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KINDERGARTEN ACTIVITY ON DECEMBER MONTH : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
FUN WITH COLOURFUL BALLOONS
Our toddlers at the kindergarten had a fun activity with balloons on 4th December 2018. All the children were fascinated to see colourful balloons in their classes. Teachers by making use of balloons organized various fun activities like blowing, catching, printing and bursting the balloons along with fun games like running and picking balloons. Children had lot of fun and enjoyed the day.
ORANGE DAY AT KINDERGARTEN

Students at the Kindergarten celebrated the 'Orange Day' on 19th December, 2018. The Tiny tots wore orange dresses to make the celebration ‘orangish’. Classrooms were decked with orange balloons and students participated enthusiastically in various activities like drawing sunflower, colouring orange, lollipop and tree, palm printing and thumb printing on the chart paper etc.
Thus students explored the orange colour everywhere and enjoyed their orange day.

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Bright Lights @ Assisi Chikodi
At eve Diwali was celebrated in the Assisi campus on 10th November 2018. For children Diya and Rangoli competitions were conducted in the school. Mr. S B Bhiste, Senior Manager, Karnataka VikasGrameena Bank was the chief guest of the evening function, he voiced out in his speech that one has to sparkle in the lives of others, as light burns for other, the crackers burst and give joy to others, so one is called to do the same. Parents and students appreciated the dances of Assisi kids through their round of applause. The eagerly awaited moment dawned as students marched forward class wise to burst the crackers. Everybody raised their eyes as diverse colours spread the blue skyas little twin.
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Health check up camp for Sneha Jyothi boarding Children: Vimukti Pothnal
Health camp was held for the Sneha Jyothi boarding children on December 15th 2018 in VCT center Pothnal. Fr. Sathish Fernandes the Director of Vimukti presided over this camp. Dr. Rashmi Patil, PHC Pothnal, Mr. Ballappa Block health officer, Mr. Devendrappa ANM and team conducted the health check up. The children were sensitized about the importance of washing their hands before and after eating and exercising daily and the importance of playing sports and inculcating other healthy habits to avoid falling sick. The children were asked to share their daily routines and the steps they took every day to maintain hygiene. The children learnt a lot from the session and promised to follow all the good habits. 45 children benefited from this health checkup camp.
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Capuchin Friars Mangalore presented musical show
"Bethlehemachi Saanz" at St Agnes Special school ground on Sunday, December 16, 2018



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Awareness for Farmers: Vimukti Pothnal
CHILD LINE 1098, Raichur conducted programme for farmers to address them about Child Line 1098 and how to make use of this helpline to ensure safety of the children. Around 90 meetings were held to the farmers gathering them in specified places. The farmers came to know about the working of the Child Line which connects to departments to help the children those who are in danger of child labour, child marriage, trafficking, health issues, orphans, beggars, school drop outs and those sexually assaulted. The child help line could be made used by even the children or anyone on behalf of such children. The farmers were enlightened about the many of the rescue stories of the children.
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Completion report of Convergence Workshop for Strengthening of Child Protection System
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Vimukti Pothnal

Banking Certificate Course @ Darshan College
The Ladder of Success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunities. With the positive vibes of achieving success in the field of education, Our Institution along with the collaboration of INFINITY IDEAZ grabbed an opportunity to conduct a course on Professional Diploma in Commercial Banking. The Duration of the Course was 40 hours covering the wide range of areas in the field of banking. The Participants benefitted greatly in gaining an extensive knowledge of banking sector equipped with technical skills needed to take up topics of research in finance and banking in future. An investment in knowledge pays a best interest.
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Slum visit: Vimukti Pothnal
CHILD LINE 1098, Raichur visited slum. The staff of Child Line have covered almost 50 slums and met them both individually and in smaller groups. The youth, the children, the women and working men and other aged people were addressed about the CHILD help LINE. They were made aware of the children who face lot of dangers in today’s society. There is help line to rescue them. They were told to make use of the child line to state the problem the children face whom they whenever encounter. They were explained about the issues of child labour, child marriage, child abuses, beggary and so on. They were also instructed about the laws and children rights. The people of the slum were enlightened about the CHILD LINE 1098.
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Join the Campaign to end HIV/AIDS: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti charitable trust® has been implementing the project “HELATH FOR ALL” in 18 villages in the three blocks of Gram Panchyath of our project area on 7th of December at Thorandini Primary Health Center. The VCT project team organized a rally to mark the World AIDS Day, nearly 62 ASHA workers and ANMs participants including community members, Village Health workers, Doctors, BHO and staff of VCT participated in the rally. Dr. Ballappa, Block Health officer, was the Chief Guest and he flagged off the rally. The rally started from PHC center to the town. ASH workers and ANMs holding placards shouted slogans on HIV/AIDS during the rally. The rally covered main streets of Thorandinni town, Headquarters sending messages through the public address system to create awareness on HIV/AIDS.
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Awareness on Arogya Karnataka Bhagya Scheme: Vimukti Pothnal
VCT, Pothnal organized awareness on Arogya Karnataka Bhagya Scheme on 5th November, 2018 in the targeted pocketed of Manvi taluka. The main objective of the scheme is to extend ‘Universal Health Coverage’ to all residents in Karnataka State. Under this new scheme, primary health care specified secondary and tertiary health care benefits will be provided. The current ongoing health schemes like Vajpayee Arogya shree, Yeshaswini Scheme, Rajiv Arogya Bhagya Scheme, Rashtriya Swasthaya BimaYojana (RSBY) including RSBY for senior citizens, Rashtriya Bala Swasthaya Karyakram (RBSK), Mukhya mantri Santwana Harish Scheme, Indira Suraksha Yojane, etc. and many other related issues were explained to the stakeholders; As a result 125 attended the training and benefited from this awareness program.
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A Day spent in an Orphanage by Darshanites
‘Not Me but You’ with this inspirational motto of National Service Scheme (NSS), the Darshanites volunteered themselves to visit an orphanage in Rajarajeshwarinagar. The team was headed by Prof. Dr. Manjula, the NSS Coordinator, Prof. Divyashree, the Camp Organizer, Prof. Ambarish with the support of Rev. Fr. George Monis, the Principal of Darshan College. Our students were lucky to get an opportunity to visit an Orphanage named Srushti Trust (shelter home for orphans). The children of Srushti Trust were very pleasant to receive the volunteers with a huge smile on their faces. Our students conducted games, entertained the kids and also engaged them in dances and dramas and distributed the prizes. Our team spent over 3 hours with the children before saying goodbye.
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CHILDREN’S DAY @ ASSISI, CHIKODI
Each child that born conveys that “GOD STILL LOVES THE WORLD”. It’s our duty and responsibility to keep each child happy and grow in a right direction to take care of the future life. So St. France of Assisi School always strives to keep the children on move towards progressive development of children. So, at our school the tone of the celebration started with HAPPY CHILDREN’S DAY. Children were overwhelmed with the presence of distinguish guests from France, Mr. Daniel, Mr. Marcel, Mrs. Benedicta and Mrs. Lucy. Mr. Daniel in his speech called all children to enjoy their childhood to the full. A thunder of claps echoed in the Assisi campus as teachers presented their creative programme items on the stage.
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Training to unorganized youth on Indian Constitution & Human Rights: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust organized training on Indian Constitution & Human Rights at VCT Resource Centre, Pothnal on 27th November 2018. A total of 105 participants from 20 pockets participated in the trainings. Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Director, VCT welcomed the gathering and In his inaugural address he exhorted the participants to teach the Constitutional Values to the people so that everyone respects the fundamental rights & duties and enjoys Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. the Resource Person, Advocate Mr. Yallappa. explained that the Indian Constitution guarantees Fundamental Rights to all its citizens like Right to Equality, Right to Freedom, Right against Exploitation, Right to Freedom of Religion, Cultural and Educational Rights and Right to Constitutional Remedies. The Resource Person continued that Human Rights as enshrined in the Indian Constitution are generally defined as the rights which every human being is entitled to enjoy can be found in the Preamble of the Constitution of India.
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War of the Wits @ St. Anthony’s PU College
The Pursuit of Knowledge is never ending. The day you stop seeking knowledge is the day you stop growing. With a specific intent to better the minds of the Students with General Knowledge, St. Anthony’s management organised Quiz competition. The response was so immense that 96 teams of two each enrolled their names. After 3 prelims, six teams were chosen for the finals. In a nail-biting contest Students Lerroy Calvin and Rithik Marian drifted to the top of the score-board. The questions were so framed that it kept even the audience drill their minds for answers. For about more than two hours all were on their toes to see who would give the right answers. It confirmed the fact that Curiosity and Knowledge grow together; the more we know, the more we want to know.
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Provincial Minister and his Councilors meeting with the Arch Bishop of Bhopal Rev. Dr. Leo Cornelio


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DECENNIAL ANNUAL SPORTS MEET - 2018 : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
As it is rightly said, “Winning is not everything but wanting to win is”, the most awaited Decennial Annual Sports meet was held on Thursday, the 23rd November, 2018 for the students of Grade III to X on the grounds of Trinity Central School. The formal programme commenced with a prayer song seeking God’s blessings on all the participants, after which welcome note was delivered by Master Aaron from Grade X. The Chief Guest for the sports meet were Mr. Raymond D’Souza (Mr. World 1990 in the Body Building Championship) and Dr. Deepak Ram Bairy (Physical Education Director, Sharada Pre-University College Udupi), Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa (Principal), Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh (Treasurer & Administrator), Ms. Magdalena Lewis (Academic Co-Ordinator) & Ms. Archana Shetty (Pre-Primary Section Head) accompanied the dignitaries on the dais.
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Makkal Gram Sabha was organized by Vimukti at two Gram Panchyats of Manvi Taluka : Vimukti Pothnal
VIMUKTI Pothnal (Raichur District): Over 528 children from the 11 villages that come under the Manvi Taluka limits participated in the “Makkala Grama Sabha” (children’s gram sabha) at two panchyats in different places demanded immediate intervention of officials concerned in redressing their grievances. By successfully listing out problems being faced by children, especially those living in rural areas, these children became a role model for their counterpart in other parts of the Taluka. The children, guided by the non-governmental organizations Vimukti Charitable Trust (VCT) and the Concerned for Working Children had made all efforts to make the gram sabha a grand success. The Gram Sabha started with the prayer song by a group of children. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Baslingappa Hasamane Public Development Officer Gram Panchayath, Heredinni.
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PARENTS SPORTS MEET - 2018 : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
26th November 2018, is a red letter day in the annals of Trinity history as an excited and energetic group of parents participated in the ‘Parents Sports Meet’ held at Trinity campus. The event commenced with a formal inauguration of the Sports meet by Rev. Fr. Anil D’Souza, Parish Priest of our Lady of Fathima Church, Perampalli, who was the chief guest of the day. He was accompanied by Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa Principal, Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, the Administrator, Ms. Magdelina Lewis, the Academic Co-ordinator and Ms. Archana Shetty, the Pre-Primary Section Head. As Trinity Central School is on the threshold of celebrating its decennial year, enthusiastic set of parents participated joyfully marching to the rhythmic beats as well as lighting the torch symbolizing their active participation in the events. There were various events like track events of 100mts, 200mts for both male and female besides other individual events like shot put, lemon and spoon race.
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SPORTS IN ACTION FOR THE TINY TOTS : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Our little children from Kindergarten to Grade II were in action on Friday, the 23rd November 2018 as they had their Annual Sports Meet in Trinity Campus. The formal function began with a prayer song a welcome note from the students. The chief guest for the day was Ms.Chandini Niranjan (PTA Secretary and former athlete). The principal of our school Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa, Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh (Administrator) Ms. Magdelina Lewis (Academic Co-Ordinator) and Ms.Archana Shetty (Pre-Primary Section Head) were the dignitaries on the dais. The little ones, smartly marched to the beats of the drum, marching majestically in their coloured uniforms. The tiny tots also exhibited their skills through a drill practice. After which selected students marched in a relay procession and lit the Olympic torch as a sign of true sportsmanship.
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Vimukti celebrated International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Vimukti Pothnal
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized the program on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in collaboration with Ensemble Agissons, France on 25th of November at its premises. The Resource Person highlighted saying, Violence against women and girls is a global issue. It remains one of the most persistent human rights violations and a threat to millions of girls and women. Violence against women and girls knows no social, economic or national boundaries. It affects women of all ages and arises in various types of settings – taking many forms including physical, sexual or psychological violence, as well as economic abuse and exploitation.
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Sports day at Anugraha School, Bidar


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Flower Arrangement Competition @ St. Anthony’s PU College
‘Flowers have the greatest talent in converting an ordinary place into a magical palace’. Flowers whisper the beauty to the world, even as they fade, wilt and fall. In order to enhance the attitude of appreciating the beauty of flowers among students, the Management of St. Anthony’s PU College organised, flower arranging competition. The participants brought a variety of colourful and magnificent flowers, and bedecked them in attractive and awe-inspiring order. The judges adjudged the best flower arrangement among all the splendid display. The creative arrangement of flowers struck the aesthetic eyes of the jury and gained their praise. May every Student be like a flower that is unique, has its own splendid fragrance and beauty to share with the world around.
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL : ANNUAL SPORTS MEET 2018-19
The most awaited Annual sports day was held on 23-11 and 24-11 with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere.The chief guests were Rev.Fr Anil, Rev.Fr Paul, Rev.Fr. Sathish, Sr.Martha, Sr.Apoline, Mr. Basavaraj kesari, Mr. Srinivas, Mr. Mallikarjun and other PTA members. The management of the school escorted the chief guest along with the School band , the chief guest along with the headmaster hosted the flag and also took the salute of the impressive march past of the students coupled with some string matching music by the band . The students entered the spirit of the occasion in a grand way with the Olympic torch and oath administered by the sports captains. The chief guest for the annual sports day Fr. Anil, Fr. Paul and Mr Basavraj Kesari where honored on the occasion.
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Silent Jatha/ rallies on Child Sexual Abuse, Child Marriage, Child line and Child Rights: Vimukti Pothnal
On 18th and 20th of November 2018 Vimukti CHILDLINE Raichur organized mass awareness program and rallies were conducted in the main streets of Pothnal and Jawlgera town. The college students and children took out rallies through the main streets of Pothnal and Jawlgera town by holding placards and banners containing the message on the needs of protecting the rights, to create awareness on adverse impact of child marriage, Child Sexual abuse, child line, child dropout, Child trafficking, Child labor, RTF, protection of earth, health-hygiene and cleanliness, beggary etc., in the society; and demanded the concerned officials to take stringent measures in this regard to impose fine on those who violate these laws. The main aim of the rally was to sensitize privileged citizens to protect children rights and empower them with the power of education.
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VARIOUS ACTIVITIES AND COMPETITIONS CONDUCTED IN THE KINDER GARTEN FOR TERM 1 - 2018-19 : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
1. Red day
On the 1st August our tiny tots in the Kindergarten celebrated the Red Day. Kids were looking fabulous in the red colour dress like the red roses in the garden of Trinity. They participated in various activities like the hand impression, paper collage, gift wrapper sticking, paper craft, thermo coal craft and cotton balls etc. they had a fun filled Red day at school.
2. Art and Craft
3. Test your Taste Buds
4. The tiny tots of the kindergarten were all excited to draw and colour the national flag.
5. Teacher’s Day and Show and Tell competition
6. Time for Rhymes and Action Songs at the Kinder Garten
7. Recognize the sounds in English
8. Grand Deepavali celebration and clay modeling competition
9. Children’s Day

