SXBA Boys at Salaam Rakshak

In order to pay tribute to the Covid warriors tirelessly working to keep the pandemic under control and administer treatment to all, at the risk of their own health and safety, Project Mumbai initiated the Salaam Rakhsak Project. The NGO collaborated with Central and Western Railway and Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) to paint 41 railway stations, creating India’s biggest public gratitude art installment. Students from 6 schools participated in this initiative.

A group of our boys volunteered for this under the guidance of NGO coordinator Mrs. Asha Vengurlekar with her husband Ar. Ateet Vengurlekar(an ex- student of SXBA and a member of IIID). He selected the drawings submitted by the students and these were finalized by Ar. Rupali Vaidya from Project Mumbai. The chosen drawings were then assigned to specific walls at the railway stations.

The boys were mentored by Mrs. Radha Shukla (Primary Section) who assisted them in laying the groundwork for the art to be drawn at the railway station. We are immensely proud of Aarav Vengurlekar(Std6), Krishna Thakkar(Std8),Keval Parekh(Std8), Vedant Verma(Std8), Manthan Kshatriya(Std9), Anvay Kunkawlekar(Std9) and Anvay Kadam(Std9) for displaying civic responsibility in their simple act of volunteering with the NGO. We are also grateful to Mrs. Asha Vengurlekar for providing the boys with the opportunity to involve themselves in social work and take pride in doing their part.

-Ms. Marilyn Rebello.