by Mst. Mihir Vahanwala and Ms. Lynette Sequeira
BORIVLI – MUMBAI, AUGUST 22, 2014: Like many Indians around the country, the Management, Staff and students of Don Bosco High School and Junior College, Borivli proudly celebrated the 68th Independence Day on August 15, 2014, with a flag hoisting ceremony and a programme that evoked a deep sense of patriotism and pride for the nation, in the hearts and minds of all who were present.
The Principal Rev. Fr. Donald Fernandez was the Chief Guest and he hoisted the National flag in the presence of the Rector, Fr. William Falcao, the Supervisors of all the sections, the teachers, students and a few parents as well. The tricolour was saluted and the National Anthem was sung with great pride by all who were present. The virtues of patriotism, responsibility and self-sacrifice were highlighted during the programme that included a memorable speech, a melodious patriotic song, an extremely well-enacted skit and a wonderful stage presentation which was very well performed. A couple of dances by the students of the Junior College and the students of the Higher Secondary were also well appreciated.
An inspirational video highlighting the progress India and Indians had made, both within the country and the world over, filled everyone with pride. Tagore's evergreen poem, 'Let my country awake' aptly summarised the message given by the programme. Fr. Donald Fernandez also shared a message with the students. It was equally felt that everyone should always remember that Patriotism must be taken beyond National Holidays. Only then would India shine among the stars. JAI HIND!