WADALA, JANUARY 27, 2012: Shelter Don Bosco celebrated the Republic day with a small program. Mr. Ravi Nair, staff for Teach India by Times of India was the Chief Guest for the programme. The Shelter boys marched in with the Chief Guest to hoist the flag. They delivered a speech in Hindi, a poem in English, and a song highlighting the virtue of patriotism. Mr. Bhangade, principal of Sewri Wadala Marathi Medium BMC School and the Guest of Honour, appreciated the talents and the qualities of the Shelter Don Bosco boys, which were evident in his school's activities.
Fr. William the Rector in his welcoming speech introduced the guests and made us aware that we are the keepers of the rules (constitution) of the nation. "Now the colonists are not there to make us keep the rules," he said.
In the evening, Shelter Don Bosco animated the day's novena at Our Lady of Dolours Church, Wadala. It was nice to see the boys participating in the Eucharistic Celebration. The mass concluded with the boys singing the recessional hymn to Don Bosco in Hindi.