BIS #6859 Oratory Cricket Tournament at Divyadaan

By Cl. Loren Crasto for BISMumbai

The Salesian Institute of Philosophy – Divyadaan, Nashik – hosted the Cricket Tournament ‘Twenty22’ for the oratories of the Nashik region on 18 December, 2022. There were 8 teams that participated in this Oratory Cricket Tournament. The management committee consisted of students and brothers, who worked under the leadership of Fr Joel D’Souza – the main coordinator of the tournament.

The tournament began with a prayer service at 9:00 a.m., followed by a short talk given by Cl. Bless Rumao. He spoke about Don Bosco and his many works among the youth. The instructions and rules for the game were given by Fr Rolvin, followed by a small talk by Fr Jacob who said that these matches are not for winning medals or trophies but it is a game to that helps one grow through the skills trained and practised. All the participating teams gave their best and the matches were very competitive.

During the finals, the chief guest Mr Ranjit Sharma – a national player in softball – was welcomed by Fr Robert Pen, the Rector of Divyadaan, and Fr Joel, the Vice-Rector of Divyadaan. The finalists of the tournament were Ganjamal and Siddharth Hotel. The final match was challenging and there was an equal display of competitiveness, but team Siddharth Hotel emerged victorious in the final. The winning team received the winning trophy and medals; the runners-up were also awarded with the same. The chief guest, Mr Ranjit Sharma, addressed all those present, especially the youth, and spoke about the importance of sports, and health. He emphasized that brothers and fathers work hard to provide the best in all areas of sports and education, so that the future of India be the best and all-rounded. He concluded by saying that one must put their trust in the Salesians – who love the poor like their founder Don Bosco.

The management committee of the tournament expressed its gratitude to the community of Divyadaan, and to all those who actively participated in the tournament. There was a sense of heartfelt gratitude to all the benefactors who supported the tournament materially and financially. The Oratory Cricket Tournament came to an end at 6:00 p.m., and at the end of the day, the fathers and brothers were happy at the success of the event. The youth departed to their own localities with grateful hearts.