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Don Bosco’s birth bicentenary celebrated

 GUWAHATI, Aug 18 - The Salesian Sisters, staff and students of Little Flower School, Dibrugarh along with some of the most active members of the Cooperators and Past Pupils’ Association celebrated the closing ceremony of the birth bicentenary of Don Bosco recently.

 The ceremony began with the welcome address by the school captain, Abhipsha Bharadwaj. It was followed by the lighting of the lamp by Sr. Superior Alphonsa Kurisinkal, Sr. Tessy Davis, the Principal and a few dignitaries. A graceful Satriya dance invoking God’s blessing, an action song dedicated to the saint, a very beautiful speech on Don Bosco by Prayashi Goswami, a class X girl, a thematic dance, a skit portraying a glimpse of the saint, solo song presentation by Gitashree Choudhury, a past pupil, a choreography ‘San Juan Bosco, Bienvenido’ by the convent girls, an Assamese chorus by class X girls etc., were some of the highlights of the day.

Sr. Superior Alphonsa Kurisinkal made quite an impact in the minds of the young students by her thought-proving speech. She concluded her speech by saying, “We Salesian Sisters are proud to have Don Bosco as our Father and founder and as we celebrate the bicentenary of his birth, we pledge to continue his mission among the poor and the marginalised youth. We pray for his inspiration and guidance so that we can be creative interpreters of his charism.” Kalpana Khound, an alumnus of the school also addressed the gathering exhorting everyone to make a difference in the society. She cited the example of the St. John Bosco who made an enormous impact in the lives of the young people. “One candle wipes out darkness; one man can make a difference. This is proven true in the person of Don Bosco,” she said.

The entire school then gathered in the field for the bicentenary flag de-hoisting ceremony. The flag was respectfully lowered down by Rev. Sr. Tessy Davis, the Principal in the presence of Rev. Sr. Superior Alphonsa Kurisinkal, the past pupils and the entire staff and students of the school. The NCC and Guide representatives handed the flag over to the Principal soon after which Sr. Superior declared the bicentenary celebrations closed. This was stated in a press release received here.

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