The meeting was also attended by Fr Stanley Kozhichira, President of SIGNIS India, who, after expressing appreciation for the structure, the staff and the possession of the best means, underlined that the passion for content concerning Christ should guide all the involvement of the media. “People who have passion can reach other people, regardless of their financial condition,” said Fr Kozhichira as he presented participants with options for creating a financially self-sustainable media “ministry”.
The meeting was attended by numerous delegates from 12 Salesian Provinces, from the Conference of Salesian Provinces of the South Asia Region (SPCSA) and other media officials. The event's organization is due to Fr Ernest Rosario, delegate of "BOSCOM". The special guest was Fr David Arokiam, CEO of Madha TV, who spoke about the media's power in promoting the faith. He also emphasized that the media play a vital role in breaking all barriers and connecting everyone, even if isolated during a pandemic.
In his inaugural note, Fr Kochamkunnel Jose - better known as KM Jose - Provincial of the "St Thomas Apostle" Province of India-Chennai (INM) and head of "BOSCOM", invited everyone to proclaim Christ through audiovisual platforms and to support Don Bosco in and acrosss the world.
Finally, Fr Harris Pakkam, Director of ANS and central coordinator of the “Salesian School of Social Communication” (SSCS) for South Asia, presented the SSCS and its fundamental role in the media formation of Salesians all over the world. The members of “BOSCOM” then discussed at length the program of the SSCS, as foreseen by the Department of Social Communication. Finally, Fr Pakkam explained the significance of the Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival (DBGYFF), a worldwide Salesian film festival that will take place over two days - 18 and 19 November 2021 - with the theme "Moved by hope", in pandemic times.