Volume V | Issue I | April 2017
PRINCIPAL’S Message Dear Parents, Teachers, Students and Well-wishers,
nother edition of Bosco Dwimu is in your hands. When the new academic year inaugurated in January, you will have noticed the excitement. You felt the energy in the hallway and sense the wonder of discovery in the classrooms as children and teachers engaged in stimulating activities. One of our tasks at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Bengtol is to develop honest and upright citizens with 21st century skills who can move around with great confidence. In our School we work to provide rich and stimulating experiences as well as a nurturing, positive and challenging environment for each student. We help children develop the skills, attitudes, concepts and knowledge that they will need for now and the rest of their lives. Our teaching staff ensures that all students feel included, secure and valued. Our teachers take great pride in working together with the parents in an atmosphere of mutual respect within which children can have security and confidence. Our passion for educating future citizens is at the centre of our mission. I invite you to read through the pages of this booklet and re-live the d i ff e r e n t a c t i v i t i e s t h a t t h e s t u d e n t s accomplished in the past months. You can experience for yourselves the energy and the adventure of the students. With affectionate greetings Fr. Siby John sdb
STATE LEVEL REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION AT GUWAHATI On 26 January 2017, 1 Assam Bn NCC Band, Don Bosco School, Bengtol was invited to take part in the Republic Day Celebrations at Guwahati. Shri Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup Metro Guwahati, invited the school. Under the guidance Rev. Fr Siby John, Principal and Mrs Heera Narzary, Coordinator, the band troupe set out to Guwahati. Prior to the programme, three days were spent in practice. The programme started at 9.00 am. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Honourable Governor of Assam. Other guests included Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Honourable Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, DGP, several Additional Chief Secretaries and Commissioners. The programme commenced when the Governor hoisted the National Flag. He, then, delivered a message. Don Bosco School Band of the 1 Assam Bn NCC is the first ever student band to participate in the State level Republic Day Parade in Assam. After the Parade, the band displayed some pieces to entertain the guests, staff and students from various schools, Police personnel and the public. The performance of the band on that occasion was outstanding. “Excellent …. Keep playing,” was the comment of the Chief Minister. The Chief Secretary termed the performance as “top class.” The Director General of Police said that the students “performed with military precision.” Additional Chief
Secretary, Mr Alok Kumar said: “Never seen the like in my 32 years.” Another Additional Chief Secretary commended that it as “best change in the Republic Day Celebration.” The Education Commissioner termed it as “amazing performance” and the Chief Information Commissioner commended: “Superb.” After the display, refreshments were served. At the end, the band players had a photo with the Chief Minister and other important dignitaries. Hiramoni Hajowary - Class X
REPUBLIC DAY 2017 CELEBRATION AT KAJALGAON The Chirang District Administration organized the Republic Day Celebration on 26 January 2017 in the District grounds at Kajalgaon. Our school was also invited to take part in that programme. A troupe consisting of both boys and girls took part in the parade. The school also presented the Dhal Tungri Dance. Mr Stephen and Mr Binud accompanied the participants. The programme started at 9.00 am with the hoisting of the National Flag. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Shri Binod Kumar Deka ACS, DC of Chirang.
