Friday, February 4, 2011


NERUL, FEBRUARY 4, 2011: January 29, 2011 will go down in the annals of Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Nerul, as we celebrated our fifth Annual Day. This was no ordinary event as the school successfully staged the musical “Oliver Twist” for this occasion.

Honorable State Excise Minister, Mr. Ganesh Naik, was invited to be the Chief Guest. Fr. Joaquim D’Costa, the Dean of Navi Mumbai deanery, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Church, Vasai and the Manager of the School, together with Mr. Sagar Naik, the Mayor of Navi Mumbai, had consented to be the Guests of Honor at this function. Both from the Naik family were unable to be present due to bereavement in the family.

Reverend Fr. Joaquim D’Costa, presided over the function. The program began by welcoming the chief guest. Fr. Vivian then welcomed the guests, and introduced the chief guest to the audience.

An inspiring prayer dance invoked God’s choicest blessings. It got one and all to raise their minds and hearts to the Almighty. Then a welcome song set to a foot-tapping melodious tune, put the parents in the mood. The lyrics for the song, was composed by the students themselves and Cl. Charles set it to music. The lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and Management was followed by floral bouquets and Prize distribution. A Power Point presentation highlighted the main events of the year.

Then came the moment we all were waiting for, the staging of the musical: “Oliver Twist”. The students took the audience right to the very heart of Charles Dickens’s London, and to the era of the Great London Waif Crisis. The enthusiastic cast, heartfelt score and stunning choreography kept the audience glued to their seats. The array of color and music enhanced the show. A thunderous and standing ovation then followed the curtain call.

Father Principal praised the young actors and dancers on stage, for their stellar performances. The Vote of thanks by Fr. Anthony brought the evening’s celebration to a close.

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