by BIS Correspondent
MUMBAI, JUL 7, 2016: There were two reasons to celebrate at Don Bosco High School, Matunga, on July 5, as the staff and students marked the feast of Dominic Savio and conducted the investiture ceremony on the same day.
Though the actual feast of the young Saint - who is a model to the youth, falls on May 6, the feast at the Matunga-based institution is held in July to coincide with the investiture ceremony.
The school band welcomed the dignitaries at the event. Teacher's and students of standard ten organised the assembly entitled 'Be The Change You Want to See in the World'.
"It is a myth that old fashioned saints like Dominic Savio cannot inspire our youth and teach them values," Principal, Father Bernard Fernandes, said. He also challenged the leaders to lead from the front and added that everyone is a leader and everyone has to become a leader somewhere in their life.
The Rector, Father Wilfred D'Souza too encouraged the new leaders with his speech. After the assembly, the leaders were solemnly vested and oaths were taken.
The school captain, Paarth Kapasi, proposed the vote of thanks saying, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step." He also added that the youth of today are the architects of tomorrow and that if the foundation is strong, the structure will last.
The vice captain, Jayanand Jayan, when asked about his leadership style, vowed that there will be no partiality or bias and that he will adhere to the rules and make sure that others too follow his good example.