en-us Don Bosco India News in Province : 'All' Classification : 'Education Higher ' http://www.donboscoindia.com © Copyright 2005 All rights reserved Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:09:51 +0000India Standard Time kjlouis@gmail.com Don Bosco india http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/images/toplogo1.gif http://www.donboscoindia.com/ 255 41 Visit http://www.donboscoindia.com http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=8491 Father Gerad Majella SDB conferred Phd in Philosophy by The Universal press Media Education Vidyapith 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. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=5.0&newsid=8485 Standstill Utopias - Making Religion Work for the Marginalized 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. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=8480 Motivation cum Techno and Science Expo for Students 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. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=8467 Social Surfing Workshop at Don Bosco Tura Don Bosco College organized a workshop on Social Surfing for the students of the First Semester - Arts, Science and Commerce Social Surfing on Saturday, 19th August, 2017. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=8457 Karbi Anglong in Assam set to witness Education Revolution Braving militancy and taking on chronic underdevelopment in the hill district, Don Bosco plans to set up a chain of institutions in Diphu Karbi Anglong, the hill district in Central Assam ravaged by militancy and saddled with illiteracy, is set to witness a silent revolution in the field of education. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=8450 JYOTI: A Sadri Film Released Don Bosco College, Golaghat had its freshers` day on 8th August 2017. In it, a short Film entitled `JYOTI` was released and screened for the benefit of the students. It is a first ever Salesian production in sadri language. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=8441 Youth Pastoral Day at SIGA SIGA Polytechnic College, a leading institute of Printing Technology in South India, celebrated their Youth Pastoral Day on Wednesday, 26 July 2017. The glittering function was inaugurated by Rev. Dr. John Bosco Lourdusamy SDB, Vice Provincial of the Salesian Province of Chennai, in the presence of Fr. John Christy SDB, Rector, Father P. T. Joseph SDB, Principal, Father Parthibanraj SDB, Director of Deepagam, and Father Mani Lazar SDB, the Province Youth Director. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=8436 Rajya Puraskar Award (Governor Award) test Camp for Scouts and Guides The Salesian Family of Tiruchy province organized the Rajya Puraskar Award (Governor Award) test camp for our Scouts and Guides at Don Bosco School - Surya Nagar Madurai from 28 to 30 July 2017. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=8419 John Shilshi motivates Youth on ``Right Careers`` John Shilshi, IPS Join Director National Security Council Secretariat Govt. of India, gave a motivational talk and career guidance for the students of Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE) at 11.30 am to 1.20 pm on 21 July 2017. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=8358 New parent & educator guide to media literacy & fake news Palo Alto, CA. (ConnectSafely). ConnectSafely.org, a leading nonprofit internet safety organization, is releasing the Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News, now available for free online. The guide helps parents and educators understand not how to address the topic of ``fake news,`` but the larger issue of media literacy. With the proliferation of media, it`s become difficult to sort through the noise, to know which sources to trust and why. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=8353 Hills College starts four new Honours level courses Darjeeling - Salesian College Sonada (SCS) Darjeeling affiliated to North Bengal University in Siliguri is set to start 4 new BA Honours level courses for the academic year 2017-18 starting 3rd July. The new courses introduced are BA Honours in Mass Communication, Philosophy, Geography, and B.Com Hons in Finance. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=8227 IGNOU awards travel, tourism PhD to Darjeeling Salesian New Delhi - Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) awarded Doctor of Philosophy Degree to a Catholic priest from Darjeeling at its convocation ceremony held in New Delhi, 13 April 2017. Salesian Father Babu Joseph of Calcutta province was the proud recipient of the degree. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=8194 Salesian College, Dimapur congratulates Dr. Tiatula Ozukum, Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE), Dimapur extends heartiest congratulations to Dr. Tiatula Ozukum, Asst, Researcher of SCHE on being conferred the Doctorate of Philosophy. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=8193 Lone Britisher chief guest at Sonada graduation day Darjeeling - The graduation day at Salesian College Sonada held on 16 March marked the presence one of the last Britishers residing in Darjeeling as chief guest. Mr John West who came to the hills in 1965 as young Baptist missionary has been a long-time associate of Salesian College Sonada. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=8184 Salesian College Dimapur keeps the International Women`s Day As the world celebrates the International Women`s Day (March 8), Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE) wishes and appreciates all the lady students and faculty for their valuable contribution to the College. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=8162 Zaukhumgam Sikngpho a Don Bosco Alumni student joins the Indian Army Don Bosco Alumni from Bosco Bible School, Hijuguri, Tinsukia - A young Arunachalee from Dirakpathar village in Bordumsa, Zaukhumgam Singpho has cracked the 11 SSB Allahabad in his very first attempt and ranked 16 in the `All-India Ranking`. A graduate in history, Zaukhumgam is the only candidate from Arunachal Pradesh to get through in the 11 SSB Allahabad. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=8161 Don Bosco School Principals in the Province of Guwahati meet The Salesian principals of the province met on 15th February, 2017 at the Provincial House, Panbazar-Guwahati. Father Johnson Parackal, DBSEM co-ordinator welcomed the Provincial Father VM Thomas and the principals. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=8155 The Peace Run Students from 16 different Mumbai-based schools participated in `The Peace Run`, a brainchild of Principal, Father Godfrey D`sa, to commemorate the Centenary Year of St. Joseph`s High School, Wadala which was held on February 11. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=8149 First Salesian from Sikkim ordained priest Pakyong, Sikkim -- The first Salesian priest from northeastern Indian Himalayan state of Sikkim concluded the season of priestly ordinations of the Salesians of Don Bosco in south Asia becoming 61st deacon to be ordained. Bishop Stephen Lepcha of Darjeeling-Sikkim ordained priest Deacon Stephen Biswakarma at a solemn ceremony at Christ the King Church Pakyong, East Sikkim district, 11 February 2017. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=8130 International Conference on Mathematical Applications at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur An International Conference on Mathematical Applications in Engineering and Technology (ICMA-2017) was organized by the PG and Research Department of Mathematics, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur on 27th and 28th of January, 2017 in collaboration with Academy of Discrete Mathematics (ADMA) and IIR Journals under the leadership of Dr. G. Britto Antony Xavier, the Convener. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=8123 International Conference on Emerging Trends in Youth Development - Best Practices and Sustainable Models A two-day International Conference on ``EMERGING TRENDS IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT`` (Best Practices & Sustainable Models) was organised by P.G & Research Department of Social Work, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) Tirupattur and Don Bosco Youth Animation South Asia (DBYASA) New Delhi in partnership with FSL - India, Bengaluru held at Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) Tirupattur from the 20-21 January, 2017. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=8110 National Conference on &#34;Pen, Pain and Writing ,Thinking Links, Connectives and Negotiations&#34; Siliguri - A college in North Bengal organised a literature fest for lovers of English language on issues related to pain and writing in literature with enthusiastic participants from several colleges and universities engaging in talks and discussions, and presenting scientific papers on varied related topics. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=8088 Symbios 2016: Connect, Celebrate And Commit Five Salesian schools from Mumbai - with 50 participants each - took part in SYMBIOS, a youth event, held for the first in the Mumbai Province at the Don Bosco campus in Matunga on December 7 and 8. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=8086 Bengal&#39;s first college radio starts broadcast Darjeeling: Educationists and top leaders attended the launch of West Bengal&#39;s first college radio on December 8 at Salesian College at Sonada near Darjeeling. &#34;It is indeed a proud moment for me and for the entire North Bengal University (NBU) family as we launch the first college community radio,&#34; said Nupur Das, who represented the university at the colorful function. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=8083 Don Bosco College, Diphu inaugurated The inauguration of Don Bosco College, Diphu took place on 8 December, 2016. Prof. Dhrubajyoti Saikia, Vice Chancellor, Cotton College State University inaugurated the college building. On the same day, the foundation stone was blessed by Paul Mattekkatt, DD, the Bishop of Diphu Diocese for the new boys&#39; and girls&#39; hostel building at the permanent campus at 6th mile, a plot of 50 acres donated by the bishop. Father VM Thomas, Provincial laid the foundation of the hostel buildings. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=8074 Sacred Heart College signs MoU with Alcala University of Spain Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, has signed an MoU with Alcala University, Madrid, Spain, last week paving the way for different exchange programmes between the two institutions. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=8073 School tells Jesus story through Gospel music Siliguri - A school in North Bengal put together an ambitious project to perform an Off Broadway Gospel musical with a cast of some 300 students. Ranked 1st Boys` School in West Bengal and securing 6th All India rank in the Education Today survey Don Bosco School Siliguri established in 1973 presented the 70 minute musical for its annual parents` day, 3-4 December 2016. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=8058 Help young people think, reflect, prelate tells higher educationists Shillong - A global prelate in northeast India told leaders of higher education holding a national conference to ``help young people to think and reflect.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=8051 Don Bosco lives on ... Don Bosco Matunga celebrates 75 years Don Bosco High School, Matunga completes its 75th year - this scholastic year - and it`s with pride and nostalgia that we reminisce the magic and the events unfolding thereafter that fashioned a dream school for youngsters in Mumbai. The school is not only the first Don Bosco institution in the city of Mumbai, but it is also the cradle of the Mumbai Salesian Province. At this significant milestone in history of the Salesian Mumbai Province, it is inevitable that we turn the clock back to reinvent the fragrance of the 75 long - and at times, forgotten - years. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=8040 National Conference on Quality Assurance in Autonomous Colleges at Tirupattur Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, held a two-day National Conference on `Quality Assurance in Autonomous Colleges` on 4-5 November. Some 125 faculty members from various Autonomous Colleges from the four southern states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Karnataka and Kerala took part in the event that was sponsored by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC) and organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Sacred Heart College. In his keynote address, Dr. Andrew Francis, Principal of St. Joseph College, Trichy, highlighted the significant role of IQAC in Autonomous Colleges. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=8025 Family, a new focus for the Salesians Pope Francis in his apostolic exhortation &#39;Amoris Laetitia&#39; speaks of families as the primary setting for socialisation, helping the future generation learn issues of primary importance, namely of &#39;faith&#39;, &#39;hope&#39; and &#39;charity&#39;. Father Fabio Attard, the Salesian General Councillor for Youth Ministry, in the South Asia Youth Ministry Regional meeting held at Don Bosco Provincial House in Matunga from November 1 to 3, stressed on the importance of the Salesians expanding their scope of focus by including the family unit to their already existing youth-centric ministry. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=8023 Transform India through Education The 4th National Education Conference of The Don Bosco School Principals under the motto ``Don Bosco: Transforming India through Education`` was inaugurated on Friday, 4th November at 6:30 pm. The Keynote address was given by Prof. Ashoke Dutta, Former Director, IIM Shillong. Father Fabio Attard SDB, General Councillor for Youth Ministry, Rome delivered a special message at the inaugural programme. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=8021 MILCLICKS: the new UNESCO&#39;s Campaign Paris, (UNESCO). Everyday, millions of < clicks > are done by people to engage online. They play, read, watch video, listen to music, socialize and search for information. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=8018 Book Review: Empowering Education in Today&#39;s India Book Published by Don Bosco Youth Animation - South Asia, New Delhi, Edited by Jesu Pudumai Doss, Sahayadas Fernando and Maria Charles Antonysamy http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=8017 Creating Engaging Youth Spaces through the Salesian Youth Movement The Youth Ministry Leaders of the Salesians of Don Bosco in South Asia gathered at Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga on 30th and 31st October, 2016. The purpose of the meeting was to define strategies and engage youth for effective youth services in South Asia. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=8016 Education Conference for Don Bosco Schools India 2016 The `Gateway to the North East` is all set to welcome the participants of the 4th National Education Conference of Don Bosco School Principals in association with the Salesian Province of Guwahati will be held at Don Bosco School, Panbazar, Guwahati, Assam from November 04 to 06 2016. The theme of the conference will be ``Transforming India through Education.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=8015 Golden Jubilee Year - Kristu Jyoti College, Bangaluru Kristu Jyoti College inaugurated its Golden Jubilee Year (1967-2017) on 31 October, 2016, in the presence of Archbishop Dominic Jala sdb, Regional Superior of South Asia, Father Maria Arokia Kanaga sdb and Father Joyce sdb, the Provincial of Bangalore. The yearlong Jubilee celebrations of KJC will end in November 2017 in the presence of Rector Major, Father Angel Fernandez sdb. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=8012 Seminar on &#34;Defining Strategies for Effective Youth Services in South Asia&#34; The Salesian Youth Ministry Delegates in South Asia will commence their meeting at the Don Bosco Provincial House, Mumbai to discuss on the Theme &#34;Defining Strategies for Effective Youth Services in South Asia&#34; from 29-31 October. The Chief Animator: Dr. Fabio Attard SDB, General Councillor for Youth Ministry, Rome will be animating the Delegates on the topic of &#34;Youth Ministry and Family&#34; from 31 October - 3 November, 2016 organised by Don Bosco Youth Animation South Asia. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=8010 Hills College Launches Web Radio Sonada - A college in Darjeeling has become the first to launch a full-fledged web radio with 20 different programs in Nepali language. It is also the first Community / Campus Radio in West Bengal and entire northeast India to be run by a college. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7989 Sinoj Thomas, Past Pupil of Don Bosco wins Media Award Sinoj Thomas, a reporter with Manorama News television channel and a past pupil of Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu (Master of Communication and Journalism Batch 2012-2014), won the inaugural Aster Media Award for socially impactful reporting in Malayalam. He was honoured for his story about a young tribal widow, who manages to survive and feed her children solely with the leftovers from the School Midday Meal programme. The award, instituted by healthcare charity DM Foundation, carries a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh and recognizes journalists whose works help shape public awareness and drive action on socially relevant issues. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=7988 Dr Banzelao Teixeira sdb awarded Gold Medal Dr Banzelao Teixeira sdb will be awarded a Gold Medal for obtaining 30/30 in his doctoral thesis. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7986 MICKEY on Silver Screens Everyone, but Don Bosco, scripted a problem-filled life for him. Mickey, the gang leader, would never have imagined that a priest could re-script his life for the better. Mickey is an unforgettable testament to the system of Don Bosco and the triumph of the marginalized lot in our society, if cared for. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=7981 Instrumentation Centre Inaugurated at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur As an institution of higher education, the spirit of innovation and research has always been a part of the DNA of Sacred Heart College. The inauguration of the Instrumentation Centre at the Abraham Panampara Research Centre (APRC) of the Sacred Heart College on 7 October 2016 is the latest example of this spirit. The Centre was inaugurated and blessed by Fr. C. Antonyraj, Rector of the College, in the presence of Fr. Maria Antonyraj, the Principal, the faculty and students. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=7976 Leadership and Training Programme for Principals and Headmasters of Dimapur Province Leadership and Management Training Programme for Principals and Headmasters of Dimapur Province is underway at Provincial House Dimapur. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7975 College Students on spiritual and emotional renewal With hands and hearts raised in prayer and praise the students at Don Bosco Institutes of Higher Education, Angadikadvu, Kerala participated in the annual Inner Healing Spiritual Retreat animated by the Sehion Retreat Centre, Attappady. The four-day renewal program from 28 September to 1 October 2016 was attended by 800 Catholic students. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7971 Trade Mark Caution Notice It is hereby made aware that our under-mentioned clients: ALL INDIA DON BOSCO EDUCATION SOCIETY (Regd. No. S/24921 of 1993) B-32, Gali No. 7, Technical Institute, Okhla Road, New Delhi - 110025 India are the proprietors of the following Trade Marks <b>DON BOSCO</b> http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=7970 National Conference on Psychology and Holistic Wellbeing at Tirupattur The Postgraduate Department of Counselling Psychology of Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, organized its second annual National Conference on ``Psychology and Holistic Wellbeing`` on 29 September 2016 in collaboration with the Department of Psychology, Periyar University, Salem. The academic content of the conference was notable for its diversity. As many as 65 papers were presented which focused on various aspects of well-being. An important aspect was the fact that 85% of the papers were empirical studies. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=7968 Father Praveen Peter SDB successfully defends his Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry Father Praveen Peter SDB, Vice Principal and Asst. Professor, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, successfully defended his PhD thesis in Chemistry, titled, &#34;Investigations on Polyoxometalates&#34;, under the guidance of Dr. T. Jeyabalan, Associate Professor, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, on 1 October 2016. Around 150 research scholars, professors, students, Salesians, friends and well-wishers attended the event. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=7965 Alternative Theatre Explores the Trials and Travails of Diaspora Communities The Maatru Nataga Iyakkam (MNI), an alternative theatre club of Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, was again on stage on 25th and 26th September 2016 with yet another theatrical performance, Nedum Payanam (A Long Journey), a gripping drama showing the joys and sorrows, the struggles and anxieties, the trials and travails, the community spirit and unity of two diaspora communities the Parambu hill people and the Jawadhi hill people of Tamil Nadu. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7962 Seminar on Social Media at Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore A two-day seminar on Social Media: Rewards and Regrets was organised and coordinated by Father Gilbert Choondal sdb and Father Previnth Joe Tony sdb at Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore as part of its academic endeavour on 26 and 27 September 2016. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7955 Multicultural Divyadaan Nashik-based, Divyadaan, organised its annual seminar on Multicultural Competence to understand the different perspectives of cultures on September 16 and 17. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7919 Assam Sahitya Sabha appoints Dr. Stephen Mavely SDB as the Chief Adviser of its E-Journal Father (Dr.) Stephen Mavely SDB, Vice Chancellor, Assam Don Bosco University has received an invitation from the Assam Sahitya Sabha requesting him to be their Chief Advisor for the e-journal of the Sabha. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7913 Inauguration of the Academic Year of the New Don Bosco College at Bongaigaon The Inauguration of the Academic year of Don Bosco Junior College, Bongaigaon was a historic moment for the Province of Guwahati as well as for the people of BTAD and Lower Assam. The inauguration of the Academic Year was also, in some way, inauguration of the college itself, a long-cherished dream come true for the Province of Guwahati. The inaugural programme was held on 17th August, by Shri Kampa Borgoyary, Deputy Chief of Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD). http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=7908 Sacred Heart Theological College commences their academic year Shillong: The New Scholastic session (2016-17) of Sacred Heart Theological College Shillong commenced with a solemn inaugural ceremony in which the faculty and students were joined by Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong and five Salesian provincial superiors. In his homily during the Holy Eucharistic celebration that he presided over, Archbishop Jala dwelt on the theme of Mercy. The Mass was followed by the official inauguration ceremony held in the Karotemprel Memorial hall. It began with invocation of the Holy Spirit by the Assembly. Father Gervasis, then, after a Scripture reading, led the Assembly in prayer. Archbishop Dominic Jala, the Chief Guest and three members of the Governing Board lighted the lamp. The students of the college then sang the college anthem. Father V.T Jose welcomed the grand assembly. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7906 Don Bosco College Tura Organises Eye Check Up and Blood Donation Camp Don Bosco College, Tura, held a two-day programme to create awareness among students on their social responsibility and service to the needy. The programme consisted of an eye check-up camp and a blood donation pledge camp and a cleanship campaign, August 12-13. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7883 Laurels to Don Bosco Past Pupil The Management, staff and students of Don Bosco Arts and Science College, Angadikadavu, felicitated Saneesh T. K. a past pupil of the college on the occasion of winning the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award and Kerala State Television Award 2016 for the his investigative story on M-Sand mining in the state of Kerala. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=7870 C.R.Engineering College to be managed by the Province of Tiruchy The inaugural function of the C.R.Engineering College at Madurai was a happy moment for the INT province as it enters into a new ministry of taking up the management of the college from this academic year. The inaugural function was presided over by Rev. Father Albert Johnson Sdb, the Salesian Provincial of Tiruchy. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7860 Dr. Stephen Mavely SDB from ADBU among &#39;100 Most Influential Vice-Chancellors&#39; The Vice Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University, Father (Dr.) Stephen Mavely has been awarded with the award fhor the &#39;100 Most Influential Vice-Chancellors&#39; in Asia-Pacific region by World Education Congress, held on 23rd June, 2016 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The 100 awardees spanned most of the countries of Asia and Africa. