Don Bosco Erupts, The Students Exult in Joy

Download Firefox: The IndUS Way‘ meet up on 7th Nov, 2015 at DBS, Liluah saw some amazing enthusiasm among the participants. Some excerpts, directly from horses’ mouth.

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Abhinab Mishra, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

Recently I was lucky enough to have had such an experience that makes me feel how big the world is… Blogging. A word that brings a lot of questions in your mind, a lot of thoughts in your mind… And to answer it all here we had Subhasis Chatterjee sir who taught us all it meant. Sir taught us Blogging – its features, the techniques and the processes involved. It all was truly amazing.

He took out some time from his busy schedule just to teach us what it all is and how we can do blogging. From the Mozilla’s introduction and its uses and important updates, from Mozilla’s variety of languages to using them all he was there to help us in all these. Our inquisitive and stupid doubts to asking questions not related to the topic we had asked them all. But he answered patiently to our doubts without getting irritated. It was a good experience all together and it was quite a lot of fun.

The activities were also interesting and it provided us with enough opportunities to prove our skills. Truly great thanks to Mozilla and ‘Indus’ and not to forget, big thanks to the people behind it. The person who thought about it… And Subhasis sir who accomplished the task. ‘Indus’ is a great mission of uniting India and U.S. It is truly a great thought. Hats off to the people who thought about such a great idea. A small tagline that might help you in the future (although I am not supposed to… still)-‘to unite the whole world through blogging, where style and passion is born. Indus… the blog for a blogger for whom… Pen is mightier than the sword. ..THANK YOU ALL!

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Rohitendra Chatterjee, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

We, the students of the science section had a wonderful chance to take part in this and get some facts and figures clear. Mr. Subhasis Chatterjee, representing Mozilla enriched us on the topic of the importance of blogging and the Mozilla inititatives.

Sir told us about how Mozilla understood the concepts of bridging the inter-communal gap between various communities of India because India is an amalgamation of various cast, creeds and languages. Thus, in a very dynamic and fluid way he introduced us to the new initiatives taken up by Mozilla to release the Firefox browser in 90 different languages, if I remember correctly including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada and many more. I was pretty amazed at Mozilla’s efforts to bridge the gap between various people in India and connect the world through blogging. Subhasis sir made us feel at ease. We were also showed how to download the Hindi browser and we downloaded it of our own. Last but not the least, we also got free goodies from Mozilla .So I would like to end this post on the note that making Mozilla native to India and introducing people to blogging is a wonderful head start for making the world a true Global Village…..Kudos to Mozilla!!!!!

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Ayut Ghosh, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

A day well spent with two people coming from ‘IndUS‘ to make us learn the importance of blogging. I support their innovative ideas about moving up to make a connection between India and US. I would also like to give a big thanks to our school authorities for giving the permission to make time for this interactive session with them. I learnt a lot of interesting and unknown facts about Mozilla Firefox and its upcoming venture of globalizing the Firefox browser in different languages. Eagerly waiting for the next interactive session…

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Dhritiman Mukherjee, XI Sc, DON BOSCO SCHOOL LILUAH

The workshop that you conducted today at our school was highly enthusiastic and is worth an appreciation. After this workshop, I got somewhat an idea about blogging and also got to know about Mozilla in a better away. Being an inquisitive student forever, I am very glad that I got my questions satisfactorily answered by you. I look forward to meeting you again and hope that I come across many more interesting issues and news and workshops conducted by you. It was a very pleasant experience meeting a highly talented person like you sir….with such an innovative idea and an initiative for the betterment of our community and country. I hereby agree with your thoughts and ideas and I hope that you will be successful in your initiative. Looking forward to many other workshops conducted by you!!

Compilation: Subhasis Chatterjee

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Proforce Starts Sports Education, Aiming to Build Complete Person

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Proforce, a newly established company, dedicated to popularizing sports education in the country, offers organized sports coaching to the school children. It focuses on the importance of sports and games in moulding a child into a complete person. They also believe that sports and games have a decisive role in developing in a child the quality of leadership, teamwork and perseverance.

Proforce has been formed by veterans from the fields of sports and Armed Forces and its core team consists of extremely competent sports trainers with international accreditation. With the vision of building a sporting nation the company joins hands with the eminent schools of the nation and introduces different programs and campaigns to shape the childhood the pupils.

Proface runs an effective campaign under the name of ‘Every Child Nutrition Policy’ which aims to provide a modified diet plan made in accordance with the Indian standard and prescribed by experts in child and sports nutrition. The web portal of the company can be accessed and utilized by the parents of the growing children. Through the website they can take assistance from the certified nutritionists with regards to their child’s dietary counseling.

With this end in view Proforce introduces a wholesome training and development program at Don Bosco High School, Borivali, Mumbai on the day of the bicentenary celebration of its founder Father Don Bosco. In alliance with Abhi Foundation, Proforce opens its ‘Holistic Sports Coaching Centre’ not only for the students of Don Bosco but also for every students living around Borivali. Many well known personalities belonging to the fields of sports and games attended the event including Mr. Mir Ranjan Negi, the former player of the Indian Hockey team, Mr. Bhadarakar, Director of Sports Authority of India, Mr. Steven Dias, international level Football player, Mr. Jayesh Rane from Mumbai FC and many more.

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The aim of the program is to offer personalized attention to each and every student and develop them through rigorous training modules. The enrollment for the initial batch has already been completed and the same for the next batch starts in September.

The last few years have witnessed an alarming growth of obesity among the school going children and this is mainly caused by the lack of physical activities and over eating of junk foods by those children. Proforce attempts to address these two major issues faced by the parents of the growing students at present. Proforce urges those parents to maintain a balance between the times their children spend on studies and play.

That is why Proforce’s development program encompasses different sports session on Cricket, Hockey, Football, Basketball, Handball etc. on a regular basis. Moreover there are also sessions on several performing arts like music, dancing, drama and more to engage the students in different extra-curricular activities.

Proface also emphasizes on the involvement of teachers of those schools in shaping the health and the character of the students. Hence it assigns each of them with a specific sports category to look after. The teachers are also asked to provide their suggestions and feedbacks on the effectiveness of the training modules on the students.