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PC 01/19 K.101.11
19th May 2019


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

1Adult Literacy training Programs and distribution of Educational kits to 2820 learners: Vimukti Pothnal
“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 Urban and Slum area at Manvi town has tried to reach its learners and helped them to bring out their potentiality in learning. This program has launched in collaboration with Zella Lok shishana Samithi, Zella Nagara Shishana Samithi Raichur and Vimukti on 10th June 2019. Intensive training program was organized for 45 ALP animators and they have to reach 2850 ALP learners within one year.
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1Physical Education Training @ St Anthony’s PU College
‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. Keeping this thought in mind, St Anthony’s PU College organized Physical Education training sessions for the PU students for two consecutive days. A team of M.P.Ed trainers from Bangalore University volunteered themselves to train our students through various kinds of physical education techniques. It was an opportunity for all the trainees to exhibit their on-field training skills. It was really a spectacular display of different physical exercises for the physical well-being of the students. At the end of the session, Mr. Prasad, Guest Faculty, Department of Physical Education, Bangalore University, thanked and felicitated Rev. Fr. Roshan Rosario, Director, St. Anthony’s Institutions for the opportunity given to train the students. Prof. Srinidhi Siddharth, the Director of Physical Education of our college collaborated well with the Department in making this event a meaningful one.
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1Annual Parent Teacher Association PTA Meet : Trinity Central School
The Annual Parent Teacher Association PTA Meet was organized on 1st June, 2019 at the Trinity Campus at 2.30pm. Rev. Fr. Paul Melwyn D’Souza the Vicar Provincial of Holy Trinity Capuchin Province Karnataka was invited, as the Chief Guest for this prestigious programme. The annual PTA meet commenced with the invocation of prayer, as our teachers sang the hymn “Showers of Blessings”. The auspicious ceremony of the “lighting of the lamp”, was followed after the prayer song. The beautiful diyas were lit by our gracious dignitaries viz Fr. Paul Melwyn Chief Guest, Fr. Anil the Principal, Fr. Ravi Rajesh our Administrator along with Mrs. Magdelina Lewis our Academic Co-ordinator, Mrs. Archana Shetty, Pre-Primary Section Head, and Ms. Chandini, Secretary of the PTA.
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1St. Anthony Novena @ St Anne’s Capuchin friary, Mangalore
June 10, 2019: Three days of the novena to St Anthony in preparation for the Annual feast was inaugurated with the ceremony of hoisting the flag at St Anne’s Capuchin friary, Jail Road, Bejai Mangalore at 5.45pm. Fr George Olivera Capuchin, the professor of the Philosophical studies at Capuchin Philosophy house, Mysore inaugurated the three days novena by blessing and hoisting the flag of St Anthony. Fr Joel Lopez, Vice Novice Master from Farangipate Capuchin Novitiate house presided over the Eucharistic celebration. Speaking on the theme of the day Fr Joel invited all the faithful to draw inspirations from St Anthony’s life and not just admire and seek favours from him. ‘Holiness is achievable; it involves doing little things with great love and devotion’, he said. The angelic choir was led by Mr Joel Pereira.
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1Fr Chetan Lobo, Capuchin is appointed as the new PRO of Udupi diocese
Fr Chetan Lobo, Capuchin took charge as the PRO of Udupi diocese in a simple ceremony held at Bishop’s House on June 07, 2019. In addition, he also assumed office as the Director of Commission for Social Communications. The newly appointed PRO, Fr Chetan Lobo, Capuchin was administered the oath of office by Most Rev. Dr Gerald Lobo, the bishop of Udupi. The incumbent PRO Fr Denis D’sa (now the parish priest of Shirva) and the incumbent Director of Social Communications Fr Valerian Mendonca (now the parish priest of Udupi) were participated in the oath taking ceremony. The Diocesan Education Secretary Fr Vincent Crasta, Fr Stephen D’Souza, director of Divya Jyothi, Fr Reginald Pinto, director of Sampada, Sr Veera, director of ICDP, Mr Alphonse D’Costa, Secretary of Diocesan Pastoral Council were present on the occasion.
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1New Academic Year 2019 @ St Anthony’s PU College
‘Well begun is half done’ goes the saying. St. Anthony’s PU College commenced the new Academic Year 2019-20 with a vision to excel as Global leaders. The PU college created history totalling itself to 412 students for this current academic year. The first PU itself has had admissions of 243 students till date. It’s indeed a visible sign of its excellence and efficiency in the field of education in and around Bangalore. The Director and Principal Rev. Fr Roshan Rosario gave a glimpse of the academic activities and welcomed the freshers to the Anthonian Family. Rev. Fr Joy D’ Souza, the Principal of Darshan college introduced the faculty members. A warm welcome was extended to Fr Royston D’ Souza as the Administrator of the college. Rev. Fr Robin D’ Souza, Executive Secretary, Capuchin Education Board was the Chief Guest. He encouraged the students to embrace hard work as their friend and avoid laziness their enemy. ‘Every new beginning is a new opportunity to grow and to excel.’
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1TEACHER’S TRAINING SEMINARS : Trinity Central School
We, at Trinity Central School, believe in qualitative education. And this is possible, when our teachers, not only teach, but know what they teach. There’s a lot more to any subject, other than theory, facts and figures. The closing week of May, saw the teachers of Trinity Central School, back to do a whole lot of learning and unlearning.
Day 1 Ice – Breaking Session & Phonetics
Teachers are our greatest assets in our society. As we step forwards to the new academic year 2019-20, the management of Trinity Central School had arranged a range of workshops for teachers to inspire, to empower to boost self – confidence, and to nurture the lives of students. Teachers at Trinity were in full zest as they joined school on the 23rd May 2019.

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1Industrial Visit by the Darshanites
‘Practice makes one perfect’. Indeed, we the staff and students of Darshan College could prove it by enriching our practical knowledge through a visit to the Volvo Company Ltd., Hoskotte. Naturally, Industrial visits instill immense happiness and excitement in students. Learning from textbooks, lectures and other study material is not adequate for holistic learning. Practical, hands-on learning is essential for better understanding of work processes and business functions. Having such thoughts in mind, Darshan College under the direction of Rev. Fr. George Monis, the Principal had organized the industrial visit to become skilled at the practical knowledge in Management, and about the production techniques along with corporate practices. At the visit the students were exposed to a quality of lectures on the history of Volvo, its management, its growth and the manufacturing process of Volvo Trucks. Knowledge is of no value, unless you put it into practice.
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1Darshan Institute of theology, Bengaluru : Inauguration of the Academic Year 2019-2020
On the 1st of June 2019, the inaugural session of the academic year 2019-2020 began with the Mass of the Holy Spirit presided over by the Provincial Minister, V. Rev. Dr. John Alwyn Dias, OFM Cap. Since it was his first visit, Fr. Salvador Fernandes, the rector of the institute felicitated the provincial minister with a bouquet of flowers and wished him all the best in his ministry of guiding the province. To commemorate the day, we had a photo session followed by refreshments in the dining hall. We began our prima lectio brevis by lighting of lamp. After the words of welcome and wishing the freshers, the dean, Fr. Albert Lewis gave a few valuable guidelines on our journey of this academic year.
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1Inaugural Day : Infant Jesus School
The arrival of June has brought in a lot of freshness to the ambience of Infant Jesus School. The Inaugural function of the new academic year 2019-20 was chalked out beautifully by the management and the staff well in advance . The angelic Choir of I J S sought the blessings of God almighty through a prayer song. Rev. Fr Andrew Jayaraj: the principal presided over the function. The superior of Infant Jesus Nivas Rev Fr Anthony Vaz was the chief guest. In his address he called upon the teacher s to instil, the values that bring out the best in the students especially through their own example. The students of 9th and 10thstd enthralled everyone with their scintillating performance of dances. Fr. Principal Welcomed the new Teachers and wished them a fruitful years ahead.
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Rally held to create awareness against tobacco consumption: Vimukti Pothnal
“put it out before it puts you out”.
The true and beautiful saying goes like this “Unless we destroy the seed of evil, it will destroy us”. To destroy the seed of evil is hard but not impossible. One must put his heart and soul to destroy this evil seed that ruins oneself and the other. Taking necessary steps and guidance of right people, the addicted can give an end to it. Keeping this thought in mind VCT organized awareness rally against the use of tobacco on 31st world No Tobacco Day at Sunkanoor village,Manvi Taluka. The students voiced loudly against this evil malady by holding placards and banners about the harmful and evil effects on health of Tobacco, drugs alcohol, and so on. It was an urgent appeal from the part of students to all to take effective measures against these evil consumptions. The rally included a well-timed FLASH MOB, performed creatively before the gathered crowd so that they become aware by grasping the meaning of Tobacco termination and its importance.
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Celebration of Ramzan Festival on 03rd of June, 2019.
St Anthony's Church School celebrated the Ramzan festival on 03rd of June, 2019. The Muslim teachers organised the celebration. Dr. Mohammed Misbauddin, (Chief investigator of Information security education, Government of Karnataka) was the Chief Guest. The preacher at Siddiqa Mosque was the guest who blessed the children ahead of Ramzan with his prayer of blessing. The children beautifully presented the significance and the meaning of the feast of Ramzan. It was a nice occasion for the Antonites to show our oneness with the Muslim Brethren and wish them a happy feast of Ramzan.
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Collage Competition @ Darshan College
‘The True Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him but because he loves what is behind him’ – G. K. Chesterton. Soldiers are the guardians of a country. In order to pay tribute to every soldier of our country, Darshan College (Mahatma Gandhiji Committee) organized a paper collage competition showcasing the theme Surgical Strike. 16 teams participated in the competition and beautifully presented the Surgical Strike with the paper cuttings. Mr. Harshith M. R., the National Level Athlete and Ms. Bhuvana A, Gold Medalist in B. Com, and an aspiring Model who have been the jury members for various competitions at different colleges were present as the Jury members. A man is a patriot if his heart beats true to his country.
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Training ‘skills-for-success’: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® - tailoring center had achieved a remarkable progress in training and placing many deserving girls/ women over the past years. The overarching goal of VCT is to reach out to the youngsters who are school dropouts and unemployed by imparting training that can ensure a sustainable livelihood opportunity. While working with women in the villages, the staff of the organization noticed that large number of girls dropped out of schools, especially after class VII (at the age 13-14). Long distance from the village to the high school and lack of public transport and discrimination against girls in education were found to be the main reasons for large number of girls being dropped out.The overall objective of the training is to transform the school dropout girls into catalyst of social transformation by building their capacities for leadership and equipping them with vocational skills. 83 dropout girls benefited from this training.
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JPIC National Conference of Capuchins in India-2019: Vimukti Pothnal
Theme: Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi meeting the Sultan Al-Malik Al- kamil(1219-2019)
The CCMSI-JPIC national team gathered in Kannur, Kerala on 20th and 21st May, 2019 under the leadership of Br. John Baptist, the Capuchin Definitor General and Br. Ben Ayodi, the JPIC International Secretary. Capuchin National action plan on peace building was set up against the growing Religious Fundamentalism in response to the M. Gandhi 150 and Francis 800 anniversary. To carry out this forward, a National core group was set up JPIC team will work with a core group of four friars to commemorate this year, the event of Francis 800 and Gandhi 150. This meeting was organized by Br. Arun Lobo the JPIC Secretary for India.
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“International Child Helpline Day”:Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust, Pothnal organized International Child Helpline Day at Vimukti Central on 17 May 2019. The Day has been declared as such by Child Helpline International to celebrate the work of CHILDLINE all over the world and observed the day by raising awareness about 1098 and drawing attention to the vital role of a helpline for every child. The CHILDLINE coordinator Raichur stressed the importance of Child Helpline No- 1098 and urged the participants to use the toll free helpline whenever they come across crimes and exploitation against children. “Children deserve to be heard. The care and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility”, Further he explained the importance of helplines and the mechanism behind the helpline system. Rev. Fr. Sathish Fernandes VCT Director said that everyone should join hands for the cause of children in need and refer them to CHILDINE 1098. This toll free No. 1098 plays important role and reaches out to children who are in vulnerable situations.
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Orientation Training on income generation activities : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with Capuchin Province of Emilia- Romagna Bologna organized training on income generating to all the poor women of the project area. Women participation and empowerment are fundamental women’s rights to enable them to have control over their lives and put forth influence in society. We need to empower them socially, equip them with a range of skills and knowledge to enable them to build confidence, develop a sense of self-worth, a belief in one’s ability to secure desired changes and the right to control one’s life. VIMUKTI believes in helping to provide women from rural villages with sustainable livelihood option by developing skills that benefit them in their rural setting as absence of requisite skills results in increased migration and socio-economic challenges.
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Feast of Divine Mercy 2019 celebrated at Mangalore
May 12, 2019 : Feast of Divine Mercy 2019 celebrated at Divine Mercy Retreat Centre, Bejai, Mangalore.


