On 17th June 2017, at 3.30 pm during the prayer service, Provincial Sr. Rose Ezarath solemnly installed Sr. Philomena Chirammal as the animator of Auxilium Gobra. Sr. Sadhana Majumder in her introduction reminded all present the Article 114 of our Constitutions that “Mary is the real Superior like her let every daughter of Mary Help of Christians called to the service of authority … Let her carry out her animation and guidance in the spirit of the preventive system attentive to each individual sister, seeking to create a climate of trust, sincerity and Salesian simplicity, encouraging the community, the apostolic enthusiasm of “Da Mihi Animas.” Then Sr. Provincial solemnly handed over the key of the tabernacle to Sr. Philomena.
The community members joined together praising and thanking God for the newly appointed animator. Soon after the prayer service our little boarders greeted Sr. Superior with their melodious song. Sr. Rose gave a statue of Mary Help of Christians to Sr. Philomena as a token of love. The day was ended with full of joy and happiness praising and thanking God for the gift of Sr. Philomena Chirammal , as the animator of the community.
On 15th June, 2017, Mr. Gopen Mondal (Area Relationship Manager of DTS) came to DB Tech Barasat to give his lecture on Hospitality. He gives placement in various hotels and hospitals like Tata Medical, ITC, JW Merriate, Medica Super Speciality Hospital.
At 1:30 p.m. we started our programme by Sir Utpal Chakroborty, who introduced Mr. Gopen Mondal to everyone. He shared with students good experiences of his life. Later he explained the meaning of hospitality and about DTS Organisation . He said that DTS 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 and why money is needed for a better life. He said that students shouldn’t waste their time by thinking unnecessary thing but should should utilize the time properly. After this he gave the chance to the students for asking questions about salary, increment and promotion. After the programme students were very happy and highly motivated. At the end Sir Asit Roy thanked Mr. Gopen Mondal for sharing his valuable thoughts and experience with the students.
DB Tech Barasat
On 14th June Sir Bishwajit Mishra conducted a session on HIV AIDS to make the students of Don Bosco Tech Barasat Centre to become aware of it. First he explained about Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS).
He explained in detail how it occurs. Following initial infection, a person may not notice any symptoms or may experience a brief period of influenza-like illness. Typically, this is followed by a prolonged period with no symptoms.As the infection progresses, it interferes more with the immune system, increasing the risk of common infections like tuberculosis, as well as other opportunistic infections, and tumours that rarely affect people who have working immune systems.These late symptoms of infection are referred to as AIDS. This stage is often also associated with weight loss.
After that He mentioned the reason of HIV. HIV infection is spread from person to person when human blood and sexual fluids (semen and vaginal secretions) are shared. HIV can be transmitted through:
- Unprotected sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal or oral*)
- Transfusion of contaminated blood
- Sharing of contaminated needles used for injectable drugs
- Sharing infected needles for tattoos and body piercing
- Oral sex (the risk is small, though)
- From HIV infected mother to her child during pregnancy, child birth or breast feeding
Then he showed a video on HIV AIDS. Over there everything the reason, effect of HIV AIDS was clearly mentioned. At the end he cautioned the students who are going work in hotel industry to be careful and aware.
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