Thursday, June 28, 2012


Br. John Minj SDB, was the Administrator at Sumedha Centre from March 2009. John had just completed his training in youth catechesis and audio-visual media at Viswadeep, Bangalore when he joined Sumedha Centre. John devoted himself to “making the participants happy” at the Centre. He took care of the house and especially the vegetable and flower gardens. He could be found often working in the garden or supervising the gardeners. His hard work and dedication had transformed the surroundings of the Sumedha Centre in such a way that it became the “talk of the town.” We had even officers from the nearby Horticultural Research Institute visiting the Centre to ascertain the way John had transformed the place.

John left Sumedha Centre in the middle of June to take up his new assignment as the Assistant Administrator at the Don Bosco Provincial House in New Delhi. We thank John for his presence and services at Sumedha Centre and wish him the very best in the Capital City.

Fr. George Malayil SDB is the new Administrator at Sumedha Centre. George is not a stranger at the Centre, having attended the Sumedha Sadhana programme here last year. George comes to the centre with years of experience as administrator, technical school supervisor and parish priest. He has been a pioneer, initiating a number of projects, particularly setting up new foundations for Salesian ministry. His latest pioneering work was at Jhansi where the Salesians inaugurated a new vocational training institute this year. We welcome George and wish him great joy and satisfaction as he takes up his new responsibilities. George arrived at the Centre at the beginning of June.

Another newcomer at Sumedha Centre is Br. Binit Dangwar SDB. Binit arrived in mid June. Binit’s most recent assignment was at the Don Bosco Yuva Sadan in Jabalpur, where he was involved in the training of young men aspiring to join the Don Bosco organisation as vowed members. While helping out at Sumedha, Binit will be pursuing post-graduate studies at Kumaon University. We welcome Binit and wish him success in his studies as well as his involvement at the Centre.

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