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7849 Honing the Skills of Salesian Educators Two separate training sessions were organised for the teachers of seven Salesian schools at Don Bosco Senior Secondary School and Junior College, Nerul and at Don Bosco High School and Junior College, Borivli on June 9, to enhance the teaching skills of every Salesian Educator. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=7846 St. Anthony`s College excels at International Football Tournament SHILLONG: St. Anthony&#39;s College Shillong made North East India proud by reaching the finals of the football tournament for Colleges in South and South East Asia, held at Kunming, China. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7844 Tech school upgrades to electronic manufacturing hub A 48 year old vocational / skill training school in northeast India`s gateway city has geared up to be an electronic manufacturing hub in Guwahati. Besides setting up manufacturing units and initiating training for assembling solar panels, LED lights, the school has signed up to start assembling and installing CCTV camera. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7839 Tea garden parish offers free coaching classes to needy youth A parish in Assam`s Bongaigaon diocese with the help of a Guwahati based NGO has come up with a novel scheme to prevent high school children dropping out of school in their board examinations. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7836 Education Conference &#34; Empowered by Knowledge, Driven by Skills&#34; organised by DBI The former governor of Meghalaya Shri Ranjit Shekhar Moshahary said that knowledge is to be used for the betterment of the society. ``Education is for service,`` and encouraged the teachers to help the students to be service minded. He was speaking at the inauguration of the 8th National Conference on Education for Teachers organized by Don Bosco Institute at its campus on May 26. The theme of the National conference is ``Empowered by Knowledge, Driven by Skills.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7822 Study becomes Youth Ministry, says Mission head Father Guillermo Basanes ``Study becomes youth ministry,`` said Don Bosco worldwide mission head Father Guillermo Basanes addressing the first Salesian university community in the English speaking world at Assam Don Bosco University Guwahati at its Azara campus, 12th May 2016. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7818 Fight globalization of indifference with service, says mission head As a follow up on his talk to post graduate students on `globalization of solidarity` during his first visit to Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) two years ago, the head of Don Bosco Missions worldwide Father Guillermo Basanes addressed the faculty members at ADBU Azara campus, 10 May. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7806 Father Johny Parankimalil is awarded the Global Education Excellence Award 2016 Father (Dr) John Parankimalil, SDB, Principal of Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura was awarded with the Global Education Excellence Award, 2016. Prime Time Research Media Private Limited awarded Father Johny under the category, &#34;Best Principal for Teacher Teaching Institute in Meghalaya.&#34; The award was conferred at New Delhi. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7805 Assam Don Bosco University prepares backpack journalists Two years ago, an university in Guwahati launched a brand new program to prepare a new breed of social media activists with an MA degree in Mass Communication. The first batch of that group of 12 students who put their faith in the program will graduate in less than a month in May 2016. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7793 Don Bosco College of Teacher Education in Tura Excels in B.Ed exams The Don Bosco College of Teacher Education in Tura (DB-CTE) has literally swept this year`s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) results by walking away with eight top positions of the state following the declaration of results by the North Eastern Hill University. Out of the top 10 positions in the B.Ed exams of the university, Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura, walked away with eight positions including the first rank which was bagged by Ritu Sarkar. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7783 Assam Don Bosco University, Vice-Chancellor washes feet of faculty, staff and students. In an unprecedented ceremony recalling the historic event in the life of Jesus of Nazareth when he washed the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper prior to his crucifixion, the Vice-Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University Dr (Fr) Stephen Mavely washed the feet of six male and six female members representing faculty, staff and students. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=7754 INAUGURATION OF VENDRAME INSTITUTE OF RURAL TRAINING & ANIMATION (VIRTA) Mawpdang:The Inauguration and the Blessing of the Vendrame Institute of Rural Training and Animation on the 15 February in Mawpdang. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7741 The KristaPurana and Father Nelson Falcao,sdb Mumbai Salesian Father Nelson Falcao, who translated the Krista Purana into English in 2009, finds honourable mention in <b>THE WEEK</b>. In &#34;Gospel of the doughty Thomas,&#34; that discusses the KristaPurana by Thomas Stephens, (the first attempt to spread the message of Jesus Christ through an epic poem in an Indian language celebrating 400 years of its publication), Falcao gets due credit for his immense labour of faith. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7736 New Book Celebrates Father Joaquim D&#39;Souza <b>&#34;Keeping the Faith-Festschrift for Joaquim D&#39;Souza, sdb&#34;</b> edited by the General Councillor for Formation, Father Ivo Coelho was released on the penultimate day of the Salesian Mumbai Provincial Chapter 2016. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7733 Effective Teacher Training Programme at Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati A two day training programme was organized for the Province of Guwahati for all the teachers of Don Bosco Schools at Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati by the Adhyayan team from 29 -30 January 2016. Adhyayan is an education movement of Indian and international educators, dedicated to improving the quality of leadership and learning in schools. The programme was inaugurated by Father VM Thomas, Provincial of Guwahati in the presence of Father Johnson Parackal, Executive Director DBI and in-charge of Don Bosco School Excellence Mission (DBSEM), an initiative to improve qualities of Schools in the province. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7730 Youthopia to motivate youth in Guwahati Province Youthopia is a podium where youth can showcase their talent with a larger audience. Youthopia is an initiative of the Province of Guwahati, to inspire and motivate college students to remain on the right track regarding their career and life. The concept took shape on 31st January 2016. A total of hundred boarders of Cotton College, Guwahati and Arya Vidhyapeeth College gathered at the Provincial House, Panbazar for a motivational workshop. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7717 Father V M Thomas honoured for his contribution towards Education and Transformative Social Change The Education Research & Development Foundation (ERDF), Guwahati, presented the ERDF Excellence Awards 2015 to 18 eminent citizens of Assam who played major roles in various fields and contributed immensely to the society. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi gave away the awards, 20th January, at the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) at its Techno City campus located on the outskirts of Guwahati. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7706 First Catholic Varsity participates at National University Festival Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), becomes the first Catholic University and first Don Bosco Institution to take part in the National University Youth Festival organized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with support from the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt of India. National Inter-University Youth Festival was started in 1954 under the aegis of then Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Lal Nehru. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7704 Christmas Message to Confreres of South Asia Region Dearest Confreres, I wish every one of you A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A NEW YEAR OF GOD`S ADVENTUROUS MERCY! http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7666 First-Ever Salesian Massive Open Online Course Being Offered To celebrate the 50th anniversary of DeSales University, the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture is offering our first-ever MOOC, a massive open online course, on the Everyday Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales. The MOOC will be offered during the 2016 Lenten season, February 10 through March 13 and will be entirely free. For information regarding the MOOC visit us at www.desales.edu/salesianMOOC or contact us at 610.282.1100 x 1244. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7664 First SDB does PhD from Don Bosco University, Guwahati Kolkata province Salesian is the first member of Salesian Family India to complete doctoral thesis from Assam Don Bosco University Guwahati. Father C.J. George Chempakathinal is among the first batch of doctoral candidates to complete PhD from ADBU in 2015. Five candidates were conferred doctoral degree during 4th Convocation, on 3rd September making Father George 6th candidate to complete doctoral program this year. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7662 ``Youth and Education Award 2015`` Awarded to Father VM Thomas and the ``Alberione Award 2015`` Awarded to Father Sebastian Ishorary The Salesian Provincial of Guwahati, Father VM Thomas was awarded the ``Youth and Education Award 2015`` by Christ International School, Umiam Meghalaya for the invaluable contribution made towards promoting Youth and Education. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=7659 The Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium conferred Father Arnald Mahesh with a Doctorate of Philosophy On 3rd December 2015, Father Arnald Mahesh Irudhayadhason, a member of the Province of Annai Velankanni Tiruchy India, was conferred his Doctorate in Philosophy by the Catholic University of Leuven from Belgium. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7655 BROTHER AMBROSE NELLIKKAL, SDB PASSES AWAY Kolkata: 05/12/ 2015, With profound grief, the Salesian Province of Kolkata announces the death of Brother Ambrose Nellikkal, SDB belonging to the community of Don Bosco Liluah who passed away on 03 December around 7.00 pm at the age of 72. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7651 Don Bosco School Panbazar celebrates Annual Day The auditorium at the Don Bosco School, Panbazar, Guwahati was host to a beautiful montage of cultural performances as part of the school`s doppelganger Annual Day celebrations on the slightly chilly evenings of November 27-28, 2015. This year, the school choose `environment and nature` as the central theme upon which all the cultural performances were based - be it the songs, dances, skit, mime, etc. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7649 Dr Stephen Mavely addresses Vatican Education Congress Dr Stephen Mavely the Vice Chancellor of the Assam Don Bosco University presented a paper ``Educating Today and Tomorrow: Renewing A Passion``at the Vatican organized World Congress on Education Today (Universities session) on November 19. The paper was presented at the evening session held for Catholic Universities at Centro Mariapoli, Castel Gandolfo outside Rome. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=7647 Don Bosco Anbu Illam initiates Child Line Contact Centre Child Line 1098 has been functioning for children in distress for the past 16 years in Coimbatore Don Bosco Anbu Illam. In the last six months, 30 children - victims of sexual abuse, child marriage, begging children and child labourers were rescued in Pollachi by Child Line and provided rehabilitation. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7627 Fr. Seby Kidangan defends his Doctoral Dissertation at UPS, Rome Fr. Seby Kidangan successfully defended his doctoral thesis on ``The Right to Evangelization of the Christian Faithful. A Post-Conciliar Doctrinal and Juridical Study in the Light of New Evangelization``, on 16th October 2015 at UPS, Rome. Fr. Seby originally belongs to the Sacred Heart Province of Bangalore (INK), but has temporarily been transferred to the Vice-province of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), Rome and he is part of the faculty of Canon Law. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7625 FIRE IN KURLA RESTAURANT KILLS 8, SEVEN OF THEM STUDENTS OF DON BOSCO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,KURLA, MUMBAI For the management, teachers and students of the Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai, five-minute walk away from Hotel City Kinara, the news of the fire at the eatery came as a shock, as seven students from the college died in the incident. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7623 Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Inaugurates Education Conference The Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr. Mridul Hazarika while inaugurating the conference said that we need to learn from the young people because they are so connected to social media and know much more than the educationist themselves. He was inaugurating the 7th National Conference on Education organized by Don Bosco Institute at its campus on October 15. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=7597 Shillong Student Salesians Meet 2015 Student Salesians pursuing different degrees in North-eastern Hill University and its affiliated Colleges in Shillong had their annual meet at Don Bosco Provincial House Mathias Institute, Shillong on 12th and 13th September 2015. Fifteen brothers who belonged to different provinces (INC, IND, ING & INS) but were studying in Shillong attended the meet. The meeting, organised by Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, the Vice Provincial proved to be a much- needed opportunity for the brothers to sit back and reflect on their vocation as Salesians and the importance of their studies, to be more effective in their apostolate, keeping in mind the need of the provinces. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7589 Convocation ceremony at Assam Don Bosco University Going against the hallowed tradition of a convocation address, Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) today focused its attention and celebration on its graduating students, especially the outstanding ones who bagged the Chancellor`s and Vice-Chancellor`s medals as well as 13 gold medalists from various department. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7573 Union Minister Piyush Goyal Praises Don Bosco`s System of Education Speaking at the Don Bosco Bicentenary Educational Seminar to conclude the Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Don Bosco of the Guwahati Province at the Machkhowa Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts Union Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Saturday 8th August laid stress on introducing moral education and civics in the country`s educational curriculum. Besides promoting the message of love and feeling of oneness, India should be made the best place to live in and also a super power, he said. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7567 Bongaigaon Bishop inaugurates Don Bosco Centre, Bongaigaon The Don Bosco Centre, Bongaigaon was inaugurated on 1st August, 2015 at 11:00 am at Chapaguri. The event mark one of the closing events of Bicentenary celebration of the Birth of Don Bosco in the Salesian province of Guwahati. Rt. Rev. Bishop Thomas Pulloppillil DD blessed and invoked God`s blessings on the new centre. The Chief Guest, Shri. Manish Thakur, IAS Commissioner & Secretary of Higher Education of Govt. of Assam inaugurated the new centre. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7562 ASSAM CM PRESENTED WITH STATUE OF DON BOSCO The month of August will see several celebrations in the city of Guwhati, the gateway of northeast India, to mark the conclusion of the bi-centenary of the birth of St John Bosco. The state of Assam and the city of Guwahati too will honour the saint of youth Don Bosco and in recognition of the work done by his sons and daughters (Salesian fathers, brothers and sisters, alumni and co-operators) for over 90 years in northeast India (since 1922), will install a life size state of the saint at Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Library junction. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=7559 YOUTH FOR CHRIST Three thousand youth took part in the 2015 edition of the Annual Spiritual Retreat of St. Anthony`s College, Shillong, 17-19 July 2015. The large retreat hall was packed to capacity with youngsters eager to have an intense experience of the Lord and spend three days in his company. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7557 SAD DEMISE OF FR MYLADOOR THOMAS SDB AND FR MADLEMUTHU ARULAPPA SDB With Deep sentiments of sorrow, the Salesians of the Province of Bangalore, announce the passing away of Father Myladoor Thomas SDB (aged 82) and of Father Madlemuthu Arulappa SBD (aged 38) http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7548 DON BOSCO INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT INAUGURATES NEW ACADEMIC YEAR The new academic year of the Don Bosco Institute of Management (DBIM) was inaugurated by Mr. Subramaniam Ramadorai, Chairman National Skill Development Agency and National Skill Development Corporation and the special advisor on skill development programmes to the Prime Minister of India on 6th July 2015 at its campus in Kharghuli. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7547 ASSAM DON BOSCO UNIVERSITY ORGANISES DIGITAL INDIA WEEK Heeding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s call to hold digital India Week, Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), though in summer vacation, organized a program at its constituent institution Don Bosco Institute of Management at Kharguli, Guwahati, 4 July. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7540 FR. FRANCIS KHARJIA SDB PASSES AWAY The Salesian Province of Mumbai regrets to inform you that Father Francis Kharjia sdb died suddenly in Kuwait on Wednesday, 17 June 2015. The funeral service will be at The Shrine of Don Bosco`s Madonna, Matunga, Mumbai on 20th June at 10:00 am. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=7525 Don Bosco Province of Panjim to Commence Agricultural College at Sulcorna, Goa The University Affiliation Inquiry Committee visited the agricultural college site at Don Bosco Agro-Ed Complex, Sulcorna, Goa on May 25, 2015 and granted their consent to begin the B.Sc. 4 Year degree programme from the academic year 2015-16. in the state of Goa. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7523 DBCREATE inaugurated at Don Bosco Maligaon The Addl. Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister of Assam Shri MGVK Bhanu IAS, inaugurates DBCREATE (Don Bosco Center for Renewable Energy, Advance Technologies & Entrepreneurship), an Industry-Institute partnership initiative undertaken by Don Bosco Technical School, Maligaon on 26th May 2015. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7514 Bangalore Salesian defends doctoral dissertation on Amartya Sen and Caritas in Veritate Father Previnth Joe Tony, Salesian of the Sacred Heart Province of Bangalore (INK), successfully defended his doctoral thesis ``The Notion of Commitment in Amartya Sen: With Reference to its Relevance to Caritas in Veritate``, on 14 May 2015 at the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), Rome. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7508 Civil authorities laud Salesian educational intervention At the blessing and inauguration of the new primary school building of Don Bosco School, Kokrajhar, in Assam on 9 May 2015, the civil authorities were highly appreciative of the Don Bosco system of education and their commitment to the welfare of the people. The new building built as part of the Bicentenary commemoration of the birth of St. John Bosco, was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief of the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) and the minister in-charge of Tourism and Education Mr. Kampa Borgoyary who was present for the function as the Chief Guest. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7506 Don Bosco students celebrate Rongali Bihu Utsav Started in 2006, the 10th Annual Don Bosco Rongali Bihu, 2015 was celebrated with a colourful day-long programme on May 9, 2015 at the Guwahati Don Bosco school`s premises. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7501 DB Varsity Campus Life video released Assam Don Bosco University students a have put together a short film - just 5 minutes and 21 seconds duration on their campus life. Made by a group of young entrepreneurs who call themselves <b>10on10 DESIGNS</b> this video production took less than two months, shooting between classes, labs, projects and assignments, and weekends. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7493 ADBU Student Selected for Moscow Science Congress Fourth semester Civil Engineering student of Assam Don Bosco University Mr Manas Pratim Das has been selected as a member of the Indian delegation for the 114th Asian Science Congress 2015 to be held in Moscow, Russia from second week of October 2015. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7478 First two students complete PhD from DB Varsity The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) arrived at a major landmark when two research scholars of its first batch of 20 doctoral students registered in 2012 appeared for the first ever Viva Voce examination, 23 & 24 April. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7473 Don Bosco College Of Teacher Education, Tura, has done it again! Don Bosco College of Teacher Education Tura, tucked in one corner of North East India, is an Institute with a relevant Motto ``In Search of Excellence``. The Institute since its inception in 2005 has given its best to train not only excellent Educators but mould them to be good citizens of integrity. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7462 DB Tech National Convention explores redefining quality and technology . Bangalore: The 8th National Convention of DB Tech `Redefining Quality and Technology` was held on 20-21 March 2015 in Bangalore. The convention was held in the context of the inauguration of the Don Bosco Skill Mission (DBSM), a new research and innovation skill training centre of DB Tech in the city. The convention, coordinated by DBSM director, Fr. Remesh Cherian aimed at re-looking at the practices and approaches in the area of skill development in order to achieve the ambitious mission that DB Tech has set itself, which is to train 2.2 million youth by 2022. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=7455 A study accomplished on Soteriology in Gerald O` Collin`s writings On Friday 20 March 2015, Fr. Bosco Augustine SDB became the first Salesian from Chennai province to obtain a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology from the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome. In the fully packed Anna Morolla Hall of the University, listening to Fr. Bosco`s brilliant defence of his thesis were eminent guests such as Fr. Ivo Coelho, Councillor General for Formation, Fr. Stanislaus Swamikannu, former Provincial of Chennai, and Fr. Eugenio Riva, Superior of the Vice Province of UPS, Rome. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=7453 A new Anthropological study on Khasis Released A new book entitled ``From Maternal Uncle to Father: An Anthropological Study on Changing Patriarchy among the Khasis`` authored by Dr. Barnes Mawrie sdb, was released on 20 March 2015, at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Shillong. Archbishop Dominic Jala was the Chief Guest at the book release which took place in the presence of a large gathering. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7442 International Conference on Technologies for sustainable development held Caring, for youth and environment, is a focus area of the Salesians of Don Bosco worldwide, based on the sound belief that growth must be environmentally sound and widespread to reduce poverty and build collective prosperity for present and future generations. And measures to accomplish it are ongoing at every Don Bosco Institution in India and abroad. At Don Bosco Kurla, an International Conference ``Technologies for Sustainable Development`` on a significantly large scale was held from 4-6 February, 2015 befitting the 50th Anniversary of the Campus at Kurla and also the Bicentenary of the birth of its founder Don Bosco. The Conference resulted in the setting up of a research Centre for Social Development on the campus. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7441 Fr. Francis Karackatt defends his PhD Thesis in Journalism Fr. Francis Karackatt SDB of the Salesian Province of Bangalore successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in Journalism at Kariavattom campus of Kerala University on 13 March 2015. His doctoral thesis on the highly relevant theme `Ethics of Print Media Journalism in Kerala` came in for unanimous appreciation from both examiners and a packed hall of audience present on the occasion. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7432 DB College Mannuthy sets a trend in reaching out to the terminally Ill Don Bosco College, Mannuthy, in Kerala, has become a trendsetter raising a sum of Rs 4,00,000 and donating it to the Pain and Palliative Care Society, Thrissur for the treatment and care of terminally ill patients. