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Vol : LVI, July 2018, No.:2

St. Padre Pio

St. Clare of Assisi

Tau Cross

Damiano Cross

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  H i g h l i g h t s  

Letter of Br. Mauro Jöhri, General Minister

Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal celebrated Independence Day with great fervor on 15th August 2018 in the presence of staff, student and management. The chief guests and other dignitaries’ were Rev.Fr.Willian prabhu (Director St. Clare Vihar, Pothnal). Rev. Brothers (St. Clare Post novitiate house) Rev.Fr.Thomas (Co-pastor, St Clare Parish) Mr.Solomon (PTA President S.D.M.C.) Sr.Martha (Anugraha boarding Incharge), C.H. Srinivas, Dr. Prashanth, Mr.Sujith dolly, Mr.Basavaraj kesari, Mr. Ragunath Singh. The gamut of celebration activities held on the campus consisted of special welcoming ceremony, Flag waving and Pooja ceremony, the dynamic march past and a rainbow of cultural activities proposed under the stewardship of the staff and management the entire school assembled at the ground at sharp 8:45 am, Meanwhile the chief guests were escorted to the stage with the school band.
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1Anugraha, Bidar: Independence day celebration
On 15th August, 2018 Anugraha School celebrated the 72nd Independence Day. Mr. Prakash Khandre the ex-MLA, Bhalki presided over the celebration. After hoisting the national flag he received the solute from the four houses of the School. He appreciated the works the Christian institutes have been rending since the freedom fight of India. He recalled, how he had helped the churches in and around Bhalki Taluk in the past and also he promised do anything for the church. As he concluded saying that he had never seen such a discipline in own schools. The celebration was more colourful because of the group dance competition on the patriotic songs. Four houses, which were inaugurated this year did well in the competition and won the worthy prizes. Thus the program ended with distributing sweets to the children and parents who were present.
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The Sneha Jyothi child care center is a registered children's home under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015.
Our mission at the Sneha Jyothi Child care Center is to create and ensure a safe, nurturing, and family environment for destitute, abandoned and orphaned vulnerable little children presently aged between 5 to 18 years which will fulfill the vision of offering them a hope and a future. In our home, they will be loved, valued and empowered through quality care and education. Our goal at The Sneha Jyothi child care center is to excel in holistic childcare and ensure optimum care is provided for all children by meeting their physical and emotional needs. Our vision for The Sneha Jyothi child care center is to become a reputable home and excel in childcare.
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Janapada Jathre @ Darshan College
The Genuine roots of culture is folk music – John Lydon. To encourage the Students to know more about Carnatic culture through folk songs, Darshan College organised Janapada Jathre. The most eminent personalities in the names of Sri Sabbanahalli Raju and Ms. Lavanya were the Jury members for the day. 23 Groups in all, had taken part in this Folk lore Festival and the audience witnessed the enthralling performances and were completely delighted. The competition conveyed the message: ‘Life is a song to Praise God where music is the form of magic’. The Jury members guided the students to sing in such a way that others should hear our worship, for sometimes the songs do not make us emotional but it is the people and things that come to our mind when we hear them.
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Right to Food (RTF) and its entailments: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® conducted Right to Food training to all the adolescent girls in project area. During the sessions adolescent girls were educated regarding the holistic concept of RTF, its various components, entitlements that effectuate its realizations and concern on its progressive realization. An overview of the NFSA Act, 2013 along with an evaluative critique was given to the participants, as a form of inducting them into the session. This was followed by an interactive session which helped to highlight the numerous practical problems, lacunae and policy gaps that need to be fulfilled on order to strengthen right to food within the country.
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Smooth functioning of the parliament is remarkable for many reasons; a mock parliament session was held on 31st July 2018, at Trinitorium by the various ministers of the cabinet to discuss and debate on a few concerns and practices. The parliament session was attended by SPL Gamaliel (Grade X), ASPL Ms. Melanie (Grade IX) and the Opposition Leader Ms. Maimuna (Grade IX) and other cabinet ministers. The session was chaired by the Speaker Rohan Daniel from Grade IX. Various issues were discussed with regards to discipline, cleanliness, food, sports and general concerns. The parliament was adjourned with a feedback from the moderator, the Principal of the school Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa. The Parliament will resume in September for the next session.
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A New academic year, A New start for NSS Unit @ Darshan College
‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others’ – Mahatma Gandhi. The NSS Unit of Darshan College for the academic year 2018-19 was inaugurated on the 1st of August 2018. The Chief Guests for the function were Shri. M. K. Krishna, Director and Chief Nodal Manager SBIMF, Dr. N. Srinivasa, NSS Coordinator, Bangalore University. The Inaugural Function was chaired by Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias, the Director, in the gracious presence of Rev. Fr. George Monis, Principal, Darshan College, Management, Faculty and Students. NSS Programme officer Dr. B. Manjula gave the presentation of the NSS activities of the year 2017-18. The Chief Guest, Shri M. K. Krishna then highlighted on various issues confronting the society and appealed to the 264 NSS volunteers present, to be proactively involved in and address such social problems. Expanding the word NSS as Never Stop Studying, Never Stop Service, he made a detailed, informative talk on services like blood donation and eye donation. The end of all knowledge should be service to others.
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On 3rd August 2018, a variety of competitions were conducted for the students of Grade 1 to 9, to explore their artsy and craftsy skills, and also to enhance their thinking and increase the power of concentration. Students from Grade 1 to 9 participated in the various competitions scheduled on the morning of 3rd August. The competition for the primary children was held in the Bonaventure Block while the middle school students participated in the event at Trinitorium. Students of Grade 6 to 9 had the themes to ‘save earth’ and ‘say No to Plastics’. They had to convey the message through their creative art and collage work. ittle kids from the primary Grades of 1 and 2, had made very colourful craft articles while the students from Grade 3 to 5 made ‘Wealth out of Waste’. The creative, colourful artifacts were exhibited in the Mother Teresa Hall on 4th August 2018, on the Result Day.
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Vimukti Adolescent Clubs
A total of 10 adolescent Groups and each group ranging of 25 to 30 girls between the age of 10 to 18 were formed in the project area. Adolescent girls are availing the pleasure of group membership. Animators have played a vital role in strengthening these groups on adolescent issues. The club provides a platform for adolescents collectively to discuss issues around domestic violence, early marriage and more importantly encourage their peers to adopt healthy practices and follow medical intervention, for preventing anemia. Regular meetings are conducted in these groups. On the other hand VIMUKTI has organized 10 adolescent groups.
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Portiencula feast @ St Anne’s Friary, Mangalore
St Anne’s Friary was soaked in the festal cheer on 02 August 2017, as the Capuchin friars along with the faithful celebrated the feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Portiuncula. The solemn Eucharist in the evening was presided over by Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul Dsouza and was concelebrated by a good number of diocesan and religious priests from near and far. Rev Dr Fr Rocky D’cunna, the Rector of Kripalaya, the Philosophy Seminary of Capuchins in Mysore preached an inspiring homily. He mentioned the clear historical background for this feast of Portiuncula. As a 'Little Portion' – Portiuncula helped St Francis to carry out the will God, may it help us too to understand the plans that God has for us’, he said.
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Create awareness on prevention of contagious diseases : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized awareness’ program on prevention of contagious diseases at Markumdini village on 25th July, 2018. Public people were called upon to keep their houses and surrounding’s clean to avoid contagious, water-borne and mosquito-borne diseases. People were advised to contribute to create a disease –free society. Mrs. Jecintha Vimukti staff appealed the officials of health and education department to create awareness among people on prevention of spread of contagious diseases, including dengue and malaria. Door to door campaign was done to create awareness about prevention of malaria and dengue in the villages. People were asked to keep clean water stored and not to allow water to stagnate near the houses which will give way for breeding ground for mosquitos in the living vicinities.
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The first ever singing competition of the academic year 2018- 19 was conducted on 21/07/2018. Students from class pre kg to 10th std participated in the competition. Rev. Fr. Thomas, Rev. Fr. Dominic and Sr. Martha were the judges. The competition went on with the theme "patriotic" and "Devotional". Students actively showcased their exceptional singing talents, which indeed mesmerised everyone.
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Vocational skill training & distribution of certificate for the poor adolescent girls and women: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti charitable trust®, Pothnal in collaboration with ENSEMBLE AGISSONS, France organized the valedictory function to all the training beneficiaries on 21st of July 2018. The key problem in all our target villages was unemployment. The primary objective of this programme is to create employment opportunities for disadvantaged adolescent girls and women/widows in rural areas at an early age by providing training in tailoring skills and a sewing machine. In our project locations many of the poor women, widows & girls are idle without doing any work and some of them are working as daily wage labourers migrating to some other towns and cities by leaving their children and elder parents at home. Even though they have desire to learn fashion designing skills, due to lack of resources they are idle at homes and depending on some other persons in the families.
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INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY @ Infant Jesus school
YOGA is exercise for body and nourishment to the mind. International Yoga Day was celebrated in our school with much enthusiasm and joy. Inaugurating the event Principal Fr. Andrew Jayaraj told the gathering that yoga is the wonderful contribution of ancient India to the entire world which must be preserved and practiced. Ms Ranjitha the state level Yoga participant thought the students various yogic postures. All the students learnt different assanas enthusiastically performed various yogic postures. Vice Principal Fr. Amar Lobo addressing the student said to that every Indian must feel proud to practice yoga.
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The photos of Fr Archie's Funeral Service at St Anne's Friary and MonteMariano - St Fidelis Friary, Farangipate.
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Farewell to Fr. Elvin Lopez: Vimukti Pothnal
It is said, "Separations are wounds that no one can heal, but memories are treasures that no one can steal". After two years of a journey that seems to have just begun, it was the time to bid farewell to our dear Fr. Elvin Lopez. It was special moment for us. It was painful to say good bye to dear Fr. Being the, Director of Sneha Jyothi Boarding and severed in the Clara Vihar fraternity in various capacities. Now you are going to New Delhi to pursue your higher studies in communication, we the Vimukti Director and staff wish you all the best in your studies. Fr.sathish Fernandez took this occasion to recall all the good times and the good things that the vimukti centre had received during his term. Fr. Elvin Lopez had been a great support in all the areas of our missionary and social work endeavours. The Fraternal care and dedication you had shown to the orphan/semi orphan children, youth, and women had been really inspiring.
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Grow and Glow: Blessing and Inauguration of New Science Block @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore
On the 23rd of July 2018, the newly built Science block of the college was Blessed by His eminence Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, Archbishop Emeritus of Bangalore, and inaugurated by Rev. Dr. Fr. Dolphy Pais, Provincial Minister, Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka. Mr. Muniraju, Corporator, Ullal ward BBMP was also one among the eminent personalities present. Education today should inculcate values and virtues in the students, which is deteriorating in the present society, so that they become firm and strong like the building built on rock was the call given by Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras. The new Science block consists of well-furnished classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, spacious auditorium, Library and various other facilities. The desire to meet the educational thirst of the students belonging to the middle and lower middle-class families, was the foundation for this project. With the ardent efforts of Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias, Director of St. Anthony’s Institutions, along with the support and encouragement of Capuchin Friars, and Benefactors this dream is realized. Indeed, it is a great leap in the growth of the Institution. ‘Growth is the only evidence of life’.
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Free Sapling distribution camp: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized a free sapling distribution camp in three pockets. The pocket leaders and women were sensitized about their responsibilities towards the environment and society. The main aim of this awareness program is to “spreading awareness on environment and its protection”. On this occasion awareness was created among the pocket leaders and members to protect and preserve our mother nature through tree plantation and cleanliness drive. Mr. Charlie VCT staff highlighted saying, free distribution camp is very important day in our life. It is the day when we get aware of issues related to our environment and pledge to keep it safe for our better future. We should take care of our environment all through the life. It can be done only when we will keep our eyes open and be active to bring some positive changes within ourselves and environment. Nearly 145 pocket women and others benefited from this program.
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Nutrition awareness program: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized nutrition awareness program under “Health for all” project on 14th of July, 2018. Malnutrition amongst women is one of the prime causes of low birth-weight babies and poor growth. Low birth weight is a significant contributor to infant mortality. Moreover, low birth weight babies who survive are likely to suffer growth retardation and illness throughout their childhood, adolescence and into adulthood, and growth-retarded adult women are likely to carry on the Preventing under-nutrition has emerged as one of the most critical challenges in recent times. Though various schemes are introduced by the government, yet failed to reach to the beneficiaries. Therefore VCT has been conducting nutrition program in our project area and helping women and children to get maximum benefit from these schemes. Nearly 98 women attended and benefited from this program.
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Freshers’ Day @ Darshan College
‘If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving’ – Martin Luther King Jr.
Freshers’ Day is a day to walk together, to begin to know each other: The Seniors and the New-comers. Freshers’ Day with the theme conservation of Environment was held at our institution with extravaganza on the 14th of July 2018. It was an explosion of talent, showcasing the performances by the senior and super senior students. The Fresher Girls featured themselves with green attire and the Boys in Black and White. The Significance of this attire was Green represents nature and nature represents women: ‘Black and white - Ready to Fight’ was the resolution taken by the boys to fight against deforestation.

