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Mental Health & Wellbeing in COVID-19 Times by Alaknanda Past-Pupils
29/07/2020.  INN #N.9435
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi  - 1 Comments
News in ChildEducare, Counselling, DB Alumni, Disasters, Education and Culture, Life and Health, Mental Health, Psychology

Past Pupils of Don Bosco Alaknanda, New Delhi organized a 01-hour Facebook live talk on 'Mental Health and Wellbeing' with Dr. Samir Parikh-Director Mental Health, Fortis Memorial Research Centre, Gurugram on 26 July 2020 from 7 pm to 8 pm. The session was moderated by Father Davis Maniparamben, Dr. Kenshuk Marwah and Varun Sawhney. . Read More »

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Don Bosco Tech India Raises Concerns about NCVT & Offers Suggestions for Curriculum Development
27/07/2020.  INN #N.9434
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in Bosco Training , DBYES, Don Bosco Tech India, Education Higher , Education Technical, Marginalized, Skills Training, Social Ministry, Youth

Don Bosco has been in the forefront of technical education for over a century in India. It manages 27 NCVT recognized ITI institutions and several others offering skill training under various schemes of the government such as NSDC and different ministries at central and state levels. Don Bosco Tech Society, as the network of all skill training initiatives of the Don Bosco institutions across the country, represented the concerns and suggestions about the NCVT examinations for the consideration of the Director General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.. Read More »

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Radio Salesian Weekly News Podcast Completes 10 Episodes
25/07/2020.  INC #N.9433
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Language and Cultures, Media, Projects

Radio Salesian team has successfully completed 10 episodes of Salesian News South Asia weekly podcast. To listen, just click this link: The 1st episode was aired on 24 May 2020, World Communications Day and Feast of Mary Help of Christians. On 25 July the podcast series successfully completed 10 episodes.. Read More »

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College offers Student Welfare Schemes in COVID-19 times
23/07/2020.  INC #N.9432
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Education, Education Dept, Education Higher , Marginalized, Social Ministry, Youth

The management of Salesian College Sonada in Darjeeling has not increased admission fees this year. The college is also offering scholarships in 06categories, a total of 30 tuition fee waiver in each of the13 departments in an effort to lighten parents' financial burden in these COVID-19 times. Read More »

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Hyderabad Don Bosco Youth Services Launches Online Competitions for Young People
21/07/2020.  INH #N.9431
Posted by YERRAMANENI Baly, Hyderabad
News in Education and Culture, Language and Cultures, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Media, Projects, Social Ministry, Success Story, Youth, Youth at Risk, Youth Groups

The Don Bosco Youth Services (DBYS) at BIRDY-Hyderabad, launched online competitions for young people across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to unravel the world's most complex social and environmental problems during COVID-19. The new youth director, Father B Charan initiated this creative concept with timely help and coordination from the local parish and BIRDY Youth. . Read More »

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Nepal Don Bosco Schools Innovate to Educate in COVID-19 Times
20/07/2020.  INB #N.9430
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Disasters, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education School, Marginalized, Missions, Social Ministry, Success Story

The Salesians of Don Bosco at Bharoul-Chakraghatti, East Nepal, managing 02 schools are conducting classes for 1500 students using 42 hired rooms, each called a community classroom. Every community centre with 10 students in attendance help to overcome the COVID-19 restrictions. The entire 46 member teaching faculty of both schools and the ancillary staff are ensuring the sustained consistency of this innovative educative method which started on 16 July 2020.. Read More »

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Salesian Who Brought Free Don Bosco Education to Kolkata Slums Dies
20/07/2020.  INC #N.9428
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Education, Education and Culture, Marginalized, Obituary, Social Development, Social Life, Social Ministry, Youth at Risk

A pioneer educationist who brought free Don Bosco education to Kolkata's slum children Father Joseph Aymanathil, aged 73 died in a Kolkata Hospital on 19 July 2020. He was cremated on 20 July 2020.. Read More »

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BOSCOM South Asia Executive Body Google Meets
19/07/2020.  INB #N.9429
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Language and Cultures, Lifestyle, Media, Salesian Society, Skills Training, Social Ministry, SPCSA, Success Story, Vocation, Youth Groups

The annual Don Bosco Communication [BOSCOM] South Asia Executive Body Meeting took place via Google Meet on 17 and 18 July 2020. Convened by BOSCOM South Asia Delegate Father Ernest Rosario, the participants from the 11 provinces of South Asia were privileged to be accompanied throughout by the General Councillor for Social Communications Father Gildásio Mendez dos Santos. The executive body discussed, deliberated and debated the post-pandemic way forward on the theme, 'How Can We Creatively Accompany Young People in the Virtual World'. . Read More »

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National Web Conference on 'Catholic Education in COVID Era & Beyond' by CBCI (Office for Education & Culture) & DBHEI (Don Bosco Higher Education India Network)
17/07/2020.  INM #N.9427
Posted by ROSARIO Ernest , Chennai
News in Bosco Training , ChildEducare, Curricula Development, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education Higher , Education School, Education Technical, Marginalized, Media, Skills Training, SPCSA, Youth

The COVID-19 and national lockdown have forced the closure of schools, colleges, and universities for 120+ days with a rare chance of reopening before September 2020. It throws unprecedented challenges to the educational leaders, managers, and administrators. To address this present situation CBCI (Catholic Bishops Conference of India - Office for Education and Culture) in collaboration with DBHEI (Don Bosco Higher Education India Network) is organizing a National Web Conference with the main theme ''Catholic Education in COVID era and beyond - Challenges and Possibilities'' along with Bosco Soft Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Airmeet (web conference platform) as technology partners and DBICA (Don Bosco Institute of Communication Arts) as media partners. The five days and five themes education web conference has already neared 1000 registrations from across India.. Read More »

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Don Bosco Alaknanda Past Pupils Organise COVID-19 Facebook Live Event
16/07/2020.  INN #N.9426
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in DB Alumni, DBYES, Life and Health, Salesian Family, Success Story

Past Pupils Association of Don Bosco, Alaknanda, did the first Facebook Live event on COVID-19 with Dr. Sai Kiran Chaudhuri on Sunday 12 July, 2020. Dr. Chaudhuri, a leading Pulmonologist with 24 years of medical experience, heads the Pulmonology Department at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute.. Read More »

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