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7429 Open up windows for poor, General Councillor tells varsity board Salesian General Councillor for Youth Ministry and patron of Salesian University Dr Fabio Attard, addressed 16 members of the joint board meeting of Assam Don Bosco University saying, ``I am impressed by the highly qualified assembly of so many people helping in this march, is highly encouraging.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7427 Youth Councillor warns of globalization of indifference Taking a cue from Pope Francis, World Councillor for Salesian Youth Ministry warned university students in Guwahati of falling into the subtle trap of ``globalization of indifference.`` General Councillor for Youth Ministry, Dr Fr Fabio Attard from Don Bosco Headquarters at Rome is on a five day visit to Assam Guwahati province from 3rd March 2015. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7424 `SAMVAAD 2015` AT KURLA The Literary Council of Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla hosted Samvaad- the voice of the people, an inter-collegiate debate competition on Saturday, 28 February 2015. Students from 12 colleges across Mumbai participated in the debate which was held in the Santino Mondini hall. The venue had the ambience of the Indian Parliament. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7423 DBIM organises JourNEi 2015, A Business School Meet Don Bosco Institute of Management (DBIM), Guwahati, organised `JourNEi 2015`, a special Business School Meet on 28 February 2015, with the aim to reach out to the young entrepreneurs and students from all across the country and provide a platform for creating and evaluating new ventures that have a central focus on the development of the business scenario in the North East India. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=5.0&newsid=7422 First National Seminar on Youth Development at Sriperumbudur Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur, Chennai organized its first national seminar on youth development on 26-27 February 2015. Around 200 participants from across the country and from 15 states participated in it. Besides the academic presentations by around 50 professionals in plenary and parallel sessions, the seminar provided a big opportunity to students from different universities and Colleges to interact and exchange ideas with each other. There was also an exclusive session for the youth conducted by a young panel in the seminar. The seminar also had cultural evening by the students on themes of youth development. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7419 Peace Initiative ``OPERATION SHANTI`` in North East India Don Bosco Socio Technical Institute, Tezpur organised a two-day colloquium on Conflict Management and Peace Initiative in North East India on 13 - 14 February 2015. About 100 persons participated in the Seminar, among whom were also renowned activists and people from all walks of life such as journalists, Government representatives, NGO officers, religious leaders, students, research scholars, Government teachers, and professors of Tezpur University. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7415 Thai nuns visit varsity for higher studies The newly elected Superior General of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (SIHM) Sr Maliwan Paramathawirote and the congregation`s former Superior General came along with two students including Sr. Uthomporn to study Communicative English prior to joining MA in Convergent Media & Technologies at ADBU. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7412 Sixth International Conference on Life Skills organized in Guwahati The Sixth International Conference on Life Skills Education that was inaugurated on 12 February at Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli. Around 190 delegates comprising Academicians, Researchers, Trainers, Social Activists etc from across India and other countries are participating in the three days conference. Rev. Fr. VM Thomas SDB, Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco, was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural function. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7411 Varsity and Power Corp to generate solar power A private university and a public sector undertaking made history when they signed an agreement to generate solar power for own use and to contribute to the national power grid. The Chairman and Managing Director of NEEPCO (North Eastern Electric Power Corporation) from Shillong, Mr PC Pankaj, accompanied by Director (Technical) Mr Utpal Moral, and Executive Director Mr Rajat Sarma signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) and NEEPCO for setting up a 2 MW Solar Power Plant at ADBU`s 500 acre Tapesia Campus. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=7408 Don Bosco College, Panjim Conducts Educational Survey in Goa The Department of Social Work of Don Bosco Institute of Post Graduate Studies and Research, Panaji conducted the Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER) 2014 in Goa. Every year, ASER conducts several surveys amongst children aged between 6 -15 years in rural India to find out about their rate of going to school, basic readability and arithmetic skills. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7399 Students raise funds to help needy youth A group of university students in northeast India got together to raise funds for neighbourhood outreach program. Spread over a week, the students sold pakora, momo, chops (cutlets), chai and ethnic food preparations. They also sold roses, sang karaoke, offered chance games, and even washed cars and motor bikes of both faculty and students in order to raise the funds. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=7397 National Conference on Educators for Change in Chennai The Don Bosco School of Excellence, Egmore, Chennai, is holding a two-day National Conference on Educators for Change on13-14 February 2015. Eminent scholars, thinkers and change-makers from across the country will address the participants and interact with them. The event is open to Educationists, Principals/ Headmasters, Government officials, Corporates and others who are interested and are concerned about the present and future of education in the country and in the world. The Conference is a tribute to Don Bosco, the great Educator and Change-Maker, in the Bicentenary Year of his birth. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7393 Meghalaya Mission Green Award conferred on Salesian Fr. P.D. Johny Fr. (Dr) P. D. Johny, the Principal of Don Bosco College Tura, Meghalaya was awarded the ``Mission Green Award`` by the Government of Meghalaya for his outstanding initiative at maintaining a clean and green environment on 26th January. Dr. Mukul M. Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya conferred the award to Fr. Johny in the presence of many dignitaries and government officials. The award was given on the occasion of the State celebrations of the 66th Republic Day of the country, at the Tura Stadium. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7392 94-Year-old Salesian Missionary receives Government Award An Italian Salesian missionary who came to Garo Hills 65 years ago to dedicate his life for the cause of the people and in the process helped as many as twenty thousand young boys and girls complete their education has been honoured by the government on Republic Day celebrations at Tura MP Stadium. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7390 Research Scholars` Workshop held at Salesian College The Department of Geography of Salesian College conducted on 24 January the XIth One Day Research Scholars` Workshop on the theme `Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives of Research`at its Siliguri Campus. Dr. Sudip Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of North Bengal, was the chief guest as well as the resource person for the sessions. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7385 Don Bosco Principals meet to strive for Excellence The Don Bosco School Excellence Mission (DBSEM) facilitated one day training for all Don Bosco Principals in Guwahati province on 23rd January 2015 at Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli. 35 schools from the province were represented. Fr. Maria Charles, the Delegate for Youth Pastoral and the Co-ordinator for Education and Culture, South Asia animated the training along with Ms. Poonam Choksi, a resource person from Adhyayan, an Institute for Quality Education Services Mumbai. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7384 Don Bosco varsity nominated as education evangelist 2014 The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has been nominated as the Skilltree Education Evangelist 2014 among 20 such institutions from around the country, and will be featured in a television program on Times NOW channel, (5.30 pm) Saturday 24 January 2015. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7383 Trinity College London recognizes Don Bosco Academy of Music, Vennala Don Bosco Academy of Music and Fine Arts, Vennala, Cochin, of the Salesian Province of Bangalore, has been recognized as an official visiting centre of Trinity College, London, for Grade Examinations. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7378 Indepth study completed on Lonergan`s Genetic and Dialectical View of Culture Fr. Maria Anthuvan successfully defended a doctoral dissertation entitled ``Lonergan`s Genetic and Dialectical View of Culture`` in the Faculty of Philosophy of the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome on 5 December 2014. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7377 DB Tech India Wins Rural Livelihood Award New Delhi - In the year-end event award ceremony to honour and felicitate people who have dedicated their time and energy for a higher and more inclusive growth for the country a Salesian organization won the award in the Non-Profit Rural Livelihood category. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7369 Educators in search of Indian-Christian educational excellence Forty eight members of the Salesian College Sonada and Siliguri Faculty are spending three `soul-searching` days, 2-4 January 2015, at Visva-Bharati and Shantiniketan - the abode of peace - of Tagore fame, in West Bengal. The group is accompanied and led by the Principal Fr (Prof) George Thadathil sdb, and the Vice Principal Fr George Chempakathinal. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7356 DBSTI Tezpur conducts Teachers` Effectiveness Training Programme The Don Bosco Socio-Technical Institute, Tezpur, Assam organised two days Teachers` effectiveness training Programme for the Teachers and Principals of Sacred Heart Congregation on 17 and 18 December in the institute. 30 teachers including principals took part in the programme. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7346 Don Bosco Maligaon gears up for expansion in Vocational training for youth The blessing and laying of foundation stone ceremony of new wing of Don Bosco Technical School Maligaon, Guwahti was held on Monday, 8 December 2014. The Arch Bishop of Guwahati Most Rev. John Moolachira officiated the blessing ceremony and Salesian Provincial of Guwahati Fr. V.M Thomas laid the foundation stone of the new building. The programme was attended by over 300 people including several of priests and religious from Guwahati town, as well as hostel students, and prominent citizens from the neighbourhood. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7341 Diphu Bishop Blesses Foundation of Don Bosco College The blessing and foundation stone laying ceremony of Don Bosco College was held at the proposed campus at 6th mile on Diphu-Manja road on Monday, 8 December. The hour-long programme was attended by a good number of priests, religious and lay people from around Diphu region as well as a few fathers from Guwahati and Dimapur. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7334 Guwahati Salesian elected national secretary of Don Bosco Schools Guwahati Salesian Fr M.C. George, a legendary man of multifarious talent was elected to the post of Secretary of Don Bosco Schools in India by a popular vote at the recent national meet of Don Bosco School principals held in Mumbai. He will assume office in January 2015 with hands-on-experience gleaned from 25 years of experience as principal of prestigious schools in Assam and Tripura. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7324 IUS sums up Education and Social Inclusion Interventions in Venice . VENICE: The fourth phase of the Intercontinental Seminar on Education and Social Inclusion was concluded yesterday 28 November in Venice, Italy. The seminar was organized by IUS (Salesian University Institutions). From India the Asian coordinator, Fr. (Dr.) George Thadathil represented the Indian Salesian higher education institutes. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7321 National Seminar on Re-imagining Human-Nature Relationship . Siliguri: The departments of Political Science of the Salesian College Sonada and Siliguri organised a two-day national seminar <i>``Reimagining Human-Nature Relationship: Focusing North Bengal``</i>, on 21-22 November at its Siliguri campus. Over thirty presentations were made during the seminar in which more than two hundred scholars and students participated. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7319 Administrative Inefficiency Induces Campus Politics, Research Study Fr. Joy Ullattil SDB of the Province of Bangalore successfully defended his PhD thesis at Sacred Heart College (autonomous), Tirupattur, affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University, on 21 November 2014. The research on Campus Politics was titled as, Psycho-Social Attributes of College Students Involved in Student Unions Affiliated to Political Parties - Kerala. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=7301 SHTC Excellence Awards Conferred on Graduation Day Sacred Heart Theological College (SHTC) Excellence Awards were conferred on five students during the 2nd Graduation Day celebrations at SHTC Mawlai, Shillong on 13 November. Thirty deacons and six Sisters graduated from the College this academic year. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=7279 Salesian develops First Khasi Bible App for android devices An Indian Salesian priest pursing master`s course in Mass Communication at the University of the Philippines in Manila marked his first year overseas by designing and developing the first interactive Khasi Bible application for android users. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7278 Varsity pledges support for school science projects A university in Assam has pledged support for Science and Technology projects of higher secondary schools in the state as part of its corporate social responsibility program. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=7272 First Catholic College of Agriculture in India Opened Don Bosco College of Agriculture, the first Catholic College of Agriculture in India, was inaugurated by the Salesian Provincial Fr. Jayapalan Raphael SDB at Sagayathottam, near Chennai, on 24 October, in the presence of Bishop P. Soundararaju of Vellore and a large gathering of priests, religious, well-wishers and students. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7263 Don Bosco and Tezpur Universities agree to collaborate In a landmark decision, a Central and a State private university in Assam agreed to collaborate in four areas. They signed a memorandum on Friday 17 October at Guwahati agreeing to exchange teachers and students, and have joint research projects and to share resources in the areas of Chemical Sciences, Food Engineering, Physics & Nanotechnology, and Computer Science Engineering. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=7260 Teachers revisit educational system of Don Bosco The Salesian Province of Panjim organized a seminar for Don Bosco teachers on 11 October with ``Revisiting the educational system of Don Bosco in the light of modern challenges in education today,`` as its theme. The goal of the seminar was to provide quality guidance to the Don Bosco teachers across the Panjim Province and to enable them to make teaching an enjoyable activity. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7259 University Students visit Assam Chief Minister with donation A six member team from Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) met with Assam Chief Minister Shri Tarun Gogoi at his office, 16 October, and presented him with a cheque of Rs. 25,000 collected from the students and faculty to provide relief for the victims of recent flood. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7241 Computer lab set up to train rural youth Tezpur -- The Don Bosco Social and Technical Institute (DBSTI) at Tezpur in Sonitpur District of Assam launched its first computer lab in less than two months after its inauguration 16 August at a simple inaugural ceremony. Some 20 computers have been set up with the assistance of director of On-Line Education at Assam Don Bosco University`s DBU global Fr Xavier Mattom, 3 October 2014. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7218 Call for Papers for National Seminar on Human-Nature relationship Salesian College Sonada (SCS), affiliated to North Bengal University (NBU), is organising a two day National Seminar on <b>``Re-imagining Human-Nature Relationship: Focusing North Bengal``</b> on 21-22 November 2014. The Seminar, sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), is organised by the Salesian College, Siliguri Campus. SCS is a NAAC accredited `A` grade College (second cycle) and UGC certified College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) (second cycle), affiliated to North Bengal University. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7217 International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Sciences . KANNUR: An International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Sciences will be held at Don Bosco College, Kannur, from 22 to 24 January 2015. Don Bosco College, Kannur, is owned and managed by the Salesians of Don Bosco, an international organization actively involved in social transformation through education, in 132 countries. The Conference is co-sponsored by National Board of Higher Mathematics, Department of Atomic Energy. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7214 Governor tells graduates learn from mistakes, move on... The Governor of Assam and Visitor to Assam Don Bosco University Shri Janaki Ballav Patnaik presided over, 12 September, at the 3rd annual convocation along with the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and a galaxy of dignitaries from civil, church and academic institutions in the city. Four hundred students got bachelors and masters degrees. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7213 DBIM Felicitates Meritorious Students The Don Bosco Institute of Management Kharguli felicitated the meritorious students at Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli, Assam yesterday morning, 12th Sept 2014 at 10.00 am. The DC of Kamrup Metro Dr. M. Angamuthu, IAS was the chief guest at the occasion. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7196 Archbishop visits Assam Don Bosco University, confirms 8 Archbishop John Moolachira of Guwhati visited Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) for the Sunday Eucharist with the University community, 31 August 2014. Students and faculty along with University staff participated at the celebration held at the University atrium. Archbishop Moolachira presided over the Eucharist along with the Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor and 12 concelebrants comprising of students, faculty and university officials. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=7193 Triple Gold for Don Bosco College, Dharmapuri It has been a year of golden harvest for Don Bosco College, Dharmapuri, Tamilnadu. At the Periyar University exams held in May 2014 the college secured three first ranks and gold medals. M. Manjulla of M.A. English captured the gold medal in English Language and Literature, S. Saranya claimed the gold in Master of Social Work, and David won the gold in Digital Print Media. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7176 Diphu Bishop inaugurates Don Bosco Junior College 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. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7168 Guwahati Salesians launch new strategy for skilling youth 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. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7155 Mission Councillor Basañes addresses University students 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. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7151 DB University starts MSc in Physics 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. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7147 ABU Students Trained in Social Media to launch M.A. in Mass Communication 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. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=7141 Sacred Heart Theological College Inaugurates Academic Year 2014-15 The new Academic Year 2014-15 was inaugurated at Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai, Shillong on 5 August 2014. Archbishop Dominic Jala presided over the solemn Eucharistic Celebration invoking the gifts of the Holy Spirit. `Minimalism is a dreadful thing in the study of theology`, Archbishop Dominic exhorted during the homily. The Salesian Provincials of New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Dimapur and Silchar and several priests from Shillong concelebrated with him. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7135 DB University launches MA in Convergent Media Starting its seventh academic year, Assam Don Bosco University, (ADBU) launched yesterday (31 July) a new post graduate degree program in Master in Mass Communication. The first batch of 12 students includes nine men and three ladies. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7134 Meghalaya Award to Fr P.D. John The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul M. Sangma, honoured outstanding educationist and popular author Salesian Fr. Dr. P.D. John, principal of Don Bosco College of Teacher Education Tura conferring on him the ``Pioneer of Education Award,`` 30th July. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=7132 Homage to Fr. Sebastian Karotemprel The mortal remains of Fr. Sebastian Karotemprel was laid to rest at the Laitumkhrah Catholic Cemetery on 23 July after a prayerful funeral Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Shillong. The funeral Mass was presided over by Rt. Rev. Gregory Karotemprel, younger brother of Fr. Sebastian. Hundreds of priests, religious, Sisters and Brothers came from near and far to be present for the requiem Mass. Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong conducted the funeral rites at the cemetery. Fr. George Maliekal, the provincial of Silchar province, paid rich homage to Fr. Karotemprel. The text of his homage is given below. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=7130 Salesian Councillor General Visits Formation Houses in Pune and Nashik 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. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7127 B.Ph. Programme inaugurated at Salesian College, Sonada 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. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7122 Theologian and Salesian Priest Fr Sebastian Karotemprel Dies . Shillong: Internationally renowned theologian, author and founder of several missionary institutions in Northeast India, Salesian Father <b>Sebastian Karotemprel passed away in Shillong, Meghalaya, July 20.</b> He was 83. <b>The funeral will be held in Shillong, on July 23 at 1 p.m.</b> 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. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7116 Salesian College students shine at the International Service-Learning in Philippines 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: http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7115 Life time honour for serving Mising tribe 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 <i>josag</i> ceremony and honours. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=7095 Kristu Jyoti College begins the academic year with a spiritual awakening Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore, is back to its regular activities with the inauguration of the academic year 2014-15 on 7 June 2014. The inauguration of the academic year 2014 began with celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Rev. Dr. Thomas Anchukandom, the Salesian provincial of the province of Bangalore, presided over the Holy Eucharist. All the teaching staff of Kristu Jyoti College and superiors of the clerical congregations concelebrated in the Holy Eucharist. All students with their superiors were also present for the Eucharist. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7090 Extension of 9 Engineering Courses of ADBU Approved In a letter dated 4th June 2014, the Member Secretary of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a statutory body under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, granted extension of approval of nine Engineering courses of Assam Don Bosco University for the academic year 2014-15. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7089 Governor of West Bengal Visits Salesian College, Sonada His Excellency Shri MK Narayanan, Governor of West Bengal, visited Salesian College, Sonada on Monday, June 2, 2014. He inaugurated the first batch of BASE (Bosco Academy of Skills and Employment) programme. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7082 University goes beyond campus to help youth A group of college students recently conducted a five-week computer education program for high school students of the locality. The program consisted of enhancing the youths` capability in basic computing skills using computer programs such as word processing, spreadsheet calculation and tabulation, presentation, and internet browsing. Fifteen students from four neighborhood high schools were awarded certificates of course completion, at a ceremony presided over by ADBU Vice Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely on May 27. