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Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates Don Bosco Social-Technical Institute
17/08/2015.  Guwahati #N.7578
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Youth, Media, Agencies, Projects, Education Technical, SPCSA, Social Development, Bosco Training , Salesian Society, Missions, Skills Training, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, an alumnus of Don Bosco High School, Dibrugarh, on 16th August 2015 inaugurated the Don Bosco Socio-Technical Institute at Tezpur in Assam's Sonitpur district as part of the concluding programme of the Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Don Bosco of Guwahati Province. The concluding programme of the province brought together 500 youth leaders from the Salesian parishes and centres. . Read More

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Union Minister Piyush Goyal Praises Don Bosco's System of Education
10/08/2015.  Guwahati #N.7573
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Rector Major, Agencies, Profiles, Education School, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Education Dept, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Speaking at the Don Bosco Bicentenary Educational Seminar to conclude the Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Don Bosco of the Guwahati Province at the Machkhowa Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts Union Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Saturday 8th August laid stress on introducing moral education and civics in the country's educational curriculum. Besides promoting the message of love and feeling of oneness, India should be made the best place to live in and also a super power, he said.. Read More

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Bongaigaon Bishop inaugurates Don Bosco Centre, Bongaigaon
04/08/2015.  Guwahati #N.7567
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Youth, Education Higher , Rector Major, Agencies, Projects, SPCSA, SPA-India, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Skills Training, DB-Bicentenary


The Don Bosco Centre, Bongaigaon was inaugurated on 1st August, 2015 at 11:00 am at Chapaguri. The event mark one of the closing events of Bicentenary celebration of the Birth of Don Bosco in the Salesian province of Guwahati. Rt. Rev. Bishop Thomas Pulloppillil DD blessed and invoked God's blessings on the new centre. The Chief Guest, Shri. Manish Thakur, IAS Commissioner & Secretary of Higher Education of Govt. of Assam inaugurated the new centre. . Read More

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FR. RAJENDRA EKKA SDB PASSES AWAY
26/07/2015.  Guwahati #N.7563
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Rector Major, Agencies, SPCSA, Salesian Society, Obituary


The Salesian Province of Mary Help of Christians, Guwahati deeply mourns the passing away of Rev Father Ekka Rajendra SDB on Sunday, 26th July 2015 at 11.45 am at Gridih, Jharkhand. The Funeral Mass will be held at 3.00 pm on Monday, 27th July, 2015 at Don Bosco, Hatia, Ranchi, followed by the funeral rites. . Read More

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ASSAM CM PRESENTED WITH STATUE OF DON BOSCO
25/07/2015.  Guwahati #N.7562
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Youth Groups, Social Life, Education Technical, Success Story, Salesian Society, Education Dept, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The month of August will see several celebrations in the city of Guwhati, the gateway of northeast India, to mark the conclusion of the bi-centenary of the birth of St John Bosco. The state of Assam and the city of Guwahati too will honour the saint of youth Don Bosco and in recognition of the work done by his sons and daughters (Salesian fathers, brothers and sisters, alumni and co-operators) for over 90 years in northeast India (since 1922), will install a life size state of the saint at Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Library junction.. Read More

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DON BOSCO INSTITUTE OBSERVES WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY
16/07/2015.  Guwahati #N.7555
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Projects, Education Technical, SPCSA, Social Development, Salesian Society, Skills Training


To raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development and to mark the First International Youth Skills Day, an event was organised by the students undergoing skill training programmes at Don Bosco Institute on 15th July at its campus at Kharghuli. The students also put up an exhibition on the occasion. . Read More

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DON BOSCO INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT INAUGURATES NEW ACADEMIC YEAR
08/07/2015.  Guwahati #N.7548
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Media, Projects, Education Technical, Education School, SPCSA, Development Office, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


The new academic year of the Don Bosco Institute of Management (DBIM) was inaugurated by Mr. Subramaniam Ramadorai, Chairman National Skill Development Agency and National Skill Development Corporation and the special advisor on skill development programmes to the Prime Minister of India on 6th July 2015 at its campus in Kharghuli.. Read More

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ASSAM DON BOSCO UNIVERSITY ORGANISES DIGITAL INDIA WEEK
04/07/2015.  Guwahati #N.7547
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Projects, Success Story, SPCSA, Salesian Society, Education Dept, Education


Heeding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to hold digital India Week, Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), though in summer vacation, organized a program at its constituent institution Don Bosco Institute of Management at Kharguli, Guwahati, 4 July. . Read More

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Vatican Ambassador lauds contribution of the Salesians to North East, India
25/06/2015.  Guwahati #N.7545
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Spirituality, Media, Religion, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


His Excellency Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, the Vatican Ambassador to India on his way to Shillong was warmly received by the Salesians at the LGB International Airport, Guwahati on 23rd June. At the airport the visiting dignitary was presented with a plaque by the Salesian Provincial of Guwahati and the President of the Conference of Religious of India Rev Father VM Thomas. Most Rev. Dominic Jala, the Archbishop of Shillong was also present at the airport to receive the ambassador. . Read More

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Fr. ANTHONY THEKKEL SDB PASSES AWAY
18/06/2015.  Guwahati #N.7541
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Rector Major, SPCSA, Salesian Society, Education, Obituary


The Provincial and Salesians of Guwahati Province deeply mourn the passing away of Father Thekkel Anthony, SDB on Thursday 18th June 2015 at 4:20 pm at Rajagiri Hospital, Aluva, Kerala. The Funeral will be held at 2.00 pm on Saturday, 20th June, 2015 at Don Bosco Bhavan, Mannuthy, Kerala, followed by the funeral rites.. Read More

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St. John Bosco Shrine inaugurated at Gojapara
02/06/2015.  Guwahati #N.7532
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Rector Major, Parish / Church, Festivals, Education Technical, Lifestyle, DB-Bicentenary


31st May 2015, the newly constructed Church dedicated to Don Bosco at Gojapara, Goalpara District of Assam was blessed by Archbishop John Moolachira, the Archbishop of Guwahati. The Archbishop declared the Church the Shrine of Don Bosco. Father VM Thomas, the Provincial inaugurated the Church and the auditorium. Fr. Januarius Sangma, the Vice Provincial read the Decree declaring the Don Bosco Church a shrine, in the presence of some fifty priests, religious nuns, thousands of parishioners and young people of the Parish. . Read More

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Salesians commit themselves totally to the Lord
27/05/2015.  Guwahati #N.7528
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Festivals, Religion, Vocation, Missions, DB-Bicentenary


Responding to the call of God, five clerics of Guwahati province namely Robert Basumatary, Bablu Ekka, Chailus Momin, Cornelius Myrthong and John Paul Tirkey made their perpetual profession on 24th May 2015 at Don Bosco Institute Kharguli (DBI). . Read More

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DBCREATE inaugurated at Don Bosco Maligaon
26/05/2015.  Guwahati #N.7523
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Media, Projects, Education Technical, Administration, Social Development, Bosco Training , Skills Training


The Addl. Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister of Assam Shri MGVK Bhanu IAS, inaugurates DBCREATE (Don Bosco Center for Renewable Energy, Advance Technologies & Entrepreneurship), an Industry-Institute partnership initiative undertaken by Don Bosco Technical School, Maligaon on 26th May 2015.. Read More

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Civil authorities laud Salesian educational intervention
12/05/2015.  Guwahati #N.7508
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Education Technical, Success Story, Education School, Education Dept, Education, DB-Bicentenary


At the blessing and inauguration of the new primary school building of Don Bosco School, Kokrajhar, in Assam on 9 May 2015, the civil authorities were highly appreciative of the Don Bosco system of education and their commitment to the welfare of the people. The new building built as part of the Bicentenary commemoration of the birth of St. John Bosco, was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief of the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) and the minister in-charge of Tourism and Education Mr. Kampa Borgoyary who was present for the function as the Chief Guest. . Read More

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Don Bosco students celebrate Rongali Bihu Utsav
12/05/2015.  Guwahati #N.7506
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Festivals, Social Life, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


Started in 2006, the 10th Annual Don Bosco Rongali Bihu, 2015 was celebrated with a colourful day-long programme on May 9, 2015 at the Guwahati Don Bosco school's premises. . Read More

