Tuesday, July 21, 2015


by Nelson Mudaliar 


LONAVALA, JUNE 21, 2015: Monsoon is a time for reprieve from the sweltering summer heat and for water sport, a time to get drenched.

For students of standard eleven from Don Bosco Junior College, Lonavala, however, the rains brought another reason to smile, they celebrated 'Monsoon Madness'.


144 students - from Arts, Commerce and Science streams - took part in the fun-filled 'Monsoon Madness' program on July 13. 


They sang, they danced and competed against each other in a series of games. The youth were divided into 12 teams, each with a unique cartoon-character name.


They began by dancing to the tune of 'Boogie Woogie' and then played games like 'Robbing the stones', 'pony-tail'- where a girl from each team had to tie as many pony-tails as possible on a boy's head from the same team. 


Games like dodgeball, squareball, filling the bottles with water, robbing the tail, dicky-dicky and crossing the river Jordan followed.


Organisers of the program used artificial rains with the help of the tank and a pipe, to add to the monsoon feel, when it failed to rain cats and dogs as expected.  


Students then had a jam session, before assembling for a prize distribution ceremony.


The Captains of the Junior College were instrumental in organising the event. They were guided by teacher Dinesh and Brother Bryce. 

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