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7073 DBI hosts 6th National Conference on Education Confronting Challenges Facing 21st Century Education Guwahati: The incredible advancement of technology that characterizes our times continues to engender ever fresh challenges in the field of education. They demand that all educators, particularly heads of educational institutions cope with hitherto unforeseen challenges in social networks and the mixed fare they offer. Keeping these challenges in mind the Don Bosco Institute (DBI), Kharghuli organized a three days National Conference on Education on the theme Confronting Challenges Facing 21st Century Education beginning on 21st May 2014 with the main focus on technology in education and educating the Net Generation. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=7072 St. Anthony`s introduces Evening Degree Course for Disadvantaged Youth In keeping with the Spirit and Mission of Don Bosco, St. Anthony`s College, Shillong will open its doors to the underprivileged youths of the state who desire to continue their education and to graduate from a reputed institution. Its Bachelors of Arts Pass Course (Evening Shift), due to begin from 2014 onwards is geared specifically towards meeting the needs of students who were unable to find admission into good colleges of the town due to their low percentage. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7071 A Mumbai Salesian serves the IFCU as Deputy Secretary General Fr. Barnabe D`Souza from Mumbai Province was recently inducted into the Board of Administration of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) based in Paris, as its Deputy Secretary General. He took charge of his duties on March 3, 2014, and assists Msgr. Guy Real Thivierge who has been the Secretary General of IFCU for the past 28 years. Fr. Barnabe, the 50 year old Salesian, is the first Salesian as well as the first Indian to be serving in this top office of the IFCU. There are currently about 200 members in this coordinating body which facilitates research, partnership and exchange programmes among Catholic universities and colleges the world over. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7068 Don Bosco National Networks plan for 2020 . NEW DELHI: Salesian Provincial Conference South Asia (SPCSA) Commission Heads and leaders of other national associations met on 10th and 11th May 2014 in New Delhi to chalk out ways of networking among themselves and to plan for the coming six years. The meeting was presided over by Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga, the Regional Councillor for South Asia, at which 14 Salesians who are either Delegates of various regional commissions or Leaders of national networking bodies, took part. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=7061 Promising Santal Students receive scholarships in memory of a young Salesian Fr. Bimol Hembrom Memorial Scholarships (BHMS) were awarded to six Santal Catholic students of Post Graduate and Technical Engineering at an impressive ceremony held in the premises of the Catholic Church, Azimganj on 4th May 2014. It was presided over by Fr. Nirmol Gomes SDB, the Provincial-elect of the Salesian Province of Kolkata. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7040 DB Varsity launches MA in convergent media Guwahati: Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) in northeast India is launching for the first time an MA degree program in Convergent Media and Technologies. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7004 ADBU Board Member on global internet governance network Assam Don Bosco University board member Dr Subimal Bhattacharjee is among 25 distinguished scholars and internationally recognized experts appointed to the Global Commission on Internet Governance`s (GCIG) new Research Advisory Network (RAN). New Delhi based Expert Group on Global Initiatives member Mr Bhattacharjee is also alumnus of Don Bosco School Halflong, Assam. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=7001 Students mark social work day with flash mob dance As social workers around the world celebrated World Social Work Day on Wednesday, a group of university students celebrated it with a flash mob dance and awareness talks. Some 100 Master of Social Work students at the Assam Don Bosco University`s School of Humanities and Social Sciences invaded the School of Technology Campus at Azara, with the message of ``Respecting Diversity, Connecting People.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6997 Carnegie Mellon Professor Dr. Sunder Kekre visits DBCL, Kurla Dr. Sunder Kekre, Bosch Professor of Operations Management and Director, PNC Centre for Financial Services Innovation (Carnegie Mellon - Tepper School of Business) visited the Don Bosco Centre for Learning Campus, Kurla and had a very stimulating interaction with its Management and the Faculty of the Engineering and Management institutes. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6989 Students hold Peace Rally to start week-long sports & culture fiesta A group of University students organized a peace rally in Assam to mark opening of week-long culture and sports fiesta, 10-15 March. Scores of Assam Don Bosco University students joined some 200 students belonging to the eight states of northeast India (including Sikkim) dressed in their colourful ethnic dresses for <b>United Northeast - A Peace Rally.</b> http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6985 Guwahati scholars study global trends in technology Scholars from northeastern IITs, IIMs, IMTs and Engineering Colleges are holding a two day national conference 7-8 March on Emerging Global Trends in Engineering and Technology (EGTET). The fifth annual engineering and technology conference is organized by <b>Assam Don Bosco University</b> School of Technology at Azara to explore the latest developments in the various branches of Engineering and Technology. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6981 Students stay fit with health checkup at ADBU A university in northeast India ensures that its students stay healthy while pursing their academic studies. The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) based in Guwahati has been conducting health check up for all its staff and students from its inception five years ago. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6968 DB Varsity hosts Intl Conference on Education The Assam Don Bosco University in collaboration with Gauhati University and its global partners is hosting an International Conference on Education, from 24 to 26 February 2014 at its Azara Campus. Over 70 scholars and academicians from 26 university colleges are participating at the conference including participants from Ireland, and the Republic of Maldives. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6962 Intercontinental Seminar on Education and Social Inclusion held in Darjeeling The third phase of the IUS (Salesian University Institutions) Inter-Continental Seminar on <b>``Education and Social Inclusion: Challenges of Diversity``</b> was held at Salesian College, Sonada Campus, Darjeeling, from 14-17 February 2014 as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebration of the College. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=6923 Sowbhagya : A Boon for Bangalore! Sowbhagya, A Psychological Service Centre in Bangalore, initiated by Fr. CP Varghese SDB from the Province of INK has already become the familiar word among the youth, teachers and parents of Bangalore. Started just six months ago, the Centre has already helped hundreds of teens, school children, teachers and parents in the city of Bangalore. True to the vision of Sowbhagya, which is `Holistic Growth - Key to Fulfilment`, it has made gigantic efforts during the past few months of its existence to be of service to people from all walks of life. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6922 DB Varsity guns for entrepreneurship, holds 3-day workshop The five year old Assam Don Bosco University`s newly formed Entrepreneurship Development & Incubation Cell (EDIC) began its first 3-day Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development from 30th January to 1st February 2014. The camp held in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India is sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New-Delhi. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6912 Dr Arimpoor holds two day faculty development program Keeping with the customary practice of holding faculty development program at the beginning of each semester, Assam Don Bosco University held a two day program under acclaimed trainer Dr Joe Arimpoor from New Delhi. The program coordinated by Don Bosco University`s Human Resource Director Ms Juhi Barua had the theme: ``A shared vision, a cohesive team, an engaging work culture.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6909 Leadership education through music In a novel workshop held at Assam Don Bosco University`s School of Technology, a professional violinist and her collaborators imparted lessons in creativity and leadership through music. Acclaimed Assamese violinist <b>Ms Sunita Bhuyan</b> from Mumbai gave a two hour presentation to the students and faculty, 22 January. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6880 Nepal technical school principals get training in Delhi New Delhi: A group of principals from 12 technical schools of Nepal had a week long training in India. The program held in the third week of December at DB ARK Don Bosco Animation and Research Kendra at Okhla, New Delhi had Salesian Fr Joe Arimpoor as chief resource person. ``It was a follow up of last year`s India visit of a group of CTEVT (Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training) Nepal to Technical Institutions in New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Shillong,`` says group leader Fr Jijo John, principal of Don Bosco Technical institute Thecho, Kathmandu. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6872 First doctoral degree conferred on a Naga Salesian in Rome . Rome: <b>Fr Peter Salew</b> of the Salesian Province of Dimapur, hailing from the Mao Naga Tribe of Manipur in India, successfully defended his trend-setting thesis <i>``Vocational Dialogue in the Salesian Educative-Pastoral Ministry with Special Reference to the Nagas: An Explorative-Empirical Study from the Perspective of the Salesian Family in the North East India.`` </i> http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=6857 TV Channel `dbtv` Launched by Salesians of Panjim Don Bosco College, Panaji launched its educational TV channel `dbtv` on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Terrace Hall. Fr. Ian Figueiredo, Salesian Provincial of the Panjim Province launched the channel. Fr. Wilfred Fernandes, Manager DBC and Dr. Mrs. Marie Raj, Principal, DBC Panaji were present on the occasion. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=6852 Visvadeep Concludes the Celebration of the Year of Faith Visvadeep, the Institute of Faith Education and Youth Ministry, in Bangalore, celebrated the Year of Faith in a fitting manner. Year of Faith was concluded in Visavdeep on 23 November 2013. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6839 University students coach high school kids free What started off as outreach programme by some students of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) seven months ago, as evening coaching classes for 10 high school students from Azara Gaon village, to day the project has more than 130 students spread out from classes 7 to 10. Christened SWASTYAYAN (commitment), the project, started by ADBU`s School of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work, was initiated to extend support and motivation among the children of communities in Azara Gaon Panchayat. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6827 Youth mission for Northeast India The Salesians of Don Bosco who arrived in Shillong in 1922 are planning an ambitious programme called ``Don Bosco School Improvement Mission`` (DBSIM), which is dubbed internally, as DBVision 2020! The programme is expected to impact the lives of over 100,000 young people in 6 years. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6800 Don Bosco`s Ninth Successor visits Salesian College, Siliguri Salesian College Siliguri Campus was blessed by the august presence of Fr. Pascual Chavez SDB, Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, on 9th November 2013. Fr. Chavez was accompanied by Fr. Maria Arokiam, Regional Councillor for South Asia, Fr. Thomas Ellicherail, Provincial of Kolkata and Fr. Juan Bartolome, Secretary to the Rector Major. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6796 The Rector Major Concludes the Platinum Jubilee of Salesian College Sonada On the second day of his visit to North Bengal region the Rector Major, Fr. Pascual Chavez, blessed and inaugurated a new Academic block of Salesian College, Sonada, on 8 November, to mark the platinum jubilee (1928-2013) of its foundation. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6776 Don Bosco Higher Education Network to Meet in Panjim, Goa The Indian chapter of IUS international - Istituzioni Universitarie Salesiane (Salesian University Institutions) will meet on 5th & 6th November 2013 at Don Bosco Panjim, in which delegates from 12 provinces in South Asia will draw up their vision for Don Bosco India - Higher Education Network. The IUS has 47 member Institutions in India. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6772 Divyadaan`s Represenation At The 38th Meet of Association of Christian Philosophers of India The 38th annual meeting of ACPI (Association of Christian Philosophers of India) was held at St. Charles Seminary, Seminary Hills, Nagpur from 25th to 28th October 2013 to reflect on the theme ``Dynamics of Development: Negations and Negotiations``. Divyadaan Institute, Pune, was represented at the meet by Frs. Ashley Miranda, Felix Fernandes, Robert Pen and Brian Bandya, Ofm Cap. Imbibing the Indian and Christian heritage of the integral development of humans, and responding to the call to work towards such an idea, 70 professors of philosophy across the country launched themselves into a praxis-oriented philosophical reflection on development. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6771 Indian helps UK pastors view creation stewardship seriously Leicestershire: In a rare form of annual study, a group of parish priests and pastoral co-workers in the United Kingdom dealt with the topic ``stewardship of creation.`` Guiding them was a Salesian priest from India, Father Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam. The Salesians` UK province members, for a change, last week shifted their focus from issues on pastoral topics and listened to the Indian, who has obtained doctor of studies certification on the ``philosophical roots of the ecological crisis in modernity.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=6764 Cyber Crime Seminar at DBCE Fatorda C-CODES (Council of Computer Department Engineering Students), Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda organized a guest seminar on ``Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws in India`` on 9th September 2013. Shri. Atmaram Deshpande,IPS, Superintendent of Police, was the resource person. The seminar was attended by second year and third year Computer Engineering Students. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=6763 Faculty Development workshop at DBCE, Goa The Placement and counseling Cell of Don Bosco college of Engineering Organized a One-Day Faculty Development Workshop on 20th July 2013. It was conducted by Dr. B. N. Shanthapriya, ex-Principal of Shree Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Shiroda, Goa and Mr. Hilary D`Souza CEO of Mercury Pharma, Goa. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6757 Don Bosco University Students March for Gender Justice The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) students held a candle light solidarity march with the theme ``gender justice`` on Monday 28 October at 5 pm. The Master of Social Work faculty and students took the initiative to prepare the posters and banners and candles for some 400 students of Carrenno Hall and Ferrando Hall hostels for boys and girls. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6755 Nagaland B.Ed. topper joins Salesian university A student who snatched the first rank in Nagaland University`s Bachelor of Education this year has joined Assam Don Bosco University`s new program - Masters in Psychological Counseling. <b>Cassandra Caszo</b> scored 81 percent marks in the B. Ed while the second rank holder in the same department got only 71 percent. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6753 Indian Salesian completes Post-Doctoral in Logotherapy A Kolkata province Salesian has received the ``Post Doctoral Diplomate,`` the final credential in logotherapy from the Viktor Frankl Institute, Dallas, Texas. The Institute conferred the accreditation for <b>Dr Joseph Thannickal`s</b> work exploring the relationship between meaning in life and religious leadership. This work will be reviewed soon in their International journal of Logotherapy. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6750 Don Bosco Kurla Mediates Social Media discussions at DBCL The Don Bosco Centre of Learning (DBCL) was the centre of two big events on October 16, 2013: a follow-up discussion with DBCL students on a seminar held at the Provincial House, Matunga, on the topic of `Social Media and Salesian Youth Ministry`; and the opening of the `Don Bosco Theatre` of DBCL. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6747 Don Bosco Communications South Asia (DBCSA) Concludes General Body Meeting 2013 Don Bosco Communications South Asia (DBCSA) concluded its General Body meeting of 2013 at the Salesian Provincial House of Mumbai on 18th October. There were about 50 participants in this four day meet which had commenced on 15 October with a seminar on the theme ``Social Media and Salesian Youth Ministry``, with inputs from experts in the field of communication as well as youth ministry. The participants, all involved in communication ministry in their own 11 Provinces, had come from the length and breadth of the country. A small contingent of Salesian Sisters too were present as delegates of FMA India. Of significant importance was the presence of Fr. Filiberto Gonzalez, the General Councillor of the Congregation for Social Communications, and the secretary, Br. Ephrem Santos during the entire General body meeting. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6735 Releasing Shortly: Journal of Northeast Indian Cultures (JNEIC) An International Peer Reviewed International Journal devoted to Social, Philosophical and Religious Underpinnings of the Region. The first Journal of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has 128 pages containing 8 scholarly articles and a book review. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6733 Fr. John Christy SDB becomes a `Master in Salesian Spirituality` - Rome: Fr. John Christy Irudayam, of the Province of Chennai (INM), defended his thesis for Licentiate in Spiritual Theology with Specialisation in Salesian Spirituality, on 7th October 2013, at the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome. The thesis titled `Salesian Apostolic Spirituality - a Spiritual Heritage, an Inspiration and a Challenge`, was lauded as `well done` and `comprehensive` by the two guides - Prof. Aldo Giraudo SDB and Prof. Joseph Boenzi SDB - each experts in their own right, on Don Bosco, his times and his spirituality. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=6731 A Salesian <i>Gana Gandharvan</i> secures Second Rank in MA Music! Fr. Anamthuruthil Yashin, Salesian priest from the Province of Bangalore, has secured Second Rank from Mahatma Gandhi University for his MA in Vocal Music. He just missed the first rank by one percent! In 2003 he had graduated in Music with a Third Rank from the same University. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6723 Book on Press and Social Responsibility Released Former Chief Minister of Goa and All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Shri Luizinho Faleiro released a book titled Press and Social Responsibility authored by <b>Fr George Plathottam SDB</b> at Hotel Raddisson in New Delhi, September 25. Shri Faleiro handed over the first copies to Dr. Ron Harris, President Media Alliance International, USA, and to Member of Parliament and former Union Minister Vincent Pala. The event was held during the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Kingdom Media Conference held in New Delhi. Some 250 delegates working in media across India and abroad participated the event. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6722 Seminar On Salesian Educative System Held In Kolkata On 28th September, 2013 a special seminar was held for the Salesian Family members of South Bengal Region at Don Bosco, Park Circus, Kolkata on ``The Preventive System of Don Bosco``.The Seminar was organized by the Salesian Province of Kolkata in collaboration with the Department of Education, Salesian College Sonada and Child Care Institute, Don Bosco Ashalayam. The main resource person was Fr. (Dr.) Jerry Thomas, SDB. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6720 Salesian Education Seminar at Salesian College Campus Siliguri The Province of Kolkata in preparation for the Bi-Centenary of Don Bosco`s Birth brought together 220 technical and regular teachers and professors of the schools and colleges of North Bengal, Sikkim and Nepal on 26 September, 2013 at Salesian College Siliguri Campus for a One Day Seminar on the theme ``Don Bosco`s System of Education based on Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness``. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6706 DIVYADAAN STUDIES PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES TO THE CHRISTIAN VISION ``The Christian Vision: Philosophical Perspectives`` was the theme of the seminar convened by Divyadaan, Salesian Institute of Philosophy, on 18 and 19 September 2013. The seminar was held for two consecutive days with four sessions on the first day and two on the following day. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6700 Salesian university`s holistic education applauded The rapid progress the Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has made in the past five years came for much appreciation from the head of the organization that assesses and accredits institutions of higher education in India. ``It is indeed a matter of great pride that Don Bosco University with its modest beginning in the year 2008 has grown to encompass a wide array of courses in Engineering, Management, Social Sciences, as well as Distance and Online learning,`` said Amar Nath Rai, director of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6699 DB University introduces new certification The new certificate gives details about the student`s performance in academic and co-curricular activities... Breaking away from the traditional university certification, Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) this year introduced an additional one-page certificate attesting the student`s performance. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=6698 International Conference in Computer Science held at St. Anthony`s College A Two-day International Conference on Emerging Trends and Applications in Computer Science (ICETACS-2013)was held at Siloam, Barapani, the extension centre of St. Anthony`s College, Shillong. The IEEE-sponsored Conference began with two back-to-back Tutorial Sessions on 12 September at the College Auditorium for the participants and the students of the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Mumbai gave two presentations on Sentiment Analysis. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6697 Principles and Values of Education in the Indian Tradition Dr. Scaria Thuruthiyil SDB, in his latest publication <i>``Principles and Values of Education in the Indian Tradition``</i> offers some of the most important principles on which are based the traditional educative systems of Hinduism and Buddhism and the educative proposals of some important educators of modern India, such as Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi and Jiddu Krishnamurti. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6696 9 toppers get DB University gold medal For the first time this year, two Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) students are awarded the Vice-Chancellors gold medal for ``positive contribution to campus life.`` The awardees belong to campuses at Azara and Kharguli in Guwahati. Chief Guest, Prof. Amar Nath Rai, the Director of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, will present the medals during the second annual convocation ceremony scheduled to start 4.30 pm on Saturday, 21 September. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6695 Festive mood begins for DB university convocation The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) campus at Azara already wears the festive mood for its second annual convocation scheduled for Saturday 21st September from 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm. The Don Bosco flags are up on the buildings and in the drive way, giant flex banners are strung in the atrium, flex posters with convocation themes are placed in the lawns and the backdrop for the graduation photo session is all in place. Illumination of the buildings will come on from Friday and will last through Sunday. