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Problem not sexual abuse, but clericalism: Rector Major
28/10/2019.  Mumbai #N.9203
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Siliguri, The Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco addressing a group of Salesians gathered at Siliguri in North Bengal said, ''the greatest problem the Church faces today is not the scandal of sexual abuse of minors by its clergy, but the scourge of clericalism and power seeking by clerics.'' . Read More

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Seminar exposes Mising tribal children's plight
28/10/2019.  Mumbai #N.9202
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Jorhat, A 3-day seminar organised by I-CARD (Institution for Culture And Rural Development) from 25th to 27th October at Jorhat on 'Children in Mising Society' esposed the plight of children of the Mishing tribe, an indigenous community inhabiting parts of the Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. They are also known as Miris and trace back to the ancestor Abotani. The seminar, 21st in the series, started on 25th October, with a colourful cultural function, coordinated by Puspalata Mili, at 6 pm. Dr. Juri Baruah of Human and Family Development department of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat was the chief guest. . Read More

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Short film ''Missionary of the Balasun Valley'' to be launched
28/10/2019.  Mumbai #N.9201
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Sonada — A short film entitled ''Missionary of the Balasun Valley'' is to be screened at celebration of Extraordinary Missionary Month of Darjeeling-Sikkim Diocese scheduled to be held on 31 October 2019 at St. George School, Pedong, northeast of Kalimpong town in North Bengal. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Martin Sowriappan SDB
22/10/2019.  Mumbai #N.9195
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The Salesian Province of Chennai regrets to announce that Father Martin Sowriappan SDB (37) passed away this morning, 22 October 2019. . Read More

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Sad demise of Archbishop Dominic Jala SDB
12/10/2019.  Mumbai #N.9193
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Most Rev. Dominic Jala S.D.B. (68), Archbishop of Shillong, Meghalaya, passed away in a car accident at Colusa County, Oakland, California, USA.. Read More

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Northeast college student leaders learn leadership
11/10/2019.  Mumbai #N.9192
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Shillong, 10 October 2019 - A group of college students from northeast India spent their puja vacation learning leadership skills based on Biblical principles and Leadership Style of Jesus at Siloam wellness centre from 4th to 9th October 2019.. Read More

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Students Remember Gandhi as Communicator, Journalist, Editor
03/10/2019.  Mumbai #N.9189
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Sonada - A group of students in Darjeeling held an inter-college seminar to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, 30 September 2019.. Read More

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Don Bosco High School, Matunga wins best School Award in Sports and Recreational Initiatives in Education in India
30/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9187
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Don Bosco High School at Matunga in Mumbai has been awarded the best School in India in Sports and Recreational Education activities at the IDA (India Didactics Association) Education exhibition and awards program on 24th Sept 2019 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru. Cliffrichard D'Souza, Vice-Principal of the school represented the school at the impressive ceremony attended by educators, IDA association members of various countries and business partners. India Didactics Association (IDA) is the only exclusive membership association in India for education and training fraternity engaged in improving learning and teaching. Read More

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Don Bosco College of Agriculture organizes Agricultural Exhibition in Goa
27/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9183
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Several students attending the fourth year at the Don Bosco College of Agriculture (DBCA) in Sulcorna, Goa organized an agricultural exhibition at the English-language high school ''Somnath'', aimed at students and local farmers.. Read More

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Historical manual for Salesian translators worldwide published
27/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9182
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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(ANS - Seoul) - After the 2nd Seminar for Salesian Translators which took place in Myanmar in August, the first ''Manual for Salesian Translators'' was published. Published by Don Bosco Media of Seoul, 300 copies of the 72-page manual have already been printed.. Read More

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Salesian Varsity Opens Community Computer Centre
23/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9180
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Guwahati, First private university of the state, Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) inaugurated its Community Computer Centre under Community Education Programme - Education for Sustainable Development - an initiative of the Department of Social Work on 19 September 2019 in the presence of community children and university fraternity. . Read More

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Think Green Keep it Clean- Youth become Influencers towards Climate Change
21/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9179
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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PUNE -( 20th - 21st September, 2019): 'Madonna. 2019' - an Inter- Junior College Fest with the theme ''Think Green Keep it Clean'' is an initiative of the Don Bosco Junior College Pune, co - powered by Tolani Maritime Institute, Trinity School of Performing Arts, International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), Pride Globaltech Services Pvt. Ltd., Nandmani Stores, Haji Zakir Shaikh, Jain Bandhu and Melwin Holidays took off on a very festive note with nearly 2,000 youngsters participating from 25 Junior Colleges in Pune. St Mira's Junior Girls College won the ''Madonna 2019'' Championship Award organised by Don Bosco Junior College at Yerwada, Pune. Read More

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Madonna 2019 - Inter Junior College Fest begins at Pune
20/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9178
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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PUNE: The first day of 'Madonna. 2019' - an Inter- Junior College Fest an initiative of the Don Bosco Junior College Pune, co - powered by Tolani Maritime Institute, Trinity School of Performing Arts, International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), Pride Globaltech Services Pvt. Ltd., Nandmani Stores, Haji Zakir Shaikh, Jain Bandhu and Melwin Holidays took off on a very festive note with nearly 2,000 youngsters participating in this festive programme from 25 Junior Colleges from Pune. This programme will conclude on 21st September, 2019.. Read More

