausal Hasan, honorary secretary, SXCCAA.
Text: Deborima Ganguly
Pictures: Sayantan Ghosh