WADALA, AUGUST 30, 2011: We at St. Joseph’s High School, Wadala were witness to an array of happy events this week.
As India witnessed a wave of anti-corruption movement, a mini-Hazare campaign - courtesy the Greeline - was taking place in our own backyard. It was not a crusade against corruption, rather an honest and sincere effort to save our environment. Seventy five of our school students from Stds. I-X were privileged to be the participants of a Green Ganesha workshop at Don Bosco, Matunga organized by the Greenline team. Over two hundred students from four neighbouring schools – Don Bosco Matunga, Auxilium Convent, Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Joseph’s- participated in this workshop. At the workshop, the students were made aware of the importance of going green this Ganesha season beginning with one’s own home and neighbourhood. The students then went on to craft exquisite clay models of Ganesha with their expert hands. One could sense the excitement in the air as also a bond that arises when people, especially children, join together to promote a common cause. A small beginning has been made, and surely this will lend itself to a greater and bigger campaign to GO GREEN.
In the field of sport, four of our young bsketball players, Mayank Chavan, Smit Shinde, Sandesh Ramraje and Sairaj Adkar, were selected to represent the Mumbai Central District u-14 basketball team. Mayank Chavan was given the rare privilege to captain the team – an added honour to our school. We are indeed proud of these our students and wish them success in the ongoing inter- district Basketball tournament held at Raigad.
On the literary front, two of our Std. X students, Moneel Bheda and Vardhaman Shah participated in a competition organized by Jawahar Bal Bhavan in July. They have won the first round in story writing and poetry writing respectively, and have now moved up to the District level. Congratulations!
An outdoor experience was in the offing for twenty four of our NCC cadets under Mr. Raj. They attended a ten day NCC camp at Antop Hill, Wadala, organized by the naval unit for the cadets of Mumbai. Firing with a .2 rifle, parade training, colours (hoisting of NCC flag at daybreak) and sunset (lowering of the flag in the evening), lectures on naval orientation, disaster management, first aid and signalling, Sports, and naval ship visits (INS Tabar) were some of the varied activities at the camp. The camp was however cut short by two days due the incessant downpour in Mumbai. However, it was an enriching and learning experience for our budding naval cadets.
An eventful week indeed it was!