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Tiruchy Salesian Cooperators: new provincial council
14/07/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5926

On July 8, 2012 the local coordinators and councillors met together at the Tiruchy Provincial House for animation and election of the Provincial Council. Fr.Vice Provincial, Fr. Thamburaj and Fr. Rajadevan presided at the Holy Eucharist. . Read More

Inauguration of House system & Clubs at Don Bosco, Sagayathottam.
13/07/2012.  Chennai #N.5925

The inauguration of house system, clubs, Tamil and English literary associations and the blessing of all the laboratories were held on 13th July 2012 at Don Bosco hr. sec school, Sagayathottam. Mr. M. Ravi, B.A, B.L, MLA of Arakonam constituency inaugurated the house system and clubs. Fr. Antonyraj, SDB, the vice provincial of Chennai province blessed all the laboratories and inaugurated Tamil and English literary associations.. Read More

Theological Reflection at DBTC, Kavarapettai
12/07/2012.  Chennai #N.5922

Theological Reflection (a student forum) at Don Bosco Theological Centre-Kavarapettai, was inaugurated on July 10,2012. Dr. Michael Amaladoss SJ, one of Asia's leading theologians presented a thought-provoking and enlightening inaugural lecture, ''The Unmet Challenges of Vatican II and the Year of Faith.'' . Read More

Fr. Arulanadam the rector of DB Orphanage
10/07/2012.  Chennai #N.5920

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New resource book 'Bosco Reach Out' released
10/07/2012.  Guwahati #N.5921

A resource book 'Bosco Reach Out: A Salesian Development Initiative in NorthEast India,' containing developmental practices, methodologies, responses and success stories was released by Fr. V.M. Thomas, Salesian Provincial of Guwahati. Bosco Reach Out (BRO) is a pioneering Salesian NGO, especially in the NorthEast.. Read More

Salesian vocation camp at Don Bosco, Maligaon-Assam.
10/07/2012.  Guwahati #N.5923

A Salesian vocation camp for the post matric boys of Assam region was held from July 02-08, 2012 at Don Bosco Maligaon -Assam. 28 young boys from different language groups and parishes participated in the programme. . Read More

DBCAD Art Exhibition 'Xpressions 2012' at Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai
09/07/2012.  Chennai #N.5919

'Xpressions 2012' an exhibition of artworks by the UG and PG students of Don Bosco College of Art and Design (DBCAD), Chennai, was inaugurated by the renowned art director and critic Padmashree Thota Tharani on July 05, 2012 at Gallery II of the Chennai Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Fine Arts - Govt. of India). The exhibition was on display between July 6 -8 from 10 am to 6 pm. . Read More

NERYC Youth Retreat at Umroi Barapani, Shillong
08/07/2012.  Guwahati #N.5924

A Youth Retreat was conducted by North Eastern Regional Youth Commission,(NERYC) for the fifteen dioceses of North East, beginning on July 05, 2012 at Umroi-Barapani, Holy Redeemer Divine Centre-Shillong. A hundred and forty seven participated in the charismatic retreat, headed by Fr.John, MSFS-Director Retreat centre, Fr.Jude, Fr.Reji, Fr.Arji, Fr.Stephan, and Fr.Philip.. Read More

Salesian leaders retreat for 'WELLNESS' at Siloam, ING
07/07/2012.  Guwahati #N.5917

The six-day annual Retreat of Rectors, Parish Priests and Leaders of Communities of the Guwahati Province, was held at Siloam - Transformational Leadership Resource Centre, Umiam from July 02-07, 2012. Fr. V.M.Thomas, the new Provincial of Guwahati was the animator, providing an innovative way to look at oneself in the context of leadership and responsibility. 29 Salesians participated. . Read More

[ Fr. Arulanandam in the place of Don Bosco Katpdi - Vellore
06/07/2012.  Chennai #N.5915

The celebrated house of Don Bosco Orphanage, Gandhi nagar Vellore had its new Rector Fr. Arulanandam Peryanayagam installed by Fr. Raphael Jayapalan the Salesian provincial of Chennai province on 6th June. The Holy Eucharist was presided over by Fr. Jayapalan and the mass was also graced by the presence of other dignitaries like vice Rector of the community Fr. John Santhosam, the principal of the Don Bosco Matriculation School Fr. K. J. Arulraj and by the presence of the principal of B. Ed. College Fr. Lourdesamy susai.. Read More

National YaR Directory released
06/07/2012.  Chennai #N.5916

A comprehensive Directory of the Don Bosco National Forum for the Young at Risk (YaR) in India was released on July 05, 2012 at Don Bosco Centre-Yellagiri, by Fr Stanislaus Swamikannu, former provincial of Chennai and current director of Don Bosco Centre. The 280-page colourful elegant volume, with eye-catching photos and extensive statistics, shows how over time, the Salesians have made inroads among the most neglected and vulnerable children and youth of India.. Read More

