by Ms. Lynette Sequeira
BORIVLI – MUMBAI – DECEMBER 15, 2014: As the Saint of the young, our beloved St. John Bosco, turns 200 in the year 2015, all our Salesian institutions everywhere are buzzing with excitement and activity. Don Bosco School and Junior College, Borivali, decided to share this joy with the schools and colleges in the neighbourhood as well. Therefore, Inter-School and College Competitions were held over a span of three days from December 3-5, 2015. About 20 schools and colleges were invited for these competitions.
The aim of organizing these competitions was to provide the students a platform for expression and interaction with their peers and to give them an opportunity for self-enhancement. It was also an event that enabled us to make Don Bosco known in the neighbourhood, especially in this year when we are celebrating 200 years since his birth.
A series of competitions were held over three days in 4 basic Categories:
Sub- Juniors (I –IV) – Look Alike (Dress up and Mimic), Recreate Picasso(Drawing) and Props Rock (Solo- Dance).
Juniors (V-VII) – Razzmatazz (Fashion Show), Christmas is a reason for Celebration(Art Work) and Krazy Kiya Re (Western Solo Dance).
Inters (VIII-X) – Poster Design , Beat-it! (Instrumental) and Chalo kuch gungunaye (Duet Singing).
Seniors (IX-XII) – Tattoo Design, Prop Roll (Dance) and The Retrocals (Western Solo Singing)
Four competitions were held on each day and it was wonderful to see students, teachers and parents from various participating schools enjoying the entire experience. It was a very enriching experience for our students and teachers as well, who were involved in organizing these competitions. This entire Bicentenary Inter-School and College celebration became a reality, due to the innovative ideas proposed by our Principal, Fr. Donald Fernandez, which were then worked on and developed by our teachers, Mrs. Jacinta Cardoz (Primary), Mrs. Cheryl D'Souza (Middle-School), Mrs. Pooja Kadam (High School), and Ms. Brynelle D'Silva(Jr.College).
They were also ably assisted by the members of the P.T.A. and a number of other parents of our students, who came forward to help out on the days of the competition, to turn this event into a reality. We thank God for his continued presence with us through the entire process of planning and implementing this wonderful event.