Bosco Dwimu December Issue 2017

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Volume V | Issue III | December 2017

PRINCIPAL’S Message Dear Parents, Teachers, Students and Well-wishers,

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hen an educational institution is established, the people of the locality are very delighted. They know that education is the key to success in their lives. The emerging trends in education in the present day show a gap between the traditional schools and the modern schools.The modern schools are equipped with the latest smart technologies, provided with efficient administration and presented with an enviable ambience for learning while the traditional schools cater to the economically weaker students using the traditional methods of education. The urgent challenge today is to bring quality education at the doorstep of the children frequenting these traditional schools, who belong to economically weaker section in the society. We, at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Bengtol, are committed to give quality education at affordable rates. This is both a challenge as well as a mission. Chirang district of Assam has not fared well at the HSLC examinations conducted by SEBA, although in the recent years we have seen improved results. Can we put the blame on the children of the district? They have missed out opportunities because of poor infrastructure, lack of adequate teaching-learning processes and a host of other reasons. It is time to sit up to take stock of and to correct the deficiencies rather than to blame the system. It is our desire that the children who come to our school feel compelled to excel. The 1Assam BN NCC Brass Band of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Bengtol is invited to perform at New Delhi on the occasion of the Republic Day Parade. This only shows that we can be the best anywhere in the world, provided we aspire, dream high and make relentless efforts. I wish you a very Happy Christmas and a bright New Year. May the coming year 2018 bring God's blessings upon you all! With affectionate greetings Fr. Siby John sdb

Sri Kampa Borgoyary, Deputy Chief, EM Education, BTAD

Sri Ratul Barua, ACS D. C., Chirang

Sri JS Brahma Inspector of Schools, Chirang

CHILDREN'S DAY CELEBRATIONS

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hildren s Day is celebrated across India on 14 November. It is the birthday of the first Prime Minister of India Mr Jawaharlal Nehru fondly called Chacha Nehru. He used to say that children should always be nurtured carefully and lovingly, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. The occasion was filled with joy as the school organized a competition of Mr & Miss DB, Bengtol as part of the celebration. Shri Kampa Borgoyary, Deputy Chief of BTC, Shri Ratul Barua ACS, Deputy Commissioner, Chirang, Shri JS Brahma, Inspector of Schools also greeted the students on the occasion and delivered messages. The teachers also presented a dance on the occasion. Refreshments were provided to the students at the end of the programme Monisha Sharma, Class IX


TEACHERS' DAY CELEBRATION

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eachers Day is celebrated every year on the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, second President of our country. He was an ideal teacher. He demonstrated in his life who a teacher is and what his/her life and mission should be. On this day eminent teachers are honoured. The students of Class IX under the guidance of Mrs Heera, Class Teacher of Class IX, organized the programme in the school to show the love and gratitude that the students have towards their teachers. The felicitation programme began with class IX students putting up a welcome dance. Other students performed a number of items to show their appreciation to their teachers. Towards the middle of the programme,

cakes were distributed. The students also organized some games for the teachers. The students offered gifts and bouquets to their teachers as signs of respect and love for them. Marelyne Islary proposed the vote of thanks. At the end of the programme, all the students and teachers had refreshments. The Teachers' Day was special for our teachers. Teachers teach us the basics of life. They impart moral values to us and they are priceless gifts to us. We thank our Principal Rev. Fr Siby for giving us the opportunity and our Class Teacher Mrs Heera Narzary for guiding us to make our programme a grand success and memorable for our teachers and students. Pratap Das & Switzerland Narzary, Class IX

VISIT OF THE RECTOR MAJOR Rev. Fr Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, was in Guwahati from 9 November to 11 November 2017. He visited Don Bosco Damra on Saturday, 11 November. On the occasion we were invited to perform cultural dances to honour the Rector Major. Our students performed the Daosri Delai dance as well as a Bodo dance. All the people present for the programme appreciated both the dances. Some of the students were meeting the Rector Major for the second time. Earlier in October 2015 when he visited New Delhi on the occasion of the International Youth Fest, our students had performed two dances.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD

