Volume VI | Issue III | December 2018
DON BOSCO HR. SEC. SCHOOL Bengtol - 783394, Dist Chirang, BTAD
PRINCIPAL’S Message Dear Parents, Teachers, Students and Well-wishers,
e have come to the end of the year, a year that bustled with life. Games, singing, dancing, role plays, group activities, debates, discussions, reading, learning, problem-solving, music, competitions, etc. kept the children busy throughout the year. We feel a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that we have spent our time usefully and creatively. We need to keep ourselves engaged in activities that help us to learn and to grow as individuals and as members of society. We need to learn to have fun and enjoy ourselves without hurting others. In this way, we can become responsible persons. Don Bosco taught us to be relevant. We can make ourselves relevant to our times, when we are able to contribute to the needs of our society. When we are able to perceive the needs of others, we become useful in the society. The various activities that the school organizes are meant to teach the children to mingle with everyone and to respond to one another’s needs. When each of us focus on what we can contribute for the progress of our families and of our society, we will learn to become responsible and engage proactively with society and guide it to greater progress. Soon we enter the New Year and let us do it with a new attitude, new hope and new vision. Let us resolve to be agents of peace, progress and care for those around us, beginning with those in the school. I wish each one of you students, teachers and parents a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 2019 filled with God’s blessings! With affectionate greetings Fr. Siby John sdb
GYAN YATRA STATE LEVEL BAND COMPETITION 2018
he State level Band Competition was held at Guwahati on 20 November 2018. The Samagra Shiksha, Assam organised the programme at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati. The District Administration supported us by arranging our travel, accommodation and food. The competition began at 11.00 am. We were judged on discipline, variety of instruments, uniform and coordination of command. The competition ended at around 2.30 pm. Towards the end of the competition, all the participants waited eagerly for the arrival of Mr Sarbananda Sonowal, honourable Chief Minister of Assam. Shri Preetom Saikia, Commissioner and Secretary of Education Department, Shri Awina Rajouia, Mission Director of Samagra Shiksha, Assam, Shri RC Jain, Chairman, SEBA and Shri Dayananda Buragohain, Chairman, Assam Higher Secondary Education Council were also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister arrived at around 2.30 pm. We performed for the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister gave an inspiring speech. He announced the winners.
Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Bengtol band was judged as the best Band. All the band students were very happy as we had worked very hard. Our band also got the opportunity to play the National Anthem at the end of the programme. Puja Tamang & Teresa Basumatary Class X
MR AND MISS DB BENGTOL
alent, style, manner, attitude, beauty and behaviour make a person look good. A person having all these traits in a great measure can be called a good-looking person. Basing on these characteristics, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Bengtol organised a contest for Mr and Miss Don Bosco 2018 on 14 November 2018, a day coinciding with Childrens Day. On that day, in the morning our Principal gave us his warm wishes for the celebrations. Soon after the assembly, our teachers conducted few games for us as part of Childrens Day celebrations. After the completion of all the games, the competition for Mr and Miss Don Bosco was held. It started at around 9.45 am. Not many students participated in the contest. However, those who participated came elegantly dressed with very beautiful and handsome looks. The judges for the contest were Sr Cicily, Mr Priyankar and Mr Anup. Mr Stephen anchored the programme.
All the contestants were asked to show their styles one after another. They were also asked some questions to which they had to answer. All the contestants performed well and after the first round 12 participants were shortlisted. In the final round, the contestants were asked further questions. Miss Elita Moshahary of Class IX was judged as Miss Don Bosco 2018 while Mr Kunal Chetry of Class VII was declared Mr Don Bosco 2018. Miss Moromi Narzary and Miss Nizima Basumatary were declared as first and second runners up for Miss Don Bosco respectively while Mr Uttoras Phukan and Mr Amor Narzary were announced as first and second runners up for Mr Don Bosco 2018 respectively. The competition concluded with the declaration of results and the crowning of Mr and Miss Don Bosco. It was a very memorable day where young students displayed their talents. Elita Moshahary - Class IX
FAREWELL TO CLASSES X & XII
arewell for the outgoing students of Classes X & XII was held on 14 November 2018. The programme began at 9.00 am. In the beginning some games were organized for all the students as it was the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It is celebrated as Childrens Day. At 11.00 am, we began the farewell programme. All the outgoing students were present for their farewell in colourful dresses. Nervousness coupled with emotions were visible on the faces of the outgoing students. It was the last programme for them after which they have to say goodbye to the school, to the teachers and to their beloved friends. The lady teachers put up a graceful dance. The Class IX students sang a melodious song. Mr Nizima
