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Value Education Teachers' Forum 2014
20/09/2014.  Mumbai #N.7226
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The Archdiocesan Value Education Centre (AVEC) organized a seminar for teachers on September 18, 2014 at Don Bosco International School (DBIS), Matunga. The Seminar was open to Catholic as well as non-Catholic schools and institutions. . Read More

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Rural life exposure Camp at Walvanda
01/09/2014.  Mumbai #N.7199
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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SYM (Salesian Youth Movement)- Don Bosco Youth Services organized a rural life exposure camp cum outreach trip to Walvanda, Jawahar Tehsil, Thane district for a group of youngsters from August 29-31, 2014. The aim of the camp was to experience the life of the Warli tribes living in Walvanda, acquire knowledge by interacting with them, and to have an adventurous trip at the same time. . Read More

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Catechetical seminar pumps fresh energy into Vasai catechists at Naigaon
28/08/2014.  Mumbai #N.7190
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The diocese of Vasai organized a catechetical seminar for the catechism teachers of the diocese at Don Bosco Naigaon East, on 24 August. The half day seminar was held under the able guidance of Fr Caesar Dabre. It was a practical hands-on training programme to help the catechists to be oriented towards helping children to grow in faith. . Read More

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Shelter Don Bosco Wadala receives the 'Ahiliyadevi Holkar' Award
28/08/2014.  Mumbai #N.7186
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Youth, Youth at Risk, Success Story, Marginalized, Social Development, Social Ministry


August 21, 2014 marked a very important day for Shelter Don Bosco, Wadala as it received its first 'Ahilyadevi Holkar Award' from the Maharashtra State Government from the Womens and Child Welfare Ministry in appreciation for best social work in the field of Child Development. The event took place at Khambadevi Maidan, Dharavi, Mumbai at 6.00p.m. . Read More

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Mumbai Salesian Family launch bicentenary DB@200
19/08/2014.  Mumbai #N.7171
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News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Social Life, Anniversary, Vocation, Lifestyle, DB-Bicentenary


The entire Salesian Family of the Mumbai region gathered together at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga on August 16, 2014, to launch the Bicentenary Celebrations leading towards the Birthday of Don Bosco in 2015. The focus, all through the Prayer service, was to have the members of the Salesian Family with the youth to return to Becchi, the place of their birth and to relive their commitment through their specific vocations.. Read More

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Training in identification and prevention of substance abuse among school children
06/08/2014.  Mumbai #N.7142
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A one day training programme for teachers in identification and prevention of substance abuse among school children was organised by the Don Bosco Research Centre (DBRC) and Sree Narayana Guru High School (SNGHS) Chembur on the school premises on July 31, 2014. About 50 teachers participated in the programme. . Read More

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Salesian Councillor General Visits Formation Houses in Pune and Nashik
28/07/2014.  Mumbai #N.7130
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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A feeling of great pride and intense joy filled the Salesians residing at Don Bosco Youth Centre Pune (DBYC), and Divyadaan Nashik, as they welcomed their very own Fr Ivo Coelho, the newly elected Councillor General for Formation to their communities for a visit, from 20-23 July. Fr Coelho had served the Mumbai province and the house of Divyadaan in various capacities in the past. He made the two-day visits to DBYSC on 20 and 21 July, and to Nashik on 21-23 July. . Read More

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Born anew to love anew
26/05/2014.  Mumbai #N.7077
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Religion, Vocation, Salesian Society


On 24th May, the feast of Mary Help of Christians, nineteen young men made their First Religious Profession in the Society of St. Francis de Sales at 7.00 A.M. in Don Bosco Parish, Nashik. The Provincial of the Salesian Mumbai Province, Rev. Fr. Godfrey D'souza sdb presided at the solemn and meaningful and well-animated Eucharist, with several other Salesian Priests concelebrating. There were also many benefactors and well-wishers present for the celebration. . Read More

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Eight Young Salesians Make their Final Profession in Mumbai
26/05/2014.  Mumbai #N.7076
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The Salesian Province of Mumbai has been doubly blessed this year. On 24th May, the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, eight young Salesians made their Final Religious Profession before Fr. Godfrey D'Souza, Provincial of the Mumbai province, while earlier in the day twelve young novices had made their First Profession at Salesian Training Institute (STI), Nashik. . Read More

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Vocation Camps at Don Bosco Lonavla
14/05/2014.  Mumbai #N.7070
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The cradle of vocations to the Mumbai province, Don Bosco Lonavla, hosted two vocation camps beginning from May 2-12, 2014. Seventy enthusiastic young boys participated in these camps. The house of Lonavla, with its beauty and inspiring history, gave way to a wonderful experience to the campers.. Read More

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COURSERA COMPUTER FACILITY INAUGURATION AT DBYS MATUNGA
01/04/2014.  Mumbai #N.7038
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Media, Curricula Development, Education


On March 27, Fr. Cleophas Braganza sdb, introduced the Coursera course and explained its significance on online distance education in the presence of Fr. Elson Barretto the Economer and acting Provincial of the Mumbai Salesian Province, and other Salesian religious present in Youth Services office. . Read More

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HUMAN RIGHTS YOUTH FORUM
01/04/2014.  Mumbai #N.7037
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Media, Youth Groups, Social Life, Justice and Human Rights


Don Bosco Youth Services organized a forum entitled ''Youth For Human Rights - Knowing it, Living it'' for students and young professionals, with the support of Pax Romana ICMICA on March 22,2014, at Matunga, Mumbai. Fr. Cedric Prakash, a Jesuit priest and human rights activist from Gujarat was the resource person. The aim of the event was to awaken youth to issues on Human Rights and to capacitate them to know their rights, and at the same time stand up for the rights of others, especially the marginalized.. Read More

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GC27: The Chapter Members meet Pope Francis
31/03/2014.  Mumbai #N.7033
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News in Spirituality, Chapter, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Rector Major, Parish / Church, Religion


(ANS - Vatican City) - Last week the membership and roles of the General Council were determined. This morning the members of the 27th General Chapter went to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis.. Read More

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Fr. IVO COELHO is the new General Councillor for Formation
27/03/2014.  Mumbai #N.7016
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai  - 4 Comments
News in Spirituality, Chapter, Salesian Family, Formation, Evangelization, Profiles, Appointments, Administration, Salesian Society


(ANS - Rome) - The 27th General Chapter elected as the new General Councillor for Formation Fr. Ivo Coelho. Presently, he is Director of the Salesian Theologate at Ratisbonne in Jerusalem. He is from the Mumbai Province, and is not a member of the General Chapter. . Read More

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Carnegie Mellon Professor Dr. Sunder Kekre visits DBCL, Kurla
14/03/2014.  Mumbai #N.6997
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Youth, Education Higher , Education Technical, Education Dept


Dr. Sunder Kekre, Bosch Professor of Operations Management and Director, PNC Centre for Financial Services Innovation (Carnegie Mellon - Tepper School of Business) visited the Don Bosco Centre for Learning Campus, Kurla and had a very stimulating interaction with its Management and the Faculty of the Engineering and Management institutes.. Read More

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Salesian Youth Spirituality at Divyadaan
10/03/2014.  Mumbai #N.6988
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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A two day workshop on 'Salesian Youth Spirituality' was conducted by Don Bosco Youth Services-Matunga from March 6-7, 2014, for the Bachelor of Philosophy students of Divyadaan, Nashik. Fr. Glenn Lowe sdb and Fr. Cleophas D'souza sdb, together with Mr. Aubrey Menezes, Resource person from Centre for the Family Apostolate - Mumbai, animated the workshop. Its purpose was, to empower the young Salesians to go to the young 'with a greater preparedness' during the forthcoming holiday apostolate.. Read More

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Nine new Deacons step forward called to serve like Jesus
17/02/2014.  Mumbai #N.6961
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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9 seminarians (5 Salesians, 2 Capuchins and 2 Diocesans) were ordained deacons by Rt. Rev Bishop Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Poona Diocese, at The Sacred Heart Parish, Yerwada, Pune, on Saturday, 9th February, 2014. . Read More

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SIGNIS Western Region conducts Seminar on Social Media
12/02/2014.  Mumbai #N.6953
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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Western Region organized a Media Seminar for Catholic Youth on the Sunday, 9 February 2014 at St. Paul's Provincial House, Bandra, Mumbai. The theme of the Seminar was ''Social Media for Mission Outreach''.. Read More

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A Legacy of Love for the Young
04/02/2014.  Mumbai #N.6934
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Media, Education


Don Bosco Parish and the Salesian Cooperators Unit of Borivali were happy and privileged to launch the book ''A Legacy of Love for the Young'' by Fr. Elias Dias sdb on 2nd February, on the occasion of the Feast of St. John Bosco at Don Bosco Parish Borivli, Mumbai. His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias, The Archbishop of Mumbai, who presided at the eucharistic celebration released the book.. Read More