After the parade we had light refreshments. All the guests were very happy and pleased with the performance of Don Bosco students. It was very enjoyable and encouraging moments for all the participants. Daisy Iswary - Class IX
REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION AT DON BOSCO HS SCHOOL, BENGTOL Republic Day is celebrated on 26 January every year. This day marks the coming into effect the Indian Constitution. It is also a national holiday in India. To show our love and gratitude for our nation, many students along with their teachers gathered in the school for the flag hoisting ceremony. There were no invited guests. The Chief Guest was Rev. Fr Francis Basumatary, Parish Priest of Bengtol. After the hoisting of National Flag, the students sang the National Anthem. Rev. Fr Augustine gave us a short message. The hostel boys sang a patriotic song. It was a lovely morning, though there were fewer students as many of them went to participate in the Republic Day celebrations at the State and District levels. Sujwn Champramary - Class XI
MODERN DANCE Classes in Modern Dance were introduced in our school and many of the students joined these interesting classes. The Classes started on 2 February 2017. All the students were very excited when the classes started. The instructor is Mr Vickey Choudhury hailing from Bongaigaon. He had taken part in the 2011 Dance India Dance Doubles. From 600 pairs of dancers, he was able to reach to the studio round of top 50. He is indeed a very good dancer. He learnt about performance, expression, interaction with audience and judges, self-introduction, props utilization, difference between stage choreography and choreography for digital recording when he took part in those competitions. All these, he is now able to teach the students clearly step by step. There are all together 98 students in the class. Till today we have learnt many forms like totting, down rock, lyrical hip-hop, hip-hops, Bollywood, etc.
On 7 March 2017, after learning for one month the students were given an opportunity to display what they learned during the Assembly. The students prepared well and were able to perform with great precision. All the students enjoyed the dances. Sincere thanks goes to our Principal and the dance teacher for this great initiative. Bhautina Basumatary - Class VIII
FEAST OF DON BOSCO & INAUGURATION OF THE NEW SCHOLASTIC YEAR 2017
The school celebrated the Feast of St John Bosco and the inauguration of the new scholastic year 2017 on 31 January 2017. The Assembly on that day was held at 8.15 am. During the Assembly, the captains and vice captains took oath. The students sang hymns in honour of St John Bosco. As a sign of love and devotion, many of the staff and students offered floral tributes at the statue of St John Bosco. After the Assembly, all the students gathered in the hall for the inaugural function of the new scholastic year. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Rev Fr Damien Basumatary, Principal of Don Bosco School, Kokrajhar.
Fr Damien, Fr Siby, Mr Thadius representing the staff and Pinky Champramary representing the students lit the lamp. Fr Damien gave us a stimulating message encouraging the students to begin the New Year with great enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn. The students put up beautiful dances. The students of Class XI sang a melodious song. The students performed many other items that added colour to the programme. The programme ended with a hymn to Don Bosco. At the end of the programme, sweets were distributed. It was indeed a memorable day for us students as we honoured the Father and Friend of Youth. Elita Mochahary - Class VIII April 2017
THE FAMILY OF CLASS X Welcome to the family of Class X 2017. Our class teacher is loving, caring, smart and a strict disciplinarian. But he is a very good teacher. He is none other than Mr Raju. He is a happy person. Here is Clinton. He shares with us some interesting jokes, which makes us roar with laughter. The tallest boy in class X - he is a shy guy. He is none other than Sanswrang. There is a star and he is passionate about everything. He is Jackson Composing and singing song is part of his life. He is crazy for singing. He is none other than Thangky. Beating is his hobby. But he is also a good friend of mine. He is Dwithun. He is the smallest in our class but naughty. Friends call him balak. He is Tulunga. Making fun is his hobby and he makes others smile. He is none other than Senthil. Now coming to the girls: She is intelligent smart, active and pretty. She is Priya. She is a lover of history and has a sweet voice. Singing is her hobby. She is Leena. She is serious in studies. She is very cute. She is none other than Marelyne. She is a pacifist of the pathetic and gives the cutest smile in every class. She is honest. She is Sobriety. Drawing and reading books are her favourite past times and she is also talkative. She is none other than Lidiya. Naughtiness might be her habit but she is brave. She is my best friend. She is Sansulee. Writing saiyri is her hobby. She is beautiful. She is Monalisha.
