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Khasi Bible app launched
13/11/2018.  Shillong #N.8918
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Shillong: Archbishop Dominic Jala released the Khasi Bible App version 2 today the 13th November in the presence of Father Juan Pablo, Secretary of the Social Communication Department, Rome, Father Raphael Maiong, Father Roland Kharkrang and students from Don Bosco Youth Centre here at Don Bosco Media Network studio, Youth Centre.. Read More

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Annual School Week at Don Bosco School, Lawngtlai
06/11/2018.  Shillong #N.8913
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Don Bosco School, Lawngtlai, celebrated the ANNUAL SCHOOL WEEK from 29th October to 2nd November 2018 with great zeal, excitement. . Read More

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Leadership Insights for Principals to run student centered schools
24/10/2018.  Shillong #N.8896
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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A two day training programme for the school principals of the Salesian Province of Shillong, in collaboration with Don Bosco Youth Animation centre, Delhi, was held at the Don Bosco Provincial House, Shillong from 22-23 october 2018. Mr. Vivekananda and Dr. Sandhya Kumar, from Academy for Creative Teaching, Bengaluru, were the resource persons. Twenty five principals participated in this training session.. Read More

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Khasi Youth Fest
22/10/2018.  Shillong #N.8893
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong  - 2 Comments
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SHILLONG: The annual gathering of Khasi youth oratories was held at Sacred Heart Theological College (SHTC) in Mawlai on Sunday 21st October. Nine Hundred youth from 21 centres took part in the event.. Read More

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Jubilee and Community Day Celebrations , Shillong
14/10/2018.  Shillong #N.8892
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Shillong: On 13th October 2018 the Salesian Province of John Paul II, Shillong celebrated the Jubilee of the Salesian Confreres: Brother V.S Mathew for 60 years of Religious Profession, Father P.V Joseph for 50 years of priestly ordination, Father Roland Kharkrang and Brother Dominic Induar for 50 years of Religious Profession, Father Telesphor Nonglang, Father Marius Thongnibah and Father P.J Joseph for 25 years of Priestly ordination and Father Benny Moshahary for 25 years of Religious Profession at Don Bosco Aspirantate Nonglakhiat. . Read More

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Inauguration of the gallery of Natural Resources and Housing Pattern at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC)
09/10/2018.  Shillong #N.8884
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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SHILLONG: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Mr Conrad Sangma inaugurated the new gallery on Natural Resources and Housing Pattern at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) at Mawlai Phudmuri, Shillong, Meghalaya, India on 8th October 2018. He stressed on documentations of cultural history of tribes and other communities to ensure that people especially younger generation became aware of their roots. . Read More

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DBMN imparts Journalism training programme for the Bosco Information Correspondents
24/09/2018.  Shillong #N.8866
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Education, Evangelization, Formation, Media, Salesian Society


: Don Bosco Media Network (DBMN) conducted a training programme for 14 Bosco Information Service (BIS) correspondents to write for the province's newsletter and for the updating of the Province website. The course was conducted at the Don Bosco Provincial House, Mathias Institute Mawlai, Shillong. The training provides critical training in new media, citizen journalism and empowerment to bring positive changes around the Salesian Institutions. This is part of the ongoing Silver Jubilee year celebrations of BOSCOM, South Asia.. Read More

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Don Bosco Technical School inaugurated in Nongstoin
21/09/2018.  Shillong #N.8864
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Don Bosco Technical School Nongstoin was inaugurated on Friday 21st September 2018 by Shri Umesh Muktieh, Director of Industries Government of Meghalaya, in the presence of Bishop Victor Lyngdoh of Jowai Diocese, Father Paul O Lyngkot Provincial of Shillong Province, Father George Maliekal, Former Provincial, Father Wilbert Thyrniang, the Vicar General of Nongstoin Diocese, priests and religious and thousands of young people from Pyndenglawar Nongstoin. . Read More

