S Kolkata school takes e-way to celebrate 75 yrs – Times of India

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Kolkata: The alumni association of Our Lady Queen of the Missions School, Park Circus, celebrated the semisesquicentennial of their alma mater over Zoom on Sunday.
The event began with Sister Rani Jacob, president of the association and principal of the school, lighting the lamp, followed by an evening of quiz and antakshari, and of stories shared by former students about their school. Sister Joicy Madassery, member of the Congregation Leadership Team, Rome; Sister Anita Moolan, the Provincial, Kolkata, and Sister Smitha Thomas, director, International Missions Office, Rome, addressed the gathering. The school anthem, composed by alumni Preeti Roy Choudhury, was a journey back to the solemn morning assemblies.
“The celebration will be followed by a series of programmes, which include Menopause Cafe, interviews and the launch of an e-magazine. Our motto says ‘Virtue and Knowledge’ and we in QMS believe these qualities, bound by humility and empathy, create a better environment for the overall well-being of students,” said Nasreen Latif, an alumna.
Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, an international missionary congregation, started the all-girls’ school at Park Circus under the Archdioceses of Calcutta in 1946 with five Sisters from Chittagong. The then parish priest of Christ the King Parish, Park Circus, Father Kawea, had invited them to work in his parish and christened the little entity Queen of the Missions to match the name of Christ the King Parish.
The school principal said, “As part of the experiential learning through enquiry and research-based methodology, QMS has partnered with ISR and engaged students in regular participation in TED discussions promoting critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. In addition to this, we offer the global platform of ISR Muse to showcase their creativity through art forms.”

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