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Capuchin Provincialate
Dr. Rajkumar Road, P.B.No.1060, Rajajinagar, Bangalore-560 010
Karnataka, India.




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  H i g h l i g h t s  

Letter of Br. Mauro Jöhri, General Minister

1PROVINCIAL’S VISIT : Trinity Central School
On 5th December Provincial Fr. Dolphy Pais visited our school. Our school band welcomed him with great dignity and respect. Our principal Fr. Anil D’costa welcomed him to the school Assembly by offering bouquet of flowers and garland. Provincial Fr. Dolphy Pais in his address to the students said that along with quality education discipline also is very important. He also wished all the students a bright future. After the assembly he met all the teachers in a formal meeting and discussed about the challenging in teaching and wished them success in their teaching career.
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1Talents' Day - 2016 held at Dayalbagh Ashram, Ujire - Inaugural function

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Kho Kho Meet - 2016 - 17 @ St. Anthony's Church School, Gangondanahalli
St. Anthony's Church School, Gangondanahalli held Assisi Kho Kho Meet - 2016 - 17 on 8th of Dec 2016. Fr. Alwyn Dias: the Executive Secretary of Capuchin Education Board & the Director of Darshan Campus was the President of this programme. Dr. Raju Corporator ward no 130 was the Guest of honour. 40 teams from different school participated and exhibited their talents.
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Toilet and cleanliness awareness program at Vimukti Pothnal
On 25th of November 2016 Vimukti organized toilet awareness program, with the help of parliament children at Malkapura. The main aim of this program was to concentize public people to built personal toilets in their houses. As part of this initiative, children, the local village people and elected representatives held a meeting at Malkapura village to create awareness among the residents about importance of having toilets in their houses. Speaking on this occasion Vimukti director said that having toilets in their respective houses are the symbols of self-respect. “Now-a-days every family has a smart phone, but when it comes to the construction of toilet, most of them hesitate to spend their money.
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Raichur Network of NGOs :  Vimukti Pothnal :
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” says Henry Ford so too, no network can function effectively without the wealth of the experience that comes from collaboration with other like-minded entities. These partnerships bring in different perspectives, innovative ideas and new friends to work collaboratively. Raichur Network of NGOs has always believed in this principle. Network is formed to represent the voice for the voiceless, hope for the hopeless people, vulnerable to hazards to influence global policy to strengthen their efforts to build a people society, where justice prevails.
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Visitation of the Provincial Minister :  Vimukti Pothnal
Br. Joseph Dolphy Pais, our Provincial minister made his canonical visitation on30th November 2016. It was an occasion for the renewal of the Vimukti center. He met all the Vimukti staff to get to know our work in depth. He was edifed by our work for the poor children in this locality and exhorted to all the staff to work more dedicatedly; Thank you dear Bro.Provincial minister for your valuable input session and suggestions.
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Seminar on Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults (Civil and Ecclesiastical Perspective)
With an increasing number of sexual abuses of minor in the Catholic Church reported all around the world, it was an apt moment to host a seminar which brought in a lot of awareness and information regarding the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults. The Resource Persons, Rev. Fr. Edward Thomas SDB, and Mr. Anand Lobo, on 2nd of December 2016, deeply enumerated and elucidated on this theme at Darshan Institute of Theology. A warm and cordial welcome was extended to the November assembly by Rev. Fr. Salvador Fernandes, the Rector of the Institute of Theology. The seminar was attended by the religious men and women from the Kengeri Deanary as well as Brothers from Kripalya and all over the Province.
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Punch - 2016 : Trinity Central School
6th National level Karate Championship was held at Sahana Convention Centre Kundapur from 18th to 20th November 2016 which was organized by Kiran’s Drag on first Marshal Arts of India. Krutharth of Trinity Central School studying in grade 1 bagged 2 gold Medal in Sub Junior category.
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Ministries (Acolyte and Reader) which were conferred on 26th of November
On 26th of November it was grace filled occasion as twenty our brothers were conferred the ministry of Acolytes (11) and Reader (8) during the Morning Mass. The Provincial Minister had delegated the power of conferring the ministries to Rev. Fr. Salvador Fernandes, the Rector and Provincial councilor of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka. He being the celebrant of the day preached an inspiring sermon, highlighting the importance of the Acolytes and Readers and also urging the candidates to be faithful to their ministry. 
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The first Alumni Association of Trinity Central School was held on 14th Nov at 11.30 am. in the school premises. Mr. Neri Cornelio ex-Principal of Milagres College presided over the meeting. 11 students from both the batches of 2014 – 15 and 2015 – 16 attended the meeting. The Principal, Fr. Anil D’Costa welcomed the chief guest and the ex - students who were very cheerful and enthusiastic. Mr. Cornelio being a well experienced personality in this matter expressed the importance of forming such an association and stressed that the Alumni Association is always the back bone of any institution and one must never forget one’s roots of education, He also explained a few objectives and how different activities could be organized by the members in order to help the institution grow.
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Daivik Kurpechi Raath
In order to mark the beginning of the new liturgical year St Anne's Friary hosted a night vigil for the faithful of Mangalore on Saturday, 26th November to 27th Sunday morning Around 400 faithful gathered together to worship and praise the Lord and gave a spiritual start to their lives. The season of waiting for the Lord was made more meaningful through the sermons and reflections shared by various Capuchin preachers namely Br. Darick, Br Lancy, Br. Jawahar and Br Denis. Bro Vincent from Divine Retreat Center helped the faithful to celebrate this night of grace with his lively music. Indeed it was a Night of Grace as many faithful expressed later as they returned homes refilling their lives with the spiritual energy.
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Annual Sports Meet @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“Play for the pure love of the game” was the spirit of the champions who put together their hearts and minds to play every bit of their time on annual athletic meet. St. Anthony’s PU College witnessed a tremendous energy and enthusiasm under the leadership of the Principal Rev. Fr. Roshan Rosario and Physical Education Director Prof. Srinidhi. Salutations to the Chief Guest, Prof. Girish K. Shetty, the Principal of Radhakrishna School who motivated the students on the importance of sports in the lives of the students, “sports makes complete human person” he said. Sports is a theatre where every opportunity is transformed and transcended by the champions running with hope and winning with dreams. The perfect synchronisation of the march-past, lighting of the torch, oath taking ceremony and induction of the team leaders elevated the true spirit of sportsmanship. The champions kept on playing till they showcased their potential talents with the best of results! May the flame of the champions glow forever!
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Constitution Day : Anugraha School
On 26th November, 2016 Constitution Day celebrated in Anugraha School Bidar. Fr. Karunesh was the main guest for the program who highlighted that constitution is one single roof under which all Indians can take shelter. He further said that, it guards our rights and duties, it provides complete freedom to express our faith, etc. It's was an eye opener for the students and all who were attending the program.

