by BIS correspondent
MATUNGA-MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 23, 2013: Saturday 16th November turned out to be an exciting and entertaining evening at Don Bosco High School, Matunga. Teams composed from GEX vied with one another for attractive trophies and prizes, in a thrilling Box Cricket Tournament from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
GEX (Giovani Ex-Allievi ital.) is the title given to the Young Past Pupils of the Alumni Unit. For the last two years efforts have been made to bring this group together to establish their own identity in union with their seniors. The number is growing and this event was an opportunity for many of them to register as life time members of the association.
While there was a limited turn out – this being the first such coming together – the enthusiasm was very evident. Most of the participants were meeting each other after a long time and it was an occasion to renew old friendships and renew fond memories of their school days. There was much nostalgia as one remarked: "I felt like a school boy with the bag on my back walking into the school again." There were four teams that participated and it was "only for Past Pupils".
There was whole hearted cooperation from all quarters through the hard work of Mr. Mustaaq the Gex V. President, Mr. Jayesh the Alumni President together with their respective committees and Fr. Wilfred the Delegate. Fr. Elson Barretto himself a Past Pupil graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.