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College Students Build 'Snehaveedu' (House of Love) for Homeless
08/01/2022.  Angadikadavu, Kerala #N.9823

The National Service Scheme (NSS) Volunteers of Don Bosco Arts and Science College, Angadikadavu, Kerala, built and handed over 'Snehaveedu' (the house of love) to the most deserving family in the neighbourhood. The recipient of the house is a mother with two young children.. Read More


Arthur Lenti, Author of Monumental Work on Don Bosco Dies
07/01/2022.  Kolkata #N.9822

Father Arthur Lenti, author of the seven-volume monumental work ''Don Bosco: History and Charisma'' died in Berkley, California, on January 6, 2022. He was 98. Father Lenti has published many articles on Don Bosco and Salesian topics in the Journal of Salesian Studies from Berkley and Ricerche Storiche Salesiane from Rome.. Read More


Novice Master Father Samuel Mondol Passes Away
28/12/2021.  Kolkata #N.9819

Director of Novices in Kolkata province, Father Samuel Sudorshon Mondol, died in Kolkata on December 28 at 8:45 am. He was 49.. Read More


College Youth Celebrate Diversity in Fashion Show
19/12/2021.  Kolkata #N.9816

The Salesian College Siliguri organised a two-day college event christened Exsurge 2021 (Arise and take flight) and concluded with a celebration of the diversity of India with a fashion show on December 17, 2021. As many as 30 students from 20 departments dressed in various ethnic outfits took the ramp to specially choreographed music. . Read More


Shades of Hope on Silver Screen at DBGYFF in Chennai
14/12/2021.  Chennai #N.9814

The Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival (DBGYFF), the world's first Global Salesian film festival, was conducted on the premises of the Salesian headquarters of the Province of Chennai by the Don Bosco Institute of Communication Arts (DBICA) and Don Bosco Arts and Science College on December 11, 2021. Although the festival was scheduled for mid-November, the unexpected heavy rains in Chennai postponed the event to December with the same glory as planned earlier. Veteran film editor and National Film Award winner, B. Lenin, presided over the inaugural ceremony as the Chief Guest and Father Amirthraj Arokiam, SDB, writer, editor and publisher, as the guest of honour. . Read More


Salesian Family Day Calls for Sustaining Charismatic Identity and Fidelity to Don Bosco
14/12/2021.  Mumbai #N.9815

The Salesian Province of St. Francis Xavier, Mumbai, celebrated the Salesian Family Day on December 12, 2021, at Don Bosco House, Borivali in Mumbai, India. One Hundred and Fifty Salesian family members participated from across the Mumbai Province. . Read More


Father Thomas Santiagu sdb, New Leader for Salesian Province of Hyderabad
13/12/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9813

The Salesians of the Province of St Joseph, Hyderabad, is gifted with a New Provincial in Father Thomas Santiagu, a person of the intuitive mind and a cheerful son of Don Bosco known for his love for the young and the poor.. Read More


Minister Presides Over Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival at Don Bosco, Karaikal
12/12/2021.  Karaikal #N.9811

Don Bosco Higher Secondary School in Nedungadu, Karaikal, organized the Global Youth Film Festival on December 7, 2021, with Chandira Priyanga, Minister of Transport (Government of Puducherry) as the chief guest.. Read More


Zinho Fernandes Wins Jury's Choice Award at DBGYFF
10/12/2021.  Panjim #N.9812

Zinho Fernandes, hailing from Sao Jose de Areal, Goa, won the Jury's Choice award for the music video titled 'Listen' at the Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival that concluded on November 19, 2021, in Valdocco, Italy.. Read More


DBCE IIC Awarded Four Star Rating for Best Performing IIC National Level
04/12/2021.  Panjim #N.9808

Don Bosco College of Engineering's (DBCE) Institution Innovation Council (IIC) has been awarded FOUR-STAR Rating out of five by Government of India, Ministry of Education's (MoE), Innovation Cell. The recognition is for best performing IIC at State as well as one among the best at National level for promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship related activities prescribed by MoE's Innovation Cell (MIC) for the academic year 2020-2021. . Read More


Governor of Goa Celebrates Birthday at Salesian House
03/12/2021.  Panjim #N.9806

