Bishop Joji Inaugurates 5th Summer Camp at Don Bosco Nalgonda
Don Bosco Academy, Nalgonda initiated the summer camp for the children of the diocese. Bishop Govindu Joji, the Bishop of Nalgonda on 2nd of May officially inaugurated this summer camp at Don Bosco Academy. 300 children from different villages of the district participated in this 5th Annual Summer Camp. The management is glad that the response from children to the summer camps organized has been increasing every year. Amid Joy and festivity the Bishop also released a series of English grammar books prepared by the staff and the management of the academy for the beginners, learners and advanced learners of the language. Fr Anand, the Director, welcomed the Bishop and explained in detail the activities in the campus while Fr Balashowry, the Principal of the academy on this occasion read out a brief annual report of the institution to the congregation.
The anticipated birthday celebrations of the bishop surprised him as he is going to celebrate his day of birth on the following day. Fr Gopu Anand, Fr Balashowry and Fr Bhaskar solemnly welcomed Bishop Joji to cut the birthday cake in the presence of camp children. Creative cultural programme presented made the entire gathering laugh wholeheartedly. In his message, Bishop Joji expressed his admiration for the Salesians and praised the management for their selfless service to the poor youth.
Summer Camp at Don Bosco Pedaboddepalli
Don Bosco College, Pedaboddepalli organized a summer camp, for the youngsters of the locality from 10th to 24th April. Inaugurated by Fr. Rayappa, the Principal, and the meticulously planned by Bros Prashanth and Marreddy, this camp succeeded in empowering 120 marginalized rural youth of the surrounding villages. Computer and Spoken English are given prominence in the sessions as the youngsters of the neighbourhood needed to be adept in these fields to excel in their studies and carrier. Besides spoken english and computers the emphasise was also given to life skills and communications skills. The youngsters relished the feel at home atmosphere created by Salesians and enjoyed by actively participating in family gatherings. Making the students aware of the contemporary working trends and equip them with the skills necessary was also another agenda of the camp.