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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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  Highlights 

FIRST ROUND PASTORAL VISITATION AFTER THE 7TH PROVINCIAL CHAPTER
Letter of Br. Mauro Jöhri, General Minister

1Health awareness programme conducted for school children: Vimukti Pothnal

A health awareness programme was conducted for students from a school in Karabdinni high school. The children were sensitized about the importance of washing their hands before and after eating and exercising daily and the importance of playing sports and inculcating other healthy habits to avoid falling sick. The children were asked to share their daily routines and the steps they took every day to maintain hygiene. The children learnt a lot from the session and promised to follow all the good habits.
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1Pencil Sketch Competition @ St. Anthony’s PU College
‘We tend to become like those whom we admire’ – Thomas S Monson. Being the role model is the most powerful form of educating. In order to refresh the minds of the Students towards their Role Models, St. Anthony’s PU College organized ‘Pencil Sketch’ Competition. The theme for the event was ‘My Role Model’. Many students participated and depicted on the sheets their respective role models from National leaders to religious leaders. A role model in the flesh provides more than an inspiration; his or her very existence is the confirmation of the possibilities one may have every reason to doubt, saying, ‘yes someone like me can do this’. Its important what kind of person you have chosen to be your role model, for you will imitate that person to a greater extent. The event gave a glimpse of the role models the present generation imitates.
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1The centenary year of Stigmata, the 50th death anniversary and the annual feast of St. Padre Pio
The centenary year of Stigmata, the 50th death anniversary and the annual feast of St. Padre Pio was celebrated with pomp and gaiety at the St. Anne's Friary, Bejai here on 23 September 2018. The Festive Mass was celebrated by Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangaluru diocese. Fr Peter Cyprian D’Souza, the provincial councillor, Fr Paul Melwyn D Souza, the superior and many priests from diocese and religious congregations joined the celebration as concelebrants. In his homily, the bishop Peter Paul Saldanha said, "Once when Padre Pio was praying he experienced a vision of the wounded Christ and received the Stigmata. On September 20, 1918, while hearing confessions, Padre Pio had his first occurrence of the stigmata: bodily marks, pain, and bleeding in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ.
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1Padre Pio Feast 2018
Malayalam Mass



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1Padre Pio Feast 2018
Kannada Mass



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1Padre Pio Feast 2018
Solemn Procession



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1St. Padre Pio Feast -
Adoration &Special Mass for Sick & the Aged




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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 9

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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 8

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A DAY TO REJOICE TOGETHER : Assisi School Chikodi
St. Francis of Assisi school organized a day of outing for its staff to Gokak Falls, Godachinmalki Falls and Hidkal Dam.

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Eid-ul-Adha: A festival of sacrifice @ Assisi School Chikodi
Quran 6:162 : “Indeed my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.”
St. Francis of Assisi school children gathered together with Muslim brethren to rejoice and share the joy of Eid- ul -Adha. The celebration began by asking the Lords blessings through a devotional hymn. The guest of the day Mrs. Gulnaz Goundi the Assistant Engineer in Karnataka Water board, who is currently serving as an Executive Engineer in PWD department, enlightened the students on the importance of the festivity. Cultural programmes like Qawwali and dances added beauty to the celebration. Generosity of Muslim kids and parents, sweeten the mouths of all children.
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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 7

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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 6

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Memorandum submitted to Panchayath President in demanding to form Child Right Protection Committee(CRPC): Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Parliamentary and club children members from Heri Dinni Grama Panchyath submitted the memorandum on 14th of August, 2018 in demanding concerned panchayath president to form Child Protection committee in their Gram Panchyath. The main objective of this CPC Committee is to address child rights and provide more awareness and spread knowledge among children, parents and the society in general. A CRPC is a group of individual including duty- bearers, who are primarily responsible for creating and promoting a child friendly and safe environment wherein all children well-being, safety and rights are protected. Every GP shall have a child CPC under the Chairpersonship of the president to recommend and monitor the implementation of child protection services at the GP level.
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FDP on application of SPSS and AMOS in data analysis @ Darshan College
‘Research without Data is Zero. Data without Analysis and Interpretation is Zero and Analysis and Interpretation without Statistics is Zero’. With this quote, we witnessed the Faculty Development Programme that intended to empower the aspiring minds on how to pivot concepts and ideas into great money spinners. The program aimed at acquainting the participants with simple and exhaustive ways of data analysis through interactive sessions along with theoretical learning and their application in research to enhance the quality of the work of the researchers. This event witnessed the presence of a Galaxy of Intellectuals comprising of the Chief guests as well as the Key Note Speakers - Dr. Krishna, Honorable Director, Don Bosco Group of Institutions; Prof. Rajeshwari T, Honorable President of Primax Foundation; Dr. K V Ramanathan, Vice-President, Primax Foundation; Dr. V Selvaraj - Honorable Secretary of Primax Foundation along with Rev. Fr. George Monis, Honorable Principal, Darshan College. Rev. Dr. Fr. Anil Sequeira, Vice Rector, Darshan College of Theology, Kengeri delivered the Presidential address.
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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 5

