INAUGURATION OF THE NEW BUILDING AT BOSCO PNAR
Jowai, 15th Feb: The 15 February 2023 set another mile stone in the Province of Shillong, particularly in the chronicle of Bosco Pnar as it got its new building inaugurated. Present on this auspicious occasions were Father Ferdinand Dkhar, the Diocesan Administrator of Jowai Father Paul O Lyngkot the Salesian Provincial of the Province, Father James Thyrniang, Economer, Father Simeon Sungoh of Jowai Diocese, Fahter Francesco Dhar Director of Bosco Pnar, Father Donbor Jyrwa the Manager of Bosco Pnar, Father Genesius Wanniang the Executive Director of BIDS – the Province Development Office together with some Salesians from Jowai as well as Shillong region, Salesian Sisters and Saleisan Family members from the Jaintia region, staffs and students of Bosco Pnar and also other collaborators including the contractor Bah Mawthoh, architect Kong Inaliza Nongbyrsaw.
Welcoming the gathering Director Father Francesco acknowledged those who had the dream for the future of the Pnar beginning with the late Father Turgo Ugo till the present superiors to make Bosco Pnar a shinning beacon for Jaintia Hills. Father Genesius Wanniang, the Executive Director of PDO invited the crowd to work for quality and maintain quantity for the future of the people in that region. The Diocesan Administrator Father Ferdinand Dkhar lauded the works of the pioneers and also of the Salesians in the region, while terming ‘Bosco Pnar’ a blessings to the people of the eregion, he also thanked the Salesians for the 100 years of service rendered to the region.
After the building was blessed and inaugurated, the Salesian Provincial Father Paul O Lyngkot addressed the gathering by reminding them that the ‘Dream’ has turned into reality. He thanked all those who were instrumental in making the dream into a reality and invited the young to equip themselves with vocational training for job surety.
In a program that lasted over an hour and half was made grander with beautiful dances, songs and other programs from the students of Bosco Pnar. Salesian Brother Lambert proposed the vote of thanks before a hymn to Don Bosco and the concluding prayer led by Father James the Economer concluded the memorable program.