On 04.02.2021, a solemn Thanksgiving Eucharist was officiated by Msgr Maxim Noronha, the Vicar General of Mangalore Diocese and concelebrated by Rev Fr Teji, the Director of Sneha Sadan, at Rosa Mystica Convent Chapel at 9.30 am to mark the auspicious occasion. In his homily the Vicar General complemented the vital role played by teachers in shaping the lives of young children.

The joyful occasion was graced by Rev Sr Mariette BS, Secretary, Bethany Educational Society ® Mangalore. Rev Sr Cicilia Mendonca BS, the Corporate Manager, Bethany Educational Society, Mangalore Province and Rev Sr Shubha BS, the Coordinator for Education. Rev Sr Juliana Monis BS, the Superior, the community sisters, heads, staff and students of all institutes in the campus, tertians and novices.

The felicitation programme for the dignitaries was held the next day on 05.02.2021 at 10.00a.m in Rosa Mystica Teachers’ Training Institute, Kinnikambla. The programme commenced with a welcome and prayer dance in native cultural form performed by the students. Rev Sr Mariebelle BS the correspondent warmly welcomed the gathering. Mrs Lavena Lobo, the Principal, presented the milestones of the institute in a PowerPoint presentation.













Sr Rose Celine, BS the Superior General, of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, and President, Bethany Educational Society ® Mangalore, in her presidential address proudly reminisced that Rosa Mystica Teachers’ Training Institute started in the year 1945was the brain child of the Servant of God, Msgr Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas,

His vision was to empower women especially those in rural areas through education. Nearly 4000 thousand teachers have passed through the portals of the institute. Their impact is widely spoken of and felt in the lives of the students on account of the quality value education imparted with dedication, discipline and in different parts of the country and the world.

The goal of the premier institute was to impart academic knowledge coupled with training in skills such as weaving, spinning, tailoring, craftwork, agriculture, and community living, which is very much in line with the National Educational Policy today.

Rev Fr Antony Lobo, the Parish Priest of Pompei Church, Kinnikambla, releasing the souvenir “Suvasini” gave a clarion call to the assembled to generously use their resources to educate the children from the deprived section of the society.

Sr Cicilia Mendonca, BS the Provincial and Corporate Manager of Bethany Educational Society, Mangalore Province applauded the hard work of the past principals, members of the staff and student teachers from its very inception till today.

Mrs Sulochana Bhat, representative of former students shared her experience and conviction of utilizing her knowledge freely for the uplift of the less fortunate students by conducting free coaching classes, a value which she learnt from her alma mater.

Former Principals Sr Virginia BS, Sr Assumpta BS, Sr Concetta BS and Sr Grace Ida BS and retired staff were felicitated for carving out a niche in the hearts of the students by inculcating human values in them by their personal example.

Mrs Lavina Lobo, the present principal was complemented for being successful with the collaboration of the staff in motivating increasing number of students from the surrounding areas to join the institute.

Mrs Veena Bennis proposed vote of thanks and Shri Ronald Carlo compeered the entire programme. A sense of deep satisfaction was seen on every face at having fulfilled the dream and vision of our revered Founder.


News by: Sr Celine Vas BS, Rosa Mystica Convent, Kinnikambla


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