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Pope’s Day Seminar, DBTC
29/06/2022.  Chennai #N.9995

On 29 th June, the Pope’s Day Seminar was held at Don Bosco Theological Centre, Kavarapettai, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. “On Synodality: The Specific Modus Vivendi (Way of Being) et Operandi (Way of Living) of the Church in India” was the theme of the Seminar. Fr. Arnald Mahesh SDB, Dean of Philosophy, St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore, delivered the keynote address. The chain of questions that he has proposed kept the listenersengaged and called for more reflections.. Read More


National Meet of AfsanDB at Chennai
20/06/2022.  Chennai #N.9969

A gathering of sixty former Salesians and Past Pupils of Don Bosco formation houses from all over India spend two days re-living their Don Bosco days at the Citadel, Chennai, on June 12, 2022, under the banner of the Association of former Salesians, aspirants and novices of Don Bosco (AfsanDB). . Read More


India - Digital Salesians Learn to Tackle Media Addiction
14/06/2022.  India #N.9974

The members of Boscom South Asia(Social Communication delegates of the provinces) attended a session on how to tackle media addiction on the digital platform, organized under the aegis of the Salesian School of Social Communication (SSSC) Rome. Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma, Professor of Clinical Psychology, NIHMANS, Bangalore, and founder and coordinator of SHUT Clinic (Service for Healthy Use of Technology), India's first tech deaddiction clinic, handled the session on June 9, 2022.. Read More


Staff Training Enhances Knowledge on Substance Use and Prevention among Young
01/06/2022.  Bangalore #N.9963

Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS) Bangalore organised a two-day staff training on May 20 and 21, 2022, for the members of the DREAM (Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring) programme at Don Bosco Provincial House, Bangalore.. Read More


Young Men Committed to Follow Don Bosco Way
28/05/2022.  Shillong #N.9961

Twenty-three novices and twelve clerics in temporary affiliation made their commitment to follow Christ in the Don Bosco way by professing to be the members of the Salesian Congregation.. Read More


Fr Bernard Fernandes – an Accomplished Educator, Benevolent Father and Amazing Friend Passes Away
26/05/2022.  Mumbai #N.9959

Father Bernard Fernandes SDB (INB) passed away on May 24 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Father Bernard leaves behind a legacy that one can only dream of imitating. He has contributed generously to the education sector for more than a decade. The teachers under his mentorship and students under his tutelage have felt his warm Salesian educative presence in their lives.   . Read More


Marian Procession goes 100th Year with Century-Old Statue
24/05/2022.  Shillong #N.9941

The 100th Marian procession, organized by Mawlai Parish in the Khasi Jaintia region, with the statue of Mary Help of Christians brought by the first missionaries in 1922, recalled the Marian procession of May 24, 1922, in Shillong, North East India.. Read More


DB College Angadikadavu Accredited with B++
18/05/2022.  Kerala #N.9930

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission, has awarded Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu, Kerala, with a B++ grade. Don Bosco College is the first among the Self-financing colleges in Kannur University to be graded with B++ in recognition of its ‘Quality Status’ among the Higher Educational Institutions in the first cycle of accreditation. . Read More


Salesian Province of Shillong Celebrates 4th Provincial Chapter
18/05/2022.  Shillong #N.9933

The 4th Provincial Chapter of St. John Paul II, Shillong Province, began with the Holy Eucharist presided over by Most Rev. Victor Lyngdoh DD, Archbishop of Shillong. Father Biju Michael SDB, the Regional Councillor for South Asia, and other priests of the Chapter concelebrated. Father Paul Olphindro Lyngkot SDB, Provincial, declared the 4th Provincial Chapter open, and Father K J Anthony SDB moderated the Chapter.. Read More


Eco-Fest Creates Environment Consciousness among Students
17/05/2022.  Chennai #N.9926

The Eco Club at Fatima School Kodambakkam, Chennai, organized an Eco-Fest to instil in the students an environmental consciousness and thus to take responsibility for protecting the environment from further destruction.. Read More


College Students Paint Public Wall
15/05/2022.  Chennai #N.9928

The Visual Communication students of Auxilium College, Vellore, took on their paint and brush with a mission to decorate the walls of a neighbouring railway station to prevent the public from marring the walls with graffiti.  . Read More


D Vaibavi to Represent at Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Championship
13/05/2022.  Chennai #N.9918

“I want to participate in Olympic Games and win the gold medal for the country,” says a 10-year-old karate kid, D Vaibavi. A student of Fatima Matriculation School, Kodambakkam, Vaibavi, is thrilled as she will represent at the 18th Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Open International Championship 2022 at Ipoh City, Malaysia. The event will take place from May 27 to 29, 2022. . Read More