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he United Nations instituted the International Day of the girl child in 1912 and it is observed every year on 11 October. The day highlights and addresses the needs and challenges that the girl child faces. It is also meant to promote the empowerment of girls by safeguarding their rights. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child defines a child as a human being below the age of 18 years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier. Among the several needs and supports the young girls require, one of the most important one is education. Education as a basic necessity gives girls opportunities to make informed choices in life. However, girls in India have to face multiple challenges in their bid to get basic

education. One of the glaring challenges is child marriage. In India, although the legal age of marriage for a woman is 18 years, many of them get married in their early teens. Another problem that girls face in their bid to receive education is unavailability of basic facilities such as clean and safe drinking water, proper sanitation, etc. in schools in their locality. Unless these obstacles are not overcome education for every girl child in the country will remain only a dream. To promote girls' education the Government of India launched, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme in 2015, which aims at eradicating female infanticide and encouraging education of the girl child. But there is still a long way to go and much needs to be done. Bhautina Basumatary, Class VIII

ANNUAL-CUM-PARENTS’ DAY CELEBRATION

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he annual cum Parents' Day was held on 28 October in our school premises. This year the programme was held in our small playground instead of the auditorium. The professionals were hired for decoration. The people who attended the programme appreciated the decoration and the open-air stage. The chief guest for the programme was Shri Dhaneswar Goyary, EM Sports and youth welfare, B.T.C. Shri Kiran Cyrus, Assistant Commandant CRPF, Bengtol, Dr Pradip Narzary, Senior Doctor, Crofts Memorial Hospital, Principals from Bengtol College and Higher Secondary School also graced the occasion. Our Principal introduced and felicitated the distinguished guests. He also congratulated three teachers, namely, Mr Thadius Basumatary, Mr Francis Murmu and Mr Manik Bhowmik, who completed 25 years of service in

the school. A Disc Jockey from Delhi staged the opening programme. He performed well and all of us enjoyed it. The students put up dances both cultural and classical, martial arts, instrumentals and hip-hop dance. Bilifang Daimary of class VI and Richa Basumatary of class V compered the programme with great expertise. The Hiphop dance demonstrating the power of woman and her role in the society mesmerized the audience. Mrs Heera Narzary representing the staff gave a report of the activities of the staff and students during the academic year. She also thanked all the parents for all their cooperation and support. Mrs Taramoni Narzary spoke on behalf of the parents. It was a very grand day for all of us. After the programme the parents and guests were served refreshments. May Don Bosco continue to bless and guide our school in every field! Arohan Toppo, Class IX December 2017

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MR & MISS DB BENGTOL

his year yet another competition was held at DBHS, Bengtol. It was to choose Mr & Miss DB Bengtol. The competition was held on 14 November, along with the Children's Day celebrations. The competition was held in the school auditorium. It started at 9.30 am and ended at

about 11.00 am. Many students took part in the competition. It was a very enjoyable moment to see many beautiful and confident faces walking the ramp. All the contestants who participated were good although only five girls and five boys were selected for the final round. At the final round each one was asked a question and the best answers were awarded. There were two runners up for the Miss DB Bengtol. They are Elita Mochahary of Class VIII and Joshmi Narzary of Class X. Similarly, there were two runners up for Mr DB Bengtol. They are Bilifang Daimary of Class VII and Nishal Chetry of Class IX. Finally, Nizima Narzary and Eran Narzary of Class XI were declared Miss & Mr DB Bengtol. Jasmine Narzary, Class VIII