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New website launched by the Don Bosco Youth Centre, Shillong
19/09/2018.  Shillong #N.8862
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Don Bosco Youth Centre newly designed website was launched by Father Paul O Lyngkot sdb, the Salesian Provincial of Shillong Province. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Thekkekandam Thomas SDB
17/09/2018.  Shillong #N.8858
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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The Salesian Province of St. John Paul II, Shillong mourns the passing away of Father Thekkekandam Thomas this afternoon at 01:40 pm IST on 17th September 2018.. Read More

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Spiritual Awakening for Youth
12/09/2018.  Shillong #N.8852
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Catechetics, Education, Education Higher , Evangelization, Festivals, Religion, Spirituality, Success Story, Vocation, Youth, Youth Groups


The annual youth retreat of St. Anthony's College was conducted from the 31st August - 2nd September 2018. The three days event of this year witnessed a larger participation of young people than other years. The retreat was animated by Shri. Colin Calmiano from Bangalore.. Read More

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Live the Gospel with Courage
31/08/2018.  Shillong #N.8846
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Shillong, 31 August: Fifty-seven members of the Salesian Family (SDB, FMA, MSMMHC, VSDB and the Association of Salesian Cooperators) gathered at Pastoral centre, Shillong 29th to 30th August 2018 to study and reflect on ways of reigniting the Missionary spirit in the region. . Read More

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Free Audio Engineering Course for Youth
04/08/2018.  Shillong #N.8810
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Evangelization, Media, Parish / Church, Salesian Society, The Regional


Shillong: The Don Bosco Media, a Social Communication department of St. John Paul II, Shillong Province begins a free course on the Basics of Sound Engineering for youth who manage sound system in different Parishes in the Shillong Archdiocese here at the Don Bosco Media studio from 4th August, 2018. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father James Poonthuruthil SDB
22/01/2018.  Shillong #N.8655
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Missions, Obituary, Salesian Family, Salesian Society


Father James Poonthuruthil SDB, Rector and Professor at Sacred Heart Theological College Shillong, passed away on January 21 at NEIGRIHMS (North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences) in Shillong, Meghalaya. He would have turned 63 on January 27.. Read More

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Father Paul Olphindro Lyngkot SDB talks on Leadership and Solidarity
21/12/2017.  Shillong #N.8630
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Appointments, Rector Major, Salesian Society


Father Paul Olphindro Lyngkot SDB, the Provincial designate of the Shillong Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco mentions that he will focus on four key areas - formation, vocations, youth ministry and social development. His leadership will provide a synergy interspersed within these four key areas of work among the Salesians and the lay faithful to work for the poor youngsters.. Read More

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Father Paul Olphindro Lyngkot SDB appointed Provincial of Shillong Province
21/12/2017.  Shillong #N.8629
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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Father Angel Fernandez Artime, the Rector Major of the Salesians appointed Father Paul Olphindro Lyngkot SDB as the new Provincial of the Salesian Province of Shillong. Father Paul will be installed as the 2nd Provincial of St. John Paul II Province, Shillong on 24th May, 2018 . Read More

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Don Bosco Silchar shines at 5th National Kuo Shu Championship
12/01/2017.  Shillong #N.8117
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong  - 1 Comments
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Don Bosco Silchar added yet another feather to its glorious crown in the 5th National Kuo Shu Championship 2016 at Bengaluru. . Read More

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'Bosco Olympics' 2016 at Don Bosco School, Silchar
08/12/2016.  Shillong #N.8080
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Sports, Education School, Education


The vast expanse of the Assam Rifles Grounds in Silchar turned into the spectacular venue of the 'Bosco Olympics' - a five day sporting extravaganza, held from 29th November to 3rd December, for the sport-loving students of city's Don Bosco School. . Read More

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Tip ia u Blei - First Khasi Bible app launched
15/11/2016.  Shillong #N.8047
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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Mawlai - A team of young computer engineers in Meghalaya developed the Bible games application in local Khasi language under the direction of a Khasi Salesian Father Michael Makri.. Read More

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Jubilee Year of Mercy concludes at Agartala
14/11/2016.  Shillong #N.8043
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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Over six thousand Catholics from twenty parishes of Tripura took part in the 8th Diocese level annual Eucharistic procession held at Agartala on 13th November 2016. After a solemn Holy Mass at Auxilium School grounds, the faithful accompanied the Blessed Sacrament in prayerful procession through select streets of Agartala. At the end of the 3-kilometer Procession the devotees gathered again at Auxilium grounds for a special session of preaching and to receive the blessing of Lord Jesus.. Read More

