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Salesian develops First Khasi Bible App for android devices
03/11/2014.  Shillong #N.7279
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong  - 1 Comments
News in Youth, Education Higher , Language and Cultures, Media, Evangelization, Success Story, Catechetics, Religion, Lifestyle, Missions


An Indian Salesian priest pursing master's course in Mass Communication at the University of the Philippines in Manila marked his first year overseas by designing and developing the first interactive Khasi Bible application for android users.. Read More

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Varsity pledges support for school science projects
01/11/2014.  Guwahati #N.7278
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Projects, Success Story, Education


A university in Assam has pledged support for Science and Technology projects of higher secondary schools in the state as part of its corporate social responsibility program.. Read More

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DBYA South Asia Board and Council Meeting commences
01/11/2014.  Kolkata #N.7277
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Youth, Youth Groups, The Regional, Youth at Risk, Administration, Salesian Society


. HYDERABAD: Don Bosco Youth Animation - South Asia (DBYA-SA) Board and Council Meeting got kick-started this morning at Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad. The General Councillor for Youth Ministry Fr. Fabio Attard inaugurated the five day meeting with a moment of prayer, invoking the presence and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Youth Pastoral Delegates of all the South Asian Provinces and the provincial Delegates for the four Dimensions of Salesian Youth Ministry are participating in the meeting which will continue till 5 November.. Read More

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Don Bosco Mega Talent Show 2014 Fascinates Chennai
27/10/2014.  Chennai #N.7275
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Media, DB-Bicentenary


In an awesome display of youthful talents, some 500 boys and girls from twenty different Don Bosco institutions in Chennai province vied with each other at the Don Bosco Mega Talent Show, edition 2, held at the Don Bosco Auditorium, Egmore, on 25 October 2014. This annual show was launched last year in view of the bicentenary of Don Bosco's birth to offer a platform to talented youngsters, especially those from rural areas, to showcase their talents and possibly capture the attention of mainstream media. . Read More

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First Catholic College of Agriculture in India Opened
24/10/2014.  Chennai #N.7272
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Agronomy/Agrotech, DB-Bicentenary


Don Bosco College of Agriculture, the first Catholic College of Agriculture in India, was inaugurated by the Salesian Provincial Fr. Jayapalan Raphael SDB at Sagayathottam, near Chennai, on 24 October, in the presence of Bishop P. Soundararaju of Vellore and a large gathering of priests, religious, well-wishers and students. . Read More

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Don Bosco Tiruchy promotes ''Clean India'' national campaign
21/10/2014.  Tiruchy #N.7266
Posted by Bernatsha Dominic, Tiruchy
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Youth Groups, Ecology, Lifestyle


A group of 100 youngsters gathered at DB Media, Manikandam, Tiruchy on 20 October, to put into action the Prime Minister's 'Swachh Bharat' (Clean India) mission in Tiruchy. . Read More

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Fr Richard D'Souza SDB Passed away
20/10/2014.  Mumbai #N.7265
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Profiles, Vocation, Salesian Society, Obituary


Fr. Richard D'Souza, Salesian of Don Bosco, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2014, at Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga, Mumbai. He was surrounded by all the confreres of the Provincial House Community in his final moments, before he breathed his last and returned to his Heavenly Father. . Read More

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Don Bosco Teachers' Convention held
18/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7264
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Education School, Marginalized, ChildEducare, Education Dept, Education


The First ever Don Bosco Teachers' Convention in Guwahati Salesian province, organized by Don Bosco School Excellence Mission (DBSEM) was held on Saturday 18 October at Don Bosco School, Panbazar, Guwahati . More than 800 teachers including principals, vice principals and headmistresses of around 30 Don Bosco schools of Lower Assam and Garo Hills took part in the day-long convention that included a host of interactive activities like lively sessions by renowned Salesian educationists, cultural songs and dances, fun and games. . Read More

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Don Bosco and Tezpur Universities agree to collaborate
17/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7263
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Projects, Success Story, Don Bosco Tech India, Education Dept, Education


