Branch President's Report
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE DANAPUR BRANCH- 25/08/2018
I present before you my report for the year 2017 - 18.
Tyron Lazarus - Honorary Secretary will inform you in detail with regards to the various activities conducted by the branch during for period 2017-18. Some standout activities that the Danapur branch conducted for the first time:
AMAN KA PAIGAM - CHRISTMAS - A programme to share the true spirit and message of Christmas was held on the 19th of December 2017 at the historic Gandhi Maidan at 4 pm. The Honorable Speaker of the Bihar Vidhan Sabha - Mr. Vijay Choudhary was our Chief Guest,who spoke most eloquently and set the tone for the evening. Other than Mr. Choudhary, eminent personalities - Mr. A. G. de Rozario – Ex MLA, Mr. Glen Galstaun – MLA Jharkhand, Prof. Dr. Shankar Dutt, Prof Dr. Munniba Sami, Mr. Azfar Hasan, Mr. Mervyn Cowell and Mr. Christopher Bachmann – CEO Patna YMCA etc., delivered their CHRISTMAS message to the people of Patna, Bihar. This was the first time our branch organized such an open public event at the historic Gandhi Maidan.
The Danapur Branch along-with the Patna Branch hosted the 2nd National Youth Meet of the All-India Anglo-Indian Association Youth from the 18th to the 20th of May 2017. Over 200 young delegates from all over the country descended upon our campus to enjoy Bihari Hospitality….which I must tell you they relished and took back fond memories.
The main aim of this initiative is to have a separate meeting/get together for our Anglo-Indian Youth wherein they are advised and guided/mentored on various issues like the importance of higher education, professional education, job counseling, mock interviews, public speaking plus a talent hunt in music, dance, sports and arts. This National Youth Meet was inaugurated by His Excellency Most Reverend William D'Souza SJ., Archbishop of Patna Diocese. Hats off to Mr. Eric de Rozario – National President of the All-India Anglo-Indian Association Youth who pulled off this event with great maturity and aplomb. All the mentors who came with their respective teams praised and thanked Eric for the great hospitality provided. A Special thank you to the Management of Don Bosco Academy and St. Dominic Savio High School for providing their premises and facilities for this wonderful event. Special thanks to all the office bearers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event a grand success.
My sincere thanks to Mr. Rozario – Director/Senior Principal of DBA and Ms. Mary Alphonsa – Principal of DBA for helping us always by providing us the Don Bosco Academy premises and its facilities from time to time to conduct our functions and activities.
I thank very specially Mrs. Rozario for all her help and co-operation too, in fact saying thank you is not enough. Her concern for our well being is most genuinely pure. She prefers to stay away from the spotlight. And yes, we pursue a lot of her ideas and thoughts at the Danapur Branch and we’ll always continue to do so.
Subscriptions is not a problem, it is a big problem, especially at the Danapur Branch. From some it’s not coming on time and from most not at all over the last few years. But, having said that, last year we did recover a decent amount of subscriptions of which some turned out to be bouncers. It’s not fair to put pressure on you by asking Madam & Sir to help us recover your subs. Please do so voluntarily. The Honorary Treasurer will brief you on the state of our subscriptions / accounts a little later.
I thank very specially the office bearers for all their help and co-operation, no matter what, where, how, whether funds or no funds this team gets on with their tasks and make sure you members have a successful function. This team needs a huge round of applause, cause’ this is the team that gives in their all for you all. Just remember guys – the size of your audience doesn’t matter, just keep up the good work and keep the faith……
Thank You and God Bless.
Eric de Rozario
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