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News and views from Don Bosco College, Maram

Transcript of Maram Voice Issue 3

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    Issue-3 15.Feb.2011

    CELEBRATION OF DON BOSCOS FEAST

    Don Bosco College, Maram celebrated the feast of Don Bosco on 4 February, 2011 with much pomp and show.

    The day began with the Holy Mass, presided over by Rev. Fr. Joseph Pampackal SDB, former Economer of Salesians Province of Dimapur,

    India. In his homily he recounted many incidents in the life of Don Bosco and the marvels of his educative project which is continued even today by the Salesian Fathers and Sisters and the other members of the great Salesian family. He also pointed out that Don Bosco College Maram is a miracle of God. The celebration was also marked by a cultural programme. Shri K. Raina, honourable MLA, Tadubi constituency, graced the programme as the Chief Guest. Mr. Raina in his speech exhorted the students to grasp every opportunity and form themselves to be great leaders in society. He assured the college community of his continuous support and concluded his speech saying, Long live Don Bosco, Maram. The colourful cultural programme enthralled the people through various items such as magic show, songs, dance and skit.

    Chung Dangmei3rd Year, Dept. of English

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    CONTENTSIN THIS ISSUE:

    - From the Desk of the Vice Principal - 3

    - Fr. Meds Journey to Heaven- Republic Day Observed - 4- Voluntary Blood Donation Campign - 5

    - My Experience of the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi- Inauguration of The Red Ribbon Club - 6

    - Jubilee - Celebration of Gods Faithfulness - 7

    - Welcome to the World of Jokes - 9

    - Youth for Social Transformation - 10

    - A Trip to Kerala - 11

    In the wise words of the great writer, Joseph Addison, Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Reading is not for its own sake, but for the sake of growth, growth in every sphere of life-values, morals, information and wisdom.

    Learning is the process of constant updating in a world that is ever changing. Reading gives new views on life, news of the world, opinions of people and information about discoveries. Perhaps reading is the most important tool in all academic advancement. The initial enthusiasm and interest in reading and learning new things impart practical training. The knowledge of life acquired through reading books widens vision. Knowledge is said to be power, and the chief source of this knowledge is books. Good books give us pure delight and ennoble our minds and souls. Likewise, reading is delight to youth, comfort to the old, friend to the friendless and a companion to the lonely.

    So, begin to read and try to inculcate the habit of reading. However busy, keep aside some time of the day for reading which influences thought. Thus the hours spent in reading are investment for tomorrow. Hence, read, learn and apply your mental strength with positive outlook.

    - D Chung

    Editorial Note

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    Dear friends,

    I am reminded of the song, Modern times have brought us many comforts. People live in wealth and luxury.... And the song continues saying in the midst of all these there is a call for a quality of life. These days are busy times with the farmers tilling and preparing the ground to sow seeds for the next crops, students preparing for the examinations, accountants hurrying with their paper works.

    I would like to draw to your attention to seed, which is the source of life. A seed reminds us of new life, a new beginning, a new start. The recent Lui-ngai-ni that was celebrated at Ukhrul speaks of this. The feast is an occasion for the people belonging to varied cultures of Manipur o come together and thank God for the good harvest in the past year and implore His blessings for the coming year. The seed symbolize human life in all its aspects.

    The seed has all the potentialities of a mighty tree. Before it becomes a mighty tree, it undergoes processes of being buried, crushed and of death - then new life begins.

    We are already in the second month of 2011. The ground that we prepared in the past year 2010 will tell us of what type of fruit we shall reap this year and the process we undergo today will tell us of what kind of fruit we can expect next year. This is specially true of the students who are on the threshold of their Council and University Examinations. The labour, hard work, sacrifice etc put in will give them fruits accordingly.

    The modern times with all its comforts continue to challenge us. If we do not strive for better life, we can comfortably sit and relax with very poor life and poor academic results, but if we do seek and aspire for higher things in life then we need to put efforts, we must be crushed and die like the seed. The mighty little seed teaches us a wonderful lesson.

    This is the story of many Bosconians who in the past years had excelled in their studies and are placed in good position in the society today.

    So be careful what you plant now. It will determine what you will reap tomorrow. The seed you now scatter will make life worth or bitter, your lives or the one who will come after you someday. You will enjoy the fruit or you will pay for the choices you plant today.

    Sr. Rose Mary Kazhiia

    If you plant honesty you will reap trustIf you plant goodness, you will reap friendIf you plant humility, you will reap greatnessIf you plant perseverance, you will reap victoryIf you plant consideration, you will reap harmonyIf you plant hard work, you will reap successIf you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliationIf you plant openness, you will reap intimacyIf you plant patient, you will reap improvementIf you plant faith, you will reap miracle

    If you plant dishonesty, you will reap distrustIf you plant selfishness, you will reap lonelinessIf you plant pride, you will reap distractionIf you plant envy, you will reap troubleIf you plant laziness, you will reap stagnationIf you plant bitterness, you will reap isolationIf you plant greed, you will reap lostIf you plant gossip, you will plant enemiesIf you plant worries, you will reap wrinklesIf you plant sin, you will reap ill.

    From the Desk of the Vice Principal

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    REPUBLIC DAY OBSERVED

    On 26 January 2011, the volunteers of NSS Units I, II and III along with the Programme Officers Sr. Stella Thomas SMMI, Sr. Jaya CCV and Sir Christopher and some lecturers observed the Republic Day at the college premises. Rev. Fr. P.O. Sebastian SDB, the Rector of the college hoisted the National Flag after which the entire assembly in unison chorused the National Anthem. To mark the occasion a speech competition was conducted for the NSS Volunteers on the topic, Patriotism. The speakers recounted the rich legacy of the great patriots of our country like Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh etc. One of the speakers said, Patriotism is deeply getting rooted when we inculcate in ourselves the spirit of responsibility, honesty and sincerity in our own duties. Speaking in the same strain Rev. Sr. Rosemary Kazhiia, the Vice Principal in her message defined Patriotism as the sense of belonging. The Vice Principal later gave away the prizes to the winners.

    Wrapped in the soft mesh of the chilly grey-blue morning air, a group of Don Bosco College Maram students journeyed to Dimapur, Salesian College to partake in the funeral service of Rev. Fr. John Med SDB. He was one of the prominent Salesian

    pioneers of India particularly North-East. Throngs of people consisting of the priests, religious and

    well-wishers came to pay their last respect to the mortal remains of the departed holy soul. Associates of Fr. Med expressed their deepest sorrows and sentiments at the loss of the zealous missionary. Valuing him to be a saint they returned to their hearth.

    Eiline Rose

    3rd year, Dept. of English

    One of the volunteers Mr. Wornam p r e s e n t e d a beautiful s o n g e n t i t l e d Mercy Days P a r a d e . The day co n c l u d e d with a vote of thanks by one of the volunteers.

    Loli Augustine

    B.Sc 2nd Year

    FR. MEDS jOURnEY tO hEAVEn

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    A one day Awareness Campaign and Voluntary Blood donation Camp was held at the HRC Hall of Don Bosco College, Maram, on 11 February. It was organised by the Association of Voluntary Blood Donors, Manipur Dept. of IHBT, RIMS and supported by the Manipur State Aids Control Society and State Blood Transfusion Council.

    The programme attended by 250 students of the College started at 10:30 am. A 14 member team comprising of doctors, nurses and technicians from RIMS managed the days programme. Rev. Fr. Benny James SDB, the Principal of the College in his welcome speech applauded the team for their commendable service to the state while warmly welcoming them to the family. He also pointed out that the campaign was the first of its kind in the history of the college.

    The second part of the programme was the