BORIVLI, AUGUST 17, 2008: The Bombay Catholic Sabha unit of St John Bosco Parish, Borivli, organized a cultural programme entitled ‘One India, Great India’ on Independence Day, August 15, 2008. Six schools in the vicinity of St John Bosco Parish accepted the invitation to participate in this event. More than 150 students from these six schools, which included Don Bosco High School, St. Annes High School, Suvidyalaya High School, Vijay Nagar High School, Our Lady of Velankani High School and Acharya Narendradev School presented a variety of skits, songs and dances highlighting the theme of Unity in Diversity.
The chief guest for the function was the Rector and Parish Priest of Don Bosco Borivli, Fr. Ronald Menezes. The programme commenced with Fr. Ronald Menezes lighting the Samay along with Mr. Dolphy D’Souza, President of the Bombay Catholic Sabha Central Unit and Advocate Raphael D’Souza, Chairperson of the St. John Bosco Parish BCS Unit. The skits and other items put up by the children filled the 500 strong audience with patriotic fervour. The theme of Unity in Diversity was well accepted by all present. Keep India united and make India great by coming forward to make your contribution irrespective of caste, creed and religion was the central message running through the songs and dances. In his final words of encouragement, Fr. Ronald Menezes commended the efforts put in by the BCS St John Bosco Parish Unit and the students and teachers of the schools that participated in the event. The programme concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.