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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
News in Education and Culture, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Formation, Success Story, Missions


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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Don Bosco School Agartala commences Evening Classes for Bengali Medium Students
04/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7203
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Education School, Marginalized, Social Ministry, Volunteering, DB Alumni, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Don Bosco School Agartala commenced Free Coaching for Students attending Vernacular schools on 1st Sept 2014. The new activity, launched as yet another Bicentenary initiative will ensure that the imposing portals of Don Bosco School Agartala would remain open to students hailing from economically weak backgrounds. Over 150 Class X students from Bengali medium schools attended the first day of class, scheduled from 4.30 PM to 7 PM, Monday to Friday.. Read More

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Agartala Students Plant Trees to mark Bicentenary Year
04/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7202
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Ecology, Education School, Education, DB-Bicentenary


In an effort to combine the ongoing Bicentennial celebrations of Don Bosco with socially and educationally valuable ventures, Don Bosco School Agartala organized a Tree Planting session by its students on 1st Sept 2014.. Read More

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Indus Valley comes alive at Don Bosco School Silchar!
02/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7200
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Media, Education School, Art Forms, Education


Indus Valley civilization and many other such marvels of the ancient and modern world came alive at Don Bosco School Silchar on 29th and 30th August 2014. The Science and Social Science Exhibition held at the school those days was ample proof of the students' extraordinary ability to combine scientific temper with the spirit of innovation. Shri Somit Srivastava, the Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Silchar Region, who inaugurated the exhibition as the Chief Guest congratulated the efforts of the budding scientists, and engineers of Don Bosco School. . Read More

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Te Deum Laudamus - Mariamnagar moves on, beyond Platinum Milestone
31/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7195
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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Curtains came down on the yearlong Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Mariamnagar Parish in Tripura with a memorable program this morning, considered the most solemn, ever held here in its checkered history of 75 years. Over a thousand people from the 19 parishes of the diocese took part in the day's events which marked the culmination of a yearlong celebration and the conclusion of the Jubilee. . Read More

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations commence at Tripura's Historic Parish
29/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7192
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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A medley of dances and songs transformed the serene campus of Shantir Rani Parish at Mariamnagar on the outskirts of Agartala, Tripura, into an irresistible hotspot on the evening of 28th August, 2014. Over 500 people from the neighborhood and town attended the cultural program, a run-up to the climax of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Parish scheduled for Sunday, 31st August.. Read More

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Silchar spearheads Bicentenary Celebrations in Barak Valley
28/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7189
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Evangelization, Education Technical, Anniversary, Missions, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The premier Don Bosco institution in the Barak Valley - Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Silchar - stepped into DB Bicentenary year in style on 16th August, with a 'homage to Don Bosco' involving over a thousand students of the school.. Read More

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Archbishop pins his Hopes on Altar Boys for Vocations
27/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7184
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong exhorted the altar boys to be 'regular for the Eucharist so that the seed of vocation can grow and mature' in them. The prelate was speaking at the thanksgiving Eucharist celebrated together with all priests and religious that hailed from Mawlai parish on 24th August 2014 at the Parish Church. The event, organized as part of the yearlong celebrations of the ongoing platinum jubilee of the parish, was an occasion to thank God for the 75 years of blessings together with the parishioners and the 16 priests and 53 religious nuns that hailed from its villages.. Read More

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African Missionary Alumnus Addresses the SHTC
27/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7183
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Fr James Pulickal, an Indian missionary working in East Africa for the past 34 years addressed the Staff and the Students of Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai on Monday, 25th August. He shared his experiences as a hostage in the hands of extremists, the demands of a missionary life in Africa, his own spiritual struggle when faced with negative experiences, and a snapshot of Christian presence in South Sudan.. Read More

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'Day of Thanksgiving' at Platinum-turned Mawlai Parish
27/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7181
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Language and Cultures, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Success Story, Religion, Vocation, Salesian Society, Missions


St. Dominic Savio Parish Mawlai, Shillong, brought together all priests and religious from the parish in a unique gathering it organized on 24th August 2014, in connection with the ongoing yearlong celebrations of its Platinum Jubilee. The impressive line up of 15 priests and 53 religious sisters included six Salesian priests. Prominent among them were Archbishop Dominic Jala, the Archbishop of Shillong, Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, the Vice Provincial of the Salesian Province of Silchar and Fr. Patrick Warjri, a veteran missionary to Argentina.. Read More

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Don Bosco's Bicentenary Celebration at Seling , Mizoram
27/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7180
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Anniversary, Missions, DB-Bicentenary


The Don Bosco Bicentenary celebrations in Mizoram commenced with the hoisting of the Bicentenary Flag atop the Seling Church on 16th August 2014. Fr. James Puthenthara, the Parish priest, in a message delivered after the flag hoisting, said the prominence that Mizo society gives to young people, is ''indeed a Salesian trait'' and makes Mizoram a unique destination for the Salesians. As of now, the Salesians have four presences in the state of Mizoram.. Read More

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Don Bosco Sunnyside Inaugurates DB Bicentenary
25/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7179
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Anniversary, Vocation, Lifestyle, DB-Bicentenary


At Don Bosco Sunnyside Upper Shillong, it was a unique combination of Salesian Co-operators and Novices that together inaugurated the Bicentenary year of Don Bosco's Birth. The Salesian Co-operators of 3rd Mile Circle joined the Novices and Staff of Sunnyside on the morning of 16th August 2014, for the Solemn Holy Eucharist and the hoisting of the Bicentenary Flag that followed. . Read More

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Bicentenary Inauguration at Khliehriat Higher Sec School
20/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7174
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Education School, Anniversary, BOSCO, Missions, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The Management, staff and students of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School. Khliehriat, in East Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya joined the Salesian Family the world over in inaugurating the bicentenary year of Don Bosco's birth. On 16th August 2014, the grounds of Khliehriat Higher Secondary school came alive with cheers and songs in praise of Don Bosco, a household name in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya.. Read More

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DB Bicentenary: The West Khasi Hills Line Up!
19/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7170
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Anniversary, DB Alumni, Lifestyle, Salesian Society, Missions, DB-Bicentenary


Torrential downpour could not dampen the enthusiasm of Don Bosco Institutions and Parishes in West Khasi Hills - Nongstoin, Sonapahar, Rangblang and Rambrai - from joining the rest of the Don Bosco world and ushering in the Bicentennial celebrations in an inspiring manner. . Read More

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''Don Bosco Does not Belong to the Salesians alone,'' - Bishop of Agartala
17/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7164
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Festivals, Religion, Anniversary, BOSCO, Lifestyle, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


''Don Bosco does not belong to the Salesians alone, but to the whole Church,'' said Bishop Lumen Monteiro CSC, DD, Bishop of Agartala at the Holy Eucharist, the high point of the celebrations held last evening, 16 August, to mark the inauguration of Don Bosco's Bicentenary year at Don Bosco Parish Agartala.. Read More

