The twin celebrations of the Assumption and the Independence were held at Don Bosco, Tumkur, as per Salesian traditions. In the Marian academy on August 14, besides Fr K.O. Thomas (Vice-Provincial), some members of the Christian community in the neighbourhood were present. Aspirants and children from Savio Bhavan performed items in honour of our Blessed Mother and the country. The Eucharist on August 15 was presided over by Fr Vice-Provincial. In the flag hoisting ceremony, in addition to the staff and students of the school and parents of some children, district and local political leaders also participated. The dais was shared by Sri Ravi Shankar Hebbaka (General Secretary, B.J.P. Tumkur District), Mr B.S. Nagesh, and Sri T.G. Manjunath (City Corporation Councillor, Tumkur)