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Don Bosco Network-South Asia COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Sustains 1.59 Million Across India
03/07/2020.  INB #N.9418
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Administration, Agencies, BOSCO, Development Office, Disasters, Procure, Projects, Social Ministry, SPCSA, The Regional


India has 220,114 active cases of COVID-19 and 17400 deaths as of 01 July 2020 (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI). News flashes and ambulance sirens cause stress levels to rise. Few states in the country continue to impose lockdowns to control the escalating cases of infection, while most others have lifted restrictions. Though people can now come out into public and are free to move around, things are no longer the same. Livelihoods have vanished for a huge population of daily wagers across the country, affecting their very survival. For most middle-class people, incomes have been affected. Regular commodities are more expensive and petrol prices soaring. In the midst of this very volatile situation, the Don Bosco Network through its 11 Don Bosco planning and development partners (PDOs) across various states, geographies, cultures and economies, is keeping its ear to the ground, listening carefully to conversations for indications coming from the people. To be effectively helpful in the current context, we require to understand and formulate responses to various situations. The Don Bosco Network across India is doing just that.. Read More

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Radio Salesian Darjeeling to Partner UNICEF Sponsored 'Mission Corona' in Nepali
27/06/2020.  INC #N.9414
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Disasters, Life and Health, Media, Social Development, Success Story


Darjeeling Radio Salesian(90.8) - The Voice of the Hills - based out of Salesian College Sonada, has been selected as a partner in raising awareness about COVID-19 in a national project sponsored by UNICEF. Titled 'Mission Corona', the five-month initiative will feature a 25-minute weekly programme in Nepali language that will focus on issues related to the usage of masks, home quarantine, physical distancing, building immune system, and elderly care, among others.. Read More

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42 Assam Migrants Rescued in Telangana by Don Bosco Navajeevan (DBNJ)
26/06/2020.  INH #N.9413
Posted by YERRAMANENI Baly, Hyderabad
News in Development Office, Disasters, Justice and Human Rights, Lifestyle, Social Development, Social Ministry, Success Story, Youth, Youth at Risk


It was a big day in the annals of Don Bosco Mariapuram and the community. Father Maramreddy Vijaya Prakash with Don Bosco Navajeevan (DBNJ) team rescued 42 migrants heading towards Assam from Karimnagar (Telangana) walking along the railway tracks. They were noticed by Pranay and Venkat (Caretakers of Navajeevan) while the group at Waddepally tracks was walking towards Warangal Railway station.. Read More

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COVID-19 Relief Work by Don Bosco Ashalayam New Delhi Benefits 35, 000
19/06/2020.  INN #N.9411
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in Agencies, Disasters, Justice and Human Rights, Marginalized, Projects, Social Development, Success Story, Youth at Risk


Since the beginning of the pandemic in India, through the lockdown period and till today, Don Bosco Ashalayam, New Delhi has continued COVID-19 relief works without either a stop or pause, which has benefitted over 35000 poor people. . Read More

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Indian Salesian Father Thommai Antonyrajan Dies in Sri Lanka
14/06/2020.  INB #N.9400
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Counselling, Disasters, Obituary, Profiles, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional, Vocation


Indian Salesian Father Thommai Antonyrajan of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy [INT] who was working in the Province of Sri Lanka [LKC], met a tragic end at sea, and was confirmed dead at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, 14 June 2020. He was aged 56. Father Thommai was a former Vice-Provincial of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy from 2005-2008.. Read More

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BEADS Don Bosco Lucknow Relief Aid for Marginalised Snake Charmers
12/06/2020.  INN #N.9398
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
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Bosco Educational and Development Society (BEADS) team from Don Bosco Technical Institute, Mohanlalganj-Lucknow District in Uttar Pradesh, distributed food 06 kilometres away from its premises, in Sausiran village under the Banthra Police Station jurisdiction. Sausiran village long considered as the 'village of snake charmers'is presently pushed to the brink of marginalisation, with a total loss of sustained livelihood and cultural articulation. COVID-19 and its disastrous aftermath has added to the misery of the semi-nomadic people whose survival is at stake. . Read More

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DBYA South Asia Delegates GoogleMeet Focuses on Young People Amidst Laudato Si' Year
09/06/2020.  INN #N.9396
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in Catechetics, ChildEducare, Counselling, DBYES, Disasters, Ecology, Education, Education and Culture, Education Higher , Education School, Evangelization, Formation, Justice and Human Rights, Language and Cultures, Life and Health, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Psychology, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Development, Social Ministry, SPA-India, SPCSA, Spirituality, The Regional, Vocation, Volunteering, Youth, Youth at Risk, Youth Groups


Don Bosco Youth Animation [DBYA] South Asia delegates had a GoogleMeet on Tuesday 09 June 2020. Father Robert Simon, the new DBYA South Asia Delegate moderated the meet. South Asia Regional Councillor Father Biju Michael inspired the delegates to ''put the young person at the centre of Salesian youth ministry.'' Revising the DBYA Annual Plan, the delegates decided to implement the GC 28 guidelines and integrate the action plan of the Laudato Si' Year responding to the cry of the earth and the poor. . Read More

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Chennai Salesians 'Relief With Dignity' Sustains Migrants
05/06/2020.  INB #N.9390
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Agronomy/Agrotech, Development Office, Disasters, Marginalized, Projects, Social Development, Social Ministry


The devastating COVID-19 gobal pandemic triggered off a humanitarian criss of unprecedented proportions across the globe. It was more severe in India, where people migrate in search of jobs and livelihood almsot on a daily basis. These were left stranded, distressed and desolate in the wake of the COVID-19. In this deplorable scenario, the Chennai Salesians [INM], through theier Province Planning and Development Office [PDO], conceived of a novel idea to sustain these vulnerable stranded. . Read More

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Don Bosco Childline Organises COVID-19 Awareness on Delhi Streets
30/05/2020.  INN #N.9383
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
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Don Bosco Childline, New Delhi organized a social awareness programme on COVID-19 on the streets of Delhi on 29 May, 2020. The resource persons informed the local people about the origin, transmission, symptoms and prevention of COVID-19.. Read More

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Don Bosco Ashalayam Facilitates Homebound Journey of 60 Migrant Labourers
28/05/2020.  INN #N.9380
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi  - 2 Comments
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Agencies, BOSCO, Development Office, Disasters, Justice and Human Rights, Life and Health, Marginalized, Social Development, Social Life, Social Ministry


On 27 May 2020, Ashalayam Don Bosco, New Delhi helped 60 migrant labourers return home from Delhi to Madhuvani and Chhapra in Bihar, by 02 separate buses. The nationwide lockdown has pushed migrant labourers coming from various states across India and who have been thus far working in the country's capital, into a state of extreme helplessness and risk.. Read More

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Don Bosco Network-South Asia COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Sustains 1.59 Million Across India
Radio Salesian Darjeeling to Partner UNICEF Sponsored `Mission Corona` in Nepali
42 Assam Migrants Rescued in Telangana by Don Bosco Navajeevan (DBNJ)
COVID-19 Relief Work by Don Bosco Ashalayam New Delhi Benefits 35, 000
Indian Salesian Father Thommai Antonyrajan Dies in Sri Lanka