The first edition of the Alva’s Education Foundation Christmas Programme was held on 22nd of December 2015 in vidyagiri campus. The event brought together people from across professions, states, countries, religions and all walks of life to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The success of the event may not be summed up by the events of that glorious evening that lifted the atmosphere of our college to the heavens but extends also to the preparations.
This event brought together our students, staff and well-wishers in the preparations from meetings to organise the event, decorations, crib and Christmas card competitions to the Christmas carol singing and practice. It remains a memorable event in the minds of all participants and the history of our daily growing institution. From the youngest of us in the institution to the very topmost leadership, we all were brought together in the spirit of love and harmony working together over the weeks of preparation and establishing lasting friendships across the Alva’s Community.
Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore, inaugurated the programme and gave the Christmas message. V. Rev. Fr. Austin Peter Peres, Parish Priest of Corpus Christi Church & Vicar Var of Moodbidri Varado along with Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Gomes,
Principal, Milagres College conveyed Christmas wishes to the gathering. Dr. M. Mohan Alva, Chairman, Alva’s Education Foundation presided over the function.
The weeks, days and nights of tireless planning and preparations bore fruit as we witnessed one of the most glorious occasions in the history of our institution. The glorious music, colourful decorations and lively performances from all over India and across the seas with the joy and glamour kept us all there. The Christmas event will forever be etched in our memories as we reminisce that first event and longingly look forward to Christmas every year.