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A new Konkani Devotional album "Vizmitham".
Capuchins of Mangalore under the leadership of Fr Paul Melwyn Dsouza have come up with a new Konkani Devotional album "Vizmitham". It was released by Msgr Dr Peter Paul Saldana, the Bishop-elect of Mangalore Diocese on 15th July at 'Voparinchi Sanz' - Town Hall, Mangalore.
Tunes and Lyrics: Fr Paul Melwyn Dsouza, Capuchin.
Music, Harmony, Recording and Mixing: Sangeeth Guru Joel Periera
For the Albums Kindly Contact:

Fr. Melwyn - 9482446419, Fr. Lancy - 7760260289,
Fr. Jawahar - 9902331830, Bro. Victor - 948006631

"Voparinchi Saanz" ("An Evening of Parables") at Town Hall
The Capuchin Friars of St Anne's Friary successfully presented their fourth show of 'Voparinchi Saanz' ('An Evening of Parables') at Town Hall on Sunday, July 15. Bishop-elect Fr Dr Peter Paul Saldanha attended as a chief guest the brief stage programme held prior to the drama. Fr Peter Cyprian D'Souza, Walter Nandalike, founder, Daijiworld Media Group, Michel D’Souza, NRI entrepreneur, Sr Lizzy Thomas, principal, Nazreth School, Suresh Attavar, founder, Chakrapani Nruthyalaya, Br Victor Craata, and Fr Paul Melwyn D’Souza, were present. Appreciating the artists and gathering who attended the show Fr Peter Paul said, “With the intention of simplifying his teachings, Jesus Christ used parables in his life. He himself became a centre character in every parable.
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Birthday wishes to our Correspondent Rev. Fr. Claud Mascarenhas
“Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a year fulfilled with joy”, was the tone of every Trinitarian on 13/07/2018. A special assembly was conducted to wish and greet our beloved Correspondent Rev. Fr. Claud Mascarenhas. The Principal, Administrator, Staff and students of Trinity Central School wished Rev. Fr. Claud by singing the melodious birthday song and offering him a bouquet of flower. We also had teachers Ms. Bhavya and Ms. Sushma Suvarna celebrate their birthdays along with the other students. The teachers wished the birthday celebrants with the bouquet from the Trinity garden. Thereafter Rev. Fr. Claud, Teachers and the students cut the birthday cake and celebrated their birthday in a grand manner. Rev. Fr. Claud thanked the Principal, staff and the students for the gesture of affection showed by the Trinity family.
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Inauguration of Bridge-IT Project and distribution of 16computers & Projectors to the Entrepreneur: Vimukti Pothnal
The project, aptly named Bridge-IT, is a micro entrepreneurship program that aims to provide livelihood opportunities and bridge the IT gap between urban and rural India by building the capacity of rural youth in e-entrepreneurship. Bridge-IT will focus on building the IT and entrepreneurial skills of rural youth, build their confidence, and enhance their life skills, providing them with the necessary means and support to earn a livelihood through e-entrepreneurship. The initiative will not only allow rural youth to be gainfully employed and self-sufficient, but will also bridge the IT gap by enabling the youth to bring much needed IT related services into their communities. By promoting rural entrepreneurship, the intervention aims to improve the rural economy, reduce illiteracy, and provide academic inputs to both school going children and adults through computer based education.
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Adult (computer Based) literacy programme: Vimukti Pothnal
Education a man, you educate a person, but you educate a woman and you educate a whole civilization- Mahatma Gandhi
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope,” says Kofi Annan, adding to him, it’s a basic human right, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, and woman and child can realize his or her full potential. That is what the ALP stands out make the learners specially the women aware of their right to education. The ALP is not directed just learning reading and writing letters but putting them down to act to not to get enslaved to malpractices of the society. So ALP at Manvi Taluk has tried to reach its learners and helped them to bring out their potentiality in learning.
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Mass awareness campaign on Seeds and fertilizers: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti charitable Trust® organized mass awareness campaign from 6th to 9th July, 2018 in five major villages of our working area. Vimukti Staff with the help of local community leaders gave input sessions on seeds and fertilizers stock for monsoon cultivation. Govt. as already allotted sufficient seeds and fertilizers for the farmers for the monsoon cultivation. But farmers should demand the concerned authorities to distribute the seeds and fertilizers in concessional rate. Seeds are available with the Karnataka State Seeds Corporation Limited, National Seeds Corporation and other private agencies. Sufficient stock was ensured and there would not be any shortage for this season. Seeds would be distributed on 75% of concession for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe farmers and on 50% concession for general category farmers.
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Inauguration of the Academic Year @ Darshan College
‘The Secret of getting ahead is getting started’. With a view to grow and progress Darshan College commenced the new Academic Year 2018-19 for the BCOM, BBA and BCA Students. Dr. I. S. Shivakumara, Former Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science, Dept. of Mathematics, Bangalore University was the Chief Guest and Prof. Veeranna, Founder and Director of FASE Foundation was the Guest of Honor. The Faculty members were introduced and the Departmental Heads briefly introduced the curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for the academic year 2018-19. Rev. Fr. George Monis, Principal welcomed the Freshers, wished them all the best and presented the rules and guidelines to be followed. Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias, Director of the Institute insisted on the discipline, Academic Excellence and Character Formation which is given utmost priority in the ambience of Darshan College. Every beginning is an opportunity to grow.
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Talk on Road Safety and POCSO Act : Trinity Central School
An enthusiastic team of Manipal Police was present at the Trinity Central School to create awareness on 'Road Safety and on sexual abuse among young children'. The session was held in the Bonaventure Block at 3.00 pm. Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa the Principal of Trinity Central School, introduced the Police team consisting of Mr. Sudarshan M, Police Inspector; Mr. Sridhar MP, Sub-Inspector; Mr. Uday Amin, Head Constable, Ms. Nethravathi, Woman Police Head Constable and Mahadevi, PSI and gave a warm welcome to them. Students from Grades VIII, IX and X attended the talk that was informative as well as practical like precautions students must take on the roads, how to deal with strangers etc.
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Anugraha Bidar: Vanamahotsava
On 11th July, Anugraha School celebrated the Vanamahotsava. It was a wonderful witnessing event by the school to bring about an awareness regarding protecting the environment by growing trees. Mr. Umakanth the Deputy Forest Range Officer being the main guest of the day addressed the students. The stage was decorated by many eminent persons like, Fr. Vijayraj, SJ, Fr. Richard, the principal, Fr. Prashanth, the parish priest and Fr. Karunesh, the Asst. Principal. The program was well organized; the discipline of the students was highly appreciated by the officer. The principal welcomed the gathering. Thus symbolically a plant was planted and a tree was distributed to each class. Thus, the short program ended with photo session and singing National Anthem.
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MAGNUM OPUS – 2018 - 19 : Trinity Central School
‘A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people’ says Mahatma Gandhi. An inter school AICS Cultural Competition was orgianised for the junior and senior level - Magnum Opus 2018 at Trinity Central School on 7/7/2018. The protection of intangible cultural heritage and maintaining the continuity of national culture is very requisite in the present world. And this was the very motive to host such a prosperous event. The formal inauguration of the ‘Magnum Opus 2018’ was presided over by the Chief Guest Mrs. Jessy Andrews, the Principal of Madhava Kripa School, Manipal; our PTA President Mr. Maxim DSouza, Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa along with the Co-ordinators Mrs. Magdelina Lewis and Mrs. Archana were the members on the dais. The programme commenced with the prayer song by the choir of the Trinity School followed by the welcome speech delivered by the Academic Co-ordinator Mrs. Magdelina Lewis who cheered and welcomed the gathering.
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Blessing and Inauguration of 1st floor Merci Nivas: Vimukti Pothnal
“Those who leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything”.
Girls boarding and child Recourse center is a long awaited dream is finally becoming reality and brought great joy and gladness for the staff and Director of Vimukti Charitable Trust(R) Pothnal. With the blessing of God and the hard work of Fr. Sathish Fernandes and Fr. Elvin Lopez along with Vimukti staff, the newly constructed Merci Nivas 1st floor at Pothnal was blessed on 8th July by Rev. Fr. John Alwyn Dias, Vicar Provincial Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka; Who proudly unveiled the plaque and proclaimed with humble gratitude to God saying ‘Lord your love is eternal; Complete the work that you have begun.... what is done in love is done well. Fr. William prubu Director clara vihar, said i would like to thank immensely those who have put their efforts for the completion of the work and thanks to Merci Nivas 1st floor has given a new look with the construction of an extension.
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The drawing completion of the academic year 2018-19 was held on 07-07-2018. Students from L.K.G – 10th Std. came forward to participate in the activity. The drawing competition was a theme based one, where students were allotted different themes according to their classes. The competition was later followed up with the supervision of the Headmaster.
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Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya : INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2018-19
The Investiture ceremony of the academic years 2018-19 happened to be on 4/07/2018 in the presence of staff, Student and Management of Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya. The chief guest for the event was Fr. Thomas (Asst. Parish priest St. Claire Vihar). The elected SPL, ASPL and the cabinet of Ministers took the oath of abiding to the rules and regulations of the school and their duties. The call was given by Mr. Gangadhar (P.E. Teacher) and the elected leaders along with the four houses of the school marched forward with enthusiasm. The newly elected leaders were honored with sashes by the Headmaster and the whole members of cabinet ministry took on oath leaded by Rev. Fr. Sunil. Meanwhile the chief guest spoke a few words on the special day wishing good luck to the Parliamentarians and students. Eventually, The Headmaster addressed the gathering and exposed the parliamentarians. The official oath taking ceremony was winded up by singing National and School Anthems.
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Parents’ Orientation Program @ St. Anthony’s PU College
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of Parents – Jane D Hull. Future of the Students is shaped by Teachers/Professors at School/College and Parents at home. Understanding this great truth, the Management of St. Anthony’s PU College held Parents’ Orientation program. Rev. Dr. Fr. Dolphy Pais, President of Capuchin Education Service Society, was the Chief Guest, and gave a call to be ‘Encouraging Parents’ to all gathered. Later, the Distinction holders and the toppers of the College in the II PU State Board Examinations 2017-18 were honored and felicitated along with their parents.