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Shillong-Silchar Region Inaugurates Don Bosco's Bicentenary of birth
16/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7162
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Shillong: The Salesian Family of Shillong-Silchar region held the inauguration of the Bicentenary of Don Bosco's birth at Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, 16th August 2014. The programme began with a solemn Eucharistic celebration, at 9.30am, presided by Rev. Fr. George Maliekal SDB, the Provincial of the Salesian Province, Silchar, at the Sacred Heart Shrine, Mawlai. Present were a number of priests and religious from institutions in and around Shillong together with representatives of the Salesian Cooperators and a large group of youth. . Read More

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Inter-Regional Missionary Animation Course Underway in Shillong
10/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7149
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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An inter regional ongoing formation course for Salesian Missionaries working in the South Asian, East Asian and African regions began on August 2, 2014 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Mathias Institute, Shillong, India. It is organised by the Missions department of the Generalate in close collaboration with Vendrame Missiological Insititute, Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong. There are 23 participants in the programme - 19 Salesians, 2 FMAs and 2 Visitation Sisters of Don Bosco. . Read More

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Sacred Heart Theological College Inaugurates Academic Year 2014-15
05/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7141
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The new Academic Year 2014-15 was inaugurated at Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, Shillong on 5 August 2014. Archbishop Dominic Jala presided over the solemn Eucharistic Celebration invoking the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 'Minimalism is a dreadful thing in the study of theology', Archbishop Dominic exhorted during the homily. The Salesian Provincials of New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Dimapur and Silchar and several priests from Shillong concelebrated with him.. Read More

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New missionary animation bulletin for South Asia released
05/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7140
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Fr. Guillermo Basañes, Salesian Regional Councillor for Missions, released a new missionary animation bulletin, ANIMA, on 3 August 2014 at Don Bosco, Shillong in the presence of Archbishops Dominic Jala, Thomas Menamparampil, and several other Salesian Provincial Superiors and others. Anima is a new initiative of the missionary animation team of South Asia, and is the first one of its kind in the South Asian region of the Salesians. . Read More

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Fr. Guillermo Basañes welcomed in Shillong, Confers Ministries
05/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7139
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Fr. Guillermo Basañes, the General Councilor of the Salesians of Don Bosco for Missions is on a visit to the province of Silchar from 2-6 August 2014. On 3 August he was given a warm welcome at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong. Archbishop Dominic Jala, Archbishop (Emeritus) Thomas Menamaparampil, Salesian Provincials of New Delhi, Dimapur and Silchar together with a large number of Salesians and young people accorded a colourful welcome to Fr. Basañes.. Read More

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Homage to Fr. Sebastian Karotemprel
23/07/2014.  Shillong #N.7132
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The mortal remains of Fr. Sebastian Karotemprel was laid to rest at the Laitumkhrah Catholic Cemetery on 23 July after a prayerful funeral Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Shillong. The funeral Mass was presided over by Rt. Rev. Gregory Karotemprel, younger brother of Fr. Sebastian. Hundreds of priests, religious, Sisters and Brothers came from near and far to be present for the requiem Mass. Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong conducted the funeral rites at the cemetery. Fr. George Maliekal, the provincial of Silchar province, paid rich homage to Fr. Karotemprel. The text of his homage is given below.. Read More

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Mortal Remains of Servant of God Fr. Vendrame translocated
05/07/2014.  Shillong #N.7107
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong  - 1 Comments
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Religion, Salesian Society, Missions


The mortal remains of Servant of God Fr. Constantine Vendrame were translated into the recently renovated Shrine of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mawlai (Shillong) on 1st July 2014. . Read More

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Eighteen Deacons Ordained in Shillong
05/07/2014.  Shillong #N.7106
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Formation, Parish / Church, Vocation


18 clerics were ordained deacons at Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai (Shillong) on 1 July 2014.. Read More

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Shrine of Sacred Heart of Jesus Inaugurated and Rededicated in Shillong
14/06/2014.  Shillong #N.7096
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai-Shillong, Meghalaya, India was Inaugurated by Rev. Fr. George Maliekal, Sdb, the Salesian Provincial of Silchar and dedicated during the solemn Eucharistic celebration by Most Rev. Dominic Jala, SDB, DD, the Archbishop of Shillong on 8th June 2014 in the presence of distinguished guests, parish and religious communities in and around Shillong. Rev. Fr. V.M. Thomas, Sdb, the Salesian Provincial of Guwahati also graced the occasion. It was also the day of pilgrimage of the devotees of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to the Shrine from various parishes and religious communities. . Read More

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''Sunnyside'' initiates more than 1430 novices in 58 years
08/06/2014.  Shillong #N.7094
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, The Regional, Vocation, Missions


On 29 May 2014, twenty five novices, belonging to Guwahati (13) and Silchar (12), began their year of novitiate under the direction of the newly-appointed Master of Novices, Fr. Anthony Lendakadavil. With the commencement of this year's batch, more than 1430 novices have gone through the portals of this historical Salesian Novitiate of the North East since 1956. The inaugural function of Novitate 2014-15 was presided over by the Vice-Provincial, Fr. Paul L. Olphindro, who during the Holy Eucharist, celebrated earlier, installed Fr. Lendakadavil as the new Rector and Novice Master. Fr. Lendakadavil replaces Fr. Philip Barjo, who had held that office for the past five years. Fr. Anugrah Kerketta is the new Socius.. Read More

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Martyrs Memorial Unveiled at St. Anthony's College
08/06/2014.  Shillong #N.7093
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Social Life, Success Story, DB Alumni, Lifestyle, Education, Obituary


St. Anthony's College unveiled a Martyrs' Memorial in honour of its two former students who joined the armed forces and the police department and valiantly laid down their lives to defend and protect the country and the state. . Read More

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St. Anthony's introduces Evening Degree Course for Disadvantaged Youth
18/05/2014.  Shillong #N.7072
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Youth at Risk, Success Story, Education School, Marginalized, Social Development


In keeping with the Spirit and Mission of Don Bosco, St. Anthony's College, Shillong will open its doors to the underprivileged youths of the state who desire to continue their education and to graduate from a reputed institution. Its Bachelors of Arts Pass Course (Evening Shift), due to begin from 2014 onwards is geared specifically towards meeting the needs of students who were unable to find admission into good colleges of the town due to their low percentage.. Read More

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Shillong gets ready for Salesian Missionary Course 2014
18/05/2014.  Shillong #N.7064
Posted by Barnes Mawrie, Shillong
News in Salesian Family, Evangelization, The Regional, Missions


Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong will organize from 5th to 24th August the Second Missionary Course for the Salesian Family in Asia in collaboration with the Department of Salesian Missions of the Generalate in Rome. . Read More

