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posted Jul 23, 2018, 9:07 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 23, 2018, 9:07 AM ]
21-July-2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized the graduation day ceremony for the students who successfully completed the vocational skills training in its various centers. 471 students from 30 bathes who underwent training in different trades were felicitated in the gala ceremony held in the Bianchi Hall of the Don Bosco International School.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) welcomed the guests and audience. Speaking on the occasion he encouraged students to set high goals and make strategy to achieve them. The dignitaries present on the occasion were Mr. Bharat Bhoite (Senior Police Inspector- Matunga), Mr. Abhijit Mukarjee (General Manager- Mahanagar Gas Ltd), Mr Nishant Kumar Sinha (Manager-CSR, Mahanagar Gas Ltd), Mr Santosh Kadam (BMC Ward Officer- F/North) and Ms Vidya Bhagwat (BMC Ward Officer- F/ South).

This was the 2nd Graduation Day ceremony of the year. So far 868 students have been trained in different skills like Computer Operator, Basic Tally, Spoken English, Tailoring and Garment Making, Beautician (Hair), Beautician (Skin), Cooking, Recycling and Paper conversion and Mehandi. Almost all the students were from poor families and the duration of the course ranged from 30 days to 3 months.

In his address Mr. Bharat Bhoite emphasised on Cybercrime and precautions to be taken while using social media. Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee congratulated the successful students and spoke about Computer Hacking. Mr. Nishant Kumar encouraged the students with his motivational speech – he emphasised especially on using the skills that they have learned. “Thanks to DBDS, I was able to learn TALLY completely free of cost. It will help in my future to get a job,” said Miss Shanaz Sheikh (Student – DBDS).

The program ended with an entertainment and cultural show put up by the students and sumptuous snacks to refresh everyone. The students went back home enriched with life-skills for their bright future.