Hiriyur, 29 November 2022: On 26 November 2022 Assumption School, Hiriyur of Diocese of Shimoga, celebrated its Annual Day at Assumption School Grounds Hiriyur from 5:30 pm to 10.00 pm.

At 5:30 pm traditional welcome was given to His Excellency Most Rev. Dr Francis Serrao SJ, Bishop of Shimoga as well as President of Mount Carmel Education Society & SMSSS, at the entrance.Then all the dignitaries were escorted with Band to the stage. Mr. D. Sudhakar Ex-minister as well as Ex-MLA was the Chief Guest. There were around 4200 people who watched and enjoyed each moment of the programme.

The school teachers, Mr. Raghavendra and Mrs. Shobha compered the formal stage programme. Rev Fr. Nelson D'Souza, Head Master of English High School welcomed the guests and the gathering. The dignitaries inaugurated the Annual Day by pouring watering the plant.

School report was presented by Mr. Henry Crasta, Head Master of Kannada High School. Other guests; Mr Alur Hanumantharayappa, the President of Taluk Newspaper Association, Mr. Nagendra Nayak, Alumnus of Assumption School as well as Former member of Zilla panchayath spoke about the quality Education imparted in Assumption School. Both of them appreciated the vision and dedication of the management as well as teachers. They named the achievements of the students studied in Assumption School. Fr Franklin D'Souza, the Manager and Corresspondent of the Assumption School, honoured both of them with shawl, garland and a memento each.

Mr. D Sudhakar, the former MLA and present DCC bank President congratulated Assumption School for its yeomen service to the Hiriyur public. He narrated the foresight of the dedicated Priests and Sisters as well as teachers who dedicated themselves in educating the Children. He promised an amount of rupees three lakhs for the Students' Fund to be awarded to those who fare well in studies.

Bishop Francis Serrao SJ together with Fr Franklin D'Souza, Manager and Corresspondent, Fr Nelson D'Souza, HM of AEHS honoured Mr. D. Sudhakar with a shawl, garland, traditional Mysore peta and a memento.

Bishop Francis Serrao SJ, in his Presidential adress told that we are existing for others. We are called to love, serve and to uplift the poor and downtrodden through selfless sacrifice and commitment. He appreciated the students, their parents and dedicated staff and the Management. The Bishop was honoured by Fr Franklin D'Souza, Manager and Corresspondent together with Fr Nelson D'Souza, HM of AEHS, Mr. Henry Crasta, HM of AKHS, Sr. Martha, HM of AEHPS and
Sr. Alwyn, HM of AKHPS.

Rev. Fr Franklin D'Souza, Manager and Corresspondent of Assumption schools told that when we are united we can achieve greater heights. Success comes through by working together for a common goal. Our goal is to give value based education and form good citizens. He thanked the people of Hiriyur for their love and encouragement he said that he is receive by the people of Hiriyur as their own family member.

He thanked God for blessing Hiriyur with good rains and also mentioned about blessing of Vanivilaasa Sagara Dam, which is overflowing this year. He concluded his speech with a prayer for all those who gathered for Annual Day. Bishop Francis Serrao SJ honoured Fr Franklin D’Souza on behalf of the staff and students. Sr. Alwyn, HM of Kannada Primary School proposed the vote of thanks.

Then colourful Cultural Bonanza got unfurled. Items were staged by students one after the other, 17 of them. Around 650 students exhibited thier talents and rocked the stage as the audience watched spell-bound till the last minute. Students themselves were the masters of the ceremony. Every dance and dumb act carried a theme with a message to the younger and older generations. The main theme of school day was 'WHEREVER YOU BE, WHATEVER YOU BE, BE HUMAN FIRST'.
'ಎಲ್ಲಾದರೂ ಇರು, ಎಂತಾದರು ಇರು, ಮೊದಲು, ನೀ ಮಾನವನಾಗಿರು'.

Program concluded at 10.00 pm. There was a word of appreciation on every lip!

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