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Radio Salesian Weekly News Podcast Completes 10 Episodes
25/07/2020.  INC #N.9433
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Language and Cultures, Media, Projects


Radio Salesian team has successfully completed 10 episodes of Salesian News South Asia weekly podcast. To listen, just click this link: https://anchor.fm/boscom The 1st episode was aired on 24 May 2020, World Communications Day and Feast of Mary Help of Christians. On 25 July the podcast series successfully completed 10 episodes.. Read More

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College offers Student Welfare Schemes in COVID-19 times
23/07/2020.  INC #N.9432
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Education, Education Dept, Education Higher , Marginalized, Social Ministry, Youth


The management of Salesian College Sonada in Darjeeling has not increased admission fees this year. The college is also offering scholarships in 06categories, a total of 30 tuition fee waiver in each of the13 departments in an effort to lighten parents' financial burden in these COVID-19 times. Read More

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Salesian Who Brought Free Don Bosco Education to Kolkata Slums Dies
20/07/2020.  INC #N.9428
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Education, Education and Culture, Marginalized, Obituary, Social Development, Social Life, Social Ministry, Youth at Risk


A pioneer educationist who brought free Don Bosco education to Kolkata's slum children Father Joseph Aymanathil, aged 73 died in a Kolkata Hospital on 19 July 2020. He was cremated on 20 July 2020.. Read More

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Radio Salesian Darjeeling to Partner UNICEF Sponsored 'Mission Corona' in Nepali
27/06/2020.  INC #N.9414
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Disasters, Life and Health, Media, Social Development, Success Story


Darjeeling Radio Salesian(90.8) - The Voice of the Hills - based out of Salesian College Sonada, has been selected as a partner in raising awareness about COVID-19 in a national project sponsored by UNICEF. Titled 'Mission Corona', the five-month initiative will feature a 25-minute weekly programme in Nepali language that will focus on issues related to the usage of masks, home quarantine, physical distancing, building immune system, and elderly care, among others.. Read More

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12 Young Men Make 1st Profession as Salesians for 03 Provinces in Darjeeling
30/05/2020.  INC #N.9384
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Evangelization, Formation, Missions, Parish / Church, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Vocation


Darjeeling, known as the producer of arguably the best quality tea in India, has produced 12 Salesians for 03 provinces under the care of Father Samuel Mondal, the Novice Master and his team. The novices made their 1st religious profession at Nazareth Bhavan, Dhajea Busty on 24 May 2020. 06 of the newly professed belong to Kolkata province [INC], 04 to Guwahati province [ING] and 03 to New Delhi province [INN]. . Read More

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Indian Salesian Father Joshtrom Kureethadam Appointed Head of Laudato Si Year
30/05/2020.  INC #N.9382
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Appointments, Ecology, Lifestyle, Parish / Church, Projects, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Development, Spirituality, The Regional


The Vatican has appointed Indian Salesian Father Joshtrom Kureethadam SDB the coordinator of the Sector on Ecology and Creation. Father Kureethadam is to coordinate plans to materialize the visions of Laudato Si as Pope Francis has announced 24 May 2020 to 24 May 2021 as a special year of the papal encyclical.. Read More

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Don Bosco Nitika's 'ASK' Answers Catechetical Queries Online
29/05/2020.  INC #N.9381
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Catechetics, Evangelization, Formation, Parish / Church, Religion, Salesian Society, Spirituality, Youth


Don Bosco Nitika Catechetical Centre based at Kolkata, has initiated ASK - Answers for Seekers of the Kingdom. The talks live-streamed on YouTube Channel Kolkata Salesians is the initiative of Nitika Director Father Gilbert Choondal, as several catechetical seminars are cancelled with the COVID-19 lockdown. Father Choondal answers questions on Catholic faith raised by the viewers, after ASK Online collects questions through emails, Whatsapp and SMS. The talk show started on 01 May 2020 and is viewed by about 1000 people from across the world. Nitika Catechetical Centre plans to launch similar content in Bengali, Santhali and Hindi. Over 100 topics are discussed already at ASK Online. Father Patrick Lepcha hosts the same programme in Nepali.. Read More

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Salesian News South Asia Weekly Podcast Launched
24/05/2020.  INC #N.9374
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Media, Social Life, Success Story, The Regional


The Salesians of Don Bosco South Asia have launched the 1st weekly news podcast on the 54th World Communications Day on 24 May 2020. The Podcast was launched simultaneously at Turin, Italy and at Nazareth Bhavan Salesian Novitiate at Dhajea, Darjeeling on the occasion of the 1st profession of 13 new Salesians. . Read More

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83 Young Men Make 1st Profession as Salesians in South Asia
24/05/2020.  INC #N.9373
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata  - 1 Comments
News in Formation, Religion, Salesian Society, The Regional, Vocation, Youth


The Don Bosco South Asia region this year has a total of 83 novices making their 1st profession. They were trained in 06 novitiates; 05 in India (Chennai, Darjeeling, Dimapur, Kerala and Shillong) and 01 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. . Read More

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Father Joseph Pauria Installed as 17th Provincial of Kolkata [INC] in Turin
18/05/2020.  INC #N.9369
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Appointments, Parish / Church, Profiles, Rector Major, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional, Vocation


Father Joseph Pauria was installed as the 17th Provincial of the Salesian Province of Kolkata on 17 May 2020 at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians,Turin-Italy Father Guillermo Basa�es, former General Councillor for Missions presided at the ceremony.. Read More

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