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Don Bosco National Forum for Youth-At-Risk begins 14th Annual Seminar in Mumbai
20/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9177
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Don Bosco National Forum for the Young-at-Risk [YaR] commenced its 14th National Seminar on 18 September 2019 at the Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga-Mumbai on the theme 'Imagine YaR Ministry: Journeying Together into Tomorrow.' A total of 114 participants comprising grassroots activists, trainers, mobilisers, and coordinators from 180 Don Bosco YaR centres across India have congregated to enquire, reflect, study and plan the way forward.. Read More

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Don Bosco High School, Matunga Ranked No. 2 in Maharashtra by Education Today Survey 2019
18/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9173
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The school received yet another prestigious award for its contribution in the field of education and excellence in the all round formation of the students. Don Bosco High School, Matunga was placed second both in the city of Mumbai and the state of Maharashtra in the Boys School category. The glittering award function was held at Maharashtra Educator's summit at the Lalit, Mumbai on 14th September 2019. The school was represented by Father Bernard Fernandes SDB, Principal of Don Bosco High School at this summit and awards ceremony.. Read More

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Rector Major: Follow God's Call in your Life
14/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9175
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Dimapur - 12th Sept., the third day of the Rector Major's visit to the Province of Dimapur, was primarily dedicated to the Salesian Family. At the same time, it was also the day of the traditional, and very important, meeting between the Rector Major and all the Salesians in the Province. . Read More

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Father Savio Silveira SDB assumes office as Salesian Provincial Mumbai
14/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9170
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Lonavla: The Salesians of INB Province of St Francis Xavier participated in a solemn, simple and short ceremony to welcome Father Savio Silveira as the 11th Provincial at Don Bosco Lonavla on September 12, 2019. The official installation/inauguration happened within a well-animated and meaningful Eucharist, during which Father Silveira professed the Creed and signed the official document, upon being invited by the outgoing Provincial and the principal president Father Godfrey D'Souza.. Read More

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Xavier Board Higher Education Conference starts in Guwahati
14/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9169
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Guwahati - The 23rd Triennial Conference of the Xavier Board of Higher Education was inaugurated at Don Bosco Institute, Kharguli, Guwahati on 13th September 2019. The theme of the three-day conference (13-15 September) is ''Revisioning Higher Education in India: Challenges and Strategies for Catholic Institutions.''. Read More

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Salesian Family Members evaluate Mission, Life
14/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9168
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Shillong - A group of Salesian family members working in India and Sri Lanka are spending about a month reflecting on their life and mission living the charism of their founder and inspiration St John Bosco in the cradle of Salesian Missions in northeast India.. Read More

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Salesian Rector Major visits Dimapur
12/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9174
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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From 10 to 14 September, Fr Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians, is visiting Dimapur, Salesian Province of Dimapur, which includes the Northeast Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Upper Assam, Manipur and Nagaland. On the afternoon of 10 September, he was warmly welcomed by Father Jose Kuruvachira, provincial of Dimapur Province, by Salesians and other members of the Salesian Family at Dimapur Airport. . Read More

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Youth trained towards Nation Building
11/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9167
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Salesian Youth Movement, India (SYM - India) had its Youth Leaders and Animators Formation (LAF) programme organised in 4 regions, starting in the last week of July till the first of September 2019. This flagship programme of the Movement is meant for the leaders of local units and their animators. Initiated three years back with the aim to strengthen and embolden the Movement, regional approach was adopted in carrying out the formation of the young leaders and their animators, given the geographical vastness and diverse nature of its inhabitants. The 11 different provinces are grouped into 4 regions (South, West, Northeast & Centre) taking into consideration closeness to each other with regard to cultures, language, food habits and possibilities of immediate collaboration. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Antony Joseph SDB, Salesian Provincial of Tiruchy
11/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9166
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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(Tiruchy) With much sorrow, we communicate the sudden death of Father Antony Joseph SDB, Provincial, Salesian Provincial of Tiruchy passed away today at 04.15 am this morning (11 September 2019) at Kavery Hospital, Tiruchy.. Read More

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Rector Major exhort Salesians ''Be Faithful to the Charism of Don Bosco.''
10/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9164
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Father Jose Kochamkunnel SDB, the Provincial of Chennai Province welcomed The Rector Major and the Salesians too. He introduced the gathering comprising of 20 Salesian communities of the two regions along with 17 students of Philosophy of Chennai Province from The Retreat community, Yercaud (INT). . Read More

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Rector Major meets the Students of Sacred Heart College, Thirupattur
10/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9163
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Rector Major, Father Angel Fernandez Artime today inaugurated the Indoor Stadium and planted saplings in the Sacred Heart College campus. Father Antonyraj Chinnappan SDB the Rector of the Community greeted and welcomed the Rector Major during the programme. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Ignas Macwan SDB
09/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9162
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Salesian Province of Mumbai regrets to inform you that Father Ignas Macwan SDB passed away around 01:30 am this morning (Monday, 09 September 2019) at Baroda, Gujarat.. Read More

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India to be 'Artificial Intelligence Garage' says Assam Governor
09/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9161
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Speaking at the 8th annual Convocation of Assam Don Bosco University Guwahati, 7th September 2019, Governor of Assam Prof. Jagdish Mukhi said, ''The government of India wants to establish the country as an 'AI Garage.'. Read More

