Sparkle 2020
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2020

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Editorial

This year our much anticipated college magazine, Sparkle, is based on the theme of environment. At this juncture of anxiety when the world has turned inwards, confined to limited spaces, following the protocols of a prolonged hibernation, our students explore “wilderness” and the spaces outside. They engage in an opulent odyssey of the nature at a time when simple human pleasures like taking a stroll in the afternoon or going to meet our friends seem unlikely and implausible.

The pandemic has suspended many certainties but undoubtedly on the other side of this suspension, this world (that we are certain we know) will not remain the same. Systems, relations, concepts, policies – all our previous notions will undergo certain qualitative, if not quantitative, transformation. It is indeed necessary then, to look back at our relations with the environment, to understand what we know of it now, what we can do about it and what we cannot–in consideration of the unforeseen that can arrive as an existential threat any moment, if we are not careful of our treatment.

The effort needed to rebuild our system, from the unprecedented crash has to be collective and participatory, just like how many contributors come together for an edition such as this, and accumulatively work towards its fruition. The confinement that we are now subjected to may have its own share of suffering. Nonetheless, it has also allowed us to work on our talents, as many young thinkers, story tellers, poets, artists and photographers have utilised the time, developing their skills and contributing to this edition of Sparkle. In these strange times, we explore our connections to the natural world, the roles, experiences, desires, necessities and our short comings – in an attempt to reconsider our positions, re-evaluate the ways in which we can approach our habitat, strengthen our bonds and proceed towards lending a hand to those who actively work in favour of the environment.

Dr Suvradip Dasgupta,
Assistant Professor
&
Mr Anik Sarkar,
Assistant Professor

Salesian College, Sonada was accredited by NAAC on 16 September 2004 and was given the Grade C++ (Institutional Score between 65-70%). On 26 February 2010 Salesian College has been conferred the status of a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) by UGC, New Delhi, and into its 2nd Cycle from 1st April 2014. In March 2012, the College was re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA of 3.16 out of 4) to be the first College to receive such grade under the University of North Bengal.
The College retained its A Grade under the New stringent Format of Accreditation in May 2019 and it is valid till 2024.
Salesian Publications, Salesian Research Institute, and Salesian Translation Centre offer opportunities for capacity building for aspiring teaching and research personnel of the region. Salesian College Extension Activities Centre has trained and placed over 600 youth of the region in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development and Don Bosco Tech, New Delhi. Salesian College invites young people and their parents to partner in nurturing an ideal society.