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Post Matric Students participate in a Vocation Camp in Shillong
09/05/2014.  Shillong #N.7065
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The province of St. John Paul II, Silchar, held its Post Matric vocation camp at Pastoral centre, Shillong from 26th March to 16th April 2014 under the direction of Fr. Paul Olphindro, the Vice Provincial and Vocation Promoter, and assisted by brothers Anthony Lakra, John Mercolin and David Raju. 18 boys from Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura attended the camp.. Read More

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Pynthorumkhrah Remembers Visit of John Paul II on Canonization Day
08/05/2014.  Shillong #N.7063
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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At Sts. Peter and Paul's Parish Pynthorumkhrah, Shillong, the celebration of the canonization of St.John Paul II began at the exact spot on which the former Pontiff celebrated Holy Mass 28 years ago. . Read More

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3 KM long walk to Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at Pynthor
08/05/2014.  Shillong #N.7062
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul's Parish, Pynthorumkhrah, Shillong, undertook a 3 km pilgrimage from Mawpdang to Ummir as part of their celebrations of the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, 27th April 2014. . Read More

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Course on Family Pastoral Ministry
04/05/2014.  Shillong #N.7057
Posted by Barnes Mawrie, Shillong
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. Shillong - Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai organized a short-term course on ''Family Pastoral Ministry in the North-east Context'' from 2nd to 3rd May. The course was attended by 28 sisters hailing from different congregations. . Read More

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NEW BOOKS ON ST. JOHN PAUL II
27/04/2014.  Shillong #N.7054
Posted by Barnes Mawrie, Shillong
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Shillong - 27.04.14: Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, released two books on Pope John Paul II to mark the occasion of the canonization of the former Pontiff.. Read More

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Tiwa-English Dictionary - Salesian Linguist's Monumental Work Released
31/03/2014.  Shillong #N.7032
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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An 864-page Tiwa-English Dictionary (with English-Tiwa Index), compiled by noted linguist and polyglot Dr. (Fr) U V Jose,SDB was released by Rt Rev Paul Mattekkat DD, Bishop of Diphu, on 29 March 2014 at Umswai in the Karbi Anglong District of Assam. A large number of Tiwas from several villages around Umswai gathered to witness the release of what they called a 'truly monumental contribution to Tiwa culture and language'. Tiwa is spoken by the Tiwa tribe of Assam in Northeast India. The function also showcased many Tiwa cultural dances and songs.. Read More

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Silchar Province Commissions Adopt Annual SMART Targets
19/02/2014.  Shillong #N.6963
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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At the first 'All Commissions Meet' of the Salesian Province of Silchar, held at Siloam on 14th February 2014, the Commissions adopted SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) annual targets in a bid to increase their effectiveness.. Read More

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Bivan Mukhim Ordained Priest Forever
17/02/2014.  Shillong #N.6960
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong ordained Deacon Bivan Rodrigues Mukhim of the Salesian province of Guwahati a priest of God on 16th February 2014 at St. Dominic Savio Church, Mawlai, Shillong at a Eucharistic celebration concelebrated by 85 priests and attended by thousands of faithful.. Read More

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Three Week long Vocation Camp held at Savio Juniorate Mawlai
28/01/2014.  Shillong #N.6920
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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The Annual Vocation Camp for those who aspire to join the Salesian way of life past Class VIII was held at Savio Juniorate, Mawlai, 27th December 2013 to 18th January 2014. A group of 63 robust and enthusiastic boys attended the three-week camp. Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, the Vocation Promoter, along with five clerics - Leeborki, Maitphang, Daniel Dabitlang, Silvanus and Sawlus - navigated the camp to fruition. . Read More

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New Priests' Day Celebrated at Nongpoh
28/01/2014.  Shillong #N.6919
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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New Priests' Day Celebrations of Silchar Province was held at Nongpoh Parish on 18th January 2014. It was a memorable event for the faithful of the Parish as this was the first time the New Priests Day celebrations were held in the Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya. . Read More

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Salesians urged to 'Be Holy' at the Brothers' Congress
04/01/2014.  Shillong #N.6890
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Fr. George Maliekal, the Provincial of the Salesian province of Silchar gave a clarion call to fellow salesians to make holiness a program of life. He was speaking at the concluding Eucharist of the 7th South Asia Congress of the Salesian Brothers at Don Bosco Institute,(DBI) Guwahati, Northeast India. In his homily, Fr. Maliekal reiterated the theme of the five-day Congress, 'Salesians, Be Holy' and called holiness 'the base' on which a Salesian must build up other qualities and strengths. . Read More

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Khasi Priest Scholar secures a second Doctorate
20/12/2013.  Shillong #N.6876
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong  - 2 Comments
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Dr. (Fr) Barnes Mawrie of Silchar Province has raised the bar of excellence and enhanced his academic credentials by successfully completing yet another PhD. The versatile Salesian from the suburbs of Shillong who got his first doctorate in Catechetics and Youth Pastoral from UPS Rome, turned his focus to Anthropology and to North Eastern Hill University for his second PhD.. Read More

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First Graduation Day at SHTC
27/11/2013.  Shillong #N.6843
Posted by Barnes Mawrie, Shillong
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27th November 2013 will go down in the annals of Sacred Heart Theological College. On this auspicious day the College witnessed the first ever Graduation Day being held. Rev. Fr. George Maliekal, Provincial of INS and also the chairman of the Governing Board of SHTC, was the chief guest at the function which began at 9.30 am and lasted for an hour.. Read More

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Mawlai Parish Commences Yearlong Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
05/11/2013.  Shillong #N.6780
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Shillong: It was a moment of great joy for the faithful of Mawlai Parish, Shillong when on 27th October, the Parish commenced its yearlong celebration to thank God for the 75 years of its existence. The Jubilee Year was declared open by his Grace Arch. Dominic Jala SDB, the Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese by hoisting the Jubilee Flag at 10 am. The Guest of Honour and Health Minister, AL Hek unveiled the jubilee plaque soon after the unfurling of the Jubilee flag. . Read More

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35th Annual Meet of Salesian Cooperators Held at Cherrapunjee
07/10/2013.  Shillong #N.6732
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The 35th Annual Meet of the Salesian Cooperators of Shillong Province was held on October 5 and 6, 2013 at Don Bosco Shrine Sohra (Cherrapunjee) with its theme: ''Have the courage of your faith and convictions''. The inaugural function began with a short prayer moment invoking God's presence and blessings. Fr. Gervasis Kozhuppathadam SDB, Parish Priest, the host of the gathering welcomed everyone present and hoisted the Association's Flag. Different representatives were called upon for the lighting of the lamp, sign and symbol of God's guiding light. More than 200 Salesian Co-operators took part in the meet.. Read More

