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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
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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
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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
News in Obituary, Salesian Family, Salesian Society


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
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: 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
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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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
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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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
News in Formation, Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA


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
News in Salesian Family, Social Development, The Regional


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
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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
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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
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(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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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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
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Spirituality


: 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
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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
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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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
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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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
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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
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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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BOSCOREE Preparation Camp - for Don Bosco Scouts and Guides in India
23/10/2018.  Mumbai #N.8895
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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NASHIK, The last round of preparatory sessions in view of the BOSCOREE - to be held from December 30, 2018, to January 3, 2019 - commenced at Divyadaan, Nashik on October 20-21. About 100 sisters, fathers, and brothers attended the programme, which had been scheduled over two days. The primary aim of the programme was to make known to the animators the exact plan of how the Boscoree is expected to proceed, to clarify their roles and responsibilities, and ensure that they are competent to handle the task of executing all that has been planned.. Read More

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Panama - WYD 2019 awaits all SYM's youth from across the world: sign up!
19/10/2018.  Mumbai #N.8891
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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(ANS - Panama City) - ''We have started again after our wonderful meeting in Krakow, where we celebrated the XXXI World Youth Day,'' wrote Pope Francis. ''At the end of the WYD in Krakow, I indicated the next goal of our pilgrimage which, with God's help, will take us to Panama in 2019. The Virgin Mary will accompany us along this path, she who all generations shall call blessed.'' The Youth Ministry Dicastery, in contact with the leaders of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) in Central America, began the work of organizing and planning what will be the feast of all those who share the Salesian charism.. Read More

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Mumbai Salesians get started with Provincial Chapter 2019
12/10/2018.  Mumbai #N.8888
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Agencies, Chapter, Evangelization, Rector Major, Salesian Society, Social Life, SPCSA, Spirituality, Success Story, The Regional, Youth


The Salesians of the Mumbai Province met on October 11, 2018 at the Don Bosco Provincial House Matunga, Mumbai for the 1st session of the Provincial Chapter 2019. The large gathering of the capitulars, including the ex-officio members, the moderator, the rectors, the elected local delegates, the province delegates and 3 representatives added up to a grand total of 69. . Read More

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Don Bosco High School, Matunga voted the Top Green School in India
05/10/2018.  Mumbai #N.8880
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education, Salesian Society


The Don Bosco High School, Matunga has been ranked first amongst India's Top 5 Green schools in India in the Education World Grand Jury Awards 2018. At the same survey, the school ranked India's#9, Maharashtra#5 and Mumbai's #4 Boys Day School in the Education World India School Rankings 2018-19. Educator and School Coordinator Mr. C. Rai represented the school at the awards ceremony on 28-29 September 2018 at The Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel & Residences, Gurgaon, New Delhi. . Read More

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5th National Conference of Don Bosco Schools ''Committed to accompanying the Young''
03/10/2018.  Mumbai #N.8878
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Chennai: One hundred and fifty delegates from the 11 Salesian Provinces of India assembled for the 5th National Education Conference of Don Bosco Schools (NECDBS)convention at SRM University at Chennai from 28 Sep to 1 Oct 2018 organised by Father Charles Maria, South Asian Delegate for Youth Ministry (Don Bosco Youth Animation) and South Asian Coordinator for Education & Culture. This is an initiative of the Salesian Provincials Conference of South Asia. . Read More

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Not In My Ocean
28/09/2018.  Mumbai #N.8873
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education Higher , Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Development


: Hundred students from standards eight to ten of Don Bosco High School and Junior College, Borivli, together with the Rector Father Solomon Rapol, the Principal, Father Flovi D'Souza, 15 teachers, a few parents and 10 members of the Don Bosco alumni unit participated enthusiastically in a Greenline beach clean-up drive at Gorai beach on September 22.. Read More

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One World, One Day, One Aim
27/09/2018.  Mumbai #N.8871
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Society


Polar ice caps, the ozone layer, the great garbage patch, greenhouse effects, and carbon footprints are some of the issues keeping world leaders at the United Nations in a huddle in their bid to protect the planet from an environmental catastrophe. At a more macro level, efforts are underway to spark a green revolution. In the forefront of this green movement in India are the Salesians of Don Bosco. On September 15, marked as the World Clean Up Day, citizens from around the world and India, in particular, joined forces to combat the problem of solid waste which included marine debris, mismanaged solid waste such as litter and illegal dumpsites, along with it's associated environmental and social problems. . Read More

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Catholic education: the precious commitment of the Indian Church
26/09/2018.  Mumbai #N.8868
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Society


