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News » Guwahati Province (ING)

St. John Bosco`s Bicentenary Birth Year Inaugurated in Guwahati
24/08/2014.  ING #N.7177
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Language and Cultures, Evangelization, Education Technical, Marginalized, Social Ministry, DB Alumni, Salesian Society, Education Dept, DB-Bicentenary


The Bicentenary birth year of Saint John Bosco (1815-2015), was officially inaugurated on August 23rd,2014, at the auditorium of Don Bosco School, Panbazar, Guwahati. Honorable Minister Pradyut Bordoloi, minister of Education, Power and industries, Government of Assam, graced the occasion as president of the function, while Jitesh Khosla, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Assam, was the chief guest.. Read More »

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Diphu Bishop inaugurates Don Bosco Junior College
23/08/2014.  ING #N.7176
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Language and Cultures, Education Technical, Justice and Human Rights, Education Dept, Education


In a glittering ceremony attended by a host of distinguished persons, educationists, college and school students and parents, the Don Bosco Junior College Diphu in Karbi Anglong District of Assam was inaugurated on 22nd August. The Chief Guest, Shri Dominic Uphing Maslai, the Executive Member i/c Higher Education in the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, unveiled the inaugural plaque, which was blessed by Dr. Paul Mattekatt, the Bishop of Diphu. Fr. V. M. Thomas, the Salesian Provincial of Guwahati, dedicated the Junior College to the people of Karbi Anglong. A variety of perfectly rendered songs and dances by the Junior College as well as by students from catholic schools of Diphu, Sojong, Amkachi and Manja enlivened the inaugural function.. Read More »

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Foundation laid for new skill development centre
19/08/2014.  ING #N.7173
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Education Technical, Religion, Social Ministry, Vocation, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The foundation ceremony for a new skill development institute with an aim to provide job-oriented training programmes to the unemployed youth of the region was laid in a glittering function held at St. Joseph`s Mission, Barpeta Road on 18th August. Rev Fr. VM Thomas, the provincial laid the foundation for the construction of the new centre. In his speech, he called on those gathered to extend all possible support in order to make the dreams of young people of the region come true. The centre was constructed with the support from the ChildAid Network, Germany.. Read More »

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Guwahati Salesians launch new strategy for skilling youth
17/08/2014.  ING #N.7168
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Youth Groups, Social Life, Education Technical, Youth at Risk, Social Development, Development Office, Don Bosco Tech India, BOSCO Out Reach, Bosco Training , Education Dept, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Tezpur - Heeding to the call of Pope Francis to pay attention to the world situation of `youth exclusions` Salesians of Guwahati province have come up with a new strategy to give unemployed youth access to employment opportunities. The inauguration of Don Bosco Social and Technical Institute (DBSTI) at Tezpur in Sonitpur District of Assam also marked the launch of the bi-centennial celebrations of Don Bosco`s birth, 16 August 2015.. Read More »

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Guwahati Province marks the start of DB`s Bicentenary with Blessings
17/08/2014.  ING #N.7167
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Education Technical, Education School, Religion, Social Development, Social Ministry, Salesian Society, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Thirty Salesians on 16 August started in the morning for a pilgrimage to Sashipur on the international border with Bhutan. The purpose was the blessing and dedication of the Don Bosco Church. It was an important event in the history of the province as it joined the rest of the world in the celebration of the opening of the bi-centenary year of Don Bosco`s birth. The day marked also the opening of the yearlong celebrations in all the Salesian communities of the province. The SDB Guwahati province was joined by other members of the Salesian family to dedicate and pledge the church `to exemplify the principles that were learned from Don Bosco and to commit oneself to uphold, respect and follow the standards set by the father and friend of the young.`. Read More »

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Guwahati Salesians meet the Media to kick off bicentennial celebrations
14/08/2014.  ING #N.7158
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Media, Youth Groups, Projects, Festivals, Youth at Risk, Anniversary, Lifestyle, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


As part of the preparation for the bicentennial of the birth of Don Bosco, the Salesian Province of Guwahati on 14th August 2014 held a media press conference for various media houses in the Guwahati Press Club at Ambari. Fr VM Thomas, the provincial was the key speaker during the press conference. He was joined by Fr Johnson Parackal, the jubilee organizing secretary, Fr Sebastian Kuricheal, Joint Secretary and treasurer of the august celebration, Fr Thomas Kunnappallil, the economer of the province and Fr Lukose Cheruvalel, the Director of Snehalaya: a street childrens` home. A good number of journalists were present for the press conference.. Read More »

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Don Bosco bicentenary celebration tomorrow
14/08/2014.  ING #N.7156
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Media, Festivals, Anniversary, Marginalized, BOSCO, Social Ministry, Salesian Society, DB-Bicentenary


A year- long celebration to commemorate the bicentenary of Saint John Bosco, the great 19th century Italian priest and a friend of youth will be organised by Don Bosco Society, Guwahati. The celebration will kick off with a programme on August 15.. Read More »

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Mission Councillor Basañes addresses University students
13/08/2014.  ING #N.7155
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Evangelization, Social Ministry, Salesian Society, Missions, Education


Fr.Guillermo Basañes, General Councilor of the Salesian Missions worldwide made his maiden visit to Assam Don Bosco University, Azara campus, 13 August. He was accompanied by Salesian provincials of Dimapur and Guwahati. . Read More »

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DB University starts MSc in Physics
11/08/2014.  ING #N.7151
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Education Dept, Education


In a rare coincidence, on 7th anniversary of the start of B.Tech program at Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology at Azara which launched the Assam Don Bosco University, the Basic Sciences Department of ADBU launched today, 11 August 2014, Master of Science in Physics with 14 students. Another six more students are expected to join shortly.. Read More »

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ABU Students Trained in Social Media to launch M.A. in Mass Communication
08/08/2014.  ING #N.7147
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Media, Education Dept, Education


Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) held three days of workshop on social media immersion from 4th - 6th August to launch its Masters in Mass Communication called ``Convergent Media & Technologies.`` There were 22 participants from India and abroad - Maldives, Myanmar, and South Sudan. . Read More »

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