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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
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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
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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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Chief Minister of Kerala, addresses at the closing of Don Bosco Birth Bicentenary Celebrations at Thrissur.
07/10/2015.  Bangalore #N.7622
Posted by VALARKOTE Mathew, Bangalore
News in Salesian Family, Media, Agencies, SPCSA, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


Shri Oommen Chandy, the Chief Minister of Kerala, inaugurated the concluding celebrations of Don Bosco Birth Bicentenary at Shakthan Nagar, Thrissur, on 3rd October 2015. Mar Raphael Thattil, the Auxiliary Bishop of Thrissur, gave the Benedictory Address. Fr Joyce Thonikuzhiyil, Salesian Provincial of Bangalore, rendered the Presidential Address. . Read More

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Rector Major concludes maiden India visit
05/10/2015.  Mumbai #N.7620
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Language and Cultures, Youth Groups, Rector Major, The Regional, Profiles, Festivals, Social Life, Youth at Risk, Success Story, SPCSA, Marginalized, Vocation, DB Alumni, Lifestyle, Salesian Society, Missions, DB-Bicentenary


The Rector Major and his Secretary Fr Horacio Lopez departed for Rome on the evening of October 04, 2015. He spent the final hours of his India trip with the Salesian family at Najafgarh where he was accorded a floral tribute.. Read More

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Fr. Joshua Gangmei awarded Nagaland State Teachers' Award
04/10/2015.  Dimapur #N.7616
Posted by Anthony Christudoss, Dimapur
News in Education and Culture, Profiles, Success Story, Salesian Society, Education Dept, Education


Fr. Joshua Gangmei, Principal of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Dimapur-Nagaland has been awarded the Nagaland State Teachers' Award at Kohima, for his yeoman service in the education sector in Nagaland. . Read More

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Rector Major visits Ranchi, Kokar, Hatia on his India sojourn
03/10/2015.  Mumbai #N.7615
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Rector Major, The Regional, Parish / Church, Profiles, Success Story, SPCSA, DB-Bicentenary


Don Ángel Fernández Artime reached Ranchi on October 01 2015, and was accorded a traditional tribal welcome. . Read More

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Don Bosco Alumni and present Political Bigwigs add glitter to Youth Expo
01/10/2015.  Mumbai #N.7614
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Youth Expo 2015 hosted at Don Bosco School Alaknanda, New Delhi from 28-30 September to conclude the birth bicentenary of Don Bosco had a grand finale on September 30. A glittering array of eminent alumni [ae] paid homage to the priest-educator Don Bosco amidst 1300 youngsters from across the country. . Read More

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Rector Major at Delhi Salesian Youth Expo
29/09/2015.  Mumbai #N.7612
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Youth, Youth Groups, Rector Major, The Regional, Profiles, Festivals, Social Life, DB-Bicentenary


The Rector Major Don Angel Fernandez Artime arrived at Don Bosco School Alaknanda to interact with the 1200 youth gathered from across India for the Youth Expo 2015. Don Artime was welcomed by traditionally costumed youngsters representing the various states of India.. Read More

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Delhi Salesian Youth Expo a Cultural Fiesta
29/09/2015.  Mumbai #N.7611
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Youth Expo 2015 underway from 29-30 September at Don Bosco School Alaknanda witnessed a mammoth gathering of over 1250 youngsters from 11 provinces across the country. The bicentenary celebration in honour of Don Bosco resembled a sea of colourful gaiety. . Read More

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Rector Major Blesses SPCI House in New Delhi
29/09/2015.  Mumbai #N.7610
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Rector Major, The Regional, Profiles, SPCSA, DB-Bicentenary


The Rector Major Don Angel Fernandez Artime left Kolkata for New Delhi this morning. Arriving post-noon, he blessed and inaugurated the Don Bosco House, SPCI at Dwarka. . Read More

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South Asia Salesian Family draws up Mission Statement
28/09/2015.  Mumbai #N.7608
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education and Culture, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Rector Major, The Regional, Profiles, SPCSA, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


The SFC2015 [Salesian Family Congress] of South Asia underway from 26-28 September at Don Bosco Liluah, Kolkata drew up the Mission Statement on the final day, today. 2000 family members participating from 12 groups of the Salesian Family discussed the vision and mission possibilities. The Mission Statement highlights the common identity, sense of belonging and provides fresh vitality to the One Family One Mission of Don Bosco.. Read More

