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Schools, colleges soak in Xmas spirit

education Updated: Dec 25, 2015 23:36 IST
Aparna Abhijit
Aparna Abhijit
Hindustan Times, Patna
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Students of various schools and colleges are busy singing Christmas carols and welcoming Santa Claus on their campuses as the educational institutions celebrate the festival.(HT photo)

Students of various schools and colleges are busy singing Christmas carols and welcoming Santa Claus on their campuses as the educational institutions celebrate the festival. Wednesday, too, saw several schools and colleges across the state capital, celebrating Christmas with much fanfare and enthusiasm.

In all, the Christmas functions in schools and colleges, with mellifluous carols and mesmerising drama, skits, dance and song performances, awed audiences over the last one week.

One such school which celebrated Christmas was Baldwin Academy in Dhawalpura, where students, teachers and staff members observed the occasion with fun, dance and song.

Not trailing behind was Ishan international Public School, Kankarbagh. Vice-principal of the school, Amrawati Singh, led the celebrations and appealed to the children to lend a helping hand to the needy and the elderly. The students decorated Christmas trees and sang carols to mark the festival.

In St Paul’s, director of the school Alice Shah inaugurated the celebration and gave a Christmas message, while the students put up well-coordinated performances. A similar programme was also conducted in ST Severin’s School under the leadership of principal SK Sinha.

Colleges in the state capital were also bathed in celebratory spirit for the festival. The M Ed and B Ed students of St Xavier’s College of Education jointly celebrated the festival starting with a prayer song. Led by their principal Fr Thomas Perumalil, the students and the faculty members attended the function.

The St Xavier’s College and St Xavier’s College of Management and Technology were also in the mood for celebration. The students presented youthful programmes, which the chief guest, former Patna provincial superior of the Society of Jesuits Fr Mathew Chemplany, seemed to enjoy to the maximum.

At the conclusion of each programme, Santa Claus visited the campuses and distributed chocolates, cakes, sweets and gifts among students, teachers and staff members. Schools like Leed’s Asian would observe Christmas programme on Thursday.