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Delegates pledge to rekindle fire of Missionary enthusiasm in South Asia Region
16/10/2016.  Shillong #N.7992
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Salesian Society, Missions


The Provincial Delegates for Missionary Animation (PDMA) and a few other delegates from the twelve provinces of the South Asia Region gathered at Provincial House, Don Bosco Okhla, New Delhi together with Father Guillermo Basanes, the General Councillor for Missions, Father Nestor Guria, Delegate Provincial of SPCSA and Father T.C. George, the Regional Delegate for South Asia to reflect on the missionary dimension of the Salesian vocation and its praxis in the region. The two day meeting held on 14-15th of October 2016, and organized on behalf of SPCSA focused on the urgent need for Missionary animation in the Region. . Read More

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Salesian Formation trains scholastic to minister in diverse and ever- changing environments
16/10/2016.  Shillong #N.7991
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Formation, Vocation, Salesian Society


The meeting of Practical Trainees' of Shillong Province was held at the Provincial House, 7-9 Oct 2016. 18 young Salesians took part in the three-day meeting. . Read More

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Bosco Youth Group Orientation Program enthuse School Students
18/09/2016.  Shillong #N.7944
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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The Bosco Youth Group of Shillong province organised ''Bosco Youth Orientation Program', a unique program of youth animation that brought together 226 students studying in class IX to XII from nine Meghalaya schools for a three-day program, at St. Joseph Sec. School Pynthorumkhrah Shillong. The program that began on 9th Sept and ended on 11th saw a host of renowned youth animators leading the young through a variety of activities and input sessions to greater awareness and resolve to lead better lives.. Read More

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Father Clarence Kharmawlong sdb Ordained a Priest
03/09/2016.  Shillong #N.7929
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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His Grace Most Reverend Archbishop Dominic Jala sdb, bestowed the Sacrament of Holy Orders on Deacon Clarence Kharmawlong sdb at an Ordination Mass celebrated at Saint Dominic Savio Parish, Mawlai, Shillong on September 3, 2016.. Read More

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Savios Felicitate Father John for Golden and Diamond
30/08/2016.  Shillong #N.7923
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Formation, Youth Groups, The Regional, Salesian Society


The Community of Savio Juniorate celebrated the diamond jubilee of religious profession and the golden jubilee of ordination of Father John Kalapura on August 27, 2016. Many priests, nuns, past pupils and a large number of well wishers joined Father John to celebrate and thank God for His faithfulness to him. Father John currently serves as Confessor at Savio Juniorate.. Read More

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Sacred Heart Theological College commences their academic year
17/08/2016.  Shillong #N.7908
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Shillong: The New Scholastic session (2016-17) of Sacred Heart Theological College Shillong commenced with a solemn inaugural ceremony in which the faculty and students were joined by Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong and five Salesian provincial superiors. In his homily during the Holy Eucharistic celebration that he presided over, Archbishop Jala dwelt on the theme of Mercy. The Mass was followed by the official inauguration ceremony held in the Karotemprel Memorial hall. It began with invocation of the Holy Spirit by the Assembly. Father Gervasis, then, after a Scripture reading, led the Assembly in prayer. Archbishop Dominic Jala, the Chief Guest and three members of the Governing Board lighted the lamp. The students of the college then sang the college anthem. Father V.T Jose welcomed the grand assembly.. Read More

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Enthralling 'Exhibition 2016' at Don Bosco School Silchar
11/08/2016.  Shillong #N.7903
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Society, Education


The 2016 edition of the Annual Exhibition of Don Bosco School, Silchar was held in the school premises from 5th - 8th August 2016. The exhibits comprised of creations from Science, Social Science, Environmental Studies and Art & Craft streams. Lt. Col. Prashant Kumar, the Commanding Officer of 74 Field Regiment was the Chief Guest and Father Joe Francis from the diocese of Aizawl, the Guest of Honor at the inaugural ceremony.. Read More