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South Asia Alumni Leadership returns to Mumbai
28/09/2015.  Mumbai #N.7607
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Rector Major, The Regional, Profiles, SPCSA, DB Alumni, DB-Bicentenary


The Salesian Family Congress 2015 hosted at Don Bosco Liluah, Kolkata from 26-28 September witnessed a grand variety of the 'One Family One Mission of Don Bosco'. Eleven groups of the family shared their dreams, experiences and future possibilities. . Read More

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Bi-centenary Youth Meet 2015 Celebrated
27/09/2015.  Dimapur #N.7606
Posted by Anthony Christudoss, Dimapur
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Youth Meet for ''Better Youth, Better World'' was held at Salesian College of Higher Education on 27 September to commemorate the Bi-centenary of the birth of Don Bosco. About 500 young people from 42 centres (hostels and villages) participated in the event. The Chief Guest at the Cultural function Dr. E. Thomas Kikon, Addl. Director, Dept of Geology and Mining Govt. of Nagaland urged the youth 'to be the change they want to see in others'. Appreciating the contribution of schools, hostels, colleges and churches, he said such institutions are the best means to disseminate human values. . Read More

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Archbishop Thomas Menamparambil at SFC2015 in Kolkata
27/09/2015.  Mumbai #N.7605
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Rector Major, The Regional, Profiles, SPCSA, DB-Bicentenary


Archbishop Thomas Menamparambil, renowned champion of peace in the North-East India presided over the concelebrated Eucharist on day two of the South Asia Salesian Family Congress. . Read More

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Rector Major visits Mother Teresa's Tomb
27/09/2015.  Mumbai #N.7604
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Rector Major, The Regional, Profiles, SPCSA, DB-Bicentenary


The Rector Major Don Angel Fernandez Artime today alongwith the provincials visited the mother house of the Missionaries of Charity. . Read More

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Salesian Family Congress 2015 begins in Kolkata
26/09/2015.  Mumbai #N.7603
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Rector Major, The Regional, Festivals, SPCSA, DB-Bicentenary


The South Asia Salesian Family Congress 2015 began today in Don Bosco School Liluah, Kolkata. The mega-event commemorating the conclusion of Don Bosco's Birth Bicentenary is organised under the auspices of the SPCSA [Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia], co-ordinated by Fr. Noel Madhichetty - Salesian Family Delegate South Asia and convened by Fr. Nirmol Gomes - Provincial of Kolkata. The event-theme ''One Family One Mission of Don Bosco'' unites 2000 participants from 11 groups of the Salesian Family.. Read More

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Rector Major Ángel Fernández Artime to visit Kolkata
25/09/2015.  Mumbai #N.7601
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Language and Cultures, Rector Major, The Regional, Profiles, Social Life, SPCSA, DB Alumni, Salesian Society


Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, will be in Kolkata for the first time to attend the conclusion of the year-long Bicentenary celebrations of Don Bosco's birth. During the three-day function (26-28 September), to be attended by 1900 delegates, the Rector Major will visit many places & interact with Salesian Family members at the main function at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.. Read More

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Stop Hunger Now, Makes A Difference at Don Bosco Navajeevan
23/09/2015.  Mumbai #N.7599
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Society


Stop Hunger Now, an international non-governmental organization (NGO) rendering its services in collaboration with Corporates who support such a noble cause. It is working in more than 71 countries and many of the places especially in African countries collaborating with Salesian Missions U.S.A. On 19.09.2015, Stop Hunger Now India in collaboration with Synopsys India volunteers packed 20,000 meal packets and handed over Don Bosco Navajeevan in a programme held at Pragathi Resorts, Hyderabad.. Read More

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Rector Major's first halt, Don Bosco's dream city, Kolkata, India
23/09/2015.  Guwahati #N.7598
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Rector Major, The Regional, Agencies, Education Technical, Catechetics, Education School, SPCSA, Religion, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, Brothers Congress, Social Development, SPA-India, BOSCO, BOSCO Out Reach, Volunteering, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Missions, DB-Bicentenary


Kolkata - The Rector Major, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime makes his maiden visit to India with first halt at Don Bosco's dream city Calcutta where he will visit typical Saleisan works - Howrah Ashalayam for street children, and Self Employment and skilling centre for marginalized youth at Mirpara. . Read More

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Shillong Student Salesians Meet 2015
21/09/2015.  Shillong #N.7597
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Formation, Education


