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Father Savio Silveira SDB assumes office as Salesian Provincial Mumbai
14/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9170
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Green Alliance, Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional


Lonavla: The Salesians of INB Province of St Francis Xavier participated in a solemn, simple and short ceremony to welcome Father Savio Silveira as the 11th Provincial at Don Bosco Lonavla on September 12, 2019. The official installation/inauguration happened within a well-animated and meaningful Eucharist, during which Father Silveira professed the Creed and signed the official document, upon being invited by the outgoing Provincial and the principal president Father Godfrey D'Souza.. Read More

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Xavier Board Higher Education Conference starts in Guwahati
14/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9169
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education School, Rector Major, Salesian Family, The Regional


Guwahati - The 23rd Triennial Conference of the Xavier Board of Higher Education was inaugurated at Don Bosco Institute, Kharguli, Guwahati on 13th September 2019. The theme of the three-day conference (13-15 September) is ''Revisioning Higher Education in India: Challenges and Strategies for Catholic Institutions.''. Read More

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Salesian Family Members evaluate Mission, Life
14/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9168
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


Shillong - A group of Salesian family members working in India and Sri Lanka are spending about a month reflecting on their life and mission living the charism of their founder and inspiration St John Bosco in the cradle of Salesian Missions in northeast India.. Read More

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Salesian Rector Major visits Dimapur
12/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9174
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Society


From 10 to 14 September, Fr Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians, is visiting Dimapur, Salesian Province of Dimapur, which includes the Northeast Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Upper Assam, Manipur and Nagaland. On the afternoon of 10 September, he was warmly welcomed by Father Jose Kuruvachira, provincial of Dimapur Province, by Salesians and other members of the Salesian Family at Dimapur Airport. . Read More

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Youth trained towards Nation Building
11/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9167
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional, Youth, Youth Groups


The Salesian Youth Movement, India (SYM - India) had its Youth Leaders and Animators Formation (LAF) programme organised in 4 regions, starting in the last week of July till the first of September 2019. This flagship programme of the Movement is meant for the leaders of local units and their animators. Initiated three years back with the aim to strengthen and embolden the Movement, regional approach was adopted in carrying out the formation of the young leaders and their animators, given the geographical vastness and diverse nature of its inhabitants. The 11 different provinces are grouped into 4 regions (South, West, Northeast & Centre) taking into consideration closeness to each other with regard to cultures, language, food habits and possibilities of immediate collaboration. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Antony Joseph SDB, Salesian Provincial of Tiruchy
11/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9166
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Obituary, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


(Tiruchy) With much sorrow, we communicate the sudden death of Father Antony Joseph SDB, Provincial, Salesian Provincial of Tiruchy passed away today at 04.15 am this morning (11 September 2019) at Kavery Hospital, Tiruchy.. Read More

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Rector Major exhort Salesians ''Be Faithful to the Charism of Don Bosco.''
10/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9164
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Spirituality


Father Jose Kochamkunnel SDB, the Provincial of Chennai Province welcomed The Rector Major and the Salesians too. He introduced the gathering comprising of 20 Salesian communities of the two regions along with 17 students of Philosophy of Chennai Province from The Retreat community, Yercaud (INT). . Read More

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Rector Major meets the Students of Sacred Heart College, Thirupattur
10/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9163
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


The Rector Major, Father Angel Fernandez Artime today inaugurated the Indoor Stadium and planted saplings in the Sacred Heart College campus. Father Antonyraj Chinnappan SDB the Rector of the Community greeted and welcomed the Rector Major during the programme. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Ignas Macwan SDB
09/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9162
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Obituary, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


The Salesian Province of Mumbai regrets to inform you that Father Ignas Macwan SDB passed away around 01:30 am this morning (Monday, 09 September 2019) at Baroda, Gujarat.. Read More

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India to be 'Artificial Intelligence Garage' says Assam Governor
09/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9161
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


Speaking at the 8th annual Convocation of Assam Don Bosco University Guwahati, 7th September 2019, Governor of Assam Prof. Jagdish Mukhi said, ''The government of India wants to establish the country as an 'AI Garage.'. Read More