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SALUTE TO THE TEACHERS OF OUR NATION : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Teacher’s day was celebrated with lot of zeal and enthusiasm at Trinity Central School premises on 5th September 2018. Indeed, it’s a remarkable day and moment of joy for all the teachers across India, no matter whether on teaches in school or college, but the concept being a teacher is much more satisfying and heart-warming. Having the same thought Teachers day was celebrated in Trinity campus with joy and gaiety as the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) took up the initiative to honor the teachers and appreciate their hard work. The formal programme commenced by paying homage to the great teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The key note address was delivered by Mr. Amzad (a PTA member and Lawyer by profession) who in his speech admonished children on how to respect and show regard to teachers and parents.
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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 4

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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 3

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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 2

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Bride-IT- A Digital Entrepreneurship Training programme: Vimukti Pothnal
When one mentions INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN INDIA, the city that comes to mind is Bangalore in Karnataka. Known throughout the world as a leader in IT and innovation, our state’s most famous city is a synonym for “Silicon Valley” and information technology. But how many of us know Karnataka beyond Bangaluru? If we mention Manvi, how many would know that this under developed Taluka in North Karnataka also forms part of the vibrant, diverse fabric that is Karnataka? Not may, and that’s the sad reality of many of the neglected and backward districts, Panchayath, and talukas that exist in this beautiful state. Plagued by poor literacy, the devadasi system, caste system child marriage, migration, water scarcity, poverty and drought, Manvi Taluka, in Raichur district, is one of the most backward talukas in one of the most backward districts in Karnataka.
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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 1

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Inauguration of 9 days of Novena by hoisting the flag of St Padre