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Ordination to Diaconate
“Believe what you read, teach what you Believe and Practice what you Teach.”
The Diaconal Ordination of our 7 Capuchin brothers, 2 from Karnataka namely Bros Christopher Rodrigues , Paul Olwyn D’Almeida,2 from Goa, namely Bros Jerry Fernandes , Sanny Fernandes and 3 TOR brothers namely Bros SumitbilsanTigga, Matias Kandulna and Wilson Lugunwas was being held at Darshan Theologate on June 29, 2018, on the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul. His Grace Rt. Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, Arch Bishop Emeritus of the diocese of Bangalore, ordained our brothers to the Order of deacons. In the homily His Grace, Dr. Bernard Moras emphasized on the very ministry of Deacons, that is, we are to be at the service of the Church, Sacraments and the Liturgy. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, the Provincial minister of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka and Fr. Waldheim Rodrigues, the Provincial Minister from St. Anthony Province Goa, were present along with many guest priest from far and near.
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Free medical Health Check-Up Camp at Vimukti Pothnal:
As a part of our efforts1to make basic healthcare accessible for all, Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal with the support of Ensemble Agissons France conducted free health camps in villages, providing succor to over 250 people. Many of these villages have no healthcare facilities or even a qualified healthcare worker. Monthly free medical camps are being conducted specifically for pregnant women with active participation by staff nurse and support staff from Pothnal hospital. The objective of the camp was to provide information regarding diet, exercise and weight control. Free medicines have been provided to subjects who were diagnosed with HTN and or DM and advised them to follow up with their local doctors or Public Health Centers.
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Celebration of Ramzan Festival in Infant Jesus School
Ramzan festival was celebrated in the school on 20-6-18. Mr. Siraj uddin Sakafi was the chief guest of the program. In his address to the gathering, he beautifully explained the significance of Ramzan and threw light on the fact that all of us have one God and the blood that flows in our bodies is one. He emphasized the unity of all religions. Students read the Holy Quran on this occasion. Fr. Andrew Jayaraj, the principal of Infant Jesus School also addressed the gathering. Students were gifted with sweets at the end of the program.
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Inauguration of the Academic Year 2018-19 : Infant Jesus School
The inaugural function of the academic year 2018-19 was organised on 1/06/2018. The dignitaries who presided over the function were Fr. John Baptist; Fr. Andrew Jayaraj, Principal; Fr. Amar Lobo, Vice Principal and Fr. Anil Kumar, director of Padre Pio study home. Fr. Andrew Jayaraj inaugurated the Academic year 2018-19 by writing the motto of our school on the logo. All the dignitaries present did the lighting of the lamp, symbolising the spark of knowledge. Fr. John Baptist, the chief guest of the function addressed the gathering and wished students a bright year. The program came to an end with the distribution of sweets to all the students and teachers.
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Investiture ceremony at Trinity Central School for the Academic year 2018-19
A journey of thousand miles must begin with a single step. It was the most awaiting moment for the students of Trinity to see their leaders and House in charges to be in full action on 22/06/18. We had a distinguished guest for the ceremony Prof. Vincent Alva, the Principal of Milagres College. As the guest arrived, the Principal escorted him and the academic coordinators to the dais. The program began with a prayer song, which showed oneness of the ‘Trinity family’. A formal introduction of the guests was conducted by Ruth Angelina of Grade 7. Investiture means a formal investing of a person with authority, power, right, office and dignity. It is rightly said that, ‘leaders are not born they are made’. So in Trinity investiture ceremony is one of the most important ceremonies of the school.
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A Day for the Freshers @ St. Anthony’s PU College
There are no strangers in here, just friends you haven’t met. With this feeling the II PU students welcomed the freshers to the Anthonian family. The total strength of the freshers for the Academic year 2018-19 is the highest ever in the history of St. Anthony’s PU College, 181in all. With this the number of PU Students alone, in the campus, has reached the record high of 330. The Class Representatives took the oath of faithfully fulfilling their responsibilities in the ceremony of investiture. Rev. Dr. Fr. Albert Lewis, Dean of Studies, Darshan Institute of Theology, was the Chief Guest for the program. He encouraged the students to be positively passionate and strive constantly to attain their dreams.
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International Yoga Day : Trinity Central School
“Yoga boosts our mental and physical health and improves over all well being”. The United Nations declared the 21st June as International Day of Yoga in 2015, and it has inculcated awareness about the spiritual discipline among all the people across the globe. To commemorate the same the students of Trinity Central School participated in the ‘Yoga Day Celebration’ held at the premises of Shri Krishna Math Udupi. The Scouts and Guides of our school along with their Captains attended the same. Shri Raghavendra Acharya, the owner of the HP Gas agency was the chief guest. He spoke on the importance of yoga. The event was organized by Bharat Scouts and Guides District Organization Udupi.
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International Day of Yoga at Sneha Jyothi Boarding, Pothnal:
Yoga for Harmony and Peace
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice originated in India. Yoga in Indian traditions is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core. Yoga promotes relaxation, reduces stress, helps to focus and concentrate our mind and improves some medical conditions. It strengthens and balances all the parts of the body. It is an excellent training for children and adolescents, both as a form of physical exercise and for breathing, focus, mindfulness, and stress relief. Briefing this knowledge to the children at Sneha Jyothi Boarding, Pothnal by Fr. Elvin Lopes, we celebrated the 4th International Day of Yoga with a title ‘Yoga for harmony and peace’.
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Awareness program on LGBTQ, FSW,PLHIV held at Vimukti Pothnal:
Vimukti Charitable trust®, Pothnal with the collaboration Aptha mithra development organization, Sindhnoor jointly organized awareness program on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) ,female sex worker, and people living with HIV on 16th of June 2018 at Vimukti premises. The objective of the program was to make known the struggles of LGBTQ, female sex worker and people living with HIV people face in the society for their existence. The resource person Sri Madhu said, as a community, LGBTQ people face higher rates of poverty, stigma, and marginalization, which put us at greater risk for sexual assault. We also face higher rates of hate-motivated violence, which can often take the form of sexual assault. Moreover, the ways in which society both hyper sexualizes LGBTQ people and stigmatizes our relationships can lead to intimate partner violence that stems from internalized homophobia and shame.
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Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya observed International Yoga day on 21-06-2018 in the presence of Staff and Management. The newly appointed Physical teacher Mr.Gangadhar carried on the event enthusiastically under the guidance of the Headmaster. The interesting part of the event was that students from class 1st Std. to 10th Std. participated in the event and practiced yoga under supervision. The Headmaster Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo acknowledged everyone with his thoughts on yoga, He also stated that “Yoga is not a religion, it is a science.
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Eid – Ul – Fitr celebrated with full enthusiasm at Trinity Central School : 18.06.2018
We are born in a land blessed with tolerance. We are born in a land blessed with harmony. We are born in a land which is a role model to many other countries. And to add to the blessing, we are a part of a huge Trinity family that celebrates every religion without any discrimination. To celebrate the occasion of EID-UL-FITR, a special assembly was organized on Monday, 18th June, 2018. The students belonging to Islamic faith of Grade 6 – 9 as a part of the celebration presented an amazing programme. It was a moment of pride, honour and a blessing from the Almighty to welcome our Principal Rev. Fr Anil D’Costa, Co ordinators, Administrator Rev Fr Ravi Rajesh, the staff and all the students of the Trinity family.
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Welcoming Parish Priest of Perampally : 14.06.2018
Every assembly at Trinity Central School is special. But the assembly of 14th June 2018 was evidently special as we had Rev. Fr. Anil D’Souza, the newly appointed Parish Priest of Perampally visit the school and be the part of our assembly. The Management, Principal, Staff and Students at Trinity Central School, welcomed the newly appointed Parish Priest of Perampally by offering a bouquet and momento. Thereafter Rev Fr Anil D’Souza addressed our students and motivated them to do their learning in a regular basis and do their small jobs with great responsibility. He also praised and appreciated the students for maintaining good discipline. After which we distributed merit certificates to all those deserving students who were absent during the PTA gathering. The assembly dispersed with National Anthem.
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“A single pint can save three lives, A single gesture can create a million smiles” Vimukti Pothnal
Blood is the fluid that gives life, growth and health. Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). With these key note from Fr. Elvin Lopes Sneha Jyothi Boarders organized World Blood Donor Day on June 14, 2018 to mark this event Mr.Charlie was chief guest, spoke of the benefits and the myths about donating blood. By donating blood we become life savers and real hero and a ray of hope to someone in need of blood and Mrs. Nagarthna the staff nurse guided the children and spoke of the purpose of the event.
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“Employing children is an offence”: Vimukti Pothnal.
An awareness rally was taken out by Child line Raichur at Muddamaguddi School on 12th of June 2018 on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour. The rally started from the School ground and ended at the temple premises. The children were holding placards with slogans against employing children. After the rally stage program was organized in the school. Childline team member Mr. mukkanna staged that employing the children below 18 years is punishable offence as per law, Both the persons employing the children and the persons who have supplied the children are equally responsible. The law provides three years imprisonment for this offence he explained. Further Mr. Charlie Vimukti staff said, children are the future of the country. It is the responsibility of every one to ensure that the children are provided good education and become good citizens.
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The SPL (School people Leader) and ASPL Election for the academic year 2018 -19 were conducted on 15-6-2018 all the volunteer nominees for the posts did the necessary campaigning for the elections. The Headmaster Rev. Fr. Dominic inaugurated the elections. The students from class 3rd to 10th standard casted their votes. The results were announced by the Headmaster in the assembly and the results are as fallows.
SPL: - MR. VIJAYKUMAR (10th Std)

