10 13th National BOSCOREE 2018 - Fr. Christopher George SDB

posted Jan 4, 2019, 8:53 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 8:53 AM ]
The 13th National Boscoree, a gathering of the Don Bosco Scouts and Guides, was held in Nashik from December 30, 2018 through to January 3, 2019. Organised by the Mumbai Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, 4815 participants participated in this mega extravaganza, themed 'Health, Harmony and Holiness' in the holy city of Nashik, Maharashtra.

Scouts and guides from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Punjab, etc., including those from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Pondicherry and Nepal participated in the event. A massive total of 141 units from 22 states and 2 Union territories from the Salesian and FMA institutions belonging to the 12 provinces of India experienced living in 200 tents spread over 16 sub-camps. Don Bosco and Kilbil schools along with Divyadaan Salesian College of Philosophy, Salesian Training Institute, Sacred Heart Training Centre and Maria Vihar hosted this mega event.

The theme of BOSCOREE 2018 focuses on the impression that the scouts and guides leave on the society and environment around them. The BOSCOREE Programme Committee had set out five objectives for the 13th National Boscoree: To promote a healthy lifestyle, to build harmonious bridges with people and environment, to become noble and holy souls, to radiate the Salesian charism of Don Bosco and St. Mary Mazzarello, and most importantly, to give the Scouting Movement greater visibility across India. The entire BOSCOREE is an opportune moment to educate the youngsters about the 'Great Commandment of Love'. The Three Loves—Love of God, Love of Neighbour and Love of Self—resonates well in the 3-H formula: HEALTH-HARMONY-HOLINESS.

The catchy BOSCOREE Anthem, penned by Fr Savio Silveira sdb, is set to music by the famous musician, Louis Banks. Singers Fr Sunil Pinto, Archana, and the students of Don Bosco International School - Matunga blended their voices under the guidance of sound engineer Neil D'Souza. The anthem was choreographed by the scholastics at Divyadaan Salesian College of Philosophy, Nashik.