The National Council of Don Bosco Alumni met at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong on November8, 2009 in the presence of our Rector Major, Rev Fr. Pascual Chavez. Rev Fr Kanaka Maria Arokiam (the Regional), Fr. Thomas Ellicherail, (Provincial of Kolkota) and Fr. Almeida Joseph (Provincial of Guwahati) were present for the meeting. Mr. Savio Palathingal, Prof. C.V Francis and Fr. Martin Kuruvanmakal SDB represented the Province of Bangalore.
After the meeting with the Rector Major, the Council proceeded to Tura on 8th night for the remaining sessions. The official inauguration of the National Council Federation was held on 9th November 2009 at Don Bosco School, Tura. The meeting was inaugurated by Mr. Sangma, Don Bosco Alumni and former Lok Sabha Speaker.
The business sessions were held on 9th and 10th November 2009.
The major topics were:
1. Presentation of the Report by the Provinces
2. Presentation of Accounts
3. Discussion on the first draft of world statutes
4. National Congress of Past Pupils at Mumbai
5. Provincial Level Celebration of the Centenary Year of the Past Pupils
Fr. Martin Kuruvanmakal SDB
Delegate (Past Pupils)