August is a special month for us here in India. We have a double reason to celebrate. During this month, we celebrate the solemn feast of Mary Assumed into Heaven, the patroness of our Country and secondly it is our Independence Day. As we celebrate our Independence Day, We recall the memory of our great patriots who bought us freedom at the cost of their lives. The best way to remember and salute them is in turn to work for the freedom and the betterment of others. We are happy to serve our Country, especially in the field of social and economic development, education and rehabilitation of youth, with a hope and promise for a better future through our Salesian Institutes. Each time you contribute towards our works you collaborate with us in this noble cause.
For this reason, during this month, let us pray for the youth and the marginalized of our country that our Blessed Mother may bless them to intensify their struggle for an independent and better future. It is our hope that we will be able to walk hand in hand with you as we strive in our own little way to help these youngsters to realize their own personal ‘Independence’ and in our own way strive to build a better India.
Rest assured of our daily prayers at this Shrine for you and your dear ones. May your special desires be fulfilled through the intercession of Our Lady and may your home be blessed with good health and peace.
With renewed thanks and much appreciation,