Teacher’s Day Celebration
-Ms Jansi Dharamraj
‘It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.’-Unknown
The quote above throws light on the beautiful of teachers. On the occasion of Teachers’ Day on 5th September 2020, there were two online events that were conducted at Don Bosco High School, Matunga, to express our love and admiration for our staff. Due to the ongoing pandemic crisis, the events were conducted online and also surprise goodies were delivered to the teachers at their doorstep which was highly appreciated by the staff.
The first event was a special mass offered for the teachers as it is a tradition in the school. It was a live streaming of the mass at 9 am from the crypt of the Shrinefor all the teaching and non-teaching staff of DBHS and DBIS, the students, parents. The main celebrant for the mass was the Principal of DBHS Fr. Bernard Fernandes. The Rector, Fr. Crispino D’Souza through homily appreciated the efforts of each teacher and their contribution towards the students and school especially during this present crisis.
The second online programwas at 10.30 am for the staff of Don BoscoMatunga by their students under the guidance of Sir Avit Dias. Students and parent representatives of each class of Kg, Primary and the Secondary sections extended their heartfelt gratitude to the teachers. A special musical performance by the Rector Fr. Crispino D’Souza and the Principal Fr. Bernard Fernandes of the music pieces ‘Bella Ciao’ and ‘YehDosti’ added spark to the programme.
On this beautiful occasion of Teachers’ Day, the school also released its first issue of the school magazine ‘Don Bosco Courier’ online.
‘Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.’ -Unknown. The online celebrations were a small expression of gratitude and love for the wonderful vocation of the teacher and the presence of a dedicated staff on the campus. The teachers were very grateful to the school management for conducting the ‘Online Teacher’s Day Celebration’ and making them feel special.