by Cl Neville Coutinho
MUMBAI, SEP 9, 2016: In a bid to promote awareness for the welfare of a girl child, Shelter Don Bosco organised a 'Girl Child day' for 43 girls – from the slums of Wadala - on September 8, a day that also marked the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The four-hour long programme began at 9.30 am and in the course of the day, a power point presentation and a skit was performed that highlighted the importance of the girl child.
Games were organised for the children and spot prizes were given. The concluding talk was given by Father Gregory Almeida, the director of Shelter Don Bosco, who said, " Girls you should be proud of who you are. You are on an equal footing with the boys." He also mentioned that each girl possesses an inner beauty which they need to focus upon.
After the programme, each girl child received a token of appreciation. The event was organised under the leadership of Father Jesu Robinson and the staff of Shelter Don Bosco. Thirty boys from the Shelter were also present at the event and they helped in making the day special for their sisters.