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Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) Rural Trip
20/01/2014.  Mumbai #N.6903
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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A group of 7 youth and 2 adults accompanied by Fr. Cleophas Braganza left Don Bosco Youth Services, Mumbai on December 31, 2013 for a visit to some rural areas in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. As a preparation for the bicentenary of the birth of St. John Bosco, the motive of the trip was to visit and know more about Salesian presences and their activities in rural areas of the province, interact with the youth and promote the SYM, have an experience of the liturgy, culture and lifestyle of the people, and envisage future collaboration between DBYS and the rural youth groups.. Read More

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Salesian Province of Mumbai Gifted with Three new Priests
28/12/2013.  Mumbai #N.6884
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The Salesian Province of Mumbai witnessed the Priestly Ordinations of Deacons Charlin Chandran, Shekar Mariadas and Leon Cruz Ratinam by His Eminence Cardinal Oswald Gracias at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna on Saturday December 21, 2013.. Read More

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Fr. Elias Dias tells Divine Stories for Families
06/12/2013.  Mumbai #N.6859
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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'' Divine Stories for Families'' a book of reflections on the Sunday Gospels of St. Matthew ( Cycle A) by Fr Elias Dias, SDB, was launched in Mumbai at The Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna on Sunday 1st December by Rev Fr. Godfrey D'Souza, Provincial of the Salesian Province of Mumbai. Fr. Alfonso Elengikal, The President of Indian Catholic Press Association was also present at the book launch. The book is published by Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications. . Read More

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First Bosco Games Fest takes place in Mumbai
29/11/2013.  Mumbai #N.6848
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Youth Groups, Sports, DB Alumni, Lifestyle


Don Bosco Youth Services (DBYS - Mumbai) took the initiative, as part of strengthening the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM), to organize the First BOSCO GAMES FEST 2013 on Sunday, 24 November, 2013, at the lush green sporting fields of St. Dominic Savio High School, Andheri. Twenty nine teams representing ten Salesian Communities took part in football, basketball and volleyball. . Read More

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GROMO 2013 Concludes on a Happy Note
17/11/2013.  Mumbai #N.6823
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The Don Bosco Scouts and Guides meet ''Gromo 2013'' concluded on a happy note on Childrens' day, 14 November in Lonavla. Many State and District heads of the Scouts and Guides Movement were present at the concluding ceremony. . Read More

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The Rector Major opens GROMO Meet 2013 at Lonavla
12/11/2013.  Mumbai #N.6806
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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A Don Bosco Scouts and Guides Meet, popularly known as GROMO (Grow More), began on a perfect note on November 11, 2013 at Don Bosco Lonavla with Fr. Pascual Chavez, Rector Major, as the chief guest. GROMO (Grow More) is a thrilling three day annual event of the Mumbai Province. This year 271 students from ten schools are participating in the Meet which has ''Heal the World'' as its theme. . Read More

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Divyadaan's Represenation At The 38th Meet of Association of Christian Philosophers of India
01/11/2013.  Mumbai #N.6772
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The 38th annual meeting of ACPI (Association of Christian Philosophers of India) was held at St. Charles Seminary, Seminary Hills, Nagpur from 25th to 28th October 2013 to reflect on the theme ''Dynamics of Development: Negations and Negotiations''. Divyadaan Institute, Pune, was represented at the meet by Frs. Ashley Miranda, Felix Fernandes, Robert Pen and Brian Bandya, Ofm Cap. Imbibing the Indian and Christian heritage of the integral development of humans, and responding to the call to work towards such an idea, 70 professors of philosophy across the country launched themselves into a praxis-oriented philosophical reflection on development.. Read More

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Elitist Heras Institute Of Indian History Invites Fr Nelson Falcao SDB
31/10/2013.  Mumbai #N.6770
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The 22nd session of the Indian Art History Congress was held in collaboration with the Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture of St Xavier's College, Mumbai, in association with Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, from 25th to 27th October, 2013. Dr. Fr. Nelson Falcao, Salesian Priest from Mumbai Province, was specially invited to present the fruit of some of his researches.. Read More

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Don Bosco Kurla Mediates Social Media discussions at DBCL
22/10/2013.  Mumbai #N.6750
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The Don Bosco Centre of Learning (DBCL) was the centre of two big events on October 16, 2013: a follow-up discussion with DBCL students on a seminar held at the Provincial House, Matunga, on the topic of 'Social Media and Salesian Youth Ministry'; and the opening of the 'Don Bosco Theatre' of DBCL. . Read More

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Don Bosco Communications South Asia (DBCSA) Concludes General Body Meeting 2013
18/10/2013.  Mumbai #N.6747
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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Don Bosco Communications South Asia (DBCSA) concluded its General Body meeting of 2013 at the Salesian Provincial House of Mumbai on 18th October. There were about 50 participants in this four day meet which had commenced on 15 October with a seminar on the theme ''Social Media and Salesian Youth Ministry'', with inputs from experts in the field of communication as well as youth ministry. The participants, all involved in communication ministry in their own 11 Provinces, had come from the length and breadth of the country. A small contingent of Salesian Sisters too were present as delegates of FMA India. Of significant importance was the presence of Fr. Filiberto Gonzalez, the General Councillor of the Congregation for Social Communications, and the secretary, Br. Ephrem Santos during the entire General body meeting. . Read More

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Don Bosco Communications South Asia (DBCSA) General Assembly Commences
16/10/2013.  Mumbai #N.6742
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The Don Bosco Communications South Asia (DBCSA) General Assembly is being hosted by the Mumbai Province at Don Bosco Provincial House Matunga from 15-18 October, 2013. 50 SDB delegates representing 11 Salesian provinces and 4 FMA delegates have gathered to discuss the theme 'SOCIAL MEDIA AND SALESIAN YOUTH MINISTRY'. The special dignitaries include Fr. Filiberto Gonzalez sdb, General Councilor for Social Communications, Br. Ephrem Santos sdb, Secretary -General Councilor for Social Communications, Fr. Thomas Ellicherail sdb SPCSA, Provincial in-charge of Social Communications and Fr. Godfrey D'Souza sdb, Provincial of the Mumbai Province.. Read More

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Don Bosco Counselling Centre, Nashik answers a need of the hour
12/10/2013.  Mumbai #N.6739
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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A two day seminar on learning issues of children and adolescents was held at Prafulta, Don Bosco Counseling Centre, Nashik on 28th and 29th September, 2013. It was hosted and conducted by the centre itself for over 60 parents, teachers and mental health professionals from Nashik.. Read More

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Fr. Godfrey D'Souza Installed As Tenth Provincial Of Mumbai
08/10/2013.  Mumbai #N.6734
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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In the presence of Salesians, members of the Salesian Family, relatives, family and close friends, the leadership baton of Salesian Mumbai was today passed on to Fr. Godfrey D'Souza during the Eucharistic celebration, 7th Ocotber, 2013, at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna - Matunga. Fr. Michael Fernandes, the outgoing Provincial, presided over the Eucharist. Fr. Ian Figueiredo and Fr. Raphael Jayapalan (provincials of the Konkan and Chennai provinces respectively) concelebrated with over a hundred other Salesian Priests to thank God for the leadership and animation role exercised by Fr. Michael Fernandes over the last six-year period (2008-2013) and to welcome Fr. Godfrey D'Souza as the 10th Provincial of the Mumbai province. . Read More

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AVEC Teachers' Seminar 2013 in Mumbai
29/09/2013.  Mumbai #N.6719
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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Learning is a life-long process... it is said that we learn from the womb to the tomb. Keeping this in mind, the Archdiocesan Value Education Commission (AVEC) organised a seminar for value education co-ordinators/ teachers of all the ABE schools in Mumbai on the 26th of September 2013. This year there were 225 participants from 104 schools.. Read More

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DIVYADAAN STUDIES PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES TO THE CHRISTIAN VISION
24/09/2013.  Mumbai #N.6706
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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''The Christian Vision: Philosophical Perspectives'' was the theme of the seminar convened by Divyadaan, Salesian Institute of Philosophy, on 18 and 19 September 2013. The seminar was held for two consecutive days with four sessions on the first day and two on the following day. . Read More

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Income Generation Activities for Self Help Groups at Aurangabad
30/08/2013.  Mumbai #N.6660
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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Sixty two women from various SHGs associated with BGVK participated in a seminar on ''Income Generating Activities for Self Help Groups'' organized by BGVK - Waluj (Aurangabad) in collaboration with Suyog Business & Services and Florida Business Group, Aurangabad at BGVK-Waluj (Aurangabad).. Read More

