Salesian College celebrates Annual Alumni Meet for the first time

Dimapur:  25th February 2017:

Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE) observed its Annual Alumni Meet on 25th Feb. in Fr. Paul Bernick auditorium. Peter Lichamo, the Addl. Secretary Municipal Affairs and Director Bamboo Resource Centre, Dimapur was the Chief Guest. He was from the first batch of the college.
Fr. Dr. C.P. Anto, Principal of North East Institute of Social Science and Research and Founder Director of Peace Channel, and Fr. Dr. T.C. Joseph, Principal of Bosco B.Ed College were other dignitaries present at the event.

Lichamo, the chief guest, in his speech encouraged the students to use all the available resources to equip intellectually, mentally, spiritually and emotionally so as to become good and responsible citizens. While sharing his experience, Fr. Anto admitted that he learned how to organize things and work them out effectively from his teachers. Both the speakers thanked the principal of the college, faculty and its students for the well organised programme.

Earlier, Fr. Dr. Policarp Xalxo, Principal of SCHE extended warm welcome to the invited guests and all the inmates of the college. He mentioned that the college is headed and run by most of its alumni. “We take different paths in life. No matter where we go, we take a little of each other wherever we go,” he remarked. Fr. Tom Karthik, Rector of SCHE, also welcomed the gathering and sang a song that cheered the crowd.

Meritorious certificates for the 2016 toppers in English and Philosophy honours were awarded to Sr. Joram Yajo and Br. Robin respectively.

In the election for the new officer bearers, Fr. Policarp and Innocent Gangmei were selected as the President and General Secretary respectively.

In her vote of thanks, Asst. Prof. Ashuli Kaisa thanked the heads of the institution, Alumni, staff, students and Asst. Prof Kevirienuo Angela who co-ordinated the programme.

The event was enriched by prayer song, video presentation on the history of the college, songs, instrumental and college anthem. The programme ended with a festive meal.

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AP Felicitates Fr. P.C. Cyriac for excellence in Youth Work

Dimapur: 24th  February 2017

A  Salesian Priest, Fr. Pulinthanth Cyriac sdb, IC, Youth Centre, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, is receiving  an award of Excellence in Youth Work. It was given by the Honourable Home Minister of India, Shri. Rajnath Singh. The Occasion of the celebration was the Statehood day for Arunachal Pradesh. It was given in the presence of  Shri. Kiren Rijiju, Minister of  State for Home Affairs and other dignitaries of the State.

SCHE Environmental club conducts social work at Sacred Heart, Toulazouma

Dimapur: 18th February 2017:
The Environmental Club of SCHE cleaned the Sacred Heart Church Campus, Toulazouma, Dimapur. 19 members went to village on foot and began their activities from 10 am to 1.00 pm. Miss Luduanliu, the coordinator directed as to what to move about with the work. The club concluded the activities with a meal graced by Miss Luduanliu. Later, Rashmi Kullu, the club secretary, expressed words of appreciation. At about 2 pm the members departed.

The club had plan to organize a social work in Zoological Park but due to the bandh of its office the club decided to have the social work at Sacred Heart Church Campus, Toulazouma.


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Don Bosco Pastpupil from BBS, Tinsukia, Zaukhumgam Singpho Boy Cracks SSB In 1st Attempt – AIR 16

Dimapur: 21st February 2017

Don Bosco Pastpupil from Bosco Bible School, Hijuguri, Tinsukia –  A young Arunachalee from Dirakpathar village in Bordumsa, Zaukhumgam Singpho has cracked the 11 SSB Allahabad in his very first attempt and ranked 16 in the ‘All-India Ranking’. A graduate in history, Zaukhumgam is the only candidate from Arunachal Pradesh to get through in the 11 SSB Allahabad.

He is amongst the 45 batches selected out of 4,200 applicants and will start his 11-month training course of the 41st batch at the Officers Training Academy, Chennai from April next for commissioning into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant.

He will also become the first Singpho to be commissioned as an officer into the Indian Army. Son of Samchingam Singpho and Roija Singpho, Zaukhumgam was an energetic NCC cadet who attended the Republic Day Camp in New Delhi and represented India in 2014 in the ‘Youth Exchange Programme’ in Russia.

