Leadership training service (LTS) is a youth movement mainly
for students in schools and colleges. It has a vibrant
history of four and a half decades during which it has
become a part of life for many young people in Bangladesh,
India and Nepal. The vision of an organization to help
students to develop their personality, promote their
leadership qualities and inculcate in themselves social
awareness and social responsibility, was conceived by a
group of students at Goethal’s memorial school in Kurseong,
Darjeeling, West Bengal. Within a short span of time, with
the initiative of a number of dedicated LTS members, many
LTS units sprang up in different parts of India.
ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGIATE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TRAINING
The Leadership Training Service of St.Xavier's Collegiate
School comprises students of classes 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
The strength of the unit is all its dedicated members.
Initiation of the new members was carried out with lots of
enthusiasm. The Headmaster pinned the badges onto the new
members introducing them to the world of the LTS.
WORKDAY- November 2007
The workday was held at Frank Anthony Public School and the
SXC unit contributed close to 5000 newspapers and lots of
cards, tubes of glue, and old cotton sarees. The members
visited the school a day before the event and got everything
prepared. All the members worked in union towards the
objective of the programme.
SANGAM- December 2007
Immense and active participation was seen as we all started
preparing for the Sangam. As Board members visited each and
every meeting, even on days of terrible weather, the Sangam
volunteering Team was being shaped back in school.
Being the host for the event, Volunteers from all classes
could be seen helping out in every field and giving their
best to making each guest comfortable. Our members were part
of many committees, especially Discipline, Stage, Lights and
Sound, and Refreshments. All the members were
enthusiastically looking forward to the event and almost
full attendance was recorded for the unit at the function,
contributing immensely to making Sangam the success that it
SANJEEVANI - June 2007
For Sanjeevani , St. Xavier's School was not only the host
for the event but also the host for the function. Drugs
Awareness was the theme and there were 3 visiting doctors
who gave us a deep insight into drugs, addictions, and its
misuse. A cultural programme followed this.
WORKDAY - November 2008
A workday was held in St. Xavier's School. The workday was
in collaboration with Loreto House School. Old newspapers
were used to make paper bags and greetings cards were also
made. All the paper bags were given to the rag pickers, who
sold them to earn some money. The greetings cards were sold
to students in Loreto House School's annual fete. A
newspaper drive followed this program and they were sold
OLD AGE HOME - 2008-2009
Students of class 11 and 12 visited Kalyan Ashram, an old
age home run by Help-age India and spent time with the
inmates there. Students went in batches often every Thursday
for a month. The students served lunch to them. A musical
program was also prepared every week.
ANTI DRUGS DRIVE- July 2008
St. Xavier's School, in collaboration with Kolkata police,
took part in a drugs awareness drive. The students
distributed pamphlets and stickers to pedestrians and
motorists on Park Street and Wood Street. Interested
pedestrians were also given an insight into the misuse of
drugs and its ill effects.
ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGIATE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TRAINING
SERVICE REPORT FOR MAHASANGAM '08
The Mahasangam was celebrated on the occasion of completing
50 years of service to God and Country. The innaugruation
was held earlier in the year and the centenary celebrations
started from 26th December and ended on 30th December. St.
Xavier's Collegiate School was the host for this prestigious
Optional attendance was given to students of class 10 and 12
due to their upcoming exams. Students of class 10 put
forward their best service and their support was highly
appreciated. All students of classes 9 and 11 attended the
Our school had taken up responsibility for Security,
Discipline and Cleanliness on campus. These committees were
made well before the program and the committees carried out
their responsibilities with total dedication and efficiency.
Mubasher Munir Ahmed of class 10 headed security committee
and Mazhar Abbas Khan of class 11 headed the Cleanliness
Our school students bought over a 100 raffle booklets, each
carrying the value of Rs.125. Registration forme students
started fromRs.30 toRs.175 based on their preference. All
the students contributed generously towards the cause.
Due to shortage of manpower, the board of St. Xavier's
Collegiate School was approached to take charge of the
Sightseeing committee for the outstation guests. Although
this was not part of our responsibilities, Baidurya
Chatterjee, Arkodeb Banik, and Shaun Flannery of class 11
took charge and gave a tour of the city's tourist spots to
1100 students approximately over 3 days.
Divya Harlalka of class 10 was felicitated in the field of
debating and Sidhant Goenka of class 12 in the category of
social service and charity. Our animator Ms. Shahnaz Ishrat
was also felicitated. Our animator Mr. Somnath Dhar was to
be felicitated on the same day but was not in attendance.
Overall, the Mahasangam was a grand success and the
participation, support, and attendance of all Xaverians was
highly appreciated and acknowledged.
LTS Cleaning DRIVE- Nov 2009
On 15th November 2009, around 200 students from 30 schools
and 3 colleges in Kolkata had gathered at 8 am in Prabhu
Jishu Girja – the LTS National Centre for the cleaning
drive. 15 students from St. Xavier’s Collegiate School
participated in this cleaning drive. Students were divided
into 10 groups and along with the LTS animators from
different schools cleaned up the roads and footpaths from
Lotus More to Allen Gardens.
The Councillor of Ward No.63, Mrs Sushmita Bhattacharya was
the chief guest and she herself had actively participated in
cleaning the road. Fr. Zenith William – The LTS national
promoter and Mr. Jimmy Tangerie were a source of inspiration
for all the students who made this cleaning drive a success.
This cleaning drive had lead the common people to join the
students in cleaning the 200 metre stretch of Rafi Ahmed
LTS Goodwill Ambassadors - Oct 2009
On 30th October 2009, a few LTS’ers were given a unique
opportunity to inform and educate the people of Kolkata
about the socially active causes undertaken by their
respective schools and private institutions in their
locality. The medium of information was the radio. Mr. Jimmy
Tangerie, the station head and radio jockey of Red FM 93.5
had taken the initiative to include a segment in his show
‘Dil Se’ where students could go live on air and report
about the upcoming social events in their schools. These
students were named Goodwill ambassadors.
Kashif Ahmed being a member of the LTS and a part of this
initiative named Goodwill ambassadors represented St.
Xavier’s Collegiate School and reported about the street
play which was enacted on 7th November 2009 by the students
of the school at Howrah Station, Sealdah Station and
different malls in Kolkata. It was done to promote social
and environmental awareness among the people of Kolkata. He
also reported about ‘Zenith’, an intra fete organized by St.
Xavier’s Collegiate School on 13th November 2009. It was
organized to celebrate children’s day; and the proceeds of
the fete had been donated to certain charitable
organizations. Fr. Sebastian James, the Vice Principal of
St. Xavier’s Collegiate School was a guiding light to all
the social causes undertaken by the students and played a
pivotal role in implanting all the plans.
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