St. Xavier's Alumni Association

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St. Xavier's Alumni Association
AbbreviationSXAA
MottoFor God And Country
Formation1947
TypeAlumni association
HeadquartersPatna, India
LocationSt. Xavier's High School, West Gandhi Maidan Marg, Patna 800 001, Bihar, India
Membership4000+
President
Justice Samarendra Pratap Singh
WebsiteWebsite
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St. Xavier's Alumni Association
AbbreviationSXAA
MottoFor God And Country
Formation1947
TypeAlumni association
HeadquartersPatna, India
LocationSt. Xavier's High School, West Gandhi Maidan Marg, Patna 800 001, Bihar, India
Membership4000+
President
Justice Samarendra Pratap Singh
WebsiteWebsite
Facebook

St. Xavier's Alumni Association (abbreviated SXAA) is an alumni organization for former students of the St. Xavier's High School, Patna in Patna, India. It was founded in 1947 by the graduating class of that year and is still around today. It is India's one of the oldest alumni associations,[1] which boasts of over 3,500 members, some of them very famous names.[2] SXAA is an active member of the Jesuit Alumni Association of India (JAAI).[3]

History[edit]

In the year 1947, Fr. Edward Niesen and Fr. J.P. Wroblewski mooted the idea of forming an Alumni Association for the outgoing students of St. Xavier's. Fr. Cleary, Fr. Watling and Fr. Wilzbacher gave all encouragement in sponsoring an Annual issue of 'Alumunus', a slim publication that carried extensive articles, poems and other creative inputs from outgoing alumni eager to let the others know of their exploits at St Xavier's, Patna. Yearly alumni reunions further reinforced togetherness. Fr. Wroblewski almost became a legend in his lifetime in cementing the alumni association. Fr. Wroblewski's demise brought a vacuum in SXAA activities. But Fr. Gordon E Murphy SJ, saddled though he was with the cares of administration, carried on gamely and provided the school with one of its finest communicators both within the community and the alumni. When Fr Murphy passed away, the Alumni found in Fr. Jim Cox the embodied triumvirate of Fr. Wroblewski, Fr. Murphy and Fr. Moran and with Fr. Cleary, Fr. Ziebert and Fr. Reinboth, the Alumni gallery of the mythical Camelot was complete. Later, a synthesis was called for and the Micheal's & Xavier's Alumni Association (MAXAA) was formed under the presidency of the late Ranjit Sinha. However, the Siamese twins perforce had to be separated for want of a sense of authentic identity. The SXAA now stood on its own two feet with the alumni taking upon themselves the mantle of responsibility and Ranjit Sinha providing it the leadership. Ranjit Sinha's early demise shocked the association in such a profound way that it immediately decided to institute the Distinguished Xaverian Award to keep his memory alive and decided to confer the first award on him, albeit posthumously. Worthy alumni moderators like Fr. Faulstich, Fr. Drinane and Fr. Chandy with extensive support from Fr. Reinboth have done their utmost to keep the Association vibrant and humming. After Ranjit Sinha, a succession of dynamic presidents have not let up on the momentum and Dr. A.K. Gupta, Prof. K.V. Srinivasan, Balram Das, Prof. S.D. Singh, Satish Anand, Rajiv Ranjan, Subhash Anand, Satyapal Dutta, Vijay Kochar, Vijay Sharma, Arun Prasad, J.K.Sinha, R.N.Sahaya and now Justice Samarendra Pratap Singh have all rendered yeomen service in the alumni togetherness as well as for God and Country.

Present[edit]

St. Xavier's Alumni Association (SXAA) is the country's one of the oldest[1] alumni associations, which boasts of over 3,500 members, some of them very famous names.

The association enables old students remain connected and active. An annual reunion takes place just before Christmas every year.[4][5] Over 500 old boys of the school gather from across the country.

The association also organizes poolside parties for the Patna-based alumni. Besides, it also organizes the reunion of golden and silver jubilee batches every year.[6] It organizes various welfare activities for them, with career counseling by the alumni being one of them.[7] The association also organizes a blood donation camp annually. SXAA also conducts a free health check-up of the school students by doctors who are Xavier pass outs. Through such interactions, the alumni tries to convey to the younger lot the proud legacy of the school. Some of the alumni also offer sports training to the current students. The alumni association also funds various school projects. It contributed to the development of English and Computer labs of the school. It also finances a few poor students of the school, besides giving prizes worth INR15,000 annually to toppers of various subjects.[2][8]

Chapters[edit]

Postal Stamp[edit]

On 24 February 2007, the Diamond Jubilee celebration of SXAA was organised in the school campus. On this day, Ramkrishnan Suryabhan Gavai, Governor of Bihar, released the special envelope designed by R.S Gandhi, Pradip Jain and Dr. Pradip Sarkar (Xaverian). It has a postal stamp of INR5 with a photograph of St. Xavier's Building.

VIth National Congress of JAAI[edit]

VIth National Congress of JAAI (Jesuit Alumni Association of India) was hosted by SXAA and held in St. Xavier's School, Patna from 4th to 6th Feb 2011.[9][10][11][12] The theme for the Congress was "Public - Private Partnership for better Education"[10][11][13]

Office Bearers[edit]

[14]

OfficeNameBatch
ModeratorFr. Jose Elampassery, SJ
PresidentJustice Samarendra Pratap Singh1971
SecretaryDr. Amulya K. Singh1980
Vice - PresidentDr. Sandeep Sen1974
Vice - PresidentMr. Mohit Ahluwalia1979
TreasurerDr. Anshul Sinha1990
Joint - SecretaryMr. Neel Mani Rangesh1993
Joint - SecretaryMr. Y. P. Dubey1988
Joint - SecretaryMr. Om Prakash1993
Joint - SecretaryDr. Ashutosh Kumar1985

Patna Old Boys Network[edit]

Two prominent Patna School's Alumni, St. Xavier's Alumni Association (SXAA) and St. Michael's Alumni Association (SMAA), the alumni association of St. Michael's (a sister school of St. Xavier's), together form the Patna Old Boys Network.[15]

Notable People

Notable Alumni[edit]

Abhayanand, 48th D.G.P of the state of Bihar and famous educationalist

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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