Teachers Day Celebrations 2016 !!!!

To express the gratitude to Teachers’ and to take their blessings the SJA Alumni Association celebrated Teachers’ Day on 5th September 2016 by honouring past and present teachers. This small gesture was a modest reaffirmation of the teachers’ crucial role in developing students to become productive citizens and their contribution to national development. As an expression of thanks, the ex-students, members of the SJA Alumni Association joined the school celebrations on Teacher's Day on 5th September 2016, the celebration commenced at 1.00 PM.

The programme was celebrated in a truly Josephite Spirit. There was solemnity and fun too! To the background of some mellifluous songs sung by school live band, the innovative ideas of offering the Gifts (Gurudakshina) by way of announcing different title to the teachers, innovative, improvised Tombola (in Hindi) to receive teachers’ blessings were all part of the programme which enthralled both teachers and Students. The teacher’s hearts swelled with pride when they looked at these students whom they had taught from their kindergarten days and now were ready for the world outside.
On this special day the Association arranged a sumptuous Lunch at school for all the past , present Teachers and the members of School Council serving whole lot of mouth watering dishes, icing on the cake was the cake itself carrying school logo (masterly baked by our Alumni Naman Raj Jolly), at SJA Auditorium.

The entire school council headed by the star of school Brij Dewan joined the occasion and said that the role of teachers has remained the same. They were and were the guides, creating conditions conducive to the overall development and the students will always be thankful for their constructive support.

“Because God made Teachers, we need a day to express our gratitude towards them, to take their blessings and together with them affirm our quest for knowledge. ” said Jatinder Bhatia Secretary SJA Alumni Association, who was accompanied by other alumni members viz. Praveen Chandhok (President), Deepak Bakshi (Treasurer), Navneet Oberoi (Vice President) Dr. Alok Jain (Member), Sonali Mehta (Member), Mohit Rajvanshi (Member), Sachin Aggarwal (Member), Raghav Sharma (Member), Abhinav Goel (Member), Swabhavi Aggarwal (Member), Randhir Arora , Vijay Vachani, Harshit Gupta, Anurag Sanghal, Ambuj Oberoi, and many more who paid their tribute to their Mentors and other out station members who could not grace the occasion sent their messages through e-mail.

Praveen Chandhok, President explained the gesture of honouring both past present teachers each year: "This is the most honourable profession and we wanted to give our teachers a day to remember and show that their contribution means a lot to us".
The Principal Dennis Joseph addressing the Teachers’ emphasised on the importance of Teachers’ role in the society, Teachers develop key relationships as role models and mentors to nurture, to inspire and to challenge. Teachers support learners of all ages from kindergarteners to adult learners.
The distinguished retired teachers who attended were Mrs. A. Bhatia, Mrs. A. Khanna, Mrs. Kehra, Mr. Jalota, Mr. Manmohan Singh, Mrs. Kalia, Mrs. Gosh Several teachers still rendering yeomen service were also present, namely Mrs.Sirdhar, Mr. Sumit Gupta, Mrs. Aparna Mishra, Mrs. Sangeeta Sawhney, Mrs. S. Hasan, Mr. Raman Sethi, Mr. R. Ahuja, Mrs. A. Mendiratta, Mrs. G.S. Singh, Mrs. Y. Lal, Mr. K. Raj, Mr. K.K. Kathpalia, Mrs. Chandra Prabha, , Mrs. Monisha Singh and Mrs. Vickar, Mrs. Dutta and many others.


Praveen Chandhok
SJA Alumni Association