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German Baker at Don Bosco College, Kurla
30/08/2013.  Mumbai #N.6659
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Don Bosco College - Hospitality Studies, Kurla was privileged to host a series of comprehensive bakery workshops on German breads, cakes and pastries. This was skillfully conducted by German Master Baker, Mr. Andre Houben from the Akademie Deutsches Backerhandwerk, Weinheim , Germany.. Read More

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Adhyayan Leadership Camp at Borivli
01/07/2013.  Mumbai #N.6543
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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Instructors from the Centre College of Drama United Kingdom conducted a leadership camp for the students of Don Bosco, Borivli and Dominic Savio, Andheri from June 10 to 12 and from June 17 to 21. It was held at the Don Bosco High School and was coordinated by the Adhyayan Group. . Read More

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Teachers Commit themselves to be Catalysts for Change
01/07/2013.  Mumbai #N.6542
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The Adhyayan Team, Quality Education Services Pvt. Ltd. was at the forefront yet again of another major educational program involving the four Salesian schools of Mumbai. This time it was the Teachers Training Programme for the Salesian schools, ''A Beginning of Team Workshop for Teachers of Salesian Schools.'' . Read More

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Principals of Mumbai Province Get Charged for the New Scholastic Year
01/07/2013.  Mumbai #N.6541
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The first meeting of the Principals for the new scholastic year at Provincial House, Matunga on June 27, 2013, witnessed a full attendance of the heads of the educational institutes schools and Junior colleges of the Mumbai Province. Twenty Principals along with the Vice-Provincial, Fr. Ajoy Fernandes concelebrated at the Eucharist presided by the Provincial, Fr. Michael Fernandes, thus setting in motion the events of the day.. Read More

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Students and Teachers of Savedi Promote Right to Education
18/06/2013.  Mumbai #N.6519
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The academic year began in a unique way on June 17, 2013 for Don Bosco Schools and Jr. College in Savedi, Ahmednagar (Gujarat). The inauguration served as an occasion to promote the Right to Education of all children, and to provide learning tools to the children admitted in the school. . Read More

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A new Venture at Don Bosco Borivli
17/06/2013.  Mumbai #N.6518
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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On Saturday June 15, 2013, the Provincial of the Salesians of Mumbai Province, Fr. Michael Fernandes and the Vice-Provincial Fr. Ajoy Fernandes, blessed and inaugurated the Don Bosco Junior College, Borivli. It is going to be an extension of Don Bosco Borivli, established in 1971. A large number of people who had been a part of the planning process, right from the time this dream was conceptualized, were present on this momentous occasion. . Read More

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Inauguration Of New Academic Year At Divyadaan
12/06/2013.  Mumbai #N.6512
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The new academic year, 2013-2014, began with the solemn Eucharistic celebration invoking the Holy Spirit on all the activities of the year ahead at Divyadaan, Nashik. The main celebrant was Fr. Michael Fernandes sdb, the Salesian Provincial. The Capuchin Provincial, Fr. Amrut Fonseca, was among the con-celebrants, besides other priests from the campus who enhanced its solemnity with their presence. Along with the students of Divyadaan, the novices, both SDB and FMA, Sisters from neighbouring religious houses and other well-wishers of Divyadaan also participated in the function. . Read More

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DB Kapadvanj Networks with NGO's for a Salesian Style Summer Camp
31/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6479
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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A summer camp was organized for over 100 children in Kapadwanj, Gujarat, by V.S. Gandhi Charitable Trust in collaboration with Don Bosco Kapadvanj and Kapadwanj Kelavni Mandal from April 21 to May 26, 2013. For over a month the children got training in various fields of arts, culture and sports with the help of these NGO's.. Read More

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Lord, I Offer My Life to You!
30/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6478
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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Six Salesian clerics, Shaun D' Lima, Ajay D' Monte, Johnson Kshirsagar, Vishal Lopes, Mylin Noronha and Ajay Shekel made their Perpetual Profession on Friday May 24 , 2013 at a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration in the Crypt of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga, Mumbai. . Read More

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Seven New Salesian Cooperators in Kuwait
30/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6477
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On 24th May, a day on which many Salesians around the world make their first Profession, seven Salesian Cooperator aspirants in St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish of the North Arabian Vicariate took their solemn promise and became full fledged Salesian Cooperators. They had up to now undergone a two year formation for arriving at this significant moment of their life of Faith. The seven new Salesian Cooperators are: Ursula Lobo, Jane Pereira, Seena Varghese, Melissa Furtado, Dean Landers, Effie David, and Edward D'souza. . Read More

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New Book Release: ''Petals And Pebbles In Human Parables''
30/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6476
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''Petals and Pebbles - In Human Parables'', a book by Fr. Elias Dias was launched on May 24, 2013, the feast of Mary Help of Christians at Don Bosco Matunga, Mumbai, by the Rector of the Shrine, Fr. Edwin D'Souza, during the Feast day Mass. Releasing the book he congratulated Fr. Dias for the splendid compilation which, he said, would definitely benefit educators and impart values for everyone. . Read More

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Silver Jubilee Celebrations for Fr. Franco in Kuwait
30/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6475
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The parish of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church, North Arabian Vicariate, had three beautiful events to celebrate on 24 May 2013: the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians, the silver jubilee of Religious Profession of Fr. Franco and the Induction of seven parishioners as Salesian Cooperators. . Read More

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Together in Covenant - Learning to Cope with the Empty Nest
21/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6465
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On 16 May 2013 the Cherubs Team of the Family Ministry of the North Arabian Vicariate organized its monthly program for couples married in 1989, 1990 and 1991. It was attended by 35 couples and about 50 children.. Read More

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BPO Retail and Multi Skill Courses For BPL Youth
21/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6464
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Don Bosco Technical Institute, Walvanda-Maharashtra launched BPO, retail and multi skill courses for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) youth from Thane district on 6 May 2013. DBTI has added these new courses into the institute with the collaboration of DB-Tech, New Delhi and District Rural Development Authority (DRDA), Thane. . Read More

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Lectors Trained for Proclamation of the Word of God
20/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6463
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A training Programme for 65 parishioners aspiring to join the Lectors' Ministry was held on 18 May 2013 at St Therese of the Child Jesus Church in the North Arabian Vicariate. The Programme was aptly titled ''Readers of the Word of God'' and was aimed at imparting skills for proclaiming the Word of God during Liturgical celebrations. . Read More

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Outreach Programme In Mumbai Children's Home
15/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6461
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Don Bosco Balprafulta, Andheri, organized a ten days outreach programme for the Care and Protection Of children and Juveniles in conflict with law of Government run children's Home in Dongri-Mumbai from 2 to 10 May, 2013. . Read More

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Don Bosco Vocation Camps 2013 At DB Lonavala
14/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6454
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Eighty Seven enthusiastic youngsters had a foretaste of the cradle of Salesian vocations at Don Bosco Lonavala, as they reflected on their own Vocation. 'The Seniors' Vocation Camp for Aspirants witnessed forty five youngsters from May 2-6, while 'the Juniors' camp for Apostolic boys registered forty two youngsters from May 8-11, 2012. The peaceful climate itself was the most pleasant welcome that Lonavala could offer to the campers. . Read More

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Introducing SCC To The Konkani Speaking Parishioners
13/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6453
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On Friday May 10, 2013, five hundred members of the Konkani Community gathered together for a presentation on Small Christian Communities (SCCs). This was the first in a series of faith-related discourses planned by the community in this Year of Faith. With the recent launch of SCCs in St Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in the Northern Arabian Vicariate,the community felt the need to empower itself with more information on SCCs so that they could join or set-up SCCs in their own neighbourhoods. . Read More

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In Search Of Salesian Way Of Life
11/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6450
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Don Bosco Kapadvanj organized a vocation camp for Mumbai Province from May 1 to 7, 2013 for boys who are aspiring to become priests and religious. Br. Kiran and Br. Shaun helped by students Nilesh, Simon and Julion organized this camp and made it enjoyable and successful for boys studying in vernacular schools. . Read More

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''Rooted in Faith'' Strikes the Right Chords in Kapadvanj
06/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6439
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On April 13, 2013 Don Bosco Kapadvanj presented an opera, ''Rooted in Faith'', written and directed by Cl. Shaun D'lima SDB, on the occasion of the the Silver Jubilee of priestly Ordination of Fr Louis, Principal of the Saccidananda School, Thasra. . Read More

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Awareness Campaign on Child Protection in Mumbai CST Railway Station
02/05/2013.  Mumbai #N.6431
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Don Bosco Balprafula (Talaash Team) organized an awareness campaign on Child rights and Child protection on April 29-30, 2013 at Mumbai's Chhatrapatee Shivaji Terminus (CST) . This came in the context of the increasing number of incidences of abuse and exploitation of children the media have been reporting in different parts of our country in the recent weeks. . Read More

