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Socio Economic Survey of the adopted village by NSS UNIT

23 Nov : At 11.00 am Prof Podmewsar Katoni, The resource Person of the day for the Special camp trained the volunteers to take up the Socio Economic field survey. The volunteers along with Prof. Katoni, the Program Officer and the staff visited the adopted railway colony for field work. The students were welcomed by the colony and interacted with the family members.

In the afternoon, the volunteers evaluated and reflected on the status of the area together with the resource person. This survey gave the volunteers a deeper understanding of the socio economic problems of the people living very close to the college. The volunteers became more committed to do something for the people and help them to improve their locality.



NSS Special camp inaugurated by Prof Podmewsar Katoni along with Fr. Jose and Thomas from Jalandhar

23 Nov: The first ever NSS special camp began today at 9.30 am with a colourful inauguration. Visiting fathers from the diocese of Jalandhar, Rev Fr. Jose Padayatty, Financial Administrator of the diocese and Rev Fr. Thomas Kolencherry, Parish Priest, Jalandhar along with Prof Podmeswar Katoni were on the dias for the inaugural Function.

Fr. Jose Padayatty  recalling the message of Late Abdul Kalam, encouraged the students to become a better human being and realise one’s full potential. Fr. Thomas Kolencherry exhorted them to cultivate healthy habits which will transform their future.

The resource person of the day, spelt out the road map for the special camp and encouraged the NSS Volunteers to be enthusiastic and committed Volunteers.




NCC F/74 Special training program reaches the final day

18 Nov: The SW cadets of Don Bosco College were very happy with the 5 day intense training program. The presence of many resources persons including the Officiating Commander, Lt. Col RD Singh, along with the GCI Melody Chanu and Hawaldar Biswanath Nag of 74 Assam Girls (I) Coy NCC made a big difference in the training program. Their inputs and training coupled with the contributions of NCC C certificate holder Mr. Rinku Phukan and the CTO Himadri Dutta and CTO Micheal Xaxa made the Special training a very unique one.

Although tired and somewhat physically exhausted, they were desirous of more training and found it very rewarding for themselves. “We the cadets had a really great experience and enjoyed it” says Jagritee Sonowal. “The power point presentation made by Lt. Col RD Singh, OC  74 Assam Girls (I) Coy NCC gave a great insight for our future prospects and developed in us a desire to soar higher” said Amin Toppo.

With a colourful valedictory function presided over by the international visitors from Czech Republic, the cadets dispersed for their home holidays.

Fr. Jaroslav Mikes SDB & team from Czech Republic interact with the NCC cadets

18 Nov : The presence of  Fr. Jaroslav Mikes, Mr. Martin Sodomka, a Software Engineer, Mr. Jakob Honek and Mr. Lucas Samec made the valedictory function of the 5 day special training program an eventful one.  The cadets were very thrilled to have international visitors to conclude their program.

The cadets welcomed the visitors with a welcome song and presented traditional gamocha. Fr. Jaroslav appreciated the cadets performance and their spirit of hard work and self sacrifice.

Jenny Barla said” It was really a very nice traiing program for me. I enjoyed a lot by doing all the activities.

“Throguh the NCC parade, I learnt to stay alert”, said Rashmi Tigga.  “I learnt to be disciplined and alert”, added Clementina Toppo. “This program held me to be active, alert and disciplined”, joined in Salinta Soreng. Anjana Guria added:” It boosted my personality”.

NCC Special training program reaches 4th Day

17 Nov :  The NCC Special training program reached the 4th day. Mr. Rinku Phukan, NCC C Certificate Holder from 27 NCC Coy, Goalpara took the session on Obstacle Training and the Staff from 74 Assam Girls (I) Coy NCC took the Drill and Parade.  The cadets learnt much today and were very enthusiastic although it was a little tiring.

Lt. Col RD Singh addresses the Girl Cadets

15 Nov:  Lt. Col RD Singh, Officiating Commander, 74 Assam Girls (I) Coy NCC, addressed the cadets. He focussed on the opportunities and entry points to the Army and the benefits of being an NCC Volunteer. The cadets appreciated the interactive session. CTO Himadri and Mr. Micheal Xaxa took also sessions and drill for the cadets. The cadets welcomed  LT Col RD Singh with songs and welcome messages.


Shri Neeraj Verma awards successful students of “My Vision – Corruption Free India” Contest

16 Nov:  Shri Neeraj Verma, Manager of the Bank of India Golaghat Branch, awarded the successful candidates of “My Vision – Corruption Free India” Contest held on 1 November 2017. Over 100 students participated in the Essay Competition.

We put on record the warm relationship the Bank of India fosters with Don Bosco College. The students consider Bank of India as their own bank and have opened accounts in the bank.

23 NCC volunteers report for the first day of the special training program


14 Nov : The CTO, Ms. Himadri Dutta, Asst. Prof., Department of Assamese, in collaboration with Mr. Micheal Xaxa, Asst. Prof., Department of Economics, Don Bosco College organised a 5 day Special Training Program for the NCC volunteers.

23 students were present for the first day of the training program. Ms. Melody Chanu, GCI, 74 Assam Girls (I) Coy NCC, took sessions on NCC. The cadets learnt the various songs and focused on the drill on the first day. The program began at 8.45 am and ended at 3.30 pm with refreshments served to all the cadets.


NCC special Training Program to commence on 14 November

Nov 13:  The first special training program for the Don Bosco College NCC troop F/74 under 74 Assam Girls (I) Coy NCC, Senior Wing, Commences on 14 November. 25 SW cadets of the college will be participating in the program.  The 5 day program will come to a close on 18 November at 3.00 pm.

We wish all the best for the NCC cadets.


Helmut & Maria Ida Merkel and Brigitte Litterer visit the college along with Provincial Economer


6 Nov:  The German Benefactors of Don Bosco and Salesian Cooperators, Mr. Helmut Merkel, his wife Ida Maria Merkel and Brigitte Litterer visited the college today along with the Provincial Economer Fr. Nebu Mathew. Although it was exam time, the students who had no exam today welcomed the visitors and honoured them with traditional welcome ceremony.

Fr Jose Palely welcomed the visitors and thanked them for contributing towards educational support and infrastructural development. Besides scholarship and educational assistance like library, computer lab etc, they have also helped to build a school and girls hostel at Mintong. Currently they are supporting a small dispensary and the boys’ hostel at Mintong.  After this the visitors interacted with the students and shared their vision and experience in India. The students were also curious to know about Germany.

After this we explored the possibility of collaboration at Don Bosco College Golaghat and they were more than eager to support educational scholarship for poor and intelligent students. They also agreed to help in the construction of the college hostel for the boys.