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12 economically poor women received the cylinder gas kit under Mukya Mantri Anila Baghaya Yojana Scheme: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized one day training on revised Mukya Mantri Ujjwala yojana scheme to the women at Markumdinini pocket. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Agrogyappa VCT animator said previously this scheme had fixed target group, but now no target has been fixed, and all the eligible beneficiaries will be given free cooking gas. The people belonging to scheduled caste/ scheduled tribes and backward classes can avail the facilities. The beneficiaries have to bring ration card and identification card to avail the facilities.55 women attended the training and applied for this scheme. As a result 12 of the beneficiaries received the cylinder gas kit and others are waiting to receive.
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Maintain cleanliness to avoid diseases: Vimukti Pothnal
“Cleanliness is the only medicine to all diseases”
Vimukti charitable trust® Pothnal with under health for all project organized program on maintain cleanliness to avoid diseases on 6th of June, 2018.VCT staff nurse Mrs. Nagarathna along with Mrs. Jeceintha initiated in the project women and children that the instances of dengue and chikungunya that are being reported in the district is going high and many are hospitalized. Mrs. Nagarathna stated that the diseases are caused due to the bite of mosquitoes that make water storage and stagnant water their breeding places.
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Feast of St. Anthony’s Shrine at Deena Seva Ashram
The feast of St. Anthony of Padua was celebrated on 13th June in a grand manner at Deena Seva Ashram. Fr. .Jason Pias OFM Cap. presided over the Eucharistic celebration, and gave an inspiring homily .Priests from the neighbouring communities and the melodious voices of the brothers added beauty to the celebration. A large number of faithful gathered for the Eucharistic celebration to join their voices in praising God for the manifold blessing they received through the intercession of St. Anthony of Padua, the Wonder worker. Later after the mass, refreshments were served to the faithful.
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The academic year 2018-19 was inaugurated on 12-06-2018 in the presence of staff, student and Management. The other dignitaries were Mr. Solomon (SDMC President) Mr. Sharanabasappa (SDMC Vice President) and Mr. Virupaksha (PTA Member). The Program started with a prayer service, which was later followed by the lamp lighting Ceremony, newly admitted students were given a warm welcome through the authentic “ aarathi,”. The chief guests shared their thoughts and wished good luck for the school. This first ever event of the academic year 2018-19 took a wind up while the Headmaster acknowledged the gathering with this thoughts and ideas.
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Vanamahotsava Day celebrated at Trinity central school on 7th June 2018
‘Planting a tree is much better than wearing a mask to be safe from pollution.’
A special assembly was organized to celebrate the Vanamahotsava day, an occasion which unitedly brought all the minds together with one definite purpose, that is nothing but save trees and save life. The assembly commenced with a prayer song. After which the energy of nature comes through each and every one of us allowing us to calm our thoughts, a beautiful song was sung by the students of 9th std. “Forests are the world’s air conditioning system, the lung of the planet and we are on the verge of switching it off”. A very thought provoking and an informative speech was delivered by Harsh of grade VII B.