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International child rights day: Vimukti Pothnal
CHILDLINE Raihcur organized Child Rights Rally on the occasions of international Child Rights Day on 20th November 2018, to create awareness on children’s rights in the public. Mr. Malikarjuna, CRP, inaugurated the rally. Mr. Basva raj, Assit Teacher flagged it off which passed through the heart of the town and ended at School premises. School Children parliament and club children actively took part in the rally. Fr. Sathish Fernandes CWC member Raichur said, “Love, childhood, education and protection are the birth rights of all children.” Millions of children have no access to education; works long hours under harardous conditions and are force to child labour and child dropout. Young and immature, they are often easily exploited. In many cases, they are abused by the very individuals responsible for their care. It’s every individual’s duty and responsibility to help and protect children from harm.
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DISTRICT LEVEL CUBS AND BULBUL UTSAV : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
District level Cubs and Bulbul Utsav was held at Nirmala English Medium School, Brahmavar on 17th and 18th November 2018. 16 cubs and 10 bulbuls along with their cubs master and flock leaders participated in this event from Trinity Central School. There were many activities and competitions for the students in which our students came out in flying colours and secured the following prizes.
Coconut Fronds Craft - I Prize - Reevan and Sachin
Stone Art - I Prize - Likith and Abhinav
Mask Making - I Prize - Aishani and Amratha
Scare Crow - II Prize - Ifaz and Manvith
BP Drawing - II Prize - Vishwas and Rusham
It was a real life learning experience, for all the students.

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Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya : children's day Celebration
The children's day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal in sneha jyothi vidyalaya. The student representatives from each class were escorted to the stage by the honorable head master along with the school band. The program started with the welcome speech presented by Sr. Apoline and then the portrait of former PM Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was honored. On the special occasion which was completely dedicated to children , a short prayer was organised which was followed by the wishing song. Students came forward with speeches, while the head master expressed his feelings and love towards the students.
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PLASTIC FREE DRIVE – PROMOTED COTTON BAGS AT UDUPI MARKET BY TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL ON 17/11/2018
A group of grade 7 students along with the teachers of Trinity Central School went for a Plastic Free Drive to the city market of Udupi to convince the vendors on the harmful effect of plastic bags and importance of cotton bags. The team began their visit from the vegetable market near Diana Circle in Udupi and then moved to the vegetable market, behind the KSRTC bus stand and lastly to the flower market behind the service bus stand of Udupi city. The students and the teachers convinced the vendors and as well as the buyers about the benefit of cotton bags in place of polythene bags. They also distributed sample cotton bags to the vendors.
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EXPLORE AND LEARN WITH EXCITING EDUCATIONAL TRIPS FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
EDUCATIONAL TRIP FOR THE STUDENTS OF GRADE 1
Students of grade 1 were all awaiting for their turn for the educational trip, on 3rd October 2018. The students were accompanied by their class teachers. Students left the school premises at 9.15 am and headed to Manipal post office. Students saw the different types of letters and stamps and went around the post office observing different work units. They learnt how the post office functions especially collecting posts from different post boxes and distributing it to designated places. Students then visited the Manipal police station. The Sub Inspector welcomed the students. They took the students around the station and explained different types of weapons such as guns, rifles and pistols etc. They offered sweets to the students and thanked them for the visit.

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TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL CELEBRATED THE CHILDREN’S DAY WITH GREAT ZEAL AND FERVOR ON 14th NOVEMBER 2018
The programme commenced with a special assembly conducted by the teachers. The event started with a prayer song invoking God’s blessings on our students and children across the nation. Teachers made it a point to make children’s joy double by singing and wishing them on their day. Holy mass was also offered in giving thanks for the gift of child wood and seeking God’s choicest blessings on them. Various activities were organized involving both teachers as well as the students. The activities such as class wise quiz competitions, wealth out of waste, spot games made both teachers as well as students active and energetic. A special lunch was served on that day followed by a series of entertainment from the teachers. The cultural programme started with a dance on ‘Jimki Kamal’, a remix song on student life, followed by a drama on school life enacted by the teachers.
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LEARN AND EXPERIENCE WITH FUN FILLED EDUCATIONAL TRIPS FOR KINDER GARTEN 2018 -19: TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
NURSERY AND UKG – 1ST OCTOBER 2018
We at Trinity Central School believe that children learn for life; especially understanding the lessons outside from the normal classroom environment helps in learning better. To give them a real life exposure the children of Nursery and UKG went on an educational tour to the Post Office, Police Station and the Railway station to understand how different people and professions help us in our day to day life. Children were explained the role of a postman and a policeman and their contribution to the society. They were also able to learn new vocabulary like ‘postman’, ‘postmaster’, ‘stamp’, ‘parcels’ and above all the ‘post box’ that carries letters. Later the students visited the police station located at Manipal.

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EXCITING EDUCATIONAL TRIP FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
VISIT TO PILIKULA SCIENCE CENTRE
Students of Grade 6 set out on their educational trip to Pilikula Science Centre on Friday, 26th October 2018. An enthusiastic set of students along with two accompanying teachers were eager to explore the Science Centre where they witnessed different scientific models, in depth experiments and had first hard experience of many scientific activities. It was amazing learning experience for the students as they went around the science centre, which had interactive science exhibits and many learning activities.

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Open House Programme by CHILDLINE 1098, Raichur: Vimukti Pothnal
On 15, November 2018 Open House programme was conducted by the CHILD LINE 1098, Raichur in the Higher Primary School which comes under Kalmala Gram panchayat. The programme witnessed by Mrs. Mangala Hegde, the president of Child Welfare Committee(CWC), Raichur, Fr. Sathish Fernandes, the member of CWC, Gram Panchayat Secretary, Rupasingh and the staff. Along with them Education and Tax Department Officers, Staff of Police Department, Asha animators, Health Department officers, Anganwadi Animators, The heads of the Schools and staff, SDMC members participated in the programme. In his introductory talk Fr. Sathish Fernandes stressed on the purpose of the open house programme and urging children and those closely connected with children to make the best use of the CHILD LINE 1098 and to get required facilities for their schools and villages.
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National Champions of Darshan College
Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. The 3rd Senior National level flying tennis championship was held at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Two students from our college Ms. Elvin Mary and Ms. I. Ankitha of III Sem B.Com along with two others represented the Karnataka women’s state team. After a nail-biting final against the home team, they emerged victorious. Darshan College is proud of the champions who through their determination and efforts have won the championship. May they grow and glow bringing laurels to the Institute and our Nation. True champion wasn’t born but trained.
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BHARATH SCOUTS AND GUIDES CAMP CONDUCTED AT TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL, PERAMPALLI
Bharath Scouts and Guides (Kallianpur Region) in association with Trinity Central School conducted two days ‘Leadership Camp and a Rally’ on 9th and 10th November 2018 at Trinity Central School, Perampalli campus. Boys and girls between the age group of 10 to 15 years, about 900 of them from around 41 schools participated in the camp held for 2 days. The camp commenced with a formal function, where Ms. Shantha V Acharya, the Chief Commissioner of Scouts and Guides Udupi District inaugurated the programme, assisted by Edwin Alva, the Vice President of Scouts and Guides, M. Madhukar, the District Physical Education Officer, Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh, the Administrator of Trinity Central School, Jyothi J Pai, the Commissioner of Guides Udupi District, Dr. Vijendra Vasant Rao, the Commissioner of Scouts Udupi District, Anand B Adiga, the Director of the Camp, Maxim D’Souza, the PTA President, Nithin Amin, the Scouts Organizer Udupi District and Suman Shekhar, the Guides Organizer Udupi District.
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Sponsor’s Day Program: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti charitable trust® with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons France had organized sponsor day program at Pothnal on 04.11.2018. 55 sponsored children along with their parents participated in the program. This day was filled with full of entertainment. Sonamma, sponsored child welcomed the guests on the dais. Sponsored children honored the guests with the garlands. The program commenced with the prayer dance lead by Arogya Mary and group. On this special occasion variety of games were conducted. Different cultural programmes were performed by the sponsored children. Ensemble Agissons members namely Mr. Daniel Helbert, President, Mrs. Bernadette, Mr. Marcel, Mrs. Lucie, Mr. Eric and Mrs. Patricia, were very happy to see all the 55 sponsored children on that day.
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FANCY DRESS COMPETITION : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
It was the most awaited event of the month as it is always a pleasure to watch the toddlers dressed up in different characters and attires. The Nursery, LKG and UKG students enthusiastically participated in the fancy dress competition held on Saturday, 3rd November 2018. It was over whelming to see the performance of the little ones. There were around 150 parents who attended the show to encourage their little ones. Our dear Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa, the Administrator Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh, the Judges Ms. Amratha Ashlesh, Sr. Benedicta Lobo, Sr. Clara, the Coordinators Ms. Magdelina Lewis, Ms. Archana Shetty, teaching and the non-teaching staff were present on the occasion. After a mesmerizing performance by the little ones and a delicious refreshment, the results were announced. Our Principal congratulated and appreciated the winners and all the participants.
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13.11.2018 : Saccidananda, Bangalore
Annual General Body Meetings of Societies and Trusts

The Annual General Body Meetings of different Societies and Trusts under the Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka were held on different dates in different venues. The general body members of the societies and trusts spent quality time together to assess the activities of the units and to deliberate on the financial matters.
The meetings were schedules as follows:

1. Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra, Ujire 13.10.2018
2. Sruvit Capuchin Trust, Herur 29.10.2018
3. Monthu Mary Coventhu Devaru, Farangipet 06.11.2018
4. St Fidelis Friary Trust, Farangipet 06.11.2018
5. Athma Jyothi Trust, Mangalore 06.11.2018
6. St Anne’s Friary Trust, Mangalore 07.11.2018
7. Mangalore Capuchin Friars Minor Society, Mangalore 07.11.2018
8. Capuchin Publication Trust, Mangalore 07.11.2018
9. Vimukthi Charitable Trust, Bangalore 10.11.2018
10. Capuchin Friars Service Society, Bangalore 11.11.2018
11. The Bangalore Capuchin Friars Minor Society, Bangalore 13.11.2018
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DIWALI - SPREADING LIGHT OF HAPPINESS : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
The festival of light - Diwali was celebrated with excitement at trinity central school on 5th November 2018. A special assembly was organized by the students of Grade III, highlighting the message of love, happiness and human values. Speeches were delivered by senior students on the importance of Diwali. Our Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa, the Administrator Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh, the Academic Co-ordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis, Pre-primary Section Head Ms. Archana Shetty and Activity Co-coordinator Dr. Poornima lit the lamp as a sign of enlightenment. The staff were also asked to lit the diyas decorated on the floral carpet. After which the students were shown a video clipping depicting the importance of the day.
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Great Fun in Water Park : Assisi School Chikodi
St Francis of Assisi School organised a day outing for I to V std students to Gandharv Water Park, on 28, October 2018. 223 students were accompanied by 21 staff members for the picnic. After the prayers and blessings at 8.30am all left for Gandarv Water Park by school buses. On reaching there, had tasty breakfast and then got into water to have a great fun. Children played all water games to their heart contents. After the delicious lunch, children enjoyed the Puppet Show, Magic Show, 3d film and Dashing Cars. Trackless Train, Jumping Frog, Columbus Boat, Vortex Tunnel and Break Dance led them into lots of excitements. With lots of fresh memories, new experiences and astonishing amusement children reached Assisi school at 8.45pm.
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JPIC MEETING : Saccidananda, Bangalore - 05.11.2018
The National Core Committee of Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation came together for the meeting today at Saccidananda, Bangalore. The main agenda was to plan and prepare for the National JPIC Conference and other issues related to JPIC viz., collaborations, contributions and programs. The Committee felt the need to create awareness and promote JPIC among the Indian Provinces. Brs. Scaria Kallur from Pavanathma Province, Franky Fernandes from St. Antons Province, Br. Susairaj from Amala Annai Province and Br. Arun Lobo from Holy Trinity Province were present for the meeting which lasted for a day.
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SCIENCE XPO 2018 @ Assisi School Chikodi; Day Two
On Second Day, St. Francis of Assisi School extended a red carpet welcome to the great young patent Scientist Mr. Resington.R, who is famous for his automation, research and known as a developer, hailing from Tuticorin, Tamilnadu. His great inventions such as Booster less Antenna at the age of 17, Electronic Wife, Escape236, RSLV (Resington Satellite Launching Vehicle),E-Control ,M-Control, Patented Mysty box, Patented Bio – Diesel, SOR (Save Our Race) are his flawless works. He was also honored by the former Prime Minister Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for his tremendous inventions. A day seminar was conducted by the great Scientist to radiate his holistic inventions in the field of Science and Technology. Assisi family was proud to have such an inspirational figure in its greens. Students and teachers from various colleges attended a day seminar organized by the Assisi school.
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SCIENCE XPO 2018 @ Assisi School Chikodi; Day One
The atmosphere of St. Francis of Assisi school was cherished on the day of Science Xpo 2018. A day was dawned to screen the unpredictable inventions Assisians framed. The event began by asking the almighty Lords blessings through a devotional song. A great renowned Scientist of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was remembered and honored by performing Pooja. To mark this day, General secretary of Chikodi Physics forum, Mr. Vishwanath. V. Koladur was called to be the chief guest. He is currently serving as a professor in Physics department at Government PU College Majalatti. Through his message, he inflated students to soar at greater heights and to be the national icons of tomorrow. The technology filled Science Xpo 2018 was inaugurated by cutting the ribbon and launching the powerful rocket by the Chief Guest.
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Visit of Ensemble Agissons team (France) to Vimukti Pothnal for the Assessment of Project:
The Ensemble Agissons members namely Mr. Daniel Helbert, President, Mrs. Bernadette, Mr. Marcel, Mrs. Lucie, Mr. Eric and Mrs. Patricia, visited VIMUKTI trust and gathered together on 9th of November, 2018 at Merci Nivas for the evaluation, in order to review the ongoing projects and further visited sponsor’s families and the area of implementation. During the field visits they interacted with the beneficiaries and also saw the progress of the work done under the program child sponsorship. They expressed their happiness on hearing from the beneficiaries how this project had helped them and their family members especially in improvement of health and education.
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SNEHA JYOTHI HIGH SCHOOL JEENUR ROAD POTHNAL : FRENCH FRIENDS IN SJV POTHNAL
The vicar provincial of holy trinity province and the secretary of CEB Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias visited the school on 9-11-18 , along with him the sponsors of vimuthi charitable trust and the founder of "Ensemble Agissions" Mr.Daniel also visited the school. Bernadette , Marshal, Lucy, Eric and Patricia took a warm welcome from the headmaster and the staff members of the school. Fr. Alwyn Dias expressed his feelings regarding education and wished good luck to the students.Lastly the headmaster thanked all the guests for their lovely gesture and time.
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Awareness program to the village leaders on Mission Antyodaya MobileApp: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized awareness program to the village leaders on Mission Antyodya mobile App on 28th of September, 2018 in Utaknoor GP. Mission Antyodaya is a convergence framework for measurable effective outcomes on parameters that transform lives and livelihoods. Objective of Mission Antyodaya is to Survey and Collect the Village Infrastructure Data for all the Villages in the Gram Panchyat. To know the reality of the entire GP, whether GP has basic facilities like, Community hall, Primary health center or sub center, Schools, AWCs, drinking water facilities, drainage facilities, roads etc. Ministry Of Rural Development has planned to collect the village level data on infrastructure and economic activities using this ‘Mission Antyodaya’ android mobile App.
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Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya:
State Level Karate Championship

