Most Rev Joseph Aind visits the college to oversee the developmental works
April 7, 2019
31 March 2019: Most Rev Joseph Aind, Bishop of Dibrugarh visited Don Bosco College campus today and interacted with the Salesian Community and the CSJB sisters who are collaborating with the college.
He was happy to see the progress of the developmental works at the college as well as the Girls’ Hostel. He was happy to see the Fusco Girls hostel nearing completion.
He appreciated the speed with which the college building is coming up and took photos with Fr. Principal and the sisters. He had a cup of tea with the sisters and after encouraging everyone, he proceeded to Dibrugarh.
Four Students participate in All Assam Inter College Prize Money Debating Competition on 1 April 2019
April 5, 2019
1 April 2019: Four students of Don Bosco College, James Soreng of Education dept, Amit Bey and Pritam Joseph Takri of Political Science Dept, and Mark Pegu of Commerce Department participated in the All Assam Inter College Prize Money Debating Competition on 1 April 2019. The topic of the debate was : “On the opinion of the house, the development of Assam is possible only through systematic work culture but not agitation”. The Debate was organised by Shree Bharati Institute of Professional Educate (SIPE) at Raibahadur Rameshwarlal Saharia Sanghati Bhawan, Chowkidinghee, Dibrugarh.
A Total of 56 participants from various districts of Assam and from different professions participated in the event. The Chief Guest of the event was Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University. The program began with a prayer song followed by lighting of the lamp by the chief guest. it was a very enriching experience for the participants.
The program came to a close with the speech of one of the judges of the competition who also gave tips on how to win in a debate.
Reported by : Amit Bey 17/PS/049
“Now is the Time”, says Sr. Shanty Vellakkadayil, while exhorting the students to make the best use of time
April 2, 2019
01 April 2019: Sr. Silvi Kolencherry OLP and and Sr. Shanty Vellakkadayil OLP from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, visited the college today. They came from Varanasi. Fr. Jose Palely introduced the sisters to the college community and the students welcomed them. Jyoti Baghuwar and Alisha Surin presented the sisters with ‘Fulam Gamocha’.
Sr. Shanty delivered a message to the students, reflecting on the story of a Buddhist Monk who asked his disciples what time is it. Each one gave an answer but the answer that the teacher like was the reply of a woman disciple who said, “Now” as answer. Drawing on this, sister invited the students to give their best for each moment of their life. The time is now. What we have here is now and we need to make the full use of it. she told the students that ‘Now is the time’ and one must start now. She concluded her talk urging students to take the academic studies seriously from now and that will ensure a bright future ahead.
The sisters gave away certificates to the five NSS volunteers of the college who were selected to participate in North East NSS festival 2019 at Don Bosco College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh organised by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. They were Tingmai Wangsu, Ganglen Bangyang, George Shilshi Lamkhang, Guloungam Gangmei and Samuel Purty.
Reported by: Tingmai Wangsu
Col Ripu Daman Singh, OC 74 Assam Girls (I) Coy to officiate the NCC Rank Distribution Ceremony on 2 April at 1.55 pm
March 31, 2019
29 March 2019: Four NCC Cadets of Don Bosco College Golaghat have been selected to be awarded Rank. Jenny Barla as U/O, Amin Toppo as Sergeant, Clementina Toppo and Jagritee Sonowal as Cpl.
Col Ripu Daman Singh, OC 74, Assam Girls (I) Coy, NCC Golaghat will preside over the function and award the Ranks to the cadets. This is the first award the Don Bosco College NCC unit F/74 is receiving. Within an year, the cadets have done well and their persevering efforts have been rewarded.
The Award giving ceremony will be held on 2 April 2019 at 1.55 pm at Don Bosco College Golaghat. We wish the cadets continued success and achievements, giving glory to the country and to National Cadet Corps.
‘Looking merely at the sky and doing nothing is not going to reach you anywhere. To make your dreams come true, get up and begin’, says Fr. Francis Charuvila
March 31, 2019
23 March 2019: Fr. Francis Charuvila (PX) visited the college today along with Fr. Pavel Zenisek and Mr. Richard Bouda from Czech Republic. His interaction with the students began quoting Daryl Hoole, “Sitting still and wishing, makes no person great; The good Lord sends the fishing, but yu must dig the bait!”. While reflecting on this verse, he recalled one of the Scout party song “Lahe Lahe Bohibo, Ene kiba Koribo..” and said that such attitudes will not lead one anywhere. If you make the effort daily, continuously and ruthlessly, you will learn.
He said it is very easy to learn a language. If you learn one word per day, he asked, how many words would you learn in a year. The students promptly replied 365 words. But Fr. Francis retorted, ‘No. that’s not possible. There are so many bandh days and holidays and those days you don’t learn.’ As the students roared with laughter, he said, even if one masters two hundred words a year, he/she can communicate in a new language with sufficient level of comfort. So persevering, pain taking and continuous efforts at digging the bait is needed. Then you will have all the fish you need in your basket.
My hope and desire, my dear younger brothers and sisters, is that you will make use of all the opportunity that are given to you here, through the fathers, sisters and the staff along with the buildings and the plans. All these are wonderful baits and you must dig these baits and then you will get the results. Looking merely at the sky and doing nothing is not going to reach you anywhere. To make your dreams come true, get up and begin. God Bless you. Good day.