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Rector Major visits The Sisters of Maria Auxilium, Generalate, Chennai
07/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9156
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Sisters of Maria Auxilium (SMA) was founded by Father M. C. Antony SDB through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the year 1976. The spirit of the Salesians is seen at work in the SMA Congregation through their Founder.Don Bosco had the dream of creating a vast movement of groups to work for the poor and abandoned. . Read More

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Rector Major visits Don Bosco Missionary Aspirantate in Chennai
07/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9155
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Rector Major, Father Angel Fernandez Artime visited the Don Bosco Missionary Aspirantate at Perambur in Chennai and interacted with the young aspirants on 7th September, 2019. The young aspirants felicitated the Rector Major with words of welcome and music rendition. . Read More

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Engineering students attend Inner Engineering Workshop
27/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9144
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Kochi - Former Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University is set on a national youth mission experimenting with a new 'wake up call' training college students. The first of the series was held at the School of Social Sciences and Engineering at Rajagiri College, Kochi during first and third week of August. . Read More

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Father K. J. Joseph, Pioneer of Salesian Tripura mission dies
26/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9139
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Shillong - A pioneer missionary of Salesian missions in north eastern state of Tripura died 25th August night of a massive heart attack at Salesian Provincial House at Mawlai in Shillong. Father K.J. Joseph (Kizhakkechennadu) was 68 years old.. Read More

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Oldest Salesian Priest, Father Cedric Bout SDB passes away at 102 in India
17/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9132
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Salesian Province of Chennai regrets to inform you that Father Cedric Bout (102) passed away early this morning Saturday, 17 August 2019. . Read More

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Asian Communicators study media role in building communities
07/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9126
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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New Delhi - Some 120 Catholic communicators from 19 countries held their annual assembly at Diocesan Community Centre, New Delhi, from August 4th to 7th August 2019.. Read More

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Streams of Solidarity: Capacity Building Programme on Disaster Preparedness
02/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9118
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The first ever capacity building programme on Disaster Preparedness was held on 28th July, at Mathias Institute and Salesian Provincial House, Shillong, for the staff of the 3 North-Eastern Don Bosco PDO offices: Bosco Integrated Development Society-Shillong, Bosco Reach Out-Guwahati and AIDA-Dimapur. T. Read More

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Don Bosco Development Offices in South Asia meet to discuss Sustainable Development Goals
01/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9114
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Missions, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Development, The Regional


The Regional Meeting of the Don Bosco Development Offices of South Asia was held at the Mathias Institute and Salesian Provincial House, Shillong on the 26th and 27th July 2019. The Executive Directors from all the eleven Provincial Development Offices(PDO) and the BOSCONET team participated in the meeting. . Read More

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St. Joseph's Industrial Training Institute, Kurla adjudged best Industrial Training Institute in the Mumbai Region
01/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9113
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Of the 119 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the Mumbai region, St. Joseph's Industrial Training Institute - Kurla (Don Bosco Centre for Learning), has been recognised and awarded 'The Best ITI' by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (M.S.D.E.), Government of Maharashtra, India.. Read More

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BOSCOM South Asia, Governing Body Meeting 2019
27/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9110
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Marking the 25th year of commendable intervention through BOSCOM the communication arm of the Salesians Provincials Conference of South Asia (SPCSA) the governing body members met at Don Bosco Provincial House, Chennai for two days of animation and planning from 19th to 20th July, 2019. The meeting was chaired by Father K. M. Jose SDB, Provincial Incharge of Social Communication BOSCOM South Asia and moderated by Father Ernest Rozario SDB, Regional Delegate, BOSCOM South Asia. Twelve Delegates from all the Provinces participated in the Annual General Body meeting.. Read More

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Don Bosco Young at Risk Network discusses Equity and Reaching the most Marginalized
24/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9109
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Delhi - Master Krishna, a seven year old from Don Bosco Ashalayam, New Delhi, accompanied by dignitaries and one of the delegates, Ms Juliana from Nitika, Kolkata, lit the inaugural lamp, at the start of the fourth Annual YaR (Young at Risk) Leaders' Orientation programme at the conference hall of Don Bosco House, New Delhi on 16th July 2019. The programme of YaR was held from 16-20 July, 2019 and discussed Equity and Reaching the most Marginalized Children and Youngsters under our care. . Read More

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UN - Youth Aspirations & Climate Urgency
18/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9103
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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(ANS - New York) - A panel discussion on 'Youth Aspirations & Climate Urgency' was organized on 11 July as a side event at the ongoing United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at New York, by ''Don Bosco Green Alliance along with Salesian Missions USA and Don Bosco Network'' (DBN). The HLPF annually evaluates the global progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), hence, this panel discussion focused on SDG 13 Climate Action and the impact of climate change on young people and their future.. Read More

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Salesian Brothers toppers at Sonada
13/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9101
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education Higher , Salesian Family, Salesian Society


Sonada : In the recently published results of North Bengal University's Under Graduate program, Salesian Brothers secured 5 out of 9 first division positions at Salesian College Sonada. The remaining 4 positions went to Bruno Tamang of BA Education who secured fourth position in the college with 64.13 % and three girls Sinoupan R of Education Honours with 66.00 %, Urbashi Tamang of B.Com Honours and Shalini Das of BA English Honours who secured each 60.38% marks.. Read More

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Assam Varsity Radio Interns Graduate from Radio Salesian
11/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9100
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Sonada - A group of four students of Assam Don Bosco University Guwahati who spent one month internship with Radio Salesian 90.8 FM at Salesian College Sonada graduated on 9th July 2019.. Read More