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Platinum Jubilee Seminar at Sacred Heart College, Shillong
22/09/2013.  Shillong #N.6702
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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As Catholics all over the world celebrate and thank God for the gift of Faith, Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, Shillong organised a Seminar entitled: 'Creating and Sustaining Conditions for Proclaiming and Living the Faith'. The seminar was held from 19th to 21st of September, 2013. The seminar was part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the College. There were 215 participants.. Read More

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International Conference in Computer Science held at St. Anthony's College
21/09/2013.  Shillong #N.6698
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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A Two-day International Conference on Emerging Trends and Applications in Computer Science (ICETACS-2013)was held at Siloam, Barapani, the extension centre of St. Anthony's College, Shillong. The IEEE-sponsored Conference began with two back-to-back Tutorial Sessions on 12 September at the College Auditorium for the participants and the students of the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Mumbai gave two presentations on Sentiment Analysis.. Read More

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Inauguration of Fr. Joseph Arokiasamy Memorial Block for Fishery Science
17/09/2013.  Shillong #N.6688
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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On the 9th September 2013, St. Anthony's College, Shillong crossed another milestone with the inauguration of Fr. Joseph Arokiasamy Memorial Block for the Department of Fishery Science by Shri W. M. S Pariat, Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya. The block was also blessed by Rev. Fr. Joseph Nellanat Sdb, the Former Vice-Principal who was in service for twenty one years in the college. The College till date continues to uphold the record as the first and only College in the State with a Department in Fishery Science. . Read More

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Sacred Heart Theological College gears up for Platinum Jubilee celebrations
14/09/2013.  Shillong #N.6681
Posted by Barnes Mawrie, Shillong
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Shillong: Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, which had its inception in 1938 is set to celebrate the 75th year of its foundation. Theological formation was actually started in 1928 in the old Our Lady's House in Laitumkhrah which was lost in a conflagration on 6th April, 1936. . Read More

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Provincial House of Salesian Silchar Province Transferred to Shillong
31/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6663
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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In response to the request made by the Provincial and the Council, the Rector Major of the Salesians has authorized the transfer of the Provincial House of the Salesian Province of Silchar from Silchar to Shillong.. Read More

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Pyndengrei Parish Hosts Meeting of Practical Trainees of Silchar
28/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6657
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The practical training brothers' meeting of Silchar Province was held in Nongstoin at Pyndengrei Parish on the 24th and 25th August 2013. Twelve brothers, including Cl. Kenny Nongrum, doing practical training in Italy, participated in the meeting. Fr Paul Lyngkot, the Vice Provincial, animated the meeting. The thrust of the meeting was on growing formation in one's vocation. . Read More

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''Don Bosco's Way'' Animation in Silchar Province
28/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6656
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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In view of the bicentenary celebration of the birth of Don Bosco in 2015, the Province of Silchar organized a series of seminars lasting a full week in the various zones of the province, all based on the educational system of Don Bosco entitled ''Don Bosco's Way''. Fr Peter Gonsalves SDB from UPS was the resource person. A good number of Salesians, members of the Salesian family and teachers working in schools run by the Salesian Family participated in the Seminars. . Read More

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Up-gradation of School and Grand Science Exhibition at Don Bosco Silchar
25/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6649
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Don Bosco School, Silchar made it to the mammoth task of launching its two day annual Science & Social Science Exhibition on Friday, 23rd August 2013 alongside the official inauguration of the Senior Secondary Section under CBSE. . Read More

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Becoming Models of Faith in the Modern World - Year of Faith Celebration in Shillong
20/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6639
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Archdiocese of Shillong in collaboration with the CRI Shillong unit celebrated the Year of Faith on August 17 at Don Bosco Technical School. The theme of the celebration was ''Models of Faith in the Modern World''. 200 religious men, women and clergy from the Archdiocese of Shillong participated in the event.. Read More

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Don Bosco Youth Group Meet 2013 at Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills
14/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6623
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Salesian parish of Pyndengrei, Nongstoin, under the patronage of St. Peter the Apostle, organized a two day seminar for the Don Bosco Youth Group of the four Salesian parishes in Nongstoin diocese from 10th to 11th of August 2013. It dealt with three themes: 1. Youth and the Faith, 2. Youth and the Church and 3. Don Bosco Youth Group and Today's Society. . Read More

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Christ the Light Chapel - Siloam : Blessed and Dedicated on 11th August, 2013
13/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6622
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The new chapel / Prayer Center at Siloam (Transformational Leadership Resource Center), Umiam was blessed by Most Rev. Dominic Jala, Archbishop of Shillong on Sunday 11th August, 2013. The chapel was dedicated to Christ the Light during the Holy Eucharist. About 45 priests concelebrated at the Eucharistic Celebration among whom were also the Salesian Provincials of India and Sri Lanka as well as members of various religious communities from Shillong and nearby areas. . Read More

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SPCSA Economers Meet at Siloam, Shillong
12/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6619
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Economers of the 11 provinces of Salesian India gathered at Siloam in Silchar Province for two day meeting on 9th and 10th of August, 2013. The economers gathered on 9th with Fr. Piotr Gozdalski to discuss and learn about such topics as Financial Reporting requirements at the Provincial level, the code of Ethics for management and administration. It has been a learning experience to understand the expected standards and processes of reporting and learning from the generation of such information at the Province and National levels. The discussions also dealt with the possibilities of cooperation between the provinces and the Generalate as well as the Foundations in the Salesian world. There was also information shared on ideas of achieving self-sufficiency as understood by the Constitutions as well as better understanding of the activities/projects for which there is needed specific permission from the Rector Major and the processes involved in the same. . Read More

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Salesian Provincial Conference meet at Siloam, Shillong
12/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6618
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Province of Silchar was privileged to host SPCSA Council meeting on 10th and 11th of August 2013. The Council consists of Rev. Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga, the Regional Councillor and President, Rev. Fr. Noel Maddhichetty, the Secretary and the Provincials of India and the Superior of the Vice Province of Sri Lanka. The meeting was held at Siloam, where a new chapel dedicated to Christ the Light was inaugurated on the occasion. . Read More

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INDIE-8 Film Fest in Shillong
12/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6615
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Capturing the very essence and magic of film-making in the Northeast of India, indie8 a film festival, the first of its kind in Shillong, took the city by storm on the 1st of August, 2013. An event organised by the Mass Media Department of St. Anthony;s College, Shillong in association with the Department of Arts and Culture, Government of Meghalaya and Directorate of Information and Public Relations, it created a common platform for filmmakers from the eight states of the northeast to gather and exchange their experience, ideas and knowledge of film making with the ever enthusiastic lovers of the art. . Read More

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South Asia Salesian Secretaries Meet in Shillong
05/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6610
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Secretaries of the Salesian Provinces of S Asia came together for their annual meeting at Pastoral Centre, Shillong on the 4th and 5th of August 2013. Fr. Noel Maddichetty SDB, the Secretary of SPCSA coordinated the programme.. Read More

