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Brother confidant of 3 provincials marks diamond jubilee
By C.M. Paul
Kolkata, Oct. 17.  Bandel -- A Salesian Brother who served as Provincial Secretary to 3 provincials marks his diamond jubilee, 21st October 2018. A confidant of 3 Italian provincials, he was also trained in audiovisual catechesis in 1970s in Italy and France. He was also instrumental in bringing out the first regular and almost monthly Calcutta province newsletter in Salesian India in the early 1970s.
Today, out of 269 confreres in Kolkata province, there are 18 Salesian Brothers and leading their list is Br Chacko Kunnathupurayidom - 84 years, the jubilarian.
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There are many firsts to the credit of Bro Chacko who could be the first Salesian Brother Secretary to three provincials of Calcutta province (Fr. Mauro Cassaroti, Fr. Stroscio Rosario, and Fr. Nicholas Lo Groi) from 1965 to 1978. He was also the pioneer in bringing out 10 issues of province newsletter (SNC - Salesian News Calcutta) the predecessor of KNOTS (Kolkata News of the Salesians) each year through the primitive reprographic process of cutting waxed stencils and cyclostyling.

Brother Chacko could be the first Salesian Brother in India who had extensive training in audiovisuals for catechesis with hands on training in Italy and France. In Italy Brother Chacko after completing On-going Formation at the Salesian Generalate in Pisana from October 1978 to February 1979 went to Valdocco School of Photography in Turin (February 1979 to September 1979) and moved on to ElleDiCi Leumann, Turin Catechetical and Audio-Visual Centre of the Salesians for training in audio-visual catechesis.

Brother Chacko also had 3 months training in audio-visual catechesis at Oblates of Mary Immaculate Fr Pierre Babin's (OMI) Centre for Research and Education in Communication (CREC) in Lyon, France. The program which Bro Chacko attended at Lyons from September to December 1979 was christened CREC-AVEX (Audio Visual Expression).

On his return to India, Bro Chacko was assigned as Assistant Director at DBCMC Tengra from 1980 to 1989.

After almost a decade's stint at Nitika Don Bosco formerly DBCMC, Brother Chacko moved to National Post Novitiate Training Centre for Salesian Brothers at Vidyaniketan Kalyani for 9 years from 1989 to 1998.

He also was administrator at Savio Bhavan aspirantate in Azimganj for 3 years from 1998 to 2001 and moved on to parish ministry at Catholic Church Berhampore in Murshidabad (2001 to 2004) after which he was administrator at Don Bosco Welfare Centre at Joypur in Birbhum (2004 to 2013).

Brother Chacko had a mission experience at Diamond Harbour from 2013 to 2017 and since then he is at Bandel Seminary - the cradle of the senior Salesians of Calcutta, Guwahati, Shillong, Dimapur and New Delhi provinces.

Eldest of five sisters and two brothers, Brother Chacko was born at Kizhaparayar in Kottayam district Kerala.

Bandel Seminary keeps his jubilee on Sunday 21st October 2018.


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