Cuddalore – The alumni gathering was held on December 26th at the Don Guanella Boys Home with about 45 former students participating. It was a joy filled event because they came from Bangalore, Kerala and different parts of Tamil Nadu. The meeting was well animated by the Guanellian Community. Rev. Fr. Visuvasm, the Superior, began the day with adoration. A motivational talk was given by Mr. John Rosario, vice principal of Periyar Arts College Cuddalore, followed by participants coming forward to sing and dance.
After a lunch shared by current and former Boys Home students, the alumni did some planning for the future and elected new officers for the association. The Boys Home director is the president, Fr. Paul Francis is the animator of the association and a leader from each class was elected to facilitate communication.
Holy Mass celebrated by the alumni: Rev. Fr. Samuel (Pondy-Cuddalore Arch Diocese), Rev. Fr. Dominic (Servite Order) and Rev. Fr. Paul Francis (Guanellian), culminated the day.
Mr. Christu Raj and Mr. Antony Raj shared their stories as motivation for the current students; encouraging them to seize this golden opportunity and to grow in their future. With tea in the evening the gathering came to an end.