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Don Bosco School, Silchar Mourns
19/12/2014.  Shillong #N.7351
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Formation, Disasters, Education School, Volunteering, Education Dept, Education


Don Bosco School, Silchar organized a silent peace rally on 17 December, to show solidarity and sympathy to the parents of Army Public School, Peshawar, Pakistan who lost their school going innocent children on 16 December due to the cold blooded massacre carried out by terrorists.. Read More

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Fr Patrick Dias, sdb Ordained a Priest
18/12/2014.  Panjim #N.7350
Posted by LOBO Joaquim, Panjim
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Parish / Church, Vocation, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


The tiny picturesque village of Allanki, Karwar-Karnataka was in a celebration mood on 17 December 2014 . The road was decorated. People were welcoming the guests. The Church of Holy Spirit overlooking the village was resounding with divine music waiting for the 'chosen one' to arrive - deacon Patrick Dias SDB, soon to be ordained a Salesian Priest by Bishop Derek Fernandes, the bishop of Karwar.. Read More

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Young at Risk Children to participate as researchers in a programme
13/12/2014.  Hyderabad #N.7347
Posted by THARAKAN John, Hyderabad
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Language and Cultures, The Regional, Youth at Risk, Administration, Counselling, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Development, SPA-India, ChildEducare, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The YaR (Young at Risk) National Forum of the Salesians in South Asia, headed by Fr. Thomas Koshy sdb, has started on a beautiful journey of research with the young at risk as participants in a research programme. It will have the scope of studying how YaR centres can be run with the active involvement of the children themselves. The directors of 10 YaR centres from five South Indian Salesian provinces met together from 11-13 December at Chiguru, Vijayawada, to chalk out this programme of Participatory Action Research (PAR) in their centres to begin with. . Read More

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Don Bosco Maligaon gears up for expansion in Vocational training for youth
13/12/2014.  Guwahati #N.7346
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Projects, Education Technical, Don Bosco Tech India, Education


The blessing and laying of foundation stone ceremony of new wing of Don Bosco Technical School Maligaon, Guwahti was held on Monday, 8 December 2014. The Arch Bishop of Guwahati Most Rev. John Moolachira officiated the blessing ceremony and Salesian Provincial of Guwahati Fr. V.M Thomas laid the foundation stone of the new building. The programme was attended by over 300 people including several of priests and religious from Guwahati town, as well as hostel students, and prominent citizens from the neighbourhood. . Read More

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Fr. Joyce Francis SDB nominated the new Provincial of Bangalore Province
12/12/2014.  Bangalore #N.7344
Posted by KOONAN Thomas, Bangalore
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Rector Major, Profiles, Appointments, Administration, Vocation, Salesian Society


The Rector Major, Rev. Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, has appointed Rev. Fr. Mathew Thonikuzhiyil (Joyce Francis) SDB as the New Provincial of the Salesian Province of Bangalore. . Read More

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'Bal Mela 2014,' a Celebration with Orphan and Slum Children
12/12/2014.  Panjim #N.7343
Posted by LOBO Joaquim, Panjim
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Sports, Festivals, Social Life, Youth at Risk, Marginalized, Life and Health, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Social Ministry, Volunteering, Education, DB-Bicentenary


'Bal Mela' is a mega event for the children of the slums and orphanages. The Province of Panjim, from the year of its elevation, has been committed to celebrate with them on 19 December every year from 2007. This year 'Bal Mela' will go into its 8th edition in which more than 1,250 children are expected to participate.. Read More

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Celebrating the Salesian ''Lens'' of Christ
11/12/2014.  Hyderabad #N.7342
Posted by CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Religion, Vocation, Lifestyle, Obituary


The memorial Mass of Fr John Lens, who passed away on 28 November at Manoharabad in the Salesian Province of Hyderabad, was celebrated on 11 December at Don Bosco Philosophate, Karunapuram. In his introductory speech, the Vice-Provincial Fr Thathireddy Vijayabhaskar recalled Fr Lens' words uttered during an interview with him, a couple of years ago: ''I worked hard and I worked for the poor!'' With the strong conviction that we were praying to him, rather than for him, the 150 members of the Salesian family gathered for the occasion, spent the morning in Eucharistic thanksgiving and prayer. . Read More

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Diphu Bishop Blesses Foundation of Don Bosco College
10/12/2014.  Guwahati #N.7341
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Education Dept, Education


The blessing and foundation stone laying ceremony of Don Bosco College was held at the proposed campus at 6th mile on Diphu-Manja road on Monday, 8 December. The hour-long programme was attended by a good number of priests, religious and lay people from around Diphu region as well as a few fathers from Guwahati and Dimapur.. Read More

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Second Youth Forum on Human rights by DB Youth Services in Mumbai
09/12/2014.  Mumbai #N.7340
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Social Life, Ecology, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Social Ministry, Lifestyle


The second Youth forum on Human Rights took place on 7 December at Don Bosco International School, Matunga. The theme of the event was 'Human Rights: Knowing it, Living it.'' This forum aimed at highlighting some of the very basic Human Rights that are important in terms of awareness, mobilization and taking action. Over 70 young adults from all walks of life took part in it. . Read More

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HIV/AIDS affected youth from Don Bosco Care Home win laurels in Sports
08/12/2014.  Tiruchy #N.7339
Posted by Ricopar Royan, Tiruchy
News in Youth, Sports, Social Life, Youth at Risk, Marginalized, Social Ministry, Lifestyle


Don Bosco Care Home, Nilavarapatti (Salem, Tamil Nadu) participated in a sports event organized at Bangalore on 29-30 November, to mark the World AIDS day and won 11 medals in different sports and arts competitions as well as a runners-up trophy in football.. Read More

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