Salesian bishop gets Bharat Gaurav Award

Kolkata, 2018 Apr 13 London -- A Catholic bishop from the remotest corner of northeast India was awarded Bharat Gaurav Award at a ceremony held at U.K. House of Commons in British Parliament London on April 13th, 2018. Bishop (Dr.) George Palliparambil of Miao diocese in East Arunachal is the first Catholic Bishop to get this award.  Read More »
Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM

Students, faculty reach rural youth by radio
Kolkata, 2018 Mar 21 Sonada -- A college in Darjeeling hills has come up with student and faculty teams reaching out to rural youth with higher education opportunities. In a rare case of hands on radio production by any college in Bengal and entire 8 states of northeast India, 80 year old Salesian College Sonada (SCS) situated in Gorabari village on National Highway 55 at an altitude of 6,500 feet above sea level boasts of running a community radio station 12 hours each day.  Read More »
Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM

NGO, students team up to create environmental awareness
Kolkata, 2018 Feb 27 Sonada -- In a first time effort, a local NGO and a hill college, teamed up to experiment on an eight-day socio-ecological outreach programme for students, 19 to 26 February 2018. They cleaned up some 150 meters of the source of 8th Mile mountain river which supplies water for Kurseong town.  Read More »
Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM

NGO hands over earthquake resilient school to villagers
Kolkata, 2018 Jan 12 Sindhupalchawk, Nepal -- A Christian Non Government Organization working in Nepal marked its 25th year of service to the people of Nepal by handing over fifth earthquake resilient school to villagers at Kallery in Sindhupalchawk district in central Nepal some 90 kilometers east of Kathmandu. A total of ten schools in remote and inaccessible areas affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal (2015) are being got ready to be handed over.  Read More »
Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM

Indo-Nepal Friendship Tour Marks 25 years of Don Bosco Nepal
Kolkata, 2018 Jan 04 Darjeeling, A college community radio in Darjeeling hills plans to set out on a historic ''Indo-Nepal Friendship Tour'' with a team of Radio Journalists visiting 7 institutions in Nepal managed by alumni of Salesian College Sonada (SCS) to mark its 80th year celebrations as well as 25th year of Don Bosco Society in Nepal.  Read More »
Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM

Jingle Bells Season 2 kicks off
Kolkata, 2017 Dec 10 Sonada, Darjeeling - A youth group from Sonada parish became the first church group to start the Jigle Bells Season 2 in the hills to record original Christmas Carol composition in Nepali language entitled: Nazarethko Bethlehamma.  Read More »
Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM

College students help hills people with health camp
Kolkata, 2017 Nov 14 Sonada - In an unprecedented effort a group of college students in Darjeeling teamed up with a health care NGO from Siliguri to offer free health check up for the poor people, 11 November 2017.  Read More »
Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM

Tea garden parish offers free coaching classes to needy youth
Guwahati, 2016 May 10 A parish in Assam's Bongaigaon diocese with the help of a Guwahati based NGO has come up with a novel scheme to prevent high school children dropping out of school in their board examinations.  Read More »
Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM

Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar SDB installed as the new Provincial of the Province of Hyderabad
Mumbai, 2016 Feb 04 Father Thathireddy Vijay Bhaskar SDB was installed as the new provincial of the Province of Hyderabad on 01 Feb 2016 by Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga SDB, the Regional Councillor for South Asia during the Eucharistic celebration at the Don Bosco Shrine at Bandlaguda, Hyderabad. Many Salesian priests and the faithful were present to thank God for this great gift to the Province of Hyderabad.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Chennai Floods - Intervention by the Salesian Province of Chennai
Mumbai, 2015 Dec 16 In South India, Chennai the capital of Tamil Nadu was affected by catastrophic flooding as the result of the heaviest rain fall. The schools are flooded, many houses are submerged in water, thousands are homeless, Schools were closed. No electricity, telephone, mobile and internet services for many days. Even train and flight services were cancelled.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes


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