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Salesian News South Asia Weekly Podcast Launched

By Father C. M. Paul
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Kolkata, May. 24. The Salesians of Don Bosco South Asia have launched the 1st weekly news podcast on the 54th World Communications Day on 24 May 2020. The Podcast was launched simultaneously at Turin, Italy and at Nazareth Bhavan Salesian Novitiate at Dhajea, Darjeeling on the occasion of the 1st profession of 13 new Salesians.
BOSCOM South Asia Delegate, Father Ernest Rosario complimented the podcast team saying, ''May this podcast service bring positive vibrations across our network and create enthusiasm to contribute news, create visibility for the Salesian mission, and be a testament to the silent revolution of love, sacrifice, and service that is taking place 24x7.'' Father Rosario further added, ''Kudos [to the team] for taking Don Bosco South Asia news and information sharing to the next level with the latest weekly Salesian News podcast service. There is no doubt that this platform will reach many more people in the days and months to come as it provides effortless updates of Salesian news and info amidst busy schedules.''

In Dhajea, Principal of Salesian College Sonada/Siliguri Father George Thadathil launched the podcast at the Salesian novitiate. In Turin, South Asia Regional Councillor Father Biju Michael launched the podcast in the presence of both current and former Salesian Provincials of Kolkata Province held up in Valdocco, due to the lockdown in Italy.

The 12 minute episode, the first of the weekly series, carries 07 major news stories of the South Asia Salesians published in the Don Bosco India website. The podcast is anchored by RJ Bryan of Radio Salesian 90.8 FM and will be broadcast every Monday at 9.00 am on Radio Salesian 90.8 FM as well as on Radio Salesian web radio 'Listen2MyRadio' App.
The podcast is also available on

A digital audio file made available easily on the internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically, Podcast is actually a portmanteau of iPod and Broadcast.



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