Student Salesians pursuing different degrees in North-eastern Hill University and its affiliated Colleges in Shillong had their annual meet at Don Bosco Provincial House Mathias Institute, Shillong on 12th and 13th September 2015. Fifteen brothers who belonged to different provinces (INC, IND, ING & INS) but were studying in Shillong attended the meet. The meeting, organised by Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, the Vice Provincial proved to be a much- needed opportunity for the brothers to sit back and reflect on their vocation as Salesians and the importance of their studies, to be more effective in their apostolate, keeping in mind the need of the provinces. . Read More

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Salesian Family Congress to be held at Don Bosco Liluah, kolkata
13/09/2015.  Guwahati #N.7595
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Rector Major, The Regional, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Education


The South Asia Salesian Family is organizing a 3-day Congress in Kolkata to conclude the Bicentenary of Don Bosco's birth. The Theme is ''One Family One Mission'' of Don Bosco. The Salesian Family Congress will be held at Don Bosco School, Liluah from the 26th-28th September, 2015. One Thousand and Eight Hundred delegates from all across the South Asian region have registered for this event.. Read More

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Drug Addiction Awareness Programme for Street Children
07/09/2015.  Dimapur #N.7594
Posted by Anthony Christudoss, Dimapur
News in Salesian Family, Media, Youth Groups, Youth at Risk, Marginalized, Social Development, Social Ministry, ChildEducare, Salesian Society


One hundred and twenty street children in Dimapur city came together at Don Bosco Institute for Development and Leadership in Dimapur for the seminar on Drug addiction organized by the Salesian Clerics of Salesian College. Dimapur. . Read More

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The Fourth Provincial Chapter of the Province of Panjim Ushered In Goa
05/09/2015.  Panjim #N.7591
Posted by LOBO Joaquim, Panjim
News in Spirituality, Chapter, Salesian Family, Agencies, SPCSA, SPA-India, Salesian Society


The fourth Provincial Chapter of the Province of Panjim commenced on August 31, 2015 with its first session at Don Bosco Provincial House, Odxel, Goa. 34 members of the Chapter consisting of Provincial, Provincial Council, Moderator, Rectors, Local Delegates, Province Delegates and Observers took part in the opening session.. Read More

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Convocation ceremony at Assam Don Bosco University
03/09/2015.  Guwahati #N.7589
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Formation, Rector Major, Agencies, Success Story, Education School, Don Bosco Plus, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Education Dept, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Going against the hallowed tradition of a convocation address, Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) today focused its attention and celebration on its graduating students, especially the outstanding ones who bagged the Chancellor's and Vice-Chancellor's medals as well as 13 gold medalists from various department.. Read More

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Father Pulikal Joseph passes away
02/09/2015.  Bangalore #N.7587
Posted by VALARKOTE Mathew, Bangalore
News in Salesian Society, Obituary


With deep sentiments of sorrow, we, the Salesian Province of Bangalore, announce the sudden passing way of our dear Fr. Joseph Pulikal, aged 73. He died of cardiac arrest at 11.10 a.m. on 1st September 2015, at the Samaritan Hospital, Pazhanganadu, Kerala. . Read More

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Father Cyriac awarded Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Skill Development of Youth
31/08/2015.  Dimapur #N.7586
Posted by Anthony Christudoss, Dimapur
News in Youth Groups


DIMAPUR: On the 69th Independence Day celebrations held in Itanagar, the Chief Minister Shri Nabam Tuki announced the awarding of five gold medals, ten silver medals and thirteen commendation certificates for meritorious services rendered. Among the gold-medal recipients was Father Cyriac Pulinthanathumalayil, the founder-director of Don Bosco Youth Centre in Itanagar for ''outstanding contribution to skill development of youth''.. Read More

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Salesian South Asian Formation Commission meets at Chennai
31/08/2015.  Hyderabad #N.7585
Posted by CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad
News in Education and Culture, Chapter, Formation, Media, Evangelization, Rector Major, Catechetics, SPCSA, Salesian Society


Ongoing formation of Salesians, a holistic formation to youth pastoral and lay collaboration, and formation of formators were the key elements discussed and deepened during the South Asian Formation Commission (SAFC) meeting held at the Salesian Provincial House, Chennai from August 25 to 28, 2015. Besides the formation delegates from the Provinces and the SPCSA representatives, present for this annual programme were Father Ivo Coelho, the General Councillor for Formation and Father Chrys Saldanha from the Department in Rome. The meeting was coordinated by Father Loddy Pires, the Regional Formation Delegate for South Asia. . Read More

