Alumnews – July 2015
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LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE

In times past, cities were built on mountain tops for safety reasons and they were visible from afar. “A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Mt. 5.14); so did the Lord Jesus teach his disciples that their good works should shine like the hill-top cities. A young cricket fan was one day strutting along to play with his friends. As he walked on, he shouted: “I am the best batsman in the world” and threw the ball up for a hit but missed. He repeated his self-motivating slogan and went for the ball a second time. Oops! He missed that too. He didn’t give up. For a third time, he tossed the ball and went for a strike. This time too he failed to hit but he exclaimed Yo! “I am the best bowler in the world.” In a world of ‘hit – n – miss’ the Salesian citizens of their alma mater on the queen of the hills have a special mission to the society at large: to spread the light of hope and peace and relentlessly to work towards making them a reality. Whatever we have become and achieved must in turn benefit as many others as we can reach out
and touch. Only then can we claim to be true our motto “flamma ardens et lucens.”

Fr. Dr. James C. Molekunnel SDB
Rector, Salesian College Sonada.

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.