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Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebrated by Don Bosco Balprafulta, Andheri
29/04/2013.  Mumbai #N.6424
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April 20, 2013 was a special day in Don Bosco Balprafulta, celebrated as 'Annual Thanksgiving day'. Several NGO's represented by their staff and a few stake holders, who assist Don Bosco Balprafulta whilst working on Child Rights participated in the celebration. . Read More

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Empowering Children through Children's Parliament
27/04/2013.  Mumbai #N.6421
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Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra (BGVK), Ahmednagar has been venturing out into new avenues time and again. This time the the staff and community are working on setting up Children's parliament in about thirty villages. The group that will benefit from the venture is made up of children below the age of eighteen years. . Read More

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Mumbai Youth Thrilled by Bosco Leadership Camp 2013
22/04/2013.  Mumbai #N.6414
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The shores of Boscowadi, Uttan came alive as fifty five boys from all over Mumbai and Vasai participated in the Leadership camp which was organized by Don Bosco Youth Services, Matunga. The organizing team consisted of Fr. Osborn (the camp chief), Fr. Glen, Fr. Cleophas, Cl. Johnson and Cl. Avil. Lloyd, Telston, Juventus, Savio and Ralston volunteered in helping out in the activities of the camp. . Read More

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Bosco Leadership Camp 2013 by DBYS Matunga
17/04/2013.  Mumbai #N.6405
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Don Bosco Youth Services, Matunga conducted a 'Leadership Camp' at Boscowadi, Uttan from 12-15 April, 2013. A total of twenty three enthusiastic youngsters who had completed their XII and X standard board exams participated in this camp. The organizing team consisted of Fr. Osborn, the camp chief, Fr. Glenford, Fr. Cleophas, Br. Johnson and Br. Avil. Telston, Conrad, Jacob and Jerome volunteered to help out in the camp activities. . Read More

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Don Bosco Teachers Put On Their Thinking Caps
09/04/2013.  Mumbai #N.6387
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On Saturday, 06 April, Don Bosco School in Kuwait conducted a training session on ''Decision Making and Project Planning'' for all its teachers. Fr. Franco Pereira and Fr. Blany Pinto jointly conducted the training programme based on the ''Six Thinking Hats'' Technique of a renowned psychologist Edward de Bono.. Read More

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Forty Eighth Annual Day And Project Exhibition
06/04/2013.  Mumbai #N.6386
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It was an exhibition of Technical prowess and an annual day celebrated with great panache that made the Forty Eighth Annual Day of St. Joseph's Industrial Training Institute, Kurla on March 17, 2013, truly memorable. This exhibition really burst the myth that a technician's job is dull as it pertains to merely installing or repairing technical appliances or machinery. To the nearly thousand people who viewed the fifty odd projects and interacted with the students who engineered them it was evident that learning a trade at St. Joseph's ITI is an exciting affair. . Read More

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Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra Initiates Water Campaign
05/04/2013.  Mumbai #N.6381
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Just like water can give life, in the same way lack of water can take away life. Right now the district of Ahmednagar is facing drought. Due to this the living has become tough for the villagers. People are having difficulty even to quench their thirst. Amidst this crisis, BGVK has come forward to start a WATER CAMPAIGN. In this campaign we intend to collect drinking water and distribute it to the villagers. . Read More

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Don Bosco Alirajpur Goes the Biogas Way!
05/04/2013.  Mumbai #N.6380
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The community of Don Bosco Alirajpur, in its efforts to implement various eco-friendly projects on campus now boasts of two bio-gas plants which supply sufficient fuel to power the kitchens of the institution.. Read More

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A Home for the Youngsters of Jhabua
05/04/2013.  Mumbai #N.6379
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In Commemoration of Don Bosco's Birth Bicentenary Jyoti Bhavan Annexe Foundation Stone was blessed by Salesian Vice Provincial, Rev. Fr. Ajoy Fernandes sdb. A home for the youngsters of Jhabua began its construction process on March 23, 2013.. Read More

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Bringing Global Warming to Your Doorstep
19/03/2013.  Mumbai #N.6360
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The students of Std. eleventh Science of Don Bosco School and Junior College, Lonavla organised a street play and a house to house visit to increase awareness on the Global Warming Phenomenon as part of their outreach programme on Saturday, March 16. . Read More

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Nashik Youth Gather To Reflect On ''Youth, Faith And Media''
19/03/2013.  Mumbai #N.6359
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Don Bosco Parish, Nashik conducted an orientation programme on March 17 for the youth on ''Youth participation in Faith and Media''. About fifty youngsters from the surrounding parishes of St. Patrick Devlali, St. Anne's Cathedral and St. Dominic Church Satpur too participated in it. . Read More

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Bonded in Love - Ministry for Couples in Kuwait
19/03/2013.  Mumbai #N.6358
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On Thursday March 14, 2013, the Cherubs Team of the Family Ministry of St Therese Parish in the North Arabian Vicariate organized its monthly program for couples married in 1994 and 1995. Fifty couples and around eighty children attended the programme. . Read More

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Don Bosco Development Society Celebrates Women's Day
12/03/2013.  Mumbai #N.6348
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International Women's Day was celebrated by Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) on March 7, 2013 at Matunga, Mumbai. The theme chosen for the occasion was 'Women's Security'. It was an apt theme, given the fact that women's security has indeed become a critical concern in our country. The United Nations too has proposed a similar theme for Women's Day this year: ''A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.'' . Read More

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International Women's Day celebrated at Dakor
09/03/2013.  Mumbai #N.6342
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DEEP, the Social Department of Dakor Salesian Society, celebrated the International Women's Day with the women of Thasra taluka on March 08, 2013, with a special agenda to highlight the issue of Women's Security. . Read More

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Don Bosco - GROHE Skill Enhancement Program at Kurla
09/03/2013.  Mumbai #N.6341
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7th March was a special day for Don Bosco Kurla as it saw the inauguration of a Skill Enhancement Program for Service Technicians of GROHE, India operations. Don Bosco, Kurla and GROHE have been collaborating over several years in the training of young men to be plumbers. The GROHE Jal Academy at DBCL has turned out many a successful plumber. . Read More

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Sharing Responsibility Together
09/03/2013.  Mumbai #N.6340
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Don Bosco always wanted his youngsters to be good and honest citizens. In its quest to reach out to the youngsters living in villages, Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra(BGVK) Ahmednagar inaugurated a Driving School on March 06, 2013. The school will provide an opportunity for the youngsters to learn driving, get license and find some kind of employment as there is a lot of demand for drivers. The duration of the course will be ten to fifteen days. . Read More

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DISHA Moving Towards Unity And Empowerment
06/03/2013.  Mumbai #N.6332
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DISHA Don Bosco Kawant organized Women's day on March 05, 2013 from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. The theme chosen for the day was ''Disha Don Bosco, Moving towards Unity and Empowerment''. . Read More

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Don Bosco Kurla Launches Course In Digital Marketing
05/03/2013.  Mumbai #N.6330
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Don Bosco Centre for Learning, Kurla in association with DPU (Digital Professionals Unwired) launched the Post Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing Strategy and Implementation on March 2, 2013. . Read More

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Annual National YaR Seminar Concluded in Mumbai
05/03/2013.  Mumbai #N.6329
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The Annual National YaR (Young at Risk) Seminar centred on the theme, 'Advocacy on Behalf of the Young at Risk' came to a close at 3.30pm on 2nd March 2013 at Don Bosco Provincial House Matunga. The two-day Seminar, one of the major segments of the four-day YaR convention organized by Don Bosco National YaR Forum, New Delhi and YaR Commission, Salesian Province of Mumbai marks the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Shelter Don Bosco, Wadala. . Read More

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YAR Annual National Seminar Inaugurated
01/03/2013.  Mumbai #N.6325
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The Annual National YaR (Young at Risk) Seminar centred on the theme, 'Advocacy on Behalf of the Young at Risk' began at 9.30am on February 28, 2013 at Don Bosco Matunga. . Read More

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Don Bosco Matunga Gears Up For Yar Annual National Convention
28/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6324
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The Annual National YaR (Young at Risk) Convention centred on the theme, 'Advocacy on Behalf of the Young at Risk' is scheduled to begin at 7.00pm on February 28, 2013 at Don Bosco Matunga. . Read More

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New Media for a New Generation
25/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6319
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(Secunderabad)- SIGNIS INDIA held its Annual General Assembly, February 16-19 at Tulsi Garden Carnival Club, Secunderabad. The event was attended by Signis World President Mr. Augustine Lourdusamy and General Secretary Mr. Alvito DeSouza and about one hundred members representing thirteen Signis regions in India. . Read More