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SACHIN TENDULKAR BATS FOR SHELTER DON BOSCO
26/08/2015.  Mumbai #N.7583
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Media, Parish / Church, Agencies, Youth at Risk, Marginalized, Social Development, Development Office, SPA-India, BOSCO, Social Ministry, Self Help Groups, Volunteering, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Skills Training, DB-Bicentenary


Tendulkar visited Shelter Don Bosco, Matunga on August 25 and met the scores of disadvantaged children, who are cared for and loved by the Salesians of Don Bosco. . Read More

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Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia meets in Bangaluru
26/08/2015.  Bangalore #N.7582
Posted by VALARKOTE Mathew, Bangalore  - 1 Comments
News in Salesian Family, SPCSA, Salesian Society


Don Bosco Provincial House Bangalore was privileged to host the 25th SPCSA (Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia) Council on 21-22 August, 2015. All the members of the SPCSA Council - the Regional Councillor Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga, eleven Provincials of the various provinces of India, the Superior of the Superior of the Vice Province of Sri Lanka and the Secretary of SPCSA - were present for the meeting. The Council began its two-day programme with the specially prepared Lauds at 7 am on 21st followed by the Holy Eucharist presided over by the Regional Councillor. The official inauguration was at 9 am on 21st with a prayer service. Father Joyce Francis welcomed the august gathering and Father Maria Arokiam Kanaka inaugurated the meeting with a brief inaugural message.. Read More

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Tripura Salesian Family rallies around Youth for the Bicentenary Finale
18/08/2015.  Shillong #N.7580
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Agencies, Volunteering, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Missions, DB-Bicentenary


Curtains came down on the year long celebrations of Don Bosco's birth bicentenary with a region level two-day Youth Meet at Tripura's capital city, Agartala, 15-16 August 2015. Church personnel cutting across congregations joined the 1500-strong youth that gathered at Don Bosco Agartala for the finale of the celebrations.. Read More

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Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates Don Bosco Social-Technical Institute
17/08/2015.  Guwahati #N.7578
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Youth, Media, Agencies, Projects, Education Technical, SPCSA, Social Development, Bosco Training , Salesian Society, Missions, Skills Training, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, an alumnus of Don Bosco High School, Dibrugarh, on 16th August 2015 inaugurated the Don Bosco Socio-Technical Institute at Tezpur in Assam's Sonitpur district as part of the concluding programme of the Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Don Bosco of Guwahati Province. The concluding programme of the province brought together 500 youth leaders from the Salesian parishes and centres. . Read More

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CELEBRATING DON BOSCO THROUGH FILMS
13/08/2015.  Mumbai #N.7576
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Media, Youth Groups, Rector Major, The Regional, Parish / Church, Agencies, SPCSA, DB Alumni, Salesian Society


The Don Bosco International Short Film festival held on August 8, celebrated the bicentenary birth of the great saint, reminding the youth of the values he stood for. Twenty inspirational films for the young were screened simultaneously across 55 venues in 18 states organised by Boscom, South Asia. . Read More

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Union Minister Piyush Goyal Praises Don Bosco's System of Education
10/08/2015.  Guwahati #N.7573
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Rector Major, Agencies, Profiles, Education School, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Education Dept, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Speaking at the Don Bosco Bicentenary Educational Seminar to conclude the Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Don Bosco of the Guwahati Province at the Machkhowa Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts Union Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Saturday 8th August laid stress on introducing moral education and civics in the country's educational curriculum. Besides promoting the message of love and feeling of oneness, India should be made the best place to live in and also a super power, he said.. Read More

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MEGA TALENT SHOW
08/08/2015.  Chennai #N.7570
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Youth Groups, Education School, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


In an awesome display of youthful talents, over a thousand boys and girls from twenty different Don Bosco institutions in Chennai vied with each other at the Don Bosco Mega Talent Show, Season 3, held at the Don Bosco Institute of Communication Arts (DBICA), Kilpauk, on 07 August 2015.. Read More

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DON BOSCO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA
05/08/2015.  Mumbai #N.7569
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Agencies, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


Twenty films from eight countries including India, will be represented at the Don Bosco Bicentenary International Short Film Festival of India (DBISFFI). And this Saturday, simultaneously at 55 locations all over India, these 20 films will be screened from 9 am to 6 pm to decide the winners. In Mumbai, the Festival will be held at the Don Bosco International School Hall in Matunga, with film producer Mahesh Bhatt as the Chief Guest.. Read More

