10th of June was a great day for Don Bosco Tech Barasat because we had mobilization through football match. There was a football match between Don Bosco Tech Barasat and Naboudayan Sangha Barasat. 22 candidates came to see and participate in the game. At 9 am after the assembly Superior Sr. Stella and Sister in charge Sr. Sherley met all the students and players and wished them best of luck. Then the trainers met with all the players and explained about Don Bosco Tech beautifully. After listening from the trainers many were interested to take the admission. At 9:30 am we started the game. First half both the team played well and the score was level but 2nd half Barasat Naboudayan Sangha played better and they won by 4-1.
It was a great game and great experience for the both the teams. Our DB tech students though they lost the game but they were looking very happy and they said that win and loss are the part of the game but important thing is that we enjoyed the game lot and we learned how to work as a team from Naboudayan Sangha.
At the end all the trainers and Sr. Sherley congratulated the winning team and also Don Bosco Tech Barasat team for such a nice game. At last we distributed snacks to everyone.
From 21-22 May 2017, summer camp was held at Auxilium Convent School New Chumta for the students of class VI – X. 74 participants started the camp by entering into a moment of prayer experience animated by Sr. Inocencia Jojo the principal of the school on the theme “I am the light of the world” [Jn 8:12].
During the prayer hour they shared spontaneously their reflections. One of them said: “as the string was connected to each other’ hands to make a net, in the same way they need to be united with Jesus so that they can become a light to the others”. Soon after the prayer they were divided into seven groups. Then the Bible quiz competitions, games, action songs were followed. All took an active part and enjoyed to the full. The day came to an end with a solemn Sunday Mass celebrated by the Parish Priest Fr. Sanjay Kindo.
On the second day of the camp, the participants started the day with short prayer. It was followed by the performance of Bible drama and solo singing completions. All of them enjoyed seeing the Bible drama and they also deepened the various experiences of God’s call as experienced by selected personages from the Old and New Testament. At 11.00 a.m. they attended the Holy Mass and the celebrant was Fr. Yacob Kindo the Parish Priest of Garidhura. Lunch was provided at 12.30 p.m. by Sr. Theresa Vettuvazhiyil, the superior. After lunch the children participated in the interesting games & action songs. This was followed by the prize distribution for the winners of the various competitions. Besides the prizes each one was gifted with a face towel given by Mr. Anil Sharma one of our well wisher from Siliguri.
On 15th May 2017, we celebrated the Inauguration as well as the Parents Day of the DBTech Phase 6, Batch 1 students. The program started with the Morning Assembly. After this we all gathered together to welcome the Parents and the Chief Guest of the program Fr. Gregory from Picnic garden Church.
The program started with a Welcome Speech by a student Bapi. Fr. Gregory was welcomed by Sr.Sherley and he was garlanded by a student Suvamay. This was followed by the “Lighting of the Lamp” by the Chief Guest, Sisters, Trainers and 2 students. It was followed by Group Dances by Allen and his group and by Susmita and her group. Later Sir Bishwajit shared his knowledge about DB Tech. Then a Skit on “Save the trees” was performed by the students beautifully which gave the message on the importance of trees in our life.
Fr. Gregory appreciated the performances and encouraged the students to carry on the good things in their future and build a strong base for their future. He explained the importance of Skill training and hard work in life. He said that if a person work hard then he or she will definitely get the taste of success. Superior Sr. Stella shared her motivational thoughts on dream of Don Bosco which encouraged the students. Later Sir Utpal thanked all the Parents, Sisters and students. The programme ended by distributing Snacks to all.
Mr. Bishwajit Mishra
On 25th May 2017, we had the golden opportunity for D.B. TECH Barasat because Mr. D.P Chakraborty (HR Manager eastern India of Sayaji Hotels) came to DB tech Barasat to give his lecture on Hospitality.
At 10:30 a.m. we started our programme by Sir Bishwajit, who introduced Mr. D.P Chakraborty with everyone. He started his speech with a good thought that nothing is impossible in this world. After that he mentioned the meaning of hospitality. He said that DB tech is a very big platform for the young people who can get the path of success after completion of the course if that student has the desire to go further in his future. Then he mentioned the importance of time in our life. He said that students shouldn’t waste their time by thinking unnecessary thing. They should utilize the time properly. Later he explained how he achieved success in his life and shared the information about his hotels.