The Honourable Governor of Goa, Shri P S Sreedharan Pillai, visited Margaret Bosco Bal Saunstha, Goa, an institute for the destitute children, on December 1, 2021, as a part of the distribution of the Governor's discretionary fund. The Governor joined the inmates for breakfast and shared a cake on his birthday. . Read More


Bosconet Hosts Capacity Building Awareness Programmes
03/12/2021.  New Delhi #N.9807

Bosconet India has organized one-day orientation programmes across India for Civil Society Organizations (CSO's) to promote awareness and assist the weaker sections of society, to avail their entitlements and welfare schemes in the last two months. The sessions were for selected 'Training of Trainers (TOTs) and CSOs in the following cities: Chennai and Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, Aurangabad, Maharashtra and Delhi and Goa. . Read More


Jesuit priest bags Journalism award named after Salesian writer
03/12/2021.  Kolkata #N.9810

Social activist and writer Jesuit Fr Cedric Prakash based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat state, received the Indian Catholic Press Association's (ICPA) prestigious Fr. Louis Carenno Award on 1st December 2021.. Read More


Italian Missionary's Statue Unveiled
02/12/2021.  Kolkata #N.9800

At the Silver Jubilee of Don Bosco Church Mirik, the only Catholic Church in the hill tourist town, a life-size statue to its pioneer Italian missionary Father Luigi Jellici was unveiled on November 27, 2021. Salesian Father Luigi Jellici started a mission in Sonada in 1963 reached Mirik in 1995. He set up a school and Don Bosco chapel, which has grown into a high school catering to Nepali children of local tea gardens up to class 12. . Read More


Village Hosts Concert in Memory of Italian Missionary
02/12/2021.  Kolkata #N.9802

A rural mission village in Darjeeling Hills hosted a two-hour open-air concert in memory of mission founder Father Luigi Jellici featuring orchestra pieces and cultural dances on November 28, 2021. Dhajea Busty mission, which hosted the event, was started in the 1990s by Father Jellici, the founder of Don Bosco Mirik mission in 1995. . Read More


Don Bosco School, Kokar Joins Don Bosco Green Alliance
02/12/2021.  New Delhi #N.9803

Keeping the spirit of the Don Bosco Green Alliance alive, 500 students of the Senior Secondary classes of Don Bosco School, Kokar, Ranchi planted 500 rose plants. They participated actively in the programme under the supervision and guidance of the Principal, Father Babu Varghese and Preet Prakash. The awareness programme organized in the school has sensitized the students about ecology and their role in collaborating with God as part of Eco-spirituality. They have decided to be a new generation of environmentally committed citizens. . Read More


Adieu Father Dominic Veliath, A Gentle Genius, Friendly Formator and Pragmatic Professor
28/11/2021.  Bangalore #N.9797

Father Dominic Veliath SDB, aged 79, passed away on November 27, 2021. He had multiple health issues for a few months and was in palliative care. The funeral rites will be at Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore, on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 10.30 am. . Read More


SCS remembers Fr. Varghese Kalluvachel on his First death Anniversary
27/11/2021.  Sonada #N.9796

On 26th November 2021 the community of Salesian college Sonada conducted a webinar in memorial of late Fr. (Dr.) Varghese Kalluvachel, to commemorate his first death-anniversary. . Read More


Legendary Salesian Educator Father Joseph Murphy Remembered
23/11/2021.  Tirupathur #N.9795

''After taking six wickets, sure of his team's victory, he collapsed on the pitch, thus ending his brief but glorious innings of 51 years on this earth. We can imagine him walking right into the celestial pavilion with his head held high and a charming smile playing on his lips. And the heavenly stadium resounding with the sound of angels cheering him and accompanying him to the victory stand,'' said Father KJ Louis SDB, at the gathering to pay tribute on the 50 Death Anniversary of Father Joseph Murphy, an outstanding educator and loyal son of Don Bosco. The Salesian Community of Sacred Heart College, Tirupathur and friends of Father Murphy gathered on November 14, 2021, to remember and pay tributes to him on the 50th anniversary of death. . Read More


Himalayan Mission Centre Celebrates Christ the King
22/11/2021.  Kolkata #N.9793

Samthar, the most recent Salesian mission in the Kalimpong hills situated some 5,250 ft above sea level in the rugged hill terrain, held the Eucharistic procession and celebrated the feast of Christ the King on November 21, 2021.. Read More