The state level Karate Championship was held in Banglore on 4-11-18. Sneha jyothi vidyalaya offered karate training to the interested students from the year 2017 and there were 17 students who participated in the Banglore state level Championship and secured many prizes.


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Kannada Rajyotsava Celebration @ St. Anthony’s PU College
with this burning spirit and zeal the St. Anthony’s PU community celebrated 63rd Kannada Rajyotsava. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr. Gopinath, Chairman of Sparsha, an Institute for all. Gracing the event by lighting the lamp, respected Chief Guest, gave a call to all that language can be upheld and protected only by education. President of the event, Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias said that it is a celebration of every Kannadiga, who has the responsibility to keep up the purity of the language and maintain its sanctity. We should be proud about our rich heritage and not be ashamed of it, striving to keep it alive to the future generations was his call for all.
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Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya : Mehendi Competition
The Sneha jyothi vidyalaya school had organised "Mehendi" competition on 3-11-18 from 10 am to 11 am .Students from class I to X std came forward in big number to participate in the event. Students show cased their creativity by creating different designs and patterns by using Hena. The Head master praised the students for taking part and lastly congratulated the winners.
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63rd KANNADA RAJYOSTAVA CELEBRATED WITH GRANDEUR : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Karnataka which is the culturally rich Southern State of India celebrated its 63rd Kannada Rajyotsava or Karnataka Foundation Day on 1st November 2018, we at Trinity Central School had a celebration to commemorate this joy of being Kannadigas. The day’s programme commenced with a prayer song seeking God’s blessings on our state and a warm welcome for the audience was accorded by Glestin from Grade 6. The events unfolded by lighting of the lamp. Singing Nadageethe that is Jai Bharatha Jananiya Tanujathe and a dance expressing the love of Kannadigas for their beloved state Karnataka to the tunes of ‘Huttidare Kannada Nadalli Huttabeku’ and was finally concluded by a vote of thanks. Certainly it was a day to cheer as proud Kannadigas. Jai Karnataka
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SNEHA JYOTHI HIGHS SCHOOL : P T A Meeting 02/11/2018.
The SSLC parents teachers meeting was organized on 02/11/2018. The meeting started with the welcome address by the Headmaster Fr.Dominic and a prayer led by the students Headmaster briefed the gathering about the importance of education, subsequently the subject teachers also briefed the academic performance of the students and other suggestions for the betterment of the students, the Headmaster advised the parents to take care of their children's health and asked them to avoid giving household chores, he also announced that the home time table has to be followed strictly. At the end the vote of thanks was presented by Mr. Devarayappa and the meeting look a conclusion.
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04.11.2018 : Birthday of Mission Secretary and Mission Sunday, Saccidananda, Bangalore
Saccidananda got into celebrative mood with Fr Charles Furtado who thanked God for the gift of life. The community and our friends from the neighborhood joined the Eucharistic Celebration presided over by the man of the day and Fr Deepak preached the homily and wished Fr Charles a wonderful day and life ahead in his beautiful introduction. The Saccidananda extended family joined us in wishing Fr Charles and partook in the delicious breakfast. We also organized an auction to raise funds for the mission of the universal Church in which everyone participated with great enthusiasm and contributed generously.
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PARENT TEACHERS GATHERING : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
After the first term examination it was time to break for dasara holidays. But a day prior on 6th October 2018, Parent Teachers Gathering was organized at Trinity Central School. A motivational session on ‘positive parenting’ was organized, in which the speaker Mrs. Soujanya Shetty a noted Psychiatrist highlighted the areas of concern in bringing up children. She also directed all the young couples on how to handle their children with their needs and guide them to take proper decisions related to studies. Soon after the session Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa, the Principal spoke to the parents and highlighted the events in a sequence that will be held in 2nd Semester.
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Summer camp: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti in collaboration with “Ensemble Agissons” organized one day summer camp at vimukti premises from 25th to 26th October, 2018. The main intention of this program was to get numerous opportunities to the children to grow and learn new things. Mr. Jaysheel, vimukti staff welcomed the dignitaries. Mr. Arogyappa described the aim and objectives of the camp. Fr. Sathish Fernandes inaugurated the camp by lighting the lamp. Various sessions on life skills, awareness on health and hygiene, training on good manners, information on moral values, child rights, and leadership and other activities like ice breaking sessions, outdoor games, etc were part of the summer camp. Nearly 350 children attended and benefited from this camp.
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BRAINSTORMING SESSION : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
A special brainstorming session for students from VII to X was held on 3rd October 2018. The students were divided into 8 groups of 20 each and a brilliant and a brain cracking puzzle activities were organized which made the students think ‘out of the box’. Lots of such interesting activities were conducted in order to draw a conclusion to reason logically to improve concentration and memory and to know each other. The speaker, Mr. Ravi Bhat a dynamic personality, encouraged at least one student from the group to speak about the session, after every activity.
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Formation of unorganized youth clubs in seven units: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti strongly believes that human rights and human development share a common vision and a common principle. Keeping this in mind, VIMUKTI worked accordingly and makes sure that the strategies are Right based. Vimukti is very particular in developing a right perspective among the unorganized youth, in the targeted villages. In all the 20 pockets awareness and survey has been on the process. As a result we could convince and began the work of accompanying the unorganized youth by forming the youth clubs in seven pockets. The totally 101 youth have registered their names and formation of the clubs are in progress.
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PATRON’S DAY CELEBRATION : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Trinity Central School celebrated its Patron’s day on 4th October 2018. St. Francis of Assisi, who is also known as ‘Patron of Ecology’ as he loved every creature as his own brothers and sisters was honoured by the Trinitarians. On this occasion students sang the prayer song and performed tablean depicting the life of St. Francis along with short movie clippings on the life of St. Francis of Assisi. There after the Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa spoke on the significance of the day enumerating examples from the life of St. Francis of Assisi and about his simple devoted life to God. To make this occasion a special one, a delicious lunch was served to all the Trinitarians.
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GRAND PARENT’S DAY AND VALMIKI JAYANTHI CELEBRATED AT TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL ON 24TH OCTOBER 2018
Grandparents play an important role in the lives of every child. Trinity Central School celebrated ‘Grandparents Day’ on 24th October 2018. There were nearly 250 grandparents present. The Grand Parent’s Day commenced with a prayer song invoking God’s blessings on the day and on all our activities. Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa, the Principal, Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh, the Administrator, Ms. Magdelina Lewis, Guest Speaker Dr. Sneha were on the dais. The dignitaries on the dais grandparents and the doctors from MAHE were welcomed by Ms. Akshatha. As it was also a ‘Valmiki Jayanthi Day,’ Valmiki, a literary genius who had written the Ramayana, the first epic poem of India was remembered.
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL : RANGOLI COMPETITION 27/10/2018
Sneha Jyothi Rangoli competition was held on 27/10/2018. Students from class 3rd to 10th Std. came forward in a large number to participated in the event. The main motive of the competition was to bring out the creativity from the students. Students presented colorful Rangolis based on independent themes, and the judgment criteria was based on the clarity, creativity and color combination of the art. The winners list was declared later in the assembly by the Headmaster. Eventually, the entire school ground turned colorful and vibrant varied Rangolis.
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National Level Seminar on Digital India @ Darshan College
India has seen a Dream of Digital India - Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Narendra Modi. A One Day National Level seminar on Digital India - Transforming in HR, Marketing and Finance was held at our Institution in association with Primax Foundation. It was aimed to provide a platform to the scholars, academicians, corporate and other stakeholders to exchange their valuable knowledge and experience with each other. The main topics which were discussed by the faculty members and students were pertaining to cyber security and cyber hygiene, digital India initiatives, E-service and M-service and digital literacy and digital locker. The Presidential Address was delivered by Prof. M. Satish Bejjihally, Honorable Principal, Vidya Sanskar Institute of Commerce and Management followed by Inaugural Address by Our Honorable Director Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias.
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Free Medical camps: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti charitable trust® Pothnal organized, free medical camps on 20th, 23rdoctober, 2018 in the targeted villages of Manvi taluka. The main objective of the free medical Camps can be considered as a life-saving program which aims to provide free medicines to poor communities living in rural areas by a mobile team. Secondly to provide initial care to people in life-threatening conditions which reflect the unique strengths and goals of medical ethics. Thirdly, set up with a sacred aim to bring awareness amongst the deprived population, who have no access to basic healthcare services or knowledge about the diseases they are suffering from.
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TRAINING AND CAMP FOR THE SCOUTS, GUIDES, CUBS AND BULBULS : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
An exciting two days camp was organized for the students from grade 3 to 10 at Aanejari, Kollur on 6th and 7th October 2018. 61 students along with 5 teachers and the Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’costa set out for the camp on Saturday 6th October, 2018. There were various activities designed to make every student independent and disciplined. The students reached Don Bosco School, Trasi late in the evening, where a warm welcome was given by the hostel students of Don Bosco. The students had their dinner and had a camp fire, fun and entertainment by exhibiting their talents, they also and having fun games and were off to bed. The next morning, B.P exercises were done. All faith prayer was offered to start the day followed by breakfast and a few games were conducted.
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Training on Children Parliaments in Four Units: Vimukti Pothnal
Children parliaments were formed in 13 to have right education in living villages, having regular visits and organizing the meetings once in a month and mold those disciplined life and gain their rights and enjoy their childhood life. More than 300 students participated in a Children’s Parliament training at various places of project area. The main aim of the training was to make children aware of the powers of a parliamentary democracy. They would know how to be a responsible citizen and the importance of involving themselves in community affairs.
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Pencil Sketch & Essay Writing Competitions @ Darshan College
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see – Edgar Degas. Darshan College organised pencil sketch and Essay writing competitions for which the Students took part in great number. The Students were asked to depict in sketch, the image of ‘National Poet - Kuvempu’ which was displayed. Students beautifully and artistically designed on paper the replica of the renowned poet. The topic for the Essay competition was ‘Digital India’. Digitalization is the future of India. Though it would make life easy and more comfortable, yet it has its own limitations. The Students were given an opportunity to critically analyse and pen down the pros and cons of Digital India.
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“Visit to the new Places, being with new culture is better than reading books on them.” @ Assisi School Chikodi
High School Students of St Francis of Assisi school were taken to an excursion on 5th October, 2018 to 9th October, 2018 to the magical city of Hyderabad. 65 students and 9 teachers, together 74 members went on tour. The compartments of train were filled with the joyous laughter, melodious tunes and interesting games. Early in the morning, all reached at the Mahaveer Lodge at Kachiguda, after the breakfast, the first day, Birla Temple, Birla Museum, Art Gallery, Planetarium, Snow world, Statue of Buddha and LumbiniPark were visited.
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SEMINAR FOR GIRLS : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Safety of our children is a major concern in our society. The Need of the Hour is to empower Women. So an awareness programme on prevention of child sexual abuse was held on 10th October 2018 at Trinity Central School. A special talk was organized in the Mother Teresa Hall by guest speaker Mrs. Asha Kiran D’Souza, the Vice Principal of Udupi Nursing College. Mrs. Asha Kiran as a very down to earth person and a passionate teacher, and above all as an enthusiastic speaker delivered a appropriate talk on the awareness and prevention of child sexual abuse, which is a major concern in our society. She started the talk by giving a few real life examples and touched a few important aspects on how to be aware and cautious in our male dominant society. Students were also explained on how to identify good and bad touch, and whom to voice out their concerns and how to face such situation boldly in our society.
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Traffic Awareness @ Darshan College
‘I follow three rules: do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care’ – Lou Holtz. With the growing number of crimes and offences in the city, the Officials from the Traffic Department, in view of spreading awareness among the young concerning the ill effects of substance abuses, breaking traffic rules etc. visited our College. According to the circular by the Home Ministry of the State, as the city youth are becoming more and more victims of these vices, it is now or never situation. The Officials instructed the Students to be cautious and be away from all such menace that are destroying our youth today. A glimpse too was given about the changes made in traffic rules. Keep the rules, and the rules will keep you.
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PLASTIC FREE DRIVE : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
“A Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself”. To safeguard our Mother Nature and to bring awareness to the community and to ban the use of plastic, a ‘Plastic Free Drive’ compaign was held at Trinity Central School on 10th October, 2018. The programme commenced with a prayer song to invoke God’s blessings on all present. The Chief Guest for the day’s programme was Mr. Shivattaya, Asst. Director, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment, Udupi District. Rev. Fr. Anil D’costa (Principal), Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh (Administrator), Ms. Magdelena Lewis (Academic Coordinator), Ms. Archana Shetty (Pre Primary Section Head) were the dignitaries on the dais, and the staff and students were present for the programme. A warm welcome to all the gathered was given by Clarissa of Grade IX.
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Training on Importance of breast Milk: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized training on importance of breast milk to all the ASHA workers of two clusters (Pothanl and Kavithal Primary Health Centers) on 29th of September, 2018 at vimukti premises. Dr. Rajendra Patel Pothnal PHC, Mr. Ballappa BHO, Dr. Vijay Dorandinni PHC, Mr. Anthony Anthodya Mudola, Mrs. Sharada Neolacta life Science Bangalore and Fr. Sathish Fernandes VCT Director were present of the dais and witness the program. Program inaugurated by lighting the lamp. Dr. Rajendra Patel explained the Breast milk contains all the ingredients for a healthy new life.