In a landmark decision, a Central and a State private university in Assam agreed to collaborate in four areas. They signed a memorandum on Friday 17 October at Guwahati agreeing to exchange teachers and students, and have joint research projects and to share resources in the areas of Chemical Sciences, Food Engineering, Physics & Nanotechnology, and Computer Science Engineering.. Read More

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Teachers revisit educational system of Don Bosco
16/10/2014.  Panjim #N.7260
Posted by LOBO Joaquim, Panjim
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Education Technical, Counselling, ChildEducare, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The Salesian Province of Panjim organized a seminar for Don Bosco teachers on 11 October with ''Revisiting the educational system of Don Bosco in the light of modern challenges in education today,'' as its theme. The goal of the seminar was to provide quality guidance to the Don Bosco teachers across the Panjim Province and to enable them to make teaching an enjoyable activity. . Read More

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University Students visit Assam Chief Minister with donation
16/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7259
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Youth, Education Higher , Disasters, Projects, Marginalized, Social Ministry, Lifestyle, Education


A six member team from Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) met with Assam Chief Minister Shri Tarun Gogoi at his office, 16 October, and presented him with a cheque of Rs. 25,000 collected from the students and faculty to provide relief for the victims of recent flood. . Read More

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First ever Don Bosco Teachers' Convention
14/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7257
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education School, Education Dept, Education


The Don Bosco School Excellence Mission (DBSEM) will organise the first ever Don Bosco Teachers' Convention at Don Bosco School, Panbazar, Guwahati on Saturday, October 18 for all the teachers of schools owned and managed by the Don Bosco Salesian Society, Guwahati. . Read More

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Development Programme for Tea Garden Youth
14/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7256
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Youth Groups, Social Life, Life and Health, Social Development, Social Ministry, Lifestyle


Don Bosco Socio Technical Institute (DBSTI), Tezpur organised a 'Youth Development Programme' for young school dropouts of the Gogra Tea Estate in Sonitpur district of Assam from 11-13 October. . Read More

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University grants leave to students help flood victims
13/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7254
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Disasters, Projects, Marginalized, Social Development


A team of 54 first semester students of Master of Social Work (MSW) accompanied by three faculty members left for Hahim, some 65 kms from Guwahati, for their rural practicum, 11th October 2014. The team is placed in the Hahim village in Boko Circle of Kamrup district in Assam for 9 days - staying and working along with the people supporting them in their efforts to rebuild their lives after the devastating flood that hit them in the last week of September.. Read More

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Sumati wins the Hearts of BOSCO as Malala wins Nobel Prize for Peace
12/10/2014.  Bangalore #N.7253
Posted by CHOONDAL Gilbert, Bangalore
News in Youth, Social Life, Youth at Risk, Success Story, Marginalized, Social Ministry


Sumati makes BOSCO (Bangalore Oniyavara Seva COota) proud just Malala made the whole world proud winning the Nobel Prize for Peace. Sumati was contacted by BOSCO six months ago from the city railway platform. Now she is all set to change her destiny. She is the pride of BOSCO as she is the first child to be employed with a decent salary from the newly inaugurated girls rehabilitation centre BOSCO Vatsalyabahvan in Bangalore.. Read More

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BOSCO Bangalore celebrates International Day of the Girl Child
12/10/2014.  Bangalore #N.7252
Posted by CHOONDAL Gilbert, Bangalore
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Social Life, Youth at Risk, Marginalized


BOSCO (Bangalore Oniyavara Seva COota) celebrated the 3rd International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October with the International theme ''Empowering the adolescent girls and ending the cycle of violence'' with a rally organised by BOSCO inmates and staff through the streets of the City of Bangalore. . Read More

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Silchar Province Felicitates Silver Jubilarians
11/10/2014.  Shillong #N.7251
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Parish / Church, Vocation, Lifestyle, Salesian Society, Missions


The Salesian Province of Silchar celebrated the Silver Jubilee of Priestly Ordination and Religious Profession of their confreres at an impressive programme held at Sacred Heart Theological College (SHTC), Mawlai, Shillong on 9 October. . Read More

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Formation Heads review initial formation
11/10/2014.  Hyderabad #N.7250
Posted by CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad
News in Spirituality, Formation, The Regional, Administration, SPCSA, Vocation, Salesian Society


