9 July, 2020
VIRTUAL CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF DOMINIC SAVIO AND THE INVESTITURE CEREMONY
Leading when it matters!
-Mrs. Elizabeth Soares

We consider ourselves truly blessed that in spite of the prevailing lockdown due to the Covid pandemic crisis, we could celebrate the feast of St. Dominic Savio on 6th July 2020 and also organize the investiture ceremony albeit online.
The day began on a spiritual note with the Eucharistic celebration at 9.15am.The entire school family was able to participate via the virtual platform-the Mumbai Salesians You Tube link. The holy mass was celebrated by our Rector Fr. Crispino D’souza and our Principal Fr. Bernard Fernandes. The mass was animated by the choir that was represented by our AHM Mrs. Christina Mascarenhas , our Primary Music teacher Ms. Sonia and our student leader Dean Mascarenhas. The homily by our Rector was very inspiring because it revived back the life of St. Dominic Savio whose spirituality was grounded deep in faith and love for God. The message could be summarized by the acronym SMS – being prepared Spiritually, Mentally and Socially to face life that is before us here and now and accept God’s plan for us.
The mass was followed by the investiture ceremony that was once again held via the virtual platform-the Google Meet. The link for the investiture ceremony was shared by the Management with the Staff representatives, Parent representatives, Student representatives and the leaders to be invested with authority.
The toned down investiture ceremony was the solemn part of the day and it was conducted in a simple yet impressive style. The entire Don Bosco School Family was welcomed right at the outset and the comperes helped all to understand the call for a true leader. Thereafter the student leaders of both the Primary and Secondary section were welcomed and were invested with authority and responsibility by Fr. Rector, Fr. Principal, Vice- Principal and the Assistant Headmistress. The student leaders who were invested with authority and responsibility took the oath to work with humility, compassion and enthusiasm. The uniformed leaders also took the oath to abide by the rules and regulations of the NCC, Scout Law and the call of the RSP.
The solemn occasion was given a devout touch through the hymn to St. Dominic Savio and the prayer recited by the School Vice- Captain Jordan Pinto. The Head Teacher of the Primary section Mrs. Griselda Fernandes addressed the student leaders reminding them of the call to be committed citizens helping in rebuilding a fragile world. In his speech, Fr. Rector inspired the leaders with the message of building our trust in God and to remain always mentally healthy reaching out in service and love in the present pandemic .The school captain Keagan Fernandes then proposed the vote of thanks citing heartening words of preparedness to work in service despite the pandemic and a prayerful wish to God to help us return back soon to the school that we love.
Fr. Principal also appreciated the feeling expressed by the School Captain Keagan Fernandes and reconfirmed the beautiful theme to be leaders ‘leading when it matters the most’ in the present times. The solemn occasion concluded with best wishes to the newly invested school leaders and the echo of happy feast day wishes of St. Dominic Savio.
Our student council for the academic year 2020-21:

 

SCHOOL CAPTAIN PRIMARY SECTION: KEITH SALDANHA
SCHOOL VICE-CAPTAIN PRIMARY SECTION: KIAAN SHETYE
SCHOOL CAPTAIN SECONDARY SECTION: KEAGAN FERNANDES
SCHOOL VICE-CAPTAIN SECONDARY SECTION: JORDAN PINTO
SPORTS AND ACTIVITY CAPTAIN: DEAN MASCARENHAS
SPORTS AND ACTIVITY VICE CAPTAIN: PREM BARASKAR
DISCIPLINE CAPTAIN: VIBHAS JADHAV
DISCIPLINE VICE CAPTAIN: AADIT MASCARENHAS
RED HOUSE CAPTAIN: VARUN ELAVIA
RED HOUSE VICE CAPTAIN: ANTARIKSH GUPTA
BLUE HOUSE CAPTAIN: ZEEHAN SHAH
BLUE HOUSE VICE CAPTAIN: KYLE ROZARIO
YELLOW HOUSE CAPTAIN: SACHIN SUBBAIH
YELLOW HOUSE VICE CAPTAIN: MARC ANTHONY TAVARES
GREEN HOUSE CAPTAIN: DHRUV RAMMOHAN
GREEN HOUSE VICE CAPTAIN: VIKRANT PAWAR
WORKING COMMITTEE CAPTAIN: KUSHANT OZA
WORKING COMMITTEE CAPTAIN: JADEN MACHADO
UNIFORMED TROOPS
N.C.C LEADER: SHRAVAN JADHAV
SCOUT LEADER: ROHIT BURA
R.S.P LEADER: ARYAN KADAM

 

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