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March 3, 2014, the 175th birth anniversary of Jamsetji Tata, a historic date for Indian industry, “Founder’s Day” for Jamshedpurians, young and old, and the day that sparked off the reunion of Loyola’s Class of ’58.

A few days later, Dhan Madan, arguably the most colourful member of the class of ’58, emailed his numerous Jamshedpur friends reminiscing about the good old days, and wondering whether a reunion of the class of ’58 was a possibility. The email was duly networked to several of Dhan’s classmates. In less than 10 days, at-least 8 had enthusiastically clambered onto the reunion bandwagon. Emails zipped around, and furious googling, supplemented by down-to-earth searches, swiftly tracked down thirteen of the surviving fifteen of 1958’s “Magnificent Seven-teen”. A Jan 2015 date was agreed upon for the big event — gentlemen of our vintage can ill afford to take the long view — and the classmates based in India took over the planning. V.R. Nair worked his contacts to organise accommodation and local logistics. Jamshedpurians, Tushar and Zarin Kabi, took care of happy hours’ hospitality, and Dhan’s emails ensured that the enthusiasm for the reunion continued unabated. We had hoped for a full turnout, but two classmates, based overseas, dropped out due to health and other reasons.

The Pioneer: Academic, pioneer pens his memoir

July 08, 2011   12:19:04 AM

Parvinder Bhatia | Jamshedpur

Bringing young talent to the fore was his forte. Meet Father Hess, who embodies the true qualities of a wonderful human being — the integrity of a gentleman, the self sacrifice of a compassionate man and the discipline and quest for knowledge of a scientist.

Since July 4, 1987, the free Saturday clinic at Loyola School has held 1,040 sessions, not missing a single Saturday, be it Holi or Diwali, completing twenty years of uninteruppted service. The Clinic, an inseparable part of the Loyola Alumni Association, has been Loyoleans way of giving back to the community. The 20 year milestone was commemorated with a medical camp organised for the Loyola Project School, a school for the underpriviledged children of the neighbourhood, where all students were examined by a team of doctors and dispensed free medicines.

Read more about it as published in The Jamhedpur Telegraph.

Jamshedpur despite a number of good schools and a large population of students willing to pursue graduation lacks a good university. Many students have to find their way to other cities, usually in other states far away from home, to pursue their academic dreams. This is specially true for Loyoleans. 

Heritage pride for masses, one for every month of 2012

Jamshedpur is relitively a new city established just a 100 years ago, yet it has few buildings of heritage and architechural value. Ronald D'Costa, '64, with the help of a few students from the School and the Rotary Club of Jamshedpur put together a beautiful calendar pictures of a few such buildings of note from the steel city.

The calendar was launched on April 24, 2012, at the Beldih Club. It was covered by The Jamshedpur Telegraph in this story.