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Divine Mercy Feast 2019 , Novena - Day 2 (04.05.2019)


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Training on Gram Sabha/ Ward Sabha to Community leaders : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® organized training on Gram Sabha/ Ward Sabha to the community leaders at VCT center Pothnal on 28th of April 2019 to deliberate and seek a way forward to strengthen and to voice out to get benefits for their respective Gram Panchyath. The Workshop was attended by 122 community leaders from 20 pockets of our working area. Mrs. Jecintha Lok Manch capacity builder welcomed the participants; Mr. Charlie campaign facilitator was the Resource person who enlightened community leader the importance of Gram Sabhas (GS) of Village Panchayaths and Ward Sabhas (WS) of Municipalities are envisaged as for a of direct democracy where citizens directly participate in taking decisions regarding local administration and development.
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Divine Mercy Feast 2019 - Novena - Day 1 (03.05.2019)
Divine Mercy Novena began at DIVINE MERCY RETREAT CENTER, Bejai Mangalore today. There was a flag hoisting ceremony followed by a short procession. The first day novena mass was offered by Fr Jason Pais, Capuchin. The grand feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated on 12 th May 2019. The capuchin friars of St Anne's Friary invite you for the same.
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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 6, Saturday 27th April 2019
 

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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 5, Friday 26th April 2019


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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 4, Thursday 25th April 2019


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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 3, Wednesday 24th April 2019
On the third day, of the 8th Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Capuchin Province - Karnataka held at Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India (FISI), Bengalore which commenced on 22nd April 2019 the Capuchin Friars have elected Fr Alwyn Dais as the Provincial Minister and Fr Paul Melwyn D’souza as the Vicar Provincial, Fr Peter Cyprian D’souza, Fr Robin D’souza and Fr William Prabu as the Provincial Councillors. Fr Alwyn Dais, hails from Paladka parish of Mangalore Diocese. Earlier he had worked in the Missions of Nagaland and in Ujire as the Director of Students at Dayalbagh Ashram. He was sent for the higher studies in Paris, France. Later he obtained his Ph.D in Theology from the University of Catholique de Paris, France. He was Vicar Provincial of the Karnataka Capuchin province for two terms. He was Executive Secretary of Capuchin Education Baord, Karnataka. He was appointed as the Director of St. Anthony’s Institutions, Kengeri, Bengalore. He was also appointed as the member if the Advisory Board for the NSS Department, Bangalore University in 2018.
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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 3, Session 1,
Wednesday 24th April 2019


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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 2, Session 2,
Tuesday 23rd April 2019



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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 2, Session 1,
Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The Eucharist in the morning was celebrated by the President of chapter Bro John Baptist, the general councillor. The morning session began at 9am. The provincial minister Bro Dolphy Pais presented his report after which Bro Robin, the administrator and Bro Vijesh, the province treasure presented their reports. In the evening session Bro Godwin Ogam - the custos of Uganda custody, Bro Denis - the custos of Japan custody and Bro Arun Kumar - the provincial delegate of SriLanka Mission presented their reports.
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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
22-04-2019 to 27-04-2019
Fraternal Renewal of Gospel Brotherhood for a Responsible Living
Day One, Monday 22nd April 2019
Prayer Service

The celebration of the VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka with “Fraternal Renewal of Gospel Brotherhood for a Responsible Living” as its main theme, commenced at 3.00 pm on Monday, 22nd April 2019, Shanthi Sadhana (FISI), Bangalore. The Capitulars were gathered in front of the portico of FISI. Br. John Baptist, General Councilor for India, the President of this Chapter, led the procession towards the chapel with the lighted Paschal Candle. The Capitulars offered the lighted candles at the foot of St. Francis of Assisi. The President invoked God’s Blessings through a prayer to the Holy Trinity. Br. Paul Sumi read a passage from the Holy Constitutions of the Capuchin Friars Minor and gave a brief reflection. All the gathered capitulars prayed the Prayer for the success of the Provincial Chapter following which Peace Prayer of St. Francis was sung. The Prayer service was animated by the liturgical Committee: Br. Paul Sema, Br. Joel Lopes, Br. Joel Jason Lobo and Br. Jason Russell Pais.
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The Solemnity of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus, Saccidananda : 21.04.2019
“Alleluia, Alleluia,
Christ has risen from the dead
He has risen to die no more”

We are Easter people and Alleluia is our song. The Solemnity of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated with much awe and devotion at Saccidananda with a good number of faithful joining us in the liturgy and festivities. Fr Provincial presided over the Easter Vigil service and prayerfully led the people into the various aspects of the commemoration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ. He also broke the Word of God elucidating the importance of the resurrection to us Christians. Fr Deepak Fernandes devoutly intoned the Exultet. After the Vigil Service newly blessed holy water was distributed among the faithful after which everyone gathered in the dining hall for festal refreshments and to wish one another a happy Easter. Fr Robin thanked everyone for their gracious and generous participation in the liturgical services during the Holy Week.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 47 (21sh April 2019)
EASTER CANDLE - Fr. Rocky D'Cunha, Capuchin

Awareness program on Online Services: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized awareness program on online Services to the women and youth on 17th of April 2019 at Vimukti premises. Bridge IT Module lead Mr. Chanabasava, Mr. Gangagappa and Mrs. Nirmala Cluster leaders were the resource persons who enlightened the stakeholders regarding various online services and its importance in today’s society in length. They also explained how to find out various online services, how to apply and how to do online payment so on. In the Afternoon sessions vimukti entrepreneurs share their experience through their personal case studies, which motivated the stakeholders very much. Nearly 126 women and youth attended and benefited from this program.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 46 (20th April 2019)
EMPTY TOMB - Fr. Paul Melwin, Capuchin

Good Friday, Saccidananda, 19.04.2019
The holy commemoration of the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus was celebrated at Saccidananda with utmost devotion and was participated by a number of devotees. The liturgical service was preceded by the Way of the Cross in which many participants volunteered to lead the gathering by narrating each of the stations meaningfully and prayerfully. Fr Charles Furtado presided over the liturgical service and explained the significance of the holy Passion and Death of the Lord in our lives in the present times.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 46 (20th April 2019)
EMPTY TOMB - Fr. Paul Melwin, Capuchin

Holy Thursday, Saccidananda, Bangalore, 18.04.2019
The first day of the Holy Triduum of the Lords Passion, Death and the Resurrection, the Holy Thursday was celebrated with much devotion and piety by the community of Saccidananda who were joined by a good number of faithful. Fr Deepak Fernandes presided over the Solemn Eucharist and instructed the faithful about the virtues of love and service that Jesus gave us by washing the feet of His own disciples. Br Joywin Dias conducted the adoration service at the altar of repose.
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Community Awareness Program on Health and Education: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with Capuchin Province of Emilia- Romagna Bologna organized awareness’ program on Health and Education in two villages of our working area. The campaigns were related to women’s health, drug and alcohol abuse, adolescent health education, HIV/AIDS, sanitation hygiene, child marriage, personal counseling, and dowry system and invest efforts to educate the community through a variety of communication tools. Nearly 152 women and children benefited from this program.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 45(19th April 2019)
DEATH - Fr. Rocky Dcunha, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 44 (18th April 2019)
FEET - Fr. Ravi Rajesh, Capuchin

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BEAT THE HEAT WITH SUMMER CAMP AT TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Do you want to beat the heat of this summer? Then, join the summer activities which is the best way to shove the heat away. Trinity Central School had organized the summer camp from 1 April 2019 to 12 April 2019 with some of the best activities to enroll during the vacations. The activities such as like camping, sand art, art workshop, music and action songs, French classes and Phonetics classes were the special attractions of the camp. Most of the events and activities were aimed at developing the leadership qualities, socializing, embrace differences and to help kids learn, explore, develop independence, and even to cultivate new interests and hobbies. Children had lovely and tasty breakfast and special lunches throughout the camp. On the last day students had a night stay and camp fire at Trinity campus as it was the culmination of the camp with lots of fun, singing and dancing etc. Students had lovely entertainment and it was a fun filled day. The next morning all went home for a summer break……!!!!
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 43 (17th April 2019)
CUP - Fr. Darick Dsouza, Capuchin

Bridget IT- Digital Entrepreneur Program Vimukti Pothnal:
Introduction: 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 tobetter quality of life for the youth, their families, andtheir 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 moveaway from their communities in search of employment elsewhere.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 42 (16th April 2019)
MONEY - Fr. Paul Melwin, Capuchin

Hundreds of faithful witness ‘Hosanna Saanz’, final days of Jesus
Capuchin Friars in the city presented 'Hosanna Saanz', a portrayal of the final days of Jesus at St Agnes Special School ground on Sunday, April 14. Wishing the artistes and organizers, Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangaluru diocese, said, “This is a good move from organisers to show the final days of Jesus on stage. This will help all to realize the importance of the Holy Week. More and more religious programmes should be encouraged in the Holy Week. The more we are involved in these things, the more it will benefit us. Many priests and religious sisters of various congregations will perform on stage. This is a unique and meaningful attempt by Capuchin Friars.” Later on behalf of the organizers, the bishop felicitated Reevan Martis, Christy Mascarenhas and Joel Pereira for their contribution towards the show.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 41 (15th April 2019)
TABLE - Fr. Joel Lobo, Capuchin

“Give thanks with a grateful heart” : Thanksgiving for Academic year 2018-19 - Trinity Central School
As we have come to the end of the Academic year 2018-19, it’s absolutely the ideal time for school as a family to come together and thank God for all his blessings throughout this Academic year 2018-19. It’s time to appreciate and express feelings of gratitude to all the teachers, students, parents, janitors and the transport staff for rendering their selfless service throughout the year. The ‘Thanksgiving’ event was celebrated on 29th March 2019. The dignitaries for the day were Rev.Fr. Claud Mascarenhas (Correspondent and Superior of Trinity Vihar), Rev.Fr. Anil D’Costa (Principal), Rev.Fr. Ravi Rajesh (Administrator) and Ms. Magdelina Lewis the Academic Co-ordinator.
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Warm and Hearty welcome to French Friend Ophélie de Boisdeffre to Vimukti Pothnal:
Vimukti Charitable Trust was indeed glad to receive our French friend Ophélie de Boisdeffre on 8th April 2019. Fr. Sathish Fernandes the Vimukti Director and the staff members welcomed her cordially. She was received to the campus with the Indian traditional welcome. She was extremely happy to meet and relive her old memories of 2014. She visited the villages and observed each and everything along with the staff. The rich and variety of culture, tradition, social problems and other various issues related to the people and she is indeed made her short visit as fruitful one. She carried the treasure of experience from Pothnal.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 40 (14th April 2019)
PALM - Fr.Rocky Dcunha, Capuchin

Little Graduates of Kindergarten at Trinity Central School
Graduation Day 2018-19
At Trinity Central School we celebrated the graduation day of the Kindergarten on 30th March 2019, in order to felicitate the young, energetic and enthusiastic learners of KG -2 for their commendable performance for the Academic year 2018-19. The tiny tots were loving attractive in their convocation gown and cap.  The occasion was graced by Mr. Leo William Andrade (Chief Guest), Rev.Fr. Claud Mascarenhas (Correspondent), Rev.Fr. Anil D’costa (Principal), Rev.Fr. Ravi Rajesh (Administrator), Mr. Maxim Dsouza (PTA President), Ms. Magdelina Lewis (Academic Co-ordinator) and Ms. Archana Shetty (Pre-primary Section Head). Graduation is an exciting moment for both, an ending and beginning of learning. It’s a mixture of past and big dreams of future. The programme commenced with God’s blessings as the teachers lead the prayer song ‘Count your blessings’. The students of LKG danced to the tunes of welcome song, mesmerizing the audience. The teachers of KG – II, Ms. Bhavya rendered a welcome speech and Ms. Leslia shared her experience and the journey with KG – II students.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 39 (13th April 2019)
THUNDER - Fr. Joseph Coelho, Capuchin

