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The January issue of ‘The Indian Currents’, 2005 carried the following inspiring anecdote by John Puthuva: God gave me two boxes to hold. He said, “Put all your sorrows in the black box and all your joys in the gold.” I heeded to His words and in the two boxes, I stored both my joys and sorrows. But though the gold became heavier each day, the black was light as before. With curiosity, I opened the black box; I wanted to find out why. And I saw in the base of the box, a hole through which my sorrows had fallen out. I showed the hole to God and mused ‘I wonder where my sorrows could be.’ He smiled gently and said, “My child, they are all here with me.” I asked God as to why He gave me the boxes and why only the black box had the hole. “My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings. The black is for you to let go the sorrows,” He replied.

God carries all our burdens, sufferings and pains and blesses us with His joy and happiness. Forget our grief and put God’s smile on our face and make happiness to travel with you. When we put this God’s smile on our face, others also will smile and then miles of smiles will spread everywhere. 

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From the Desk of the Vice Rector I remember an incident which I read in ‘A Source Book of Inspiration’ compiled by J. Maurus. The Duke of Wellington (1760-1852), who was educated at Eton, defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. Towards the end of his life, he visited his Alma Mater and kissed the walls of the school, saying, “The battle of Waterloo has been won here.” How true it is! Here in your college you have a treasury of knowledge, skills and learning experiences that become a part of your life to fight the battles of life. When you visit your Alma Mater and recollect your varied experiences and talk about it with others you will tell them how the college prepared you to face the challenges in your future. What a nice feeling you all will have. We earnestly hope this will be true for you especially, those who will bid goodbye to your alma mater soon.

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All will have experiences like these to tell the world because DBCMaram is a place where you learn discipline. “Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild.” Says Immanuel Kant. Students here are prepared to understand the world and to participate in the problems involved in the making of a better society. With this beautiful institution of learning, you will learn to prepare yourselves for living your lives better, preparing to earn for your living and above all, for the harmonious development of all your faculties. “All these would be in vain; if at the same time you do not build your character, and attain mastery over your thoughts and actions.” Mahatma Gandhi. Remember: Don Bosco College has a strategy to help young people to succeed and an enviornment to make you successful. Success will depend upon your power to perceive, to observe and to know. There are policies and procedures set and widely made known. Shiva Khera in his famous book ‘You can Win’ quotes Napoleon Hill: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” Through soft skills and life skills, to leadership and personality development programmes and communication skills, with outreach and exposure programmes, IT enabled services and other co- curricular activities and with a blend of physical, mental and spiritual activities you will be trained to be confident and be successful in your future career. After achieving success, knowing that you have done your best in the given time, imagine, you will find satisfaction, fulfillment and happiness in life.

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DBCMaram is a place to display your great God given talents; God has given you innumerable and varied talents; Discover them and cultivate these day by day. But remember your talents can grow only with will power and hard work. Otherwise it is a mere waste of talents. James Alberione says: “The greatest good for a young man both for life and eternity, is to train him to work; this will be his good fortune and it is the best thing we can do for him”. Rev. Fr. Varghese MD Sdb

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Four active NSS Volunteers of Unit 1 along with Sr. Stella Thomas SMMI, its programme officer participated in the 2nd North East Youth Festival held at Shillong from 7th to 9th April. It was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India. There were 84 NSS Volunteers from all the States of North East India. Honourable Union Minister of Sports, Shri Ajay Mikes was present for the inaugural function. Special NSS convention on

the theme “Workshop on familiarisation and integration with North East Youth” was held on the 8th of April. The day saw many eminent personalities speaking on many important topics. Among them was the renowned columnist Ms. Patricia Mukhim who spoke at length on “Gender Sensitization.” The discourses of the speakers made a deep impression on them.

