Darjeeling, January 7, 2018: A college community radio in Darjeeling hills plans to set out on a historic ‘Indo-Nepal Friendship Tour’ with a team of Radio Journalists visiting 7 institutions in Nepal managed by alumni of Salesian College Sonada (SCS) to mark its 80th-year celebrations. This will also mark the 25th year of Don Bosco Society in Nepal.
The tour is scheduled to start on Sunday 7 January, from Sonada passing through Indo-Nepal Kakarbhitta border near Siliguri and proceed to Dharan. Don Bosco Centre Nepal was first established in Dharan before coming to Kathmandu.
“The week-long program will consist of visiting Don Bosco Institutions, as well as visiting plus two (senior secondary) schools along the way (Kakrabhitta, Birtamod, Dharan, Biratnagar, Itahari and Kathmandu),” says SCS Vice-principal Prof. Paul.
Radio Journalist Chhetri adds, “We will also make radio programs on 25 years of Nepal Don Bosco Society and interact with Community Radio stations especially in Dharan – the cradle of Don Bosco Society in Nepal.”
The history of Nepal Don Bosco Society began in 1992 with Dharan center, in eastern Nepal, initiated by late Fr George Alakulam who ventured out from Don Bosco School Mirik then under the care of SCS. Nepal Don Bosco Society is engaged in a variety of ministries dedicated to the country’s young people – two technical schools, four academic schools, three social outreach centers, four boarding houses, and several non-formal education centers. They also run a number of social programs, such as scholarships for students and emergency response projects like the aftermath of the tragic earthquakes of 2015.