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Saccidananda, Bangalore, 15.10.2018
“There are two great days in life, the day we are born and the day we discover why” - William Barklay
The community of Saccidananda celebrated the great day in the life of our Provincial and Fr provincial himself thanked God for the life of constant discovery for God and his goodness as he joyfully stepped into the fifty eighth year of his grace filled life and Saccidananda family along with the councillors, guest friars, sisters and family members of Fr Provincial joined him to celebrate the gift of life. We thanked God for all the graces bestowed on Fr Dolphy during the evening prayer followed by which there was a short wishing programme. Fr Vincent Furtado, the former provincial and professor of philosophy in his scholarly yet humorous speech expressed his gratitude and wished Fr Dolphy health and happiness. Fr Provincial then thanked all those who were gathered, for their prayers and encouragement. The with the sumptuous banquet prepared in honor of Provincial.
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Chefs in the making @ St. Anthony’s PU College
Real cooking is more about following your heart than following your recipes. Right amount of ingredients put together in love, makes the best of recipes. In a world where cooking is becoming a dying passion, St. Anthony’s PU College called for a cooking competition to encourage Students to find joy in Kitchen. Many Students enthusiastically took part in the event in groups of three. Mrs. Savitha Roopesh, who has 10 years of experience in Retail industry & event management companies and Mrs. M. Kusuma, a practicing Lawyer in the High Court of Karnataka were the jury members who after tasting every one of the cuisines adjudged the winners. Cooking is at once child’s play and adult’s joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
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CHILDLINE 1098 outreach awareness program: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Childline Raichur, conducted outreach program in an around Raichur city by the team members reaching out more than hundred general, public, auto drivers, shop keepers, bus drivers & conductors, ASHA, AWC teachers etc to bring about awareness on CHILDLINE1098 among the public and how to be alert in contacting CHILDLINE in case of crisis. There was lot of positive responses from the stakeholders.
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Legal Literacy Training: Vimukti Pothnal
On 28th of September, 2018 vimukti organized legal literacy training to all the Village leaders at Vimukti premises. An important part of our capacity building work is enhancing the legal literacy training to our village leaders. This training is vital to improve as responsibilities of the leadership quality and to dedicate his/her time to help the people to understanding of legal mechanisms so that they can use this knowledge to effectively address the issues of discrimination, rights and exclusion that affect socially excluded groups. Vimukti has been helping people to become responsible citizens who can proper decision for their village. Nearly 85 leaders attended the training and benefited from this training.
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DANDIYA CELEBRATED IN THE KINDERGARTEN : Trinity Central School
‘Dandiya day’ was celebrated on 3rd October at Trinity Central School for lower grade children. Children came to the school with traditional Gujarathi dresses, the little boys dressed up in sherwani and the girls with gagra cholis, along with dandiya sticks. Our school Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa and the Primary Section Head Ms. Archana Shetty lit the lamp which was decorated with a floral rangoli. Students of Nursery, LKG and UKG were also encouraged to speak a few sentences related to ‘Dandiya’ and ‘Navarathri celebration’. Thereafter they performed lovely dance along with their dandiyas.
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A TRIBUTE TO THE NATIONAL HERO MAHATMA GANDHI : TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL
The whole school was gathered on the 1st October at the Trinitorium to celebrate the birth of the Mahatma as well as Peace Day which is celebrated all across India and around the world. The principal of Trinity Central School, Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa, Administrator Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh, Academic Coordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis, Pre-Primary Section Head Ms. Archana Shetty and the SPL Master Gamaliel to offered flowers as a homage to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. Who is popularly known as Bapu, and highlighted his struggle for independent India. Master Aaron, student of Grade X presented the autobiography of Gandhiji, Father of our Nation. Mahatma Gandhi strongly believed in Ahimsa and practiced non-violence movement throughout India.
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Industrial Visit by Darshanites
‘Education does not have to take place only in the classroom. All the world is a laboratory for an inquiring mind’. The best source of Knowledge is experience. It is rightly said that “observe & understand’ is better than ‘read & learn’. In this pursuit, Darshan College organized a One-Day Industrial Visit to the Unibic Pvt. Ltd, and Garuda Polyflex Pvt. Ltd. Students were amazed at the speed at which the process occurred and how the automated systems could be set according to requirements of the company without involving much human intervention. The creative and innovative ways of production and marketing a product was indeed a new lesson to be appreciated, admired and learnt.
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School awareness program on 1098: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Childline Raichur conducted awareness program on various schools of the district. More than 65 schools in an around Raichur District enlightened the children, School teachers AWCs teachers and public, regarding the services of CHILDLINE 1098, its functioning and who can avail the services and for what purpose. As a result we are receiving more calls from the children when they need help and support. Nearly 9850 children were enlightened and benefited from this program.
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District Level Wrestling Competition @ St. Anthony’s Institutions
Wrestling, it’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. Bangalore South District level Wrestling Matches were held at St. Anthony’s PU College. Students from different neighboring and distant colleges participated and displayed their sportsman spirit in different categories and forms of Wrestling. Various forms of wrestling such as free-style wrestling, Greco-Roman style wrestling and belt wrestling, were held both for boys and girls. Not just the physical strength but also the mental ability and skill exhibited by the students made them victorious. The champs received an overwhelming support and encouragement from those gathered. Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.
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FR. Sathish Fernandes accompanies State Commission for protection of Child Rights president Mr. Y. Mariswamy, Bangaluru : Vimukti Pothnal
In order to inspect infrastructure with regard to ensuring safety and security of children and implementation of the Right of children to free and compulsory Education Act (RTE) 2009 Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) President Mr. Y Mari swamy gave a surprise visit to Race concept School and AWCs Raichur on 19th of September, 2018. Chairperson of the commission was accompanied by the concerned government officials from the district. During its inspection at Race concept school, the team appreciated the school management and lauded it for keeping the school's premises clean. It said that the school had well-maintained toilets for children. "They have maintained toilets for drivers, conductors and lady attendants separately," the team stated.
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TRANSITUS AND FEAST OF OUR SERAPHIC FATHER
“Francis poor and humble enters heaven rich’’
Brothers enacted the last moments of our founder and patron St. Francis of Assisi in a prayerful mood and in a recollected spirit on the 3rd of October. We were blessed and honored to have amidst us brothers, sisters, friars from neighboring communities along with some lay faithful at D.S.A chapel to take part in the Transitus ceremony. Deacon Jerry Fernandes proclaimed the Word of God and preached an inspiring homily on “Holiness of St. Francis: Journey through suffering”. St. Francis rejoiced in the moments of suffering, as St. Paul in his letter to the Romans 5:3-5, would say, “We rejoice in our sufferings…”. The ceremony came to an end with the entire audience, moving in procession towards the statue of St. Francis to place the lighted candles and to receive final blessing.
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Celebration of St Francis of Assisi Feast @ Chikodi
With great devotion St Francis of Assisi School children and Staff celebrated patron’s day. Frs. Anthony Raj, the Parish Priest of Potnal, Raichur and Anthony Raj, the professor of Darshan Institute of Theology, Bangalore were the chief guests of the day. Children enacted the skit ‘Francis and Three Robbers’ and brought out St. Francis’ humanness to the audience. “We need to imbibe St. Francis of Assisi qualities in our lives to become light to the world” was the message from the chief guest. By offering flowers children paid homage to the school patron.
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District Child Welfare Committee visits five child care centers to ensure basic infrastructure in the Centers : Vimukti Pothnal
Protection of Rights of Children under 18 years is the responsibility of the Child Welfare members. Though fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India are common for adults and children, there are some rights specifically defined for children. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child to which India is a signatory also has specific articles on rights of child. There are also special laws for children in India. All children irrespective of caste, colour, and creed are entitled to the full enjoyment of their rights. Some children however need special attention like those marginalized due to economic or social exclusions or those subjected to physical, mental or sexual abuse and in need of care and protection, victims of natural or manmade disasters, children in conflict with law etc.
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Cookery Competition @ Darshan College
‘The greatest wealth is Health.’ This is due to the reason that every time we consume food, we are either feeding disease or fighting it. In this regard, Our Darshanite Chefs thought like scientists, organized like the Accountants, plated like the Artists and cooked like grandmas - a variety of cuisines which were organic and had contributed to bring some kind of food revolution in this fast food era. The two versatile and expert Jury members Mrs. Bhavya, an entrepreneur and event manager at Banashankari and Prof. Yoganand, Asst. Professor at GFGC Ramanagar and he runs a chats center by name Chats Kuteera at Bidadi adjudicated the recipes made by 25 teams and were very fascinated with the Authenticity and deliciousness of the cuisines. This was the most memorable day as Food was the ingredient that bound us together. All the Chefs cooked with love and hence it provided food for all those present.
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Birthday Celebration at Saccidananda : 02-10-2018
We the community of Saccidananda celebrated the birthday of Fr. Vijesh Loyed Menezes, Treasurer of the Province on the 02nd of October at Saccidananda though his birthday falls on the 3rd of October. Guardian of Saccidananda Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, during the lunch lauded the services of Fr. Vijesh Loyed Menezes, as the Treasurer of the Province for his commitment, sincerity and transparency in handling account of the Province.
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Training on social investigation reports to all the Child care centers at Raichur: Vimukti pothnal
Sneha Jyothi child care center Pothnal participated training on Juvenile Justice Act-2015 on 19th of September, 2018 at Krshi vijinana Kendra Raichur. Karnataka State child rights President Mr. V. Mariswami express, that the children are assert of the nation and they should lead a disciplined life. Child care centers should compulsorily follow the rules and guidance mentioned in Juvenile justice Act- 2015. Further he noted that, the staff at Child care centers should treat the children residing there with love and affection. They should identify the talents in them and encourage them. There should be homely atmosphere and the children should be exposed to the rich culture and tradition, and see that they are taught human and moral values, without expecting much in returns.
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Rangoli and Mehendi Competition @ Darshan College
‘A Nation’s culture and tradition resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people’ – Mahatma Gandhi. Darshanites competed and witnessed to tradition-upholding competitions - one is Rangoli and the other is Mehendi. With a view to sustain and keep up the spirit of the moral values, ethos, ethnicity and culture of our beautiful and unique Indian tradition, Darshan College had Organized Mehendi and Rangoli Competition. The Mehendi and Rangoli flair expedition acknowledged an irresistible and awe-inspiring response. The enthusiastic participants carved out overwhelming inventive designs. Regardless of acquaintance and experience, they festooned, adorned and ornamented their hands with Mehendi designs which assisted them to enhance their confidence in the art. The judges Mrs. Meghana Gowda and Mrs. Rashmi A, Renowned beauticians and entrepreneurs appreciated and cherished the efforts and talent of the participants and wished them good luck for their future endeavours.
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A day Training for Rakshaks of Safe Village Programme on Human Trafficking Help-Line 18004198588 at Vimukti, Pothnal
Stolen People Stolen Dreams
Human Trafficking is modern day slavery. In order to pass a strong awareness on Rakshaks, Vimukti Charitable Trust, Pothnal in collaboration with My Choice Foundation, RED ALERT Hydarbad organized one day Training session for all the Rakshak at Vimukti premises on 24 June, 2018. As inaugurated and being the chief guest Rev. Fr. Sathish Fernandes gave a detailed progress of this Safe Village Programme in the different villages for past two years in and around Manvi Taluk. He explained the purpose and motive of this village-building programme. He added that the beneficiaries of this programme are children, women and villagers. 8000 women have been greatly benefitted from this programme.
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Flood Relief Fund Collection for Kodagu by NSS Unit @ Darshan College
‘We rise by lifting others’ – Robert Ingersoll. Darshan College took the initiative to collect relief material from the people in and around the college campus for the victims in rain-battered Kodagu. The Principal Rev. Fr. George Monis launched the program and appreciated the efforts of the volunteers who willing came forward to gather help for the victims of flood-torn Kodagu. There were 60 volunteers led by Dr. B. Manjula, NSS Program Officer and other 5 faculties who voluntarily joined this program. The march was held in 6 separate groups each headed by one faculty at different locations like Kengeri Statellite Town, Shirke, Dubasipalya, Nagadevahalli, Jayramdas, Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Kengeri. They collected in cash and kind whatever the generous people had to offer. The total amount put together was Rs. 33,000 in all. We can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone.
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Health awareness programme conducted for school children: Vimukti Pothnal

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

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Padre Pio Feast 2018 :Kannada Mass

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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Solemn Procession

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

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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 9

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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 8

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

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

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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 6

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

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

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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 3

