by Jittin Mathew for BISMumbai

The boys of Bosco Boys’ Home (BBH) in Borivali celebrated Don Bosco’s feast day with the love enshrined in the spirit of Don Bosco himself. Don Bosco was a Father, Teacher and Friend to the poor and abandoned boys and we here at BBH began the day with the tune of “All hail to Don Bosco”, with a solemn celebration of the Holy Eucharist after that breakfast and a common prayer service for the Technical and Hotel Management students and the Bosco boys of the orphanage.

In the afternoon, the Technical and Hotel Management students had a Cricket Tournament organised by Father Xavier Bandya with the help of the Technical staff. The Bosco boys had a chess, carom, table tennis and painting competition animated by Jittin Mathew along with the Social staff. The Hotel Management Batch prepared ‘Patties’ to distribute to all the students and staff to show their love and appreciation to the institute as well as to all the Salesians working in the house who represent Don Bosco to them by their presence of joy and optimism, their availability, their example of hard work and temperance and above all their life of prayer.

In the evening, the boys were welcomed with music and masala tea…chai along with deep fried nallies to munch. “Run, Jump, Play but do not sin” was the motto for the day which was joyously celebrated with a sumptuous supper and mouth-watering ice-cream. This was followed with a movie ‘Street Dancer 3D.’

The day was concluded with Father Corlis Gonsalves, the Rector of the house giving the boys a good night talk of how Don Bosco lived his life only for the poor and abandoned children and made them good and honest human beings and continues to bless them even today.