. Mumbai: Formation Commission of the Salesians of South Asia met in Mumbai, October 6-10, for their annual meet and to review the state of initial formation, spiritual accompaniment and use of personal media by those in formation. . Read More

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Community Leaders introspect on Leadership without 'ego'
11/10/2014.  Shillong #N.7249
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Youth, Spirituality, Chapter, Formation, Parish / Church, Administration, Justice and Human Rights, Psychology, Social Development, Vocation, Lifestyle, Salesian Society


Leaders of the communities of the Salesian province of Silchar gathered at Pastoral Centre, Shillong on 7-8 October for their annual meeting. The sessions were effectively guided by Fr George Palamattathil, Director, Siloam Transformational Leadership Resource Center, Umsaw. The meeting also resulted in certain land mark deliberations for the Province.. Read More

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Journalism workshop enthuse news correspondents
10/10/2014.  Panjim #N.7248
Posted by Francis Xavier, Panjim
News in Salesian Family, Media, Salesian Society


. Bangalore: A workshop on Journalism skills was held at Don Bosco Provincial House, Bangalore, for a group of Salesian Family and Networks personnel from 6-10 October. Bosco Information Service (BIS), a news agency of the Salesians of South Asia organized the workshop for the 17 participants who arrived from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Panjim, Mumbai and New Delhi.. Read More

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Photography Exhibition and Competition inaugurated
08/10/2014.  Shillong #N.7245
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Salesian Family, Media, Education Technical, Success Story, Lifestyle, Art Forms, Education Dept, Education


A photography exhibition cum competition was inaugurated at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong on Tuesday, 7 October. The three-day exhibition, open to all, was based on the theme 'Shillong'. The objective of the exhibition is to encourage photography enthusiasts, promote good photography and to provide them with an avenue to display their talents. . Read More

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Province of Panjim celebrates Salesian Parents' Day
07/10/2014.  Panjim #N.7244
Posted by LOBO Joaquim, Panjim
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Life and Health, Self Help Groups, Lifestyle, Boscoree


The Salesian Province of Panjim organized a 'Parents' Day' for the parents and family members of Salesians on 5 October, at Don Bosco Youth Welfare Centre, Parra, Goa, as part of the bicentenary celebrations of the birth of Don Bosco. Parents and family members of Salesians working in the Mumbai Province were also invited for the celebration. . Read More

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Smriti Irani Eager to be part of Don Bosco Bicentenary Celebrations
06/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7243
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Salesian Family, Social Life, Anniversary, Social Ministry, Lifestyle, Salesian Society, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Smt. Smriti Irani, the HRD Minister, Govt of India has responded enthusiastically to the invitation extended to her by Salesian Provincial of Guwahati Province Fr. VM Thomas SDB to grace the Bicentenary celebrations of Don Bosco in Guwahti, Assam, the coming year.. Read More

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Computer lab set up to train rural youth
05/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7241
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Youth Groups, Projects, Youth at Risk, Success Story, Social Ministry, Education


Tezpur -- The Don Bosco Social and Technical Institute (DBSTI) at Tezpur in Sonitpur District of Assam launched its first computer lab in less than two months after its inauguration 16 August at a simple inaugural ceremony. Some 20 computers have been set up with the assistance of director of On-Line Education at Assam Don Bosco University's DBU global Fr Xavier Mattom, 3 October 2014.. Read More

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New Testament released in ''Nyishi'' language
05/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7240
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Language and Cultures, Media, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Success Story, Catechetics, Religion, Missions


Itanagar: Bishop John Thomas Kattrukudiyil of Itanagar released the first New Testament in ''Nyishi'' language, 2nd October 2014, on the occasion of the Diocesan Fraternity Convention of Northeast India held at Itanagar. Some 200 priests, religious, archbishops of Shillong, Guwahati and Imphal, as well as Bishops of Tezpur, Kohima and Agartala joined lay leaders and civil dignitaries of the region for the celebration.. Read More

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DB Tech Bangalore Joins Hands with Karnataka Govt. in Skills Qualification
03/10/2014.  Bangalore #N.7239
Posted by KOONAN Thomas, Bangalore
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Projects, Education Technical, Marginalized, Don Bosco Tech India, Bosco Training


