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Welcoming Metropolitan and Commencement of Christmas Season 2022

It was indeed an honour for St.Thomas School, Hardag to welcome the Metropolitan of the Malankara  Mar Thoma Syrian Church who is also the President of the Mar Thoma Educational Society. His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Theodosius Mar Thoma Metropolitan was welcomed in our school on 15th December 2021. It also was a day to celebrate the Christmas programme.  It was undeniably a jubilant occasion for all the staff both teaching and non teaching staff as well as for the students of std 6,7,8 who had offline classes. It was a delight for the students to attend a school programme after almost 2 years of online study.

A welcome dance was organized by the students which portrayed the tribal & joyful dance of the Chotanagpur region. After the prayer song by the school choir was the Welcome Speech by our Principal, Rev. Binsu Philip during which he spoke on the theme of the Christmas 2021 which was “A CRIB IN OUR HEART”.

The programme was made auspicious by Lighting the Lamp by our respected Metropolitan, Principal and Vice Principal of St.Thomas School, Hardag, Rev. Binsu Philip and Mrs. Suja Susan Thomas respectively Vice Principal of St.Thomas School,Dhurwa, Mrs.Susan Oommen,.  The Lamp was also lighted by the Secretary and Treasurer of The Mar Thoma Educational Society, Bihar, Mrs. Jolly Kurien and Mr.Sijan Kumar respectively.  Mr.Itty Kurien honorable committee member was also present to grace the event. 

The school choir sang melodiously the carols, Joy to the World, The first Noel, Come on ring those bells…. The audience wanted more as they unanimously tapped to the beat of the song. Bible portion related to Christmas was read. The students performed a well-synchronized dance. A harmonious singing of a Malayalam carol was rendered by the school teachers.

The main talk was given by the Metropolitan Bishop.  In his speech, he touched upon the relevance of the theme, advent season and so on. He blessed our school, administration, students and teachers.  He also wished our school to grow.

The Vice Principal of St.Thomas School, Dhurwa also wished all success to the school and assured of all cooperation needed. The Vote of Thanks was proposed by one of our teachers, Mrs. Lekha M. Varghese.  The programme was closed by benediction by our Metropolitan and Silent Night carol by the School choir.

The online video was sent to all students on roll via Google classroom in which the support staff shot the Naitivity Scene in a real life situation.  

These programmes marked the end of Christmas celebration 2021 with the inputs and feedback of our Principal and Vice Principal.