Poetry Contest 2015



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Don’t be afraid to fly!

Dont be afraid to fly contest

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DB Varsity’s fourth journal published

JournalAssam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has brought out its fourth international journal, Journal of Applied and Fundamental Sciences.

“It is an international peer reviewed journal devoted to the publications of original, significant and current scientific research findings and quality review articles in both fundamental and applied Sciences,” says Editor in Chief Dr Samrat Dey.

Dr Dey insists, “The journal is committed to scientific correspondence and commentaries, news and views, comments on published research papers, opinions on scientific activity, interviews with scientists, and book reviews.”

Special issues of the journal will focus on conference proceedings, and other specialized topics.

The first issue of the journal has 22 papers in total.

Dr Dey adds, “Scientists of the stature of Robert J. Buenker, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, Robert L. Price, University of South Carolina, USA, and other international and national geniuses have agreed to be the members of the advisory board of JAFS and offer their help.”

E-version of the journal is available at: http://journals.dbuniversity.ac.in/ojs/index.php/JFAS

The editorial team consists of Dr Samrat Dey (Editor in Chief) and his group of Editors (Dr Monmoyuri Baruah, Dr Nibedita Kapil and Dr Kanan Ojah).

Articles for publication in the journal could be send to jafs@dbuniversity.ac.in

Other three ADBU journals published since 2013 are: Journal of Northeast Indian Cultures, The Journal of Development Practice, and ADBU Journal of Engineering Technology.

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Don Bosco Ashalayam Opens Child line at Howrah Railwaly Station

Childline 1098 booth on Platform Number 9, Howrah Station.

Childline 1098 booth inauguration on Platform Number 9, at Howrah Station.

Howrah — Marking 30th year of work among street children in Kolkata, Don Bosco Ashalyam inaugurated Railway Childline Service at Howrah, the largest and busiest Railway Station in Eastern India.

The new Assistance Booth situated adjacent to the Railway Police Force Help Desk on Platform Number 9 will help lost children or children in difficult situations to be returned to their parents or rehabilitated. The Childline is run by Ashalayam under the aegis of Eastern Railway Authorities.

The Divisional Railway Manager of Howrah Dr R. Badri Narayan inaugurated the help desk, 1st July 2015 in front of a group of children from Mayer Asha, Don Bosco Ashalyam as well as several Salesians, volunteers and staff.

The Senior Divisional Security Commissioner (RPF) Mr Saurav Trivedi was present along with his men.

Vice provincial Fr James Mathew addressing the gathering

Salesian Vice Provincial Fr James Mathew addressing the gathering, 1 July 2015.

Salesian Vice Provincial Fr James Mathew and Rector of Principal of Don Bosco School Park Circus Fr Jose Pathickal gave brief messages.

The city program coordinator of Childline Ms Leena Dasgupta thanked the railway authorities, well wishers and children who turned up for the function.

The event was planned and executed by the new director of Ashalyam Fr Alfred Paul along with his team of collaborators.
CHILDLINE Project across India is supported by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS).

In 1996, CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF) launched CHILDLINE 1098, the country’s first toll-free tele-helpline for street children in distress. As of March 2014, total of 31 Million calls since inception have been serviced by CHILDLINE service. It operates in 291 cities/districts in 31 States and Union Territories through its network of over 540 partner organisations across India.

20150701_183335CHILDLINE in each city operates through a structured network of street and community youth, non-profit organisations, institutions, and concerned individuals.

Each call centre has a team of trained youth who man the telephone lines 24 hours a day. Within 60 minutes (at most) of receiving a call the team rushes to the child and attends to the crisis at hand. It may involve going to a police station, the Juvenile Welfare Board or a hospital. There is a regular follow up till the child tides through the crisis, after which options for long term rehabilitation are presented to the child.

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Calling Alumni of Salesian College Sonada, Siliguri

SCSKolkata, (C.M. Paul) — A UK based author is writing the History of Salesian College [Sonada and Siliguri]. The author, an SCS alumnus and former lecturer at SC Sonada has already published six books, some of which have plots and characters set in the Himalayan foothills of Darjeeling, Sonada and Kurseong. They include two biographies entitled “A Bumpy Ride: Chasing a Dream,” and “Boyhood Trials Shape the Chindt,” as well as a novel “The Singh Saga: A Mountain Tale.”

