A function was held at Boys town, Gangarampur, Bishop Salvadore Lobo- Bishop of Baruipur was the chief guest. Fr Joe along with Mrs. Jhoba Guha inaugurated the program by reading messages of greetings from Sister Prema, Archbishop of Kolkata and Emeritus Archbishop Henry D'Souza. Fr Joe also sang a song, which was much appreciated by the audience of present and ex-patients, staff , families, along with members from Al anon, Al-teen, AA and NA self help groups, of around 300 guest.
A cultural program of sing songs, reciting of poems and dancing by children in the audience kept everyone entertained for over 3 hours.
The program ended with a vote of thanks, drawing the curtains down to a memorial evening.
Dr Sandeep Mitra