Father Tom's release: Thanksgiving Mass Organised in Bangalore

Mumbai, 2017 Sep 17 Bangalore: The Bangalore Archdiocese, the Salesians of Bangalore Province and the Catholic Religious of India Bangalore Unit came together at St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral at 5 pm on Thursday to thank the Lord for the release of Fr. Tom Uzhunalil SDB, abducted in Yemen 18 months ago.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

With Oman help, Abducted Salesian priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil rescued from Yemen
Mumbai, 2017 Sep 12 Father Uzhunnalil was kidnapped by a group of armed men on March 4, 2016, during an attack on the home of the Missionaries of Charity in Aden, Yemen, where 16 people died, including 4 religious. Official confirmation came from a tweet by Sushma Swaraj, the Honourable Indian Foreign Minister. The ministry of external affairs has confirmed the report. ''I am happy to inform that Fr Tom Uzhunnalil has been rescued,'' external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Father Gerad Majella SDB conferred Phd in Philosophy by The Universal press Media Education Vidyapith
Chennai, 2017 Sep 11 Universal press Media Education Vidyapith organised a Honorary Doctorate convocation for almost 46 members belonging to different parts of Tamil Nadu. Father Gerad Majella SDB received his DOCTORATE IN PHILOSOHY.  Read More »
MATTHEWS Dominic

Valedictory Programme at Don Bosco Institute
Guwahati, 2017 Sep 10 September 5, 2017 will remain a red letter day for about 178 Bosconians who have graduated after having completed three months of vocational courses at the Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati. The graduation ceremony began at 9.30 am was graced by the presence of Sr. Augustinet, the Regional Superior of Missionaries of charity along with other two sisters, the Executive Director, the associate and the deputy directors, the staff and students of DBI.  Read More »
Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan

Conference on ''Lay Minisitries in North East India'' held at DBI, Guwahati
Guwahati, 2017 Sep 10 The North Eastern Regional Pastoral Conference, a gathering of the Catholic Church leadership was inaugurated by His Excellency Giambattista Di Quattro, Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal 9th September at Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra. The conference is attended by a total of 200 leaders from across various rank and file of the Catholic Church in NE. His Excellency Giambattista Di Quattro inaugurated the conference in an official function in the presence of CBCI General Secretary Rt. Rev. Theodore Mascarenhas, Archbishops and Bishops from 15 dioceses of North East India and a large number of priests, nuns and laity representing all dioceses and religious communities of North East India. The theme of the conference is, ''LAY MINISTRIES IN NORTH EAST INDIA''.  Read More »
Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan

Standstill Utopias - Making Religion Work for the Marginalized
Hyderabad, 2017 Aug 30 Dr.Jose Maliekal's doctoral thesis, Standstill Utopia - Dalits Encountering Christianity , now a book published by Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (ISPCK) was released in the presence of community leaders, academics, government officials, church ministers and activists at Ekalavya Training Centre, People's Action For Rural Awakening, Ravulapalem. It was only fitting the that the release was done at Ravulapalem, which is the gateway to Konaseema, the site of the research on Madiga Community's encounter with Christianity.  Read More »
PALLITHANAM Thomas

Incessant downpour paralyses normal life in Mumbai
Mumbai, 2017 Aug 29 Torrential rains accompanied by strong winds pummelled Mumbai, disrupting rail, road and air services, uprooting trees, swamping homes, and bringing the megapolis and satellite towns to their knees. But there were no casualties. People's woes were compounded by the high tide that prevented natural drainage of water into the sea.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Nurturing Talents of the Young through Dance and Songs
Guwahati, 2017 Aug 28 A truly wonderful Inter school Dance and Singing Competition was held on 25th August, 2017 in Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Tura as part of its year-long Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Ten schools from around Tura participated in the competitions. Shri. Robinhood Momin, former MDC of Tura and present Chairperson of the 100 Drum Festivals was the chief guest.  Read More »
Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan

SARANALAYAM - Inauguration of a New Children's Home for Vulnerable Girls (INM)
Chennai, 2017 Aug 25 Don Bosco Anbu Illam - Saranalayam (A New Children's Home for Vulnerable Girls) was blessed and inaugurated on 24 June, 2017 by Father K.M. Jose, SDB (Salesian Provincial of Chennai Province), in the presence of Mr. Senthil (District Child Protection Officer, Tiruvallur), Rev. Sr. Josephine, SMA (Mother General of SMA Congregation) and former directors of DBAI at Pope John's Garden, Madavaram, Chennai.  Read More »
MATTHEWS Dominic

Motivation cum Techno and Science Expo for Students
Tiruchy, 2017 Aug 25 The young people in the rural setup lack motivation in their studies and scientific thinking as they do not get much exposure and opportunities. Equipping them would mean empowering the whole nation. Hence, the Pastor Lenssen Polytechnic College, (A Don Bosco Institution) Kuthenkuly, organized a day of Motivational seminar along with a technical and science exhibition for the 10th STD students of the locality.  Read More »
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