A four day Annual Day Celebrations of Don Bosco English Medium School began with a flag hoisting ceremony and Prize Distribution ceremony on Monday the 27th November 2017 at 9:30am with a flag hoisting ceremony. School Pupil Leader Miss. Ameena escorted the dignitaries of the day to the celebration venue.
The first day event started with a melodious prayer song by students followed by a warm welcome to all the dignitaries of the day by Miss. Aliya (Don Bosco Primary), namely the honorary chief Guests Ms. Irine Mendonsa (Principal, St. Mary’s PU College, Shirva), Mr. Wilson D’Souza (VP Parish Pastoral Council), Very Rev. Fr. Stany Tauro (Correspondent), Rev. Fr. Canute Noronha (Asst. Parish Priest), Rev. Fr. Mahesh D’Souza (Principal, Don Bosco), Ms. Pauline Lobo (HM Don Bosco Kannada Medium School), Mr. Julian Rodrigues (Head, School Management Committee, Ms. Leena Machado (Secretary, Parish Pastoral Council), Mr. Melwyn D’Souza (President, Yuva Congress Shirva), Mr. Melwyn Aranha and many other dignitaries. They were also felicitated with floral bouquets by students.
Ms. Irine Mendonsa, hoisted the school flag accompanied by Fr. Stany Tauro, Fr. Mahesh.
On this special occasion Ms. Irine Mendonsa was honoured for her exemplary service to the St. Mary’s PU College and her dedication to educate the students. She was felicitated with Shaw, Flower basket, garland and a memento by honorary guests on dais. Earlier Ms. Gretta Noronha Introduced Ms. Irine Mendonsa and highlighted her various achievements
In response to her honour Ms. Irine Mendonsa said that she was humbled and feel proud to be part of this great institution. She was the student of 10th standard in 1977 and gradually, she completed her education and taught as lecturer in many schools and finally back in St. Mary’s Shirva. She narrated a little story of Crow and Swan in which she highlighted that the beauty of a person is not very important but happiness in self and in family is very important. She said believe in self and do not compare with others. Each one is unique and we must try to achieve our goal no matter how we look. It’s inner beauty and happiness counts eventually, she said.
Fr. Tauro in his address said that the annual day celebrations have begun with the flag hoisting ceremony. He applauded Ms. Irine Mendonsa for her dedicated service and told the students as she said no to compare yourself with others rather feel that you are the best. You will achieve the goal and pursue your dreams based on your ability and not on beauty he elaborated.
The first day of annual day celebrations concluded with singing of National Anthem by school choir.
The flag hoisting ceremony was compeered by Miss. Iral Nazareth and Miss. Manushree.
There was also prize distribution ceremony for all the students who have achieved academically and in sports events. Ms. Irine Mendonsa distributed the certificates to the students.
During the annual celebrations, the exhibition of ART, CRAFT, and EMBROIDERY is being organized prepared by all the talented students of Art group.
Pics and report by Alphonse Mendonsa (Shankerpura)