DB Tech Bangalore has been selected as a Vocational Training Provider in the Automotive sector in 57 Govt. Composite Pre-University colleges in Karnataka under the National Skills Qualification Framework Scheme Project (NSQF).. Read More

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Towards Schools Excellence: Don Bosco School Principals Meet
03/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7237
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education School, Education Dept, Education


Twentynine principals of Don Bosco Schools, Guwahati Province gathered on the 1st and 2nd October 2014 in Don Bosco Institute (DBI), Kharguli to deliberate upon the guidance to be given to all the Don Bosco Schools spread across the province.. Read More

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First Yamaha Technical School in the North East region at DBTech, Maligaon
01/10/2014.  Guwahati #N.7236
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Technical, Youth at Risk, Education School, Marginalized, Don Bosco Tech India


Yamaha inaugurated its first Yamaha Technical School in the North East region at Don Bosco Technical School, Maligaon in Guwahati, on 26th September, 2014. As part of its CSR initiative, Yamaha will impart technical training to the underprivileged youth for a secure future and assist them in final job placements at its dealerships in the city. . Read More

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University team leaves for flood relief
30/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7235
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati  - 1 Comments
News in Youth, Disasters, Projects, Youth at Risk, Marginalized, DB Alumni


Responding to last week's floods that ravaged several villages in Assam, Don Bosco University students and faculty have formed three teams to help with relief and rehabilitation. Under the leadership of MSW Department Dr Riju Sharma, two teams swung into action to mobilize relief and rehabilitation materials from Shillong and Guwahati, while a third team has gone to the field camps. . Read More

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Groups and Movements Training Programme 2014 at Hyderabad
24/09/2014.  Mumbai #N.7232
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Youth Groups


Three younsters, Pearl D'souza, Savio Khare and Andrea Serrao, from Salesian parishes of the Mumbai province travelled to the beautiful state of Telangana on 11 September to take part in the Don Bosco Youth Animation South Asia Groups and Movements Leadership Training programme 2014 at the Don Bosco Provincial House in Hyderabad. They were later joined by other groups from the different Salesian provinces of India. In all, thirty-two youth leaders and youth animators from Tiruchy, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata participated in the programme.. Read More

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''Flood in Bangladesh leaves thousands marooned'', a Salesian reports from the spot
24/09/2014.  Kolkata #N.7230
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Disasters, Agencies, Ecology, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Social Ministry, Volunteering, Lifestyle, Missions


. Utrail, Bangladesh: ''Until a week back people in Durgapur Upazilla, Bangladesh, were praying for rain to save their crops. But now they are praying for the rain to stop in order to save at least their lives and the livestock from the fury of the raging river Someswari, which has already broken its banks in several places along its course'', says Fr. Gamaliel, a Salesian working in Utrail, Bangladesh, after witnessing the damage done by the flood waters. Here follows an account of the situation by Fr. Gamaliel. . Read More

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e-Administration: Administrators of INH Province go 'online'
24/09/2014.  Kolkata #N.7229
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Administration


. Hyderabad: The Administrators of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad held their annual meeting on 21 and 22, September, 2014 in Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad. The scope of the meeting was to digitalize and centralize the administration. Fr Sojan, the Economer of the Province, welcomed the administrators and the accountants of the province and introduced the upgraded accounting package (ACME-ERP). He appreciated all the efforts put in for the smooth functioning of the houses by all the Administrators. The presence and active participation of a few lay accountants added variety and colour to the meeting. . Read More

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Promoting Equity and Safe Environment for Women and Girl Child
24/09/2014.  Kolkata #N.7228
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Education and Culture, Salesian Family, Social Life, Marginalized, Social Development, Social Ministry, Lifestyle, DB-Bicentenary


. Hyderabad: ''Gender Sensitivity Education (GSE) - Training of Trainers'', was organized from 19th to 21st September, 2014 at Don Bosco Navajeevan, Ramanthapur , Hyderabad, Telangana by Salesian Family commission (SFC) in collaboration with Salesian Social Forum (SFF) and Don Bosco YaR Forum. This is the second of its kind organized by Salesian Family Commission, to mark the Bicentenary of Don Bosco who championed the cause of rights of the young people of his times and took initiatives to provide safe ambient for the young of both genders. . Read More

