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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


A 'New Salesian Province' in NorthEast India - Province of Bl. John Paul II
05/04/2012.  Guwahati #N.5822

A new Salesian Province is born in the Northeastern region of India. Fr. Pascual Chavez, the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco announced on 20th December 2011 the creation of the new Province of Silchar with Bl. John Paul II as its Patron, bifurcated from the Province of Guwahati. The new Province of Silchar is the 11th Salesian Province in India. It comprises of the Salesian activities in the Archdiocese of Shillong, dioceses of Nongstoin, Jowai, Aizawl and Agartala, and the Dima Hasao district of Diphu diocese. The territorial reality of the Province is the Khasi-Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya, the states of Mizoram and Tripura, and the Dima Hasao district of Assam. The new Province has 35 centres. The number of Salesians of Don Bosco in the new Province counts about 250. Rev. Fr. George Maliekal is appointed as its first Provincial.. Read More


Fr. Vattathara Thomas appointed 11th Provincial of Guwahati
05/04/2012.  Guwahati #N.5823

Fr. Vattathara Thomas has been appointed as the eleventh Provincial of the Province of Mary Help of Christians with Headquarters at Guwahati, by Rev. Fr. Pascual Chavez, the Rector Major of the society of St. Francis De Sales. The announcement was made today by Rev. Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga, the Regional Councillor for South Asia. The new provincial elect is currently the Founder Director of Don Bosco Institute, Kharguli, Guwahati. . Read More


Vinnarasi Mission - Maranodai performs 'sound and light' Passion Play
31/03/2012.  Bangalore #N.5820

Vinnarasi Mission Maranodai organised a grand sound and light Passion play on March 30, 2012. Incidents from everyday events of life were related to the Passion of Christ. Nearly 100 school students were the protagonists. The huge public turnout appreciatively witnessed the event.. Read More


Test news from SIGA
30/03/2012.  New Delhi #N.5819

Test news from SIGA. Read More


1st National ADMA meet at Mumbai
29/03/2012.  Abroad #N.5817

The first national ADMA (Association of Mary Help of Christians) meeting was organised at Don Bosco Provincial House Matunga, Mumbai, on March 24-25, 2012. Salesian Family representatives of the various provinces in India participated. The meeting was covened and coordinated by Fr. Maddhichetty Noel, National Delegate of the Salesian Family.. Read More


Salesian Past-Pupils from Vasai Diocese thank the Rector Major
26/03/2012.  Abroad #N.5816

The Salesian past-pupils of Vasai-Virar wishing to express their gratitude to Fr Pascual Chavez - Rector Major of the Don Bosco Salesian Society, for enabling the pilgrim Relic of Don Bosco to visit the Vasai Diocese, presented him with a replica of the Papdy Cathedral. Representing the past-pupils, Fr Robert Pen - Principal of DivyaDaan-Salesian College of Philosophy, and a native of Vasai-Virar presented this token of gratitude to the Rector Major on March 24, 2012 at the Salesian Generalate in Rome. . Read More


Massive turnout for Eucharistic Vigil at Vinnarasi Mission, Maranodai
24/03/2012.  Chennai #N.5818

The Eucharistic Vigil at Vinnarasi Mission, Maranodai, on March 22, 2012 witnessed a massive turnout with over 900 devotees participating. The participants came from the parish as well as from the substations.Commencing at 9.00 p.m. with the rosary and the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament by Fr Arul Das - parish priest of Irundai, the vigil concluded at 6.00 a.m. with a solemn Eucharist presided over by Fr David Maria Selvam.. Read More


A Fitting Finale for ISFFI 2012
23/03/2012.  Chennai #N.5807

The second day of ISFFI began with the next set of screening in which 27 shorts, spaced out in three shows culminated in the award ceremony at 4.30 pm. The big array of filmmakers - Director Lingusamy, Director Thambi Ramaiah, Director Mu. Kalanjiyam, Director Nanda Periyasamy, Director S. Ezhil, Director Balasekaran, Director Durai, Director R. Kannan, Director Kulandai Velapppan, Director A. Venkatesh, Director Seenu Ramasamy, Director S.P. Hosimin, Director Balaji Mohan, Director Ravi Maria and Director Bhimsingh Lenin, made the finale of ISFFI 2012 very memorable. . Read More


Farewell and Conclusion of the Academic year at Kondadaba
21/03/2012.  Hyderabad #N.5812

The farewell for the third year students and the conclusion of the Academic year 2011-2012 was held on March 20, 2012 at St John's Regional Seminary, Kondadaba. The first and second year students planned, organised and made special the farewell for the 28 outgoing students of the seminary with a grand felicitation programme in the evening and a solemn Mass the following morning. . Read More


Extraordinary Visitation of St John's Kondadaba
20/03/2012.  Hyderabad #N.5811

The Regional Philosophate of the Andhra Pradesh Bishop's Conference, located at Kondadaba under the patronage of St John's was blessed with the presence of Fr Maria Arokiam Kanaga sdb, the Regional Councillor for South Asia for the feast of St Joseph, March 18 and 19, 2012. The occasion was the Extraordinary Visitation of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad, to which belong the formators at Kondadaba. Being a Salesian community, the delegate of the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco made his official visit - a visit which is organised once in six years.. Read More