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Superior General’s visit to Loreto Convent School - Chembur, Mumbai

18th September, 2009 was a special day for the students and staff of Loreto Convent, Chembur, because Sr. Dorothy, the Superior General of the Congregation of St. Joseph of the Apparition was visiting our school for the first time in India and our school was the first stop on her itinerary.

With great excitement the children and teachers of the primary section were prepared to give her a very special welcome at the morning assembly.  As Sr. Dorothy entered the assembly hall accompanied by Sr. Rene and tots of Std I in costumes, greeted her in the traditional Indian style.  A welcome song expressed the joy with which we awaited her visit. Various performances and display of all the physical training imparted in school were included in the programme,  which followed.  The grand finale was the dance based on the theme of National integration.  The programme presented by the primary section tried to give Sr.  Dorothy a comprehensive view of our academic, physical and cultural activities in school.

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n 19 September, 2009, Sr.  Dorothy accompanied by some of the RCF officials was welcomed to the secondary section by the school band playing wonderful beats. The girls dressed in saris showered petals of flowers on her as well as on the high officials of the RCF. They were then presented with a bouquet of flowers by the Head Girl and Vice-head Girl of our school.

The programme started with some beautiful songs sung by the students of class X.  After this, began the journey of colourful and splendid performances by the students of various classes
depicting the culture and traditions of particular states of India. A folk dance was performed by Std V students which had  glimpses of rice harvesting carried out in Tamil Nadu. The Punjabi dance by Std VI students was done with utmost vigour. The students of class VII performed various dances and episodes depicting Maharashtrian culture and various festivals celebrated in Maharashtra. The wonderful poem ‘Radha the Milk Maid’ written by Sarojini Naidu was recited and enacted by Std VIII students gained appreciation of one and all. The final performance was that of Std IX students which showed the vibrant culture and traditions of Rajasthan. This splendid performance filled the atmosphere with great enthusiasm.

After this Sr. Dorothy addressed the audience and expressed her joy and happiness being in the company of Loreto students.  She thanked the staff and students for their hard work.

It was well  evident that the programme was thoroughly enjoyed by one and all.

Written by Gulrej Shaikh (Vice Head Girl) - Std. X A

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