Thursday, May 5, 2011


NERUL, MAY 5, 2011: Weeks and weeks of tireless preparation culminated into the much-awaited Bosco Fiesta on April 29 and April 30, 2011. The otherwise ordinary Don Bosco, Nerul ground that was usually baked in the April sweltering heat was transformed into a mini fair with floodlights and stalls all around. There were food stalls offering mouth-watering delights and game stalls which tested skill as well as speed. There were also stalls that offered investment advice as also stalls selling curios and handicraft articles. Many of the stalls were manned by students, teachers and parents.

The stage took central place where there were many competitions held. The solo-singing competition witnessed a huge turnout right from the ages of below-five years to sixteen years. Many prominent personalities judged the competitions. The drawing competition saw the budding artists get noticed. On April 30, the stage was set ablaze with dancers who competed well, much to the entertainment of the audience. The Bosco Prince and Princess gave many youngsters the opportunity to present their personality on stage – a sure first step to things much greater!!!

There were mascots going around entertaining the children. The request stall made best use of airing requests in the limited time available. The ‘gola’ stall saw many foot-falls with everyone throwing caution to the winds and having ‘golas’ to beat the heat. Little children had mini rides and the jumping-jack to keep them busy.

There were interesting events like the American Auction which witnessed people betting for a hamper of goodies, with the same furore one would maybe find at the stock market!! The lucky dips for ‘Tandoori Chicken too were a hit with the lucky winner taking home the dish for a measly Rs.10/- coupon. Guessing the weight of the cake was another hit.

It was truly the best way to end the academic year. It was a beautiful expression of the combined efforts of the management and the PTA members, who came together for a common good. Looking forward to the next Fiesta.

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