4 June: Shri Rajesh Singh, President, Don Bosco Alumni, Dimapur federation inaugurated the Formation of Don Bosco College Alumni Unit today at Don Bosco College Golaghat, along with Fr. Tarcisius Toppo, Coordinator, Don Bosco Alumni, Assam Region.
The program started at 9 am with the morning assembly. The whole program was hosted by Martin Minj and Shibani Topno. It began with the prayer service led by Sr. Dr. sheela Paul, followed by welcome song. The Principal welcomed the dignitaries of the day, Shri Rajesh Singh, President, Don Bosco Alumni , Dimapur Federation and Fr. Tarcissius Toppo, Coordinator, Don Bosco Alumni, Assam region.
The members of the first two batches that graduated from the college were present. Besides being members of the college Alumni, they also become members of the Don Bosco Alumni National federation, South Asia and International federation of Don Bosco Alumni with its headquarters in Rome.
Mark Pegu, Bikash Kujur and Prakash Mura introduced Fr. Tarcissius Toppo and John Kisku, Jay Kondh, Mariam Kerketta and Sunita Soreng introduced the Chief Guest, Shri Rajesh Singh. In their message they presented the role of Don Bosco Alumni in the growth of an institution and the specific role and benefits of a Don Bosco alumni. At once it is both a College Alumni and a unit of the International federation of Don Bosco Alumni, giving great networking possibility and connectivity to each member.
The second session began at about 10.35 am wthe the words of introduction by Fr. Tarcissius Toppo. This was followed by the input session on the functioning of the Don Bosco Alumni by Shri Rajesh Singh. This was followed by the election of the office bearers of the Alumni Unit.
Ms. Joyanti Nag, Asst. Professor, Department of Education and Mr. Bharab Hazarika, asst. Professor, Department of Sociology were elected as secretary and Jt. Secretary respectively. The Principal of the college is ex-officio delegate of the alumni unit. Mr. John Kisku was elected president of the Alumni, Ms. Marzita Saikia, Vice President, Mr. Basil Barla Vice Present (GEX), Mr. Mark Pegu, Treasurer. This was followed by the election of the 5 councilors: Ms. Angelina Tirkey, Ms. Jerina Ekka, Ms. Sunita Soreng, Mr. Martin Minjand Mr. Jay Kondh. For the smooth functioning of the Alumni, a separate office room, bank account with President and delegate as compulsory joint signatories and Secretary / Treasurer on either or basis to be operated (2+1), attend the Provincial Council Meeting, and Annual general body meeting.
John Kisku, the President of the unit, was invited to speak and he invited to consider the alumni activity as opportunities to move forward in life. The delegate appreciated the members present and invited them to make this alumni movement a successful one.
The meeting came to an end with the blessing given by Fr. Tarcissius Toppo. The Alumini Unit met together to discuss about the registration fee and decided to keep the life membership fee at Rs. 500 per person and the scheduling of the next meeting on 16 August 2019, the birthday of Don Bosco. This was followed by a photo session with all the dignitaries at 1. 15 pm.
31 May 2019: Fr. VM Thomas, Director, Planning and Development, DBTECH New Delhi was the chief guest for the Occasion of World No Tobacco Day. Although a non class day, the NSS Volunteers and NCC cadets organised a program to mark the World No Tobacco Day and make the college campus a Tobacco Free Campus. The program was hosted by TohsinaSeyedi, NSS Volunteer. Fr. Jose Palely, Principal, introduced Fr. VM Thomas to the assembly and Rajesh Minj and James Soreng, NSS Volunteers welcomed Fr. VM Thomas with a Bouquet of Flowers and FulamGamocha, while the students sang a song of welcome.
In his interaction with the staff and students he said, “You are what you think. All that you are coming from your thought, and with your thought you create your world. What you visualise, what you imagine with your mind, is what you realise.
He added, “You see a beautiful tea garden very
close to you. Yet plants and trees are determined by the environmentas they cannot
move. But animals are different from the
plants. They are not determined by the environment as they can do something
different from trees and plants. They can search for food, shelter, and can
defend themselves. They are also able to adapt themselves to the environment. What
about human beings. They can control, change and create environment. Often
people do opposite of creating; they do reacting. We need to stop reacting to
every situation, and give positive energy to every situation.
This College, he said, is a dream come true, a dream that was also part of my vision. And the growth of the college in 3 years coming to over 300 students doing honors course, is wonderful indeed.I visualsie that in near future, 2000 vibrant youth will throng this campus.
I really wish to propose from DBTECH most advanced programs for job Placement. We are looking at programs like Tally courses and Artificial Intelligence. We need courses on artificial intelligence enabling you to manage machines and provide data analysis. So these new courses will provide skills needed for today’s world. That is also my concern, helping you to get ready for the market and provide you with necessary skills.
I am happy to associate with you to bring some resources to help you to move ahead faster. God has made the birdsbut he does not provide food for them in the nest. However, they do not die of starvation, because they search for food and live.I will help you to Network with the corporates and societies beginning with Oil India, to get some funds and resources.
To get results we need Faith, Prayer, believe in oneself and hard work. These together will bring success.
Guloungam Gangmei made a fantastic speech with full data on Tobacco abuse in Assam. This is wonderful. Let not Tobacco take the breath away. I present you with two challenges.
a) Join hands with Debashish Sharma, the founder of Dipshika foundation. It is a famous foundation established 12 years ago and is doing a phenomenal work related to cancer awareness. Please join hands with this extraordinary person and his foundation to transform our society.
b) A Bigger challenge is to “make Golaghat town tobacco free”. This will be a unique contribution that all of you through Don Boco College can makeThere are millions dying because of this problem of tobacco addiction and we need to do our part to save our society.
May you grow from strength to strength and I look forward towards seeing you and interacting with you.