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Bongaigaon Bishop inaugurates Don Bosco Centre, Bongaigaon
04/08/2015.  Guwahati #N.7567
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Youth, Education Higher , Rector Major, Agencies, Projects, SPCSA, SPA-India, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Skills Training, DB-Bicentenary


The Don Bosco Centre, Bongaigaon was inaugurated on 1st August, 2015 at 11:00 am at Chapaguri. The event mark one of the closing events of Bicentenary celebration of the Birth of Don Bosco in the Salesian province of Guwahati. Rt. Rev. Bishop Thomas Pulloppillil DD blessed and invoked God's blessings on the new centre. The Chief Guest, Shri. Manish Thakur, IAS Commissioner & Secretary of Higher Education of Govt. of Assam inaugurated the new centre. . Read More

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FR. RAJENDRA EKKA SDB PASSES AWAY
26/07/2015.  Guwahati #N.7563
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Rector Major, Agencies, SPCSA, Salesian Society, Obituary


The Salesian Province of Mary Help of Christians, Guwahati deeply mourns the passing away of Rev Father Ekka Rajendra SDB on Sunday, 26th July 2015 at 11.45 am at Gridih, Jharkhand. The Funeral Mass will be held at 3.00 pm on Monday, 27th July, 2015 at Don Bosco, Hatia, Ranchi, followed by the funeral rites. . Read More

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ASSAM CM PRESENTED WITH STATUE OF DON BOSCO
25/07/2015.  Guwahati #N.7562
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Youth Groups, Social Life, Education Technical, Success Story, Salesian Society, Education Dept, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The month of August will see several celebrations in the city of Guwhati, the gateway of northeast India, to mark the conclusion of the bi-centenary of the birth of St John Bosco. The state of Assam and the city of Guwahati too will honour the saint of youth Don Bosco and in recognition of the work done by his sons and daughters (Salesian fathers, brothers and sisters, alumni and co-operators) for over 90 years in northeast India (since 1922), will install a life size state of the saint at Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Library junction.. Read More

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RAJAYAPURASKAR TEST CAMP FOR BHARATH SCOUTS AND GUIDES
24/07/2015.  Tiruchy #N.7561
Posted by Ricopar Royan, Tiruchy
News in Education and Culture, Sports, Education School, Salesian Society


The Don Bosco District Association of Tiruchy Province conducted Rajayapuraskar Test Camp -2015 (Governor Award) at Don Bosco High School for the Bharath Scouts and Guides at Madurai on 18th and 19th July, 2015. One Hundred and twenty Seven Scouts and Sixty Eight Guides participated for this test camp from Don Bosco institutions. . Read More

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YOUTH FOR CHRIST
21/07/2015.  Shillong #N.7559
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Education Higher , Evangelization, Youth Groups, Parish / Church, Education Technical, Education School, Salesian Society, Education


Three thousand youth took part in the 2015 edition of the Annual Spiritual Retreat of St. Anthony's College, Shillong, 17-19 July 2015. The large retreat hall was packed to capacity with youngsters eager to have an intense experience of the Lord and spend three days in his company.. Read More

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FUNERAL OF FR.THOMAS MYLADOOR SDB AND FR. MADLEMUTHU ARULAPPA SDB
20/07/2015.  Bangalore #N.7558
Posted by CHOONDAL Gilbert, Bangalore
News in Salesian Family, Rector Major, Agencies, SPCSA, Life and Health, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Obituary


Bangalore: St. Antony's Church, TC Palya, Bangalore witnessed an ocean of people of all walks of life to pay their last respects to their beloved dear departed, Father Thomas Myladoor and Father Arulappa. The funeral mass commenced at 3.00 pm on 20 July 2015 presided by Archbishop Bernard Moras. Father Joyce, the provincial of Bangalore and over 200 priests concelebrated the mass. After the mass at the parish church, the mortal remains were taken to the Kristu Jyoti College cemetery for the final prayers and burial. . Read More

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SAD DEMISE OF FR MYLADOOR THOMAS SDB AND FR MADLEMUTHU ARULAPPA SDB
19/07/2015.  Mumbai #N.7557
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Rector Major, Parish / Church, Agencies, SPCSA, DB Alumni, Salesian Society


With Deep sentiments of sorrow, the Salesians of the Province of Bangalore, announce the passing away of Father Myladoor Thomas SDB (aged 82) and of Father Madlemuthu Arulappa SBD (aged 38). Read More

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