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Stepping Stones For Small Christian Communities In Kuwait
25/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6318
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Fr. Franco Pereira conducted the second and the third sessions of animation on Small Christian Communities (SCCs) for the St Therese Parish in the Northern Vicariate of Kuwait on February 07 and 21, 2013. It was attended by about fifty parishioners from across the parish. . Read More

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Value Education Day at Ahmednagar
19/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6307
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February 15, 2013 Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra organized a Value Education Day for Ninth standard students of Sacred Heart Convent School and Auxilium School. It was held for the first time in the Nagar region. Theme chosen for this day was ''Together We Grow'' and the resource person for the day was Fr. Glenn Lowe, sdb. . Read More

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Community Day at Pimpalgaon Ghat
19/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6306
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Thursday, February 14, 2013 Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra organized a community day in Pimpalgaon Ghat and Kel, villages in District Beed. The purpose of this event was to bring these two villages together to celebrate and strengthen their fellowship. . Read More

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Together in Covenant - A Valentine Fellowship of Couples
19/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6304
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On Thursday, February 14, 2013, the Cherubs Team of the Family Ministry of St Therese Parish in the North Arabian Vicariate organized its monthly program for couples married in 1996. It was attended by twenty two couples and about forty children. . Read More

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Voting and Closing Time at PC 2013 in Mumbai Province
09/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6285
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''In our journey to Salesian holiness we have St. Francis de Sales and Don Bosco as our models...'' this was the theme for the meditation animated by Fr. Solomon Rapol on the fourth day of the Provincial Chapter. During the Eucharist, Fr. Godfrey D'Souza gave a brief account of the life of St. Josephine Bakhita, and some of his personal experiences as a missionary in Africa. He invited the Chapter members to be Mystics, Prophets and Servants in our own communities. . Read More

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Mumbai PC 2013: Presenting Draft After Draft At The Provincial Chapter
08/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6280
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The third day of the Provincial Chapter in Mumbai Province commenced with a meditation on Collaboration with the Laity animated by Fr. Wilfred D'Souza. Fr. Crispino D'Souza, the main celebrant at the Eucharist, expressed his nostalgic feelings at celebrating the Holy Eucharist for the first time in the chapel where he prayed as a boarder 37 years ago. Fr. Elson Barretto in his homily highlighted the aspect of allowing the mercy of God to shine forth in our lives through our Salesian vocation. . Read More

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Inauguration Of New Salesian Community Block At Walunj, Aurangabad
07/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6279
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All roads led to Aurangabad on the January 19 for the inauguration of the New Salesian community Block at Walunj, Aurangabad MIDC. It had been a dream long overdue, and the main protagonist of the event, Bro. Ramesh Durairaj, spared no pains to see this colorful event take off in Marathwada style, pomp and fanfare. Orangish Red phetas adorned the heads of the Provincial, His council and the movers and shakers behind the construction of this cute and functional residence for Salesians. . Read More

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Inauguaration And Blessing Of The Chapel Of Our Lady Of Fatima at Ahmednagaar
07/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6278
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January 18, 2013 was indeed a red letter day for the villages of Malvi - Pimpalgao, Ahmednagar as they witnessed the inauguration and blessing of their new chapel ''Our Lady of Fatima'' by his Lordship Bishop Lourdes Daniel and Fr. Michael Fernandes, the Provincial of the Salesian province of Mumbai in the presence of the entire Salesian Provincial Council of Mumbai along with the priests and sisters from and in and around Ahmednagar. . Read More

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Provincial Chapter Deliberations Begin At Don Bosco Lonavla
07/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6277
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After Lauds animated by Fr. Godfrey D'Sa and a meditation on Fraternal Community Life preached by Fr. Vivian D'Souza, the chapter members gathered around the altar of the Lord. Fr. Blany Pinto presided at the Eucharist, and Fr. Ajoy Fernandes gave a homily on Healthy Relationships in Community for more fruitful Apostolate. . Read More

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Feast of Don Bosco Celebrated in Style In The Northern Arabian Vicariate
05/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6273
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The entire Salesian Community was floored completely with happiness and joy celebrating the feast of their founder and patron Don Bosco on 31 January. The spiritual celebration had actually begun earlier with the novena to Don Bosco. The cooperators animated the Novena by screening a portion of the movie on the life of Don Bosco. The main celebrants during the novena days shared their reflections on Don Bosco. . Read More

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Mumbai Provincial Chapter 2013 Begins at Lonavla
05/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6271
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Sixty four Salesians arrived at Don Bosco Lonavla this morning, 5 February, to begin their 15th Provincial Chapter. At 5 pm, the chapter members gathered in the AV hall for a preliminary recollection preached by Fr. Francis D'Mello S.J., former Jesuit provincial of Mumbai. He spoke on ''Living the Radicalism of the Gospel'' in keeping with the theme of the Twenty-seventh General Chapter: ''Witnesses to the Radical Approach of the Gospel''. He elaborated that a radical is one who does everything with a totality of himself. He invited each confrere to seek to live a life of unquenchable enthusiasm, vibrant creativity, working from joy and gratitude. . Read More

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Toyota Declares St. Joseph's Industrial Institute ''THE BEST INSTITUTE IN INDIA''
29/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6257
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The Fifth National T-TEP (Toyota Technical Education Program) Seminar was held on January 18, at the Regional Manpower Excellence Center, Pune. During thus Seminar St. Joseph's Industrial Training Institute, Kurla, was declared the ''Best Institute'' by Toyota. The Seminar was attended by twenty-one Institutions from all over India. . Read More

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Salesian Family Day 2013 Celebrated in Mumbai
29/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6256
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One Hundred and forty eight enthusiastic members of the Salesian Family gathered on Sunday January 13, 2013 at Don Bosco Borivli. It was a programme that brings together all those who belong to the nine branches that form this vast Family of Don Bosco in the INB Province: SDB, FMA, Past Pupils, Cooperators, VDB, SMI, ADMA, Association of Mamma Margaret, and Disciples. . Read More

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Preparing the Way for the New Arrivals
29/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6255
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On Thursday January 24, 2013 the Family Ministry and the Healing Ministry of St Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in the North Arabian Vicariate, organized a joint program for the first time for all expectant mothers and their families. It was attended by about fifty expectant couples. Some were accompanied by the expectant grandparents and siblings of the expectant baby. . Read More

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Praying and Learning for Pastoral Effectiveness
25/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6252
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The Parish Pastoral Council of Don Bosco Parish Nashik had an animation program on January 20, 2013 at Devlali under the direction of Fr. Bastin Thomas. Fr. Bastin Thomas and eleven other members (area leaders and religious) took part in the programme spending the day with each other building bonds of togetherness and receiving inputs on motivation and the importance of prayer. . Read More

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Salesian Youth Fest 2013 in Mumbai
24/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6249
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The Salesians of Don Bosco, Mumbai Province, organised the traditional ''YOUTH FEST'' (Salesian Youth Festival) at Don Bosco, Borivli on Sunday, January 20, 2013.. Read More

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Symposium On Preventive System At Divyadaan
24/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6248
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The Master's of Philosophy brothers at Divyadaan-Salesian Institute of Philosophy, Nasik, organized a Seminar titled, ''Preventive System of Don Bosco: A Philosophical Enquiry'' on Saturday, January 19, 2013. . Read More

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''Crossroads'' in Kuwait for Guiding the Youth
23/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6247
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As some of the Youth prepare themselves to move out of their protective shield in Kuwait for further studies in lands far away, the Cooperators Unit of St Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in the North Arabian Vicariate decided to conduct a special program for them. The objective of this special program aptly titled ''Crossroads'' was to prepare and equip our children with some guidelines for this new phase in their lives when they will experience total freedom. . Read More

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Called and Still Responding the Don Bosco Way
09/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6231
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The Salesian province of Mumbai gathered around its jubilarians (silver and golden) on 8 January 2013 to celebrate their fidelity and dedication to the Salesian calling received many years ago. The celebration had as its theme: Called and (are) Still Responding the Don Bosco Way. . Read More

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Celebrating 20 Years of Commitment to Nationbuilding
07/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6228
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The Universal Solidarity Movement (USM) of Value Education for Peace organized its Forty-fifth Knit India live-in at National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), Indore, 28 December 2012. This Knit India was special in a number of ways. Of significance is the fact that this year is the Twentieth year since the foundation of the USM. . Read More

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Universal Solidarity Movement (USM) Meet held at Indore
04/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6226
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The Forty Fifth KNIT INDIA of USM (Universal Solidarity Movement) was held at Indore from December 28 to 31, 2012. More than one hundred and thirty students from six states participated in the event, including some Salesians. . Read More

