by Bento D'Souza
BHINGAR- AHMEDNAGAR, NOVEMBER 25, 2013: On the 20th of November, 2013, the New Provincial drove into the compound of Bhingar, the Mother-Church of the Ahmednagar Mission. He listened to the history of the mission and what is taking place presently in Bhingar.
Fr Godrey D'Souza was welcomed by representatives of the various groups in the parish. Gavin, Marshal and Melwyn sang a welcome song. The Provincial was then Crowned with the Traditional orange Pheta, shreephal, bouquet of flowers, and a shawl, the people welcomed him as the living representative of the unifying Don Bosco from the Mumbai Province. The Provincial was accompanied by Fr. Ajoy Fernandes, the Vice Provincial. The Catechist, Guruji Jagtap, then read out a report of the happenings in and around the Bhingar mission this year. Mr Solomon Gaikwad compered the event.
The Provincial thanked all present for the warm welcome and he also encouraged the people to continue their involvement in planning and execution of activities in the Parish.
After spending the morning with the parish, he accompanied them for a Joint Conference at St Anne's, Collectors Office, for the Salesians of the Satellite community.