The author says, “The volume explores anecdotal ‘history’ which everyone, who has been associated with Salesian College, should treasure.”

The project marking 75 years of SCS is the idea of Principal Fr George Thadathil SDB assisted by the Alumni Association of the College, especially the Siliguri group. They have uploaded a questionnaire on the Facebook page as well as the website of the College.

You could also use the Questionnaire attached here. QUESTIONNAIRE

The coordinating committee would request all Alumni of Salesian College Sonada and of Salesian College Siliguri to answer the Questionnaire and send it to one of the following email IDs: mpuling@gmail.com (Rector SC Siliguri), or geothil@gmail.com (Principal), or priyamritac@gmail.com [Coordinator for DB Alumni association, Siliguri], or trodza@ymail.com (Author Trophy D’Souza) possibly before the end of July 2015.

The history volume will be around 300 pages and will be published by the publishing wing of Salesian College based in Siliguri.

Containing 15 chapters and 12 appendices, the book is expected to be published possibly by the end of the year 2015.

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ADBU Board Member to Address UN Expert Group

Dr Subimal Bhattacharjee

Dr Subimal Bhattacharjee

Guwahati — Assam Don Bosco University Board Member Dr Subimal Bhattacharjee is member of the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Advancing a Sustainable Information Society for All” set up by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) to be held on 8 & 9 June 2015 at UN Headquarters, New York.

Dr Bhattacharjee will speak at the meeting on 9th June on Internet Security.

The meeting is organized in cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union.|

The meeting will bring together select international experts & officials of UN agencies to discuss ICT-related issues in the context of two important policy milestones: the emerging post-2015 sustainable development agenda and the General Assembly’s Overall Review of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), commonly known as WSIS+10, to take place in December 2015.

The ongoing inter-governmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda as well as discussions among Member States on the General Assembly Overall Review will benefit from the updated facts, analyses and any conclusions and recommendations of this EGM.

As the EGM is due to be held two weeks prior to the June negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, and days before the first consultative meeting of the inter-governmental WSIS+10 review process, it aims to also serve as a briefing opportunity for Member States and other stakeholders.

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American Centre hosts ADBU Students

ADBU Mass Comm students with APAO Greg Pardo at the American Center Library, 4 June 2015

ADBU Mass Comm students with APAO Greg Pardo at American Center, 4 June 2015

The American Library at the American Centre Kolkata played host to visiting Mass Communication students of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), 4th June 2015. Librarian Ms Bobby Hore coordinated the 3-hour long program which included address by assistant Public Affairs Officer Mr Greg Pardo and Director of the library Dr Sushanta Banerjee.

Chief – Media & Public Communications officer Ms Erica Diya Basu led 13-member student-faculty team through a practical session on “Mass Communication and New Media” where each one created a Twitter account and started messaging US Consul and Director of the American Centre.

During the presentation by United States India Education Foundation (USIEF) Director Shevanti Narayan gave detailed information on the process of pursuing Higher Studies in the US.

After Mr Debashis Ghosh exposed students to the vast resources of the “Elibrary USA” the ADBU students had an interactive session with two media IVLP (International Vistas Leadership Program) alumni from Kolkata Mr Bipin Newar from Taaza TV and Ms Chandrayee Chatterjee from The Telegraph daily.

The sessions concluded with a short film on media related issues entitled: “Feeding the Beast,” a tour of the Library and USIEF, and American library membership enrollment.

With Gaston Roberge at St Xavier's College, Calcutta.

Session with Indian film theory guru Gaston Roberge at St Xavier College, Calcutta.

Earlier, the students had interactive sessions with Indian (Bollywood) film theory guru Gaston Roberge at St Xavier’s College Kolkata, Director of Chitrabani and editor of The Herald weekly (estd 1839) Julian Das, as well as features Editor Mike Flannery at The Statesman (estd 1818).

The 12-day field trip (27 May – 7 June) which took students to Mirik, Darjeeling, Bandel, Kolkata and Digha beach would fetch them two credits when they file, one each, feature and human interest stories, as well as present two photos each on six themes which would be part of a photographic exhibition, and complete a short 5-8 minute travelogue video documentation.
Mass Comm Department head Fr C.M. Paul accompanied the students.

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