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Salesians Reach Out to Tribal Families on Don Bosco's Birthday
16/08/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9736

On the Birthday of Don Bosco, August 16, the Don Bosco Navajeevan administrator and the collaborators reached out to the tribal families in a remote village, Mettapalem, in Visakhapatnam and distributed provisions, masks, and awareness materials on Covid.. Read More


WHO Features Research by Salesian Higher Education Institutes
15/08/2021.  Kolkata #N.9731

A collaborative research study conducted by Salesian College Siliguri and Salesian University Bolivia on education in pandemic times and published in the Scopus platform has featured on the World Health Organisation website. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. . Read More


Salesian Priest Receives Certificate of Recognition at Biodiversity Awards 2021, Goa
13/08/2021.  Panjim #N.9730

The Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB), an autonomous body of the Government of Goa under the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, awarded the Certificate of Recognition to Father George Quadros SDB of the Salesian Province of Panjim for his contributions in the field of biodiversity at a recently held Biodiversity Awards 2021 function at Ravindra Bhavan Curchorem, Goa.. Read More


Don Bosco Navajeevan (DBNJ) Releases Poster on Migrants at Hyderabad
11/08/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9729

An initiative of Don Bosco Organization, supported by the SPCSA and Bosconet, to work for the safety, security and well being of Migrants was started on July 01, 2021 under the banner ''Bosco Shramika Mitra'' at Don Bosco Navajeevan, Bhoiguda, Hyderabad. Recording the profile of a migrant worker and building a healthy rapport with them is the sole aim of this endeavour.. Read More


Young People Invited to Hope and Serve Humanity
09/08/2021.  Bangalore #N.9725

As the Church in India celebrated the National Youth Sunday on August 8, new members were inducted into the youth group of Don Bosco Church Lingarajapuram, Bangalore. Forty-three youngsters took membership in the youth group of the parish. . Read More


Fisherfolk Women to Drive Electric Autos; FCDP Gearing Up Cultural Shift
09/08/2021.  Kollam #N.9726

Fishermen Community Development Program (FCDP) of the Salesian Province of Bangalore has marked the beginning of yet another phase of its creative community involvement with the inauguration and the first phase of its distribution of electric autos to women on August 4, 2021, in Kollam, Kerala. FCDP is a voluntary organization founded in 1979, under the guidance and leadership of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Bangalore Province, for the integral development of all fisherfolk living in the coastal area of Kollam (Quilon). . Read More


Youth Honoured on National Youth Sunday, Pledges to be Witnesses of Christ
09/08/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9727

National Youth Sunday, observed as an opportunity to recognise young people as a gift in the Church and celebrate young people and affirm their contribution to the Church and those who collaborate with them, came together in a distinctive celebration on August 8, 2021, at St Theresa's Church, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad. . Read More


National Youth Sunday Celebrations at Don Bosco Shrine, Hyderabad
09/08/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9728

Forty youngsters from Don Bosco Parish, Bandlaguda participated in the maiden National Youth Sunday celebrations at Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad, following the Covid protocols on Sunday, August 8, 2021.. Read More


Fisherfolk Women to Drive Electric Autos; FCDP Gearing Up Cultural Shift
09/08/2021.  Kollam #N.9908

Fishermen Community Development Program (FCDP) of the Salesian Province of Bangalore has marked the beginning of yet another phase of its creative community involvement with the inauguration and the first phase of its distribution of electric autos to women on August 4, 2021, in Kollam, Kerala. FCDP is a voluntary organization founded in 1979, under the guidance and leadership of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Bangalore Province, for the integral development of all fisherfolk living in the coastal area of Kollam (Quilon).. Read More


Salesian Sister's Alumna Wins Olympic Bronze for Badminton
06/08/2021.  Kolkata #N.9724

Reigning world champion P V Sindhu on Sunday (1st August 2021) became the second Indian and the country's first woman to win two Olympic medals, securing a bronze after a straight-game win over world No 9 He Bing Jiao of China in the badminton women's singles third-place play-off held in Tokyo 2020 Olympics.. Read More


PALS Come Together Amid Unrelenting Pandemic
02/08/2021.  Bangalore #N.9722

The youth animators, leaders and Salesians of the state of Karnataka gathered for two days in the Salesian Provincial House, Bangalore, celebrating PALS-2021 (Programme for Animators, Leaders and Salesians) even amid the unrelenting pandemic. The two-day programme, slated for July 31 and August 1, had 52 youth leaders and 18 animators and Salesians (SDBs and FMAs) from 20 centres of Bosco Youth. The regional youth director, Father William D'souza SDB, facilitated the programme. . Read More


Former Provincial of INM, Fr Vincent Durairaj Passes Away
01/08/2021.  Chennai #N.9721

Father Vincent Durairaj, the former Provincial of Salesian Province of Chennai (INM), succumbed to Covid-19 related ailments at Kaveri Hospital, Chennai, on Saturday evening. He was 84 years old.. Read More


Welfare Scheme for Covid Orphans
28/07/2021.  Tirupattur #N.9717

In a gesture of compassion, the staff and the Salesian community of Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur donated Rupees 10 Lakhs towards the welfare and education of four girls who lost their parents to COVID-19 pandemic. . Read More


Anbu Illam Sponsored Students in Tamil Nadu Cricket Team
28/07/2021.  Chennai #N.9718

The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has selected three students who are members of a sports training programme by Don Bosco Anbu Illam, the Social Service Society of the Salesian Province of Chennai, and the HCL Foundation, for special training. TNCA has chosen Jeni Plautila for U19 bowling and all-rounder, Madhumitha for U23 batting/all-rounder, both from Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Avadi, Chennai and Karthika for U19 bowling/all-rounder from Police Boys & Girls Club, Kannagi Nagar.. Read More


College Students Felicitate City Cleaning Staff
28/07/2021.  Angadikadavu #N.9719

Emulating the human values of the Former and Late President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, on his sixth death anniversary, the students of Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu, felicitated four city cleaning staff of Iritty Municipality. . Read More


AIDA Dimapur and SBI Sanjeevani Provides Free Medical Care in Rural Areas
26/07/2021.  Dimapur #N.9716

AIDA Dimapur and SBI Sanjeevani, a Mobile Medical Van which was launched on July 1, has visited nine villages and provided free check-up and medicine from July 12 - 24. . Read More


Father Don Bosco Lourdusamy Inducted Member of Minority Commission
19/07/2021.  Chennai #N.9713

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has inducted Father Don Bosco Lourdusamy, Vice Provincial of Salesian Province of Chennai (INM), as a member of the State Minority Commission in official communication on Tuesday.. Read More


Passion for Christ-Content to Drive Media Involvement; BOSCOM Exec. Meet
19/07/2021.  Bangalore #N.9714

While appreciating the infrastructure, personnel and possession of best equipment, Father Stanley Kozhichira, President, SIGNIS INDIA, said passion for Christ-content should drive all media involvement. He was at the BOSCOM South Asia Annual Executive Body Meeting 2021-22 held online on July 16 and 17. . Read More


Don Bosco Past Pupil Wins Kendra Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar
17/07/2021.  Bangalore #N.9712

Malayalam Short Story writer and a Past Pupil of Don Bosco Arts & Science College Angadikadavu, Kerala, Abin Joseph, has been selected for this year's Kendra Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar. Abin's short story collection, ''Kalliassery Thesis'', won the prestigious award. ''Kalliassery Thesis'' is a collection of eight short stories. The award consists of 50,000 in cash and a plaque. . Read More


Salesian Appointed Member of Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
16/07/2021.  Chennai #N.9711

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has appointed Father Raj Mariasusai as a member of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. Father Mariasusai, by this order of the Governor, has become a member of a Constitutional Commission mandated by the Indian Constitutions and has executive powers.. Read More


DBCE Signs MoU, Strengthens Industry-Academic Relationships
12/07/2021.  Panjim #N.9710

The Department of Civil Engineering at Don Bosco College of Engineering (DBCE), Fatorda, signed an MoU with Public Works Department, Goa, to strengthen the Industry-Academic relationships and thus mutually benefit the stakeholders.. Read More


New Record in Mechanised Paddy Transplanting; Agricultural Revolution in Goa
09/07/2021.  Panjim #N.9709