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Rector Major visits Don Bosco, Katpadi (INM)
09/09/2019.  Chennai #N.9160
Posted by MATTHEWS Dominic , Chennai
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Father Lourdusamy Susai SDB, the Rector of St. Joseph's community welcomed the Rector Major and the dignitaries by floral tributes and words of welcome to the august gathering. The Salesian Family of Katpadi comprising of Past Pupils, VDBs, FMAs, Salesian Co- operators, Youth Groups and numerous other well-wishers were present during this programme. . Read More

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Rector Major visits the Young Salesians at Don Bosco - Tirupattur
09/09/2019.  Chennai #N.9159
Posted by MATTHEWS Dominic , Chennai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society


Tirupattur is the cradle of the Salesian Society of South India. The Rector Major was given an affectionate welcome by the Don Bosco Aspirantate community under the guidance of Father Alphonse Philip SDB the Rector of the community along with other members Salesians and Salesian Family members. The Rector Major made this exclusive visit to address the young formees who are in the initial formation. The gathering consisted of 28 Aspirants, 25 Pre-Novices and 21 Novices. . Read More

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Rector Major exhorts the Salesian Family - Be authentic Christian Witnesses
09/09/2019.  Chennai #N.9158
Posted by MATTHEWS Dominic , Chennai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family


Sister Lazar Nirmala FMA, The Salesian Provincial of Chennai welcomed The Rector Major, Father Angel Fernandez Artime at the FMA Provincial House, Kodambakkam. The Salesian Family members too were present for this programme. . Read More

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The Rector Major exhorts Salesians to be Men of God
09/09/2019.  Chennai #N.9157
Posted by MATTHEWS Dominic , Chennai
News in Rector Major


The animation of the Rector Major for the Salesian confreres of Chennai and Pondicherry Regions was organized in the Citadel this evening, 7th September 2019, at 4.30 p.m. The Rector Major was then felicitated by Father Vincent Durairaj SDB, Former Provincial of the Salesian Province of Chennai. . Read More

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Rector Major visits The Sisters of Maria Auxilium, Generalate, Chennai
07/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9156
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society


The Sisters of Maria Auxilium (SMA) was founded by Father M. C. Antony SDB through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the year 1976. The spirit of the Salesians is seen at work in the SMA Congregation through their Founder.Don Bosco had the dream of creating a vast movement of groups to work for the poor and abandoned. . Read More

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Rector Major visits Don Bosco Missionary Aspirantate in Chennai
07/09/2019.  Mumbai #N.9155
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family


The Rector Major, Father Angel Fernandez Artime visited the Don Bosco Missionary Aspirantate at Perambur in Chennai and interacted with the young aspirants on 7th September, 2019. The young aspirants felicitated the Rector Major with words of welcome and music rendition. . Read More

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Rector Major, Father Angel Fernandez Artime visits the Salesian Province of Chennai
06/09/2019.  Chennai #N.9153
Posted by MATTHEWS Dominic , Chennai
News in Rector Major


The Rector Major, Father Angel Fernandez Artime SDB, the 10th Successor of Don Bosco along with Father Horacio Lopez SDB, secretary to the Rector Majors office arrived at the Chennai International Airport on 6th September at around 4.15 am to visit the Salesians and the Salesian Family members of the Salesian Province of Chennai. He visits the Chennai province from the 6th-10th September, 2019. . Read More

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BoscoNet conducts training programme on Civil Society Organisation
04/09/2019.  Hyderabad #N.9152
Posted by YERRAMANENI Baly, Hyderabad
News in Development Office


Bosco Seva Kendra, Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad, September 3, 2019: Bosco Seva Kendra, the Planning and Development Office of the Salesian Province of St. Joseph, Hyderabad and its national partner, BoscoNet, New Delhi launched a kick-off workshop to develop a network of CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana who share similar principles and values to advance the welfare of the poor across the region. The purpose of the program is to train CSOs in our region to help poor communities and their families gain access to government welfare schemes.. Read More

