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OPERATION `SMILE`: Over 200 Child Labourers Rescued in Hyderabad
25/01/2015.  INH #N.7387
Posted by THARAKAN John, Hyderabad
News in Youth, Media, Youth at Risk, Success Story, Counselling, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Social Ministry, Self Help Groups, Volunteering


Over 200 children, held bondage as child labourers, were rescued by the city police of Hyderabad on Saturday, 24 January, from one apartment building in Talabkatta, Bhavaninagar, Hyderabad. Finding no appropriate place to shelter these hapless children, most of whom are from Bihar, they were brought to Don Bosco Navajeevan, Ramanthapur where the Salesians, staff and especially resident children have been going out of their way to make them feel comfortable and secure. The operation based on a tip off was carried out by over 400 police personnel under the leadership of Dy. Commissioner of Police, Mr V. Satyanarayana. It is said a cordon and search operation as part of anti-terrorism checks led to his huge rescue operation. . Read More »

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`Action 2015` flagged off in Hyderabad and Warangal
15/01/2015.  INH #N.7382
Posted by CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad
News in Youth, Social Life, Life and Health, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Social Ministry, Self Help Groups, Education, DB-Bicentenary


In solidarity with the whole world, and specially as a bicentenary initiative, the Salesians of the Province of Hyderabad along with Dalit Bahujan Front (DBF) flagged off the awareness campaign of Action 2015 . Aimed at conscientizing, the short programmes in Hyderabad and Warangal witnessed a group of 15 children meet Dr Rajaiah, the deputy Chief Minister of Telangana State on January 15 and present him with a memorandum in both the places. . Read More »

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I AM ACTION 2015: Launch of SDGs for 2030 in Telangana
15/01/2015.  INH #N.7380
Posted by THARAKAN John, Hyderabad
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Youth Groups, Projects, Social Life, Ecology, Success Story, Education School, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, SPA-India, Social Ministry, Self Help Groups, Volunteering, Education


In the midst of kite flying and merry making in Hyderabad city on Sankaranti Day, 15 children dressed in pink launched Action 2015 in Telangana State at a meeting with the Deputy Chief Minister, Sri Rajaiah. The Minister lauded the initiative of the children and pledged to be part of the campaign for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.. Read More »

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Young at Risk Children to participate as researchers in a programme
13/12/2014.  INH #N.7347
Posted by THARAKAN John, Hyderabad
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Language and Cultures, The Regional, Youth at Risk, Administration, Counselling, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Development, SPA-India, ChildEducare, Education, DB-Bicentenary


The YaR (Young at Risk) National Forum of the Salesians in South Asia, headed by Fr. Thomas Koshy sdb, has started on a beautiful journey of research with the young at risk as participants in a research programme. It will have the scope of studying how YaR centres can be run with the active involvement of the children themselves. The directors of 10 YaR centres from five South Indian Salesian provinces met together from 11-13 December at Chiguru, Vijayawada, to chalk out this programme of Participatory Action Research (PAR) in their centres to begin with. . Read More »

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Celebrating the Salesian ``Lens`` of Christ
11/12/2014.  INH #N.7342
Posted by CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Religion, Vocation, Lifestyle, Obituary


The memorial Mass of Fr John Lens, who passed away on 28 November at Manoharabad in the Salesian Province of Hyderabad, was celebrated on 11 December at Don Bosco Philosophate, Karunapuram. In his introductory speech, the Vice-Provincial Fr Thathireddy Vijayabhaskar recalled Fr Lens` words uttered during an interview with him, a couple of years ago: ``I worked hard and I worked for the poor!`` With the strong conviction that we were praying to him, rather than for him, the 150 members of the Salesian family gathered for the occasion, spent the morning in Eucharistic thanksgiving and prayer. . Read More »

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Adieu! Fr John Lens SDB
03/12/2014.  INH #N.7331
Posted by CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad  - 1 Comments
News in Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Vocation, Obituary


The funeral service of Rev. Fr John Lens was held on 1 December at Don Bosco Philosophate, Karunapuram. Bidding him farewell were nearly 400 people: Salesians from every community of the Province, confreres from outside the Province, a large number of Priests and Sisters who knew him, and a large contingent of former Salesians and past pupils, all of whom felt dearly loved and greatly inspired by Fr Lens. He was the last foreign missionary in the Salesian Province of Hyderabad.. Read More »

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Accenture and Deloitte manifest Corporate Social responsibility at Navajeevan Homes
02/12/2014.  INH #N.7330
Posted by BELLAMKONDA Anthony Sudhakar, Hyderabad
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Social Life, Youth at Risk, Marginalized, Social Development, Social Ministry, Volunteering, ChildEducare


Employees of Accenture and Deloitte took a day off from their white-collar job to soil their hands with and for the children of Don Bosco rehabilitation home at Ramanthapur on 15 November 15. Some of them were so enchanted by the vitality of these children that they pledged to be regular weekend volunteers.. Read More »

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Celebrating Children`s Right To Be Heard
30/11/2014.  INH #N.7328
Posted by PALLITHANAM Thomas, Hyderabad
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Youth Groups, Projects, Youth at Risk, Education School, Marginalized, Social Ministry, Education


On 28-29 November 142 children - 57 girls and 83 boys, all members of human rights clubs - had a two day interaction with Juvenile Justice Functionaries of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh. Participating with interest and commitment in the celebration of Children`s Right to be heard Programme were 15 members of Juvenile Justice Boards, Child Welfare Committees, Special Juvenile Police Units and the District Child Protection Units. Children representing 63 human rights clubs from 55 schools had many heart-warming stories to narrate of their attempts to be ``Citizens Today`` and not of tomorrow as they are traditionally told to be.. Read More »

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Fr John Lens calls it a (good) day!
29/11/2014.  INH #N.7322
Posted by CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad  - 5 Comments
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Media, Evangelization, Success Story, Vocation, Lifestyle, Salesian Society, Obituary


`Be good and don`t forget to breathe!` was the cheerful message spread around by Fr John Lens SDB of Hyderabad Province, to everyone he met all along the 93 years that he spent on this earth. Fr Lens, as fondly called by all who knew him, left for his eternal `good` yesterday, 28 November 2014 at 11 pm. The Salesian Province of Hyderabad, along with all those dearly loved by him, will collectively pay homage to the mortal remains of this man who gave nothing but his best to God and the Salesian world, on Monday, 1 December at Don Bosco Philosophate, Karunapuram, at 2.30 pm. . Read More »

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DBNJ Mela 2014 stresses on Child rights
24/11/2014.  INH #N.7316
Posted by BELLAMKONDA Anthony Sudhakar, Hyderabad
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Festivals, Social Life, Youth at Risk, Success Story, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Social Ministry, ChildEducare, Education, DB-Bicentenary


Don Bosco Nava Jeevan (DBNJ) MELA 2014 was celebrated on 23 November at Don Bosco Navajeevan Home, Bhoiguda, Hyderabad. Mr Elvis Stevenson, Honourable MLA representing Ango-Indian Community of Telangana State was the Chief Guest and Mrs Savitri Mahesh, Corporator of New Bhoiguda, was the guest of honour. Many donors and benefactors of Don Bosco Navajeevan family too joined in commemorating three major events of this year, namely the bicentenary of the Birth of Don Bosco, Crystal Anniversary of the Don Bosco Navajeevan Homes in Hyderabad and the awareness on the YaR theme for 2014: `I have a Right to be heard`. . Read More »

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