Friday, September 28, 2012

BIS # 3148 HOME LINK / MISSING CHILD SEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM

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BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3147

HOME LINK / MISSING CHILD SEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM

Dn. Jesu Robinson

MATUNGA-MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012:  Don Bosco National Forum for the Young at Risk (YaR) organized a three days training program at Mumbai Hub from 25  to 27  September, 2012 to teach and to train about the HLK/MSC software. Fr. Joe Prabu, the National Director of HLK/MCS and Mr. Austin Francis, the National Deployment Coordinator were the main animators of the program. They instructed and trained the participants of different NGOs with clarifying doubts and quarries. It was a learning experience for the participants.

Fr. Roger Jones, the Mumbai Hub Director invited the different organization. There were participants from many organizations.  The representative of the organization are all from Mumbai Hub – Maria Ashiana (Lonavla), Bal Prafulta (Andheri), BECC (Bandra), Salam Balak (Kalyan), Snehalaya (Vadodara), Jeevodaya (Itarsi), Shelter Don Bosco (Wadala).  All three days were planned well with sessions and Hands on the Software in computer lab.

The first day started with a prayer by Fr. Joe Prabu invoking the presence of God for entire training program. Fr. Ajoy Fernandes, the Vice Provincial of Mumbai Province, graced the occasion and inaugurated the training program. In his speech he spoke about the importance of documentation in each organization and also highlighted the need of the ‘Home Link’ software. Fr. Joe Prabu then welcomed each organization and commenced a keynote address about the training program.

For all the three days, there was a theory and practical session by the animators. Fr. Joe Prabu spoke about the Documentation of YaR / HLK Networking Centres, Customization process, Child Movement in the Organization, Service and Follow up of the child, main components and features in Home Link, Report Generations, Missing Child Search, Communication Protocol and Deployment Strategies.

Mr. Austin used the computer to the full to show us practically all the entries in the software. He used his tech-support to teach the participants.   Each and every individual got the chance to work on the computer to browse and learn the software and the documentation to the full.

The Last day of the training was the best to learn the website and all the details of the website. Many queries were solved by the animators to the training program. Mr. Austin helped all the participants to focus on their work and allowed them to access the internet to browse the website. He also taught everyone how to use the Team viewer to rectify any problem online.

The training program concluded before Lunch and it was a good experience to learn about the documentation in various organizations.

Fr. Joe Prabu thanked all the participants for showing their interest, Fr. Roger Jones for seeing to the logistic of the program along with the Shelter Don Bosco Staff.

 Fr. Roger Jones then concluded the whole program with mementos to each participants.


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Thursday, September 27, 2012

BIS # 3147 LEGION OF MARY PRAESIDIUM CELEBRATES MARY'S BIRTHDAY

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LEGION OF MARY PRAESIDIUM CELEBRATES MARY’S BIRTHDAY

Ms. Annabel Rebello

 

WADALA-MUMBAI,  SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 :  The Legion of Mary had their Praesidium function on the September 20,  2012 in the parish.

It is traditionally the celebration of the Birthday of Our Blessed Mother Mary . The Legion group along with their spiritual director Fr. Bernard Fernandes gathered together and began the opening prayers and the Rosary.

Fr. Godfrey and Fr. Vivian joined in the celebration which consisted of games , snacks and concluded with a modest dinner.

Fr. Bernard gave an inspiring Alluctio on “A Mother’s love” and this was followed by the concluding prayers and a hymn to Our Blessed Mother.

 

 

 

 


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BIS # 3146 ILLUMINUS: A CONFLUENCE OF EXTRAORDINARY MINDS

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ILLUMINUS: A CONFLUENCE OF EXTRAORDINARY MINDS

Prof. Mirza Imran

 

KURLA-MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 :  On  September 21, 2012, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla and ACM-DBIT in collaboration with project Praviin of IBM hosted a symposium titled ‘Illuminus A confluence of extraordinary minds’ at the Santino Mondini Hall. The event featured some of the biggest IT industry heavyweights as panelists to discuss an imperative topic – Meeting the industry demands by academia.