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6693 Salesian university plans special projects to help northeast students The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has announced a plethora of scholarships to help for students from northeastern India. ``The Don Bosco Society is in northeast India for the last 90 years, and both the vice-chancellor and I have been serving the region for the past 50 years,`` Chancellor Fr V M Thomas told a press meet today at Guwahati on the occasion of the university`s annual convocation. ``We are not a fly-by-night company, but we are here to stay,`` asserted the priest who is also the president of Don Bosco Society Guwahati. According to him, setting up the university has been ``an ambitious project`` carried out by vice chancellor Fr. Stephen Mavely, who was the principal of Shillong`s St. Anthony`s College for 15 years. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=6688 Inauguration of Fr. Joseph Arokiasamy Memorial Block for Fishery Science On the 9th September 2013, St. Anthony`s College, Shillong crossed another milestone with the inauguration of Fr. Joseph Arokiasamy Memorial Block for the Department of Fishery Science by Shri W. M. S Pariat, Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya. The block was also blessed by Rev. Fr. Joseph Nellanat Sdb, the Former Vice-Principal who was in service for twenty one years in the college. The College till date continues to uphold the record as the first and only College in the State with a Department in Fishery Science. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6687 ``You are members of God`s kingdom of thought,`` Abp Menamparampil tells University Students Archbishop Emeritus Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati, a great patron of Assam Don Bosco University, presided over the Sunday Holy Eucharist for the faculty and students on 15th September. Abp Thomas made his opening words from Luke 12:32 saying, ``Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.`` Addressing some 150 students and faculty gathered at the University`s air-conditioned conference hall, Abp Thomas said, ``you are in deed lucky to be part of God`s kingdom of thought by being here in the University.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6676 DB University Links to National Knowledge Network The Assam Don Bosco University activated its new Local Area Network with effect from Friday 6 pm, 6th September 2013. ``This LAN now brings the University within the National Knowledge Network (NKN), a project of the ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India,`` said ADBU Registrar Dr Basil Koikara briefing the University Community. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6675 Don Bosco University Convocation Scheduled The Assam Don Bosco University is holding its second annual convocation, from 4.30 pm on Saturday 21st September 2013 at its Azara Campus, Guwahati. The convocation registration for graduating students closes on 15th September. Application forms are available online at <b>www.dbuniversity.ac.in</b>. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6671 Fr VM Thomas tells Civil Servants ``Be the Change`` Some 60 members of the Assam Civil Service undergoing induction programme at Assam Administrative Staff College Guwahati had a day-long session at Don Bosco Provincial House Guwahati, Fr Mario Hall on 4th September. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6664 Adventure Sports for Youth Empowerment The Assam Mountaineering Association (AMA) organised a seminar entitled <b>Respect and Sustain Nature, While on Adventure Avert Disaster</b> at Assam Don Bosco University`s (ADBU) Azara Campus Auditorium on Saturday, 31st August. Some 200 students and faculty from Don Bosco Institute of Social Sciences, and DB College of Engineering & Technology (DBCET) Azara and Don Bosco Institute of Management Kharguli, and some 20 AMA delegates participated. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6658 Antarctica Expedition Member Talks on Environmental Protection The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) had a visit from the one and only member of the Antartica Expedition 2013 from Northeast India. <b>Mr. Rituraj Phukan</b> from Nagaon (Assam) was part of 30 member international expedition organized by legendary Robert Swan who is the only man who has walked both to North and South Poles. Member of 18 country venture in the Robert Swan led ``Inspire Antarctic Expedition 2013`` Mr Phukan addressed the ADBU students and faculty during an hour long morning session, 29 August. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6654 National Seminar on Autonomy Organized by Salesian College Campus The IQAC of Salesian College, headed by Fr. Mathew George & his team with the help of the college management, organised a 2 day, NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) sponsored National level seminar on `AUTONOMY: A means to quality enhancement.` The seminar was held at Salesian College - Siliguri Campus from 23rd to 24th August, 2013. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6653 Provincial trains govt school principals The Salesian provincial of Guwahati Fr. V.M. Thomas, a professional trainer of not only Indian Administrators and Police Officers but also of school principals found time to take up his old job, 26th August. This time he was talking to 151 Government School Principals from the five districts of Assam namely Dibrugarh, Sibsagar, Darrang, Dhubri and Goalpara. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=6649 Up-gradation of School and Grand Science Exhibition at Don Bosco Silchar Don Bosco School, Silchar made it to the mammoth task of launching its two day annual Science & Social Science Exhibition on Friday, 23rd August 2013 alongside the official inauguration of the Senior Secondary Section under CBSE. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6646 Students trained in citizen journalism Students of Social Work at the Don Bosco University (DBU) in Guwahati were imparted training to be good citizen journalists to raise social issues through social media. The students were given training at the five day <b>``Social Media Applications for Social Work``</b> workshop for students of DBU`s Institute of Social Sciences, that concluded yesterday. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6634 DB University Holds All Assam Drama Competition After successfully organizing the first Inter College Drama Competition last year for colleges in Guwahati, <b>Rangayan</b>, the Dramatics Club of Don Bosco College of Engineering & Technology (DBCET), Azara, Guwahati organized the first All Assam Inter College Drama competition, 17 August. Christened ``Curtain Call`` the drama festival featured seven Colleges from all over Assam. ``All dramas presented were on socially relevant themes and received great applause from the audience,`` said Faculty Coordinator of the event Prof. Jesif Ahmed. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6633 DB University Christian Students Forum keeps fresher`s social The Assam Don Bosco University`s <b>Christian Students Forum </b> kept its fresher`s social on Sunday 18 August 2013. The three hour function organized by the senior students consisted of songs and dances, musical drama and selection of the Miss & Mr. Sunshine. ``When this first Catholic University in India started (in 2008) we had only 10 Christian students. Today after five years we are about 250 Christian students,`` recalled ADBU Controller of Examinations Dr VA Cyriac in his opening words welcoming all to fresher`s social. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=6631 Sports Day at Sacred Heart: A Day of Inspiration and Perspiration The scintillating display of athletic power and poise at the 62nd Annual Sports Day of Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, on 14 August, was fittingly graced by the presence of two world-renowned sports persons: India`s Champion of Champions Para-athlete and Arjuna and Padma Shri awardee Dr. Ms Malathi Holla and Padma Shri Syed Kirmani, former wicket keeper of the Indian Cricket team on the stage along with Dr. A. Amuldoss, Director of the Dept of Physical Education, Tiruvalluvar University, who presided over the function. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6625 BoscoNet Awarded for Aiding Needy Children The director of BoscoNet <b>Fr M.C, George Menamparampil</b> has been nominated for the prestigious IMAAN INDIA SAMMAN award to be given on 17 August 2013 at Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi. The Convener of Imaan India Samman Mr. Bhuvnesh (Gaurav) Ahuja in the letter sent to Fr George states the reason for the award saying ``Our Nomination committee has shortlisted your name for this honor to recognize and appreciate your continuous contributions and endeavor for the growth of our dearest motherland, INDIA by your commitment towards the upliftment of those in need and HOMELINK Software specially made with the purpose to help Missing Children & their families.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=6615 INDIE-8 Film Fest in Shillong Capturing the very essence and magic of film-making in the Northeast of India, indie8 a film festival, the first of its kind in Shillong, took the city by storm on the 1st of August, 2013. An event organised by the Mass Media Department of St. Anthony;s College, Shillong in association with the Department of Arts and Culture, Government of Meghalaya and Directorate of Information and Public Relations, it created a common platform for filmmakers from the eight states of the northeast to gather and exchange their experience, ideas and knowledge of film making with the ever enthusiastic lovers of the art. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6611 DB`s Way Introduced to 986 Teachers In a multi-city program spanning the entire northeast India, author of <b>Don Bosco`s Way</b> spent three weeks visiting nine centres introducing his book to teachers in Salesian Institutions. ``The day-long program had teachers from average three or four institutions from the neighbouring area participating,`` says author and facilitator <b>Dr. (Fr) Peter Gonsalves</b>, Associate Professor at the Social Communications Faculty, Salesian University Rome. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6606 New Masters in Educational Leadership The Assam Don Bosco University is launching a new Masters degree program in Educational Leadership. Classes begin on Monday, 19 August at ADBU`s Azara Campus. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=6593 Study on Cyber Psychology and Youth Published by Bangalore Salesian A book titled `Cyber Psychology and Youth - A Socio Psychological Investigation` authored by Dr C.P. Varghese SDB, of the province of Bangalore, was released on 28 July. It is the result of the doctoral research study done by the author, under the Bangalore University. The study investigates into the Internet usage habits of modern young people. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6586 DB University Starts Masters in Child Rights, Development The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) is launching a new post graduate program in Child Rights and Development (MA-CRD) this academic year starting 30th July. The program, organized in collaboration with and conducted at the Snehalaya Centre for Child Rights and Research Guwahati, is seventh Master`s program at ADBU. The others are M. Tech, MCA, MSW, MSc in Psychological Counseling, MA in Educational Leadership and MBA. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=6584 Vice Principals & Asst. Parish Priests Of Silchar Meet at Siloam The transformation of a Society today, demands for a meaningful engagement of the teachers in the Teaching-Learning Processes. As trend setters and leaders in today`s world, the Vice-Principals of the newly formed Silchar Province (INS) met at Siloam, Ri-Bhoi District, for a two days` intensive programme (25th - 26th July, 2013), organized by Br Albert Longley Dkhar, Principal of St. Anthony`s College Shillong, Fr. Kenny Pakma, the Delegate for Education and Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, the Vice-Provincial (INS). http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6581 DBU Students Learn Assamese Language Skills The Assam Don Bosco University students of the department of Social Sciences spent a part of their holidays learning Assamese language skills. The nine day crash course, from 17 to 26 July, ended with a cultural fiesta, 26 July. It was the first time that language skill training was introduced to non-Assamese students. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6580 Delegates from Germany visit Don Bosco Institute Guwahati A team of delegates from Germany led by Dr. Thomas Helfen visited Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati on 27th July 2013 on an official visit to the Institution managed by the Salesians of Don Bosco of the North Eastern Province of Guwahati. Dr. Thomas Helfen is the Head of the South Asia division of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). With him were also delegates from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), and Reconstruction Credit Institute (KFW) of Germany. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6578 Don Bosco Alumnus Holds Professional Development Programme at DBU A Don Bosco alumnus of international repute was opening presenter at the day long semester opening faculty training program held at Don Bosco University, Guwahati, 17 July. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=6575 Sacred Heart College Enters the Elite Group of Colleges in India Double celebrations rocked the campus of Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, on 17 July 2013 with the successful outcome of the NAAC team visit and the inauguration of the reach-out programmes for the academic year 2013-2014. Fr. Maria Susai SDB, the former Principal, and Fr. A.T. Thomas, the former Additional Principal, were the chief guests of the day. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6562 Don Bosco University Launches Free Certified Courses A Catholic university in India is offering free university certified on-line courses for learners across the globe. ``DBU Global launched its very own MOOC (Massively Open Online Courses). It is open to the general public, absolutely free, says Vice Chancellor of Don Bosco University Dr Stephen Mavely. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6542 Teachers Commit themselves to be Catalysts for Change The Adhyayan Team, Quality Education Services Pvt. Ltd. was at the forefront yet again of another major educational program involving the four Salesian schools of Mumbai. This time it was the Teachers Training Programme for the Salesian schools, ``A Beginning of Team Workshop for Teachers of Salesian Schools.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=6537 Pope`s Day Seminar at the Retreat, Yercaud June 29th is always a special day for Jnanodaya Salesian College, Yercaud, as it marks the Pope`s day seminar, one of the annual events of the college. This year the seminar was on ``Jesus Christ, the Bearer of the Water of Life: A Christian Reflection on the New Age``, a document published by the Pontifical Council for Culture and Inter-religious Dialogue. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=6530 Fr. Rajadevan Pushpanathan Awarded Doctorate for Study on Don Bosco`s Educational Movement Fr. Rajadevan Pushpanathan SDB of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy successfully defended his doctoral thesis probing the ``Historical Development of Don Bosco`s Education Movement with a Special Reference to India`` at Madurai Kamaraj University on 27 June 2013. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6527 `Preventive System: A `Right` Approach For India` - Proposes Baptist SDB (UPS-Rome) Fr. John Baptist SDB, belonging to the province of Tiruchy, successfully defended his thesis for Licentiate in Spiritual Theology with a Specialisation in Salesian Spirituality, on 24th June, 2013 at Salesian Pontifical University, Rome. The Thesis titled, ``The Relevance of Salesian Preventive System for Human Rights Approach to Education in Today`s India`` was guided by Prof. Aldo Giraudo SDB and Prof. Sahayadas Fernando SDB. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=6526 Salesians Working in Academic and Technical Education Sector Meet at Tiruchy In line with the animation of the youth pastoral teams of the Province of Tiruchy, Salesians involved in the Academic and Technical sector came over for a day of meeting on 22 June 2013. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=6522 Principals of Konkan Province Meet at Trasi to Promote better Education The commission for Schools and Colleges held their annual meeting at Don Bosco Trasi, Udupi Dt., on 18th June 2013. The meeting led by Fr Anand Noronha was attended by most of the principals from the province. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6518 A new Venture at Don Bosco Borivli On Saturday June 15, 2013, the Provincial of the Salesians of Mumbai Province, Fr. Michael Fernandes and the Vice-Provincial Fr. Ajoy Fernandes, blessed and inaugurated the Don Bosco Junior College, Borivli. It is going to be an extension of Don Bosco Borivli, established in 1971. A large number of people who had been a part of the planning process, right from the time this dream was conceptualized, were present on this momentous occasion. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=6514 Academic Year at Kristu Jyoti College begun with Keynote address by CRI President New academic year 2013-14 was inaugurated at Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore, on 7 June 2013 with the Mass presided over by Fr. Thomas Anchukandam SDB, Provincial, and the keynote address delivered by Fr. Thomas Vattathara SDB, the CRI President. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6513 A Study Accomplished on Formative Spirituality for Youth from a Salesian Perspective Fr. Arokiadoss Lourdusamy of the Salesian Province of Chennai defended his thesis for a Master`s Degree in Spiritual Theology, with specialization in Salesian Spirituality on June 10, 2013, at the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6512 Inauguration Of New Academic Year At Divyadaan The new academic year, 2013-2014, began with the solemn Eucharistic celebration invoking the Holy Spirit on all the activities of the year ahead at Divyadaan, Nashik. The main celebrant was Fr. Michael Fernandes sdb, the Salesian Provincial. The Capuchin Provincial, Fr. Amrut Fonseca, was among the con-celebrants, besides other priests from the campus who enhanced its solemnity with their presence. Along with the students of Divyadaan, the novices, both SDB and FMA, Sisters from neighbouring religious houses and other well-wishers of Divyadaan also participated in the function. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=6511 Fr. Susai Savariyannan (INT) Expounds Classroom Strategies to Enhance Educators Fr. Susai Savariyannan of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy successfully defended his thesis, ``Classroom Strategies to Enhance the Teachers,`` for a Masters` Degree in the Sciences of Education on June 10, 2013 at the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6480 Indian Ambassador to Italy Graces the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome (UPS-Rome)- His Excellency Shri Basant Kumar Gupta, the Indian Ambassador to Italy graced the Salesian Pontifical University-Rome, as the Guest of Honour at the conclusion of the ``Festa di incontro di popoli`` (Festival of the Encounter of Peoples) on May 24, 2013. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6474 Salesian College Students Lend a Hand to Operation Smile in Siliguri Operation Smile, the largest worldwide humanitarian NGO dedicated to providing treatment to children born with clefts organized a free camp in Kejriwal Stone Clinic & Kidney Care Centre, Siliguri, from 16-22 May, 2013. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6416 IUS Intercontinental Seminars on Education and Social Inclusion In preparation for the 200th birth anniversary of Don Bosco the first phase of the Intercontinental seminars designed by the IUS Education Group was held at CES Don Bosco, Madrid from 25-28 February 2013. It was attended by over 150 participants hailing from the host institution, the institutions of higher learning of Salesians in Europe - Venice and Prague - and from resource persons from the University of Madrid focusing on the inclusion of `marginalised youth in the European contemporary context`. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=6401 11th Provincial Chapter begins in Dimapur Salesian Province The 11th Provincial Chapter of the Salesian Province of Dimapur was inaugurated on 16th April 2013 at 9 am at Salesian Provincial House, Dimapur. The dignitaries present were Most Rev. Menamparampil Thomas SDB, Archbishop Emeritus of Guwahati, Most Rev. Joseph Aind SDB, Bishop of Dibrugarh, Sr. Elizabeth George, FMA Provincial Guwahati, Sr. Ursula Indwar, MSMHC Provincial, Tinsukia, Sr. Sharlene Pulikal, SMI Provincial, Guwahati, Mr. Francis Solo, President, Don Bosco Alumni, Dimapur, Ms. Kaisa Kaikho, Provincial Coordinator (former), Salesian Cooperators. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6387 Don Bosco Teachers Put On Their Thinking Caps On Saturday, 06 April, Don Bosco School in Kuwait conducted a training session on ``Decision Making and Project Planning`` for all its teachers. Fr. Franco Pereira and Fr. Blany Pinto jointly conducted the training programme based on the ``Six Thinking Hats`` Technique of a renowned psychologist Edward de Bono. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=6367 DBCE Fatorda Excel at Technosangram 2013 The second year engineering students of <b>Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda,</b> participated in three National Level Technical events. The first event named ``Technosangram 2013`` was held on 21st, 22nd and 23rd February 2013 at Goa College of Engineering. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6347 Don Bosco Management Students in Guwahati Help Underprivileged Children in Studies Project Prajjwal celebrated its third anniversary of foundation yesterday, 10 March, at Don Bosco Institute of Management (DBIM), Guwahati. The Students of DBIM extend a helping hand to underprivileged children in their studies through this project which brings also a lot of joy and satisfaction to the Management students themselves. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=6345 Multidisciplinary Workshop on Nanomaterials at S. H. College, Tirupattur A mind-blowing encounter with the small, small world of nanomaterials! And the occasion was a CSIR-sponsored one-day multidisciplinary workshop on the ``Role of Nanomaterials in Energy and Environmental Sectors`` at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, to mark the National Science Day, on 28 February. The Workshop focused on imparting basic knowledge about nanomaterials and their potential applications in science and technology. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6339 Dr. Abdul Kalam, Former Indian President, Visits St. Anthony`s College Shillong St. Anthony`s College had the privileged of hosting the visit of our Former President, A P J Adbul Kalam, on 6th March 2013, along with a good number of students from 37 respective schools, in and around Shillong. His Grace, Rev. Arch Bishop Dominic Jala (Shillong Diocese), blessed the occasion with an introductory prayer in the presence of Rev. Fr. Shaji Stephen, the Rector, Rev. Br. Albert L. Dkhar, the Principal, the faculty members and many others. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6330 Don Bosco Kurla Launches Course In Digital Marketing Don Bosco Centre for Learning, Kurla in association with DPU (Digital Professionals Unwired) launched the Post Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing Strategy and Implementation on March 2, 2013. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6326 Applause and Praise for Fr. Anthony Lobo`s Doctoral Thesis (Rome - 1 March) - Fr. Anthony Clifford Lobo hailing from Mumbai, missionary in the Province of Mozambique, and recently appointed professor at the Faculty of the Science of Social Communications at the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome successfully defended his path-breaking doctoral thesis ``Media Convergence & Digital Ecosystems: A Case Study of the Italian Church`s Institutional Media Networks (Avvenire - SIR - TV2000 - Radio InBlu) on 1 March 2012``. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=6299 St. Anthony`s School, Shillong Gears Up to ``Make it Happen`` in 2013 St. Anthony`s Higher Secondary School inaugurated its new scholastic year on 14th February 2013. The Inaugural programme began at 10.00 am with the ushering in of the Chief Guest Rev. Fr. George Maliekal SDB, the Salesian Provincial of Silchar Province and other invited guests and dignitaries from different schools and colleges. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6296 From 100 Countries - United in learning at UPS, Rome! As every year, the Secretary General of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), Don Jarek Rochowiak, has furnished the statistics of the student population of UPS, which offer very interesting insights, the most noteworthy being that Indians make up the largest group. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6290 The success of wholesome management studies at DBIM Guwahati Don Bosco Institute of Management (DBIM) was voted the best B-School at ``Quasofiesta, 2013``, a three day management event organized by the Guwahati Commerce college center of Management Studies. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6247 ``Crossroads`` in Kuwait for Guiding the Youth As some of the Youth prepare themselves to move out of their protective shield in Kuwait for further studies in lands far away, the Cooperators Unit of St Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in the North Arabian Vicariate decided to conduct a special program for them. The objective of this special program aptly titled ``Crossroads`` was to prepare and equip our children with some guidelines for this new phase in their lives when they will experience total freedom. