The new Don Bosco Secondary School building under the care of Sonapahar Parish in Nongkyndang village, Shillong, was blessed on February 25, by Father Paul O Lyngkot, the Provincial of Shillong Province, with Father James Thyrniang, the Economer of the Province, Father Sebastian Tirkey, the Parish Priest and numerous priests, religious, youth, parents and students.
In a heartening display of empathy and collaboration, the Rilang Children`s Home welcomed the members of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM), marking a day filled with compassion and camaraderie on February 23.
Don Bosco Vazhikaatti, in collaboration with Don Bosco Arts and Science College, Surabi, Maestro and TECH Mahindra Foundation and DB Job, marked a significant milestone by organizing the HR Summit 2024 on February 20 with the theme, Reforming Industry by Transforming the Youth. The Summit, held at Don Bosco Arts and Science College, garnered attention from enthusiastic youths representing various colleges and HR managers.
On the occasion of "National Girl Child Day," the Sepahijala District administration, Tripura, along with the District Education Office, felicitated St. Xavier's School Band Team during a grand function held at the multi-purpose hall, Bishramganj, on February 17. The school band team consisted of 25 girls and were felicitated by the administration for winning the Third Prize at the National Level School Band Competition held in Delhi on January 22 and bringing laurels to the state of Tripura. It was a great honour for the students for their dedication and hard work.
In anticipation of the transformative changes brought about by the New Education Policy (NEP), the Don Bosco Higher Education India (DBHEI) Bangalore Province organized a comprehensive one-day seminar. The event, titled "Four-Year UG Programme: Guidelines for Implementation," took place at the esteemed Don Bosco College Angadikadavu on February 17.
The Salesian Provincial Conference South Asia (SPCSA) convened its highly anticipated Assembly and Council at Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga, Mumbai, from February 8th to 11th, 2024. This significant event brought together esteemed Provincials from India's 11 provinces and the Vice Province of Sri Lanka, Provincial Delegates, Network and Dimension Heads, with specially invited members totalling 42 participants.
Don Bosco College Anagdikadavu successfully concluded a six-month certificate course in counselling psychology organized by the Department of Psychology. The ceremony, held at the college auditorium on February 13, saw the distribution of certificates to 35 participants from diverse backgrounds, marking the culmination of their journey into the realm of counselling psychology.
Following Don Bosco words, “Let the boys have full liberty to jump, run and make as much noise as they please. Gymnastics, music, theatrical and outings are most efficacious means of obtaining discipline and benefitting spiritual and bodily health,” the Don Bosco Shrine, Bandlaguda Jagir, Hyderabad, organized a day of sports and games for the youth of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad on February 10th. The introductory and concluding gathering focussed on imparting Don Bosco’s participatory and collaborative lifestyle in the Church and society.
In a proud moment for Don Bosco College Angadikadavu, Kerala, the institution was bestowed with the prestigious Deepika Academic Excellence Award at the 137th Annual Celebration of Deepika, the pioneering Malayalam newspaper founded in 1887. The award was presented on February 10th, adding another accolade to the college's illustrious history. Father Dr Bastin Nellissery, the Rector and Manager, along with Father Dr Francis Karackatt, the Principal, were honoured to receive the award from the esteemed guest, the Honourable Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, A. N. Shamseer.
A three-day Annual School Principal's meet of Shillong Province was held from 5-7 February at Don Bosco School Agartala. Forty participants from all the Don Bosco schools of Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Silchar participated.
The Institution for Culture and Rural Development (I-CARD) inaugurated “Zoom In Life,” an audio-video recording studio and media education centre at Baghchung, Jorhat. Mr Jayanta Nath, a musician, songster, composer and film director, inaugurated the Zoom-in-Life 5.1 audio studio and the media house on January 31.
The XVI Southern zonal conference of Association of Salesian Co-operators and Provincial Delegates from SDB and FMA of 6 Provinces of Goa-Panjim, Bangalore, Trichy, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad participated in the conference hosted by the Province of Panjim at Pilar Fathers house, Panjim-Goa from January 13 to 14.
The national conference on "Empowering the Nation: Enhancing Financial Literacy for a Prosperous Future" was organized by the Department of Commerce, Don Bosco College, Golaghat, in collaboration with BSE Ltd & Research and Publication Cell, DBCG, on February 1 and 2, in the Manllio Research Centre, Don Bosco College Golaghat.
The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri Conrad K Sangma, speaking at the Grand Finale of 'Ka Sur Kynud Season 2' invited the young to be a Xerox copy of the Salesians to transform the society. 'Ka Sur Kynud Season 2,' the singing competition, was held on January 31, marking the celebration of the solemnity of St John Bosco at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong. Ellery Kharkongor bagged the best singer award with Rupees One Lakh and the trophy.