MATUNGA-MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 28, 2013: The Primary section of Don Bosco High school, Matunga <![if !vml]><![endif]>observed Marathi Divas on February 27, 2013. The main objective of celebrating this day was to create an awareness among our students of the richness of Marathi culture, to popularise Marathi, our regional language and to instil in our students pride for our state, "Maharashtra."
The corridors and classrooms of the building bore a festive look. A variety of `Torans` created a rainbow of colours in the building. The `Rangolis` were breath-taking. Common Marathi phrases and greetings adorned the walls of the building.
At a Marathi Elocution Competition organised for the students of Std. III and IV the students were exposed to Marathi literature in its simplest form. Our students recited Marathi poems with confidence.
Our esteemed judges were given a taste of the Don Bosco hospitality in a traditional Maharashtrian style when <![if !vml]><![endif]>they were greeted with an "Aarti" and "Tilak."
Some staff and students came dressed in the traditional Maharashtrian attire to add to the festivities. Thanks to the initiative taken by some staff members and co-operation from the school management the staff enjoyed a lavish Maharashtrian spread for lunch.
`Jai Maharashtra` became the favourite phrase for the day.