GUWAHATI, Oct 23 � The first-ever Don Bosco Teachers� Convention organized by Don Bosco School Excellence Mission (DBSEM) concluded at the Don Bosco School at Panbazar recently.
Over 800 teachers including principals, vice principals and headmistresses of around 30 Don Bosco schools of western Assam and Garo Hills took part in the daylong convention that included a host of interactive activities like sessions with power-point presentations by renowned Salesian educationalists, cultural songs and dances, fun and games, etc.
The convention was formally declared open in the morning with the hoisting of the convention flag by 96-year-old nonagenarian Italian Salesian, Fr. Porcu Mario at the school basketball courts.
The programme then shifted to the school auditorium where a number of distinguished personalities like Prof. Dhruba Jyoti Saikia, Vice Chancellor of Cotton College State University; MGVK Bhanu, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Home and Political Department; Fr. VM Thomas, Salesian Provincial, Guwahati Province; Fr. Johnson Parackal, Director of DBSEM; Fr. Joseph Thelekkatt, Programme Coordinator of DBSEM; Fr. Sebastian Mathew, Principal of Don Bosco School, Guwahati, among others were present.
In his welcome speech, Fr. VM Thomas welcomed all the participants and hoped that they would take happy memories back home from the convention. Bhanu in his speech recalled his association with the Don Bosco Society vis-�-vis Christian missionaries and lauded their selfless dedication.
Prof. Saikia too spoke of the Salesian method of education where individuals go on to contribute to society.
A power-point session by Fr. VM Thomas followed, who spoke on �The Change of Paradigm in Education�; Fr. PD Johnny, Principal of Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya spoke on �Don Bosco�s Method of Education�, and Fr. CT Lukose, founder Director of Snehalaya spoke on �Child Rights issues and Salesian Schools.