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6213 DB College Youth Group Inaugurated at Savedi on 12/12/12 12/12/12 was indeed a very exciting day to begin the College Youth Group of Don Bosco Savedi. Fr. Anthony Goyal along with Cl. Ranson D`Souza brought together the 24 Catholic youth of the Don Bosco Savedi college to mark the beginning of the College Youth Group on 12/12/12 exactly at 12 noon. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6210 Fr. Francis Hembrom Defends his Doctoral Thesis in catechetics Rome, December 12, 2012: Fr. Francis Hembrom of the Province of Silchar successfully defended his doctoral thesis ``Catechetical Contribution of Salesians in the Assam Mission: 1922-1962 - A Historical-Critical Study`` at the Universita Pontificia Salesiana, Rome on December 12, 2012. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=6195 Kerala Chief Minister Inaugurates Don Bosco Website for Blood and Organ Donation Sri. Oommen Chandy (Chief Minister of Kerala) inaugurated DonBoscoJeevanAkshay, a website for blood and organ donation, at Don Bosco College, Sulthan Bathery,on 30 November, 2012. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=6187 Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Award to Sr. Stella Thomas SMMI 19 November, Maram: The prestigious Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Award (IGNSS) is conferred on Sr. Stella Thomas (Sr. Arpita Therese) belonging to the congregation of Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate(SMMI), for the best programme officer of NSS for the year 2011-2012. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6178 Don Bosco - Higher Education Network South East Asia Meet Don Bosco Higher Education Network (IUS) under the leadership of Fr (Dr) Stephen Mavely, Vice Chancellor, Assam Don Bosco University organized a three day Asian level Continental Meet at Nitika, Don Bosco, Kolkata, West Bengal from 23 to 25 November, 2012. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=6151 Magsaysay awardee dedicates Don Bosco Roundabout at Dharmapuri Close on the heels of the inauguration of the B.Ed. College in Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu,there took place the dedication of the `Don Bosco Roundabout` (roundthana) at the Sogathur crossroads on 31 October. At the simple ceremony, Fr. Bellarmine, the Rector, said a prayer invoking God`s blessings on all motorists using the four roads that meet at this circle. The distinguished guest of the day, this year`s Indian winner of the prestigious Philippine Ramon Magsaysay Award (aka `Asian Nobel Prize`), Mr. Kulendai Francis dedicated the Don Bosco Roundabout to the public in the presence of Highway officials and other dignitaries. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=6106 New B. Ed. College opened at Dharmapuri A dream come true at last for the students of Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri, and numerous other hopeful teacher aspirants in and around Dharmapuri. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=6103 Don Bosco College Maram Nominated for National Service Scheme Award It was a day of immense joy and happiness for Don Bosco College Maram, Manipur, as the news broke out that Sr. Arpita Theresa SMMI (Stella Thomas), an assistant professor and NSS Programme Officer of Unit I, along with the Unit have been nominated for Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Award for 2011-2012. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6087 IGNOU Induction Programme at Salesian College,Siliguri With over 1200 students, the Salesian College IGNOU Study Centre is emerging as one of the largest IGNOU Study Centres in Siliguri and North Bengal. For the July 2012 session 625 new students took admission in various courses at Salesian College Study Centre. An Induction Programme for all the new students was held at Salesian College Auditorium on Saturday 13 October 2012. The Programme began at 11.00 with Dr. YonahBhutia, The IGNOU Regional Director, Siliguri, as the Chief Guest. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6080 Salesian College Tops Telegraph T2 Inter-college Fest in Siliguri Salesian College Siliguri Campus emerged champions in the first ever Telegraph T2 Inter-college Festival held on 29th and 30th September 2012 at City Centre, Uttarayan, Siliguri. A total of 15 colleges of North Bengal took part in the two day programme in the presence of a large audience with the participants vying with each other in five events, namely, Eastern Solo, Antakshari, Fusion Dance, Western Band and Face of the Campus. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=6064 Fr Johny Jose SDB Defends Doctoral Thesis in Computer Science Fr Pathinanchil Johny Jose SDB, of the Province of Bangalore, defended his thesis for Ph.D in Computer Science at National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, on 3 October 2012. The technical and scholarly research, it was explained, could lead to interesting and practical applications in the field of networking and sharing of data using Human Mobility itself. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6060 DBCL, Kurla Seeks to Expand to Train Many More Youths The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi October 02, was an auspicious day for the blessing and laying of the foundation stone for a new building at Don Bosco Centre for Learning (DBCL), Kurla. This is an initiative of the Bombay Salesian Society, India in association with the Peter Bachmann Foundation, Switzerland to develop an area of 66500 sq. ft. that will be used for training and development of young people thus contributing towards community and nation building. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=6050 Illuminus: A Confluence of Extrordinary Minds at DBIT Kurla On September 21, 2012, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla and ACM-DBIT in collaboration with project Praviin of IBM hosted a symposium titled `Illuminus - A confluence of extraordinary minds` at the Santino Mondini Hall. The event featured some of the biggest IT industry heavyweights as panelists to discuss an imperative topic - Meeting the industry demands by academia. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=6040 Salesian College Sonada-Siliguri Receives `A` Grade Re-accreditation Certificate Salesian College Received an `A` Grade Reaccreditation Certificate on 17 September 2012 at a national award giving ceremony held at the National Accreditation and Assessment Council`s Headquarters, Bangalore. Rev. Fr Dr George Thadathil SDB, Principal of Salesian College Sonada, received the award on behalf of the institution. The Director Dr Rangarajan and the UGC Chairman Dr Ved Prakash gave away the awards to over 500 recipients on the day, Salesian College Sonada and Siliguri being the lone Salesian institution among 25 Christian colleges honoured that day with the re-accreditation certificate. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=6039 Assam Don Bosco University holds its First Convocation Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), the first State University of Assam in the private sector, held its first convocation ceremony at its exquisite state-of-the-art campus on Airport Road, Azara, Guwahati, 19 September 2012. His Excellency, Shri Janaki Ballav Patnaik, Governor of Assam, Shri Tarun Gogoi, Honourable Chief Minister of Assam and Shri T K A Nair IAS, Adviser to the Prime Minister attended the glittering function in the company of dignitaries from various prestigious academic institutions, the graduating students and their parents. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=6006 Felicitation to B. Aparajith, ICC World Cup Champion and Past Pupil B.Aparajith, ICC World Cup Champion, who represented India as a member of the Under 19 Cricket Team, was accorded a tumultuous felicitation at St.Bede`s A.I.Hr.Sec.School, his <i>Alma Mater<i>, on 3 September 2012. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5970 Assam Don Bosco University launches Student Exchange with the University of Arkansas Four students of Assam Don Bosco University left for a year of study at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA, on 14 August as part of the `Student Exchange Programme` between the two universities. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=13.0&newsid=5963 Inauguration of the New Academic Year at SHTC The Academic Session of the Platinum Jubilee Year (2012 - 2013) of Sacred Heart Theological College was solemnly inaugurated on 6th August, 2012 at the new conference hall of the college. The chief guest of the day, Archbishop Dominic Jala expressed his hope that SHTC would continue to be a pathfinder and scale great heights in exploring new horizons in the growth of the Church in North East India. He exhorted the students to contribute to the mission of Jesus by preparing themselves well by pursuing theological studies. He wished that as the college crosses another milestone, many more priests and religious who pass through this formation centre will be effective leaders of the people of God. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5958 Don Bosco University inaugurates its Fifth Academic Year 31 July, 2012-Guwahati: Assam Don Bosco University inaugurated its fifth academic year - 2012-2013, today at its Azara Campus. The Chief Guest of the event was His Excellency, Dasho Tsering Wangda, the Consul General of Bhutan in West Bengal and Assam. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=5946 Workshop for Managers and Principals of Schools and Colleges on Education for Tomorrow A workshop on ``Transforming the Education of Future Generations`` was organized for all the Rectors/Managers and Principals of Don Bosco Schools and Colleges in Karnataka and Kerala, on 30 & 31 July at the Provincial House,Bangalore. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5937 Don Bosco University offers 5,000 full scholarships to NE Students GUWAHATI, (C.M. Paul) - The Assam Don Bosco University based in Guwahati into its fifth year offers an ambitious outreach programme for students in northeast India. The offer also marks the beginning of a three-year celebration of the upcoming birth bi-centenary of its patron Don Bosco (1815-1888). This significant educational scheme is christened the DBU Global North East Outreach Program. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5936 Don Bosco University starts Diploma, PG, Degree Courses in Psychological Counselling The Assam Don Bosco University, is starting this year a two-year modular Post Graduate Programme in Psychological Counselling leading to MA degree (M.Sc. in Psychological Counselling). http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5930 Memorial Service for Late Rev.Dr.Abraham Panampara sdb at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur The Salesians, past pupils, former professors and several present students( about 500) took part in the Memorial Service of Late Rev.Dr.Abraham Panampara sdb at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur on 22 July 2012. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5929 Mega Science Exhibition at SHC, Tirupattur on 19.07.2012 Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur witnessed a Mega Science Exhibition on 19th July 2012 in the Don Bosco Indoor Stadium, which was organized by PG & Research Department of Social Work in collaboration with Puthiya Thalaimurai News Channel. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5919 DBCAD Art Exhibition `Xpressions 2012` at Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai `Xpressions 2012` an exhibition of artworks by the UG and PG students of Don Bosco College of Art and Design (DBCAD), Chennai, was inaugurated by the renowned art director and critic Padmashree Thota Tharani on July 05, 2012 at Gallery II of the Chennai Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Fine Arts - Govt. of India). The exhibition was on display between July 6 -8 from 10 am to 6 pm. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5909 Seminar on Religious Freedom at DBTC `Religious freedom: the Path to Peace` was the theme of a half-day seminar organized by the second-year students of theology at the Don Bosco Theological College (DBTC), Kavarapettai, on 29th June as part of the Pope`s Day celebrations. The theme, based on Pope Benedict XVI`s message for the World Day of Peace 2011, was developed by two students, Bro. Jayan Joseph Sebastian SDB and Bro. Renigo Roy Pannerselvam SDB. Sr. Rosalia FMA responded to the papal document, particularly looking at it from the Indian-Christian context. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5907 Admissions for PG courses begin at Sacred Heart College , Tirupattur Thousands of students from all over Tamilnadu gathered at the sprawling campus of Sacred Heart College on June 25, 2012 for Post Graduate admissions. The admission process started with preliminary tests at various levels. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5905 Lonergan scholar Fr. Ivo Coelho `makes sense of an anomaly in Insight` at Boston Indian Salesian <a href=https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:gzeh8wDOuk0J:www.divyadaan.org/cv/IVO%2520%2520BIODATA%252011.pdf+Fr.+Ivo+Coelho&hl=en&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESiU5Gvb4cx3t7p0-SPSJIQKtIOlVz5ClCA3wFQZxsrA3pvS2XpS9N3gE6zhZsTHWAwHEwDnrcL3ngJP_7rR4Sh21U705GgQwXlLR41cZbEDzJl06h9q2h0uXdCf4JagTaVqaB1z&sig=AHIEtbSksMiCMlHO3xN6-X435s8cM26Ibg>Fr. Ivo Coelho</a>- an international expert on philosopher-theologian-economist <a href=http://www.bernardlonergan.com/> Bernard Lonergan, SJ</a> - participated and presented a paper at the <a href=http://bclonergan.org/2012/04/39th-annual-lonergan-workshop-the-promise-of-vatican-ii-50-years-later/> 39th Annual Lonergan Workshop</a> at <a href=http://www.bc.edu/ > Boston College </a>from June 17-22, 2012. This edition of the Lonergan Workshop celebrated the ``Promise and the Challenge of Vatican II - 50 years later`` while paying homage to <a href=http://www.lonerganresource.com/frederick-crowe.php> Fr Frederick E. Crowe, SJ </a>(leading light in Lonergan studies, who passed away earlier this year). http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5902 Peter Gonsalves threads together Gandhi`s cloth-obsession: spins `Khadi` Salesian edu-communicator Peter Gonsalves` newest book <b>KHADI: GANDHI`S MEGA SYMBOL OF SUBVERSION</b> through SAGE publications is up for sale. A labour of love both time-consuming and energy-sapping, this is a sequel to the earlier Clothing for Liberation (SAGE, 2010). It contains 344 pages and is priced at Rs. 795. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=5900 A Nun & a Salesian among College Toppers at Pastor Lenssen Polytechnic, Kuthenkuzhy The final diploma exams at the Don Bosco/Pastor Lenssen Polytechnic College at Kuthenkuzhy, Tamil Nadu, witnessed four students in the toppers list, including a nun and a Salesian. Sr. Josephine of the Sisters of Notre Dame was the college topper with 594/600. Jomy Parecattil, sdb of the Salesian Province of Bangalore was placed fourth with 579/600. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=5895 Salesian College, Sonada inaugurates academic session 2012-13 B. Ph Session 2012-13 was inaugurated on June 12, 2012 at Salesian College Sonada. Prior to this a solemn Eucharist was presided over by Fr. Michael Peedikayil, the Salesian Provincial of New Delhi. The programme began with the lighting of the lamp, devotional singing and reading from the Holy Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5891 Work starts at Don Bosco University`s 500 acre campus With the graduation of the first batch of engineering students this year, Assam Don Bosco University, the first Catholic University in India (estd 2008) will hold its ground breaking ceremony at the site for its permanent campus at Tapesia Gardens some 16 kms away from state capital Dispur, 15 June, 2.00 pm.. The 90 minute programme will start with introductory words ``The twists, the turns and the surprises along the way!`` by Vice Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely SDB. It will be followed by a brief reflection ``There is a time and a place... for everything under the sun!`` by Dr Joseph Almeida SDB, Immediate Past Provincial Superior. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=5888 Prayerful start to academic year at Jnanodaya Salesian College, Yercaud The inauguration of the academic year at Jnanodaya Salesian College, Yercaud, started prayerfully on June 06, 2012 in the evening. The monthly recollection, preached by Fr. Henry Dominic, sdb was followed by the Inaugural mass the next day at 6.45 a.m. presided oer by Fr. Albert Johnson - Provincial of Tiruchy. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=5887 KJC - Bangalore inaugurates academic year 2012-2013 Kristu Jyoti College Bangalore began the academic year 2012-13 on June 07, 2012. Fr. Thomas Anchukandam, INK Provincial, presided over the inaugural Eucharist and Fr. T. Xavier Terrence, professor and Controller of Examinations of St. Peter`s Pontifical institute, Bangalore, was the Chief Guest. The inaugural theme was ``by Your Light we see the light.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5883 Fr Varghese Pallipuram (INK) obtains ``Licence to Encounter`` at UPS, Rome Fr Varghese Pallipuram of the Salesian Province of Bangalore (INK) successfully defended his thesis for Licentiate ``Spiritual Encounter of Hindu-Christian Youth in the Context of Salesian India: Problems and Prospects,`` at the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) Rome on June 08, 2012. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5880 Strenna 2013: ``Don Bosco the Educator`` The first act of the Rector Major - Fr. Pascual Chavez at the summer plenary session of the General Council, was to present the Strenna 2013: ``Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say, rejoice`` (Phil. 4:4) ``Like Don Bosco the educator, we offer young people the Gospel of joy through a pedagogy of kindness.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5849 Assam Don Bosco University: blessing and dedication of Azara Campus Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) hosted the blessing and dedication ceremony of Azara Campus on May 02, 2012 at a glittering function attended by many eminent dignitaries. The occasion marked the conclusion of the construction and infrastructure development activities at Azara. The university now focuses its attention to the challenges of developing its permanent campus at Tapesia Gardens, on the outskirts of Guwahati city. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5846 Don Bosco Vazhikatti Chennai organises coaching camp for Civil Services Exams An innovative 10-day residential coaching camp for Civil Services Examinations was launched at St Bede`s Hr Secondary School on May 01, 2012 by Fr Jayapalan Raphael - Provincial of Chennai. 45 class XI students from different Salesian schools and parishes in the province were selected through a careful process of psychometric and aptitude tests. The initiative is facilitated by Don Bosco Vazhikatti. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5839 Indian Salesian Prof. Francis-Vincent`s new book released in Holland A new book ``Religious Identity and National Heritage. Empirical-Theological Perspectives`` (Brill, Leiden/Boston 2012) edited by Prof. Francis-Vincent Anthony, sdb and Prof. Hans-Georg Ziebertz was released during the ISERT (International Society of Empirical Research in Theology) Conference, April 19-21, 2012 at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Holland. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5804 BIIT-Don Bosco Center, Yellagiri celebrates 15 years of existence The entire educative community of BIIT, Yellagiri, came together on its 15th year of existence. The Institute Day was a moment to recollect all that has happened, to achieve the vision of the institute, and share the goals with stakeholders, particularly, the parents. Dr.(Sr) Ugini Fathima Mary, Auxilium College, Mr Vijay Angadi, Novastar Funds, graced the occasion as guests of honor. The Institute Day and Parents` meet is held annually at BIIT to revisit the purpose of the Institute, vision of organization and share with parents thus making them aware of their responsibility. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=5803 Salesian College re-accredited with ``A`` Grade Salesian College Sonada with its three years old campus at Siliguri has been awarded `A` Grade by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) Bangalore, on March 10, 2012. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5793 `TOWER-2012: Together We Learn` at Don Bosco Yelagiri BIIT (Bosco Institute of Information Technology)celebrated its 7th Intra-collegiate IT Fest, `Tower-2012,` at Don Bosco Center, Yelagiri Hills. Mr Joy Prem Dominic of Tata Elxsi, Bangalore inaugurated this annual event. This is an intra-collegiate IT Fest where students participate in multiple IT competitions. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5782 Don Bosco Egmore - (Under 14)Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) School Cricket Champions The game of cricket has become a turbulent sport amongst the youngsters all over. This spectacular game has become a vital part of the school curriculum. Needless to mention Don Bosco Matriculation Hr. Sec. School on Casa Major Road had driven into the students the mindset to play the game with much vigour and strength. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=5774 Don Bosco Vazhikatti organises mega campus interview at Kuthenkuly Don Bosco Vazhikaati, Chennai and Trichy along with Pastor Lenssen Polytechnic College, Kuthenkuly, organised a mega campus interview at Pastor Lenssen Polytechnic College, Kuthenkuly on February 18, 2012. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=5760 Don Bosco Youth Services and Khalsa College - a bridge across forever - in Mumbai The Don Bosco Provincial Community at Matunga, Mumbai as part of its neighbourhood apostolate, often discussed the possibility of reaching out to young adults. Finally, after looking at a number of opportunities and possibilities, Fr. Brian Moras and Fr. Savio Silveira took the first steps to contact the Vice Principal of Khalsa College, Mr. Allan DSouza. The initial breakthrough was made, the doors were open and the DBYS - Khalsa College connection began. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5759 Fr Festus provides `fest for us` at UPS - Rome with successful Doctoral defense The setting sun of February 09, 2012 at the Salesian Pontifical University - Rome, encountered the radiance of Indian Salesian Fr Festus Shadap (of the newly constituted Salesian Province of Silchar) as he successfully defended his doctoral thesis in the Faculty of Theology. In a session that stretched to almost two hours, Fr Festus ably defended his thesis ``Inter-Religious Dialogue with Niamtre: An Empirical Research in Jowai Diocese for a More Inculturizing Church in the Pnar Hills.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5743 DB MUSE 2012 AT DON BOSCO COLLEGE, DHARMAPURI An exciting literary fiesta codenamed `DB MUSE 2012` was held at Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri, on January 23, 2012. Eleven colleges from Dharmapuri, Salem, Krishnagiri, Hosur, Tirupattur etc enthusiatically participated in this event conducted by the English Department of Don Bosco College. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5741 Two from Chennai (INM) set UPS-Rome afire...!! Two Indian Salesians from the Salesian Province of Chennai defended their theses for Licentiate in Theology at UPS-Rome on January 30, 2012. Frs. Cassius Correya and Don Bosco Augustine, successfully defended their theses in Ecclesiology and Christology respectively, bringing to fruition their two year stint at the Universita Pontificia Salesiana, Rome. Like sunrise and sunset, the two thesis presentations-one in the morning and the other at dusk- were cause for great cheer and jubilation of their respective guides and the unanimous appreciation of the public assembled. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5733 Don Bosco University - Assam signs MoUs with `Classle Knowledge,` `I Create India` and `PanIIT India` Don Bosco University - Assam signed an MOU with Classle Knowledge Pvt Ltd, as part of its policy to promote state-of-the-art educational practices The latter has the mission of increasing the quality and relevance of education among the faculty and students of higher education institutions through its innovative online platform which allows them to enjoy learning innovatively without incurring any cost. Through its platform and services, Classle hopes to unleash the creative and intellectual potential of the students, while at the same time overcoming any social, economic, demographic or other barriers which they may have. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=5.0&newsid=5702 Fr Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar - Vice Provincial of Hyderabad successfully defends doctoral thesis in UPS, Rome Fr. Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy, Vice Provincial of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad, successfully defended his doctoral thesis: ``A PHILOSOPHY OF COMMUNICATION IN THE THOUGHT OF LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN,`` at Universit&#65533; Pontificia Salesiana (UPS) on December 13, 2011. He has analysed two principal works: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations to derive a philosophy of communication. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=5.0&newsid=5700 SJRS, Kondadaba annual debate focuses on ``Lokpal Bill - Solution to Corruption in India?