15 August, 2016

 

– Ms. Perpetual Nazareth

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Don Bosco High School, Matunga commemorated the solemn occasion of the nation’s Independence Day through a simple yet thought-provoking ceremony. In keeping with tradition, the S.S.C. toppers of the batch of 2015-2016 were also felicitated for their noteworthy performance.

Flanked by the School Management, the parents of our S.S.C. toppers and our chief guests for the day, were given the honour of hoisting our tricolour.

The assembly put up by students of Class X F raised a pertinent question by conducting a reality check on our patriotic fervour- ‘Is it really Vande Mataram or One Day Mataram?’ The students urged us to recognize that each of us is an ambassador, a representative of our nation, a partner in the progressing history of our motherland. Hence, the need to stop being silent observers, passive recipients and crowd followers. They urged us to recognize the opportune time and exercise our responsibility- to express, to act, to bring about a change.

On this momentous day for the nation, we also celebrated with pride our toppers, Trevin D’Souza and Venkatesh Shenoy, both with an aggregate score of 94.8%, along with 27 students who scored above 90%, for bringing glory to themselves and to their alma mater.

Mr. Shenoy and Mr. D’Souza thanked the school for helping their sons achieve this milestone. Mr. D’Souza reiterated that each of us has been called for a purpose, and going down memory lane to his school years, urged the boys through song to ‘Believe in Yourself’ and be the agent of change.

Earlier, on the eve of Independence Day, the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) Gymkhana Committee had invited our school to be a part of their initiative to support the Government of India, in their efforts to promote patriotism and pay homage to our freedom fighters. Students of X F, along with their class teacher had put up a part of their assembly in the V.J.T.I. campus to help promote a sense of unity among young minds.