Thursday, January 17, 2013

may the blessings of Rev. Fr. Dr. J. Felix Raj, SJ

Principal of the college and President of the SXCCAA, be with all of us. You are our Guide, our friend and philosopher ... lead us on so that we may all live up to our expectations as good human beings and make you proud.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dear Xaverians,

Sangam – The Annual Re-union Dinner is slated to be held on 9th Feb, 2013.

Preparations are in full swing and we want to make this family event as nostalgic and memorable as possible. Contributory passes will be available from Room 5 and we will intimate you about their availability shortly.

Should you have any questions about the meet, please contact the following persons:

Mr. Pramod Kr. Mathur - Advisor (98300 40707)
Mr. Malay Roychodhury - Convenor (98362 19182)
Mr. Baldev Raj Soni – Convenor (98300 77551)

Best Regards,

Firdausul Hasan
Hony. Secretary

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Words of Appreciation

            St. Teresa’s Provincial House, Gobindnagar, Asansol, W. Bengal, 713 301

Date: 17.10.2012

Dear Rev. Fr. Jayaraj,

Greetings from St. Teresa’s Provincial House, Asansol

I am Sr. Mavis, the Provincial Superior of the Eastern Province of the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa. This letter is in appreciation and gratitude for the good works  the Alumni of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, do in general and very specially for the poor of Hathimara Village under the able guidance of Fr. Felix Raj, the Principal.

The sisters of Hathimara gave me all details of the services – camps and the  eye operations freely performed at the Priyamvada Hospital, Kolkata on the Poor patients of Hathimara village. I want to tell you dear Father that we appreciate the yeomen service of these Alumni members, the team of Doctors and other social workers. All credit goes to you Jesuits, who have instilled in them the values of sacrifice and selfless service to humanity and  that for the greater glory of God.

With all good wishes,

Yours Sincerely,

Sr. Mavis
Provincial Superior

Monday, October 8, 2012

Xavier’s Alumni honours outstanding Xaverians at Bangaluru

St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association (SXCCAA)’s Bangaluru Chapter felicitated 5 outstanding Xaverians and one fellow Jesuit Alumnus of other Jesuit College at its reunion held at the Century Club, Bangaluru on Saturday last. Rev. Fr. Dr. J. Felix Raj, Principal, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and President, SXCCAA gave away the awards. The youngest recipient was Md. Ali Amir who enrolled himself in the Physics Hons at the age of 12 in the first autonomous batch in 2006 and is now pursuing as Research Scholar in IISC, Bangaluru. Other awardees included Prof. Arindam Ghosh of Physics Dept, IISC, Naveen Agarwal, renowned Business Advisor, Indranil Roychoudhury, eminent Corporate Leader, Father Thomas George for Social Work and the Fellow Jesuit Alumni Award went to famous Radio Jockey Darius Sunawala, an ex-student of St. Joseph’s College, Bangaluru.

Father Felix Raj, in his address, thanked the alumni/ae for their support in the expansion programmes of the College. The Hony. Secretary of the SXCCAA Firdausul Hasan said that the next international chapter of the association is going to be opened in Sydney, Australia on 3 November this year. Huneid Toopiwala, Secretary of the SXCCAA’s South India Chapter and Rudra Sankar Roy, the Convenor of the reunion, named as ‘XIA – Xaverians in Action’, also spoke on the occasion. More than 150 Xaverians from 1963 batch to the last year pass out attended the reunion with their family members.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mother Teresa Remembered.

 “What was the most painful incident of your life” Navin Chawla, IAS, ex-Chief Election Commissioner of India and the official biographer of Mother Teresa had once asked the Saint of the Gutters. And the Mother had recounted how, while walking on the streets of a city shed did not wish to name, she had heard a growing human voice from behind a garbage dump. The voice was that of a dying lady whom the Mother, with the help of the accompanying sister had taken to her local home. After cleaning the wretched lady and administering medical aid, the Mother had asked the lady as to who had left her alone in the dumps to die?

The lady had told the astounded Mother that it was her own son who had thrown her to the garbage bin, having forced her to sign her last will and testament.

The Mother told the lady that the time was near to meet her maker and that she should forgive her son so that she may go in peace at which the lady, a mother herself, expressed her inability to cleanse her soul of the hatred she he harbored against her son.

Gently tending the dying lady with saintly compassion, the Mother touched and transformed her and as she prayed for her, the lady’s life flickered out but before that she looked at the Mother and told her that she had forgiven her son and a smile spread across her face. In death she was blessed.

This was one of the various anecdotes from the life and times of Mother Teresa that Navin Chawla shared with the St. Xavier’s College auditorium packed with nuns and sisters from the Missionaries of Charity, Rev. Fathers, professors, alumni members and students of the college.

Initiated by Rev. Fr. Dr. J. Felix Raj, SJ, the Principal of the College and a close associate of the Mother, the programme was graced by HG. Rt. Rev. Thomas D’Souza, the Archbishop of Calcutta and the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charities

Snehasish Sur,the immediate Past Secretary of the SXCCAA conducted the proceedings while Firdausul Hasan, Hon. Secretary gave the vote of thanks.

Monday, September 17, 2012

SXCCAA South Zone Chapter Annual Reunion day "XIA 2012"

Date:              6th October 2012
   Time:       6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Century Club, Wadiyar Hall, Cubbon Park, Bangalore

Dear Rev Fr Felix Raj s.j and Fellow Xaverians!

As you are aware that we have launched our South Zone Chapter at Bangalore during August 2009. It’s a time to meet and greet you all again!!!

We look forward to meet and greet you all at the venue. We have also created a group on Facebook; you can also post to the group by sending an email to this address: 

Date & Time

6 October 2012
6:00 PM to 10:30 PM


Century Club, Wadiyar Hall, Cubbon Park, Bangalore


Ø  SXC Documentary Presentation
Ø  MC: Introduce South Zone Chapter
Ø  Opening Speech by Rev. Fr. Felix Raj
Ø  Speech by Chief Guest for "XIA 2012"
Ø  Recognize distinguish Xaverians
Award Ceremony - (Categories are Entrepreneur Of The Year, Social Leader Award, Outstanding Services to Administration, Faculty Of The Year,
Exemplary Pursuit Of Excellence and ............)
Ø  "Laksha Project" and fund raising
Ø  Vote of Thanks
Ø  Light Musical event and Annual Reunion Dinner


Last date for Registration: 28 September 2012

Registration fees: Rs. 650/- (per individual),  Rs. 1100/- (with Spouse), Kids below 10 yrs is free.

Key Contacts

Hunaid Topiwala (Coordinator)
Mobile : +91 9845276082
BBM Pin : 2825A65F
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Rudra Shankar Roy (Convenor) 
Mobile: +91 9980070984,
BBM Pin : 282279CA ,
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Bishnu Gupta (Finance Coordinator) 
Mobile : +91 9740390906
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Manish Berry (Working Committee Coordinator)
Mobile : +91 9974166669,
BBM Pin : 277CB763,
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Tony Varghese Francis (Media & Communication Coordinator)
Mobile : +91 9844039161
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