Lonavla, November 1, 2010: The Don Bosco Scout and Guide Meet of the Maharashtra region, GRO MO 2010 commenced on October 31, 2010. Don Bosco Matunga; St. Dominic Savio, Andheri; Don Bosco Borivali; Don Bosco Nerul; Don Bosco Nashik; Don Bosco Savedi; Don Bosco Yerwada; Don Bosco Lonavala and Don Bosco Naigaon were the participants of this grand event.
It was a great joy to see the scouts and guides of the various schools well decked in their uniforms and enthusiastic to put their best feet forward for the camp. The scouts and guides along with their Scout Masters under the direction and the able guidance of Fr. Anthony Goyal, Fr. Lorenzo D’Souza and Fr. Glen Lowe pitched their tents in full earnest.
The ‘Friendship Games’ that followed enabled the scouts and guides to interact and get familiar with each other. The ‘Grand Inauguration’ for the GRO MO 2010 was held close to twilight. We were privileged to have in our midst Mr. B.I. Nagarale, the State Chief Commissioner for Bharat Scouts and Guides, Maharashtra and Fr. Edwin Calosso, in charge of Groups and Movements as the chief guests for the evening. The March Past, Prayer Service and ‘The Anthem Presentation’ on the theme - ‘Peace on Earth’ were the highlights of the event.
The day concluded with the ‘Theme Presentation’ by the various schools. Creativity, spontaneity, exuberance, precision and good oration by the participants ignited the event.
All in all the day was an excellent starter to the GROMO 2010. Fr. Ajoy Fernandes and the organizing committee deserve a pat on their backs.
Cl. Evangelo D’Souza sdb