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KNOTS 130503

Seventh batch of BASE
(Bosco Academy for Skills and
Employment) at Monsada, W.
Bengal consisting of 42 students
in the two domains of Hospitality
and I.S.M.O was officially
inaugurated on May 3, 2013 by Mr.
Modhumangal Biswas, the Head
Master of Ranihati High School,
North 24 Parganas, in the presence
of parents and other invited guests.
Unlike the batches of the past
years, batch 7 had an overwhelming
number of admissions, particularly
in the domain of Hospitality Hotel
Management. The best carrier of
information about the training in
a less known rural set up is the
success stories of our students who
are placed mostly in hotel industry
across the country. Welcoming the
students and their parents, Fr. V. D.
Mathew, Rector and Parish Priest,
urged the students to focus their
lives to learn well every aspect of
the lessons given at the centre.
Seeing the over all performance
and high level of disciplined life
at the centre the chief guest, Mr.
Modhumangal Biswas, in his
inaugural speech surprisingly
stated that what his school could
not achieve in the last 6 years,

BASE Monsada has achieved in a

month.Had the students been given
earlier the opportunity which BASE
provides now, probably they would
have grown up as different citizens
of today said the chief guest
pointing a figure at the failure of
some of the social institutions. The
parents were also briefed through
a powerpoint presentation by the
centre in charge on the philosophy of
BASE and what it intends to provide
at Monsada.
The inaugural function provided a
platform for the trainees to showcase
their unattended talents, to begin
to work in a team situation and to
express their gratitude to DB Tech
and its sponsors. The hour long

progamme came to a closure with

the prize distribution for the various
contests held till date. The schedule
of the day ended only after parent
counselling where each trainee along
with his or her parents was met by
the trainers to impress upon the need
for parental support to achieve the
target set by BASE. As they took
leave, a parent from Jagadishpur,
a village distant 30 minutes by
cycle from the training centre,
spontaneously expressed what most
parents would have liked to say, If
my son gets a job our family will be
saved. BASE Monsada through
DB Tech has definite answers to so
many families in similar situations.
- Johny Nedungatt, sdb