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Skill Development Institute inaugurated in collaboration with German Childaid Network
21/03/2015.  Guwahati #N.7444
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Technical, Marginalized, DB Alumni, Skills Training, Education Dept, Education


In an effort to impart employability skills among the unemployed youth and school dropouts, a Skill Development Institute - Bosco Skill Training Institute (BSTI) - was blessed and launched at Barpeta Road, Guwahati on Monday 16 March. Fr. VM Thomas, the provincial inaugurated the building in the presence of Dr. Martin Kasper, the President of Childaid Network, Germany , and Assam government dignitaries, guests from Germany and England, the Rector of Don Bosco Barpeta Fr. Marcus Lakra, and a large gathering of priests, nuns, students and their guardians. The launching of the programme was synchronized with the commencement of the new batch of training in skill development under the Government of Assam project.. Read More

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22 Salesians ordained deacons in Bangalore
19/03/2015.  Bangalore #N.7452
Posted by CHOONDAL Gilbert, Bangalore
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, The Regional, Parish / Church, Vocation, Salesian Society


Twenty two Salesians were ordained deacons by Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore at St. Antony's Church at TC Palya, near Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore on 19 March. The deacons hail from 8 Salesian Provinces of India. Presently, they are pursuing their theological studies at Kristu Jyoti College. There were in fact 38 of them ordained all together, of whom 8 were Piarists, 3 Sacred Hearts, (MSSCC) 4 Franciscans (OFM), and 1 Fransiscan Friar (TOR).. Read More

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14 Salesians ordained Deacons in Chennai
19/03/2015.  Chennai #N.7449
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Salesian Family, Formation, Parish / Church, Vocation, Salesian Society


In a solemn two-hour-long ceremony, 14 Salesian students of theology from Becchi Don Bosco, Kavarapettai, were ordained deacons by Archbishop George Antonysamy D.D. of Madras-Mylapore, on 18 March at Don Bosco Shrine, Ayanavaram, Chennai, in the presence of a large gathering of people, which included the parents and dear ones of the ordained. Of the 14 new deacons 5 belong to the Province of Chennai, 6 to Tiruchy, 2 to Hyderabad and 1 to the Province of the Middle East.. Read More

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The sacrifice of a Salesian Past Pupil saves the lives of many people in Lahore
18/03/2015.  Kolkata #N.7448
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Disasters, Parish / Church, DB Alumni, Salesian Society


(ANS - Lahore) - The heroic guard who last Sunday in Lahore prevented a suicide attacker from the Jamaat ul Ahrar group from entering a crowded St John's Catholic Church was named Akash Bashir. Akash was a past pupil of the Salesian technical school located in the predominantly Christian neighbourhood of Yuhannabad. He caught hold of his assailant, using his body as a shield. Akash lost his life and saved the lives of many other people.. Read More

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Participatory Action Research Project to empower children at risk
18/03/2015.  Hyderabad #N.7447
Posted by CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad  - 1 Comments
News in Youth, Formation, Projects, Youth at Risk, Counselling, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Social Ministry


Participants of the Participatory Action Research (PAR) project from the southern Salesian Provinces of India had a three day training programme at Don Bosco Navajeevan, Hyderabad, 16-18 March, 2015. The PAR method seeks to empower the child and make the child an important stake holder in all matters concerning its growth and welfare. The whole project is carried forward under the auspices of Don Bosco National Young at Risk (YaR) Forum. Besides the animating team of Prof. D. Manti and Fr T.D. John, and the three project coordinators, there were 35 participants in the programme. . Read More

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International Conference on Technologies for sustainable development held
17/03/2015.  Mumbai #N.7442
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Youth, Education Higher , Agencies, Projects, Ecology, Education Technical, Social Development, Social Ministry, Self Help Groups, Lifestyle, Agronomy/Agrotech, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Caring, for youth and environment, is a focus area of the Salesians of Don Bosco worldwide, based on the sound belief that growth must be environmentally sound and widespread to reduce poverty and build collective prosperity for present and future generations. And measures to accomplish it are ongoing at every Don Bosco Institution in India and abroad. At Don Bosco Kurla, an International Conference ''Technologies for Sustainable Development'' on a significantly large scale was held from 4-6 February, 2015 befitting the 50th Anniversary of the Campus at Kurla and also the Bicentenary of the birth of its founder Don Bosco. The Conference resulted in the setting up of a research Centre for Social Development on the campus.. Read More

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Fr. Francis Karackatt defends his PhD Thesis in Journalism
16/03/2015.  Bangalore #N.7441
Posted by KOONAN Thomas, Bangalore  - 2 Comments
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Media, Success Story, Education


Fr. Francis Karackatt SDB of the Salesian Province of Bangalore successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in Journalism at Kariavattom campus of Kerala University on 13 March 2015. His doctoral thesis on the highly relevant theme 'Ethics of Print Media Journalism in Kerala' came in for unanimous appreciation from both examiners and a packed hall of audience present on the occasion.. Read More

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Over 300 get jobs at DB Bicentenary Job Fair in Chennai
15/03/2015.  Chennai #N.7439
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Technical, Success Story, Skills Training, DB-Bicentenary


A whopping 324 young men and women received on-the-spot job offer letters while 400 others were shortlisted by 35 reputed companies on 14 March 2015 at the Don Bosco Job Fair and Technical Expo held in the campus of SIGA Polytechnic and the adjoining DB College of Art and Design (DBCAD) in Chennai. The day-long event was organized by DB Vazhikatti, the Career Guidance and Job Placement Cell of the Salesian Province of Chennai, with the collaboration of the Technical Sector of the Provincial Youth Pastoral team. It was one of the many events organized in the province to mark the Bicentenary celebrations of Don Bosco's birth (1815-2015).. Read More

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Youth Dhamaka in Ahmednagar
14/03/2015.  Mumbai #N.7438
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Youth, Spirituality, Media, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Festivals, Vocation, DB-Bicentenary


In commemoration of the bicentenary of Don Bosco's birth, the Salesians of Don Bosco of Ahmednagar Region organized a ''Youth Dhamaka'', on 8 March, 2015, attended by over 200 youngsters from nine parishes of the region. The theme of the youth fest was 'Called to be Leaders' with special focus on Don Bosco's constant exhortation to his boys of being honest citizens and good Christians. . Read More

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Free Medical camp held for women on Women's Day
13/03/2015.  Mumbai #N.7435
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Marginalized, Life and Health, Development Office, Social Ministry, Self Help Groups, DB Alumni, Lifestyle


Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in association with Greater Mumbai Co-operative Bank, RG Stone Hospital - Khar, and Don Bosco Alumni - Matunga Unit, jointly organized a Medical Health Camp on 7-8 March, 2015 for the marginalized and underprivileged Women of the Self Help Groups from various centres such as Sewri, Dharavi, Kurla, Wadala and Antop hill of Mumbai city. The Medical Health camp was organised on the premises of Don Bosco Provincial House as a part of the International Women's Day celebration.. Read More

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