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The 26th Don Bosco All Kerala Inter-school Basketball Tournament was inaugurated during a grand and colourful function by Mr. Ranjan P.K, DySP of  Irinjalakuda at 3pm on 11.9.2009, Friday. The venue of the inauguration was the flag bedecked, banner-fringed DB Silver Jubilee Memorial Indoor Stadium of the school, the only one of its kind for a school in Kerala. The inaugural function began with a colourful marchpast by the participants led by the students of Don Bosco HSS, Irinjalakuda. Of the two highlights of the inaugural function , the first was the switching on of the new digital score board, costing Rs.40,000/=(sponsor: KSE, Ltd., Irinjalakuda) by Mr. MC Paul, CMD of KSE Ltd. This digital scoreboard is the first of its kind in Kerala. Incidentally, though Kerala boasts of giant leaps in the IT and electronic fields, even the state department of sports and games, does not have such a digital scoreboard, and Don Bosco has once again shown the way by being the pioneer in this field. It is a matter of special pride for us to declare that the imaginative architect of the digital board is Mr Sijomon PJ, a past pupil of DBHSS, Ijk and scientist at the Naval Physical and Oceanographic laboratory, Kochi. The second highlight was the handing over of the Bijoy Johny Memorial Ever rolling Runners up Trophy (for Boys) by Mr. PP Johny to Rev Fr Devassy Kollamkudy, the Manager of the school. Mr Bijoy Johny was a former student of DBHSS, Ijk, and a Basketball enthusiast, who met with a pre-mature death in a road accident. The inaugural function was presided over by Rev. Fr.Devassy Kollamkudy SDB, the Rector & Manager of DB Ijk. Rev.Fr.Sebastian Kongamalayil SDB, the Vice- Principal & Chairman, Organizing Committee, welcomed the dignitaries and participants .

 

There are 22 teams in the fray – 13 from boys and 9 from girls, hailing from the various parts of Kerala. In the inaugural match between DBHSS, IJK, the hosts and Kristu Joti HSS, Chethipuzha, Changanacherry,  DBHSS trounced  Kristu Jyoti, the  score being 56-15

Bro. Benny Christdas SDB
Don Bosco HSS
Irinjalakuda.