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Salesian College commences Bachelor of Vocation Courses
11/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9099
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Darjeeling - Salesian College Sonada and its Siliguri campus has launched for the first time Skill Oriented diploma and degree courses starting with this academic session in mid-July.. Read More

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Leading into the future: Spirituality, Discernment, and Leadership among heads of schools
05/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9093
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Eighty-five school Principals from Maharastra attended a conference on educational leadership organised by the All India Don Bosco Education Society (AIDBES) in association with the Salesian Province of Mumbai at the Don Bosco International School, Matunga, Mumbai on June 25. . Read More

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Mirik holds Darjeeling-Kurseong deanery Youth Exuberant 2019
05/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9092
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Mirik - Some 130 high school and college youth from 11 parishes and substations of Darjeeling and Kurseong deanery held a 3 day program called ''Youth EXUBERANT 2019'' from 2 - 4 July. Rector and Principal of Don Bosco Mirik Father Ashis Das welcomed youth to the camp held with the theme: 'You are the light of the world' and 'You are the salt of the earth.' (Mt 5: 13-14).. Read More

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''Living Consecrated Life Fully'' book launched in Mumbai
21/06/2019.  Mumbai #N.9085
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Father Godfrey D'Souza, the Provincial of the Salesian Province of Mumbai, launched the book entitled ''Living Consecrated Life Fully'' by Father Chrys Saldanha SDB published by Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications, Mumbai, India on 9th June, 2019 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga, Mumbai.. Read More

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Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Disabilities book launched in Mumbai
21/06/2019.  Mumbai #N.9084
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Father Godfrey D'Souza, the Provincial of the Salesian Province of Mumbai, launched the book entitled 'Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Disabilities' by Dr. Father Ajoy Fernandes SDB published by Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications, Mumbai, India on 9th June, 2019 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga, Mumbai. Father Ajoy Fernandes holds a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology, with a major in Clinical Counselling.. Read More

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Father Savio Silveira SDB appointed as the new Provincial of the Salesian Province of Mumbai
17/06/2019.  Mumbai #N.9082
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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On the last day of the second week of the summer plenary session of the General Council, Father Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major, with the consensus of the other members of the Council, appointed Father Savio Silveira as Provincial of the Province of India- Mumbai (INB) for the six-year period of 2019-2025.. Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Reginald Gracias SDB
10/06/2019.  Mumbai #N.9076
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Salesian Province of Mumbai, deeply mourns the passing away of Father Reginald Gracias SDB on 10 June 2019 from the community of St. Dominic Savio's Boys Home, Andheri, Mumbai. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10.00 am on 11 June 2019 at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga followed by burial at the Sewri Christian Cemetery, Mumbai. . Read More

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8th International Congress of Mary Help of Christians: all logistical information available
10/05/2019.  Mumbai #N.9061
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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(ANS - Rome) - On the occasion of the beginning of the Marian month - May -, Father Eusebio Munoz, Delegate of the Rector Major for the Salesian Family, renews the invitation to the groups of the Salesian Family to participate in the VIII International Congress of Mary Help of Christians, to be held from 7 to 10 November 2019 in Buenos Aires (Argentina); its title: ''With Mary, Woman who believes''. All information on how to participate is available on the web cited below.. Read More

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Don Bosco Summer Camps 2019
30/04/2019.  Mumbai #N.9055
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Youth


: Over 100 youth participated in prayer-filled leadership camps that were organised by Don Bosco Youth Services, Matunga at Boscowadi Uttan. A Youth Pasch was held at Don Bosco Lonavla in the month of April too.. Read More

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Pope's Way of Cross will shine light on 'crucified' women
19/04/2019.  Mumbai #N.9052
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Vatican City: Countless women and girls are being ''crucified'' by human traffickers, who trick them into slave labor or prostitution, and by those who seek out their services and exploit them, said the missionary nun who wrote the meditations for Pope Francis' Way of the Cross service. Victims of human trafficking are people whom ''we have crucified and, today, in 2019, we continue to have people crucified for our use, our purposes, our well-being,'' Consolata Sister Eugenia Bonetti told reporters at a Vatican news conference on April 17. . Read More

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Vatican - ''Remain in peace, I ask you with my heart''
13/04/2019.  Mumbai #N.9050
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Vatican City - On the afternoon of April 11, at the ''Domus Sanctae Marthae'', the concluding moment of the spiritual retreat for the civil and ecclesiastical authorities of South Sudan was held, organized by mutual agreement between the Vatican State Secretariat and the Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Msgr. Justin Welby.. Read More

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Hockey: Don Bosco High School add to Mumbai's turf time at Matunga
08/04/2019.  Mumbai #N.9049
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education, Education Higher , Rector Major


Think hockey. Think Don Bosco, Matunga! The iconic sky blue colours of the Institution have dominated the school hockey circuit for over three decades. On March 30, with a host of Olympians in its midst, the Matunga-based school inaugurated a Fedrration Internationale de Hockey (FIH) approved full-sized astroturf pitch with the hope to develop future generations of hockey acumen. The Salesian Provincial of Mumbai, Father Godfrey D' Souza, was the chief guest for the opening ceremony. . Read More