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Summer Study Camp for Evening School Students at Don Bosco Silchar
11/08/2016.  Shillong #N.7902
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Education School, Salesian Society, Education


A 9-day long Summer Study Camp was conducted for the Evening School students of Don Bosco Silchar from 1st July to 9th July 2016. Over 350 boys and girls ranging from classes I to Class X took part in the Camp. . Read More

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Youth Camp at Agartala
03/08/2016.  Shillong #N.7890
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Youth Groups, The Regional, Parish / Church, Catechetics, Salesian Society


On the 23rd-24th July 2016, Don Bosco School, Agartala, organised a Youth Camp for the Catholic students of the school, Classes IX to XII. The camp began at 2.00 pm with introductory words by Father Benny, the Principal of the school and Fatherly exhortations of the Parish Priest, Father Sunny. . Read More

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Talent Fiesta at Don Bosco School Silchar
03/08/2016.  Shillong #N.7889
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Language and Cultures, Education School, Salesian Society, Art Forms, Education


Don Bosco School Silchar gave its students a unique opportunity to showcase their God-given talents at the weeklong 'Talent Fiesta' held recently in the school. The Fiesta that began on 19th July brought a festive ambiance to the school and allowed the students to give full expression to their talents in front of a large gathering of fellow students. . Read More

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Inter-Province Youth Ministry Training at Shillong
20/07/2016.  Shillong #N.7874
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Vocation


Shillong: Twenty five junior priests of Silchar and Guwahati Provinces underwent a four day training in Youth Ministry at Pastoral Centre in Shillong, 16-19 July, under the tutelage of Father Glendford Lowe sdb, a popular youth minister from Mumbai and the Youth Ministry Delegate of Mumbai Province. . Read More

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Jubilarians Felicitated in the Province of Silchar
20/07/2016.  Shillong #N.7873
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Success Story, Education School, Vocation, Lifestyle, Salesian Society


The confreres of Silchar province and the aspirants of savio Juniorate gathered in joy and thanksgiving around its jubilarians at Savio Juniorate on 16th July 2016. The festive occasion was also celebrated as the Provincial Community Day.. Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Peter Schiavon SDB
20/06/2016.  Shillong #N.7853
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Salesian Family, The Regional, SPCSA, Salesian Society, Missions, Obituary


Father Peter Schiavon SDB passed away on 19th June 2016 at 7.10pm at Pynthorumkhrah (Shillong). . Read More

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Kokborok Language Skills to aid Tripura's Priests and Nuns
12/06/2016.  Shillong #N.7847
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Language and Cultures, Evangelization, The Regional, Parish / Church, SPCSA, Salesian Society, Missions


AGARTALA: Twenty-three church personnel serving in different parts of Tripura took advantage of the holiday season and converged at Don Bosco Peace Centre Agartala to participate in the 'Intensive Kokborok Learning Course for Priests and Religious' held there 27 May to 10 June 2016. A working knowledge of Kokborok and the ability to converse in it, they believe, will considerably enhance the quality of their service.. Read More

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St. Anthony's College excels at International Football Tournament
09/06/2016.  Shillong #N.7846
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Media, Sports, Education Technical, Success Story, Education School, Marginalized, Social Development, Development Office, Bosco Training , Education Dept, Education


SHILLONG: St. Anthony's College Shillong made North East India proud by reaching the finals of the football tournament for Colleges in South and South East Asia, held at Kunming, China.. Read More

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Father Sylvanus Sngi Laid to Rest
03/06/2016.  Shillong #N.7845
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Language and Cultures, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Salesian Society, Obituary


The state of Meghalaya bade farewell to one of its most illustrious sons - Father Sylvanus Sngi Lyngdoh SDB on 30th May 2016. An estimated forty thousand people from all parts of the state and region, cutting across churches, religions and political leanings attended the funeral of Fr. Sngi who passed away on 28 May at Nazareth Hospital in Shillong, Among those present at the funeral were Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, Honourable Member of Parliament Shri Vincent H. Pala, former Chief Minister Dr. DD Lapang, Archibishop Dominic Jala of Shillong, Archbishop John Moolachira of Guwahati, Bishop Victor Lyngdoh of Nongstoin, Bishop Andrew Marak of Tura, Bishop Joseph Aind of Dibrugarh, Bishop Goerge Rajendran of Thucklay. . Read More

