Staff Correspondent

BELGAUM: St. Paul's High School is preparing for a grand finale for its yearlong celebrations of the 150th year of its existence (1856-2006), which will culminate with a big show featuring Bollywood singer Shaan.

According to school headmaster Fr. Gerald Furtado S.J., the school had made significant contributions to the field of education in the State. It was proud of its students, many of whom had been able to carve an important place for themselves in society and were holding high posts in various government and private organisations in the country and abroad. The celebrations, which commenced on July 16, will culminate in four day's of events for both past and present students, beginning on December 7.

On the first day, a magic show and exhibition will be held.

The next day, both teaching and non-teaching staff of the school, including retired employees, will be felicitated at a special function.

On December 9, the closing ceremony will be held, which will be attended by the alumni with their families, teachers, students and their parents.

The function will also have a few special invitees, including Reverend Hector D'Souza from New Delhi, Retired High Court Justice Michael Saldanha and Vice-Chancellor of the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Balaveera Reddy. It will be followed by a friendly football match between past and present students.

On December 10 evening, a cultural show will be held, which will feature Shaan's music.

Those who wish to attend the concert will have to collect donation passes, which will soon be made available at various centres in the city.

A memorial would also be unveiled the mark the occasion, Mr. Furtado said.