27-02-2006: 100 years of Don Bosco Salesians in India Postage Stamp


Don Bosco Night School began in India with its establishment in Thanjavur, followed by the first formal school in Guwahati in 1936. Don Bosco Night Schools provided education to economically disadvantaged youth, resulting in the establishment of about 300 schools across the country. Don Bosco Salesians also known as Society of St. Francis de Sales. It was founded in 1869 by Italian priest John Bosco with the aim of assisting poor and migrant youth during the Industrial Revolution. The congregation is named after Francis de Sales, the 17th-century Bishop of Geneva. The Indian Post Department released a postage stamp to commemorate 100 years of Don Bosco Celsius in India.

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