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'Bosco Olympics' at Don Bosco School Silchar
06/12/2015.  Shillong #N.7658
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Media, Agencies, SPCSA, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Education


Don Bosco School, Silchar organized 'Bosco Olympics 2015' at city's Assam Rifles Grounds from 30th November to 4th December 2015. An array of exciting and thrilling events marked the much-awaited event in which students of the school, hailing from 25 states belonging to 30 linguistic groups, participated. Father George Maliekal, the Salesian Provincial graced the inaugural function as the Chief Guest. Lt. Col. Upadhyaya, the Officiating Commandant, 2 MGAR, Silchar and Praveen S.V. the Assistant Commandant, 2 Workshop, Assam Rifles were the Guests of Honour. . Read More

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Don Bosco launches VETnet programme in collaboration with Indo-German Chamber of Commerce at Chinchwad, Pune
06/12/2015.  Mumbai #N.7657
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education and Culture, Agencies, Projects, Youth at Risk, Success Story, SPCSA, Marginalized, Curricula Development, Vocation, Salesian Society, Skills Training, Education Dept, Education


CHINCHWAD, DEC 5, 2015: After the successful completion of the three-month Vocational Education and Training (VET) programme, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Pune in collaboration with Don Bosco Private Industrial Technical Training Institute, Chinchwad launched its first one-year VETnet programme on Tuesday, December 1. . Read More

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BROTHER AMBROSE NELLIKKAL, SDB PASSES AWAY
05/12/2015.  Mumbai #N.7655
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Education Higher , Media, Rector Major, Parish / Church, Agencies, Education School, SPCSA, SPA-India, Salesian Society, Missions, Obituary


Kolkata: 05/12/ 2015, With profound grief, the Salesian Province of Kolkata announces the death of Brother Ambrose Nellikkal, SDB belonging to the community of Don Bosco Liluah who passed away on 03 December around 7.00 pm at the age of 72. . Read More

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The Province Secretaries of the Salesians of Don Bosco meet in Dimapur
04/12/2015.  Dimapur #N.7654
Posted by Anthony Christudoss, Dimapur  - 1 Comments
News in Agencies, Administration, SPCSA, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Skills Training


Salesian Province of Dimapur hosted the Salesians of Don Bosco Province Secretaries meet in Don Bosco Institute for Development and Leadership in Dimapur from 4 - 5 November 2015. Around 8 secretaries were present for the meeting together with National Web Master Father Clephas Braganza. The programme started with the Prayer service with prayer dance and welcome dance by Auxilium girls, Dimapur.. Read More

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GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT
01/12/2015.  Hyderabad #N.7653
Posted by BELLAMKONDA Anthony Sudhakar, Hyderabad
News in Education and Culture, Social Life, Ecology, Youth at Risk, Success Story, Marginalized, Life and Health, Justice and Human Rights, Social Ministry, Salesian Society


As whole world is marching forward in support the CLIMATE CHANGE so also through the Initiative of WADA NA TODO ABHIYAAN in Telugu Speaking states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Regions organized a programme showing solidarity and a cooperation as our world leaders from 196 countries are gathering from 30th November 2015 to 11th December 2015 at Pars in Francis to discuss on Climate change and to work collectively towards protecting our environment. As part this programme on 28th November 2015, some of the like- minded organizations working towards a better society through children gathered along with the representatives of the children from their respective organizations, they are; World Vision, Save the Children PARA, District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) and Don Bosco Navajeevan, Hyderabad. Read More

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Guwahati Province releases the book on Becchi to Guwahati
30/11/2015.  Guwahati #N.7652
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Festivals, SPCSA, Salesian Society, Art Forms, Education, DB-Bicentenary


A coffee table book entitled Becchi to Guwahati: A Bicentenary Tribute to Don Bosco, Guwahati Province edited by Fr. Johnson Parackal was released by Dr. Dhruba Jyoti Saikia, Vice Chancellor, Cotton College State University during the Annual Day celebration of Don Bosco School, Panbazar, 27th November 2015. The coffee table book was released to commemorate the recently held Bicentenary celebrations of Don Bosco. . Read More

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Don Bosco School Panbazar celebrates Annual Day
30/11/2015.  Guwahati #N.7651
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Education Technical, Education School, SPCSA, Salesian Society, Education


