09 December 2016


Organised by NSS, St. John's HSS, Kolasib

Dr. A.J. Rajan
St. John's Hr.Sec.School, Kolasib

The NSS Unit of St. John's Higher Secondary School had organised a Christmas Programme in Kolasib District Jail on 29th November, 2016.

Around 2:00pm on 29th Nov., Bro. Paul, the Vice Principal, Mr. John, Mr. Lalchuangkima and I along with 38 students reached the Kolasib District Jail. The Jail authorities warmly welcomed us. After the preliminary exchange opleasntries and getting the formalities done we gathered in the Church where all the  inmates had gathered. We started the programme by the Bible Reading and Prayer. It was followed by Soloand group singing.

Mr. Lalchuangkima gave a short message to the inmates. Afterwhich Bro. Paul distributed soaps & toothpastes to the inmates, which were collected by the students. Snacks and frooti were served to all of them. We also had a few minutes of interaction with them. At the end of it one of the prosoners extended the vote of thanks.

The inmates were very happy to welcome us. They felt happy that they had time to interact with the staff and students of St. John's. The authorities had extended all the help and requested us to visit them in the future too.

After spending around two hours we left the jail with a heart full of gratutude to God for having given us an apportunity to interact with the inmates of the jail, who were around 150 of them. They included men, women and teenagers too. It was a Christmas with a difference.
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02 December 2016

(17th-21st Nov 2016)

Among 202 enrolled NCC Cadets of the school, we, 13 girls and 16 boys were fortunate to be selected as the participants of this study tour during the short holiday, 17th-21st Nov. 2016. We thank Bro. Principal and teachers in charge, for arranging such a wonderful, memorable and informative event in our life. This trip is really an asset from our school life to cherish.

As planned, all of us gathered in front of the school at 2:30 am and started our journey by a bus and a sumo. They reached us at Silchar Railway Station an hour ahead of the scheduled departure of our train. But the news awaited us in the station, ‘train cancelled’ which made all of us sad, and panic. In spite of this bad omen, we could see that our teachers were moving around to overcome this menace. After a while, they came to us with the good news that, they managed to arrange an evening bus to Shlliong,. Our enthusiasm and eagerness were back in its peak, once again. We were taken to ‘Sevakendra’ to spend the day. Thank you, Fathers and Sisters of Seva kendra for your generosity. We boarded  the bus to Shillong after 7pm.

In Shillong we were welcomed by ‘the Sisters of Charity, early in the morning. We also had the opportunity to see the old age home in their house. The sisters were kind enough to serve us the morning meal. Thank you Sisters, may the Almighty bless you all abundantly. By 9am we boarded in another bus to move in and around Shillong. Our first visit was to the Cathedral Church. We placed our entire programme in the Lords hand and moved from there to Lady Hydari Park. Boating in Ward’s Lake made us amused. Some of us turned sports men and women in the Polo field. On the way to Guwahati, the sight of Bara Pani was really a feast to our eyes. We reached Montfort Provincial house, Guwahati, around 8:30pm.

The Brothers in Montfort house were kind enough to receive us and allow us to stay for next two nights in their school hostels. The buses for the next two days to move around, and our meals were arranged by them. Thank you Brothers, for your care and affection. May the Lord reward you for your kindness.

The first day in Guwahati, 19th was the day much awaited. We were eager to reach the amazing place, Acco Land. Around 10 in the morning we reached there and the entire day was full of fun, laughter and enjoyment. In the evening we visited Sarighat Bridge and went for shopping for a while. By 8:30pm we reached back in the hostels.

On next day, Sunday, after the Holy mass and morning meal, we boarded in the bus with our luggage. It was an incredible day which has really enriched our knowledge, information and understanding. We visited the Science Centre, Zoo, Kalakshetra and had boating in the mighty river of Brahmaputra. By 7:30pm we reached the railway station and the train moved towards Silchar at its scheduled time of 11.55pm.

The train reached Silchar at 3:30 pm, two hours late to the scheduled time of arrival. A bus and a sumo were waiting for us in Silchar, Mizoram house. We reached back in the school compound around 10:00 at night. Parents were waiting for us to take us home. The tour ended with lots of good memories to cherish.

During the tour none of us gave any chance to our teachers to get scolded. All of us were on time and well disciplined during this tour. In fact the teachers in charge praised us for the same. We thank the Almighty for being with us throughout this tour.
God Bless.

- Mr. Santhost Jacob
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