He was also adjudged the best cadet and held the rank of ‘Senior Under Officer’. The Singpho Development Society, Miao Sub Division Youth Organization and Miao Mothers Association in a joint release extended congratulations, saying “Zaukhumgam Singpho has not only made a niche for himself but made his family and the Singpho society immensely proud. On the eve of the 33rd Annual Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi, the success of Zaukhumgam has come as a blessing and a precious gift”, the release said. You do proud the ranks of Bosconians. We as Don Bosco society North East wish you well in your upward climb to serve the nation with DB flavour and genes in your blood and personality.

Don Bosco School Assessors Training (DBSAT), Bangalore

Dimapur:  21st February 2017:

Don Bosco School Assessors Training (DBSAT) took place in Bangalore from 17 to 18 February 2017 for the provinces of South Aisa. From the Province of Dimapur: Frs. P.X. Francis, Benny Kurian, James K.C, Igness Hans and Felix Irudayaraj participated in it. They found it very useful, informative and enriching. It was animated by DBYA team South Asia.

A Chat with Akum Amri : Ebenezer, Dimapur orphanage Chief

Dimapur: 21st  February 2017
The residential students of  Salesian College of higher Education( a post-novitiate formation house for Salesians in formation) have Sunday Youth Centre oratories, visit their 40 youth centres on cycles on sundays in their religious attire. The people of dimapur have seen them to move, to trudge through bumpy, slimy roads  braving unpleasant weather conditions. They have a great admiration for their selfless services to the youth centres. One of such centres is EBENEZER ORPHANGE CENTRE, Dimapur. It is run by Shri . AKum Amri from Mokkokchung, Nagaland, Northeast India.   Our staff member: Br. Sebastian Kamsuan visited the spot and filed this report:
His observation on Youth:
There are 23 children. I see that they are improving and growing emotionally, spiritually and intellectually through education.
His experience:
Life is full of ups and downs. I face challenges from all walks of life. “Faith Venture” is my great challenge. I know that God provides in His own time for our needs. I am really happy to see children growing up physically, spiritually and mentally. I am waiting to see their great future.
His inspiration:
 I was working for youth. However, I never thought of working for the orphanages. One day while taking a nap in the afternoon, I saw many young people who have no one to look after them. Later, I began with three kids.
Now they are 23 of them. During holidays, they would go to various churches for fund raising purpose and also to learn some skills. We all believe in dignity of labour. I got lots of support from friends, churches and well-wishers.
His tenacious up-climb:
I strongly believe in the Lord’s gentle whisper in my heart: “Be faithful to my work, I will supply your needs.
His further vision:
We need a mini school bus to transport them to their schools. We write the intentions on the Notice Board and whoever passes by would stand for a moment and pray for that intentions.
It was indeed a great moment to meet and speak to Sir. Akum Amri. May God continue to bless Sr. Akum Amri and all the inmates of Ebenezer. Life is meaningfully lived when we share life and love with those in need.

Street in Children in Dimapur

Dimapur: 21st February 2017

The street children of Dimapur are being regrouped on the ground Don Bosco, Notun Basti, dimapur on a weekly basis for animation and English class. Their number varies between 27 – 80. They are so happy to meet someone who cares for them. Infact, they beam with friendly warm smile. The residential students of Salesian College of Higher Education, Dimapur, collect them at the Missionaries of Charity home, Notun Basti, Dimapur, on every sunday on the Don Bosco Hr. sec. school ground for games. Thereafter, they are taken out for outdoor games that include: volleyball, throw ball, slide. Fr. C. T. Varghese, Fr. Joshua, Fr. Michael Hriyo and Fr. C.M. Joseph are happy to lend them games articles like the football, volley ball, the basket ball and the bat. Thereafter, they return Missionaries of charity home( MC Convent) for wash or bath, Seminar/animation/ classes. Thereafter, the residential students together with the sisters give them good meal. Thereafter, they wish good bye and return home.

