Today, on 31st July, St. Xavier’s College of Management and Technology celebrates its feast day. Being an alumina, I remember my first feast day of St Ignatius.
Our college had given us a particular time for reporting, but I was late. I was told by my professor that I could not attend the program and neither would I get the attendance for that day. I was very sad as this was a bitter experience as I had lost a day’s attendance and my friends were also not there with me. This experience had given me a lesson and because of that I had attended the next two feast day celebrations in my college on time!
The day usually starts with the prayer service in our college chapel then we assemble in the De-Nobili Hall (the place where events were held in St. Xavier’s college, before the new auditorium came up).
The main part of the program is a drama based on Ignitious Loyola. Through this drama done by the students, I was introduced to the life of Fr. Ignatius Loyola . There were different songs and dance performances. After the program every one used to wish each other and attendance was taken for the students and then they were set free for the day.
Now having finally graduated from St Xavier’s colleges, these memories are very special and make me feel happy and excited.
This day and the feast has become special for me.
Seema Kumari, former student, BMC department, SXC