DBL witnessed a spectacular celebration of the 155th anniversary of the most revered bard of the nation, Rabindranath Tagore, on 14th May 2016. The Chief Guest for the auspicious day was Mr. D. P. Singh, the Commissioner of Police, Howrah. To invoke the blessings of the Almighty the symbolic lamp was lit up. The vibrant and spirited dance performance beautifully set the tone for the day. The recitation of ‘Africa’ by Mayukh Mondal powerfully conveyed the message of the indifference of humanity to the sufferings of the natives. ‘Tomar Khola Hawa’ melodiously sung by the young students of DBL captured the very essence of this inspiring lyric. The dance drama based on ‘Bhanu Singher Padabali’ was an earnest effort to portray the beautiful relationship of Radha and Krishna. Presentation on the life of Rabindranath Tagore threw light on the indelible effect of the works of Kaviguru. Finally the concluding dance based on ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’ truly brought out the patriotic fervour that his works are renowned for. This brief but mesmerizing programme brilliantly depicted the great versatility of the literary genius.
Recognition of one’s effort motivates one to continue persevering. Meritorious students for the academic year 2015-2016 were awarded for their excellence in academics. Certificates and books were awarded to these deserving students by the Chief Guest, Mr. D. P. Singh, Rector Fr. Biji Thomas and Principal Fr. Sunit Kiro. The memorable day also witnessed a sad occasion as the school bid farewell to Fr. John Maliakal, the administrator and Sir M. M. Paul. Sir M M Paul expressed his gratitude to the Salesians and the teachers for being very cooperative and advised the students to perform their duties diligently.