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Padre Pio Feast 2018 : Novena Day 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Statue of Jesus-Christ, the Redeemer installed @ St. Anthony’s PU and Darshan College
“If God is all you have, you have all you need.” The vision and dream of St. Anthony’s PU and Darshan College was realized when the monument of Jesus-Christ, the Redeemer was successfully installed on the Portico of our progressive Institute. The Statue of Jesus Christ with arms open wide, a welcoming gesture, was designed and endowed with beauty by Franciscan Brother George Vitus, CMSF and his supporting hand Mr. Sandeep. The Management remains grateful to them for their kind services. The 12 feet effigy of Jesus-Christ, the Redeemer indeed reminds us all, and those who enter our Campus, that all are welcome. May Jesus-Christ, our Redeemer bless us and our mission and ministry. Seek God’s will in all you do, and he will show you the path to take - Proverbs 3:6.
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Mass of the Holy Spirit and Prima Lectio Brevis at Darshan Institute of Theology, Bengaluru
Every day has a new beginning, a new blessing, and a new hope, that is God’s gift to us. Brothers at Darshan Theologate are all set to begin the new academic year 2018-2019. We began with the Mass of the Holy Spirit at 9.00 a.m. presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, the Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Province. He preached an inspiring homily on Good News, Flash news and Fake news. He called on the brothers to be wise in using social communication. The directors of the Day Scholars namely from Ashirvanam and Goodnews Bhavan enhanced our joy. Soon, after the mass refreshments were served and then we proceeded with Prima Lectio Brevis. The programme began with a prayer and lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. The new handbook and calendar was released. The freshers were cordially introduced and welcomed by the Dean of Studies.
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Providing free educational Aids to disadvantaged school going children: vimukti pothnal
“What is done in love is done well”.
As a part it’s on going services towards the poor children, Vimukti has been distributing free notebooks, uniforms to the poor students from the nearby government schools on 31st of May, 2018. Every year around 150 poor students were given note books & stationery, uniforms. The articles were distributed by the dignitaries present during the meeting. This year, a massive arrangement for free distribution of notebooks was made to the poor primary school students, in the various adjoining villages of Pothnal city. This philanthropic endeavor of which was began, since 2012. Irrespective caste, creed or religion, every poor student were given notebooks each free-of-cost every year wherein about 150 students are directly getting benefited. Addressing the occasion, Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti, Director said that today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders and hence Vimukti aims at reaching those children who are denied of their basic right to education due to incapacity to afford for education.
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Commencement of the New Academic Year @ St. Anthony’s PU College
‘Before beginning there needs to be a plan of how you are going to get to the end’. With definite and achievable goals St. Anthony’s PU college commenced the new Academic Year 2018-19. From the year of its beginning the college has for this year highest number of Students, 311 in all. The PU College has had admissions of 163 Students so far, for the first PU. Its indeed a sign of the growing popularity of the college in and around Bengaluru for its achievements, progress and ‘Make a Difference’ approach in Educational field. The Academic Year was given start with the encouraging words of the Director, Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias, who gave a call to be ‘positive and passionate’. Rev. Fr. Roshan Rosario, The Principal, welcomed the freshers to the Anthonian Family, and emphasized on the transformation found only at St. Anthony’s underlining the Academic Excellence and Character Formation. Every new beginning is a new opportunity to grow and to excel.
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ANNUAL GLIMPSE OF SNEHA JYOTHI BOARDING 2017-18 : Vimukti Pothnal
“Children are the world’s most resource and its best hope for the future”- John F Kennedy
Children are the light of the society. Tomorrow’s future of the society depends upon the today’s children. Today the situations have changed in getting the children educated by making them sit in the four walls of the class-room. But it is all about the holistic development. A rank holder at studies may not rank in the society. A man with human values, right judgment and capable discretion has respect in the society. The education system has become so challenging today. It needs to be updated to make children love learning through innovative way of leaning. Children are the source they are the future. With all this aspects in mind the Sneha Jyothi Boarding has been trying its best from many years to give children not only the accommodation and food but also a valuable opportunity, spirit filled and humane atmosphere to bloom and enjoy their childhood through learning and activities.
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Workshop on Creative and Happy Teaching : Trinity Central School
Anyone who stops learning is old whether 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. A workshop on creative and happy teaching was organized on the 24th May 2018 at the premises of Trinity Central School, Udupi. The programme was hosted by the Management, Principal and the Staff of Trinity along with Mr. Gururaj the Director of Generation Next. A formal programme was organized before the workshop. The guest speaker Mr. V. Balakrishnan, Mr. Gururaj, Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa and Ms. Maggie Lewis lit the lamp and inaugurated the event. The workshop was immediately followed by the speaker’s motivational and humorous talk on. ‘How a good teacher can become a great teacher’. Teachers from various institutions in and around Udupi attended the workshop. As all that begins well ends well even the thought providing and inspiring workshop came to an end with vote of thanks from a member of Trinity Staff. After which a delicious lunch was served for all the participants.
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Awareness and Increasing Knowledge among Farmers to Enhance the Production and Productivity: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized the awareness program on increase knowledge among farmers to enhance the production and productivity. The main aim of this program is to improve the technologies related to agriculture and allied fields benefited the farmers in terms of increased crop production and improved farm income. The successful technological interventions identified through On-farm testing (OFTs), soil testing, etc. This program includes cluster demonstration of rice, wheat, pulses on improved package of practices, demonstration on cropping system, cropping system-based training of farmers, seed distribution of high-yielding varieties and other agro inputs. The Govt. has approved crops developmental programme on cotton, sun flower, paddy and sugarcane etc., for enhancing production and productivity of these commercial crops. Vimukti, also creates awareness among farmers regarding Ganga Kalyana yojene, krishi Honda, land Bhoo Odetana Yojane( land purchase Scheme), Pashu Bhagya Scheme etc.
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25.05.2018 : Saccidananda, Bangalore
Birthday of Fr Deepak Fernandes

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

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

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

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Training for Village members on RTE: Vimukti Pothnal
One day training on RTE was organized for village members at Vimukti premises on March 18th, 2018. All pocket members were present for the training. Mr. Sudarshan talk on ‘possibility thinking’ and social leaders as mentor had made deep impression in the participants. The documentary film ‘Jyothi’ with fitting commentaries was very effective to teach the role of public leader as mentor. The participants expressed their happiness and satisfaction in finding new meaning for their life as mentor in social sector. In the Second session he spoke on length at the end of the seminar each group made concrete action plans to promote child right regarding RTE and its benefits. Nearly 42 CL and MCM members participated and got inspired for the training.
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‘Business Quiz -2018’ @ Darshan College
‘You earn your trophies at practice, you pick them up at competitions’. A quiz competition is a form of game or mind-sport that tests one’s knowledge about a certain subject and promotes growth in knowledge, abilities and skills. To encourage this competitive spirit and enthusiasm for lifelong learning, Darshan Degree College organized ‘Business Quiz-2018’. Prior to the final, preliminary rounds were held and it witnessed a massive turn out with 52 teams taking part in it. Out of them, only six best teams were chosen for the final round. The questions ranged from wide categories such as logos, taglines, business vocabulary and recognizing the influential personalities from business and governance. Kevin Amal and Harish from final BBA topped the points table and were adjudged Champions of ‘Business Quiz - 2018’. Jayamahadeva Swamy, Asst. Prof. from the department of English was the quiz master and made the event lively and informative with interesting questions and facts.
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Pastoral Visitation of the community of Saccidananda : 03.04.2018
“The pastoral visitation prescribed by the Rule (ER IV 2; LR X 1) and universal law contributes much to the inspiration and renewal of our life and to the unity of the brothers (Const 164.1)”.
As is the spirit of the Order, the Pastoral Visitation of the community of Saccidananda began today with the thanksgiving Eucharist celebrated by Fr Provincial Minister along with the members of the community. Later during the day, the Provincial Minister exhorted the brothers on the timely theme of ‘Power and Authority for the sake of selfless Service to God and to humanity’, accentuating the fact that the sacramental power we posses as priests and religious has a definite divine purpose. It is not to break but to build, not to hurt but to heal, it is not to rule over but to serve, like Jesus, the Son of God himself did during His public ministry and our father St Francis of Assisi demonstrated throughout his life, though being modest and unassuming.
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Thanksgiving Day : Trinity Central School
Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming! Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. Be thankful for what you have, you will end up having more. Therefore Thanksgiving Day was held in Trinity Central School on 28th March, 2018 to thank for all the blessings and make the academic year a memorable one. The first graduation day was held for tiny tots of UKG as a symbol of new beginning of a beautiful life ahead. The children were given the great start in their future educational endeavor by presenting them with graduate cap by the Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa.
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Press meet to have separate budget for children in Election manifesto: Vimukti Pothnal
On 4th march 2018 Vimukti with the collaboration of like- minded NGOs from Raichur had press meet In view of upcoming general and assembly elections; released a manifesto for political parties, demanding adequate budgetary allocation for issues related to children. It also includes measures for protecting their rights. According to a status report on child rights, investment and attention to ensure education to all children is extremely low, infant mortality rate remains a concern and India's performance in crime against children, child marriage, child labour, child trafficking and child sex ratio is dismal. "Though children find a place in party manifestoes, their share is confined to only 5 to 13%," said the Mr. Jaysheel, Taluka Coordinator.
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EASTER TRIDUUM : Saccidananda, 01.04.2018
‘He was wounded for our transgression,
And by His wounds we are healed’
The greatest ever sacrifice of the Son of God, to bestow on the human kind the virtues of love, forgiveness and service and his subsequent victory over the sting of death and darkness was prayerfully commemorated at Saccidananda, Bangalore. The liturgy of the Easter Triduum began with the celebration of the memorial of the Lords Supper which was officiated by Fr Charles Furtado, the Mission Secretary with his thought provoking homily on the theme of love and service.
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Industrial Visit to Karnataka Silks & Soaps by Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“To acquire knowledge, one must study and to acquire wisdom one must observe.” In order to bridge the gap between knowing the concepts and understanding them, Darshanites marched off to an Industrial Visit to gain practical know-how and exposure, to two Manufacturing blocks - Karnataka Silks Industries Corporation Limited(KSICL) and Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited(KSDL) located at the cultural capital of Karnataka and also the City of Palaces-Mysore. The Students acquired ample and abundant knowledge on the various procedures involved in transformation of silkworms to the elegant silk sarees and also conversion of Sandalwood into various fragrant and aromatic products. It is rightly said that ‘observe & understand’ is better than ‘read & learn’ and for this reason it is a must to have concrete experience and exposure, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization and active experimentation.
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Orientation for Social work Staff: Vimukti Pothnal
One day seminar for Vimukti staff was organized on March 18th, 2018 in VCT premises. Including village staff 58 participants were present for the training. Mr. Sudarshan talk on ‘possibility thinking’ and social animator as mentor had made deep impression in the participants. The documentary film ‘Jyothi’ with fitting commentaries was very effective to teach the role of teacher as mentor. The participants expressed their happiness and satisfaction in finding new meaning for their teaching as mentor in social sector. At the end of the seminar each group made concrete action plans to promote child right education and leadership for the young students in their own respective villages.
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Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal :The Festival of Colours/ Holi
The festival of colors holi was joyfully celebrated in Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya on 20-3-18. Students along with their class teachers and headmaster, casted the beautiful colors of holi on each other. Headmaster gave the conclusion speech for the academic year 2017-18, announcements were made regarding the summer classes and Result day being 9-4-18. At last Tr. Supriya shared the Holi message with one and all.
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Day and Night a strong Protest for 71 days to ban liquor in the villages of Karnataka: Vimukti Pothnal
A state-wide massive ban liquor agitation is being launched at Raichur from 20th of February 2018 to May 2018, has been organized at Mahatma Gandhiji stadium Raichur. Every day nearly 100 women from various villages of Raichur district come together and protest against liquor ban in entire villages of Karnataka, holding placards and banners and shooting slogans against alcohol consumption and demanding government to put complete ban on alcohol and made a specific demand to political parties to include prohibition in their manifestos saying “Our vote is for those who implement prohibition”. "The effort of creating awareness among people to stay away from liquor is being held continuously in the district. Many religious leaders have joined their hands in this protest. The agitation aims at spreading awareness among rural women to fight liquor addiction in the society.
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Dance Competition @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
‘Dancers are the Athletes of God’, says the great Physicist of all times 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 organized 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. Felina Lobo and Mrs. Geetha Chandrashekhar highly complimented and adored the efforts put in by all the teams. This event proved that nothing can deter their spirit to Dance, for it is a passion to be expressed and not just an art to impress!
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL : VELEDICTORY CEREMONY
The valedictory ceremony of 2017-18 for class 10th was conducted on 13-03-2018, in the presence of staff, student and management of Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya. The programme started sharp at 10:30 am with a prayer service leaded by Sr. Apoline, students from class 9th and 8th hosted the entire programme with great joy and enthusiasm. The song sung by the students of class 9th and 8th, the comedy skit and sweet speeches by students were the main highlights. Sr. Apoline (Class teacher 10th Std) Sir Mahesh (Mathematics teacher), Rev. Fr. Sunil (Asst. Headmaster) shared their feelings on the special occasion. At last the Headmaster Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo acknowledged everyone with his thought provoking speech. The event was later followed by special lunch for all the students.
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Annual Day Celebrations: Vimukti Pothnal
Annual Day forms an integral part of our vimukti activities. It is an occasion of celebration, felicitation, feast and festivity when Vimukti children present not only their wonderful performances but also receive honors for their curricular and co-curricular achievements. The Annual Day 2018 was woven around the theme ‘CHILDREN FEST’ and the Prize Distribution was entitled ‘HARMONY’. Rev. Fr. Anthony Raj Parish Priest, Pothnal, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for the Cultural Show. Mr. Sudhrshan, Child Right activist, Raichur, was the Chief Guest for the Prize Distribution function. The functions were presided over by Mrs. Manjual Hegdde, president, Child welfare Committee, Raichur. The other dignitaries present were Rev. Fr. Elvin Lopez Dirctor Sneha Jyothi Vidhalaya Pothnal and various members of Board of Governors.
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HEADMASTERS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL
The headmaster of Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Rev.Fr.Dominic's birthday was celebrated on 26-2-18. The Asst. Headmaster Rev. Fr. Sunil Carnelio, Sr.Martha (In charge of Anugraha boarding) and all the Staff and student of the school joyfully participated in the celebration. The birthday baby was grandly escorted to the stage and received a warm welcome from staff and students. The auspicious celebration started through the Cake cutting ceremony, followed by a beautiful wishing song. The Asst. Headmaster of the school Rev. Fr. Sunil Carnelio shared his heartfelt feelings towards the birthday celebrant. The lovely dance performances from the little children added charm to the event. Eventually the Headmaster expressed his lovely emotions and gratitude through his sweet speech.
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Debate Competition @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate”. With this objective in mind, Darshan College organized a debate competition on the following two topics – ‘Will Cashless Economy Survive in Indian Context’ and ‘Has the usage of Cell phones at workplace affecting the performance of the employees’. The Students strongly voiced out their stance either ‘for’ or ‘against’ being rational at the same time critical. Prof. Jayamahadeva Swamy moderated the sessions with great discretion. Mrs. Josheela D Souza, Associate Manager, Deutsche Bank and Mrs. Priyadarshini V, Assistant Manager, Accenture, adjudged the various views presented by the students and declared the winners based on the thought provoking points, facts and figures gathered and their involvement in the debate. It was indeed a meaningful, enriching debate, as in the words of Joseph Joubert “It is better to debate a question without settling it, than to settle a question without debating it”!
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A Child is an uncut diamond, “says Austin O’Malley. In procuring better future for all the children we have prepared an informative pamphlet. Let us help the deprived children to give them and fight for their rights and help them shine like diamond….


