“Move Beyond College campus to make Golaghat Town a Tobacco Free Town” says Fr. VM Thomas, on ‘World No Tobacco Day’ Workshop.

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 Tohsina Seyedi, 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 Fulam Gamocha, 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 visualize, what you imagine with your mind, is what you realize.

He added, “You see a beautiful tea garden very close to you. Yet plants and trees are determined by the environment as 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 visualize 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 birds but 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 corporate 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 Bosco College can make There 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.

The NSS Unit and Eco Club Organise World environment day under the theme “Beat Air Pollution”

5 June 2019: World Environment Day under the theme Beat Air Pollution was held at the college today. The day’s program was organized by Fr. Dr. Policarp Xalxo in collaboration with the NSS and the Eco Club.  The day was marked by plantation of saplings by staff and students and cleaning of the college surroundings.

Fr. Bimal Lakra, Vice Principal, through digital presentation, song and prayer, showed how we need to care for the environment. Mr. Mukul Sarmah, Eco Club Coordinator, introduced the topic and presented the program of the day. NSS volunteers presented the theme “Beat Air Pollution” in an attractive manner. This was followed by a prayer for the protection of environment by Dilbar Barla.

The college community took a pledge, led by Ajay Bara, to protect and nurture the environment. After this Fr. Dr. Policarp presented the modalities and procedures of the outdoor activity. 

The College authorities, staff and representatives of the students from the various departments were selected to plant trees. This was followed by clearing the jungle in the campus and protecting the plants of the campus.

At 11.30 am, the program came to a close with light refreshment served for everyone.

Academic Year 2019-20 inaugurated today by Shri Rajesh Singh, President, Don Bosco Alumni Dimapur Federation and Fr. Tarcisius Toppo, Coordinator, Don Bosco Alumni, Assam Region.

4 June 2019: The Academic Year 2019-20 was inaugurated today. The Chief Guest was Shri Rajesh Singh, President, Don Bosco Alumni, Dimapur Province Federation and the Guest of Honour was Fr. Tarcisius Toppo, Coordinator, Don Bosco Alumni, Assam Region.

Sr. Dr. Sheela Paul CSJB led the assembly in prayer and which was followed by the lighting of the Lamp. In the same event, the Don Bosco College Alumni Unit was inaugurated. The Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour addressed the assembly highlighting the need to pursue academic excellence and making the Don Bosco Brand shine.

The principal thanked the dignitaries, the staff, students and the alumni for making this day a very special one in the history of Don Bosco College. Martin Minj and Shibani Topno compered the inauguration of the academic year.

Don Bosco College Alumni unit inaugurated by Shri Rajesh Singh, President, Don Bosco Alumni, Dimapur Federation.

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. Tarcisius 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. Tarcisius 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 with the words of introduction by Fr. Tarcisius 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 Minj and 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. Tarcisius Toppo. The Alumni 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.

Reported by: Shibani Topno

27 NCC cadets to participate in the World No Tobacco Day Rally organised by District Health Society and NTCP, Golaghat

30 May 2019: 27 NCC cadets of Don Bosco College are set to participate in the Rally organised by NTCP Golaghat under the leadership of Dr. Sunita Ekka, the District Nodal Officer (NTCP).

The Program is scheduled to start at 10 am at the Civil hospital and the Deputy Commissioner of the Golaghat is the Chief Guest of the Program.

Fr. Thomas Vattathara SDB to preside over the “World No Tobacco Day” Celebrations

30 May 2019: The NSS Unit of Don Bosco College Golaghat, is taking a lead role in organising the observance of ‘World No Tobacco Day’ on 31 May 2019. The NSS Unit of the college is joining hands with all other units and organisation of the country and world to create awareness and make the institution a tobacco free campus.

Rev Fr. Thomas Vattathara SDB, Director, Planning & Development, DBTECH, New Delhi has consented to be the chief Guest of the function.

The day will be marked with the Welcoming of the Chief Guest, Introductory talk on the theme of the day by the NSS Volunteer, Guloungam Gangmei, a message from the chief Guest and the Pledge taking. The NSS volunteers will also install a dustbin at the entrance of the institution to dump all tobacco related items to ensure the campus is tobacco free.

The college is inviting all the students who are able to come to report for the program at 9.00 am on 31st May 2019, and make it a grand success.

Students can apply online for taking admission to Degree courses at Don Bosco College Golaghat

26 May 2019: Don Bosco College has provided the facility for applying online for taking admission at Don Bosco College, Golaghat.

The following link will guide you to complete the application form and you will receive a reference code. You will also be reminded to scan your documents and send by email – specifying the reference code in the subject title of email.

www.dbcgolaghat.com/cms/application/

Students who have secured 75% or more marks in the Class XII Examination this year, will be given full concession on College Tuition fee for one year. The same privilege will be extended in the next academic years subject to one’s performance in the University Examinations.

Mr. Rajesh Singh, President, Don Bosco Alumni, Province Federation to be the chief Guest for the First Alumni Meet at Don Bosco College, Golaghat

23 May 2019: Mr. Rajesh Singh, President of Don Bosco Alumni, Dimapur Province Federation, has consented to be the Chief Guest for the First Alumni Meet scheduled to be held on 4 June 2019. It will coincide with the opening of the New Academic Session 2019-20 for the 3rd and 5th Semester Students.

Fr. Toppo Tarcisius, In-charge of the Alumni, Upper Assam, will also be present for the meeting. The pioneering two batches of students (2015-18 and 2016-19) are expected to be present for the meeting.

Mr. Rajesh Singh , a past pupil of Don Bosco High School, Dibrugarh was elected as president on 26 June 2016.

College offers free Spoken English and Digital Language Lab classes to students

22 May: Taking advantage of the long breaks during the month long University Examination, the college offered to interested students Spoken English Course and Digital Language classes. 41 students opted for these facilities.

The students are making rapid progress in mastery of English and get opportunity to pronounce words, phrases and sentences correctly. They are able to test their learning and accuracy of pronunciation and get it assessed by the DLM software and proceed to the next level. Being self monitored and assisted by the Mentors, the students make rapid progress.

The classes which began on 10 May will conclude on 30th May.

Fourth Day of the Enhancing Employablity Skills focus on Decision Making Skill and on Ability to Influence

21 May 2019: The fourth day of the Employability Training Program began at 9.00 am at the College hall. The first session began with group dynamics and riddles. These dynamics brought about the need to make good decisions. The trainees were presented with a number of situations in which they had to take certain decisions after studying the pros and cons of each situation.

In the afternoon session, focus was on how to cultivate the skill of influence. The trainer gave deep insights into this skill and also helped the students to log on to various job websites like Indeed, Monster.com, Linkedin, Skype etc.

The training session came to an end at 4.00 pm. The students thanked the Trainer, Mr. Eddy Kujur, Asst. Professor, Bosco Institute. His self sacrifice and commitment made the training a wonderful experience for the students. The college is deeply indebted to him and the students have benefited immensely. He will continue the training session in the last week of June 2019.

Reported by: Rashmi Tigga.