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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
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''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
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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
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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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Alumni Congress Focuses on Delegate, Young Past Pupils and Networking
27/06/2021.  Kolkata #N.9703
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
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The 12th Asia-Oceania online Regional Congress of Don Bosco Past Pupils marking the 150th anniversary of the World Association of Past Pupils concluded on June 26, 2021. The two-day event focused on Salesian Delegate, Young Past Pupils and Networking. Delegates and members from 23 out of 28 countries of the region participated. First-timers included participants from Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia, Solomon Islands and Sri Lanka. . Read More

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Sr Leelamma Takes Charge as New Provincial of Kolkata Salesian Sisters
25/06/2021.  Kolkata #N.9702
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
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The FMA Province of Mary Help of Christians, Kolkata, marked a new beginning on June 24, 2021, with its seventh Provincial, Sr. Leelamma Palliparambil, taking charge. The installation ceremony took place in the provincial house chapel, Dum Dum, amid the Provincial Council members. Kolkata Salesian provincial Father Joseph Pauria presided over the solemn Holy Eucharist with the parish priest of St. Patrick's Church, Dum Dum, and other Salesians. . Read More

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Don Bosco Alumnus from India Judge Invention Convention US Nationals
28/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9680
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
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Dr George Panicker, an Alumnus of Don Bosco Kolkata and Capt. Shaji Sebastian are the two Judges from India presently judging the 6th Annual Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention US Nationals concluded on May 28, 2021. The Convention is powered by The Henry Ford Competition, with more than 400 finalists from across the United States showcasing their inventions. . Read More

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Freedom Song Competition to Celebrate 75th Independence Day
24/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9674
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
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Darjeeling: Radio Salesian 90.8 FM - The Voice of the Hills, the first college Community Radio since 2016, based at Salesian College, Sonada in North Bengal, launched 'Azaadi Freedom Songs' competition to mark the 75th year of India's Independence. India won its freedom from British colonial rule on August 15, 1947. . Read More

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120 Young Men Take Vows to be Salesians in South Asia
24/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9673
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
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Darjeeling: Despite the pandemic disrupting regular schedules, the nine novitiates of the South Asia Region have more novices, making their first profession this year. Starting from traditional May 24, the date for the first professions, the 120 young men will make their first profession on different dates of May 24 and 31, June 30, August 15 and September 8. . Read More

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Kolkata Alumnus Leads Future Proof Experiential Learning
23/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9672
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
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Along with learning numbers and facts, students be encouraged to develop Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity with a scientific and entrepreneurial attitude, said Dr George Panicker, alumnus of Don Bosco School Park Circus, Kolkata, and Founder of International STEAM Research Pvt Ltd. . Read More

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Hill NGOs Fight COVID with Wellbeing Campaign
22/05/2021.  Kolkata #N.9670
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
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Sonada: A group of ten Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) in the hills have come together to fight COVID-19 with a 15-week Wellbeing Campaign. Their slogans include: 'Bring Back the Smiles,' and 'We Build Each Other'.. Read More

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