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Children Fest – 2016 : Trinity Central School
The school celebrated the Children feast of this academic year on the theme “Fantasy World”. The programme began with a clourful stage event and was inaugurated by Sr. Lenita superior of Perampalli church, Rev. Fr. Claud Mascarenhas superior of Trinity Vihar, Maxim D’souza President of P.T.A along with our Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’costa by releasing the balloons. The day was filled with clourful events and fun games and Competitions. The day ended with a drawing of lucky ticket in which winners got a chance of carrying a Laptop, Android phone and Multi Media speakers to their homes. This mega event ended with a great success with the help of all the members of Trinity family.
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JAM and Show and Tell Competition : Trinity Central School
Trinity Central School organised Show and Tell Competition for grade I to V and just a minute for grade VI to X on 22.11.2016. The competition was challenging to term of the limited time given to gather points and present ideas on the topics given. However the competition brought out skills including Quick thinking and oratory skills. Overall it was an enjoyable experience which opened the eyes of the students to keep abreast with what is happening in the world around us.
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Generation National Level Competition – 2016 : Trinity Central School
‘Generation National level Competition’ was held at Udupi Town hall on 17th Nov.2016. The competition was conducted in both Junior and Senior level having events like Abacus, Calligraphy, Drawing and Painting. Adithya of grade 1st got I place in junior level Abacus, Hanson Arrow D’souza of grade 3rd got III place in Abacus, Astel Melroy of grade 6th got III place in Senior level Abacus, Rayan Danny of grade 3rd got I place in drawing and painting, Varshini of grade 5th got III place in Calligraphy, Krishna Priya of grade 6th got consolation prize in Abacus and Disha of grade 5th got consolation prize in calligraphy. Principal Rev. Fr. Anil congratulated the winners and encouraged other students to participate in such competitions and bring laurel to the school.
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St. John Mary Vianney Parish Bhopal
St. John Mary Vianney Parish Bhopal began their journey of badminton tournament on 16th October at Bsss college auditorium. There were 24 teams of the neighbouring parishes. The match was inaugurated by the Fr. Michael Fernandes the General Councillor of the Capuchin Order. 20th of November was the great day for St. John Mary Parish Youth, as they were on the last day of their achievement. The much awaited Final Match began at 4.30pm between Nehru Nagar parish and Marthoma Parish. The match went on for three sets.
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Seminar on “Stock Market Trade & Investment” @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore
The Anthonians having a global vision wish to excel as global leaders. In view of enhancing knowledge and intellectual ability the Management organized a seminar on Stock Market Trading & Investment. The resource persons Mr. Thomas Rodrigues and Mr. Sri Kumar shared their expertise in the field. To begin with they said: “Satisfaction in life is more important than success because success is measured by others and satisfaction is measured by our own mind and heart.” Dwelling deep with the subject they spoke on “Share Certificates, Demat Account, Debt-Equity Mix in the capital structure, Initial Public offers, Stock Exchange and its functions, Market Order, Limit Order, Stock Market-trading and Operators, Procedures involved in buying and selling of Shares, Role of SEBI in monitoring the stock exchange etc.” The vice-Principal expressed his gratitude for the highly informative and effective Seminar! May the generation invest and trade for it’s life satisfaction!
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Children’s Day Celebration : Trinity Central School
Our School Celebrated Children’s Day on 14th Nov in a very unique way. This time it was the teachers who took the initiative and performed everything for all the children. The teachers began right from conducting the assembly to dancing to the beats. To make the day more memorable various games and activities were also organized. In the end the Principal of the school extended his warm wishes to the children and appreciated the effort put in by all the teachers.
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Children’s Day at Vimukti Pothnal :
“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be”

