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Week-long Work Camp for Sonada Brothers
17/10/2021.  Kolkata #N.9770
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Ecology, Formation, Green Alliance, Laudato si, Lifestyle, Social Ministry, Volunteering, Youth


A group of 20 residential student Brothers of Salesian College Sonada had a week-long work camp at Salesian College Siliguri campus. They cleared a jungle on the Siliguri campus.. Read More

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Polish Ambassador Visits Bandel Basilica
27/09/2021.  Kolkata #N.9759
Posted by Arvind Barnabas KHALKHO, Kolkata
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Polish ambassador to India, Prof. Adam Wojciech Burakowski and his 9-year-old daughter, Marta Agnieszka, made a short visit to Bandel Basilica and Don Bosco Seminary on September 26.. Read More

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Salesian College Hosts NCC Training Camp
25/09/2021.  Siliguri #N.9758
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Education and Culture, Formation, Social Ministry, Volunteering, Youth, Youth Groups


A combined 10-day Annual National Cadet Corps (NCC) training camp for 400 NCC cadets from 10 colleges in and around Siliguri was held under the aegis of the 16th Bengal Battalion at Salesian College Siliguri from September 16-25, 2021.. Read More

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12th Verzotto Memorial Lecture at Salesian College Sonada
23/09/2021.  Kolkata #N.9755
Posted by Arvind Barnabas KHALKHO, Kolkata
News in Education, Education Higher , Media


Salesian College Sonada hosted online the 12th Verzotto Memorial Lecture on Business Journalism by Joseph Rai on 22 September, here at Kallingal Auditorium. Verzotto memorial lecture is an annual event in honour of Father Joseph Verzotto, a Salesian priest and a great philosopher who taught ethics, metaphysics, psychology, epistemology and Indian philosophy at Salesian College apart from being the college librarian, counsellor, postman, fundraiser, and a philanthropist. He was also a biographer, literary essayist, film critique, translator and religious instructor. He died in Kolkata in 2009 at the age of 82. . Read More

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Salesian News Asia-Pacific YouTube Version Launched
21/09/2021.  Kolkata #N.9753
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in BOSCO Out Reach, BOSCO, Don Bosco Plus, Green Alliance, Laudato si, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Media, Migrants, Missions, Social Ministry, Volunteering, Youth at Risk, Youth Groups


Salesian News Asia Pacific, which started as a podcast during the first wave of Covid-19 on May 24, 2020, has launched its first YouTube version on September 19, 2021, marking its 70th uninterrupted episode.. Read More

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Siliguri Rotaract and Lions Club Honour Salesian College
09/09/2021.  Kolkata #N.9746
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Development Office, Education Higher , Social Development, Social Life, Success Story


Marking Teachers' Day on Sunday September 5, a group of four Chartered Accountant Siliguri Rotaract members visited Salesian College Principal Father George Thadathil and offered him a bouquet of flowers and a certificate of appreciation. . Read More

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Government of West Bengal Honours Don Bosco Mirik for Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme
23/08/2021.  Kolkata #N.9740
Posted by Arvind Barnabas KHALKHO, Kolkata
News in Education, Education and Culture, Education School


Don Bosco High School, Mirik, bagged second prize for implementing the Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme instituted by Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee. Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme provides financial assistance to girls aged 13-18 of economically backward classes to pursue higher education and stop their untimely marriage. It has been given international recognition by the United Nations Department of International Development and UNICEF. . Read More

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Salesian Intervention Sees Eye Surgery Miracle After 33 Months
20/08/2021.  Kolkata, Siliguri #N.9738
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Agencies, Disasters, Life and Health, Marginalized, Projects, Success Story, Youth, Youth at Risk


''If it was not for Father U P Sebastian and Father Mathew George, and the kindness of Madam Petra, the miracle of the restoration of my eyesight would never have happened,'' said Darshan Oraon, a 21-year-old youngster after the eye surgery. Darshan hailing from Oodlabari tea gardens in North Bengal had to undergo surgery for his eye for an injury of 33 months old. His insatiable desire to learn to ride a motorbike ended in a tragedy when a speeding motorbike hit him from behind, throwing him off the road and causing severe injury to his face and eye on that ill-fated day in December 2018. . Read More

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WHO Features Research by Salesian Higher Education Institutes
15/08/2021.  Kolkata #N.9731
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Education, Education Dept, Projects, Salesian Family, Success Story


A collaborative research study conducted by Salesian College Siliguri and Salesian University Bolivia on education in pandemic times and published in the Scopus platform has featured on the World Health Organisation website. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. . Read More

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Salesian Sister's Alumna Wins Olympic Bronze for Badminton
06/08/2021.  Kolkata #N.9724
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in DB Alumni, Education and Culture, Formation, Lifestyle, Profiles, Salesian Family, Skills Training, Social Ministry, Youth


Reigning world champion P V Sindhu on Sunday (1st August 2021) became the second Indian and the country's first woman to win two Olympic medals, securing a bronze after a straight-game win over world No 9 He Bing Jiao of China in the badminton women's singles third-place play-off held in Tokyo 2020 Olympics.. Read More

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