Wednesday, August 27, 2014


by Fr. Gregory Almeida sdb

WADALA-MUMBAI, AUGUST 27, 2014: August 21, 2014 marked a very important day for Shelter Don Bosco, Wadala as it received its first 'Ahilyadevi Holkar Award' from the Maharashtra State Government from the Womens and Child Welfare Ministry in appreciation for best social work in the field of Child Development.  The event took place at Khambadevi Maidan, Dharavi, Mumbai at 6.00p.m. 

The programme began with a cultural programme in Marathi comprising of different songs, dances and skits. The chief guest for the function was Mrs. Fauzia Tahseen Khan, Minister of State in Govt. of Maharashtra, Mrs. Varsha Gaikwad , Minister of State for women and children , Mr. Ujjwal Ukke, Principal Secretary, Mr. Rajendra Chauhan, Commissioner. Along with the award and citation, Shelter Don Bosco received a cash prize of twenty five thousand rupees. 

The award was received by Fr. William, Fr. Gregory, Br. Vincent and the staff. One of the staff said, "The award marks the beginning of the recognition of our work well done by our Shelter Fathers, Brothers, Staff and Volunteers in the field of street work.  We would like to thank all our past Salesians, Staff, Volunteers and Benefactors who have helped us in achieving this recognition."