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BOSCOM South Asia Delegate - Father Ernest Rosario appointed Coordinator Salesian International Commission for Social Communication
27/08/2020.  INB #N.9463
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Appointments, Media, Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Life, Success Story, The Regional


Indian Salesian Father Ernest Rosario, South Asia Delegate for Social Communication is appointed Coordinator for the newly established Salesian International Commission for Social Communication, as of 26 August 2020. At an online meet organized by the General Councilor for Social Communications, Father Gildasio dos Santos Mendes, attended by the Coordinators of the Delegates for Social Communication of the various Regions - Zaida Elisa Navarrete (America), Father Pierluigi Lanotte (Mediterranean Europe), Fatherr James Gardner (Central-Northern Europe), Father Ernest Rosario (South Asia), Father Lijo Vadakkan (Africa-Madagascar) and Father Peter P Chinh (East Asia-Oceania) - Father Rosario was requested to head the newly established international committee. . Read More

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Don Bosco Alumnus appointed Indian Ambassador to Ethiopia
25/08/2020.  INB #N.9458
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in DB Alumni, Profiles, Salesian Family, Social Life, Success Story


Don Bosco Alumnus/Past-Pupil Shri Robert Shetkintong (Dilbung) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Robert joined the Indian Foreign Service in 2001. In 2003, he was posted to the Indian Mission in Tel Aviv as a language trainee (Hebrew). On completion of language course, he was posted to the Indian Embassy in Rome, and was there for almost 4 years. He then returned to New Delhi and served at the Headquarters between 2009 and 2012. He subsequently served at the Indian Mission in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania).. Read More

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Don Bosco Network South Asia-BOSCONET Annual Provincial Development Offices (PDO) Meet to Chalk Out Roadmap
22/08/2020.  INB #N.9457
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Agencies, BOSCO, Development Office


The Don Bosco Network-BOSCONET Annual Provincial Development Office (PDO) Meet was held on 20 August 2020. The online video conference saw the participation of 11 PDO offices, alongwith BOSCONET Provincial In-charge Father Agilan Sarprasadam [INT] and BOSCONET staff. The meeting began with BOSCONET DIrector Father Noel Maddhichetty and Asst. Director Father Santhan Ubagram welcoming all the participants and inviting Father Jayaprakash-Director, Bosco Reach Out, to lead the prayer. Father Sarprasadam extended appreciation to BOSCONET for raising funds to facilitate Don Bosco India's relief operations during the pandemic. The PDOs were lauded for carrying out COVID-19 emergency relief work on a massive scale across India. . Read More

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Chennai & Tiruchy Youth Ministry Departments Listen to Young Voices on International Day of Youth
15/08/2020.  INB #N.9448
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Lifestyle, Social Life, Spirituality, Success Story, Volunteering, Youth, Youth Groups


In view of the International Day of Youth, on 12 August 2020, from 6pm-9pm, the Salesian Provinces of Chennai [INM] and Tiruchy [INT] organized an online listening forum, to listen to 23 young people from different walks of life in the State of Tamil Nadu. The young people voiced out in 06 minutes each, their varied experiences, during the pandemic months, of actively demonstrating love for God, love for neighbour and love for nature . Read More

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South Asia SYM Coordinators Virtual Meet 'Empowering the Young to Lead Movements'.
15/08/2020.  INB #N.9447
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Ecology, Lifestyle, Media, Youth, Youth Groups


The opening session of the virtual meet of the Salesian Youth Movement Coordinators of South Asian Region on the International Youth Day [12 Aug 2020] was addressed by Father Jerry Thomas Don Bosco South Asia Green Alliance Coordinator. Speaking on ''Empowering the Young to lead Movements'' he invited SYM animators and leaders to ''Listen to the dreams of the young and enable them to live their dreams and passions.'' The challenge thrown to the 16 participants representing the provinces of South Asia was, ''What is the non-negotiable rule of your presence? Is it that every young person who visits any of the Salesian presence feels like returning again?'' . Read More

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Eminent Salesian Journalist Authors 02 Books for Budding Reporters & Sub-Editors
14/08/2020.  INB #N.9446
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Education, Education and Culture, Education Higher , Media, Skills Training, Success Story


Father [Dr] Francis Karackat of the Salesian Province of Bangalore [INK] has penned 02 books,'Journalism: A Manual for Budding Reporters' and 'Journalism: A Manual for Budding Sub-Editors'. Father Karackat, with a University of Kerala Doctorate in Journalism on 'Ethics in Newspaper Journalism in Kerala', is also the recipient of the 'Best Inspiring Writer in Malayalam'-Shalom Media Award 2019, and is an acclaimed author of 33 books. . Read More

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International e-Colloquium 'Emerging from the Virus Crisis: Disruptive Challenges in Higher Education' at Sacred Heart College Tirupattur
13/08/2020.  INB #N.9444
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Life and Health, Lifestyle, Media


On 06 and 07 August 2020, Sacred Heart Institute of Management Studies (SHIMS)of the Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur organized EDUSIGHTS International e-Colloquium 'Emerging from the Virus Crisis: Disruptive Challenges in Higher Education' to discuss how to cope up with COVID-19 crisis, with big changes in education. Should schools, colleges, universities and educators adapt or be life behind? Issues and themes commented on by the speakers were: National Education Policy 2020, Conduct of university exams for final year students, inequality of Internet access and connectivity, new self-management skills for educators, parents and students to cope up with the crisis, paradigm shifts in teaching and learning, power of social media and disruptive technologies, the rise and fall of student motivation. Over 1400 registered faculty members and researchers from 11 countries participated in the e-colloquium conducted through the GoToWebinar online platform.. Read More

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Yercaud 'Project Calls' Trains 40 Tribal Young through 21-Day Nursery & Nature Preservation Course
12/08/2020.  INB #N.9441
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Agencies, Development Office, Disasters, Ecology, Language and Cultures, Marginalized, Skills Training, Social Life, Youth, Youth at Risk


On 05 August, on the Foundation Day of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy, 'Retreat-Don Bosco' Yercaud completed the 21-day training course in Nursery and Nature Preservation 'Project CALLS' supported by Jugend Eine Welt of Austria and Don Bosco Network South Asia. Through this programme, people got to Learn-Work-Earn their livelihood. Yercaud being a hill station, people earn their living through tourism and the travel industry. With the lockdown continuously extended, the people, especially in the hill-station left with nothing to survive, managed to learn, work and earn through the Shevaroyhills Tribal Development Institute [STDi]. . Read More

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KristuJyoti College Online Youth Retreat
04/08/2020.  INB #N.9436
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Evangelization, Media, Religion, Salesian Family, Spirituality, Youth, Youth Groups


The students of Kristu Jyoti College Bengaluru through their online ministry 'Aflame Ministries' are organizing an online youth retreat from 07 August themed, 'I Belong'. . Read More

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Nepal Don Bosco Schools Innovate to Educate in COVID-19 Times
20/07/2020.  INB #N.9430
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Disasters, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education School, Marginalized, Missions, Social Ministry, Success Story


The Salesians of Don Bosco at Bharoul-Chakraghatti, East Nepal, managing 02 schools are conducting classes for 1500 students using 42 hired rooms, each called a community classroom. Every community centre with 10 students in attendance help to overcome the COVID-19 restrictions. The entire 46 member teaching faculty of both schools and the ancillary staff are ensuring the sustained consistency of this innovative educative method which started on 16 July 2020.. Read More

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