Personality development camps for Adolescent girls: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized programs on personality development camps in the targeted villages of Manvi taluka. Our Adolescent Girls Training Program is focuses on building adolescent girls’ capacities for individual empowerment and social survival especially in patriarchal environments that do not value and respect the rights of girls and women. VCT tackles gender inequality head on to ensure that women and girls become advocates for their human rights and build their self-esteem and self-worth. The program further provides knowledge and skills that empower girls to detect and deal with children’s rights violations and provides them with critical thinking skills. Our program covers important life skills so girls gain the knowledge of their rights and confidence to demand their right to stay in school, reduce gender-based violence, and avoid early pregnancy and marriage, child marriage, child trafficking, school dropouts and to avoid all kinds of fear and superstitions beliefs, prevalent in the villages.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 38 (12th April 2019)
LION - Fr. Joslie D'Silva, Capuchin

The Capuchin Education Board (CEB) Meeting
Saccidananda, Bangalore : 07.04.2019

The first Capuchin Education Board (CEB) meeting of the Financial Year and the last one of the Academic Year was held in Saccidananda participated by the Provincial Minister, his Council and all the members of the board. A various issues such as presentation of the budget, methods of maintenance of documents, payroll, admissions, investments etc were discussed. Fr Provincial thanked all the members for their hard work during the triennium and wished best to continue the good spirit. Fr Alwyn Dias, the executive secretary of the CEB presented various statistical details and congratulated every one for ensuring an amazing growth year after year.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 37 (11th April 2019)
BURNING COALS - Fr. Jawahar, Capuchin

Vimukti organized Voters’ Awareness Week and its Importance through Rallies: Vimukti Pothnal
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 several other information to help them cast an ‘enlightened’ vote. Vimukti staff along with village leaders has stepped forward to spread the word about importance of voting and the right to vote. In this connection, a Voters’ Awareness Week was organized by vimukti Pothnal. The awareness drive about the right to vote was successfully conducted under the guidance of the Vimukti at Pothnal town as well as at targeted villages. The students and community leaders actively participated in the campaign. Even the first-time voters were also a part of the drive; they spread awareness about the right to vote and also the importance of this right.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 36 (10th April 2019)
MOUNTAIN - Fr. Ravi Rajesh, Capuchin

Debate Competition @ Darshan College
Argument may be conclusive, but it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment. Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our perspective and knowledge. In this regard, Darshanites Organized a debate competition on the topic ‘Social media a boon or a bane’. Social Media today influences the life of the individuals in the society more than ever before. Social Media today has its impact not only on a particular group of people, but on all, irrespective of age, gender, location, at every economic strata of society. The teams participated put forth their vehement views on either of the positions, supported by verifiable data and facts.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 35 (9th April 2019)
HANDS - Fr. Edwin Rakesh, Capuchin

Vimukti at Pothnal: Passage of Service 2010 - 2019
From 2010 onwards, it is Fr. Sathish Fernandes who took reigns of Vimukti at Pothnal and extended its patronage to the taluk, district, and State level by recognizing the needs of the people and the demand of service from Vimukti. In recognition of his work, he has received some honorary titles and become the member of Child Welfare Committee of the District of Raichur. Briefly, the significant achievements of Vimukti from the year 2010 until 2019 have been the following: Analysing the cause for the lack of education in the rural areas, Vimukti made provision for many a programme to protect the rights of children, increase their learning opportunities through supplementary training, establish children’s Rights Club and to focus on such problems as infrastructure, environmental concerns, health awareness, child labour, child marriage, livelihood etc. thought of developing social leadership through children's parliament.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 34 (8th April 2019)
HONEY - Fr.Joseph Coelho, Capuchin

Training on Women and legal Rights: Vimukti Pothnal
“A woman is like the full circle. Within her is the power to create nurture and transform”- Diane Mariechild
Vimukti Charitable trust® organized training on Women and legal rights and celebrated International Women’s Day at VCT center Pothnal on 30th of March, 2019. Mrs. Jecenitha Vimukti campaign facilitator welcomed the Resource Person and the participants and added that down the ages women themselves have been in the forefront to seek justice and rights enshrined to them under the constitution of India. Fr. Sathish Fernandes VCT Director said, international Women’s Day is an occasion to recall the struggles of women around the world to gain equality and rights, The Resource Person, Mrs. Nilamper Begam. Gvt.high school Headmistress, Pothnal covered multiple subjects like, Domestic Violence, Immoral Trafficking Act-1956, Indecent Representation of women Prohibition Act 1986, Maternity benefit Act-1961, Medical termination of Pregnancy Act 1971, Family court Act-1984, National commission for women’s rights-1990, Sexual harassment of women at work place-2013, Code of criminal procedure- 1973, Benefits to women from Government Departments and Child rights.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 33 (7th April 2019)
SHEEP - Fr. Maxim Nazreth, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 32 (6th April 2019)
WIND - Fr. Roshan Herald, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 31 (5th April 2019)
SALT - Fr. Edwin Monis, Capuchin

Business Quiz @ Darshan College
‘Questions are engines of intellect, the cerebral machines which convert energy to motion, and curiosity to controlled inquiry’ - David Hackett Fischer. With the sole motto of keeping the cerebral activity a continuous phenomenon, Darshan College organized ‘Business Quiz – 2019’ to its young learners. Prior to the final, preliminary rounds were held and it witnessed a great turn out with 48 teams competing for their slot in the final. Out of the many, only six best teams were chosen for the final round. The final had seven rounds of questions with a range of categories such as logos, taglines, business vocabulary, wordsmith and recognizing the influential personalities from business and governance. After all the rounds, Ranjit Kupli and Nicholas Fred, III B.Com., topped the points table and Roshan Bee and Meghana K B of I BCA were runner ups. The art and science of asking questions is the source of knowledge.
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Case study - Mother and son were united after three years …: Vimukti Pothnal
Whatever you ask Manju was able to utter only one word, "Chichamma ...", and he was wandering alone at Pothnal bus stand. When the Vimukti satff Mr. Charlie saw him alone, brought him to the Vimukti organization and He was questioned about his where abouts. Then he was asked to stay in child care center. Meanwhile Manju's photo was published in newspapers and shared in WhatsApp. Within 2 days publishing the news in the media, Parents of Manju appeared before the Child Welfare Committee in the Child care center. The boy who saw her mother, came running towards her saying, “mummy” ...and was in the arms of his mother. Looking at this scene of the union of mother and child, staff felt the satisfaction of their work. Mother reported her story how she missed her son, Manju. The incident happened 3 years ago when they had gone for Kurnool Jatraa (Fair bazar), son got lost. One dead body of a boy was brought to her saying that he is her son and he was cremated.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 30 (4th April 2019)
BASKET - Fr Joe Francis, Capuchin

SNEHA JYOTI VIDYALAYA : ANNUAL STAFF PICNIC
The Staff picnic of Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya was held on 22nd and 23rd of march 2019. The staff members made all the way to Udupi in the school bus. The journey started sharp at 8:30 p.m on 21-3-19 and reached the destination by 6:30 am on 22-3-19. The first place visited was the beautiful "Pharangi Kudru" Island. Songs, dances, water games and the delicious sea food added fun to the day. The next up destination was the beach, the beautiful sunset mesmerized one and all. Eventually the staff took a night layover at holy trinity school Perampally which was arranged by the headmaster.The next spot was Sr Krishna Mata, which was visited on 23-3-19. The beautiful outlook of the temple drew the attention of one and all, also the Manipal science museum located in Manipal kept everyone captive, nextly the famous Salumarada Thimakka garden was visited where everyone enjoyed the calmful scene and captured lots of pictures.The staff members took the departure journey by 7.30 pm with pleasurable sweet memories and reached Pothnal by 6.30 am.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 29 (3rd April 2019)
VESSEL - Fr Ravi Rajesh, Capuchin

Ventures in the field of social work: Vimukti Pothnal
If you see someone without a smile then give one of yours is a fitting phrase for our Vimukti Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes who dedicated his total self in the social work in order to bring smiles of those who are less privileged children of the society. For the past nine years he was actively involved in the district as care and protection of children concerned. Considering his jealous work and involvement in the sector of child Rights and their education, helping poor orphan, semi-orphan, HIV/AIDS and disabled etc. more than that he has made a positive difference in people’s lives through his heard efforts. Recently Jana Manada Jeeva Dvani Sathya Marga Magzine published an article highlighting his strenuous work. We the Vimukti Staff wish him great success and bright future.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 28 (2nd April 2019)
FRUITS - Fr Maxim Nazreth, Capuchin

Case Study : Standing up for her rights…Vimukti Pothnal
Lakshmi, a year old orphan hailing from Devipura village, Raichur District, Karnantaka, was a victim of domestic violence for long years. Both her husband and mother-in-law were drunkards and tortured her physically and mentally to bring in more dowry. Lakshmi was forced to work as a domestic maid in many houses to earn a living. At the training organized by Safe Village staff under the program Women empowerment against violence, she learned her rights and the legal provisions against domestic violence. Armed with the learning and insights, and peer support, she found the courage to report the domestic violence she was subject to. With the help of Vimukti staff she, approached the women legal aid cell Manvi and took help of women helpline 18004198588. Representatives from the legal cell made a home enquiry and verified Lakshmi’s reports. While she has not yet filed a complaint against him, Lakshmi took the drastic step of separating from her husband even though it is not the norm in her community.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 27 (1st April 2019)
DONKEY - Fr. Rocky D'Cunha, Capuchin

Create awareness on prevention of contagious diseases: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with Capuchin Province of Emilia- Romagna Bologna organized awareness’ program on prevention of contagious diseases at Vimukti Premises on 24th March, 2019. 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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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 26 (31st March 2019)
TONGUE - Fr Edwin Rakesh, Capuchin

Training to 10 youth clubs on advocacy and lobbying: Vimukti Pothnal
The organization conducted training to 10 youth clubs on advocacy and lobbying. The main objective of this program is to capacitate the youths to discuss the issues affecting their life in their community, in the Grama Sabha meetings at their respective villages. Youth discussed and listed various issues of their villages and indicated in the charts to present before the Panchayath officials.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 25 (30th March 2019)
GRASS - Fr. Joel Lopes, Capuchin

World Forest Day @ Darshan College
Forests are the World’s air conditioning systems- the lungs of the planet and we are on the verge of switching it off. The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. Forests are very essential part of the life on Earth. They always fulfill the demands of the human beings by providing shadow, shelter, refreshment. In the modern world, growing global population has increased the demand for forest products so the forests are at big risks of deforestation and degradation. With a view to conserve forests, prevent deforestation and prevention of soil erosion, Darshan college took an initiative and organized World Forest Day activity on the 21st of March 2019. On this day, the students, removed the weeds and engaged in planting saplings in the College campus. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature, it will never fail you. So, it is the duty of us all to safeguard it.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 24 (29th March 2019)
THORNS - Fr. Paul Sumi, Capuchin

Thanksgiving Day at Anugraha School, Bidar


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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 23 (28th March 2019)
RAINBOW - Fr. Raymond L. Ralte, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 22 (27th March 2019)
DOOR - Fr. Joe Francis, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 21 (26th March 2019)
MILK : Fr Edwin Monis, Capuchin

Birth Day celebration of Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti Pothnal:
A day to be remembered, a day to be shared, a day to be celebrated and moreover a day to be lived at every moment was enhanced, strengthened and nourished on 25th of March, 2019. Vimukti 35 staff came together celebrated the gift of life of Fr. Sathish Fernandes the Director; and thanked God for the gift life during the Eucharistic celebration being the main celebrant. Fr. William Prabhu the guardian preached an inspiring homily and the various works done by Fr. Sathish Fernandes for the people for the orphan, semi orphan poor children in the boarding and asked all present to pray for him. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life which is a free gift of God. With these sentiments VCT staffs raise their hearts in gratitude for the selfless service rendered by the Director by organizing short program and wished all the best for this future ministry.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 20 (25th March 2019)
SEEDS : Fr Jason Pais, Capuchin