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First Assembly of the Academic Year 2018 -19 : Trinity Central School
As the sun rises and sets a new day, so also the ‘assembly’ paves the path for our students to rejuvenate their minds to remain rooted to the values and helps them to unlock their vitality. Today being 6th June 2018, was the first day of assembly of the academic year 2018-19. The Students from grade I to X were all assembled in the Trinitorium with vibrant colors of their houses, viz Assisi, Spoleto, Greccio, Laverna, Rivotorto. Assembly is the time when students and mentors come together and start the day enabling them to share their experience and providing them a platform to perform. In the same way, at Trinity Central School, the first assembly started with involving God’s name through a prayer song sung by the choir group. After which the Principal greeted the staff and students.
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10.06.2018 : Saccidananda, Bangalore : Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
“You, Eternal Trinity, are my Creator, and I am the work of Your hands, and I know through the new creation which You have given me in the blood of Your Son, that You are enamored of the beauty of Your workmanship”.
-Catherine of Siena
Indeed a joyful occasion for all the friars of the Karnataka Capuchin Province, which is dedicated to the care and love of the Most Holy Trinity, the Triune Godhead, the solemnity of which we celebrated with great joy on this day. The Eucharistic Celebration was presided over by Most Rev. Dr Peter Machado, the Archbishop of Bangalore Archdiocese who exhorted the faithful gathered about the abounding love and affection of the Triune God and invited us to imbibe the same qualities in our lives as well. A number of friars from different fraternities, priests both religious and diocesan, religious nuns and faithful present in great numbers added cheer to our celebration.
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PTA GATHERING - 26TH MAY, 2018 : Trinity Central School
Last Year’s words belong to last year’s language and New Year’s words await another voice. As we are at the start of this Academic Year 2018-2019, its time for setting & achieving goals, working smarter towards taking our school and the students to the next level of heights. The first PTA Gathering of Academic year 2018-19 was held on 26th May 2018. The programme started with a prayer asking the Almighty to shower his blessings on the gathering. The formal function commenced by lighting the lamp. The dignitaries of the day Secretary of CEB, Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias, Correspondent Rev. Fr. Claud Mascarehnas, PTA President Mr. Maxim D’souza, the Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa and the Academic Coordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis ignited the lamp and inaugurated the New Academic Year 2018-2019.
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Valedictory ceremony to our sponsor children: Vimukti pothnal
It is said, “Separations are wounds that no one can heal, but memories are treasures that no one can steal.” It was painful to say good bye to eight of our senior sponsor children, but as they go for another stage of experience which is the part of their life. To mark this event we gave them memorable farewell with an excellent program along with sumptuous meal. It was the day the our beloved sponsored children took center stage; a day the companions experienced mixed feelings of pride and sadness, while the parents looked on joyfully; a day that will forever be etched in the collective consciousness of Vimukti as covering yet another milestone in this beautiful journey of togetherness. It was the most awaited moment of the year for the outgoing batch- their Valedictory Function.The symbolic lighting of the lamp and cutting the beautifully decorated cake by the departing sponsored children along with Fr. Sathish Fernandes, director, took on an added significance as did the invocation that followed.
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Workshops and Training at Trinity Central School
“The one who stops learning stops growing”. Hence here at Trinity Central School there is always a scope for improvement. In order to pace with fast moving world and to update themselves with the modern teaching methods of various training programs were held in Trinity premises. Thanks to the Management, our Principal Rev. Fr. Anil for organizing such workshops. On 28th May 2018, we had a workshop on the theme “How to be an effective Teacher”. A very interactive session that explained the various teaching styles. It was conducted by Mr. Chetan Ponappa, the Regional Director for Centrado Tech Solution PVT Ltd.
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June 5th is celebrated as the World Environment Day. To mark this important event St Anthony's Institutions planned a "Walk for Nature". Around 450 student from High School section went on a procession with slogans like: "1,2,3 - plant a tree, Stop pollution is the best Solution, Save the Nature- Save the Future....." The procession was flagged off by the Asst. Headmaster Rev. Fr. Vincent Balraj and Rev. Fr Prem Lawrence was the guide and leader. A number of people witnessed this noble procession. Police department extended their full support to us.
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NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2018 : St. Anthony's Church School
St Anthony's institutions was delighted to begin the new academic year 2018 on 28th of May 2018. Officially we inaugurated the year on 04th of June,2018 at 9.30 a.m. The staff and the Management welcome the students after which all were gathered in the school grounds. A small prayer session was conducted with the lighting of the lamp by school Headmaster, Asst. Headmaster, Staff representatives student representatives. Students with 100% attendance in the last academic year were honoured with the gold medal and 5% discount on the total fees for the academic year 2018.
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Assisi Elevated
St. Francis of Assisi School was elevated by 100% result of X Std Students, who appeared for the ICSE examination 2018. Bharat Choudhari topped the school with 94.44%. He also scored 100 marks in Mathematics. Rahul Balekai scored 100 Marks in PHE. Thus, School secured 27 distinctions, 16 first class and 3 second class. We congratulate all the students for their hard efforts and teachers for their interest in the students and subjects.