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St. Joseph's Industrial Training Institute, Kurla, Celebrates Christmas
04/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6225
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St. Joseph's Industrial Training Institute, Kurla, celebrated Christmas with their students, staff and Salesians in a befitting and grand style on 22 December in the Mondini Hall of the Institute. It was a meaningful celebration, well prepared in advance by all the students, with crib, decorations, celebration of the Word, fun, music, dance, exchange of gifts, and Santa! . Read More

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The Jordan Call Retreat for the Youth of Mumbai
24/12/2012.  Mumbai #N.6220
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Don Bosco Youth Services (DBYS) conducted the Jordan Call retreat for the youth of Mumbai from December 13 to16, 2012 at the Lord's Ranch, Lavasa - Pune. Leaving behind the noisy and busy settings of city life, the youth found the pure air, green hills and silence of Lord's Ranch an ideal setting for the retreat. The ''Jordan Call'' retreat was aimed at preparing the youth for Christmas, just as John the Baptist gave the call to conversion by the banks of the river Jordan. . Read More

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Called by God to be His Priests forever
24/12/2012.  Mumbai #N.6219
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Deacons Charles Anthony, Jesu Robinson, and McEnroe Lopes were ordained priests during a very solemn Priestly Ordination ceremony held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna. His Eminence, Cardinal Oswald Gracias graced the occasion and administered the Holy Orders to these deacons.. Read More

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Indian Ambassador to Germany visits Don Bosco centre for Learning, Kurla
15/12/2012.  Mumbai #N.6215
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Her Excellency Mrs. Sujatha Singh arrived at Don Bosco Centre for Learning on December 13, and after being traditionally welcomed by the students, Fr. Adolph Furtado the Rector accompanied her to a meeting with the heads of the various educational Institutions on the Campus. . Read More

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Catechist Formation Programme in Bahrain
15/12/2012.  Mumbai #N.6214
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Catechist Formation Programme was conducted at the Sacred Heart Church, Bahrain, from November 22 to 25, under the masterly guidance of Rev. Fr. Franco Pereira, SDB. Around seventy to eighty Catechists from the Sacred Heart Church (Manama) and the Church of Our Lady of the Visitation (Awali) took part in the formation programme.. Read More

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DB College Youth Group Inaugurated at Savedi on 12/12/12
15/12/2012.  Mumbai #N.6213
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12/12/12 was indeed a very exciting day to begin the College Youth Group of Don Bosco Savedi. Fr. Anthony Goyal along with Cl. Ranson D'Souza brought together the 24 Catholic youth of the Don Bosco Savedi college to mark the beginning of the College Youth Group on 12/12/12 exactly at 12 noon.. Read More

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Formation of Clusters of SHG at Kapdvanj
15/12/2012.  Mumbai #N.6212
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DRISTI Don Bosco has been working in Kapadvanj for the last six years for the empowerment of women. Ninety Self Help Groups have been formed in the area. This year DRISTI has taken these self help groups to its second stage with the formation of Clusters. Looking at the possibilities and the area we have been working in, eight clusters have been formed of these ninety groups.. Read More

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Grand Silver Jubilee Finale of Don Bosco Narukot
15/12/2012.  Mumbai #N.6211
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Don Bosco Narukot completed its twenty five years of Graces marking its Silver Jubilee Day on 8 December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. The climax of the programme was the Solemn Eucharist celebration in the aftrnoon and a Cultural show in the evening.. Read More

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Mumbai Province Celebrates Provincial Community Day
12/12/2012.  Mumbai #N.6197
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The Mumbai Salesian province keeps its Province Community day on December 03, feast of St. Francis Xavier - Patron of the Missions and Apostle of India. Salesians from around the province - clerics, brothers and priests; both young and young-at-heart - gathered together around 5:30 pm for this celebration at Don Bosco, Borivli. . Read More

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Mumbai Provincial Chapter 2013 - Session I
07/12/2012.  Mumbai #N.6198
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Becoming better ''Mystics of the Spirit, Prophets of Fraternity and Servants of the Young'' is the theme adopted by the Salesians of the Mumbai province for their Provincial Chapter 2013.. Read More

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Don Bosco Past Pupil Inter School Choral Recitation Competition - 2012
05/12/2012.  Mumbai #N.6194
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The Eighth Don Bosco Past Pupils Inter School Choral recitation Competition was simply magnificent performance from the seven participating schools - Indian Educational School (IES), Gulf Indian School (GIS), Indian English Academy School (IEAS), Indian Public School (IPS), Carmel School (CSK), Salmiya Indian Modern School (SIMS), and Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School (FAIPS) . Read More

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Altar Servers' Rally 2012 at Matunga, Mumbai
26/11/2012.  Mumbai #N.6180
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Don Bosco Youth Services organized a unique Altar Servers' Rally at Don Bosco Matunga on 23 November, 2012. About 250 altar servers from fourteen salesian parishes in Mumbai, Vasai, Pune and Baroda took part in this mega event sponsored by the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna. . Read More

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Annual Formation Meeting of Mumbai Province discusses Presence, Values, Mission
13/10/2012.  Mumbai #N.6082
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The Annual Meeting of the Provincial Formation Commission with the staff of the three formation communities - the novitiate, the philosophate and the Study House of theology took place at Divyadaan, Nashik on 11th and 12th October. . Read More

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Faith and Light community celebrates God's love made visible
10/10/2012.  Mumbai #N.6071
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The Faith and Light Community of Northern Arabian Vicariate gathered together for a special celebration of God's love on Thursday, October 04, 2012 inviting all the families of persons with intellectual disabilities, friends, and people working with them. There was initially a beautifully organized Eucharistic Celebration at which the two spiritual Animators of the Faith and Light Community, Fr Angelos Masoud and Fr Joy Marangattikala, too were present. A fellowship gathering was also held after the Mass.. Read More

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The Catholic Psychologists of India Meet at Mumbai
08/10/2012.  Mumbai #N.6066
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The Conference of Catholic Psychologists of India (CCPI) held its Annual General Body Meeting at the Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga, from 5th to 7th of October 2012, on the theme ''Family Life Inside Out & Therapeutic Strategies''. The Conference commenced with the Holy Eucharist presided over by the President, Dr. Fr. Kuriakose Pallikunnel sdb. The Inaugural ceremony that started with a Prayer service was attended by his Lordship, Bishop Agnelo R. Gracias, the Auxiliary Bishop of Mumbai and Dr. Fr. Michael Fernandes, the Salesian Provincial of the Mumbai Province. . Read More

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School Value Education Coordinators' Forum 2012, Mumbai
05/10/2012.  Mumbai #N.6061
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The annual Value Education Coordinators' Forum for the Archdiocese of Mumbai was organized by Archdiocesan Value Education Centre (AVEC) on October 04, 2012 at Don Bosco Primary School Hall, Matunga. Two hundred and twenty Value Coordinators representing over hundred schools affiliated to the Archdiocesan Board of Education (ABE) participated in the Value Forum. Ten principals of schools also took part. . Read More

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DBCL, Kurla Seeks to Expand to Train Many More Youths
05/10/2012.  Mumbai #N.6060
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The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi October 02, was an auspicious day for the blessing and laying of the foundation stone for a new building at Don Bosco Centre for Learning (DBCL), Kurla. This is an initiative of the Bombay Salesian Society, India in association with the Peter Bachmann Foundation, Switzerland to develop an area of 66500 sq. ft. that will be used for training and development of young people thus contributing towards community and nation building.. Read More

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A Teenager Authors a Guidebook for Altar Servers
01/10/2012.  Mumbai #N.6055
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NORTHERN ARABIAN VICARIATE, 2 October - ''I Chose you - A Guide For Altar Servers'' was launched on Saturday, September 28, 2012, at St. Therese parish of the Northern Arabian Vicariate during the Altar Servers Meeting. What is special about the book launch is that its author is himself a teen-aged altar server.. Read More

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Kia Scherr and Salesian Youth Peace Forum Send Message of Peace and Love
01/10/2012.  Mumbai #N.6054
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''Transform Yourself. Transform your world. Choose Forgiveness, Peace, Love, Compassion'', were the ten magical words that touched the lives of over four hundred youth on September 30, 2012 at the Youth Peace Forum at Don Bosco Primary School, Matunga, when Kia Scherr, founder of ''One Life Alliance'' mingled with them and shared her life-story, vision and mission.. Read More

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Illuminus: A Confluence of Extrordinary Minds at DBIT Kurla
28/09/2012.  Mumbai #N.6050
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On September 21, 2012, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla and ACM-DBIT in collaboration with project Praviin of IBM hosted a symposium titled 'Illuminus - A confluence of extraordinary minds' at the Santino Mondini Hall. The event featured some of the biggest IT industry heavyweights as panelists to discuss an imperative topic - Meeting the industry demands by academia. . Read More

