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DBC collaborates at National Conference of Don Bosco Higher Education India

DBC collaborates at National Conference of Don Bosco Higher Education India

Don Bosco College, Tura in collaboration with the Don Bosco Higher Education India (DBHEI) organised two days Annual Conference and General Body Meeting at Siloam, Umiam from 12-13 November 2021. The theme of the conference is ‘Salesian Identity and Networking Stategies’

At the Inaugural Programme held on Friday, the President of Don Bosco Higher Education India (DBHEI) Rev Fr Januarius S. Sangma, Provincial of the Salesian Province of Guwahati spoke of accompanying presence of the Salesian fathers among the young students. He reminded the participants of the continuous presence of St. John Bosco among the boys of his oratory. He said that for every Don Bosco Institution of Higher Learning ‘education is special, because, the Salesians accompanied the young’. He commended that there should be better coordination and networking among the Don Bosco Higher Education Institution in India.

The chief guest at the inaugural Programme Rev Fr Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, Salesian Provincial of Shillong, wished that the institutes of Don Bosco Higher Education be centres of ‘Innovation and centres of Excellence”. He gave the seven mantras to the Principal present in order to be able to provide quality education to the youth of the country. He wished that the Don Bosco institutions of higher learning in India envisage together for ‘education is the matter of the heart.’ He welcomed the delegates to the venue of the conference and to Shillong in particular.

The conference dynamics was presented by Fr. Thaddeus, DBHEI Secretary. He wished that the two days conference be successful in helping Salesian institutions of higher learning come to a common ground through networking strategies. Others who gave messages at the conference were Fr. Miguel Angel Garcia Morcuenda, General Councillor of the Salesians, Rome, Fr Oscar Lozano, General Coordinator IUS, Fr Robert Simon, Director DBYA and Fr. Joseph Manippadeth, Coordinator for Education and Culture Dimension, DBYA – South Asia.

Fr. Bivan Rodriques Mukhim, Principal and the Executive Member of East and NorthEast Region welcomed the guests and the delegates of the DBHEI. Fr. KO Sebastian, Principal of Don Bosco College Maran, Manipur and the treasurer of DBHEI proposed the vote of thanks.

The students of St. Anthony’s College, department of Music welcomed the gathering with a beautiful rendition of a Khasi folk song “To Beh Ia Ka Jingstad”.