Today, Friday, 21st June 2013 was a red letter day in the chronicles of the Institution. Fr. Michael Fernandes the Provincial and Fr. Ajoy Fernandes the Vice Provincial came to the community and the campus for the official Provincial visit. Fr. Michael began seeing the confreres of the community just after breakfast while Fr. Godfrey took Fr. Ajoy around showing him the campus and the various programs that were going on due to the activities periods that were on. Fr. Ajoy then went to the Principal's office to see and check all the records and books that were kept ready by the office.
At 10.15 am we had a short but sweet school assembly to welcome Fr. Ajoy who attended the assembly. Fr. Ajoy was welcomed by an address and a floral tribute. The school read out an address to him and thanked him for his presence among us.
Fr. Ajoy in his speech told the boys to make the best of all the facilities and programs that were being made available for the students as that would help them develop a holistic formation.
At 01.30 pm Fr. Provincial addressed the teachers and spoke about what is essential and some of the elements that we as a congregation have been focusing on in the last couple of years.
At 02.30 pm Fr. Provincial met with Don Bosco Balprafulta while Fr. Ajoy met with Prafulta and the staff.
At 06.00 pm Fr. Provincial met with the boarders and spoke to them asking them to study hard and to make the best of their time in the boarding and the opportunities given.
Fr. Ajoy met with the Salesian Family (the Past Pupils & the Cooperators) They came out in large numbers in spite of it being a weekday. Fr. Ajoy gave them a brief idea of what the congregations is planning for the next couple of years and asked the Family to check in what way they could help out and reach out to youngsters.
The community met for the Holy Eucharist at 7.15 pm and after the Eucharist the provincial gave us the concluding conference encouraging us to keep together and pray together.
We sat together for dinner and had something to laugh about while chatting with each other in a family atmosphere. It was time to say our good-byes and both Fr. Provincial & Fr. Ajoy left us at around 09.00 pm.
We thank both, Fr. Michael Fernandes our provincial as well as Fr. Ajoy Fernandes our Vice Provincial for being present the entire day and for sharing their thoughts and experiences with us. It certainly was an enriching moment for the school, the boarding, the Salesian Family and the community.