New Delhi, Palam, Jan. 31, 2018: Don Bosco Ashalayam celebrated the feast of its Father and Hero, Don Bosco (A friend of Young at Risk) on 30th January 2018. Traditionally, this day also marks the Annual Day, a day of anniversary for Ashalayam, New Delhi.
The staff and the children had their month long spiritual, physical and cultural preparation for this great event which comprised of ‘yoga,’ ‘prayer services,’ and distribution of blankets to the slum children.
A cultural programme was organized by the children of Ashalayam and Snehalaya on 30th January 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Ashalayam auditorium. There were about 250 guests present on the occasion. The cultural programme comprised of a prayer dance, tributes to Don Bosco, a Bollywood dance number by jointly by the Snehalaya children and the staff of Ashalayam. The much awaited programme was a musical drama “BAHUBALI”. The children of both Ashalayam and Snehalaya performed better than the original artists. Everyone watched this progremme with a sense of wonder, irrespective of their status.
Don Bosco started the work for the street children with the support of copious benefactors from various parts of the world. It was not easy to begin the work for the street children which was totally unheard of in the 18th century as the children were considered criminals. However, the special mission of Don Bosco is carried out even today with the same spirit. Following the footsteps of our Founder, Don Bosco Ashalayam, New Delhi is one of those many centres where numerous benefactors, well-wishers contribute their part to bring smiles in the lives of children living in the Ashalayam. We express our sentiments of gratitude to them for their sacrifice and concern and without their support, the work would be incomplete. Thank you and God bless you all.