Fashion Show Competition @ Darshan College
‘Fashion is the Armor to survive the reality of everyday life’. The charm of fashion is infinite, though it stands different for every person. Some visualize clothing as a product, some as a creative manifestation of their persona and many use their dress as an easy and fascinating way to stand out from the crowd. Darshan college had organized a Fashion Show competition with the theme ‘Brides of India’. So, the audience had a real delight and had got a chance to see, our lovely divas and handsome hunks putting on a display some of the most glamorous ethnic/Modern outfits. The Jury Members, Ms. Rashmi A, Dancer, Entrepreneur and theatre Artist and Ms. Mekhala highly adored and admired the efforts put in by all the teams. You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 19 (24th March 2019)
SHEPHERD : Fr Roshan Herald, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 18 (23rd March 2019)
JAR : Fr Joel Jason Lobo, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 17 (22nd March 2019)
JAR : Fr. Derick D'Souza, Capuchin

CHILDLINE 1098 Open House Programme: Vimukti Pothnal
CHILDLINE 1098, Raichur organized more than 8 open house programmes in Raichur district. In preparation to this Open House programme the staff of child line visited and met people concerned in 58 villages, 26 wards, 15 gram panchayats, 21 schools, 41 Anganwadi, 74 SHGs, 8 hospitals, 75 ASHA animators, and other community related trusts. They were informed about the Children related problems, their rights related issues. Dates were set. The whole purpose of all the Open House programme was to discuss and come to decision addressing various problem and laxity of provisions to our children whom we educate and take care and about making best use of the child line to help out children in danger specialty those caught up in misery of Child labour, child marriage, trafficking, assault, and other problems. The children openly shared their difficulties in their respective schools and centers with boldness regarding the lack of toilet facilities, open play ground, playing articles, accommodation, meals, and lack of proper teaching and so on.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 16 (21st March 2019)
TRUMPET : Fr. Lancy Rebello, Capuchin

Dance Competition @ Darshan College
‘Dancers are the Athletes of the God’ – Albert Einstein. Dance is the Hidden language of the body and soul. With the aim of honing the dancing skills of the students, an Intra-college Dance Competition was organised by our Institution. The vivacious dancers set the floor on fire with their energetic performances, Artistic props, dashing costumes, sprightly moves and oodles of energy. The fun filled extravaganza offered feast to the eyes of the audience. The spectators witnessed the enthusiasm and energy of the young Darshanites as they enthralled everyone with their performances. The adjudicators, Ms. Rashmi A, Dancer, Entrepreneur and theatre Artist and Ms. Mekhala highly complimented and adored the efforts put in by all the teams. The job of feet is walking, but their hobby is dancing.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 15 (20th March 2019)
SWORD : Fr Manohar D'Souza, Capuchin

Signature campaign to promote child rights: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti CHILDLINE Raichur organized the signature campaign at Pathrika Bhavan Raichur to promote child rights. The occasion was the celebration of child line Se Dosti week organized in collaboration with Department of Women and Child Development, Raichur. Mrs. Mangala Hegde (CWC President) inaugurated the signature campaign that highlighted the rights of children and said that the rights of children should be protected at all cost. “People who violate the rights of children often do not realize what they are doing”, said Mr.Guru Prasd (DCPO Raichur), while speaking on the topic, ‘Protection of Child Rights’. R. Naga Raj (Deputy Director, Department of Women and Child Development), B.K Nandanur (DDPI Raichur), Kirlingappa (Project Officer, DWCD, Raichur), Mr. Prabu Dev Patil (CWC member), Mr. Bas Raj (CWC member), Mr. Manjunath Reddy (DLO, Raicur), Fr. Sathish Fernandes (Project Director, Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal), and Mr. Sudharsh Coordinator along with CHILDLINE team members were present for the function.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 14 (19th March 2019)
GREY HAIR : Fr Paul Melwin, Capuchin

Minority Communities raise their Voice to Save the Constitution of India: Vimukti Pothnal
On 10th of March, 2019 vimukti in collaboration with other likeminded NGOs from Raichur jointly organized campaign to save the constitution of India. All the SC, ST, OBC and other minority communities’ representatives from the entire district collectively raise their voices before the concerned authority to safeguard constitution and protect the rights of minority communities. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. S. R. Herematt, President of Samajika Privarthna Samithi said Indian Constitution was a holy document of democracy to which all the Indian should abide by, irrespective of their personal beliefs. Mr. Umar kalli the president of youth Delhi said that the constitution was envisaged to break the shackles of traditional social hierarchies and usher in a new era of freedom, equality, and justice. Mr. M.R Beri expressed that the constitution of India empowered the traditionally deprived sections in the country and had brought in socio- economic transformation of the underprivileged.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 13 (18th March 2019)
WATER : Fr Joel Lopez, Capuchin

Training to unorganized youth on different government schemes: Vimukti Pothnal
Vision: Forming youth for holistic social transformation
Training on life/ crop/business insurance and government schemes was conducted at office premises on 13th March 2019. Mr. Ravindra Ganekal was the resource person of the day. The resource person disseminated the knowledge on various insurances available at present. Nearly 178 youth attended and got benefited from this training.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 12 (17th March 2019)
TREE : Fr Maxim D'Silva, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 11 (16th March 2019)
WINGS : Fr Jeevan D'Mello, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 10 (15th March 2019)
FISH : Fr Jason Pais, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 9 (14th March 2019)
BIRD : Fr Joslie DSilva, Capuchin

Capacity Building and Career Guidance to youth’s: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with Capuchin Province of Emilia- Romagna Bologna, Italy organized program on capacity building and career guidance to youth was organized on 13th March, 2019 at vimukti premises. The base line of the workshop was to help prospective generation to understand their hidden talent in an advanced way. Nearly 125 youths attended and benefitted from this training. Career guidance plays a very important role in the lives of all individuals, as it helps in setting future goals and chooses careers. Career guidance is much needed service to those who did not plan for their future at an early stage; more should be done to assist the younger generations in personal career development. When high school students have a clear understanding of the best career choices for them, end result is better planning, more college enrollments, and a more productive society for the future.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 8 (13th March 2019)
OIL : Fr Paul Sumi, Capuchin

Product Launch @ Darshan College
In the words of Winston Churchill, “Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.” Innovation is a change that unlocks new values as it distinguishes between a leader and a follower. With a spirit of product innovation and technological leadership Darshanites were passionate and depicted their originality and creativity through the platform in the name of Product Launch. Since this is the technology driven era, the Participants focused on innovation of the products with latest technology as it is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. New Product innovation is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. The Participants exhibited their motto of Service to the society through their distinct products.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 7 (12th March 2019)
LAMB : Fr. Jawahar, Capuchin

SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA : FAREWELL PROGRAM
The farewell ceremony was organised by the staff and students on Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya on 9-3-19 to bid farewell to the outgoing students of 10th std. The students along with teachers were grandly escorted by the school band. The event took an opening with a soulful prayer dance, soon after that students were welcomed to the stage by the headmaster and the gifts were given away as a token of love. Headmaster shared his feelings on the special occasion and wished best of luck to the outgoing students. Students from primary and high school mesmerized one and all with amazing dance performances. Vijay (S P L) shared his memorable experience in Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya. Eventually the program was concluded with vote of thanks presented by Mantesh. The event was followed up by special dinner arranged for students, parents and staff.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 6 (11th March 2019)
SERPENT : Fr. Joel, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 5 (10th March 2019)
ROCK : Fr. Lancy, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 4 (9th March 2019)
BLOOD - Fr. Derick D'Souza, Capuchin

Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 3 (8th March 2019)
DUST - Fr. Manohar D'Souza, Capuchin

Flower Decoration and 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 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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Lenten Thoughts - 2019, Day 2 (7th March 2019)
FIRE - Fr Maxim D'Silva Capuchin

Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal : Science Fest 2019
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya hosted the science fest 2019 on 28-02-19 under the incharge of Headmaster and science teachers of the school. At on the set the event took a start up with the stage program which had welcoming of chief guests and science fest inaugural which was beautifully done with flour mill machine. The chief guests on the occasion were Rev.Fr William Prabhu, Sr. Martha, Mr.Ravi (Science Tr GHS School) and Sr.Martha. Headmaster addressed the gathering and explained the importance of science to all, Mr.Ravi also shared his amazing thoughts on the subject. Students presented variety of science models based on Agriculture Irrigation, wind energy, life processes, kinetic energy etc. Students from Govt. School and Vidyabharthi attended the science fest with great interest.
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Lenten Thoughts - 2019 - Day 1 - ASH Wednesday (6th March 2019)
Reflections Based on Biblical Symbols. Fr. Paul Melwin, Capuchin

TRAINING ON CAREER GUIDANCE TO THE CHILDREN’S HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AT RAICHUR:
“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela
In this fast moving world everyone seems to be in a rat-race jostling with their own lives. In this busy journey we tend to close our eyes towards the miserable childhood of the little ones who are condemned to live as poor. They are commonly known as rag pickers, street children, child laborers, dropouts, and anti-social elements and so on. Here children’s home for boys and girls Raichur comes with its integral vision to feel with them and to help them to reinstate their lost childhood by proving wings to their dreams. When children are ignored by the society are found in the villages children’s home for boys and girls works to instill a sense of dignity in them and to give back their lost childhood.
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Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya : Headmaster’s birthday celebration
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya celebrated the birthday of beloved headmaster Rev. Fr. Dominic on 26-3-19. It was a joyful occasion where the birthday celebrant was grandly escorted with the school band and the auspicious aarathi. The event took an opening with a soulful prayer dance. Delicious cake cutting ceremony was done along with the wishing song, soon after that the headmaster was honoured by the Asst. Headmaster and the teachers. The management of Global public school also honoured the HM and expressed their love. Words of appreciation was presented by Rev. Fr. Sunil, the next up was the dance performance of students which added the utmost energy to the event at the end Fr. Dominic shared his feelings and expressed his gratitude, special lunch was arranged to the staff and students by the Management and the event took the wind up.
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Awareness for ASHA workers on CHILDLINE 1098 : Vimukti Pothnal
Child line 1098, Raichur organized Awareness programmes for ASHA workers both in urban and rural areas. Every programme witnessed 15 to 20 animators. They were briefed about the work of CHILDLINE 1098. They were made aware to make the best use of the free helpline to meet out such issues where children ill-treated, sick, made to beg, work in hotels and garages or made orphans and so on. The children who face sexual abuse, malnourished, and other disturbing factors were discussed. CHILDLINE Raichur gave good information to safeguard and protect the children and urged them to put Child Line poster on the wall of their centers. Nearly 103 ASHA workers benefited from this program.
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Inter-collegiate Taekwondo Championship @ Darshan College
‘Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious’. It was a day for Taekwondo organized by Darshan College for Bangalore University under the able leadership of Prof. Srinidhi Siddharth, Director of Physical Education. The eminent personalities who gave a start to the event were Dr. Lingaraju, Director of Physical Education, Bangalore University; Mr. B. L. N. Murthy, Asian Games Medalist, Indian Taekwondo Team Coach along with Dr. Basavaiah, DPE, GFGC Yediyur, Mr. Rudhresh and Mr. Girish Gowda. Participants from various colleges competed under various categories and displayed their proficiency in taekwondo techniques. Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore emerged as the overall champions. ‘Don’t do a technique 5 times and wait for the instructor to tell you what’s next; do the technique 500 times and wait for the instructor to tell you to stop.
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CRI recollection day
The religious priests/brothers and sisters of the Mangalore city's CRI (Conference of Religious in India) unit celebrated ' the Day of Recollection and Consecrated Life' on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at St Anne’s Friary, DMRC hall, Jail Road. The entire time was devoted to personal prayer, reflection, confession and sharing. Fr Melwyn D'Souza, Capuchin, president of CRI unit here, welcomed the gathering. Sr Gracy Mathias UFS led the prayer service and created a devotional atmosphere. The speaker of the day Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ, Director, Fathima Retreat House shared his reflections on the topic 'The challenges of consecrated life today' with scholarly insights and a few real-life examples. He shared the history of the beginning of the consecrated life and invited the religious gathered to appreciate the wonderful roots that every religious order/congregation has. He said, ‘It is so very necessary to be vigilant and be aware of our failures and seriously work on mending our brokenness with the mercy and generous love of God’.
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Valedictory Function @ St Francis of Assisi School
Deep in the Earth’s Crust I found you,
Wrapped with clusters of talents and skills within you,
You were the precious diamond, the world never knew,
As time passed, knowledge enlightened in you as you grew,
Sparkle brightly like sapphire blue,
These are our wishes and blessings to you.

