Don Bosco primary school was founded in 1974. The school belongs to the salesians of Don Bosco. Initially it was a primary school and latter in 2002. It was upgraded as high school. Then it was made into higher secondary school in year 2015. The first batch appeared for plus two government examinations in 2017.
The charisma of salesians congregation founded by St. John Bosco is to educate the poor and abandon youth in order to make them “Good Christians and Honest Citizens”. The motto of the salesian congiration is “Da mihi Animas Caet ratiolle – Give me soul and take away the rest”. Don Bosco’s system of education is based on Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness. Today the congregations as spread in 132 countries with 15,298 members all over the world. Fr. Angel Fernandez Airtime., SDB., is the Rector Major of the Congiration. The school is part of the Don Bosco Shrine.
Saint John Bosco, commonly Known as Don Bosco, was an Italian catholic priest who dedicated his life to the education of young boys. He was born in becchi, near Turin, in the northern Italy on the 16th August 1815.
Don Bosco was kept away from regular schooling because of many difficulties. His father died when he was two and so his poor family needed his services at the farm. Bosco’s elder stop brother opposed all his plans of getting even an elementary education. Yet through sheer dint of will power and the help of many a generous heart, he got himself educated to support himself. At this time he worked at odd jobs all of which he later taught his orphans.
After he became a priest in 1841, he expanded hs work for poor and abandoned boys. Born and bred in poverty and having grown up among boys who, for want of a decent home lived in the streets, he understood well their earning for food and love which were never adequately satisfied in their homes.
To cater to the needs of such boys, he started an ‘Oratory” or “Boys Club’ open to all the boys who wished to spend their time usefully. In order to prepare boys for skilled labor, in 1863, Don Bosco turned his mother Margaret’s kitchen into a make shift cobbler and carpenter shop. This was the first catholic trade school in Italy.
With the dedicated group of followers who gathered around his he was able the street urchins to become honest citizens and God fearing men.
To win the hearts of the youngster he used ‘The preventive System’. Don Bosco explained it as a happy blend of reason religion and loving kindness. In fact when asked about the secured of his immense success with youngsters, he simply answered “Love”.
To continue the work that he had started he founded in 1859 a religious society of priests and brother, known as Silesians (SDB). They are a group of persons set apart within the Catholic Church for the education of youth, especially the poor and the abandoned. To spread his work to needy girls, with the help of Saint Mary Mozzarella, he founded a society of nuns called ‘The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians’’ (FMA), in 1892 commonly known as Silesian Sisters. Besides these two, in 1876, he founded a third spiritual family called ‘The Union of Silesian Co-operators’ a group of men and women married or unmarried ho, without becoming priests or nuns would work for youth in the spirit of Don Bosco.
When he died on 31st January 1888, his parting message was typical of him, “Tell my boys, I am waiting of them in heaven”