The National seminar emphasizes on the study of various ways in which different sections of society are excluded knowingly and unknowingly, to identify the challenges faced by the weaker sections towards social inclusion and to assess or to explore the ways education institution and other NGOs can contribute to social inclusion.
It was the third and Bicentenary National seminar of Don Bosco College,Sulthan Bathery, started with the inaugural function at 10 am in the main auditorium. The Chief Guest of the day was Mr.I C.Balakrishnan(M.L.A Bathery).He stressed on the topic how to uplift the socially excluded people and the progress of our state in education field with more number of tribal section in our country.Dr.Fr.Joy Ullattil,Rector and Principal of Don Bosco College Sby and Fr.Kuriakose Cheepinkal,Vice-Principal of the college were given the presidential address and the welcome note respectively. On the occasion Mr.M M.Sunny, Director Tribal Welfare Department,Wayanad has delivered the Keynote address. Prof.George Abraham ,the former principal of Don Bosco College has given the felicitation. The chief Guest has released the Abstract of theDon Bosco Journal of Humanities and Social Science 2014-15.The session came to an end with the Vote of Thanks presented by Fr.Joby Kanimattathil,Director D B Tech.
After the tea break the Conference Session was started at 11.30 in the main auditorium.the session was handled by the most eminent, highly qualified and an international figure in the field of both academics and social work Dr.Joe Arimpoor sdb,Director DB ARK(an independent non-profit organisation)New Delhi.The session was absolutely motivating and enlightening one. Nearly 250 delegates from various colleges of different states attended the session. The resource person pointed out that education is the most powerful means of any kind of inclusion. Both education and evangelisation must go in hand. Social growth takes place when each person acts upon his own insight. Excluded ones will be included when a person uses SIPER Strategy .
S stands for SIGNIFICANT
I ,, INNOVATION
P ,, POWERFUL
E ,, EMPOWERING
R ,, RADICAL
He also shot his hands on the paradigm shift both mini paradigm shift and radical paradigm shift to bring everyone together to another world open to all. The session was over by 1.30 pm.
At 2 pm after the delicious lunch Mr.Peter Ronald ,Director NWTWS,Nilgiris shared his field experiences in the session secong.At 2.30 pm there started the paper presentation session in two segments. There were altogether 18 papers presented with having moderator Dr.Anoop Antony and Dr.Paul Raj in each segment.
The valedictory address was given by Dr.Fr.Joy Ullattil.The certificates were given to all the participants .The Best Paper Presenter Mr. Nikil and Mrs. Priya Philip were honoured with the memento and certificate.
On the whole it was a fruitful seminar for all the participants. It is indeed yet another milestone in the history of Don Bosco College.Sulthan Bathery.