Tuesday, September 27, 2022

IT deptt recognises Don Bosco priest’s mission in prisons

Under the aegis of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, Income Tax department of the Northeast region under the leadership of principal chief commissioner, Gunjan Prasad acknowledged and felicitated notable persons who made significant contributions in different sectors from Nagaland.
One among seven award recipients was Fr. (Dr.) Peter Salew sdb from Salesians of Don Bosco, popularly known as Don Bosco Fathers, who was felicitated at Don Bosco Provincial House, Dimapur for his yeomen service towards the lives of prisoners.
Speaking at the felicitation programme, Fr. Peter said “we are not here to judge them but to transform them and reintegrate them into society with dignity and a sense of responsibility.”
The programme was held in the presence of provincial of the Salesian Province of Dimapur, Fr. Jose Kuruvachira and his council members and dignitaries from various sectors.
Other notable persons who were acknowledged in several places also included—Neihunuo Sorhie in recognition of her contributions to keeping handloom heritage alive; Dr. Roland Lotha in recognition of his selfless work towards welfare of the downtrodden children; Diethono Nakhro in recognition of her contribution towards the upliftment and rights of persons with disabilities; Rakesh Kochhar in for his social service in donating and arranging blood for needy patients; Sumit Kumar Patni for his social service during the COVID pandemic and Methaneilie Solo in recognition of his contribution in the field of music.