Teaching Khasi at DBCIC Mawlai
05/07/2012.  Shillong #N.5914

In the spirit of Public Private Partnership, the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC)- Mawlai in collaboration with the Department of Linguistics, North Eastern Hill University and Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) - Mysore is organising a three week workshop on ''Teaching Khasi to Non-Khasi Speakers.'' The workshop was inaugurated on July 03, 2012 by Prof A. N. Rai (ViceChancellor NEHU).. Read More

27 ordained Deacons at SHTC, Shillong
04/07/2012.  Shillong #N.5912

On July 01, 2012 in the early morning hours, 27 candidates prostrated themselves in front of the altar at Sacred Heart Shrine - Mawlai (Shillong), in total surrender to the Lord. Archbishop Dominic Jala laid his hands on them and the congregation invoked the intercession of all the saints through the solemn litany. 27 young men - after years of preparation, prayer and reflection took another decisive step towards the priesthood saying 'I am ready and willing.' . Read More

Furthering Salesian Youth Groups in Karnataka
02/07/2012.  Bangalore #N.5911

Don Bosco Youth Services, Karnataka, organised a training programme for Salesian youth coordinators, youth animators and youth leaders of the Salesian Family at Don Bosco Provincial House, Bangalore, on July 01, 2012.. Read More

Pope's Day Seminar ''FIDES ET RATIO'' at The Retreat, Yercaud
01/07/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5910

The solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul -Pope's day, was marked with a seminar on the Encyclical ''Fides et Ratio'' at the Retreat, Yercaud on June 29, 2012. Jnanodaya Salesian College, Yercaud presented it to more than 150 religious and formees of Yercaud. . Read More

Seminar on Religious Freedom at DBTC
30/06/2012.  Chennai #N.5909

'Religious freedom: the Path to Peace' was the theme of a half-day seminar organized by the second-year students of theology at the Don Bosco Theological College (DBTC), Kavarapettai, on 29th June as part of the Pope's Day celebrations. The theme, based on Pope Benedict XVI's message for the World Day of Peace 2011, was developed by two students, Bro. Jayan Joseph Sebastian SDB and Bro. Renigo Roy Pannerselvam SDB. Sr. Rosalia FMA responded to the papal document, particularly looking at it from the Indian-Christian context. . Read More

DTSFF 2012 - Short Film Festival in DBICA
30/06/2012.  Chennai #N.6104

The conclusion of the glorious ten of the DBICA Tamil Short Film Festival, and ushering of the 11th edition of DTSFF was noteworthy, as the scope of the festival was widened to Tamil short films from all over the world. This one-day festival featuring 28 short films, shortlisted from the 150 entries that came in, was held at the DBICA Theatres on Saturday, 30th June 2012. The lineup included various short films and documentaries in Tamil, from film makers all over the world. . Read More

Admissions for PG courses begin at Sacred Heart College , Tirupattur
25/06/2012.  Chennai #N.5907

Thousands of students from all over Tamilnadu gathered at the sprawling campus of Sacred Heart College on June 25, 2012 for Post Graduate admissions. The admission process started with preliminary tests at various levels.. Read More

Chennai BIS correspondents hone their reporting skills
25/06/2012.  Chennai #N.5908

A two-day workshop on the basics of 'News Writing and Reporting' was held on June 23-24 at the SIGA Communication Lab, Chennai, for the correspondents of Bosco Information Service (BIS) of the Province of Chennai. The workshop, led by Fr. Louis Kumpiluvelil SDB, the BIS Coordinator of the Province, was attended by 26 young Salesians from various communities of the province. The workshop dealt with the art of gathering news as well as writing, editing, and uploading the story on the Province website. . Read More

Peter Gonsalves threads together Gandhi's cloth-obsession: spins 'Khadi'
23/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5902

Salesian edu-communicator Peter Gonsalves' newest book KHADI: GANDHI'S MEGA SYMBOL OF SUBVERSION through SAGE publications is up for sale. A labour of love both time-consuming and energy-sapping, this is a sequel to the earlier Clothing for Liberation (SAGE, 2010). It contains 344 pages and is priced at Rs. 795. . Read More

House System Innaguration in Don Bosco Egmore 0n 23,06,12 Presided over by Public Commission Chairman Mr. Natraj IPS.
23/06/2012.  Chennai #N.5904

[ Write a clear and concise overview of the main point(s) in a sentence or two. Who:Mr. Natraj IPS(Tamil Nadu Public commission chairman) What:Innaguration of house system When:23/06/12 Where:Don Bosco Egmoare, Chennai. Why: To help the students to be united in studies and Sports and create in them leadership qualities. How: Dividing the students into four Groups Namely Bosco,Thomas, Rua, Savio. Each group has got a flag which denotes their team with differnt colour.. Read More

