Chennai Salesians

In focus: Social Action

SHG Christmas Celebrations

Christmas celebration was organized on December 20, 2017 for Women Self Help Group Members, Polur. Mrs.Jeyalakshmi (President - SPMS) was the chief guest for the day’s program. Rev. Fr. Samson SDB, Director of SPMS presided over the function, Mrs. Shanthi, Mrs. Radhiga, Mr. Annasamy, Ms. Regina, Mrs. Vinithrani, Mrs. Anandhi, Mr. Mohana Prasanna, Mr. Kapilraj and Mr.Ramesh Vijay Kanna graced the occasion with their solemn presence.

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Orientation for Bosco Outreach

Bosco Outreach programme is one of the important activities of the Don Bosco College, Yelagiri. During this year’s three-day Outreach programme, Orientation was the subject for the first day. The importance of the Outreach programme, participatory rural appraisal, and the several stages of a rural camp which includes planning, implementation, summing up, evaluation and follow-up were discussed. The objectives of the rural camp was to implement Resource mapping, Social mapping and format for documentation.

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The art of Listening and Accompaniment

To choose the topic, the Rector Major met with the Superiors of the Salesian Family in Turin on the occasion of the Celebration of Mary Help of Christians. The choice of the theme of “accompaniment” was the result of that dialogue. “The synthetic phrase of the Strenna,” writes Fr. Artime, “corresponds to the heartfelt request that the Samaritan woman makes to Jesus at Jacob’s well.  Read More

Author: Fr. K M. Jose, Provincial
Parents are both guru and god

Matha Pitha Guru Deivam is a very popular adage or phrase in Sanskrit language. It simply states that, in order of experience for a newborn, first comes the mother who nurtures him, then the father who hand-holds him, followed by the teacher who enriches his knowledge and God, who gives him spirituality. Taken together, the four entities are what provides him the faith and courage to face the world. Read More

Author: Nikhil Raghavan
Youth must spearhead social reforms

The society is where we belong, and which nurtures us to be responsible citizens. Similarly, we as individuals are also responsible to our society and all our actions reflect on the well-being of our society that we belong to. Hence, a very integral part of our upbringing is the social responsibility that we adopt which has a bearing on our own social behavior.
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Author: Nikhil Raghavan
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About the Salesian

We, the Salesians of Don Bosco [SDB], are an international organization of men dedicated full time to the service of young people, especially those who are poorer and disadvantaged.


What we Do?

The activities and works by means of which we Salesians carry out our mission, depend on the needs and situations of the people whom we serve.


Where we Work?

We live and work among the poor and the disadvantaged especially the marginalized and dalit youth of Tamil Nadu, India. We operate from 45 local presences called houses with multiple service centers in each of them.


Facts and Figures

The statistical data is only a representation of the reach of our activities and not the impact of Don Bosco system in their personal life and families.


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