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TALENT HUNT AT TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL ON 20TH, 21TH, 23TH AND 24TH AUGUST 2018
Looking for the star of tomorrow, a unique talent hunt was organized at Trinity Central School for the students from Kindergarten to grade IX. The little toddlers, juniors and the senior students participated in the various activities organized in the school with lots of energy and enthusiasm. Various competitions like singing, dance, and acting were organized across the whole school and live shows were conducted in order to enhance the budding talents. Children came to school with colorful costumes and enjoyed performing on the stage. They also gained confidence to face the audience, by actively participating in the activities and by giving a mind blowing performance. In fact, one could within a feeling of joy and confidence and a spirit of participation in the students rather than winning alone.
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Mahila Bhoomi Samwad Yatra, For Women’s Land and Farmers Rights: 25,000 women across the country submitted the memorandum concerned officials:
“Women play a crucial role in agriculture and they provide agricultural labour yet they feel that they are not FARMERS”
Vimukti in collaboration with likeminded NGOs from Raichur organized program on women’s land Rights at Kananada Bavan, Raichur. The objective of this program is that in most Indian families, women do not own any property in their own names, and do not get a share of parental property. For long, women were not supposed to have as much share in property as men had. Property rights of women in India remained largely an ignored and unaddressed issue.
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Teachers’ Day Celebration @ St. Anthony’s Institutions
Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions. A teacher is the one who not only imparts knowledge but also instills values and principles in the Students. To thank and honor these ‘Gurus’ especially on the birthday of Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan the Students’ community of St. Anthony’s Institutions organized a program. Prof. Dr. Mohammed Farooq Pasha, Asst. Professor Department of Commerce and Management, Govt. First Grade College was the Guest of Honor. When a pupil grows out to be successful in life, it is the teachers other than the parents who feel proud and happy, he said. The day was filled with games, dances, gifts and various other fun activities for teachers. Delicious meals were also served for all. The teachers not only give what they have, but in a greater sense bring to realization the best in the Students.
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First-aid box is made available to the Government School: Vimukti Pothnal
First aid is an important life skill that helps reduce fatalities and enables the faster treatment of injures. It also has an important role to play in providing pupils with a sense of purpose and achievement, in giving them the skills that will potentially save lives but also learn to be responsible for the welfare of others, adding to the sense of community within a school. Keeping these thoughts Vimukti Staff Nurse Mrs. Nagarathna gave inputs sessions on first-aid and enlightened the children its importance and the role as a student in the school. After the session parliamentary and club children got together and discuss this matter in their monthly meetings and planned to buy a First- aid box to their school.
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VIP Capuchin gathering at Vatican on Br. Jossy’s Birthday
The 67th birthday celebration of our dear Br. Jossy Fernades, this time in Rome, brought together our Capitulars for the General Chapter – Bros. Dolphy Pais, Alwyn Dias, Paul Melwin (Karnataka), Henry Alva (Canada) and Denis Fernandes (Japan) – along with Bros. Marcel Rodrigues, J.B. Sequeira, Denis P. Lobo and Denis Veigas, for a happy ‘dinner out’ at a Chinese Restaurant near Vatican on Tuesday 11th September. It was an unique gathering of our brothers from Karnataka Province holding prominent position as major superiors in Karnataka and abroad and the friars who are rendering their service here in Foggia, Italy. Br. Jossy himself being chosen as one of the Reporting Secretaries in the present General Chapter, we wished him ‘Many happy returns of the Day’ by raising the glasses of wine for a joyful ‘chin chin’ and relishing the dishes for his health, thanking him, at the same time, for the service he renders for the Capuchin Order and for our Province in particular.
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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary : September 8, 2018, Saccidananda
September 8 brings loads of joy to celebrate the birth of our heavenly mother Mary and to thank God for the fruits of our beloved mother earth. The novena was help in our chapel as a preparation to the celebration every evening attended by our friends from the neighborhood. The festal mass was presided over by Fr Deepak Fernandes who explained the importance of Mother Mary in our life, the significance of mother earth and family in his homily in Konkani. The faithful were given blessed corn and sugar cane as is the tradition. The community lunch was tasty and colorful with plenty of vegetarian dishes on the plantain leaf. On the following Monday, the extended family of Saccidananda joined us for a family dinner. Every family brought a special dish which was shared by all. The sharing of food indeed had lead us to sharing of joy and goodwill for one another.
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Teachers day celebration @ Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya
On 5th September 2018 teachers day was celebrated in Sneha jyothi vidyalaya. The entire program was planned by the SPL and the school ministers. Students from class Pre - kg to 10th std participated in the program as a treat to their teachers. Singing, dances, Drama and speeches from the students made the day outstanding. The students took great effort to ensure that teachers enjoy every minute. Followed by the cultural program students also conducted games like volley ball, throw ball and other fun games. A special meal was arranged by the students which indeed created festive vibes. Lastly program took a wind up followed by the Headmasters speech.
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Blood Donation Camp @ Darshan College
