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JAAB Independence Day Alumni Football 2019

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In a thrilling JAAB Independence Day Football tournament 2019, St. Xaviers School Alumni Fort, Mumbai narrowly beat Holy Family Alumni Association B 2-1 in sudden death to lift the JAAB William Neelankavil rolling trophy 2019.

The matches were hosted by St. Stanislaus Ex-students Association (SSESA) at the schools AstroTurf grounds to celebrate our Independence Day.

Twelve teams from the Jesuit Bombay Province came together for this annual football tournament for the 8th year. The teams played their round-robin matches with great enthusiasm and skill. While there was great fellowship between players off the field, the serious intent of winning was never in doubt on the field.

In the first semifinal, Holy Family Alumni Association B narrowly beat St. Xaviers School Alumni B 3-2 in a thrilling match. In the second semifinal St. Xaviers School Alumni A beat St. Mary's ICSE Alumni B 3-1.

The finals between St. Xaviers School Alumni A and Holy Family B was very keenly contested and ended scoreless at full-time. Penalty kicks also ended tied 4-4. The deadlock was finally broken through sudden death with St. Xaviers School Alumni A winning for the first time.

A special thanks to the SSESA Managing Committee for hosting the tournament and specifically Ms Perviz Motafram and her team, Coach Hycinth Cardoz, Stanny Lewis and Illidio Borges.

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The 12 alumni teams that participated were

1980 Batch Celebrations 40 years

1980 Batch 40 year Reunion

St. Stanislaus High School Batch of 1980 celebrated 40 year anniversary on 29 July 2019 at Bandra Gym. 31 batchmates met for an evening of memories. A memento was made on the occasion.

Fr Luke Rodrigues s.j.  Troy Almeida ;Linus Farias; Eustace Mendonca ,Peter Dsouza ;Augustine Chaliserry ; Arvind Rao;Zafar Nalwala; Naushad Dossani;Roland Saldanha ;Sean Fernandes ;Cherian Thomas; ;Dennis Lobo ; Harold Barnes; Savio D'mello ;Claud Desales; Farad Bathena; Atul Suri;Manoj Hemrajani ; Raju Jadwani;Rajesh Mulchandani ; Abhay Bhave;Renton Dsouza;Jayson Curzai ;Nitin Tandon;Shahzad;Brain Dsouza;Alwyn Albuquerque;Sudesh Alva;Michael Rodricks;Gautam Metha

 

  

 

 

 

Stanislites Australia Reunion

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Howdy Stanislites,

Please turn to page Australian Stanislites in your Facebook, to see the photos of the recent dinner dance. Here's one of the boys, young and old, belting out the school anthem and a couple or three others, to whet your want for more! It was lovely to catch up with the the usual suspects and then a few more, all dressed in their second-best finery with name badges flashing in the flickering candlelights.

After the initial meet and greet "oh, so nice to see you again" and "you're looking not a year older since I saw you last year", it was time for the traditional sing-as-loud-as-you-can school anthem, belted out in about 14 or 15 different voices. The star of the line-up was Craig D'Souza, still studying in Std III and here in Melbourne on holiday. There his is (please look at photograph), standing right next to the oldest man in the group, Ken Fernandes - although, you wouldn't have guessed so by looks alone (please look at other photograph). And then (looking at the photo again), draped around them is the usual rag-tag bunch of muffins.

Now in its 6th year, we may have been a bit down in numbers this year, but we surely made up for it in enthusiasm. As usual, our DJ Michael Pinto was a great hit, keeping those toes - ours, that is - twinkling away on the floor. And just to spice things up a bit, this year we introduced the masala, that special music that's world-famous in Bandra. So popular was it, that the dancers insisted on a second helping. The masala was also the cue to award spot prizes to the best dancing cooks on the floor, whether with ladle or with handkerchief, and what better prize than No Worries Curries masala packets? Kindly donated by Claudette. Those of you who did score a packet or two, please feed us back on the results. To the others, you can always order your pick online (as opposed to me, who works on his pick-up lines).

Jesuits of Bombay Province

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On the occasion of the visit of the Jesuit Superior General Fr Artuo Sosa to the Jesuit Bombay Province a Magis Conclave followed by dinner was held on 3rd March 2019 at St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra in Mumbai India.

Several Schools and Colleges in the Bombay Jesuit Province are run by the Fathers and Brothers of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), a religious congregation internationally known for their educational work.

JESUITS OF BOMBAY PROVINCE

Rest in Peace Lt. General Francis Dias

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Eminent Ex-student (1948 batch) Lt. General Francis Dias passed away on Republic Day. This was an important day for him because he was conferred three very important awards on this day in the past by the President of India - the Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM), the Ati Vishisht Seva medal (AVSM), which he was awarded for distinguished service in counter-insurgency, and the Vir Chakra. He also fought in the 1965 and 1971 Wars. During Operation Cactus Lily, in the erstwhile East Pakistan, he led his battalion to capture Bogra Town on December 14, 1971. This was a strategic victory for the Indian Army and two days later Pakistan surrendered in East Pakistan, and Bangladesh was born. For this he was awarded the Vir Chakra. His Citation said:

"Lieutenant Colonel Francis Tiburtius Dias was commanding a battalion of 11th Gorkha Rifles during the operations against Pakistan in the Eastern Sector. On 12 December 1971, he was ordered to capture a well prepared position held by an enemy infantry battalion. Again, on 13 December, the battalion was assigned the task of capturing two bridges held by the enemy in strength. And finally on 14 December 1971 the battalion was assigned the task of capturing a portion of Bogra Town. Under his leadership, the battalion carried out all the tasks successfully, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. After contacting the enemy defences at Mahasthana, he infiltrated between the enemy's forward defended localities, raided the enemy battalion headquarters, and captured the officer commanding along with other officers. He also thwarted enemy efforts to blow up bridges. It was due to him that the battalion contributed to a great extent in clearing Bogra Town and taking a large number of prisoners. Throughout this operation, Lieutenant Colonel Dias displayed gallantry, professional skill and leadership of a high order."

SSESA Lonavla Picnic 2018

SSESA LONAVLA PICNIC 2018

SSESA - St.Stanislaus Ex-Students Camp 2018 @ Lonavala A Big Thank you to Ronnie Mascarenhas & the Organizing Committee, Stanny & Celine Lewis for putting together a wonderful Camp. Special Thanks to Gail Raphael & Rita Mascarenhas for keeping us engaged in all the wonderful games and activities planned for the teams, to Royce D'Silva for the lovely music setup that only added to our joy, to Fr.Gerard Conrad Rodricks Sj for really maintaining the Villa with so many new additions and facilities, to Giles, Nanoba and the entire staff for their hospitality & to all the happy campers who contributed to making this one...truly a Camp to remember.

Picnic moments https://photos.app.goo.gl/zCjcRTxVK9iVgcUd2

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