OPENING OF KHELO INDIA NATIONAL LEVEL GAMES COMPETITIONS, GUWAHATI On 21 January 2017, the school band was invited to participate in the opening ceremony of the Khelo India National Level Games Competitions held at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, popularly known as Sarusajai Stadium, Guwahati. The Director of Sports, Government of Assam invited the school. Rev. Fr Siby John, Principal and Mrs Heera, coordinator accompanied the troupe. There were athletes from 23 States participating in various games such as boxing, archery, weight lifting, table tennis, etc. Many prominent guests were present on the auspicious occasion. All the guests gave inspiring massages about the importance of Sports and encouraged all the participants to become Olympic players. They also said that the present youngsters are the Olympic players of the future. Opportunities should be given to all those who do not have avenues to showcase their talents. Don Bosco Higher Secondary School band led the parade. All the guests and participants present for the programme were very happy and delighted when they saw the band display. When the programme was over, the band players were given some time to watch a boxing match. On that day the school band was the centre of attraction. It was an enjoyable day for all the band players. Marelyne Islary & Lidiya Islary - Class X
Never mind it friends, My hands are quivering I fear the thundering So let me stop here. Medeline Basumatary - Class X
DANCE COMPETITION The school organized a dance competition on 8 April 2017. The programme started at 10.40 am. It was an inter-class competition. Mr Stephan Basumatary anchored the competition while Mrs Champa, Mrs Shanti and Mr Raju were the judges. All the students from class IV to class X participated in the competition. It was an enjoyable moment for all the staff and the students. The performances were amazing. I would like to congratulate
and thank Rev. Fr Siby John, Principal and the organizers of this programme. The winners of the competition are: 1st position : Class IX (Boys) 2nd position : Class V (Girls) 3rd position : Class IX (Girls) Philip Narzary - Class X
INAUGURATION OF ANNUAL SPORTS The Annual Sports was held from 9 to 11 February 2017. The entire programme was a great enjoyable and memorable moment for all the students. Most of the students participated in different events and activities. The inaugural programme took place on 9 February 2017. The Chief Guest was Rev. Fr Francis Basumatary, Parish Priest of Catholic Church, Bengtol. Rev. Fr Augustine, Vice Principal, and some parents were also present. Presenting traditional aronai, copies of Newsletter Bosco Dwimu and School scarf, the students welcomed the guests. The melodious singing at the inaugural programme put all the students into the right atmosphere. The programme started with the hosting of the flag. March past and the lighting of the sports flame followed. The nursery students performed a dance. The Chief Guest gave a motivating message at the start of the Annual Sports. The representatives from all the houses also put up a Boro dance during the inaugural programme. After the inaugural programme, the various events began. All the students were kept engaged in different activities. Aradhan Toppo - Class IX CONCLUSION OF ANNUAL SPORTS
musical programme added colour to our Annual Sport Day. The welcome song and the group dances filled the air with music and touched the hearts of the students. After the performances, the students dispersed to their respective house tents for the concluding events of the Sports. The guests and some of the parents who were present inspected our tents. The guests were amazed to see the hard work that the students put in. The students watched the sports events from their respective tents. The final event was the tug-of-war. Although all the houses gave their hundred per cent, the winners of the tug of war for this year were the students of Yellow House. At the end of the competitions, the overall results were declared: Red House was adjudged first, second Yellow House, third Green House and fourth Blue House. After the declaration of results, the students had refreshments. When all the guests had left, the students dismantled the tents. A mixed feeling of joy and sorrow welled up among the students - joy because of three days of adventure and the thrill of teamwork, and sorrow because the Annual Sports came to an end. The entire programme was a learning experience for the students. All the activities made them healthy both physically and mentally. Aradhan Toppo - Class IX