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Pre-Novitiate House 'Bosco Home' Inaugurated
31/05/2016.  Shillong #N.7843
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Formation, Evangelization


With the inauguration of 'Bosco Home', the new Pre-novitiate house of the Province of Silchar on 26th May 2016, the little known village of 'Herma' in Tripura's Sepahijala district has found a place on the Salesian map. Bosco Home is the newly built formation house where candidates wishing to enter the Novitiate will spend a year in preparation. For the past nine years, the one-year Pre-Novitiate course was held, on a temporary basis, at Mariamnagar Parish in Agartala. . Read More

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Father Sylvanus Sngi Lyngdoh, SDB passes away
28/05/2016.  Shillong #N.7838
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong  - 1 Comments
News in Salesian Family, Formation, Obituary


Father Sylvanus Sngi Lyngdoh SDB passed away at 5.10 AM, 28 May at Nazareth Hospital, Shillong. He was 95 years of age. The funeral will be on Monday, 30 May. The funeral Mass will begin at the Shillong Cathedral at 1.30 PM followed by the funeral cortege to Laitumkhrah Catholic cemetery, where the departed will be laid to rest.. Read More

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St. Anthony's College pays Tribute to Late Purno A. Sangma
16/03/2016.  Shillong #N.7774
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Formation, Profiles, Social Life, Success Story


St Anthony's College organized an all-faith memorial service to pay tribute to the late Purno Agitok Sangma, former Lok Sabha Speaker and Tura MP on 12th March in the College Auditorium. Mr. Sangma was an alumnus of the college, where he had completed his graduation in political science in the year 1956-58. He passed away on March 4 in New Delhi following a massive heart attack. People who attended the service and paid tribute included students and college alumni, representatives of different religious institutions, church leaders, political leaders and Sangma's family.. Read More

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Casket of Don Bosco permanently placed at Sohra Shrine
07/03/2016.  Shillong #N.7765
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Language and Cultures, Evangelization, Parish / Church, SPCSA, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


The sacred relics of Don Bosco arrived at the shrine of St. John Bosco, Cherrapunjee on March 6, marking the end of a long journey that began from Turin nearly a month ago. The Casket, which contains a life-sized replica of Don Bosco's body, is referred to as a 'relic' because it has concealed within it the actual bones of the right hand of the saint. Banisha Khongsngi joins Larisa Khongsit to testify to another miracle of Don Bosco . Read More

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Salesian Family prays around the Relic of Don Bosco
05/03/2016.  Shillong #N.7763
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Youth, Spirituality, Evangelization, Catechetics, SPCSA, Salesian Society


Salesian family members met together at 5:30 pm at the Don Bosco Technical School Shillong around the relic of Don Bosco their father and founder for a solemn Eucharistic celebration. . Read More

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INAUGURATION OF VENDRAME INSTITUTE OF RURAL TRAINING & ANIMATION (VIRTA)
26/02/2016.  Shillong #N.7754
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Mawpdang:The Inauguration and the Blessing of the Vendrame Institute of Rural Training and Animation on the 15 February in Mawpdang. . Read More

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Silchar Province Blessed with Three New Priests
22/02/2016.  Shillong #N.7750
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Mawlai: The New Priest Day of Silchar Province was hosted by St. Dominic Savio Parish, Mawlai on the 14th February. The Eucharistic entrance procession decked with the three newly ordained priests, 18 con-celebrants and accompanied by a host of altar boys proceeded towards the altar at 10:30 am. Fr. Marius T the Parish Priest welcomed everyone present. Father Acardius Puwei was the main celebrant for the occasion. The presence of 150 new Holy Communicants added poise to the celebration. . Read More

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Silchar Province begins Second Provincial Chapter
17/02/2016.  Shillong #N.7745
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Youth, Chapter, Salesian Family, Rector Major, The Regional, Agencies, SPCSA, Salesian Society


