by Ashwini Gupte
MUMBAI, FEB 9, 2016: 'Celebrate the Young' and so they did! Don Bosco High School, Matunga, brought to life the timeless plot and melodies of the 'Sound of Music' at their Annual Thanksgiving on February 6 and 7.
The play, which featured the lovable novice, Maria and the charming Von Trapp children, left an indelible mark on both the young and old alike. The plot involves Maria, a free-spirited young Austrian woman in Salzburg in 1938. Maria helps transform the Von Trapp household when she is appointed governess of Captain Von Trapp's seven children — Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, and Gretl.
The basketball court of the Matunga institute was abuzz with the timeless melodies of 'Do Ri Mi', 'My favourite things', 'How do you solve a problem like Maria', 'So long, farewell' and 'Climb every mountain'.
The annual thanksgiving is held to humbly acknowledge the immense debt of gratitude for the innumerable blessings received throughout the academic year.
On the occasion, the annual report is read to highlight the significant developments in the course of the academic year. Through the prize distribution ceremony, young achievers are encouraged.
A special felicitation was held for the Silver Jubilarians and retiring staff, where the management expressed their gratitude for their dedicated service.
The Secretary of the Archdiocesan Board Of Education, Father George Athaide was the chief guest for the event. On behalf of Father Bento D'Souza, Father Roy Noronha graciously accepted the proceeds of the Christmas Panorama, towards the cause of empowering people in the Marathwada region.
The musical- the highlight of the evening- went a long way towards exhibiting the skill of the youngsters, a testimony to the constant efforts to encourage and hone talent in both academics as well as co-curricular activities, according to the guiding principles of the Father and Founder, Saint John Bosco.