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5th Freshers’ Day Celebrated at DBC Golaghat with Most Rev Albert Hemrom DD as Chief Guest

Freshers’ Day was celebrated with various programs at Don Bosco College, Golaghat today.

Bishop Albert Hemrom was present as the chief guest on the occasion and was traditionally welcomed. While addressing the students, he called upon the students to pay special attention to their own health, education and various other activities they do .

Various dance, song, music and computer related programs were organized on this occasion. At the same time, the Learning Management System was inaugurated by Bishop Albert Hemrom.

On this occasion, the birthday of the college’s Principal Jose Palely was also celebrated .

Father Bimal, Father Mathew, Sister Reena – Ciciliamma – Sheela and students were present on this occasion.

D r. Dipak Dutta of SSK Civil Hospital, Golaghat promotes awareness on mental health to college staff and students.

Awareness on Mental Health under the Topic : Targeted Interventions at College was held at Don Bosco College Golaghat on 24 June 2019. The Program was organized by Dr. Dipak Dutta of the Department of Psychiatry, S.K.K. Civil Hospital, Golaghat under the theme District Mental Health Program, Golaghat.

Dr. Dipak Dutta interacted with the staff and the students. He spoke about various Mental Health Issues and he invited the staff and students to see mental issues as an illness that can be cured, prevented or controlled. He invited the students to fight against the social taboos and stigmas attached to the various mental illnesses.

The students, on completion of the input session, asked clarifications and brought about practical cases and sought help. He encouraged the youth to use their joviality and party spirit to bring back a depressed person to social involvement, at the same time, advised them not to even try once addictive substances, drinks, and other hazardous stuff. Once you try, it becomes more hard to resist the temptation to try again, he said.

In conclusion, he said that he too is a Bosconian of Don Bosco Dibrugarh and would like all Bosconians to avoid unhealthy practices and enjoy good health. Avoidance of fast food/ junk food and practice of Meditation, Yoga, exercises will help one to attain good health, he added.

We thank Fr. Bimal Lakra, Vice Principal, for arranging the program.

‘A very very satisfying life that God has given me so far – of initiating activities which so many are going to benefit’, says Fr. Bimal Lakra on his birthday.

18 June 2019: The birthday of Rev Fr. Bimal Lakra, Vice Principal and PRO of the College was celebrated today. The day began with the Solemn celebration of the Eucharist. After the mass, the hostellers felicitated the birthday celebrant.

At the college assembly, Fr. Jose Palely welcomed the birthday celebrant and spoke about the great things that God achieved through Fr. Bimal and continue to achieve at this campus.

He referred to his presence in the campus as that of a Guardian Angel, in whose presence all feel safe and secure.

While the students greeted through a birthday song, Prem Kumar Panna and Anjali Steephan presented him with a Fulam Gamocha and a bouquet of flowers.

In his message, he appreciated all the gestures of love and concern and recalled the special events of the day. He summarized him life experience as being a very satisfying one given by God and asked all to continue to pray for him that he may be able to make a difference in the lives of as many young people as possible.

The Department of Sociology has taken up Creating a beautiful Flower Garden in the campus as its departmental activity for the year

7 June 2019: The department of Sociology has chosen to maintain a beautiful flower garden in the college campus.

Towards this, they have planned the following activities : Cleaning the garden, watering the flower plants, Planting new flower plants, using organic manure for the garden and installing hand made dustbins around the garden.

Reported by: Guloungam Gangmei

“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.

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.

Alumni Core Committee meeting was held at DBC Golaghat to initiate formation of Alumni

20 May: A group of 15 Alumni of the college met together in the office of the principal to discuss about the starting of the College Alumni.

The members present decided to hold the formation of the Alumni on 4th June 2019. The members present decided to invite Mr. Rajesh Singh, the President of the Don Bosco Alumni, Dimapur Province to preside over the meeting. It was decided to elect the various office bearers of the Alumni on the same day.

To facilitiate the organisation of the day, the members elected the following alumni as co-ordinators: Mr. John Kisku, Ms. Joshmine Minj, Mr. Jay Kondh and Mr. Bikash Kujur. At 7.00 pm, the meeting came to a close, inviting all to be present for the 4 June meeting. The Welcome Session will be held at 9.00 am and the Alumni meeting will follow soon after.

Don Bosco College Governing Body meet today

29 April 2019: The Governing Body of the College met today as part of its scheduled meeting at 3.00 pm. Fr. Joseph Kindo presided over the meeting. Ten members were present and three members could not be present due to various urgent reasons.

The president opened the meeting with a short prayer after by welcoming all the members present. The secretary, Fr. Jose Palely read the report and it was passed. Fr. Policarp presented the activity report of the college.

After that the academic calendar was taken fir discussion and approved. Varous academic matters and preparedness for starting the CBCS system in the college was evaluated and found satisfactory.

After some input from the College administrator on the financial aspects of the college and the study of the college prospectus for the session 2019-20, the meeting came to a close at 5.00 pm

“When you go through a difficulty, it will only makes you strong”, says Dr. Policarp Xalxo, on his Birthday.

April 3, 2019: Fr. Dr. Policarp Xalxo, Administrator, Asst. Professor and IQAC Coordinator celebrated his birthday today. The college students greeted him and wished him. In his message, Fr Policarp shared childhood memories and school days punctuated with humorous events and at each instance of adventure, the audience roared with laughter. He inspired one with his positive energy through his life sharing and all were touched by his ‘simplicity in handling a cycle that was bigger than him’ to negotiate daily to school and ‘the joy of falling’ took all to their childhood days. And he added, “when you go through difficulties, it will only makes you strong”.

In concluding his message he said, “The difficulties I went through, made me so strong, that I have no complaint whatsoever. The difficult situations come and go and leave with us a rich experience. And I feel that God gives us always means to love and these are ways through which we can better ourselves through growing in self image, learning to appreciate ourselves, and all the gifts that he has given and the people with whom we live. Let us thank God for the life that we have been given. “

Fr. Jose Palely introduced the day with his greetings during the assembly while Suman Ekka and Albin Kerketta of Sociology Department felicitated him with Fulam Gamocha and a Bouquet of Flowers respectively.

The staff and students felicitated Fr. Policarp and offered prayers for him thanking God for the innumerable blessings he gives to them through Fr. Policarp.