Jesuits invited to partner with Rajasthan government

jesuitBJP chief minister Vasundhara Raje lauded the Jesuits helping poor from all sections of society.

February 22, 2016


Rajasthan Chief minister Vasundhara Raje invited the Jesuit priests, who run St. Xavier’s School in state capital Jaipur to partner the government in skill development initiatives undertaken by the Rajasthan State Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC).

The BJP chief minister said she was pleased to see that the Jesuit priests had a vocational training school and that it was making a difference to the lives of students from all sections of society, reported the Times of India.

She was speaking at the 75th anniversary celebrations of the school, which was also attended by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, the papal representative in India and Nepal.

She lauded the St. Xavier’s management for setting up a balwadi that admitted 30 students each year, helping children from poor families complete their education at the school.

The chief minister had special words of praise for the school band, which put up a performance as part of the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the school. There were many young schoolgirls playing the drums in the band, and Raje said she was pleased to see girls marching as part of the band.

The chief minister called upon students to be sensitive to others and open to diverse points of view. State BJP president Ashok Parnami also attended the platinum jubilee celebrations of the school.