The Second Provincial Chapter of the Salesian Province of Silchar got underway in Shillong on 16th February 2016. 58 Salesians, comprising 33 ex-officio members and 25 elected delegates from all parts of the Province gathered at Pastoral Centre, for the four-day event ending 19th February. Father Jose Anikuzhikkatil is the Moderator of the Chapter.. Read More

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Don Bosco Church to Host 'Year of Mercy' Pilgrimages for the Diocese of Agartala
15/12/2015.  Shillong #N.7668
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Evangelization, Parish / Church, Religion, Salesian Society, Missions


The Central door of Don Bosco church in Nandan Nagar became the 'Holy Door of Mercy' for the diocese of Agartala when Bishop Lumen Monterio CSC, DD, opened it to the faithful in a specially held ceremony on 13 December 2015 in the presence of a large number of priests, religious and parishioners.. Read More

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'Bosco Olympics' at Don Bosco School Silchar
06/12/2015.  Shillong #N.7658
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Media, Agencies, SPCSA, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Education


Don Bosco School, Silchar organized 'Bosco Olympics 2015' at city's Assam Rifles Grounds from 30th November to 4th December 2015. An array of exciting and thrilling events marked the much-awaited event in which students of the school, hailing from 25 states belonging to 30 linguistic groups, participated. Father George Maliekal, the Salesian Provincial graced the inaugural function as the Chief Guest. Lt. Col. Upadhyaya, the Officiating Commandant, 2 MGAR, Silchar and Praveen S.V. the Assistant Commandant, 2 Workshop, Assam Rifles were the Guests of Honour. . Read More

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Don Bosco School Silchar Launches 'Clean Silchar Abhiyan'
08/11/2015.  Shillong #N.7639
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth Groups, Ecology, Success Story, Education


Don Bosco School, Silchar launched the 'Swachh Silchar Abhiyan' on 7th November 2015 at the Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) located in the city.. Read More

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Shillong Student Salesians Meet 2015
21/09/2015.  Shillong #N.7597
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Formation, Education


Student Salesians pursuing different degrees in North-eastern Hill University and its affiliated Colleges in Shillong had their annual meet at Don Bosco Provincial House Mathias Institute, Shillong on 12th and 13th September 2015. Fifteen brothers who belonged to different provinces (INC, IND, ING & INS) but were studying in Shillong attended the meet. The meeting, organised by Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, the Vice Provincial proved to be a much- needed opportunity for the brothers to sit back and reflect on their vocation as Salesians and the importance of their studies, to be more effective in their apostolate, keeping in mind the need of the provinces. . Read More

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Tripura Salesian Family rallies around Youth for the Bicentenary Finale
18/08/2015.  Shillong #N.7580
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Agencies, Volunteering, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Missions, DB-Bicentenary


Curtains came down on the year long celebrations of Don Bosco's birth bicentenary with a region level two-day Youth Meet at Tripura's capital city, Agartala, 15-16 August 2015. Church personnel cutting across congregations joined the 1500-strong youth that gathered at Don Bosco Agartala for the finale of the celebrations.. Read More

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YOUTH FOR CHRIST
21/07/2015.  Shillong #N.7559
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Education Higher , Evangelization, Youth Groups, Parish / Church, Education Technical, Education School, Salesian Society, Education


Three thousand youth took part in the 2015 edition of the Annual Spiritual Retreat of St. Anthony's College, Shillong, 17-19 July 2015. The large retreat hall was packed to capacity with youngsters eager to have an intense experience of the Lord and spend three days in his company.. Read More

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HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG IS OUR PRIME FOCUS
16/07/2015.  Shillong #N.7556
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Youth, Language and Cultures, Formation, Media, Salesian Society, Missions


Salesian Youth Ministry was the main focus during the Junior Priests' Meet of Silchar Province held at Pastoral Centre Shillong from 7th to 10th July, 2015. Father Anthony Christy from Chennai animated the young priests the first two days. . Read More

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'Incredibly Northeast' Finale concludes the Bicentenary Youth Expo
29/04/2015.  Shillong #N.7486
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Language and Cultures, Evangelization, Festivals, Success Story, Lifestyle, Art Forms, Missions, DB-Bicentenary


