BORIVLI, JANUARY 28, 2011: Come January and our communities are a buzz with preparations for the feast of St. John Bosco. The month of January also provides us with an opportunity to say a big thank you to all our collaborators, who help us fulfill the mission of Don Bosco. In keeping with tradition, our institution celebrated the “Annual Thanksgiving Day” on January 26. Present for the occasion were the Teachers, Salesian Cooperators, Past-pupils, Parents of Salesians, members of the Parish Pastoral Council and many others.
The function began with Fr. Allwyn invoking God’s blessings on the gathering and this was followed by a beautiful audio-visual presentation prepared by our parishioner, Mr. Harry Menezes. The presentation was titled, “The Power of a Dream”. It began with the missionary dream of Don Bosco and showed the growth and expansion of the institutions in our province with a special emphasis on Don Bosco, Borivli, as this is the Fortieth year since the institute was established. The Rector, Fr. Ronnie then welcomed all the guests, he stressed on the words of Don Bosco, “Everything fades away, but not our gratitude. We shall always pray that God will abundantly bless those who have been so good to us”. We then had ample time for moments of fellowship and bonding. Dove Caterers brought the event to a fitting conclusion with their delicious cuisine.