by Cl. Clarence Martis
NARUKOT-GUJARAT, OCTOBER 31, 2014: The twenty Practical Trainees of the Mumbai Province met at Don Bosco Narukot, Gujarat for a three-day course. They arrived on the evening of October 26, 2014. The confreres of the community welcomed the brothers and Fr. Ajoy Fernandes, the Vice-Provincial and wished them a happy stay. On October 27, 2014, the day began with the Holy Eucharist at 7.00 a.m. Fr. Ajoy invited the brothers to share their moments of healing and joy during the Eucharist. After the Eucharist, Fr. Brian Boothello welcomed all and acquainted the brothers with the sessions that they were to undergo over the three days.
The first session began at 9.00 a.m. Mr Bharat and Mr. Govind gave an input session on plumbing. The brothers got an opportunity to try their hand at some plumbing works. At 2.00 p.m. Mr Arvind took a session on Electricity. He helped the brothers with the basics of electricity and how to prepare a switch box. After tea at 4.30 p.m. the brothers enjoyed a game of football. Fr. Ajoy Fernandes had a session with the brothers at 6.40 p.m. He gave some news of the province and then he spoke on GC27 in a nutshell. The brothers then shared the various activities that were being conducted in their respective communities for the bicentenary of the birth of Don Bosco. After supper, the brothers had an enjoyable game of volleyball.
On October 28, 2014, after the Eucharist, Fr. Pravin Mackwana along with Mr. Pappu and Mr. Ashwin briefed the brothers about the various development works that were being carried out in the villages of Narukot. At 9.00 a.m. the brothers continued with the session on Electricity. At 11.15 a.m. Mr. Sanjay and Mr. Deepak conducted a session on Computer Hardware. The session continued in the afternoon too.
At 4.15 p.m. the brothers along with Fr. Brian Boothello, left for Don Bosco Chhota udepur as they were invited for tea and thereafter, to Don Bosco Kawant where they were invited for dinner. On the final day, October 29, 2014, Fr. Brian Boothello took a session on Sound. The session went on until lunch time. Post lunch, the brothers packed their bags. They thanked the community for their hospitality and left for Baroda at 3.45 p.m.