25 February, 2020
Fun Galore at Silvassa
-Mrs. Shahnaaz Abbas
The staff picnic is a much awaited occasion in the calendar of every staff member of Don Bosco High School Matunga. The Management of the school leaves no stone unturned to ensure that the staff picnic turns out to be a promising and memorable one.
This year too was no different. The staff of Don Bosco High School Matunga put aside their daily routine and set off for a picnic to Silvassa in Dadra and Nagar Haveli on February 19, 2020 for three days of pure fun and relaxation with fellow Boscoites. Prior to the picnic days were spent by the staff planning all that they would do once there. The atmosphere in school was light and days were being counted for this occasion.
While some staff members returned to Mumbai in a day the others stayed back to enjoy the picnic to the fullest. The Pluz resort at Silvassa was very comfortable. The staff enjoyed the delicious meals there and rested well in the plush rooms. A morning walk was arranged for the early risers. Later some chose to enjoy a swim or a game of throw ball in the swimming pool, some played badminton and cricket while some just sat around the pool participating in all the fun.
There was music and dance by the poolside and prizes to be won for the games.
The staff visited the Church of our Lady of Piety and prayed a Novena to Mother Mary asking her to keep alive the family spirit among the Boscoites and also for their special intentions. They also visited the Tribal museum and the Museum Of Tribal Art in Silvassa which had breath taking Warli paintings on display. Souvenirs were bought to take home.
In the days spent at Silvassa one could only see happy smiling and relaxed faces. Tinkling laughter and friendly banter filled the days as the evergreen and the young, the old and the new enjoyed moments of togetherness over meals and games, photographs and jokes and everything that goes into making a picnic a cherished and unforgettable one.