Founder’s Day was celebrated recently in St Michael’s Institution (SMI) Ipoh. It started with a speech by Sit Wai Yin, Excellent Principal of SMI followed by the launch by Brother Matthew Bay who is the La Salle Brothers’ representative in Perak.
It was indeed a day to be celebrated and remembered. The founder, Saint John Baptiste De La Salle, was born of nobility from Rheims. He lived a life of privilege but heard a higher call. It was for the children, the last, the lost and the least, for whom he gave up wealth and fame as the first Lasallian.
After the launch, the occasion was celebrated with students showcasing their talents in various performances and then an exhibition.
The memorable celebration ended with a mass which was held in the school chapel. The Mass was conducted by Father Robert Daniel from Church of Our Lady of Lourdes.