BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE # 3494
ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE
By: Fr. Vivian D'Souza sdb
WADALA-MUMBAI, APRIL 25, 2013: We are all aware of the fact that the State of Maharashtra is going through a difficult period of drought in some areas of the state, and the situation in these regions, especially as regards to the ordinary and essential drinking water is indeed grave.
An SOS phone call from Br. Ramesh Durairaj, from our Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra, Ahmednagar, to conduct a 'Drinking Water Drive" for the parched areas of Ahmednagar found resonance in the heart of our Parish Priest, Fr. Godfrey D'Sa, who launched out campaign to collect bottles of drinking water to be sent to Ahmednagar.
His passionate plea for this cause went out to parishes and institutions from Borivli and beyond to South Mumbai. The campaign was taken up by some of our daily newspapers and the FM radio and bottles of drinking water kept pouring in small and big vehicles.
Finally we had to call a halt to the campaign as we had more than a huge truck and a tempo full of drinking water bottles that we sent with our wishes and prayers to the BGVK centre.
The people of Mumbai are indeed generous and willing to respond to a cause, at short notice and through word of mouth. Our Special Thanks to the confreres and boys of Shelter Don Bosco, who helped out with the loading and unloading of the bottles and to the several parishioners and friends who helped out in this drive for a worthy cause.