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Rector Major: ''Education is a wonderful garment that will give young people a future''
02/04/2019.  Mumbai #N.9045
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Goa: The long-awaited visit of the X Successor of Don Bosco, Father Angel Fernandez Artime, to the Salesian Provincials of India-Panjim is matching the high expectations of the local Salesian Family. On his journey of knowledge and animation to the various Salesian houses, the Rector Major is bringing enthusiasm and words of orientation to current challenges. . Read More

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Rector Major visits the Salesian Sisters at Auxilium, Caranzalem, Goa
29/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9044
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The little Rome of the east, Goa, was privileged to be graced by the Source of unity of the Salesian family, our Rector Major, Don Angel Fernandez Artime. He was warmly welcomed at Auxilium Caranzalem, Goa, by the Sisters and the little ones on March 29, 2019. . Read More

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Rector Major visits Don Bosco Panjim - Be models of Sanctity and imbibe good Values.
29/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9043
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Father Angel Fernandez Artime embarked on his journey of knowledge and animation in the various Salesian houses and arrived here at Don Bosco Panjim on March 29, 2019 dedicated to building relationships and mutual respect in a friendly and fraternal atmosphere. It was a joyous occasion meeting the Management, Staff and Students. . Read More

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Rector Major Father Angel Fernandez Artime blesses the statue of Don Bosco at the Provincial House,Goa
29/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9042
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The first day of the Rector Major Father Angel Fernandez Artime in the Salesian Province of Panjim (INP) was spent animating the Provincial Council and celebrating the Holy Eucharist with them. . Read More

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Rector Major Bids Adieu To Mumbai Province
27/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9040
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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: In its Golden Jubilee year, March 27, 2019 will go down in the annals of the Saint Dominic Savio Institute Andheri, as a golden moment of grace, given that the 10th successor of Don Bosco, Rector Major Father Angel Fernandez Artime, spent his last day in the Mumbai province celebrating and sharing in the joy of their 50 years of journeying with the young. . Read More

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Rector Major Urges Novices To 'Shun' Individualism And Promote Fraternity
26/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9038
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Father Angel Fernandez Artime, the 10th successor of Don Bosco, while meeting 10 novices from the Nashik-based Salesian Training Institute at the Don Bosco Provincial House in Matunga on March 25, urged them to 'shun' individualism and promote fraternity. . Read More

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Rector Major In Pune: With The Young, For The Young
25/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9037
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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PUNE: Rector Major Father Angel Fernandez Artime, the 10th Successor of Don Bosco, the head of all institutes of the Salesians of Don Bosco worldwide in over 130 countries and 15,000 institutes received a rousing welcome to Sacred Heart Parish and Don Bosco High School and Junior College in Yerwada on March 24, while on his visit to meet the Salesian Family. He arrived in Pune earlier in the day and spent his morning with the young Salesians in-formation at Koregaon Park.. Read More

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Rector Major Inspires Young Salesians In Pune
24/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9036
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PUNE: Rector Major Father Angel Fernandez Artime, the 10thSuccessor of Don Bosco, the head of all institutes of the Salesians of Don Bosco worldwide in over 130 countries and 15,000 institutes received a rousing welcome to Sacred Heart Parish and Don Bosco High School and Junior College in Yerwada on March 24, while on his visit to meet the Salesian Family. He arrived in Pune earlier in the day and spent his morning with the young Salesians in-formation at Koregaon Park.. Read More

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Rector Major Uses Samaria To Inspire Mumbai
24/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9035
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Mumbai and Samaria have little in common. One, a small region that formed ancient Israel, and the other over 4000 kilometers away is a bustling metropolis in Western India drawing millions of people in search of a better life. Rector Major Angel Fernandez Artime, the 10th successor of Don Bosco, during his Holy Mass at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Mumbai on March 23, drew inspiration from the life-changing experience of a Samaritan woman who met Jesus at a well. . Read More

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Salesian Province of Mumbai awaits visit of Rector Major
21/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9031
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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From March 23-28, 2019, Rector Major Father Angel Fernandez, accompanied by Father Horacio Lopez, Secretary of the Rector Major, will be in Mumbai for an official visit to the 'Province of St Francis Xavier' Mumbai. In Salesian tradition, the Rector Major officially visits and animates all provinces across the globe once during his term of office to meet and interact with confreres, members of the Salesian Family, the young, and lay collaborators.. Read More

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DBYA South Asia Releases Youth Ministry Training Manual
07/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9021
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Salesians of Don Bosco in South Asia have prepared a Youth Ministry Training Manual for those in Formation, based on the ''Salesian Youth Ministry: Frame of Reference.'' The tedious task undertaken by the members of DBYA-SA [Don Bosco Youth Animation-South Asia] Regional Team with the help of Salesians from different provinces of the South Asian Region was spearheaded by Father Maria Charles Antonysamy SDB. The manual was launched by Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga, Regional Superior for Don Bosco South Asia, at the solemn conclusion of the SPCSA [Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia] on 28 February 2019 in Dimapur. . Read More

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Discerning Future Leadership
06/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9020
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga, the Regional Councillor for South Asia visited the Salesian Province of Mumbai for the consultation process to find the pulse of the Salesians in a bid to choose a leader who will guide the Province for the next six years given that Father Godfrey D'Souza, Salesian Provincial of the Mumbai region will complete his term on October 7, 2019.. Read More