Basumatary from Class XII and Ms Monisha Sharma from Class X delivered speeches to thank the management, the teachers and the students of the school. On behalf of the teachers, Mr Anup Maurya gave an inspiring and motivational speech. He exhorted the outgoing students to face the challenges of life with great courage and fortitude. At the end of the programme, the junior students greeted the outgoing students. They wished the outgoing students good luck and God s blessings for bright future. The outgoing students were served light refreshments. I would like to thank all the teachers and the students for giving us a memorable farewell. Monisha Sharma - Class X
TEACHERSâ€™ DAY 5th September is observed as Teachers Day in India. At Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Bengtol, we had a grand celebration on that day. All the students and teachers arrived at 8.30 am and refreshments were served to the teachers. After the roll call, the students sat in the hall. As the teachers arrived into the hall, all the students got up to greet them. Class IX students sang a Teachers Day song. The primary section students performed a dance. The teachers were asked to go up to the stage for the cutting of cake. The teachers also participated in some games. The students presented gifts to the teachers as sign of their gratitude and appreciation. Representing the teachers, Mr Raju Chetry gave a speech. The programme concluded at around 12.30 pm. After the programme the teachers were served lunch. This year s celebration has been a memorable one for our school. Jasmine Narzary - Class IX December 2018
ANNUAL CUM PARENTSâ€™ DAY
ur School celebrated the Annual-cum-Parents Day on 3 November 2018. This year, for the first time, it was organized in the evening. All were quite apprehensive about the timing of the celebrations. The venue was the football field. A firm from Bongaigaon handled the light and the sound systems. The compound looked very colourful. The lights on the stage as well as on the sides of the road leading to the venue added charm and beauty to the programme. The students were all ready and the parents were all seated by 4.30 pm. The Chief Guest for the programme was Sri Ratul Baruah ACS, Deputy Commissioner, Chirang. It was a great honour for us to have the presence of Col Deepak Pandey, Commanding Officer of the 5th Garhwal Rifles, Bongaigaon and Chirang. Rev Ichahak Mochahary of BELC gave a message to the parents. All were delighted to see Miss Bhumika Brahma, who had brought laurels to the State and country by winning the title Miss
International Brand Ambassador in Singapore in the recently held Miss & Mrs International Beauty Contest 2018-2019. Bhumika also bagged the runners-up title in Miss Rongali 2018, best catwalk and winner in Mr & Miss Best Icon titles in 2018-2019. Mr Binud Basumatary entertained the gathering with his singing. When the programme began it was a feast to the eyes, the ears and the mind. Songs, cultural and classical dances, hip hop, thematic dances creating awareness about child labour, instrumentals, martial art display, etc. made the evening memorable. Mrs Heera Narzary gave a short report about the school and the activities that were organised during the academic year. At the end of the programme, Rev. Fr Francis Basumatary, Rector and Parish Priest, proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was indeed joyous, memorable and enjoyable. Don Bosco continues to lead us on! Jirimia Basumatary - Class IX
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD
ince 2012, the United Nations marks 11 October every year as the International day of the girl child. The day is meant to create awareness among the people regarding gender inequalities. It focuses on the challenges that the girls face and helps to promote girls empowerment. Girls are a source of power, energy and creativity. They have the power to build better future. They empower the society. There is a saying that behind every successful man there is a hand of a woman. Women establish and promote society by being a mother, a wife, a sister and assume many other roles. A number of slogans relating to the girl child were collected. Some of these slogans are - Gender is blunder, save the little girl child wonder; the education of a girl makes the family smile, because they are the prime and pride of the family; don t kill the girl in the womb, when she might bring the country to bloom; girls are the
reasons to continue life on earth; a girl is like a bud, let her bloom and be the flower of tomorrow; and, a girl is like a butterfly she just needs our support and love. We find that the number of girls is less in our school compared to that of the boys whereas girls better participate in the various activities of the school and give more attention in their studies. They are quick to grab the opportunities offered to them. The society needs to give more importance to the education of the girl child as educating a girl is educating the whole family. Mandira Mondal - Class IX
KNOW YOUR ARMY
n 12 November 2018, the 5th Bn Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army conducted a session for the students of Classes VIII to XII about the Indian Army. Major Sidharth, who hails from Manipur, conducted the sessions. The session started at 10.40 am in the school Auditorium. It was an interactive session lasting for about an hour. Multimedia was used throughout the session in order to convey the information to the students. The sessions focused on the significance of the Indian Army, its role and working mechanism. The interactions of the students made the session interesting. The animator encouraged the students to join the Indian Army. He also spoke about the different posts that are available in the army highlighting the qualification required and the possible prospects. Rev. Fr Siby John thanked the officer for the wonderful and creative session. Mr Raju Chetry - Assistant Teacher
CONGRATULATIONS ATAL TINKERING LAB
he Government of India has setup the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) through NITI Ayog in order to create scientific temper and cultivate a spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds.
