The Annual General Assembly of the Don Bosco Past Pupils of Tura Unit was held on 18thAugust, 2018 in Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Tura. Rev. Fr. Januarius Sangma, Salesian Provincial of Guwahati Province was the Chief Guest and Rev. Charles Sangma, Provincial Delegate of the Past Pupils was the Guest of Honour. The theme of the annual conference was, “Accompanying the young through the art of listening’.
Speaking to the participants, the Chief Guest Rev. Fr. Januarius Sangma stressed the importance of listening in a world dominated by the social media. It is a common sight to see young people engrossed with their smart phones even if they sit or walk together. Even during meetings and speeches people are busy with their mobile phones. Therefore, listening to others especially the young people becomes all the more important as listening is personal, he concluded.
Drawing from the Strenna of the Salesian Family given by the Rector Major, Fr. Charles Sangma once again re-emphasised the quality of listening to young people in families, school, church and in social settings. He said that in a mechanical world personal guidance and accompaniment is very crucial in the development stages of young people.
In his key note address Shri Jasper P Marak, President of Don Bosco Alumni, Tura Unit expressed his joy and happiness that the annual meeting was organised. He also welcomed everyone to the meeting. Shri Ambrose Ch Marak, former President of the association shared his long association with the alumni during which he participated in national and international conferences.
Shri Dipu N Marak present the annual reports of activities of the association followed by Shri Linus Marak who present a brief report of the Don Bosco Alumni School Daren Agal. During the general discussion and interaction members suggest ways and means to strengthen the organisation and make it vibrant. It was also unanimously decided that the unit will send contribution to the flood affected of Kerela.