The 46 out-going class X students of St. Francis of Assisi school were overwhelmed with emotions of sorrow and unhappiness to depart from Alma Mater. On February, 2nd 2019, a fabulous farewell was organised to these diamonds of our school. Rev. Fr. Ajit Rodrigues OFM Cap., Japan Missionary, the chief guest, Fr. RaviRajesh OFM Cap., Vice Principal of Trinity School, Udupi, the guest of honour, Fr. Arun Lobo OFM Cap., the president of the Valedictory function along with 46 outgoing students were set a red carpet welcome to the dais with the school band . A warm welcome was highly extended to the children by blasting paper crackers and presenting a memento with a flower as a mark of love and salutations. Assisi choir invoked Lord’s blessings upon the programme through their devotional prayer song.
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Development in the Sneha Jyothi boarding Pothnal:
The Sneha jyothi boarding had been beautified once again well by the renovation works of mending, moulding, building, furnishing and painting. Almost all the works were completed with few minor works, which would be completed soon. The campus has got a complete face lift and now it looks like a well decorative bride. The new brooms sweeping the boarding and the premises under the supervision of Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director VCT has done a commendable job. Every nook and corner has been cleansed and given a new looks. All the available space right from the compound gate has been artistically utilized in such a way that a semblance of an atmosphere conducive to learning is clearly visible. We convey our special thanks, gratitude and appreciations for all the donors in helping us in this great venture.
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Winter Camp @ Assisi, Chikodi
St Francis of Assisi school organized three days camp for V to IX standard students. St Vincent De Paul brothers from Kengeri, Bangalore were the resource persons. Variety of activities and games were conducted in order to develop and build in children team spirit, unity, leadership qualities, self-confidence and universal values. ‘Life is beautiful, it is worth living, we need to live fully and have to enjoy every moment of our life,’ was highlighted through the camp. 132 students participated and were divided into four groups, they were given group and individual tasks, to unveil the hidden talents, creativity and potentiality that is underlying in them. Children enjoyed and learnt lots of lessons to their life.
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Sports and Athletic Meet @ Darshan College
‘Victory is in the quality of the competition and not the final score’ – Mike Marshall. After a day of all intramural sports competitions between students of various semesters of B.Com, BCA and BBA, a day was set apart for Darshan Athletic Summit. Mr. Ganga Raju, Kengeri BJP Leader and Mr. Sunil were the chief guests for the event. All the students enthusiastically took part in the Athletic competitions such as track events, shot put, discus throw etc. The faculty members too joined the fun array of sports day, participating in some specific events organized for them. Sports builds character, it teaches to play by the rules, it teaches to know what it feels to win and lose, it teaches about life.
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Free health camps organized in the villages: our motto “Saving and enriching lives” : Vimukti Pothnal
As a part of our efforts to make basic healthcare accessible for all, Vimukti Pothnal with the support of Ensemble Agissons France conducts free health camps and free medicine distribution services provides in the villages of Manvi Taluka. For many people in 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, Blood Sugar, medical check-ups like master check-up, heart check-up, etc are conducted for hundreds of poor women, children and men benefit from these camps 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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Gethsemane Molyanth Somi Jezu - Konkani Hymn
LYRICS, TUNE & SUNG BY: Fr. PAUL MELWIN D'SOUZA, capuchin
ORCHESTRATION :JOEL PEREIRA
CHORUS : KATE PEREIRA, MEENA PEREIRA, JENNIFER MENEZES, FLAVIA PINTO
VIDEO EDITED BY : RAVEEN MARTIS, aurora mangalore.

Exposure and Training – from Gangavathi Children Parliament Team: Vimukti Pothnal
A team from Gangavathi children Parliament comprising of 90 children along with Staff participated in the training cum exposure programme organized by VIMUKTI Pothnal on child rights issues. The training was organized at Vimukti premises on 24th of February 2019. The main objective of this training was to enlighten the children regarding children parliaments and its function. The training was on various topics like, child labour, school dropouts, unaccompanied children on the streets and child marriage. The most important strategy that was thoroughly discussed was that of community participation in eradicating these child-related problems, especially through the participation of children. In order to elicit community participation, all the stakeholders especially the children, need to be trained on child rights and its violations.
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You can heal yourself @Assisi, Chikodi
An educational session was conducted by the inspirational speaker, Dr. Rajendra Sallagare on adolescence and challenges faced by the teenagers in their life. A survey test was conducted previously to the classes of VIII, IX and X. Calculating and aggregating the survey result, an educational seminar was organised by doctor. Brain controls all the functions of the body, it’s up to individuals, how to respond to the information’s received. Managing Stress, anxiety, depression and living healthy, apart from hobbies, setting and accomplishing ones professional career goal, cultivating good human mannerisms in society, building and enjoying with the good peer group, focussing on studies rather than indulging oneself in fights and relationships, understanding the biological stages of life and maintaining related distance from unhealthy habits, to overcome fear by facing life bravely to step the stone of success. These were some of the best points highlighted in the two hours session.
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Blessing and laying of the foundation stone for the New Friary and Counseling Centre : 27.02.2019, Nitte, Karkala
It was another mile stone in the history of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka as the Provincial Minister, Fr Joseph Dolphy Pais along with the Councilors, Frs Paul Melwyn and Peter Cyprian and the Provincial Administrator Fr Robin Victor together with many friars from the neighborhood, donors, architect and the contractor blessed and laid the foundation stone for a new friary and a counseling centre at Nitte, along Karkalla-Padubidre highway. The short yet meaningful programme was organized by the friars and student brothers of Assisi Nilaya, Mudubelle and was compered by Fr Paul Sumi, their director and the guardian. Fr Provincial invoked the blessings of God thru the prayer of blessing and prayed for the smooth execution of the entire programme and thanked the donors for their generosity. Fr Robin welcomed the gathering. Light refreshment was provided thereafter.
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Traditional Day @ Assisi School, Chikodi
St. Francis of Assisi School celebrated the traditional day on 20th February, 2019 in the school campus. This was observed as a celebration of India’s diverse culture. It was a day designated for the students to come in traditional attire from their home. The students from I to IX standard came dressed in their best ethnic attires and looked simply amazing as they collectively displayed an array of colours that reflected the diversity of India. Everyone displayed their various cultures by dressing their best which was a colorful treat to the eyes in itself. Lots of pictures were clicked by everyone to create memories of this beautiful day.
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PARENTS MEET @ ASSISI SCHOOL, CHIKODI
St. Francis of Assisi School, organized parents meeting for parents of I to VII standard students, on 7th February, 2019. Rev Dr Fr Baptist Rodrigues OFM Cap., was the resource person. He enlightened on the importance of education in the today’s world. Further he spoke, role of the parents in the education of their children. The survey which was conducted in many of the schools on various expectations of children about their parents was communicated to them; it was really a heart touching one. After the talk, good many parents clarified some of their doubts with regards to education of their children. The presentation, mastery over the subject, communication skills of resource person were highly appreciated by the parents. After this, principal placed before them the future plans and asked for their generous support and co-operation to carry out the upcoming endevours.
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ASP Workshop @ Darshan College
‘The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice’ - Brian Herbert. Darshan College, Department of BCA had organized two days workshop on ‘Asp.Net’ for I, II, III-year BCA students. The objective of the workshop was to make participants to develop Web applications on their own and to train them to use Visual Studio as IDE, to promote students’ technical career towards the new technological developments that happen in the industry. The workshop gave an opportunity to the BCA students to broaden technical knowledge with the latest trends in computer technology. Prof. Jayashree M. Kudari had been the resource person for the workshop. Total 45 students had participated in workshop. If you are not willing to learn no one can help you, but if you are determined to learn no one can stop you. Truly, Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
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Birthday of Fr Robin Victor D'Souza, Guardian, Saccidandanda, 25.02.2019
‘The more you praise and celebrate life, the more there is in life to praise and celebrate’ - Ophra Winfrey
Today, Fr Robin Victor D’Souza, the guardian of Saccidananda thanked God for the gift of his wonderful life, for the moments of praise and celebration and for the long and beautiful forty two years of life filled with sweet and loving moments with God and with his loved ones. On the previous day, the Saccidananda extended community made it a point to wish him as they gathered for the Sunday Eucharist in our chapel. During the thanksgiving mass in the morning of the birthday Fr Deepak invited the community members to pray for Fr Robin, recalling his selfless service and support to all the members of the community being in the position of the guardian. Fr Provincial appreciated him for all that he is and does to the community and the province as the Provincial Administrator and guardian, for his undying spirit and ‘never-say-no’ attitude to be available to the needs of the Province. Fr Charles Furtado beautifully compered a very short and sweet wishing ceremony. The community of Saccidananda remains grateful to God for the wonderful guardian in the person of Fr Robin. Wish you a happy birthday and many more returns.
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AN AWARENESS TALK ON CHILD ABUSE AND HYGIENE : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
A talk on ‘Child Abuse and Hygiene’ was conducted on February 20, 2019 at Trinity Central School by the members of Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal. The team brought an awareness to the students of Grade 5 about child abuse and tips for personal hygiene. The trainers had very attractive power points and short movies with information about good touch and bad touch, tips on hand washing, personal cleanliness etc. It was a very informative talk for the students as it brought awareness about various diseases caused due to unhygienic ways, as well as how one has to be cautious while dealing with others. Overall it was an informative seminar for the holistic development of the children.
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The Capuchin Friars of Karnataka Holy Trinity Province along with the faithful paid homage to the CRPF troops who lost their lives in the recent terror attack that occurred at Pulwama.
22nd February 2019 being the day of Retreat at the Divine Mercy Retreat Centre the friars along with the retreatants offered the Holy Eucharist at 11.15 am for the deceased souls of the soldiers. Soon after the Eucharist, the adoration was held to lead by Fr Alban, the parish priest of Kalmady Church. At 1.00pm a memorial tribute was held in the presence of the Col Raj Mannar and Retired Sub Inspector CRPF Mr Stany Lasrado. Speaking on the occasion, Col Raj Mannar thanked all the faithful for the wonderful gesture of paying tribute to the deceased soldiers and sought the prayerful support to the handicapped army personnel. “Every soldier does his duty not to attack the enemy rather save his county men”, he said. Towards the climax of the Memorial service, every faithful gathered offered flowers on the memorial board. Fr Melwyn, the guardian of St Anne’s Friary thanked Col Raj and all the faithful gathered for their prayerful solidarity to the deceased Army personnel. Fr Derick compered the memorial event.
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KINDERGARTEN ACTIVITY OF FEBRUARY MONTH : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Photo Frame and Boat Making
The tiny tots of our Nursery and LKG sections participated in the activity of preparing photo frame. The UKG students prepared boat with match sticks on Wednesday, 6/2/2019. Children were all excited and enthusiastic to create lovely photo frames and boats. Overall it was a fun loving activity.
Pink Day
Our Tiny tots at Kindergarten celebrated the ‘Pink Day’ on Wednesday 13th February 2019. Children came to the school dressed in pink and were looking like beautiful flowers in the garden of Assisi. The classrooms were also colourful and decorated with pink balloons and ribbons all over. Teachers conducted various activities to engage children on the ‘Pink Day’. It was a fun filled day as the children learnt to recognize and relate to pink colour things around them and gained a lot of knowledge.

