Hyderabad: All-Women Alumni Meet of 115years old private-run all girls Rosary Convent High School—“Rosary Reunion” will be held here in the city on January 20 at 4.30pm onwards at All Saints High School Grounds, Gunfoundry.
It is an occasion where all ex-girl students, aged between 16years to 80years and above of the institute will come together on a common platform, meet, greet, share, care, network and enjoy an evening. They will be there for themselves as well as for others.
“The event has been planned with an objective to start new ways of networking among the women. Instead of making it just a routine annual event, we are organizing this with a special purpose, a woman alumnus said.
Though there are so many alumni, we know, but all women alumni are rare. It is for the first time that in such a large number, almost 1500 plus and more of 115years old school in the city will be meeting. And that too with a purpose.
Disclosing this in a press note issued in the city today, Namratha, President of Rosary Old Students Entente(ROSE) said the alumni would be held with a purpose—Empowerment of Girl Child, their Wellness and to pay tribute to the Teachers”.
‘Chai Pe Baatcheet’ (chat over tea) will be held on the occasion to find out ways to take this “all women” network forward and chart a roadmap for more proactive role and participation, she added
The `Old Girls Association’ is quite active. We ex-Rosarians have been meeting but in very small numbers. This is the first time that such a large gathering is planned, informed Anjali Desai, Treasurer of ROSE.
We aim to generate Rs 15 lakh funds through the meet. Towards that direction, a Grand Gala Musical-cum-DJ-Night will be held on the January 20th. Besides well planned cultural programs, some stalls will also be set up, informed Namratha, a 1980 batch student of the school. Besides ex-Rosarians, other women who wish to network are also welcome to take part.
We have identified four areas—Modernising the Library, Setting up of Wellness Room for the students, Creating Teachers Welfare Fund to aid teachers and their health in their old age, informed Anjali Desai, who is currently working as VP HR of a Speciality Chemicals Organisation.
The Reunion Night will be a gala affair. More than 1500 alumni are expected to take part, informed Namratha. We are making every effort to reach out to as many alumni as possible. We want more alumni to reach out to us mobile: 9849012893 or on email: [email protected]
We have created a #MyRosaryMyPride for the meet, the alumni informed. It will be an emotional moment for most of us as we will be meeting many after a long time. It will be a nostalgia for the students as well as the teachers of the school. I am sure everyone will enjoy every bit of the moment, stated another alumni member.
Recalling the days, Namratha said there were the days when the sisters had to “beg parents to send their children to the school. Over the years, the school had reached a stage when they were forced to refuse to grant admissions. In these past 115years, Rosary Convent School contributed a lot in producing confident women to achieve greater success in their lives, she added.
The School which was founded in January 1904 in a small way with just 60 students in Tamil Medium and 50 in the English Medium passed out approximately 2.5 lakh girls in the past 115years. The alumni are spread all over the world.
Rosary Convent High School is an Institute run by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, who belong to the Catholic Church, a minority institution in India.
The school stands for character formation, academic excellence and the development of body, mind and soul skills, to train citizens distinguished for their sincere commitment to God, their country, and fellow-men, living and working for the cause of Truth, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC). It has produced so many luminaries.