JAI HO Don Bosco ... Bicentenary Celebrations at DBNJ Homes, Hyderabad

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  .