BIS #7088 DBITI Leadership Camp at DB Karjat

By Fr Charles Anthony for BISMumbai

Don Bosco Industrial Training Institute (DBITI), Kurla, recently organised a three-day leadership camp for class leaders and other trainees from 12 to 14 October 2023 at the scenic Don Bosco, Karjat. A total of 42 trainees from various trades at DBITI participated in this transformative event, meticulously planned by Mr Royal D'Souza.

Preparation for the camp began well in advance, ensuring that every detail was fine-tuned for a successful and enriching experience. At around 10 a.m. the group arrived at Karjat railway station and was transported to Don Bosco, Karjat. Upon arrival, they were allocated dormitories and treated to refreshments.

The camp's first session commenced with Mr D’Souza outlining the three-day schedule, followed by a brief address from Fr Charles Anthony. Subsequently, the trainees were given instructions and divided into groups, each tasked with taking on specific responsibilities for the camp.

The day was filled with activities that emphasised the importance of being both physically and mentally present and highlighted the significance of teamwork, focus, and attention. The first day concluded with a meditation session, feedback sharing, and an engaging cultural event.

The second day commenced with an early morning trek to a hilltop. Following breakfast, they engaged in outdoor activities that emphasised communication, planning, strategy, coordination, and effective team management, all essential skills for a great leader. The post-lunch session welcomed Mr Amarr Prabhu, Principal of DBITI, who conducted an activity to inspire trainees to set personal and team targets and push themselves to achieve more.

The evening session was particularly memorable as trainees worked in groups to prepare dishes of their choice, using ingredients from allocated budgets. The result was a delightful spread of dishes. 

On the last day, a Thanksgiving Mass, led by Fr Anthony Santarita, was attended by trainees of various faiths. Post-breakfast, the trainees gathered to express their gratitude to the Salesians and housekeeping staff who contributed to the success of the camp. The camp undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the trainees, shaping them into future leaders who will carry forward the values of teamwork, excellence, and commitment.