Kohima: The grand finale of Don Bosco Kohima yearlong golden jubilee celebration under the theme “Towards a better world with Don Bosco” culminated on November 20 evening at Don Bosco Kohima premises.
The yearlong golden jubilee celebration was launched on January 31st this year through the release of golden jubilee sky lantern, jubilee commemoration music/video album including series of activities like music, art, literary etc.
Presently, Don Bosco Kohima houses over 2000 students (from nursery to higher secondary including Don Bosco College).
Speaking on the occasion as the special guest, Nagaland’s chief secretary J. Alam said that a school is often called a temple of education because “it has the sacred mission to provide the greatest avenues for fulfilment of the potential of each student and to inculcate right values so that they become productive citizens and contribute to the overall development of their communities, societies nations and the humanity at large.”
The Chief Secretary complimented the school management, the teachers and staff for nurturing Don Bosco Kohima over the last 50 years and imparting quality education to thousands of young students.
Alam urged the students to make the best use of the school life as it is the most memorable part of their life and it stays with them throughout their life.
Organizing committee chairman KD Vizo said that the students, alumni, teachers and well wishers came together to celebrate the life and teaching of Don Bosco and the contribution of Don Bosco Kohima for bringing all round development for the benefit of both the young and old alike.
“Don Bosco is one of the oldest institutes in our land and it has touched many lives over the last 50 years and I am sure we all will value and carry this legacy forward,” Vizo said.
“During this Golden Jubilee year, instead of merely following the current trends, let us try to develop a mindset to approach new things by boiling it down to the fundamental truths and start reasoning to see if something really makes sense from the wonderful life and teachings of Don Bosco,” Vizo said.
In the last 50 years, he said that Don Bosco Kohima has imparted holistic education and instilled qualities and life skills to develop many individuals who have accomplished great things in their respective fields.
Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Diocese Kohima, Fr. Dr. Jose Kuruvachira, SDB, Provincial of Salesian Province of Dimapur, Fr. C.P. Mathew, SDB and Helievi-o Solo, chairman Kohima Village council also delivered short speeches at the grand finale session. Dr. Kezha (1980 batch) shared reminiscence.
Earlier, a welcome address was delivered by Fr. Suresh Innocent SDB while vote of thanks was proposed by Fr. T.P. James, SDB, principal Don Bosco Kohima.
Later, Abu Metha, Advisor to Chief Minister Nagaland graced Bosconian Nite as the guest of honour.
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