Chief Minister of TN Releases Book on Career Guidance Authored by Salesian
12/05/2022.  Chennai #N.9916

A book on career guidance titled ‘100 TIPS for Career Choices and Success in Life’, written by Father Raj Mariasusai SDB, was released by the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. K. Stalin. The book is a collection of 100 columns of various studies and job opportunities. It bridges the gap between education and employment. The columns were written by the author for hundred weeks continuously in DTNEXT, an English daily from the Daily Thanthi group, India’s leading Tamil newspaper.. Read More


Job Fair for Differently-abled
09/05/2022.  Bangalore #N.9913

Don Bosco Job Placement Network (JPN), in collaboration with Bangalore Rural Education and Development Society (BREADS), organised a unique service for the community of differently-abled job seekers in Bangalore on April 29, 2022. Together with Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, JPN organised an exclusive job fair in Bell Hotel – Majestic for more than 100 candidates with varying levels of disability. . Read More


Pope appoints Fr.Nirmol Gomes Bishop of Krishnagar
04/05/2022.  Kolkata #N.9911

Pope Francis appointed former Provincial of Kolkata province Father Nirmol Gomes as the new Bishop of Krishnagar. He is seventh Salesian Bishop of the diocese established in 1886, and 12th Salesian College Sonada alumnus made Bishop.   Born on 8th February 1959 in Ranaghat, in the diocese of Krishnagar Fr Gomes entered Salesian aspirantate at Bandel, and completed his novitiate at Sunnyside, Shillong on 24th May 1979.   After his philosophy studies in Sonada, Darjeeling, he pursued his theological studies at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome, where he was awarded a doctorate in the science of education.    Fr. Gomes 63, was ordained priest on 22nd July 1989, in his native town of Ranaghat in Nadia district.    . Read More


SIGA Celebrates Platinum College Day
27/04/2022.  Chennai #N.9907

To mark the Platinum Jubilee of SIGA, an institute of graphic arts and printing technology, the President of the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), Pasupathy Chander, graced the College and Parents Day Celebrations at SIGA Polytechnic College, Chennai. SIGA has been known for its graphic arts technical education for the youth since 1952.  . Read More


Salesian Province of Bangalore Kick-Starts PC 15
25/04/2022.  Bangalore #N.9905

The 15th Provincial Chapter of the Salesian Province of Bangalore began at Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore, on April 24, 2022, to discuss the implementation of the General Chapter with the theme, ‘What Kind of Salesians for the Youth of Today. In the presence of ninety-six delegates and Salesian Family members, Father Jose Koyickal, Provincial, inaugurated PC 15.  . Read More


Bosco Seva Kendra releases BOLD Report: Strategic Planning for Six years 2022-2028
24/04/2022.  Hyderabad #N.9875

Bosco Seva Kendra (BSK), Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad, 24 April 2022: On the 30th Pearl Anniversary of the Salesian Province of St Joseph, Hyderabad, Bosco Seva Kendra (BSK), the Planning and Development of the Province, released the BOLD (Better Opportunities for Learning and Development) report which is a study and evaluation of all the communities done from August 2021 to January 2022 and it is a strategic planning process for Six years (2022-2028). It was released by Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar, sdb and Father Medabalimi Balaswamy, sdb in the presence of Father Bellamkonda Sudhakar, sdb the executive director of BSK. Through BOLD, BSK evaluated five categories, namely, 1. Schools & Colleges, 2. Technical Schools, 3. Parishes, 4. Youth Services and 5. Young at Risk.. Read More


Father Thattil Chacko Passes Away
19/04/2022.  Hyderabad #N.9874

Salesian Province of St Joseph loses yet another stalwart and a pioneer who toiled relentlessly in the Lord's vineyard. Father Thattil Chacko, sdb, aged 81 died while being treated at Vijay Marie Hospital on 19 April 2022. He suffered from severe Parkinson’s disease for almost 20 years. He was active and effective in his ministry serving the people entrusted to his care to the best of his ability. His mission in Ravulapalem, Mariapuram and Odisha speaks volumes about his pastoral zeal for souls and for God's greater glory.. Read More


YESS Forum to be held on Earth Day
14/04/2022.  Bangalore #N.9901

The YESS Forum 2022 [Youth Empowerment for Sustainability and Social Impact], a hybrid summit, will be held on Earth Day, April 22, 2022. The Forum launched by Bosconet will unfold the sustainability landscape of Don Bosco Network along with its CSR partners. It will showcase innovative models and initiatives undertaken by non-profits, start-ups, corporate CSR teams, and other stakeholders in education, sustainable livelihoods, environment, and women empowerment. The discussions from this Forum will guide actors in the development sector to incorporate proven models and innovative ideas in their interventions aimed at marginalized youth.. Read More


