by BIS Correspondent
MATUNGA-MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 14, 2014: Don Bosco High School, Matunga celebrated their Annual Thanksgiving Day on 8th and 9th February 2014 in the school quadrangle. Around 1600 students participated in the Annual Day program. They staged the musical ‘Long Live the King’, a Rajasthani adaptation of the musical ‘The King and I’.
Fr. Salvador D’Souza sdb, an Alumnus himself, was the Guest of Honour on 8th February 2014. He was felicitated for celebrating his Diamond and Golden Jubilees of Profession and Ordination. Fr. D’Souza recounted his days as a boarder and student. He mentioned the Salesians who were instrumental in the progress of his vocation. Along with him, the prize winners of the school were felicitated for their excellent performance in various fields.
On 9 February 2014 Fr. Godfrey D’Souza, the newly appointed Provincial was the chief guest while Fr. Augustine Pereira, in charge of Shelti mission, was the Guest of Honour. Along with them the School also honoured the retired staff – Ms. Lynette D’Lima, Ms. Sheela Asrani, Mr. Davis Dias, Mr. Austin D’Souza, and the Silver Jubilarian Mrs. Shoba D’Souza.
The collection made at the Care-n-share Christmas Panorama effort was presented as a cheque to assist the children of the Salesian missionary work in Shelti. Fr. Pereira presented the work carrying out by the Salesians there.
On both the days the school staged the musical ‘Long Live the King’. It was a grand display of drama, music, song and dance. The musical sent forth a powerful message that love changes all and that every man is a king and every woman is a queen. The Principal, Fr. Bosco D’Mello thanked all those responsible for making the event a success. He singled out several persons and thanked each for their contribution. The highest credit went to Mr. Avit Dias, the man who wrote the script, put it to music and directed the production.