Statue of Jesus-Christ, the Redeemer installed @ St. Anthony’s PU and Darshan College
“If God is all you have, you have all you need.” The vision and dream of St. Anthony’s PU and Darshan College was realized when the monument of Jesus-Christ, the Redeemer was successfully installed on the Portico of our progressive Institute. The Statue of Jesus Christ with arms open wide, a welcoming gesture, was designed and endowed with beauty by Franciscan Brother George Vitus, CMSF and his supporting hand Mr. Sandeep. The Management remains grateful to them for their kind services. The 12 feet effigy of Jesus-Christ, the Redeemer indeed reminds us all, and those who enter our Campus, that all are welcome. May Jesus-Christ, our Redeemer bless us and our mission and ministry. Seek God’s will in all you do, and he will show you the path to take - Proverbs 3:6.
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Mass of the Holy Spirit and Prima Lectio Brevis at Darshan Institute of Theology, Bengaluru
Every day has a new beginning, a new blessing, and a new hope, that is God’s gift to us. Brothers at Darshan Theologate are all set to begin the new academic year 2018-2019. We began with the Mass of the Holy Spirit at 9.00 a.m. presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, the Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Province. He preached an inspiring homily on Good News, Flash news and Fake news. He called on the brothers to be wise in using social communication. The directors of the Day Scholars namely from Ashirvanam and Goodnews Bhavan enhanced our joy. Soon, after the mass refreshments were served and then we proceeded with Prima Lectio Brevis. The programme began with a prayer and lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. The new handbook and calendar was released. The freshers were cordially introduced and welcomed by the Dean of Studies.
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Providing free educational Aids to disadvantaged school going children: vimukti pothnal
“What is done in love is done well”.
As a part it’s on going services towards the poor children, Vimukti has been distributing free notebooks, uniforms to the poor students from the nearby government schools on 31st of May, 2018. Every year around 150 poor students were given note books & stationery, uniforms. The articles were distributed by the dignitaries present during the meeting. This year, a massive arrangement for free distribution of notebooks was made to the poor primary school students, in the various adjoining villages of Pothnal city. This philanthropic endeavor of which was began, since 2012. Irrespective caste, creed or religion, every poor student were given notebooks each free-of-cost every year wherein about 150 students are directly getting benefited. Addressing the occasion, Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti, Director said that today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders and hence Vimukti aims at reaching those children who are denied of their basic right to education due to incapacity to afford for education.
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Commencement of the New Academic Year @ St. Anthony’s PU College
‘Before beginning there needs to be a plan of how you are going to get to the end’. With definite and achievable goals St. Anthony’s PU college commenced the new Academic Year 2018-19. From the year of its beginning the college has for this year highest number of Students, 311 in all. The PU College has had admissions of 163 Students so far, for the first PU. Its indeed a sign of the growing popularity of the college in and around Bengaluru for its achievements, progress and ‘Make a Difference’ approach in Educational field. The Academic Year was given start with the encouraging words of the Director, Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias, who gave a call to be ‘positive and passionate’. Rev. Fr. Roshan Rosario, The Principal, welcomed the freshers to the Anthonian Family, and emphasized on the transformation found only at St. Anthony’s underlining the Academic Excellence and Character Formation. Every new beginning is a new opportunity to grow and to excel.
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“Children are the world’s most resource and its best hope for the future”- John F Kennedy
Children are the light of the society. Tomorrow’s future of the society depends upon the today’s children. Today the situations have changed in getting the children educated by making them sit in the four walls of the class-room. But it is all about the holistic development. A rank holder at studies may not rank in the society. A man with human values, right judgment and capable discretion has respect in the society. The education system has become so challenging today. It needs to be updated to make children love learning through innovative way of leaning. Children are the source they are the future. With all this aspects in mind the Sneha Jyothi Boarding has been trying its best from many years to give children not only the accommodation and food but also a valuable opportunity, spirit filled and humane atmosphere to bloom and enjoy their childhood through learning and activities.
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Workshop on Creative and Happy Teaching : Trinity Central School
Anyone who stops learning is old whether 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. A workshop on creative and happy teaching was organized on the 24th May 2018 at the premises of Trinity Central School, Udupi. The programme was hosted by the Management, Principal and the Staff of Trinity along with Mr. Gururaj the Director of Generation Next. A formal programme was organized before the workshop. The guest speaker Mr. V. Balakrishnan, Mr. Gururaj, Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa and Ms. Maggie Lewis lit the lamp and inaugurated the event. The workshop was immediately followed by the speaker’s motivational and humorous talk on. ‘How a good teacher can become a great teacher’. Teachers from various institutions in and around Udupi attended the workshop. As all that begins well ends well even the thought providing and inspiring workshop came to an end with vote of thanks from a member of Trinity Staff. After which a delicious lunch was served for all the participants.
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Awareness and Increasing Knowledge among Farmers to Enhance the Production and Productivity: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized the awareness program on increase knowledge among farmers to enhance the production and productivity. The main aim of this program is to improve the technologies related to agriculture and allied fields benefited the farmers in terms of increased crop production and improved farm income. The successful technological interventions identified through On-farm testing (OFTs), soil testing, etc. This program includes cluster demonstration of rice, wheat, pulses on improved package of practices, demonstration on cropping system, cropping system-based training of farmers, seed distribution of high-yielding varieties and other agro inputs. The Govt. has approved crops developmental programme on cotton, sun flower, paddy and sugarcane etc., for enhancing production and productivity of these commercial crops. Vimukti, also creates awareness among farmers regarding Ganga Kalyana yojene, krishi Honda, land Bhoo Odetana Yojane( land purchase Scheme), Pashu Bhagya Scheme etc.
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25.05.2018 : Saccidananda, Bangalore
Birthday of Fr Deepak Fernandes

Fr Deepak, the Provincial Secretary joined the members of Saccidananda community to thank God for the gift of life and another year as he celebrated his birthday. Fr Provincial and Fr Robin D’souza, the guardian took the opportunity to thank him and to appreciate him for what he has been and what he does to the community and to the province at large. We wish Fr Deepak a very happy birthday and many more returns of the day.
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Job Fair @ Darshan College
Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. Job fairs create a platform for the Business firms and Students stepping out of educational Institute to meet together. Job fair activities are organized to help new graduates and job seekers find the careers they aspire to have. Companies and agencies also benefit from job fairs through having new, fresher additions to their teams. In order to provide an opportunity to our final year Students, Darshan College management in association with Disciple India Limited organized a Job Fair in the Campus. Companies like HP, Mahindra, Vodafone, Paytm, Angel Brokers, Eureka, Just Dial, HSBC Bank came forward for the recruitment of the freshers. Students from many of the other colleges too took part in the event. Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
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International Child helpline day: Vimukti Pothnal
On 19th of May, 2018 Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal organized the program in collaboration with CHILDLINE India Foundation to mark the international child helpline day at Sunkanoor village, Manvi Taluka. The rally was conducted in the main streets of Sunknoor Village. The students took out rally through the main streets of Sunkanoor by holding placards and banners containing the message on the needs of protecting the rights, to create awareness on adverse impact of child marriage, Child Sexual abuse, child line, child dropout, Child trafficking, Child labor, RTF, protection of earth, health-hygiene and cleanliness etc., in the society. The day was packed with events which were meant to sensitize the citizens for the need for children friendly spaces with included access to a helpline service for children. The underlying message of the campaign was to take collective responsibility in protecting the rights of children.
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21.05.2018 : Yesu Nilaya, Palya, Sakleshpura
Inauguration and Blessing of ‘Yesu Nilaya’
Unless the Lord builds the house,
Those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalms 127.1)
The Lord has been indeed merciful to us as He assisted us in the completion of yet another project named ‘Yesu Nilaya’ amidst the lush greenery of the western Ghats along the National Highway leading to Mangalore from Bangalore, in Palya Village, adjacent to Sakleshpur and Hassan. The Friary was inaugurated Fr Laurenzo Motti, the Provincial Minister of Emilia Romagna, Italy and blessed by Rt Rev. Dr T Anthonyswamy, the Bishop of the Diocese of Chikkamagalur who also presided over the Thanksgiving Eucharist in the new friary.
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Right to food campaign-“Development and Access to Entitlements of the marginalized”: Vimukti Pothnal
One of the major issues in the present context is ‘Right to Food’, which stands great challenge to the poor people to get their rights and One of the concrete example of option for the poor today in India would be to campaign for the government schemes on the Right to food. There are 8 schemes but are unknown to the poor and the marginalized. Through regular home visits, awareness was generated among people on RTF, PDS, ICDS, APL/BPL, MDMS, AAY NFBS, and NOAPS etc. our project aim is to at least 80% of the households have improved access to entitlements of NFSA and SCSP/STSP/WASH and other government schemes. Followed by Vimukti RTF Training last year, several programmes have been conducted at the village levels with focus conscientizing the marginalized communities such as the Dalits tribal and the slum dwellers on their right to food and of enabling them to make the most of the food related schemes of the governments.
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Health camps: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Free health camps are conducted in the targeted villages of Manvi Taluka, under HEALTH FOR ALL project, in collaboration with Ensemble Agissons, France. People with different diseases have benefited a lot as they were given thorough treatment and referred to other hospitals for major complications. Nearly 49 people benefited from this camp.