Father George Quadros breaks his record by planting paddy saplings over 1.15 lac sq. metres. Last year, the same feat had only 56,000 sq. meters covered. Father Quadros planted the saplings in 12 hours using the machinery on July 8, 2021, in the village of Curtorim Maina in South Goa. He has initiated a revolution in agriculture in the state of Goa; The fallow land has turned into a land of a bountiful harvest. . Read More


Youth Centre Turns into Corona Care Centre, Run by Salesian Family
08/07/2021.  Shillong #N.9708

Don Bosco Youth Centre, the educational-recreational hub in Shillong, has turned into a Corona Care Centre for those infected by Covid-19. The Centre became functional on May 6, 2021, under the leadership of its director Father Michael Makri, and assisted by five lay collaborators and the members of the Salesian Family, the Salesian Sisters (FMA) and the MSMHC Sisters. The Centre provides essential services to the post-Covid-19 patients who have completed the Covid-19 treatment from different hospitals.. Read More


Greater Chennai Corporation Lauds Don Bosco Anbu Illam for Covid-19 Community Intervention Programme
05/07/2021.  Chennai #N.9706

The unconditional and daring community intervention programme by Don Bosco Anbu Illam (DBAI) in the wake of the debilitating pandemic situation, who have partnered with Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), has brought laurel to the organization. The Greater Chennai Corporation has awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for its support in addressing health emergencies. . Read More


Faculty Development Programme (FDP) for Don Bosco Institutions
01/07/2021.  New Delhi #N.9705

To enhance the competence of teachers and produce positive progress on pupil's empowerment and academic achievement, a six-day online Faculty Development Programme (FDP) was organized, for the Instructors of Ten Don Bosco Technical Institutes from May 31, 2021, to June 5, 2021.. Read More


Don Bosco College of Engineering Bags Best Project Award
29/06/2021.  Panjim #N.9704

With over 1000 entries in the competition, Library Management Robotic System (LMRS) developed by the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication at Don Bosco College of Engineering (DBCE) Fatorda, Goa, was adjudged the best project at the 5th National Level IEEE Project Competition organized by Geetha Shishu Shikshana Sangha (GSSS) Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, Mysuru, on June 26, 2021. . Read More


Alumni Congress Focuses on Delegate, Young Past Pupils and Networking
27/06/2021.  Kolkata #N.9703

The 12th Asia-Oceania online Regional Congress of Don Bosco Past Pupils marking the 150th anniversary of the World Association of Past Pupils concluded on June 26, 2021. The two-day event focused on Salesian Delegate, Young Past Pupils and Networking. Delegates and members from 23 out of 28 countries of the region participated. First-timers included participants from Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia, Solomon Islands and Sri Lanka. . Read More


Sr Leelamma Takes Charge as New Provincial of Kolkata Salesian Sisters
25/06/2021.  Kolkata #N.9702

The FMA Province of Mary Help of Christians, Kolkata, marked a new beginning on June 24, 2021, with its seventh Provincial, Sr. Leelamma Palliparambil, taking charge. The installation ceremony took place in the provincial house chapel, Dum Dum, amid the Provincial Council members. Kolkata Salesian provincial Father Joseph Pauria presided over the solemn Holy Eucharist with the parish priest of St. Patrick's Church, Dum Dum, and other Salesians. . Read More


Past Pupils Meet Online to Celebrate 150 Years of Foundation; Adopts Covid Orphans
24/06/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9701

The Salesian Province of Hyderabad joined the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Past Pupils across the world by hosting an online meet of the nine Don Bosco Past Pupils Units of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha on June 24, 2020. Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar, Provincial, Father Garlapati Michael Kishore, Delegate of the Past Pupils and Mr Prasad, President of State Federation, convened the virtual meet and the celebrations.. Read More


Shevaroyhills-Yercaud Breathes Easy, All Through Don Bosco
15/06/2021.  Yercaud #N.9700

Together with Don Bosco Jugendhilfe Weltweit, The Retreat - Don Bosco and Dr Suresh, Managing Director of SKS Hospitals Pvt. Ltd and a Past Pupil of Don Bosco, the Shevroyhills is breathing ease at this testing time of COVID19. Read More


Salesian Co-operator Places Statue of Bl. Mary on Mount Everest
14/06/2021.  New Delhi #N.9699

Tagit Sorang Abraham, hailing from Itanagar, and a Salesian Co-operator of the Dimapur Province, successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 31, 2021, a little after 8.00 am, and placed on Everest's peak the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Holy Rosary. . Read More


'Habemus inspectorem novum!'
13/06/2021.  Sri Lanka #N.9697

Reverend Father Angel Fernandez Artime, the Rector Major, has appointed Father Angelo Sylvester Miranda (known as Roshan), the present Vice Provincial, as the 4th Provincial Superior of the Salesian Vice-Province of St. Joseph, Sri Lanka (LKC), for six years, 2021-2027. The joyful news, 'We have a new Provincial', came on June 11, 2021.. Read More


Don Bosco Past Pupils Facilitates Ambulance Service
13/06/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9698

Moved by the death of their collaborators affected by Covid, that too due to non-availability of transport facilities to reach hospitals with oxygen, the past pupils of Don Bosco School, Mangalagiri, drove their way to mobilize an ambulance service. The transport service is free of cost for the poor. . Read More


Bosco Seva Kendra Reaches 7,20,000 People through Humanitarian Service
12/06/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9694

Bosco Seva Kendra (BSK), the planning and development office of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad, through its 32 Don Bosco institutions and 121 Civil Society Organizations, spread across the Telugu states, has reached out to 7,20,000 people from March 26, 2020, to date, with the generous support of benefactors, donor agencies and corporate partners. . Read More


Lessons on Covid-19 Precautions to Migrants in Visakhapatnam
10/06/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9693

Don Bosco Navajeevan, Visakhapatnam, organised an awareness camp on 'Covid-19 precautions' for the migrant workers in Thatichetlapalem. Father Salibindla Balashowry, the Director, spoke to the migrants on the need for wearing the mask, regular hand wash, and social distancing. He further explained the symptoms of Covid-19, home quarantine and vaccination using posters published by Navajeevan.. Read More


Bosco Bible School Past Pupil Wins IYDC Don Bosco Mobile Photography Contest
08/06/2021.  Dimapur #N.9692

Chawan Matey, a Bosco Bible School past pupil, won the Integrated Youth Development Centre (IYDC) Don Bosco Mobile Photography Contest, held in April 2021, on the theme, ''The World Through My Window''. Matey won a cash prize of 5000, organized by the IYDC Kochi. . Read More


Fighting COVID; Awareness, Relief Packages by DBRS Chennai
07/06/2021.  Chennai #N.9691

Don Bosco Relief Services (DBRS)- SURABI, in its fight against the spread of the deadly virus, COVID-19, has initiated several measures. The major hold-up being the misinformation among people regarding the jab against the virus, DBRS has begun an awareness campaign. Another initiative is the care centre with oxygen facilities. The relief packages include dry ration and medical kits distributed to the poor. . Read More


An Ardent Missionary, Father Joseph Abraham Passes away
06/06/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9689

Father Joseph Abraham Maniyangattuthazhe, a great missionary and evangelizer, passed away on June 6, 2021, at Vijay Marie Hospital, Hyderabad. He was 59 years old and died of cardiac arrest while recovering from liver transplantation. He belonged to the Salesian Province of St Joseph (INH), Hyderabad.. Read More


Loss of Income, Fear and Uncertainty Looming; Pandemic Survey Findings in Tirupattur
03/06/2021.  Chennai #N.9683

In a function held at the Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, to distribute Covid homecare medical kits and protein-enriched dry ration to Covid affected families in the region, Father John Alexander, Rector, presented the findings of the Covid-impact survey conducted by the college.. Read More


Don Bosco Society Nepal Donates Medical Equipment to Covid Centre in Kathmandu Valley
03/06/2021.  Kathmandu #N.9685

On May 30, the Salesian communities of Kathmandu valley, supported by the benefactors, donated medical equipment and accessories like oxygen concentrator, oximeters, PPE kits, masks, and sanitiser to the newly opened Covid Centre in Godavari Municipality. The Covid situation, as in other countries, has further impoverished the small mountainous country, Nepal.. Read More


