Ramanthapur, Aug. 01: We thank you O Lord……for Don Bosco these are the very words uttered by our Navajeevan children at Ramanthapur. Our campus was over thronged with Youngsters of Boiguda, Namapally, Ramanthapur and Vanasthalipuram girls which was opened just recently, “ JAI HO Don Bosco” is the slogan which filled every bit of air of our campus . It was indeed a grand celebration which left a mark on everybody’s heart on 1stof August 2015.
His grace Most Rev. Thumma Bala Arch Bishop of Hyderabad was the chief guest of the day and Fr. Raminedi Balaraju, Provincial, Province of St. Joseph, Hyderabad who added colours to the celebrations with his valuable presence . Celebrations began with the meaning full holy Mass for which Auxlium girls welcomed the Holy Priests to the Alter like an angels with their prayerful Entrance dance.
The Arch Bishop Thumma Bala highlighted Don Bosco’s qualities and said “In the history of the Catholic Church Don Bosco is the ONLY saint who worked for the saving the souls of the youngsters. He also mentioned how the Salesians’s mission is so vibrant just because of its founders Legacy, his legacy is so rich even now it continuous with lot of passion for the youngsters. Added flavor to the celebration was Fr. Gnanam’s melodious choir for which music was accompanied by Naveen Madiri .
As a tribute to Don Bosco there was a short well fitting and spectacular cultural programme during which the Arch Bishop and Provincial were felicitated. Though the programme was short but was meaningful and all the guests were appreciative of the performances of the children. Highly stimulating message and anecdote was shared by Fr.Balaraju in his speech during the programe, he said “ Don Bosco was a Miracle worker” he had no money but he built Mighty Basilicas and he had no bakery but he fed the youngsters who were hungry. He does not have modern machinery but taught them skills for life.
Fr.Sudhakar the director & Rector of the institution spoke in his welcome speech that that Navajeevan , Don Bosco is mother home for many youngster who are aspiring to come up in their life and it sheltered number of youngsters who need care and guidance and its ready to take advanced steps for increasing number of the youngsters on the streets of the city, He said that it is a pleasure to work for the youth who will become “NAVAYOOGA NIRAMATHALU” (Architects of the new world”). Fr TD John with his team proposed the vote of thanks.
After the progromme Fr.Philip surprised guests of the day with sumptuous meals for which buds of the tongues of the guests were melted like an ice. It was the day which brought lot of joy in the lives of all who associated with Navajeevan Ramanthapur.. all because of Don Bosco .