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''Philosophical understanding of culture'' at DBCIC Mawlai
18/05/2012.  Shillong #N.5913

In collaboration with the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) New Delhi, the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC), Mawlai organized a seminar ''Philosophical Understanding of Culture and Festivals of North East India'' on May 17 2012, at the Museum's Media hall.. Read More

21 clerics of INM& INT ready to say final ''Yes''
17/05/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5853

Twenty one young salesians of the provinces of Tamilnadu - Chennai and Trichy - are preparing to dedicate themselves totally to follow Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd in the path of Don Bosco. The immediate preparation for the perpetual profession course began on May 12, 2012 at the Provincial House, Kallukuzhi in Trichy.. Read More

17/05/2012.  Hyderabad #N.5854

Don Bosco Navajeevan Bala Bhavan Visakhapatnam was filled with colourful flags and various decorations for BOSCO SUMMER THRILL. The camp commenced on 29th April at 7.00 pm with an inaugural programme during which Fr. Thomas Thottiyil, the director of Navajeevan declared the camp open. Bosco Boys indeed showed lot of energy and enthusiasm through their participation. Fr. Thomas challenged the boys to keep up the same energy and enthusiasm throughout the camp. The valedictory function was held on 12th May at 7.00 pm. The chief guest for the programme was D. Ramesh, Sabbavaram Inspector of Police, Visakhapatnam.. Read More

'International Salesian Bulletin Editor's Meet' at Pisana, Rome
17/05/2012.  Abroad #N.5855

The meeting of the Editors (direttori) of the Salesian Bulletins got underway at the Salesian Generalate - Pisana, this morning and will conclude on May 20, Sunday. 41 Salesian Bulletins are represented. A significant number of lay people who assist with or produce the Salesian Bulletin issues are also part of the proceedings. Two Indian Salesians - Fr Yerramaneni Balaswamy and Fr Ashok Kujur - representing the Telugu and Hindi editions, are also part of the meet. This meet is to review the Salesian Bulletin's importance and impact in the world.. Read More

15/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5851

The annual Vocation camp for the seniors was conducted from May 2-6, 2012. There were forty four participants for the camp out of which thirty one were selected to join Don Bosco, Lonavla either for the junior college or for an experience with the post XII students. The second Vocation camp for the juniors was scheduled from May 8-11, 2012. There were forty nine participants who were selected either to make an experience of the Vocation Camp and some for the Apostolic School. Nine from this group were selected to join Lonavla in the new academic year while most of the participants expressed their desire to join Don Bosco, Lonavala after the Xth Standard. . Read More

Veteran Past Pupil Mr. Devasagayam passes away in Chennai
15/05/2012.  Chennai #N.5852

Veteran Salesian Past Pupil and former Tamil Nadu State Police Band Master Mr. Devasagayam, expired on May 15, 2012 at St. Isabel's hospital in Chennai. He was 87. A renowned musician who placed his prodigious musical talents entirely at the service of the poor, Mr. Devasagayam's life and example remains a great inspiration for generations of Salesians in India. . Read More

Fr. Victor Ampanattuvila passes away in Guwahati
10/05/2012.  Abroad #N.5850

Fr Victor Ampanattuvila, passed away on May 09, 2012 at St. John's Hospital, Guwahati. He was 79 and ailing for sometime. Fr Ampanattuvila was a veteran educationist and missionary, having worked among the rural poor of lower Assam and Garo Hills with selfless dedication for five decades. . Read More

Assam Don Bosco University: blessing and dedication of Azara Campus
04/05/2012.  Guwahati #N.5849

Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) hosted the blessing and dedication ceremony of Azara Campus on May 02, 2012 at a glittering function attended by many eminent dignitaries. The occasion marked the conclusion of the construction and infrastructure development activities at Azara. The university now focuses its attention to the challenges of developing its permanent campus at Tapesia Gardens, on the outskirts of Guwahati city. . Read More

Summer Camp at Kalavasal enthralls the participants
03/05/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5847

A journey has been undertaken. It is a journey towards perfection. Mathew 5: 48 is the motto of the summer camp which is well thought-out in Don Bosco Vidivelli, Kalavasal. ''KOLAAGALA KODAI PAYANAM'' is the title with which the summer camp 2012 is organized from 29 April - 6 May. . Read More