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South Asian Missionary Course for Salesian Family Commences in Shillong
04/08/2013.  Shillong #N.6603
Posted by Barnes Mawrie, Shillong
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The First Missionary Course for the SDBs and members of the Salesian Family of South Asia, got to a simple but impressive start on 3rd August evening at Mathias Institute, Shillong. . Read More

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Vice Principals & Asst. Parish Priests Of Silchar Meet at Siloam
28/07/2013.  Shillong #N.6584
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The transformation of a Society today, demands for a meaningful engagement of the teachers in the Teaching-Learning Processes. As trend setters and leaders in today's world, the Vice-Principals of the newly formed Silchar Province (INS) met at Siloam, Ri-Bhoi District, for a two days' intensive programme (25th - 26th July, 2013), organized by Br Albert Longley Dkhar, Principal of St. Anthony's College Shillong, Fr. Kenny Pakma, the Delegate for Education and Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, the Vice-Provincial (INS).. Read More

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Silchar and Guwahati Provinces Organize Junior Priests' Meet Jointly
28/07/2013.  Shillong #N.6583
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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''An unexamined life is not worth living'' is an adage of Socrates. The 35 junior priests of both Guwahati (ING) and Silchar (INS) Salesian provinces gathered together at Siloam for their annual junior priests meet. The meeting lasted three days beginning on 21st till 23rd July 2013. Fr. Edison Fernandes of INB Province animated the programme with zest and great concern for the holistic well being of the young priests. This, he effected by blending psychological and spiritual elements and he stressed on the 'know how' of oneself.. Read More

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'Initiation Into the Novitiate Formation' at DB Sunnyside, Shillong
01/06/2013.  Shillong #N.6481
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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''Wonderful are the works of the Lord'' acclaims the Psalmist, and similar are the sentiments of the Novitiate Community at Sunnyside in unison with the Provinces of Silchar [INS] and Guwahati [ING] as 30 Pre-Novices - 13 for the Province of Silchar and 17 for the Province of Guwahati - have been admitted canonically for an year of Novitiate on 29th May, 2013. . Read More

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Nine Clerics Commit Themselves To Live Forever With Don Bosco
26/05/2013.  Shillong #N.6470
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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On the day when most of the Salesian priests and brothers in India made their commitment as professed members of the Salesians of Don Bosco, nine young Salesians committed themselves forever to be the 'signs and bearers of God's love for the young.' The perpetual profession of the 9 Brothers took place at the Divine Saviour Parish, Nongthymmai on the evening of the 24th May: 7 for Silchar, 1 for Guwahati and 1 for Hyderabad provinces. . Read More

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24 New Salesians for Silchar and Guwahati Provinces
25/05/2013.  Shillong #N.6468
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Together with the entire Salesian Congregation spread across the globe, the Salesian Provinces of Silchar [INS] and Guwahati [ING] have every reason for jubilation as 27 new members have joined their fold through their 'First Religious Profession' on 24th May 2013. 14 of them belong to the Province of Silchar and 13 to the Province of Guwahati. . Read More

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Silchar Province Celebrates Jubilee of Confreres
11/05/2013.  Shillong #N.6449
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Salesian Province of Silchar felicitated the confreres who celebrate the Jubilee this year, on 10th May 2013 at Don Bosco Technical School Shillong. The Jubilee celebrants of this year are Fr. Gervasis Kozhuppathadam celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of religious profession and Golden Jubilee of ordination, and Frs. Sebastian Palatty, Mathew Payappilly and Augustine Koottala celebrating the Silver Jubilee year of their priestly ordination.. Read More

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INS Chapter Concludes Amidst High Hopes
11/05/2013.  Shillong #N.6448
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The First Chapter of the Salesian Province of Silchar concluded at Pastoral Centre, Shillong, on 10th afternoon. The historic five-day event came to a close when Fr. LB Antony, the Moderator handed over the Chapter documents to the President of the Chapter, the Provincial, before declaring the Chapter closed.. Read More

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Tripura High on Agenda in Silchar First Provincial Chapter
11/05/2013.  Shillong #N.6447
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The First Chapter of the New Salesian Province of Silchar has given special focus to Salesian ministry in Tripura. Tripura is the region in the province that has the largest population, but smallest percentage of Christians.. Read More

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Veteran Missionaries address Chapter Members
10/05/2013.  Shillong #N.6445
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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Fr. Sylvanus Sngi, senior missionary and scholar of Northeast India, and Archbishop emeritus Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati urged fellow Salesians of Silchar province to be mystics, prophets and servants of the young in a radical manner. They were addressing the Chapter members during the Eucharistic celebrations on the second and third day of the Chapter respectively.. Read More

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Fr. K.V. George Memorial Inter-school Football Tournament 2013 Held
08/05/2013.  Shillong #N.6443
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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A football tournament was organized by St. Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong, in memory of (late) Rev. Fr. K.V. George SDB, former principal of the School and a pioneer in promoting sports in the state. It may be noted that it is in the tenure of Fr. George as Headmaster that the school bagged the prestigious Subrato Cup football trophy at National level.. Read More

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'New Beginnings'! First Chapter Of Silchar Province Gets Underway
07/05/2013.  Shillong #N.6440
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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The first Chapter of the barely one-year old Salesian Province of Silchar got underway amidst an overwhelming sense of 'new beginnings' at Pastoral Centre, Shillong on 6th May 2013. . Read More

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Missionary Course for Asia
05/05/2013.  Shillong #N.6434
Posted by Barnes Mawrie, Shillong
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This year 2013, the usual Missionary Course for the English speaking provinces of Asia and Oceania will be held for the first time in India. The department of Missiology, Pisana which is responsible for the organization of such courses, has chosen Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong as the venue for this course. . Read More

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Salesian Vocation Camp 2013 at Shillong
02/05/2013.  Shillong #N.6429
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Salesian Vocation Camp for the Post- Matric and XII boys was held at Savio Juniorate from 9th to 30th April, 2013. There were eighteen boys from different parts of Meghalaya and one each from Jharkhand and Orissa. The camp was conducted under the supervision of the Vice provincial Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot and three brothers, Anthony Lakra, Shemphang Siangshai and Dibacor Sangma.. Read More

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Destructive Cyclone Hits Salesian Works in West Khasi Hills
20/04/2013.  Shillong #N.6411
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Salesian Family, Disasters, Parish / Church, Social Life, Social Development, Development Office


On Wednesday, 10th April 2013 a destructive cyclone hit parts of West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. The most affected villages are Umdang, Porlah, Seinduli, Banglapluh and Nongjri. The parishes of Umdang, Rangblang and Sonapahar suffered much. Efforts are underway to bring relief to the suffering people of the affected area.. Read More