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DB Varsity Campus Life video released
09/05/2015.  Guwahati #N.7501
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati  - 1 Comments
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Formation, Media, Youth Groups, Success Story, Education


Assam Don Bosco University students a have put together a short film - just 5 minutes and 21 seconds duration on their campus life. Made by a group of young entrepreneurs who call themselves 10on10 DESIGNS this video production took less than two months, shooting between classes, labs, projects and assignments, and weekends.. Read More

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Father VM Thomas re-elected CRI national President
07/05/2015.  Guwahati #N.7500
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Appointments, Success Story


Salesian provincial superior of Guwahati Fr. V.M. Thomas (Vattathara) has been re-elected as the national president of the Conference of Religious of India (CRI) for a second three year term. The election took place on 3 May at Bangalore where the CRI had its annual meeting. About 550 Superiors General and provincials of various congregations participated in the meeting and election. . Read More

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ADBU Student Selected for Moscow Science Congress
05/05/2015.  Guwahati #N.7493
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati  - 1 Comments
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Education Higher , Formation, Appointments, Success Story, DB Alumni, Education Dept, Education


Fourth semester Civil Engineering student of Assam Don Bosco University Mr Manas Pratim Das has been selected as a member of the Indian delegation for the 114th Asian Science Congress 2015 to be held in Moscow, Russia from second week of October 2015. . Read More

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Guwahati Salesian Province gets a new Vice Provincial
01/05/2015.  Guwahati #N.7489
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Salesian Family, Rector Major, Appointments, Administration


Fr. Januarius S. Sangma, the Rector and Principal of Don Bosco School, Tura, has been appointed Vice Provincial of the Salesian Guwahati Province by the Superior General Father Angel F. Artime. He will replace Fr. Thomas Lakra who served as the Vice Provincial during the last three years. . Read More

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Don Bosco Communications South Asia plans to take on new challenges
28/04/2015.  Guwahati #N.7483
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Media, Evangelization, The Regional, Social Life, SPCSA, Social Ministry, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


The Management Council of Don Bosco Communications (BOSCOM), South Asia, consisting of 14 delegates from the different provinces of India, met at Kharguli, Guwahati, on 25-26 April to discuss the role of the commission in South Asia Region and plan for some up coming events. The meeting was hosted by Don Bosco Institute (DBI) Guwahati at its breathtaking campus overlooking the majestic Brahmaputra. . Read More

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First two students complete PhD from DB Varsity
24/04/2015.  Guwahati #N.7478
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Profiles, Success Story, DB Alumni, Education


The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) arrived at a major landmark when two research scholars of its first batch of 20 doctoral students registered in 2012 appeared for the first ever Viva Voce examination, 23 & 24 April. . Read More

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Bicentenary Special: Rickshaw Run 2015 in Guwahati
18/04/2015.  Guwahati #N.7475
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Festivals, Social Life, Social Ministry, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


A team comprising of four Americans, five Germans and one French citizen, is on a mission called ''Rickshaw Run 2015'' to spread the message of peace and harmony among the different ethnic groups of north east India and create awareness about the land, people, culture and beauty of the region, as well as to build bridges across communities. The method by which they have planned to achieve their objective is mobilizing youth to challenge themselves and take up adventure activities. Through their ''Rickshaw Run'' they also raise awareness regarding challenges faced by deprived children and mobilize resources for their education. Their involvement with the Salesians of the North East has turned the event also into a part of the bicentenary celebrations of Don Bosco's birth. . Read More

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Don Bosco College Of Teacher Education, Tura, has done it again!
17/04/2015.  Guwahati #N.7473
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Education School, Education Dept, Education


Don Bosco College of Teacher Education Tura, tucked in one corner of North East India, is an Institute with a relevant Motto ''In Search of Excellence''. The Institute since its inception in 2005 has given its best to train not only excellent Educators but mould them to be good citizens of integrity.. Read More

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Fr. Kuthur Vellattukara Chacko SDB laid to rest
09/04/2015.  Guwahati #N.7468
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Success Story, Vocation, Obituary


Fr. Kuthur Vellattukara Chacko of the Salesian Province of Guwahati who passed away at 7:15 pm on Easter Sunday, 5 April, was laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery at Uzanbazar, Guwahati on 7th April. . Read More

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FR. CHACKO KUTHUR (K.O.) SDB of Guwahati province passed away
05/04/2015.  Guwahati #N.7466
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Vocation, Obituary


The Salesian Province of Mary Help of Christians, Guwahati deeply mourns the passing away of Rev Fr. Kuthur Vellattukara Chacko, SDB on 5th April 2015 at 7:15 pm at Don Bosco, Tangla. . Read More

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Skill Development Institute inaugurated in collaboration with German Childaid Network
21/03/2015.  Guwahati #N.7444
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Technical, Marginalized, DB Alumni, Skills Training, Education Dept, Education


In an effort to impart employability skills among the unemployed youth and school dropouts, a Skill Development Institute - Bosco Skill Training Institute (BSTI) - was blessed and launched at Barpeta Road, Guwahati on Monday 16 March. Fr. VM Thomas, the provincial inaugurated the building in the presence of Dr. Martin Kasper, the President of Childaid Network, Germany , and Assam government dignitaries, guests from Germany and England, the Rector of Don Bosco Barpeta Fr. Marcus Lakra, and a large gathering of priests, nuns, students and their guardians. The launching of the programme was synchronized with the commencement of the new batch of training in skill development under the Government of Assam project.. Read More

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General Councillor lauds women's involvement in Don Bosco's mission
13/03/2015.  Guwahati #N.7434
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Language and Cultures, Media, Missions


The Salesian General Councillor for Youth Ministry, Fr. Fabio Attard SDB, while visiting Don Bosco Socio-technical Institute (DBSTI), Tezpur on Sunday 8th March 2015 lauded the significant role of women in the mission of Don Bosco. He was addressing about 170 students and members of the Salesian family at DBSTI Tezpur during a cultural programme organized to welcome him to Tezpur. His words of encouragement and exhortation came also in the context of the International Women's Day comemmorated on that day.. Read More

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Fr. Fabio addresses members of the Guwahati Salesian Family
08/03/2015.  Guwahati #N.7430
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Youth Groups, Youth at Risk, Social Ministry, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


Around 120 members of the Salesian Family gathered together on Friday, 6 March at Don Bosco Provincial House to listen to the General Councillor for youth pastoral, Fr. Fabio Attard SDB who addressed a conference. The theme of the conference was 'The Salesian Youth Ministry - Don Bosco's Pastoral Vision, Our Heritage'.. Read More

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Open up windows for poor, General Councillor tells varsity board
08/03/2015.  Guwahati #N.7429
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati  - 1 Comments
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Education Dept, Education


Salesian General Councillor for Youth Ministry and patron of Salesian University Dr Fabio Attard, addressed 16 members of the joint board meeting of Assam Don Bosco University saying, ''I am impressed by the highly qualified assembly of so many people helping in this march, is highly encouraging.''. Read More

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Youth Councillor warns of globalization of indifference
06/03/2015.  Guwahati #N.7427
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Formation, Social Life, Youth at Risk, Success Story, DB Alumni, Education


Taking a cue from Pope Francis, World Councillor for Salesian Youth Ministry warned university students in Guwahati of falling into the subtle trap of ''globalization of indifference.'' General Councillor for Youth Ministry, Dr Fr Fabio Attard from Don Bosco Headquarters at Rome is on a five day visit to Assam Guwahati province from 3rd March 2015.. Read More

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Fr. Fabio Attard visits Guwahati Province
05/03/2015.  Guwahati #N.7428
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Youth Groups, Rector Major, Catechetics, Salesian Society


Rev Fr. Fabio Attard, the General Councillor for Youth Ministry of the Salesians, started his visit of the Salesian Province of Guwahati on 3 March. He will be visiting many Salesian presences during the coming days, and will have the opportunity to address the confreres and the members of the Salesian family of Guwahati province.. Read More

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DBIM organises JourNEi 2015, A Business School Meet
02/03/2015.  Guwahati #N.7423
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Language and Cultures, Youth Groups, Education Dept, Education


Don Bosco Institute of Management (DBIM), Guwahati, organised 'JourNEi 2015', a special Business School Meet on 28 February 2015, with the aim to reach out to the young entrepreneurs and students from all across the country and provide a platform for creating and evaluating new ventures that have a central focus on the development of the business scenario in the North East India. . Read More

