Tinsukia - 13 July 2006
Our Tinsukia presence serves as transit house for our sisters in Upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. With the permission of Rt. Rev. Joseph Aind, he bishop of Dibrugarh we began this presence in July 13, 2006. We collaborate with the Salesians parish of Don Bosco, Tinsukia. At the invitation of provincial of Salesians in Dimapur we have made the agreement to collaborate with them in pastoral and teaching ministries.
Agreement concerning the sale and purchase of land ad property was signed between Mr Hazarika, the owner and Sr Rosita Chengazhacheril authorized by Sr Lisette Thuruthimattam, our superior general. On 19 may 2006.
The house was blessed by Bishop Joseph Aind on 13 July 2006 and the community was erected on 21January 2008.
Pioneers: Srs Rosita Chengazhacherril, (superior), Maryrose Kujur, Sunitha Lakra, Jessintha Anthony and Prabha Kujur.
Activities: Pastoral assistance, home visitation, village apostolate, teaching, boarding, study house for candidates and transit house.
Agreement of collaboration: Agreement of collaboration was signed between Bishop of Dibrugarh and Sr Lisette Thuruthimattam, superior general on 3 July 2007 and another agreement was made between Sr Melaie Vadakeury and rev Fr James Poonthuruthil, sdb, the Salesian provincial of Dimapur on 22 January 2008 with the condition of renewing it every three years.
At the renewal of agreement in January 2011 between Sr Sharlene Pulickal, the provincial and Rev. Fr. Poonthuruthil we were asked to discontinue the pastoral ministry at the request of Fr. Nazarius Lakra, rector of Salesian community at Tinsukia due to lack of fund to pay for our sisters their remuneration.
Tinsukia community was canonically erected on 21 January 2008. Sr Rosita w s installed on the same day as local superior.
The house was later renovated and new boarding was built in the adjacent plot of land which the community bought in 2009. The new boarding was blessed by Bishop Joseph on 11 February 2012.
Sisters of Mary Immaculate
Rupok Nagar, Gellapukhri Road
P.O. & Dt. Tinsukia 786 125