by Fr. Leon Cruz
PUNE-MAHARASHTRA, AUGUST 18, 2014: On August 16, 2014 a rally was organised in commemoration of the Bicentenary celebrations of the birth of Don Bosco in Pune. More than 350 students, PTA members, past-pupils and well wishers participated in the rally. The rally was flagged off by the principal Fr. Lorenzo D'souza, the parish priest Fr. Anton D'souza and Mr. John Paul.
The theme of the rally was –'Being Honest Citizens'. The focus of the rally was to create awareness on various issues with the help of placards, skit and dance. The first stop of the rally was at the Yerwada Police Station where the children greeted and thanked the Inspector and other staff for their dedicated service to society. At junctions they also performed a skit, dance and took a pledge.
The primary section children were dressed in the costumes of different states. The Junior College students took the pledge and the secondary school children performed a skit and dance. The children also thanked and felicitated the traffic cops on their way back. The rally was an enriching experience for all the participants and also for all those who witnessed it. The rally echoed the Bicentenary celebrations in Pune.