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Peace Initiative ''OPERATION SHANTI'' in North East India
25/02/2015.  Guwahati #N.7419
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Language and Cultures, Youth Groups, Disasters, Social Life, Education School, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Social Ministry


Don Bosco Socio Technical Institute, Tezpur organised a two-day colloquium on Conflict Management and Peace Initiative in North East India on 13 - 14 February 2015. About 100 persons participated in the Seminar, among whom were also renowned activists and people from all walks of life such as journalists, Government representatives, NGO officers, religious leaders, students, research scholars, Government teachers, and professors of Tezpur University. . Read More

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Thai nuns visit varsity for higher studies
20/02/2015.  Guwahati #N.7415
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Language and Cultures, Media, Salesian Society, Missions, Education Dept, Education


The newly elected Superior General of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (SIHM) Sr Maliwan Paramathawirote and the congregation's former Superior General came along with two students including Sr. Uthomporn to study Communicative English prior to joining MA in Convergent Media & Technologies at ADBU. . Read More

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Sixth International Conference on Life Skills organized in Guwahati
12/02/2015.  Guwahati #N.7412
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Social Life, Education Technical, Don Bosco Tech India, Bosco Training


The Sixth International Conference on Life Skills Education that was inaugurated on 12 February at Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli. Around 190 delegates comprising Academicians, Researchers, Trainers, Social Activists etc from across India and other countries are participating in the three days conference. Rev. Fr. VM Thomas SDB, Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco, was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural function. . Read More

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Varsity and Power Corp to generate solar power
09/02/2015.  Guwahati #N.7411
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Social Development, Social Ministry, Education Dept, Education


A private university and a public sector undertaking made history when they signed an agreement to generate solar power for own use and to contribute to the national power grid. The Chairman and Managing Director of NEEPCO (North Eastern Electric Power Corporation) from Shillong, Mr PC Pankaj, accompanied by Director (Technical) Mr Utpal Moral, and Executive Director Mr Rajat Sarma signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) and NEEPCO for setting up a 2 MW Solar Power Plant at ADBU's 500 acre Tapesia Campus. . Read More

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Students raise funds to help needy youth
01/02/2015.  Guwahati #N.7399
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Projects, Social Development, Social Ministry, Self Help Groups, Volunteering, Education, DB-Bicentenary


A group of university students in northeast India got together to raise funds for neighbourhood outreach program. Spread over a week, the students sold pakora, momo, chops (cutlets), chai and ethnic food preparations. They also sold roses, sang karaoke, offered chance games, and even washed cars and motor bikes of both faculty and students in order to raise the funds.. Read More

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Don Bosco students rally for peace
31/01/2015.  Guwahati #N.7398
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Festivals, Anniversary, DB-Bicentenary


Over 5300 students from 12 Salesian Schools and other Salesian family institutions of Guwahati participated in a Peace Rally on Friday, 30 January from Dighalipukri to Don Bosco School Panbazar in the city as part of the bicentennial commemoration of Don Bosco's birth.. Read More

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Meghalaya Mission Green Award conferred on Salesian Fr. P.D. Johny
29/01/2015.  Guwahati #N.7393
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Ecology, Success Story, Social Ministry, Salesian Society, Missions, Education


Fr. (Dr) P. D. Johny, the Principal of Don Bosco College Tura, Meghalaya was awarded the ''Mission Green Award'' by the Government of Meghalaya for his outstanding initiative at maintaining a clean and green environment on 26th January. Dr. Mukul M. Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya conferred the award to Fr. Johny in the presence of many dignitaries and government officials. The award was given on the occasion of the State celebrations of the 66th Republic Day of the country, at the Tura Stadium. . Read More

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94-Year-old Salesian Missionary receives Government Award
28/01/2015.  Guwahati #N.7392
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Language and Cultures, Evangelization, Social Life, Success Story, Anniversary, Marginalized, Life and Health, Social Ministry, Missions, Education


An Italian Salesian missionary who came to Garo Hills 65 years ago to dedicate his life for the cause of the people and in the process helped as many as twenty thousand young boys and girls complete their education has been honoured by the government on Republic Day celebrations at Tura MP Stadium.. Read More

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Don Bosco Principals meet to strive for Excellence
23/01/2015.  Guwahati #N.7385
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Administration, Education School, ChildEducare, Education Dept, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The Don Bosco School Excellence Mission (DBSEM) facilitated one day training for all Don Bosco Principals in Guwahati province on 23rd January 2015 at Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli. 35 schools from the province were represented. Fr. Maria Charles, the Delegate for Youth Pastoral and the Co-ordinator for Education and Culture, South Asia animated the training along with Ms. Poonam Choksi, a resource person from Adhyayan, an Institute for Quality Education Services Mumbai.. Read More

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Don Bosco varsity nominated as education evangelist 2014
20/01/2015.  Guwahati #N.7384
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Education Technical, Success Story, Skills Training, Education Dept, Education


The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has been nominated as the Skilltree Education Evangelist 2014 among 20 such institutions from around the country, and will be featured in a television program on Times NOW channel, (5.30 pm) Saturday 24 January 2015.. Read More

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Indepth study completed on Lonergan's Genetic and Dialectical View of Culture
13/01/2015.  Guwahati #N.7378
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Language and Cultures, Lifestyle, Education Dept, Education


Fr. Maria Anthuvan successfully defended a doctoral dissertation entitled ''Lonergan's Genetic and Dialectical View of Culture'' in the Faculty of Philosophy of the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome on 5 December 2014.. Read More

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DB Tech India Wins Rural Livelihood Award
08/01/2015.  Guwahati #N.7377
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Media, Agencies, Projects, Festivals, Education Technical, Success Story, Marginalized, Don Bosco Tech India, Social Ministry, Skills Training


New Delhi - In the year-end event award ceremony to honour and felicitate people who have dedicated their time and energy for a higher and more inclusive growth for the country a Salesian organization won the award in the Non-Profit Rural Livelihood category.. Read More

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Two Don Bosco Pupils from Northeast at Republic Day Parade
07/01/2015.  Guwahati #N.7376
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Language and Cultures, Youth Groups, The Regional, Success Story, Education Dept, Education


It will be a proud moment for the Salesians of Don Bosco who have contributed so much to the growth of education in North East India when two students Ankita Patowary, a third year civil engineering student of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), Azara and Hans Darius Nongsiej, a final semester MBA student from Don Bosco Institute of Management (DBIM), Kharghuli will be among the 100 meritorious candidates witnessing the prestigious parade at Rajpath from the Prime Minister's box on 26 January.. Read More

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Legendary missionary passes away
28/12/2014.  Guwahati #N.7364
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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A legendary missionary who laboured over 60 years in northeast India who passed away was laid to rest on 26 December at the Salesian College cemetery in Dimapur. He had died on 22 December. Fr. Joseph Edakkudan SDB of Dimapur province who was a spiritual father to scores of students of Salesian College Dimapur, died at Bosco College of Teacher Education in Dimapur. He was 84 years old. . Read More

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DBSTI Tezpur conducts Teachers' Effectiveness Training Programme
26/12/2014.  Guwahati #N.7356
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Education Technical, Education School, Missions, Education Dept, Education


The Don Bosco Socio-Technical Institute, Tezpur, Assam organised two days Teachers' effectiveness training Programme for the Teachers and Principals of Sacred Heart Congregation on 17 and 18 December in the institute. 30 teachers including principals took part in the programme.. Read More

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Don Bosco Maligaon gears up for expansion in Vocational training for youth
13/12/2014.  Guwahati #N.7346
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Projects, Education Technical, Don Bosco Tech India, Education


The blessing and laying of foundation stone ceremony of new wing of Don Bosco Technical School Maligaon, Guwahti was held on Monday, 8 December 2014. The Arch Bishop of Guwahati Most Rev. John Moolachira officiated the blessing ceremony and Salesian Provincial of Guwahati Fr. V.M Thomas laid the foundation stone of the new building. The programme was attended by over 300 people including several of priests and religious from Guwahati town, as well as hostel students, and prominent citizens from the neighbourhood. . Read More