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ADIOS : Infant Jesus School
On 15th of February IJS was organized farewell day for 10th standard students. All 10th children were looking colorful in their costumes. Morning they attended the Eucharistic mass and seek the blessings of God. Teachers and students arranged the cultural programs saying adios to the outgoing students. As a token of love and gratitude outgoing students presented Projector to the school and they also generously gave the the gifts for all the teaching and non teaching staffs. Principal spoke the final departing words with lot of wishes and good will.
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PU Annual Day Celebration @ St. Anthony’s PU College
‘Wherever you go, go with all your heart’. A day was set apart to look back and be grateful; to look ahead and be hopeful; and embrace the present with greater enthusiasm. It was not a day to bid farewell but to cherish all the beautiful memories shared together in this abode of knowledge. Prof. P. Jagajeevandas Bhandary, DDPUE, Bangalore South, was invited to be the chief guest, in the honorable presence of Rev. Fr. Denis Veigas OFM Cap. The I PU students organized a variety of cultural programs for the Seniors and their parents. Some of the II PU pupils shared a part of their wonderful reminiscence from among the vast substantial experience in the campus. There was a thrill and joyous outburst as the medals were presented to the winners of various activities and events held in the Academic Year 2017-2018. All took part in the Anthonian family agape after the program. ‘God be with you till we meet again, by His counsels guide, uphold you’ was our prayer and wishes for the Seniors.
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A Soulful Tribute to the CRPF Soldiers : Infant Jesus School
February 14th was a very painful day for all the Indians as 40 CRPF Soldiers were martyred in Pulwama Kashmir. Infant Jesus school paid a heartfelt tribute to the national heroes on 18th of February at the school premises, by singing the national anthem and by lighting the lamp. Symbolic formation of CRPF was performed by the four houses of the school as last homage. Principal addressing the students said that for our tomorrow soldiers have sacrificed their today and we must values such sacrifice.
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Science Fest-2019 : Infant Jesus School
It is a rightly said “Today’s science is tomorrow’s technology”. The Science department of IJS worked on these lines to put up science exhibition on 14th February 2018. Chief Guest Mrs. Mini Thomas principal of St. Joseph’s PU college, Mr. Krishna Murthy (Chemistry Dpt) and Mr. Rudrappa Ningappa Thalvar inaugurated the exhibition. Nearly 13 government school children visited the exhibition hall, bus facilities were made on behalf of school management. Parents also witnessed the creativity of young enthusiast and returned home with pride.
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A DISTINCTIVE AND COLORFUL DECENNIAL YEAR FINALE CELEBRATION HELD AT VIMUKTI POTHNAL:
On 10th February 2019 Vimukti Pothnal celebrated 10 years its service in the humanitarian work empowering children, girls, youths and adults, people who are differently- abled through Right based approached and extending their service to all, promoting holistic excellence. The audience which comprised of Children, women, youth, staff members and Ensemble Agissons President and members witnessed a celebration of the 10 years of service with an array of events and programmes organized on Sunday, at Vimukti premises. A sense of fulfillment was in the air, the audience was enthusiastic and ecstatic, while the mood of the dignitaries who graced the occasion as well as the performers was upbeat.
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Republic Day : Infant Jesus School
Republic Day was celebrated with pomp and fare on 26th January 2019 at the school premises. All the children and staffs gathered together. Our Principal Rev. Fr. Andrew Jayaraj, hoisted the National flag. Hostel director Rev. Fr. Anil Kumar addressed the gathering saying religious tolerance is essential for national unity. Children gave beautiful performance on the theme Inter religious unity.
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Scouts and Guides Trekking : Infant Jesus School
On January 20, 2019 Scouts and Guides were taken for trekking to Rangayyan Betta, Anur. All the children enjoyed the trucking which was almost 3.5 Km. Children were give life skill training. The Principal, Vice Principal and teachers joined the hands with children and made the day very special. Teachers cooked the meal for children joyfully and all had a delicious lunch out.
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Diamond jubilee of Priesthood of Fr Bertrand Dcunha
The Friars of Karnataka Holy Trinity Province celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Priesthood of Fr Bertrand D’cunna at St Anne’s Friary on 9th February 2019. Friars from our neighbouring communities, Fr Bertrand’s family members, his friends and the old students were present and participated in this joyous occasion. Holy Eucharist was celebrated at 10.00 am after which a felicitation ceremony was held at St Anne’s mini hall to appreciate the wonderful works and presence of Fr Bertrand in the Karnataka Province and in St Anne’s Friary. Fr Dolphy Pais our provincial minister, Fr Philip Gonsalves the provincial of Maharastra Province, the former V.G of Mangalore Diocese Fr Denis Prabu Morus, Fr Lesly Rodrigues from Aurangabad Diocese were present for the Eucharist along with many Capuchins from Karnataka. Fr Dolphy Devdas raised the toast, Fr Paul Melwyn, the Guardian thanked the gathering and Fr Derick compèred the felicitation program.
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PU Annual Day Celebration @ St. Anthony’s PU College
‘Wherever you go, go with all your heart’. A day was set apart to look back and be grateful; to look ahead and be hopeful; and embrace the present with greater enthusiasm. It was not a day to bid farewell but to cherish all the beautiful memories shared together in this abode of knowledge. Prof. P. Jagajeevandas Bhandary, DDPUE, Bangalore South, was invited to be the chief guest, in the honorable presence of Rev. Fr. Denis Veigas OFM Cap. The I PU students organized a variety of cultural programs for the Seniors and their parents. Some of the II PU pupils shared a part of their wonderful reminiscence from among the vast substantial experience in the campus.
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Adieu to Grade X : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means we’ll miss until we meet again to bid adieu to the students of grade X, as they are getting ready for their ICSE board exams. The grade X students were all dressed in the Indian attire wherein the girls were sparkling with gagra choli and the boys were shining in the traditional South Indian dhothi and shirt. It was a special occasion as the grade IX students along with other students and teachers arranged a beautiful farewell programme for their seniors. The programme started with a special lunch from the school management, followed by an entertaining programme to make the day a joyous one.
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Handwriting is an Art!!!! : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
A workshop on Handwriting skills was conducted on Saturday for the teachers on 2nd February, 2019 in order to guide their students to write confidently and neatly in the classroom and also for home tasks. Mr. Sreeson Gopinath the handwriting expert took an hour’s session giving tips to improve children’s writing in the classroom environment. He also advised on how to achieve neater and more legible handwriting. He also focused on fine target areas to improve the appearance and the legibility of the handwriting. He also shared the tips on posture, spacing in between the letters and letter formation. It was a fruitful learning experience. We thank the management for such effective sessions.
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02.02.2019 : Birthday of the Scholastic, Br Joywin Dias
Saccidananda community joined in celebrating the gift of life to Br Joywin Dias, the scholastic for the year 2018-19 at Saccidananda. Fr Robin, the guardian made a special mention of the diligent and selfless services rendered by him to the community, during the Eucharistic Celebration as well as while wishing him a happy birthday in the dining hall and all the community members wished him a happy and joyful future as a Capuchin friar. The community then partook in the delicious dinner set in honor of Br Joywin Dias
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VISIT OF DONORS! WE EXTEND A HEARTY WELCOME: Vimukti Pothnal
31st of January was a joyful day as we welcomed the arrival of our loving friends from France Daniel Helbert, Bernadette Daniel, Veronique Patrice , Lily Jattiot, Alix Girard, Catherine Guillemont and Didier Sevre. They are all the members of the funding Agency ‘Ensemble Agissons’ (Let’s get going together). Indeed, it is a wonderful occasion of joy to have them amidst us and to join us in the venture of our work. We are and our sponsored children are filled with joy. They are going to visit their Sponsored Children, their families and villages. It is our great pleasure to associate with them to achieve the purpose of ensemble agissons. This year especially the nine members of the ensemble agissons are representing in the Decennium celebration of vimukti charitable trust on 10th February, 2019. As we thank them we also cordially welcome them and wish a happy stay with us.
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Fr. Sharan Crasta joins the Capuchin Community of Larino Friary, Italy
Fr. Sharan Vincent Crasta arrived in Rome on 10th January 2019 and was picked up by Fr. Bona Marcel at the Airport. Fr. Sharan spent that night at Collegio San Lorenzo in the good company of our Capuchin student-brothers from the province. Next day Fr. J. B. Sequeira, the Guardian of the Larino friary, along with Fr. Luigi di Fiore, accompanied Fr. Sharan to Larino. On 12th January, during the evening Mass, Fr. Sharan was officially welcomed with words and flowers by the OFS members and by the congregation. On 17th January, Fr. Maurizio Placentino, the Minister Provincial of Foggia, visited the community and extended a fraternal welcome to Fr. Sharan. Fr. Sharan is now called by his second name ‘Fra Vincenzo’, and he is the Vicar of the Larino community.
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA
International Karate championship

The International Karate championship was held in Sindhanur. Students from Sneha jyothi vidyalaya participated and secured many prizes in the competition. Head master thanked Mr.Devraj ( Karate coach) and gave away the medals and certificates to the students on 28-1-19 .

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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA : 70TH REPUBLIC DAY
The 70th Republic day was joyfully celebrated in on 26-1-19 in the presence of staff, students and Management. The program started with a prayer song, Mr. Gangadhar led the auspicious flag hoisting ceremony while Rev. Fr. Sunil Carnelio ( Asst. Head master ) hoisted the beautiful Tri color flag followed by the salutation. The SDMC president Mr.Solomon shared his Republic day message and the head master addressed the gathering . Cricket matches were conducted on the special occasion. The event took an end while sweets were distributed to the students.
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Awareness for Garage Owners on CHILD LINE, 1098:Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti CHILD LINE, 1098, Raichur, staff went out to meet the garage owners, both in city and rural area of Raichur district. The Child Line staff made efforts to gather the garage owners and helpers to address them about child helpline. Almost 140 meetings were held in different places. In the meeting the garage owners and workers were briefed about the functioning of the child Line and the gravity of the crime for making the children work in the garage workshops, they were inspired to help children who are in such cases like school drop outs, trafficked, child marriage, sexually assaulted and so on. They were communicated to use child line which is free to inform if they come to know such children. Many were convinced of promoting the Child Line in their workplaces.
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NSS Special Camp by Darshanites @ Bangalore University
‘The end of all knowledge should be service to others’ – Cesar Chavez. The Darshanites with this thought, volunteered to camp at NSS Bhavan, Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore. The camp was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. R Srinivas, the NSS Co-Ordinator of Bangalore University, in the presence of Sri. Sheshamurthy, Pricipal, VVN Degree College, Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias, Director, St. Anthony’s Institutions, Rev. Fr. George, Principal of Darshan College, Prof. Dr. Manjula, the NSS Program Officer, Prof. Divyashree B L, Asst. Program Officer. Fifty NSS volunteers participated to deepen the spirit of other-orientedness. Every visit and each activity opened the minds and hearts of the students.
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Musical Talents @ Assisi School Chikodi
On 15th of December, 2018, the students of St. Francis of Assisi school celebrated the Capuchin Fete with enthusiasm and zeal. Rev. Fr. Dominic Lobo, Principal of Sneha Jyothi Vidhyalaya, Pothnal, graced the occasion with his presence. The event started with a prayer dance followed by Fancy Dress competition for the tiny tots of kindergarten. The children dressed up in their colourful costumes and spoke a few words on the character that they depicted. The efforts and hard work of children was highly appreciated and proved the purpose of competition was not only to blend learning with fun but also to develop confidence in students by giving them an opportunity to get on the stage and speak in front of the audience. Following this was a remarkable dance performance by the students of I - V.
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Plastic Free Drive ‘WALKATHON’ and Republic Day : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
In the present age specially in the last decade, plastic has affected the life on the planet earth. So to prevent the use of plastic and alert the general public of Udupi on the hazardous nature of plastic the students, staff and the PTA members actively participated in the ‘WALKATHON’ on Saturday 26th January 2019. The event started by hoisting the national flag at the Trinitorium by our principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa. Thereafter entire team of teachers with the students of grade VI to IX and PTA members started their walk with the banners such as “No Plastic” & ‘Plastic free Udupi’. The very enthusiastic group of students shouting the slogans from Gundibail walked thro ugh Kalsanka, City bus stand, Service bus stand and concluded their walkathon on the grounds of the Mother of Sorrows Church Udupi.
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Spell Bees & Quiz Champs!!! : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
The main aim of conducting the spell bee and the quiz competition is to encourage students to look beyond their textual knowledge and establish a relationship between theory and application of the concepts learnt. It is also a fun way of enriching their learning process and fostering team building. In order to realize this Inter house quiz and spell bee competitions were held on 21st & 23rd January 2019 at Trinity Central School. The inter house quiz and spell bee competitions for the students of grade VI – X & grades I – V was held on 21st and 23rd January respectively at the Trinity campus. The teams Assisi, Laverna, Greccio, Rivotorto and Spoleto participated in these competitions. The Trinitorium and the Mother Teresa hall were buzzing with cheers from enthusiastic audience and active participants. Every team tried their best to win the competition to make their team proud.
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Veggies a day, keeps the doctor away!! : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Vegetable day was celebrated in the Kindergarten at Trinity Central School on 23rd January 2019. Children celebrated the healthy eating day with lots of vegetables. Students were taught on the importance of eating vegetables which is a requisite for healthy living. Teachers engaged the students in different fun activities as they told them interesting and simple floral stories thus encouraging the little ones on the importance of vegetables. The tiny tots learnt more about taste, smell, colour and texture of vegetables. Children and teachers sang vegetable rhymes with great zest, enthusiasm and vigour as they also had colouring activities and various hands on activities. Kids were quite thrilled and were positive on the fact that vegetables are better than junk food. It was a lot of fun on the vegetable day……!!
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Inauguration of St. Joseph's Church-Choitar-Manipur