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t was a long awaited dream for our school to have a Children's Park. After a six month long wait, the park installed. On 26 October, Shri Dhaneswar Goyary, EM, Sports and Youth Welfare, BTC, in the presence of Sri Kiran Cyrus, Assistant Commandant, CRPF, Bengtol, SMC Members, Staff, Parents and students inaugurated the park. It was a proud moment for all of us. The primary section students were so excited about it and it was a joy for all to watch them play and enjoy themselves to the full. The higher section students watched the kids play and this made them recall their childhood days. We thank Rev. Fr Siby John, our Principal, for making the dream of Children's Park a reality. Puja Tamang, Class IX

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EDUCATIONAL TOUR TO KAZIRANGA

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hen we get the opportunity to go for school excursion outside the normal school routine our zeal goes to a higher level. When the plan to go for a tour to Kaziranga was announced we were happy but were doubtful due to the expenses involved; but our parents were quite positive about it and happily allowed us to go. We started the journey from the school on 12 November at around 2.00 pm Our Principal Fr Siby John, Mr Binud Basumatary and Mrs Heera Narzary accompanied us. We reached Don Bosco Social and Technical Institute, Tezpur at around 9.30 pm. The Institute looked fabulous with decorations. The statue of Don Bosco at the front of the institute made us absolutely proud. As we entered, we were received with great warmth. We were served delicious dinner. Though we were all tired, the cultural programme consisting of singing, dancing and exciting games that followed the dinner made us forget about the long tiresome journey. We went to bed eagerly waiting for the dawn. The next morning, we were woken up at 4.00 am. Most of us were reluctant to wake up so early but the thought and the excitement in our hearts gave us the energy to rise. On our arrival at Kaziranga, the conveyance was ready to take us for the safari. In every Gypsy, six of us were seated with a guard. The sight of rhinos, birds, pelicans, deer, wild boars, elephants and wild buffaloes compensated the bumpy tiring journey. We also saw a large number of fish and tortoises in the lake. On our return we had our lunch at DBSTI, and then we headed for the park. We enjoyed walking in the park and the boat ride.

On our way back we also visited Don Bosco School, Sirajuli. We were happy to meet our former Vice Principal, Rev. Fr Augustine. Although the bus in which we were travelling was new, it developed some trouble and hence the driver had to drive it very slow. We had our dinner at Himalaya Hotel, Chapaguri at 1.00 am and we reached Bengtol at 2.30 am. The trip gave us an adventurous feeling. Visiting a national park was a dream come true. During our journey, we had plenty of fun and recreation. The trip also enriched our knowledge. We look forward to such trips in the future as well. Aradhan Toppo, Class IX

VOLLEYBALL MATCH On 16 October our school organized an Inter-House volleyball Match under the guidance of Mr Manik Bhowmik and other teachers. The match began at 10.50 am. It was a tough match as all the teams were strong. The results are as follows. 1st Position Green House 2nd Position Yellow House Philip Narzary, Class X

HANDBALL MATCH Our school gives much importance to the all-round development of students and so a number of cocurricular activities are organized in our school. On 16 October our teachers organized an Inter-House Handball match for the girls, under the guidance of Mr Anup Mauria and Mr Binud Basumatary. All the students gave their support for their respective houses. The spectators as well as the players enjoyed the matches to the full. The results are as follows. 1st Position Blue House nd 2 Position Red House Marelyne Islary, Class X December 2017

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he School organized a trip for the students of Class VII to Manas National Park on 5 November 2017. All the students of Class VII eagerly waited for the day to arrive. It was the first trip for all of us. We gathered in the school at 5.30 am and we left for Manas by 6.00 am. We were 27 boys and 24 girls. Rev. Fr Siby John, our Principal, Mr Binud Basumatary and Mrs Heera Narzary accompanied us. We arrived at Manas at 10.00 am and after our breakfast we went for the safari. We were able to see many birds and animals like peacocks, flying squirrels, wild pigs, elephants and one-horned rhinos. We also went close to Bhutan border. We also got time to play on the banks of the river Biki. After lunch, we started our return journey from Manas to our school. We were back in our school at 6.30 pm. The whole trip was an enriching fun-filled experience. Sweetly Champramary, Class VII