The star studded lineup of panelists consisted of Mr. Mohammed Lokhandwala, Chief Software Architect, Worldwide Software, Mr. Premal Saiya, Delivery Head – Blue Star Infotech, Mr. Rahul Ghorawat, Senior Consultant L&T Infotech, Mr. Brett Sedgewick, Vice President , NASSCOM  Foundation, Mr. Vinay Patkar Executive VP - Mindcraft Software Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Lawrence Mohanraj, Relationship Manager, IBM Project Praviin, Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohanty, Head, Components Engineering Group, TCS and Mr. Maninder Singh, President – Enterprise Products, Infrasoft Tech.

The ardent participation of students and faculty from the invited colleges as well as DBIT ensured a house-full at the Santino Mondini Hall. The participating colleges were: M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, MGM, CRCE-Bandra, CRCE - Vashi, St.John's - Palghar, Xavier Institute of Technology, Sardar Patel Institute of Technology,     St. Francis Institute of Technology, Shah and Anchor, Saraswati College of Engineering and Don Bosco Institute of Technology. A whopping two hundred and twenty five participants attended the event (ninety seven off-campus + one hundred and seventeen in-house). These included twenty two in-house and seven off-campus faculty members.

The event commenced with opening remarks by Fr. Adolph Furtado sdb, Director DBIT and Dr. N.G. Joag, Principal DBIT briefly describing the need for having the event. Mr. Brett Sedgewick played the role of moderator and took over the proceedings from thereon. This was followed by a self-introduction by each of the panelists. Then began the centerpiece of the event; “Illuminus” the panel discussion. The panelists spoke at length about what they felt was required of students in order to bridge the gap that exists between academia and the industry.  Some suggestions advocated by the panelists were, having a clear idea of what one wants to achieve, strengthening one’s fundamentals, being proficient in one’s field of interest and being a good communicator. The session was comprehensive and thoroughly informative as it offered a firsthand insight into what the head honchos expect of engineering graduates. Next on the agenda was the much awaited Question & Answer session.  The panel tried their best to accommodate as many questions as time would permit. One of the participants asked “What are the top qualities you look for in prospective employees?”, while another asked “Colleges seem to be training us to be a Jack of all trades and master of none, is that what the industry requires?” All questions posed were answered cogently and to the point as reflected by the applause that a lot the responses generated. Dr. Krishnamurthy then summarized the event in a well-constructed A to I abbreviation, each letter depicting a different quality mentioned during the event, after which Mrs. Nilakshi Joshi delivered the vote of thanks. Illuminus concluded with the screening of two videos – one by Project Praviin as a part of their centenary celebrations and the second a slideshow with the inspirational track ‘The Power of The Dream’ by Celine Dion.

The Program was attended by the Heads of various Institutes of the DBCL Campus. It had the patronage of Fr. Mario Vaz, Executive director DBMIR, Fr. Bosco, Campus Minister, Fr. Edward, Administrator, Dr. Joag, Principal DBIT and  Research Director, Dr. Krishnamoorthy.

Thanks to the detailed planning and excellent arrangements by Prof. Mirza Imran and his team, the afternoon was profitably spent. Most participants found the panel discussion and the Question &Answer round very informative and engaging. They were yearning for more as a majority wanted the session to have been a day long. Undoubtedly DBIT’s “Illuminus” has enlightened the teaching and student fraternity to contribute to a more dynamic and brighter future for India.


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

BIS # 3145 FAMILY CELL OF WADALA (W) HAVE THE FAMILY DAY OUT

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FAMILY CELL OF WADALA (W) HAVE THE FAMILY DAY OUT

 

WADALA-MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012  :    The Family cell of the Our Lady of Dolours, Wadala, embarked on an ambitious project for this scholastic year. We sought to build up the families in the parish and the first step was to bring a bonding among families.

To facilitate this, the cell under the inspiration of Fr. Vivian D’Souza thought of taking groups of families to our Institute in Lonavla for an overnight/day stay and through a process of interaction, seek to bring about this bonding among the families, who in turn would bond with those in their neighbourhood.

