The Capuchin Friars of Karnataka Holy Trinity Province along with the
faithful paid homage to the CRPF troops who lost their lives in the recent
terror attack that occurred at Pulwama.
22nd February 2019 being the day of Retreat at the Divine Mercy Retreat
Centre the friars along with the retreatants offered the Holy Eucharist at
11.15 am for the deceased souls of the soldiers. Soon after the Eucharist,
the adoration was held to lead by Fr Alban, the parish priest of Kalmady
Church. At 1.00pm a memorial tribute was held in the presence of the Col Raj
Mannar and Retired Sub Inspector CRPF Mr Stany Lasrado. Speaking on the
occasion, Col Raj Mannar thanked all the faithful for the wonderful gesture
of paying tribute to the deceased soldiers and sought the prayerful support
to the handicapped army personnel. “Every soldier does his duty not to
attack the enemy rather save his county men”, he said.
Towards the climax of the Memorial service, every faithful gathered offered
flowers on the memorial board. Fr Melwyn, the guardian of St Anne’s Friary
thanked Col Raj and all the faithful gathered for their prayerful solidarity
to the deceased Army personnel. Fr Derick compered the memorial event.