Teachers had the joy in celebrating the children’s day. Through a verity of programme they made the children happy. Vimukti staffs put up a meaningful and enlightening message to the students, that cooperation with God as well as with their teachers would bring them prosperity in life. Prize distribution day was also held on this day. Children were also appreciated and awarded prizes for the cultural as well as literary competitions. Thus children were made to feel happy and important on their day.
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Tuition centre gave me boost for Education : Vimukti Pothnal
I Mariswamy, am the eldest son of my parents Mr. Monesh and Mr. Gangamma residing at Kalangeera Village, Manvi taluka of Raichur district, Karnataka. I am the only fortunate child in my family who could go to school because all my three younger brothers are taken along with my parents for daily wage earning. When I was studying in 7th standard immediately after the class I used to go for collecting firewood, water, for cooking food etc. I never used to get time for study. Very often in my free time I used to visit tuition centre in our village after completing my daily work in the house, where I developed friendship with few children who are part of tuition centre. They used to visit my house regularly and plead my parents, but my parents did not heed to their appeal.
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Children's day celebrated at St.Francis of Assisi School, Chikodi
Considering Jawaharlal Nehru contributions and love towards children, Children’s day was celebrated at St.Francis of Assisi School with a gaiety and fervor. Let us sacrifice our today. So that our children can have a better tomorrow. APJ Abdul Kalam
It was a beautiful sight to see the Prime Minister of the school Anish on horse and the ministers were in the bullock cart, proceeded solemnly along with teachers with a band. The assembly was conducted by the teachers and the sparkling message was conveyed to the students. Childhood is about innocence and playful. It is about joy and freedom .Followed by blowing of the balloons and flying by the students.