COVID Care for Children at Don Bosco Shelter Goa
31/05/2021.  Panjim #N.9681

Various child-focused organisations such as Margaret Bosco Bal Sadan (MBBS), Catalyst for Social Action, Human Touch Foundation, Children's Right in Goa, Childline Goa and Konkan Development Society have joined hands in caring for children during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Goa.. Read More


Don Bosco Alumnus from India Judge Invention Convention US Nationals
28/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9680

Dr George Panicker, an Alumnus of Don Bosco Kolkata and Capt. Shaji Sebastian are the two Judges from India presently judging the 6th Annual Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention US Nationals concluded on May 28, 2021. The Convention is powered by The Henry Ford Competition, with more than 400 finalists from across the United States showcasing their inventions. . Read More


Salesians of Don Bosco Supplies Food Kits at Muniguda, Odisha
27/05/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9679

Don Bosco Nava Nirman, Muniguda (Odisha), of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad, supplied free food kits to migrant labourers, slum-dwellers, rag-pickers, beggars, street vendors and tribal families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and all in need of support. The kits were distributed from May 24 to 26.. Read More


Meals on Wheels by BOSCO Delhi
26/05/2021.  New Delhi #N.9678

The Covid-19 pandemic lockdown has made the poor in Delhi struggle for food. Nutritious and decent meals are a distant reality for them. Often those admitted in the hospitals and the bystanders go hungry. Meals on wheels by BOSCO Delhi is a respite for these ordinary people who have gone cashless.. Read More


120 Young Men Take Vows to be Salesians in South Asia
24/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9673

Darjeeling: Despite the pandemic disrupting regular schedules, the nine novitiates of the South Asia Region have more novices, making their first profession this year. Starting from traditional May 24, the date for the first professions, the 120 young men will make their first profession on different dates of May 24 and 31, June 30, August 15 and September 8. . Read More


Freedom Song Competition to Celebrate 75th Independence Day
24/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9674

Darjeeling: Radio Salesian 90.8 FM - The Voice of the Hills, the first college Community Radio since 2016, based at Salesian College, Sonada in North Bengal, launched 'Azaadi Freedom Songs' competition to mark the 75th year of India's Independence. India won its freedom from British colonial rule on August 15, 1947. . Read More


'WORD WITH US BIBLE DIARY 2021' App Launched
24/05/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9675

Don Bosco Publishing House, at Hyderabad, has launched 'WORD WITH US - Bible Diary 2021' App, making its contribution to the Ministry of the Word and thus, bringing the Incarnate Word to liven the faith of every disciple of Christ.. Read More


7 Salesians Commit in Perpetuity to the Lord and Society in INH Province
24/05/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9677

The Salesian Province of Hyderabad had seven young Salesians committing themselves to God and the Congregation in perpetuity. The final commitment held on May 24, in the presence of Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar, Provincial, had also the confreres of the Provincial house community and Birdy community. The Holy Eucharistic celebration began with a procession followed by vestition, renewals, and final profession.. Read More


Alumni Association Social Network to Fight Against COVID
23/05/2021.  New Delhi #N.9671

Besides the unstinting service of India's medical professionals and other frontline warriors in the fight against the deadly virus, the networks of friends, family and colleagues mobilized to share resources and combat misinformation have contributed to mitigating the situation. Social media and messaging apps also have facilitated this process, allowing relative strangers to lend a hand. Following this cue, the social media groups and networks established by the Alumni Association of Don Bosco School, Alaknanda, proved invaluable to its members and others.. Read More


Kolkata Alumnus Leads Future Proof Experiential Learning
23/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9672

Along with learning numbers and facts, students be encouraged to develop Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity with a scientific and entrepreneurial attitude, said Dr George Panicker, alumnus of Don Bosco School Park Circus, Kolkata, and Founder of International STEAM Research Pvt Ltd. . Read More


Don Bosco Relief Services Chennai Alleviates COVID Struggles of Poor
22/05/2021.  Chennai #N.9668

Don Bosco Relief Services (DBRS) - SURABI, of the Salesian Province of Chennai, has stepped into the lives of the poor to alleviate their struggles against the pandemic and the subsequent poverty. DBRS has supported the needy with a ration kit comprising rice, pulses, oil, rava, spices, bathing and washing soaps, Vitamin C and Zinc tablets, 500 gms of health mix and a thermometer. The beneficiaries are 500 beach vendors in Chennai, 27 transgenders, 43 senior citizens in Washermanpet, 23 physically challenged and seven domestic workers with the help of Don Bosco Vazhikatti, Permabur.. Read More


Care Wave of Kolkata Salesians to Counter Pandemic Wave
22/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9669

The Salesians in Kolkata, to counter the force of the second wave of the pandemic, have initiated free diagnosis with medication for the symptomatic poor and needy, RT-PCR tests, quarantine facilities, online free service by nearly 100 counsellors, weekly live adoration to pray for India, and daily online Mass.. Read More


Hill NGOs Fight COVID with Wellbeing Campaign
22/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9670

Sonada: A group of ten Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) in the hills have come together to fight COVID-19 with a 15-week Wellbeing Campaign. Their slogans include: 'Bring Back the Smiles,' and 'We Build Each Other'.. Read More


Don Bosco Navjeevan Reaches out to Migrants
21/05/2021.  New Delhi #N.9667

Don Bosco Navjeevan, Chandigarh, has been working for the migrant communities of Chandigarh for the last five years and has made various interventions to enhance the lives of the migrants living in the slums and colonies. The centre runs the Intervenes Drug Users project, Street Children project, Self Help Groups for women empowerment, remedial classes for school dropouts and coaching classes for economically backward children.. Read More


104-bed Facility at Don Bosco School Egmore for COVID Care
20/05/2021.  Chennai #N.9666

The DB Egmore GCC COVID Care Centre is a joint initiative of Don Bosco School Egmore, DB Past Pupil doctors, Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), DBPPA Egmore, and various past pupil batches of DB Egmore. With collaboration from various sectors, the team set up a 104-bed (with oxygen concentrators) COVID Care Centre at Don Bosco School, Egmore, to supplement the ever-increasing demand for oxygen beds in the city.. Read More


Webinar on Implementation of National Education Policy 2020
18/05/2021.  New Delhi #N.9665

The new National Education Policy 2020 proposes the revision and revamping of all aspects of education in India. A webinar on the 'Implementation of National Education Policy 2020' organized by All India Don Bosco Education Society (AIDBES) and the Education and Cultural Dimension of the Salesian Province of New Delhi held on May 15, 2021, looked into the various possibilities of NEP. . Read More


'Angels' Receive Gifts from Youth Volunteers
13/05/2021.  Bangalore #N.9663

A day before International Nurses Day, on Tuesday, May 11, Soumya Santhosh, a home nurse hailing from Kerala, was killed in a mortar shell attack in Israel. The statistics released by the Trained Nurses Association of India indicates that 90 nurses have lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19 across India. The loss could be much more on a global count. We bow our heads before your selfless, restless, dedicated service rendered for humanity, more so in this war against the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it is fitting to honour and thank the 'Angels on earth' on May 12, International Nurses Day. . Read More


Rector, Founder of Salesian College Youth Centre Movement Dies
12/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9660

Former Rector of Salesian College Sonada Father Pietro Piemonte died on 9th May and was buried in his native town Udine in northern Italy, on 12th May 2021. He was 92 years old and 73 years a Salesian. . Read More


'Creative Creek 2021' Offers Creative Engagements
12/05/2021.  Chennai #N.9661

As the entire world is grappling against COVID-19 and its impact on minds to in thrall to depression, Don Bosco College, Chennai and DBICA (Don Bosco Institute of Communication Arts) have kick-started a summer programme, 'Creative Creek 2021,' on May 10 onwards, bringing knowledge and competence through creative engagements.. Read More


Don Bosco, the lifestyle for Dr Varun Khullar
11/05/2021.  New Delhi #N.9659

''When a student turns into a healer during a pandemic, the equation of life changes. Dr Varun Khullar begins his morning by feeding the needy. He is on call 24x7 for emergencies. I saw the values of our patron saint, Don Bosco, in his lifestyle and felt so proud and so safe. He taught an old English teacher that life is only about serving,'' writes Uma Nair, an English teacher at Don Bosco School, Alaknanda - New Delhi, about her student Varun Khullar. Dr Varun, MD, completed his studies at Don Bosco School, Alaknanda, in 2006. With the second wave of Covid-19 sweeping across Delhi, Dr Varun supplies food, free medicines, and oxygen concentrators for the needy and underprivileged through his NGO 'Chhoti Chhoti Khushiyan' (Little, Little Happiness). . Read More


