The Federation Council of :

  • Rev. Sr. Devadoss Margaret – The Provincial
  • Rev. Sr. Francis Jeyamani, Rev. Sr. Xavier Wency – The Federation delagate
  • Ms. Shree Sruthi – President of the Past Pupil Federation
    Mr. Hari  – Vice-President of the Past Pupil Federation
    Mrs. Sahaya Divya – Secretary of the Past Pupil Federation
    Ms. Mary Keerthi – Treasurer of the Past Pupil Federation
  • Ms. Mary Reena – Councilor
  • Ms. Archana – Councilor


                AUXILIUM HOME, KATPADI.

As Pastpupils of the INM – FMA Federation, we rejoiced to celebrate our Salesian identity and express our closer bonding  with Salesian Family of FMA. The Past Pupils meet of the INM Province was held on 1st July 2023 at Auxilium Hr. Sec. School, Katpadi. The Community of Auxilium Home hosted the meeting and did their best to make every feel happy and comforted with each other. The Past pupils were very excited to receive our new province delegates for pass pupil federation; Rev. Sr. Francis Jeyamani and Sr. Xavier Wency. Sr. Francis Jeyamani welcome every one and appreciated their presence for the Meet. Around 76 Past Pupils from the 11 units of INM FMA Province along with their sisters delegates of the local communities responded the invitation. The sisters delegates of each unit were asked to register their Past pupils with their name, address, mail ID and their whatsapp contact number.

The INNM Province’s Councillor for Salesian Family Rev. Sr. Ambrose Jeyaseeli and Province’s General Coordinator Sr. Chinnapan Gracy Fatima were the Chief Guest of the Day. Rev. Fr. Maria Louis, SDB, the Rector and the Parish Priest, Don Bosco, Ayanavaram, Chennai was the resource person of the day’s input session. The meet started with a prayer service by the Past Pupils’ unit of St. Joseph Girl’s Hr.Sec.School, Arni and the unit of St.Mary’s Hr. Sec. School, Vellore extended a warm welcome to Sr.Ambrose Jeyaseeli, the FMA Province Councilor for Salesian Family, Sr. Chinnapan Gracy Fatima, Province’s General Coordinator and the resource person Fr. Maria Louis, SDB with a shawl, gift and tree saplings. Sr.Ambrose Jeyaseeli introduced the new sister delegates of the Province; Sr.Francis Jeyamani and Sr.Xavier Wency to the gathering. She, then gave an inspirational talk on synodal journey of walking together, participating together in the common mission as Salesian Family member and to rejoice in spreading the Salesian Charism in the places where we live and work.,  Sr.Jeyaseeli conveyed the wishes and blessings of the Provincial Rev. Sr.D.J.Margaret to all the participants. After her talk, she invited all the participants to stand up for a minute and pay our homage in silence to the victims of Manipur State who died for their Christian Faith and who suffer at the hands of the Majority Religious fanatics of the State.

The second session started with the speech of Rev. Fr. Maria Louis, SDB, the Rector and the Parish Priest, Don Bosco, Ayanavaram, Chennai. As a proud pastpupil of Don Bosco boys Higher secondary School, Katpadi, Fr. Maria Louis, SDB shared his life experience and the Salesian education that enhanced his life to a higher state of serving the humanity without counting the cost. The Priest explained the three important elements of synodal journey; 1. Communion 2. Participation 3. Mission. This would be possible only if we start thinking about others and living our own lives according to the sings of time. Mrs. Victoria of MIC, Tirupattur thanked Fr.Maria Louis.

The third session was a group discussion on three Topics;

     1.What should be done to strengthen pass pupils’ federation in an effective way?

  1. Suggestions for the Year Plan 2023- 2024 activities of the local Past Pupils Units to render their services to the people who are in need of social, religious and economic help.
  2. As a FMA Past pupil, how can we act as yeast in the place where ever we live and work? The discussions were held on local unit wise and presented the report to the Province Delegates.

The last session was the much awaited one that is election of the Provincial level Office Bearers for the 2023 – 2024. Seven of the pass pupils volunteered to contest the election and the rest of the persons casted their votes through ballot papers that were collected secretly and counted in publically in the presence of Sr.Ambrose Jeyaseeli and Sr. Chinnapan Gracy Fatima.

The elected members were honoured by Rev. Sr. Jeyaseeli and the newly elected delegates with great willingness and joy promised to discharge their duties assigned to them. The meeting ended with short prayer. After a Group photo of all the members and a Sumptuous meal offered by the Auxilium Home Community drew the curtain of the grand Province level Meet of the Past Pupils’ Federation of INM-FMA. We are glad to render a special note of gratitude to Sr. Gasper Celine, the Animator and the Community of Auxilium Home who hosted the event with love and generosity!

Levels of Membership in the Association:
All the final year students who are studying in the Salesian institutions are enrolled as members of the Salesian Past Pupils Association. Delegates of the Past Pupils make efforts to introduce the goals of the FMA Past pupil association to the new members. In 2023 around 1200 past pupils have enrolled however few students turn out to be active members of the Past Pupil Association

Delegates of the Past pupils:
Sr. Francis Jeyamani and Sr. Xavier Wency are the Province-level Delegates from the year 2023 onwards. They represent, animate and accompany the Past Pupils Association. The Delegate sisters of the thirteen local units represent the community and promote the charism and encourage the past pupils to live the Salesian spirituality. They take care to animate and to foster a network of relationship within and outside the Salesian family. Delegates ensure the Association’s fidelity to the Church and to the Spirit of Don Bosco.

• To keep track of the Past pupils and their status and make use of their resources.
• To encourage the lay collaborators and develop lay leadership in the Association
• we have worked as Past Pupil Association separately and now we are called to think and work as Salesian Family together.
• Past pupils need to involve themselves into socio-political issues and to take up leadership in the political sphere and social organisations
• As most of the women are heavily burdened by work at home and workplace, we are not able to get them involved with the service programmes outside our Institutions.
• We need to improve the constant communication with them through modern technology.
• We need to deepen the Salesian spirituality through study and other means.
• The local President and the Sister Delegates to involve to animate past pupil units constantly