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Survey on children with Disability: Vimukti Pothnal
“Disabled children in Manvi Taluka miss out due to lack of support services…”
On 27th April 2018, Vimukti with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons, France, under “HEALTH FOR ALL” project involving more than 16 staff actively participated and identified differently abled children in 16 villages of our working area. Worldwide, 89% of children go to school. However, only 2% of Children with disability in Manvi Taluka from low and middle income families attend school. People with disabilities have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This is largely due to the lack of services available to them and the many obstacles they face in their everyday lives.
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Atithi Devo Bhava: Vimukti Pothnal
It is true; when guests come to our social Centre, we are overjoyed because they bring joy to us as the title suggests. Our social center welcomed many people who had come to see our work. We were happy to welcome recently Mr. Sunil D’souza and family from Nekre, Managaluru who had come to see our boarding children. Thank you and visit again.
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Vimukti charitable Trust information Posters:
VCT poster will provide you with lot of information regarding, child right issues like CHILD LABOUR, CHILD TRAFFIKING CHILD MARRIAGE, CHILD LINE AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE etc., and also various government schemes available for women and children, along with that different Acts given by the Govt. thus all the readers are encouraged to apply one or the other schemes and get benefits from the schemes.
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Survey on progress on new project “Bridget IT- Digital Entrepreneur program: Vimukti Pothnal
In recent years, there has been paradigm shift in the development of youth in India with a huge focus on livelihood development through micro entrepreneurship. A severe lack of job opportunities for youth, especially rural youth, has led to entrepreneurship, even at the micro level, as a necessary and viable alternative for livelihood generation. Providing the opportunity for youth to successfully start and run a small business will improve rural economy and lead to better quality of life for the youth, their families, and their communities. Promoting rural enterprise will also serve as a key to stem the migration of youth and bring about a reduction in the number of youth who move away from their communities in search of employment elsewhere. With the advancement of technology, and the ever growing reliance on digitalisation, rural communities are fast being left behind on the availability of technology based services.
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Voters’ Awareness and its Importance: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal, organized mass awareness program on voting; with an aim to promote democratic values the campaign leverages both online and offline channels to make voters aware of the values of their invaluable vote and how each vote can strengthen democracy. In democracy, it is not simply enough to inform voters about election dates. In order to help the electorates take an informed decision, it is quintessential to sensitize them about the importance of participating in the electoral process. Moreover, voters need to be educated about the process and made aware of the political parties, their manifestos, backgrounds of the contesting candidates and armed with several other information’s to help them cast a valuable and ‘enlightened’ vote. Three village people benefited from this mass awareness program.
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Flower Arrangement & Vegetable Carving @ Darshan College
‘Education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.’ - Albert Einstein. Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye. It is an intelligence having fun. Darshanites showcased creativity, aesthetic sense and their innate abilities in ikebana (Flower arrangement and decoration) and Mukimono (the art of fruit and vegetable carving). The participants used different combinations of flowers and also fruits and veggies to present their artistic skills. It was a fine-tuned display of creativity, symmetry and blend of colors. The students enthusiastically took part in the competition and their knowledge about the flowers, vegetables and fruits used were incredible. The event redefined everyone’s imaginations.
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Raichur Women were on a 71-Day Protest Demanding Liquor Ban Ahead of Elections : Vimukti pothnal
Women from Raichur are urging the government, “Please stop the sale of liquor!” In a 71-day protest, which began on February 20, the women are demanding to ban the cause of problems in their personal lives. Mariyamm a member of Vimukti staff stated “We have chosen 71 days because it has been 71 years since India has been declared independent but us women still lead enslaved lives.” She added, “The wretched liquor has ruined our lives – ask the women here. Many of them are regularly beaten up by their drunken husbands and sons. Rampant alcoholism has eaten up the earnings of most families. What is worse is an even boy as young as 13 and 14 have begun drinking!” The protest is taking place in a shamiana in the Mahatma Gandhi stadium complex in Raichur city, Karnataka. The women participating in the protest are boiling with anger and do not plan to move until the problem of alcoholism is solved. They are infuriated by the fact that the state suffering water scarcity is abundant in the supply of alcohol. “Beeru beda, neeru beku; We don’t want alcohol, we want water,“ demanded women.
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A three days retreat 'Ignite2018' was held at St Anne's Friary, Portiuncula chapel, Jail Road – Mangalore from 29th April to 1st May 2018 every evening 5pm to 8pm. Rev Fr Fio Mascarenhas, sj with his lucid, sound biblical teaching, new insights and practical examples helped the faithful to reflect on the ‘infinite Power’ that’s available to us in the Good News of Jesus. There were about 250 – 300 participants on all three days. Bro Vincent Potta with his melodious music and singing helped the faithful to pray better. Fr Fio delivered an one hour of talk, celebrated Eucharist and conducted the adoration on all three evenings. Fr Derick, Fr Jawahar and Bro Dolphy contributed their time and energy for the success of this retreat.
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Safe & clean drinking water Awareness Campaign: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti organized safe water awareness campaign in Pothnal on 25th of April, 2018. The main objective of the campaign is to create awareness about safe and clean drinking water and to combat the challenge from polluted drinking water. VCT develops partnerships with healthcare professionals and respected community service organizations to provide outreach and education programs in the communities where it operates. VCT also undertakes various social awareness campaigns to bring about behavioral change towards safe drinking water and its positive impact on health. The social awareness programs focus primarily on creating awareness among women and school children in the communities being served. The organization has reached out to more than 9 villages in creating awareness in this regard and encouraging people to opt for better health. Mrs. Chndra Shekar Taluka THO, AWC Teacher, ASH worker, Mrs. Jecintha and Mrs. Nagarathna Vimukti staff nurse witness the program.
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Merci Nivas 1st floor Construction in progress: Vimukti Pothnal
First of all we sincerely thank you for your valuable prayers. Our Merci Nivas Construction work is in progress. The plastering work is about to finish. Presently painting and tiles works are on the move. The carpentry work is yet to complete. ATHITHIDEVO BHAVA; some of our friends and friars made their fraternal visit to our Vimukti center, Rev. Fr. Provincial and many guest friars; May God bless you and come again. The plumbing, wiring, cementing, wash room construction, soak-pit works are completed. As the work is progressing in full swing there is an assurance that the entire construction will be completed by end of May.
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SUMMER FUN @ Assisi School Chikodi
Summer Vocation is a great time to spend in developing talents and in doing what one could not do during the school time. Keeping this in mind St. Francis of Assisi School conducted the three days summer camp for VI to X Standard Assisi Kids only. De Paul brothers from Bangalore conducted and helped students to discover and explore their hidden talents through different activities, children learnt various lessons for their life.
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BETTER FUTURE AHEAD : Assisi School Chikodi
The valedictory function was organized by the students and teachers of St. Francis of Assisi School on 3rd April, 2018 in the school ground where students of Class 1st – 9th bid farewell to the outgoing students of class 10th wishing them better future ahead. The function began with the band procession followed by the prayer dance. Fr. Jeson Fernandes, the Principal of the school welcomed the guests and the gathering. Thereafter, Fr. Maxim (The Principal of St. Joseph’s Institute of Hotel Management, Belgaum), the chief guest welcomed the outgoing batch by bursting the paper crackers and wished them well by giving away the momentos and a motivational speech. Fr. Arun, the President of the programme enlightened the students with his inspirational speech. Students presented very interesting shadow play and group dances, which entertained the audience to the fullest. Farewell function witnessed the prize distribution for the students who had won in the musical fete. The valedictory function was ended with Thanks giving song by outgoing students.
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Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal initiates its new existence at Raichur under CHILDLINE 1098 services:
Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal set-up child-line service at Raichur, in partnership with Childline India Foundation. It is a project of the Ministry of Women and Child development, Govt. of India. CHILDLINE is a 24x7 toll free helpline for children who are in need of care and protection (CNCP). Mass awareness were conducted in all the important and crowded circles, 215 schools, slums, public places as a result from February 2018 to April 2018, totally 223 cases were dealt with the coordination of concerned government departments. Most of the children received counseling after the first intervention. Some of the cases that were dealt are re-uniting children with their families, offering financial support for education, and medical assistance to those in need. Child line Raichur works for the protection of the rights of all children in general.
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Farewell Br Crispin Lobo : 18.04.2018 - Saccidananda
‘Now I have to say goodbye,
but it`s hard to say,
So I say nice to meet you
Nice to meet you again soon’
Br Crispin Lobo lived with us, prayed with us, smiled and laughed with us for over eight years. He even served the Saccidananda Community as the Guardian for three years and served it with great love and care. Now it is time for him to say goodbye to Saccidananda and move ahead to his new home at Monte Mariano, Farangipet. The transfer apparently seemed untimely, however was much needed as he required better medical care. A thanksgiving Eucharist was organized on 15.04.2018 and the ‘extended family’ of Saccidananda joined their voices in praying for Br Crispin’s good health and happiness after which they all wished brother well. A delicious breakfast was served in honor of Br Crispin.
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Ambedkar Jayanti 2018 : Vimukti Pothnal. All we need to know about ‘Architect of Indian Constitution’
BR Ambedkar can easily be remembered as "The Father of the Constitution of India" and the man who fought for the oppressed in the country. On Saturday, April 14, 2018, India celebrated the 127th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. Popularly known as Babasaheb, he was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination against untouchables since he was a Dalit too and also supported the rights of women and labour. However, Ambedkar’s importance in Indian history cannot just be limited to a person who championed for the rights of the poor, downtrodden and lower caste people. He can easily be remembered as “The Father of the Constitution of India” and the man who fought for the oppressed in the country. He was the principal architect of our Constitution and a founding father of the Republic of India.
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De Paul Institute of Philosophy and Religion kumbalgod Brothers Mission Exposure Programme At Vimukti Pothnal:
Affection and commitment towards social work is the best activity of life. We the Vincentian brothers, currently pursuing our philosophical studies in Bangalore, were privileged to be a part of the Vimukti Pothnal from 3rd to 12th of April 2018. Belonging to a congregation which inherits its spirit from St. Vincent De Paul, it was a rejuvenating experience for us to walk into the life of the people and experience their very state of life. Our mission exposure programme in Pothnal was animated and guided by Fr. Satish Fernandes OFM. When we look into the past ten days, we had a gradual and progressive growth in our outlook towards social work. We were introduced to a number of activities and initiatives that aimed at the betterment of children, youth, women and adults. In our visit to Gangavati, we could witness with our own eyes the functioning of Child Resource Centers (CRC’s) and Youth Resource Centers (YRC’s), run by Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra (CKSK) in collaboration with Child Fund India (CFI).
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Capuchin Education Board Meeting : 15.04.2018 - Chikodi, Belgaum
The final meeting of the Capuchin Education Board for the year 2017-18 was held at Christalaya, Chikodi which is an esteemed mission centre of the Holy Trinity Capuchin Province and also houses the reputed St Francis of Assisi School. The community of Christalaya hosted an outing on the previous day coupled a demonstration of their mission at School and Social work centre. Later during the day the members of CEB had a leisure time visiting the Gokak Water Falls and the back waters of Hidkal Dam. On Sunday the members met for a serious discussion on various issues of the School management especially the Budget forecast for the year 2018-19.
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Annual Prize Distribution & Launching of the new Website @ Darshan College
“Goals are dreams with deadlines, so work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise”. As the quote goes, the Proud Darshanites who had created an indelible impression in various facets such as academics, Sports, Cultural events, Inter-Collegiate Competitions, NSS secured laurels from the dignitaries namely the Honourable Registrar of Bangalore University- Prof. Dr. Shivaraju C, Dr. Basavaiah, Honourable Physical Education Director, GFGC Yediyur, Rev.Fr. Nitin D’Souza, Provincial Secretary and Administrator, St. Bonaventure Province, Maharashtra. Asst. Professor Basanthi Goswamy R L was awarded as the Teacher of the Year, Kevin Amal and Nishanka were awarded as the Outstanding Students of the year and Harish Kumar of VI Sem BBA was awarded as Sportsman of the Year. The new college website was launched on this occasion. Victory is not a sign that you never failed but that you persevered and never quitted.
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Vimukti women take initiative to create voters’ awareness:
Vimukti organized an innovative campaign in Sunkanoor on Saturday when Vimukti women group visited each home and appealed the occupants to exercise their franchise without fail. Amidst hot weather women along with Anganwadi, ASHA workers and the school teachers, visited families and appealed them to compulsory cast their votes in the coming assembly elections. Women walked in the villages and distributed pamphlets among people to create awareness. It is important for voter turnout that local and state voting policies and procedures are public knowledge. Often, voters do not know where, when and how to vote. Public awareness campaigns can encourage voter participation and make important information ubiquitous, thereby reducing barriers at the ballot box. Thus Vimukti spread the public awareness in the villages of our targeted area.
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Provincial Triennial Formators' Conference - 2018
Fr Joe Mathias, the rector of St Peter Seminary was the resource person. The provincial minister Fr Dolphy Pais, presented the key note adress. Around 57 formator friars of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka are participating in this 3 days conference.