BOSCO Delhi Responds to COVID-19 Surging Situation
08/05/2021.  New Delhi #N.9657

Delhi is in the spotlight as it struggles with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite various challenges of Covid-19, Don Bosco Organisation for Social Concern and Operation of the Salesian Province of New Delhi (BOSCO Delhi) is out there to support the Delhiites with courage and fearlessness. . Read More


DB4M LAUNCHES HELPLINE FOR MIGRANT WORKERS
07/05/2021.  New Delhi #N.9655

Don Bosco for Migrants (DB4M) has launched an all-India helpline for migrant workers- 9642 372 372. The helpline was launched by Father Biju Michael, Regional Councillor of the Salesians for South Asia Region. ''We have in mind primarily our brothers and sisters who are migrant workers. But any other vulnerable or needy group can also contact us through this number. We will do the best to reach out and connect,'' said Father Tony Pellissery, Executive Director of Don Bosco National Forum for the Young at Risk, at the online launch of the all-India helpline number. . Read More


Don Bosco Engineering Students Develop Sanitizing Robot
07/05/2021.  Panjim #N.9656

The final year Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering students at Don Bosco College of Engineering (DBCE) Goa, have successfully developed a sanitizing Robot prototype, which works remotely and can sanitize closed offices, open markets, public areas, hospitals and other places without the intervention of any frontline workers.. Read More


National Day of Prayer and Fasting to Rid the World of COVID-19
07/05/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9658

The Andhra Telangana Region Catholic Religious of India, Begumpet, Hyderabad, with the rest of the country, on May 7, observed a day of prayer and fasting for healing and deliverance from the deadly virus. The religious communities of the region participated online in the prayer moment from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. . Read More


Salesian Leads Youth to be Covid Warriors in Hospitals
02/05/2021.  Bangalore #N.9654

Fr Anil D'sa, a Salesian of the Province of Bangalore and the Director of ICYM (Indian Catholic Youth Movement) Bangalore, brought together young volunteers in collaboration with the Sneha Charitable Trust (Camellian Fathers) to be Covid Warriors in hospitals in Bangalore city. Fifty volunteers, including religious brothers and sisters, are working in different batches in the hospitals.. Read More


'Food to Your Doorstep' with Love; an initiative of Don Bosco BREADS
30/04/2021.  Bangalore #N.9653

With an unprecedented spike in corona cases in Bangalore, 'Food to Your Doorstep' an initiative by Don Bosco BREADS (Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society) and four other non-profit organizations (The Good Quest Foundation, Project Vision, AIFO and ECHO), reaches out to Covid-infected patients under quarantine by serving vegetarian food. . Read More


Ordained as Priests to Love the Unloved
29/04/2021.  Chennai #N.9652

On April 28, 2021, five Salesians, Arockia Anbu, Arun Sagayaraj, Gabriel Selvakumar, Gabriel Paulraj C, and Devaraj Jayaraj, were ordained priests in the Salesian Province of Chennai at Don Bosco Katpadi by the Salesian Archbishop Emeritus Chinnappa Malayappan D.D. Though scheduled to be ordained in December 2020, the pandemic and its resurgence made the celebrations postponed for a while. However, the service was conducted in compliance with the COVID protocol.. Read More


First Indian Salesian General Councilor Dies
24/04/2021.  Kolkata #N.9651

Fr. Thomas Panakezham also known as P.C. Thomas died at the hospice of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Hosur Road, Bangalore, at 2.25 pm on 24th April 2021. He was 91 years old.. Read More


Salesian Author Lawrence Susai Publishes New Book on Management Studies
23/04/2021.  Chennai #N.9650

The book 'Organizational Behaviour and Management Process' authored by Father Lawrence Susai, a Salesian Priest of Chennai Province and Secretary of Don Bosco Polytechnic College, Thirukazhikundram, was released by the Provincial of Chennai Province Father K M Jose on 17 April 2021. Father Stanislaus Swaminathan, a mentor and friend who inspired the author, received the first copy. The book could ignite the minds of management students and Salesian Educators in India towards upward mobility in knowledge building. . Read More


Religious Institute Founder archbishop dies
18/04/2021.  Kolkata #N.9649

: Archbishop Emeritus Lucas Sircar of Calcutta and founder of two religious Institutes of Adoration Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and Sadhan (prayerful or ascetic) Brothers died, 18 April 2021.. Read More


Don Bosco Tech Skills First Batch of Students in Data Centre Operations Management
16/04/2021.  New Delhi #N.9648

The first batch of trainees in the Data Centre Operations Management Course formally graduated on April 11, 2021, at Don Bosco Skill Mission, Bangalore. Father Biju Michael, Regional Counsellor for South Asia, presided over the programme. The 23 graduates hailing from the Indian States of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala expressed great satisfaction at the training and the homely stay at Don Bosco Skill Mission.. Read More


Father Sebastian Vadakethannikal, a Salesian who cared for children on the street, passed away
15/04/2021.  New Delhi #N.9644

Father V. J. Sebastian, Vadakethannikal, SDB (74), a friend of the poor and the youth, passed away on April 14, 2021. While walking at the residence of Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre, Jhansi, around 2.45 p.m., Father Sebastian had a fall and was rushed to St. Jude's Hospital, Jhansi, where he was declared dead. His mortal remains laid to rest on April 15, 2021, in the Diocesan cemetery at Jhansi. . Read More


Don Bosco College of Agriculture Produces Organic Jaggery
15/04/2021.  Panjim #N.9645

Don Bosco College of Agriculture (DBCA), Sulcorna, has successfully produced 150 kgs. of chemical-free organic jaggery from sugarcane grown on campus using only organic manure and pesticides. . Read More


Father C M Paul's review on Mother Teresa book gets rave review
15/04/2021.  Bangalore #N.9646

A review by Father C. M. Paul, a Salesian of the Province of Kolkata, on the latest book 'Mother Teresa: The Saint and Her Nation', gets rave review in the Balkan countries. The book is written by University of Birmingham Prof. Gezim Alpion, probably the most authoritative Mother Teresa scholar.. Read More


Training for Office and Support Staff of Salesian College
15/04/2021.  Kolkata #N.9647

Salesian College Sonada held a day-long training program for the Office and Support Staff of Siliguri and Sonada Campuses. About 30 plus office and support staff participated in the first-ever such program held in Salesian College.. Read More


Bosco Youth Pray for Peace in Myanmar
12/04/2021.  Bangalore #N.9643

Bosco Youth Bangalore organized ''Diving Mercy Rosary'' and prayed for Myanmar, currently undergoing political turmoil. Twenty-four young persons gathered together to pray for peace, freedom and the restoration of democracy in Myanmar at Don Bosco Provincial House, Bangalore, on April 11, 2021, at 3 pm. . Read More


Seven New Priests at the Service of Young for Salesian Province of Tiruchy (INT)
10/04/2021.  Tiruchy #N.9642

The Salesian Province of Annai Velankanni, Tiruchy, is blessed with seven newly ordained priests: Benjamin James, Christopher Susai, Anantharaj Santhanam, Arockiaraj Irudayaraj, Danistanraj Iruthayadhason, Richard Vivek Kumar and David Antony. Most Rev. Antony Pappusamy DD, Archbishop of Madurai, ordained the candidates to the priesthood. They will work on the mission for the young and the needy in various capacities in the province. . Read More


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09/04/2021.  Chennai #N.9640

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16 Young Salesians Ready for Mission after Post-Novitiate Training
09/04/2021.  Bangalore #N.9641

Having completed two years of post-novitiate training at Don Bosco College, Aluva, 16 Salesians of the Indian provinces of Bangalore, Delhi, and Trichy are ready for the mission. . Read More


Legendary Makaibari Tea Planter gifts Tea Saplings to Salesian College
08/04/2021.  Kolkata #N.9636

Siliguri, 8th April 2021: Legendary Darjeeling tea planter Rajah Banerjee who developed his own tea variant plant christened RIMPOCHA - meaning ''reincarnated tea'' has gifted tea saplings to Salesian College Principal Father George Thadathil. . Read More


College Holds Self Defence and Self Esteem Workshop for Girls
08/04/2021.  Kolkata #N.9637