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THE MARAM TRIBE

Marams are one of the tribes who, like the rest of the Nagas followed what is known as Animism. Marams are the original inhabitants of Maramei Namdi, at present it is called Maram Khullen. Maram is one of the remarkable tribes. The ancestors were great conquerors, warriors and rulers who lived in a unique way. Maram is situated in Tahamzam, Senapati District. The Marams do have a history as well as rich cultural heritage of their own. The ancestors were tied down by pagan social customs and traditions. But it was in the 1960s that Christianity came into the tribe. Even today, inspite of variations in faith, the people are bound up by

social customs, norms and folkways. They belong to various clans and one of the remarkable practices that exist till now is the patriarchal system of dominating the family and in various other fields. The status is not determined or achieved power but by the inheritance of a king clan in ancient Maram practices. Marams celebrate five major festivals viz: Kanghi, Mangkang, Ponghi, Tingpui and Arak. In these festivals, there is a unique competition in the form of naked wrestling which is celebrated for seven days. The Kanghi festival, which is celebrated after harvest, is the biggest of all. Not even a rich man of today can build

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a traditional house. One upon a time the house was the symbol of family’s wealth and popularity and was inherited by the eldest son of the family. The carving and artefacts have got their meaning and identity. The male owner had to fast for three days by taking only rice beer and ginger. The King’s house was to be completed within three days. The Marams also practised a very peculiar type of marriage system. The marriages were arranged and held at mid-night. The bride price was in the form of shawls. Love marriage is considered as prostitution. The death of a person is announced by the Atingba (Local priests) and all the burial is conducted by him. Marams observed “All

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Souls Day” called “Rakak” in the month of November (Rakakhii) Therefore, the Marams are firmly rooted in their beliefs, customs and practices that provide an insight to the social reality. Hence the myths and legends become important components in writing down the history of its uniqueness. Marams keep close attachment to the terms of deity, soul and spirit. They strongly believe in the existence of spirit. They also appease the spirit by making sacrifices and offering to escape from unusual death and other evil diseases. Martha and Kabi Johnsem BA SEM 2 C

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NSS SPECIAL CAMP

The NSS special camp 2011 was held from 6th to 12th April at Don Bosco College campus. 43 Volunteers of units II & III attended the camp. The theme of the camp was “Public Health and Sanitation.” The camp commenced on 6th evening with the hoisting of the flag by Fr. Benny James sdb, Principal of the college. There was a formal inauguration ceremony held on the next day at 10:30 a.m. Mr. Ibungo Choubi, the ExPresident of Mountaineering and Trekking Association of Manipur, was the Chief Guest. The topics dealt during the camp were Self Entrepreneurship, Dynamics of Disease Transmission, Consequences of poor sanitation, Plastic Pollution and its

consequences, Social responsibility and civic sense and HIV Counselling. The participants also conducted a survey on “Health and Sanitation” in Maram Centre. The camp ended with the valedictory function with Mr. Gupta, the Adjutant of 5th Assam Rifles as the Chief Guest. The best boy and girl campers and the best groups were given prizes. At the end of the camp, they went for a trekking and mountaineering experience to Dziikou valley accompanied by Sr. Jayakodi CCV, Sir Jayaseen and Sir Victor. It was a wonderful learning experience for each of the students and the programme officers. Sr. Jayakodi CCV NSS Programme officer

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On 15th April, a seminar on Women Empowerment in the Church and Society was conducted at the HRC hall of Don Bosco College Maram. Sr. Lily Francis SMMI, the Executive Secretary for CBCI Commission for Women was the resource

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person. The BA Sem 2 students took part in the seminar. Based on her experience and research studies, she brought home the realistic picture of the condition of women. Through her eloquent discourse she compared the human being with the cosmic reality and the orderliness of the cosmos. She said, “The entire cosmic reality is in order but the human beings do not experience the same harmony.” She compared human beings to a two-winged bird, one male and the other female and both are needed to make the bird fly. She explained in brief the Gender Policy of the Catholic Bishops of India (2010) and some research books she herself authored, all based on Women empowerment. Peter Kapai BA SEM 2

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• Mr. Inside went to see Mr. Outside. Mr. Inside stood outside and called Mr. Outside inside. Mr. Outside answered Mr. Inside from inside and told Mr. Inside to come inside. Mr. Inside said, “No” and told Mr. Outside to come outside. Mr. Outside and Mr. Inside argued about going outside or coming inside. Finally, Mr. Outside coaxed Mr. Inside to come inside and then both Mr. Outside and Mr. Inside went outside to the riverside. • Six silly sisters sell silk to six sickly seniors. • If one doctor doctors another doctor, does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctors the way he doctors doctors? Or does he doctors the doctor the way he doctors doctors?

