BIS #6758 Twin Celebrations at BGVK Nagar
By Fr Clarence Martis for BISMumbai
Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra (BGVK), Ahmednagar, celebrated Independence Day as well as Don Bosco’s Birthday on 15 August 2022 with the Staff and the children of the migrants in the surrounding areas. Around 100 children participated enthusiastically in the celebrations.
The day began with hoisting the tricolour at 9:30 a.m. with the Staff. The children were given snacks and then the BGVK staff conducted games for them. At 12:30 pm, they were graced with the presence of two Italian benefactors. They were greeted by the children and the staff. They spoke to the children about the importance of going to school, having a dream and fulfilling it. The children put up a flurry of dances for the guests.
The guests along with the children cut a cake to commemorate Don Bosco’s birthday which falls on 16 August. Later, the children had a sumptuous lunch which was followed by a short valedictory function.
The twin celebrations were greatly appreciated by the children who made their gratitude known to the staff before they left. The guests expressed their happiness at the great hospitality shown and the work done at the institute.