Friday, September 11, 2009


Joy Nedumparambil sdb
Marian Challenge 2009, the annual event organized by the Cultural Cell of Our Lady of Dolours, Wadala was held on Sunday, August 29, 2009 from 3.30 pm to 6pm in the school hall. Eight teams, each with about 10 students of the Sunday school, participated in it. A few parents and well-wishers came to witness the event.

The Sunday school teachers took charge of animating the teams, ensuring that all participated. The teams were named after various titles of Mary. The programme began with the March Past followed by the game "Marian Replica" in which each team had to dress a participant as Mary using coloured sheets of crepe paper given to them. Fr. Lloyd Rodrigues was the Chief Guest for the evening.

The Marian Challenge 2009 was made up of 16 rounds of quizzes, puzzles, a Rapid Fire Round, Marian Tunes and other creative activities. The children played the games with great enthusiasm and a fine spirit of competition. Half way through the event, the children were served a snack of noodles and a soft drink. The Marian Challenge was open to Sunday School children of Std. IV and above. The children had earlier been given Marian Quiz sheets from which to prepare for the Challenge.

Team Our Lady of Fatima won the first place in the Marian Challenge 2009, Team Our Lady of Assumption stood second and Team Regina Coeli stood third. Every child went away with a gift for their efforts thanks to the generosity of various benefactors including Fr. Edwin D'Souza, Director of the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga. Marian Challenge 2009 was a grand success.

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