by BIS Correspondent
NAVI MUMBAI, JULY 9, 2015: Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Nerul, reaches another milestone this year as the institution completes a decade of existence.
Senior members of the Salesian community, which included Father Godfrey D'souza, the Provincial, Father Savio Silveira, the Vice Provincial, Father Elson Barretto, the Economer coincided their Team Visit with this special program on July 8, to signal the start of Decennial year celebrations.
It was in April 2000, that the Bombay Salesian Society signed an agreement with CIDCO, for a plot of land admeasuring 10,017 sq. meters, for a proposed Composite School in English and Marathi, at the upcoming Nerul Node of Navi Mumbai.
Five-years later, the Salesians took up the project in earnest and began construction of the school building in Nerul.
The first batch of 245 students commenced their studies. The school began with the Preparatory, Kindergarten, standard one and standard five classes and it gradually progressed over the years.
The Decennial Year Celebrations were inaugurated on Wednesday by hoisting the Decennial Flag and releasing ten balloons to mark 10 years of excellence.
Students performed a prayer-dance shortly after the symbolic lamp was lit. A Power Point presentation helped capture glimpses of the milestones achieved by the school over the past 10 years.
Father D'souza addressed the audience and congratulated staff and students alike for this achievement.
Father Anthony Fonseca, the Principal, presented a vote of thanks at the end of the programme.