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Anugraha, Bidar: women's day celebration
On March 8th, 2018 the Women’s Day was celebrated at Anugraha School Halbarga. It was a day surprising to all women teachers who were called on the stage to be guest of the day. All the women teachers were wished a happy women’s day. Fr. Karunesh spoke about the importance of women in the society. He invited all the students to understand the role of woman in all the aspects of life and to give due respect to every woman. He also invited the students to protest against all that discriminates women and give protection from atrocities that are happening on women. Thus the program ended with wishing too children.
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Soft skill training program for the staff: Vimutki Pothnal
Vimukti organized a program on soft skill training program for the staff on 22nd of February, 2018 at Vimukti premises. The main aim is to how; one can be an efficient and effective staff in the field. The resource person Mr. Anthony Mudola highlighted the main soft skills like emotional intelligence, problem solving, time management, interpersonal skills, leadership, communication skills, ability to work in team and strong work ethics etc. Further resource person motivated the staff to achieve their goals by facing the challenges bravely. Along with that the practical tips and examples were given to motivate themselves to work effectively in the field. Thus all the staff was exhorted to work genuinely.
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New house at Bharkedi Khurd: Bhopal
It was a great day for the Holy Trinity Province, because she gave birth to a new farm house at Bharkhedi khurd, the Arch Diocese of Bhopal, and baptised it as St. Francis of Assisi Friary. On 1st March 2018, at 4.30pm Br. Anand, the vicar of the house inaugurated the farm house by cutting the ribbon and His Grace Dr. Leo Cornelio, Archbishop of Bhopal Arch diocese blessed the farm house. There were nearly 50 parishioners. Thanks to the Provincial Minister and the Council Members for bringing up this small farm house at Bharkedi Khurd.
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Mass awareness program & rally on Child Sexual Abuse, Child line and Child Rights: Vimukti Pothnal
On 11th and 20th February 2018 Vimukti organized mass awareness program and rally was conducted in the main streets of Pothnal town. The students took out rally through the main streets of Pothnal by holding placards and banners containing the message on the needs of protecting the rights, to create awareness on adverse impact of child marriage, Child Sexual abuse, child line, child dropout, Child trafficking, Child labor, RTF, protection of earth, health-hygiene and cleanliness etc., in the society; and demanded the concerned officials to take stringent measures in this regard to impose fine on those who violate these laws. The main aim of the rally was to sensitize privileged citizens to protect children rights and empower them with the power of education.
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Bangalore University Inter-Collegiate Kho-Kho Competition @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
‘Victory is in the quality of the competition and not the final score’. Under the able leadership and guidance of Mr. Srinidhi Siddartha, Physical Education Director of Darshan College, the inter-collegiate Kho-Kho competition of Bangalore University was held in Darshan College Grounds. The event was for two days with 17 teams participating with great laudable sportsmanship spirit. The honorable BJP President of Yeshwanthpur Constituency-Mr. Maare Gowda, Mr. Satya Narayana-Kengeri Corporator, Dr. Srinivas R.-NSS Co-Ordinator Bangalore University, and Mrs. Prema, the known women social worker were the esteemed guests for the Inauguration. The Kho-Kho Players of Government First Grade College, Thymagondlu were declared as the champions and the Government First Grade College, Malleshwaram bagged the second place. For the valedictory function the Congress women leader and prominent social worker Dr. Anumpama Panchakshari, graced the occasion and announced the cash prize to the winners and runners-up. Indeed, the event ascertained that talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins Championships.
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Staff Pledge To Be Mentors : Vimukti Pothnal
About 76 staff from 76 villages of Manvi Taluka participated in two separate orientation programs on 22nd and 23rd January 2018 respectively. Mrs. Jayasheela asked the staff to go beyond instructing the students. The relevance of the staff depends on their ability to be mentors, he said. Staffs were made aware of their great mission in nation building by training their students to become visionary leaders with integrity; Nearly 76 beneficiaries’ who attended this program and benefited.
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Birthday of Fr Robin Victor and Capuchin Mission Sunday : 25.02.2018
The community of Saccidananda along with the faithful joined their hearts and voices to wish our beloved guardian a happy birthday as he joyfully stepped into the forty second year of his beautiful life. The Sunday Eucharist was presided over by the guardian himself in which Fr Charles invited the faithful to pray for Fr Robin and also pray especially for the missions of the Capuchins as we celebrated the ‘Capuchin Mission Sunday’. Followed by the mass, an auction was organized to raise funds to contribute to the Mission Funds which the people generously responded to by contribution things and money. The birthday celebration was held in the afternoon where Fr Deepak, the vicar appreciated Fr Robin for his commitment as the Guardian and as Provincial Administrator. The family members and friends of Fr Robin all the way from Mudarangady, Udupi, joined the celebration which brought joy to Saccidananda.
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Product Launch @ Darshan College
In the words of Steve Jobs, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”. With the spirit of developing cognition in product innovation and technological leadership, Darshanites were passionate depicting their originality and creativity under the title 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. Various products were introduced and launched to meet the necessities of the people with a touch of simplicity, technology, novelty, and yet economical. Mr. Prasanna Kumara K., Assistant Professor at SET, and Mr. Gangaraja, Assistant Professor at SET, evaluated the event. Product launch is not about ideas but it is about making ideas happen was the formula of the day.
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Training to women on various government schemes: Vimukti Pothnal
The VCT organization conducted training to women about various government schemes in six villages of our working area. The governments launched various schemes or programs for development of the women in the rural area. The resources person briefed about the schemes like, Pradhana Mantri Rozgar yojana, Rajeev Gandhi Chithanya Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Employment generation program, Chief Minister Employment generation Program Mudra Yojana, Mathru Puran Yojena, Swatchh Barath Mission(Toilet facilities), Educational loans etc. thus all the women are encouraged to apply one or the other schemes and get benefits from the schemes.
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“Entrepreneur in You” a Management Development Seminar @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“Opportunists seek for chance. Entrepreneurs make new chances.” With this firm Entrepreneurial mindset, Darshan College in collaboration with Primax Foundation organized the Management Development Programme on ‘Entrepreneur in You’. The program was intended to empower the aspiring minds how to pivot concepts and ideas into great money spinners. Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias expressed his views and inspired all the participants to become entrepreneurs by taking risks, accepting the changes as they arrive but not to resist the changes. The Guests of honour were Dr. Sudhir Sharan, Dean and Professor, Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies; Prof. Rajeshwari T, Honourable President of Primax Foundation along with Dr. K V Ramanathan, Vice-President, Primax Foundation, Bangalore. The Resource Person of the day was Dr. K. Jayaraman, Professor, Taylor’s Business School (TBS), Taylor’s University, Malaysia, motivated the students:
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SCHOOL COMPOUND : SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya’s School compound construction started on 02-02-2018 with a good work force. The construction of compound was a pre-planned venture, and the year 2018 gave the needed possibilities to implement the venture. The management of the school expresses their heartily gratitude towards the Provincial Minister Rev.Fr.Dolphy Pias, his Councillors, Province Administrator Rev. Fr. Robin Victor and the treasurer for their financial support. Also, we express our hearty gratitude to the MLA Mr. Hampayya Nayak and MLC Mr. N.S.Boseraj for the financial assistance and support.
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A DISTINCTIVE AND COLORFUL 9th YEAR CHILDREN FEST HELD AT VIMUKTI:
On 11th February 2018 Vimukti celebrated children fest at its premises. 16 Government school parliament children and staff spent their time and energy in preparing varieties of dance and music programs. 762 children participated in this colorful event. Vimukti organized this program this year in a more creative and unique way. The students took out rally through the main streets of Pothnal by holding placards and banners containing the message on the needs of protecting the rights, to create awareness on adverse impact of child marriage, child dropout, Child trafficking, Child labor, RTF, protection of earth, health-hygiene and cleanliness etc., in the society; and demanded the concerned officials to take stringent measures in this regard to impose fine on those who violate these laws. The main aim of the rally was to sensitize privileged citizens to protect children rights and empower them with the power of education.
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SCIENCE EXHIBITION : SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya observed school science day on 17-2-2018. The programme stated sharp at 10.am the chief guests were Rev.Fr. Elvin lopes, Rev.Fr. Anthony Raj, Sr. Martha & Rev.Brothers of St.Clara Vihar. The other dignitaries were Rev.Fr.Dominic Sunil Lobo (Headmaster) Rev.Fr. Sunil Carnelio (Asst.Headmaster) and all the teachers of Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya. Students from class 1st - 10th Std enthusiastically took part in the exhibition students presented their extraordinary blend of science models and charts Rev.Fr.Elvin lopes acknowledged the students with his wide thoughts on science and studies, eventually Rev.Fr.Dominic addressed the vast gathering and congratulated the students for the hard work and also expressed his heart felt appreciation towards science club of Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya.
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PARENTS GATHERING : SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL
The 10th Std. Students parents gathering was on 19-02-2018.All the parents of 10th Std students were present to the meeting. The parents gathering was also a thanks giving meeting. The programme started with a Prayer service offered by students and the class teacher Sr.Apoline. The welcome speech was presented by Rev.Fr.Dominic sunil lobo the headmaster, he also acknowledge everyone with his valuable thoughts on students. A beautiful melody was sung by the students dedicated to their parents. Students also shared their feelings on the occasion. Parents and students were given a refreshment eventually the programme took a wind up with the vote of thanks presented by Rev.Fr.Sunil.
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STUDENT HOUSE VISITING : SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL
On 17-2-2018 and 18-02-2018 the Headmaster of Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya along with teachers visited the houses of 10th Std. Studens situated in the neighboring villages of Pothnal like Diddigi, Sai camp, Jeenur camp, Gonvar, Puldinni etc., The man purpose of House visiting was to know the priority of students in the matter of studies and also to understand the family background of the students, Parents welcomed the staff and management with warm greetings. The headmaster discussed about the student with the parents and provided the needed guidelines to the students and parents and wished them good luck for their upcoming board exams.
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Pedagogy championship for the School Students - St. Anthony's Church School
On 06/02/2018 and 07/02/2018 Sports Authority of India, Bangalore had organized the Pedagogy championship for the School Students. Our school students participated in different games. Following are the games in which the students own prizes. Hema of 9th standard A section, won the best player award. Along with her Greclin of 8th A, Mohammad Usman of 9th B and Sooraj of 7th B own the honorary awards. The students brought not only the prizes but also the name and honour to the school and parents respectively. The Head master honoured and appreciated all the students and P. E. T teachers.
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Scouts and Guides, of Vijayanagar celebrated the 12th Scouts and Guides Fair - St. Anthony's Church School
On 20th of January 2018, the local association of Scouts and Guides, of Vijayanagar celebrated the 12th Scouts and Guides Fair with the cooperation of Bharath Scouts and Guides Karnataka. The Fair was held from morning 8 o’clock to evening 5 o’ clock. Around 54 Scouts and Guides students of our School participated in the Fair. The Fair was held in Shri Siddaganga Public School, Chandra Layout. The talent oriented competitions were held for the students, and our students participated in all the competitions. The students won prizes in the competitions. These are the prizes they won in the competitions. The programme was well organized. The students of Scout and Guides brought honour to the school by their participation and learnt some valuable lesson for the service of the society.
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Darshan College NSS Unit Camp @ Karubele
“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I’ll remember; involve me and I’ll learn” inspired by these words and in accordance to the motto of National Service Scheme (NSS) “Not Me But You”, the Darshanites volunteered themselves to camp at Karubele Village. The camp was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. R Srinivas, the NSS Co-ordinator of Bangalore University, in the presence of the Chief Guest Sri. Srinivas Murthy, President of Vijayalakshmi Girls Hostel, Karubele, Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias, the Director, Rev. Fr. George Monis, the Principal, Rev. Fr. Joy D’ Souza, Science Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Manjula, the NSS Coordinator, Prof. Divyashree, the Camp Organizer. Fifty NSS volunteers participated to deepen the spirit of other-orientedness.
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Anugrah School Bidar: Scouts and Guides
On 15th Feb, 2018 Anugraha School celebrated Santh Sevalal Jayanthi along with Scouts and Guides renewal day. The Chief Guests for the program were Mr. Anil Shashtri, Mr. Gayakwad and Mss. Jaisheela. All the wings of Scouts and Guides, Cubs and bulbuls and Bunnys had a wonderful time of renewal and recreation. Many games and sports were arranged. All the wings were well guided by the well trained personal. Moreover many a students names were enrolled for Rajya Prashashti Puraskar. The chief guests appreciated the children for their discipline and enthusiasm.

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Village Health staff Nurse: Vimukti pothnal
The Village Health Staff Nurse program was launched in collaboration of Ensemble Agissons, France, in order to address the rural health problems of the 16 villages in Manvi, Raichur Dist. The program was aimed to create a sustainable model for health care by training local rural women to deliver basic health services in their own villages. The goal of the Village Health Staff Nurse program is to provide primary health care at the village level to prevent illnesses from progressing to a more serious and costly state. The women are taught to identify and refer serious or life-threatening illnesses to the Primary health center or any other institution that provides health services. A number of learning methods are used during the training of Village Health Staff Nurse, including films; focus group discussions. The women learn to use a stethoscope, blood pressure monitor and many other tools to analyze health issues in the village.
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PU Day Celebration @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
‘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; it was not a ‘goodbye’ but ‘see you soon’. The I PU students organized a variety of cultural programs and games for the Seniors and the II PU pupil 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. ‘God be with you till we meet again, May God guide, uphold you! May you carry the flame of love and wisdom wherever you are, keep it burning all along…’ was our prayer and wishes for the Seniors!
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Annual Athletic Meet @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“Sports teaches you character; it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose; it teaches you about life.” To give a push to the inherent talent in sports Darshan College organized a week of inter-class competitions for boys and girls. After manoeuvring the team spirit among students, a day was dedicated to excel and exhibit their athletic spirit. Mr. A C Venkatesh, Secretary, JDS, Bengaluru Division was the Chief Guest and Mr. Gopal Krishna, International Kabaddi Player was the Guest of Honour. Sports makes one physically stronger, emotionally mature, mentally determined, so let sports always be a part of your life was the call of the Chief Guest. Students with bubbling spirit of sportsmanship participated in many sport events and the echo of the same resonated in the college campus. The Mantra of the day was ‘Winning is not everything, but making effort to win is’!
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CHAPTER RESULTS OF CUSTODY OF JAPAN OF ST. MARY'S PROVINCE, NEW YORK.
We are happy to announce the election results of Custody of Japan of St. Mary's Province, New York.
Custos : Br. Denis Fernandes
First Councillor: Br. Claver DSouza
Second Councillor: Br. Maxim DSouza.

