Arunoday, the Rising Sun – gloriously represented by a life-size Rising Christ in the sanctuary of the chapel – is the baptismal name of the Pre-Novitiate two-storey building at Barasat. It was solemnly inaugurated on Sunday, 29th July 2001 at 3.30 p.m. Archbishop Henry D’Souza gave the blessing in the presence of Bishop Salvadore Lobo.
Fr. Aelred Gomes was the initiator of the whole planning for the Pre-Novitiate. Fr. Peter Samikannu was the first Director of this Pre-Novitiate. Sch. Joseph Kulandai was the first Regent of Arunoday.