`` The annual debate at St John`s Regional Seminary, Kondadaba (the Philosophate of the Andhra Pradesh Bishop`s Conference) was held on December 14, 2011. The theme was `Lokpal bill is the solution to Corruption in India`. Somehow, as in the last four years, the team `against the motion` won the debate with just 10 points more than their worthy opponents (the total being 277). Fr Joseph Anithottam the Parish Priest of Kondadaba, moderated the debate. Srs Prasanna and Abilasha, Fr C. Thomas, the present spiritual director and Fr Devadas, our former spiritual director were the evaluators for the debate. Fr Wilson, the Principal, was the facilitator. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=8.0&newsid=5690 SOUTH ASIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION FOR EDUCATION AND CULTURE MEETS AT DON BOSCO PROVINCIAL HOUSE- NEW DELHI The 10 provincial delegates for Academic Schools and a commission member from every Salesian province in India came together from 3rd December 2011 to 4th December 2011, at the Provincial House, Okhla, New Delhi. The meeting was organized by Fr. Maria Charles, the Director DBYA- INDIA. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=5.0&newsid=5688 New Salesian Residence at Peddaboddepalli, Andhra Pradesh The Salesian and boys` residence at Don Bosco Mission, Peddaboddepalli (Narsipatnam) was blessed and inaugurated in the presence of Most Rev. Karnam Joji Babu (Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Visakhapatnam), Fr Raminedi Balaraju (Provincial), members of the Salesian Family and nearly 400 guests on December 3, 2011. The celebrations commenced with the blessing of the new building, followed by the Holy Mass, and concluded with a colourful cultural programme and meal for the special invitees. The elaborate and intense preparations by Fr Madanu Rayappa and the confreres of the place were appreciated by all. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=5673 Journalism for Social Action - a workshop in Dimapur A week long workshop was organized on Journalism for Social Action at Salesian College of Higher Education, Dimapur, for the 44 outgoing students of the college, with the aim of bringing awareness of the impact of media in society and how media can be an effective and powerful tool for bringing about reform and development in the society. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=5646 <b>Karbi Teachers Visit Don Bosco Kolkata</b> KOLKATA - A group of teachers from Karbi-Anglong district of Assam visited Don Bosco School Park Circus, 16 November as part of their on-going education programme. Besides interaction with the Principal Fr Siby Vadakel, the visitors also had an extensive tour of the school campus getting to know various academic pursuits on site - including the day school, night school, formal and non-formal technical training and skills training offered to the marginalized youth. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5626 DB Relic attracts thousands at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur Tirupattur, 12 November 2011: Tirupattur, the cradle of Salesian works in South India, witnessed unprecedented gathering of people as the casket containing the relic of don Bosco was received at the Sacred Heart College campus. A public function was held to honour the saint which was attended by numerous government officials. Thousands of college students participated in the Night Vigil. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=5621 <b>DB Higher Eucation Meeting in Bangalore</b> Don Bosco Higher Education India (DBHEI) had its third biennial meeting at Maitreya, Bannergheta Road, Bangalore on 6-7 November, 2011. It was attended by 40 participants from 38 Don Bosco colleges and one University spread across the ten Salesian provinces of the country. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=5542 Don Bosco National Conference `Ressaisir 2011` at Angadikadavu The P.G. Department of Social Work of Don Bosco Arts and Science College, Angadikadavu (Iritty), affiliated to Kannur University, conducted the Don Bosco National Conference `Ressaisir` on October 21-22, 2011. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=5535 DivyaDaan Nashik participates in the 36th ACPI Meet at Kerala The students of Masters in Philosophy together with three members of the staff of Divyadaan-Salesian Institute of Philosophy attended the 36th Annual Meeting of The Association of Christian Philosophers of India (ACPI) held at Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kunnoth, Kerala from October 10 - October 13, 2011. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=5528 ``Effective Parenting`` at Dominic Savio Andheri- Mumbai by BalPrafulta Over a decade of working with children in community and on railway stations for their rights, Dominic Savio and Don Bosco Balprafulta recognized the need to work at a family level with Parents. Thus, an `Effective Parenting` programme was organised by Don Bosco Balprafulta along with Dominic Savio High School n Sunday, October 16, 2011. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=5484 BASE - 4 inaugurated at Nidasoshi, Belgaum The 4th batch of BASE programme was inaugurated at Nidasoshi - Belgaum on September 10, 2011. Fr. Clifford Fernandes the Director of ASSI Retreat Centre of Karwar was the Chief Guest. 110 BPL students and earlier batch students were present on the occasion. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=5483 Life Skills Training for youth organised at Don Bosco Kakati, Belgaum Don Bosco Kakati organized a Life Skills Training Programme for 140 youngsters, including BPL youth from Nidasoshi - Hukkeri. This programme was co-ordinated by DB Tech of the Konkan Development Office, Goa. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=5482 Preventive System Workshop organised at Don Bosco Kakati, Belgaum Don Bosco Kakati along with DB Tech organized a seminar on ``Preventive System of Education and Social Issues of the Neighbourhood`` on September 09, 2011. Sr. Elipina Rodrigues the Social Work In-charge at Auxulium Convent Nandgad - Belgaum, facilitated the programme. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=5427 DBIMR Kurla Welcomes Freshers Don Bosco Institute of Management & Research at Kurla, Mumbai welcomed the 2nd batch of students on August 22, 2011. An orientation programme centered on `light`was organised. Fr Mario Vaz, Executive Director initiated the proceedings with a welcome note. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=5.0&newsid=5424 Philosophical Symposium at Kondadaba, The Annual Philosophical Symposium of the academic year was held on August 29, 2011 at Kondadaba. The theme was `Creationism and Evolutionism`. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=5410 SALESIAN COLLEGE, SONADA ON THE ROAD TO RE-ACCREDITATION Salesian College Sonada (SCS) was accredited by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) in 2004 with a C++ Grade, in the processing becoming one of the first colleges of North Bengal University to go for accreditation. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=5391 CFCA Training Programme for the Coordinators of BREADS Sub project Christian Foundation for Children and Ageing (CFCA) is a U.S based organization that supports the education of needy students in the developing countries. BREADS- CFCA Sponsorship programme has about 800 students under its care in the 25 sub projects in Karnataka and Kerala. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5387 University Launches New Degree Courses to Empower Northeast India Leaders In an effort to offer higher education in socially relevant studies accessible in northeast India the Assam Don Bosco University launched 3 new Masters level courses as well as a post graduate diploma course. The new courses introduced this year include Master of Social Work (MSW), M. Tech. in Electronics and Communication (Opto-electronics and Optical Communication) and M. Tech. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence). http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5383 University Launches Social and Scientific Research in 24 Areas of 8 Disciplines GUWAHATI: The Assam Don Bosco University launched PhD (Doctoral) Programmes in 24 areas of research in 8 disciplines at a function held at its Azara Campus near Guwahati airport on 23 August 2011. The areas of current socially relevant study include Social Work and North-East India Studies, as well as scientific research in Physics, Chemical Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Forensic Science and Computer Science. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5373 Princess Nora Backs Don Bosco University - Assam MADRID - The Vice Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University Dr Stephen Mavely was euphoric about a meeting with Princess Nora de Liechtenstein held in her palace in Madrid, 18 August. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5323 Don Bosco Spearheads Language Movement A programme called `Conversation on Kokborok` was held at Don Bosco Peace Centre, Agartala on 13th August 2011 as part of its culture and language promotion programs. Kokborok is the major indigenous language of Tripura in North East India. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5318 ``Happy Life? Educate the DB Way``- A Seminar in Wadala, Mumbai ``Reading, `Riting, `Rithmetic, the traditional three R`s are without doubt the essentials of learning. Don Bosco, a man with foresight and vision, took it a step further. If education was a tool to form `good citizens`, then there was also the need for the other three essential R`s - Rapport, Religion and Reason. These formed the pillars of Don Bosco`s educative system -the Preventive System. These basic principles not merely taught, but they were also designed to truly educate,`` said Fr. Peter Gonsalves in his introductory remark on the DBWay of Education. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=5317 MoRD Batch 04 Inaugurated at DB Vaduthala The Inaugural function of batch 4 trainees of MoRD project commenced at Don Bosco Tech, Vaduthala centre on August 04, 2011 at 10.30 a.m. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5307 DB Tech Organises Skill Trainers` Empowerment at Borivli - Mumbai A two days training on STEP (Skill Trainers Empowerment Programme) was organised by DB Tech on 8 and 9 August, 2011 for the Faculties of MoRD (Ministry of Rural Development), Accenture, and Schnieder at Don Bosco Kurla. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5306 Don Bosco`s Pedagogy Attracts NITTTR (Chennai) Overseas Trainers 15 foreign participants from 9 countries visited SIGA, a Don Bosco Graphic Arts Institute, to get an exposure to curriculum design practices, instructional method design concepts and vocational education practices. This visit was arranged by National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research - NITTTR, Chennai as part of their two month advanced certificate course on `Curriculum Design and Instructional Materials Development` conducted for the participants from developing countries, and sponsored by Government of India. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5303 ``Soar High the DB WAY`` says Fr Peter Gonsalves in Nashik In an attempt to interpret Don Bosco`s educative system for our times in a manner that is both faithful and creative, Fr. Peter Gonsalves conducted a one day session on August 09, 2011based on his latest book Don Bosco`s Way popularly known as ``DB Way.`` Forty two teachers of Don Bosco High School and Junior College, Nashik participated in the seminar cum workshop. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=5297 Seminar on Youth Deviance organized The Sociology Department of Salesian College of Higher Education, Dimapur, organized a Seminar on ``Youth Deviance`` under the guide of Lecturer Ms. Juliana Tabuana, the head of the Department, on 6 August. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5293 Today`s Spectators; Tomorrow`s Donors ``Charity is meek, seeking not its own, charity can hope to the end`` is a popular biblical quote instilled in the minds of many young children right from the time they begin their schooling. Charity goes a long way even by donating many things to help the less fortunate brethren. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=5286 Skill Blend - Live Action 2011 Extravaganza of fun and frolic are all part of a student`s life in his school days. Rendez-Vous 2011 was a spectacular event at Don Bosco, Egmore for three days, triggering the sparkles of talents as the students performed their best. The function was ceremoniously inaugurated on 4th August 2011 by Cine fame Sibiraj along the DB community and the student leaders. Host performance added colour as the commencement of the 3 day cultural show. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5266 <b>CBCI Sets Up Media Research Group, Plans PhD Programme with DBU</b> BANGALORE - The Catholic Bishops Confernece of India (CBCI) Commission for Social Communications has constituted a Media Research Group (MRG) to promote research in social communication. The members are expected to assist in the Post Graduate Diploma program in Communication for Pastoral Leadership (CPL) and PhD program in Media Studies being launched in collaboration with Don Bosco University (DBU), Assam. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5265 <b>CBCI-DBU Plan Post Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Communications</b> BANGALORE, (C.M. Paul) - The Secretary of the CBCI Commission for Social Communications and Controller of Examinations of Don Bosco University (DBU) held a joint meeting with a select group of 12 academicians to chalk out details of the proposed plan to introduce Communication for Pastoral Leadership (CPL) as a Post Graduate certificate and diploma course under DBU Guwahati. The day-long meeting was held at NBCLC (National, Biblical, Liturgical & Catechetical Centre) Bangalore, 31 July 2011. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=5254 <b>Don Bosco University Plans Post Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Communications</b> BANGALORE - The Secretary of the CBCI Commission for Social Communications and Controller of Examinations of Assam Don Bosco University held a joint meeting with a select group of 12 academicians to chalk out a proposal to introduce Communication for Pastoral Leadership (CPL) as a Post Graduate certificate and diploma course under Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU). The day-long meeting was held at NBCLC (National, Biblical, Liturgical & Catechetical Centre) Bangalore, 31 July 2011. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=11.0&newsid=5250 ``Bapui ani Xikovpi - Father and Teacher`` Konkani Book on Don Bosco Published In preparation for the visit of the relic and with the motive of making the life of Don Bosco more popular to the local youth, Don Bosco Animation Centre in Collaboration with Boskon Communications have released the life of Don Bosco in Konkani (Bapui ani Xikovpi) http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5233 Vice Chancellor Recalls Fond Memories of DB School The Vice Chancellor of Guwahati University shared a few nostalgic moments inaugurating the academic session 2011-2012 of Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology (DBCET) at Azara, 26 July. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=5179 Seminar on Dialogue as a Way of Life A Seminar on the theme ``Raimundo Panikkar: Dailogue as a Way of Life,`` was organized by the Department of Philosphy, at Salesian College of Higher Edcuation, Dimapur. The Chief speaker and moderator for the occasion was Fr. George Panthanmackel, MSMFS, principal of Suvidya College, Bangalore. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=5168 Junior College Inaugurated at Don Bosco Nashik Don Bosco School Nashik organised a cultural programme to inaugurate their Junior College with Fr. Diego Nunes as its first principal. Fr. Michael Fernandes, the Provincial of the Mumbai Salesian Province was the chief guest. The inaugural ceremony took place on July 4, 2011. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=5161 3rd Hospitaity Batch Inaugurated at DB Palluruthy The third batch of skill training has begun at Don Bosco, Palluruthy...It was officially inaugurated in the presence of Fr. George Mathew (Provincial Economer), Mr. Prakash K Nair (General Manager, Learning & Development, Taj Group of Hotels), Fr. Kuriakose Pallikkunnel SDB and Fr. Joy Nedumparambil SDB (Regional Coordinator, DB Tech, Bangalore) http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=7.0&newsid=5159 Village Animators` Training Workshop Bosco Samajik Vikas Sanstha organized a two day training programme in the play-way method of education at Walwanda on July 2 and July 3, 2011. Forty youth, VEP teachers with facilitators and BSVS staff attended. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5154 DBCET, Azara Collaborates to Boost National Mission on Education DBCET, Azara, which has been the only College selected from the entire Eastern Zone as a remote centre by IIT Bombay to conduct workshops to enhance the teaching skills of faculty in Engineering and Science Subjects, a part of the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) supported by MHRD, is in its first phase of action. The two-week ISTE workshop on Basic Electronics, commenced on 28 June 2011 has around 1300 participants from various Colleges and Universities across the nation. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=5145 Magic to Motivate In honour of the silver jubilee of the Salesian presence in the soil of Manakkal -Lalgudi,the Salesian community organized a magic show to teach values and offer motivation for the twelfth standard students of neighbouring schools. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=1.0&newsid=5141 Inauguration of DB Tech, KGF - Batch 2 The inauguration of DB Tech, KGF - Batch 2, held on the 20th of June 2011, started with a song of worship and the lighting of the lamp by Mr. Shivanna Naidu. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=5.0&newsid=5119 Another `War`of Sorts Inaugurated ``Today you commence another innings in your warfare against sin and ignorance here at St John`s Kondadaba,`` were the words of Fr Karnam Joji Babu, the Vicar General of the archdiocese of Visakhapatnam, who officiated the Holy Mass and the programme at the Inauguration of the academic year 2011-2012 on June 15, 2011. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5091 DON BOSCO FLOODS BARAK VALLEY WITH FLOATS Silchar, June 13, 2011: The pilgrimage of the relic of Don Bosco, the friend of youth, began in Barak valley with the procession with school children and parents and faithful, attired in beautiful costumes and traditional dresses, in eight Buses beautifully decorated with banners and flowers adorned to welcome the greatest of all dignitaries, with three floats tastefully arranged and decorated with angels and all giving a festive and religious atmosphere, from the Diocesan administrative head quarters at Silchar to Don Bosco School, Ramnagar. The parents and guardians of all the children in unison singing bhajans and hymns in honour of Don Bosco, the great educator, awoke the slumbering city to the awareness of the arrival of the educator of youth, to mould and shape and give an all round education for the youth of Silchar. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5082 Don Bosco Institute of Management Holds Its 1st Graduation Day Another red letter day in the annals of Don Bosco Institute of Management was the first graduation of the institute on 11th June, and since DBIM is a constituent unit of the Assam Don Bosco University, it was also the very first graduation function declared by the University. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=5.0&newsid=5047 <b>Gandhian Education Model Proposed for A.P Youth</b> ROME - A student from Andhra Pradesh studying at the Salesian University, Rome defended his Master`s thesis on : ``Education for Social Transformation: A Gandhian Model for the Youth of Andhra Pradesh, India.`` Fr Joji Reddy Yeruva of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad made the presentation in the presence of some 25 of his friends and well wishers, 8 June. He fielded the queries with dignified calm and gave clarifications to the panel of professors with ease and intelligence that secured him maximum marks, obtaining his licentiate degree. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5046 ST. ANTHONY`S COLLEGE WELCOMES DON BOSCO RELIC Over thousand people gathered at cradle of Salesian higher Education, at St. Anthony`s College, Shillong this evening to accord a colourful welcome to the relics of the saint of the young, St. John Bosco. Words can hardly describe the euphoria and the overwhelming joy and happiness of the staff and students of the college to get a ``darshan`` of the friend of the young. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=5042 ST. Anthony`s Registers Best-Ever All Round Performance In the recently declared Higher Secondary and Secondary School Examination results of Meghalaya Board of School Education, the students of St. Anthony`s Higher Secondary School, Shillong secured 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th positions in Science; 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and two 10th positions in commerce and a 10th in the secondary school leaving certificate examination. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=5012 <b>Shilpangon 2011 - Shaping Nation Builders</b> Shilpangon 2011 - Don Bosco Job Fair was organized by Don Bosco Tech. Kolkata at Don Bosco School, Park Circus on 20th May, 2011. Mr. SJ Amalan, Reg. Director, RDAT Eastern Region, Government of India, addressed the assembly as the chief guest, while Fr. AM Jose DB Tech Head, Fr. MC Jose DB DOC Director and Fr. Jose Podimattam Technical Head shared the dais with Br. TV Mathew who was the moderator of the function. The Job Fair was participated by over 1000 students, who were interviewed by 27 companies. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=4987 <b>Salesian`s Book on Mother Teresa Released in Rome</b> ROME - The Administrator of the International Theological Studies centre at Gerini Institute Rome, Prof. Sergio Pierbattisti, a former missionary in Africa, released a new book on Mother Teresa, 27 May. The book entitled: <b>Mother Teresa and the Globalizing World</b> is the doctoral thesis of Salesian Fr Antony Vayalil of Kolkata who completed his PhD in Missiology from the Gregorian University Rome, in June 2008. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=4965 National Figures Throng DBI, Guwahati DBI played host to Anna Hazare, the well-known Gandhian, Swami Agnivesh, the chairperson of the United Nations Trust Fund on contemporary Forum of Slavery, and Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, the man behind the movement for the enactment of the RTI act, during their visit to the city of Guwahati on 19th and 20th May 2011. Mrs. Kiran Bedi joined them on the 20th morning. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=4947 SHILPANGON 2011 at Don Bosco Park Circus, Kolkata DBTECH (Don Bosco Tech) Kolkata is organising SHILPANGON 2011, a job fair at Don Bosco Park Circus, Kolkata on Friday, May 20, 2011. DBTECH Kolkata intends to bring together 2000 young talents under the SHILPANGON 2011 banner to fill the skills gap in the country. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4896 Don Bosco Arrives in Imphal The eagerly awaited casket containing the holy relic of Saint John Bosco arrived late afternoon at Imphal Airport on 29 April, 2011. Hundreds of children, past pupils, well wishers and Salesians welcomed the casket containing the relic and brought it ceremoniously accompanied by an exuberant band to the Little Flower School. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=4873 Doctorate for Fr George Plathottam, sdb Fr George Plathottam sdb, was awarded the Doctorate in Philosophy from the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Shillong for his study ``Press and Its Social Responsibility in Northeast India.`` Fr. Plathottam is the Media Secretary for the Catholic Bishops` Conference of India (CBCI). http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=4869 Ph.D. at Don Bosco University Guwahati Don Bosco University (DBU), Guwahati is launching Ph.D. programmes in 24 thrust areas from May 2011. The first University to be managed by the Salesians of Don Bosco in India, DBU established in 2008 caters to the academic needs of the entire North East India. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4868 Vedruna Bhavan -Haven for Tribal Girls The foundation stone of Vedruna Bhavan was blessed on April 05, 2011 at Don Bosco College Maram, in the presence of clergy, religious, local leaders and students. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4867 Short Film on Don Bosco Planned The final year students of Don Bosco College, Maram have initiated a plan to produce a short film on the life of Don Bosco. The 30-minute film is to feature the best actors of the College and is intended as a tribute to the `father and friend of the young` whose bicentennial birth anniversary occurs in 2015. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=4864 The Music of Business in Chennai The Music of Business - Corporate Social Responsibility and the Transformative Approach, co-authored by Rev. Dr. John Alexander sdb and Dr. S. Venkataraman was released today at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Chennai. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=4853 First Batch of Sri Lankan Refugees Graduate The first batch of Sri Lankan refugees, beneficiaries of the SLR-US New Beginnings Project graduated on April 05, 2011 at a glittering ceremony held at Don Bosco Manikandam, Tiruchy. 243 students trained from 10 Don Bosco institutions in the Salesian Province of Tiruchy received their certificates at the graduation day ceremony. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4843 A JOURNEY TO ERADICATE HIV/AIDS DBCMaram 1 April 2011 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): An outreach programme was conducted at St. Xavier School Makhan, Manipur, by the ``Red Ribbon Clubs`` (RRC) volunteers of Don Bosco College, Maram on 10 March 2011. The programme aimed to harness the potential in students in spreading the message of drugs use prevention, HIV/AIDS, sex and sexuality among them and the community in general. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4840 The Eighth Batch of Degree Students Graduates from DBCMaram DBCMaram 30 March 2011 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): The farewell program for the outgoing graduates of Don Bosco College, Maram was organized on 30 March, 2001 in the auditorium of the college. The initiative for the programme was taken up by the Degree 2nd Years. The graduating students numbered 260. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=4793 DBCET Training and Placement Office Inaugurated Guwahati: A NEEPCO sponsored Training and Placement Office (TPO) of the Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology (DBCET), Azara, was inaugurated by Shri I P Barooah, CMD, NEEPCO on 14 March 2011. Introducing Shri Baroah, Chairman and Managing Director of NEEPCO - North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd, a company that has consistently got the rating `excellent` year after year, Fr. Stephen Mavely, VC said, ``NEEPCO has not only offered support for setting up our Training and Placement Office but also summer internship for a sizeable number of our students.`` http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=6.0&newsid=4773 PROMOTING E&#8208;RESOURCES IN NORTH BENGAL University Grants Commission Eastern Regional Office, sponsored state level seminar on ``Promoting NMEICT - INFLIBNET e&#8208;Resources in North Bengal & Sikkim`` was organised at Salesian College auditorium, Siliguri jointly by Salesian College and ABN Seal College, Coochbehar. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=4762 National Conference on Computational Intelligence and Signal Processing In response to the developments in the computer world of today, Assam Don Bosco University organized a two-day National Conference on Computational Intelligence and Signal Processing (CISP2011) at Don Bosco College of Engineering & Technology, Azara on 2-3 March 2011. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4743 DBCMaram Prepares Young Journalists DBCMaram 26 Feb 2011 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>) : Three days of Journalism Course was organized by the Campus Ministry of Don Bosco College, Maram at Don Bosco College, Maram, Senapati District from 24 to 26 February 2011 for the students of the college in order to impart knowledge about journalism. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4741 A New Core Team for Jesus Youth of DBCMaram DBCMaram 28 Feb 2011 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): Every day is a new canvas sponsored by the Master Painter to all of us. Some paint it with their creative and innovative expertise or move the mass to make unique and enviable history so that the picture is marvellous. He acts through the committed and dedicated youths of Don Bosco College, Maram, to continue the beautiful work of Jesus Youth. It is this enabled the youth of the college to form into a core team for the continuity of service in the College. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=9.0&newsid=4740 University Students from USA trained in short film making Students from the USA are trained in short film making at Don Bosco MEDIA from 23rd to 26th February. There were a group of four students and two instructors attended short film making training and made two short films in two groups. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=12.0&newsid=4728 <b>Dr Kuruvachira Coordinator of first On-Line MA Programme in Philosophy</b> ROME - The Philosophy Faculty at the Salesian University (UPS) Rome will soon launch its first one year on-line Masters programme in collaboration with Lateran University Rome and Accademia di Scienze Umane e Sociali (ASUS) based in Rome. The degree programme called <b>Mediazione Culturale e Religiosa</b> (Cultural and Religious Mediation),`` starts on 19 March 2011 with 25 candidates. While Prof Gaspare Mura of Lateran University is director of the programme, Prof. Teresa Doni and <b>Prof Jose Kuruvachira</b> of UPS are coordinators. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4727 Red Ribbon Club of DBCMaram Takes on Peer Group DBCMaram 26 Feb 2011 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): The Red Ribbon Club (RRC) of Don Bosco College undertook an outreach programme in the neighbourhood school namely Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Science, Maram on 26 February 2011. The short programme envisaged to make the students of the school aware of the evils of HIV/AIDS through skit, talk and music. The members of RRC along with Sr. Arpita Thomas SMMI, the coordinator of RRC in the college, conducted the programme in the school for the classes IX, X and XI. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4726 Do Students have Social Responsibility? DBCMaram 25 Feb 2011 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): The complete development of a student is not only in his/her physical, mental, emotional and psychological growth but also the growth of social responsibility in him/her. Today`s education system is more material and knowledge based than value based. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4689 A DBCMaram Student Participates in Republic Day Parade DBCMaram 5 Feb 2011 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): In Don Bosco College, Maram, the opportunities are unlimited and the students make use of every bit of chance that they get to learn lessons for life and gather experience for a good living. Mr. Wekuzo Wezah, a BSc second year student along with Chuipuilu Thaimai, both from Don Bosco College, Maram, participated in Pre-Republic Day Camp in Sikkim from 1 to 10 Oct. 2010, which was organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. This camp was a preparatory cum selection for the Republic Day Camp 2011. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4686 The Role of Educationists in Students` Movements DBCMaram 28 Jan 2011 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): Fr. Benny James SDB, the principal of Don Bosco College, Maram and the State Advisor of AICUF and Sr. Deepa FCC, the Unit Animator of AICUF, DBCMaram participated in the Unit Advisers and Animators Training and orientation Program at AICUF House, Chennai on 24 and 25 January 2011. The program began with an informal session on 23January 2001 where the delegates had the opportunity to interact with all the advisers and animators. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4678 RRC Organises Blood Donation in DBCMaram DBCMaram 11 Feb 2011 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): One day Awareness Campaign on Voluntary Blood Donation as well as Blood Donation Camp was conducted in the Human Resource Centre (HRC) Hall of Don Bosco College, Maram, on 11February 2011. Don Bosco College,Maram (DBCMaram) NSS and the RRC volunteers worked hard to make the plan a reality. It was organised by the Association of Voluntary Blood Donors, Manipur, Dept. of IHBT, RIMS and supported by the Manipur State AIDS Control Society and State Blood Transfusion Council, Imphal. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4675 RRC Calls for Responsible Behaviourial Life Style DBCMaram 10 Feb 2011: Dr. Loli, District AIDS Control Officer of Senapati District and Superintendent of Health, Senapati District inaugurated the Red Ribbon Club (RRC) in Don Bosco College, Maram (DBCMaram) today during the assembly at 9.00 am. The inaugural function was attended by all the staff and students of the College. By this inauguration DBCMaram has the unique title of being the first Red Ribbon Club in the district of Senapati. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4668 Youth For Social Transformation DBCMaram (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>) : The AICUF Unit of Don Bosco College, Maram (DBCMaram) organized a residential programme with the theme ``Youth for Social Transformation`` on 4th and 5th February. The programme was also an orientation programme for the AICUFers to know AICUF in depth with Mr. Niraj Lakra, the National Full timer as the main resource person. The programme began on the eve of 4th February with 65 AICUFers registered for the programme, Fr. Benny James SDB the State Adviser and the Principal of the College; Sr. Deepa Mathew FCC, the Unit Animator and Sir Amit Kumar. The AICUFers welcomed the full timer and had some ice-breaking sessions. In the evening a movie ``Hotel Ruanda`` was shown; a movie on social issues - conflict between two African tribes and how it affects the locals. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4660 DBCMaram - A Miracle of God DBCMaram,4 Feb 201 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): Don Bosco College, Maram celebrated the Feast of St. John Bosco on 4 Feb, 2011. Hon`ble MLA Shri K.Raina of Tadubi Constituency was the Chief Guest and Rev. Fr.Joseph Pampackal SDB, the Former Provincial Economer of the Province of Dimapur was the Guest of Honour. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=4.0&newsid=4654 DON BOSCO INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT RETAINS THE CROWN FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING At the Assam Institute of Management fest 2010, and at the fest organized by Guwahati Commerce College, DBIM had emerged victorious, thus bringing laurels to the institute in its very first year. So, the onus and expectation for coming out with flying colours in 2011 was an added challenge to the students of DBIM. And most importantly, they had the daunting task of defending their crown. So, with all such aspirations the team from the Don Bosco Institute of Management set out to conquer AIM Quest titled ``Ashwamedha 2011``. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=4653 Don Bosco - MRF Cricket Festival 2011 The grand Finale of the Don Bosco - MRF Cricket Festival under Floodlights was held on the 4th of February 2011. The two clashing teams were the two Salesian schools, St. Bede`s Anglo-Indian Hr. Sec. School, Santhome and Don Bosco Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Egmore. The Guests of Honour were Mr. L.K. Sikri, Deputy General Manager of Union Bank of India and Mr. J. Lakshmi Narasimman, Chief Manager of UBI Egmore Branch. A warm and cordial welcome was extended to them by the DB community. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4645 Two Students of DBCMaram Participates in Desert Safari Adventure Programme DBCMaram 10 Jan 2011 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): An adventure programme was organised by the Government of India under Rajiv Gandhi Adventure Scheme with the motto ``Not Me But You`` from 3 January to 10 January 2011 at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The adventure group consisted of 20 NSS volunteers and 2 programme officers from Manipur and another 20 NSS volunteers along with 1 programme officer from Jammu and Kashmir. Two students namely Mr. Veikho Asanii and Mr. Shonthar AS, from Don Bosco College, Maram participated in the said programme. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4640 DBCMaram Bids Farewell to Fr. John Med DBCMaram 27 Jan 2011 (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): With heavy hearts and minds the Don Bosco College Community of students, staff and management and St. John Bosco Parish, Maram gathered in the basketball ground of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School (Science), Maram to bid farewell to the mortal remains of Fr. John Med who breathed his last on 25 January 2011 at 10.15 at Chingmeirong, Imphal, India. He was fondly remembered as an apostle Marams. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=4636 Don Bosco - a man for all times 31st January 2011 was an immense joy to the Salesian Community of Don Bosco, Egmore as His Grace Rev. Dr. A.M. Chinnappa - Archbishop, Madras - Mylapore graced the day with his august presence to inaugurate the monument of St. John Bosco together with St. Dominic Savio and Bl. Laura Vicuna in the school premises. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4617 DBCMaram Celebrates World Women`s Day DBCMaram (<a href=http://www.dbcmaram.org/site/english/defaultbosco.php > www.dbcmaram.org </a>): As the world observed international Women`s Day on 8th March 2010. Don Bosco College, Maram with the initiative of NSS Unit I and Women`s cell organized a short programme to observe the day. Mrs. Ela-a the Child Development Programme Officer (CDPO) was the guest of honor; Mrs Jagrte Rana was the chief guest. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4616 DBCM Inaugurates Its Canteen Maram 9 August 2010: It is a necessity for any institute to have a canteen within its campus to serve the needs of its employees and inmates. The more reputed the institute is, greater the expectations and demands to have a standard canteen. This is exactly what DBC, Maram had long felt. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4615 Maram Queen Dies Queen Apei Hinga, the queen of the Marams died in her house last nigt. She died at the age of 88 leaving her only son Namba as the King of the Maram. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4614 A False Report Maram 19 August 2010: The alarming news of food poisoning of the hostel girls of St. Monica and Assissi is found to be false. This news was broad cast by All India Radio Shillong, local dailies, NDTV 24x7 and Dooradharsan. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4613 Past Pupils` Meet at Kohima The executive members along with the local delegates of Don Bosco Alumni of Dimapur Federation met at Administrative Training Institute, Kohima on 18 April 2010 to discuss about its various activities. The meeting was well represented by all the units of province. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4612 Divine TV in Maram Fr. Varghese Thuruthichira VC, the director of Divine TV along with Josekutty, camera man and Chandran K, camera assistant came to Don Bosco College, on 18 March to roll the camera on cultural and religious aspects of the people of Maram. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4611 Seminar on Conflict Resolution in Marnipur Leimakhong 15 March 2010: A one day seminar on Conflict Resolution in Manipur was organized by Red Shield Division, 57 Mountain Division, at Army Headquarters, Leimakhong, Manipur. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4610 DBCMaram Participates in Interstate Youth Exchange Programme Interstate Youth Exchange Programme 2010 was held at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of youth Development, Chennai from 1 March to 10 March 2010, RGNIYD, Sripurumbudur. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4609 The Visit of His Eminence Telesphore Cardinal Toppo to DBCMaram Maram 22 February: 22nd February 2010 was a red-letter day for Don Bosco College, Maram, with presence of His Eminence Telesphore Cardianl Toppo, the Arch Bishop of Ranchi. ``This is the first time that a Cardianl has ever set foot in Maram`` said Fr. Benny James, the Principal of Don Bosco College in his welcome address. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4608 Automation of Don Bosco College, Maram DBC Maram 25 Feb, 2010: Don Bosco College, Maram automated its library with the installation of Campus Net ERP software. This advancement will enable the users of Don Bosco College Library to search for their choice of book by the click of the mouse. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4607 The Visit of His Eminence Telesphore Cardinal Toppo To DBCMaram Maram 22 February: 22nd February 2010 was a red-letter day for Don Bosco College, Maram, with presence of His Eminence Telesphore Cardianl Toppo, the Arch Bishop of Ranchi. ``This is the first time that a Cardianl has ever set foot in Maram`` said Fr. Benny James, the Principal of Don Bosco College in his welcome address. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4606 DBCM at the Republic Day Parade Miss Ng. Shene a NSS volunteer of Don Bosco College, Maram , represented the College, state and Guwahati region for the Republic Day Parade 2010 which was held at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 1st -31st Jan. 2010. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4605 Ph.D Awarded to Fr. Jose PD, SDB Congratulations to Fr. Jose Palely SDB, the former principal of Don Bosco College, Maram and the present Provincial Economer of the Salesian Province of Dimapur who has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the Manipur University. His thesis, Tradional Adminstrative System and Customary Laws of the Maram Tribe has been highly appreciated and is of great benefit for studies on Maram Tribe. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4604 Bus Accident Kills One of DBCM Maram 17 Dec: Holiday joys of Don Bosco College were brought to an abrupt end when a passenger bus heading for Tungjoy village from Senapati district head-quarters met with an accident before reaching the Makhan bridge at 2.00 pm on the last day of the examinations. The ill fated bus failed to negotiate a bend and fell into a gorge killing two. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4603 DBCM Principal Says ``The Saviour is Around Us`` DBC Maram 17 Dec: Don Bosco College, Maram concluded its second Terminal Examinations on 17 December 2009 and began Christmas holidays. The week long examinations came to an end with the last examination on 17 December 2009. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4602 TAJ Comes to DBC Maram Maram 30 Nov 2009: Don Bosco College Maram, was once again in the front line when two resource persons came from Taj Service Industry to interact with the students on growing service sector industry. While speaking to the students Mr. Basant Aayappen spoke about the Taj group in general and its contribution to society. He was accompanied by Miss Delna. Both of them from Mumbai. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4601 Child Aid Network Visits DBCM Maram 29 Nov: The team led by Martin Gasper the chief organiser of Child Aid Network visited Don Bosco College, Maram on 29 November 2009. The team consisted of Fr. Bernard SJ and Mrs Mary. They had interactions with the various hostel students of the college today. They were very much impressed by the enthusiasm of the students to know about Germany and Germans. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4600 DBC Maram AICUF Launches Social Activities Maram 28 Nov 2009: Don Bosco College Maram, All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF) in association with CHC Mao Block organised an awareness programme in Tadubi to conscientise the people about AIDS,Immunisation and Abortion. The programme began with a public rally attend by a number of people of the locality. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=8.0&newsid=4598 NATIONAL BOSCOREE CONCLUDED The 11th National Boscoree concluded in Dimapur, Nagaland on 2nd January 2011. Rev. Fr. James Poomthuruthil Sdb (The Provincial of St. Francis De Sales Province, Dimapur) was present along with the other dignitaries Rev. Fr. Dominic Sequeira Sdb,( Youth Pastoral team member of Rome) Rev. Fr. Maria Charles Sdb, (Youth Delegate of South Asia), The vice provincial of the province, along with other fathers, sisters scout captains, guide captains, scouts, guides etc. In the presence of the provincial the camp chief Rev. Fr. P.X Francis Lowered the Boscoree Flag and handed it over to the provincial. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4595 JY: Refined, Renewed and Radiant DBCM 1 January 2011: The entire Rajagiri Campus in Kochi, Kerala, India, was filled with an aura of festivity and immense joy with the Jesus Youth Jubilee coming into reality. Forty four Jesus youths from Don Bosco College, Maram (DBCM) led by Bro. Jacob Prajosh IVD, the full timer and Sr. Annie Eappen FCC, assistant coordinator, became part of the biggest gathering of Jesus Youth in the world. Among those who gathered were 2 cardinals, 6 Archbishops, 20 Bishops, 394 Priests, 977 Religious Sisters, 111 Seminarians, 3104 Married couples, 11236 Youth, 2419 Teenagers, 373 Preteens and singles. The theme Refined, Renewed and Radiant echoed throughout the jubilee. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=4590 Look, Listen & Leap Presided over by the Youth Pastoral Delegate, Rev. Fr. Joe Andrew, the Youth Pastoral Team of the Province of Chennai met for a reporting session on 14th January 2011 at Citadel, Chennai. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4587 Six IAS Officers Visit Don Bosco College, Maram Maram 15 Jan: 15 January, 2011 will be remembered as a special day in Don Bosco College, Maram. Six young IAs officers from Senapati Head Quarters visited Don Bosco College to interact with college students. Ms Anupama TV, MS Bharti Hollikeri, Mr. Shashank Sothi, Mr. Vishwanath, Mr. Amit Kumar and Mr. Krishna Bajri belong to 131 other IAS officers of 2010 batch. They were accompanied by Dr.Loli, Manipur State AIDS Control Officer and Mr. Bijoy Sing, Senapati District Executive Engineer. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4579 Pilgrimage to the Tomb of St. Alphonsa Making pilgrimage to a place of importance is as old as humanity itself. Visit to the tombs of persons of importance cleanses of one`s iniquities and brings consolation to the weary souls. It has been a long cherished dream of the students of Don Bosco College, Maram to visit the holy place of St. Alphonsa, the first woman saint of India. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4568 DBCM Participates in ``Fostering Civil-Military Relations`` Seminar DBCMaram 7: On 7th January, the students of Don Bosco College, Maram along with Sir Amit Kumar, lecturer of Department of Computer attended a seminar jointly organized by ``Red Shield Division and Manipur University`` at Centenary Hall, Manipur University, Imphal on the topic ``Fostering Civil-Military Relations``. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4567 Fire Kills Three in Maram Maram15 Nov 2009: A fire broke out this evening in Maram Centre Bazar destroying lakhs of rupees worth property and killing three young kids of a house. According to the report received here, the fire broke out around 8.30 pm in the living room of Mr. NG Kaba Raphael and Mrs. Kanga. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4566 DBCM Rocks the Evening A cultural Evening Programme was organised by Don Bosco College, Maram on 26th Oct. 2009. The Programme was held to entertain and welcome the Xavier Board Members, German Friends and Rex Band. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4565 Musisc That Makes Sense Maram 27 Oct, 2009: Internationally famous and world renowned music band - REX BAND - performed live on Don Bosco College, Maram ground. The music extravaganza was watched by enthusiastic and lively ten thousand people. This was the greatest crowd pulling event that Maram has witnessed in its history of existence. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4564 59th Annual Meet of Xavier Board at Maram DBCMaram 26 Oct: 59 Annual Meet of Xavier Board for Higher Education in India was held on 25 to 28 October 2009 at Don Bosco College, Maram, Senapati, Manipur. The meeting was a grand success according to the report. The executive meeting was attended by 26 dignitaries from all over the country. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4563 DBCM Sings Vande Mataram Vande Mataram, We hail thee Mother India. India has been blessed with different cultures, languages and people. The land of North East is an assemblage of people of different origins and civilization. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4562 Maram Rocks with REX Band ``Music Crosses over all boundaries and is a language that is experimental``. A Christian music in particular is ultimately about the power and beauty of God. ``If music does not lead us, exhort us, challenge us, move us or empower us to seek God Almighty, it is futile``. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4561 DBCM Bids Farewell to its First Principal Don Bosco College bid farewell to Rev. Fr. Jose Palely, the first Principal of the College in a colourful programme that was organised also to felicitate the rank holders of the Degree and Plus II examinations 2009. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4559 AICUF Unit of Don Bosco College, Maram bids farewell to outgoing executive team AICUF Unit of Don Bosco College, Maram bids farewell to outgoing executive team -on 3rd March 2010. The meeting which was presided over by Rev. Fr. P.O Sebastian, the Rector of Don Bosco College, Maram began at 3.45pm. After the introduction, welcome and the opening prayer the Report of AICUF 2009-10 was presented by Kaisa IIIBA English the secretary of AICUF. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4556 DBCM Celebrates World Women`s Day As the world observed international Women`s Day on 8th March 2010. Don Bosco College, Maram with the initiative of NSS Unit I and Women`s cell organized a short programme to observe the day. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4552 The First Semester Exam 2011 Don Bosco College students of Maram are beginning their first semester examinations today (4 January 2011). This is the first time that the students appearing for their first semester exam. Manipur University introduced the semester system last academic session. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=3.0&newsid=4535 Three Days of Spiritual Renewal DBC, Maram: ``Come Holy Spirit Come`` was in the air of Don Bosco College, Maram. The students of DBC had three days of spiritual animation by the Jesus Youth from 8 September to 10 September 2010. The Spiritual Convention was animated by Mr. Danny Peter and Ms. Jessy AJ both of them who are full time Jesus Youth members. http://www.donboscoindia.com/english/bis/default_ms.php?proid=2.0&newsid=4522 INDIAN SOCCER VISITS DON BOSCO HSS, PERAMBUR The Indian Football Captain Mr. Baichung Bhutia accompanied by his Teammate Mr. Samir Paid a surprise Visit to Don Bosco Perambur.