Dolly Alphonso
MATUNGA, JULY 13, 2010: The Annual General Meeting of the Provincial Federation of Don Bosco Past Pupils, Mumbai was held at Provincial House, Matunga on July 11, 2010 at 6 pm. Forty Seven members from different parts of Mumbai and Nashik were present. The meeting began with a Past Pupil’s prayer led by Mr. Wency Pinto. Rev. Fr. Dias, the provincial delegate of the Salesian Family welcomed the gathering. He then introduced Fr. Glenford Lowe, the chief guest of the evening. Mr. Ketan Gala read the annual report for the year 2009-2010. The statement of accounts was read by Mr. Wency Pinto. Each unit of the Federation then read out their yearly reports that were much appreciated by all.

Fr. Glenford Lowe, in his address to the gathering, invited the Past Pupils’ Federation to open itself to the present day scenario and offer significant Salesian style responses to the youth of today. Through a small activity and discussion he drew home the point that we must be ready to accept and enlarge our capacities to work together as a Federation.

Mr. Ketan Gala, the President of the Federation of the Mumbai Province thanked the gathering.


Fr. Elias Dias sdb
MUMBAI, JULY 8, 2010: The Salesian Family of Don Bosco, Mumbai Province (SALFAM) presented a Konkani drama “Kednam- Uttolo” – Prince Jacob’s production on Tuesday July 6, 2010 at Yeshwant hall Matunga West, Mumbai. The show began at 8.15pm. Rev. Fr. Michael Fernandes, Provincial of the Mumbai Province and many other members of the Salesian family were present.
The purpose of this project was to gather all the members of the Salesian family of the Mumbai province and work towards a common goal. Secondly, it was also our intention, to collect funds with the help of the members of the Salesian family that would be utilized for the activities and the formation of the members of the Salesian family. The drama depicted the present political, social and economical scenario of Goa and invited the Goans to get up and act.
We sincerely thank Rev. Fr. Michael the Salesian Provincial of the Mumbai Province for his support towards this event. I sincerely thank all the advertisers and donors for their generous contribution. I also take this opportunity to thank all the collaborators who worked so hard in order to make this event a success. My sincere thanks to Mr. Prince Jacob and his troupe for their lively performance. And finally, I thank all the lovely people for being present for this wonderful event.


Claudina Pinto
MATUNGA, JULY 6, 2010: The Annual General Body meeting of the co-operators Bombay province was held on July 4, 2010 at A.V hall Provincial House Matunga.

Rev Fr. Brian Moras the national delegate of the vocation, Sr. Phyllis Fernandes the national delegate of the Salesian family, Rev. Fr. Elias Dias the provincial delegate of the Salesian family Mumbai. A group of Salesian co-operators from Kuwait and fifty-six Salesian co-operators were present for the meeting. The celebration began with a con-celebrated mass. In his homily Fr. Brian said “Jesus called his disciples for the kingdom of god and gave them values opposite to the world. This kingdom consists of justice, peace and love. And we are all called to spread his kingdom on earth.

After the holy mass Fr. Elias Dias welcomed the gathering. Mrs. Philomena Mendes read out the minutes of the previous AGM. Mrs. Jacinta D’Souza read the annual report as Mr. Christopher Gomes read out the statement of accounts.

Mrs. Claudina Pinto upraised the co-operators about the activities to be held during the coming year. Fr. Elias Dias spoke on the fund raising project of the Salesian family on July 6, 2010 he praised the few co-operators for their work and enthusiasm.

Since the general election of co-operators of Don Bosco of the Mumbai province was due. The assembly decided to re- appoint the same committee. All agreed and the election was held according to the norms of the constitution of the co-operators.

Mrs. Claudina Pinto- Provincial Coordinator, Mrs. Philomena Mendes- Secretary, Mr. Christopher Gomes- Treasurer, Mrs. Jacinta D’Ssouza- Counselor and Mrs. Priscilla D’Souza- Counselor. The new counsel was congratulated and the meeting ended with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Freda D’Souza.