by Cl. Jerome Aruldass Edison
DAKOR-GUJARAT, FEBRUARY 19, 2015: Twenty five years of growth in the bosom of the divine was celebrated by Don Bosco, Dakor on February 17, 2015. This grand day was graced by Archbishop Thomas Macvan of Ahmedabad Diocese, Gujarat, Fr. Isaac Arackaparambil, the Manager of Don Bosco, Dakor, Sr. Ann. Rose the Superior of St. Anns, Dakor and Sr. Rita the Superior of Pushpanjali, Dakor, Fr. Ivan De Souza director of Don Bosco, Kapadvanj. The programme was solemnized by Fr. Michael Fernandes the former Provincial of Mumbai Province and a wise canonist as the Chief Guest. He was a pioneer along with Fr. Ivan the Salesian Dakor house during the year 1989.
Teachers together with the children worked hard to keep up the standards of the Salesian school. The highlights of the programme were the independent cultural dances and a mini mime musical on Magician called Don Bosco. The musical emphasized on the transformation in the life of youngsters through Don Bosco.
On this auspicious day, several past pupils from the year 1989 to 2015 came together once again and flavoured the experience of love imparted as earlier. It became a day of expressing the real development of students in the school throughout these years. Many past pupils confessed that Don Bosco, Dakor's education was more than just the curriculum i.e. life. The addresses beautifully envisaged the flourishing of Don Bosco, Dakor in its own charm.
The winners and outstanding students in academics, sports, catechism and various other competitions were awarded. Moments of initiatives and victory were felt in the hearts of every pupil while the school report was being presented. Fr. Michael Fernandes thanked all the Salesians for their pastoral love passed on to the students by way of being Principal, Rectors, and Brothers which has borne fruit. Mr. Naresh Macvan gave the vote of thanks.
He thanked God, Don Bosco and especially Fr. Ignas Macvan, the Principal of Don Bosco School, Dakor and every individual who made the day special for the Jubilee. He also thanked the neighbouring communities for their support and students and the community for the hard work done. All the dignitaries, Salesians, teachers, students, benefactors and well wishers shared a warm meal at the culmination. They departed to their houses thanking God for the gift of Don Bosco, Dakor whispering the wish "Growing in His Grace"