Sonada, 8th April 2021: The Women's Cell of Salesian College Siliguri organised a two-day workshop for girls on Self Defence and Self Esteem.. Read More


DB ARKs HELP for Societal Renewal
08/04/2021.  Bangalore #N.9639

DB ARK, Delhi, engaged in the liberation of slum dwellers, have identified 100 families for a Holistic Education Livelihood Project (HELP). Initially, the families come for a meal to DB ARK. Three families have already come to DB ARK. The mothers of these families are the victims of child marriage. Knowing the background of these families is disturbing and has elicited a more compassionate response from DB ARK. . Read More


Youth Wash One Another's Feet at Lord's Supper
01/04/2021.  Bangalore #N.9634

As the Gospel of John 13: 15 reads, ''If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet. I have given you a model to follow so that as I have done for you, you should also do,'' the Don Bosco Youth, Lingarajapuram, washed one another's feet at the celebration of the Lord's Supper here at Bangalore. Unable to contain the emotions, one of the participants said, ''The celebration of the Last Supper was so beautiful. I am so touched, and I felt like the chosen.''. Read More


DOCTORAL THESIS DEFENCE: STRESS LEVEL AND PERSONALITY AMONG THE EMPLOYEES OF TYRE INDUSTRY IN SOUTH INDIA
30/03/2021.  New Delhi #N.9631

In accordance with the Ph.D. regulations of Thiruvalluvar University, Serkkadu, Vellore, the Public Viva-Voce examination of Fr. Sajan M. George SDB, Department of Management Studies, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, for the award of degree of Doctor of Philosophy, was held on 26th March, 2021 at 11.00 am in the Presentation Hall, John Med Block of Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur. . Read More


Fr Sajan Defends Doctoral Thesis in Management Studies
30/03/2021.  New Delhi #N.9633

Fr Sajan M George, a Salesian in the Department of Management Studies, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, defended the Doctoral Thesis at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, on 26 March. The Public Viva-voce held in the Presentation Hall, John Med Block of the College. . Read More


Youth Gather to Reflect on COVID 19 Impact
27/03/2021.  Panjim #N.9629

Don Bosco Youth Services (DBYS) of the Salesian Province of Panjim (INP) organized the South Zonal Youth Day on March 21, at Don Bosco Sulcorna, Goa. Salesian youth from Benaulim, Fatorda, Sulcorna, Quepem and Loutolim participated at the Youth Day. . Read More


Proud to be at Don Bosco, says Ricky Singh
26/03/2021.  New Delhi #N.9628

Ricky Singh and four specially-abled companions at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Okhla - New Delhi, are first-year students of Graphic Designing who communicate in sign language. What is more, they are delighted that even teachers and batchmates communicate in sign language, making life easier and happier. Don Bosco Institute offers them opportunities to excel in life. . Read More


YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AT KUNKURI, CHATTISGARH
24/03/2021.  New Delhi #N.9627

A two-day Youth Leadership and Youth Empowerment Seminar for the youth leaders of the Dioceses of Raigarh, Ambikapur and Jashpur, was held at Vianney Seva Kendra, Kunkuri, Jashpur, on March 20, 2021. Nearly 180 youth participated in the Seminar. Sessions and workshops had the themes: Direction and Vision for youth, Empowerment and Development and Career Guidance.. Read More


RIP: Rev.Fr. Gerard Nelliyotukonam SDB
23/03/2021.  Chennai #N.9626

RIP: Rev.Fr. Gerard Nelliyotukonam SDB Passed away at 12:30 PM 22-03-2021 in Don Bosco, Wisdom Town, Red Hills. Requiem Mass at 6.30 p.m. 22.03.2021 in Joe Tech, Basin Bridge, Chennai. . Read More


FEEDING CHILDREN IN BRICK KILNS
22/03/2021.  New Delhi #N.9625

On 20 March 2021, twenty-four Salesian Co-operators of Holy Child Auxilium, Vasant Vihar - New Delhi, organized a social outreach programme at Jhajjar for children working in brick kilns where Salesians are involved in working for them. . Read More


19 Salesians Receive Diaconate at Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore
18/03/2021.  Bangalore #N.9622

His Grace Rev Dr Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bangalore, ordained 19 Salesians and two Passionist brothers as Deacons at Kristu Jyoti College, the Salesian Theological Study House, Bangalore, on March 18, 2021. . Read More


BOSCO YOUTH FOR CHANGE; ZONAL CONVENTION
16/03/2021.  Bangalore #N.9620

Bosco Youth Karnataka organized Hospet Zonal Convention at Chithra Don Bosco on March 13 & 14, 2021, with the theme BOSCO YOUTH FOR CHANGE. Sixty-seven young people from the Salesian communities of Chitradurga, Davangere, Hospet and Tumkur in Bangalore participated in the convention. . Read More


Youth Takes Walking Pilgrimage to Shrine of St. Joseph
16/03/2021.  Bangalore #N.9621

Don Bosco Youth, Lingarajapuram, Bangalore, went on a walking pilgrimage to St. Joseph's Church, Briand Square, Chamarajpet, Bangalore, on March 13, 2021. The holy trip undertaken marks the Year of St. Joseph and the spirit of the Lenten season. St. Joseph's Church at Briand Square has been declared a shrine for the year of St. Joseph. . Read More


Tirupattur MSW Students Trained as Scouts and Guides Leaders
15/03/2021.  Bangalore #N.9619

A seven-day Scouts and Guides Adult Leadership Training for the students of Master of Social Work at the Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, was flagged off on March 4, 2021. The future social workers were empowered to be committed leaders in society. . Read More


Catechist Giri Guru Babu Bags Eric Benjamin Award
15/03/2021.  Kolkata #N.9623

Kalimpong, 15, March 2021: Catechist Cleophas Giri, popularly known as Giri Guru Babu, received the prestigious Bishop Eric Benjamin Award 2021 from Bishop Stephen Lepcha of Darjeeling-Sikkim-Bhutan, and Patrick Sada, President of Darjeeling Diocese Catholic Association. He received the award at Mary Mother of God Church, Reli Road Kalimpong on 13, March 2021.. Read More


Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli Appointed as Nuncio to India
13/03/2021.  Bangalore #N.9618

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Most Rev. Leopoldo Girelli (67) as the new Apostolic Nuncio to India. Before the appointment to India, he was Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Cyprus and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine. The announcement came on Saturday, 13 March 2021, at 4:30 p.m.. Read More


Fr Mathew Thekkekara SDB Laid to Rest
05/03/2021.  Bangalore #N.9617

Fr Mathew Thekkekara (TV Mathew), 74, died on March 1 at Mamma Margaret Home, Aluva, due to Cardiac Respiratory Arrest was laid to rest in Don Bosco Bhavan Mannuthy cemetery on March 4. Rt. Rev Tony Neelankavil, Auxiliary Bishop of Thrissur Arch Diocese, officiated the funeral service in the first part and Fr Jose Koyickal, Provincial with Mass and final rites. . Read More


'Sola Rolling Trophy Football Tournament' for the Tribal youth at Yercaud, Tamil Nadu
04/03/2021.  Tiruchy #N.9613

On 27 & 28 February 2021, 'Sola Rolling Trophy Football Tournament' was organized by post-novitiate formation house The Retreat, Yercaud, for the poor youth of Shervaroy hills. . Read More


Forty-One new Salesian Co-operators to the Province of Tiruchy
04/03/2021.  Tiruchy #N.9615

The Salesian province of Tiruchy welcomes the 41 new Salesian Co-operators as they made their apostolic promise, after months of formation and preparation. . Read More


BANGALORE ZONAL CONVENTION SNEHOTSAVA: A FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP
02/03/2021.  Mumbai #N.9612

Bosco Youth, Bangalore Zone organized SNEHOTSAVA: A FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP as part of the Zonal Convention at Don Bosco Church, Lingarajapuram. It was an event meant to give our young people an awareness on relationships. Fr. Joe Kokandathil SDB was the chief Resource Person for the day. 120 Bosco Youth from 6 Bosco Youth units of Bangalore Zone actively participated in the programme. 10 Salesians (priests & brothers) and 2 Salesian Sisters were present for the event. SNEHOTSAVA was indeed a rejuvenating experience for our young people after a year-long gap due to the pandemic and other related issues. SNEHOTSAVA had the special privilege of being visited by Rev. Fr. Biju Michael SDB, the Regional of South Asia, and Rev. Fr. Robert Simon, the National Coordinator for Don Bosco Youth Services. . Read More