Salesian Province of Bangalore Launches DREAM Project
22/11/2021.  Bangalore #N.9794

To raise awareness among youngsters and children on the consequences of drug abuse and digital addiction, BREADS (Bangalore Rural Education And Development Society), the development office of the Salesian Province of Bangalore, launched the DREAM (Drug Rehabilitation Education And Mentoring) project on November 20, 2021, at Don Bosco Vaduthala, the Valdocco of Bangalore Province. The DREAM Project was inaugurated and launched by Nelson, Joint Excise Commissioner of Crime Branch, Ernakulam. FatherJose Koyickal, Provincial, Bangalore Province, released the logo. . Read More


South Asia Social communication and Mission Delegates Meet
18/11/2021.  Panjim #N.9792

The Social Communications and Mission Delegates of South Asia met online on November 15 and 16, 2021, to work together and communicate Jesus today through the dynamics of culture in the digital environment. The General Councillor for Social Communication, Father Gildasio Mendes and General Councillor for Salesian Missions, Father Alfred Maravilla, were present. . Read More


International Webinar on Faces of Faith in Pandemic and Post-Pandemic
17/11/2021.  Kolkata #N.9790

On the 25th Year of the Indian Catechetical Association, in collaboration with the sector on the Dimension of Education to Faith of the Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia (SPCSA), a webinar on 'Faces of Faith in Pandemic and Post-Pandemic, ' went online from November 15. The international webinar has the presence of bishops, clergy, nuns and lay- faithful from several countries.. Read More


High Court Judge Visits Basilica at Bandel
17/11/2021.  Kolkata #N.9791

The High Court judge of Panjab-Haryana, Sudip Ahluwalia, visited the Basilica at Bandel on November 11, making it a personal pilgrimage as a custom while he was in Kolkata High Court.. Read More


Actualising Laudato Si Goals: Meeting of South Asia Region Eco Team
15/11/2021.  Chennai #N.9789

The Eco Team of Don Bosco Green Alliance (DBGA) in South Asia met on November 9, 2021, to share the various eco practices initiated in their respective Provinces. The team comprised of the Green Animators and Province representatives for DBGA from the region. They discussed the possible ways of effective communication and coordination among the members and the DBGA central team for a convincing impact on the environment. . Read More


Actualising Laudato Si Goals: Meeting of South Asia Region Eco Team
15/11/2021.  Chennai #N.9909

The Eco Team of Don Bosco Green Alliance (DBGA) in South Asia met on November 9, 2021, to share the various eco practices initiated in their respective Provinces. The team comprised of the Green Animators and Province representatives for DBGA from the region. They discussed the possible ways of effective communication and coordination among the members and the DBGA central team for a convincing impact on the environment.. Read More


PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication Awarded to Father Francis Xavier Francis
12/11/2021.  Panjim #N.9788

At the recently held convocation ceremony at the Karnatak University, Dharwad, Father Francis Xavier Francis of the Salesian Province of Panjim was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. . Read More


Salesian Cooperator Gets Padma Shri for Popularising Turmeric Variety
10/11/2021.  Kolkata #N.9785

Trinity Saioo of Jaintia Hills Meghalaya was conferred India's fourth-highest civilian honour, Padma Shri, by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at a glittering function in New Delhi on November 9, 2021. The award comes her way for promoting the best variety of the Indian spice - the 'Lakadong Chyrmit' turmeric. . Read More


Salesian Parish Reaches Relief to Sundarban Village People
10/11/2021.  Kolkata #N.9787

The Salesians and Missionaries of Charity Sisters from Boys Town Gangarampur, West Bengal, distributed relief materials at Sundarbans some 75 km from Diamond Harbour on November 8, 2021. The materials consist of rice, dal, oil, blankets and medicines given to 90 families. . Read More


Salesians Create First Happy Zone Learning Space for Children in Kerala
09/11/2021.  Kottayam #N.9780

Students in Kerala went back to school on 1st November after a long spell of Covid-19 lockdown. Students of Don Bosco School in Puthuppally, near Kottayam in Kerala, were in for a surprise and thrilled at what they saw in school.. Read More


Salesian Alumni Hold Online Spoken English Course for Indigenous Students
09/11/2021.  Dhaka #N.9783

