The St. Dominic Savio Sports Festival was indeed grand and it was conducted for the last two days, 24th & 25th November 2011.

It began with the march in of the Chief guest of the day, Fr. Rector and the march past of the houses. There was the lighting of the torch and the dance display by the boys.

Fr. Rector in his short speech told the boys that Kareem Abdul Jabbar, speaking on Team spirit said, 'In a Team one man may be a special ingredient on the team, but one man is not the team.' He wished the boys that team spirit to work together and win.

All the boys had to participate in about four of the events. There were a variety of games, disciplines and fun games too. It was a delight to see all of them taking an active part in the Sports Festival.

The staff, both the teaching and the non-teaching staff together with the Principal Fr. Crispino did a fantastic job of organizing the whole event to see that every one enjoyed themselves and participated. It was hard work indeed but the outcome was immensely enriching and enjoyable.

The youngsters put in their heart and soul into the two days and were they tired and exhausted???? Bravo lads you were great.

The RED HOUSE were the overall CHAMPIONS Congratulations to one and all.

Thanks to all our Staff members, both Teaching & non-teaching for making this a beautiful event for our youngsters.


World Children’s Day
Hosted By Don Bosco Balprafulta
Don Bosco Balprafulta celebrates the joy of being a child on the 20th of November 2011 which is universally celebrated as World Children’s Day. Don Bosco Balprafulta is an NGO working with children in Slums, Missing or Runaway Children on railway stations in the city of Mumbai through their projects Rihaaee, Talash & Community. Established in April 2000, Don Bosco Balprafulta focuses on enabling children to claim their rights and be able to live in a free and protected society

Universal Children's Day takes place on November 20 every year, first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1959, which was established to bring unity and peace across the nations. It encourages all countries to celebrate this day, to promote mutual understanding about children and initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children. The UN Convention of Rights of a Child is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.
World Children’s Day was celebrated at St. Dominic Savio High school in Andheri. 800 children from 20 NGOs, Slum Communities, CBOs, & streets. The event comprised group work activities in 30 classes which included slogans, songs, games, quizzes, & creative artwork on child rights from 9am to 1pm .The Main stage event included dances, street plays, Nickelodeon artist performance & a Special children’s Rock band who performed on Sadda Haq depicting the meseage of a right of every child. The Event was supported By Disney, Nickelodeon, Provogue, Polycab, Benefactors, Bisleri, Godrej, Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM. 100 Volunteers from different Colleges like SNDT, St. Xaviers, St Dominic Savio High school and Holy Spirit Hospital.

The children left the premises with a strong message from Don Bosco Balprafulta Of Sadda Haq  of each child and fight for it.

The CRC follows principles which recognize every child, irrespective of their caste, creed, ex, race, religion or social status. Almost all countries have signed the treaty and follow it strictly.

India has taken active role in strengthening it by including these rights in its Constitution. The seven fundamental rights recognized by the constitution are:

1.       Right to Equality
2.       Right to Freedom 
3.       Right against exploitation, prohibiting all forms of forced labour, child labour and traffic in human beings
4.       Right to freedom of religion,
5.       Cultural and Educational rights
6.       Right to constitutional remedies for enforcement of Fundamental Rights

As we know every human being has rights but they often get discriminated due to different reasons. Children too have rights but are always discriminated or not taken seriously. Child Rights are of utmost importance and recognized by Don Bosco Balprafulta which is celebrating the Rights of Children along with 800 children across Mumbai. DBBP is connecting and encouraging every child on World Children’s Day to say “ I am a Child and I know my Rights, Do you…?”

Sadda Haq  Aithe Raq..!!!