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Salesians strive to enable the Young to build the Nation in the Constitutional Way
01/03/2019.  Mumbai #N.9015
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The 20th Salesian Provincials Conference of South Asia ( SPCSA) Assembly comprising of the Provincial Superiors, SPCSA Secretary, delegates from the Provinces and networks attended the SPCSA General Assembly held on February 27 -28 at Don Bosco Institute of Development and Leadership, Dimapur, Nagaland, India. . Read More

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UN - TVET Initiative and Circular Migration - Critical Intervention for Empowering Young Migrants
27/02/2019.  Mumbai #N.9013
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in General


(ANS - New York) - Mr Agostino Sella, Director, Associazione Don Bosco 2000 - TVET/CNOS, speaking at the youth-led side event during the 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, highlighted the critical and important role the Salesians of Don Bosco played to empower young migrants by providing them employment-oriented vocational training.. Read More

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World Advisory Council for Salesian Social Communication meet in Rome
23/02/2019.  Mumbai #N.9012
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The World Consulta of Social Communication, is being held at Sacro Cuore, the Salesian Headquarters in Rome, from 21-24, February, 2019. Nearly 20 Salesians from across the world are participating in the Consultation. Father Filiberto Gonzalez, General Councilor for Social Communications of the Salesian Congregation, presented the orientations of the Consultation, the challenges of the meeting, the proposals and the working methodology. . Read More

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Don Bosco Development Network meet to discuss Social Transformation in India
15/02/2019.  Mumbai #N.9004
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Meeting of the Don Bosco Development Offices of South Asia (PDO Meet), BOSCONET was held at the Pilar Mission Seminary, Pilar, Goa on the 11th February 2019. Sixteen members participated in the meeting which was represented by 12 PDOs from the South Asian network and the Economer's network (SAFE). . Read More

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Dame Dr.Munni Irone, the founder of Art4Peace awards Don Bosco Institutions for Education and Development
05/02/2019.  Mumbai #N.8991
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in General


On the 2nd February 2019, Father Noel Maddhichetty, Director BOSCONET, along with the Bosconet Team in New Delhi, was honoured with Art4Peace Award at Teen Murthi Bhawan Auditorium in New Delhi, in appreciation of the tremendous contribution of Don Bosco in the field of education and social development by Dame Dr.Munni Irone, Hollywood Celebrity Coach, Author, Producer, Global Peace leader & Philanthropist and the founder of Art 4 Peace Award.. Read More

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''Don Bosco - A witness to light'' Music Score launched
30/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8983
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


A book containing music scores of 30 hymns to Don Bosco, Mary Mazzarello and Salesian Spirituality. Thirteen by Jay Franco, with seventeen additional songs on Salesian Spirituality translated and updated by Father Peter Gonsalves, SDB.. Read More

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Praying in one click with Pope Francis
30/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8982
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Spirituality, The Regional


A good spokesperson always helps when we are promoting something. How about having Pope Francis as the spokesperson? On January 20th, Pope Francis unveiled his own user profile in the App Click To Pray during the Angelus prayer at noon. This app has already been in existence for a few years, and Pope Francis gave it a strong endorsement by personally using it.. Read More

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Panama - Laudato Si' Generation launched at World Youth Day in Panama2019
29/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8980
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Green Alliance, Laudato si, Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Youth, Youth Groups


(ANS - Panama City) - Laudato Si' Generation was officially launched on 25 January during the celebration of the World Youth Day in Panama. Laudato Si' Generation, which is the youth branch of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, aims at becoming a global youth movement that works for environmental issues, especially climate justice. Don Bosco Green Alliance and the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) are founding members of Laudato Si' Generation. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Brother Mathew Aayila SDB
21/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8976
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Salesian Province of Bangalore regrets to announce the passing away of Brother Mathew Aayila (80) around 8 am on Sunday, 20 January 2019 at Mamma Margaret Home, Aluve.. Read More

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National Seminar on the Kristapuran
18/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8973
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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A National Seminar was held on January 8 and 9 at Mumbai University, Kalina, Mumbai, on the theme of 'The Kristapuran and Sant Sahitya,' in honour of the fourth death Centenary of Father Thomas Stephens sj (1549-1619). It was organised by the Gurudev Tagore Chair of Comparative Literature University of Mumbai; inspired by the twenty-three-year work of Dr. Father Nelson Falcao sdb on the Kristapuran.. Read More

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Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
17/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8970
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Psychology, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Youth


The 4th edition of 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham', a festival of feelings conceptualised by Shalu Mehrotra was held by Prafulta Psychological Services on January 13 at St. Dominic Savio High School in Andheri for students of class five, six and seven from various schools in Mumbai.. Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Joseph Thekadathu SDB
16/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8965
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society


With deep sorrow, the Salesians of the Province of Bangalore announce the passing away of Father Joseph Thekadathu SDB (91) at 9.15 p.m. on 15 January 2019 in Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore. . Read More

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World Day of the Sick Kicks off at Nitika Don Bosco
12/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8961
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Life and Health, Salesian Family, Salesian Society


Kolkata: As part of the preparation for the 27th World Day of the Sick, a first-timer in the City of Joy, a four-day seminar was organized at Nitika Don Bosco, January 8-11, by Father Gilbert Choondal and his team. Over 42 doctors and nurses from across the country attended the seminar. . Read More

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Boscoree 2018 witnesses Gospel Stories: As You Never Heard Before
08/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8959
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The valedictory ceremony of the 13th National Boscoree 2018 was an occasion to witness the release of ''Gospel Stories: As You Never Heard Before'' authored by the Don Bosco South Asia Regional Superior, Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga sdb. The book was released by Father Godfrey D'Souza, Salesian Provincial Mumbai at the Father Sean McFerran Parade Grounds at Divyadaan, Salesian College of Philosophy.. Read More