Annual Blood Donation Camp-2018 was organized by NSS unit of Darshan College in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society. This was an initiative to motivate the young minds and bring in the awareness of the importance of joining hands in noble causes such as blood donation. The event was organized and coordinated by Prof. Jayamahadeva swamy, Prof. Manjula and Prof. Divyashree. Many Student volunteers took active participation in the event and gave wide publicity through posters, invitation cards and catchy slogans. The event witnessed a large number of donors, both general public and students’ community, and their enthusiasm for social cause was palpable.
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Dharna Staged demanding crop loss compensation: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti in collaboration with NGO partners from Raichur district, on 30th of August, 2018, staged the Dharana in demanding crop loss compensation by walking 85 kilometers. The protesters said farmers were in distress due to scanty rainfall this season too. Many laborers have migrated in search of employment in the cities. Many farmers incurred loss due to the failures. Therefore, the government should declare Raichur as the drought affected district and initiative relief measures at the earliest. They also said, the government should waive all the crop loans borrowed from the nationalized banks. The loan clearance for Rs. 2 lakh waived off by the government should be issued to farmers. Fresh loans should be provided to take up cultivation.
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Teacher’s Day : Vimukti Pothnal
Every year on September 5 we celebrate teacher’s day on the occasion of the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radha Krishnan, second President of India; The great academic philosopher and one of the most well known diplomats, scholar, president of India and above all a teacher. As a tribute to this great teacher, his birthday has been observed as teachers' day. On this day Sneha Jyothi Vidhyalaya Boarding, children organized a short program at vimukti premises. Children express their gratitude and appreciation for their teachers on this day. The whole program was planned by children themselves. A short program followed by cutting the cake by the teachers who were present for the program. Fr.Sathish Fernandes Director, highlighted about the purpose of being a teacher in the school as well as in the society.
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Teachers Day @ Infant Jesus School
“A mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires” The role of a teacher in our life is an important one as they lay the foundations in growing up years. At times they appear to be tough on us, but it’s only for our betterment as they ultimately try to mould, shape and chisel our raw talents and potentials, and help us fight our fears and weaknesses. In India Teachers day is celebrated on September 5th every year which is also Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary. He was the second president of India. It was a mega day at Infant Jesus School on September 5th. The day began with sports for teachers. Various sports were organized like relay, tug of war and musical chair.
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Kargil Vijay Diwas @ Infant Jesus School
Kargil Vijay Diwas, is named after the success of Operation Vijay. On this day, 26 July 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year in honour of the Kargil War's Heroes. It was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). The Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated in the Infant Jesus School. This attempt by the school authorities helped to inculcate patriotism in the young minds of the students. The guests who were present were Mr. Prakash (ex-army man). Mr. Jagadish, the president of Karnataka rakshana vedike, Mr. Ravi, who is the president of grama panchayat of Vastare. Mr. Ramesh from forest department and soldiers and their family members.
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Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal : Cluster level sports competition
Students of Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya took part in a cluster level sports competition on 28/08/2018 and 29/08/2018. The competition took place in the campus of Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya. The events include throw ball, Valley ball, Kho-Kho and Kabbadi matches also the individual Athletics like short put, Javelin throw, Discus, Long jump, High Jump etc, The cluster level competitions are held annually under the common minimum program, The program focuses on extracting hidden talents from the primary as well as high school students. The student from Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya secured first prize in Kabbadi, 1st Place in Short put and Javelin throw, 1st place in valley ball and Kabbadi, 2nd Place in Valley ball high school, 1st place in long jump, Discus throw and 2nd prize in high jump 1st prize in high school athletics Javelin and short put and 2nd place in 3000 Meters running.
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Seminar on Animation and IBPS @ Darshan College
St. Anthony’s Institutions has always fostered with the urge of making the students to acquaint with all the employability skills to face and withstand the competitive work environment in the due course. In this regard, Our Institution took an initiative to organize two seminars on ANIMATION AND IBPS. Darshan College in collaboration with Moople Animations and Designs organized a seminar on Animation. The seminar reached the hearts and minds of the students by making everyone understand that the limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible. With a view to enrich the skills of our students to procure Government Jobs Our Institution in collaboration with the Bankers’ Academy, Kengeri organized a seminar on IBPS. The seminar motivated the students and focussed to train the students so that they enter as learners and exit as bankers.
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Free Medical camps: Vimukti Pothnal
For many people in our rural areas, quality health care is both unaffordable and inaccessible. Hence, medical camps are organized and conducted in several areas of villages, for the uneducated, poor and needy who cannot afford their medical expenses or do not have the knowledge of medical issues. Free BP check-ups, medical check-ups like master check-up, heart check-up, etc are conducted for hundreds of poor people every year. VCT initializes these methods not only to support them in their health but also to help them gain knowledge and educate them in these issues for their well-being and healthy life ahead.
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL
INAUGURATION OF NEW HAND BALL, BASKET BALL AND HIGH JUMP COURTS