The First Solar Powered Province in the World (INH) - Don Bosco, Hyderabad
28/02/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9611

Don Bosco Provincial House, Bangalore, 28 February 2021: During the SPCSA Assembly on 28 February 2021, Rev Fr Biju Michael the Regional of South Asia has released the Energy Forever - mission accomplished poster of the Province of St Joseph, Hyderabad. . Read More


Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia Meets in Bangalore
26/02/2021.  Bangalore #N.9608

The 37th SPCSA Council met at Don Bosco Provincial House Bangalore on 25th -26th February 2021. . Read More


ENERGY FOREVER FOR A GREEN FUTURE - SOLAR POWERED SPCI HOUSE, DELHI
26/02/2021.  Chennai #N.9609

''That's one small step for a man; a giant leap for mankind.''Neil Armstrong's immortalised words hold good for anything important that we initiate, however insignificant it may appear. It holds good for the inauguration of the new 45-kilowatt solar power plant on the grid and rainwatercollectors at SPCI Don Bosco House,New Delhi on 23 February 2021. Supported by Jugend Eine Welt- Don Bosco Aktion�sterreich in partnership with Don Bosco Network- Bosconet, this installation is one vital step towards fulfilling the Salesian congregational ambition of greening all Salesian campuses worldwide by 2032.. Read More


A Spectacular Dominic Savio Football Tournament at Rinaldi - Don Bosco Youth Centre, Chennai campus
22/02/2021.  Chennai #N.9605

Rinaldi - Don Bosco Youth Centre, Chennai organized a two-day Dominic Savio Football Tournament for under 14 age category children from 20th to 21st February 2021.. Read More


A Spectacular Dominic Savio Football Tournament @Rinaldi - DBYC, Chennai campus
22/02/2021.  Chennai #N.9606

Rinaldi - Don Bosco Youth Centre, Chennai organized two days of Dominic Savio Football Tournament for under 14 age category children from 20th to 21st February 2021. The sprawling SIGA oratory campuswas filled with more than 500 young children in this august gathering. . Read More


SOUTH ASIA ECONOMERS' MEET 2021 AT NEW DELHI
22/02/2021.  New Delhi #N.9607

Two days of South Asia Economers' Meet took place in Don Bosco Provincial House, Okhla, New Delhi, on 22nd and 23rd February, 2021. Fr. Biju Michael, Regional Councillor of South Asia, Fr. Davis Maniparamben, Provincial of New Delhi Province and eleven Provincial Economers participated in the meeting hosted by Delhi Province and co-ordinated by Fr. Amaladoss Samson, Co-ordinator of Economers' Forum South Asia.. Read More


Academia-Industry partnership empowers tea women
21/02/2021.  Kolkata #N.9604

Sonada, 21 February 2021: In a first time effort in the hills, academia-industry partnership initiative to empower tea garden women was launched on 21 February 2021. Salesian College Sonada established in 1938 and the Tea Promoters India who own plantations in Darjeeling, Dooars, Assam and Kerala have launched a pilot project entitled: Women Empowerment in Tea Communities Workshop, to be spread out on five Sundays from 21 February to 21 March 2021.. Read More


General Councillor for Communication meets with coordinators of the Regions to design the program for Delegates Formation
13/02/2021.  Chennai #N.9597

(ANS - Rome) - On February 9th, Fr. Gildasio Mendes, the General Councillor for the Department of Communication met with the Coordinators of the Social Communication Delegates. The main objective of the meeting was to design together with a training cum formation program for the Social Communication delegates under the banner ''Salesian School of Social Communication'' (SSSC). It is expected to commence online in August 2021.. Read More


EIGHT PRIESTS ORDAINED FOR SALESIAN PROVINCE OF NEW DELHI
13/02/2021.  New Delhi #N.9598

On 8th February, 2021 evening the Salesian Province of Jesus the Good Shepherd, New Delhi Province thanked God Almighty for the gratuitous gift of Priestly ordination bestowed on eight new priests of the province: Fr. Bimal Bhuinya, Fr. Anup Kerketta, Fr. Punam Kindo, Fr. John Vinnarasu, Fr. Jerin Devassia, Fr. Julien Pradeep Peter, Fr. Paul Tirkey and Fr. Kuldeep Xalxo. . Read More


Fr Jose Koyickal Takes Over Reins of Sacred Heart Province of Bangalore
12/02/2021.  Bangalore #N.9596

In gratitude to God, Our Blessed Mother and Don Bosco, Fr Jose Koyickal took over the reins of the Province from Fr Joyce (Mathew) Thonikuzhiyil as the eighth provincial of the Sacred Heart Province of Bangalore during the Eucharistic celebration presided over by Fr Biju Michael, Councilor for the South Asia Region on February 11, 2021. . Read More


Don Bosco YaR FORUM SHOW CASES ITS TECHNOLOGICAL INTERVENTION AT THE UNITED NATIONS
10/02/2021.  New Delhi #N.9593

''Digital technology at the service of ending homelessness'' is the topic under which Miss. Maheshwari Balan presented the model of DB YaR Forum at the United Nations on 9 February 2021. This program was conducted as a side event at the 59th session of the commission for social Development. . Read More


FR. DAVIS MANIPARAMBEN ASSUMES LEADERSHIP OF SALESIAN PROVINCE OF NEW DELHI
10/02/2021.  New Delhi #N.9594

8th February 2021 will be recalled in the history of the Salesian Province of New Delhi as its leadership was handed over from Rev. Fr. Jose Mathew to Rev. Fr. Davis Maniparamben, the new Provincial Superior. . Read More


DBC Panjim and GCCI forge ties to promote industry-institution collaboration
08/02/2021.  Panjim #N.9591

To promote skill development and industry-institute collaboration, Don Bosco College (DBC), Panjim and Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on February 6, 2021. It highlights eight potential areas identified for the industry-institute engagement. Curriculum design, industrial visits, student internship, skill development programmes, guest lectures, faculty development programmes and strengthening incubation centres through industry to promote innovation, and entrepreneurship among students were the thrust areas of the MoU.. Read More


Manual For Formees released
08/02/2021.  New Delhi #N.9595

New Delhi. February 8. Two volumes of the much awaited six-volume series Formation Towards Psychosexual and Celibate Integration: Manual for Formees, -- the Pre-Novitiate, authored by Johny Nedungatt SDB, and the Novitiate, authored by Fr. Joy Kai SDB and Sr. Josmy Jose FMA, -- were released today by Rev. Biju Michael SDB, South Asia Regional of the Salesians of Don Bosco, at the Don Bosco Provincial House New Delhi.. Read More


DON BOSCO SCHOOL, NEW DELHI INAUGURATES RUBY JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
07/02/2021.  New Delhi #N.9590

Saturday, 30th January, 2021 was a day of blessing in the history of Don Bosco School, Alaknanda - New Delhi as it marked the celebrations of the inauguration of the Ruby Jubilee Year of the foundation of the school. The distinguished guests Fr. Davis Maniparamban, Fr. Babu Varghese, Fr. Augustine Toppo, Fr. David Rayappan, Fr. Kuriakose, Mrs. Rashma Kumar and Mr. Sanjeev Kumar were given a grand welcome by the august gathering of teachers, parents and students.. Read More


DBBM, Cradle of Salesian Formation Celebrates Golden Jubilee
04/02/2021.  Bangalore #N.9586

Don Bosco Bhavan Mannuthy, the cradle of Salesian formation for the Province of Bangalore, celebrated its Golden Jubilee of Foundation on January 30, 2021. Fr Joyce Thonikuzhiyil, Provincial, with Fr Jose Koyickal, Vice-provincial and the provincial designate, and Salesians, presided over the thanksgiving Holy Eucharist. Fifty lamps representing the fifty years were placed at the altar at the beginning of the Mass, reminding the fifty graceful and rays-filled years of Don Bosco Bhavan. The Jubilee candle lit for the past 364 days was lit once again by Fr John PK, Rector, in gratitude to God for the blessings. . Read More


PARA launches the third phase of human rights education (HRE) at Hyderabad
02/02/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9588