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13th National Boscoree ends with spectacular closing ceremony - and calls for Peace
03/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8957
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Anniversary, Boscoree, Catechetics, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education School, Evangelization, Festivals, Formation, Language and Cultures, Life and Health, Lifestyle, Media, Rector Major, Religion, Salesian Society, Social Life, Spirituality, Success Story, The Regional, Vocation, Youth, Youth Groups


The 13th National Boscoree 2018 culminated today, 03 January 2019, with the valedictory ceremony on the Father Sean McFerran Parade Ground, at Divyadaan Salesian College of Philosophy, Nashik. Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga, Don Bosco South Asia Regional Head of Operations was the Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony. Other guests of honour were: Sister Rita Dora Thomas, Provincial of the Sisters of Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Mumbai, Father Godfrey D'Souza, Salesian Provincial Mumbai and Father Maria Charles, Director Don Bosco South Asia Youth Animation. . Read More

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Book on Children of Migrant Construction Workers in India released at Boscoree 2018
03/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8956
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The research study on the children of migrant construction workers in six cities of India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai, and Pune, authored by Dr. Ajoy Fernandes, Director of Don Bosco Research Centre (DBRC) Mumbai, was released today at the 13th National Boscoree 2018 in Nashik, Maharashtra, by Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga, Don Bosco South Asia Regional Head of Operations.. Read More

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Boman Irani flags off ''Peace Rally'' at Boscoree 2018
02/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8955
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The major highlight of the 13th National Boscoree 2018, a gathering of the Bharat Scouts and Guides from all the Don Bosco Institutions across India was the grand peace rally flagged off by film persona and Don Bosco collaborator Boman Irani.. Read More

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Boscoree 2018 embraces Harmony through Adventure
01/01/2019.  Mumbai #N.8954
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The 13th National Boscoree 2018 in progress at the Don Bosco Campsite in Nashik, Maharashtra welcomed the first day of the New Year 2019 at the crack of dawn with BP's Six. Having waited up till midnight to bid goodbye to 2018 with prayer, song and dance, the tired yet enthused scouts and guides were up and ready for yet another gruelling day of fun, adventure and harmony. . Read More

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South Asia Scouts Guides at BOSCOREE 2018 say: ''H is W''
31/12/2018.  Mumbai #N.8953
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Today, 31 December 2018, the Scouts and Guides at the 13th National Boscoree shook off the fatigue, exhaustion and tiredness of the arrival and inaugural ceremony. Geared up and raring to have a day filled with fun activities, projects, they were up at the call of the bugle. In typical scouting style, beginning with BP's six exercises and the Scout's Own, the scouts and guides prepared for the inspection and flag break. Organised in their respective sub-camps,following the official procedure and in a true spirit of scouting, the Scoutmasters and Guide Captains together with the Salesians fathers, brothers and nuns participated wholeheartedly in the varied activities. . Read More

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Ann Choi of Hong Kong inaugurates the 13th National Boscoree
30/12/2018.  Mumbai #N.8951
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The 13th National Boscoree 2018 began with great pomp and fanfare with 4058 scouts-guides and 477 officials and dignitaries gathered on the Father Sean McFerran Parade Ground, Divyadaan Salesian College of Philosophy. Ann Choi, Salesian collaborator and the Deputy District Commissioner of the Scout Association of Hong Kong was the Chief Guest for the occasion. . Read More

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Get Set, Go: BOSCOREE 2018
29/12/2018.  Mumbai #N.8949
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The 13th National Boscoree, a gathering of the Don Bosco Scouts and Guides is all set to commence in Nashik from 30 December 2018 to 03 January 2019. Organised by the Salesians of Don Bosco, 4815 participants, are expected to participate in this mega extravaganza, themed 'Health, Harmony and Holiness'.. Read More

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5,000 Don Bosco, Scouts and Guides arriving for BOSCOREE at Nashik
28/12/2018.  Mumbai #N.8947
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The 13th National Boscoree, a gathering of the Don Bosco Scouts and Guides is all set to commence in Nashik from 30 December 2018 through to 03 January 2019. Organised by the Salesian Province of Mumbai Province, 4815 participants, are expected to participate in this mega extravaganza, themed 'Health, Harmony and Holiness'. . Read More

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Christmas message for the Salesians and Members of the Salesian Family
24/12/2018.  Mumbai #N.8943
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Dear Confreres, Lay Mission Partners and Members of the Salesian Family, With profound joy I wish you Divine Grace during this holy season. A HEART-WARMING and FAITH-FILLED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION TO ALL OF YOU! . Read More

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God Called And They Answered
23/12/2018.  Mumbai #N.8945
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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: Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai, welcomed three new priests, Father Rudolf D'Souza (37), Father Justus Mendis (31), and Father Sunil Pinto (29) into the Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Holy Orders at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga, Mumbai on December 22, 2018.. Read More

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New book on spirituality released
15/12/2018.  Mumbai #N.8940
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society


A new book on spirituality and prayer, Lilies of the Field, was released on 28th November 2018 at Don Bosco School, Tirupattur, Tamil Nadu. The book was released by Father K.M. Jose SDB, Provincial, Chennai Province.. Read More

