in      
Reserved Area
BIS National News (777)

International (159 Items)

BIS Regional News

Bangalore (653 items)
Chennai (1188 items)
Dimapur (475 items)
Guwahati (910 items)
Hyderabad (687 items)
Kolkata (705 items)
Mumbai (1223 items)
New Delhi (301 items)
Tiruchy (586 items)
Sri Lanka (38 items)
Panjim (312 items)
International (159 items)
Silchar (222 items)

BIS Archives

2018 News
2017 News
2016 News
2015 News
2014 News
2013 News
2012 News
2011 News
2010 News
2009 News
2008 News
2007 News
2006 News
2005 News
2004 News
2003 News
2002 News
2001 News
1900 News




Guatemala - A home for those who need it: "... The Providence of God sends me the opportunity to help many people"
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Ghana – "Slaves no more. Free to grow." Race of Saints Charity project 2018
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Italy - Amazonia: contradictions, lacerations and prophetism, in view of the Synod of Bishops 2019
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Vatican - Synod, Fr Á.F. Artime: "Being a real father or mother for children, one of the great services we must continue to give"
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Israel - Beit Jemal Catholic cemetery desecrated again
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Vatican - The dream of Sr Smerilli (FMA) at Synod: a prophetic, transparent and credible Church in economics
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Vatican - Synod, Msgr. do Carmo: "What is the sign we must leave?"
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Vatican - Synod, the Rector Major: "All young people are our young people"
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Bolivia - "Hogar Don Bosco" center speaks clearly through his story: Fermín Galarza Cardozo
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Vatican – Synod, Msgr. Mendes, SDB: "It is necessary to offer space to young people so they feel welcome"
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200


News Mumbai Province (INB)

Join 360° view forum
Join 360° view forum
 
Printable View Print News   Mail to Friend Mail to Friend  Comment on News Mail to Joaquim Fernandes
5th National Conference of Don Bosco Schools ''Committed to accompanying the Young''
By Father Bernard Fernandes SDB
Mumbai, Oct. 3. Chennai: One hundred and fifty delegates from the 11 Salesian Provinces of India assembled for the 5th National Education Conference of Don Bosco Schools (NECDBS)convention at SRM University at Chennai from 28 Sep to 1 Oct 2018 organised by Father Charles Maria, South Asian Delegate for Youth Ministry (Don Bosco Youth Animation) and South Asian Coordinator for Education & Culture. This is an initiative of the Salesian Provincials Conference of South Asia.
The group of Salesians Principals from Mumbai Province who participated at the Convention.
View actual size
In an impressive keynote address, Dr Sandeep Sancheti, Vice Chancellor of SRM University appealed to the educators to use the new modus operandi of education (technology and internet) to creatively uncover the subject and not cover the syllabus routinely in an age where life-long learning is here to stay.

The theme aptly chosen as 'Committed to accompanying the young' reflected the Rector Major's Strenna 2018 ''LORD GIVE ME THIS WATER. LET US CULTIVATE THE ART OF LISTENING AND ACCOMPANIMENT.''

The six sessions spread over the three days provided enriching inputs on themes that further elucidated the main theme of the conference. The themes:
1.Accompanying the youth (Physically, Intellectually, Emotionally and Spiritually)
2.Education in the Digital age-New age pedagogy
3.Overcoming the challenges faced by schools
4.Creating the leaders of tomorrow-how we can contribute to create an open society
5.Creating celebrities at our schools
6.Principals as change agents and leaders; the Profile of a Don Bosco teacher

The resource persons touched on varied aspects that would help us accompany youngsters in their early impressionable years of growth and learning. Their clarion call to the august gathering was to make our students better human beings amidst the clutter and noise of technology, social media and the internet. Our goal ought to be children who turn physically strong, mentally tough, morally upright, spiritually mature, emotionally balanced and socially committed. We cannot ignore generation z that is our future nor stay oblivious to changing times.

The daily schedule at the Conference included spiritual nourishment at the Eucharist in the morning and scintillating cultural programs in the evening after the tight schedule of the day. Nestled in the comfortable seats of the vast T P Ganesan auditorium-Asia's biggest-we got to view the rich culture of the state of Tamil Nadu and India besides catching a glimpse of the prodigious talent prevalent across the Don Bosco schools of the Chennai Province.

NECDBS 2018 while reflecting on our works across India was a gentle reminder to all DB principals that we cannot afford to look away from the immediate challenges that encompass education in present changing times, nor let our resolve slip in being passionate educators. Father Maria Arokiam, the Salesian Regional Superior of South Asia remarked in the concluding session that we must allow our Salesian identity and educative system-with the three pillars of religion, reason and loving kindness-remain strong and constant while absorbing the many transformations in society, culture and beliefs along the way. We remain sturdy in our resolve to continue this journey!

Comments





Post a Comment

More News in SALESIAN SOCIETY

BOSCOREE Preparation Camp - for Don Bosco Scouts and Guides in India
BOSCOREE Preparation Camp - for Don Bosco Scouts and Guides
Khasi Youth Fest
Jubilee and Community Day Celebrations , Shillong
Panama - WYD 2019 awaits all SYM`s youth from across the world: sign up!
Rate this
Current Rating
3.0
Contact via Email
 
Write Your email text message below.
Your email id:
Subject: Comments on '5th National Conference of Don Bosco Schools ``Committed to accompanying the Young`` ' - Source: BIS South Asia
Comments:
Security Code:
Enter Security Code:  



BIS is the information service of the Salesians of Don Bosco in South Asia.
The information available on the site is posted by the online registered Salesians in the South Asia Region and are approved by their respective Province BIS Coordinators.


This site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 + at a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768


NEWS SEARCH
Search
Province
Classification


News Subscription
  
 
RSS Feeds RSS Feeds






Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 16 : A MAN SENT BY GOD
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 15 : MAINTAINING A STANDARD
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 14 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (5)
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 13 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (4)
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 12 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (3)
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 11 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (2)
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 10: THE HARVEST IS GREAT (1)
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 09: DO NOT TURN BACK
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 11:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 08 : YOUR VOCATION COMES FROM GOD
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 11:09:11 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 05 : PATIENT OBEDIENCE
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000