Hyderabad, 1-2 February 2021: People's Action for Rural Awakening (PARA), a Salesian-run NGO in Ravulapalem in the province of Hyderabad in its continuing endeavor to promote Human and Child Rights Culture has launched the third phase of human rights education (HRE) with title ''''Strengthening and promoting children's and human rights in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana'' in state-run schools, other stakeholders, child centred CBOs of twin states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. PARA, Ravulapalem, which has been running HRE programmes for nearly a decade organized an inaugural on 1st and 2nd February 2021 in Bosco Institute for Research and Development of Youth (BIRDY), Hyderabad with its HRE staff. Fr Vattigunta Ignatius, Director of PARA detailed the context of the project and introduced those present for inaugural, namely, Fr Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar sdb, Provincial of Salesian Province of Hyderabad, Fr Maddhichetty Noel sdb, Director of BoscoNet and Fr Bellamkonda Sudhakar sdb, Director, Bosco Seva Kendra (BSK), development office of Salesian Province of Hyderabad. Riding high on its earlier achievement of forming 600 HR clubs, among government school students, networking with line departments and activating VCPCs in the two states, PARA aims to continue to take forward the movement of HRE among school-going children and other allied stakeholders in state-run high schools. . Read More


Khelo Rugby's Jungle Crows home sees largest celebration
31/01/2021.  Kolkata #N.9584

SILIGURI, 31 January 2021: A tea garden catholic community saw the largest ever gathering of priests, religious and faithful for a religious celebration, when a pastor's jubilee was organized in the tea garden village of Sarsawatipur in Jalpaiguri district. The celebration was held to mark the silver jubilee of Father Subir Mondol's religious vows.. Read More


100 Laptops for Salesian Girl Students, 55 distributed
30/01/2021.  Kolkata #N.9583

Sonada, 30 January 2021: In a rare but challenging initiative, Salesian College Sonada floated a scheme to provide 100 girl students a laptop each at affordable price. In the first phase of distribution 55 laptops were given marking the feast of the patron of the college St John Bosco (Don Bosco), 30 January 2021. Remaining 45 laptops will be distributed soon in the second phase.. Read More


ASSOCIATION OF SALESIAN COOPERATORS MEET IN NEW DELHI
29/01/2021.  New Delhi #N.9582

On 24th January 2021 the Salesian Cooperators of SDB and FMA Units met together in New Delhi to express gratitude to Fr. Jose Mathew, the Provincial, to bid adieu to Cooperators Mr. T. K. Devasia and Mrs. Molly, to welcome Fr. Davis M J, the newly appointed Provincial and to felicitate the two jubilarians Fr. Augustine Toppo and Fr. Swanoop Choudhury. . Read More


CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF RELIGIOUS LIFE
28/01/2021.  New Delhi #N.9579

On 26th January 2021, Salesians of Delhi, relatives, well-wishers and staff members gathered in Don Bosco School, Alaknanda, to celebrate with Fr. Augustine Toppo and Fr. Swanoop Choudhury on the joyous occasion of their Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession. . Read More


Shillong SYM's Crowned Basketball Champion
28/01/2021.  Shillong #N.9580

Shillong: The SYM (Salesian Youth Movement) of the Salesian Province of St. John Paul II, Shillong crowned champion in the Basketball tournament organized by TURBA BIKE RIDERS of Ri Bhoi District. The tournament which was held in the newly constructed basketball court located at Umbuda of Nongpoh town started on the 18th January 2021, in which 16 teams from various region of Meghalaya participated. . Read More


BSK organises Solidarity Rally along with CSOs during training in Hyderabad
28/01/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9581

Bosco Seva Kendra (BSK), Hyderabad, 28 January 2021: Forty CSOs from different parts of Telangana organised a Solidarity Rally to show oneness with the farmers who are agitating for the past 70 days on the outskirts of New Delhi and other parts of India. Mr Shankar, Natioinal Secretary for Dalita Bahujana Front (DBF) addressed the rally and demanded the Centreal Government to revoke the recent agricultural laws which are in favour of corporate companies. He also said that the farmers are the feeding bowl of India and there cannot exist future without them. Mr Thirupathi, Praja Sangalu, JAC, Working President, Telangana urged the other partners to take up such Solidarity Rallies at various district levels. Fr Bellamkonda Sudhakar also addressed that ''No farmers, No Food, No Future. Let us all continue the Solidarity with same zeal and enthusiasm until Government reverts''.. Read More


SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION HELD AT JUMAIKELA IN CHHATISGARH
25/01/2021.  New Delhi #N.9577

Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Kerketta, Bishop of Jashpur Dioecese, administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 218 boys and girls of Mary Help of Christians Church at Jumaikela on Sunday, 24th February, 2021. . Read More


St. Bede's Volleyball Team makes history
22/01/2021.  Chennai #N.9576

The Volleyball team of St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai, has made history by winning 32 titles during the last academic year 2019 - 2020. They continue their winning streaks this academic year too, as tournaments are on the go, after lockdowns and unlocks. They were the winners in the YMCA State-Level Volley Tournament held at Kilpauk, Chennai. 15 team players have been selected to represent the Chennai district league team.. Read More


St.Bede's past pupils - reached out to the neighbourhood in Chennai
20/01/2021.  Chennai #N.9574

The Executive Committee of the Senior (Old) Bedean Association (Past pupils of St. Bede's) reached out to 100 poor families in 10 zones in and around Chennai supplying them with provisions and clothing. The pandemic situation has helped the Bedeans to go in search of persons in different localities as against they coming to the campus as in the previous years. . Read More


Valedictory Programme and distribution of Certificates for the 2nd Batch of Tailoring course at Gagillapur, Hyderabad
19/01/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9575

Don Bosco Human Resource and Development Centre (DBHRDC), Gagillapur, Hyderabad, 19 January 2021: DBHRDC, Gagillapuram conducted the Certificate Distribution Ceremony for the 2nd Batch of Tailoring students. There were 15 trainees who successfully completed the training. Shri Daniel Thomas, the CEO of Niehoff Pvt. Ltd., India was the Chief Guest, and other dignitaries were Rev. Fr Bellamkonda Sudhakar, the Director of Bosco Seva Kendra, Rev. Fr Parri Sarath, Assistant Director and in-charge of DBHRDC, Sisters from JMJ, DBHRDC and BSK Staff. . Read More


Mumbai alumni's Salesian songs get world premiere
18/01/2021.  Mumbai #N.9573

Rome, 17 January 2021: A unique music project which united three continents: Asia, Europe and North America, and three countries: Italy, India, Canada, over a span of ten years had its world premiere at the first on-line and 39th Salesian Family Spirituality Days which took place in Rome, 15 to 17 January 2021.. Read More


DON BOSCO SCHOOL, JAMTOLI - KOLEBIRA : BLESSING AND INAUGURATION
15/01/2021.  New Delhi #N.9571

On 10th January, 2021 Rev. Fr. Jose Mathew, the Provincial of Salesian Province of New Delhi blessed and inaugurated the new Don Bosco School building at Jamtoli - Kolebira in Jharkhand, in the presence of esteemed guests Mr. Naman Vixal Kongari - MLA Kolebira, Mr. Pratap Minj - CO, Kolebira, Mr. Gerald Ekka - Mukhiya Lachragarh, Fr. Naresh Kujur - Vice Provincial, and Fr. Biju Abraham - Provincial Economer. . Read More


Salesian Family Spirituality Days 2021
14/01/2021.  Mumbai #N.9570

The Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family take place online from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 January. To date, more than 5,000 registrations have already been made among the 12 regional-linguistic coordination centers.. Read More


Webinar on Laudato Si and Human Rights by Fr Cedric Prakash S.J.
14/01/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9572

Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad, 14 January 15, 2021: During the praxis-orientation webinar on Laudato si, organized by the Salesian Province of Hyderabad, on 14 January, 2021, Fr Cedric Prakash S.J. spoke on the theme, ''Grounding Laudato Si in the Soil and Culture of Human Rights in India''. The main thrust of his talk was on the 5 Cs - Common Challenges faced by the world, in the area of environmental crisis, the Causes of Ecological Degradation, the need for Caring for our Common Home and the Commitment and the Courage called for, in heeding the Cry of the Earth and Cry of the Poor. . Read More