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Sports Meet at St. Anthony's Hr Sec School, Shillong
20/04/2013.  Shillong #N.6410
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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St. Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong held its 84th Annual Athletic Sports Meet cum Inter-School Invitational Events at Don Bosco Mini Stadium at Shillong. The Chief Guest Mr. Zenith M. Sangma, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Meghalaya, hoisted the school flag and received the salute from 42 marching contingents of various schools from different parts of Shillong and the four houses of the School. Mr. W.S. Challam, the District School Education Officer, was the Guest of Honour for the Inaugural function.. Read More

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Fr. John Larrea Laid to Rest
19/04/2013.  Shillong #N.6408
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Province of Silchar bade a tearful adieu to Fr. John Larrea on the 18th of April 2013. The funeral Mass was celebrated at the Mary Help of Christian's Cathedral, Shillong. Most Rev. Dominic Jala, the Archbishop of Shillong presided over the Eucharist, concelebrated by Most Rev. Thomas Menamparampil SDB, Archbishop emeritus of Guwahati, Rt. Rev. Victor Lyngdoh Bishop of Nongstoin, Fr. Hilarius Lamare the Administrator of the diocese of Jowai, Fr. Arthur Marak the Vicar General of Tura, Priests representing the Dioceses of Imphal, Kohima and Dibrugarh along with other 80 priests.. Read More

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Fr. John Larrea SDB passes away at Shillong
17/04/2013.  Shillong #N.6404
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
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Fr. John Larrea SDB of the province of Silchar passed away at 3.20 am on 17th April 2013. He was 92. He was ailing for sometime due to old age and was admitted to Nazareth Hospital, Shillong a few days back. The Salesian Congregation deeply mourns the passing away of Rev. Fr. John Larrea SDB, aged 92, at the early hours of 17 April, 2013. His mortal remains are kept at the Don Bosco Technical School Chapel. There will be a concelebrated requiem mass at the grotto chapel at 6 pm on 17th and the funeral mass will take place at 2 pm on 18th April at the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Laitumkhrah, Shillong.. Read More

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North East India Bishops reiterate Pope Francis' Stand on Poor
05/04/2013.  Shillong #N.6378
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Agartala: Echoing the predilection for the poor that Pope Francis famously made known at the beginning of his pontificate, the leadership of the Catholic Church in North East India has said there is an essential 'link between our faith and the poor'. ''Our educational services and social outreach programs,'' said Archbishop Dominic Jala, ''are expressions of the Church's belief that there exists an undeniable link between our faith and the poor.'' He called it a 'link' the Church in North East would ''vigorously pursue.'' Archbishop Jala of Shillong was speaking at the meeting of the North East Regional Bishops Council, held at Bishop's House Agartala, 2nd - 4th April 2013, of which Archbishop Jala is the chairman. . Read More

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Priesthood is a Gift of God: Archbishop Jala
27/03/2013.  Shillong #N.6371
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Hundreds of Catholics in the city celebrated the Mass of Chrism at the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral Church at Laitumkhrah on Tuesday evening. The mass was offered by Shillong's Archbishop Dominic Jala SDB, in the presence of almost 170 priests of the archdiocese.. Read More

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Ri-Bhoi Catholic Church celebrates 100 years of its existence with a Priestly ordination
17/03/2013.  Shillong #N.6354
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Amidst the thrill and excitement of a new Pope in the Catholic Church, the Catholic community of Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya had two other reasons to celebrate as well. The centenary of the coming of the faith in Ri-Bhoi and the ordination to priesthood of Fr. Gabriel Jalong SDB. The double celebration of the centenary and the priestly ordination was held at the Assumption Parish, Nongpoh on 17th March 2013.. Read More

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Course in Silchar Province On Psychosexual Integration And Celibate Maturity
17/03/2013.  Shillong #N.6353
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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A Course of Psychosexual Integration and Celibate Maturity was organized at Siloam from 10th to 15th March 2013 for the Salesian Formators by Rev. Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, Sdb, the Vice Provincial of Silchar. The recently published book on ''Psycho-Sexual Integration and Celibate Maturity - a hand book for Religious and Priestly Formation'' by Salesian Psychological Association and South Asia Formation Commission of the Salesians formed the basic reference book. . Read More

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Delegates For Salesian Groups And Movments Meet In Hyderabad
08/03/2013.  Shillong #N.6338
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Delegates for Groups and Movements of the Salesian Provinces of India met in Hynderabad from the 4th to the 6th of March. The main agenda of the meeting was preparing 'The Handbook and Manual for Salesian Groups and Movements'. . Read More

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Regional Salesian Youth Convention Held at Cherrapunjee
20/02/2013.  Shillong #N.6311
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
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The regional Salesian youth convention was held at the shrine of St. John Bosco at Cherrapunjee from 15th to the 17th February 2013. More than 800 young people from all over North East participated in this mega event organized by the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) department of Silchar province. TOGETHER TOWARDS A BETTER WORLD was the well chosen theme of the youth gathering.. Read More

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St. Anthony's School, Shillong Gears Up to ''Make it Happen'' in 2013
17/02/2013.  Shillong #N.6299
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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St. Anthony's Higher Secondary School inaugurated its new scholastic year on 14th February 2013. The Inaugural programme began at 10.00 am with the ushering in of the Chief Guest Rev. Fr. George Maliekal SDB, the Salesian Provincial of Silchar Province and other invited guests and dignitaries from different schools and colleges. . Read More

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Province of Silchar Celebrates its new Priests
10/02/2013.  Shillong #N.6287
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On 10th February 2013 the Salesian Province of Silchar felicitated its new priests at Holy Family Church, Khliehriat (Meghalaya). It was an occasion for the entire province to thank God for the gift of its new priests: Fr. Paul Dayo Passah, Fr. Felix Demetrick Dkhar, Fr. Lurshai Anthony Wahlang, Fr. Linus Kharbani, Fr. Lucas Murmu, Fr. Juel Ekka, Fr. James Doungel and Deacon Gabriel Jalong to be ordained on 17th March 2013. . Read More

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Salesian family of Shillong Honours St. John Bosco
31/01/2013.  Shillong #N.6259
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The salesian family of Shillong honoured St. john Bosco in a fitting manner by a well organized spiritual celebration at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong on 31 January 2013. Members from the Salesian Family participated in the celebration along with other religious and diocesan members of Shillong. The main thrust of the gathering was the explanation of the Strenna 2013. Fr. Philip Barjo SDB, the Novice Master, explained the nuances of the strenna with the help of audio visual programmes. . Read More

