SA News Editors
Published By
24 June 2024

The atmosphere at Don Bosco Music Academy, Vennala, Kochi, was electrifying as the young talents rocked the floor, celebrating World Music Day. The event, which took place on June 21, saw an enthusiastic crowd amazed by the performances of the academy's students.

21 June 2024

In a remarkable achievement, students from Salesian School in Sohra brought great pride to their institution and the state of Meghalaya by securing top honors at the National Kickboxing 2024 event organized by the National Kickboxing Federation of India in Siliguri. Derrick Dashankur Nongrum and Donborlang Lyngdoh clinched gold medals, while Lashanlang Susngi earned a bronze medal in the competition.

- Fr Michael Makri sub
17 June 2024

Addressing the BOSCOM Executive Council members at the Salesian Provincial House, Fr. Savio Silveira, the SPCSA Provincial In-charge of Social Communication and the Provincial of the Salesian Province of Bombay, urged members to transition from being mere recipients to active contributors. Fr. Silveira highlighted the significant legacy handed down by missionaries to the Indian region over the years, emphasizing the need for current members to build upon this foundation.

13 June 2024

The  youth ministry delegates and Network heads met at the Salesian Provincial House, New Delhi, from 10 to 12 June. It was organized by Don Bosco Youth Animation, South Asia (DBYA-SA), with the theme ‘Strategizing and Collaborating for the youth Ministry’.

- Fr. Patrick Lepcha, DBYA-SA Director
11 June 2024

The book, “Readings in Catechetics” by Fr. Gilbert Choondal SDB, was released by Cardinal Filip Neri, the president of CCBI at CCBI office in Goa on 11th June.

11 June 2024

As a generation that inherits a host of environmental problems, the young and old gathered in various places in the states of Karnataka and Kerala to initiate awareness and change in their environments on World Environment Day celebrated on 5th June.

- Fr. George PS SDB
4 June 2024

The DREAM (Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring) team from BREADS (Bangalore Rural Educational And Development Society) engaged the youth in various districts in Kerala, India, to warn and protect them from tobacco use on 31st May, World No Tobacco Day. The awareness program offered help to quit tobacco use and enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

- Fr George PS
31 May 2024

The Don Bosco National Forum for the Young at Risk (YaR) launched a comprehensive new Child Safeguarding Policy and Essential Protocols at the closing ceremony of the Extraordinary Visitation, held at the Provincial House, New Delhi, on 30th May. It marked a significant step toward strengthening Don Bosco YaR Forum’s commitment to child protection. The policy establishes strong protocols, rules and response procedures to provide a safe and loving environment for children and young people in all Don Bosco YaR institutions and programs.

- Fr. Joe Prabu SDB
28 May 2024

The Vice Principal of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences, Salesian College Autonomous Siliguri, Fr. Dr. Saju P.T. Puthussery, received the prestigious Adharvanic Kriya Yoga Puraskar award from Padmashree Ashwati Tirumal Gouri Lakshmi Bhai on 27th May, at an event was held in Bharat Bhavan,  Department of Culture, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

- Fr C.M. Paul SDB
21 May 2024

Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B., Bishop Emeritus of Krishnagar, West Bengal, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 5:55 am in Manorama Hospital, Ranaghat, due to cardiac failure. He was 80 years old. Born on February 14, 1944, in Ashnabad, India (now in Bangladesh), Bishop Gomes dedicated his life to the service of God and the community.

Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes leaves behind a lasting legacy of faith and service. His dedication to the Salesian mission and unwavering commitment to the people of Krishnagar will be fondly remembered. His life of simplicity, pastoral ministry, and hidden sacrifices made a profound impact on those who knew him. After a beautiful ceremony, he was laid to rest on May 20, in the public cemetery of the Guadalope Church Parish, Ranaghat,

- Fr. Soroj Mullick Sdb
8 May 2024

Amidst a tapestry of vibrant traditions and devout reverence, the Aspirants of Dankotuwa, embarked on a jubilant journey to honor their beloved patron, St. Dominic Savio, on 5th May. The pinnacle of the day's festivities was the High Mass, presided over by the Provincial Reverend Father Roshan Miranda SDB, LKC Province. As hymns soared and prayers ascended, the sanctity of the occasion enveloped all in attendance, weaving a tapestry of divine grace and celestial harmony.

- Fr Sebastian SDB, LKC
2 May 2024

The Don Bosco Youth Services in Karnataka marked a significant milestone with the successful organization of a mega youth meet at Don Bosco, Hospet, on the 27th and 28th of April. Under the proficient leadership of Fr. K.O. Varghese, the youth ministry delegate of the Province of Bangalore, with Fr. Uday Kumar, the regional youth director of Karnataka, and five zonal directors — Fr. Regi, Fr. K.C. Mathew, Fr. Aloysius, Fr. Dominic Savio, and Fr. Siju — the event saw a remarkable gathering. Themed “Samanvaya: Youth towards a Holistic Growth,” the meet aimed to foster an environment conducive to the overall development of the youth, attracting nearly 250 participants from across Karnataka.

- BIS Correspondent
1 May 2024

The dream of having a dedicated Provincial House in the Province of Panjim-Konkan for effective administration, animation and governance finally became a reality on April 30,  as the newly constructed Provincial House at Don Bosco Odxel, Goa, was blessed and inaugurated by the Regional for South Asia, Father Biju Michael, in the presence of the Salesian Provincials Council of South Asia, Provincial and the Council of Panjim-Konkan, Salesians, benefactors and guests.

27 April 2024

The Bosco College of Teacher Education and Salesian College of Higher Education, Dimapur, Nagaland, jointly organized a two-day International Seminar on “Equity and Inclusivity in School Education with Reference to NEP 2020” sponsored by the ICSSR New Delhi. The seminar held on 26th and 27th April, fostered discussions among educators, researchers, policymakers, and teacher trainees on crucial aspects of inclusivity and equity in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. There were over 40 research papers presented.  

04 Quality education
05 Gender equality
10 Reduced inequality
17 Partnership for the goals

On 13 April seven licensed women drivers drove into the future in their own e-autos in the 7th phase of the WE Auto (Women empowerment through Electric Autos) initiative in Kollam, Kerala; joining the other trailblazers, totalling to 34 women from the local fishing community. They are literally driving change into their own lives and the lives of their communities, with the support of BREADS and its Don Bosco partner Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP).  

02 Zero hunger
07 Affordable and clean energy
- BREADS Bangalore