Friday, August 31, 2012

BIS #3095 HEALTH CAMP FOR CHILDREN

BIS Mumbai                                  

BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3095

HEALTH CAMP FOR CHILDREN

Ms. Surekha Pednekar (DBDS)

 

MATUNGA, AUGUST 31,2012:  Don Bosco Development Society had organized one day health camp at Darukhana, Dargah Galli slum area in Reay Road on August 18, 2012. This camp was organized in association with Shrusti foundation. Dr. Wagh and his medical team examined the children and prescribed medicines to the needy ones. The objective of the camp was to assess general health and well- being of the children. 

One hundred and thirty eight children were medically examined and of that four severely malnourished children and fifty suffering from various diseases were detected in this health camp.

This camp was enough to prove that malnourishment exists in the slum communities of Mumbai and there is an urgent need to make the ICDS  Anganwadis respond to the nutritional needs of children.

The camp was preceded by group meetings in Darukhana with the SHG women. The SHG women communicated the date, time and venue of health camp to all the women in the area. The health camp began at 11 am and ended at 5pm. The children in the community welcomed the doctor and staff, and were happy to experience such a camp being organized in their community.  

There is an urgent need on creating awareness on the health and hygiene issues in this slum community. The children identified as suffering from malnutrition were referred to government hospital and ICDS Anganwadi for their recovery to good health.

By this health camp DBDS has launched its campaign to identify malnourished children in slum communities of Mumbai.

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) MUMBAI

Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA
Email:
bis@donboscomumbai.org

 

BIS #3094 DON BOSCO, BORIVLI CELEBRATES PRINCIPALS BIRTHDAY

BIS Mumbai                                  

BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3094

DON BOSCO, BORIVLI CELEBRATES PRINCIPALS BIRTHDAY

Mrs. Roopali.

 

BORIVLI, AUGUST 31, 2012:  At Don Bosco Borivli Primary section, August 30, was the belated Birthday celebration day of our dear Principal Rev. Fr. George Carlos.

 

He was felicitated at a special programme put up in his honour.  Each class presented him with the birthday goodie box containing stationary items given by the boys from each class. 

 

Fr. Principal spoke on this occasion… Thanking the Almighty for his gift of life – the life which he wishes to dedicate for the betterment of the youth and the needy. 

 

He thanked the staff members for their dedicated service; the parents for their co-operation and the boys for being good and generous.  He told the boys to thank their parents for the same.  Students got muffins on this occasion of his birthday.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) MUMBAI

Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA
Email:
bis@donboscomumbai.org

 

BIS #3093 TOYOTA SELECTS ST JOSEPH'S ITI, KURLA BOY TO COMPETE IN JAPAN

BIS Mumbai                                  

BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3093

TOYOTA SELECTS ST JOSEPH’S ITI, KURLA BOY TO COMPETE IN JAPAN

Amar G Prabhu

MUMBAI, AUGUST 31, 2012 :  The Eleventh National Customer Championship held by Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.  At Bengalur was a competition that tested skills of the participants in three different categories, General Technician, Service Advisor and Service Parts. 

 

Among the fourteen contestants drawn from the Toyota dealerships all over India, Mr. Kurt Lopez was judged the winner in the General Technician category and Mr.  Siddesh Salvi was declared in the second position in theService Advisor category. 

 

The Management and staff of the Motor Vehicle Mechanic trade of St Joseph’s ITI are proud of the achievement of our students.There are sixty three students presently studying the Motor Vehicle Mechanic Trade in the  ITI and seventy three students doing the Don Bosco Certification Programme in Motor Mechanics at St. Joseph’s  ITI.  

 

Since 2006 Toyota has collaborated as a knowledge partner with St Joseph’s  ITI, Kurla.  Our trainees are exposed to the Toyota-Technical Education Programme (T-TEP) with on the job training at their authorized dealers .

 

On completion of the ITI course and T-TEP, the students are offered employment in Toyota dealerships. Candidates who take employment are reimbursed a year’s fees. This collaboration is a win-win situation for Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd and St Joseph’s ITI.

 

As Mr. Kurt Lopez prepares himself to compete with the champions of one hundred countries from around the world at the International Skills Championship in Nagoya, Japan.  We Congratulate him and wish him the very best as he gets ready to take off with his parents to the Land of the Rising Sun.

