On the 19th of December, 2012 SJA organized a festive Christmas function along with a felicitation ceremony to honour the Josephites who have achieved excellence in various fields. The Chief Guest for the occasion was the eminent journalist Mr. Raj Kanwar. The programme began with a prayer song ‘Shout to the Lord’ melodiously sung by Jahnavi Shrivastava and Gauri Saxena. The Choir then presentedtraditional Christmas Carols ‘Silent Night’ and ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ which was followed by anenlightening Nativity Play depicting the birth of the Lord Jesus.
The programme then proceeded to the Annual Distribution of SpecialAwards. These included ‘The Josephite of theYear 2011-2012’ bagged by Siddharth Priyadarshi Sharma and ‘The sportsman of the Year 2011-2012’ awarded to Abhishek Prakash Jaunsari.
Anusha Rahinwal walked away with the award for the ‘Best Student -Outreach Programme (ISC) 2011-2012’. The ‘Delany Scholarship’ was given away to Vandana Singh (X), Sona Rai (UKG) and Anna Juhi John (X) whereas the ‘Most Deserving Student’ award was won by Arpit RaphaelTirkey (1-D). The ‘Krishna Kumari Wahi Scholarship’ was given to Palak Dutta of Class VII.
Jerome Clement (1-A) won the Inder Pal Singh DeolMemorial Scholarship. Bhuvanyaa Vijay and Jahnavi Shrivastava were
given the Best Debator Special Award for winning the Finals of the Frank Anthony Memorial All India Inter-School Debate Competition 2012 and were awarded Rs.20,400/- each. Teachers with 100% attendance werealso felicitated on the occasion.
The AFII Education Foundationsponsors an annual prize of Rupees One Lakh to deserving students forhigher education. This year, the prize money was shared between Siddharth P. Sharma and Saumya Agarwal. The awards were presented by
two AFII representatives, namely Mr. Mahesh Sharma, Director – Corporate Affairs and Mr. Saurabh Uboweja – Director, Corporate
Communication. The Choir once again enthralled the audience with the rhythmic rendition of ‘Joy to the World’ and ‘Go tell it on the
Mountain’. Addressing the audience, Vice Principal, Bro. Dennis emphasized the importance of cooperation and togetherness. Lastly, the Principal, Bro. A.J. George proposed a vote of thanks. He congratulated the recipients of the various awards and the parents of the prize winners who had exuberance writ large on their faces. The programme was brought to a close with the Choir’s melifluous singing of ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’.