BIS #6607 Award for SYM Covid Task Force
by Drushti Bhosle & Cletus D'souzafor BISMumbai
On 26 March 2022, the Health Outreach team of the Archdiocese of Bombay organised a felicitation ceremony and gave an appreciation award to the SYM Covid Task Force of Don Bosco Youth Services for their outstanding contribution during the second wave of COVID. The award was handed over by Bishop Allwyn D'Silva (Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Bombay) to Cletus D’Souza and Drushti Bhosle who were representatives of the SYM Covid Task Force.
The evening was packed with fun and icebreaker games. Tons of appreciation with names especially being taken of all those who contributed significantly were felicitated with an award. Three new members were also inducted as part of the Executive Core team of the Health Outreach to further strengthen their efforts and continue the mission. CVCs, PVCs and special volunteers from various parishes that are a part of the Health Outreach attended the event. It was chaired by Bishop Allwyn D'Silva (Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Bombay) along with Dr. Armida Fernandez (Project Head) and Dr. Richard Pereira (Project Coordinator). The youth of Don Bosco Youth Services had been actively supporting the Health Outreach Team during the Covid pandemic.
The evening concluded with an inspiring note by the Bishop where he not just thanked all for their selfless service but also encouraged to find newer, creative avenues to reach out to people. Post the formal vote of thanks, snacks were served and everyone were encouraged to take pictures using the medical props made available at the photo booth.