After a long span of four years, the Rector’s & Parents’ Day of the senior section was held on Saturday, 22nd November, 2014. The programme commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp to invoke the blessings of God.
The Choir, consisting of boys of Classes 6 to 9 began the day’s programme with the welcome song ‘Swagatam’. After this joyous start, the boys of Classes 6 to 9 next performed the Prayer Dance to seek the benedictions of the Almighty on one and all.
English language has always been a problem for all. A motley group of immigrants make a hilarious hotchpotch of this language in the next item, the English Play, ‘Mind Your Language”, staged by Class-11 boys.
The Bengali Dance Drama was up on stage next. ‘Valmiki Pratibha” an opera by Rabindranath Tagore was indeed a visual treat. The boys of Classes 6 to 9 mesmerized the audience by their grace and elegance.
The Principal’s Report has always been an important aspect of the Rector’s & Parents’ Day. Br. Jose, the Principal gave a detailed report on the school’s growth from strength to strength. He even thanked the teaching fraternity, non-teaching staff, the office staff and everyone associated in making the day a success. Next, the meritorious students of ISC, ICSE, CVE and ITI toppers were felicitated. This year, there were three Jubilarians who were felicitated for their dedicated 25 years of service.
A group of young guitarists of Class-6 then regaled the audience with a medley of harmonious melodies. The Technical students, next, put together different dance moves on the theme “Machines”. Their synchronizations entertained all present.
Fr. Rector, Fr. Biji Thomas then addressed the parents on their role in disciplining youngsters in today’s scenario of youth unrest and addictions of different types. The boys of Class-6 then showcased their agility on the roller skates. The Hindi Play ‘Pyar ka Shahzaada” was the next performance by the boys of Class-11. The play paid a tribute to Don Bosco’s vision and foresight. The boys befittingly transformed Don Bosco’s magnanimity and love for his students.
The next item was by Class-6 students performing the Western Dance, Holly-Bolly-Wobbly, an ensemble of western dance moves. The penultimate item was by classes 6 to 9 boys, the ‘Sapta Tandava’, a dance performance, a combination of alertness, deftness and poise.
The Choir concluded the day’s programme singing the Christmas Carols, ushering in the festive season. The National Anthem was then sung, bringing the curtains down for this year’s Rector’s & Parents’ day.