Graduation Day: Sri Lankan Refugee Youth Skill Training
03/05/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5848

The second batch completed their skill training and the graduation day celebration was held on 2nd May 2012 at Manikandam Don Bosco. . Read More

Bishops' Media Secy made Director of National Media Institute
02/05/2012.  Guwahati #N.5844

KOLKATA, (C.M. Paul) - The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India Standing Committee which met in Bangalore, April 25-27, appointed media trainer Fr. George Plathottam, Secretary, CBCI Office for Social Communications, as the new Director of the National Institute of Social Communications Research and Training. NISCORT was established one of the six national centres of the CBCI. The appointment of Fr Plathottam as director comes in the wake of the death of Jesuit Fr Srampickal SJ on April 14. Fr. Srampickal was scheduled to take charge as director in June.. Read More

Fr George Plathottam (ING) Secretary of CBCI-OSC, appointed Director of NISCORT
02/05/2012.  Abroad #N.5845

Fr. George Plathottam, sdb - Secretary, CBCI (Catholic Bishops' Conference of India) Office for Social Communications has been appointed as the new Director of NISCORT (National Institute of Social Communications Research and Training). This was decided at the CBCI Standing Committee meeting in Bangalore on April 25-27, 2012. Fr Plathottam's appointment comes in the wake of the sudden demise of Fr Jacob Srampickal sj, who had been earlier appointed and was scheduled to take charge as Director -NISCORT in June.. Read More

Don Bosco Vazhikatti Chennai organises coaching camp for Civil Services Exams
02/05/2012.  Chennai #N.5846

An innovative 10-day residential coaching camp for Civil Services Examinations was launched at St Bede's Hr Secondary School on May 01, 2012 by Fr Jayapalan Raphael - Provincial of Chennai. 45 class XI students from different Salesian schools and parishes in the province were selected through a careful process of psychometric and aptitude tests. The initiative is facilitated by Don Bosco Vazhikatti. . Read More

Don Bosco Tumkur hosts 'All Karnataka DB Youth Meet'
27/04/2012.  Bangalore #N.5841

The 7th 'All Karnataka Don Bosco Youth Meet' is presently on at Don Bosco Tumkur, from 26 to 29 April 2012. The convention theme is 'Youth for a Better World.' Nearly five hundred youth and staff members from 35 centres across Karnataka are participating in the event.. Read More

Meeting of the Commission heads with the Regional, Hyderabad
25/04/2012.  Hyderabad #N.5842

The meeting of the Provincial Commissions and their delegates along with the Animation Centre Heads with Rev. Fr Maria Arokiam, the Regional Superior of South Asia was held on 24th April, 2012 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad. This was part of the Extraordinary Visitation programme of the Visitor. Nearly 30 confreres were present for this crucial meeting. . Read More

Indian Salesian Prof. Francis-Vincent's new book released in Holland
23/04/2012.  Abroad #N.5839

A new book ''Religious Identity and National Heritage. Empirical-Theological Perspectives'' (Brill, Leiden/Boston 2012) edited by Prof. Francis-Vincent Anthony, sdb and Prof. Hans-Georg Ziebertz was released during the ISERT (International Society of Empirical Research in Theology) Conference, April 19-21, 2012 at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Holland. . Read More

6th Annual MISING Summit at Jorhat organised by I-CARD
22/04/2012.  Dimapur #N.5838

Life Plus - Jorhat, came alive on April 21, 2012, as 146 young people from eight districts of Assam and three districts of Arunachal Pradesh gathered for the 6th Annual Young Mising Association Summit. Dr. L. K. Hazarika-Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat was the Chief Guest for the inauguration. . Read More

Fr P. D. George (AFE) passes away in Kerala
21/04/2012.  Abroad #N.5837

Fr P.D.George (Padinjareparambil) who was earlier a member of the Salesian Province of Dimapur passed away, following a massive heart attack, on the morning of April 19, 2012 at Kanjirappally, Kerala. Fr George was currently a member of the East- African Province and was on vacation in Kerala, visiting his family. The funeral is at 8.30 am on Tuesday, April 24, at St. Dominic's Cathedral Church, Kanjirappally. . Read More

