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