The Graduation day of these batches was marked by the visit of the newly elected Mayor of Mahalaxmi Municipality – Mr. Hari Gobinda Shrestha, a long-standing friend from the founding time of the institution, addressing the students to make use of their training and skill to full use. He also expressed his happiness at the institute imparting this training program at an affordable cost to the women who are mostly local. The trained women received their certificates on this day.
The Program consisted of a few cultural songs and dances and the outpouring of thanks and gratitude to the trainers and the institute by the students. On this occasion, the Rector and Principal, Fr. Binu Jacob, of the neighboring Don Bosco Lubhu house, was welcomed and felicitated by the Rector, Fr. Augusty Pulickal of Don Bosco Thecho, while Bro. Philip Xavier, the Director of the institute, had organized the program very efficiently.
The students are also offered a sewing machine at a very concessional rate, so that they can begin an enterprise all on their own.
Don Bosco Institute has trained about 600 students in Tailoring and 310 students in Beautician courses.
The Salesian presence in Nepal, entrusted to the care of the "St. John Bosco" Province of India-Calcutta (INC), promotes the education of poor young people through 4 canonically erected works and a combined total of 9 different centers, scattered in the central-eastern and far western regions of the country. The Salesians arrived in Nepal in the 1890s and as a first step started a secondary school in Siddhipur, a village in Lalitpur district. Today there are about 20 of them, coming from different Provinces in India, and in addition to their commitment to education and social development and their bearing witness to Christian life, they have made themselves well-liked by the population and local authorities for their valuable services in reconstruction after the terrible earthquakes in the spring of 2015, which caused thousands of casualties and huge damage, and for their support to Covid-19 patients during the hardest phase of the pandemic.