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Diphu Bishop Blesses Foundation of Don Bosco College
10/12/2014.  Guwahati #N.7341
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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The blessing and foundation stone laying ceremony of Don Bosco College was held at the proposed campus at 6th mile on Diphu-Manja road on Monday, 8 December. The hour-long programme was attended by a good number of priests, religious and lay people from around Diphu region as well as a few fathers from Guwahati and Dimapur.. Read More

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Youth given free training in house wiring, inverter making
05/12/2014.  Guwahati #N.7338
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Assam Don Bosco University's schools of technology and social sciences, the ADBU faculty, staff and students are training unemployed youths of the area in batches of ten in electrical house wiring, inverter making and installation.. Read More

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Guwahati Salesian elected national secretary of Don Bosco Schools
03/12/2014.  Guwahati #N.7334
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Guwahati Salesian Fr M.C. George, a legendary man of multifarious talent was elected to the post of Secretary of Don Bosco Schools in India by a popular vote at the recent national meet of Don Bosco School principals held in Mumbai. He will assume office in January 2015 with hands-on-experience gleaned from 25 years of experience as principal of prestigious schools in Assam and Tripura.. Read More

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''The Dreamer'' helps parents to know more about Don Bosco
30/11/2014.  Guwahati #N.7326
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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Don Bosco School Guwahati held two days' concert on 28-29 November staging a musical ''The Dreamer'', in an attempt to make the legend of Don Bosco known to the students and parents.The concert brought together about 700 students in different roles. It was a united effort of the staff and the students that made the school concert a success. ''The Dreamer'' recreates the live episodes of the great educator, founder, father and a friend of youth St. John Bosco.. Read More

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Don Bosco Yuwa Mahotsava brings together 5000 Government School Students
30/11/2014.  Guwahati #N.7325
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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Child Friendly Guwahati (CFG) organised a day-long Yuwa Mahotsava with 5000 government school students to celebrate the Bicentenary of Don Bosco's birth and to pay homage to the Saint of the young. It was held at the Railways Protection Force (RPF playground, Bamunimaidan, New Guwahati as an effort to bring smiles to the street children of the city. . Read More

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Arunachal gets its first audio Bible
20/11/2014.  Guwahati #N.7311
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati  - 3 Comments
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. Itanagar - A Salesian school in Arunachal has made a landmark contribution to the repository of a tribe's literature using digital technology to reach both educated and illiterate masses.. Read More

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Karbi Catholics celebrate 100 years of Faith
14/11/2014.  Guwahati #N.7302
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati  - 1 Comments
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Diphu Diocese celebrated the centenary of the arrival of Faith among the Karbis from 7 - 10 November amidst great jubilation and gratitude to God and to the pioneering missionaries who were instrumental in sowing the seed of Faith on the Karbi soil. The joy and happiness was palpable as delegates from different parishes had started arriving by 7 November for the celebrations. The Centenary celebrations were declared open by Rt Rev Paul Mattekatt, Bishop of Diphu, at the Cathedral ground, Diphu with the theme ''Thy Kingdom Come''. . Read More

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Guwahati Province Honours the Jubilarians
11/11/2014.  Guwahati #N.7298
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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Salesians from across the province came together at the Hubert D' Rosario Missionary Aspirantate at Sirajuli on Tuesday, 11 November to honour the confreres who were celebrating the anniversaries of their religious profession or priestly ordination.. Read More

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Salesian Family ponders on ''Learning from Don Bosco''
08/11/2014.  Guwahati #N.7289
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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As part of the bicentenary celebrations of Don Bosco's birth, a seminar on 'Learning from Don Bosco' was organised for the members of the Salesian family, Guwahati and Karbi Anglong regions on 8 November at St. Mary's School, Guwahati. It was an attempt to understand more deeply the charism and works of St. John Bosco, the founder of the Salesians and the Salesian Movement. Over a hundred priests, brothers, sisters, cooperators, past pupils and lay collaborators of the Salesian Family attended the seminar. . Read More

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Varsity pledges support for school science projects
01/11/2014.  Guwahati #N.7278
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Projects, Success Story, Education


A university in Assam has pledged support for Science and Technology projects of higher secondary schools in the state as part of its corporate social responsibility program.. Read More

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Don Bosco Teachers' Convention held
18/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7264
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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The First ever Don Bosco Teachers' Convention in Guwahati Salesian province, organized by Don Bosco School Excellence Mission (DBSEM) was held on Saturday 18 October at Don Bosco School, Panbazar, Guwahati . More than 800 teachers including principals, vice principals and headmistresses of around 30 Don Bosco schools of Lower Assam and Garo Hills took part in the day-long convention that included a host of interactive activities like lively sessions by renowned Salesian educationists, cultural songs and dances, fun and games. . Read More

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Don Bosco and Tezpur Universities agree to collaborate
17/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7263
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Projects, Success Story, Don Bosco Tech India, Education Dept, Education


In a landmark decision, a Central and a State private university in Assam agreed to collaborate in four areas. They signed a memorandum on Friday 17 October at Guwahati agreeing to exchange teachers and students, and have joint research projects and to share resources in the areas of Chemical Sciences, Food Engineering, Physics & Nanotechnology, and Computer Science Engineering.. Read More

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University Students visit Assam Chief Minister with donation
16/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7259
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Youth, Education Higher , Disasters, Projects, Marginalized, Social Ministry, Lifestyle, Education


A six member team from Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) met with Assam Chief Minister Shri Tarun Gogoi at his office, 16 October, and presented him with a cheque of Rs. 25,000 collected from the students and faculty to provide relief for the victims of recent flood. . Read More

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First ever Don Bosco Teachers' Convention
14/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7257
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education School, Education Dept, Education


The Don Bosco School Excellence Mission (DBSEM) will organise the first ever Don Bosco Teachers' Convention at Don Bosco School, Panbazar, Guwahati on Saturday, October 18 for all the teachers of schools owned and managed by the Don Bosco Salesian Society, Guwahati. . Read More

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Development Programme for Tea Garden Youth
14/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7256
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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Don Bosco Socio Technical Institute (DBSTI), Tezpur organised a 'Youth Development Programme' for young school dropouts of the Gogra Tea Estate in Sonitpur district of Assam from 11-13 October. . Read More

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University grants leave to students help flood victims
13/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7254
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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A team of 54 first semester students of Master of Social Work (MSW) accompanied by three faculty members left for Hahim, some 65 kms from Guwahati, for their rural practicum, 11th October 2014. The team is placed in the Hahim village in Boko Circle of Kamrup district in Assam for 9 days - staying and working along with the people supporting them in their efforts to rebuild their lives after the devastating flood that hit them in the last week of September.. Read More

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Smriti Irani Eager to be part of Don Bosco Bicentenary Celebrations
06/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7243
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Salesian Family, Social Life, Anniversary, Social Ministry, Lifestyle, Salesian Society, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Smt. Smriti Irani, the HRD Minister, Govt of India has responded enthusiastically to the invitation extended to her by Salesian Provincial of Guwahati Province Fr. VM Thomas SDB to grace the Bicentenary celebrations of Don Bosco in Guwahti, Assam, the coming year.. Read More

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Computer lab set up to train rural youth
05/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7241
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Tezpur -- The Don Bosco Social and Technical Institute (DBSTI) at Tezpur in Sonitpur District of Assam launched its first computer lab in less than two months after its inauguration 16 August at a simple inaugural ceremony. Some 20 computers have been set up with the assistance of director of On-Line Education at Assam Don Bosco University's DBU global Fr Xavier Mattom, 3 October 2014.. Read More

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New Testament released in ''Nyishi'' language
05/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7240
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Itanagar: Bishop John Thomas Kattrukudiyil of Itanagar released the first New Testament in ''Nyishi'' language, 2nd October 2014, on the occasion of the Diocesan Fraternity Convention of Northeast India held at Itanagar. Some 200 priests, religious, archbishops of Shillong, Guwahati and Imphal, as well as Bishops of Tezpur, Kohima and Agartala joined lay leaders and civil dignitaries of the region for the celebration.. Read More

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Towards Schools Excellence: Don Bosco School Principals Meet
03/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7237
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education School, Education Dept, Education


Twentynine principals of Don Bosco Schools, Guwahati Province gathered on the 1st and 2nd October 2014 in Don Bosco Institute (DBI), Kharguli to deliberate upon the guidance to be given to all the Don Bosco Schools spread across the province.. Read More

