Salesian Councillor General Visits Formation Houses in Pune and Nashik

Mumbai, Jul 28 A feeling of great pride and intense joy filled the Salesians residing at Don Bosco Youth Centre Pune (DBYC), and Divyadaan Nashik, as they welcomed their very own Fr Ivo Coelho, the newly elected Councillor General for Formation to their communities for a visit, from 20-23 July. Fr Coelho had served the Mumbai province and the house of Divyadaan in various capacities in the past. He made the two-day visits to DBYSC on 20 and 21 July, and to Nashik on 21-23 July.  Read More »
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Don Bosco Youth Centre inaugurated in Bangladesh
Kolkata, Jul 28 . Utrail: Youth centre activities in Utrail, Bangladesh, received a major fillip with the inauguration of a composite youth centre building by Fr. Guillermo Basañes SDB, on 25 July 2014 to facilitate the formation of youth through various residential and non residential programmes.  Read More »

B.Ph. Programme inaugurated at Salesian College, Sonada
Kolkata, Jul 24 The official inauguration of B. Ph. Programme at Salesian college Sonada was held on Thursday 17th July 2014. The function commenced at 9.30 AM with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest Rt. Rev. Bishop Stephen Lepcha, Bishop of Darjeeling Diocese.  Read More »

``Rice Advocacy and Justice Award`` to Bharat Kumar from BOSCO, Bangalore
Kolkata, Jul 23 . New Delhi: As the international community observes the 25th anniversary of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) a four days workshop on child rights was organized in New Delhi by PRATYEK in collaboration with UNICEF & Nineismine Campaign from 17 to 20 July 2014. On this occasion the ``Rice Advocacy and Justice Award`` was presented to Master Bharat Kumar from BOSCO, Bangalore, for his contribution to society as activist of child rights.  Read More »

Don Bosco and Yamaha Motor India join hands to help under privileged youth
Kolkata, Jul 23 The first Yamaha Training Center in Kolkata was inaugurated at Don Bosco Technical School, Liluah on 17 July, 2014. It brought together two renowned groups, Yamha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd and the Salesians of Don Bosco, both with their specific fields of specialization, to provide a platform to under privileged youths to build up their career through Skill Development Training.  Read More »

BOSCO reinforces child protection in Bangalore Railway Station
Kolkata, Jul 21 . BANGALORE: A new child assistance centre was inaugurated in Bangalore Railway Station under the direction of Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO) on 9 July by Mr. Anil Kumar Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Southern Western Railways. It was a long time wish for BOSCO that has been actualized by obtaining from the Railways a rent free space with adequate facilities for the rescued children in the platforms. BOSCO is a voluntary organization of the Salesians of Bangalore province working primarily for the rescue and rehabilitation of street, run away and working children in the city of Bangalore.  Read More »

Theologian and Salesian Priest Fr Sebastian Karotemprel Dies
Kolkata, Jul 20 . Shillong: Internationally renowned theologian, author and founder of several missionary institutions in Northeast India, Salesian Father Sebastian Karotemprel passed away in Shillong, Meghalaya, July 20. He was 83. The funeral will be held in Shillong, on July 23 at 1 p.m. Fr. George Maliekal sdb, Provincial Superior of the Salesian Province of Silchar to which Fr Karotemprel belonged, said Fr Sebastian has left his own indelible mark on the Church and society.  Read More »

Junior priests: from ``Maintenance mode`` to ``Mission Mode``
Guwahati, Jul 18 Thirty eight young priests from the provinces of Guwahati and Silchar met together at Siloam, Barapani for the Junior Priests` Meet from 14th to 16th July 2014. The young priests shared experiences of their priesthood and priestly ministry. The meeting was animated by Rev Fr. George Palamattam SDB, Director of Siloam, a Centre for Transformation and Leadership Resource.  Read More »

Salesian College students shine at the International Service-Learning in Philippines
Kolkata, Jul 18 Four students from Salesian College Sonada participated in the International Conference and Service-Learning (ISL) programme under the theme ``Disaster Response, Community Resilience, and the Role of the University`` from 28th June to 11th July 2014 in Iloilo City, Philippines. The student representatives of Salesian College were Vikash Gupta, Naresh Agarwal, Snom Panlook and Ramachand Shimray. They were accompanied by Salesian Fr. Ujjol Mondol. Shimray shared the following account of their experience with BIS:  Read More »

Life time honour for serving Mising tribe
Guwahati, Jul 17 Jorhat -- Lolima, Sabitri, Kampo and Jyotsna, four tribal youth leaders working with a social entrepreneur who opted the cultural path for development of their tribe nestled in remote part of northeast India honoured him with a life time recognition ceremony reserved only for becoming totally integrated into the culture and psyche of the tribe and for his life time service. A member of the Salesian province of Dimapur Fr KA Thomas Kalapurackal (58 years) who has been working with the Mising tribe during the last 15 years, was surprised by the four ladies and their families with the josag ceremony and honours.  Read More »

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