New Delhi- The Catholic Church in India is reviewing and updating its ''Teaching Policy'', elaborated in its guidelines in 2007, in order to offer an increasingly better qualified service and an ever-increasing commitment in the field of education in the country, considered a precious instrument of evangelization: this is what Salesian Father Joseph Manipadam, National Secretary of the Office for Education and Culture, within the Indian Bishops Conference (CBCI) says in an interview with Agenzia Fides. . Read More

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One Day, One Planet, One Goal
19/09/2018.  Mumbai #N.8860
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Society


One hundred and eighty-five students and eleven teachers from Don Bosco Junior and Senior College, Yerwada, Pune collected over five tonnes of river waste during a Clean Up Drive at the banks of the Mula Mutta river in Pune on September 15. . Read More

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Called in Love to Love
19/09/2018.  Mumbai #N.8859
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Society


The Salesians of the Province of Panjim gathered together at St. John Bosco Church, Kudal to praise and thank God for the 25 years of fidelity and commitment of Fathers Joaquim Lobo, Anisio Mota, Francis Xavier and Peter Pinto. The theme for the evening was ''Called in Love to Love'', signifying the fact that it was the love of the heart of Jesus, the Supreme Good Shepherd that prompted them to be shepherds themselves. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Brian Diamond SDB
17/09/2018.  Mumbai #N.8856
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Obituary, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


The Salesian Province of New Delhi regrets to announce the demise of Father Brian Diamond SDB (85) at 9.15 pm on Sunday, 16 September 2018, at Don Bosco Alaknanda, New Delhi after a cardiac arrest. . Read More

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Prafulta Celebrates 20-Year Milestone
14/09/2018.  Mumbai #N.8853
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
News in Counselling, Salesian Society, The Regional


Prafulta Psychological Services, a Don Bosco Project initiated by the Salesians of Don Bosco in the Mumbai province celebrated its 20th anniversary at its Andheri headquarters on September 20.. Read More

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Steven Fernandes' Script Awarded by Star Movies
05/09/2018.  Mumbai #N.8851
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society


Steven Fernandes, Third Year Mechanical Engineering Student of Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda, Goa won the Award for Innovative Short descriptive Script for select short stories for the creative short film entitled ''The Lady in Red'' which was produced and directed by Wasim Saiyed at an event organised by Star Movies at INOX Atria, Mumbai.. Read More

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The Salesian Family Conference of Major Superiors meet in Shillong
03/09/2018.  Mumbai #N.8849
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Agencies, Rector Major, Salesian Society, SPCSA


The Salesian Family Conference of Major Superiors of South Asia was held in Siloam, Shillong from 1-2 September 2018. This is a feature held once in two years. This coming together was to 'move ahead with one vision and mission' with the Salesian charism. Thirty Major Superiors with representation from the members of the Salesian Family of South Asia warmly welcomed by Father Paul Olphindro Lyngkot SDB, the Salesian Province of Shillong Province. . Read More

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From Germany With Love...
01/09/2018.  Mumbai #N.8847
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Marginalized, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


India and Germany are two nations at different ends of the global economic spectrum. One is a world economic superpower, the other still grappling with efforts to pull millions out of poverty, despite sustained economic growth. This reality is what Lisa Rattei and Nadine Schuttler - two German students - have encountered on their maiden visit to the subcontinent.. Read More

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Quick-Thinking 10-Year-Old Saves lives in Parel Blaze
27/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8840
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education School, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


Smoke - intoxicating smoke - a panic-stricken family, frantic screams, prayers, and cries of chaos greeted ten-year-old Zen Sadavarte, as she was abruptly rushed out of bed at 7.45 am on August 22. Thick soot-filled smoke had entered her bedroom, her parents ushered the family to the kitchen, where they opened the window for clean air, but what they found was smoke, more smoke.. Read More

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Thousands gather in Dublin as World Meeting of Families opens
23/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8836
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society


The World Meeting of Families has officially got under way ahead of the Pope Francis' visit to Ireland. Thousands descended on Dublin's Royal Dublin Society (RDS) on Tuesday evening to attend the opening ceremony. . Read More

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New Approach of Management and Development Leadership in South Asia
22/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8835
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society


The delegates of the Youth Pastoral Team and Province Development Network held a combined meeting for the first time in the history of SPCSA on 17-18 August 2018 at Jeevan Jyothi Retreat House, Begumpet, Hyderabad.. Read More

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Kerala flood: Salesians of Don Bosco Bangalore
21/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8834
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai  - 2 Comments
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society


