Bosco Seva Kendra hosted a unique evening for its supporters – DINE FOR A CAUSE – a dinner to celebrate the joy of giving. Close to 250 individuals from different walks of life gathered at St.Francis College for Women on Saturday, 15 November, 2014.
In a culmination of over a year of preparations, the fundraising event saw many people offering their support and collaboration. The programme started with invocation of the Almighty by way of a powerful Bharatanatyam performance by Ms.Sruthakeerthi and four of her students from the Shruti Art Academy.
Chief Guest for the event was Dr.Carol Ann Reddy, noted dermatologist and the newly appointed MLA, Mr.Elvis Stephenson was the guest of honour. Dr.Reddy gave an inspiring message on the need to share precious resources like time and money with the less privileged to increase the joy of living.
A presentation was made by Ms.Pascal wherein two of the past pupils of Don Bosco shelter homes shared about their journey from the streets to freedom from exploitation. While Ms.Manju has found success in job sphere, Mr.Santosh is deriving satisfaction from changing the lives of more and more children like him.
Boys from Don Bosco Navajeevan, Ramanthapur presented a highly charged up dance performance, non-stop, and energized each and everyone in the audience.
A contest, ‘Open your Hearts’ was held where Rev.Fr.Benny Joseph invited the audience to open their hearts to sponsor the education of a child rescued by us. People responded positively by pledging to support one, two or three children to be educated for one year. Support was thus pledged for 35 children by the close of the event.
Executive Director, BSK, Fr.Thomas Santiagu concluded the programme with a vote of thanks to all who contributed to make the event a reality.
The guests proceeded to dinner and carried the message of this group of children that need the right platform to channelize their skills and energy.