” If we destroy creation, creation will destroy us.” Harkening to the call of Pope Francis, the Media Team had the 12th AMAR Media Festival with an eco slant. Nearly 20 schools participated in the Festival which was held on 28th September 2019 at Mazzarello Youth Centre, Wadala. The theme was ‘Creating Green Heartprints’. Through competitions like Best clicks, The Spoken Word, Mime Competition, Creating Treasures and a Stitch in time, the students were educated to create a green world. The Chief Guest for the day was Fr. Joseph Gonsalves, the Head of the Archdiocesan Office for Environment, Mumbai. The day was filled with sessions on nurturing the Earth with RUR Green Life Mr. Godwin Pinto and his son Glenn and Mr. George, Founder of the Turning Tide. All the speakers motivated the students to create green ripples, after the example of Greta Thunberg.
Nearly 20 schools actively and creatively took part in the various competitions and bagged trophies and were awarded certificates for their effort. The Diamond Jubilarian, Sr. Caroline Fernandes, the Golden Jubilarian, Sr. Aruna Castelino, Sr. Moksha Anthonappa and Sr. Rosaline Pereira, the Silver Jubilarians were felicitated. The event was supported by the Quickdesk Solutions Ltd and the mission of Grace Harvest Ministry was highlighted. The winners trophy was bagged by Fatima High School, Badlapur while the Runner’s Trophy was awarded to Auxilium High School, Bandra.
The following day 25 Media Coordinators attended the Media Seminar at MYC, Wadala. The resource persons were Srs. Hilda Braganza, Melissa D’Souza, Lavita Sequeira and Mr. Garry.
The Plan of Institutional Communication of the Institute Daughters of Mary Help of Christians was discussed and shared and later a practical session on photography and the various social media channels was taken.