| Trainee IAS officers at the Don Bosco Institute on Monday. Telegraph picture |
Jan. 21: As many as 18 IAS officers who are undergoing training visited Don Bosco Institute today.
The visit took place as part of their Bharat Darshan Training Programme during which they will visit 10 states and get first-hand exposure to functioning of various NGOs in these states.
As part of their itinerary, the institute in Assam was chosen for their study.
The trainee officers took time out of the schedule to interact with the MBA students from Don Bosco Institute of Management.
The interaction focused on how changes can be brought to the system and some of the trainees shared their visions.
“The vision of Don Bosco is much wider than what we normally see or hear in our cities. Don Bosco, as a social organisation, has been in the forefront of social and economic development through various initiatives in far-flung areas of the Northeast since early 19th century. We are committed towards the region and its people,” the institute’s executive director, Fr Johnson Parackal, said.
The institute has been attached to the programme since 2008 and every year trainee IAS officers visit the institute. Last year, eight trainee officers visited the institute.
During their visit, the officers were introduced to working of various departments of the institute which caters to the uplift of people of the Northeast through education and training.
These departments include those which impart soft-skill training to students as well as vocational training (including various short-term employment-based courses).
CARE is an outreach programme of the institute. It caters to about 4,000 children from various blocks of Chirang, Kokrajhar and Udalguri districts.
It provides free education and daycare facilities at 40 centres of the institute. The latest feather in the cap of the institute is the establishment of Don Bosco Institute of Management which provides a two-year MBA programme affiliated to the Assam Don Bosco University.
The institute is a centre for human development, leadership and research.
It is a project of the Salesians of Don Bosco designed and executed by Don Bosco Youth Mission and Educational Services, Guwahati.
Established with a mission to nurture dreams, shape lives, awaken latent potential and stoke the passion for excellence, the institute aims at opening new horizons of opportunities for the young people of the Northeast.