The social work department of Don Bosco, Hospet is in contact with the youth of the villages in Hospet Taluk. The institution as part of the Silver Jubilee year thought it fitting to bring the youth under one umbrella and give them an orientation with a day-long session. The community also had the intention of bringing them together to know each other and make them work in groups. So the house hoisted a day-long programme for the youth of the villages on 20th December. There were 72 youngsters from Hospet area, most of them girls. The theme that was taken for the programme was ‘YOUTH FOR UNITY’.

The meet began at 10.30 a.m. by the lighting of the lamp and introductory note by Fr. K.D.Varghese, Director of the community, in the presence of all the Salesians of the community. Fr. Henry was the main resource person to animate the group with the help of Bros. Francis Xavier and Anthonyraj doing the regency here. The whole day was divided into two sessions: morning and afternoon. In the morning session the youngsters were conscientised about prioritizing their lives. They were told to give priority to their lives than anything else. They need to think before they take any decision. The afternoon session dealt with a healthy way of winning in the competition in the world today. They need to be aware of the cut-throat competition in a highly corrupt society. The youth were happy and ready to participate and work in groups keeping in mind the themes that were dealt with. The final evaluation indicated that they were satisfied with the day- long programme. The programme concluded at 5 pm with the vote of thanks by Miss Manjula, one of the participants.

Fr KD Varghese SDB