Every beginning has its end and those things end quickly when they are interesting and enjoyable. Our Annual Sports ended successfully on 11 February 2017. The Annual Sports were meant to identify talents and to offer opportunities to the promising students to continue to develop their sporting abilities. All the students took part in the events whole-heartedly. The physical exercises that we had these days made us happy. The conclusion of the Annual Sports began with the parade. The Chief Guest, Rev. Fr Alex Mathew, Principal of Don Bosco Junior College, Chapaguri, delivered his speech encouraging the students to excel in sports. The
BAND DISPLAY AT AMINGAON, GUWAHATI On 23 December 2016, Don Bosco band along with Rev. Fr Siby John, Principal, Mrs Heera Narzary and Mr Binud Basumatary went to Guwahati, Amigaon for the Band Display. This was in preparation for the selection for the RDC in Delhi. The troupe reached Guwahati on the 22 December. They were accommodated at Don Bosco Maligaon. Thanks to Rev. Fr Benny and Rev. Br Joby for the accommodation and the support they gave to the band. Around at 10.30 am, we started the programme in the field adjacent to the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Amingaon, Guwahati. Maj Gen RGR Tiwari, ADG NCC, NER,
Group Commander of NCC, and Col. Govind Singh, Commanding Officer, 1 Assam Bn NCC were present. Some of the NCC Cadets displayed their marching and commanding skills in the Pre RDC camp. The ADG NCC, Group Commander and all those who were present were impressed by the performance of the school band. They gave positive and encouraging comments. At end of the display, the members of the band we went inside the Rajiv Gandhi stadium to have refreshments. The members returned to Maligaon to collect their bags. At 4.00 pm, we started our return journey to Bengtol. Philip Narzary - Class X
GIRLSâ€™ BASKETBALL MATCH 2017
NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY
Our school organized an inter-house basketball match for girl students from 18 February 2017 and the final match was held on 25 February 2017. Girl students from all the four Houses, namely, Red, Yellow, Green and Blue took active part in the matches. This was the first basketball match conducted for the girls. No one was very sure about the rules of the game but the teachers gave us proper instructions and guidance.
National Science day is celebrated every year on 28 February to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928. For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. National Science Day is celebrated every year to spread the message about the importance of science in the daily life of the people and to display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science. Science has made our life easier and has reduced labour. People have all kinds of facilities at present - from calculator to aeroplane. They are the inventions of science. Science has also helped to discover many medicines and equipment, which are used in hospitals.
All the students used to gather at the basketball court at about 10.50 am on the days of match and the game normally started at 11.05 am. All the students were very excited about the outcome of the match. It was a truly thrilling experience for all and was a great opportunity for all the students to learn how to play the game. Everyone had much fun watching the game. All those who played the game also enjoyed to their hearts content. The results of the basketball match: 1st position : Yellow House 2nd position : Green House 3rd position : Blue House Sobriety Basumatary - Class X
To observe the National Science Day, the school organized a programme. All the classes were asked to prepare notice boards on the proposed themes. All the classes from Class IV to Class X were also given assignments and projects on science. It was really amazing that the students gave different assignments on given topics related to Physics, Chemistry, etc. I thank Mr Sanjay Sah for taking the lead in observing the National Science Day programme in the school.
