It was a steady queue of people trudging up the slight incline to enter the compound of Don Bosco at Fatorda to pay homage to St. John Bosco or Don Bosco as he is more popularly known.
The relics of Don Bosco were brought to Fatorda on Sunday and since then there is a continuous flow of people from different parts of South Goa turning up at the Don Bosco Engineering College building to pay homage to this saint who reformed many youth.
Students of various schools in and around Margao were also brought to Fatorda in special transport accompanied by their teachers to view the relics.
The newly admitted students of Don Bosco Engineering College did a wonderful job as volunteers in keeping the situation totally under control and ensuring that all the visitors got to see the relics in an orderly manner.
The administration also stepped in with police personnel posted at the college to prevent any untoward incident and traffic police posted along the road to ensure that there were no traffic snarls and also to enforce the parking rules.
The relics of Don Bosco which are being taken on a world pilgrimage to the various places where Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are established to prepare for the 200th birth anniversary of Don Bosco in the year 2015.
From Fatorda, the relics will be taken to Sirsi in Karnataka.