CHOTTAUDEAPUR, JANUARY 25, 2012: The boarders of Chotta began the Novenas for the feast of Don Bosco with great fervour and enthusiasm. In all two hundred and eighty boys of the boarding are present for the novena services.
The theme for the novena is 'Don Bosco, Amongst Us'. This was made real with the fact that a relic of Don Bosco's cassock is with us. The boys were overjoyed to see a part of the cassock which Don Bosco wore, being present today, almost hundred and fifty years later. They all came in veneration of this great saint and, in commemoration; Fr. James also released a new novena book containing all the prayers and devotions for Salesian prayer in Gujurati.
Besides the devotions, we also have tournaments for the boys in basketball and football.