A commemorative postage stamp on the Salesians of Don Bosco (Society of St. Francis de Sales) :

Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)Issued by India

Issued on Feb 27, 2006

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.8 Million

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco

Born on Aug 16, 1815 at Castelnuovo d’Asti, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia

Died on Jan 31, 1888 at Turin, Kingdom of Italy

About : 

  • Religious Society of Don Bosco, called the Salesian Society was established in 1859 by Don Bosco, an Italian priest of the nineteenth century at Valdocco (Italy). In 1872 a similar Society for women, called the Salesian Sisters was formed to look after poor girls. Don Bosco organized his lay collaborators into a Salesian family.