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Training for teachers on prevention of subtance abuse among school childen
20/09/2014.  Mumbai #N.7227
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Youth, Youth at Risk, Life and Health, Education


A half day training programme for teachers in identification and prevention of substance abuse among school children was organized by Don Bosco Research Centre (DBRC) and Wamanrao Muranjan school, Mulund in the school hall on September 13, 2014. The workshop was attended by twenty teachers of the secondary section and junior college and some teachers from the neighbouring schools. . Read More

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Value Education Teachers' Forum 2014
20/09/2014.  Mumbai #N.7226
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Formation, Education School, Counselling, Lifestyle, Education


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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Resting in the Lord, First Retreat at the Province of Panjim
18/09/2014.  Panjim #N.7224
Posted by LOBO Joaquim, Panjim
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Vocation, Lifestyle


Twenty-nine perpetually professed Salesian fathers and brothers of the Panjim Province came together to spend 6 days in reflection and prayer at the Don Bosco Agro-Ed Complex, Sulcorna as part of their annual retreat from 8-14 September. . Read More

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Salesian Cooperators of Shillong-Silchar Province hold Annual Meet
18/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7223
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Parish / Church, DB-Bicentenary


The 37th Annual Meet of the Association of Salesian Cooperators (ASC) of the Shillong-Silchar Province was held at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Pynthorumkhrah and hosted by Bellefonte centre on the 13th and 14th of September 2014. The theme of the Meet was 'Salesian Cooperators accompanying Family and Youth'.. Read More

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Fr. Santosh Minj Laid to Rest
17/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7221
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Obituary


The mortal remains of Fr. Santosh Minj, who passed away on 15th Sept was laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery, Uzanbazar on 16th Sept. The requiem Mass at 2:30 pm was solemnized by Arch. John Moolachira, Archbishop of Guwahati and concelebrated by more than 100 priests and attended by a packed Church, among whom were also the relatives and dear ones of Fr. Santosh.. Read More

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Ozone Day Celebration At Don Bosco College
17/09/2014.  Tiruchy #N.7220
Posted by Ricopar Royan, Tiruchy
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Projects, Social Life, Ecology, Social Development, Development Office


The International Ozone Day was observed at Don Bosco College, Keela Eral on 16th September 2014. To mark the Ozone Day, competitions in essay writing, poetry writing, drawing and rangoli were held for the students on ecology related themes. . Read More

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''Healthy Salesians for a Healthy Youth Apostolate''
16/09/2014.  Hyderabad #N.7219
Posted by CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad
News in Youth, Spirituality, Youth Groups, The Regional


Don Bosco Youth Animation (DBYA) - South Asia (SA) Groups and Movements conducted a training programme for youth animators and leaders in Salesian Pedagogy and formation of youth animating teams on 13th and 14th September, 2014. The seminar in which 32 youth leaders and youth animators from Tiruchy, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata participated, was held at Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad.. Read More

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Call for Papers for National Seminar on Human-Nature relationship
16/09/2014.  Kolkata #N.7218
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Language and Cultures, Ecology, Education Dept, Education


Salesian College Sonada (SCS), affiliated to North Bengal University (NBU), is organising a two day National Seminar on ''Re-imagining Human-Nature Relationship: Focusing North Bengal'' on 21-22 November 2014. The Seminar, sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), is organised by the Salesian College, Siliguri Campus. SCS is a NAAC accredited 'A' grade College (second cycle) and UGC certified College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) (second cycle), affiliated to North Bengal University. . Read More

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International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Sciences
16/09/2014.  Kolkata #N.7217
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Education Dept, Education


. KANNUR: An International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Sciences will be held at Don Bosco College, Kannur, from 22 to 24 January 2015. Don Bosco College, Kannur, is owned and managed by the Salesians of Don Bosco, an international organization actively involved in social transformation through education, in 132 countries. The Conference is co-sponsored by National Board of Higher Mathematics, Department of Atomic Energy. . Read More

