The little angels of Don Bosco English Medium School, Shirva mesmerized the parents, teachers and audience with their magical performance on the Final day of the school’s Annual Day Celebrations. It was indeed a most memorable day, the whole show was so well performed by little tiny tots be it a mc job, dance or flowers girls, it was a treat to watch them on Thursday the 30th November 2017.
The celebrations began with two important events one is musical show by around thirty high school students followed by special stunts by High School Karate students. Both shows were very performed and entertained the audience followed by prayer song by Kindergarten Children.
A brief stage program was held for the honorary guests of the day invited to the dais by little MCs of the day Prishel D’Souza and Reon D’Souza. The chief guest of the day was a renowned Psychiatrist Dr. PV Bhandary,(Psychiatrist & Director, Dr. A.V. Baliga Group of Institutions, Udupi) and the guests of honour Very Rev. Fr. Stany Tauro (Correspondent), Rev. Fr. Mahesh D’Souza (Principal), Rev. Fr. Canute Noronha (Asst. PP), Mr. Wilson D’Souza (VP Parish Pastoral Council), Ms. Leena Machado (Secretary, Parish Pastoral Council), Mr. Julian Rodrigues (Management Committee), Mr. Melwyn Aranha (18 Commission, Udupi Diocese), Mr. Melwyn D’Souza (President, Shirva Jilla Panchayat) and Ms. Irine Rodrigues (St. Mary’s PU College).
Miss. Fatima Ziana (UKG) accorded a warm welcome to all the honorary guests on the day and the little kids offered flower bouquets to the guests. Fr. Mahesh D’Souza officially welcomed the guests on the dais.
On the occasion all the students of both LKG and UKG were given away with prizes by the Chief Guest Dr. PV Bhandary.
On this special occasion Dr. PV Bhandary was felicitated for his humanitarian services to the community, the psychiatric patients to whom he is providing tireless, selfless service to treat them, counselling them throughout the year. He provides counselling services for many clubs especially Rotary Club Shankerpura and Bhahmawar every month when the monthly psychiatric camps are held since last 20 years plus. He was honoured with a shawl, a flower bouquet, fruit basket, a memento and a frame of Mother Teresa.
Dr. PV Bhandary in response thanked Fr. Stany Tauro and Fr. Mahesh for their recognition and appreciated for the honour. On the occasion he also applauded Fr. Mahesh D’Souza for having a counselling facility in Don Bosco school, only a few schools have this facility. He spoke on how important to have a counselling service at schools from the class 1 and 2 to begin with as they are target of many abuses in the school as well as at home. He stressed the parents and teachers not to compare them with other kids which are a very wrong thing to do and judge their children comparing with other children’s performances in academic, sports or extracurricular activities. He said by doing so you are actually damaging their performance and the best of their talents are surpressed rather than enhanced he said. He also warned parents to be aware of sexual abuses by their own friends and relatives which needs to be taken care seriously and many other evils that’s happeing around their kids. He requested parents to be roll model for them by their good examples and speaking good of their children and praising them rather than scolding them every now and then.
Fr. Stany Tauro thanked Dr. Bhandary for his guidance for the students, parents and teachers. He was grateful for accepting the invitation to come and attend the annual day celebrations despite his tight schedule.
Little Miss. Narayani proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr. Bhandary also visited the Art and Craft Exhibition put up next to the stage by Art and Craft students and appreciated their imagination and creativity in art, painting, jewellery and drawing.
The final session of the day was the entertainment session by LKG AND UKG children. The program began with a welcome song by Don Bosco Choir group and followed by loads of mesmerizing dances by little kids enthralled the audience.
Pics and report by Alphonse Mendonsa (Shankerpura)