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The History of the House

Maranodai is located at Ulundurpet taluk in Vilupuram district, 3 kilometres away from the western side of NH45. The Gedilam-Maranodai mission was started after many visits and studies done by the Salesians on 6th July 1996 on the feast of St. Dominic Savio on the invitation of Archbishop Michael Augustine. The bifurcated parish of Maranodai with 9 substations of Irundai parish was handed over to Fr. Sebastian Vincent SDB, the first parish priest. The mission consisted of 12 villages with a Christian population of 3500 scattered over a radius of 25km. The main population consists of Dalit population and are agri-dependent for their employment due to lack of government enterprises and factories in the vicinity. Hence the majority have migrated to larger urban centres like Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai etc., seeking employment. Virtually all families live below the poverty line.

The RC Primary school at Maranodai with 150 children and 4 teachers (handed over in 1998) has today grown to self-financed higher secondary school with an English medium school as well begun within the Gedilam campus to address the growing need.

Don Bosco Boys’Home
Gedilam Thirunavalur (PO)
Ulundurpet Tk
Vizhupuram Dt. 607 204

(04149) 224 452 - House/Administrator
(04149) 224 451 - Rector
(04149) 224 450 - Hr. Sec. School Office
(04149) 224 455 - Primary School Office

Vinnarasi Mission Maranodai,
Thirunavalur P.O.
Ulundurpet Tk.
Vizhupuram Dt. 607 204

Activities And Sectors

The Salesian community at Don Bosco, Gedilam-Maranodai caters to the faith formation of the faithful in the parish, education to the deserving children of the parish and the locality through RC Primary School, Nursery & Primary school and Higher Secondary school, social upliftment programmes in and around Gedilam-Maranodai. Besides these, the boarding provides accommodation to the poor and deserving boys and girls.

Academic Ed: DB Primary & Hr. Sec. Schools- Boarding for boys and girls. Parish Ministry: Substations. Social Ministry: Women Empowerment Associations (SHGs) - St. Joseph’s Dispensary - Evening Study Centres-Girls at Risk (Govt.). Farm.

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    House Head

    Contact person
    Fr. David Job SDB

    Contact Person

    Fr. David Job SDB
    call(04149) 224 452

    Contact Details

    location_cityDon Bosco Boys’Home
    Gedilam Thirunavalur (PO)
    Ulundurpet Tk
    Vizhupuram Dt. 607 204


    P Amaladas Jesudas - Ap/Co
    L Antonysamy Vanathaiyan - A/Prin: DB Primary School
    P David Job - R/Cd
    P Louis Irudayasamy - V/Pp
    S Saviar Jerome Hendry - PT 2
    P Vincent Robert - Hm/Ds/YMC