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Don Bosco Benaulim, Goa celebrates Silver Jubilee
By banzelao teixeira sdb
Konkan, Feb. 19. Don Bosco Animation Centre, Benaulim - Goa, organized a Quiz and Group Singing Competition in honour of St John Bosco on  February 18, 2012. Students from 10 neighbouring schools were invited for the event, held as part of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Animation Centre that is acclaimed all over Goa, for its catechetical animation.
A group performing for the Musical Fest
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Fr Lawrence Monteiro, the former youth-director of the centre inaugurated the event. He voiced his appreciation for the faith formation work that is being carried out through the centre and expressed his hope that the centre may reach out to more youngsters through such activities. The Quiz competition which was based on the life of Don Bosco went through a tough battle wherein students of Infant Jesus High School, Colva emerged victorious, closely followed by Holy Cross Institute from Cavelossim and Auxilium High Schol from Benaulim.

The Singing Competition exhibited a high level of musical talent among the young. The groups raised their voices in praise of the `Father and Teacher of the young` through hymns and songs dedicated to this beloved saint of youngsters. St Pius X High School from Orlim bagged the first place while St Anthony`s High School, Majorda was declared runners-up. In his message to the students, Fr Anisio Mota, the Chief Guest , spoke about the great passion and zeal of Don Bosco for children. He also encouraged the students to develop their talents and use it for the service of humanity.    

Don Bosco Animation Centre carries out catechetical activity besides running a daily oratory, youth centre, counseling services and a public library. This year being the silver jubilee of the Centre, the Salesian community has planned a host of spiritual activities spanning the entire jubilee year.
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