SPCSA Training Programme for Young Salesian School Principals
20/04/2012.  Bangalore #N.5836

A three-day SPCSA level training programme for young Salesian school principals began on April 20, 2012 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Bangalore. The programme scheduled from 20 to 22 April, 2012, intends to train and prepare young Salesians in the administration and management of schools. Fr. Maria Charles, the SPCSA delegate for DBYA, Coordinator for Education and Culture and Secretary of AIDBES, also present at the inauguration. Fr. Thomas Anchukandam, Salesian Provincial of Bangalore inaugurated the event.. Read More

''Salesians 'shine' in Gujarat'' say impressed Mumbai youth
19/04/2012.  Mumbai #N.5835

DBYS (Don Bosco Youth Services) Mumbai organised a Salesian Experience Camp to Gujarat, from April 12 - 17, 2012, for post X and XII boys. The 43 youngsters who participated in this camp, returned back impressed. . Read More

Third year Don Bosco Football Trophy 2012
17/04/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5833

To reach out more youngsters through sports, Don Bosco Lalgudi organized a Don Bosco Football Trophy competition on 31 and 01, April 2012. The members of Don Bosco Sports Academy and Oratory along with the Salesians of Don Bosco Lalgudi were the organizers. . Read More

The 20th Annual day of Don Bosco High School - Manakkal
17/04/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5834

Lalgudi was celebrated in a grand manner on 02 April 2012. As we are in the year of ecology, both the staff and students of the school attempted to create awareness and explained the need of creating an eco-friendly environment. Mr. Gregory, the Director, 'Voice Trust' - an NGO to enhance nature, was the chief guest of the programme.. Read More

''YOUTH PASCH 2012''at Don Bosco Institute - Guwahati
15/04/2012.  Guwahati #N.5832

''Youth Pasch'' is an annual event of Don Bosco Institute. It was held from 5th - 8th April 2012, in order to bring the youth together and closer to God and celebrate and share their faith by actively participating, enacting and re-living the crowing events in the life of Jesus: the passion, death, and resurrection from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday.. Read More

''JESUS - THE PRINCE OF PEACE'' released in Mumbai
14/04/2012.  Mumbai #N.5831

The Rector of the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna Rev. Fr. Edwin D'Souza, sdb officially launched the book, ''JESUS- THE PRINCE OF PEACE'' by Joaquim Fernandes, sdb, published by Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications on Easter Sunday, April 7, 2012, at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga, Mumbai. . Read More

INK Provincial Commissions Evaluate 2011-12 and Formulate Action Plans 2012-13
13/04/2012.  Bangalore #N.5830

In a combined meeting of all the members of all the provincial commissions, the action plans of the commissions for the year 2011-12 were evaluated and those for the year 2012-13 formulated. Nearly 65 members (confreres and laity) belonging to the 13 provincial commissions participated in the annual meetings held at Don Bosco Provincial House, Bangalore, on 10 & 11 April.. Read More

''JESUS touched us'' at YOUTH PASCH 2012 in Lonavla
12/04/2012.  Mumbai #N.5829

The ''Youth Pasch'' 2012 (YP '12) from April 4-8, saw forty one participants consisting of nineteen boys, seventeen girls, four clerics and an animating team of five Salesians and a Salesian Sister, reach Lonavla to experience our Lord Jesus in His Passion, Death and Resurrection. . Read More

Test News From SIGA
10/04/2012.  Hyderabad #N.5826

Test News From SIGA. Read More

Beach Tuition classes
10/04/2012.  Panjim #N.5827

We cannot direct the wind...but we can adjust our sails''. Read More

Vinnarasi Mission, Maranodai was blessed with 17 Salesians during the holy week
09/04/2012.  Chennai #N.5828

Vinnarasi Mission Maranodai was blessed with 17 salesians to animate the holy week. There were 9 priests, 7 students of theology and a practical trainee along with 4 MSMHC sisters. The holy week was well organised which found its climax in the Easter Vigil Mass.. Read More

Fr. George Maliekal - First Provincial of Silchar
05/04/2012.  Guwahati #N.5821

Fr. Pascual Chavez-Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has appointed Fr. George Maliekal as the 1st Provincial of the new Province of Silchar. The new Province will be officially inaugurated and Fr. George will assume office on May 24, 2012. . Read More