The auditorium at the Don Bosco School, Panbazar, Guwahati was host to a beautiful montage of cultural performances as part of the school's doppelganger Annual Day celebrations on the slightly chilly evenings of November 27-28, 2015. This year, the school choose 'environment and nature' as the central theme upon which all the cultural performances were based - be it the songs, dances, skit, mime, etc. . Read More

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Salesian Presents a Paper on Social Media and Catechesis at the International Catechetical Congress of Syro Malabar Church
27/11/2015.  Mumbai #N.7650
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, The Regional, Agencies, Catechetics, SPCSA, Salesian Society


Kochi: The first International Catechetical Congress of the Syro-Malabar Church witnessed the presentation of a paper by Dr. Fr. Gilbert Choondal sdb on Social Media and Catechesis at Kakkanad, the Head Quarters of Syro Malabar Bishops' Synod on 26 November 2015. . Read More

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Dr Stephen Mavely addresses Vatican Education Congress
20/11/2015.  Guwahati #N.7649
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Profiles, Success Story, Education Dept, Education


Dr Stephen Mavely the Vice Chancellor of the Assam Don Bosco University presented a paper ''Educating Today and Tomorrow: Renewing A Passion''at the Vatican organized World Congress on Education Today (Universities session) on November 19. The paper was presented at the evening session held for Catholic Universities at Centro Mariapoli, Castel Gandolfo outside Rome.. Read More

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Government of India names BOSCO, Bangalore the best NGO for Child Welfare
17/11/2015.  Bangalore #N.7648
Posted by VALARKOTE Mathew, Bangalore  - 1 Comments
News in Salesian Family, Media, Youth Groups, Agencies, Youth at Risk, Success Story, SPCSA, Salesian Society


The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, has chosen Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO), for the prestigious 2014 National Award for Child Welfare, under Institution/Organization Category, for its decades-long outstanding service in the field of welfare of the marginalized children. . Read More

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Salesian Publishers of South Asia and East Asia -Ocenia meet in Japan
15/11/2015.  Mumbai #N.7646
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Society


Tokyo - The eight Directors of Salesian Publishers based in the regions of South Asia and East Asia-Oceania met at Chofu Seminary in Tokyo, Japan for two full days of discussion and reflection on the situation of Salesian Publishers in Asia-Oceania and South Asia. . Read More

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Coadjutor Salesian Alex Gonsalves recieves NAPSWI Lifetime Achievement Award
15/11/2015.  Mumbai #N.7645
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Language and Cultures, Media, The Regional, Profiles, Projects, Social Life, Ecology, Success Story, Social Development, Social Ministry, Lifestyle, Agronomy/Agrotech, Salesian Society, Missions


Brother Alex Gonsalves of Mumbai was recognised by the National Association of Professional Social Workers with a Lifetime Achievement award, for his work in promoting rain-water harvesting and afforestation in Ahmednagar.. Read More

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Fr. Rosario Krishnaraj passes away in Chennai
14/11/2015.  Mumbai #N.7644
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Language and Cultures, Formation, Evangelization, Rector Major, The Regional, Parish / Church, SPCSA, Religion, Vocation, Salesian Society, Obituary


With deep sorrow, the Salesian Province of Chennai announces the death of Rev. Fr. Rosario Krishnaraj SDB passed away at 9.56 a.m. today 14th November at the Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai. He was 84 years old. The body will lie in state at the Provincial House (The Citadel) from 7.00 a.m. on Sunday 15th November for public homage. The funeral Mass will begin at 3.30 p.m. at the Refuge (St. Gabriel's), Broadway. The final Mass and burial service will start at 10.30 a.m. on Monday 16th November at Don Bosco, Tirupattur.. Read More

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Don Bosco School Silchar Launches 'Clean Silchar Abhiyan'
08/11/2015.  Shillong #N.7639
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth Groups, Ecology, Success Story, Education


Don Bosco School, Silchar launched the 'Swachh Silchar Abhiyan' on 7th November 2015 at the Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) located in the city.. Read More

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DBI Newsletter ''INTERFACE'' awarded
07/11/2015.  Guwahati #N.7638
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Media, Success Story


''Interface'' the newsletter published by Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli was awarded the runner up in the category ''Newsletter'' by the SBI North East PR Conclave organized by Public Relations Society of India, Guwahati Chapter on November 7, 2015 at NEDFI House, Dispur, Guwahati. . Read More

