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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

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
22 April 2024

As mercury soared to 42 degrees celsius, students of Hospitality and Assistant Beauty Therapist courses of Don Bosco Nitika centre Kolkata along with students of DBSERVE Tuition Centre celebrated EARTH DAY on 22nd April, giving chilled lemonade to passersby and raising awareness on environmental protection. 

 

- Fr CM Paul sdb
17 April 2024

A two-day Teacher’s Training for all Don Bosco School Teachers of Pitra, Herma, Mandwi, Bishramganj, Naba Sardar and Pathaliaghat was held on 15 and 16 April at St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School, Pathaliaghat. Father P.D. Johny SDB, the Secretary of SPCSA and AIDBES, New Delhi, was the resource person.

- Michael Makri SDB
17 April 2024

Salesian College (Autonomous) Siliguri, India, received a certificate of recognition for conducting Model United Nations from United Nations Association for Development and Peace (UNADAP), on 15th April 2024.

- Fr C. M. Paul sdb
15 April 2024

The 13th All Kerala Don Bosco Youth Meet was successfully organized by Don Bosco Youth Services Kerala at Don Bosco College Kottiyam from April 12th to 14th. The event saw the participation of 260 youth and 20 animators from 18 different centers of Don Bosco. The theme of the youth meet was "The dream that makes you dream." The Meet provided the youngsters an opportunity to reflect on their dreams, engage in social outreach activities, and strengthen their spiritual foundation.

- BIS Correspondent
15 April 2024

The Commission for Bible under the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) presented the Creative Ministry Award to the mobile application ‘BibleOn,’ formerly known as The Holy Bible in Tongues, in a function held at NBCLC, Bangalore, on April 12. The award was presented to Fr. Madathiparambil Jose Thomas SDB, Salesian of the Province of Dimapur, and Mr. Thomson Philip, CEO of Eloit Innovations, by Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir, Bishop of Sultanpet and Chairman of CCBI Commission for Bible.

15 April 2024

Alumnus of Salesian Institute of Graphic Arts Chennai, Dr. Dominic F Dixon, handed over a copy of his latest book “Spirit of Excellence” to Dr C.J. Mathew, the Vice Rector of Salesian study house of Philosophy at Sonada, Darjeeling on 14th April. Result of a two-month sabbatical, author of the book Dr. Dominic F Dixon is Executive Director of United Nations Association for Development And Peace (UNADAP) and International Diplomatic Alliance (IDA).

- Fr. C.M. Paul SDB
18 March 2024

A group of volunteers, led by Salesian College Sonada alumnus Fr Jose Chunkapura, organized a free medical camp for 3,000 rickets affected children at the Center for Caring for Disabled Children on 3rd March.

03 Good health and well-being
- Fr C.M. Paul SDB

BREADS (Bangalore Rural Education And Development Society) and Kerala State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) jointly organised a State-level Stakeholders’ Workshop on February 29 in Thiruvananthapuram to discuss the status of substance use among the youth in Kerala and the measures needed to address the issue. The Workshop facilitated the active participation of 178 stakeholders from government departments and NGOs.

- BREADS, Bangalore
7 March 2024

In view of the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Tiruchy Province, a state-level symposium was organized in Tiruchy on the 23rd and 24th of February. The Symposium follows a year-long impact study on the various sectors of the Province. The results and recommendations of this study formed the basis for the Symposium to take stock of what has been and to visualize what is next. The Symposium was attended by about 150 participants from the Tiruchy Salesian Province, the Province of Chennai and the members of the Salesian family.

- Fr. Arockia Selvakumar SDB
3 March 2024

A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Compliance and Strategy workshop on March 1st in Nitika Don Bosco drew over 80 hopeful fund seekers from Kolkata and districts. The program organised by Bosconet India in collaboration with Don Bosco Development Office of Kolkata Salesians was patronised by both men and women members of the Conference of Religious India.

- Fr C.M. Paul SDB