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First Yamaha Technical School in the North East region at DBTech, Maligaon
01/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7236
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Technical, Youth at Risk, Education School, Marginalized, Don Bosco Tech India


Yamaha inaugurated its first Yamaha Technical School in the North East region at Don Bosco Technical School, Maligaon in Guwahati, on 26th September, 2014. As part of its CSR initiative, Yamaha will impart technical training to the underprivileged youth for a secure future and assist them in final job placements at its dealerships in the city. . Read More

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University team leaves for flood relief
30/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7235
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati  - 1 Comments
News in Youth, Disasters, Projects, Youth at Risk, Marginalized, DB Alumni


Responding to last week's floods that ravaged several villages in Assam, Don Bosco University students and faculty have formed three teams to help with relief and rehabilitation. Under the leadership of MSW Department Dr Riju Sharma, two teams swung into action to mobilize relief and rehabilitation materials from Shillong and Guwahati, while a third team has gone to the field camps. . Read More

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Fr. Santosh Minj Laid to Rest
17/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7221
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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The mortal remains of Fr. Santosh Minj, who passed away on 15th Sept was laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery, Uzanbazar on 16th Sept. The requiem Mass at 2:30 pm was solemnized by Arch. John Moolachira, Archbishop of Guwahati and concelebrated by more than 100 priests and attended by a packed Church, among whom were also the relatives and dear ones of Fr. Santosh.. Read More

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Fr. Santosh Minj, SDB (ING) Passed Away
15/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7216
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Salesian Family, Obituary


The Salesian Province of Mary Help of Christians, Guwahati, Assam, India regrets to announce the passing away of Fr. Santosh Minj, SDB,on 15 September 2014 at 1.25 pm at St. John's Hospital, Guwahati, Assam. . Read More

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Governor tells graduates learn from mistakes, move on...
13/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7214
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Success Story, Education Dept


The Governor of Assam and Visitor to Assam Don Bosco University Shri Janaki Ballav Patnaik presided over, 12 September, at the 3rd annual convocation along with the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and a galaxy of dignitaries from civil, church and academic institutions in the city. Four hundred students got bachelors and masters degrees.. Read More

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DBIM Felicitates Meritorious Students
13/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7213
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Success Story


The Don Bosco Institute of Management Kharguli felicitated the meritorious students at Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli, Assam yesterday morning, 12th Sept 2014 at 10.00 am. The DC of Kamrup Metro Dr. M. Angamuthu, IAS was the chief guest at the occasion.. Read More

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Archbishop visits Assam Don Bosco University, confirms 8
01/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7196
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Education Higher , Formation, Evangelization, Catechetics


Archbishop John Moolachira of Guwhati visited Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) for the Sunday Eucharist with the University community, 31 August 2014. Students and faculty along with University staff participated at the celebration held at the University atrium. Archbishop Moolachira presided over the Eucharist along with the Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor and 12 concelebrants comprising of students, faculty and university officials.. Read More

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Veteran Salesian Fr. Joseph Topno Laid to Rest
30/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7194
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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The mortal remain of Fr. Joseph Topno (1919-2014) was laid to rest on 29th August in the Tezpur Cathedral Cemetery. The funeral Mass was attended by a large number of priests, religious and lay people. Bp. Akasius Toppo, the bishop of Tezpur presided over the funeral Mass. Bp. Robert Kerketta SDB, the bishop emeritus of Tezpur whom Fr. Joseph served as a secretary for many years was also a concelebrant at the Mass. Fr. VM Thomas, the provincial of Guwahati in the name of all the Salesians of the province of Guwahati expressed sincere condolences and gave the following funeral oration: . Read More

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Rev Fr. Joseph Topno, SDB, Passed away
28/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7185
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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Rev. Fr. Joseph Topno, SDB Passed away on 27th August, 2014 at 11.10 pm at Borgang Catholic Hospital, Assam.. Read More

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St. John Bosco's Bicentenary Birth Year Inaugurated in Guwahati
24/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7177
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Language and Cultures, Evangelization, Education Technical, Marginalized, Social Ministry, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Education Dept, DB-Bicentenary


The Bicentenary birth year of Saint John Bosco (1815-2015), was officially inaugurated on August 23rd,2014, at the auditorium of Don Bosco School, Panbazar, Guwahati. Honorable Minister Pradyut Bordoloi, minister of Education, Power and industries, Government of Assam, graced the occasion as president of the function, while Jitesh Khosla, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Assam, was the chief guest.. Read More

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Diphu Bishop inaugurates Don Bosco Junior College
23/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7176
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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In a glittering ceremony attended by a host of distinguished persons, educationists, college and school students and parents, the Don Bosco Junior College Diphu in Karbi Anglong District of Assam was inaugurated on 22nd August. The Chief Guest, Shri Dominic Uphing Maslai, the Executive Member i/c Higher Education in the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, unveiled the inaugural plaque, which was blessed by Dr. Paul Mattekatt, the Bishop of Diphu. Fr. V. M. Thomas, the Salesian Provincial of Guwahati, dedicated the Junior College to the people of Karbi Anglong. A variety of perfectly rendered songs and dances by the Junior College as well as by students from catholic schools of Diphu, Sojong, Amkachi and Manja enlivened the inaugural function.. Read More

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Foundation laid for new skill development centre
19/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7173
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Education Technical, Religion, Social Ministry, Vocation, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The foundation ceremony for a new skill development institute with an aim to provide job-oriented training programmes to the unemployed youth of the region was laid in a glittering function held at St. Joseph's Mission, Barpeta Road on 18th August. Rev Fr. VM Thomas, the provincial laid the foundation for the construction of the new centre. In his speech, he called on those gathered to extend all possible support in order to make the dreams of young people of the region come true. The centre was constructed with the support from the ChildAid Network, Germany.. Read More

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Guwahati Salesians launch new strategy for skilling youth
17/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7168
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Youth Groups, Social Life, Education Technical, Youth at Risk, Social Development, Development Office, Don Bosco Tech India, BOSCO Out Reach, Bosco Training , Education Dept, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Tezpur - Heeding to the call of Pope Francis to pay attention to the world situation of 'youth exclusions' Salesians of Guwahati province have come up with a new strategy to give unemployed youth access to employment opportunities. The inauguration of Don Bosco Social and Technical Institute (DBSTI) at Tezpur in Sonitpur District of Assam also marked the launch of the bi-centennial celebrations of Don Bosco's birth, 16 August 2015.. Read More

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Guwahati Province marks the start of DB's Bicentenary with Blessings
17/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7167
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Education Technical, Education School, Religion, Social Development, Social Ministry, Salesian Society, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Thirty Salesians on 16 August started in the morning for a pilgrimage to Sashipur on the international border with Bhutan. The purpose was the blessing and dedication of the Don Bosco Church. It was an important event in the history of the province as it joined the rest of the world in the celebration of the opening of the bi-centenary year of Don Bosco's birth. The day marked also the opening of the yearlong celebrations in all the Salesian communities of the province. The SDB Guwahati province was joined by other members of the Salesian family to dedicate and pledge the church 'to exemplify the principles that were learned from Don Bosco and to commit oneself to uphold, respect and follow the standards set by the father and friend of the young.'. Read More

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Guwahati Salesians meet the Media to kick off bicentennial celebrations
14/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7158
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Media, Youth Groups, Projects, Festivals, Youth at Risk, Anniversary, Lifestyle, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


As part of the preparation for the bicentennial of the birth of Don Bosco, the Salesian Province of Guwahati on 14th August 2014 held a media press conference for various media houses in the Guwahati Press Club at Ambari. Fr VM Thomas, the provincial was the key speaker during the press conference. He was joined by Fr Johnson Parackal, the jubilee organizing secretary, Fr Sebastian Kuricheal, Joint Secretary and treasurer of the august celebration, Fr Thomas Kunnappallil, the economer of the province and Fr Lukose Cheruvalel, the Director of Snehalaya: a street childrens' home. A good number of journalists were present for the press conference.. Read More

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Don Bosco bicentenary celebration tomorrow
14/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7156
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Media, Festivals, Anniversary, Marginalized, BOSCO, Social Ministry, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