GREEN ARMY at Don Bosco Matriculation School, Adamangalam (Veeralur Mission)
13/04/2022.  Chennai #N.9873

The students of Don Bosco Matriculation School, Adamangalam (Veeralur Mission) took another leap to save Mother Nature by forming a group called DON BOSCO GREEN ARMY on 08th of April 2022. . Read More


Don Bosco Chennai FC Selects Under 15 Football Players
07/04/2022.  Chennai #N.9870

Don Bosco Sports Academy of the Salesian Province of Chennai (INM) conducted the Don Bosco Chennai FC U15 dawn to dusk selection tournament at Don Bosco School Perambur. The selection process was attended by 100 junior members of the Salesian Oratories in Chennai. . Read More


Literary Festival at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur
07/04/2022.  Chennai #N.9872

The Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, hosted a Literary Festival in collaboration with the District Administration of Tirupattur. It was presided over by Amar Kushwaha, IAS, District Collector of Tirupattur, and Jeyamohan, an Indian author, who gave the inaugural talk and declared open the Festival. . Read More


NIRAIVAGAM conducts a webinar on “Parenting the Children with Autism”
05/04/2022.  Chennai #N.9869

NIRAIVAGAM conducted a webinar on “Parenting the children with Autism” on the world Autism Awareness Day on 2nd of April 2022.. Read More


Celebrating the birthday of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin as Humanitarian Day in our Salesian Parish, Broadway Chennai, India.
05/04/2022.  Chennai #N.9871

On 28th of March, the birthday of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin was celebrated as Humanitarian Day in our Salesian Parish, Broadway. Mr. P. K. Sekar Babu, the Minister of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu and Mr. S. Peter Alphonse, the current Chairman of State Minorities Commission, Tamil Nadu, were the chief guests for the Humanitarian Celebration Day which was held at St. Francis Xavier’s Church and SAGAYA MADHA Shrine, Broadway, Chennai.. Read More


Farmers' Stop in Andamans; a Social Development Project by Don Bosco Institute
29/03/2022.  Chennai #N.9867

Don Bosco Institute of Sustainable and Holistic Advancement (DISHA), Andamans, has initiated 'FARMERS' STOP', a marketing place where farmers benefit by trading their commodities directly.. Read More


Don Bosco Youth Cleans-up Beach
24/03/2022.  Sri Lanka #N.9866

The littered plastic waste and heaped-up dirt along Dungalapitya beach, behind Don Bosco Provincial House, were removed by Don Bosco Youth on March 20, 2022.. Read More


13 Clerics ordained Deacons in Chennai
23/03/2022.  Chennai #N.9865

A great day of jubilation for the Province of Chennai as seven clerics of Chennai Province, four clerics of Tiruchy Province and two Josephites clerics were ordained as Deacons by the Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore, Most Rev Dr George Antonysamy, with Rt Rev Dr Jeromedhas Varuvel SDB, Bishop Emeritus of Kuzhithurai and former Novice Master, Father KM Jose SDB, Provincial of Chennai Province, Father Agilan Sarprasadam SDB, Provincial of Tiruchy and Father Bellarmine Fernando, Rector of Don Bosco Theological Centre, at St. Mary's Co-Cathedral, Chennai, on the solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19, 2022.. Read More


Regional of South Asia Unveils Statue of Don Bosco at Trasi
21/03/2022.  Panjim #N.9860

The Regional Councillor for the Salesians of South Asia, Father Biju Michael SDB, unveiled the statue of Don Bosco at Don Bosco Trasi, Karnataka, Panjim Province. He was on a visit to facilitate the consultation for the new Provincial. 18 Salesians from the six houses of Karnataka took part in the consultation process. . Read More


Don Bosco Village Integral Animation Promotes Natural Farming on Women's Day
18/03/2022.  Chennai #N.9864

The International Women's Day celebrations at Veeralur, Tamil Nadu, focused on natural farming and care for mother earth among 1000 women from 27 villages. The programme organized by Don Bosco Village Integral Animation (VIA) began with Kummi and Kolattam dances. . Read More


Don Bosco Anbu Illam Girls Win Nari Shakthi Trophy 2022
18/03/2022.  Chennai #N.9863

Don Bosco Anbu Illam-HCL Foundation U-18 girls team marked another success in the football tournament by winning back to back the Nari Shakthi Trophy 2022 at the International Women's Day celebrations.. Read More


