Friday, 13 July 2012

ST. AGNES HIGH SCHOOL – BYCULLA: STUDENTS’ VALUE ORIENTATION
July 13, 2012: Over two hundred and fifteen students of Standard Ten, from St. Agnes High School – Byculla, participated in a  Diamond Value Orientation Program ‘Value Sills for Life: Living by Values’  that was organized by AVEC in the school hall. The school Principal, Sr. Louisa, welcomed the speakers. Two sessions were held in order to accommodate the four divisions in one day. 

 Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes began the session with a Prayer Song that invited the students to focus on being a ‘Light’ in a darkened world. He then took the students through a silent fantasy meditation that enabled the students to focus on their breath of life. The speaker for the day, Fr. Glenn was then introduced to the students.
 Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes began the session with a Prayer Song that invited the students to focus on being a ‘Light’ in a darkened world. He then took the students through a silent fantasy meditation that enabled the students to focus on their breath of life. The speaker for the day, Fr. Glenn was then introduced to the students.
 Fr. Glenn began his session challenging the students to embark  on a ‘MAD’ adventure! “Make a Difference in how you ‘Live Your Life’ and how you ‘Invest in Time’. Everyone is Valued and Loved. Live the originality of your life in a meaningful and significant way”, he added. He used powerful video clips, songs with inspiring lyrics, daily life experiences and ‘meaning questions’ to help the students to imbibe the Twelve Diamond Values in a their daily lives. 
 The Vote of thanks was proposed by Chantelle Mascharenhas, the school Head Girl, and in the second session, Sonali S. Doray appreciated the two speakers.


The sessions were an eye opener to many a student and the response to the sessions could be seen in the various comments that were written in the AVEC log book.

“The session of Fr. Glenn was very interesting. He inspired us and taught us lots of Values and showed us the way to live. Thanking him in a very special way to encourage us to live our life to the fullest” – X B Students
 “Fr. Glenn and Mr. Rochwyn really inspired us, by their motivational talk about climbing and moving on ahead in life” ­– Shannen Uchil X-A


“They gave us an inspirating session about the essential values. They motivated me to have a ‘Winner’ attitude. Thank you” – Adeline Yang X-A

“This was the best value talk I had ever heard in my life. Father showed us the importance of it in one’s life. Thank you” – Tania and Madhuri X-B
 “Thank you for teaching us values on skills for life. You have inspired us for our future generations too. We promise to Make A Difference in our life” – Irisha Gaglani X-C


“The session was very inspiring and motivational. It helped us to inculcate the good values and skills required to face every aspect of life. We also hope to carry all these values throughout our lives. Thank you Fr. Glenn and Mr. Fernandes” – Sonali Doray X-C
 “A big thank you to Fr. Glenn and Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes for such an inspiring Value orientation session. We will never forget this session. As it has made us MAD: Make a difference!” -  Gayatri Salenke  X-C
 “Thank you Fr. Glenn and Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes for coming to our school and inspiring us to BE MAD! You taught us big things in small ways… especially the videos were very emotional and inspiring. You told us to have an aim our life and to have a message for the world: ‘God never said that life would be easy, he just said that it would be worth it’. I aim to be an oncologist and lend a helping hand to cancer patients.” – Maleeha Malim X D
 Thank you so much to Fr. Glenn and Mr. Fernandes for the beautiful session you taught us about ‘Value Skills for Life’. It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, I’m sure I will impart these values into others as well whenever I am fortunate enough to do so. You are a very beautiful human soul Fr. Glenn and we are fortunate enough to meet you. May you be in good health to be a star of inspiration for others” – Saakshi Malpekar X-D
 “A very big thank you from the heart. There are so many people and books trying to help us give our life a meaning and help us to give the lives of others too, a meaning. You gave us the spark and lit many candles. We definitely will play our part in lighting up the world” -  Adi Shapurkar X-C







Congratulations to all the students for your participation and attentive listening. God bless your studies and your future with much fruitfulness. Go MAD in the world!!! MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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