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Bosco Delhi empowers 5000 women through health and education
31/08/2019.  New Delhi #N.9150
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Agencies, BOSCO, Bosco Training , Development Office, Justice and Human Rights, Life and Health, Marginalized, Missions, Projects, Self Help Groups, Social Development, Social Ministry, Success Story


Women Empowerment is one of the prime components for BOSCO Delhi. Due to poverty, illiteracy, the culture of tribal families, superiority of menfolk, broken families, early marriage, etc., it has been a constant challenge for the women to participate in any kind of developmental activities.. Read More

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Shalom Alechem: SAC Youth Retreat 2019
29/08/2019.  Shillong #N.9147
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Education, Education Dept, Education Higher , Evangelization, Festivals, Formation, Marginalized, Media, Religion, Salesian Family, Spirituality, Success Story, Vocation, Youth, Youth Groups


Shillong: The annual youth retreat at Saint Anthony's College Shillong was held from 24 - 26 August 2019. This year's youth retreat was animated by the internationally acclaimed preacher Mario Joseph, his wife Gigi Mario and Anil P accompanying with the music for praise and worship. A greater crowd of young people than other years came to pray and sing praise to the Lord at this retreat. The first day of the retreat had over 2000+ young people and the numbers kept increasing reaching up to over 5000 on the last day. . Read More

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Don Bosco Youth Center awarded The International Education Icon Award 2019 for being the favourite Institution.
27/08/2019.  Shillong #N.9145
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Success Story


Shillong: Don Bosco Youth Centre Shillong has been honoured with an International Education Icon Award 2019 at the Taj Vivanta Hotel, New Delhi on 24th August 2019 as 'Top Ten Favourite School/Institution Award 2019' category for the huge number of enrollment in the past years.. Read More

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Engineering students attend Inner Engineering Workshop
27/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9144
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Kochi - Former Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University is set on a national youth mission experimenting with a new 'wake up call' training college students. The first of the series was held at the School of Social Sciences and Engineering at Rajagiri College, Kochi during first and third week of August. . Read More

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Speech Competition on the theme Nation Building in the Constitutional way held
27/08/2019.  Tiruchy #N.9143
Posted by Lawrence Britto Ashok, Tiruchy
News in Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept


The academic commission of Tiruchy province conducted, a speech competition for the School students of the province on the theme, 'National Integration,' to mark the theme of the year given by SPCSA, 'Nation Building in the constitutional way.'. Read More

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Jubilarians celebrate their fidelity to God
27/08/2019.  New Delhi #N.9140
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in Anniversary, BOSCO, Formation, Salesian Society, Spirituality, Vocation


Every life that has been lived in fidelity to God is a victory. That's what the Salesian Province of New Delhi celebrated in the evening of 22nd August, 2019. . Read More

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Father K. J. Joseph, Pioneer of Salesian Tripura mission dies
26/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9139
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Obituary, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


Shillong - A pioneer missionary of Salesian missions in north eastern state of Tripura died 25th August night of a massive heart attack at Salesian Provincial House at Mawlai in Shillong. Father K.J. Joseph (Kizhakkechennadu) was 68 years old.. Read More

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Youth at Risk (YaR) Directors'discuss the way forward
25/08/2019.  Hyderabad #N.9137
Posted by YERRAMANENI Baly, Hyderabad
News in Youth, Youth at Risk


Don Bosco Provincial House, 24 August 2019: The delegate for Don Bosco Young at Risk (YaR), Father Salibindla Balashowry organized a workshop for the YaR Directors of the Province of St Joseph, Hyderabad at 9.30 am. . Read More

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Jubilee of Salesian Confreres held in Shillong
23/08/2019.  Shillong #N.9141
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Festivals, Formation, Missions, Salesian Family, Spirituality, Vocation


The confreres of Shillong Province gathered at the Altar of Lord to celebrate the Jubilee of fifteen of its Salesian Confreres at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong on 22nd of August 2019 . Read More

