BIS #6649 Games, Elections and Pizzas

By Shannon Nogueira for BISMumbai

On 18 June 2022, Don Bosco Youth Services (DBYS), Matunga, organised an evening of fun and games entitled ‘Monsoon Madness’. It was a one of its kind event, where the youth had the opportunity to engage in some fun games and activities, as well as bond with each other.

The evening began with indoor games: Carrom, Chess, Snakes and Ladders and Table-tennis. The youth were divided into teams and they competed among each other. Prizes were handed over to the captains of both teams by Fr Leon Cruz Ratinam, the Director of DBYS, Matunga.

The gathering then proceeded to the election of the new office bearers for DBYS. This ceremony began on a solemn note invoking the blessings of the Almighty as all joined in singing the hymn ‘Welcome Holy Spirit’. Then, Fr Leon Cruz gave a short orientation about DBYS and the role of the office bearers at DBYS. The candidates were asked to give a speech after which the youth cast their vote. In light of this election, the new office bearers of DBYS are: Ms Leann D'Souza - President of DBYS, Mr Cletus D’Souza - Vice President of DBYS, Mr Shannon Nogueira - Secretary. Fr Leon Cruz congratulated the new office bearers, and presented them with a token of appreciation. Fr Leon also made a special mention and thanked the outgoing president, Ms Beverly D'Souza for all her efforts over the past two years.

The evening concluded with some delicious pizza and cold drinks served for the youth. The youth bonded with each other as they munched on their pizzas. They now look forward to the next event under the animation of the newly elected office bearers.