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Silver Jubilee Logo Unveiled; INT Gearing Up for Celebrations

By M.Eugene Florence
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Tiruchy, Dec. 3. As a mark of the preparation for the Silver Jubilee celebrations of its foundation, the Salesian Province of Tiruhy unveiled the jubilee logo by Father Biju Michael, Regional Councillor of South Asia and Father Agilan Sarprasadam, Provincial of Trichy.
The Salesian Province of Annai Velankanni, Tiruchy (INT), came into existence twenty-two years ago on August 5, 1999, with a clear mission to 'centralize the peripheries.' Having laid the foundation in 1999, the Province has grown territorially and numerically. With 19 presences (8 canonical and 11 autonomous presences) in 1999, currently, the Province has 31 houses (27 canonical and four other presences). Numerically too, it has grown from 148 Salesians (54 priests, seven coadjutors and 87 young clerics) to 243 Salesians (151 priests, eight coadjutors and 84 young Salesians).

Yearly themes in the coming years:
The Salesian Identity: - August 2021 - July 2022
The Mission to the Young: - August 2022 - July 2023
The Spirituality of Witness: - August 2023 - July 2024

Lines of Action in different spheres:

1. Human
I. A systematic analysis of the ministries focusing on the History, Development & Impact of the Mission. The findings are to be presented in a symposium/live-in and as a souvenir and video documentation.
II. A Centre for Competitive Exams in Thanjavur and Sub-centres in other places.

2. Spiritual
I. Provincial level animation on themes like Salesian Identity, Mission to the Young, and Spirituality of Witness.

3. Social
I. Institutional ministry for Tribals in Yercaud (College/Institute)
II. Non-Institutional Social ministry for Transgenders

4. Ecological
I. Planting of 1,00,000 trees and maximizing solar energy in the Province. Keeranur and Sengipatti to be the province ecological mission centres.

5. Jubilee Memorial
I. Youth Resource Centre cum Library in Trichy-Kallikudi building.



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