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Salesian Leaders meet held in Delhi
22/08/2019.  New Delhi #N.9134
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in Administration, Formation, Salesian Society, Social Ministry, Spirituality


The meeting of the Rectors & Leaders of the Salesian Province of Delhi was held from 20th to 22nd August, 2019 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Okhla, Delhi. The Provincial and his Councillors, Coordinators of various commissions, Rectors & leaders attended the meeting.. Read More

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Bosco Fiesta 2019 enthralls Delhiites
18/08/2019.  New Delhi #N.9133
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in Art Forms, BOSCO, DBYES, Education, Education and Culture, Education School, Youth


Don Bosco School, Alaknanda, New Delhi hosted its annual creative extravaganza, Bosco Fiesta on the occasion of saint Don Bosco's birth anniversary on 16th & 17th of August, 2019. . Read More

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Oldest Salesian Priest, Father Cedric Bout SDB passes away at 102 in India
17/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9132
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Obituary, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


The Salesian Province of Chennai regrets to inform you that Father Cedric Bout (102) passed away early this morning Saturday, 17 August 2019. . Read More

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A new year begins at Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai
17/08/2019.  Shillong #N.9131
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Education, Education Higher , Formation, Media, Salesian Society, Spirituality, Success Story, Vocation


Shillong: The Academic year for the new session of 2019-2020 of SHTC was inaugurated on the 8th August 2019 at Karotempel Hall. Father Paul Olphindro sdb, the Provincial of Shillong Province was the chief Guest. The key note speaker of the function was His grace Archbishop Dominic Jala Sdb. The occasion was also marked with the presence of esteem guests, teaching staff, religious and lay people. . Read More

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Institute-Industry Partnership Day held at DBTI, New Delhi
15/08/2019.  New Delhi #N.9130
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in Agencies, BOSCO, Bosco Training , Development Office, Don Bosco Tech India, Education Technical, Skills Training, Success Story


Institute-Industry Partnership Day was held at Don Bosco Technical Institute (DBIT), Okhla, New Delhi on 13th August 2019. The trainees were excited to welcome the members and were eager to listen to the experienced industry partners.. Read More

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Genesis 2019: Young Leaders Development Programme
14/08/2019.  New Delhi #N.9129
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in BOSCO, Catechetics, DBYES, Evangelization, Formation, Missions, Parish / Church, Religion, Youth


The Social Experience Dimension of the Youth Ministry Department of Salesian Province of New Delhi organized a day long workshop titled 'GENESIS 2019' on 11th August, 2019 at Don Bosco Youth and Educational Services, Bariatu, Ranchi.. Read More

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Waking up to a New Era of Education in India
10/08/2019.  New Delhi #N.9121
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in ChildEducare, DBYES, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education School, SPCSA


A meeting of the Education and Culture commission was held on 26th and 27th July at Don Bosco SPCI House, New Delhi in which 21 participants from all the Salesian Provinces of India and Fr. Maria Charles, South Asian Coordinator for Education and Culture attended. It was a wonderful experience of coming together and sharing the developments and the success stories of various provinces. It helped each one to learn from the other in order to leap ahead. . Read More

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Job Fair at Don Bosco ITI, Guntur
09/08/2019.  Hyderabad #N.9127
Posted by YERRAMANENI Baly, Hyderabad
News in Education Technical


A Job Fair was organized for the fresh outgoing students of the institute of the three trades in Fitter, Electricals and Motor Mechanics. Fifty seven students participated in the ''Job Fair'', as per their standard and technical skills two students were selected for the jobs in the UAE (United Arab Emirates).. Read More

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Asian Communicators study media role in building communities
07/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9126
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional


New Delhi - Some 120 Catholic communicators from 19 countries held their annual assembly at Diocesan Community Centre, New Delhi, from August 4th to 7th August 2019.. Read More

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Tiruchy Province 20th Foundation Day celebrated
06/08/2019.  Tiruchy #N.9124
Posted by Ricopar Royan, Tiruchy
News in Social Life, Social Ministry, Vocation