Sunday was a proof that Shillong is hard to beat in celebrations. Forget the inclement weather, over 20,000 people thronged Mini Stadium in Laitumkhrah area of the Capital city on Sunday, 26 April, eager to be part of the grand finale of the Don Bosco Bicentenary Youth Expo that had the city buzzing for four days on end with an array of exciting offers and activities. . Read More

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Youth Expo elicits High Praise for Don Bosco's System of Education
28/04/2015.  Shillong #N.7484
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Success Story, Vocation, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Missions, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The Don Bosco Bicentenary Youth Expo at Shillong had a host of Government dignitaries and civil society leaders rooting for the Don Bosco system of Education which, in their opinion, gave maximum scope to the youth to build on their innate goodness and talents. . Read More

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Prelate urges Youth to become Agents of Peace and Justice
26/04/2015.  Shillong #N.7480
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Parish / Church, Festivals, Missions, DB-Bicentenary


Archbishop Thomas Menaparampil gave a clarion call to the youth of Northeast India to become agents of peace and justice. He was speaking to the 1800 youth delegates who were part of the Don Bosco Bicentenary Youth Expo of the Silchar province currently underway at Shillong. . Read More

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Don Bosco Bicentenary Youth Expo Gets started in Silchar Province
24/04/2015.  Shillong #N.7476
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Youth Groups, Festivals, Anniversary, Salesian Society, Missions, Education, DB-Bicentenary


'We love Don Bosco!' 'Long live Don Bosco!'- the vibrant voices of nearly 2000 young delegates from various parts of the province gathered at St. Anthony's School grounds rendered an enthusiastic start of four-day long grand finale of the Bicentenary celebrations of Don Bosco's Birth in the province of Silchar. . Read More

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They walked 55 kilometeres to meet Don Bosco
17/04/2015.  Shillong #N.7472
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Parish / Church, Missions, DB-Bicentenary


Did anyone ever walk 55 kms to meet Don Bosco when he was alive? We are not sure. But 80 young boys and five Salesians sure did it, two hundred years after his birth. . Read More

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A new Anthropological study on Khasis Released
21/03/2015.  Shillong #N.7453
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Language and Cultures, Success Story


A new book entitled ''From Maternal Uncle to Father: An Anthropological Study on Changing Patriarchy among the Khasis'' authored by Dr. Barnes Mawrie sdb, was released on 20 March 2015, at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Shillong. Archbishop Dominic Jala was the Chief Guest at the book release which took place in the presence of a large gathering.. Read More

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Tribute to a Great Salesian, Bro. Joseph Pakma
02/02/2015.  Shillong #N.7400
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Profiles, Success Story, Vocation, Lifestyle, Salesian Society, Missions, Obituary


After the Funeral Mass at Savio Juniorate, the mortal remains of Bro. Joseph Pakma who had died on 30 January, were laid to rest at the Salesian cemetery at Laitumkhrah, Shillong on the following day, 31 January 2015. Here follows the Funeral Oration delivered by Fr. George Maliekal, Provincial Silchar Province.. Read More

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Don Bosco Principals Reflect on Quality Education, Administration and Management
26/01/2015.  Shillong #N.7388
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Administration, Education School, ChildEducare, Education Dept, Education


The Salesian Province of Silchar organized a two day workshop on ''School Education - Quality Administration and Management'' for the Principals, Vice Principals and Headmasters of Silchar Province at St. Anthony's College, Shillong, 21-22 January. . Read More

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Silchar Province Gifted with yet another Priest
23/12/2014.  Shillong #N.7359
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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The only Ordination in Silchar Province for the year 2014 took place in Nongpoh Parish on the 21st of December. Deacon Dominic Savio Jyrwa SDB was ordained a priest by His Grace Most Rev.Archbishop Dominic Jala SDB. . Read More

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Don Bosco School, Silchar Mourns
19/12/2014.  Shillong #N.7351
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Formation, Disasters, Education School, Volunteering, Education Dept, Education


Don Bosco School, Silchar organized a silent peace rally on 17 December, to show solidarity and sympathy to the parents of Army Public School, Peshawar, Pakistan who lost their school going innocent children on 16 December due to the cold blooded massacre carried out by terrorists.. Read More

