The 8th Don Bosco Bible Quiz 2018 for the schools and parishes of the Delhi Diocese, organized by the members of the Salesian Cooperators’ of Okhla Unit, was held in Don Bosco School Alaknanda on 19th August, 2018.
Before the commencement of the programme, as a mark of respect for the departed soul of ex-Prime Minister of India, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a moment of silence was observed. Thereafter, offered prayer for the afflicted people of Kerala and Karnataka in solidarity with the great nation who cares shares and feels the pains of the people in distress.
The coordinator of the Don Bosco Bible Quiz 2018, Ms Susan Joseph, welcomed the august gathering. The presence of seventeen teams consisting of eleven different schools and six parishes of the Delhi Diocese made the event fruitful. Each team consisted of three members – one each from each of the classes six, seven and eight respectively. Rev. Fr Bhushan, Vice Principal of Don Bosco School Alaknanda was invited to declare the 8th Don Bosco Bible Quiz 2018 open.
A historic event was witnessed with the release of the Don Bosco Bible Quiz Promo – a video presentation on the theme “Accompanying the young in their faith journey”. The participants understood the importance of remaining focused on the Word of God as it transforms lives though its effects on thoughts, attitude and action. Rev. Fr. Joseph’s message encouraged the children to take time out from their daily activities and read a small passage from the Holy Bible each day and to live that word for the day. He wished the participants a happy journey with Jesus!
The youth band consisting of Akhil, Ashwin, Chris and Tiara captured the hearts and mind of the audience through their soothing rendition of Christian hymns. Johnny Depp has rightly said – “Music touches us emotionally where words alone can’t”. It was an emotional experience to see the young ambassadors of Christ deeply rooted in the word, sharing and living the word through the powerful music ministry.
A written round was held and eight teams were shortlisted for the final round. They were as follows:
1. Holy Child Auxillium School, Vasant Vihar 2.Convent of Jesus & Mary 3. Don Bosco School 4. Sacred Heart Cathedral 5. St. Francis de Sales, Janakpuri 6. Rosary Sr. Sec School 7. St Mary’s Sr. Sec School, Mayur Vihar 8. Loreto Convent School
In his message the Rector and Principal of Don Bosco School, Rev. Fr. Babu Varghese stressed on the importance of participating in Bible quizzing as a means of building the right attitude in our lives and in understanding the importance of working with team spirit. He appreciated the participants, parents, teachers and the Salesian Cooperators for their hard work and commitment towards the Bible Ministry. He welcomed the lay people to be part of this Salesian Association which is involved in different activities for building the church.
A vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. Vimal Maria Titus. Thanked all the sponsors, teaching and non teaching staff for their support in making the event successful. Words of appreciation for the Quiz masters – Ms Stefy Lukose for her alertness and poise, Rev. Fr. Babu Varghese for his dedication to lead the team with his intense energy and Ms. Susan Joseph the coordinator of the Don Bosco Bible Quiz 2018 for bringing newness through creativity and technology .
An amazing presentation of award ceremony was held. All the teams received participation certificates. The eight finalists were awarded with individual medals and certificates. The three winners were awarded with individual trophies, cash awards and certificates.
Holy Child Auxillium School, Vasant Vihar bagged the Third Position and Loreto Convent School received the Second Prize. St. Francis de Sales were declared the winners of the 8th Don Bosco Bible Quiz 2018. The well deserving team posed with the Champion Rolling Trophy in their hands, twinkle in their eyes and smiles on their face.
May the Word of God bring peace, joy, hope and faith for each faithful Christian through a daily reading of the Holy Bible.
Viva Don Bosco!