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Schools celebrate Christmas in style



Staff Reporter

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PUDUCHERRY: Christmas celebrations dominated school programmes this week.

Children shared cakes with the underprivileged and organised parties to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

The entire campus of the Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School was decorated and a special crib decorated with flowers, light and stars with baby Jesus and Mother Mary was set up.

Christmas carols and reading from the Holy Bible were also conducted. Principal S. Antonisamy delivered the Christmas message on December 22. He wished the staff and students a merry Christmas and a joyful and prosperous New Year.

Five skaters have been selected to represent Puducherry from the school in the Roller skating competition of the 52nd National School Games 2006 to be held from December 27.

They are Harshal, Hemnak, Amarnath, S. Pradeekumar and Harish Sundaram.

A Christmas party was organised for teachers, workers and boys of Sneha Illam, children of evening tuitions and children of the crèche at St Joseph of Cluny School. Each member of the Cluny Family was given a gift. Teresa, Provincial, St. Joseph of Cluny Congregation, South-East Province, graced the occasion.

Students S. Devipriya of Std. XI C, A. Glory of Std. XI A, G. Maria Zita Catherine of Std. XI A and T. Pradeepa of Std. VIII D have been selected to represent the Puducherry Athletic team in the 52nd National School Games Athletic Championship 2006-07 from December 27.

Students of St. Patrick Matric Higher Secondary School celebrated Christmas in a grand manner. Michael Augustin (Archbishop Emeritus) of Puducherry and Cuddalore blessed the crib.

He spoke about the significance of Christmas based on the motto of the school "Dare and Do". He also inaugurated a handicraft exhibition at the school. S. Peter, chairman of the advisory committee, inaugurated the Philately Exhibition.

Joseph Arumaiselvam, (Parish Priest), Reddiarpalayam inaugurated the Commerce Exhibition "Talentia 2006". Teachers presented Christmas carols and students enjoyed the sight of a Santa Claus going around the school.

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