The Province Foundation Day and the Jubilee Celebrations of the Province of Tiruchy was held at Don Bosco Thanjavur on 05th August 2019. The Salesian province of Tiruchy has completed its twenty years of service to the Poor and Marginalized young people with the Slogan, 'Periphery to the Centre.' At this event of the province stepping into its 21st year, the province together with the members of the Salesian Family gathered at Don Bosco Thanjavur to celebrate this event. . Read More

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Mobile Medical Care by BOSCO on the streets of Delhi
05/08/2019.  New Delhi #N.9120
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Agencies, BOSCO, Development Office, Marginalized, Mental Health, Projects, Social Ministry, Volunteering


Medical Care for the street and vulnerable children in New Delhi is a community development project managed by BOSCO, Delhi in collaboration with Don Bosco Mondo, Germany.. Read More

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Streams of Solidarity: Capacity Building Programme on Disaster Preparedness
02/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9118
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional


The first ever capacity building programme on Disaster Preparedness was held on 28th July, at Mathias Institute and Salesian Provincial House, Shillong, for the staff of the 3 North-Eastern Don Bosco PDO offices: Bosco Integrated Development Society-Shillong, Bosco Reach Out-Guwahati and AIDA-Dimapur. T. Read More

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Education Empowers
02/08/2019.  New Delhi #N.9117
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in ChildEducare, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education School


Sharpening the axe is essential to the work of the Wood cutter. The teachers of Don Bosco School, Ghanaur, Punjab had four days of English coaching programme conducted by Father Aneesh Chacko and one day of Teacher Effectiveness Development Programme (TED 2019) by Fr. Babu Varghese. The English coaching programme was held from 1-4 July,2019 and TED 2019 was held on 5th July,2019. All the 15 teachers enthusiastically participated in both the programmes held in the school campus. . Read More

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Administration and Legal Compliance skills imparted to Salesian Administrators
02/08/2019.  New Delhi #N.9115
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in Administration, BOSCO, Development Office


In an increasing complex and competitive world, administrators of Salesian Institutions have to develop basic skills in accounting, administration and financial management. The administrators of the Salesian Province of New Delhi were made aware of day to day administration, accounting, statutory requirements and governance structure. . Read More

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Don Bosco Development Offices in South Asia meet to discuss Sustainable Development Goals
01/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9114
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Missions, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Development, The Regional


The Regional Meeting of the Don Bosco Development Offices of South Asia was held at the Mathias Institute and Salesian Provincial House, Shillong on the 26th and 27th July 2019. The Executive Directors from all the eleven Provincial Development Offices(PDO) and the BOSCONET team participated in the meeting. . Read More

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St. Joseph's Industrial Training Institute, Kurla adjudged best Industrial Training Institute in the Mumbai Region
01/08/2019.  Mumbai #N.9113
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Don Bosco Tech India, Education Technical, Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional, Job Placements


Of the 119 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the Mumbai region, St. Joseph's Industrial Training Institute - Kurla (Don Bosco Centre for Learning), has been recognised and awarded 'The Best ITI' by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (M.S.D.E.), Government of Maharashtra, India.. Read More

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Signature Campaign to raise child rights issues in Chandigarh held
29/07/2019.  New Delhi #N.9111
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in BOSCO Out Reach, BOSCO, Development Office, Justice and Human Rights, Social Life


Child Friendly City Initiative, Chandigarh - a Don Bosco initiative, in collaboration with the Anti-human Trafficking unit organized a signature campaign on 24th July, 2019 in Chandigarh to promote child rights in the city. . Read More

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North-East India Archive Summit at St. Anthony's College held
29/07/2019.  Shillong #N.9108
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Agencies, DB Alumni, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education Higher , Education School, Education Technical, Evangelization, Festivals, Formation, Language and Cultures, Marginalized, Media, Profiles, Projects, Salesian Society, Social Development, Social Life, Social Ministry, Success Story, The Regional, Youth, Youth Groups


