BIS #6311 DBDS felicitates tailoring & beautician students

by Father Rolvin D'mello for BISMumbai

The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) successfully trained 100 women from the Mumbai slums, in advanced skills of tailoring and beautician, for tge past 03 months. In an exciting ceremony these students received their certificates and the 40 best students received a tailoring machine each and beautician kits. The valedictory ceremony was held at Don Bosco International School Bianchi Hall Matunga, with less than 50% attendance of its full capacity due to the COVID-19 restrictions. This entire venture was financially supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL).

Father Rolvin D’Mello, Executive Director-DBDS welcomed the guests and beneficiaries. He then expressed his sincere gratitude to MGL for their wholehearted support to the project. He applauded the decision of beneficiaries for utilizing their time productively in learning skills of beauty care and tailoring, rather than sitting idle at home.

MumbaiSalesians' ViceProvincial Father Ashley Miranda was the chief guest, while Smt. Shamika Ranade, Remedial Classes Coordinator along with Father Vinod Mascarenhas were the guests of honour.

The programme began with the traditional welcome of the chief guest and other guests of honour. Following this, an exhibition of various items was displayed with products made by the women, such as bags, garments, etc. The event was formally inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the chief guest and other guests of honour by garlanding the portrait of Don Bosco.

Father Miranda congratulated the women for successfully completing the course and empowering themselves with skills. The guests of honour too extended words of appreciation towards all the students for successfully completing this 03-month advance skills training.

The 'Top 40' who were selected on the basis of their performance, family economic condition, employment status, disability, etc., were presented Beautician Kit and Sewing machines with accessories. After the presentation ceremony Father D'mello thanked everyone for taking time out and gracing the event with their presence. The programme ended with snacks served for all.