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.
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.
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.
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.
Amidst the picturesque setting of Joypur, Kharghuli in Guwahati, Don Bosco Institute orchestrated the 3rd International Conference on Education for School Principals and Educational Administrators – ICONSPA – 2023. Held from November 21 to 23, the conference aimed to delve into the theme of "Reshaping School Leadership in the Era of Emerging Technologies and Policy Changes."
The Don Bosco Scouts & Guides District Association celebrated the Silver Jubilee of its inception on November 18 at St. Bede’s Anglo-Indian HSS, Santhome, Chennai. Around 1500 Bunnies, Cubs, Bulbuls, Scouts, Guides, Rovers and Rangers from the Salesian Schools in Tamil Nadu participated in the celebration.
The Annual Conference and General Body Meeting of the Don Bosco Higher Education India (DBHEI) was held at NBCLC (National Biblical Catechetical Liturgical Centre) Bangalore from November 10-12. The conference provided a valuable platform for Salesians from across India to share best practices in higher education and reflect on their mission to provide quality education to young people. The conference served as a catalyst for a renewed commitment to uphold the values that define DBHEI institutions and to continue fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship, social responsibility, and holistic formation among their students.
The Salesian College (Autonomous) Siliguri organized a National Education Policy 2020 session for school principals of North Bengal on October 17. Principals or their representatives from 10 schools participated in the event held on the theme, Changing Contours of Education: From School to College, by Head, Centre for Information & Resource Management, University of North Bengal Assistant Professor Mr Anirban Biswas.
Don Bosco Tech Society, the network of all Don Bosco TVET centres in India, was honoured with the prestigious Mahatma Award 2023 for Social Good and Impact. Don Bosco Tech Society's remarkable achievement stands out among the 107 recipients carefully selected from 2100 applicants across diverse categories. The award ceremony, held at the Indian International Center in New Delhi on September 30, was a prestigious event graced by eminent personalities from various sectors. The Executive Director Father George Mathew and the Rector of the SPCI House Father Joseph Manipadath, along with members of the national team, received the award on behalf of the Don Bosco Tech Society.
Don Bosco Tech Society and RHI Magnesita India have launched the Youth Empowerment Programme to provide vocational skills to young individuals who are not engaged in education, employment, or training (NEET) and belong to disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme will also focus on empowering women in various professions, breaking down traditional barriers and providing them with equal opportunities.
In a historic collaboration, the West Bengal Correctional Administration, Don Bosco Prison Ministry, Don Bosco Tech Society, and Schneider Electric Foundation have initiated a ground-breaking program at the Dum Dum Correctional Home. This transformative partnership recognizes the potential of skill training to empower inmates and enable them to envision a brighter future through gainful employment.
On September 17, from various Don Bosco Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), 1665 students graduated, thus empowering India's youth in vocational education and skill development. The event coincided with the Vishwakarma Yojana, a national initiative to support traditional craftsmen and local artisans, aligning with Don Bosco ITIs' commitment to producing job-ready graduates. The graduation ceremony was a testament to the dedication and hard work of the students who completed their training in various technical and vocational fields.
As a special delegate invitee, Don Bosco Tech Society, an organization dedicated to skill training for disadvantaged youth, participated at the 14th Global Skills Summit 2023, held under the theme "Building Skills. Empowering Youth. Creating Future." The Summit was hosted at FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi, on September 20-21, 2023.
In a splendid display of cultural preservation and celebration, Salesian College of Higher Education, Dimapur, Nagaland, hosted a captivating folklore competition on September 16. The event with the theme "Preserving Naga Heritage: Tales of Tradition and Culture" witnessed a gathering of staff, students, and distinguished guests to honour and uphold the rich legacy of the Naga community.