The Incredible ‘Josephite Festival’!! ‘A Class Apart’!!
St. Joseph's High School, Wadala organized the ‘one of a kind’ Josephite Festival, the perfect platform for students to exhibit talent, promoting art and culture, for the first time in Mumbai, in its Centenary Year 2016-17. In its third year, the Josephite Festival extravaganza was held from 5th - 7th October, 2018 with over 3,600 students from 97 schools all over Mumbai participating in more than 70 competitions conducted, staging ‘top class’ performances impressively!
Over 1,000 students participated per day in varied competitions like Classical Music, Classical Dance, Mono-acting, Story Telling, Clay Modelling, Folk Dance, Drawing, Craft, Mimicry, etc. We thank our Rector, Fr. Vivian D’Souza for his constant support and guidance.
At the grand finale, the Chief Guest, the Provincial Secretary of the Mumbai Province, Fr. Vinod Mascarenhas congratulated everyone with the words, "Each one of you goes home a winner having won a friend, goodwill and respect."
The Principal, Fr. Diego Nunes shared his views saying, “Let not your lamp be hidden under the bushel. God has given us lots of talents. The Josephite Festival helps to bring out the hidden talents of our children. Let our children shine in the world.” The Headmistress, Mrs. Sangita Bhattacharya joyfully expressed, “It is a pleasure to see so many students right from K.G. to Std.X coming to St. Joseph’s, mingling with each other in a healthy, competitive spirit! The talent they showcased was a veritable treat!”
“I got a chance to display my talent, had a lot of fun and I will cherish this memory all my life,” said Ria Livlyn Thomas from St. Anthony Girls’ High School, Chembur. Ranveer from Victoria, Mahim excitedly stated, “St. Joseph’s has created a platform for students to portray their talents and compete at the same time.” One of the judges, Prof. Appasaheb Kage concurred,” The Josephite Festival was a great success beyond expectations. This festival was very inspiring for the upcoming generations (students) of various schools of Mumbai.”
Mr. Bhatt, parent of Shaivi Bhatt of DPYA School shared his sentiments, “Kudos to the Management for acknowledging and appreciating the contribution of parents and students. They taught us what one can achieve when the school and parents work hand in hand. The USP was the way everything was conducted in the utmost professional manner. The organization and execution were par excellence!”
The Management specially thanked and commended the Core Committee of parents and event heads who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, contributing to make this Festival truly fulfilling!
The Past-Pupils used this festival to create awareness about organ donation in ‘A Million Pledges’ stall and our Greenline team (Eco-friendly Champs) encouraged one and all to use cloth bags and grow more plants.
We eagerly look forward to the next Josephite Festival!