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Mad-Ads Competition @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“Good advertising does not just circulate information but it penetrates the human mind with desires and belief.” Advertisements are commercials that are designed to get the attention of the consumers. AD MAD Show is an ‘Advertisement Making Competition’ for students to showcase their creativity in Marketing products and services. It comprises of humorous and conceptual ad presentation by the students. The teams participated were given a time frame to showcase their talent. The Event was judged by Mr. Chandrashekar, HR Manager of Information Technology Arena and Mrs. Shylaja L, Manager of Operations, in Informatics India Limited, Bangalore. The performance was evaluated based on the criteria of creativity, presentation, advertisement and co-ordination. The Students of BBA, BCOM and BCA participated enthusiastically exhibiting their creative spirit. Besides showing Ads with social message it was a good confidence building exercise.
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA RAICHUR POTHNAL: STAFF PICNIC 2017-18
The teachers picnic 2017-18 was on 26-1-18. The management and staff of Sneha jyothi vidyalaya departed from raichur at 6.30 pm,and reached Chikkamagalur sharp at 5.30 am on 26-1-18. Same day, all the teachers with Headmaster and Asst. Headmaster in lead visited the Mullayangiri hills and Baba Budangiri of Chikkamagalur. The staff and management resided at the Infant Jesus school,Chikkamagalur.The next morning sharp at 4.30 am the bus departed from Chikkamagalur to Shringeri and there visited the Sharadamba temple and moved to Karkala Gommateshwara statue, St. Lawrence shrine, Stella maris church and Ave Maria church, Udupi. Eventually, visited the Malpe beach of Udupi. Overall, the most awaited teachers picnic 2017-18 was indeed a great experience with a treasure of Joyful moments.
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Congratulations -Toutes nos Félicitations : Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias
“When you are good at something you will tell everyone but when you are great at something they will tell you.” It was a moment of great joy and happiness as Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias earned the Ph.D degree from the Universitas Catholica Parisiensis, Paris, France and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. The Management, Staff and Students of St. Anthony’s Institutions were proud and privileged to felicitate its Director Rev. Dr. Fr. Alwyn Dias on achieving this great feat. The Laureate spoke of the path that involved struggles and sacrifices to reach the summit of achievement. He further encouraged everyone gathered to pursue the goal even when the going gets tougher. Achievement is connected with action, discipline, dedication and determination, he said. He motivated the gathering: “keep the flame burning, don’t loose heart, don’t quit the battle of life.”! Bravo Dr. Father!
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Provincial Ministers visit to Japan to participate in the Chapter of the Custody of Japan
       
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Fr. Satish Fernandes OFM Cap., Vimukti Pothnal gets ‘The Best Social worker’ award
On 20th January 2018 the 9th District level Kannada Literary Meet (Kannada Sahitya Sammelana) was organized. On this auspicious occasion recognizing the dedication and immense service in the social field the director of Vimukti Charitable Trust (R), Pothnal Rev. Fr. Satish Fernandes was honored by respected N.S. Boseraj the member of the Legislative Council and G. Humpayya Nayak, the member of Manvi Vidhana Sabha Constituency. Fr. Sathish Fernandes was chosen to receive the honor for best social worker. Since the month of May 2010 he was appointed as the Director of Vimukti Charitable Trust and during all these years he was working tirelessly in bringing significant changes in the lives of the people in and around this rural area and through working on various projects for the welfare of the children from Government Schools where the main focus was the education, sanitation, good health, inculcating leadership qualities, making them aware of their various rights, working for the protection of the environment by forming children clubs and children parliament.
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Sovereign Secular Democratic Republic : Trinity Central School
Let the colour flutter in the sky, as our spirits soar high on this day. The 69th Republic day was celebrated with patriotic fervor and gaiety in the Trinity Central School. The celebration commenced with customary unfurling and hoisting of the national flag followed by the National Anthem. The march past by the students enthralled the audience present on this occasion. The republic day message was delivered by the chief guest Rev. Fr. Claud Mascarenhas, Superior of Trinity Campus and the Correspondent of the school. The speech and dance by our students made everyone to recall the glory of our country and also feel proud to be an Indian. Thus it was a day where all of us remember and pledge to safeguard the rights and to carry out our duties. It was truly an awesome day.
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Awareness on construction of Toilets: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® with the collaboration of Utaknoor Panchyath organized awareness program on construction of Toilets and its usefulness. Mr. Channa Reddy, PDO, Utaknoor Gram Panchyath provided information about the financial support provided by the panchayath with regard to the construction of toilets. The awareness programme began at 11.00.a.m. which was organized in Belwata village. 98 villagers participated in this awareness programme and Mr. Channa Reddy; PDO distributed the form and explained about the different grants and schemes that are available in the Panchyath and insisted on the construction of Toilets in each house. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director VCT symbolically inaugurated the toilet construction work and encouraged the beneficiaries to benefit from the schemes that are available in the Panchyath.
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School Day Celebration @ St. Anthony's Church School
St. Anthony’s Church School celebrated its Annual Day on 5th January 2018, in the school premises. Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais OFM Cap, The Provincial Minister, President of Capuchin Education Board Bangalore was the president of the programme. Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dais, OFM Cap, The Executive Secretary, Capuchin Education Board, Bangalore and Shri M. Krishnappa, Minister for Housing, Karnataka, MLA Vijaynagar Constituency were the chief guests of the programme. The Function started at 3:00 PM by inaugurating of New Block. Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, OFM Cap inaugurated the new block by cutting the ribbon and blessed the interior of the building by sprinkling the Holy Water. Following the Indian culture the programme began with welcome dance and lighting up the lamp.
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ASSISI JOURNEE : Assisi School Chikodi
With great pomp and splendor, St. Francis of Assisi school celebrated Annual day on 13th January 2018, under the title “Assisi Journee.” The function was presided over by Rev. Fr. Arun Lobo OFM Cap. The parents appreciated and enjoyed the variety of programme like diverse dances on current themes, singing, Christmas tableau and skit performed by the students. The stage arrangement and the digitalization of the programme won the hearts of the audience. The Chief Guest of the day Rev. Fr. Thomas Champakara, the principal of St. Xavier’s School, Belgaum, in his speech highlighted the quality, standard of the programme and the hard efforts of the teachers making children to get ready. He also advised the parents, their role in the all-round grow of their children. The top five of 2016-2017 X std batch were awarded and the Science Xpo 2017, prizes were given away by the guests.
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Anugraha School: Annual Function
On 19th January, 2018 Anugraha School celebrated the 8th Annual function. The day was set aside to hit the dance floor, to become witness for the value education, to honour and hail all those great hands who worked behind the success of the school. Many eminent persons had come to join in the celebration namely; Fr. Deepak Rayappa, the president of the program, Fr. Santhosh Dias, Diocese of Gulbarga, Shri. Gurubasavalinga Pattadeveru, DSP Bhalki, Vaani Behanji, Mr. Shivalingappa, BEO, Mr. Kallappa Chalakapure, DOC Bidar, Mr. H.S. Martin, Mr. Nijamuddin, Mss. Rachamma Mulge, President Gram Panchayat, Fr. Prashanth PP Halbarga and Sr. Lovely, Superior Halbarga. The program began as per the schedule, soon the ground was filled with more that 4,000 people.
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SNEHA JYOTHI HIGH SCHOOL JEENUR ROAD POTHNAL
Kannada fest 2017-18

Sneha jyothi Vidyalaya observed Kannada fest on 17-1-18 at 1.30 pm in the presence of Headmaster, staff and students. Mr.Devarayappa sir was the incharge of the show. Students from class 1 to X std actively participated in the event by presenting various charts and models regarding Kannada literature, History, Language, Culture and Architecture. Rev. Fr. Dominic addressed the gathering and congratulated the kannada club for putting forth the programme.
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Children’s Fest : Trinity Central School
A day to remember, a day to cherish, a day to celebrate, a day to recall, for its Children’s Fest day. Children’s Fest was celebrated on 13th January, 2018 in Trinity Central School under the theme of “Tulunada Vaibhava” with lots of enthusiasm and students eagerness to enjoy the day. The inaugural programme was presided by Rev. Fr. Claud Mascarenhas, Corresponddent in Trinity Campus. The chief guest of the programme was Fr. Paul Inashe, Director of Assisi Nilaya, Moodubelle and the guest of honour was Mr. Maxim D’Souza, PTA President. The Trinity Campus was filled with ecstasy and buttering with songs and dances. The games and food stalls added more glow to the day. Tiny tots exhibited the Tulunadu Culture through fancy dress which made the day more joyful one. In the evening, there was Yakshagana by the children trained by Yuvaka Mandala, Perampalli, on the theme ‘Chakravyuh’ which made the day memorable one.
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Annual Tour: Trinity Central School
Fun time, Happy time, for it’s our picnic time. Clapping hands, tapping feet, lets enjoy the picnic time. The annual Tour of Trinity Central School was scheduled on 2nd to 5th January, 2018. The batch consisted 43 students and 6 staff including the Principal Fr.Anil D’costa. The places which we were going to see were Munnar and Wonder La. We began our journey on 2nd January afternoon and reached on 3rd January morning. After the breakfast we visited the highest view point from where we could witness the beauty of the nature, the beautiful tea gardens with lush green tea bushes, silver oak trees and many other trees. Then we moved on to the Echo-point where we had lots of fun. We took group photos there. In the afternoon we visited the Kannan Devan Tea Factory. There Mr. Ernest one of the staff explained to us the tea process, its types, plantation and other information. It was indeed very informative. Later we visited the photo-point and took some photos to keep as cherishable memories.
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Protest held in support of Sadashiva commission report: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti with the collaboration Dalit Sangarsha Samithi Manvi took out a protest rally from kudala sangama to Freedom Park, in demanding implementation of the recommendations of the commission. Addressing the protesters, Mr. Jaysheel VCT staff called upon the Dalit community members not to rest till the recommendations of the Sadashiva commission report on arriving at the reservations based on the population of scheduled Castes, were implemented into. Further he urged the state government to recommend to the Centre for implementation of the report. “This has been the long standing demand of the Madiga and Chalavadi communities. The internal reservation is our birth right. The recommendations were made by the commission which was setup by the government itself. These recommendations have been given after careful study, keeping the ground realities firmly in mind. Hence the state government should not delay further, and implement the report immediately” he urged.
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Annual Report 2016-17 : click on the image for an enlarged view

Ex-Alumni day at Darshan Inst. of Theology
The memories of the past
Came to our minds so fast
As the brothers whom God had cast
Came alive in (D.I.T.H.) Darshan Institute of Theology so vast

They came and in humble gesture kneel
With God’s grace and as Franciscans they gave us the feel
That the gospel of the day invited us to heal
From all the stains of leprosy to peel and in Christ be seal.

As the Junior priests gathered at FISI for JPG (Junior Priests’ Gathering) we had a golden opportunity to host the ex-alumni day at our Darshan Institute of Theology. It was indeed nice and inspiring to see so many young and energetic priests in our seminary chapel for the Eucharist. Br. Andrew Jayaraj presided over the Eucharist and Br. Wilson preached an inspiring homily. Later Br. Walter thanked the formators and Fr. Salvador Fernandes, the Rector thanked the Junior Priests for responding to the invitation and enjoying our breakfast thereafter.
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Junior Priests Gathering (JPG) - 2018
09th – 12th January at FISI, Bengaluru :
Day 3
Today all the Junior Capuchin Friars visited Dharshan Institute of Theology - Deena Seva Ashram in the morning and celebrated the Ex Alumni day with a beautiful Thanksgiving Eucharist at 6.30 am. Fr Andrew Jayaraj presided over the Eucharist, Fr Wilson preached a scholarly homily and Fr Walter thanked all the formators and the staff of Dharshan Institute of Theology for the wonderful service in forming the students. Fr Salvadore, the Rector also thanked the Junior friars for their great service in the missions and in the province and assured the prayerful support. A sumptuous breakfast was arranged after the Eucharist. In the morning session the friars shared their experience as young priests in the missions, education fields and in the province endevours. In the evening Provincial Minister along with his Councillors interacted with the young Friars and listened to their opinions and motivated them to work for the glory of God. He also reminded the friars about the Franciscan Capuchin spirit that they must practice every day in their lives.
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Junior Priests Gathering (JPG) - 2018
09th – 12th January at FISI, Bengaluru :
Day 2

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Soft skill training program for the Community Leaders: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized a program on soft skill training program for the community leaders on 4th of January, 2017 at vimukti premises. The main aim is to how; one can be efficient and effective leaders in the field. The resource person Mr. Anthony Mudola highlighted the main soft skills like emotional intelligence, problem solving, time management, interpersonal skills, leadership, communication skills, ability to work in team and strong work ethics etc. Further resource person motivated the staff to achieve their goals by facing the challenges bravely. Along with that the practical tips and examples were given to motivate themselves to work effectively in the field. Thus all the participants were exhorted to work genuinely. There were 58 participants benefited from this training.
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Junior Priests Gathering (JPG) - 2018
09th – 12th January at FISI, Bengaluru : Day 1