A year- long celebration to commemorate the bicentenary of Saint John Bosco, the great 19th century Italian priest and a friend of youth will be organised by Don Bosco Society, Guwahati. The celebration will kick off with a programme on August 15.. Read More

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Mission Councillor Basañes addresses University students
13/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7155
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Evangelization, Social Ministry, Salesian Society, Missions, Education


Fr.Guillermo Basañes, General Councilor of the Salesian Missions worldwide made his maiden visit to Assam Don Bosco University, Azara campus, 13 August. He was accompanied by Salesian provincials of Dimapur and Guwahati. . Read More

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DB University starts MSc in Physics
11/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7151
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Education Dept, Education


In a rare coincidence, on 7th anniversary of the start of B.Tech program at Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology at Azara which launched the Assam Don Bosco University, the Basic Sciences Department of ADBU launched today, 11 August 2014, Master of Science in Physics with 14 students. Another six more students are expected to join shortly.. Read More

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ABU Students Trained in Social Media to launch M.A. in Mass Communication
08/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7147
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Media, Education Dept, Education


Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) held three days of workshop on social media immersion from 4th - 6th August to launch its Masters in Mass Communication called ''Convergent Media & Technologies.'' There were 22 participants from India and abroad - Maldives, Myanmar, and South Sudan. . Read More

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Fr. Basañes Visits Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati
02/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7137
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Evangelization, Social Ministry, Salesian Society, Missions


The newly elected Councillor General for Missions Fr. Guillermo Basañes made his maiden visits to North East India and visited Don Bosco Institute (DBI) on 2nd August and joined the community members for lunch before proceeding to the Provincial House at Panbazar to address the Salesians who were gathered there. He was accompanied by Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, the Vice Provincial of the Salesian province of Silchar and joined by Fr. VM Thomas, the provincial.. Read More

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DB University launches MA in Convergent Media
01/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7135
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education Higher , Media, Education Dept, Education


Starting its seventh academic year, Assam Don Bosco University, (ADBU) launched yesterday (31 July) a new post graduate degree program in Master in Mass Communication. The first batch of 12 students includes nine men and three ladies.. Read More

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Meghalaya Award to Fr P.D. John
31/07/2014.  Guwahati #N.7134
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Media, Youth Groups, Success Story, Education Dept, Education


The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul M. Sangma, honoured outstanding educationist and popular author Salesian Fr. Dr. P.D. John, principal of Don Bosco College of Teacher Education Tura conferring on him the ''Pioneer of Education Award,'' 30th July.. Read More

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Junior priests: from ''Maintenance mode'' to ''Mission Mode''
18/07/2014.  Guwahati #N.7117
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati  - 1 Comments
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Parish / Church, Religion, Life and Health, Vocation, Lifestyle


Thirty eight young priests from the provinces of Guwahati and Silchar met together at Siloam, Barapani for the Junior Priests' Meet from 14th to 16th July 2014. The young priests shared experiences of their priesthood and priestly ministry. The meeting was animated by Rev Fr. George Palamattam SDB, Director of Siloam, a Centre for Transformation and Leadership Resource.. Read More

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Life time honour for serving Mising tribe
17/07/2014.  Guwahati #N.7115
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Jorhat -- Lolima, Sabitri, Kampo and Jyotsna, four tribal youth leaders working with a social entrepreneur who opted the cultural path for development of their tribe nestled in remote part of northeast India honoured him with a life time recognition ceremony reserved only for becoming totally integrated into the culture and psyche of the tribe and for his life time service. A member of the Salesian province of Dimapur Fr KA Thomas Kalapurackal (58 years) who has been working with the Mising tribe during the last 15 years, was surprised by the four ladies and their families with the josag ceremony and honours.. Read More

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GC27 animation in Guwahati Province
18/06/2014.  Guwahati #N.7099
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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On Saturday 14 June, 31 Salesian confreres of the province of Guwahati (Guwahati Region) gathered at Don Bosco Technical School, Maligaon for an animation on the recent concluded 27 General Chapter of the congregation. Fr. VM Thomas SDB, the provincial animated the session for the confreres. The opening prayer was led by the octogenarian priest Fr. Porcu Mario SDB. . Read More

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Extension of 9 Engineering Courses of ADBU Approved
04/06/2014.  Guwahati #N.7090
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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In a letter dated 4th June 2014, the Member Secretary of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a statutory body under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, granted extension of approval of nine Engineering courses of Assam Don Bosco University for the academic year 2014-15. . Read More

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University goes beyond campus to help youth
30/05/2014.  Guwahati #N.7082
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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A group of college students recently conducted a five-week computer education program for high school students of the locality. The program consisted of enhancing the youths' capability in basic computing skills using computer programs such as word processing, spreadsheet calculation and tabulation, presentation, and internet browsing. Fifteen students from four neighborhood high schools were awarded certificates of course completion, at a ceremony presided over by ADBU Vice Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely on May 27.. Read More

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DBI hosts 6th National Conference on Education Confronting Challenges Facing 21st Century Education
22/05/2014.  Guwahati #N.7073
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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Guwahati: The incredible advancement of technology that characterizes our times continues to engender ever fresh challenges in the field of education. They demand that all educators, particularly heads of educational institutions cope with hitherto unforeseen challenges in social networks and the mixed fare they offer. Keeping these challenges in mind the Don Bosco Institute (DBI), Kharghuli organized a three days National Conference on Education on the theme Confronting Challenges Facing 21st Century Education beginning on 21st May 2014 with the main focus on technology in education and educating the Net Generation. . Read More

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DB Varsity launches MA in convergent media
06/04/2014.  Guwahati #N.7040
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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Guwahati: Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) in northeast India is launching for the first time an MA degree program in Convergent Media and Technologies.. Read More

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Cleric Manuel Mardi laid to rest
25/03/2014.  Guwahati #N.7012
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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The mortal remains of Cleric Manuel Mardi, a 26 year old Salesian of Guwahati province was laid to rest at the Catholic Cemetery, Ujanbazar on March 25, 2014 in a simple and moving ceremony. . Read More

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ADBU Board Member on global internet governance network
21/03/2014.  Guwahati #N.7004
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Assam Don Bosco University board member Dr Subimal Bhattacharjee is among 25 distinguished scholars and internationally recognized experts appointed to the Global Commission on Internet Governance's (GCIG) new Research Advisory Network (RAN). New Delhi based Expert Group on Global Initiatives member Mr Bhattacharjee is also alumnus of Don Bosco School Halflong, Assam.. Read More

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Students mark social work day with flash mob dance
19/03/2014.  Guwahati #N.7001
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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As social workers around the world celebrated World Social Work Day on Wednesday, a group of university students celebrated it with a flash mob dance and awareness talks. Some 100 Master of Social Work students at the Assam Don Bosco University's School of Humanities and Social Sciences invaded the School of Technology Campus at Azara, with the message of ''Respecting Diversity, Connecting People.''. Read More

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Youth Interact With Political Leaders At Don Bosco Institute
14/03/2014.  Guwahati #N.6998
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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Don Bosco Institute, hosted a ''Youth & Political Leaders - Interaction'' titled ''My Space - My unManifesto'' on 14th March'2014 at the Don Bosco Institute (DBI) campus at Kharghuli, Guwahati. The meet was organized in order to include the voices of young people in governance and policy making of our nation through a Manifesto prepared and presented by young people to the political leaders present at the function. The meeting was attended by representatives from all political parties like BJP, Congress, AAP, AGP, and Trinamool Congress.. Read More

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Students hold Peace Rally to start week-long sports & culture fiesta
10/03/2014.  Guwahati #N.6989
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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A group of University students organized a peace rally in Assam to mark opening of week-long culture and sports fiesta, 10-15 March. Scores of Assam Don Bosco University students joined some 200 students belonging to the eight states of northeast India (including Sikkim) dressed in their colourful ethnic dresses for United Northeast - A Peace Rally. . Read More

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Guwahati scholars study global trends in technology
07/03/2014.  Guwahati #N.6985
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Scholars from northeastern IITs, IIMs, IMTs and Engineering Colleges are holding a two day national conference 7-8 March on Emerging Global Trends in Engineering and Technology (EGTET). The fifth annual engineering and technology conference is organized by Assam Don Bosco University School of Technology at Azara to explore the latest developments in the various branches of Engineering and Technology.. Read More

