HistoryIn the year 1947, Fr. Edwrad 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 Murphy, 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 presidentship of the late Mr. 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 Mr. Ranjit Sinha providing it the leadership. Mr. 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 Mr. Ranjit Sinha, a succession of dynamic presidents have not let up on the momentum and Dr. A.K. Gupta, Prof. K.V. Srinivasan, Mr. Balram Das, Prof. S.D. Singh, Mr. Satish Anand, Mr. Rajiv Ranjan, Mr. Subhash Anand, Mr. Satyapal Dutta, Mr. Vijay Kochar, Mr. Vijay Sharma, Mr. Arun Prasad and now Mr. J.K. Sinha have all rendered yeomen service in the alumni togetherness as well as for God and Country.
PresentSt. Xavier’s Alumni Association (SXAA), Patna (Registered under the Society Registration Act 1870. Reg. No. Patna/1494/08-09)
C/o St. Xavier’s High School, West Gandhi Maidan Marg, Patna 800 001, Bihar, India • Website: www.sxaa.org
. St. Xavier's Alumni Association (SXAA) is the country's one of the oldest alumni associations, which boasts of over 3,000 members, some of them very famous names. From doctors to teachers, bureaucrats to senior police officers, bankers to other government servants, Xavier's has produced persons of eminence in all the fields. Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran, DGP Abhyanand, noted surgeon Dr A A Hai, Hotel Chanakya director Vijay Kochar and Justice Abhijit Sinha, Dr. Amulya Kr. Singh: Famous Orthopaedic surgeon, former top cop J K Sinha, - they are all school pass outs, to name a few. Formed in 1947, the association enables old buddies remain connected and active. An annual reunion takes place just before Christmas every year. Over 500 old boys of the school gather from across the country. Meeting old friends is something to be cherished. On the occasion, apart from partying wild, we also re-commit ourselves to serving the Xavier's. A directory of the alumni is also published, so that the alumni remain connected. 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. The association also has a good connect with the school's current students. It organizes various welfare activities for them, with career counseling by the alumni being one of them. 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 Rs 15,000 annually to toppers of various subjects.