Monday, April 16, 2012

In Photos: Inauguration of Bandura Holy Cross HIgh School Centenary Celebration


The three-day centenary celebration of Bandura Holy Cross High School in Nawabganj Upazilla of Dhaka District was inaugurated on January 12, 2012. About four thousand school alumni, current students and some members of their families including a number of dignitaries were present there. 

Among the dignitaries were: Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Abul Kalam Azad, State Minister for Cultural Affairs Advocate Promode Mankin (school alumnus), State Minister for Housing and Public Works Advocate Abdul Mannan Khan (alumnus), Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario CSC, Bishop Linus Gomes SJ (alumnus), Bishop Theotonius A. Gomes CSC (alumnus), and Bishop Bejoy D'Cruze OMI (alumnus).

The following photos give a glimpse of the inauguration day of the centenary celebration:

Dignitaries taking their seats on the stage
Dignitaries acknowledging greetings from the audience
Letting loose of balloons (above) and pigeons (not in picture) as part of the inauguration
Dignitaries from another angle
(L-R) Brother Binoy Gomes CSC (Provincial of Holy Cross Brothers in Bangladesh), Advocate Promode Mankin (State Minister for Cultural Affairs), Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario CSC (Archbishop of Dhaka), Abul Kalam Azad (Minister for Information and Cultural Affairs) and Advocate Abdul Mannan Khan (State Minister for Housing and Public Works)
State Minister for Cultural Affairs Advocate Pormode Mankin speaking of his experience as a former student of Bandura Holy Cross High School
Brother Chandan Benedict Gomes, CSC, the Headmaster of Bandura High School, speaking to the audience
Dignitaries seated among the audience
More of the dignitaries
A section of the audience
Another section of the audience
A section of the alumni
Another section of the alumni
Alumni with members of their families
More alumni with members of their families
Some priest and Broher alumni
More of the ex-students in front rows with current students on the back
Alumni with current students
Alumni with members of their families
Some of the volunteers for the celebration
Children dancing for the inauguration
Another scene of the children's dance
State Minister for Cultural Affairs Promode Mankin presenting a wall clock to Headmaster Brother Chandan Benedict Gomes, CSC, for the school

State Minister for Housing and Public Works Advocate Abdul Mannan Khan presenting a copy of  US-resident school alumni Dr. Nuran Nabi's book, Bullets of '71: A Freedom Fighter's Story, to Brother Chandan Benedict Gomes, CSC, for use in the school library
A renowned singer entertaining at the cultural show
These dancers also demonstrated their talent at the cultural show
All photos (Bandura: January 12, 2012) © Jerome D'Costa (alumnus of the school)

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