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Students stay fit with health checkup at ADBU
03/03/2014.  Guwahati #N.6981
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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A university in northeast India ensures that its students stay healthy while pursing their academic studies. The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) based in Guwahati has been conducting health check up for all its staff and students from its inception five years ago.. Read More

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DB Varsity hosts Intl Conference on Education
24/02/2014.  Guwahati #N.6968
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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The Assam Don Bosco University in collaboration with Gauhati University and its global partners is hosting an International Conference on Education, from 24 to 26 February 2014 at its Azara Campus. Over 70 scholars and academicians from 26 university colleges are participating at the conference including participants from Ireland, and the Republic of Maldives.. Read More

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Abp Menamparampil moves a third time
03/02/2014.  Guwahati #N.6930
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Having retired on January 18, 2012 after being the bishop of Dibrugarh for 11 years and the Archbishop of Guwahati for 20 years, Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil takes up a new assignment on February 3 for a third time, this time as the Apostolic Administrator of Jowai. . Read More

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DB Varsity guns for entrepreneurship, holds 3-day workshop
30/01/2014.  Guwahati #N.6922
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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The five year old Assam Don Bosco University's newly formed Entrepreneurship Development & Incubation Cell (EDIC) began its first 3-day Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development from 30th January to 1st February 2014. The camp held in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India is sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New-Delhi.. Read More

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Media Institute bags six media awards
27/01/2014.  Guwahati #N.6915
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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KOCHI - A Salesian Media Institute in Kochi bagged six media awards for their outstanding film productions in 2013. Two Don Bosco IMAGE Kochi film productions were recognized and awarded by the Goodness Media Awards 2013 at the award ceremony held on Sunday 26 January, 2014 at Divine Centre Muringoor, Thrissur.. Read More

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Salesian author's book on Vivekananda goes to Kolkata Fair
25/01/2014.  Guwahati #N.6913
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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A book on Swami Vivekanada by an Indian Salesian priest is scheduled to be released on 27th January prior to the Kolkata Book Fair due to start on 29 January. The book entitled: Man Without Frontiers, the Ultimate Concern of Swami Vivekananda is a critical study of the philosophical anthropology of Swami Vivekananda by Dr. (Fr.) Maria Arokiam Kanaga from Tamilnadiu. . Read More

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Dr Arimpoor holds two day faculty development program
25/01/2014.  Guwahati #N.6912
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Keeping with the customary practice of holding faculty development program at the beginning of each semester, Assam Don Bosco University held a two day program under acclaimed trainer Dr Joe Arimpoor from New Delhi. The program coordinated by Don Bosco University's Human Resource Director Ms Juhi Barua had the theme: ''A shared vision, a cohesive team, an engaging work culture.'' . Read More

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Leadership education through music
23/01/2014.  Guwahati #N.6909
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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In a novel workshop held at Assam Don Bosco University's School of Technology, a professional violinist and her collaborators imparted lessons in creativity and leadership through music. Acclaimed Assamese violinist Ms Sunita Bhuyan from Mumbai gave a two hour presentation to the students and faculty, 22 January.. Read More

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Bricks cement missionary efforts
20/01/2014.  Guwahati #N.6904
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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IVREA, Italy - To cement missionary efforts between Italy and India, Salesian Regional Councilor for South Asia presented two bricks to the director of the Italian Institute which supplied over 400 missionaries to India during its 43 year existence.. Read More

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South Asia Salesian Brothers Meet in Guwahati
27/12/2013.  Guwahati #N.6882
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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The Salesian Brothers of South Asia region will hold four day congress in Guwahati from 30th December to 3rd January. Guwahati province is hosting the meet first time at its premier Don Bosco Management Institute at Kharguli, on the banks of mighty Brahmaputra river. Some 160 participants will study Congress theme ''Be Holy'' as preparation for Don Bosco's birth bi-centenary in 2015.. Read More

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DBCIC Shillong to go on AIR
24/12/2013.  Guwahati #N.6881
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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GUWAHATI -- The North Eastern Service of All India Radio in its contributory programme ''Northeast Collage,'' on the 27th December 2013 from 9.30 PM to 10 PM, will broadcast a feature in English on - The Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture. Scripted by Fairly Sun & Produced by Smt. C. Marbaniang, this feature is a contribution of AIR- Shillong. . Read More

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Nepal technical school principals get training in Delhi
24/12/2013.  Guwahati #N.6880
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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New Delhi: A group of principals from 12 technical schools of Nepal had a week long training in India. The program held in the third week of December at DB ARK Don Bosco Animation and Research Kendra at Okhla, New Delhi had Salesian Fr Joe Arimpoor as chief resource person. ''It was a follow up of last year's India visit of a group of CTEVT (Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training) Nepal to Technical Institutions in New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Shillong,'' says group leader Fr Jijo John, principal of Don Bosco Technical institute Thecho, Kathmandu.. Read More

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Film shows Christmas sensitivity and insight
21/12/2013.  Guwahati #N.6878
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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KOCHI -- A film production house in Kochi has come up with a short film depicting sensitivity and insight of the Christmas season. The world premiere of the 26 minute feature film is scheduled for tomorrow (22 December) at Don Bosco IMAGE Theatre, Vennala, Kochi. The film Feliz Navidad (Happy Christmas) is a simple Christmas story with uncommon sensitivity and insight,'' says award winning director of the film Fr Jiji Kalavanal who feels that ''this [film] is one of my best productions thus far.'' He adds, ''I waited for four years for an ideal cast and a producer.'' . Read More

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Legendary mission provider Fr Cappelletti no more
13/12/2013.  Guwahati #N.6868
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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NEW ROCHELLE (NY) - The Former Director of Salesian Missions New Rochelle, Fr. Edward Cappelletti, S.D.B., passed to the Lord, 12th December morning at about 10:00. Fr. Cappelletti, affectionately called ''Fr Ed'' by staff and confreres, was accompanied by his Director, Fr. Steve Dumais, Fr. Ken Shaw, and Mr. Jaime Correa, a colleague from the Salesian Mission Office.. Read More

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Guwahati Salesians plan four Socio-Technology Institutes for rural youth
09/12/2013.  Guwahati #N.6864
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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TEZPUR - In a bold initiative inaugurated yesterday (8th December) at Tezpur in Sonitupur district of Assam, Guwahati province Salesians laid foundation stone for the first of four Social and Technological Institutes designed to skill rural youth. Similar institutes will come up in the coming year at Maligaon (Kamrup), Barpeta Road (Barpeta) and Mendal (East Garo Hills).. Read More

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University students coach high school kids free
26/11/2013.  Guwahati #N.6839
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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What started off as outreach programme by some students of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) seven months ago, as evening coaching classes for 10 high school students from Azara Gaon village, to day the project has more than 130 students spread out from classes 7 to 10. Christened SWASTYAYAN (commitment), the project, started by ADBU's School of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work, was initiated to extend support and motivation among the children of communities in Azara Gaon Panchayat. . Read More

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Priest's film features in Goa festival
25/11/2013.  Guwahati #N.6834
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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PANAJI - For the first time in 44 year history of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), 18 films made in local dialects from Northeast India are being show cased with a special six-day event (22-27 Nov) called 'Focus: North East.' Award winning Kokborok film YARWNG (Roots) by Sampari Pictures from Tripura was screened today (25 Nov, 9.30 am) at the 44th IFFI Goa at MAQUINEZ PALACE - I auditorium in the Focus North East Cinema section of the festival.. Read More

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JOURNEI 2013 inaugurated at Don Bosco Institute Guwahati
24/11/2013.  Guwahati #N.6829
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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JourNEI 2013 - the Flagship Business Event of Don Bosco Institute of Management, Guwahati was inaugurated today by Shri. Sanjay Kumar Magoo, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, NE Circle. Mrs. Atreyee Borooah, a well known entrepreneur and Managing Director of Web.com India Pvt. Ltd, a leading software company in the State of Assam and Rev. Fr. VM Thomas, the founder director of Don Bosco Institute of Management and presently the Provincial of the Salesians of Guwahati Province graced the occasion as Guests of Honour. . Read More

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Youth mission for Northeast India
22/11/2013.  Guwahati #N.6827
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The Salesians of Don Bosco who arrived in Shillong in 1922 are planning an ambitious programme called ''Don Bosco School Improvement Mission'' (DBSIM), which is dubbed internally, as DBVision 2020! The programme is expected to impact the lives of over 100,000 young people in 6 years. . Read More

