Nearly 500 children from six YaR (Young at Risk) centers of Chennai province, together with their directors, got together for the first time at the province level to celebrate a unique theme – Caring for the Earth – Our Common Home. The YaR Day was organized by Father Joseph Leo SDB, the province YaR coordinator and the other commission members at Don Bosco Beatitudes, Vyasarpadi, on 26 November 2017.
Father Xavier Pakiam SDB, the Economic of the province, presided over the inaugural event and addressed the children on the theme. It was followed by the guest performance of Mr. Balaji, the cine artist, who invited the children to contribute their share in caring for the mother earth. Mime and Dance competitions were conducted among the YaR centers and together with it, the children presented the unique best practices carried out in their respective YaR centers. DBICA, the communication department of the province screened short films on the topic and raised awareness of the need to rise up to the occasion. Mr. Georg Muller, Project Manager, Bonn – Germany, presided over the prize distribution ceremony and presented prizes to the children.