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Understanding the Misunderstood - a Seminar on Dyslexia in Kuwait
17/09/2012.  Mumbai #N.6036
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NORTHERN ARABIAN VICARIATE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 : The Indian English Academy School (IEAS) in Northern Arabian Vicariate is celebrating 10 years of its existence in the Gulf region. To celebrate this decennial and mark its presence here in Kuwait a variety of events are being organized. One such event was a workshop on ''Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Difficulties'' by Fr. Ajoy Fernandes, sdb, on Wednesday, 12 September at the IEAS School. . Read More

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UNDERSTANDING THE YAR APOSTOLATE IN THE PROVINCE OF MUMBAI
13/09/2012.  Mumbai #N.6028
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The follow up to the seminar ''Understanding the YaR Apostolate in the Province of Mumbai'' was held on Sept 12-13, 2012 at the Provincial House, Matunga, Mumbai. Like the seminar held in August, this too witnessed a lively debate on themes like marginalized groups, the migration phenomenon as a kind of macro context in which these marginalized groups emerge, aspects of personnel, strategies of networking and advocacy as ways to ensure sustainability of structures, role of media etc. Grassroot practitioners, academicians and other professionals engaged in a lively debate at multiple levels to provide interesting insights.. Read More

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DBCL, KURLA HOSTS SYMPOSIUM ''SKILLING INDIA 2012''
13/09/2012.  Mumbai #N.6027
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DBCL, KURLA,SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 : Don Bosco Centre for Learning (DBCL), Kurla Mumbai in association with DBTech India organized a one day symposium titled 'Skilling India' on August 24, 2012 at the spacious Mondini Hall on the DBCL, Kurla campus. The objective of the symposium was to bring all stakeholders associated with vocational training and ''skilling'' organizations on a common platform so as to brainstorm and arrive at concrete measures which will be in unison with the needs of the diverse regions of our country. . Read More

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Living on in Hearts Forever: Fr. Ronald Menezez
08/09/2012.  Mumbai #N.6021
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MATUNGA-MUMBAI, September 07, 2012: The funeral of Fr. Ronald Menezes sdb was held at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga - Mumbai at 4.00 p.m. The body arrived at the Provincial House at 2.00 p.m where the Salesians, family members, youth and well-wishers arrived to pay their last respects to him. Students from the schools of Don Bosco Matunga and Don Bosco Borivili formed a youthful corridor to have a long last loving look at their hero. It was amazing to witness a large turnaround of the faithful which flowed out of the shrine itself.. Read More

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DBYS Mumbai says: ''Thanks and Farewell Fr. Brian''
05/06/2012.  Mumbai #N.5878
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Fr. Brian Moras, National Delagate for Vocation Ministry and Vocation Director of the Mumbai Province was given a loving farewell on June 03, 2012 by DBYS (Don Bosco Youth Services) at the Don Bosco Primary School Auditorium. Fr. Michael Fernandes, Provincial of the Mumbai Province and Fr. Ajoy Fernandes, Vice Provincial and Head of the Youth Pastoral Core Team of the province graced the occasion. Over 80 youth from across Mumbai gathered to say 'thank you' and 'farewell' to Fr Moras.. Read More

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Incredible India charms Poland, thanks to Mumbai youth
28/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5871
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The festival in Poland has indeed been an enriching experience for all of us. It is a question to ask, ''How can one be an Indian and not be proud of it?'' This journey has brought us close to our own culture and the culture of other nations. The festival has really lived the spirit of cultural exchange in the true spirit of humanity. The festival was so youthful that all danced to just one tune of appreciating and being open to each other's cultures. The face of India was shining throughout and our smiling faces are what they will remember forever. . Read More

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7 say perpetual 'yes' in Mumbai
26/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5870
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Don Bosco lives and will continue to live in the hearts of millions of people round the globe. The line which Don Bosco saw passing from Patagonia to Peking - making its way from Sudan and Calcutta continues to accentuate the fact that Don Bosco in his God given prophetic vision has envisaged each and every Salesian. Cls. Crescens Lemos, Leon Rodrigues, Dinesh Vasava, Richard Burkhao, Jacob Palaparambil, Johnson Bhuriya Pannasingh and Ashwin Mal are part of the band whom Don Bosco saw committing themselves in perpetuity to continue the mission given to him by God. The perpetual profession which took place at Our Lady of Dolours, Wadala on May 24, 2012 was a day to remember for these seven clerics, who after much prayer, discernment and guidance have taken the bold step of saying ''YES'' to the Lord forever.. Read More

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New Rector for Provincial House - Mumbai
26/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5866
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Fr. Michael Fernandes, Provincial of the Mumbai Province, officially installed Fr. Ian Doulton as the New Rector of the Provincial House Community on May 25, 2012. At a simple yet very meaningful ceremony, in the presence of the entire community, Fr. Doulton pledged to lead the Provincial House community in accordance with the great Salesian tradition and legacy left us by Don Bosco.. Read More

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1st Profession at STI, NAshik
26/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5865
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On the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians, eight young men - (Avil Correa, Ferreira Chris, Sagar Makasare, Mathias Liam, Nigel Pinto, Benson Po, and Kiran Ruptakke) made their First Religious Profession in the Society of St. Francis de Sales at 6.30 pm in the Chapel of the Salesian Training Institute, Nashik. ''The twelve months that the novices have journeyed on the spiritual road has reached its peak to experience the horizon but for a new beginning in the form of their first profession!''. Read More

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Mumbai Youth in Poland: Cultural Youth Festvial without frontiers - Life Enricher
24/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5859
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The silent hustle and bustle in a country far away from home bought a pleasant surprise to fifteen individuals here in India. Thanks to the missionary activities of Fr. Oscar Tuscano in Albania, the Salesian Youth House named after St. Jan Bosko in Rozansystok in Poland invited us youngsters from the Salesians of Don Bosco Mumbai Province to take part in a Cultural Youth Festival Without Frontiers (Festiwal Mlodziezy Bez Granic) and accompanying activities from May 18 to June 3, 2012. Fr. Ajoy along with Fr. Glenn and Fr. Roy carefully chalked out a plan to select a team of youngsters from the Salesian Parishes of the Mumbai region to be part of this Cultural Exchange. Fr. Isaac Arackaparambil and Sr. Rita Lobo were chosen to accompany the group and what followed was five months of rigorous practices in dance, choir, presentations, and exhibitions, depicting Indian Culture. . Read More

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''Salesians 'shine' in Gujarat'' say impressed Mumbai youth
19/04/2012.  Mumbai #N.5835
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DBYS (Don Bosco Youth Services) Mumbai organised a Salesian Experience Camp to Gujarat, from April 12 - 17, 2012, for post X and XII boys. The 43 youngsters who participated in this camp, returned back impressed. . Read More

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''JESUS - THE PRINCE OF PEACE'' released in Mumbai
14/04/2012.  Mumbai #N.5831
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The Rector of the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna Rev. Fr. Edwin D'Souza, sdb officially launched the book, ''JESUS- THE PRINCE OF PEACE'' by Joaquim Fernandes, sdb, published by Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications on Easter Sunday, April 7, 2012, at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga, Mumbai. . Read More

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''JESUS touched us'' at YOUTH PASCH 2012 in Lonavla
12/04/2012.  Mumbai #N.5829
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The ''Youth Pasch'' 2012 (YP '12) from April 4-8, saw forty one participants consisting of nineteen boys, seventeen girls, four clerics and an animating team of five Salesians and a Salesian Sister, reach Lonavla to experience our Lord Jesus in His Passion, Death and Resurrection. . Read More

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9th SIGNIS National Assembly at TejPrasarini, Matunga-Mumbai
07/03/2012.  Mumbai #N.5787
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The IX SIGNIS INDIA National Assembly was organised by SIGNIS INDIA in association with Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications at Don Bosco Matunga, Mumbai from February 24- 28, 2012. The theme of the convention was ''Creating Images for a Better Tomorrow''. SIGNIS is a non-governmental organization that includes members from hundred and forty countries. It has a consultative ECOSOC status with the UNESCO. Every year SIGNIS India engages all the members in serious discussion on current topics prevalent in the World. This convention had 90 delegates from across the country. Read More

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Don Bosco Youth Services and Khalsa College - a bridge across forever - in Mumbai
10/02/2012.  Mumbai #N.5760
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The Don Bosco Provincial Community at Matunga, Mumbai as part of its neighbourhood apostolate, often discussed the possibility of reaching out to young adults. Finally, after looking at a number of opportunities and possibilities, Fr. Brian Moras and Fr. Savio Silveira took the first steps to contact the Vice Principal of Khalsa College, Mr. Allan DSouza. The initial breakthrough was made, the doors were open and the DBYS - Khalsa College connection began. . Read More

