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sad demise of Ainsley Athaide - batch of 1972

I am rather late in submitting a sad news that my batchmate of 72, Ainsley Athaide expired of a sudden heart attack on 26 Jan 2010 at Mumbai. The funeral took place on 28 Jan 2010 at St Peters' Seaside Cemetary at 4.00 pm.

He had attended the 'Bond of Boys' function in Jan 2009 ... yes Jan 2009. (He did not attend the Jan 2010 'Bond of Boys' program). We have two lovely pictures of Ainsley having a GREAT time at the Jan 2009 program. I will try and up-load these two pics shortly.

Most regretably, I could not attend his funeral, but i found out that a lot of 72 batch boys attended the Mass and subsequent funeral.

May GOD grant Ainsley eternal Peace.

Ainsley Athaide - R.I.P. (Batch of 1972)

Jul 1955 - Jan 2010 May his soul rest in peace!

Republic Day 2010 @ St Stanislaus

I visited the School for the Republic Day celebrations yesterday and here is my amature video of the same



Joseph Melville Pinto (Class of 1967)

I enjoyed the seminar "Beyond the Classroom" on 9 January 2010. I would like that the activities proposed there should take some concrete shape.

I am an editor by profession and based in Pune since 1983. As such, I can do editing work from home. Then the editing material can be uploaded by one person in-charge of the SSESA website. I am also willing to work on any editorial committee that may be set up to prepare a book or materials on the occasion of 150 years of St Stanislaus in 2013.

I do not know how many SSESA alumni are in Pune. But I can help to organise and run an SSESA chapter, based at St Vincent's, Pune. Besides, I am keen to help in any fund-raising activity, by campaigning among SSESA members. Basically, any work that can be done through the Net.

I have my own blog and am active on Facebook and Orkut, which are excellent networking sites that can be used by SSESA.

I am also involved with educational programs, like training and empowerment for trustees, principals and teachers of educational institutions. I do this work three days a week with the Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana in Pune.

My long term plans.

I will complete 60 years on 5 March 2011. After 60, I intend to devote most of my time to writing and involvement with the following institutions and organisations that I have been associated with:

1. Central Railway School, Manmad (1958-61)
2. St. Stanislaus, Bandra (1961-63)
3. St. Mary's (SSC), Mazagaon (1963-67)
4. St Xavier's College, Dhobitalao (1967-71)
5. Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work, Mumbai
6. Dept of Sociology, University of Mumbai.

7. Centre for Education & Documentation, Mumbai.
8. Science Education Group, Mumbai.
9. Lok Vidnyan Sanghatana, Maharashtra.
10. Maharashtra Herald, Pune (1983-96)
11. Dept of Communication & Journalism, University of Pune.
12. Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.
13. Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana, Pune.

Welcome Neil, to SSESA.

Neil, good that you have joined SSESA 3 days back. Welcome. Hope to see you at the GRAND reunion on 10 th Jan 2010.

inter year cricket

guys from the '75 batch (old ssc)
please ctc me on phone to be a part of our cricket team on the morning of jan 10
denzil (9221472472)

Happy New Year!!

Hello All,

Wishing you all and your families a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Best regards,
Pramod B. Sabnis
(Batch of 1982)

Merry Chirtsmas

Here's wishing all of you Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!!

Best Wishes,
Pramod B. Sabnis

Natus Ad Majora

When I (SSC, 1976) studied in St. Stanislaus, our school motto was "Natus Ad Majora". Nobody knew what this meant. Some time after we passed out from school, the English translation, "Born For Greater Things" was adopted. Wow! A truly inspirational motto!!

Fr. Aleu, Ramdas Nayak

Some random thoughts:

Fr. Aleu was a GREAT principal. He was temperamental, but fair and imaginative. Some time in 1975, maybe 1974, he introduced a system by which the last Saturday of every month was simultaneously 'Mufti Day' and 'Hindi Day'. All students could wear coloured clothes (not the uniform), and all students had to speak Hindi that day. If possible, teachers had to use Hindi as a medium of instruction. I remember Fr. Aleu stating in Assembly one day that it was a matter of shame that he, a Spaniard by birth spoke better Hindi than many of the totally-Indian students!

"Hill Road" was renamed "Ramdas Nayak Marg" around 1995. Many people know that Ramdas Nayak was a popular social worker and a BJP leader, but few know that Ramdas Nayak was a Stanislite! Fr. Aleu was one of his teachers. I know this because Ramdas Nayak was my maternal uncle. Ramdas Nayak's sons, Srinivas Nayak and Srikant Nayak are St. Stanislaus alumni.

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