by Geeta Menezes
MUMBAI, SEP 10, 2015: The Salesians at Bosco Boys Home, Borivli joined forces with Yamaha Motors by lending their premises, to launch a two-wheeler Motor Training School on September 8, which is also the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The event was held in commemoration of the bicentenary birth of Don Bosco.
This initiative is to promote and encourage economically weaker youth to acquire technical knowledge and expertise, thereby supporting them to secure employment at Yamaha dealerships.
Technical experts from Yamaha Technical Academy – the company's training division, will provide support in conducting the YTS program by continuously training the trainers as well as the students.
The dignitaries were welcomed with song and dance on the day of the launch itself. Masaki Osano, the Managing Director, Yamaha Motors Sales India (Chennai) and Ravindra Singh, Vice President, Strategy & Planning represented Yamaha at the launch.
A Salesian team of Father Anthony Santarita, Rector of Bosco Boys' Home, Father Anaclete D'Mello, Director, BSVS and Father Savio Silveira, Vice Provincial, Mumbai Province welcomed and greeted the Yamaha dignitaries as they arrived.
Osano then cut the ribbon declaring the Yamaha Motor Training School open. Few boys of Bosco Boys' Home then proceeded to brighten the stage with some light entertainment.
First was a rendition of the Hindi film song, "Aa chal key tujhe main leke chalun, ek aise gagan ke thale", by Father Santarita and a few boys.
This was followed by a fusion dance performed by boys and girls of the Hospitality Management course.
Father Silveira then addressed the gathering. He reflected on Don Bosco's love for youngsters and his initiatives to train the poor, abandoned youth with life skills.
He added that Don Bosco wanted the Salesian institutions to be in forefront of progress, and with this in view, it was commendable that Bosco Boys Home have tied up with Yamaha Motors India, one of the leading two-wheeler manufacturers in India.
Osano then stressed that it was a privilege for Yamaha to tie up with Bosco Boys' Home in this venture. He hoped that this training school would be of immense benefit to youngsters and that the boys would wear the Yamaha training uniforms proudly.