Basumatary and Mr Anup Maurya, the selected students attended the training sessions. On the second day, the animator taught us about writing statements in the Arduino, how to command the LED lights to blink and how to adjust the speed of the LED lights through writing statement on the Arduino. We learnt to fix the I.R. sensor that blinks by detecting the movements of body or object. He also spoke about sound sensor that blinks by detecting sound. During the third day, we were given an introduction about the different tools that we need to use.
Identifying the importance of the lab that would help the students in scientific research, our Principal Rev. Fr Siby John took the initiative to have the ATL lab set up in our school. All the required things like computers and other necessary tools and wires were arranged within few days and the room for the ATL class was renovated with full of ATL thoughts, posters and boards. The lab was officially inaugurated on 1 December 2018 by Dr Ranjit Narzary, Again on 8 October, an engineer, Manish Nair from Delhi Principal of Bengtol College, in the presence of Sri came to teach us about 3D printing. The training was only Abhilash Bali from 3Dexter, the staff and the students. for one day. The instructor gave an introduction about 3D Before the inauguration, the students and the teachers printing and how it helps us to invent new things, shapes were given training about the lab. Mr Shuvam Kalita was and designs. He also taught us how to draw or design the trainer. Six students were selected to attend the ATL shapes in the Ultimaker Cur, how to save in the pen drive training. Accompanied by two teachers, Mr Binud and how to use the pen drive in the 3D printing and how to command it. The uniqueness of 3D printing machine is that it is environment friendly. The 3D printing machine prints objects in a particular time according to the size of the object that is to be printed. The material that we use in 3D printing machine to print the objects is called PLA. It stands for Polylactic Acid. It is biodegradable and hence environment friendly. We thank our Principal Rev. Fr Siby John for arranging the trainings, which were very informative. Thaniya Islary - Class IX
INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE, GUWAHATI
on Bosco Higher Secondary School, Bengtol Brass Band was invited to perform at the inauguration of the Indian Super League on 1 October 2018. We started our journey from the school on 29 September at 2.30 pm and reached Guwahati at 7.30 pm. We were put up in the Bodoland Guest House. The next day we went for a rehearsal. All the girls were excited to perform well before such an august crowd. We were asked to welcome the players of the North East United and FC Goa. The VIPs for the occasion were Mrs Nita Ambani and Mr John Abraham. Just before the match began, the band was given 10 minutes to perform. There were over 18,000 spectators in the stadium. After the performance we got the opportunity to watch the match. We were happy to have been invited to perform for a such a large gathering.
Before looking ahead, however I would like to offer my hear tiest thanks to all the contributors, supporters, especially to Rev. Fr Siby John, for his enormous support in bringing out this newsletter. It is not a small feat to bring the issues on a regular basis. In the name of the editorial board, I want to congratulate all those who contributed to this issue. Bosco Dwimu brings you a detailed description of the events that were conducted in the school during the last quarter of the academic year 2018. You can read the various activities that our students were engaged in. Some of the students brought great laurels to the school. All these achievements are recorded here. I am sure you will have an enjoyable reading! Anzima Mochahary - Assistant Teacher.
Mahima Basumatary & Nikita Basumatary - Class X
CHILDREN'S DAY CELEBRATIONS
hildrens Day is celebrated on 14 November every year in our school. This year, on Childrens Day, all the students and the teachers gathered in the football ground. Two games were organized for the students. For the boys, there was blind hit while for the girls there was musical chair. For each of the games, three winners were chosen. After the announcement of the winners, all the students went to the auditorium.
In the auditorium, two programmes were held: Mr and Miss Don Bosco School, Bengtol and farewell programme for classes X and XII. The programmes concluded with prize distribution for the winners. Albert Mochahary - Class IX December 2018
A VISIT TO MANAS
he students of Class IX accompanied by Mr Binud, Mrs Heera and Rev. Fr Siby John visited Manas National Park on 30 November 2018. It was a field trip that carried 10 marks. All the students gathered in the school premises at 3.00 am and started the journey from school after some instructions from the Principal. We reached Manas after a journey of 3 hours. We took breakfast there, which was prepared and taken from school. We began the day by going round the park from 7.00 am onwards.
: Fr. Siby John sdb : Fr. Francis Basumatary sdb Fr. K.P. Paul sdb
At the very outset, we saw some beautiful peacocks and later we saw animals such as rhinos, monkeys, elephants, etc. The day was sunny and dusty, yet we enjoyed with our friends looking at the greenery of the Manas National Park. The cool, clean and fresh flowing water made the scenery even better. While enjoying the different scenery, we also learned about the habitat of animals. We learnt to appreciate the importance of having national parks in order to conserve animals. We returned from the park by 11.30 am and had lunch in a nearby hotel. After the lunch, we started our journey back and arrived in Bengtol at 4.00 pm. The whole day was exciting, enjoyable and enriching. Bijuli Narzary - Class IX
Editor Editorial Board
: Anzima Muchahary : Raju Chetri, Heera Narzary Salomi Soren, Manik Bhowmik
Don Bosco Bengtol