Pushpashrama the institute of Philosophy and religion, situated at R. S Naidu Nagar, Mysuru, celebrated on the 27th of September its Golden Jubilee.

The thanksgiving mass was offered at 10.30 A.M. presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Vazapilly the Bishop of Mysore and concelebrated by 78 priests. Thereafter celebration was held at the institute auditorium. The guest of honour was Rev. Fr. Saverio Cannistra the Superior General of the Discalced Carmelite Order. The stage was shared with him by another two dignitaries namely Rev. Fr. Johannes Gorantla the Definitor General and Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao the Provincial. The students of Flos Carmeli School invoked the presence of God through prayer dance. Rev. Fr. Alfred Menezes the Rector, welcomed the guests.

Thereafter a short video was presented which took everyone down the memory lane thus showing a glimpse of the growth of Pushpashrama from its humble beginnings. The previous superiors who had slogged for its development were not forgotten but duly acknowledged and felicitated.

Fr. Oswald Crasta introduced the dignitaries and they were felicitated. The brothers presented the dance and entertained the guests. There was a special acknowledgement of the service rendered by Fr. Paul D’ Souza who served the institute for more than 25 years as a professor of philosophy. The vote of thanks was delivered by Fr. Ronald D’ Souza, the scholastics sang the Pushpashrama anthem, Rev. Fr. Johannes prayed grace before meals and thus the celebration concluded with the fellowship meal.

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