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DBYS organises special Eucharist and blessing for X and XII youngsters at Mumbai
06/02/2012.  Mumbai #N.5765
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A special Eucharist and blessing for Std. X and XII youngsters along with their parents was organised at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, on February 05, 2012 by Don Bosco Youth Services (DBYS), Matunga. The main celebrant was Fr. Crispino D'Souza, Principal of Dominic Savio-Andheri, alongwith Fr. John Samala, Fr. Lloyd Rodrigues, Fr. Roy Noronha, Fr. Glenford Lowe and Fr. Brian Moras.. Read More

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'Nurturing Presence' - new book from TejPrasarini, Mumbai
01/02/2012.  Mumbai #N.5756
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The book 'Nurturing Presence - A Spirituality for Educators based on the Pedagogical Insights of Don Bosco and Carl Rogers' by Kenneth Pereira, sdb was officially released by Fr. Edwin D'Souza at the festive mass on January31, 2012 at Matunga. Fr. Kenneth Pereira, has a Masters Degree in Philosophy and Theology and has now earned a Master of Spirituality degree at St. Peter's Pontifical Institute, Bangalore. This book is a reworked version of the final thesis he submitted there. . Read More

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''ENTREPRENET 2012-GROW WITH INDIA'' a convention for Christian Entrepreneurs
27/01/2012.  Mumbai #N.5738
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ENTREPRENET 2012 organised by Dimensions Mumbai and Kanara Entrepreneurs Global had a grand opening at The Lalith Intercontinental, Mumbai. The theme of the convention is ''Grow With India'' The dignitaries included His Eminence, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, Dr Mrs. Indu Shahani, Sheriff of Mumbai, Mr. Gul Kripalani, Convention President, Mr. Christopher John, Earnest John group of Companies, Mr. Albert D'Souza, Chairman Model Co-operative Bank, Mr. Ivan Fernandes, Chairman, Kanara Entrepreneurs Ltd. Global and Mr. Freddy Mendonca, Chairman, Dimensions, Mumbai.. Read More

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Youth from Salesian Parishes in Mumbai prepare for cultural trip to Poland
27/01/2012.  Mumbai #N.5737
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Thirteen Salesian youth from various Salesian Parishes and Movements in Mumbai are preparing for a ten-day Cultural Tour to Poland from May 20-30, 2012. As part of the preparation, a day's animation program was conducted at the Auxilium Provincial House, Bandra on January 26, 2012. The program consisted on activities for Team Building, Salesian Youth Spirituality and a pilgrimage to Mount Mary's, Bandra.. Read More

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Mumbai Provincial House welcomes New Priests
03/01/2012.  Mumbai #N.5716
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The Provincial House Community gathered around its newly consecrated priests, on Monday, January 2, 2012, for a Solemn Eucharist. Fr. Wilfred D'Souza - Rector of the Provincial House introduced the young priests - Fr George D'Abreo, Fr. Pratap Damor, Fr. Rixon Nigrel - wishing them God's abundant blessings on their ministry ahead.. Read More

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Employment Generation for Hundred Million discussed at SKOCH SUMMIT (SNF)
05/12/2011.  Mumbai #N.5689
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Skoch development foundation is an autonomous policy oriented body, which works towards social, digital and financial inclusion. They organized their twenty seventh summit on November 29- 30, 2011 in New Delhi on Generating Employment. The summit had eminent speakers such as Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister for Communications and IT; Kamal Nath, Minister, for Urban Development, K R Kamath, Chairman P&B Bank; R Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The need to generate hundred million jobs innovations to employment generation and the FDI policy in achievement this goal was discussed.. Read More

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Salesian Youth Ministry Seminar at STI, Nashik
30/11/2011.  Mumbai #N.5683
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The Salesian Youth Ministry Seminar was organised on November 25 -28, 2011 by Fr. Ajoy and Fr. Glenn Lowe at the Salesian Training Institute, Nashik. The seminar began with a session which cleared the various prejudices about present day youth scenario. Thereafter the resource personnel explained the difference between youth work and youth ministry. . Read More

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MABE Value Education Coordinators Seminar organised at Matunga, Mumbai
19/11/2011.  Mumbai #N.5662
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The Archdiocesan Value Education Centre (AVEC - Mumbai) was back in action after nearly four months with an Orientation Program for the Value Education Coordinators from the schools affiliated to the Mumbai Archdiocesan Board of Education (ABE). The Orientation was held in the Don Bosco Primary School, Matunga on November 17, 2011. Over one hundred and twenty Coordinators representing over ninety schools participated in the event.. Read More

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Retreat rejuvenates DivyaDaan, Nashik
02/11/2011.  Mumbai #N.5578
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Divyadaan, Nashik participated in the annual spiritual retreat from October 25 - October 31, 2011. The preacher of the retreat, Rev. Fr. Lawrence D'souza, the Rector of Resurrection Church Virar, facilitated and helped the retreatants enter into self-reflection and develop a relationship with Jesus during these grace filled days.. Read More

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Mumbai celebrates the commitment of its Jubilarians
01/11/2011.  Mumbai #N.5575
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''This celebration of God's faithfulness must stimulate the quality of our own fidelity to the covenant that God made with us both as individuals and as a Province.'' These words summed up the mood of the jubilarians: Fr. Tony D'Souza, Fr. Nelson Falcao, Fr. Alexander Fernandes, Fr. Dominic Lisboa, Fr. Blany Pinto, Fr. Ignas Macwan, Fr. Edison Fernandes and Fr. Edwin Colaco.. Read More

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''Media for a Culture of Peace - Creating Images with the New Generation'' witnesses Salesian participation
25/10/2011.  Mumbai #N.5550
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Catholic communicators from around Asia have been examining the role of media in promoting a culture of peace. Members of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication, from twenty Asian countries and territories are taking part in the organization�s Asia Assembly 2011 on the theme 'The Global Association Affiliates' Audiovisual, Broadcast, Electronic and New Media Professionals, as well as academics and others. SIGNIS Asia, SIGNIS and Nepal Communications Centre, the communications office of Nepal archdiocese, jointly organized the assembly seminar, which featured talks on ''Media for a Culture of Peace- Creating Images with the New Generation''. The seminar was held from Oct. 16-22 in Nepal at the Dulekhiel Logue Resort. . Read More

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DivyaDaan Nashik participates in the 36th ACPI Meet at Kerala
20/10/2011.  Mumbai #N.5535
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The students of Masters in Philosophy together with three members of the staff of Divyadaan-Salesian Institute of Philosophy attended the 36th Annual Meeting of The Association of Christian Philosophers of India (ACPI) held at Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kunnoth, Kerala from October 10 - October 13, 2011. . Read More

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''Effective Parenting'' at Dominic Savio Andheri- Mumbai by BalPrafulta
18/10/2011.  Mumbai #N.5528
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Over a decade of working with children in community and on railway stations for their rights, Dominic Savio and Don Bosco Balprafulta recognized the need to work at a family level with Parents. Thus, an 'Effective Parenting' programme was organised by Don Bosco Balprafulta along with Dominic Savio High School n Sunday, October 16, 2011. . Read More

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Provincial Visitation at Narukot, Gujarat
13/10/2011.  Mumbai #N.5512
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The annual Canonical Visitation of the Provincial, Fr. Michael Fernandes was held from October 10-11, 2011 at Narukot. He met the school, technical, development and domestic staff. Past Pupils, VEP teachers, Cooperators, Parish Council members, Adesh Kedut Vikas Mandal (comprising of hundred and eight members from thirty five villages) were also privileged to interact with him. . Read More

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Cooperator Salesians - A first at Narukot, Gujarat
13/10/2011.  Mumbai #N.5511
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In the early hours of the morning, the parishioners, school and technical boarders of Don Bosco Narukot were blessed to witness the impressive ceremony of Mr. Isudas and Mrs. Pushpa who were to take their promises as Salesian Cooperators. The ceremony took place with the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration. Fr. Michael Fernandes, Provincial of the Mumbai Province was the main celebrant.. Read More

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Doctors felicitated at Don Bosco Provincial House Mumbai
03/10/2011.  Mumbai #N.5481
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The first day of the 'Joy of Giving Week' saw a felicitation programme being held at Don Bosco Provincial House, to thank the doctors who had been instrumental in the successful kidney transplant for Fr. Lloyd Rodrigues. Present for the dinner were Dr. Allan Almeida, Dr. G. Prakash, Dr. Suchita Desai, Dr. Phul Chauhan and Mrs. Lumen Gonsalves. A number of Salesians from communities in Mumbai also took part in the felicitation.. Read More

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