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Fr. Santosh Minj, SDB (ING) Passed Away
15/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7216
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Salesian Family, Obituary


The Salesian Province of Mary Help of Christians, Guwahati, Assam, India regrets to announce the passing away of Fr. Santosh Minj, SDB,on 15 September 2014 at 1.25 pm at St. John's Hospital, Guwahati, Assam. . Read More

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Governor tells graduates learn from mistakes, move on...
13/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7214
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Success Story, Education Dept


The Governor of Assam and Visitor to Assam Don Bosco University Shri Janaki Ballav Patnaik presided over, 12 September, at the 3rd annual convocation along with the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and a galaxy of dignitaries from civil, church and academic institutions in the city. Four hundred students got bachelors and masters degrees.. Read More

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DBIM Felicitates Meritorious Students
13/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7213
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Success Story


The Don Bosco Institute of Management Kharguli felicitated the meritorious students at Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli, Assam yesterday morning, 12th Sept 2014 at 10.00 am. The DC of Kamrup Metro Dr. M. Angamuthu, IAS was the chief guest at the occasion.. Read More

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The Mortal Remains of Fr. Francis Kaidathara SDB Laid to Rest
12/09/2014.  Tiruchy #N.7212
Posted by Bernatsha Dominic, Tiruchy
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Obituary


The mortal remains of Fr. Francis Kaidathara were laid to rest in AMSAM cemetery after the funeral rites held in the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at 3.30 pm on 11 September 2014.. Read More

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A Breather for Practical Trainees of Silchar Province
11/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7211
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Youth, Formation, Youth Groups, Vocation


The Practical Trainees of Silchar province say sharing of experience and mutual support is a great vocation saving factor. The young salesians were evaluating the two-day meeting of the brothers in Practical Training, Silchar Province, held at Provincial House Mathias Institute, Shillong, 5-6 Sept 2014. . Read More

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Fr. FRANCIS KAIDATHARA SDB PASSES AWAY
10/09/2014.  Tiruchy #N.7210
Posted by Bernatsha Dominic, Tiruchy
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Life and Health, Vocation, Salesian Society, Education, Obituary


Fr Francis Kaidathara, aged 67, of Tiruchy Salesian Province passed away this evening, 10 September, after a sudden cardiac arrest. From 2011 he had been serving the Tiruchy - Amsam community as confessor and spiritual Father. His funeral will be held on 11 September 2014 at the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, AMSAM - Tiruchy at 3.30 pm.. Read More

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Don Bosco Bicentenary augments Teacher's Day Celebrations at Pathaliaghat
09/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7209
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Language and Cultures, Education School, Missions, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The Don Bosco Bicentennial celebrations got off to a colourful start at Tripura's premier Salesian Institution - St. Xavier's Higher Secondary School, Pathaliaghat at an impressive function held on Teachers' Day, attended by over 1300 students, teachers and a host of dignitaries. Dr. Parshant Kr. Goyal, IAS, District Magistrate of Sipahijala district in Tripura, and chief guest of the day, hoisted the Don Bosco Bicentenary Flag and declared open the festive year.. Read More

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General Electronics Donates Dance Super Station
08/09/2014.  Hyderabad #N.7208
Posted by BELLAMKONDA Anthony Sudhakar, Hyderabad
News in Youth, Media, Social Life, Youth at Risk, Marginalized, ChildEducare, DB Alumni, Lifestyle, Art Forms


The 7th of September 2014 brought a pleasant surprise to Don Bosco Navajeevan (DBNJ) as they were gifted a Dance Super Station (DSS) by the General Electronics (GE). Representing the employees were Mr Wayne Unger, Manager and trainer of the GE Company and Ms Neti Lakshmi, the Quality Specialist.. Read More

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''Gabbarsingh'' comedians tickle the DBNJ Past Pupils at annual re-union
06/09/2014.  Hyderabad #N.7207
Posted by BELLAMKONDA Anthony Sudhakar, Hyderabad
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Social Life, Youth at Risk, Success Story, Marginalized, Vocation, DB Alumni, Lifestyle, Art Forms, DB-Bicentenary


