Being the Silver Jubilee Year of Don Bosco (Hospet), the Salesian community initiated a unit of the past pupils. Fr. K.D.Varghese, the Rector of the community, inaugurated the unit at 10 am, on January 26, by lighting the lamp in the presence of the Salesian community and thirty two youngsters who had studied in Don Bosco, Hospet, and are working in various parts of Karnataka. While welcoming the gathering, Fr Rector highlighted the importance of having past pupils with the spirit and charism of Don Bosco. Then Fr. Henry Galbaw, Principal of Technical School, invited the members to introduce themselves. They had come from different districts of Karnataka: Bangalore, Hassan, Koppal, Bellary, Shimoga, Raichur etc.

Fr. George Kollashany sdb was the resource person for the morning session. He dealt on working together as a team for the betterment of the society. In the afternoon session, animated by Fr. Henry, the past pupils shared their experiences freely and enthusiastically. They appreciated very much Don Bosco and his system. They felt that it was a golden opportunity for them to study in Don Bosco institute. This learning has inspired them to return and to reflect about Don Bosco and his system of education. They also said that they would bring their companions for the next meeting, scheduled for May 2, 2010. The program concluded at 5 pm with the vote of thanks by Mr. Sebastian, a past pupil.

Fr Varghese