Bangalore - Don Bosco Vaduthala has opened relief camp at Don Bosco School and Youth Centre for the people affected by floods in Ernakulam, Kerala. There are 5970 people from 1419 families who have registered in this camp as of now. Don Bosco, along with the government, local people and NGOs collected water, food, clothes, medicines and emergency articles and distributed to the people. Medical checkups were organized to prevent epidemics and for emergency health needs of the affected people.. Read More

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Letter of Pope Francis against sexual abuse
21/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8833
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Society


(ANS - Vatican City) ''If a member suffers, all the members suffer together.'' It is a quotation from the message of Saint Paul to the Corinthians that opens the letter in which Pope Francis invites the ''people of God'' to fasting and praying for the ''crime'' of sexual abuse of minors in the Church.. Read More

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''Exercises in Peace Education'' now freely downloadable for Promoters of Peace
20/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8829
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Agencies, Media, Rector Major, Salesian Society


At a time when various forms of violence and conflict continue to thrive across the globe, a spark of hope is ignited yet again in a little corner of South Asia with the publication of the revised 2018 edition of a teacher training manual first published in 2003. . Read More

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Worst monsoon season of the century: 370 dead in Kerala
20/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8828
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Society


In recent hours more than 23,000 people have left their homes, the violence of the storm has already caused 370 victims and devastated more than 5,000 homes.. Read More

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Nearly a million in camps escape deadly Kerala flooding
20/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8827
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Some 370 people have been killed by flash floods in the southern Indian state. Hundreds of people are dead and nearly a million are in temporary relief camps in the southern Indian state of Kerala after overflowing rivers ploughed through residential areas.. Read More

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Twitter celebrates Pontiff's visit with emoji
20/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8826
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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A Pope Francis emoji has been launched on Twitter ahead of next week's World Meeting of Families festivities and the papal visit to Ireland. The papal emoji shows a cartoon image of Pope Francis' face in front of Ireland's green, white and gold tricolour.. Read More

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Kerala floods: SOS
17/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8821
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Agencies, Disasters, Education Higher , Rector Major


Bangaluru - Father Joyce Thonikuzhiyil, Provincial of Bangalore, has sent a letter to his confreres, in the context of the severe rain and floods in Kerala. . Read More

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'5 Rupya' Strikes a Chord
08/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8816
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Students and alumni from Don Bosco High School in Matunga are known for their creativity and excellence in a range of fields world-over. This creativity came to the fore on August 4, when the teaching and non-teaching staff of the institution attended a special screening of the feature film '5 Rupya', which featured current and past pupils of the institution in starring roles.. Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Jose Nadackal SDB
06/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8814
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Salesian Province of Guwahati deeply mourns the passing away of Father Jose Nadackal SDB (68) at 9:30 pm on Saturday, 04 August 2018 at St John's Hospital, Guwahati. . Read More

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BREADS at TIA Summit
04/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8812
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
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Bangalore - What could BREADS possibly have in common with Blockchain technology evangelists? Not much, really. But as a strategic partner and member of the advisory board of The India Advantage (TIA) Summit, BREADS did meet with them in Bangalore on 19th and 20th July, 2018. It was a very interesting and stimulating experience where global partnerships for innovation and the sustainable development of cities were explored.. Read More

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Helping Teachers Assist Children With Learning Difficulties
03/08/2018.  Mumbai #N.8811
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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: Don Bosco Research Centre (DBRC) conducted a training workshop for teachers entitled 'Learning Disabilities: Identification and Remediation' at multiple locations across Maharashtra in June and July. . Read More

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BOSCOM South Asia meets in Mumbai
31/07/2018.  Mumbai #N.8804
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The South Asia General Body meeting of the Bosco Communications (BOSCOM), the Salesian Social Communications department was organised at the Don Bosco Provincial House, Mumbai from 27-28 July, 2018. The 12 Delegates who participated at this meeting chaired by the Salesian Provincial of Mumbai, Father Godfrey D'Souza, who is also the Provincial delegate who coordinates BOSCOM on behalf of the SPCSA [Salesian Provincial Council of South Asia], included the province delegates, the web-admin and editor of the Salesian Bulletin. . Read More

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South Asia BOSCOM meet witnesses 'Sukhi Jeewan'
31/07/2018.  Mumbai #N.8803
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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A new book ''Sukhi Jeewan ka Tantar-Mantar'' was released during the South Asia BOSCOM meeting at the Don Bosco Provincial House, Mumbai on 29 July, 2018. Father Savio Silveira, Vice Provincial of Mumbai Salesians and Convenor of the Don Bosco Green Alliance, released the book amidst thunderous applause. Aimed at the student and young adult segment of society, this resource book on values and emotions, is authored by Father Norbert Damian Xalxo of the Salesian Province of Delhi.. Read More

