SINGAPORE – Archbishop Nicholas Chia was pleasantly surprised when he was asked to blow out the candles on a cake (photo) to mark his 44 years as a priest during the reunion dinner of Catholic Junior College’s classes of ’84-’88. He was a guest at the Jan 28 dinner held at the CJC auditorium. His anniversary fell on the same day.

CJC principal Brother Paul Rogers addressed those gathered about the importance of enhancing the link between former and current students and requested alumni to help sustain the CJC Needy Students’ Fund.

Alumni reminisced about their CJC days over dinner, and many said they were impressed with the college’s improved facilities – the new performing arts centre, upgraded sports facilities, air-conditioned auditorium – and its academic progress.

"CJC has improved so much," Ravi Velu (class of ’86) said. "I believe that CJC is going in the right direction and hope that it will continue to move up and stay on top."

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