Trophy D’ Souza
Salesian College: A History that Speaks Today is a chronicle, a retrospection and a reflection on the eighty years of its existence. It is the saga of transforming a dilapidated brewery into an excellent institution of human, intellectual, religious,and Salesian, formation that fashioned generations of Salesian educators for the country and the world. Its students and staff were drawn from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, England, Ireland, Australia, Burmabesides India. The proud alumni of this institution, true to its motto ‘FlammaArdens et Lucens’,now serve the world and spread the beams of compassion and competence as, pioneers, leaders, missionaries, academicians, administrators, professors, and professionals. In 1999 it opened its doors to students other than Salesians and in 2009 launched a new campus in Siliguri thus expanding and sharing its expertise with the wider world. The present volume contains the views, opinions, observations and experiences a large number of people who have been part and parcel of this institution either as staff or students, making it truly ‘a history that speaks today’.