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Awareness on CHILD LINE 1098 for Auto Drivers: Vimukti Pothnal
CHILDLINE 1098, Raichur in an collective effort to give awareness to the auto drivers made efforts to meet them in different auto stations and also the passengers and public. They were given the awareness about the functioning of the CHILDLINE 1098, how they have to make use of it to help to protect the children who are in need, threat, under the bondage of people, working in hotels, factories, assaulted, abused, malnourished and so on. Children who are of underage must be protected. Since the auto drivers are on duty in public places who encounter such children they were guided to take social responsibility to help such children in need.
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Konistra: Sports meet @ St. Anthony’s PU College
Sports is the preserver of health. Every sport is a gift in itself, it depends on each individual which one we choose. It was a dream realized for the Management of St. Anthony’s Institutions in Organizing KONISTRA: An arena for Sports. A day was set aside for the Inter-School sports competitions where in Students from Schools far and wide participated in the sports events to show forth their love and determination in sports. Kabaddi and Throw-ball competitions were held for boys and girls respectively. It was pleasant sight for the eyes as the participants as teams, put out their heart and soul to gain victory. All praise to Prof. Srinidhi Siddarth, Director of Physical Education, and Prof. Rudraradya, St. Anthony’s PU College who organized the event in shipshape and Bristol fashion. Prof. Ambarish, Department of Kannada, encouraged and delighted everyone with his vociferous commentary. Sports unites everyone without any distinction.
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Annual Day : Infant Jesus School
The ambience of Infant Jesus School looked very colorful on 21st December as it attracted a uge number of audience for the annual day celebration held at the school campus with a meaningful theme ‘Vaividhya’ 2018. The talented student of IJS their beaming with confidence has they had put in a lot of efforts with a month of the practice. The celebration kicked off when the clock struck 4 PM. The school band led the honorable dignitaries to the well-decorated dais with the great respect the angelic choir of IJS sang praises to the almighty God and the invoked his choicest blessing with their melodious voices. Rev.fr. Amar greeted the audience with his sweet words of welcome, Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias OFM CAP the executive secretary of capuchin education board (C.E.B) was the honorable president of the function. Mr. Venkataramu KES was the chief guest, Mr. Micheal Baptist MD Waterjet Engineers Rev.Fr. Rayappa Deepak the superior of Infant Jesus Nivas, Mr.Chandregowda the president of village panchayath, Mugthihalli was the guest of honor.
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Awareness on CHILD LINE 1098 at Market Places : Vimukti Pothnal
VIMUKTI CHILD LINE 1098, Raichur organized awareness programmes at Market place of Raichur city and specially the onlookers and the passersby and many people gathered around to listen to us and about Child help line. As the staff briefed them about the CHILDLINE, Raichur, they were all requested to inform us and make use of the child line to state about the children in danger as they come across anywhere both in city and villages. They were made aware that the child works 24 hours of the day. It wants to help the children caught up with child labour, trafficking, child marriage, atrocities, assault and other bad issues. With everyone’s help they can be helped to be freed from such evil clutches. The people were motivated on this move.
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School Excursion : Infant Jesus School
It is said by experience that ‘Learning does not take place only within the four walls of the classroom but also outside of it. To facilitate the children to learn better and keeping in mind the other dimension of learning through visits to the historical places, Infant Jesus School organized educational excursion to the tourist spots of North Karnataka on 4th and 5th November. We were very fortunate to visit the places of karnataka’s cultural heritage and archeological legacy in Badami, Ihole, pattadakallu, Hampi, Hospet etc. It was a fun filled tour as the students made the most of this opportunity to widen their horizon of knowledge. As we returned on the morning of 6th November there was contentment in our hearts and smiles on our faces having celebrated our life together as one family.
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Sports Day @ Infant Jesus School
As the age old proverbs goes ‘All work and no play makes jack a dull boy, the Infant Jesus school had organized intramural sports day. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to showcase their talents and abilities in the area of sports. In fact the students participated with extraordinary energy and enthusiasm both in the indoor and outdoor games making the best use of opportunities. To win prizes for themselves and their teams. Mr Nataraj MD Water Jet Engineers presided over inaugural function of the sports day. In this presidential address said ‘Student life is for integral growth of every individual and sports plays a very crucial role in achieving that purpose. It was a treat for the eyes to see our students excel in ports as well. Eventually the ‘Purple group’ as the champions of the present academic year. Our proud parent Mr Deepak Tukaram National level Wrestling Champion was felicitated by the school management.
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He is born in a Manger, Come lets adore and sing him glory : Assisi School Chikodi
Illuminated with sparks of joy and happiness St.Francis of Assisi school celebrated and proclaimed the birth of Jesus Christ to the Brethren on the Christmas event. The campus reflected by the presence of Rev.Fr John Bosco Gonsalves OFM Cap., the Chief Guest of the day and Rev.Fr. Royston D’souza OFM Cap., Principal of St.Clare School Akulto, Nagaland. Christmas is a season enfolded with the packages of love, joy, peace, happiness and sharing, these valuable treasures enrichour life to eternity was the thought emphasized by the Rev. Fr.John Bosco Gonsalves, in his Christmas message. Assisi students joined the chorus and sang the praises by participating in the angelic carol competition held for the Assisi squads.Dazzling Tableau on birth of Christ, evoked the glimpses of our saviour. Students glamoursly presented themselves on red attire and happily tapped their feet with Santa.Delicious sweets at the end of programme added to the joy of the celebration.
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Grand Decennial Celebrations at Trinity Central School, Perampally
The story of Trinity Central School Perampally, from its humble beginning with a handful group of students to a well known institution today, is a long journey where the students, parents and faculty who believed in the Capuchin fathers for their dedication and perseverance, and who in turn achieved their ideals of empowering the young generation through education and extended their service to all by providing a holistic excellence. The school which was established in 2009, created the new landmark in the history of the Capuchin friars as it was their first ICSE School at Udupi district having the name Trinity Central School. The Capuchin fathers who were committed missionaries driven by the passion to bring out the best from the present generation through their school ministry have come a long way since then. As a result, the school has secured a place of joy and pride in the hearts of the people in Udupi district on the whole.
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Awareness on CHILD LINE 1098 to AWCs: Vimukti Pothnal
The Staff of CHILD LINE 1098, Raichur held meetings with 90 anganwadi animators, helpers, and children. During meting they were briefed about the work of CHILDLINE 1098. They were made aware to make the best use of the free helpline to meet out the issues where children ill-treated, sick, made to beg, work in hotels and garages or made orphans and so on. This also concerns the children who face sexual abuse, malnourished, and other disturbing factors. CHILDLINE Raichur gave effective information to safeguard and protect the children. The meetings were very successful.
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PU Annual Day Celebration @ St. Anthony’s PU College
‘Wherever you go, go with all your heart’. A day was set apart to look back and be grateful; to look ahead and be hopeful; and embrace the present with greater enthusiasm. It was not a day to bid farewell but to cherish all the beautiful memories shared together in this abode of knowledge. Prof. P. Jagajeevandas Bhandary, DDPUE, Bangalore South, was invited to be the chief guest, in the honorable presence of Rev. Fr. Denis Veigas OFM Cap. The I PU students organized a variety of cultural programs for the Seniors and their parents. Some of the II PU pupils shared a part of their wonderful reminiscence from among the vast substantial experience in the campus.
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A Soulful Tribute to the CRPF Soldiers : Infant Jesus School
February 14th was a very painful day for all the Indians as 40 CRPF Soldiers were martyred in Pulwama Kashmir. Infant Jesus school paid a heartfelt tribute to the national heroes on 18th of February at the school premises, by singing the national anthem and by lighting the lamp. Symbolic formation of CRPF was performed by the four houses of the school as last homage. Principal addressing the students said that for our tomorrow soldiers have sacrificed their today and we must values such sacrifice.
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Science Fest-2019 : Infant Jesus School
It is a rightly said “Today’s science is tomorrow’s technology”. The Science department of IJS worked on these lines to put up science exhibition on 14th February 2018. Chief Guest Mrs. Mini Thomas principal of St. Joseph’s PU college, Mr. Krishna Murthy (Chemistry Dpt) and Mr. Rudrappa Ningappa Thalvar inaugurated the exhibition. Nearly 13 government school children visited the exhibition hall, bus facilities were made on behalf of school management. Parents also witnessed the creativity of young enthusiast and returned home with pride.
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Republic Day : Infant Jesus School
Republic Day was celebrated with pomp and fare on 26th January 2019 at the school premises. All the children and staffs gathered together. Our Principal Rev. Fr. Andrew Jayaraj, hoisted the National flag. Hostel director Rev. Fr. Anil Kumar addressed the gathering saying religious tolerance is essential for national unity. Children gave beautiful performance on the theme Inter religious unity.
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Scouts and Guides Trekking : Infant Jesus School
On January 20, 2019 Scouts and Guides were taken for trekking to Rangayyan Betta, Anur. All the children enjoyed the trucking which was almost 3.5 Km. Children were give life skill training. The Principal, Vice Principal and teachers joined the hands with children and made the day very special. Teachers cooked the meal for children joyfully and all had a delicious lunch out.
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PU Annual Day Celebration @ St. Anthony’s PU College
‘Wherever you go, go with all your heart’. A day was set apart to look back and be grateful; to look ahead and be hopeful; and embrace the present with greater enthusiasm. It was not a day to bid farewell but to cherish all the beautiful memories shared together in this abode of knowledge. Prof. P. Jagajeevandas Bhandary, DDPUE, Bangalore South, was invited to be the chief guest, in the honorable presence of Rev. Fr. Denis Veigas OFM Cap. The I PU students organized a variety of cultural programs for the Seniors and their parents. Some of the II PU pupils shared a part of their wonderful reminiscence from among the vast substantial experience in the campus.
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Adieu to Grade X : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means we’ll miss until we meet again to bid adieu to the students of grade X, as they are getting ready for their ICSE board exams. The grade X students were all dressed in the Indian attire wherein the girls were sparkling with gagra choli and the boys were shining in the traditional South Indian dhothi and shirt. It was a special occasion as the grade IX students along with other students and teachers arranged a beautiful farewell programme for their seniors. The programme started with a special lunch from the school management, followed by an entertaining programme to make the day a joyous one. The SPL of the school Gamaliel Epaphroditus Samuel and best outgoing student of 2018-19 Valen Adrian Ferrao, shared about their experience at the school very touching words. A powerpoint presentation prepared by Grade IX students helped the audience to recall fond memories and made the ambience sweet. The principal of the school Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa and Administrator Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao gave away the mementos. There after the principal spoke a few words wishing the grade X batch of 2018-19 all the very best in their future endeavors.
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Handwriting is an Art!!!! : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
A workshop on Handwriting skills was conducted on Saturday for the teachers on 2nd February, 2019 in order to guide their students to write confidently and neatly in the classroom and also for home tasks. Mr. Sreeson Gopinath the handwriting expert took an hour’s session giving tips to improve children’s writing in the classroom environment. He also advised on how to achieve neater and more legible handwriting. He also focused on fine target areas to improve the appearance and the legibility of the handwriting. He also shared the tips on posture, spacing in between the letters and letter formation. It was a fruitful learning experience. We thank the management for such effective sessions.
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA
International Karate championship