To set the ball rolling six families and four single adults of the Family cell visited Don Bosco Lonavla on the September 19, 2012. We were twenty two in all. This visit will be remembered and cherished for a long time. It was an experience which helped the family members strengthen their bonds and understand family values.

The group left for Lonavla early morning and after a sumptuous breakfast provided by Fr. Cletus and community, and a visit round the Institute, we settled down to three interactive sessions conducted by Fr. Vivian.

The group through a process of group work reflected on the call to discipleship in family life, a sharing of some problems faced in families with how they coped with them, a sharing of some

family experiences and the role of prayer and intimacy with Jesus and with the family members. We at no point of time felt stressed out or bored but enjoyed and opened up all those areas which were touched upon.

All in all the sessions taught us one thing that most of the problems in family life can be resolved by prays to God and communication with each other.  The sessions were followed by lively games which we all enjoyed and had fun.

We proceeded to the chapel for a very meaningful mass. The chapel is Holy Grounds and you can feel the spirituality all around you. Fr. Vivian celebrated the mass and it was one big family uniting with God.

Later it was time to say good bye and leave with a heavy heart. We left our sorrows and worries and brought back memories which we will indeed cherish for a long time. We would like to thank Fr. Vivian, Fr. Cletus, Fr. Godfrey and the Team and Members of the Family Cell for making a dream come true.


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BIS # 3144 JOSEPHITES OUT FOR LET

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JOSEPHITES OUT FOR LET

Gurpreet Singh Lamba

 

WADALA- MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 26 , 2012 :  A very exciting day it was for us students (leaders) of St. Joseph’s High School on September 21, 2012 as we were setting out for our leadership camp to Don Bosco  Lonavla.

The journey by bus commenced at 1.30pm with a short prayer by our Principal. We were accompanied by our Principal Fr. Bernard Fernandes, our Headmistress Ms. Nicole Britto, Ms. Cressieda Murzello, Mr. Tony Desa, and Mr. Avinash Gracious. Upon reaching Lonavla, we were welcomed by the Rector, Fr. Cletus D’Souza, and were served some light snacks and a cup of tea.

Thereafter we were directed to the dormitory where we kept our luggage, and readied ourselves for a walk around the campus.  We were led by Fr. Bernard, who briefed us about the niceties of life in the boarding.  Not many of us were familiar with this way of life and the happenings at the place. 

As we walked, we reached Maria Ashiana, an institute for street children, where we saw the boys cleaning the place, helping each other and playing with one another.  We noticed that for these children the others around were their family. We were moved by this sight.

Along the way, we saw the vast green grounds , a rare sight in Mumbai and we could not resist the idea of a football/basketball game.  Fr. Bernard heeded to our request, and got a few aspirants to arrange for some sports equipment.  We had a great basketball match between the naughty ninth’s and the terrific tenth’s, while others enjoyed playing football, table tennis and badminton.

After the game, and then a quick bath, we were rejuvenated and ready for the first session. In the AV room, we were introduced to the team of Fr. Cletus, Sr. Caroline, Bro. Vishal and Sir Ryan who would together conduct the sessions on LET: LEADERESHIP EFFECTIVE TRAINING.

In the first session, Bro. Vishal explained the importance of a good leader through a video clipping on a game of football that showed the coach guide his team through effective communication; and then through an engaging blindfold activity with the message that a good leader has to be a guide and a good animator.

At dinner time, a well thought out arrangement in the dining hall, designed to bring together the Mumbai Josephites and Lonavla Boscoites helped create a bond between the two groups.  A lot of pleasantries were exchanged and personal information gathered over the dining table. This continued for some more time during the night recreation.

Another session in the night was conducted by Mr. Ryan who spoke to us about the five most valuable things that a leader should have: Goal Setting, Commitment, Passion, Visualizing things and Personal Belief.  It is the attitude, he said, that makes the lion the king of the jungle. It was necessary to communicate well, focus on our goals, motivate ourselves, and these would guarantee the making of a good leader. A movie was screened for us based on qualities of a leader.

