Don Bosco College Anagdikadavu successfully concluded a six-month certificate course in counselling psychology organized by the Department of Psychology. The ceremony, held at the college auditorium on February 13, saw the distribution of certificates to 35 participants from diverse backgrounds, marking the culmination of their journey into the realm of counselling psychology.

17 Partnership for the goals

The 20th anniversary of the inauguration and blessing of Sumedha Centre, a place for the psycho-spiritual journey, was celebrated on March 19, the feast day of St. Joseph, Patron of the Centre. 

Sumedha Centre was set up and inaugurated at Don Bosco specialized Training Centre, Don Bosco Provincial House, New Delhi, on March 19, 2003. In March 2009, the centre shifted its operations to Jeolikote, Uttarakhand, in the diocese of Bareilly. On March 19, 2022, the centre was again moved to the current location at Don Bosco Senior Secondary School premises at Jharmari, Punjab.

03 Good health and well-being
Mumbai Salesians` Father [Dr.] Ajoy Fernandes who has a doctorate in Counselling Psychology with a major in Clinical Counselling and is Director Prafulta-Don Bosco Youth Counselling Services, Matunga-Mumbai, presents an online episodic video-series `Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Difficulties`. The video-series starting today 05 September, and to be aired on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month, on the MumbaiSalesians` Youtube Channel, are broken up into short 10-minute interactive inputs describing the symptoms of learning and related difficulties; the formal and informal ways of assessing these difficulties; the types of beneficial interventions possible and the government-endorsed concessions across India. This is a Teachers` Day gift from the famed clinical psychologist, as an appreciation to teachers all over, who mould, nourish, nurture, inspire, motivate, enlighten and mentor students on a daily basis.
- BISMumbai Correspondent
The Salesians of Don Bosco in Mumbai, have taken the Covid-19 challenge head-on, in compliance with the civic administration`s directives, to bring relief aid to the most poor and abandoned within Mumbai City limits and in other parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat. In Mumbai City - Matunga, Wadala, Andheri and Nerul - MumbaiSalesians are ensuring that the necessary daily basic requirements of the most poor, especially of those residing in the slum pockets of Mumbai are being addressed, in their battle for survival against the Covid-19.
- BISMumbai Correspondent
MumbaiSalesians` Prafulta co-partnered with DARE (Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Experience), a groundbreaking somatic attachment training created by Diane Poole Heller and facilitated by Patricia Meadows MS, RN, RCST, SEP - somatic experiencing practitioner and a holistic trauma therapist with over 40 years` experience facilitating healing and transformation. Modules 01 and 02 of the 04-module training for psychotherapists, trauma therapists and somatic therapists was held at Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga-Mumbai from 28 January to 02 February 2020. Introduced in India for the 1st time by Prafulta, there were 23 participants, including 06 Assistants with Patricia Meadows, who hails from West Virginia-USA, and has trained and assisted extensively with Diane Poole Heller, the creator of DARe, before becoming a DARe faculty member.
- Mimansa Popat & Father Godfrey D`sa
``The entire Salesian congregation is proud of Kristu Jyothi College, the prominent theological study centre of the congregation for the way it has been contributing to the global church, the Salesian congregation and the church in India``, said Father Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major of the Salesian congregation. He was speaking on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Kristu Jyothi College at Bangalore on Monday evening.
- Father Bobby SDB
The Salesian Co-operators of Kristu Jyoti College Unit launched Family Ministry package by releasing the pamphlet, 10 Tips for Catholic Families (based on the Pope Francis` teaching in Amoris Laetitia) on 21 October 2017.
- Bastin Nellissery SDB
Father Bastin Nellissery SDB (INK), successfully defended his PhD thesis in the public viva-voce examination at the media and communication department of Periyar University, Salem. The external examiner Prof. Dr. G. Ravindran, Head of the Department of Communication, University of Madras, described the work of Father Bastin as thorough, methodic and commendable. Dr. V. Natarajan, Professor and Head of the Department of Mass communication, Periyar University, who was the research guide of Fr. Bastin was also present on the occasion.
- Father Boby SDB
Father C. M. Joseph Cherukunnel SDB, was elected as the 4th President of the Conference of Catholic Psychologists of India (CCPI) at the 17th National Conference of Catholic Psychologists held in Goa from 30th September to 2nd October 2016.
- Bastin Nellissery SDB
. NEW DELHI: BOSCO (Bosco Organisation for Social Concern and Operation), New Delhi has won the Pascual Chavez Award for Innovative Ministry, after having been short listed along with 3 other out reach ministry expressions of the Salesian Family for the year 2013. The award was conferred on 28 May 2014 at Yercaud, Salem, on BOSCO, a refugee assistance programme in operation in the Indian Capital New Delhi. The award which consists of a citation and monetary token of appreciation was handed over to Fr. Jose Mathew, Director of BOSCO by Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga, the Regional Councillor of the Salesians for South Asia. The ceremony took place in the presence of over 40 Salesians who had gathered together for the annual general assembly of the Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia (SPCSA) at ``The Retreat``, Yercaud, Salem.
- Antony Earathara
Fr Joe Mannath`s new book, ``A Radical Love, A Path of Light: The Beauty and Burden of Religious Life``, is becoming a best seller very fast, and getting many positive responses.
- BIS correspondent
Sowbhagya, A Psychological Service Centre in Bangalore, initiated by Fr. CP Varghese SDB from the Province of INK has already become the familiar word among the youth, teachers and parents of Bangalore. Started just six months ago, the Centre has already helped hundreds of teens, school children, teachers and parents in the city of Bangalore. True to the vision of Sowbhagya, which is `Holistic Growth - Key to Fulfilment`, it has made gigantic efforts during the past few months of its existence to be of service to people from all walks of life.
- Gilbert Choondal
A book titled `Cyber Psychology and Youth - A Socio Psychological Investigation` authored by Dr C.P. Varghese SDB, of the province of Bangalore, was released on 28 July. It is the result of the doctoral research study done by the author, under the Bangalore University. The study investigates into the Internet usage habits of modern young people.
- Fr. Chittilappilly Francis SDB
Nearly 400 Catholic youth and animators from Salesian centres (SDB & FMA) in Karnataka participated in the Faith Fest held at Auxilium, Salesian Sisters, Avalahalli, Bangalore, on 27 & 28 July. It was jointly organized by Karnataka Salesian (SDB and FMA) Youth Services.
- KOONAN Thomas
Fr. Joe Thannickal - President of the (SPA)Salesian Psychological Association, belonging to the Salesian Province of Kolkata, and currently based in Bangalore - has published a new book ``Gifted Journey - Search for Your Meaning, Transcend Your Limitations, Partner with Your God.``In these times, when many are afflicted by a pathology of meaninglessness, this book provides a psycho-spiritual approach (based on the life of Jesus), to find meaning in life.
- Chris Valentino