The Faculty Development Programme for Non-Catholic Teaching Staff (Shift I & II) was held on 25th & 26th October, 2023 at Don Bosco Idaya Deepam Camp Site and YMCA Camp Site Yellagiri Hills. The faculty members were animated by Vedanthri Maharishi World Community Service Center, Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai. During the inaugural session Rev. Dr. Samson Shanmugam SDB, Vice-Principal, Administration (Shift II) inaugurated the FDP and introduced the speakers. A team of 9 members from the community center animated the faculty members on three spheres: body, mind and soul.
On the first day at Don Bosco Idaya Deepam Camp Site the event began at 9: 00 a.m. The art of Kayakalpa was taught and Deekshai was given by the trainees to all the faculty members. Two theoretical sessions on the philosophy of healthy life was delivered. A camp-fire was conducted by Rev. Dr. Gandhi Kallarasan, the faculty were given various activities to perform. On the second day at YMCA Camp Site a similar theoretical and practical session were conducted. The faculty members shared their valuable feedbacks during the feedback session. During the valedictory session a certificate was given to all the faculty members on the completion of Kayakalpa Course by the community center. Rev. Dr. K. A. Maria Arokiaraj, Addl. Principal (Shift II) delivered the valedictory address. Dr. Parthibaraja, Assistant Professor, Department of Tamil (Shift I) proposed the vote of thanks. The faculty members were provided with food, accommodation and refreshments during the FDP. About 100 faculty members attended the event. Rev. Dr. Praveen Peter, Rev. Dr. Samson Shanmugam, Rev. Dr. K. A. Maria Arokiaraj, Rev. Dr. Gandhi Kallarasan and Rev. Dr. Andrews Raja graced the occasion and mentored the event.