In a four day residential programme on Transformative Christian Leadership, supported by Xavier Board of Higher Education in India and facilitated by Siloam at the Siloam Transformational Leadership Resource Center Umiam, Meghalaya, four Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE) students namely Jerome Mangkung (6th Sem.), Mathew Jangkhosei Haokip (6th Sem.), Justin K (6th Sem.), Philip Gainingam Reamei (2nd Sem.) and Lecturer Kevirienuo Angela represented the college on the occasion which was held on 16th–20th March 2017. The programme focussed on the theme: Leading Like Jesus.
Fr. George Palamattathil SDB, Director of Siloam, presented on Visionary Leadership. He said, “You are a leader who has to depend on others to accomplish a goal.” Fr. Richard SJ, Novice Master, presented on Spirituality and Environment. Fr. James Poonthuruthil SDB, former provincial of Dimapur Province, presented on Our Responsibility for Conserving the Environment. He suggested some solutions to environmental crisis: 1. Adopting a simple life style, 2. Imparting ecological education, 3. The 3Rs, Reduce, Repair and Recycle, 4. Use of public transport.
Bro. Albert, Principal of St. Anthony’s College spoke on the theme: “Maturing in Christ.” He said, “We must prioritize our life and give Jesus the first place in our life.” On the last day, there was an interaction with three devout couples. Many questions pertaining to married life were clarified during the session.
The programme also catered to spiritual aspect with Holy Mass, Way of the Cross, and Movie: “God’s not dead.” The participants of the colleges were divided into 12 groups, each with the Apostle’s name. As part of the event, each college displayed their tradition through dress and songs. In the ecological power point presentation competition, SCHE got the consolation prize. The programme was a great boost for the students to be effective leaders in the future.