Christmas Celebration at Infant Jesus School, Chikmagalur:-  On 23rd December, 2010, Christmas was celebrated at Infant Jesus School, Chikmagalur.  The programme began at 10 a.m. invoking the blessings of the Almighty by a prayer song.  Bro. Victor Crasta, the principal of the school welcomed everyone with his Christmas message saying that Jesus was born in a manger in order to save everyone.  He further opined saying that the tradition of making a crib to welcome Jesus was the inspiration of St. Francis of Assisi in the 12th century.  The chief guest of the function Fr. Henry Madtha, the parish of Lourdes Church at Kuduvalli in Chikmagalur Diocese inspired the school children with a befitting message on the reason of Jesus becoming a man and choosing to be born in the manger together with the cattle.  Mr. Hari Singh a non Christian, the Director of “Jeevan Sandhya” a home for the elderly, delivered an excellent Christmas message to all the gathered.  Mr. Ronald Sequeira, the manager of Karnataka Agencies at Chikmagalur, sponsored the entire programme and distributed Christmas cake to each and every one and impressed all the students saying that Jesus was sweet and He came to this earth to make every one sweet and happy.  In the same way I am offering you this sweet cake that all of you must become sweet like Jesus.  Fr. Henry Madtha distributed Christmas gifts to all the staff and Fr. Lawrence Sequeira, the vice-principal honoured the guests with shawls, bouquets and cakes.  The school children entertained every one with dances and Christmas carols. Mrs. Pushpalatha compered the entire programme and Miss Supriya proposed the vote of thanks. 
Wish you ALL a very happy CHRISTMAS.