by Neelam Rodrigues
BORIVLI-MUMBAI,MARCH 4,2014: The 26th of February was a much awaited day for the staff of Don Bosco Educational Institution (School, NIOS & the Junior College). After a very hectic period with the farewell and annual day program the staff was certainly looking forward to a much needed break. And they rightly found a solace in the outing organized by the management with the help of the adventure group. The picnic spot zeroed on was “ZARA’S RESORT” at Khandala. Though initially there was a little concern over the travel time and the distance, it all seemed to fade away as we approached the venue. Deep valleys, fresh breeze and the scenery blanketed in ample greens cleared their mind of all the cobwebs of stress that they were carrying along with them. And the very enthusiastic group of singers among their staff set the mood right. On reaching the resort, the staff was led in for a sumptuous breakfast, an assorted mix of south and north Indian feast. And the I must say that it was an indulgence to the hungry growling stomachs… after which the staff was given an option either to visit NAB and to shop and relaxing at the resort. While some members chose to sprawl and explore the property, the others went ahead with the plan. They entered into a rrealm of fun after the group got together for some time of entertainment. The organizing team of the adventure group had arranged for some telly games. All were filled with fun, excitement and creativity. It was indeed a time that they would remember all their lives..It was heartening to see Fr. Carlos and Fr. Baptist enjoying and being one with the staff as an over enthusiastic youth would. Some spot prizes were given after the lunch and lo, it was time to leave…. With a frown on their faces, a cup of tea and a plate of pakodas in their hands, they marched to their buses that were waiting to take them back to the hustle and the bustle of the concrete jungle that they belong to. Nevertheless, it was with renewed vigor and improved robustness to face new challenges that come their way.