We all know that our very own Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Felix Raj, SJ, has taken over as the first Vice Chancellor of the newly created St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata and relinquished his charge as the Principal, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata and also as President, St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association.
We all have personally felt the warmth of his interactions with us and experienced his personal touch in our lives over almost a decade. We have also seen the growth of our Alma Mater and our Association under his able leadership, such as SXC, Kolkata being declared as the best College in the country by NAAC, having Twin Hostels for boys and girls at AJC Bose Road, having the Rural campus of the College at Raghabpur, 24-Parganas (South), having the new state of the Art Observatory in the College, having the new space for the College Library and B. Ed. Departments, and so many others. Many of us fondly remember and rejoice our experiences of travelling with him to various destinations in the country and abroad for our National and International Conferences. As a true visionary he has spearheaded the move to have a Jesuit University in Bengal and made it into a reality with his able leadership. During his tenure as the President, our Association has also grown substantially not only in terms of number and/or territory but also in terms of strengthening the bonding among us.Above all we all have seen the kind of space and recognition he has given to each one of us in the Alumni Association.
Now, the time has come to thank the Almighty for making the service of Fr. Felix Raj, SJ, available to our Alma Mater and our Association and also to express our gratitude and appreciation to Fr. Felix Raj, SJ, for all that he has done for the Institution, Association and for all of us. It is also the moment when we all should reaffirm our whole hearted support and commitment to him in his present venture to shape up the new Jesuit University.
With a view to this a Felicitation Ceremony is being organized for Rev. Fr. J. Felix Raj, SJ, on 1 December 2017 (Friday) at 6.30 pm at Fr. Depelchin Auditorium, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata, 30-Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata-700016.
I would like to request you all to kindly make it a point to attend the programme to express our heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude to our very own Rev. Fr. Dr. J. Felix Raj, SJ.
Invitation cards will be available from 17.11.2017 (Friday) at SXC Room no: 5.
With warm regards,