BIS #7000 Inaugurations and Blessings at DB Makarpura

By Fr Jerome Edison for BISMumbai

On 4 August 2023, the renovated terrace hall was blessed and inaugurated by Fr Savio Silveira at Don Bosco High School, Makarpura. This will be used as a lab for Robotics, Abacus, Vedic math, and STEM. This is a significant step forward in promoting technology and innovation in education. This momentous event was attended by school staff, students, parents, and guests from the educational and technological sectors.

During the ceremony, Fr Silveira delivered a message emphasising the importance of technology in education and its potential to shape the future. He also highlighted the role of the facilities in nurturing students' problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and teamwork abilities.

In order to showcase to the gathering the capabilities of the Robotic Lab, demonstrations and interactive workshops were conducted. Students from higher grades displayed projects they had been working on, namely building and programming robots to perform various tasks. Younger students were given hands-on experiences with age-appropriate robotic kits.

This event marked a significant occasion at Don Bosco, Makarpura, as a commitment to providing students with a dynamic and technology-driven learning environment. The lab is expected to empower students to become future innovators and leaders in the ever-advancing technological landscape. This hall will soon be equipped with tools, 3D printers, robots, and other technological tools.

That evening, the Parish gathered to bless and unveil a new statue of its patron saint, Don Bosco. Fr Silveira celebrated the First Friday Mass in the parish, after which the newly installed statue of Don Bosco was blessed. The statue, placed above the entrance of the presbytery,  captures the essence of the saint's compassion, dedication, and commitment to the education and welfare of young people. 

The installation of the Don Bosco statue was part of the Don Bosco Parish’s Golden Jubilee Legacy Project. The statue serves as a constant reminder of the institution's commitment to providing pastoral love and care, quality education, nurturing character, and instilling values inspired by Saint John Bosco. It will be a source of inspiration; it will continue to guide and nurture the parishioners, students, and staff on their journey of faith, learning, and personal growth as they follow in the footsteps of their patron, Don Bosco.