The Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) is a congregation founded by St. John Bosco, popularly known as Don (Father) Bosco. It is a modern religious society of priests and brothers, to reach out to poor and needy youth.
We are an international congregation of priests and brothers who work side by side and live out the same Salesian life. Part of our calling is to live in community in order that we may be strengthened and supported by others who share a common vision. We journey together with the young, accompanying them in the various stages of their life.
There are over 15,000 Salesians in the world, working in 133 countries. In India there are 11 provinces with over 2500 Salesians and 337 institutions.
The Salesians of Kolkata Province work in the states of W. Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Orissa. There are over 250 Salesians working in 42 Institutions.