by Cl. Ryan Lobo
JHABUA-MADYA PRADESH, DECEMBER 29, 2014: A pre-Christmas celebration was held for the boys of Don Bosco Jyoti Bhavan hostel on December 22, 2014. In the morning, the boys went to school for their Christmas celebration. On their return to the hostel they were put into various teams in which they were assigned certain activities to be prepared.
Post lunch, some games were animated for the boys. The Eucharistic celebration held at 6 p.m. included a triple thanksgiving to the Lord. Firstly, we thanked God our Father for sending Jesus into this world, secondly, for the gift of Fr. Pratap as we had the celebration of his birthday and ordination day and thirdly, for the gift of Akash a pre-novice from Kudal who finished his months experience in our community. We were indeed grateful to the Lord for showering his graces on us.
The Eucharist was followed by the Christmas Nite. The boys wonderfully sang Christmas carols from the chapel to the hall where we conducted our gathering. This event included various games such as Bible hunt, carol singing competition and other Christmas related adventures. Each boy was later gifted with a jersey with their name printed on it.
We are indeed thankful to Mr. Feroz, (water proofing contractor of our new building at Jhabua) who sponsored these special Christmas gifts for our Jyoti Bhavan family. The boys concluded this celebration with supper followed by a jam session that helped the boys to drain out the stress of exams.