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SHTC Excellence Awards Conferred on Graduation Day
13/11/2014.  Shillong #N.7301
Posted by Barnes Mawrie, Shillong
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Sacred Heart Theological College (SHTC) Excellence Awards were conferred on five students during the 2nd Graduation Day celebrations at SHTC Mawlai, Shillong on 13 November. Thirty deacons and six Sisters graduated from the College this academic year.. Read More

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Yearlong Jubilee Celebration draws to a close at Mawlai Parish
03/11/2014.  Shillong #N.7280
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Festivals, Anniversary, Lifestyle, Missions


The year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Mawlai Parish in the Northeastern city of Shillong was concluded with a solemn Eucharistic celebration presided over by Archbishop Dominic Jala, Salesian Provincial Fr. George Maliekal, and a large number of clergy, religious and laity on 26 October.. Read More

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Salesian develops First Khasi Bible App for android devices
03/11/2014.  Shillong #N.7279
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong  - 1 Comments
News in Youth, Education Higher , Language and Cultures, Media, Evangelization, Success Story, Catechetics, Religion, Lifestyle, Missions


An Indian Salesian priest pursing master's course in Mass Communication at the University of the Philippines in Manila marked his first year overseas by designing and developing the first interactive Khasi Bible application for android users.. Read More

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Silchar Province Felicitates Silver Jubilarians
11/10/2014.  Shillong #N.7251
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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The Salesian Province of Silchar celebrated the Silver Jubilee of Priestly Ordination and Religious Profession of their confreres at an impressive programme held at Sacred Heart Theological College (SHTC), Mawlai, Shillong on 9 October. . Read More

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Community Leaders introspect on Leadership without 'ego'
11/10/2014.  Shillong #N.7249
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Leaders of the communities of the Salesian province of Silchar gathered at Pastoral Centre, Shillong on 7-8 October for their annual meeting. The sessions were effectively guided by Fr George Palamattathil, Director, Siloam Transformational Leadership Resource Center, Umsaw. The meeting also resulted in certain land mark deliberations for the Province.. Read More

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Photography Exhibition and Competition inaugurated
08/10/2014.  Shillong #N.7245
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Salesian Family, Media, Education Technical, Success Story, Lifestyle, Art Forms, Education Dept, Education


A photography exhibition cum competition was inaugurated at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong on Tuesday, 7 October. The three-day exhibition, open to all, was based on the theme 'Shillong'. The objective of the exhibition is to encourage photography enthusiasts, promote good photography and to provide them with an avenue to display their talents. . Read More

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Salesian Cooperators of Shillong-Silchar Province hold Annual Meet
18/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7223
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Parish / Church, DB-Bicentenary


The 37th Annual Meet of the Association of Salesian Cooperators (ASC) of the Shillong-Silchar Province was held at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Pynthorumkhrah and hosted by Bellefonte centre on the 13th and 14th of September 2014. The theme of the Meet was 'Salesian Cooperators accompanying Family and Youth'.. Read More

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A Breather for Practical Trainees of Silchar Province
11/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7211
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Youth, Formation, Youth Groups, Vocation


The Practical Trainees of Silchar province say sharing of experience and mutual support is a great vocation saving factor. The young salesians were evaluating the two-day meeting of the brothers in Practical Training, Silchar Province, held at Provincial House Mathias Institute, Shillong, 5-6 Sept 2014. . Read More

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Don Bosco Bicentenary augments Teacher's Day Celebrations at Pathaliaghat
09/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7209
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Language and Cultures, Education School, Missions, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The Don Bosco Bicentennial celebrations got off to a colourful start at Tripura's premier Salesian Institution - St. Xavier's Higher Secondary School, Pathaliaghat at an impressive function held on Teachers' Day, attended by over 1300 students, teachers and a host of dignitaries. Dr. Parshant Kr. Goyal, IAS, District Magistrate of Sipahijala district in Tripura, and chief guest of the day, hoisted the Don Bosco Bicentenary Flag and declared open the festive year.. Read More

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