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Deacon James Doungel Ordained at Haflong
21/01/2013.  Shillong #N.6245
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Salesian province of Silchar rejoices at the priestly ordination of Dn. James Doungel at St. Francis Xavier Church, Haflong, Assam. Dn. James was ordained by the Archbishop of Guwahati, His Grace John Moolachira on 20th January 2013 in the presence of Fr. John Timung, Diocesan Administrator of Diphu, and Fr. George Maliekal, the Salesian provincial of Silchar.. Read More

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Vestition at Don Bosco SunnySide, Shillong
01/01/2013.  Shillong #N.6223
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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''My soul glorifies the Lord; My spirit rejoices in the Lord my Savior.'' 1st of January 2013 has been a remarkable day for the province of Silchar, as 28 novices were vested in cassock and 2 novices received the crucifix as Salesian Brothers. The solemnity of the day began with a well organized morning prayer and Holy Eucharist. The Holy Eucharist was presided by Rev. Fr. George Maliekal the provincial of Silchar and was con-celebrated by the Novitiate community of Sunnyside.. Read More

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13 Media Practitioners honoured to inspire the young
16/11/2012.  Shillong #N.6165
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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SHILLONG, (C.M. Paul) - Member of the Salesian General Council from Don Bosco Headquarters in Rome yesterday honored 13 veteran practitioners of various media at Shillong, capital of Meghalaya state and the hub of Catholicism in northeastern India. A large number of missioners working in the region attended the first ''Media at the Service of the Gospel'' (MaSoG) held at Sacred Heart College Shillong, where Salesian communications chief Fr. Filberto Gonzalez, on behalf of Rector Major, and handed over citation and the medal of Don Bosco to 13 awardees.. Read More

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Don Bosco Releases socio-cultural tribal magazine
15/11/2012.  Shillong #N.6164
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Agartala: The Don Bosco Group's Social Communication chief from Rome released a monthly socio-cultural magazine to promote a tribal language in northeastern state of Tripura. General Councilor for Social Communications of Don Bosco Society, Rome, Filberto Gonzalez also felicitated Sampari Pictures - the only Don Bosco film production company registered under Eastern India Motion Picture Association- yesterday.. Read More

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Kokborok Magazine to mark 15 years of Salesian film company
14/11/2012.  Shillong #N.6160
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Agartala, November 14 2012: The Salesians of Don Bosco will launch today (14 Nov) a monthly magazine in the Kokborok language of Tripura and hold a function to mark 15 years of film making in the northeastern Indian state.

 General Councilor for Social Communications of Don Bosco Society, Rome, Prof.

 Filberto Gonzalez, will release the magazine at Don Bosco Peace Centre, Agartala, the state capital.

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Jubilarians of Silchar Province felicitated in Shillong
26/10/2012.  Shillong #N.6101
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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25th October was a festive day for the Salesians of Silchar Province as they gathered around their jubilarians to felicitate them on reaching significant milestones in their lives. The felicitation programme was held at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong, with a Holy Mass followed by cultural programs. . Read More

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New Gallery Opens At Don Bosco Museum, Shillong
12/10/2012.  Shillong #N.6081
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) has added another feather to its cap on 12th October 2012 with the inauguration and opening of a new gallery in the museum building. The new gallery 'Our Neighbours' showcases the five neighbouring countries of the North East (China, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh).. Read More

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Savio Juniorate : Thanksgiving for 50 Years of Its Foundation
11/10/2012.  Shillong #N.6078
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Apostolic school of the province of Silchar, Savio Juniorate, Mawlai, Shillong, celebrated its Golden Jubilee of Foundation on October 11, 2012. From 1962 to 2012. From a small house with 72 boys to an institution that caters to thousands of young boys from all over India. By any account, it has been clearly a remarkable and eventful journey for Savio Juniorate. Thousands of Past Pupils, Salesians, Religious and local clergy gathered for the occasion.. Read More

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St. Anthony's Bags the Third Prize in the National Science Seminar 2012
11/10/2012.  Shillong #N.6072
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
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Master Konsam Joshua Lyngdoh of St. Anthony's Higher Secondary School, who represented the state of Meghalaya, bagged the Third Prize in the recently concluded National Science Seminar 2012 at Birla Industrial and Technological Museum, Kolkata.. Read More

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''Say NO! to Tobacco'' CAMPAIGN at St. Anthony's School, Shillong
05/10/2012.  Shillong #N.6058
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
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St. Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong, together with the Rotary Club of Orchid City, organized a seminar on ''Say No to Tobacco'' on 3rd October, 2012 in the school conference hall. Dr. Varghese, the principal of St. Xavier's School, Nongthymmai, and the President of Rotary Club, was the Chief Guest for the Seminar. The students of class XII Arts and Commerce attended the seminar. . Read More

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LTSers commit themselves to 'Save the World'
01/10/2012.  Shillong #N.6052
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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'Save the world' was the cry heard among the members of the Leadership Training Services (LTS) Shillong region, during the Annual Sangam held on 30th September at St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, Shillong. Around 500 members from different schools in and around Shillong joined hands together in their commitment 'For God and Country.'. Read More

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St. Anthony's School Shillong Bags Inter-school Cyber Quiz Trophy
20/09/2012.  Shillong #N.6038
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
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St. Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong, lifted the Champion's Trophy of the Inter-school Cyber Quiz Competition 2012, organized by the department of Computer Science of St. Anthony's College on 12th September 2012 in the college campus. Six schools from Shillong took part in the competition. The topic of the quiz was computer and computer related applications. . Read More

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Mgr. George Rajendran SDB Ordained Bishop of Thuckalay
17/09/2012.  Shillong #N.6034
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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16 September 2012 marked a new chapter in the history of the Church in India and especially for the Syro Malabar Church, when Mgr. George Rajendran, a Salesian of Don Bosco belonging to the Province of Silchar, was ordained bishop of the Syro Malabar Diocese of Thuckalay, in Kanykumari district of Tamilnadu. The Episcopal ordination took place in a glittering ceremony at Sacred Heart Forane Church, Padanthalummoodu,near Thuckalay. In the presence of thousands of faithful gathered from the diocese and from other dioceses of Tamilnadu and Kerala, His Beatitude Cardinal George Alanchery, Major Archbishop of Syro Malabar Church consecrated and installed the new bishop. . Read More

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Non-Khasi Youth Get-together At Sacred Heart Theological College
16/09/2012.  Shillong #N.6033
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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After the success of the Khasi Youth Fest held on the 9th of September 2012 organised by the Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, the college organised yet another grand youth fest for all the Non-Khasi youth of the North East on the 16th September 2012. This year's Youth Fest was organised as part of the preparation for the Platinum Jubilee of the college. The theme for the programme was 'Journeying with Christ; sharing our faith.'. Read More

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Annual Youth Fest at Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai
11/09/2012.  Shillong #N.6025
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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As part of the preparation for the platinum Jubilee of Sacred Theological College, Mawlai (Shillong), the college organized a Youth Fest for the Khasi speaking youth of Shillong on 9 September. The theme for the program was 'Journeying with Christ; sharing our Faith'.. Read More

