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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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Radio Salesian Drama Educates, Entertains in COVID-19 Times
04/05/2020.  INC #N.9298
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Education, Education and Culture, Education Higher , Formation, Life and Health, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Social Development, Social Ministry, Youth, Youth at Risk


A community radio in the hills has hit upon a novel way to instruct and entertain its listeners during the COVID-19 lockdown and self isolation caused by Covid 19 through radio plays on social issues. ''We have been organising a Radio Drama Series from Monday 23 March 2020, during which we will feature a series of social dramas recorded in our studio,'' said Radio Salesian Programme Director Radio Journalist Samir Chhetri.. Read More

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Radio Salesian & Salesian TV YouTube Channel Offer North Bengal University Subjects
03/05/2020.  INC #N.9355
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata  - 2 Comments
News in Administration, Curricula Development, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education Higher , Media, Projects


In the wake of extended and potentially prolonged lock down due to corona virus pandemic, Radio Salesian and Salesian TV offer broadcast and podcast lessons prepared for the syllabus of University of North Bengal's (NBU) Under Graduate and Post Graduate programmes. Radio Salesian 90.8 FM - the Voice of the Hills - established in 2016 is the only college campus radio of North Bengal and entire Northeast India. The virtual launch of 'Radio Edu Pods' - the mass education project for college students - an initiative of Radio Salesian 90.8 FM and Salesian TV was held, 01 May 2020 in the virtual presence of NBU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Subires Bhattacharyya, NBU Registrar Dr. Dilip Kumar Sarkar, NBU Secretary of Under Graduate Council Dr Nupur Das and Principal of Salesian College Sonada/Siliguri Dr. Father George Thadathil. . Read More

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Indian Catechetical Association Reflects on Education to Love
28/02/2020.  INC #N.9281
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Catechetics, Education and Culture, Evangelization, Formation, Missions, Religion, Spirituality, Youth, Youth Groups


Kolkata: The Indian Catechetical Association held its 24th Annual Meet at Nitika Don Bosco, from 12 to 14 February 2020, with 57 Catechism teachers from across India. Several research presentations on Education to Love: A Catechetical Perspective, were made.. Read More

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Sambalpur Bishop ordains Salesian Deacon in Rourkela
30/01/2020.  INC #N.9269
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Festivals, Formation, Lifestyle, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Vocation


Deacon Clement Lakra was ordained priest by Bishop Niranjan Sual Singh of Sambalpur on 19 January 2020 at Jalda near Rourkela in Odisha. 11 Salesians from the Salesian province of Kolkata and 06 from New Delhi were among the thousands of faithful who witnessed the sacerdotal ordination of Deacon Lakra, and a Capuchin deacon. Father Sunil Lakra was the Provincial's delegate to present Deacon Lakra.. Read More

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Kolkata Salesians get 15th Santhal Priest
29/01/2020.  INC #N.9267
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Education Dept, Missions, Parish / Church, Profiles, Religion, Salesian Family, Social Life, Spirituality, Success Story, Vocation, Youth, Youth Groups


Purnea, 29 January 2020 -- Bishop Angelus Kujur of Purnea ordained deacon Manoj Mario Hansda as priest at St Peter's Cathedral Purnea-Bihar on 18 January 2020. Over 75 priests concelebrated alongwith Vicar General of Purnea Father Francis Tirkey, Kolkata Salesian Provincial Father Nirmol Gomes and ViceProvincial Father Joseph Pauria.. Read More

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Book on Pope's Catechesis on Our Father released
17/07/2019.  INC #N.9104
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Catechetics, Education, Education Higher , Evangelization, Formation, Justice and Human Rights, Media, Missions, Social Ministry, Spirituality


Kolkata: Nitika Don Bosco has published a book titled 'Our Father' based on the latest teaching of Pope Francis on the Lord's Prayer. The book authored by Father Gilbert Choondal was released by Father Nirmol Gomes SDB, the Salesian Provincial of Calcutta on July 17, 2019 at Don Bosco Provincial House in the presence of all the rectors of the province. . Read More

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