INP hosts National Social Experience Dimension meet

Clive Telles
 
28 Oct 2019
 
Don Bosco Provincial House
 
Conference/Seminar/Workshop

Poster of SED meet at DBPH Odxel

The Social Experience Dimension (SED) heads from eight Salesian Provinces of India, came together for a two day meet led by the DBYC Social Experience Dimension head Fr. Robert Simon SDB for formation and deliberation at Don Bosco Provincial House of Salesian Province of Panjim, Odxel Goa on 24 and 25 October 2019.

The meeting began with an introspection by the province SED heads on why the Salesian Youth Movement in India has not yet kick started. Various reasons were discussed leading to a common census that the Salesians need to be involved more at the grass root levels of the movement.
The SED heads also presented reports on the social experience dimension of their respective provinces. In the evening of the first day, the SED heads visited the Don Bosco Oratory at Panjim. The members learnt the nuances of the working and the running of the work. The dimension heads also understood that Salesian works need to start small and with lots of efforts, patience and presence they can and will develop into gigantic works. The closing thought for the day was, we need to network in order to grow big.

On day two, the heads celebrated the Holy Eucharist at the basilica of Bom Jesu, Old Goa at the crypt of St. Francis Xavier. On return the sessions continued through the day. Various topics were discussed and deliberated such as who is the social dimension head? Statutes of the youth ministry, roles and responsibilities of the local youth service minister etc.

The ramifications of the Youth Expo 2020, Chennai was also discussed. The assembly decided that the Youth Expo would be for youngsters above 18 years of age, the theme would be discussed first at the province level, hundred youth to represent each province, one youth to represent the province in animation together with some Salesians and youth will contribute financially towards the event.

The assembly ended with the deliberations on the way forward. The four aspects discussed were, Starting a youth ministry venture in every house, training of the local youth service ministers, resources materials for youth service ministers and finally action songs to be prepared and uploaded on the YouTube.


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