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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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MumbaiSalesians Mourn the Demise of Father Byron D'Silva
27/05/2020.  INB #N.9379
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Missions, Obituary, Parish / Church, Profiles, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Vocation


The Salesian Province of St. Francis Xavier Bombay [INB] mourns with great sadness the demise of Father Byron Anthony D'Silva, aged 77, on 27 May 2020 at 14:15hrs, at the Holy Spirit Hospital Andheri-Mumbai. He was a Salesian of Don Bosco for 56 years. The funeral service will be a private ceremony, due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions protocol. Born at Dramapur-Goa on 15 February 1943, Father D'Silva did his novitiate and made his 1st Religious Profession at Yercaud on 24 May 1964. He was ordained priest on 16 December 1972 at Panjim.. Read More

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Father Chrys Saldanha's Golden Jubilee of Priesthood Provides Life Lessons for Young Salesians [ANS Interview]
26/05/2020.  INB #N.9378
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Anniversary, Formation, Profiles, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Spirituality, Success Story, Vocation


Father Chrysanthus Saldanha, fondly called 'Chrys' is currently based at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He commemorated the Golden Jubilee of his sacerdotal ordination on 17 May. He also celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of his religious profession this year. Father Saldanha has dedicated himself to Salesian Formation and has also served as MumbaiSalesians' Provincial of St. Francis Xavier Bombay [INB]. He also coordinated the launch of Project Africa.Father Saldanha has done many good works in his Salesian life. 50 years after his priestly ordination, here is an interview- testimony that can say a lot for and to all young Salesians. Reproduced here, is the Interview published by Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS).. Read More

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Sacred Heart Novitiate Manoharabad Concludes Silver Jubilee with Professions on 24 May
26/05/2020.  INH #N.9376
Posted by YERRAMANENI Baly, Hyderabad
News in Formation, Rector Major, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Spirituality, Vocation


On 24 May, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, the Sacred Heart Novitiate, Manoharabad of the Province of St Joseph Hyderabad [INH] offered 10 young men, who made a courageous and generous offering of themselves to the Lord through their 1st Salesian religious profession. They were joined by 03 clerics who renewed their vows and 03 more clerics who made their perpetual profession. Due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, this was a simple celebration, but even the pandemic of such global proportions could not detract from the solemnity and festivity of this important moment in the lives of these young men.. Read More

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DBYA-South Asia Webinar Discusses Salesian Youth Ministry Amidst COVID-19
24/05/2020.  INN #N.9375
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in ChildEducare, DBYES, Disasters, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education Higher , Education School, Evangelization, Formation, Language and Cultures, Lifestyle, Media, Social Life, Social Ministry, SPCSA, The Regional, Vocation, Youth, Youth Groups


Don Bosco Youth Animation South Asia [DBYA-SA] organised a 02-hour webinar on 22 May 'Salesian Youth Ministry amidst COVID-19 to discuss the 04 dimensions [Educaion to Faith, Education and Culture, Social Experience and Vocational Guidance]. Youth Ministry Delegates and the heads of the 04 Dimensions of Youth Ministry from every Salesian province of South Asia, participated in the webinar. Moderated by Father Robert Simon, the panelists were Father Paulraj Amalraj, Father Maria Charles and Father Glenford Lowe. All the participants were invited to take stock and read the signs of the times during Covid-19 and accompany young people in these challenging times. . Read More

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Salesian News South Asia Weekly Podcast Launched
24/05/2020.  INC #N.9374
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Media, Social Life, Success Story, The Regional


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. . Read More

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83 Young Men Make 1st Profession as Salesians in South Asia
24/05/2020.  INC #N.9373
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata  - 1 Comments
News in Formation, Religion, Salesian Society, The Regional, Vocation, Youth


The Don Bosco South Asia region this year has a total of 83 novices making their 1st profession. They were trained in 06 novitiates; 05 in India (Chennai, Darjeeling, Dimapur, Kerala and Shillong) and 01 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. . Read More

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Docu-Video Pays Tribute to 03 Salesians Killed in Imphal, in 2001
19/05/2020.  INB #N.9372
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Disasters, Missions, Obituary, Profiles, Salesian Society, The Regional, Vocation


''The Three Red Diamonds of Kangleipak, The Ransom Paid,'' - with Kangleipak recalling the ancient name of Manipur - is the title of a video-documentary tribute by Indian Salesian Father Thomas Josekutty Madathiparambil, in memory of the 03 Salesians - Father Raphael Paliakara, Father Andreas Kindo, Cleric Shinu Joseph Valliparambil -killed in Imphal in 2001, protecting the young people present in the Salesian Novitiate at the time. Father Josekutty was one of those novices and remembers that incident very well, which opposed the generosity of sacrifice to the arrogance of violence.. Read More

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Don Bosco Network South Asia COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Sustains Scores of Homebound Migrants
19/05/2020.  INN #N.9371
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Agencies, BOSCO, Development Office, Disasters, Justice and Human Rights, Marginalized, Missions, Procure, Projects, Social Development


In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic catastrophe, Bosconet - Don Bosco Network South Asia has managed a massive quantum of solidarity relief. Finding innovative ways to help the vulnerable marginalized, especially migrants cope with long-term challenges, the Don Bosco Network through its 354 institutions, registered as NGOs across India,has fed the penniless poor, sheltered the stranded, with reassurance and preventive education. . . Read More

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Father Joseph Pauria Installed as 17th Provincial of Kolkata [INC] in Turin
18/05/2020.  INC #N.9369
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Appointments, Parish / Church, Profiles, Rector Major, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional, Vocation


Father Joseph Pauria was installed as the 17th Provincial of the Salesian Province of Kolkata on 17 May 2020 at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians,Turin-Italy Father Guillermo Basa�es, former General Councillor for Missions presided at the ceremony.. Read More

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