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Governor of Goa Inaugurates Kshitij 2018 - A Project Exposition
31/07/2018.  Mumbai #N.8799
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Panjim, Goa: Kshitij 2018 - A Project Exposition, the first of its kind in Goa, was inaugurated in the august presence of Her Excellency Smt. Mrudula Sinha, Governor of Goa at Don Bosco College of Engineering on July 26, 2018. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor remembered the martyrs on the Kargil Diwas and urged the students to work for the betterment of the nation. The project exhibition was an initiative to promote and showcase innovation and creativity among the engineering youth in the areas from Civil, Mechanical, Computer, Electronics and Telecommunication and Mathematics.. Read More

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Salesians Launch Civil Service Training
26/07/2018.  Mumbai #N.8793
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Tura (Meghalaya): The Salesian Province of Guwahati (ING) has inaugurated in July a centre for training India's creamy layer, the civil service officers of the country in Tura, Garo Hills. Christened Don Bosco Academy (DBA), the centre provides training in collaboration with India's premier civil service trainer, Alternative Learning Systems (ALS) at Don Bosco College, Tura. The centre aims to reach out to students of Garo Hills and adjoining regions. It has the backing of the entire province, the local church, government and lay collaborators. . Read More

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Don Bosco Communications Vows To Combat Fake News With Peace Journalism
19/07/2018.  Mumbai #N.8776
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
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Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications, the media wing of the Mumbai Salesians of Don Bosco, organised a two-day intensive seminar-cum-workshop for its media correspondents on July 18-19 at the sprawling Don Bosco Educational Campus at Matunga, Mumbai.. Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Jude D'Mello, sdb
18/07/2018.  Mumbai #N.8775
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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With deep sorrow the Salesian Province of Mumbai [INB] mourns the death of Father Jude D'Mello aged 51, on Wednesday, 18 July 2018 at Don Bosco Centre for Learning, Kurla, Mumbai. The funeral Eucharist will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, 22 July at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga, Mumbai, followed by burial at the Sewri Christian Cemetery, Mumbai. . Read More

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Vatican - Saving Our Common Home
12/07/2018.  Mumbai #N.8768
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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(ANS - Vatican City) - A conference titled ''Saving Our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth'' was organized by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development to celebrate the third anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si'. This conference, held over two days on 5-6 July at the Synod Hall in the Vatican, brought together about 400 delegates, which included environmental experts and activists, scientists, economists, politicians, representatives of various global networks, as well as high-ranking UN officials. The Don Bosco Green Alliance was represented at the conference by Fr. Savio Silveira, SDB, and Mr. Macson Almeida.. Read More

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Call to Serve in the Lord's Vineyard
28/06/2018.  Mumbai #N.8762
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The Salesians of the Province of Mumbai bid farewell to the two young Clerics: Sheldon Dias and Nilesh Dodiyar during the Eucharistic celebration celebrated by Father Godfrey D'Souza, Provincial of the Salesian Province of Mumbai at the Don Bosco Provincial House Chapel along with the neighbouring Salesian Community members on the Wednesday 27th July, 2018.. Read More

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Leadership Development and Training Programme for the Leaders of the Salesian Province of Mumbai
20/06/2018.  Mumbai #N.8761
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Salesian Province of Mumbai had their Leadership and Development programme for all the Leaders of the Salesian Communities at Don Bosco Provincial House,Matunga, Mumbai from 19th-20th June, 2018. Father Savio Silveria,Vice Provincial welcomed the Forty Five Salesians for introspection and animation and to strengthen the charism of our Founder Don Bosco. . Read More

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For Students...With Love
15/06/2018.  Mumbai #N.8756
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Eighty teachers from four Salesian schools in the Mumbai district attended a workshop-seminar, conducted by Father Francis Gustilo and Joanna Marie Oliva, from the Philippines, on June 11-12 at the Don Bosco Matunga campus in Mumbai.. Read More

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Book Release at Inauguration of Academic year at Divyadaan
14/06/2018.  Mumbai #N.8758
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Development Office, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


NASHIK: The community of Divyadaan, alongside representatives of neighbouring communities, ushered in the new academic year 2018-19 on June 11, with a programme in line with the Gospel theme: ''Sir, give me that water.''. Read More

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