Fr. Francis can communicate comfortably in 20 languages, and has great spirit of endurance. He has travelled in the north east by cycle and he is planning to go to Itanagar by cycling from Imphal.
I want you to grow up physically, mentally and spiritually, says Fr. Pavel from Czech Republic
March 31, 2019
23 March 2019: Fr. Pavel Zenisek SDB and Mr. Richard Bouda, SADBA CZECH REPUBLIC visited the college along with Fr. Francis Charuvila of Don Bosco Imphal today. They were welcomed and introduced by Fr. Dr. Jose Palely. Anil Kandulna, Joakim Lakra and Suraj Lomga received them ‘Fulam Gamocha’ while the students sang songs of welcome.
Fr. Pavel thanked the students for the hearty welcome. Continuing from the introduction given by Fr. Palely, Fr. Pavel said, we have one more connection between Sadba and you. Because in our language Sadba is not only an abbreviation of Salesian Association of Don Bosco – but also in Czech language means also plantation. We do not have tea garden but it implies growth – growing. So the SADBA Logo is also an icon of growth.
A small plant that grows is likened to a Young Person who is growing. It is an expression that focuses on the growing up and maturing of a young person. This is what we want to do in our country and abroad. That is why we are preparing men and women for voluntary service.
The voluntary services of SADBA provide both the volunteer and the children among whom the volunteer works, a special experience of growing up.
I am very happy to be here and get to know the reality in this place where many volunteers have worked in the past. I am very happy to see you grow up not only physically and mentally but also spiritually.
Charles Antony Bastian and team from Jesus Youth visits the College and interacts with Jesus Youth group
March 29, 2019
26 March 2019: Charles Antony Bastian, National Coordinator, Jesus Youth movement, along with Scaria Zacharias, National Campus Team member, and Akhil Thomas, former Kerala Campus Ministry coordinator visited Don Bosco College Golaghat at 4.15 pm. The Jesus Youth members of the college gathered together to welcome them and to listen to them.
Fr. Dr. Jose Palely SDB, Principal of the college, introduced the visitors and Jemita Guria, Manisha Lakra and Geeta Jojo felicitated them with ‘Fulam Gamocha’.
The team interacted with the Jesus Youth Members and shared their experiences. Charles said that the Jesus Youth Movement helped him to discover himself and become a strong and committed persons.
Their advice in tackling the various difficult situations that youth face and overcoming the daily difficulties empowered the listeners.
At the end, Fr. Jose led the assembly in prayer for the visitors, Charles, Scaria and Akhil and the meeting came to an end at 5.15 pm.
6th Sem English students participate in a Symposium on “Integrating History in Assamese Literature” at D R College, Golaghat
March 29, 2019
26 March 2019: The Sixth Semester students of the English department accompanied by Asst. Professor Bhaskar Gohain of English Department went to attend one day seminar on “Integrating the history of Assamese Literature. The symposium was organised by Sahitya Akademi in collaboration with Departments of English & Assamese at Debraj Roy College, Golaghat today.
The Keynote address was delivered by Dbrubajyoti Borah, Convener, Assamese Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi. The dignitaries spoke on the history of literature, mentioning the Victorian Age and the happenings which took place in history and about the difference between history and literature. History reads about the past, still in Literature history has a role to play. For writing poetry, novels, essays, short stories, one has to look into history.
Some of the topics taken up for discussion were concerning Assam history, race, culture, identity, domestic violence etc. All the speakers expressed that preserving one’s culture and tradition is equally important as the modern youth are much influenced by the western tradition, forgetting their own rich culture and tradition.
The following students of the college participated in the symposium: Ashish Dung Dung, Chunthanlung Kamei, Mohon Teron, Peter Surin, Rajesh Kerketta, Rohit Gorh, Simon Surin, Walter Bhusan Tigga, Ankita Tirkey, Diptipriya Soy, Esther Meinguiliu Kamei, Indira Garati Toppo, Mariam Kerketta and Shibani Topno.
Reported by: Indira Garati Toppo
Fr. Bimal Lakra Inaugurates the Political Science Departmental Wall Magazine Titled “Analysis on the Present NDA led Government
March 29, 2019
22 March 2019: The department of Political science prepared the college magazine on the theme ‘Analysis on the present NDA led Government’ which included initiatives on various developmental measures and the drawbacks of the government. Aboy Panmei Compered the Inaugural Program.
The wall magazine was inaugurated by Fr. Bimal Lakra, vice principal and the PRO of the college in the presence of Fr. Dr. Jose Palely, Principal and Fr. Dr. Policarp Xalxo, Administrator and IQAC coordinator of the college. All the college students along with the staff were present for the inaugural ceremony. Fr. Bimal Lakra spoke about the importance of mastering the skill of analysis and appreciated the effort made by the students of the political Science department in analyzing and bringing about the effectiveness of the present NDA Government.
Wanggo Lowang gave a brief description about the departmental wall magazine highlighting the various features. ‘We wanted to light a fire of desire in everyone and create a thirst for knowledge’, he said. After the words of appreciation from Fr. Principal and Fr. Administrator, Sinchuilung Gangmei delivered vote of thanks.