Keeping in view that scholastic and co scholastic activities share equal importance in the process of academic development of a student, In the academic year 2018-19 a productive initiative was taken by the Management of the school to incorporate and enhance the sports skills of the students. On 14-8-18 "Hand ball court" was inaugurated in Sneha jyothi Vidyalaya by the Headmaster, the whole of the inauguration event went cordially under the leadership of the P.E Teacher Mr. Gangadhar, and on 1-9-18 the newly installed Basket ball court and long jump court were also inaugurated by the Headmaster along with the staff. Students were made known the rules of the game and eventually the event took a wind up with a fun match of teachers and students.
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Public hearing program on Right to Food campaign and other related schemes: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti believes that human rights and human development share a common vision and a common purpose.in order to create public awareness regarding right based approach and to have proper understanding of Various Government Schemes and the impediments in taping those schemes. Vimukti Pothnal joined hand with a team of NGOs in Karnataka and organized a state level public hearing programme on 28th of August, 2018 at St. Joseph institute Bangaluru. In this programme state level concerned Ministers and government officials were present to hear those problems. 16 NGOs partners from north Karnataka along with local village leaders’ representatives were present for this programme.
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Parents-Teachers’ Meeting @ Darshan College
Parents are ultimate role models for their children. Every word, movement or action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the Parent – Bob Keeshan. Our Institution values the support and commitment of Parents in the overall growth of the Students. Indeed, it is vitally important for all of us involved in this educational partnership. With an urge of working together to foster positive self-esteem, motivation and fulfilment in our students Parents-Teachers Meet was organized in Darshan College. Felicitations were made for the toppers of B.Com, BBA and BCA Students. Later, Students’ Academic Performance, information about backlog, Attendance information were disclosed to all the parents by their respective class mentors. Parents appreciated the various training programmes that are being arranged for their wards. A child educated only at School is an uneducated child.
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Free information camp on use of Herbal Medicine: Vimukti Pothnal
Free information camp on use of herbal medicine was conducted in our targeted villages, in collaboration with Ensemble Agissons, France, under “HEALTH FOR ALL” project. The sessions held in Kannada by traditional practitioners. Mrs. Chinnamma and Mrs. Nagarathna staff nurse enlightened the gathering with regards herbal medicine and its importance today’s world. People suffering from diabeties, Asthama, Gasterities, Paralyeis, Obesity, Leporsy , Psosiasis, Old skin diseases, knee or joint pain , varicose vain, fits , constipation , Jaundice , Depression, Weakness of nerves , Infertility, Menstrual Problems , Mental Disorder in children etc…were well explained to the beneficiaries and motivated to the women to spread this message to the other women in the villages. Nearly 41 women benefited from this camp.
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Independence Day @ Assisi School Chikodi
St. Francis of Assisi school celebrated Independence day with unprecedented patriotic fervour this year. The entire school assembled on the ground for the celebration. The Chief Guest Rev. Fr. Henry D’Souza, Director of FISI (Franciscan Institute of spirituality India) Bangalore, hoisted the Tricolor flag. The national anthem echoed the entire campus. Thereafter, our students marched impressively to the beat of the drum. Though there was cloudy weather and drops of rain, students’ performance evoked the feelings of patriotism in the gathered audience. The Chief Guest, voiced out in his speech the importance of the day and our duty towards the nation to make it great as our freedom fighters dreamt to be. The celebration came to an end with the distribution of sweets.
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SEMINAR AT DARSHAN THELOGATE – 2018
“CHRISTIANITY IN INDIA IN THE PRESENT POLITICAL SCENARIO:
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES”

