by Akhil Abraham
MUMBAI, DEC 6, 2016: Thirty five alumni – from 2010 to 2015 - from Bosco Boys Home in Borivli attended the first Past Pupils' Reunion which was held on December 4.
The programme began with a short prayer service led by Father Richard, Principal of the Technical Institute.
After the service, Amarr Prabhu, the president of the Past Pupils' Federation of the province of Mumbai, spoke about what the past pupils' unit entails. He stressed on the importance of going back to the institution and giving back in the form of time and service in gratitude for what the institute has done.
Rector Father Solomon Rapol then reflected on the life of Don Bosco and how the Don Bosco institute has helped shape scores of youth into successful citizens.
The President of the Past Pupils' Unit of Don Bosco School Borivli, Praveen Agarwal, then spoke about the importance of a past pupils' unit. He began by sharing his experience with Don Bosco and how that experience changed his life. He then focused on how a past pupils' unit is formed and how it functions.
Father Jeffrey Fernandes summed up his experience of working with youth and reflected on seeing them develop into successful, mature adults. After the guests finished speaking a short discussion was facilitated to establish a Past Pupils' Unit for Bosco Boys Home. Ten members were asked to volunteer to form the core committee and formally established the Past Pupils' Unit for Bosco Boys Home.