FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, Jan 21: The three-day annual principals’ meet of Don Bosco Schools of the province comprising the schools of the group in Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and South Assam is being held in the premises of Don Bosco School in Ramgar area of the town began with the procession of principals, fathers, brothers and sisters of different schools from the main building of the school to the auditorium hall of the esteemed academic establishment on Wednesday.
Reverend Father Nelson Joseph, principal of Don Bosco Silchar, in his welcome speech, said it is indeed a matter of great pride and honour to host the annual provincial principals’ meet in the school.
Father Joseph said the Don Bosco annual principals’ meet is a wonderful platform to share ideas and improve upon them. Quoting Gandhi, he said destiny of the future of the country is in its classrooms.
He further said that the school in Silchar has a total of 1984 students hailing from 25 states and different linguistic groups of the country who are being ably guided by 76 highly qualified teachers. From its humble beginnings, the school has made rapid progress in the field of education and today is among the best schools of Barak Valley.
Students of standard five, six and seven in Kimonos presented a beautifully choreographed Japanese dance.
Sir Matthew and sir Diptojit led a team guitar playing school students in paying tribute to the almighty by playing the song ‘Lovely Lord’.
Students also presented the composition ‘Russaeu’s dream’ by playing violin, fondly known as the king of all musical instruments.
Speaking on the occasion Rev. Fr. George Maliekal SDB, the Provincial of the Salesian Province, praised the Bosconians for their wonderful performance.
He congratulated father Nelson Joseph and the teaching faculty of Don Bosco Silchar, for putting together such a beautiful and fun filled event signifying the cultural diversity of the country.
Reverend Father Maria Charles, coorditor for education and culture, South-East Asia, and secretary of All India Don Bosco Society, congratulated the staff of Don Bosco Silchar for organizing such a grand cultural program.
He spoke about the bravery shown by children of this brave country in saving others’ lives. These brave kids who did not think even once of their own lives in times of crisis would be felicitated by the Government of India on 67th Republic Day of the country on January 26 in New Delhi.
Reverend Father Maria Charles said, “True education is when you live for others and are ready to sacrifice even your life for the safety and well-being of others.”
Father urged upon the Bosconians to live a life which spreads happiness to others.