Shillong: The two day North-East India Archive Summit was successfully held on the 19th and 20th of July at St. Anthony's College at Shillong. Organised by the Department of Mass Media, the summit commenced with an inauguration program that included the Principal, Rev. Brother Dr. Albert L. Dkhar's address and a presentation by Prof. Nathaniel N. Majaw, Project Director of The North East Archive, highlighting the importance of the yet to be launched North East India Archive. Yui Nakamura, Senior Programme Officer, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan was also present and addressed the gathering about the role of her foundation in the setting up of the archive. . Read More

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BOSCOM South Asia, Governing Body Meeting 2019
27/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9110
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional


Marking the 25th year of commendable intervention through BOSCOM the communication arm of the Salesians Provincials Conference of South Asia (SPCSA) the governing body members met at Don Bosco Provincial House, Chennai for two days of animation and planning from 19th to 20th July, 2019. The meeting was chaired by Father K. M. Jose SDB, Provincial Incharge of Social Communication BOSCOM South Asia and moderated by Father Ernest Rozario SDB, Regional Delegate, BOSCOM South Asia. Twelve Delegates from all the Provinces participated in the Annual General Body meeting.. Read More

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Don Bosco Young at Risk Network discusses Equity and Reaching the most Marginalized
24/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9109
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Marginalized, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA


Delhi - Master Krishna, a seven year old from Don Bosco Ashalayam, New Delhi, accompanied by dignitaries and one of the delegates, Ms Juliana from Nitika, Kolkata, lit the inaugural lamp, at the start of the fourth Annual YaR (Young at Risk) Leaders' Orientation programme at the conference hall of Don Bosco House, New Delhi on 16th July 2019. The programme of YaR was held from 16-20 July, 2019 and discussed Equity and Reaching the most Marginalized Children and Youngsters under our care. . Read More

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UN - Youth Aspirations & Climate Urgency
18/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9103
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Ecology, Green Alliance, Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Youth, Youth Groups


(ANS - New York) - A panel discussion on 'Youth Aspirations & Climate Urgency' was organized on 11 July as a side event at the ongoing United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at New York, by ''Don Bosco Green Alliance along with Salesian Missions USA and Don Bosco Network'' (DBN). The HLPF annually evaluates the global progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), hence, this panel discussion focused on SDG 13 Climate Action and the impact of climate change on young people and their future.. Read More

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Book on Pope's Catechesis on Our Father released
17/07/2019.  Kolkata #N.9104
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Catechetics, Education, Education Higher , Evangelization, Formation, Justice and Human Rights, Media, Missions, Social Ministry, Spirituality


Kolkata: Nitika Don Bosco has published a book titled 'Our Father' based on the latest teaching of Pope Francis on the Lord's Prayer. The book authored by Father Gilbert Choondal was released by Father Nirmol Gomes SDB, the Salesian Provincial of Calcutta on July 17, 2019 at Don Bosco Provincial House in the presence of all the rectors of the province. . Read More

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Salesian Brothers toppers at Sonada
13/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9101
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education Higher , Salesian Family, Salesian Society


Sonada : In the recently published results of North Bengal University's Under Graduate program, Salesian Brothers secured 5 out of 9 first division positions at Salesian College Sonada. The remaining 4 positions went to Bruno Tamang of BA Education who secured fourth position in the college with 64.13 % and three girls Sinoupan R of Education Honours with 66.00 %, Urbashi Tamang of B.Com Honours and Shalini Das of BA English Honours who secured each 60.38% marks.. Read More

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Assam Varsity Radio Interns Graduate from Radio Salesian
11/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9100
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Education Higher , Salesian Family, Salesian Society


Sonada - A group of four students of Assam Don Bosco University Guwahati who spent one month internship with Radio Salesian 90.8 FM at Salesian College Sonada graduated on 9th July 2019.. Read More

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Salesian College commences Bachelor of Vocation Courses
11/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9099
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Don Bosco Tech India, Education Technical, Salesian Family, Salesian Society


Darjeeling - Salesian College Sonada and its Siliguri campus has launched for the first time Skill Oriented diploma and degree courses starting with this academic session in mid-July.. Read More

