Wednesday, March 20, 2013
BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE # 3466
SALESIAN COOPERATORS ANIMATION MEET
MATUNGA-MUMBAI, MARCH 20, 2013: Five Salesian Delegates, one FMA Delegate and twenty five Co-operators who are members of Local Councils, met at the Provincial House for an afternoon programme. It started with lunch at 12.30 pm and carried on till 4.00 pm and was a fruitful time of listening and sharing.
Fr. Wilfred welcomed the gathering and then the Local Coordinators introduced their respective groups. Those present came from Pune, Nerul, Virar, Borivli, Kurla, Bandra, Matunga, Wadala West, and Wadala East. We were encouraged to know that Sr. Cherian fma, of Anmol was planning to start a unit of Salesian Co-operators at Koparkhairne.
A power point Hymn to Don Bosco started off the afternoon. We then watched two video presentations prepared by the Central Office in Rome. The ideas were further elaborated by the Provincial delegate, Fr. Wilfred.
Several points were discussed. The Provincial and Local Advisory Councils work towards building up in members, a sense of belonging to the Salesian Family. The activities should contribute to the formation of members. The yearly Strenna needs to be studied as animation of the members, during the meetings.
Gradually, the Local Council should prepare a Council Member for Formation, who has the aptitude for it. Other points concerned Election of office bearers, the Promise, and attendance at meetings.
An outline of the six annual programmes for the whole Salesian Family was then presented.
There was some time allotted to clarifications and suggestions and then the meeting concluded with a prayer and blessing.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE # 3465
FREE YOGA WORK SHOP
By Rossi D'souza
Aptly titled "Yoga for a Healthy Body and Mind," the workshop detailed out various asanas and pranayams in the quest towards a healthy self.
The workshop really proved to be beneficial in conveying the concept of Yoga to the parents and children, moreover since Yoga is to be introduced as a part of the Sports Curriculum during the next academic year.
The Principal, Father George Carlos also attended these sessions, and was quite thrilled by the experience. He also expressed his happiness and appreciated the efforts of all involved in making this workshop a success.
The workshop conducted by Dr. Jyoti Sagar of Pawan Yoga Center, Borivli, was attended by a sizeable number of parents and students.
BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE # 3463
BRINGING GLOBAL WARMING TO YOUR DOORSTEP
By Cl. Rudolf D'souza sdb
LONAVLA-MAHARASHTRA, MARCH 19, 2013: The students of Std. eleventh Science of Don Bosco School and Junior College, Lonavla organised a street play and a house to house visit to increase awareness on the Global Warming Phenomenon as part of their outreach programme on Saturday, March 16.
The street play was held at the Lonavala Bus Depot followed by house visits to make each family aware of what Global Warming is all about and how they would be affected by it. The street play was in Hindi and caught the attention of all the passengers awaiting their respective buses.
The appreciation of the crowd was more evident when many began to ask questions to the students after the play expressing their concern for this global issue and eager to know how they were unconsciously contributing to it.
Even the house visits saw many people actually giving time to listen to what the students had to say and some even committing to reduce household greenhouse gases which contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer.
The issue of Global Warming is the theme for the entire month as part of the environment year in Don Bosco Lonavla. The outreach programme was a great learning experience for both the general public and the students themselves.
BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE # 3462
MSSA UNDER 12 KNOCK OUT HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
By Ramdas P. Prabhu
The U -12 players were praised for their diligent efforts by the Principal, Father George Carlos, since this victory in Hockey has come after a very long hiatus. He also wished them better success in all their future games.
Master Ralph Moraes, Master Prasad Prabhu and Master Royden D'Souza were adjudged best players of the tournament.
Master Pawan Sawlani, the goal keeper, was also presented with a special gift by the Chief Guest and National Hockey Player, Ms. Pauline for his spectacular performance.
It was a very happy occasion while the U-12 team was congratulated by their classmates, teachers and parents.
BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE # 3461
YOUTH GATHERING ON "YOUTH, FAITH AND MEDIA"
By Cl. Jaojian Daniel, sdb
NASHIK-MAHARASHTRA, MARCH 18, 2013: On March 17, 2013 the Don Bosco Parish, Nashik conducted the youth gathering on the topic 'Youth participation in Faith and Media'. About fifty youngsters from the surrounding parishes of St. Patrick Devlali, St. Anne's Cathedral and St. Dominic Church Satpur too participated in it.
The programme began at 11: 00 am with a prayer song. Fr. Robert Pen Sdb, the Principal of Divyadaan Salesian Institute of Philosophy was the main speaker of the day. He interacted with the youth on 'Personality Development through Faith' and 'Creative Participation in the Media Culture' in the morning sessions. Luncheon followed after these two sessions.
In the afternoon there were 'Gospel action songs' and moments of 'Praise and Worship' organized by cl. Jaojian Daniel and cl. Nazarius Kharkongor. This was followed by a panel discussion on the questions raised by the youth. The discussed questions were related to the day's topic and on the problems faced by youth in the fast growing media culture. Fr. Bastian Thomas Sdb, the Parish Priest of Don Bosco, two FMA sisters and two Divyadaan brothers were there to help out the youth in their queries. The gathering ended at 4:00 pm with a group photo session.
In the vote of thanks the youth expressed their great satisfaction of having participated in this youth gathering. They added that it was one of great value interacting and discussing on the issues concerning youth, faith and media which they thought were relevant and need of the hour. Fr. Bastian Thomas Sdb and Fr. Robert Pen informed the youth present that such gathering would continue to happen once in every three months.
BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE # 3459
GREEN SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
By BIS Correspondent
We have entered into the top Ten schools in Mumbai among the fifty one schools that participated in the campaign.
Master Devansh Shukla was awarded as the green student.
Certificates, T-shirts and books were awarded to our boys for this great achievement.
BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE # 3460
DISSEMINATION SEMINAR AT BHINGAR
By Bento D'Souza
BHINGAR-AHMEDNAGAR, MARCH 18, 2013: A small handful of Salesians met in St John the Baptist Church and residence, Bhingar for the Dissemination seminar of the Provincial Chapter given by Fr Barnabe D'Souza , the Chapter Co-ordinator.
The Chapter is just recently concluded and the wealth that will enrich the lives of Salesians is little known to those outside it. It was held from 10.30 am onwards.
The themes covered were Mystics of the spirit, Prophets of Fraternity, Servant leadership and other like Province Matters.
The morning of meeting ended with Missionary Meeting and lunch.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE # 3455
PARISHIONERS KEEP ABREAST WITH CIVIC AFFAIRS