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) MUMBAI

Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA
Email:
bis@donboscomumbai.org

 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

BIS #3092 A TRYST WITH NATURE

BIS Mumbai                                  

BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3092

A TRYST WITH NATURE

Ms. Sunita D’Souza

WADALA, AUGUST  30, 2012 :   On  August 28, 2012, thirty one students from the Nature Club of St Joseph’ s High School and a few representatives from Std. VII and VIII moved outside the school campus to acquaint themselves with their neighbouring friends, the trees in Five Gardens.  Accompanied by the ever-enthusiastic  teachers, Mrs. Pavita and Ms. Sunita, the vivacious photographer for minute details, Mr. Bosco, and the green campaigners from the GreenLine team, Ms. Parveen Sheikh and Ms. Devyani  Singh, the students breezed along with a sprightly spring in their walk.  Though it was a post lunch session, the rains and the cloud cover provided the cool ambience to the greening exercise titled ‘Green Mapping’.

Our school students were joined by another group of green enthusiasts from a neighbouring school, DPYA.  While Ms. Parveen led this group into the engaging activity, Ms. Devyani  guided our young brigade in the park.  The students listened in rapt attention to the instructions by our guide. Specific symbols encased in a circle were assigned to different types of trees, e.g. P for peepal, for B  bamboo tree, “X copper pod tree… The students showed their enthusiasm to learn the names of the trees and the use of specific symbols.  Armed with this knowledge, and with the intent to identify the trees found in the garden, the students enjoyed this novel task of ‘Green Mapping’. 

Their desire sated and the boundless energy sublimated for a worthy cause, our students, along with their teachers and guides, returned refreshed and energized to continue contributing their bit for the environment.  We are sure our nature friends,  the trees  were happy to welcome us, just as we were in transports of delight to embrace them, feel them and pamper them.  Our next stop is our school campus and our neighbourhood.  Our students seem to be in a tearing hurry and mind you, it’s a good sign to rush to their homes and gardens to identify the trees around them with the newly acquired ‘greening’ skills. 

In case you visit Five Gardens these days, you may recognize some of these symbols etched on the trees  provided the torrential downpour has not played truant with this spirited activity of our youngsters. However, it’s never too late to begin some ‘green mapping’ ourselves.  Jump on the GreenLine wagon.  It’s fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) MUMBAI

Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA
Email:
bis@donboscomumbai.org

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

BIS #3091 A SPIRITUAL RETREAT OF "SORTS"!

BIS Mumbai                                  

BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3091

A SPIRITUAL RETREAT OF “SORTS”!

Fr Lawrence D’souza

 

DIVYADAAN, NASHIK, AUGUST 29, 2012 :  The retreat for the Leaders of Communities of the Mumbai Province was a Contemplative retreat - something I had never experienced in my 45 years of Salesian life.

There were no common morning prayers recited, no morning meditation officially had, just an input-talk by the retreat preacher at 9am every morning, after that, silent reflections till the Eucharist celebration at 12:15 pm. The breaking of the word was done by the retreat preacher. Silence was observed all through.  Each one by himself and for himself with the Lord.

 

No evening prayers in common, but from 5 to 8pm the Blessed Sacrament was exposed in the Chapel for those desirous of a daily union with the Lord Jesus. From 7 to 8pm the retreatants gathered together to be in communion with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. No common night-prayers, not even the traditional Salesian goodnight.

 

It was all contemplative, for the day ended with the Blessed Sacrament exposed from 9 to 10pm. After this, all retired to their rooms for the night. Each retreat-participant had a room to himself, to be alone with God and himself.

 

The untraditional Salesian retreat for the leaders of the Mumbai province was a way to realize oneself and his calling to return to the ministry of the church, in a traditional Don Bosco way.

 

The coming PC 2013 and the GC 27 will benefit the Mumbai province to re-awaken the contemplative-in-action in every community member, to awaken our fidelity to Jesus in the Don Bosco way.

 

Long live Don Bosco, in our search and our quest to care and look after the youth of today like Don Bosco. May Don Bosco’s vision be fulfilled zealously!

