ST. JOSEPH’S INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE FORTY NINETH ANNUAL SPORTS MEET
Mr. Amaar G Prabhu
KURLA-MUMBAI, JANUARY 29, 2013 : The word ‘Sports’ is enough to stir up a heap of emotions like enthusiasm, excitement, competition and thrill for the students12, 13 and 19 of St. Joseph’s Industrial Training Institute (SJITI). That’s just what transpired on January 12, 13 and 19, 2013.
The main intention of the sports festival was to motivate every student to take part in some event or the other and so games like Football, Box Cricket, Volley ball, Kho-Kho, Penalty Shoot-out (for girls), Badminton (for girls), 100 meters race for boys and girls, 4x100 meter relay, 800 meter race, tug-of-war and a backward walking race were arranged for students and staff.
The entire student body of SJITI was divided into 4 houses. Dressed in their respective house colors of Red, Green, Blue and Yellow not only gave the competition arena a grand splash of colour but also created a sense of uniformity and discipline including a spirit of fair competition, where each house strove to do it’s best to win the coveted shield.
The Sports Festival was inaugurated on January 12 and ran through the week towards the later part of the day. This gave the students an opportunity to rest as well as to continue with their study program.
On the 19, the final day of the Sports meet, festivities began at 8.30 am with a grand March Past led by the Institute’s Student Representative and the various house captains. The Chief Guest, Mr. Anil Gupte, Associate General Manager, HR Godrej & Boyce, took the salute. The March Past, the Lighting of the Torch, the sportsman’s prayer and taking of the Oath brought a sense of solemnity to the event. And with that the finals of the games began with great excitement and loud cheering.
When the last race was run and the whistle blew to end the final of the games, it was the time for glory as the prize winners accepted their trophies from the Chief Guest and other dignitaries like Fr. Colbert da Silva and Fr. Joe Braganza in the early afternoon.
Mr. Anil Gupte in his speech congratulated the students on their performance and talked about how this sportsman spirit should be carried forward into the industry so that their assigned tasks would be accomplished with similar zest.
Fr. Colbert too praised the boys for their whole hearted participation and even more for their discipline all through the day.
Mr Amarr G Prabhu, the Principal of SJITI, thanked the Chief Guest and dignitaries and expressed his appreciation for the hard work and commitment of the entire staff.
The 49 Annual Sports Meet of SJITI came to a close at 3.00 p m with the clicking of photographs for posterity and of course the loud chants of BOSCO, BOSCO, BOSCO, DON BOSCO.!!!
IX STD STUDENTS OF DB KAWANT ATTEND NINE IS MINE CAMPAIGN AT DELHI
Fr. Greg Almeida sdb
KAWANT-BARODA, JANUARY 29, 2013 : It was a proud and happy moment for the students of standard IX to attend the Nine is Mine campaign at New Delhi. Don Bosco School, Kawant, is the only school selected from the Gujarat state to represent this mega event.
Before the campaign would begin, the students were sent to their own villages to identify the problems related to education and health. A survey report was then tabulated and a programme was conducted in order to bring right awareness related to this programme. The survey conducted by the students helped them to realize the lack of quality education in their own villages.
Nine is Mine is a campaign of the children, for the children and by the children of India. It calls for nine per cent of our nation’s public expenditure (GDP) to be committed to health and education by 2014. Currently, India spends about four per cent of its GDP (govt. spending) on Education, and 1.4% on health which is one of the lowest in the world.
The Kothari Commission recommended that India devote six per cent to Education by 1986 while the WHO recommends that all nations should invests five per cent on health. The programme would begin from January 30 to February 03, 2013.
A PUBLIC DAY MARCH is being organized by NINE IS MINE on February 03, .2013 to get the children from diverse facets engaged in claiming their fundamental rights like any other citizen of India as their voices are ignored and excluded by policy makers. It is one such democratic platform to voice their opinions and perspectives towards influencing policies and decisions that affect them. Children from secure backgrounds would join hands with their deprived peers to ensure that every child relishes the benefits of basic health and quality education.
Ten thousand children from different vulnerable backgrounds viz urban poor, scheduled castes, denotified tribes, from conflict situations, from minority communities across India along with their secure urban school children from secure backgrounds from Delhi are expected to attend the march.
