Happy Retirement, Dear Mrs. Smita Mhaskar
Like a candle
That burns itself to spread light
You taught us everything
By working hard day and night
Just like flowers give away
Fragrance that they can’t smell
You made our lives blossom
In a way that words can’t tell.
The management, staff and students bid farewell to their Art teacher, Mrs. Smita Mhaskar on the 9th of April, 2014. She had served the school for 36 years in the secondary section.
Mrs.Mhaskar was welcomed by the school band and was escorted by the manager, Sr.Geetha, Head Mistress, Mrs.Sulekha Unnikrishnan, some of the retired teachers and the staff of Loreto Convent School. She was welcomed traditionally. The school captains conducted a very meaningful prayer service and sang a song composed by Mrs. Sujata Mekhale specially for Mrs. Mhaskar asking the almighty to shower his blessings on her.
The students of the Secondary Section performed on a dance medley that included old melodious hindi songs. They also gifted her with artifacts that they made for their beloved teacher.
Sr. Geetha expressed appreciation and gratitude for her long dedication service. She focused on her exceptional qualities and how she tried to bring out the best out of the students in all the art and craft activities. She wished her God’s blessings and courage to keep moving ahead to face the rest of her life.
On behalf of the management and staff, Sr.Geetha handed over a bouquet of flowers and a gift.
Mr. Sulekha in her speech expressed how it would be impossible. To find a multi-
Mrs. Mhaskar in her vote of thanks said that she indeed felt lucky to be a part of this esteemed institution and also to be guided by all the Sisters. Holding back tears was difficult as she spoke.
Later, the staff gathered in Mary Wards Hall to show their love for Mrs. Mhaskar where in some teachers shared their fond memories about her. This was followed by a sumptuous meal.
May Good luck be your friend in whatever you do
And may trouble be always a stranger to you!