‘Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!’ – Ps 133:1

The Junior Priests from the year 2013th – 2016th batch have come together at FISI to celebrate the brotherhood. Around 40 young friars of Karnataka Province serving in different zones of India and Sri Lanka arrived today. The meeting officially began at 6.30pm with the lighting of lamp which proceeded with the Eucharistic celebration presided by Fr Dolphy Pais, the Provincial Minister. In his homily he encouraged the brothers to deepen the relationship with the Lord through prayer. He also shared few tips to strengthen one’s prayer life. After the dinner Fr Provincial along with Fr Salvadore, the in-charge and coordinator of the JPG met the brothers and briefed the timetable of all three days.
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Training Programme on Bank Transactions and Savings : Vimukti, Banakal
Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ®, Vimukti, Banakal Unit organized a training programme about Bank Transactions and Savings on 8th January 2018 at Niduvale village, Mudigere Taluk, Chikkamagaluru District. The Programme began with a prayer song invoking God’s Blessings. The lighting of the lamp was done by the resource person Mr. Harish Poojary, Assistant Manager of Karnataka Bank, Niduvale Branch. The resource person emphasized the need of Individual Savings Bank Account. He explained about the advantages of savings bank account. Whenever possible every person should make use of the benefits and schemes of the Bank. Everyone should know the basics of Bank transactions. Director of Vimukti, Banakal, Rev. Fr. Vincent D Souza stressed the importance of savings individually.
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Exposure visit to Vimukti Pothnal by CCF Children from Gangavathi:
On 17th December 2017, Vimukti welcomed CCF children from Gangavathi to its center. Children reached Vimukti around 11.a.m. morning. The main objective of the visit was to encourage CCF children to learn, motivate and to understand children parliament, child rights and its impact, along with that they learn, what is children parliament?, how it’s functions? How it’s so effective at in the villages of Pothnal. Nearly 82 have participated and utilized the opportunity to study different aspect of children parliament and its usefulness. The exposure experience opened up the space for discussion and inspiration which will enable them to initiate in their respective villages. The visit helped to renew their vigour, enthusiasm and everyone enjoyed the study.
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Programme on Life Skills : Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ® Vimukti, Banakal
Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ®, Vimukti, Banakal Unit organized a training programme on Life Skills to the Childern of Prarthana Children Children Club and Jnanajyothi Children Club on 31st December 2017 at Chegu Village, Mudigere Taluk, Chikkamagaluru District. The Programme began with a prayer song invoking God’s Blessings. The lighting of the lamp was done by the Grama Panchayath member of Banakal Ms. Bharathi. The resource person Fr. Vincent D’ Souza, Director, Vimukti, Banakal highlighted the most important aspect of Life Skills especially in Children. The children need to apply life skills in their day to day life and have a holistic growth.
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Christmas Gift ‘150’ disadvantages children at Pothnal:
The joy of Christmas was at its zenith when all the children from the remote villages gathered at the Vimukti premises on 23rd December 2017 for the Christmas program.Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Director VCT, Fr. Anthony Raj, PP and Fr. Elvin Lopez, were the chief guest for the function. During the program Fr. Anthony Raj gave a befitting message to all the children. Later, Fr. Sathish Fernandes addressed the children saying; The Christmas Celebration at Vimukti brought together one and all as brothers and sisters to spread the good news of peace, love and harmony. Spirit of Christmas reminded everyone that we should not be blinded by hatred, violence and injustice. 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 other needs great sacrifice. The colorful programme of the day was included the distribution of Gifts to our children. The kids were gifted Pants, Shirts and dresses for girls along with that plenty of sweets were distributed.
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Christmas Celebration @ St. Anthony’s PU & Darshan College.
The Star of Bethlehem shines even today, it helps us to walk together on the right path of fraternity and of solidarity. The Christmas Celebration at the College brought together one and all as brothers and sisters to spread the good news of peace, love and harmony. Spirit of Christmas reminded everyone that we should not be blinded by hatred, violence and injustice. 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. Henry D’Souza, The Director of Shanti Sadhana, Franciscan Institute of Spirituality, India, 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 other needs great sacrifice. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018!
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Feast of Mary, the Mother of God and the New Year 2018
Saccidananda : 01.11.2018
It is the season of Christmas, season of Joy, Jubilation and Festivals! Yet again Saccidananda family came together to praise God for our beloved Mother Mary as we celebrated the solemnity of the Mother of God with added flavors of the New Year 2018. The festivities began on the cold winter evening of the last day of the year 2017 with a prayerful Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament conducted by Fr Deepak Fernandes as an expression of our humble gratitude to God who has had showered bountiful blessings during the past year and to invoke His blessings on the year ahead. The Solemn Eucharist was celebrated by Fr Charles JR Furtado by meaningfully breaking the Word of God to the faithful.
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It is the night of our dear Saviours birth: saccidananda
With the melodies singing of carols in a colourfully lit ambience, the Nativity of our Lord Jesus was celebrated with much gladness and cheer. A good number of faithful gathered to praise God for the most precious gift of His Son as our redeemer. The solemn Eucharist was presided over by Fr Robin Victor, the guardian and the community members joined in the concelebration. The veneration of the image of Baby Jesus took place at a beautifully made crib, which was the result of the hard work of Br Nelson, the scholastic. After the Eucharist, all the people gathered in the dining hall for a short wishing session and to take part in the ‘home made’ kuswar, cake and wine. Wishing you all a grace filled season of Christmas.
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PROVINCIAL MINISTERS VISIT TO ISRAEL

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SHARE YOUR MIGHT WITH LOWLY : Assisi School Chikodi
To spread and instill in the minds of the children and parents, the name of the order and the missionary work that Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka does, St. Francis of Assisi school organized the feast for children under the title “CAPUCHIN FETE”. The Mission Secretory of the province, Rev. Dr. Fr. Charles Furtado OFM Cap., inaugurated the fete along with Fr. Paul D’souza by lighting the crackers. After that the Chief Guest Fr Charles, in his speech, appreciated and congratulated, the parents and children for their generous help, good co-operation, timely support and day today concern for school and the Assisi family. He also applauded their great step that they have taken to contribute for the Capuchin Mission through this fete. Further he voiced out, on the Capuchin Heritage and the works that Capuchin fathers do for the society in different missions. To remember, this day pre-school children had fancy dress competition and higher primary and high school children had live musical bands competition.
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Prize Distribution: Trinity Central School
Prize Distribution ceremony was held on 23rd December, 2017 with enthusiasm. This ceremony is organized every year to acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional and outstanding performance and efforts of the students. Winners of various competitions throughout the year were felicitated on this occasion. On this occasion Mr. Muthuraj, Manager, Corporation Bank, Perampalli was the chief guest of the programme. After the prize distribution, the chief guest addressed the students; he congratulated the winners and wished them for the future endeavors.
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Hard work is key for success: Assisi School Chikodi
On 14th December 2017, St. Francis of Assisi school was blessed with the presence of His Grace, Most Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Bishop of Belgaum Diocese. In his address, he said to students that they have to work hard in this competitive world. There are no short cuts for success. Only hard work will lead you to success. We need to be children of values. The values that you learn have to practice at home and in the society. After that, he blessed all our children and wished them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Christmas Celebration: Trinity Central School
It’s a Holy season, a season to be jolly for its Christmas season. On 23rd December, Trinity Central School celebrated Christmas. To set a perfect example of secularism, we celebrate all the festivals in our school. There was the Christmas tree and Crib prepared by the teachers. The cultural programmes like Christmas carols, dances, Nrithya Rupaka related to Christmas celebration and birth of Jesus added more color and value to the celebration. Everybody prayed for the permanent existence of love and peace in this violent torn world. The Principal, Fr. Anil D’costa delivered Christmas message and also prayed for the welfare of human-beings. Christmas celebration was enjoyed with great zeal. The main message that flooded throughout the programme was Love can change the world and humanity. 
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8th Annual Day Celebration: Trinity Central School
Hurrah! It’s a beautiful day, it’s a fun filled day, for it’s our Annual day. The Trinity Central School celebrated its 8th Annual day on 16th December, 2017 in school premises. It was presided over by Rev. Dr. Salvadore Fernandes, Rector, Darshan College, Banglore and the chief guest was Dr. Sukanya Martis, Principal, Sri Poornaprajna Evening College, Udupi. The guests were escorted to the programme and on the dais with the school band at 4.30pm. The programme commenced in a traditional way with the lighting of Lantern by the honorable dignitaries, that marked the Annual day theme- “Village Culture”. The Welcome dance presented by the students brought a traditional look and the formal welcome address lead by the customary welcoming brought priceless charm in the faces of dignitaries and the audience and made them feel at home. The stage programme included the price distribution where the honorable president Rev. Dr. Salvadore Fernandes gave away the prizes to the academically meritorious pupils of the School. The academic co-ordinator Mrs.Magdelina Lewis presented the Annual report of the year 2017-18 which was effectively displayed on the LCD screen which made easy and interesting to hear.
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ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATION OF INFANT JESUS SCHOOL
On Saturday, 16th December 2017; a day of celebration for Infant Jesus School as it was all set to celebrate its 13th School Annual Day. Rev.Fr.Robin Victor OFM Cap. Administrator of Holy Trinity Province presided over the function. The Chief Guest of the day was Rev.Fr.Patrick Joannes Rao PRO of Chikmaglur Diocese. The Guests of Honour were Rev.Fr.Deepak, Superior of Infant Jesus Nivas and PTA members Shri Ramesh and Ravi Paul. The programme began with a prayer dance followed by lighting of the lamp. Rev.Fr.Andrew Jayraj, Vice-Principal formally welcomed the eminent guests. Rev.Fr.Godwin, The principal, presented the School Annual Report. This was followed by the prize distribution ceremony. Meritorious students and toppers of class X ICSE and SSLC exam were felicitated on the occasion. The students of Infant Jesus made the evening more colourful and memorable through dance, skit, drama and Christmas tableau. Rev.Fr.Amar Lobo proposed the vote of thanks and expressed gratitude to all who made this great event a success.
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World Child Rights day rally: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust(r) Pothnal organized Child Rights Rally on the occasions of world Child Rights Day on 20th November 2017, to create awareness on children’s rights in the public. Mr. Bhimana, Head Master Primary School Jeenur, inaugurated the rally. Mr. Ramesh, Assit Teacher flagged it off which passed through the heart of the village and ended at School premises. Vimukti Children parliament and club children actively took part in the rally. Mr. Charlie VCT staff said, “Love, childhood, education and protection are the birth rights of all children.” For the children the day was marked with lots of fun and entertainment. They were given sweets and made happy; Nearly 352 children benefited from this program.
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Battle of brains @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“The Pursuit of Knowledge is never ending. The day you stop seeking knowledge is the day you stop growing.” With a specific intent to better the minds of the Students with General Knowledge, St. Anthony’s Management organised Quiz competition. The response was so immense that 73 teams of two each enrolled their names. After two prelims, six teams were chosen for the finals. In a nail-biting contest Ms. Syeda Gazala and Ms. Mahalakshmi N drifted to the top of the score-board. The questions were so framed that it kept even the audience drill their minds for answers. For about more than two hours all were on their toes to see who would give the right answers. It confirmed the fact that Curiosity and Knowledge grow together; the more we know, the more we want to know.
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ANNUAL DAY 14th DEC.2017 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya celebrated its 13th annual school day on 14th December 2017 the president of the event was Rev. Fr. William Prabhu (Director, St. Clara Vihar) and the chief guests of honours were Mr.Tanveer Sait (Primary and Secondary Education Minister and incharge Minister Raichur district), Mr. N. S. Bose Raj (MLC Raichur ), M. Eranna (zilla panchayath member) Mr. Jayanayak (CRP Pothnal) Mr. Soloman (PTA President) Rev. Fr. Dancy Sunil Martis (Principal St. Anthony school Bangalore). The school dignitaries grandly escorted the chief guests with the school band. The welcome speech was presented by Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil lobo (Headmaster). The event started with a prayer dance and beautiful lamp lighting ceremony.
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Vision of Girls boarding becomes reality: Vimukti Pothnal
“Only Hard work can take one way from the state of poverty”

Girls boarding is a long awaited dream is finally becoming reality and brings great joy and gladness for the staff and Director of Vimukti Charitable Trust(R) Pothnal. By the grace of God Vimukti is blessed with the new building with five rooms with the good small hall. Constructions began with the prayer service led by Fr. William Prabhu Director,Clara Vihar, Pothnal . The work is in a speedy progression under the leadership of Vimukti Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes and the generous support and timely guidance of Mr.Patrice Fabart (Donor) and Mr. Daniel president, EA, France. The Merci Nivas 1st floor is focused for the orphan, semi-orphan girls boarding and we are happy to invite you all for the opening of the 1st floor (girls boarding), 2nd week of February,2018. Praise God for His benevolence on us.
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Awareness program on Mathru Puran Scheme for Pregnant and Lactating Women: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti charitable Trust with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons, France organized training and awareness program on Mathru pooran Scheme at dotharbandi village. The ‘Mathru pooran’scheme is one of the most ambitious schemes which aims at the wellbeing of pregnant women, newborn babies and lactating women. The main objective of the scheme is to provide at least one nutritious meal every day to pregnant and lactating women particularly those living in rural areas of the taluka. This scheme includes rice, dal or samber, green vegetables, pules, egg and groundnut, jaggery chikki, milk and iron tablets, to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women. This scheme ensures that, to improve maternal health that has a direct impact on the women and child’s nutrition. Nearly 56 women participated and benefited from this program.
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Awareness Programme on First Aid : Vimukti, Banakal
Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ®, Vimukti, Banakal Unit organized an awareness programme about First Aid on 16th December 2017 at Lokavalli village, Mudigere Taluk, Chikkamagaluru District. The Programme began with a prayer song invoking God’s Blessings. The lighting of the lamp was done by the President of the SHG Cluster of Lokavalli village Ms. Sunitha. The resource person Ms. Prema Pinto, Health Professional highlighted the most important aspects First Aid especially during the time of accidental fall, road accidents, when the person becomes sick. The resource person demonstrated the need of First Aid, especially during the time of person becoming breathless and unconscious.
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Christmas Charity Auction
In order to help our Social Work Centre of the Province, we held a Charity Auction. We received an amazing response from the people where they themselves donated the things and auctioned them. We appreciate, thank and pray for all these wonderfully generous people who are ever ready to help and contribute to the greater cause.

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Muja Deva Sarva
Bro Melwyn (guardian) along with the help of the friars of St Anne's community and province produced a new Konkani Franciscan Devotional album ‘Muja Deva Sarva’. It was released on 8th December 2017 at Holy Family Church - Brahmavar during the OFS Jubilee celebration and DMRC – Mangalore during Friday Retreat. We thank Mr. Joel Periera for the Music, Harmony, Mixing and Recording this album at Sandesha Studio - Mangalore.
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Night Vigil – Praying for Peace
Night Vigil was held on 2nd December 9 pm to 3rd December 7 am. Frs. Clifford Fernandes, Boniface Pinto and Andrew D’souza of Mangalore Diocese were here to help us. There were about 300 people who were awake throughout the night to thank and praise the Lord and pray for the Peace in the world. The night vigil concluded with the Morning Sunday mass.
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“Jezucho Sangath"
Bro Vincent Furtado's Konkani Prayer Book “Jezucho Sangath” (a reprint of the old edition) was released during the Friday retreat on 24th of November 2017  here at Divine Mercy Retreat Center.​

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Bidar: Anugraha School, Visit to CM
It was a s