23 December, 2019
The care n share extravaganza at Bosco’s encompasses the Christmas spirit along with lots of cheer
-Ms. Ashwini Gupte
The Christmas Panorama, Don Bosco Matunga’s annual Christmas outreach and festivities program took place on two days, the 18th and 19th of December 2019. The theme for the year being ‘Journeying Together in Joy And Holiness’, the Panorama served as a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas, that of selfless giving. In this very spirit, this Panorama aimed at reaching out to the marginalized children and youth of the coastal belt of Negombo in Sri Lanka and the Don Bosco, Waluj Centre in the Marathwada region, to help the people there live their lives with dignity. Pre the fun and festivity, the school raised funds to empower the youth in these select communities.
The students participated in an array of competitions during the days of the Panorama, as also a few events conducted prior to these. The decoration of the Christmas star and Santa Claus, the Christmas symbols and the cooking competition gave artistically and gastronomically inclined students an opportunity to showcase their talents.
Day one of the Panorama was extra special as it was the jubilee anniversary of the sacerdotal ordination of our Principal, Rev. Fr. Bernard Fernandes. The Rector, Rev. Fr. Crispino D’Souza felicitated and thanked Fr. Bernard for his 25 years of dedication to the priesthood.
Christmas cheer began with the Primary singing festive Christmas carols and the Secondary boys from classes 9 and 10, not to be left behind, gave their best through the Acapella singing. Colourful costumes, intricate choreography and spellbinding energy unleashed, as we witnessed the Disco, Junglee and Western dances, performed by classes 5, 8 and 10 respectively. Sheer energy unfolded through the Disco dances, the Junglee were odes to tribal communities and the Western dances were set to the work of select dj’s and performers, including the king of pop. A much anticipated event, the Stylish Student of the Year competition for class 9, saw the boys not only strutting their stuff on the stage, but also opining on Online Fashion.
With day two of the Panorama yet holding promises and the most anticipated Bosco King contest in store, Day one of the festivities ended with much excitement, fun filled moments and eager expectation of the events to come.