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Residential Vocation Camp held @ Mangalore
Residential Vocation Camp was held at Assisi house Mangalore. Around 42 ​students from highschool and PUC participated and gained a lot of insights and knowledge on Capuchin Way of life.

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Training for Village members on RTE: Vimukti Pothnal
One day training on RTE was organized for village members at Vimukti premises on March 18th, 2018. All pocket members were present for the training. Mr. Sudarshan talk on ‘possibility thinking’ and social leaders as mentor had made deep impression in the participants. The documentary film ‘Jyothi’ with fitting commentaries was very effective to teach the role of public leader as mentor. The participants expressed their happiness and satisfaction in finding new meaning for their life as mentor in social sector. In the Second session he spoke on length at the end of the seminar each group made concrete action plans to promote child right regarding RTE and its benefits. Nearly 42 CL and MCM members participated and got inspired for the training.
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‘Business Quiz -2018’ @ Darshan College
‘You earn your trophies at practice, you pick them up at competitions’. A quiz competition is a form of game or mind-sport that tests one’s knowledge about a certain subject and promotes growth in knowledge, abilities and skills. To encourage this competitive spirit and enthusiasm for lifelong learning, Darshan Degree College organized ‘Business Quiz-2018’. Prior to the final, preliminary rounds were held and it witnessed a massive turn out with 52 teams taking part in it. Out of them, only six best teams were chosen for the final round. The questions ranged from wide categories such as logos, taglines, business vocabulary and recognizing the influential personalities from business and governance. Kevin Amal and Harish from final BBA topped the points table and were adjudged Champions of ‘Business Quiz - 2018’. Jayamahadeva Swamy, Asst. Prof. from the department of English was the quiz master and made the event lively and informative with interesting questions and facts.
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Pastoral Visitation of the community of Saccidananda : 03.04.2018
“The pastoral visitation prescribed by the Rule (ER IV 2; LR X 1) and universal law contributes much to the inspiration and renewal of our life and to the unity of the brothers (Const 164.1)”.
As is the spirit of the Order, the Pastoral Visitation of the community of Saccidananda began today with the thanksgiving Eucharist celebrated by Fr Provincial Minister along with the members of the community. Later during the day, the Provincial Minister exhorted the brothers on the timely theme of ‘Power and Authority for the sake of selfless Service to God and to humanity’, accentuating the fact that the sacramental power we posses as priests and religious has a definite divine purpose. It is not to break but to build, not to hurt but to heal, it is not to rule over but to serve, like Jesus, the Son of God himself did during His public ministry and our father St Francis of Assisi demonstrated throughout his life, though being modest and unassuming.
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On 8 December 2008 the General Definitory by its Decree Prot. No. 00999/98 constituted and declared established the Most Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka. By the same Decree the General Definitory appointed Br. Vincent Gabriel Furtado as the new Provincial Minister, Br. John Baptist Sequeira as the first Definitor and Provincial Vicar, Br. Patrick Crasta, Edwin Colaco and Rudolf D'Souza as the 2, 3, and 4 Definitors respectively.



Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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Minister General

Fr. Mauro Jöhri
Minister Provincial

Joseph Dolphy Pais
Provincial Council

Fr. Alwyn Dias
Vicar Provincial

Fr. Peter Cyprian D'souza
2nd Councilor

Fr. Paul Melwyn D'souza
3rd Councilor

Fr. Salvadore Fernandes
4th Councilor


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