“The Association of Past pupils, the part of the Salesian family offers a vital part for the salvation of the young”. We the Past Pupil proved this by celebrating bicentennial of DB’s birth in a significant manner.
First day programme began with registration at 5.00 pm. Nearly 230 Past pupils participated in this celebration from 22 units. At 5.30 pm. a grand festal procession started with great vigor by active participation of all units holding their flags and placards along with our lovable Mother Provincial, delegates of all units and office bearers marching solemnly.
Prayer always gives positive vibration in our heart & Mind. The prayer service was animated by the Thiruvottiyur Unit followed by prayer dance. DB’s bicentennial flag which was designed in a very special manner was hoisted by our respected Mother Provincial which gave us an honor and pride followed by releasing colorful balloons expressing our love and joy for DB at higher attitude.
A glorious welcome was given to our distinguished Mother Provincial Rev.Sr.Soosai Magnificat, all the delegates of various units, Past pupils and the special invitees by Kodambakkam unit.
An enthusiastic colorful dance performance and a youthful song were given by the students of Thiuvottiyur unit organized by Rev.Sr.Margaret to entertain us all.
The passionate talk was delivered by our Mother Provincial which invoked the salesion charism in us.Her main message was DB’s qualities such as humility, courage, kindness, clear thinking which should be imbibed by us all.
Then the needy students were honored by our Mother Provincial and they were gifted by a set of chuddithar, water Bottle, tiffin box , stationary items and Rs.1000 cash. Then we all gathered for the delicious dinner. After that all assembled for the campfire. Our Mother Provincial declared open the campfire followed by dance, skit and songs by various units in a very dynamic manner which was unforgettable.
This day’s programme came to an end with a short prayer.
Second day’s programme began with a morning meditation which was animated by Sr.Silviya.Then all gathered for Eucharistic celebration to receive abundant blessings from the Lord.
At 9.30 am, an innovative message was given by Rev.Fr.Mani Lazar SDB, Youth animator, Ennore on the topic – “We to be the DB in 21st century”. He insisted all the Past pupils to be proactive, strong and to reflect DB’s life in the world. Take a resolution to become DB and to respond to the situation in a positive way and to be sincere servants in the society.
Then a drama on the theme “DB in the 21st century” was enacted by the Past Pupils in a very inspiring way.
Enjoyable games were conducted for the past pupils and attractive prizes were given to the winners .All the delegates and past pupils were honored by a memorable memento which was gifted by Rev.Sr.Margaret. Group photo was taken to remember this great event in our whole life.
This celebration was indeed a blissful experience for the participants and had really enriched and enlightened us with revitalizing strength to bring fullness and totality in the life of today’s youth.
A heartfelt gratitude to the Thiruvottiyur unit for their hospitality and love. Sincere thanks to Rev.Sr.Margaret, the Provincial delegate of past pupil unit and all the office bearers for co-coordinating this occasion in a successful manner.
Long live Don Bosco!