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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes major new study on Media Literacy
27/04/2017.  Mumbai #N.8322
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Media, SPCSA, Salesian Society


Strasbourg. Media literacy - our capacity to access, have a critical understanding of and interact with the media - has never been as important as today. It seems that every day, some ''fake news'' sets the internet alight, only to be revealed later as a hoax. In the era of #badbuzz we are literally swimming in a sea of information, advertising and just plain fiction. So what is Europe doing to encourage our media literacy? What measures are being taken at national and European levels to foster our critical appreciation and understanding of the mass media? The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has just published a brand new study.. Read More

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Indian among 13 consulters to Vatican Communications Secretariat, Rome
17/04/2017.  Mumbai #N.8228
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Salesian Family, Rector Major, SPCSA, Salesian Society


Rome: Pope Francis has appointed 13 new consulters, including an Indian, for the Vatican's Secretariat for Social Communications.. Read More

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IGNOU awards travel, tourism PhD to Darjeeling Salesian
14/04/2017.  Kolkata #N.8227
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Media, Profiles, Education Dept, Education


New Delhi - Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) awarded Doctor of Philosophy Degree to a Catholic priest from Darjeeling at its convocation ceremony held in New Delhi, 13 April 2017. Salesian Father Babu Joseph of Calcutta province was the proud recipient of the degree. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Brother Jojo Andrew SDB
14/04/2017.  Mumbai #N.8225
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
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New Delhi, Brother Jojo Andrew SDB passed away on 13th April at 11.30 am at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Hatia. He was 74. . Read More

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Team from Don Bosco University wins the fourth place at the ''Smart Indian Hackathon 2017''
11/04/2017.  Guwahati #N.8222
Posted by Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan, Guwahati
News in Education Technical, Success Story, Education


Two teams from Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) were in the final eight of the latest AICTE-organised 'Smart India Hackathon 2017' and one of them was declared winner of the contest, along with three other teams. This ADBU team, named MATRIX, the only team from North East India, was among the winning teams of the contest and it was adjudged fourth. The programme was held on April 09, 2017. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Gopu Anand SDB
07/04/2017.  Mumbai #N.8219
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in SPCSA, Salesian Society


With deep sorrow the Salesian Province of Hyderabad mourns the death of Father GOPU ANAND SDB. He breathed his last on 07 APRIL at 2.27am. . Read More

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Pope's Address to Vatican Conference on 50th Anniversary of ''Populorum Progressio''
05/04/2017.  Mumbai #N.8212
Posted by Joaquim Fernandes, Mumbai
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Rector Major, SPCSA, Religion, Salesian Society


Pope Francis addressed on April 4, 2017, in the Vatican's New Synod Hall, the participants in the Congress promoted by the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development, being held in the Vatican on April 3-4, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Encyclical Populorum Progressio.. Read More

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Seminar on Stepping Down to Equality by Participatory Action Research (PAR) group
01/04/2017.  Hyderabad #N.8211
Posted by THARAKAN John, Hyderabad
News in Youth at Risk, Success Story, SPCSA, Counselling, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, ChildEducare, Salesian Society


The second annual seminar on Participatory Action Research (PAR) for Transformation of Don Bosco Homes for the Young at Risk in South Asia was held at Don Bosco Provincial House on 27-28 March, 2017. There were presentations from 22 PAR research coordinators. Coming from 16 centres in 9 cities and 6 states of South India, they showed how the participation of children really made a difference. They were now part of the solution to problems that frequently occur in these centres. The centres were slowly but surely being transformed as child-friendly and child-directed. The same is now sought to be replicated in the entire YaR (Young at Risk) sector in South Asia.. Read More

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