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The inauguration and blessing of the newly built school building of Infant Jesus School in Chikmagalur, was held on the 19th of June, 2010 at 10 a.m.  Rt. Rev. Dr. Anthonyswamy, the bishop of Chikmagalur Diocese blessed the new building and Very Rev. Fr. Vincent Furtado, the provincial of the Capuchins in Karnataka inaugurated the new building.  Mr. C T Ravi, the MLA of Chikmagalur,  launched the website of the School ( and Mr. L. Rangappa, the DDPI - Chikmagalur, inaugurated the computer Laboratory of the School.  V. Rev. Msgr. George D'Souza, the vicar General of the Chikmagalur Diocese and Mr. S G Nagesh the BEO of Chikmagalur were the chief guests.  Fr. Chetan Leo Lobo, the Secretary of Capuchin Education Board and Br. Victor Crasta, the Principal of the School were present on the dais.  Fr. Lawrence Dilraj Sequeira, the vice-principal of the school welcomed the gathering and Miss Supriya C S the school teacher compered the entire programme. 


The Bishop in his presidential address thanked the Capuchins for establishing an educational institution in his diocese and requested the capuchins to serve the poor people of the society.  The MLA, Mr. C T Ravi remarked saying that I am proud to have such a magnificent building for an educational institution in my constituency and requested the school authorities to upgrade it to a degree college by and by.  At the same time he cautioned every one gathered that Education should not become a business and at any cost it should not become a torture with too much of discipline.  The DDPI who inaugurated the computer section was surprised to hear that this school imparts computer education from the nursery class itself and as he congratulated the school authorities he prayed that this school should become a model school not only in Chikmagalur but all over the state.  The vicar General Msgr. George D'Souza opined that only Education can convert the hearts of the people and will help a person to become civilised in their future life.  The school children entertained the gathering with varieties of cultural programmes.