The Augustine’s Vasai Alumni is holding the AVA Games Meet on November 5 and 6, 2022, in the school compound, as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the Saint Augustine’s High School, Barampur, Vasai Road, District Palghar. The AVA is the alumni body of this school.
It was in the year 1966 that Monsignor Rev. Andrew Dias started a small school in the compound of the Krupa Mata Cathedral, Papdy, Vasai gaon. The SAHS became a full fledged school in 1972 when the first batch of SSC students passed out from this campus. That very year, the Christian Brothers took over the management of the school. They bought a nine acre plot at Barampur, abutting the main road, and constructed a new building and created a very good campus. This year is celebrated as the golden jubilee year of this milestone. About fifty batches of students have passed out from this campus, and a good number of the former students have held, or are holding, high positions in various walks of life. The school has many achievements to its credit, and has uplifted the academic and sports standards of Vasai.
At first, a series of meetings were held on Sunday evenings by the representatives of the batches that had passed out during the last half a century. Then, during the next phase, the past students were contacted and invited for an evening of high tea, reunion, renewal of friendship, visit the school once again, and nostalgia moments. A good number of former students attended these sessions.
According to AVA’s mission and vision document, it seeks to foster resilient ties between the alumni, teachers, students, and the school. Through a diversity of events, programs and services, it seeks to remain engaged with the alma-mater and help its future.
The next event will be a Gala Nite in December, showcasing the cultural talents of the former students, and then later on a carnival festival.
All the funds raised through these programs will be utilized for the activities of AVA, upgrading the school infrastructure, and helping the deserving and needy students.
For and on behalf of
The Media Committee
Augustine’s Vasai Alumni.
Press Release Draft by BIJU CHERIAN