A group of alumni of Salesian College Sonada and Don Bosco University Guwahati organized a free online Spoken English course for 40 indigenous students of Bangladesh, India and Nepal from September 10, 2021.. Read More


Bust of Father Sngi Unveiled at Laitkor
09/11/2021.  Shillong #N.9784

The St. Joseph's Socio-Cultural Organization (SSCO) at Laitkor Parish unveiled the bust of late Father Dr Sylvanus Sngi Lyngdoh, SDB, on the parish premises on November 6. Fr Sngi, a renowned Khasi priest, breathed his last on May 28, 2016. A known exorcist, missionary, author, and political and social thinker, Fr Sngi was born on January 3, 1921, in the Ri Bhoi district.. Read More


WISE AND STRONG; A New Book for Parents and Educators Released
02/11/2021.  Tirupatur #N.9779

The best way to grow as wise and physically strong is to listen to God and the counsel of wise and wounded healers, said Most Rev. Lawrence Pius, Bishop of Dharmapuri, at the release of the book, Wise and Strong, written by Father John Alexander SDB. The Department of Life Education, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, India, organized the event on October 29, 2021.. Read More


Skating Rally Creates Awareness on Social Justice and Climate Change
23/10/2021.  Tiruchy #N.9774

The Salesian presences of Tiruchy Province, namely Don Bosco Skating Academy, Don Bosco School of Merit, and Bosco Maiyam, Pallithammam, organized a skating rally on October 4, 2021, to create awareness on social justice and climate change.. Read More


Father Capiaghi Memorial Football Tournament at Pallithammam
23/10/2021.  Tiruchy #N.9775

In memory of Father Capiaghi, a great visionary with a compassionate heart, the Don Bosco Football Academy and Don Bosco School of Merit, Bosco Maiyam, Pallithammam, organized a State Level Five-a-side Football Tournament with 76 teams on October 16 and 17, 2021.. Read More


14 Stations of Creation - The Way of Beauty, Based on Laudato Si
23/10/2021.  Kolkata #N.9776

Authored by Father Gilbert Choondal SDB, Director of Catechesis, Nitika Don Bosco, Kolkata, The Way of Beauty is a reflective, prayerful and practical devotional expression to bring to life the teachings of Pope Francis on Laudato Si. The fourteen Stations of Creation, following the pattern of the Stations of the Cross, are considerations on creation taken from the Old and New Testament with appropriate biblical passages followed by suitable texts from Laudato Si'. . Read More


Alumni Turns Academic Project into Start-up; Invents Glass Crushing Machine
23/10/2021.  Panjim #N.9777

Shivdas Gaad and Rajat Halarnekar, alumni of Mechanical Department, Don Bosco College of Engineering (DBCE) Fatorda, have successfully turned their academic project into a start-up, Jatvam Abhiyaantrix Private Limited, under the guidance of Professor Suraj Marathe. The start-up project, Glusher 1.0, a glass crusher, can turn glass into powder to a size ranging from microns to mm. . Read More


You are Light, Be a Light; Uth LEAD - 2021
19/10/2021.  Bangalore #N.9771

Don Bosco Youth Services, Karnataka, organized Uth LEAD - 2021 (Youth Leadership Enhancement and Attitude Development) programme for young people on leadership at Don Bosco Education Complex, Hospet, Karnataka, on October 16 and 17, 2021, with the theme, You are Light, Be a Light.. Read More


Kerala rains unleash havoc, deaths; KISMAT showers solace to affected
19/10/2021.  Bangalore #N.9772

The heavy rainfall and the consequent floods have devastated the state of Kerala, claiming the lives of many and displacing thousands since last week. Rescue efforts are in full swing with the help of local administrators everywhere. The rainfall has partially subsided in central Kerala, but the threat of landslides and severe waterlogging across multiple districts persists. Kerala has seen a series of natural disasters in the past four years, causing loss of lives and property. The residents of the Kottayam district have witnessed a tragedy of such magnitude for the first time. . Read More


Week-long Work Camp for Sonada Brothers
17/10/2021.  Kolkata #N.9770

A group of 20 residential student Brothers of Salesian College Sonada had a week-long work camp at Salesian College Siliguri campus. They cleared a jungle on the Siliguri campus.. Read More


