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Denver Dsouza: Go in Peace my Friend

My dear friend Denver passed away on 21/October/2008 at around 9.45pm. For a little man he walked many a mile and climbed many a mountain. He was grumpy sometimes and grumbled a bit but I will always remember him for the twinkle in his eye as he chuckled.

It was Denver who introduced me to the St. Stanislaus Alumni movement in April 2006 when he convinced me to make the trip to Uplat-Talasari. He was the former Secretary of SSESA and served the Association for many years.

Thank You my friend...Go in Peace

Funeral mass was held on 23 October 2008 at St. Teresa's Church, Bandra at 10am followed by burial at St. Andrew's Church cemetery.

CARMEL CAREERSCOPE 2008/2009 - Sunday, October 19,2008

Dear Friends

I would appreciate if you would send this mail to young people in Mumbai. Mt Carmel Church is organizing CARMEL CAREERSCOPE on Sunday the 19th of October .

We have more than 25 top notch professionals who will be available for consultation across the table. The programme is open to students from std IX to senior college and even working youth. Please see details below and also at our website You can download the registration form and check out details of the resource people on line..

Please mail this to as many young people in Mumbai.

Fr Warner (Mt Carmel's Parish)




Date: Sunday, October 19,2008.

Time: 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Location: Mt. Carmel Church Hall & St. Aloysious High School (Both in the same complex)

Street: 81 A Chapel Road

City/Town: Bandra, India

Host: Mt Carmel Church, Bandra


Mt. Carmel Youth movement brings to you CAREERSCOPE to help you with those important decisions in your life. We bring to you top of the class PROFESSIONALS the best in their fields all under the same roof. All available to give you answers regarding those question about a career you may be thinking of, or just to help you with your Career Choice and to guide you with the best advise there is.

Come and help yourself to your Career Choice.

Some Unusual People

Who we remember from our childhood and who we forget is probably not a matter of choice. Those we yet remember may have struck us at that time as unusual people from a child's point of view. Well here are some I yet remember.

One was Prem who was in charge of keeping the toilets clean. Believe me ( I know you do) the general toilets needed constant cleaning, and I remember Prem going about his daily work with a smile on his face. I just could not figure out how anyone with this kind of task could smile.

Another was Bahadur (as all Gurkhas are called), who was short and very stocky and walked with a swagger. Every night he would patrol the school and boarding premises on the look out for thieves. He told us that in the event he felt too sleepy, he would make a cut on his finger and put chilli in it to keep him awake. His tools were his baton (which he would tap loudly on the walls to let everyone know that we were protected) and a real big dagger. These were the people who lived on the premises as we did so there was enough opportunity to get to know them.

At the gate was Ozzie who did not work for the school but was down and out. He was a more or less permanent fixture at the gate and was tolerated by those in charge. We formed an informal club to feed Ozzie daily after supper. He made it a point to look presentable and his outstanding feature was his enormous Elvis puff.

Dr Carmo A D'Cruz - Exemplified Excellence in Sports and Studies

Dr. Carmo D'Cruz was a true Stanislite.
He exemplified Excellence in Studies and Sports.
In 1975 He graduated from St. Stanislaus High School with a 74%
74% distinction Aggregate GPA in the SSC Board Exams. Throughout his scho;astic careerin St. Stanislaus he stood 1st or 2nd in his class.
In 1973 and 1974 he represented Maharashtra at the National
School Games in Jaipur and Agra respectively. In 1975 he
represented Bombay in the Junior National Hockey
Championships in Pune. In 1976 he secured admission in the
elite IIT through the All India Writtten Examination. Later
that year he was selected for the Junior India Combined
Universities Hockey Camp at NIS Patiala under the immortal
Balbir Singh Sr. In 1980 he was awarded a scholarship to
pursue MSEE Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia in
the USA. He also sedured the job of coaching the Drexel
Dragonettes Women's Hockey Team. In 1982 he graduated from
Drexel with a MSEE Degree and got a lucrative co-op position as a
as a reseacher in the World famous Bell Labs. Upon authoring a
few research papers, he was soon hired by AMD which sponsore
him for his green card. In 1988 he was selected to play for
TeamUSA. He became a regular fixture for the TeamUSA Hockey.
In 2008 he was selected to represent TeamUSA for the post-
olympiad Hockey Season. In 2008 he was selected as the ASEE
Professor of the Year. Thus he culminated his wildest dreams
in Sports and Studies ! This is a True Stanislite !! And May
we have many more like him !!


  • The theme: MANY SPARKS........ ONE FIRE, Spirit of team work
  • Dates: October 1 - 2, 2008.
  • Venue: St. Xavier's High School, loyola Hall,  Ahemedabad.
  • Registration: Rs. 400/- per head
  • Accomodation Dormitary free, hotels as per tariff

A brief history of the West Zone Congress'

  • The first West Zone Congress was held at Loyola School, Goa. 
  • The Second West Zone Congress was held at St. Vincents, Pune
  • The third to be held at Ahmedabad

Besides the above Congress'  there were four Congress' at the national level at four different venues - Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and Jamshedpur.  The next national congress is to be held in Patna.

India hosted the World Congress at Kolkata, the first being held in a third world country.  The next World Congress is in 2009 at Burundi, Africa.

Denver D'Souza


Pateti Mubarak

Wishing all our Parsi Brothers a "HAPPY AND PROSPOROUS NEW YEAR"



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