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.

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