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BOSCOM reflects on Effective Communication of Gospel Values Through Media

By Father Chris Valentino sdb
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Mumbai, Dec. 7. The BOSCOM South Asia General Assembly met for a 3 day Seminar and Workshop on ''Effective Communication of Gospel Values through Social Media'' at Dimapur, Nagaland. Salesians from India, Sri Lanka, East Africa, FMA sisters, Scholastics of Good Shepherd Seminary, students from St. Joseph's University Dimapur participated at the event. This General Assembly commemorated 25 years of BOSCOM communicating Jesus the Don Bosco way.
Shri K D Vizo, Principal Secretary IT and Power Department, Government of Nagaland delivered the keynote address on the theme saying, ''it is our duty to influence  and inspire people to live Gospel values through media platforms, especially during challenging times of developing AI technology.'' He also donated a generous sum of Rs. 50, 000 towards defraying of the seminar expenses.

Father Filiberto Gonzales General Councillor for Communication sent a message for the gathering in which he called for quality transformation through effective information and animation. Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga, the Regional Superior in his message appreciated the service rendered by all the delegates, Father Earnest Rosario BOSCOM Soth Asia Delegate, and Father K. M. Jose Provincial Incharge of BOSCOM.

Father Eugene Florence BOSCOM Secretary and Father Jonas Kerketta Dimapur Delegate coordinated the entire proceedings with pertinent sessions on Print Media and Evangelization; Radio for Communicating Gospel Values; Music as an effective means of Gospel Value Communication; Films as Media for Socio-Religious Values; Social Media and Gospel Value Dissemination and Short Films as Peer Value Communication, by eminent media practitioners from Nagaland, most of whom were Don Bosco alumni/past pupils.

The report presentations of each province, discussion of future BOSCOM projects with Father K M Jose, and animated visits to various Salesian Institutes in and around Dimapur enriched the fellowship, stregthened bonding, enlivening the wintry spell of early sunsets.



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