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Style Sheet for BOSCOM South Asia released
06/11/2015.  Panjim #N.7637
Posted by Francis Xavier, Panjim
News in Media


General Councillor for Social Communication Fr. Filiberto González released the first Bosco Information Service Style Sheet for BOSCOM South Asia at the BOSCOM South Asia General Assembly meet being held at Don Bosco Panjim, Goa on Friday.. Read More

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BOSCOM interacts with youth about social media
06/11/2015.  Panjim #N.7636
Posted by Francis Xavier, Panjim
News in Youth, Media, Social Ministry


Social Media (SM) is all about oneself, about becoming famous and telling the world who I am besides finding a career, meeting new friends, organizing reunions and budget restricted events said Branco at the youth interaction conducted as part of the BOSCOM General Body meeting at Don Bosco Panjim on Thursday.. Read More

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South Asia Don Bosco Communications General Assembly in Goa
05/11/2015.  Mumbai #N.7635
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Media, Rector Major, The Regional, Profiles, Festivals, Success Story, SPCSA, Lifestyle, Salesian Society


The South Asia Don Bosco Communications [BOSCOM] General Assembly began today at Don Bosco Panjim. The convention from November 5-8, 2015 comprising over 35 participants of youth, media professionals and Salesians of Don Bosco will focus on Social Media and Family Values. . Read More

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Guwahati Province felicitates Jubilarians
02/11/2015.  Guwahati #N.7634
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Spirituality, Media, Profiles, Anniversary, Don Bosco Plus, Salesian Society


The Province of Guwahati celebrated Provincial Community Day and felicitated the Jubilarians at Don Bosco College, Tura - Meghalaya on October 31, 2015. More than 70 confreres, including the Provincial Councillors and most of the animators of communities, were present on the occasion. . Read More

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YOUTH LEADERS MEETING
02/11/2015.  Tiruchy #N.7633
Posted by Ricopar Royan, Tiruchy
News in Youth, Youth at Risk, Development Office


One day orientation programme on LEADERSHIP was organized for the leaders of the youth groups of the Province on 01.11.2015. 25 Youth leaders participated in the meeting. Fr. Pinto, Rector, Don Bosco ITI, Madurai inaugurated the meeting with his opening address. He invited the young to be rightly motivated to achieve greater things in life quoting the example from the life of Food King - Sarath Babu. The leaders then were given animation on the urgency of good leadership and the qualities which the leaders have to inherit to be effective. . Read More

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Fr. Kongamalayil Sebastian Passes Away
31/10/2015.  Bangalore #N.7632
Posted by VALARKOTE Mathew, Bangalore
News in Rector Major, Agencies, SPCSA, Salesian Society, Obituary


Fr. Sebastian Kongamalayil, aged 68, a confrere of the Salesian Province of Bangalore left for his heavenly abode at 11.15 a.m. on 31st October 2015, at Don Bosco SSH, Aluva, Kerala. He was diagnosed with cancer two years ago and had been under medical treatment ever since. . Read More

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Don Bosco Anbu Illam initiates Child Line Contact Centre
29/10/2015.  Tiruchy #N.7647
Posted by Ricopar Royan, Tiruchy
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher


Child Line 1098 has been functioning for children in distress for the past 16 years in Coimbatore Don Bosco Anbu Illam. In the last six months, 30 children - victims of sexual abuse, child marriage, begging children and child labourers were rescued in Pollachi by Child Line and provided rehabilitation.. Read More

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Don Bosco Institute organizes National Skill Conference at Guwahati, Assam
29/10/2015.  Guwahati #N.7631
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Projects, Education Technical, SPCSA, Social Development, Development Office, SPA-India, Don Bosco Tech India, Bosco Training , Self Help Groups, Salesian Society, Skills Training, Education Dept, Education


The two days National Skill Conference organized by Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli in collaboration with Functional Vocational Training and Research Society, Bangalore was inaugurated by Shri Rajiv Bora IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Assam on 28th October 2015. . Read More

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Preparatory Meet for the Provincial Chapter, Hyderabad
27/10/2015.  Mumbai #N.7630
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in SPCSA, SPA-India, Salesian Society