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Say No to Drugs
09/07/2019.  Tiruchy #N.9096
Posted by Lawrence Britto Ashok, Tiruchy
News in ChildEducare, Education, Social Ministry


The De-addiction Department of Tiruchy Province organized a cultural fest coupled with competitions for students on 06 July 2019, to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking. This event was held at Don Bosco Mat. Hr. Sec. School Thanjavur.. Read More

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Principals discuss the New Education Policy and its impact at Shillong
08/07/2019.  Shillong #N.9095
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Shillong: A two day INS School Principal's Meeting was held from 5th - 6th July 2019 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Shillong. It was organized by the Education Commission of the province in collaboration with the Provincial Team. 30 members were present for the meeting. The meeting began with a Bible reading by Brother Anand Lakra and prayer by Father Babu Stephen. Thereafter, Father John Zosiama, the Vice Provincial welcomed everyone and highlighted the purpose of the meeting. . Read More

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Leading into the future: Spirituality, Discernment, and Leadership among heads of schools
05/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9093
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Eighty-five school Principals from Maharastra attended a conference on educational leadership organised by the All India Don Bosco Education Society (AIDBES) in association with the Salesian Province of Mumbai at the Don Bosco International School, Matunga, Mumbai on June 25. . Read More

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Mirik holds Darjeeling-Kurseong deanery Youth Exuberant 2019
05/07/2019.  Mumbai #N.9092
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Mirik - Some 130 high school and college youth from 11 parishes and substations of Darjeeling and Kurseong deanery held a 3 day program called ''Youth EXUBERANT 2019'' from 2 - 4 July. Rector and Principal of Don Bosco Mirik Father Ashis Das welcomed youth to the camp held with the theme: 'You are the light of the world' and 'You are the salt of the earth.' (Mt 5: 13-14).. Read More

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Diaconate Ordination at Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong
02/07/2019.  Shillong #N.9088
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Shillong: On 1st July, 2019 the Sacred Heart Theological College gathered in prayer and joy for diaconal ordination of the twenty Seven clerics; twenty belonging to the Salesians Congregation, two to the orders of TOR and one belonging to the Capuchin Congregation. . Read More

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Salesians appointed as Members in the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Meghalaya
01/07/2019.  Shillong #N.9087
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Shillong: In the order by the Governor of Meghalaya his Honorable Tathagata Roy, No.SYA.134/2014/156 issued on 27th June 2019, two Salesian priests Father Anthony Kharkongor SDB; the Delegate of Youth Commission of the Province and Principal of St. Anthony's High School along with Father Michael Makri SDB, the Director of Don Bosco Youth Centre and Don Bosco Media Network has been inducted as official members in the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs of the Government of Meghalaya, India. . Read More

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Research Seminar on Spirituality, Discernment and Education held at Chennai.
29/06/2019.  Chennai #N.9098
Posted by MATTHEWS Dominic , Chennai
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One Hundred twenty-five school Principals and Teachers from Chennai attended a conference on educational leadership organised by the All India Don Bosco Education Society (AIDBES) in association with the Salesian Province of Chennai at the Don Bosco College, Kilpauk, Chennai on June 29, 2019. . Read More

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''Living Consecrated Life Fully'' book launched in Mumbai
21/06/2019.  Mumbai #N.9085
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Father Godfrey D'Souza, the Provincial of the Salesian Province of Mumbai, launched the book entitled ''Living Consecrated Life Fully'' by Father Chrys Saldanha SDB published by Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications, Mumbai, India on 9th June, 2019 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga, Mumbai.. Read More

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Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Disabilities book launched in Mumbai
21/06/2019.  Mumbai #N.9084
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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Father Godfrey D'Souza, the Provincial of the Salesian Province of Mumbai, launched the book entitled 'Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Disabilities' by Dr. Father Ajoy Fernandes SDB published by Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications, Mumbai, India on 9th June, 2019 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga, Mumbai. Father Ajoy Fernandes holds a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology, with a major in Clinical Counselling.. Read More