Major Events during the week would be Bal Sunvayis (Children Hearings) ,Workshops to prepare a Children’s Manifesto, Bal Aahwan and Public Day March. During the March, children would be allowed to depict their perspectives and sentiments through creative art forms, banners, posters, impactful slogans and pageantry to raise awareness about the unhealthy state of health and education services in India.
Our best wishes to all the students who would be participating in this campaign to demand what are their basic rights to education and health.
TOYOTA DECLARES ST. JOSEPH’S INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE
“THE BEST INSTITUTE IN INDIA”
Mr. Amaar Prabhu
KURLA-MUMBAI, JANUARY 29, 2013 : T-TEP or Toyota Technical Education is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity of TKM. The program focuses on supporting the ITI institutes in various ways. The program is implemented for two categories of the Service industry namely T-TEP General Service (T-TEP GT) and T-TEP Body & Paint Service (T-TEP BP) in conjunction with ITIs in India.
This program was started in Japan in 1990 by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and was launched in India in 2006 as a joint initiative among TMC – Japan, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), Toyota Dealers, Supplier Partners and reputed ITIs across India.
St. Joseph’s Industrial Training Institute is proud to be associated with Toyota Kirloskar Motors since 2006 as a T-TEP Institute.
Under this program, Students undergo training on the latest automobile service concepts in both General and Body & Paint repair methods. The concept of this curriculum is to upgrade the existing ITI (Motor Mechanic Vehicle) course according to the requirements of the Industry by introducing latest Automobile Techniques, Service operation concepts and On the Job Training at a Dealer location. MMV trainees of SJITI spend the first year of their course mastering the syllabus set by the ITI board and in the second year they attend the On-Job-Training at Madhubhan Toyota Service Center, a Toyota dealer that is nearest to the Institute. There they are introduced to the T-TEP curriculum of theory and practicals. This program culminates in a Toyota Career Day, where various Toyota Dealers hold Interviews and all the trainees are placed in a Toyota Workshop.
The Fifth National T-TEP (Toyota Technical Education Program) Seminar was held on January18, at the Regional Manpower Excellence Center, Pune. This Seminar was attended by twenty-one Institutions from all over India.
This Seminar is held every year, to promote interaction between the various stake holders, T-TEP Institutes, Dealers and TKM Management. It was an excellent platform for the discussion of the challenges faced and suggestions made for the effective implementation of the T-TEP program. Each Institute presented the best practices followed by them, updates, new developments and expansions if any.
An important segment of the Seminar was the Skill Competition held for the Instructors of the various ITI Institutions – a truly learning experience for all who participated!
The climax of the Seminar is the selection of the best T-TEP Institution in India. This award is judged on the following criteria:
§Co-operation between the Institute and Toyota Kirloskar Motors
§Infrastructure and facilities developed by the Institute (special classrooms and working areas)
§A presentation made on the best practices followed in the Institute and Kaizen and
§Results of the Career Day.(placements of trainees at TOYOTA dealers)
St. Joseph’s Industrial Training Institute is the proud recipient of this award for the year 2012 – 2013; they also received many accolades for their all- round performance and development. This has boosted the morale of students who feel they need to ensure the reputation of the institution is always held in high esteem and it has motivated the instructors tremendously. It augurs well for the motor mechanic department of SJITI.
NERUL-NAVIMUMBAI, JANUARY 29, 2013: The annual fun filled picnic of Dominic Savio Kindergarten for classes Preparatory and Pre- Preparatory was organized on Wednesday January 23, 2013. The children, who were excited for the entire week, were taken to the WONDERS PARK at Nerul.
They were thrilled to be seated in buses which left at 9.00 am from the school .At the park, the children enjoyed playing on the fantastic new international swings. After a while, the teachers took them for a sight- seeing tour to see the miniature models of the “Wonders of the World.”
Later the children were organized in groups and were seated in the ‘Baithak’ gazebos. Snacks were distributed to them by the class teachers. Children returned to the school happy and excited by 11.00 am.
The first ever picnic for the tiny tots of classes Play Group and Pre Nursery was organized on Thursday, 24 January 2013.Children were taken to the ROCK GARDEN at Nerul.