45 past pupils of Don Bosco Navajeevan (DBNJ) gathered at Don Bosco Rehabilitation, Ramanthapur (Hyderabad) premises for a day long get-together and sharing on 31 August 2014. Gracing the occasion were Fr Noel Maddhichetty SDB, SPCSA Secretary and Salesian Family National Coordinator, and Mr Ramesh Bojja, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Alumni President. The occasion was also made colourful by the presence of four comedians of the Telugu feature film 'Gabbarsingh' - Sai Baba, Bantu, Praveen Kumar and Ramesh.. Read More

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24 Mising tribal youth take solemn pledge of community service
05/09/2014.  Dimapur #N.7206
Posted by MAIPPAN Paul, Dimapur
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In a ritual that verbatim resembled a religious profession, or the initiation ceremony in an Assam's Satra, 24 young people committed themselves today to serve their community. These young people, called Takars, have undergone training in discipline, community service and spirituality for two years. Of these 13 belonged to the 12th batch of Karsang Takar, the school dropouts training centre of Institution for Culture And Rural Development (I-CARD). Since the ritual was not performed after a lapse of five years, another 11 young volunteers, belonging to earlier batches too joined the commitment group. . Read More

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Don Bosco School Agartala commences Evening Classes for Bengali Medium Students
04/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7203
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Education School, Marginalized, Social Ministry, Volunteering, DB Alumni, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Don Bosco School Agartala commenced Free Coaching for Students attending Vernacular schools on 1st Sept 2014. The new activity, launched as yet another Bicentenary initiative will ensure that the imposing portals of Don Bosco School Agartala would remain open to students hailing from economically weak backgrounds. Over 150 Class X students from Bengali medium schools attended the first day of class, scheduled from 4.30 PM to 7 PM, Monday to Friday.. Read More

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Agartala Students Plant Trees to mark Bicentenary Year
04/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7202
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Ecology, Education School, Education, DB-Bicentenary


In an effort to combine the ongoing Bicentennial celebrations of Don Bosco with socially and educationally valuable ventures, Don Bosco School Agartala organized a Tree Planting session by its students on 1st Sept 2014.. Read More

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Annual Province Secretaries Meeting held in Tiruchy
03/09/2014.  Tiruchy #N.7201
Posted by Bernatsha Dominic, Tiruchy
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Province Secretaries from 10 Salesian Provinces of the South Asia Region gathered for their Annual Meeting in Don Bosco Provincial House, Tiruchy on 22 August 2014. The meeting was held for two days on 22 and 23 August 2014. Fr. Noel Maddhichetty SDB, the SPCSA secretary coordinated the meeting. Fr. Maria Lawrence, the Secretary to the Regional and Fr. Cleophas Braganza SDB, the Web Master of BIS participated in the meeting. The animations and discussions were geared towards creating crisis management system in the provinces and updating and revamping the secretarial system in the Provinces.. Read More

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Indus Valley comes alive at Don Bosco School Silchar!
02/09/2014.  Shillong #N.7200
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Media, Education School, Art Forms, Education


Indus Valley civilization and many other such marvels of the ancient and modern world came alive at Don Bosco School Silchar on 29th and 30th August 2014. The Science and Social Science Exhibition held at the school those days was ample proof of the students' extraordinary ability to combine scientific temper with the spirit of innovation. Shri Somit Srivastava, the Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Silchar Region, who inaugurated the exhibition as the Chief Guest congratulated the efforts of the budding scientists, and engineers of Don Bosco School. . 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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Karunapuram Youth challenge themselves to change at Annual Youth Fest
01/09/2014.  Hyderabad #N.7198
Posted by CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad
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As part of its annual progamme, but with the added fervour of the bicentenary celebrations of the birth of Don Bosco, the Salesian community of Don Bosco Philosophate, Karunapuram organised a Youth Fest on August 31, 2014. There were 143 young participants from the neighbouring 11 Parishes who were treated to a rich animation programme on the theme 'Youth for Change', by Fr Benny Joseph sdb, the assistant Youth Director of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad. The programme commenced at 10.45 in the morning and concluded with the Holy Mass at 5 pm. . Read More

