June 12: Don Bosco Navajeevan, Ramamantapur, a home for the boys on the street in a big way organized a rally on world day against child labour. The intention of this programme is to bring awareness about child labour in Hyderabad and expose how children are being exploited at work places. It was flagged off by Fr T.D John the psychological counselor of the institution with a message at Don Bosco. About 300 children of the institution shouting slogans to ban child labour took part in this rally supported. Fr. Balashory the director of the institute and Salesian Priests, brothers and few foreign volunteers also joined the rally along with the children. The two and half hours rally which started at 3 p.m. at Ramanthapur received a huge response even from the locals as many of them joined the children as their sign of support and solidarity for this noble cause. Children demonstrating placards and banners went around the streets of Ramantapur and Uppal. The whole event went on peacefully and came to a conclusion at 5:30 p.m. at Don Bosco Ramanthapur.
Br T. Pradeep
1st Death Anniversary of Fr. Abraham Panampara
June 11, 2013: Don Bosco P.T.Parru, remembered Fr.Abraham Panampara on his first death anniversary on 11th June. The ceremony started in the evening with the holy Eucharist; 1500 people of the village and many others from nearby villages and towns flocked to Don Bosco on this occasion to offer prayers for this zealous missionary. Soon after the mass the statue of Fr Abraham was unveiled by Fr Guvvala Balaraju the director of the institution. A booklet narrating life of this holy Priest was released by Manthuruthil Abraham while Fr.Vatti Rayappa released the Mp3 CD. It was a moving event for The Salesian Co-operators, Sisters of FSJ, Catechists and elders of the parish who experienced Fr Abraham.
Fr Abraham Panampara, dearly called as Fr P.E was one of the three Salesians who set foot in Andhra Pradesh to open the doors for Salesian Chrism in the state. In spite of holding a doctorate in economics from Marquette University, USA and an impeccable six year record as a principal of Sacred Heart college, Tirupattur he firmly chose to dedicate himself to the mission lands of interior Andhra Pradesh. In this way the people of Patsala Tadiparru (P.T.Parru) had his services in their midst for 10 long years from1983-1993. He was instrumental in building up the Christian community and empowering the poor with education. People called him Papa, they love to have him in their families and he became the solution for any problem in the village. With his arrival there came an English medium school which was so uncommon in those days. All the poor children are given education and boarding for free. He also built a church for the spiritual needs of the people of the village.
Br Alluri Anil
Inauguration of the Academic Year 2013-14 – Vishwa Jyothi Don Bosco College, Karunapuram
June 10, Karunapuram: The inauguration of Vishwa Jyothi Don Bosco College of Philosophy and Degree for the academic year 2013 – 14 held on the 10 of this month. His Lordship Udumala Bala, the newly consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Warangal was the chief guest of the day. In the presence of other dignitaries, students and staff the Bishop celebrated the Holy Eucharistic. In the homily, His Lordship stressed that the Holy Spirit should be the change-maker in the lives of the seminarians.
The Inaugural Ceremony was held in the college auditorium. Fr Mallavarapu Rayanna, the director of the institution formally welcomed the guests, the students and the staff members as he commenced the programme by invoking Christ the Light amidst the gathering with the lighting of the lamp. Thereafter Fr P. Tom, the Principal of the Vishwa Jyothi Don Bosco College, presented the conspectus for the Academic Year 2013-14. The Chief Guest, then, in his speech exhorted each one to study hard, be formed qualitatively and to uphold the values and teaching of the Catholic Church. Bishop Udumala Bala was then felicitated with a shawl by the director. The college anthem sung by the students revived the spirit of the college. The inaugural ceremony came to an end with the vote of thanks.
The Vishwa Jyothi Don Bosco College of Philosophy and Degree has assertively and assuredly begun the journey of yet another academic year with a step towards God. May God’s Holy Spirit guide them in ways everlasting.