The National Service Scheme (NSS), Program Officer of Salesian College and Assistant Professor Samip Sinchuri, has been selected by the Directorate of NSS, New Delhi, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India, to lead the West Bengal contingent in the prestigious Republic Day Parade Camp to be held on 26th January in New Delhi.
Don Bosco College Higher Secondary Section Tura, Meghalaya, in collaboration with North Eastern Hill University(NEHU) Tura Campus, conducted a workshop on Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET) for Students of Class XII from 9th to 12th January 2023. Dr Binu Mathew, Chairman for College Welfare and Advisory Committee, NEHU, Tura Campus, was the resource person. The workshop was attended by 650 students.
The Forest Man of India, Padma Shri Mr. Jadav "Molai" Payeng joined the scouts and guides on New Year’s Day of 2023 for the plantation drive wherein over 3500 saplings were planted in the Assam Don Bosco University, Tapesia campus, Guwahati, Assam. This was to give the participants of the 14th National Boscoree an impetus of working towards a closer relationship with mother earth.
West Bengal Education Minister Prof Bratya Basu handed over the letter of Approval of Autonomy for Salesian College in the presence of North Bengal University Vice Chancellor Prof Om Prakash Mishra, Inspector of Colleges Dr Subrata Sanyal and Registrar Dr Nupur Das (Officiating) to Principal Prof (Fr.) George Thadathil. Salesian College is the third autonomous college in Bengal.
Cleric Pynshngain Hahshah sdb (19) of Shillong Province died due to cardiac arrest. He was hospitalized after he hit a stationary truck with his two-wheeler.
The Rector Major, Rev. Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, the 10th Successor of Don Bosco on 14 December 2022 nominated Rev. Fr Don Bosco LOURDUWAMY as the provincial designate of the Salesian Province of St Thomas the Apostle, Chennai (INM). Fr Bosco will be succeeding Fr Jose Kochamkunnel (KM) who has been serving as Provincial since February 2017. The Salesian Province of Chennai is a large and vibrant Province with 415 confreres working in 51 houses in the State of Tamil Nadu, the Union Territory of Pondicherry, and the Islands of Andaman and Nicobar in India. It has also one house at Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.
The former Superior General of FMA Sr Yvonne Reungoat presents insights into Salesian Spirituality for the Synodal reflections.
The Salesian Institute of Graphic Arts (SIGA), a private Don Bosco Higher Education Institution (HEI) of the Province of Chennai, has initiated activities required by the Institution Innovative Cell (IIC) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Ministry of Education (MoE) for the first quarter. Registered in 2020, SIGA participates in IIC 5.0 to foster a culture of Innovation amongst the staff and students. As an outcome, the final-year student of the Diploma in Printing Technology are working on innovative ideas, including new-age printing inks from seeds. And the past pupils are exploring how to transform campus with ideas, prototypes, and start-ups under YUKTI National Innovation Challenges https://yukti.mic.gov.in
The 12th International Human Rights Award was conferred to Salesian Priest Father C. M. Paul for his contribution to peace with media reforms by All India Council of Human Rights, Delhi, at the Lodhi Road Islamic Centre Auditorium on International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2022.
As the Salesians of Northeast India concluded the Centenary celebrations, marking the arrival of the first Salesian missionaries in the hinterland of Northeast India, a grand Centenary Youth Fest was held at Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore, on Dec 04, 2022. The celebration had young people from the Northeast region, including Sikkim and Darjeeling.
Most Reverend Andrew R. Marak, Bishop of Tura blessed and inaugurated the Orestes Marengo Memorial Chapel at Bosco Mount, Rongkhon Parish, Tura, Meghalaya.
A niche job fair for the media and entertainment sector was organized by the Media and Entertainment Skills Council [MESC] under the aegis of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Government of India. The event was hosted by SIGA Polytechnic College in the Don Bosco Mediapolis Campus, Chennai on November24, 2022. Jainaressh, the Head South Region and Archana Sharma, the Business Development Manager of MESC were present.
The South Asia Delegate for Salesian Brothers, Br Joby Mani, animated the Salesian Brothers of Guwahati Province on the Identity of the Salesian Brother in the Church and the world at Bosco Mount, Tura, Meghalaya on December 3, 2022.