Lonergan scholar Fr. Ivo Coelho 'makes sense of an anomaly in Insight' at Boston
23/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5905

Indian Salesian Fr. Ivo Coelho- an international expert on philosopher-theologian-economist Bernard Lonergan, SJ - participated and presented a paper at the 39th Annual Lonergan Workshop at Boston College from June 17-22, 2012. This edition of the Lonergan Workshop celebrated the ''Promise and the Challenge of Vatican II - 50 years later'' while paying homage to Fr Frederick E. Crowe, SJ (leading light in Lonergan studies, who passed away earlier this year).. Read More

A Nun & a Salesian among College Toppers at Pastor Lenssen Polytechnic, Kuthenkuzhy
21/06/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5900

The final diploma exams at the Don Bosco/Pastor Lenssen Polytechnic College at Kuthenkuzhy, Tamil Nadu, witnessed four students in the toppers list, including a nun and a Salesian. Sr. Josephine of the Sisters of Notre Dame was the college topper with 594/600. Jomy Parecattil, sdb of the Salesian Province of Bangalore was placed fourth with 579/600. . Read More

Fr. Erathara Antony (INC) New National Delegate for Social Communications
21/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5901

Fr. Erathara Antony (E.J) of the Kolkata Salesian Province has been appointed as the new National Delegate for Social Communications. This was made public on June 21, 2012 in the animation letter from Fr Filiberto Gonzalez - General Councillor for Social Communications. . Read More

Fr Amaladoss Sanjone 'raises the mercury' at UPS, Rome with Licence Defense
20/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5898

Fr Amaladoss Sanjone of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy defended his Thesis for Licentiate ''The Spiritual Care of Young People through Some of the Writings of Don Bosco'' on a hot and sultry Roman evening on June 19, 2012, at the Salesian Pontifical University. . Read More

Dn. Lijo Vadakkan sets UPS-Rome 'ablaze'
20/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5899

Deacon Lijo Vadakkan originally from the Salesian Province of Bangalore and missionary in Ethiopia-Eritrea set the Salesian Pontifical University - Rome 'ablaze' with his well-appreciated Licence Defense on June 19, 2012. The title of the thesis was ''The Spiritual Figure of Don Bosco as viewed by the 'Pope of Don Bosco' - A Research based on the Speeches and Writings of Pope Pius XI.'' . Read More

The Retreat - Yercaud inaugurates Sola Illam 2012-13
19/06/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5894

Sola Illam - a semi boarding was inaugurated at The Retreat Yercaud, on June 18, 2012. 65 school boys have registered to join Sola Illam. Fr. Lourdusamy-Director of Sola Illam welcomed the gathering. . Read More

220 complete 'Computing Skills for Religious' at Yelagiri
19/06/2012.  Chennai #N.5897

This summer, 220 priests and religious, in 8 batches, successfully completed the week-long ''Computing Skills for Religious'' (CSR) programme at Don Bosco Centre, Yellagiri Hills. Don Bosco Centre organizes CSR programme every summer, primarily focusing on Computer fundamentals, Microsoft Office skills, Web and Multimedia. Ever since the course was launched in 1999, over 2,500 participants, consisting of bishops, priests, religious, seminarians, and other professionals - auditors, police personnel, and NGO administrators have completed this programme. . Read More

Fr Nestor Guria - 6th Provincial of Dimapur
17/06/2012.  Dimapur #N.5893

Fr Nestor Guria has been appointed as the sixth Provincial of the Province of St Francis De Sales, Dimapur, by Fr. Pascual Chavez, Rector Major of the Society of St. Francis De Sales. . Read More

Work starts at Don Bosco University's 500 acre campus
15/06/2012.  Guwahati #N.5891

With the graduation of the first batch of engineering students this year, Assam Don Bosco University, the first Catholic University in India (estd 2008) will hold its ground breaking ceremony at the site for its permanent campus at Tapesia Gardens some 16 kms away from state capital Dispur, 15 June, 2.00 pm.. The 90 minute programme will start with introductory words ''The twists, the turns and the surprises along the way!'' by Vice Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely SDB. It will be followed by a brief reflection ''There is a time and a place... for everything under the sun!'' by Dr Joseph Almeida SDB, Immediate Past Provincial Superior.. Read More

Last pioneer of Andhra - Fr Panampara Abraham - laid to rest
15/06/2012.  Hyderabad #N.5892

A fitting and final farewell was given to Fr Abraham Panampara at Don Bosco Karunapuram, Warangal on June 13. The Requiem Mass was presided over by His Grace Most Rev. Thumma Bala the Archbishop of Hyderabad and Fr Raminedi Balaraju, the Hyderabad Salesian Provincial. The 'Panampara Effect' was tangibly felt as numerous salesians, priests, religious, relatives and faithful paid their final respects, prayed and bid him farewell..