Pormoll Editorial – Nov 2018

I was on a short vacation to Europe, to cut off from my usual routines. I visited England, Rome-Vatican, Venice-Italy and finally Lisbon-Fatima. I was fortunate to get a glimpse of our Pope Francis, who appeared on the window, recited some prayers and then blessed the multitude of people, who inspite of hot sunshine, thronged the Basilica square. It was an awesome feeling.
Wherever I went, one thing which struck me most, at every nook and corner was the ‘Discipline’. The respect and fear of the law, little scope for breaking the rules. Be it the parking, traffic signals, queue systems everywhere, respect to elderly people and women, zebra crossings, everything is streamlined. Every possible act is captured on CCTVs with lot of monitors which record speeds of vehicles zooming along. The people of these countries must be really proud to boast of these nearly inch-perfect surroundings. Read more

All Souls Day

Every month of the Calendar year is dedicated to some event or for a specific purpose, wherein the laity is requested to pray for the cause or commemorate the festivity.
The month of October is dedicated as month of the Rosary. The month of December is awaited as Christmas time. In any month of the calendar you will recall as what is most important in that particular month. Read more

Christ the King

In our Christian faith, we refer to our Lord Jesus, as ‘Christ the King”, a king of the Kingdom of God and not of any earthly kingdom. We believe that Jesus Christ is seated at the Right Hand of God, our Heavenly Father, ruling this kingdom.
By essence and by nature, Christ has dominion over all creatures. He is one with the Father and has all things in common with Him and therefore has necessarily supreme and absolute dominion over all the things that are created. Angels and the mankind are His subjects. He is our King by natural right as well, as He is our Redeemer. Christ has purchased us with a great price of His own life. We are no longer our own property but our bodies have become ‘members of Christ’. Jesus Himself said, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me”. (Mathew 28:18). Yes God has bestowed upon Christ, the nations of the World as His special possession and dominion. Read more

St. Sebastian Primary School

Report on school activities from end of September to October

World Literacy Day
World Literacy Day was observed on 22nd September 2018 at the school. Tr. Supriya spoke on the significance of the day. She highlighted the importance of literacy and explained why 8th September was declared international day by UNESCO. The main aim of this talk was to spread awareness on importance of education and to make a better world as it contributes towards overall growth and upliftment of the nation. Read more

Children’s Day

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru once said “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country”. He was known for his love and affection towards children, Nehru was affectionately addressed as Chacha Nehru.
The day talks about the importance of the rights to education care and a safe childhood. Nehru is often cited as saying that children should be lovingly nurtured as they are the nation’s future citizens.
Prior to the death of Jawaharlal Nehru, India celebrated November 20 as Children’s day as observed by United Nations but following his demise in 1964 Nehru’s birthday was unanimously decided to be celebrated as Bal Diwas or Children’s day in India. This day is celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm in the country. It’s a fun day for kids, it emphasizes the rights and needs of children.

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