DON BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL - MATUNGA:
STD IX VALUE ORIENTATION
February 14, 2014: A few days after their School Annual day, over 150 students of STD IX B/D/E of Don Bosco High School - Matunga, assembled for a Value Orientation program conducted by Fr. Glenford Lowe, Director AVEC and Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes, AVEC Project Coordinator. The theme for the day's orientation program was "Embrace Values: Enrich Lives". The session was for 90 minutes.
The session was highly interactive, insightful and full of everyday situations and examples of a student's life. The session began with a 26/11 episode and the Values that were lived out, by the employees at the prestigious Taj hotel, even in the face of immanent death and terror. "Attitude in life is more important that grades in school" was the clarion call. The students were given an opportunity to focus on their 'Attitudes in life and the values they embrace' in their everyday choices and options to live life meaningfully and purposefully.
The session focused on four major areas: The Present Now and the value of living the 'now' meaningfully, the 'PAST' gave an opportunity to revisit every experience in the spiral of their life, the 'FUTURE' and the value of constantly reorganizing and focusing on their call in life and finally a moment to look at their 'problems' and to 'write them on the sand' and walk free. The four sessions, presented clearly on a work sheet, gave the students ample time to soul search and look at their lives and to value it once again in all the aspects of 'Body-mind-heart-Soul-Earth'. The students were very frank and open in their sharing and very attentive all through the session.
"It was a very lovely session and was also very meaningful" - Punit R. IX-C
"It was a nice session. It was nice to know how life should be and what are the changes we should make to improve a lot. Enjoyed the session" -
"It was nice to recollect our past and I forgot all my stress. It was a nice experience" - Tanmay D IX-C
"It was a pleasurable and unexpected visit to our past" - Bhavya Jain X-B
"It was indeed the best session I have ever attended. I will surely try to improve my life cycle" - Akashdeep Singh IX C