Salesian Youth Ministry animation by DBYA at Dimapur

Dimapur: 15 February 2017:

15th February 2017  is a golden day in the annals of Dimapur Province. It is on this day, that the DBYA has started to animate the Salesian Youth Ministry Animation in Don Bosco Provincial House, Dimapur, The DBYA team is consisted of Rev. Fr. Maria Charles, Fr. Robert Simon and Fr. John Christy. Around 20 heads of the institutions, schools and colleges attended. It is expected to continue through 16th february 2017 also.

The Animation began with the  Prayer song and the words of welcome from Rev. Fr. Bosco Perianayagam sdb, the Vice -provincial and the words of appreciation from Rev. Fr. Provincial, Fr. Nestor Guria sdb. Thereafter, Fr. Maria Charles started the session. He animated along the lines of  ‘ Inhabiting the lifew and culture of Today’s Young People’, ‘ From Christ the Evangelizer to the Evangelising Church’ and ‘ Evangelising and Educating our Apostolic Identity’. Thereafter, Fr. Robert Simon animated on the themes of: ‘The Preventive system: A spiritual and Educational Experience’, ‘ Educative and Pastoral community: Make the house a family for the young’. Afterthat, Fr. John Christy animated along the lines of: ‘Salesian Educative and Pastoral Project: Operational Tool’,  The Day came to an end with an inspiring evening prayer and sumptous food served.


Salesian College, Dimapur takes part in “Politico 2017 Inter- College Fest Department of Political Science Tetso College”

Dimapur: 13th February 2017

Vice-Principal of  SCHE participates in “Politico 2017 Inter – College Fest Department of Political Science Tetso College” Fr. Gyan Sandeep Kujur, HOD of political Science Dominic Khanyo, Asst. Prof Lomi Sema and 8 students of Salesian College of Higher Euducation (SCHE) partook in the Politico 2017 Inter College Fest Department of Political Science Tetso College at the auditorium and 3T arena on 11th Feb. 2017.

Two students of SCHE presented papers. Sunil Bara presented a paper on: “The Problem of Evil and Suffering in Christianity while John Donbok presented a paper on “Women empowerment: An Indian contextual view.” Asst. Professor Dominic Khanyo HOD of political Science was the Moderator for the debate competition.
Earlier, the programme began with the invocation by Lituna Chishi, B.A. 2nd Sem. The welcome address was delivered by Shitio Shitiri HOD of Political Science. A special no was presented by Ramtsula, B.A. 6th Sem.

There were three sessions in all namely, i) Cultural and Religion, ii) Nagaland and Economy and iii) Women and Society. Other events of the day included: Quiz and debate on the theme: “Should Churches play a role in Politics?” Closing ceremony saw to the result declaration, vote of thanks by Dr. Salikyu Sangtam, Asst Professor Dept of Political Science, Tetso Colllege and Benediction was by Daniel Michael Khan, Asst Professor Dept of Political Sciencce, Tetso College. There were 250 students of 12 colleges present for the occasion.

“Effective Study Skills” at Hilda and Alphonsa Hostels, and Zeliangrong Village

Dimapur: 13th February 2017

As students await board examinations, Youth Dept. of Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE), Dimapur organized “Effective Study Skills” at Hilda and Alphonsa Hostels, and Zeliangrong Village to motivate them spiritually and intellectually. The resource person (Asst. Professor) Bro. Daisinlung Sebastian Kamsuan was assisted by 8 brothers (residential students).

The main points dealt with are: tips for examination, time management, discipline for all round development and study skills. The crowd was enlivened by the students of SCHE with their Action songs, party games and instrumental.

The target group was matric and pre-university students who were at the threshold of their examinations. Students from the two hostels go to St. Paul Hr. Sec., while students from Zeliangrong village come from many other institutions. It is noteworthy that students from Naga Gaon and Sachu Colony also attended the programme.

The animation ended with an invocation of God’s blessing for the students by bro. Sebastian Kamsuan. There were altogether 74 students present for the event.

The programme was co-ordinated by Fr. Christudoss Anthony, Youth Director of SCHE in collaboration with the Staff, students of SCHE, proprietors of the hostels and local church leaders of Zeliangrong Village.