by Father Rolvin D'Mello
VADODARA, FEB 10, 2018: Over 500 students participated in the 14th Annual Day of Don Bosco Roshni in Vadodara on the theme, 'Save trees, save life' on February 4.
The programme, held under the aegis of 'Children Education Project' was supported by Manos Unidas, Spain. The event began at 5.45 pm when children from slums assembled at Don Bosco School, Baroda. Michelle Ganeshani, the Principal - Podar International School, was the Guest of Honour. The other guests were Father Anthony Pinto, Rector and Principal of Don Bosco School – Baroda and a number of other dignitaries and well-wishers.
Jagruti Patil, the coordinator of Roshni, welcomed the participants and introduced the guests. In her address, Ganeshani highlighted the leverage that Don Bosco can give to children. Special gifts were given to 25 children, who attended 'support classes' without missing a single day.
There were many cultural events like plays, dances, songs in the course of the event. Vasana slum children even danced to the tune of Hindi film songs. "It was such a thrilling experience for me to attend this annual day. I really enjoyed myself," Karan Baria, a standard seven student, said.