31 August, 2017
It’s Raining Awards at Don Bosco High School, Matunga
By Mrs. Perpetual Nazareth
Winning awards shows that you are a class-act with academic credentials, extra-curricular commitments and a philanthropic, social responsibility. And that’s what Don Bosco High School, Matunga has proved once again by winning honours and awards in quick succession.
Lions Club of Sion has conferred on the school the H.T. Mehta Rotating Trophy for the Best School in Sion, Matunga, and Dadar area securing the best aggregate results in the SSC Examinations2017. Sir.H.R. Shukla was awarded the Best Teacher’s Award for his contribution in the field of Education. Sir Shukla said, “I feel proud receiving this award as a teacher of Don Bosco High School, Matunga.”
In the Sporting arena, the school brought home the Jesal Niranjan Ganjawalla Trophy for the Best All Round Boys School in Sports for a record 15th time since its inception in the academic year 1998-99 by the Mumbai School Sports Association (MSSA). The School also won the Owen Ferreira Overall Football Championship 2016-17 for topping the Mumbai Schools chart at the MSSA Football Championship. The head coach Mr. Leslie Machado said, “When you do something with dedication and pride in life you never want to give it up….for us at Don Bosco, Matunga, it is our sports, which is why we are in the 15th year as Champions and still moving ahead.” Sir Barry, the Sports Co-ordinator divulged the secret of their success saying, “Our success is dependent on drive and persistence. The extra energy for us to make an effect or try another approach is the secret of our winning.”
The students brought to the forefront once again this year their obligation towards the welfare of the ex –servicemen and their families by contributing a generous sum of Rs. 554165/- towards the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF). Over the last couple of years, Don Bosco High School, Matunga, was the highest contributor towards AFFDF in Mumbai city and was picked up for special mention at the felicitation ceremony by the AFFD Committee (Mumbai City. The school thus tried to fulfil the vision of making its students ambassadors of compassionate citizenship, deeply rooted in the values of St. John Bosco.
Fr. Bernard Fernandes, the Principal of the school congratulated the entire Matunga team saying “These noteworthy awards reinforce our belief in a common vision, all round education and team work.”