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INDIA: School celebrates 100 years

Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong, India

Event demonstrates school’s commitment to technical education

India: (MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Technical School, located in Shillong, India, marked 100 years in operation with an event showcasing a rich legacy of technical education, character building and community service. The event brought together past pupils, students, faculty and well-wishers to commemorate 100 years of excellence.

The celebration kicked off with an exhibition to highlight products prepared by trainees from the woodworking, general mechanics, bakery and fast food departments. The exhibits demonstrated the school’s commitment to technical excellence, technological advancements and contributions to society through various programs.

The chief guest for the day was Dr. Ampareen Lyngdoh, cabinet minister from the Government of Meghalaya. The event featured speeches, songs, and dance reflecting on the school’s achievements, impact on students, and vision for the future. One of the features of the celebration was the reunion of past pupils. This enabled former students to reconnect, share experiences and reminisce about their time at the school. The achievements of the past pupils in different fields were also highlighted.

The grand finale of the three-day event was Holy Mass celebrated by Most Rev. Victor Lyngdoh, Archbishop of Shillong and co-celebrated by three other bishops and priests. The Mass served as a spiritual anchor, reflecting on the values instilled in students over the years.

A Salesian said, “The celebration for Don Bosco Technical School was a momentous occasion that brought together generations of students, faculty and supporters to celebrate a century of technical educational excellence. The event not only looked back at the technical school’s rich history but also set the stage for the continued pursuit of excellence in the years to come. As we move forward, we remain committed to the principles of our founder, St. John Bosco, and the holistic development of our students.”

India has the world’s fourth largest economy but more than 22% of the country lives in poverty. About 31% of the world’s multidimensionally poor children live in India, according to a report by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.

India’s youth face a lack of educational opportunities due to issues of caste, class and gender. Almost 44% of the workforce is illiterate and less than 10% of the working-age population has completed a secondary education. In addition, many secondary school graduates do not have the knowledge and skills to compete in today’s changing job market.



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