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Father Savio Silveira SDB appointed as the new Provincial of the Salesian Province of Mumbai
17/06/2019.  Mumbai #N.9082
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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On the last day of the second week of the summer plenary session of the General Council, Father Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major, with the consensus of the other members of the Council, appointed Father Savio Silveira as Provincial of the Province of India- Mumbai (INB) for the six-year period of 2019-2025.. Read More

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Singing Out Proud 2019
14/06/2019.  Shillong #N.9079
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Shillong: As part to promote local talents and to give the youth platform to come up in their career. Supported by RedFM and Don Bosco Media Network, the Vocal students of Don Bosco Youth Centre organized its first ever concert on 13th June 2019 in the premise of the Institution amidst the local MLA Smt Ampareen Lyngdoh, local MDC Shri Fantin J Lakadong, Director Father Michael Makri and other dignitaries.. Read More

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Don Bosco organizes Mega Job Fair in Hyderabad
11/06/2019.  Hyderabad #N.9077
Posted by YERRAMANENI Baly, Hyderabad
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The Don Bosco Center for Job Placement and Career Guidance is a branch of Bosco Seva Kendra,(DHISHA) which hosted the annual mega job fair on 8th June, 2019, at St. Theresa Church, Hyderabad. The program began with the inauguration of the Job Fair by Father Thomas Santiagu, the Vice-Provincial of the Salesian Province of St. Joseph, Hyderabad, Father Sudhakar Bellamkonda, the Executive Director of Bosco Seva Kendra, Father Sarath Parri, the Assistant Executive Director of BSK and the operational team at DHISHA, Mr. Ivan Vaz, Mr. Solomon and DB Tech Co-ordinator, Mr. Mohan were present for the programme.. Read More

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Annual Pilgrimage to Sacred Heart Shrine, Shillong
10/06/2019.  Shillong #N.9078
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
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Shillong: The annual pilgrimage to sacred Heart Shrine at Mawlai, SHTC was held on 9 June 2019. The Celebration was graced by the presence of Archbishop Dominic Jala, SDB as the main celebrant of the day. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Reginald Gracias SDB
10/06/2019.  Mumbai #N.9076
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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The Salesian Province of Mumbai, deeply mourns the passing away of Father Reginald Gracias SDB on 10 June 2019 from the community of St. Dominic Savio's Boys Home, Andheri, Mumbai. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10.00 am on 11 June 2019 at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Matunga followed by burial at the Sewri Christian Cemetery, Mumbai. . Read More

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Mother Teresa Sisters chaplain for 40 years passes away
09/06/2019.  Kolkata #N.9074
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
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Mother Teresa Sisters' chaplain for 40 years, the oldest Salesian in Kolkata province and lone Italian missionary in Kolkata died on 9 June 2019 in a Kolkata hospital. He was 98 years old. His funeral will be held at 2.30 pm on Friday, 14 June at the historical Marian shrine at Bandel.. Read More

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Hills people show the way to harmonious living
25/05/2019.  Kolkata #N.9072
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
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Darjeeling -- An inter-faith group in Darjeeling has shown the way to harmonious and peaceful living among members of all religious beliefs amid news of rising incidents of intolerance and religious bigotry in the society. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Thomas Kochupurackal
25/05/2019.  Guwahati #N.9069
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
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The Salesian Province of Mary Help of Christians, Guwahati, Assam, India deeply mourns the passing away of Father Thomas Kochupurackal (K.A.) SDB at 6:00 am on 25 May 2019 at Bosco Mount, Rongkhon Tura. . Read More

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27 Young men Said 'YES' to the Lord
24/05/2019.  Shillong #N.9070
Posted by Michael Makri, Shillong
News in Evangelization, Festivals, Missions, Profiles, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Success Story, Youth


Shillong: When the Lord calls, I answered 'Yes' said Simon Thaimei one of the newly professed Salesian Brother after he came out of the Chapel. Today the 24th of May is a remarkable day in the province of St. John Paul II Shillong Province as the congregation celebrates the Solemnity of MHC, the province is blessed wit 27 new members who took their vows before Father Paul O Lyngkot, the provincial. . Read More

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