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29/5/2015 AUXI FEST BOSCO 200

Auxi  Fest Bosco 200, a youth fest was organized by Edumedym-  the sectors of education, media and youth  ministry  for the entire schools of FMA  Kolkata province in New Chumta, Siliguri from 17th – 21st May  2015 to commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of St. John Bosco. 13 centres  participated in it. In all the participants were 207 students, 17 teachers and  21 sisters summing up to 247.

  The  inaugural ceremony commenced at 4 p.m. with a parade by the delegates from each  centre marching to  the drum beats played  by New Chumta school band.  The Chief  Guest  K.C. Sharma, Assistant   commandant   of 29 battalion SSB Kapril    hoisted the bicentenary flag  and  released 200 pink and blue gas balloons and declared AuxiFest Bosco 200 opened.

  As the  balloons rose gracefully into the air the participants sang with gusto the Auxilium  Youth Movement (AYM) Anthem.   Following  this was the welcome ceremony by the host school – invocation dance, welcome  song and fusion dance. The Chief Guest, Sir K.C. Sharma ,  Assistant commandant gave an inspiring speech  stimulating  the 247  participants to follow the path of  righteousness and to excel in making oneself an upright national builder

  An interesting ice breaking session conducted  by  Sr.  Esther and her team of students and  teachers from Dum Dum. Cultural night began  with the theme presentation, “messengers of love’, joy and hope in Don Bosco way’.  The cultural dances were a real fiesta for  eyes  with varied hues of costumes, Choreography  both folk, and semi classical numbers.

  18th May commenced with a prayer service  conducted by  Mazzarello School Ranchi.The  resource person of the day for the session on   the theme of the Fest was Fr. Raymond Tudu the assistant parish Priest  of the Salesian Parish Mirik.  Through  videos, songs and PPT Presentation he instilled in the young a desire to have  dreams and the courage and will power to achieve it like Don Bosco. 

  Quiz on Don Bosco was conducted by the vibrant students  of Dum Dum backed by Sr. Ester Rani Abraham and Sr. Rosalia Tirkey of Youth  Ministry Sector.  Homage to Mary was  presented by the students of St. Mary’s Geyzing very innovatively with  meaningful dialogue between Mary and the  young and ended with  the Magnificat dance.  The campfire was lively and memorable piloted by Rev. Fr. Raymond Tudu.  It was consist of songs , games and the  enactment of Don Bosco’s encounter with ten boys like John Cagliero, Michael  Magone ,Domnic Savioetc.  presented by 10  groups.  The Campfire concluded again  with the ten leaders of the group coming forward with blown up balloons and  bursting them when Sr. Stella declared the campfire is closed.

  The third day of the Auxifest began with the prayer  moment animated by Dum Dum School.  Fr.  Raymond Tudu SDB in his session on the theme , “Media and the youth” took the  students for a voyage into the pros and cones of the technological trends and  how they have to make responsible  choices for their lives.

  Sr. Rosy Veliyan from Media sector of INC Province  presented a session on current issues followed by group discussion and  presentation by the groups.  At 2.30 p.m.  there was a Panel  discussion on the  challenges faced by the young people of today.   The orators were chosen from schools of Geyzing, Jaigaon,  Bandel,    Barasat, Dum Dum and Ranchi and the speakers  delivered speeches on themes like Social  network, Peer pressure, sex exploitation, Drug Addiction, Media Cohesion and  Globalization of Indifference. Jyoti Shikka student from Ranchi School was  avowed as the best speaker.

  Students Avinandan and Arya from Barasat School were  the chroniclers of the days and they presented the reports creatively with a  movie and everyone enjoyed the visual chronicling.

  The Taise prayer conducted by Sr. Rosalia Tirkey and  the team of teachers and students from Kalyani elevated everyone’s mind to  experience deeper encounter with the Divine.

  The night  show comprised of  unconventional  orchestra and the folk dances performed by the groups were mesmerizing  and enjoyable. 

  20th May was a long awaited day by all  the participants as it was the day set aside for the trip to Darjeeling. 

  The Best School Trophy was coveted by St. Anthony’s School  Jaigaon and the runners up were Auxilium Barasat and St. Mary’s Geyzing.  Five Girls and two boys were awarded the Best  camp prizes.  The day ended with vote of  thanks by Sr. Stella who thanked especially the sisters of New Chumta who left  no stone unturned to provide superb services for the success of the camp.  She also expressed the gratitude towards the  organizers of the Auxifest, Sr.Elizabeth Makil ,Sr. Rosy Veliyan, Sr. Ester  Rani Abraham and Sr. Rosalia Tirkey for their valuable contribution in planning  and executing of the Auxifest and making it a memorable mega event for the  youngsters.

  On the 21st morning after the prayer  moment conducted by the Kurseong Group   the participants gratefully appreciated the endeavours of the organisers  thanking Sr. Stella and her team for the well organised youth encounter.

  A touching  moment of the day was the lowering of and handing over the  Auxi fest flag.

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