Seminar for Young Minds
14/10/2021.  Tiruchy #N.9763

A seminar on 'Healthy Young Minds' for the students of Don Bosco School of Excellence, Coimbatore, was held on October 1, 2021, by Dr Shilpa, a Maternal and Child Health Specialist and counsellor from Pathways Foundation. . Read More


Celebrating Season of Creation at Don Bosco School of Excellence, Coimbatore
11/10/2021.  Tiruchy #N.9767

The creation of new dense forest in Miyawaki method to commemorate this year's Season of Creation theme, 'A Home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God, ' at Don Bosco School of Excellence, Coimbatore, the Regional Councillor of South Asia, Father Biju Michael inaugurated 'Oikos of God' (House of God) by planting trees and releasing the Don Bosco Green School Policy with Mr Sivakumar, National Leader of Green Movement. . Read More


South Asia and EAO Publishing Houses Meet
10/10/2021.  Solomon Islands #N.9765

Persons responsible for publishing houses in the South Asia and East Asia Oceania Region met online on October 7, at 8 am Rome time. The meet has helped the publishers get to know each other, understand the work done by each Salesian Publisher, synergize efforts and share resources to the advantage and benefit of all those connected with the mission.. Read More


MADRE CHIARA CAZZUOLA, 10th Successor of Mother Mazzarello
05/10/2021.  Rome #N.9764

Dearest Sisters, After a profound listening to the Holy Spirit, in an atmosphere of serenity and prayer, in these days of discernment we have experienced the power of the communion and prayer of the whole Institute. Today 5 October 2021 she said her ''yes'', available and generous to be the tenth Successor of Mother Mazzarello, as guide of the FMA Institute, MADRE CHIARA CAZZUOLA . Read More


Bangalore Youth in SYM World Council
30/09/2021.  Kochi #N.9760

Divya S, a member of Bosco Youth Karnataka, Bangalore, is elected to the World Council of Salesian Youth Movement (SYM). She will represent the South Asia Region in SYM World Council.. Read More


Polish Ambassador Visits Bandel Basilica
27/09/2021.  Kolkata #N.9759

Polish ambassador to India, Prof. Adam Wojciech Burakowski and his 9-year-old daughter, Marta Agnieszka, made a short visit to Bandel Basilica and Don Bosco Seminary on September 26.. Read More


Salesian College Hosts NCC Training Camp
25/09/2021.  Siliguri #N.9758

A combined 10-day Annual National Cadet Corps (NCC) training camp for 400 NCC cadets from 10 colleges in and around Siliguri was held under the aegis of the 16th Bengal Battalion at Salesian College Siliguri from September 16-25, 2021.. Read More


Father Gildasio Mendes Inaugurates Salesian School of Social Communication
24/09/2021.  Kochi #N.9756

The General Councillor for Social Communication, Father Gildasio Mendes, inaugurated and declared open online the Salesian School of Social Communication (SSSC) on September 24, 2021. Introducing the vision and objectives of the year-long programme, Father Mendes highlighted September 24 as a historically significant day for the Salesian order. He said: ''We are commencing an important journey keeping in mind the evangelisation mission of the Church to be achieved effectively through communication.'' As emphasised by different general chapters of Salesian Congregation, he said, Communication is a priority dimension for Salesians. . Read More


12th Verzotto Memorial Lecture at Salesian College Sonada
23/09/2021.  Kolkata #N.9755

Salesian College Sonada hosted online the 12th Verzotto Memorial Lecture on Business Journalism by Joseph Rai on 22 September, here at Kallingal Auditorium. Verzotto memorial lecture is an annual event in honour of Father Joseph Verzotto, a Salesian priest and a great philosopher who taught ethics, metaphysics, psychology, epistemology and Indian philosophy at Salesian College apart from being the college librarian, counsellor, postman, fundraiser, and a philanthropist. He was also a biographer, literary essayist, film critique, translator and religious instructor. He died in Kolkata in 2009 at the age of 82. . Read More


Don Bosco Institute Launches First Centre of Excellence in Nepal
22/09/2021.  Kathmandu, Nepal #N.9754

