Our Alumni

On June 24, 1870, when in Italy, the Turin Oratory was celebrating Don Bosco's Feast, there came a special group of visitors led by Mr. Charles Gastini. They were Don Bosco's Past pupils. On seeing them Don Bosco exclaimed; "One of my greatest joys is to hear people praising my past pupils". "Yes", he told them. "As I loved you when you were young pupils, now that you are grown up men, I love you much-more ………"

On behalf of the Past Pupils Mr. Charles Gastini assured Don Bosco that in gratitude for the education received they would form an association of the Past Pupils to be a Living Monument of Don Bosco in the world. In fact Mr. Gastini became the 1st President of the Association of Don Bosco Past Pupils.

During the life time of Don Bosco every year, for eighteen years the Past Pupils returned to Don Bosco. Later under patronage of his successors the number increased every year. Today with the spread of Don Bosco Institutions throughout the world the association has grown into a World Confederation with its secretariat in Rome. In India the National Head Quarters is in Mumbai co-ordinating nine provincial Federations in Bangalore, Chennai, Calcutta, Mumbai, Dimapur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, New Delhi and Trichy. The Calcutta Provincial Federation with its secretariat at Provincial House, 52A Radhanath Chowdhury Road Calcutta-700 015 is animating and co-ordinating eight active units of Don Bosco Past Pupils.

It is the wish of Don Bosco and his successors that the students who leave a Don Bosco Institution should find the office of the Past Pupils Association, register their names, participate in the activities and partake of the privileges and responsibilities of a Don Bosco education following its Motto:-

"Know, Love, Help one another and keep united".

Our Liluah Unit was formed in the year 1967 with a handful of past pupils. But our unit has indeed grown in maturity and fame these years. It is a very positive sign for any association. The compliment for this goes entirely to you and only you. The Membership Strength which was 85 in 1995 has grown to 348 in the year 2001 and now for the year 2004-05 it is 427. This consists of both the young and old, which is very positive sign for any association.