Salesian College Honours Centenarian on Women's Day
13/03/2022.  Kolkata #N.9859

Salesian College Siliguri Women's Cell celebrated International Women's Day on March 8, honouring one of the women centenarians of Siliguri, Srimati Indira Maya Chhetri.. Read More


Don Bosco HR Centre Celebrates Women's Day
10/03/2022.  Hyderabad #N.9858

With the United Nation's theme for International Women's Day this year, 'Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow', Don Bosco Human Resource and Development Centre (DBHRDC), Gagillapur, Hyderabad, celebrated the International Women's Day. The event was organized to recognize and celebrate women leaders who contribute towards a sustainable future.. Read More


Radio Salesian Journalists Interacts with Tea Estate Listeners
07/03/2022.  Kolkata #N.9855

In a post-Covid outreach programme to connect with the local community, Radio Salesian journalists reached one of the far-flung tea gardens in Mirik Sub-Division, Murmah Tea Estate. Radio Salesian RJ team Wang, Garima, Bandana and Pratap with Senior RJs Moses, Rejina and Programme Co-ordinator RJ Samir visited Murmah Tea Estate on March 5, 2022. . Read More


Young Priests Meet in Hyderabad
07/03/2022.  Hyderabad #N.9856

A two-day meeting for young priests of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad to stay informed on becoming active listeners, being close to young at-risk and accompanying the young people in their journey to faith was held at Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad, from March 4-5, 2022.. Read More


Nepal Don Bosco Society Empowers Teachers
01/03/2022.  Nepal, Kathmandu #N.9854

To provide quality education to the students of the government schools, the Nepal Don Bosco Society (NDBS) organized a Teacher Training Programme at Manthali, a prominent central city, about 170 Km away from Kathmandu from February 24, 2022. The training lasted for three days for 31 teachers from ten schools. . Read More


Salesian Brother Sushanto Biswas, a Passionate Evangelizer, Dies
26/02/2022.  Kolkata #N.9852

Salesian Brother Sushanto Biswas, who never tired of sharing the good news with people of all religions, died on February 25, 2022, at 3.40 pm at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata, due to cardiac arrest. He was 76. . Read More


Book on Mamma Margaret in Tamil
26/02/2022.  Tiruchy #N.9853

The Salesian Province of Tiruchy (INT) released a new book on Mamma Margaret in the Tamil language authored by Father Dr John Dharmanathan SDB on February 18, 2022. The translated work, based on the highly researched work of Don Teresio Bosco, 'Vita di Mamma Margherita La Mamma di Don Bosco', published in 2005, is set in the background of the coming Synod. . Read More


Salesian Province of Chennai Begins Provincial Chapter
23/02/2022.  Chennai #N.9851

The Salesian Province of St. Thomas the Apostle, Chennai (INM) began the Provincial Chapter on February 22, at Don Bosco Provincial House, Kilpauk, Chennai, with 116 Chapter members. Father Jose Kochamkunnel, Provincial, declared the Provincial Chapter open.. Read More


Salesian Province of Delhi Turns Silver
22/02/2022.  New Delhi #N.9849

The Salesian Province of Jesus the Good Shepherd, New Delhi, celebrated the Silver Jubilee of its Foundation (1997-2022) on February 19, 2022. A thanksgiving Holy Eucharist presided over by His Excellency, Leopoldo Girelli, the Apostolic Nuncio to India, celebrated the story of dreams, struggles and indomitable spirit of the Province in the past twenty-five years.. Read More


Salesian Province New Delhi Inaugurates 9th Provincial Chapter
16/02/2022.  New Delhi #N.9848

The Province of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, New Delhi, in its Silver Jubilee Year, began the 9th Provincial Chapter, on February 14, 2022, at Don Bosco Specialized Training Centre, Okhla, New Delhi, in the presence of 52 Chapter members and observers comprising of youth and lay collaborators. Provincial Chapter has its theme, ''What kind of Salesians for the Youth of Today?''. Read More


Assamese Bible (Catholic Edition) Released
15/02/2022.  Guwahati #N.9847

The new Assamese Bible (Catholic Edition) was released at a devout function on February 14, 2022, at Don Bosco Institute (DBI), Guwahati, by Archbishop John Moolachira in the presence of Archbishop Emeritus Thomas Menamparampil, Dr Rev BJ Syiemlieh, Rev Phidolis Dkhar, Dr Makhanlal Das, students of DBI and other guests. The Catholic Edition of the Assamese Bible is a long drawn ecumenical effort coordinated by Father Lukose Cheruvalel SDB.. Read More