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Salesian Provincial Community Day Celebrations held in Mumbai
07/12/2018.  Mumbai #N.8935
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Nearly 100 Salesian confreres along with the provincial councillors and most of the animators of communities, from the Salesian Province of Mumbai celebrated Provincial Community Day at Saint Dominic Savio, Andheri, Mumbai on December 3. . Read More

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SYMBIOS Nashik 2018
05/12/2018.  Mumbai #N.8934
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Youth


NASHIK: Over a hundred Catholic youth from in and around Nashik gathered in Divyadaan for 'Symbios 2018' on December 2. Symbios stands for Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) and BIOS is the basic software that allows computers to work. So the term 'Symbios' implies: Salesian Youth Movement as the basic way of life for young people.. Read More

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Seminar on ''Convergence for Impact Development'' held at Bangaluru
28/11/2018.  Mumbai #N.8929
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The National Meeting of the Don Bosco Development Offices of South Asia (PDO Meet) was held at the Don Bosco Provincial House, Bangaluru, Karnataka, India on the 25th and 26th November 2018. The meeting witnessed a participation of 23 members, with representation from 10 Provincial Development offices (PDOs) from South Asian network, Economer's network and the chief representation from Don Bosco Mondo, Bonn and Jugend Eine Welt (JEW), Vienna. The theme of this year's National Meet was ''Convergence for Impact Development'', with primary focus on how to bring about a convergence of PDO network for a nationwide impact. . Read More

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Inauguration and Blessing of DONG DON BOSCO
21/11/2018.  Mumbai #N.8924
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On Sunday, 18 November, a new ''dong'' of Nongkohlew Village within the Mawlai Constituency was inaugurated and blessed. The new dong is named ''DONG DON BOSCO'' after the patron saint of youth, by the Salesian Father C.M. Jose Chunkapura SDB, founder of Caring Ministry.. Read More

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They Served with Love and Fidelity - Jubilee Celebrations
12/11/2018.  Mumbai #N.8917
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The Salesian Province of Mumbai celebrated the jubilees of the Ordination and Religious Profession of thirteen priests at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga, Mumbai on November 10. Father Boniface D'Souza, who celebrated his Diamond Jubilee of Religious Profession and Golden Jubilee of Ordination celebrated Holy Mass along with Father Godfrey D'Souza, Salesian Provincial of Mumbai and other jubilarians. Also present were their families, friends, and the Salesian fraternity. . Read More

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Awesome ''Follow JC Go'' app has a big fan in Francis
05/11/2018.  Mumbai #N.8911
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Parish / Church, Salesian Society


A new gaming app based on the popular Pokemon Go series, which invites people of all ages to search for saints and biblical figures, has left Pope Francis in ''awe''. The app, named Follow JC Go!, follows in the footsteps of Pokemon Go, the successful mobile game which has been downloaded around 800 million times and has gained over $ 1.5 billion in revenue since 2016.. Read More

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Motul - Atlantic Lubricants and Specialties partners with Don Bosco and sets up two-wheeler centre for learning at Kurla
05/11/2018.  Mumbai #N.8910
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education, Salesian Society


Don Bosco Kurla's St Joseph Industrial Training Institute joined forces with Motul - Atlantic Lubricants and Specialties (ALSI) to set up a two-wheeler centre for learning across an 1100 square feet area on October 30. . Read More

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Fifth World Congress of Salesian Cooperators: a new vision
31/10/2018.  Mumbai #N.8907
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA


(ANS - Rome) - The past four short days of the Fifth World Congress of the Association of the Salesian Cooperators (October 25-28) in Rome have been a time of hard work, sharing, discernment and looking to the future, focusing on the challenges as God's call.. Read More

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Tackling Addiction and Forming Alliance of Child Care Institutes
30/10/2018.  Mumbai #N.8905
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Agencies, Salesian Society, Social Life


Sixty-five professionals from twenty-five Child Care Institutions (CCI) attended a seminar on 'How to Handle Addicted Children' and 'Juvenile Justice Alliance Meet' organised by Don Bosco Balprafulta at Don Bosco Provincial House on October 24. . Read More

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Anti -Tobacco Campaign
29/10/2018.  Mumbai #N.8903
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Marginalized, Salesian Society, The Regional


PUNE: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Chinchwad organised a street play and health exhibition under the theme 'Tobacco Free Society' in the Ajantha Nagar slum on October 24. . Read More

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Staying Fit the Mallakhamb Way
25/10/2018.  Mumbai #N.8900
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Society


The boys of Bosco Boys Home, Borivli, Mumbai were introduced to Mallakhamb, a traditional Indian sport, as a way to stay fit and healthy on October 21. . Read More

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Literary Festival at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur
Father Thattil Chacko Passes Away
NIRAIVAGAM conducts a webinar on “Parenting the Children with Autism”
Celebrating the birthday of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin as Humanitarian Day in our Salesian Parish, Broadway Chennai, India.
Bosco Seva Kendra releases BOLD Report: Strategic Planning for Six years 2022-2028
GREEN ARMY at Don Bosco Matriculation School, Adamangalam (Veeralur Mission)
 

Father Thattil Chacko Passes Away
Literary Festival at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur
Don Bosco Chennai FC Selects Under 15 Football Players
Farmers` Stop in Andamans; a Social Development Project by Don Bosco Institute
Don Bosco Youth Cleans-up Beach