Monday, June 22, 2015


Two more Salesian priests have joined the Sumedha Centre Staff.

Fr. Johny Dominic Padinjar has joined Sumedha Centre as Assistant Director and In-Charge of Research and Development.

Fr. Padinjar returned recently from the US where he obtained a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Fordham University and a PhD Counselling Studies from the Capella University. He has also trained in psychotherapy from the National institute of Psychotherapies.

Prior to this Fr. Padinjar had been Headmaster at Catholic Ashram School at Jokbahla, Chattisgarh and Director of Don Bosco Youth and Educational Services at Bariatu (Ranchi), Jharkhand.

Fr. Anand Prakash Tirkey is the new Bursar/Administrator. He is taking the place of Fr. George Malayil who has been transferred to Don Bosco, Najafgarh, New Delhi. Fr. Tirkey has earlier served as Headmaster of Catholic Ashram School in Jokbahla, Chattisgarh and Administrator at Don Bsoc Ashalayam, Palam Gaon, New Delhi

Sumedha Centre organized a welcome function for both of them on Wednesday 17th June.

Sumedhans wish both Fr. Padinjar and Fr. Tirkey a very happy stay and very fruitful and satisfying time at Sumedha Centre.

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