EDItorIAl SPIRITUAL HYMNS/BHAJANS COMPETITION On 1 April 2017, the school organized a competition in Spiritual Hymns and Bhajans. It was an inter-class competition. All the students from class IV to X participated in the programme. Mr Sanjay Panna, Sr Cecily and Mr Anjalu Mochahary organised the programme. The criteria on which the performance was judged were: the number of the participants, presentation, melody and the selection of hymns. All the classes did their best. The winners of the competition are: 1st position : Class VIII 2nd position : Class VII 3rd position : Class VI Philip Narzary - Class X
EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO SHILLONG The school organized an educational trip for the students of class X to Shilling on 23 March 2017. All the students waited eagerly for the day to arrive. Most of the class X students had gathered in the school at 3.00 am. We started from Bengtol at 3.30 am and arrived New Bongaigaon just in time to catch the Rhino Passenger train to Guwahati. We enjoyed every moment of the train journey. We had breakfast in the Bus station. Five pre-booked Sumos took us to Shillong. Rev. Fr Siby John, Principal, Mr Biso and Mrs Heera accompanied us. We had our lunch at Nongpoh. We went directly to Don Bosco Museum at Mawlai. It was a very enriching experience for us to learn about different tribes of northeast India and their rich cultures as exhibited in the Museum. We went up to the terrace of the museum from where we could see the whole city of Shillong. Those were very exciting moments for us. From Mawlai we proceeded to Golf Links. We visited the spot where Pope John Paul II, now a Saint, visited in 1986. From Golf Links, we went to Laitumkhrah. For the night the boys were put up Don Bosco Technical School while the girls in the Youth Centre. On 24 March, we got up early in the morning to visit St Anthony’s College, Shillong where we had programme for the whole day. The session started at 9.00 am. Fr Saji Stephen spoke to us about the traits we need to cultivate to be happy in our lives. In the second session Miss Linu spoke about God experience basing on the experiences she herself had. She also spoke about cultivating good habits. Sr Lucika spoke about the rules for study and Mr Gregory during the fourth session dealt with decision making. In the
Bosco Dwimu is a reader-friendly journal of the school. It highlights all the events and programmes that are conducted in the school. It gives a platform for the students to showcase their talents and to bring out and to explore their hidden talents. Children are God’s gifts and their talents cannot be measured only in terms of study. They possess many inner talents, which we need to explore and use it in a creative way, as all children are special. Each issue of Bosco Dwimu is special. It provides a milestone that marks development. It inculcates the moral values, spiritual feelings, imaginations, thoughts and aspirations that the students have. Bosco Dwimu makes all students to become responsible toward all activities that are related to school and society. I wish to extend my sincere thanks to Rev. Fr Siby John for his continuous effort and support in bringing out the issues regularly. A special thanks goes to Rev. Fr E.P. Augustine for his role as advisor. I congratulate all the members who have given their time and cooperation in making this issue of Bosco Dwimu a reality. Mr Sanjay Sah, Asst. Teacher
fifth session, Rev. Br Albert Longley, Principal of St Anthony’s College spoke to us about empathy. Fr Saji in the last session spoke about the causes of cancer and how we as students should avoid certain habits. After the sessions we went to Police Bazar for shopping. On the morning of 25 March, we visited the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, a landmark of Shillong. After breakfast we proceeded to Cherapunjee. All along the way it was raining heavily but when we arrived at Cherapunjee
the weather was clear. We visited the shrine of Don Bosco, Mawsumai Caves, Botanical Gardens and the enchanting Waterfalls. The scenery all along was very exciting. We returned to Shillong and the next day morning travelled to Guwahati by Sumo. We boarded the train at 9.30 am to New Bongaigaon and reached Bengtol by 2.30 pm. The trip was an enjoyable as well as a learning experience for us. Priya Basumatary & Roseline Narzary - Class X
CLASS CAPTAINS AND VICE CAPTAINS CLASS
Laptop distribution at Dhaligaon. Eureka Narzary & Sushmida Narzary from DBSB received Laptops from the Deputy Chief, BTC
HOUSE CAPTAINS AND VICE CAPTAINS CAPTAINS BLUE
Thanks Sr. Meena Shylla and Godsâ€™ blessings upon your new assignment
: Fr. Siby John sdb : Fr. Francis Basumatary sdb Fr. E.P. Augustine sdb
Monjil Narzary Roseline Narzary GREEN Wilson Panna Joshmi Narzary RED Henry Narzary Sansulee Basumatary YELLOW Bipul Basumatary Medeline Basumatary Editor Editorial Board
VICE-CAPTAINS Bijit Mochahary Marelyne Islary Jack Narzary Priya Basumatry Bwhwisat Narzary Heeramoni Hajowary Preetom Kerketta Tunlai Narzary
: Sanjay Kumar Sah : Sanjay Panna, Heera Narzary Salomi Soren, Champa Basumatary
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