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Diabetes & Hypertension Health Awareness Screening Camp at Vimukti
Vimukti charitable trust Pothnal organized a health checkup camp to all the sponsored children parents on 5th of November 2016 at its premises. The goal of the project was to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, Blood Pressure and diabetes among the underserved by 25%. The project aimed to enhance sponsored children and their families through empowerment, timely guidance and support; The project “Health for all” being implemented by “Ensemble Agissons” of France aims at reducing premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases like diabetes and hypertension in sixteen villages of the project area.
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Mehandi & Rangoli Competition @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore
The “Festival of Colour” competition paved way for another opportunity to showcase the talents and to ignite the creative and innovative minds. Thirty two teams bubbled with the competitive spirit took part in Rangoli and Sixteen teams battled in Mehandi competition. Colours and designs combined with the spice of imagination puzzled the minds of the Judges and finally the just verdict pronounced by them claimed all glories of Excellent, Magnificent and Formidable! The Honourable Jury comprised of Prof. Suchitra, Prof. Laadiya, Mrs. Roopa and Mrs. Shanthala explained how design, decor, clarity, colour, fineness & formation plays a role in making visible the creative, imaginative and innovative mind.
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Anugraha School: Children's Day
On 14th November, 2016 Children's Day was celebrated in Anugraha School Bidar. It's the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who dedicated his day for children. The day was colourful as all children wore colour dress to celebrate their day. The stage of Anugraha was much more colourful as two sisters of Brahma Kumaris viz., Vijayalakshmi and Savitha and the RRC Konkani retreat preacher Br. James was on the dais along with the principal, fr. Richard, fr. Prashanthkumar, fr. Lourdsawmy, fr. Karunesh and school leaders. The teachers took every initiative to celebrate the day in a grand manner. Teachers danced and entertained the students. What is remarkable is fr. Lourdsawmy entertained everyone with a beautiful dance. Miss Vijayalakshmi spoke about that the children are the future of the country, their talents are to be trapped and given appropriate space to develop them.
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District Level Cub bul – bul ustav – 2016 : Trinity Central School
To inculcate unity, discipline and integrity and to develop the spirit of freedom, 2 days Cub and Bul – Bul district level camp was organized at Trinity Central School from 8-11-2016 to 9-11-2016. On the first day all the cub and bul – bul, Flock leaders and cub Masters gathered in Trinitorium at 10:00 am. The guests Mr.Edwin Joseph Alwa Scout commissioner, Mrs. Rajalaxmi Shetty District Guide commissioner, Mr. Kalmady Shekar Poojary District Secretary, Mr. Rajgopalachari ALT, Mr. Nithin D.O of Scout, Mr. Suman Shekar D.O of guides and our Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’costa were welcomed in a ceremonial way.
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Deepavali Celebration at St. Francis of Assisi School, Chikodi
5 Nov 2016 was a great day for St.Francis of Assisi school children to see the campus beautified with attractive and wonderful lights. Ground was decorated with colorful rangolis, corridors lit up with diyas. By looking at the grandeur, people marched towards school to witness the grand celebration of the day. Thus the eve spread its exotic light in the surrounding. Mr. Aravind Kulkarni, lecture of women college Chikodi, was invited as chief guest of the day. In his message, he gave a clarion call to the children and the parents to become lights in the world. The programme twinkled with fire works filling the air. This was enjoyed by all the people gathered in the assisi grounds.
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Provincial Visitation to Vianney Sadan Bhopal