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DIMAPUR PROVINCIAL FEDERATION OF DON BOSCO ALUMNI MEETS AT DBCMaram celebrations of the World Confederation at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. Reports of the activities undertaken and plans of the units were also presented by the delegates of each unit. The reception of the relic of Don Bosco at Imphal, presentation of the achievements, plans and failures of the units, enrolment of new members etc. were some of the agendas discussed. They were 31 members present for the meeting. Mr. David Kamei (DB Past Pupil) Lecturer, English Dept.

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The Dimapur Provincial Federation of Don Bosco Alumni held its Council Meeting on 10th April at Don Bosco College, Maram, ITES-BPO training hall. The Meeting was attended by Rev. Fr. C.M. Joseph SDB, Provincial Delegate of DB alumni, Mr. Francis Pelevito Solo, President of the Provincial Federation, Dr. Stephen Kamson, Secretary of the Provincial Federation and delegates and leaders of the different units. During the meeting, Dr. Stephen Kamson, the Secretary presented the report of the Don Bosco Alumni Indian National Congress and Centenary

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New cources are available in BOSCO INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (BIIT) Dates: 11th -20th April 2001 (1st Batch), 2nd -11th May 2001 (2nd Batch), 12th -23rd May 2011 (3rd Batch) Time: 09 am to 12 noon: To cater to the need of the young to equip themselves with technological knowledge and to inculcate in the young a sense of responsible use of leisure time BIIT offers the following courses during the holidays. * Adobe Page Maker, * MS-Office, * Adobe Photoshop

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Every Birthday reminds us of our growth in every sphere of life, in physique, spiritual, emotional, intellect and above all growth in age.

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24Th March Sr. Rosemary Kazhiia FMA With one heart and mind, the Bosconians gathered around Sr. Rosemary Kazhiia, the Vice Principal on 24th March as she celebrated her birthday. Appreciating her presence in the college, the students in the birthday address were all praise for her hard work, commitment and her spirit of self-sacrifice for the growth and development of the students and the smooth running of the college.

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7th APRIL Fr. Roy George SDB Rev. Fr. Roy George, the Administrator of the college, celebrated his birthday on 7th April. Being the administrator of the college he was deeply praised by the college community for his selfless and service minded commitment and his generosity and hospitality manifested in his responsibility. He was deeply admired and with loud acclamation of a number of items and the student promised to collaborate with him for the maintenance of the college.

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15th April Fr. Benny James SDB The College organized a short programme to felicitate and celebrate the joy-filled birthday of Rev. Fr. Benny James, the Principal on 15th April, 2011. On this day the Staff and Students joined the chorus to express their love and appreciation. Commenting on his responsibility as the Principal, Rev. Fr. Varghese, the Vice Rector delightfully remarked that Fr. Benny’s life is indeed a “feeling of accomplishment.” The birthday celebrant was showered with flowers of different hues.

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For the first time in the college, Don Bosco’s film festival was celebrated on April 16 as part of the varied preparations going on for the reception of St. John Bosco’s relic to the college on May 2. The staircases leading to the HRC hall and the hall itself was decorated with red carpet, flowers,

wall frames etc. making the students feel like celebrities. At the very outset, Fr. Benny James, the Principal, brought to the students’ notice the different types of film festivals in the world and the special significance of Don Bosco’s film festival. Fr. P.J. Varghese SDB, the former Provincial of Dimapur Province, was the chief guest of the day. In his speech, he spoke at length on the life and mission of Don Bosco and also recounted how the Salesian pioneers came to our land. Thereafter, a few video clips on Don Bosco’s mission followed by a movie on Don Bosco were screened. The early life of the saint moved the viewers to tears and left them with a feeling of awe and gratitude to God for the giant apostle of the young. P.R. Rose Mary (BA SEM 2 )

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EASTER – the greatest of all feasts

is the feast of joy. By His death, Jesus Christ took upon Himself all our sins and by His resurrection, He gave us hope of our own resurrection. ALLELUIA! OUR GOD IS ALIVE. HE IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US (Mt. 28:20)

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The Editorial Team cordially wishes you A VERY HAPPY AND MEANINGFUL EASTER May the joy and peace of the Risen Lord be with you, your family, friends and well wishers.

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