BLESSING & INAUGURATION OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING AT KUARMUNDA, ORISSA
12/01/2021.  New Delhi #N.9567

9th January 2021 was a great day for Don Bosco English Medium School, Kuarmunda as it witnessed the blessing of the school building and the installation of the statue of St. John Bosco in front of the School building by Rev. Fr. Jose Mathew, Provincial of INN, in the presence of Rev. Fr. Biju Abraham, Provincial Economer and Mr. Remish Kerketta, Former MLA, who were given traditional welcome by washing of hands and showering of flower petals. . Read More


INK-Bangalore Blessed with 12 New Priests
12/01/2021.  Bangalore #N.9568

The call of Jesus, to be fishers of men (Mathew 4:19) in the Don Bosco way, were heeded by four from Karnataka and eight from Kerala for the Province of Bangalore this year. The Sacred Heart Province of Bangalore (INK) is blessed with 12 new priests in the latter half of 2020 and at the beginning of 2021. Though the current pandemic protocol laid down restrictions, the ordination to the priesthood of these deacons was solemnized in the best way possible, attended by Salesians, relatives and well-wishers.. Read More


Five Priests ordained for INH Province
07/01/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9569

Hyderabad, 7 January 2021: The province of St Joseph, Hyderabad is indeed glad to welcome five new priests on Thursday. It is a joyful day for everyone. It is a joyful day for the Church, since the ministry of Jesus will continue through them along with hundreds of thousands of priests of God. It is a joyful day for the world since every priest is a sign of God's love, a sign that he is still working in the world, still carrying out his plan of redemption. It is a joyful day for us Salesians and for province of St Joseph, Hyderabad because the Lord has gifted five more priests to serve him in the way of Don Bosco. . Read More


Salesian Family Songfest: Alumni's homage
06/01/2021.  Kolkata #N.9566

Mumbai, 6 January 2021: In a rare show of devotion and affection, a group of Salesian alumni voluntered to do a music album of 17 songs dedicated to Salesin saints during the Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions between May and December.. Read More


Indian author pens history of modern China
05/01/2021.  Kolkata #N.9561

Sonada, 5 January 2021: A history professor from North Bengal held the book launch of the history of modern China, 5th January 2021, at Salesian College Sonada where he was head of History department.. Read More


A Loving Tribute to Fr Joseph Carreno SDB
04/01/2021.  Chennai #N.9559

On 9th October 2020, Department of Life Education at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, India organized Fr. Joseph Carreno Memorial Lecture on the topic, ''What is God Doing Through the Coronavirus?'' The lecture was delivered by Fr. John Alexander SDB, Rector & Secretary of the college. The Memorial Lecture was established to honour Fr. Joseph Carreno who was the founder of Sacred Heart College and a zealous apostle of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As a Provincial, Fr. Carreno had consecrated the entire Salesian Province of South India to the Sacred Heart on 2nd July 1943.. Read More


BLESSING OF KANDIYOR VILLAGE CHAPEL
29/12/2020.  New Delhi #N.9557

On 9th December 2020, Rt. Rev. Binay Kandulna, Bishop of Khunti Diocese solemnly blessed and inaugurated the newly built village chapel at Kandiyor village in Bichna Parish in Jharkhand State. Fr. Hilarius Kullu, Rector of Don Bosco, Hatia, several priests, religious and parishioners from Bichna as well as from the nearby parishes and institutions graced the occasion with their presence.. Read More


Fr Willis Pinto INP ordained a Priest of God
28/12/2020.  Panjim #N.9556

Deacon Willis Pinto was ordained a priest of God during a very devout and prayerful ordination ceremony held at Holy Cross Church, Manki, Honnavar on December 28, 2020.. Read More


Demise of Rev. Fr. Felix Koikara SDB (INM)
26/12/2020.  Chennai #N.9553

We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden demise of Rev. Fr. Felix Koikara SDB (INM) who passed away at around 4.30 p.m. on 25th December 2020 in the hospital. He was 83 years old. Let us pray for the soul of our beloved Father. May he rest in peace.. Read More


Fr. Felix Koikara SDB, Doyen of Youth Ministry in India, Passes Away
26/12/2020.  Chennai #N.9554

Fr. Felix Koikara SDB, the well-known Youth Worker and Youth Animator, returned to the Father's House at 4.30 p.m. on Christmas day, 25 December 2020. He was 83 years old and was a Salesian for 62 years and a priest for 52 years. In his passing, the Salesian Province of Chennai has lost a great friend of youth and youth workers. He is remembered as one who contributed substantially to the development of youth ministry in the church in India. Youth ministry was his great passion. . Read More


Fourth Salesian Priest brewed from Siliguri Tea Gardens
26/12/2020.  Kolkata #N.9555

Ooodlbari, 26 December 2020: Deacon Deonis Minj became the fourth priest to be ordained in the Blessed Michael Rua tea garden parish of Oodlabari, in Jalpaiguri diocese, on 27 December 2020.. Read More


FR. DAVIS MANIPARAMBEN SDB - THE FIFTH PROVINCIAL OF THE SALESIAN PROVINCE OF JESUS THE GOOD SHEPHERD, NEW DELHI.
18/12/2020.  New Delhi #N.9551

With immense gratitude to God and our Blessed Mother, we joyfully share the good news that the Rector Major has appointed Fr. John Davis Maniparamben SDB as the fifth Provincial of the Salesian Province of Jesus the Good Shepherd, New Delhi. This is particularly significant as the Province of New Delhi is just stepping into the Silver Jubilee Year of the province.. Read More


Fr Ronald INP ordained a priest of God
18/12/2020.  Panjim #N.9552

Deacon Ronald Vaz was ordained a priest of God by His Grace Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrao, Bishop Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, in the presence of Salesian Provincial of Panjim Fr Felix Fernandes, representatives of the Salesian presences of the province, parents, brother and relatives of Deacon Ronald in a meaningful ceremony held in the local language of the state of Goa and Konkan region, Konkani at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Don Bosco Panjim Campus on 18 December.. Read More


Darjeeling youth groups jingle Christmas bells on Radio Salesian
13/12/2020.  Kolkata #N.9547

Darjeeling, 14 December 2020 - In a Carol singing competition into its fifth year, organized by a community radio in the hills, youth groups have touched all high notes with winter hues, trying to outperform one another in composition of original carols and in vibrant video production.. Read More


TRADITIONAL CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: Virasat - The Heritage
11/12/2020.  New Delhi #N.9545

Lockdown of varying degrees is one reality due to the pandemic. But going beyond that to a learning process using available resources of mobile telephony was something new for the pineapple farmers and processors of Assam. The partnership between FICCI and Don Bosco Tech Society made it possible for them. It was surely different, useful and engaging and hopefully futuristic. . Read More


Congratulations to Fr Jose Thomas Koyickal, New Provincial Nominated
11/12/2020.  Bangalore #N.9546

The Rector Major with the consent of the General Council has nominated Fr Jose Koyickal as the Provincial of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bangalore. . Read More


Don Bosco Anbu Illam, Salem reunites a former bonded child labourer with parents after 11 years
10/12/2020.  Chennai #N.9544

Tears of joy rolled down the eyes of the mother Vijaya and father Thangaraja 48 as they took back their son Meganathan 22 whom they left with a locally powerful debtor along with his younger brother when they were barely ten and nine years of age. The emotional reunion took place in Don Bosco Anbu Illam (DBAI), Salem on Wednesday, formally in the presence of Ms. Uma Maheswari, District Child Protection Officer, Mr. Dass, Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee, and Fr. Dr.Casimir Raj Director, DBAI, Salem. . Read More


Don Bosco Shrine Distributes Partitions For Auto Drivers
09/12/2020.  Mumbai #N.9543

Bengaluru: Don Bosco (DB) Shrine Lingarajapuram, near here, in association with Lions Club Bangalore (LCB) Pyramid distributed 15 auto partitions to help the drivers protect themselves and their customers from spreading COVID infections while they continue with their everyday business during these difficult times to support their families.. Read More


Novices launch 180th Salesian Foundation Day with vestition
08/12/2020.  Kolkata #N.9542

Dhajea, 8 December 2020: Out of 11 novices at Kolkata province novitiate at Dhajea in Darjeeling hills 10 novices had their decisive movement to be Salesians when 8 novices received their cassocks and 2 lay brother novices received their crosses.. Read More







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