Book on Eco-spirituality Released
14/02/2022.  Chennai #N.9846

A book on eco-spirituality, 'Twelve Baskets Full: Walking Green with Jesus' Gaze' was released by Most. Rev. Dr Susai Manickam, Bishop Emeritus of Sivagangai, at the Shrine Basilica of Velakanni on January 10, 2022, and Father Agilan Sarprasadam, Provincial, received the first copy. . Read More


Guwahati Province Celebrates 21st Provincial Chapter; Salesian Brother Moderates Provincial Chapter
13/02/2022.  Guwahati #N.9845

The Salesian Province of Mary Help of Christians, Guwahati, celebrated its 21st Provincial Chapter from February 7-12, 2022 at Don Bosco Institute (DBI), Guwahati. Sixty-six members and eight invited observers attended the Provincial Chapter. The Chapter began with a recollection preached by Father Jonas Kerketta of Dimapur Province on February 7, 2022. Salesian Brother Joby Mani moderated the 21st Provincial Chapter; a historic moment for the Province as Br Joby Mani was the first Salesian Brother to be appointed moderator of a Provincial Chapter. . Read More


New Home for Girls at Don Bosco Prem Seva Sadan
06/02/2022.  Hyderabad #N.9838

A new extension block was blessed and inaugurated at Don Bosco Prem Seva Sadan, Hayathnagar, Hyderabad, for girls picked up from the street and cared for by the Salesians. The growing numbers and the needs of girls necessitated Don Bosco Navajeevan (DBNJ) to add comfortable living space for their use. . Read More


Father Santiagu Installed as Provincial of Hyderabad; Dawns New Era of Change, Growth and Transformation
06/02/2022.  Hyderabad #N.9840

February 5, 2022, is marked as a day of blessing for the Salesian Province of Hyderabad as Father Santiagu Thomas was installed as the Provincial for six years in the presence of Father Biju Michael, the General Councillor for South Asia. . Read More


Five Salesian Clerics Make Final Commitment in the Province of Kolkata
06/02/2022.  Kolkata #N.9841

The final commitment of five clerics in the Salesian Province of Kolkata was received by Father Joseph Pauria SDB, Provincial of Kolkata, during the Holy Eucharistic celebration by Cardinal Patrick D' Rosario CSC of Bangladesh. . Read More


Book on Venerable Francis Convertini Released
06/02/2022.  Kolkata #N.9842

Cardinal Patrick D' Rosario released the book, Father Francis Convertini: Jibon O Dorson, on Venerable Francis Convertini, written by Arup Kumar Haldar on the occasion of the perpetual profession of five clerics here at Auxilium Parish Hall, Kolkata. Father Joseph Pauria, the Provincial of Kolkata, handed a copy to Cardinal Patrick D' Rosaria and Father Newton felicitated the author and music director.. Read More


INK Celebrates Month of Don Bosco with Skillthon on YouTube
28/01/2022.  Bangalore #N.9836

Sacred Heart Province of Bangalore (INK) celebrates the month of Don Bosco with Skillthon; sixty online lessons on youth-related topics, telecast through the province YouTube channel, an initiative of the Social Communication Department of the Province.. Read More


Don Bosco FA Revels in Victory
28/01/2022.  Kochi #N.9837

Don Bosco Football Academy (FA) marked its entry into professional football, bagging the Runner-Up trophy in the Kerala Women's League (KWL) 2021- 2022, organized by the Kerala Football Association (KFA). Kerala Women's League is a top-rated professional Women's Football Leagues in India. Six professional clubs across Kerala participated in the third season of the league. . Read More







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Farmers` Stop in Andamans; a Social Development Project by Don Bosco Institute
13 Clerics ordained Deacons in Chennai
Don Bosco Youth Cleans-up Beach
Literary Festival at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur
Father Thattil Chacko Passes Away
Don Bosco Chennai FC Selects Under 15 Football Players
NIRAIVAGAM conducts a webinar on “Parenting the Children with Autism”
Celebrating the birthday of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin as Humanitarian Day in our Salesian Parish, Broadway Chennai, India.
Bosco Seva Kendra releases BOLD Report: Strategic Planning for Six years 2022-2028
GREEN ARMY at Don Bosco Matriculation School, Adamangalam (Veeralur Mission)
 

Father Thattil Chacko Passes Away
Literary Festival at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur
Don Bosco Chennai FC Selects Under 15 Football Players
Farmers` Stop in Andamans; a Social Development Project by Don Bosco Institute
Don Bosco Youth Cleans-up Beach