Visit of Rev. Dr. Vincent Furtado, OFM Cap.,:-

On the 8th of August, 2011, Rev. Dr. Vincent Gabriel Furtado, OFM Cap. The president of Capuchin Education Board in Karnataka with his secretary Fr. Deepak Fernandes, OFM Cap., paid an official visit to the Infant Jesus School, Chikmagalur. At 9.15 a.m. he blessed all the 23 staff and prayed for them during their Morning gathering. At 9.45 a.m. all the 546 student of the school welcomed him with flowers and warm applause. Br. Victor Crasta OFM Cap. The principal of the school accorded a warm welcome saying that it is the dream, concern and care of Fr. Vincent that led to the realization of a school in this village area. On this occasion Fr. Vincent distributed the Identity Cards to each and every student and all the staff. He thanked every one for helping the principal and the management to bring up this institution with full of students to obtain the recognition and attention of every one. School Pupil leader Rosita Monica Sequeira garlanded the president on behalf of the students. All the students were given sweets to mark the occasion.

In the evening at 4 p.m. the president addressed all the 23 staff and congratulated them for being a good teacher in this prestigious educational institution. He opined saying that Human consciousness is essential for a teacher in order to realise scientific, moral, religious and aesthetic sense in all they do and teach. He in a every special way thanked the principal for making every effort to materialize his personal dream in setting up such an educational institution with full of students and staff within a short span of time. Further, he invited every staff to make use of the various opportunities and materials provided in the school such as smart class, computer lab, Kids Park, library and so on. He also announced saying that by the end o f April 2012 a set of 16 more class rooms on the first floor and 2 large halls on the second will be ready for the use of staff and students. Further he declared to say that a boarding house too will be functioning from the coming academic year in order to accommodate the students who seek admission to our school from far away places. Mrs. Padmavathi, the assistant teacher thanked the president and the school management on behalf of the staff for the official visit and for the encouragement being given to every one now and then and above all for recognizing the hard work of the staff and increasing their salary as a surprise gift. Bro. Vinod Colaco, OFM cap. thanked every one gathered, especially the president and his secretary Fr. Deepak Fernandes, OFM Cap.