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Indian President appreciates Catholic Church's service to tribal population in Bengal
27/08/2014.  Kolkata #N.7182
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
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The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee visited Don Bosco Catholic Church Palsondamore, in West Bengal, on 24 August, 2014, and laid the foundation stone for a mini hospital under the parish. It was a historic event in the annals of this small Parish of the diocese of Krishnagar, W.B., with a majority tribal population. The president was accompanied by his son Shri Abijit Mukherjee, Member of Parliament.. Read More

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'Day of Thanksgiving' at Platinum-turned Mawlai Parish
27/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7181
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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St. Dominic Savio Parish Mawlai, Shillong, brought together all priests and religious from the parish in a unique gathering it organized on 24th August 2014, in connection with the ongoing yearlong celebrations of its Platinum Jubilee. The impressive line up of 15 priests and 53 religious sisters included six Salesian priests. Prominent among them were Archbishop Dominic Jala, the Archbishop of Shillong, Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, the Vice Provincial of the Salesian Province of Silchar and Fr. Patrick Warjri, a veteran missionary to Argentina.. Read More

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Don Bosco's Bicentenary Celebration at Seling , Mizoram
27/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7180
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Anniversary, Missions, DB-Bicentenary


The Don Bosco Bicentenary celebrations in Mizoram commenced with the hoisting of the Bicentenary Flag atop the Seling Church on 16th August 2014. Fr. James Puthenthara, the Parish priest, in a message delivered after the flag hoisting, said the prominence that Mizo society gives to young people, is ''indeed a Salesian trait'' and makes Mizoram a unique destination for the Salesians. As of now, the Salesians have four presences in the state of Mizoram.. Read More

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Don Bosco Sunnyside Inaugurates DB Bicentenary
25/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7179
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Anniversary, Vocation, Lifestyle, DB-Bicentenary


At Don Bosco Sunnyside Upper Shillong, it was a unique combination of Salesian Co-operators and Novices that together inaugurated the Bicentenary year of Don Bosco's Birth. The Salesian Co-operators of 3rd Mile Circle joined the Novices and Staff of Sunnyside on the morning of 16th August 2014, for the Solemn Holy Eucharist and the hoisting of the Bicentenary Flag that followed. . Read More

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St. John Bosco's Bicentenary Birth Year Inaugurated in Guwahati
24/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7177
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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The Bicentenary birth year of Saint John Bosco (1815-2015), was officially inaugurated on August 23rd,2014, at the auditorium of Don Bosco School, Panbazar, Guwahati. Honorable Minister Pradyut Bordoloi, minister of Education, Power and industries, Government of Assam, graced the occasion as president of the function, while Jitesh Khosla, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Assam, was the chief guest.. Read More

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Diphu Bishop inaugurates Don Bosco Junior College
23/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7176
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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In a glittering ceremony attended by a host of distinguished persons, educationists, college and school students and parents, the Don Bosco Junior College Diphu in Karbi Anglong District of Assam was inaugurated on 22nd August. The Chief Guest, Shri Dominic Uphing Maslai, the Executive Member i/c Higher Education in the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, unveiled the inaugural plaque, which was blessed by Dr. Paul Mattekatt, the Bishop of Diphu. Fr. V. M. Thomas, the Salesian Provincial of Guwahati, dedicated the Junior College to the people of Karbi Anglong. A variety of perfectly rendered songs and dances by the Junior College as well as by students from catholic schools of Diphu, Sojong, Amkachi and Manja enlivened the inaugural function.. Read More

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BOSCO Bangalore inaugurates DB Bicentenary
21/08/2014.  Kolkata #N.7175
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
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. BANGALORE: BOSCO Bangalore for the past 33 years has been working for the children who found their only solace in the street and this 15th of August became yet another day of great joy and solace for them as we together with our beneficiaries and benefactors and the whole family gathered together to inaugurate the bicentenary of the birth of DON BOSCO, our Father and Founder. . Read More

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Bicentenary Inauguration at Khliehriat Higher Sec School
20/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7174
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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The Management, staff and students of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School. Khliehriat, in East Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya joined the Salesian Family the world over in inaugurating the bicentenary year of Don Bosco's birth. On 16th August 2014, the grounds of Khliehriat Higher Secondary school came alive with cheers and songs in praise of Don Bosco, a household name in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya.. Read More

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Foundation laid for new skill development centre
19/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7173
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Education Technical, Religion, Social Ministry, Vocation, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The foundation ceremony for a new skill development institute with an aim to provide job-oriented training programmes to the unemployed youth of the region was laid in a glittering function held at St. Joseph's Mission, Barpeta Road on 18th August. Rev Fr. VM Thomas, the provincial laid the foundation for the construction of the new centre. In his speech, he called on those gathered to extend all possible support in order to make the dreams of young people of the region come true. The centre was constructed with the support from the ChildAid Network, Germany.. Read More

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Mumbai Salesian Family launch bicentenary DB@200
19/08/2014.  Mumbai #N.7171
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
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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