About Saint John Bosco

St. John Bosco (Don Bosco), the marvel of the 19th century, is remembered as a man who dedicated his life to the service of abandoned and marginalized young people. He challenged the way young people were treated in the desperate poverty that existed at that time in the city of Turin, Italy. He was driven by first-hand experience of the effects of dreadful poverty and hunger on the young people he came across, he was determined to change their condition. Others were inspired to follow him in responding to the needs of the young. He founded a Religious Order in the Catholic Church, called the Salesians.

Works of Salesians

Today, the Salesians of Don Bosco take quality education to the margins-rural education, tribal communities and other disadvantage groups - while remaining committed to engaging with all sections of society. Don Bosco Educational Institutions foster freedom of thought, impartiality across communities and classes, foster inclusiveness, discipline, and inculcate values while inspiring a compassionate commitment to develop honest, responsible citizens ready to serve society. The Salesians continue this ministry for young people in academics, technical schools, parishes and animation/ youth centres for the poorest young.

Don Bosco Pravahini

Don Bosco Pravahini, is the Province Social Communication Centre, presently located at the Bosco Institute of Research & Development for Youth (BIRDY), Bandlaguda, Hyderabad. The centre operates as a vehicle for dissemination and production of various mass media material such as audio CDs of devotional music, periodicals and short documentaries. The social communication centre is at present actively involved in the following activities:

  • Animation – Educating educators, the young and the future media personnel to understand and be critical of the media and the new technologies. In a special way, to help the young students to become critical consumers, and creative protagonists in using the media and new technologies for the transformation and development of the society.

  • Information/ Dissemination – news and views about various activities, programmes, and initiatives of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad is communicated and shared with rest of the world through the province website and other social networks.

  • Production - DB Pravahini is at the service of the other sectors and commissions of the province such as Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, Justice and Peace, Young at risk, etc., in providing print and audio-visual material to carry out our mission to the young effectively. With the help of our Publishing House in Guntur, we have brought out a number of spiritual books and Salesian literature. Initiatives have been taken to produce audio-visual material to exhibit work through – short documentary films on various works of the province including that of children on the street. In this endeavor Don Bosco Pravahini has produced considerable amounts of Audio-visual material.

  • Training - Don Bosco Pravahini is organizing courses in basic communication skills, Print and visual media education for pre-novices, novices, students of philosophy, lay collaborators and youngsters of our institutions and for religious groups across the Telugu states.

  • Documentation - Don Bosco Pravahini is actively involved in preserving the culture and heritage of the province. There is a systematic preservation of audio- visual and printed material concerning the province and confreres. We have digitalized all the official documents pertaining to the property, schools and colleges of all the institutions in the province.

Our Achievements


Workshops conducted


Students Trained


Studio Launch

Media Training Programs

Certificate course in journalism

Workshop on media for teachers

Workshop on media for Religious

Devotional Music Production

Design by Don Bosco Pravahini

Don Bosco Communications, BIRDY, Don Bosco Nagar Post, Bandlaguda Jagir Post, Hyderabad - 500086, Telangana, India.