Students were very happy and highly motivated. At the end Sir Bishwajit Mishra thanked Mr. D.P Chakraborty for sharing his valuable thoughts and experiences with the students and then had a small meeting with the centre in-charge Sr. Sherley, trainers and Mr. Chakraborty about the campus interview.
Holy Child Auxilium School Vasant Vihar celebrated the Cultural week from 14 – 19 May 2017. The theme “The Auxilian Ambassadors of life and love in the Family” ran through the whole week’s programme of an interesting list of events like Best from waste, Antakhshari, Rangoli, Class room decorations, Jewellery making, Painting, Collage making, Games, Singing, Fancy dress, Mime, Ad-Mad,National and International folk dances, Dance drama, Poem enactment, Live depiction of Artsetcin the Salesian style.
On May 18, 2017, the Ambassador of Republic of Guinea to India, His Excellency Alexander CḔCḔLoua, graced the event as the Chief Guest and Ms. Mary Mahi, second Counsellor of the Embassy of Ivory Coast, as the guest of honour.Mr. Loua expressed his deep appreciation on seeing the exceptional performance of the students and wished that at least one of them would become an Ambassador in another country and also a few actresses to shine out at international level.
The students have expressed that the Cultural Week was an opportunity to make them fit for the future days and to develop a sense of competitive spirit, co-operation, leadership, self-confidence, diligence and team-spirit as well as to provide a backdrop for the development of their creative talents. The weeklong cultural fiesta was highly appreciated and it manifested the rich culture of both our country and other countries as well. The celebrations came to a conclusion with Vicuna House emerging as over-all winners and the Savio House was the runners-up.
Reported by Ms. Rita Bakshi
We came together on 14th May 2017 to mark the beginning of the “AUXI FAMILIA SUMMER CAMP “, an initiative taken by our Principal, Sr. Clara to train our talents, skills and to learn new things besides our academic curriculum.
Each day began with sessions of basketball and football. Fr. Gregory Montiero and Superior Sr. Stella helped us to understand the importance of the presence of God and His blessings in our life through ‘Spiritual Awakening’ classes. A discourse on Personality Development was conducted by Mr. Neville helped to instil in us the various moral values and leadership qualities. We danced and swayed to the Bollywood beats and learned the art of self defense through ‘Karate’. The art and craft classes were enjoyed by all.
On the last day, the 20th May we came together as a family: students, teachers and parents performed all that we had learnt in the past week while our Chief Guest Fr. Anthony Rodriquez, the Dean of 24 Paraganas enlightened us with his words of wisdom. We danced and sang to the fullest. The day ended with the distribution of the certificates to all the participants.
Summer Vacations are usually spent idly but this year, the summer camp gave us an opportunity to utilize the time in a productive way and has been a great value addition to our lives. Last but not the least, I’d like to thank our Principal and Our Superior for the grand success of the Summer Camp.
On 12th May, 2017 the students of the Middle and High school gathered together to celebrate the Feast day of St. Mazzarello and St. Dominic Savio which was followed by the inter house classical dance and fusion dance competitions.
The program began with the lighting of the lamp and by garlanding the statues of St. Dominic Savio and St. Mary Mazzarello to honour them. A prayer dance was performed to invoke God’s blessing. A musical play staged by students from various classes beautifully portrayed the lives of the two saints and how St. Don Bosco had helped them in their journey towards attaining sainthood. It was accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation.
With the feast day celebration coming to an end, we kicked off with the dance competitions. We were left mesmerized as the middle school girls from the four houses wonderfully upstaged the theme of the Eastern dance competition, ‘The power of seven’ through their gracious dance Performances. This was followed by the High school Fusion Dancecompetition which we thoroughly enjoyed as the girls and boys claimed the stage and swayed to the tunes and beats. We came to the end of the programme with the vote of thanks by the dance club president, and our principal, Sr. Clara.
At the end of the day, we were left inspired and enriched with lives of the great Saints while the performances and competitions entertained us no less.
The community celebrated the Feast of St.Mary Mazzarello on 13th May, 2017. The day started with a holy Mass at 10.30 am presided over by Fr.Biji Thomas and 4 priests.Religious priests, sisters, Teachers, students and boarders were invited for the feast. After Mass boarders put up a festal programme and with a delicious and tasty food all went home with a smile.