In the Indian way of life religion plays an important role. Christianity is one of the religions which has flourished far and wide in our country. In our times the political scenario seems to pose before us various challenges and opportunities. Therefore it was an apt and gracious moment to host a seminar on this topic at our Darshan Institute of Theology, Bengaluru. The Resource person, Dr. Vincent Alva, Principal of Milagris College, Udupi, on 25th August 2018, deeply enumerated and elucidated on the theme Christianity in India in present political Scenario: Opportunities and Challenges. Fr. Albert Lewis, the Dean of Studies delivered the welcome address. In the keynote address, Rev. Fr. Vincent Furtado, Dean of Studies at Kripalaya, Institute of Philosophy and Religion, brought to light in a nutshell the opportunities and challenges before us in the present context to keep alive the flame of Christianity in our mother India.
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Memorandum submitted to Panchayath President in demanding to form Child Protection Committee (CPC): Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Parliamentary and club children members from Utakanoor Grama Panchyath submitted the memorandum on 22nd of August 2018 in demanding concerned panchayath president to form Child Protection committee in their Gram Panchyath. The main objective of this CPC Committee is to address child rights and provide more awareness and spread knowledge among children, parents and the society in general. A CPC is a group of individual including duty- bearers, who are primarily responsible for creating and promoting a child friendly and safe environment wherein all children well-being, safety and rights are protected.
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Anugraha Bidar: Parent-Teachers’ Association
On 22nd, August, 2018 Parent-Teachers’ Association was called. To catch the speed of the modern education system and to know many things about the relation between parents, teachers and students the parent-teachers’ meeting was called. Many parents attended the meeting and benefitted immensely. The resource persons for the meeting were Fr. Provincial and Fr. Robin Victor the Administrator of the province. The resources persons highlighted the role of the parents in today’s education system. They said that it is the prime responsibility of every parent to know what the child is doing at school and at home. Further they said that a close collaboration between teachers and parents will bring immense improvement in the growth of their children.
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Anugraha Bidar: Laying foundation stone
On 22nd August, 2018 Anugraha School witnessed the laying of foundation stone for the upcoming school building. It was a moment of grace and joy for the staff and students of Anugraha School. Amidst the showers of blessings and rain the foundation stone was laid by Rev. Fr. Dolphy Pais, the Provincial, Holy Trinity Karnataka. Many a person witnessed this event, viz. Fr. Robin, the administrator of the province, Fr. Vijesh the Treasurer of the province and the community members of Pothnal, Clara Vihar. There was a short prayer service before laying the foundation stone.
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Mehendi competition @ St. Anthony’s PU College
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it – Confucius. The beauty of imagination is given expression in various forms of art. One such art that embellishes the hands and fascinates the sight is Mehendi. St. Anthony’s PU College organized Mehendi competition to bring out the artistic skills in the students. The Mehendi talent hunt competition received an overwhelming response. The zealous participants etched out awe inspiring creative designs. Irrespective of exposure and experience, they adorned their hands with Mehendi designs which helped them boost their confidence in the art. Prof. Balkhis, Prof. Shanthala and Ms. Housifa, after intently viewing the varied designs adjudged the winners. May the external art of Mehendi continue to be one of the magnificent reflections of the inner-self.
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Inauguration of the new school building @ Assisi School Chikodi
St Francis of Assisi school Chikodi, inaugurated new school building on Saturday, 11 August 2018 at 11.00am. Rev Fr Dolphy Pais, Provincial minister, invoked God’s blessings and cut the ribbon as the children, standing on different stories of the building, showered the stage and building with flowers. Frs. Peter D’souza, Melwyn D’souza, Alwyn Dias and Salvador Fernandes, councilors of the province joined in blessing the building with the holy water. Mr Vinod A Ghatti, Cousulting Civil Engineer, was felicitated by offering a shawl . The progarm was graced with the presence of Fr Anil D’costa, Principal of Trinity school, Udupi, Fr Robin D’souza, Province Administrator, Fr Deepak Fernandes, Provincial Secretary, Fr Alphonso MSFS, Parents, friends, benefactors and well-wishers of the School. After the function meals were served for everyone in the Assisi Campus.
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CHILDLINE 1098 training to Government hostel children: Vimukti, Pothnal
On 20th of May, 2018 Fr. Sathish Fernandes Pothnal organized the training on CHILDLINE 1098 for the Government hostel children at Pothnal. Fr. Sathish Fernanders Child Welfare committee member Raichur, made random visit to the hostel and enquiry regarding facilities, and how the children are taken care by the hostel in charge. After interaction with the children he spoke about children rights, to create awareness on adverse impact of child marriage, Child Sexual abuse, child line 1098, child dropout, Child trafficking, Child labor, RTF, protection of earth, health-hygiene and cleanliness etc., in the society. The session was well interactive and though provoking. The underlying message of the training was to take collective responsibility in protecting the rights of children.
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Five Days of CHILDLINE In-house Training held at Vimukti, Pothnal :
Vimukti Charitable trust® in collaboration with CHILDLINE India Foundation organized five days of CHILDLINE in- house training to Raichur CHILDLINE staff from 31st to 5th of August, 2018. Inaugural function was held at JC Bavan Raichur. CHILDLINE India Foundation’s south Zone program coordinator Miss Chithra anchan said in her inaugural address that the CHILDLINE 1098 project of the Union Ministry of women & Child Development offers 24x7 toll free emergency helpline service and children in distress must seek help from this service. She further said, that this is the only helpline for children in the country and it was establish in 1996.
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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED AT TRINITY - 15TH AUGUST 2018
‘Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life what would a man not pay for living’ Mahatma Gandhi. Despite the torrential rains for days together the 72nd Independence Day was celebrated at Trinity Central School with lots of zeal and enthusiasm on 15th August, 2018 as the sky was clear for unfurling the tri color flag. The Principal, Administrates, Staff, Students and Parents of the Trinity Central School were present for the flag hoisting ceremony. The event started with a prayer song invoking God’s blessings on our country India. Rev. Fr. Anil D’costa (Principal), Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh (Administrator), Mr. Krishnan (PTA member), Ms. Magdelina Lewis (Academic Coordinator) and Ms. Archana Shetty (Primary Section Head) were present at flag hoisting. There was a march past lead by the School S.P.L Gamaliel and the Scouts and Guides cadre followed by the house members.
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Learning is fun in Kindergarten at Trinity Central School
Various activities are conducted to engage little children in learning through the playway method. To enhance kids learning to be an enjoyable one, we, at Trinity started with the ‘Green day’ for all the kinder garten kids.
It was a ‘Go Green’ activity connecting things with all green things around them. As a result various activities were conducted to continue learning with fun.
Bindhi Sticking and Thumb Printing, Go Blue, Collage Activity, Fruit Treat

