After reaching out to common people, needy neighbours and corona warriers, St.Xavier's, College and School Kolkata, on Tuesday, extended its support to their needy students and non teaching staff, who required hand holding at this hour of crisis. Dry rations were distributed to around 300 needy students and co workers of St. Xavier's College and school. Rector Father Jeyaraj Veluswami, Principal of the College Father Dominic Savio and Principal of the School Father Thamacin Arulappan along with other fathers distributed the materials.
Rev. Fr. Dominic Savio, Principal of the College and President of St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association, said, "we the Jesuits, believe in sharing and have a concern and commitment for others, especially who are needy and challenged. We have first generation students in the College and School, and many more who study with 100% scholarships. They come from weaker sections of society. So, we consider it to be our duty to standby them and take care of them at this trying time. It will definitely give them mental as well as economic support".
St. Xavier's College and School decided to continue with this support till the lockdown is in place.
St. Xavier's Kolkata already contributed Rs 40 lakhs to the CM's special corona emergency relief fund and also to PM's National Relief Fund. Alumni Associations of College and School distributed dry food to the under privileged people at the Kolkata and the Raghabpur rural campus of the college in the district of South 24 Parganas. The College Alumni also distributed PPEs to the doctors and nurses of a private charity hospital in the city.
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As you all know that the entire world is now fighting out the threat of the deadly Novel Coronavirus and most places are under lockdown.
To tackle the emergency situation due to COVID-19 outbreak, the State Government under the able leadership of Hon'ble Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee has constituted the "West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund".
With the long tradition of St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Kolkata, it is our moral duty and responsibility to respond at such crisis situation and testing times. Hence, I appeal to all Alumni/ae to contribute generously whatever best each of us can.
This is a small stride from our part to support our State Government in combating this pandemic called Novel Coronavirus. I hope all the Alumni/ae members will respond positively and uphold and strengthen the legacy of St. Xavier's through their contributions. Kindly note that the staff members of the College have voluntarily started contributing through their own ways - we wish to aggregate all such contributions under the single umbrella of St. Xavier's and handover the same to the WB Government.
All the Alumni/ae members may contribute online instantly by clicking on the "Contribute" button of this page https://alumni.sxccaa.net/donation/129
or to SXCCAA Bank Account by NEFT/RTGS , the details are as follows
Account Name: St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association
Bank Name: Syndicate Bank
Branch: Park Street, Kolkata
IFSC code: SYNB0009585
Account No: 95852010003025
at the earliest. In case of electronic fund transfer, kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Journal No. or transaction details. In case anyone not able to access the facility of electronic fund transfer now due to any technical reasons, he/she can reply back over email with an Expression of Interest along with the amount of contribution which is intended to be donated for this noble cause.
Kindly note that such contributions will qualify for Income Tax Relief u/s 80G of IT Act.
Fathers at St. Xavier's are constantly praying for the safety of you and your family members and the entire world.
May God bless all of you.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio S.J.
President, St Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association
Principal, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Kolkata
Rev. Fr. Dominic Savio, SJ, Principal & Rector, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Kolkata & President, SXCCAA, has been awarded with 'Excellence in Education and Philanthropy Award' by The Bengal National Chamber of Commerce & Industry at a ceremony held on 14th April, 2018, at Science City Auditorium.