ROAD SAFETY

Merry Christmas The District Transport Officer and his staff from the District Transport Office, Chirang visited our school and organized a short awareness programme for the students of Classes VIII to XII on 25 August 2017. The Principal welcomed and introduced them to the students. The DTO himself spoke about the safety measures to be taken while driving four wheelers or riding two wheelers. He highlighted the importance of wearing helmet while riding a two-wheeler, using a seat belt while driving or travelling by four wheelers. He said that the Government enforces safety measures for our own safety. He also cited examples of young people who met with tragic accidents and who even lost their lives due to carelessness. The DTO interacted with the students after the programme. Mrs Heera Narzary thanked the DTO and his staff for the informative session. Gladish Narzary, Class VIII

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The Christmas is the annual Christian festival that marks the birthday of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on 25 December. It is a time for great rejoicing. Christians spend their time in the Churches attending various services. It is a joyful season where people dance and sing. I want to wish all of you a very enjoyable winter vacation at the end of this academic year. Let us enter into the new academic year with new positive attitude, optimism and determination. Merry Christmas and a Bright & Prosperous New Year 2018. Leena Champramary, Class X


EDItorIAl

ALCOHOLISM AND TODAY'S YOUTH

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n 30 October, the Indo-Global Social Service Society hailing from Kishan Bazar, Chapaguri under the guidance of its Programme Officer, Mr Dulal Basumatary, conducted a session for the students of classes VIII-XII on the topic Alcoholism and Today's Youth. Mr Sisty Brahma, Counsellor, Orsini Care Home, spoke about the care home as place where substance abuse persons are cared for through a Holistic Approach. The session made the students aware about alcoholism and substance abuse. The session was informative about the situation prevailing in the present day. It also made us conscious of the lurking dangers and to be cautious for oneself. Teresa Basumatary & Daisy Iswary, Class IX

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on Bosco Band was invited to Mangaldai for a Display as part of the opening of the month long Assam Police Day Celebrations - Veerangana and Panthers on Wheels at Mangaldai College, Mangaldai on 9 September 2017. Rev Fr Siby John, our Principal and Mrs Heera Narzary, Coordinator for our Band and NCC-

Our age is an era of great changes in every sphere of life. In the field of education too, we notice fast changes taking place. The students of today are considered individuals, real persons having feelings of self-respect, sensitivity, responsibility and compassion. We need to recognize, appreciate, applaud and foster the fine blend of sensibilities that children exhibit. Bosco Dwimw is a launching pad for the creative urges of children to blossom naturally. As the adage goes: mind is like a parachute that works best when opened. This humble initiative enables the budding minds to roam freely in the realm of imagination and to create a world of beauty through words. The school attains its eminence through the achievements of children. Their successes are given much print space in Bosco Dwimw. It also espouses the spirit that exists within the school that is built through the collective actions, thoughts and aspirations of both teachers and students. My sincere thanks goes to the principal, editorial board, students and teachers who have been of immense help in breathing life into these pages. Mrs Champa Iswary, Assistant Teacher

CTO, accompanied us. The police department provided us with their bus for transportation and also made all the arrangements for our food and lodging. The Director General of Police, Mukesh Sahay IPS, and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion. All the guests were full of appreciation for our band. Lidiya Islary, Class X December 2017

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Congratulations

1 Assam Bn NCC, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Bengtol represents North East in the Republic Day Camp at Delhi - January 2018

Wish you a bright New Year

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Merry Christmas Patron Advisors

: Fr. Siby John sdb : Fr. Francis Basumatary sdb Fr. K.P. Paul sdb

Editor Editorial Board

: Champa Rani Iswary : Anzima Basumatary, Heera Narzary Salomi Soren, Manik Bhowmik


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