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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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.