Thursday, May 3, 2012

BIS #2921 May Day celebration

BIS Mumbai                                  

BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #2921


May Day celebration

Bernard Fernandes sdb

WADALA, 1 MAY, 2012; There's something special about the month of May.  Vacations, celebrations, events ...the list is endless.  There's something even more special about the first day of this illustrious month. All over the world it is celebrated as May Day – also known as the International Workers' Day, in Maharashtra.  The echoes of 'Jai Maharashtra' rend the air, and home for us at Dolours, Wadala, is a day ear marked for telegames for the parishioners.


In the morning, the mood was just right to chime in with the sentiments of the state of Maharashtra. A special program for the staff of St. Joseph's High School, was organized, by patriotic songs and the speech set the tone for the celebrations.  In a symbolic act, the non-teaching staff came forward to hoist the national tricolour as the assembly gave a salute and joined in the chorus singing of the national anthem.  Indeed it was an emotional moment for the workers of our institution to be accorded this rare honour and privilege to hoist the national flag in the presence of the entire teaching staff and the management! One of the peons, Mrs. Aarti More, was also awarded a certificate and cash prize for the 'most dedicated peon of the year'.  The patriotic speech by our staff member, Mr. Thorat, was a paean to the indomitable spirit of the founding fathers of the state of Maharashtra.  He lamented the fact that the belief in some age old values – respect, value for money, hard work...- is passé, while lauding the grit and sacrifice of our leaders and elders. 


After a light snack, the teachers were on their feet for the distribution of results of the students at the end of the academic year.    And before long, all (staff and students) were on their way home to commence a well deserved summer vacation.

 


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3 comments:

Bernard F said...

poorly edited!

steve said...

Hello Friends.........

Great information.Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future.

Have a nice time ahead.

Thanks
Maharashtra Schools

steve said...

Hello Friends.........

Great information.Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future.

Have a nice time ahead.

Thanks
Maharashtra Schools