Foundation laid for new skill development centre

Guwahati, Aug 19 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 »

Mumbai Salesian Family launch bicentenary DB@200
Mumbai, Aug 19 The entire Salesian Family of the Mumbai region gathered together at the Shrine of Don Bosco`s Madonna, Matunga on August 16, 2014, to launch the Bicentenary Celebrations leading towards the Birthday of Don Bosco in 2015. The focus, all through the Prayer service, was to have the members of the Salesian Family with the youth to return to Becchi, the place of their birth and to relive their commitment through their specific vocations.  Read More »
Lowe Glenford

DB Bicentenary: The West Khasi Hills Line Up!
Silchar, Aug 19 Torrential downpour could not dampen the enthusiasm of Don Bosco Institutions and Parishes in West Khasi Hills - Nongstoin, Sonapahar, Rangblang and Rambrai - from joining the rest of the Don Bosco world and ushering in the Bicentennial celebrations in an inspiring manner.  Read More »
Joseph Pulinthanath

DB Bicentenary and 100 Seasons with Dalit Bahujans celebrated at Ravulpalem
Hyderabad, Aug 18 Celebrations of PARA`s One Hundred Seasons (25 years) of Journey with Dalit Bahujans drew to a close on 16 August with multi-layered events at Ravulapalem, East Godavari (A.P.). The main events were the blessing and inauguration of `Surakshita`, the Home for Women in Distress, by Rev. Fr Raminedi Balaraju sdb (Salesian Provincial) and Sr Mary George (Vice Provincial, MSMHC), the flagging of the State level campaign against corporal punishments in schools by Prof. Madabhushi Sridhar (Central Information Commissioner), and the Public Meeting at the premises of Ekalavya Training Centre. The occasion also set the trajectory for the Journey PARA will continue to make with Dalit Bahujans.  Read More »
Pallithanam Thomas

Guwahati Salesians launch new strategy for skilling youth
Guwahati, Aug 17 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 »

Guwahati Province marks the start of DB`s Bicentenary with Blessings
Guwahati, Aug 17 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 »

Students plant 200 saplings to mark the 200th birth day of don bosco
Tiruchy, Aug 17 Students along with Salesians of Don Bosco, Varadarajanpet planted 200 saplings to mark the 200th Birth Day of Don Bosco on 16 August 2014. Fr. Thomas Louis SDB, the Rector, and Fr. Sagayaraj SDB, the Head Master took the lead to encourage the students towards this meaningful act.  Read More »
P.Dominic Bernatsha

``Don Bosco Does not Belong to the Salesians alone,`` - Bishop of Agartala
Silchar, Aug 17 ``Don Bosco does not belong to the Salesians alone, but to the whole Church,`` said Bishop Lumen Monteiro CSC, DD, Bishop of Agartala at the Holy Eucharist, the high point of the celebrations held last evening, 16 August, to mark the inauguration of Don Bosco`s Bicentenary year at Don Bosco Parish Agartala.  Read More »
Joseph Pulinthanath

Bicentenary celebration commences in Tiruchi with a call to personal renewal
Tiruchy, Aug 16 All 28 presences of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy observed 16 August 2016 as a day of Penitential Adoration which ended with a Eucharistic celebration along with the Salesian Family and the Young People of the presences. Aimed at Personal, Fraternal and Pastoral conversion, the birth day of Don Bosco turned out to be a day of spiritual experience. Heeding to the call of Fr. Albert Johnson, the Provincial, all salesians of the Province of Tiruchy observed 16 August 2014 as a day completely dedicated to the Eucharistic Adoration.  Read More »
P.Dominic Bernatsha

Shillong-Silchar Region Inaugurates Don Bosco`s Bicentenary of birth
Silchar, Aug 16 Shillong: The Salesian Family of Shillong-Silchar region held the inauguration of the Bicentenary of Don Bosco`s birth at Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, 16th August 2014. The programme began with a solemn Eucharistic celebration, at 9.30am, presided by Rev. Fr. George Maliekal SDB, the Provincial of the Salesian Province, Silchar, at the Sacred Heart Shrine, Mawlai. Present were a number of priests and religious from institutions in and around Shillong together with representatives of the Salesian Cooperators and a large group of youth.  Read More »
Dianetious Fernandez

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