 


 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) MUMBAI

Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA
Email:
bis@donboscomumbai.org

 

BIS #3090 FAITH CELEBRATION DAY REPORT

BIS Mumbai                                  

BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3090

FAITH CELEBRATION DAY REPORT

Ms. Candida Rodrigues

 

MATUNGA, AUGUST 29, 2012 :  North Mumbai, East Deanery celebrated its Faith Celebration Day for Std. Fifth and Sixth on  August 26, 2012 at Don Bosco’s, Matunga.  

One hundred and eighty four children along with their Catechists from seven parishes participated in this programme. 

 

The day started at 9am with the Holy Eucharist celebrated by Fr. Derrick Misquitta sdb. The theme for the day was New Evangelization.  The children were served yummy snacks after the Eucharist  and they were then divided into groups.

 

Two sessions were conducted for the children.  The first session was conducted by Mr. Clint Braganza from St. Paul’s, Dadar.  He explained the meaning of new evangelization to the children. 

 

A short clipping on St. John the Baptist and Mother Theresa was shown to them to know how evangelization was done by them.  The three elements required to evangelize were “new zeal, new methods and new expression.”

 

The second session was conducted by Ms. Rhea Serrao, Our Lady of Dolours, Wadala West. This session taught the children how to prepare themselves for evangelization. The four tools required for this were daily prayer, reading the bible, attending mass and fellowship.

 

The children learnt what is evangelization and were given different examples, as to how they could evangelize at home, at school, at neighbourhood and at the parish level.

 

At the end of both the sessions the children were given handouts.   The celebration ended at 12.30pm with a thanksgiving prayer.

 


 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) MUMBAI

Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA
Email:
bis@donboscomumbai.org

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

BIS #3089 LANGUAGE EXHIBITION AT DON BOSCO, NERUL


BIS Mumbai                                  
BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3089
LANGUAGE EXHIBITION AT DON BOSCO, NERUL

DON BOSCO NERUL, AUGUST 28, 2012 :   Don Bosco Senior Secondary school organizes language exhibitions every year to show case the latent talent of the students. All four languages (English, Hindi, Marathi and Sanskrit) are involved.

The students put their heart and soul together to give their best. This year was no exception. The most awaited exhibition of the year was held on Saturday, August 25, 2012.

The aim of this exhibition was to familiarize the children with English, Hindi, Marathi and Sanskrit culture, literature, concept and motivate them to exhibit their talent.  The exhibition was inaugurated by our School Manager, Rev. Fr. Bonnie Borges.

The eminent judges for the English language exhibition were Claire Almeida, Jayashree Ramesh and Basholi Chada. The Hindi and Sanskrit language exhibits were judged by Madhuri Singh, Anuradha Wajpai and Monica Agrawal. Rashmi <![if !vml]><![endif]>Naphade, Asha Sakapal and Tanuja Shete judged the Marathi language exhibition.  

A total of 411 students participated in this language exhibition. Of these, 91 students were for Hindi exhibition, 16 for Sanskrit exhibition, 135 for Marathi exhibition and 169 for English exhibition.

The entire exhibition was organized under the guidance of our Principal Rev. Fr. Anthony Fonseca.

The exhibition was a great success and was appreciated by all those who came to see the exhibits.

BIS #3088 GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITIES

BIS Mumbai                                  

BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3088

GOVERNMENT  SCHOLARSHIP FOR  MINORITIES

Mrs. Loretta Xavier

 

WADALA EAST, AUGUST 28, 2012: The Dominic Savio Unit of the Bombay Catholic Sabha organized a workshop for the benefit of the minority community on the various scholarship schemes made available by the Government of Maharashtra. 

 

Mr. David Varun consented to explain the process and answered queries to clear the doubts of our parishioners.  He explained the requirements for students from Std. First to Eleventh.  Later he discussed the requirements for college students to avail of the Government Scholarship scheme. 

 

Many parishioners attended the workshop.  A number of queries were answered and doubts cleared.  The committee members agreed to sit in the Church Compound on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 August from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm to collect the documents and forms duly filled in by the students.   

 

Mr. James Pereira, Chairman of the Bombay Catholic Sabha, proposed the vote of thanks.

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) MUMBAI

Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA
Email:
bis@donboscomumbai.org