Alumnews – November 2015
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My Dear Friends (Alumni),

A man went to God and asked: “What is the value of life?” God gave him a stone and said: “Find out the value of this tone, but don’t sell it.” The man stones to an Orange Seller and asked him what it’s the cost would be. The Orange Seller saw the stone and said, “You can take 12 oranges and give me the stone.” The man apologized and said that God has asked him not to sell it.

He went ahead and found a vegetable seller. “What could be the value of this stone?” he asked the vegetable seller. The seller saw the shiny stone and said, “Take one sack of potatoes and give me the stone.” The man again apologized and said he can’t sell it

Further ahead, he went to a jewelry shop and asked the value of the stone. The jeweler saw the stone under a lens and said, “I will give you 50 Lakhs for this stone. When the man shook his head, the jeweler said, “Alright, alright, take 2 Crores, but give me the stone.” The man explained that he can’t sell the stone.

Further ahead, the man saw a precious stone’s shop and asked the seller the value of this stone. When the precious stone’s seller saw the big ruby, he lay down a red cloth and put the ruby on it. Then he walked in circles around the ruby and bent down and touched his head in front of the ruby. “From where did you bring this priceless ruby?” he asked. “Even if I sell the whole world and my life, I won’t be able to purchase this priceless stone.”

Stunned and confused, the man returned to God and told him what had happened. “Now tell me what is the value of life, God?” God said, “The answer you got from the Orange Seller, the Vegetable Seller, the Jeweler, and the Precious Stone Seller explain the value of our life. You are a precious stone, even priceless, but people may value you based on their level of information, their belief in you, their motive behind entertaining you, their ambition, and their risk-taking ability. But don’t fear, you will surely find someone who will discern your true value.”

In the eyes of God, you are very precious. Respect yourself. You are unique. No one can replace you. You are precious to Salesian College, precious to the Alumni Association. God bless you

Ever Affectionately,

Fr.(Dr.) Mathew Pulingathil, SDB
Rector, Salesian College

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.