Dr (Fr) Melwyn Pinto SJ, Director of the hostels, in his Christmas message said that Christmas should not be reduced to only Santa Claus rather importance must to be given to the core of Christmas namely, ‘God or Divine is with us’. Highlighting the core ideals of Christmas he said, “Jesus was born in a manger in all humility and humanness and therefore Christmas calls us to be humble. Shepherds who were ordinary, simple and poor, were the chosen ones given the message of Jesus’ birth. They visited the crib with gratitude and therefore, Christmas invites all of us to cultivate the attitude of gratefulness in life.”
Winners of Christmas competitions held on December18 were awarded with cashprizes. Gonzaga hostel emerged as the champion, whereas Mother Teresa hostel was the first runner up and Loyola hostel the second runner up. The Director and the Warden of the hostels distributed the prizes.