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Archbishop visits Assam Don Bosco University, confirms 8
01/09/2014.  Guwahati #N.7196
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
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Archbishop John Moolachira of Guwhati visited Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) for the Sunday Eucharist with the University community, 31 August 2014. Students and faculty along with University staff participated at the celebration held at the University atrium. Archbishop Moolachira presided over the Eucharist along with the Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor and 12 concelebrants comprising of students, faculty and university officials.. Read More

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Te Deum Laudamus - Mariamnagar moves on, beyond Platinum Milestone
31/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7195
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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Curtains came down on the yearlong Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Mariamnagar Parish in Tripura with a memorable program this morning, considered the most solemn, ever held here in its checkered history of 75 years. Over a thousand people from the 19 parishes of the diocese took part in the day's events which marked the culmination of a yearlong celebration and the conclusion of the Jubilee. . Read More

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Veteran Salesian Fr. Joseph Topno Laid to Rest
30/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7194
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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The mortal remain of Fr. Joseph Topno (1919-2014) was laid to rest on 29th August in the Tezpur Cathedral Cemetery. The funeral Mass was attended by a large number of priests, religious and lay people. Bp. Akasius Toppo, the bishop of Tezpur presided over the funeral Mass. Bp. Robert Kerketta SDB, the bishop emeritus of Tezpur whom Fr. Joseph served as a secretary for many years was also a concelebrant at the Mass. Fr. VM Thomas, the provincial of Guwahati in the name of all the Salesians of the province of Guwahati expressed sincere condolences and gave the following funeral oration: . Read More

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Triple Gold for Don Bosco College, Dharmapuri
29/08/2014.  Chennai #N.7193
Posted by ADUKANIL Matthew, Chennai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Success Story, Education


It has been a year of golden harvest for Don Bosco College, Dharmapuri, Tamilnadu. At the Periyar University exams held in May 2014 the college secured three first ranks and gold medals. M. Manjulla of M.A. English captured the gold medal in English Language and Literature, S. Saranya claimed the gold in Master of Social Work, and David won the gold in Digital Print Media.. Read More

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations commence at Tripura's Historic Parish
29/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7192
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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A medley of dances and songs transformed the serene campus of Shantir Rani Parish at Mariamnagar on the outskirts of Agartala, Tripura, into an irresistible hotspot on the evening of 28th August, 2014. Over 500 people from the neighborhood and town attended the cultural program, a run-up to the climax of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Parish scheduled for Sunday, 31st August.. 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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Silchar spearheads Bicentenary Celebrations in Barak Valley
28/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7189
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
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The premier Don Bosco institution in the Barak Valley - Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Silchar - stepped into DB Bicentenary year in style on 16th August, with a 'homage to Don Bosco' involving over a thousand students of the school.. 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
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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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Rev Fr. Joseph Topno, SDB, Passed away
28/08/2014.  Guwahati #N.7185
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
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Rev. Fr. Joseph Topno, SDB Passed away on 27th August, 2014 at 11.10 pm at Borgang Catholic Hospital, Assam.. Read More

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Archbishop pins his Hopes on Altar Boys for Vocations
27/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7184
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong exhorted the altar boys to be 'regular for the Eucharist so that the seed of vocation can grow and mature' in them. The prelate was speaking at the thanksgiving Eucharist celebrated together with all priests and religious that hailed from Mawlai parish on 24th August 2014 at the Parish Church. The event, organized as part of the yearlong celebrations of the ongoing platinum jubilee of the parish, was an occasion to thank God for the 75 years of blessings together with the parishioners and the 16 priests and 53 religious nuns that hailed from its villages.. Read More

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African Missionary Alumnus Addresses the SHTC
27/08/2014.  Shillong #N.7183
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
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Fr James Pulickal, an Indian missionary working in East Africa for the past 34 years addressed the Staff and the Students of Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai on Monday, 25th August. He shared his experiences as a hostage in the hands of extremists, the demands of a missionary life in Africa, his own spiritual struggle when faced with negative experiences, and a snapshot of Christian presence in South Sudan.. Read More

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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
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Social Life, Education School, Marginalized, Life and Health, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Social Ministry, Lifestyle, Salesian Society, Missions, Education, DB-Bicentenary


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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