A two day preparatory meet for the Provincial Chapter (PC) IX of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad (INH) was held on October 16 and 17, 2015 at the Provincial House, in Hyderabad. It was chiefly organised to verify the implementation of the General Chapter (GC) 27 and prepare a working draft of the Provincial Strategic Plan (PSP) for the coming sessenium 2015-2021. The Moderator, Fr Yeruva Joji facilitated the meet. . Read More

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Preliminary Session of the Provincial Chapter Inaugurated by The Salesian Province of Tiruchy
26/10/2015.  Tiruchy #N.7629
Posted by Bernatsha Dominic, Tiruchy
News in Chapter


Fifty Nine members gathered in Don Bosco - Manikandam, Tiruchy to celebrate the VI Provincial Chapter 2015 of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy. The Chapter commenced with the Holy Eucharist presided over by Most Rev. Antony Devotta D.D., the Bishop of Trichy, on 20th October, 2015 at 06:30am in the Chapel of Don Bosco Manikandam House. Fr. Albert JOHNSON, the Provincial of Tiruchy province, welcomed the Bishop and all the participants of the Provincial Chapter 2015. In the prayerful celebration of the Holy Eucharist the Bishop invited all the participants to be open to the Holy Spirit and follow Don Bosco with one mind and heart.. Read More

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Bicentenary Celebrations by The Province of Dimapur
24/10/2015.  Dimapur #N.7628
Posted by Anthony Christudoss, Dimapur
News in SPCSA, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


The Province level Bicentenary celebration of Don Bosco's birth took off with a colourful ceremony at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Dimapur at 6.00 pm on 23 October 2015. The Chief Guest for the Inaugural Ceremony was Shri. H. Atokhe Aye, Administrator, Dimapur Municipal Council, Dimapur. Over thousand youths from the Upper Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur with their teachers, Fathers, brothers and Sisters took part in it.. Read More

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Fr. Seby Kidangan defends his Doctoral Dissertation at UPS, Rome
20/10/2015.  Bangalore #N.7627
Posted by VALARKOTE Mathew, Bangalore
News in Education Higher , Rector Major, Agencies, SPCSA, Salesian Society


Fr. Seby Kidangan successfully defended his doctoral thesis on ''The Right to Evangelization of the Christian Faithful. A Post-Conciliar Doctrinal and Juridical Study in the Light of New Evangelization'', on 16th October 2015 at UPS, Rome. Fr. Seby originally belongs to the Sacred Heart Province of Bangalore (INK), but has temporarily been transferred to the Vice-province of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), Rome and he is part of the faculty of Canon Law.. Read More

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Jubilee Celebration of Priests of The Province of Bangalore
19/10/2015.  Bangalore #N.7626
Posted by VALARKOTE Mathew, Bangalore
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Agencies, Anniversary, SPA-India, Salesian Society


The solemn jubilee celebration of our confreres at the province level was held on 17th November 2015, at Don Bosco College, Mannuthy. This year ten confreres from INK are celebrating their sacerdotal jubilees: Fr. Joseph Thekedathu and Fr. Anthony Mampra celebrating their Diamond Jubilee; Fr. Devasia Punnakunnel celebrating the Golden Jubilee; Fr. George Kalangara, Fr. Joe Kallupurackakam, Fr. Jolly Kavilaveettil, Fr. George Muttathuprambil, Fr. Mathew Panamkattu, Fr. Anthony Vailatt and Fr. Thomas Meckattuparambil celebrating their Silver Jubilee. . Read More

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FIRE IN KURLA RESTAURANT KILLS 8, SEVEN OF THEM STUDENTS OF DON BOSCO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,KURLA, MUMBAI
17/10/2015.  Mumbai #N.7625
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Rector Major, Parish / Church, Agencies, Education Technical, SPCSA, SPA-India, Salesian Society


For the management, teachers and students of the Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai, five-minute walk away from Hotel City Kinara, the news of the fire at the eatery came as a shock, as seven students from the college died in the incident.. Read More

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Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Inaugurates Education Conference
15/10/2015.  Guwahati #N.7623
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Salesian Society, Education Dept, Education


The Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr. Mridul Hazarika while inaugurating the conference said that we need to learn from the young people because they are so connected to social media and know much more than the educationist themselves. He was inaugurating the 7th National Conference on Education organized by Don Bosco Institute at its campus on October 15.. Read More

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