It was then time to go to bed but the excitement and enthusiasm didn’t allow us to sleep much. We set out for a walk early next morning relishing the cool climate, savouring the sweet sound of the chirping of the birds, and delighting in the freshness of the early morning breeze.

After breakfast, the session was conducted by Sr. Caroline who involved us in some breathing exercises, and welcomed a feedback on the movie screened the previous night.  She left us with a very deep insight:  We carry something very important within ourselves, viz. ENTHUSIASM! Before lunch, we went shopping for chikki, fudge, farsan…these specialities of Lonavla still attract crowds to the sweet shops. After lunch, it was Fr. Cletus all the way. He compared two great personalities, HITLER and CHAPLIN, who differed totally from each other.  Fr. Cletus enlightened us on the topics of leadership and team, and summed up saying that it’s our attitude not aptitude that raises us to great altitude!

It was time to head back to the shores of Mumbai. With our bags on our shoulders, and armed with additional skills and attitudes on leadership, we bid good bye to the beautiful people (and the place) of Lonavla.


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

BIS # 3143 DON BOSCO NASIK ALUMNI REACHES OUT TO THE VERNACULAR MEDIUM SCHOOLS

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BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3143

DON BOSCO NASIK ALUMNI REACHES OUT TO THE VERNACULAR MEDIUM SCHOOLS

 

NASHIK, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012: “A memorable evening”, remarked one bright-eyed youngster in his local language at the close of a day sparked with vibe and enthusiasm.

The Annual Oratory Football Tournament organized by the brothers of Divyadaan, the Salesian Institute of Philosophy in collaboration with the brothers of Salesian Training Institute was held here at Don Bosco Marg, Nashik. The event witnessed the participation of fifteen teams from around different parts of Nashik City.

The programme commenced with the inaugural prayer service and the traditional lighting of the lamp. This was followed by the players pronouncing their commitment towards fair play in a spirit of sportsmanship. The games kicked-off at 9.20 a.m. and continued till 1.00 p.m., when the boys broke off for lunch. The games resumed after lunch and the stage was set for the final showdown.

The occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. Vilas Shinde and Mr. Tukaram Morade, Nagar Sevaks of Nashik, and Mr. Dilip More, communication officer. In his speech, Mr. Villas spoke on the need to be sincere and honest not only on the sports field but also as individuals in society. He also commended the hard work put in by the brothers in organizing this tournament.

The finals featured a close neck to neck encounter between Ganesh Nagar and Kamgar Nagar and in the end it was Kamgar Nagar who emerged victorious. The day concluded with the much awaited prize distribution ceremony. Jerseys, medals and trophies were awarded to the winners and runners-up, while all participants received certificates.


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BIS # 3142 PING PONG, SHUTTLE, GO!

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BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3142

PING PONG, SHUTTLE, GO!

NASHIK, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012: “A memorable evening”, remarked one bright-eyed youngster in his local language at the close of a day sparked with vibe and enthusiasm.

The Annual Oratory Football Tournament organized by the brothers of Divyadaan, the Salesian Institute of Philosophy in collaboration with the brothers of Salesian Training Institute was held here at Don Bosco Marg, Nashik. The event witnessed the participation of fifteen teams from around different parts of Nashik City.

The programme commenced with the inaugural prayer service and the traditional lighting of the lamp. This was followed by the players pronouncing their commitment towards fair play in a spirit of sportsmanship. The games kicked-off at 9.20 a.m. and continued till 1.00 p.m., when the boys broke off for lunch. The games resumed after lunch and the stage was set for the final showdown.

The occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. Vilas Shinde and Mr. Tukaram Morade, Nagar Sevaks of Nashik, and Mr. Dilip More, communication officer. In his speech, Mr. Villas spoke on the need to be sincere and honest not only on the sports field but also as individuals in society. He also commended the hard work put in by the brothers in organizing this tournament.

The finals featured a close neck to neck encounter between Ganesh Nagar and Kamgar Nagar and in the end it was Kamgar Nagar who emerged victorious. The day concluded with the much awaited prize distribution ceremony. Jerseys, medals and trophies were awarded to the winners and runners-up, while all participants received certificates.

 

 


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