The significance of lay catechists is enormous and essential to the work of evangelization. The Salesians saw the value of having catechists as they preached and converted people in the northeastern part of India. Therein lies the need to train lay people to be effective Catholic catechists in the Indian subcontinent.
This year due to the pandemic, the celebration of the golden and silver jubilee anniversaries of professional vows of the Salesian of Don Bosco and the Salesian Cooperators was rescheduled to 13th November, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the death of the Rector Major Fr. Albera Paolo.