The buses left at 11.45 am from the school amidst anxious parents and excited children. Children enjoyed not only the bus ride to the park but also the Train Ride at the park. After the rides they sat down to have their snacks .The children came back in the buses happy and excited by 1.30 pm.
DON BOSCO, NERUL CELEBRATES SIXTY FOURTH REPUBLIC DAY
NERUL-NAVIMUMBAI, JANUARY 29, 2013 : Don Bosco Senior Secondary School celebrated the Sixty fourth Republic Day on January 26, 2013, with great enthusiasm. The programme began at 7.40 a.m in the school assembly hall.
The students and parents gathered on this special occasion to witness the cultural programme. More than seventy five students of different classes participated in the programme. The programme was successfully conducted by Tr. Neeru Nigam under the able guidance of Supervisor Mr.Pankaj Rai.
The Chief guest Fr. Savio Silveira was welcomed by our Principal Fr. Anthony Fonseca. The Chief guest was escorted by the students to the venue. He was felicitated by Fr. Principal and was presented a sapling as a gesture of respect and honour.
The programme began with the flag hoisting followed by the National Anthem. The Flag song was sung by a group of twenty five students followed by a speech in English and Hindi.
A skit was presented by the students of class VI B, based on the life of a great freedom fighter Veer Savarkar who sacrificed his life for attaining freedom from the Britishers. The scene depicted the difficulties faced by Veer Savarkar in cellular jail.
Students presented a dance sequence choreographed by Mahi Dance Group.
The Chief Guest Fr. Savio Silveira distributed certificates to the teachers who passed the DB way exams. He expressed happiness and congratulated all the participants and teachers who made this occasion a big success. He also shared his thoughts on importance of Republic day and motivated students to grow more trees. He inaugurated a programme GFP week (Gift a Flowering Plant) starting from 26 to 31 January.
Fr. Savio distributed prizes to winners of the Handwriting Olympiad. Naresh Balamurgan from Class VII A won the second prize at the National level Handwriting Competition.
We wish to thank Tr. Neeru Nigam and the children for their efforts!
KAWANT-BARODA, JANUARY 29, 2013 : Disha Don Bosco Kawant organized Village Education Programme day on January 27, 2013 from 9.30 to 5.00 p.m.. All together three hundred twenty five children were present for the event from nine different villages. The day began with a prayer service organized by the IX Std. students with the help of the village children.
At the end of the prayer service, a movie on Don Bosco was screened for twenty minutes. Fr. Rector, welcomed all the VEP teachers and the students and explained to them the mission and goal of VEP Project.
The main aim of the project was to get enrolled in the village school and get quality education from the teachers. The role of the VEP teachers was to strengthen the basic foundation of education and thereby motivating them to enjoy education in a play way method.
Later on in the day, the IX standard students organized FETE games for the children, followed by lunch and the cultural programme. The winner of the cultural programme was the Saidivasan group which put up a Mixed Garbha Dance.
There were altogether fifteen different items well prepared and animated by the VEP teachers. Added feature to the VEP day was the visit to the Adivasi Museum to learn and appreciate Tribal culture.
MATUNGA-MUMBAI, JANUARY 28, 2013: One Hundred and forty eight enthusiastic members of the Salesian Family gathered on Sunday January 13, 2013 at Don Bosco Borivli.
It was a programme that brings together all those who belong to the nine branches that form this vast Family of Don Bosco in the INB Province: SDB, FMA, Past Pupils, Cooperators, VDB, SMI, ADMA, Association of Mamma Margaret, and Disciples.
Provincial, Fr. Michael Fernandes, presided over the Holy Mass concelebrated with other Salesian priests. He later addressed the gathering encouraging them to be more committed and to grow in numbers. He outlined the new foundation at Shelti, for assistance in its development.
Fr. Wilfred, Provincial Delegate introduced each group present noting the progress of the groups. He then explained the Strenna of the Rector Major for this year, with the help of a DVD prepared from Rome. This important message is to be studied later in the individual Units at local level.
After some well-prepared cultural items, all got ready for a Housie while the lunch was laid out and those wishing to leave early began helping themselves.
The Salesian Commission comprising all the leaders were responsible for organizing the day with the help of many others. The Community of Don Bosco Borivli deserved a Big word of thanks and appreciation for hosting the event tastefully decorating the hall and attending to all the arrangements.