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St.Bede's past pupils - reached out to the neighbourhood in Chennai
20/01/2021.  Chennai #N.9574
Posted by St.Bede`s, Chennai
News in Disasters, Education School, Marginalized, Social Ministry


The Executive Committee of the Senior (Old) Bedean Association (Past pupils of St. Bede's) reached out to 100 poor families in 10 zones in and around Chennai supplying them with provisions and clothing. The pandemic situation has helped the Bedeans to go in search of persons in different localities as against they coming to the campus as in the previous years. . Read More

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A Loving Tribute to Fr Joseph Carreno SDB
04/01/2021.  Chennai #N.9559
Posted by MATTHEWS Dominic , Chennai
News in General


On 9th October 2020, Department of Life Education at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, India organized Fr. Joseph Carreno Memorial Lecture on the topic, ''What is God Doing Through the Coronavirus?'' The lecture was delivered by Fr. John Alexander SDB, Rector & Secretary of the college. The Memorial Lecture was established to honour Fr. Joseph Carreno who was the founder of Sacred Heart College and a zealous apostle of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As a Provincial, Fr. Carreno had consecrated the entire Salesian Province of South India to the Sacred Heart on 2nd July 1943.. Read More

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Fr. Felix Koikara SDB, Doyen of Youth Ministry in India, Passes Away
26/12/2020.  Chennai #N.9554
Posted by ROSARIO Ernest , Chennai
News in Counselling, DBYES, Obituary, Psychology, Youth, Youth Groups


Fr. Felix Koikara SDB, the well-known Youth Worker and Youth Animator, returned to the Father's House at 4.30 p.m. on Christmas day, 25 December 2020. He was 83 years old and was a Salesian for 62 years and a priest for 52 years. In his passing, the Salesian Province of Chennai has lost a great friend of youth and youth workers. He is remembered as one who contributed substantially to the development of youth ministry in the church in India. Youth ministry was his great passion. . Read More

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Demise of Rev. Fr. Felix Koikara SDB (INM)
26/12/2020.  Chennai #N.9553
Posted by ROSARIO Ernest , Chennai
News in General


We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden demise of Rev. Fr. Felix Koikara SDB (INM) who passed away at around 4.30 p.m. on 25th December 2020 in the hospital. He was 83 years old. Let us pray for the soul of our beloved Father. May he rest in peace.. Read More

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Don Bosco Anbu Illam, Salem reunites a former bonded child labourer with parents after 11 years
10/12/2020.  Chennai #N.9544
Posted by ROSARIO Ernest , Chennai
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Education, Social Ministry, Success Story, Youth, Youth at Risk


Tears of joy rolled down the eyes of the mother Vijaya and father Thangaraja 48 as they took back their son Meganathan 22 whom they left with a locally powerful debtor along with his younger brother when they were barely ten and nine years of age. The emotional reunion took place in Don Bosco Anbu Illam (DBAI), Salem on Wednesday, formally in the presence of Ms. Uma Maheswari, District Child Protection Officer, Mr. Dass, Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee, and Fr. Dr.Casimir Raj Director, DBAI, Salem. . Read More

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National Web Conference on 'Catholic Education in COVID Era & Beyond' by CBCI (Office for Education & Culture) & DBHEI (Don Bosco Higher Education India Network)
17/07/2020.  Chennai #N.9427
Posted by ROSARIO Ernest , Chennai
News in Bosco Training , ChildEducare, Curricula Development, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education Higher , Education School, Education Technical, Marginalized, Media, Skills Training, SPCSA, Youth


The COVID-19 and national lockdown have forced the closure of schools, colleges, and universities for 120+ days with a rare chance of reopening before September 2020. It throws unprecedented challenges to the educational leaders, managers, and administrators. To address this present situation CBCI (Catholic Bishops Conference of India - Office for Education and Culture) in collaboration with DBHEI (Don Bosco Higher Education India Network) is organizing a National Web Conference with the main theme ''Catholic Education in COVID era and beyond - Challenges and Possibilities'' along with Bosco Soft Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Airmeet (web conference platform) as technology partners and DBICA (Don Bosco Institute of Communication Arts) as media partners. The five days and five themes education web conference has already neared 1000 registrations from across India.. Read More

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Psyche & Soul - Weekend Podcast Series Launched
06/07/2020.  Chennai #N.9419
Posted by PORUTHUR Joseph, Chennai
News in Counselling, Life and Health, Media, Mental Health, Social Life, SPA-India


Marking the solemnity of St Thomas the Apostle of India, the Salesian province of New Delhi launched a new podcast series 'Psyche & Soul'. Director of Sumedha Centre for Psychospiritual Wellbeing at Jeolikote, Uttarakhand Dr. Jose Parappully, Salesian priest and clinical psychologist says, ''the psychospiritual and educational reflection entitled 'Psyche & Soul', is a weekend podcast. I use insights from psychology, sacred scripture as well as the socio-political realities of our everyday life to help us enhance our emotional wellbeing and our spiritual life - our psyche and our soul.'' . Read More

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Don Bosco National YaR Forum Reflects on the Post-COVID-19 Situation of Young-at-Risk
18/06/2020.  Chennai #N.9410
Posted by PORUTHUR Joseph, Chennai
News in Appointments, Marginalized, Migrants, Social Development, Social Ministry, SPCSA, The Regional, Youth at Risk


An online discussion was organized by DB YaR Forum with the Regional Councillor for South Asia Father Biju Michael, Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar the provincial in-charge of YaR along with the YaR coordinators of all Indian provinces. The main focus of the discussion was adapting to the post COVID-19 situation work with the young at risk, revisiting the annual calendar of YaR, and felicitating Father Thomas Koshy on the completion of his 06 year term. . Read More

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The online interface of BOSCOM & Heads of Networks in South Asia Region
15/06/2020.  Chennai #N.9405
Posted by ROSARIO Ernest , Chennai
News in Salesian Society


BOSCOM, the media network of SPCSA (Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia) held an online meeting of the heads of networks of the South Asia Region on 10th June 2020 between 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm to discuss the strategies for better information flow to the upcoming portal ''donboscosouthasia.org'' which will be the new face of this region.. Read More

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Salesians in Chennai Continue COVID-19 Aid for Stranded Migrants
18/04/2020.  Chennai #N.9340
Posted by MATTHEWS Dominic , Chennai
News in Development Office, Disasters, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Migrants, Social Ministry


Don Bosco Relief Service(DBRS) under SURABI the Project office of teh Salesian Province of Madras [INM], is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic during the lockdown phase in and around Chennai. 'Stay at Home and be safe' is not a reality for migrants and unorganized labourers who have to work every day to earn their livelihood. Many are from other States. Children cannot stay inside their houses. Chennai Salesians are responding to this Coronavirus outbreak that has had a major impact on two of the most vulnerable communities in Tamil Nadu, migrant construction and brick-kiln labourers, who have been rendered jobless in Chennai, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts. . Read More

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