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The Salesian Province of Silchar Bids Farewell to Msg. Rajendran
03/09/2012.  Shillong #N.6007
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Salesian Family of Shillong organized a solemn get together on September 2, 2012 to congratulate and felicitate the Bishop elect of Thuckalay, Msg. George Rajendran Kuttinadar, for his service to the Salesian congregation and to the North East in particular. The programme was held at St. Anthony's Higher Secondary School in the presence of the archbishop of Shillong, Most Rev. Dominic Jala SDB, confreres from the different Salesian Communities of Shillong, members of the Salesian Family,including Cooperators and alumni, and students from the different schools of Shillong. . Read More

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Platinum Jubilee Seminar in Shillong calls for Deepening of Faith and Social Involvement
27/08/2012.  Shillong #N.5992
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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As part of the Platinum Jubilee Year of Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, the college organised a one day seminar on the 25th August 2012 on the theme: ''Deepening the Faith and Involvement in the Society.'' The seminar was to help Church leaders to involve themselves in the activities of the Church.. Read More

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Fr. George Rajendran SDB new bishop of Thuckalay
24/08/2012.  Shillong #N.5989
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Rev. Fr. KUTTINADAR George Rajendran SDB, of Silchar Province, has been nominated Bishop of the Syro Malabar Diocese of Thuckalay in Kanyakumari Dt of Tamilnadu. He succeeds His Excellency Mar George Alencherry, the Major Archbishop of Syro Malabar Church, who was the bishop of Thuckalay.. Read More

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Missionary Don Giuseppe MARCHESI, dies aged 97
22/08/2012.  Shillong #N.5985
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ARESE, Milan, (C.M. Paul) - Fr. Joseph Marchesi, veteran missionary in India, and hero at Savio Juniorate Mawlai, the aspirantate of then Assam province died on 20 August 2012 at Arese (Milan), at the age of 97.. Read More

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Salesians' Spiritual Retreat at Siloam- A Faith Journey
11/08/2012.  Shillong #N.5965
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, a group of 40 Salesians belonging to Silchar and Guwahati Provinces, entered into a 5 full day Spiritual retreat held in Siloam, situated about 20 Kms north of Shillong. It is a place where one can be united with Nature and the Divine. The retreat was held from 6th August to 11th August 2012, and was centered on the theme ''IN THE HEART OF THE FATHER FOR THE YOUNG''. The animator of the retreat was Fr. Giovanni Mazzali, the Provincial of Sicily. . Read More

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Inauguration of the New Academic Year at SHTC
09/08/2012.  Shillong #N.5963
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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The Academic Session of the Platinum Jubilee Year (2012 - 2013) of Sacred Heart Theological College was solemnly inaugurated on 6th August, 2012 at the new conference hall of the college. The chief guest of the day, Archbishop Dominic Jala expressed his hope that SHTC would continue to be a pathfinder and scale great heights in exploring new horizons in the growth of the Church in North East India. He exhorted the students to contribute to the mission of Jesus by preparing themselves well by pursuing theological studies. He wished that as the college crosses another milestone, many more priests and religious who pass through this formation centre will be effective leaders of the people of God.. Read More

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''Talent Fest 2012'' at St. Anthony's Shillong
07/08/2012.  Shillong #N.5960
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
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A week long programme of fun and entertainment has been arranged for the students of classes VI to X from 6th to 14th August 2012 at St. Anthony's Higher Secondary School. It is aimed at providing a platform for students to showcase their budding talents.. Read More

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Ministries of Lector and Acolyte conferred at SHTC, Shillong
07/08/2012.  Shillong #N.5959
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
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A STEP CLOSER TOWARDS PRIESTHOOD: Forty Eight brothers of Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai were conferred the ministries of Lector and Acolyte on 4th August 2012. The Holy Mass was presided by Rev. Fr George Maliekal SDB, the Provincial of the Salesian Province of Silchar in the presence of Fr. Thomas Ellicherail SDB, the Salesian Provincial of Kolkata and Fr. Michael Peedikayil SDB, the Provincial of Delhi, and other concelebrants. . Read More

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St. Anthony's Shillong lifts the Inter-school Basketball Champions Trophy
03/08/2012.  Shillong #N.5954
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
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Yet another mile stone is added in the chronicle's of St. Anthony's school, when its inmates lifted the Inter-school Basketball Championship Trophy on 31st July, 2012. . Read More

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A Refreshing Retreat Experience at Siloam
03/08/2012.  Shillong #N.5953
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
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Siloam - A Refreshing Retreat Experience ''It was a healing, refreshing and re-enthusing spiritual luxury'' - 20 participants of the Spiritual Retreat at Siloam 25-31 July 2012 expressed in unison.. Read More

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St. Anthony's Shillong Bags the Inter-district and Inter-school Badminton Championship 2012
01/08/2012.  Shillong #N.5947
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
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St. Anthony's shuttlers emerged victorius in the recently concluded 10th inter-school and the 2nd inter-district badminton championships 2012, organized by the Meghalaya Badminton Association. It was held at U Tirot Singh indoor stadium from 24th - 28th July. Four teams from St. Anthony's, both under 12 and under 15 categories, competed with thirteen other schools from shillong and around.. Read More

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YOUNG PRIESTS REJUVENATED AT SILOAM
30/07/2012.  Shillong #N.5944
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Siloam: The young priests of the Salesian Provinces of Guwahati and Silchar came together at Siloam, Megahlaya for their annual animation program, 22-25 July 2012. The program, attended by 24 enthusiastic young priests, was jointly animated by the vice provincials of the two provinces - Frs. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot and Thomas Lakra. . Read More

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Teaching Khasi at DBCIC Mawlai
05/07/2012.  Shillong #N.5914
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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In the spirit of Public Private Partnership, the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC)- Mawlai in collaboration with the Department of Linguistics, North Eastern Hill University and Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) - Mysore is organising a three week workshop on ''Teaching Khasi to Non-Khasi Speakers.'' The workshop was inaugurated on July 03, 2012 by Prof A. N. Rai (ViceChancellor NEHU).. Read More

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27 ordained Deacons at SHTC, Shillong
04/07/2012.  Shillong #N.5912
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
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On July 01, 2012 in the early morning hours, 27 candidates prostrated themselves in front of the altar at Sacred Heart Shrine - Mawlai (Shillong), in total surrender to the Lord. Archbishop Dominic Jala laid his hands on them and the congregation invoked the intercession of all the saints through the solemn litany. 27 young men - after years of preparation, prayer and reflection took another decisive step towards the priesthood saying 'I am ready and willing.' . Read More

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''Philosophical understanding of culture'' at DBCIC Mawlai
18/05/2012.  Shillong #N.5913
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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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

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