Schneider Electric Foundation - the social commitment arm of Schneider Electric and Don Bosco Institute, Nepal, committed to the poor young people in the Kathmandu valley, has launched a Centre of Excellence at Lalitpur, Nepal. Honourable Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Nepal, Pampha Bhusal, inaugurated the centre with French Ambassador-designate Gilles Bourbao present. With State-of-the-art equipment and facilities, the centre will provide vocational training and skill development to around 1000 youth over the next five years in home and building installation, basic automation, home automation, safe and secure building operations, industrial installations controls and drives.. Read More


Salesian News Asia-Pacific YouTube Version Launched
21/09/2021.  Kolkata #N.9753

Salesian News Asia Pacific, which started as a podcast during the first wave of Covid-19 on May 24, 2020, has launched its first YouTube version on September 19, 2021, marking its 70th uninterrupted episode.. Read More


Angel Fernandez Fernandez, Father of our Rector Major Passes Away
15/09/2021.  Rome #N.9752

(ANS - Rome) - At 7 am today, 15 September, Angel Fernandez Fernandez, the father of our Rector Major, Fr Angel Fernandez Artime, breathed his last after a long illness. Born in Luanco, Asturias, Spain, on 12 June 1932, he passed away after 89 years of life and 61 years of marriage by the side of his mother Isabel Artime.. Read More


Bosco Shramika Mitra, Don Bosco Navajeevan Organise Free Vaccination Drive
13/09/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9751

In the wake of the alarming pandemic, a free vaccination drive is materialised for the poor on September 11-12, 2021. The vaccines were administered at three places in Hyderabad: AGI Glass Factory - Motinagar, St Theresa's Church - Sanathnagar, and Don Bosco Human Resource Development Centre - Gagillapur. . Read More


Past Pupil Wins Kerala State Women's Commission Media Award
11/09/2021.  Angadikadavu #N.9750

The Kerala State Women's Commission 2020 Media Award for the Best Feature on Women is won by Sreekala MS, an alumnus of the Department of Journalism, Don Bosco College Angadikadavu. Sreekala completed her Master of Communication and Journalism course in 2016. She is currently working as a subeditor in Mathruboomi Newspaper, Thrissur, Kerala. . Read More


Siliguri Rotaract and Lions Club Honour Salesian College
09/09/2021.  Kolkata #N.9746

Marking Teachers' Day on Sunday September 5, a group of four Chartered Accountant Siliguri Rotaract members visited Salesian College Principal Father George Thadathil and offered him a bouquet of flowers and a certificate of appreciation. . Read More


Don Bosco Kurla Hosts Maharashtra State Skill Competition 2021
07/09/2021.  Mumbai #N.9748

Don Bosco Kurla hosted the Maharashtra State Skill Competition 2021 from September 3 to 5, 2021. The competitions were held to select candidates from India for the 46th WorldSkills Competition from October 12-17, 2022, in Shanghai, China. The event has provided a platform for the youth of the state to showcase their skills. Nearly 20,090 youngsters in the age group of 17-25 years registered for the event. . Read More


A Gift to Facilitate Sporting Spirit in Young Minds
07/09/2021.  Chennai #N.9749

Accomplishing the words of Vern Gambetta, a conditioning coach, who said, 'Create an environment where champions are inevitable', The HCL Foundation has gifted a Hi-Tech Multi-purpose Sports Bus to Don Bosco Anbu Illam Social Service Society. The supporting act of HCL will reach the talents in the slum communities of Chennai and encourage and motivate the marginalized and underprivileged young minds in sports. . Read More


Consultation for New Provincial Begins in Hyderabad Province
06/09/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9745

The Regional Councillor for South Asia, Reverend Father Biju Michael, began the consultation for the next Provincial of St Joseph Province of Hyderabad at the Provincial House, Hyderabad. Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar, Provincial, extended a warm welcome to the Regional Councillor and Fr Felix Serrao, secretary of the Regional.. Read More


Don Bosco Media Network Launches Cable TV Channel on First Anniversary
02/09/2021.  Shillong #N.9744

Don Bosco Media Network, Shillong, made another beaming leap by launching its Cable TV Channel on its first anniversary. DBMN started on YouTube Channel a year ago to provide hope to society and ensure factual reporting and positivity. Father Michael Makri, Director of Don Bosco Media Network, attributed the rapid development of the DBMN to God Almighty and the unstinted support of the Salesian Congregation. . Read More