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Child Safety / Sexual Abuse: Vimukti Pothnal
We create awareness about child abuse to children of all ages and their parents. We have an open talk with children about keeping them safe from abuse. Since child abuse has always been an ongoing issue, it is our responsibility to create an awareness to bring a change in their lives. They don't have to be quiet like we did in our days. The kids enjoyed the activity session and also made awkward faces when we mentioned certain details. We also provide training on child safety and protection to all staffs and volunteers who work with children. We believe that this opportunity will open up doors to bring an end to child abuse at least in the community we serve.
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72nd Independence Day Celebration @ St. Anthony's School, Gangondanahalli
In our school campus on 15th august 72nd Independence Day was celebrated in a grand manner, for this celebration Rev. Fr. Anthony Raj was the chief gues, Mr. Prasanth Congress Leader and Social Worker was the guest of honour and Rev. Fr Alexander Daniel was the president of the function. In the presence of all the guest and our Headmaster, Asst Headmaster tricolour flag was hoisted by the chief guest, many cultural programmes were conducted along with March Past, Patriotic Drama, Dance and Prizes were distributed to the winners of the Zonal Level Sports and Prathibha Karanji Programme. The programme was concluded by vote of thanks by our Headmaster. The whole programme was a grand success.
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Independence Day Celebration @ Darshan & St. Anthony’s PU College
Freedom is never dear at any price, it is the breath of Life. With burning fire of love for the country and bubbling patriotic spirit the Anthonian family gathered together on the 15th of August 2018 to pay honour and respect to our Nation, India. Though the weather was cloudy, yet the countenance of all assembled was bright with enthusiasm to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day. Rev. Dr. Fr. Benjamin Alphonso OFM Cap, hoisted the National flag, and gave a call to nourish and develop the talents of India in India. Mr. Abhilash G P, Centre Manager of Moople Institute of Animation and Design too was present for the function. Students gave expression to their nationalistic spirit by means of various performances. May we think of Freedom not to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.
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A Child is a flower and children are a beautiful Garden : Vimukti Pothnal
With exuberance the children of Sneha Jyothi Boarding organized a wonderful recreational evening after the meticulous organization of the celebration of Independence Day. “Every Child is a different kind of flower, and all together, makes this world a beautiful garden” says an author Play, activities and recreation are the best part of student life apart from the classroom study that makes them lively, active and energetic. Our children began the task from morning with the cleaning of the surrounding, paid tribute to Our father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi and remembered sacrifices of the freedom fighters and the proud soldiers of Bharath Matha, Fr. Sathish Fernandes, the director of Vimukti Charitable Trust and a member of CWC, powerfully enlightened the budding minds of these children with a short message on the occasion of Independence.
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72nd INDEPENDENCE DAY : SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL
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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Anugraha, 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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FIRST PARLIAMENT SESSION HELD AT TRINITY
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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ART CRAFTS DAY AT TRINITY
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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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL : SINGING COMPETITION
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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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.

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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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Joseph Dolphy Pais
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Fr. Paul Melwyn D'souza
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