‘One small step makes a big difference’ – We acknowledge achievers on the memorable occasion of India’s 69th Independence Day

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 A red letter day, when we at Don Bosco High School, Matunga hoisted the tricolour with pride and saluted all the ‘true patriots’ who contribute their mite towards leading free India on the path of progress. Class X A put up their assembly juxtaposing freedom from British rule on the one hand, and a Mother India still in chains on the other; shackled as she is by poverty, communalism, gender injustice, corruption, illiteracy and other evils.

The skit brought out the strides that India has made as she forges ahead in her quest for development. We witnessed a group of youngsters enthused by the idea of being the change they wish for, pledging to stop placing the blame elsewhere and to fight against discrimination and dishonesty.

 

independence day (21)Nikhilesh Singh rendered a powerful speech made by the Late Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on his vision for India in the year 2020.

Rev. Fr. Wilfred D’Souza, the Rector, reminded us of two key words- ‘Change’ that we all look for, but which should come from within, and true ‘Freedom’ which lies in knowing what we ought to do, and doing it well.

As is tradition at Bosco’s, we took the opportunity to felicitate our S.S.C. toppers of the batch 2014-2015 for their hard work and the glory they bring to their alma mater. Our Chief guests for the day being the parents of Safal Dawankar, the school topper, Mrs. Dawankar had the privilege of giving away the award certificates and scholarships. Mr.

independence day (117)Dawankar made a heartfelt speech intended to inspire the current students to “Be focused and give a hundred per cent.”

Rev. Fr. Bernard Fernandes brought the ceremony to a close by thanking all those responsible for the solemn and dignified proceedings.

 

 

 

-Ms. Ashwini Gupte