Fr Pradeep Sequeira SJ, the chief guest of the day, in his message highlighted two areas uncommon to Christmas, namely option for the poor and sharing. He said that we must always think ‘what can I do for others that will make a difference for them.’ He also said that God always gives and He gives good things to His people, and He gave us His only son Jesus. Similarly, we must imitate this act/action and always give to others. “True happiness lies in giving not only material gifts but also non-material gifts that are far more precious, namely, friendship, love, patience, time and company,” he said.
The audience was treated to a host of dances, carols, songs by the members of the teaching and non-teaching staff. A video of Christmas at AIMIT prepared by Mohandas, admin staff, was also played.
Dr Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ, Director, AIMIT congratulated the coordinators of the Christmas programme Dr Swapna Rose, Mrs Annapoorna Shetty and Mrs Harinakshi and the staff for putting in their heart and mind to bring out a successful Christmas programme. C. G. Thomas and Vinay Krishna compered the programme. Christmas gifts were distributed to all members of AIMIT family.