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Union Minister Prof. K.V. Thomas Visits DBI Guwahati
13/11/2013.  Guwahati #N.6811
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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Prof. K.V. Thomas, Hon'ble Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution on a visit to the Northeastern Region paid a short visit to Don Bosco Institute Guwahati on November 12, 2013 and interacted with the students for a brief period. . Read More

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Mission synergy building meet concludes with action plan
12/11/2013.  Guwahati #N.6805
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Dimapur - Some 40 Provincial Delegates for Missions, most of them front line missionaries, belonging to six groups of the Salesian Family (SDB, FMA, MSMHC, SMI, VSDB, Disciples), gathered together with the General Councilor for the Missions, Fr. Vaclav Klement SDB, for a meeting on ''Missionary Synergy Building'' for South Asia, 9-11 November. The meeting held at Don Bosco Provincial House in Dimapur, Nagaland had the theme: ''Mysticism and Mission.''. Read More

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Modern mystics should bring joy to slums: Abp Menamparampil
08/11/2013.  Guwahati #N.6795
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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It is the mission of modern mystics ''to bring joy to people in the streets, slums, hospital and prisons,'' says Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil, who has spent decades whispering the good news to the soul of northeastern India. . Read More

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Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Conference of Religious India Begins
07/11/2013.  Guwahati #N.6791
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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The Golden Jubilee Celebrations of CRI (Conference of Religious India) and its National Assembly 2013 started off colourfully and prayerfully this morning at Guwahati, the city of Eastern Lights, with the concelebrated Holy Mass presided over by Most Rev. John Moolachira, the Archbishop of Guwahati, at St. Joseph's Pro Cathedral. . Read More

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Don Bosco Higher Education Network to Meet in Panjim, Goa
04/11/2013.  Guwahati #N.6776
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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The Indian chapter of IUS international - Istituzioni Universitarie Salesiane (Salesian University Institutions) will meet on 5th & 6th November 2013 at Don Bosco Panjim, in which delegates from 12 provinces in South Asia will draw up their vision for Don Bosco India - Higher Education Network. The IUS has 47 member Institutions in India.. Read More

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Italian artist with Indian connection dies
02/11/2013.  Guwahati #N.6774
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Turin: Italian artist of international repute Brother Guerrino Pera died yesterday All Saints Day at Leumaan, Turin. The 78-year-old Salesian was fighting cancer of the liver for past few years. The funeral will be held on Monday (4th November) at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, at Valdocco, Turin.. Read More

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Indian helps UK pastors view creation stewardship seriously
01/11/2013.  Guwahati #N.6771
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Leicestershire: In a rare form of annual study, a group of parish priests and pastoral co-workers in the United Kingdom dealt with the topic ''stewardship of creation.'' Guiding them was a Salesian priest from India, Father Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam. The Salesians' UK province members, for a change, last week shifted their focus from issues on pastoral topics and listened to the Indian, who has obtained doctor of studies certification on the ''philosophical roots of the ecological crisis in modernity.''. Read More

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Don Bosco University Students March for Gender Justice
28/10/2013.  Guwahati #N.6757
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) students held a candle light solidarity march with the theme ''gender justice'' on Monday 28 October at 5 pm. The Master of Social Work faculty and students took the initiative to prepare the posters and banners and candles for some 400 students of Carrenno Hall and Ferrando Hall hostels for boys and girls.. Read More

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Nagaland B.Ed. topper joins Salesian university
25/10/2013.  Guwahati #N.6755
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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A student who snatched the first rank in Nagaland University's Bachelor of Education this year has joined Assam Don Bosco University's new program - Masters in Psychological Counseling. Cassandra Caszo scored 81 percent marks in the B. Ed while the second rank holder in the same department got only 71 percent.. Read More

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Indian Salesian completes Post-Doctoral in Logotherapy
24/10/2013.  Guwahati #N.6753
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati  - 1 Comments
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A Kolkata province Salesian has received the ''Post Doctoral Diplomate,'' the final credential in logotherapy from the Viktor Frankl Institute, Dallas, Texas. The Institute conferred the accreditation for Dr Joseph Thannickal's work exploring the relationship between meaning in life and religious leadership. This work will be reviewed soon in their International journal of Logotherapy.. Read More

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Shepherds with 'Smell of the Sheep'
14/10/2013.  Guwahati #N.6741
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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A group of religious has made a short film to mark the golden jubilee of the Conference of Religious India (CRI), the national association of Catholic religious in the country. The celebrations are scheduled to be held at two venues at Don Bosco Guwahati (Kharguli and Pan Banzar) with three-day program starting November 7. It will coincide with national meeting of the CRI where some 450 religious heads will participate.. Read More

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Circus show by Snehalaya children
10/10/2013.  Guwahati #N.6737
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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The young children of Snehalaya put up a mesmerising circus show at Don Bosco Technical School, Maligaon on the evening of October 6, 2013, in the presence of a huge crowd of people from in and around the city of Guwahati, including some from abroad who braved the inclement weather conditions to attend the show.. Read More

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Releasing Shortly: Journal of Northeast Indian Cultures (JNEIC)
08/10/2013.  Guwahati #N.6735
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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An International Peer Reviewed International Journal devoted to Social, Philosophical and Religious Underpinnings of the Region. The first Journal of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has 128 pages containing 8 scholarly articles and a book review.. Read More

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Sirajuli Pre-Novices teach 500 poor children
06/10/2013.  Guwahati #N.6730
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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A group of young men preparing to enter Salesian order have started taking classes for children from their neighborhood. The pre-novices surveyed the villages belonging to nine ethnic groups to collect the data of school going children and school drop-out youth of the area. Divided into five groups according to their age and level of education, some 500 children are given free tuition and free spoken English classes daily.. Read More

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Don Bosco Alumni to help open Child Care Centre in Guwahati
06/10/2013.  Guwahati #N.6729
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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The Don Bosco Alumni, Guwahati Unit in collaboration with the 'Child Friendly Guwahati' project and Don Bosco Society have proposed to open a Child Care Centre to cater to the needs of the underprivileged street children. This decision was taken in a meeting held recently at the Parliament Hall of Don Bosco School, Panbazar Guwahati, where members of the Don Bosco Alumni, Guwahati Unit represented by its President Pradyut Bhuyan and Secretary Veekash Agarwal, along with Don Bosco School Principal Fr. Antony Thekkel. Director 'Child Friendly Guwahati' Fr. Denis Solomon and Coordinator, 'Child Friendly Guwahati' Bro. Prasad were also present. . Read More

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Street in Argentina named after Indian Missionary
03/10/2013.  Guwahati #N.6727
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Success Story, Salesian Society, Missions


In a rare gesture of affection and love towards a missionary from northeast India (Guwahati province) who served the parish with much dedication and zeal, the parishioners named a street in his honour marking 50th year of the founding of the parish. The Indian missionary and former parish priest of Holy Family Church at Pico Truncado (Patagonia, Argentina) Fr Patrick Warjri was in for a shock when he visited the parish for the celebration of its golden jubilee on Saturday 28 September 2013.. Read More

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Book on Press and Social Responsibility Released
01/10/2013.  Guwahati #N.6723
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Media, Projects, Success Story, Education Dept, Education


Former Chief Minister of Goa and All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Shri Luizinho Faleiro released a book titled Press and Social Responsibility authored by Fr George Plathottam SDB at Hotel Raddisson in New Delhi, September 25. Shri Faleiro handed over the first copies to Dr. Ron Harris, President Media Alliance International, USA, and to Member of Parliament and former Union Minister Vincent Pala. The event was held during the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Kingdom Media Conference held in New Delhi. Some 250 delegates working in media across India and abroad participated the event. . Read More

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Provincial pushes for school disaster preparedness certification
27/09/2013.  Guwahati #N.6716
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Formation, Disasters, Agencies, Ecology, Youth at Risk, Education Dept, Education


The Salesian provincial in Guwahati, has mooted a plan to train teachers to handle disaster. ''We are sitting on a volcano type of situation as the city of Guwahati is most vulnerable to disaster and there is total unpreparedness,'' said Fr V.M. Thomas, the past president of the Rotarians in Guwahati.. Read More

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