Trinco St. Joseph's celebrates 136th annual college day

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 March 2003, 22:49 GMT]
The St. Josephs' College in Trincomalee, one of the leading educational institutions in the eastern port town, Wednesday celebrated its 136th annual college day with religious observances and sports activities among teachers and students, sources said.

In the morning, the Parish Priest of Child Jesus Church in Orr's Hill in Trincomalee, Rev. Annathas, held the Mass in the college auditorium, which was attended by old students, retired principals, teachers and well- wishers of the college. The St Joseph's College has won several national level championships in the field of sports in recent years, sources said.

St. Joseph's college day, Trinco.
Section of students attended the College Day raffle draw held at the which was organized by the advance level students forum.
The college was founded in 1867 by Jesuit priests at the St Mary's Cathedral in Trincomalee. At the initial stage, it was named St.Joseph's Tamil School. It was one of the leading education institutions at that time, sources said.

It was registered as St.Joseph's English School on 28th August 1919. The school was shifted to the present site in 1955. Since then it has been renamed St Joseph's College. The school was handed over to the government in 1971.The central government conferred national school status on this school in 1994, sources said.

In addition to this school, the St Mary's English School, the St. Mary's Vernacular School, the St. Francis Xavier School, the St Joseph's Tamil School, Roman catholic schools like the Eachilampathu V.M.School, the Alankerni V.M.School and the Thennamaravadi V.M.School were all functioning independently under one Jesuit network, sources said.day.

The St. Josephs' College in Trincomalee, one of the leading educational institutions in the eastern port town, Wednesday celebrated its 136th annual college day with religious observances and sports activities among teachers and students, sources said.

In the morning, the Parish Priest of Child Jesus Church in Orr's Hill in Trincomalee, Rev. Annathas, held the Mass in the college auditorium, which was attended by old students, retired principals, teachers and well- wishers of the college. The St Joseph's College has won several national level championships in the field of sports in recent years, sources said.

The college was founded in 1867 by Jesuit priests at the St Mary's Cathedral in Trincomalee. At the initial stage, it was named St.Joseph's Tamil School. It was one of the leading education institutions at that time, sources said.

It was registered as St.Joseph's English School on 28th August 1919. The school was shifted to the present site in 1955. Since then it has been renamed St Joseph's College. The school was handed over to the government in 1971.The central government conferred national school status on this school in 1994, sources said.

In addition to this school, the St Mary's English School, the St. Mary's Vernacular School, the St. Francis Xavier School, the St Joseph's Tamil School, Roman catholic schools like the Eachilampathu V.M.School, the Alankerni V.M.School and the Thennamaravadi V.M.School were all functioning independently under one Jesuit network, sources said.

 

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