The International Karate championship was held in Sindhanur. Students from Sneha jyothi vidyalaya participated and secured many prizes in the competition. Head master thanked Mr. Devraj (Karate coach) and gave away the medals and certificates to the students on 28-1-19 .
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA : 70TH REPUBLIC DAY
The 70th Republic day was joyfully celebrated in on 26-1-19 in the presence of staff, students and Management. The program started with a prayer song, Mr. Gangadhar led the auspicious flag hoisting ceremony while Rev. Fr. Sunil Carnelio ( Asst. Head master ) hoisted the beautiful Tri color flag followed by the salutation. The SDMC president Mr.Solomon shared his Republic day message and the head master addressed the gathering . Cricket matches were conducted on the special occasion. The event took an end while sweets were distributed to the students.
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NSS Special Camp by Darshanites @ Bangalore University
‘The end of all knowledge should be service to others’ – Cesar Chavez. The Darshanites with this thought, volunteered to camp at NSS Bhavan, Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore. The camp was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. R Srinivas, the NSS Co-Ordinator of Bangalore University, in the presence of Sri. Sheshamurthy, Pricipal, VVN Degree College, Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias, Director, St. Anthony’s Institutions, Rev. Fr. George, Principal of Darshan College, Prof. Dr. Manjula, the NSS Program Officer, Prof. Divyashree B L, Asst. Program Officer. Fifty NSS volunteers participated to deepen the spirit of other-orientedness. Every visit and each activity opened the minds and hearts of the students.
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Musical Talents @ Assisi School Chikodi
On 15th of December, 2018, the students of St. Francis of Assisi school celebrated the Capuchin Fete with enthusiasm and zeal. Rev. Fr. Dominic Lobo, Principal of Sneha Jyothi Vidhyalaya, Pothnal, graced the occasion with his presence. The event started with a prayer dance followed by Fancy Dress competition for the tiny tots of kindergarten. The children dressed up in their colourful costumes and spoke a few words on the character that they depicted. The efforts and hard work of children was highly appreciated and proved the purpose of competition was not only to blend learning with fun but also to develop confidence in students by giving them an opportunity to get on the stage and speak in front of the audience. Following this was a remarkable dance performance by the students of I - V.
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Plastic Free Drive ‘WALKATHON’ and Republic Day : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
In the present age specially in the last decade, plastic has affected the life on the planet earth. So to prevent the use of plastic and alert the general public of Udupi on the hazardous nature of plastic the students, staff and the PTA members actively participated in the ‘WALKATHON’ on Saturday 26th January 2019. The event started by hoisting the national flag at the Trinitorium by our principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa. Thereafter entire team of teachers with the students of grade VI to IX and PTA members started their walk with the banners such as “No Plastic” & ‘Plastic free Udupi’. The very enthusiastic group of students shouting the slogans from Gundibail walked thro ugh Kalsanka, City bus stand, Service bus stand and concluded their walkathon on the grounds of the Mother of Sorrows Church Udupi.
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Spell Bees & Quiz Champs!!! : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
The main aim of conducting the spell bee and the quiz competition is to encourage students to look beyond their textual knowledge and establish a relationship between theory and application of the concepts learnt. It is also a fun way of enriching their learning process and fostering team building. In order to realize this Inter house quiz and spell bee competitions were held on 21st & 23rd January 2019 at Trinity Central School. The inter house quiz and spell bee competitions for the students of grade VI – X & grades I – V was held on 21st and 23rd January respectively at the Trinity campus. The teams Assisi, Laverna, Greccio, Rivotorto and Spoleto participated in these competitions. The Trinitorium and the Mother Teresa hall were buzzing with cheers from enthusiastic audience and active participants. Every team tried their best to win the competition to make their team proud.
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Veggies a day, keeps the doctor away!! : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Vegetable day was celebrated in the Kindergarten at Trinity Central School on 23rd January 2019. Children celebrated the healthy eating day with lots of vegetables. Students were taught on the importance of eating vegetables which is a requisite for healthy living. Teachers engaged the students in different fun activities as they told them interesting and simple floral stories thus encouraging the little ones on the importance of vegetables. The tiny tots learnt more about taste, smell, colour and texture of vegetables. Children and teachers sang vegetable rhymes with great zest, enthusiasm and vigour as they also had colouring activities and various hands on activities. Kids were quite thrilled and were positive on the fact that vegetables are better than junk food. It was a lot of fun on the vegetable day……!!
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Konistra: Sports meet @ St. Anthony’s PU College
Sports is the preserver of health. Every sport is a gift in itself, it depends on each individual which one we choose. It was a dream realized for the Management of St. Anthony’s Institutions in Organizing KONISTRA: An arena for Sports. A day was set aside for the Inter-School sports competitions where in Students from Schools far and wide participated in the sports events to show forth their love and determination in sports. Kabaddi and Throw-ball competitions were held for boys and girls respectively. It was pleasant sight for the eyes as the participants as teams, put out their heart and soul to gain victory. All praise to Prof. Srinidhi Siddarth, Director of Physical Education, and Prof. Rudraradya, St. Anthony’s PU College who organized the event in shipshape and Bristol fashion. Prof. Ambarish, Department of Kannada, encouraged and delighted everyone with his vociferous commentary. Sports unites everyone without any distinction.
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He is born in a Manger, Come lets adore and sing him glory : Assisi School Chikodi
Illuminated with sparks of joy and happiness St.Francis of Assisi school celebrated and proclaimed the birth of Jesus Christ to the Brethren on the Christmas event. The campus reflected by the presence of Rev.Fr John Bosco Gonsalves OFM Cap., the Chief Guest of the day and Rev.Fr. Royston D’souza OFM Cap., Principal of St.Clare School Akulto, Nagaland. Christmas is a season enfolded with the packages of love, joy, peace, happiness and sharing, these valuable treasures enrichour life to eternity was the thought emphasized by the Rev. Fr.John Bosco Gonsalves, in his Christmas message. Assisi students joined the chorus and sang the praises by participating in the angelic carol competition held for the Assisi squads.Dazzling Tableau on birth of Christ, evoked the glimpses of our saviour. Students glamoursly presented themselves on red attire and happily tapped their feet with Santa.Delicious sweets at the end of programme added to the joy of the celebration.
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Annual Day : Infant Jesus School
The ambience of Infant Jesus School looked very colorful on 21st December as it attracted a uge number of audience for the annual day celebration held at the school campus with a meaningful theme ‘Vaividhya’ 2018. The talented student of IJS their beaming with confidence has they had put in a lot of efforts with a month of the practice. The celebration kicked off when the clock struck 4 PM. The school band led the honorable dignitaries to the well-decorated dais with the great respect the angelic choir of IJS sang praises to the almighty God and the invoked his choicest blessing with their melodious voices. Rev.fr. Amar greeted the audience with his sweet words of welcome, Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias OFM CAP the executive secretary of capuchin education board (C.E.B) was the honorable president of the function. Mr. Venkataramu KES was the chief guest, Mr. Micheal Baptist MD Waterjet Engineers Rev.Fr. Rayappa Deepak the superior of Infant Jesus Nivas, Mr.Chandregowda the president of village panchayath, Mugthihalli was the guest of honor.
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School Excursion : Infant Jesus School
It is said by experience that ‘Learning does not take place only within the four walls of the classroom but also outside of it. To facilitate the children to learn better and keeping in mind the other dimension of learning through visits to the historical places, Infant Jesus School organized educational excursion to the tourist spots of North Karnataka on 4th and 5th November. We were very fortunate to visit the places of karnataka’s cultural heritage and archeological legacy in Badami, Ihole, pattadakallu, Hampi, Hospet etc. It was a fun filled tour as the students made the most of this opportunity to widen their horizon of knowledge. As we returned on the morning of 6th November there was contentment in our hearts and smiles on our faces having celebrated our life together as one family.
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Sports Day @ Infant Jesus School
As the age old proverbs goes ‘All work and no play makes jack a dull boy, the Infant Jesus school had organized intramural sports day. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to showcase their talents and abilities in the area of sports. In fact the students participated with extraordinary energy and enthusiasm both in the indoor and outdoor games making the best use of opportunities. To win prizes for themselves and their teams. Mr Nataraj MD Water Jet Engineers presided over inaugural function of the sports day. In this presidential address said ‘Student life is for integral growth of every individual and sports plays a very crucial role in achieving that purpose. It was a treat for the eyes to see our students excel in ports as well. Eventually the ‘Purple group’ as the champions of the present academic year. Our proud parent Mr Deepak Tukaram National level Wrestling Champion was felicitated by the school management.
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Children's Day @ Infant Jesus School
In the entire academic year the most favorite day for all the students is; Children’s day. The down of November 14th brought an extra ounce of cheer and enthusiasm in the students of Infant Jesus School as the management and the staffs left no stone understand to make this celebration beautiful for the children in every possible way. On this special day in the morning, the teachers themselves conducted the assembly, played the band set, sang the prayer song and the anthem and organized so many games and activities which thrilled the children the most. In the afternoon all the children were served the delicious vegetarian meal which they all enjoyed. After which the staff members put up a fun-filled cultural program. It was very rare spectacle for the students to watch their teachers dancing, singing and acting. In the end it was the scintillating group dance of all the 40 staff and non staff members shaking their hands and legs to the rocking tune of ‘Om Shanthi Om’ left the children thoroughly entertained.
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‘ANGELS IN WHITE’-WHITE DAY CELEBRATION : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
We began this New Year with a positive note by celebrating the ‘White Day’ for the Kindergarten kids on Wednesday 9th January 2019. Little ones wore white coloured clothes and were dazzling with beauty as they were shining like little cherubim’s. Special and interesting activities were organized by their class teachers to understand the colour concepts. As a result, children from the Nursery, LKG and the UKG were involved in creative activities like drawing and colouring snowman, ice-cream, preparing paper flowers, decorating sheep silhouette etc. Each child had a takeaway white flower in their hand as they left school. Various fun games, rhymes were taught to keep the students engaged. It was an enjoyable ‘White Day’ at school.
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Assisi Alumni Association @ Assisi School Chikodi
Assisi Alumni Association, an eminent and proud wing of St. Francis of Assisi School started its operation on 9th of November 2018, with the co-operation of Rev. Fr. Jeson Fernandes, the Principal and staff. Rev. Fr. Arun Lobo, the chief guest inaugurated the Association. Master. Vinit welcomed everybody for this gathering. The presence of the total strength of the faculty members of Assisi School was a real boost for alumni meet. The inauguration function started with the lighting of the lamp and bursting of a fire cracker by the chief guest and Alumni on the dais. Thereafter, chief guest highlighted the importance of alumni network in one’s journey of life. It was a great moment for the teachers to meet Alumnae of the school. This meet helped the alumnae to share their experience in the corporate world. The participation of the members was exemplary. read more

Christmas and New Year Celebration @ St. Anthony’s Institutions
‘No one has become poor by giving’ – Anne Frank. Christmas reminds us of God giving himself selflessly to the humanity. To Celebrate and to share the joy of Christmas, Christmas celebration was held in St. Anthony’s College. Spirit of Christmas reminded everyone that we should not be blinded by hatred, violence and injustice but rather be radiant with love, peace, joy and happiness. The Christ-event was enacted through music, carols, dance and tableau which gave an expression to the human values of caring, sharing and spreading the goodness and kindness. The Chief Guest Rev. Fr. Alex Daniel, OFM Cap., Parish Priest, St. Anthony’s Church Gangondanahalli shared an inspiring Christmas message. As God the Father gave his only son to the humanity so also, we are called to give ourselves to each other. Giving gifts is an easy task, but giving oneself to the needs of others is a great sacrifice.
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Annual Athletic Meet @ St. Anthony’s PU College.
‘The True competitors are the ones who always play to win’ – Tom Brady. Sports helps one to stay healthy and fit. With an intention to build good sportsmanship among students St. Anthony’s PU College organized inter-mural competitions in Volleyball, Kabaddi, Cricket, Kho-Kho, Chess for boys and Throw-ball, badminton, Kho-Kho, and Chess for girls. After manoeuvring the team spirit among students, a day was dedicated to excel and exhibit their athletic spirit. Mr. Sunil Hanumanthappa, National Level Kabaddi Player was invited to be the Chief Guest. The booming sound of the College Band, the colourful and orderly parade and march-past by the students added glimmer to the celebration.
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PRIZE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY AND CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Success is not something that can be achieved over night. It demands rigorous hard work, strong determination, utmost dedication and an undying attitude. We at Trinity encourage and believe that every child is unique. And hence to mark and appreciate their hard work the winning students who participated in various extra-curricular activities held during the Academic Year 2018-2019 were awarded with certificates and prizes. Students of Nursery to Grade II, were given their prizes on 20th December, as K Abdullah, PTA Member gave away the prizes and certificates and encouraged the little ones. On 21st December, 2018, students had various competitions on the occasion of Christmas as the grade 1 & 2 prepared Christmas Greetings, Grades 3 to 5 Bells Making and Grades 6 to 10, Star Making Competitions. Students show cased their talents and creativity at their craft work and made colourful Stars, Bells and Cards to make the Christmas Celebrations a grand one.
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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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