Don Bosco Youth Organizes Sports Day for Children at Sanathnagar, Hyderabad
31/08/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9743

The Nation remembers Major Dhyan Chand, an Indian field hockey player, on his 116th birth anniversary, and August 29 is celebrated annually as National Sports Day in memory of him. Taking the lead from this legendry player, the youth of Sanathnagar Parish, Hyderabad, organized Sports Day for the Catechism children.. Read More


Government of West Bengal Honours Don Bosco Mirik for Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme
23/08/2021.  Kolkata #N.9740

Don Bosco High School, Mirik, bagged second prize for implementing the Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme instituted by Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee. Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme provides financial assistance to girls aged 13-18 of economically backward classes to pursue higher education and stop their untimely marriage. It has been given international recognition by the United Nations Department of International Development and UNICEF. . Read More


Salesians to be Harbingers of New Media: Bp Arulselvam Rayappan
22/08/2021.  Tiruchy #N.9741

If Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was the voice of Catholics in America on television and radio, Bishop Arulselvam Rayappan is the voice of Catholics in Tamil Nadu on YouTube. Speaking to the Salesians working in the Diocese, the newly Ordained Bishop of Salem invited them to be harbingers of New Media. He asked them to encourage young people to use media for evangelization and catechesis. The Bishop met the Salesians working in the Diocese on August 18, 2021.. Read More


Salesian Intervention Sees Eye Surgery Miracle After 33 Months
20/08/2021.  Kolkata, Siliguri #N.9738

''If it was not for Father U P Sebastian and Father Mathew George, and the kindness of Madam Petra, the miracle of the restoration of my eyesight would never have happened,'' said Darshan Oraon, a 21-year-old youngster after the eye surgery. Darshan hailing from Oodlabari tea gardens in North Bengal had to undergo surgery for his eye for an injury of 33 months old. His insatiable desire to learn to ride a motorbike ended in a tragedy when a speeding motorbike hit him from behind, throwing him off the road and causing severe injury to his face and eye on that ill-fated day in December 2018. . Read More


'Go and Do Likewise'; INP Starts Provincial Chapter 2022
18/08/2021.  Panjim #N.9735

The Salesian Province of Saint Joseph Vaz, Panjim, began its sixth Provincial Chapter 2022, 'Go and Do Likewise,' by holding its first of the three scheduled sessions via Zoom online platform on August 17, 2021.. Read More


Silver Jubilee Bells Toll at Risen Christ Church, Ponnur
18/08/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9739

The Silver Jubilee of Risen Christ Church, Bosco Ashram, Ponnur in Andhra Pradesh, was celebrated on August 18, 2021, with a gathering of priests, religious sisters and the faithful from various sub-stations. Wrapping up the year-long celebrations, Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar, sdb, Provincial of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad, during the Eucharist, said, ''Let us keep up and be an example of our faith, handed over by our ancestors, and be true children of Christ.''. Read More


Social Work Students Rebuild Dilapidated Library in Remote Kerala Village
17/08/2021.  Kollam #N.9733

The Social Work students of Don Bosco College, Kottiyam, Kerala, with collaboration from the local village, Rosemala, on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, rebuilt a dilapidated and abandoned library and inaugurated the facelifted library on August 15, 2021.. Read More


Skill Development Courses Unveiled at Hyderabad
17/08/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9734

Don Bosco Human Resource Development Centre (DBHRDC), Gagillapur, inaugurated its Skill Development Courses on August 16, 2021. The centre offers three different courses like Hospitality, Tailoring and Beautician course. In keeping with the skill development initiatives in the country, DBHRDC is running training programmes for the poor and marginalized youth for their sustainable livelihood through suitable employment and micro-enterprises. . Read More


A Tribute to St Joseph; INH Province Releases Book on St Joseph
16/08/2021.  Hyderabad #N.9732

A book on ''ST JOSEPH: A father after the Father's Heart'' was released by Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar, Provincial, Salesian Province of St Joseph, on August 15, 2021, on the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and India's Independence Day, at Bosco Institute of Research and Development for Youth (BIRDY), Hyderabad, in the presence of Father Maddhichetty Noel and Father Medabalimi Balaswamy, the former provincials of Hyderabad Province.. Read More


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







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