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Hearty Welcome : Vimukti Pothnal
30th October 2016 was a joyful day as we welcomed the arrival of our loving friends from France, Mr. Deniel the President and Mrs. Bernadette is the members of the funding Agency ‘Ensemble Agissons’ (Let’s get going together). Our joy was doubled with the arrival of our guest from France to Vimukti. The Vimukti premise was also filled with lot of brightness as our kind benefactors who travelled all the way from France to Pothnal to share their joy amidst the children who are being sponsored and are very much concerned. They are even responsible in bringing the bright future of the children.
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National Level Handwriting and Colouring Contest : Trinity Central School
Students Development Society, Aurangabad organized National handwriting and colouring contest -2016. Out of 88 Contestants 2 of our students were awarded with Kalagaurav Award. Gagan. R of grade X got Kalagaurav Award in colouring competition while Brinelle of grade VII got Kalagaurav Award in excellent handwriting competition. Kudos to the students for their achievement.
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Foretaste of field work experience : Vimukti Pothnal
Two students along with one of their MSW college lecturer from Venkat Trust College Sindhnoor, visited Vimukti on 10th of October 2016 in order to get a foretaste of field work experience on various aspects. These students visited the child right clubs, children parliaments, evening tuition centers on the first and second Saturdays’ of very month Fr. Sathish Fernandes the director took classes for MSW students regarding the field work on every Thursday and helped them to meet their end.
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AICS – Annual Conference – 2016  : Trinity Central School
The Trinity staff in order to widen and enhance the leadership Qualities, became the part of AICS – Annual Conference on the theme “Leadership, Body, Mind and Heart ” held at Canara High School, Mangalore on Oct 26th & 27th 2016. Great leaders like Capt. Ganesh Karnik, Prof. H. Madhava Bhat, Dr. Vanishree Joseph, Dr. Shailaja Shastri and many more addressed and inspired the delegates on topics such as ‘Teacher as a true leader’, ‘Learning disability v/s Intervention’, ‘Gender sensitivity and the future of learning ’. Needless to say, the whole seminar was enriching and motivating. Four of our senior teachers along with Principal participated in the conference. Trinity will truly witness exuberant and vibrant leaders in the academic pursuit.
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Kannada Rajyotsava @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore
With the true spirit of “Kannada nadu, nudi, jala, nela” St. Anthony’s P.U. College celebrated the 61st Kannada Rajyotsava with great pomp and grandeur. The Chief Guest Dr. Raju Gundapura, Professor at Ramanagara First Grade College, lighted the lamp and addressed the gathering highlighting the history and relevance of Kannada Rajyotsava. While hailing the beauty and splendour of the Kannadigas and of Karnataka, he insisted that every citizen must be an educated civilian and a well-behaved human person. He insisted on value-based education so that we can contribute to the nation and make a difference for the generations to come. Kannada patriotism was displayed by the students through a variety of medley cultural programmes.
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AICS – IT QUIZ FEST 2016 : Trinity Central School
November 5, 2016 was a red – letter day in the annals of Trinity Central School. For it is on this day, The IT geniuses created a record by bagging the coveted trophies in the ‘IT Quiz Fest – 2016’ held at little Rock Indian School, Brahmavar. The school is proud to say, that it stood II in IT Quest – Web Design and III in IT Quest – Tech Treasure Hunt Competitions. For this feat Computer wizards of the school, were awarded with trophies and certificates.
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Happy Birthday Dearest Principal Rev.Fr. Jason Fernandes
Special day, special person and special celebration .May all your dreams and desires come true in this coming year. On 2nd of Nov, St.Francis of Assisi School was gloriously ignited with happiness to celebrate the birthday of Rev Fr .Jason the Principal .He was warmly welcomed by the Prime Minister Anis from X along with VIII and IX students with band. In the assembly inviting him to cut the cake and followed by wishing him with a song asking god’s blessing upon him. You guidelines, your principles and your direction give new ways towards the distination.
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Kannada Rajyotsava at St.Francis of Assisi School,Chikodi

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Birthday Celebration of Fr. charles at Saccidananda
We the community of Saccidananda celebrated the preponed birthday celebration of Fr. Charles Furtado, Mission Secretary of the Province, on the 03rd of November at Saccidananda though his birthday falls on the 04th of November. Guardian Fr. Robin V. D’osuza during the lunch lauded the service of Fr. Charles Furtado to the house and to the Province at large, and doing the correspondences between the Provincial Minister and the Mission Stations of the Province, after which Provincial Minister too lauded the works done by Fr. Charles Furtado. Then he was called upon to cut the birthday cake followed by the sumptuous lunch.
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The Annual General Body Meeting of THE BANGALORE CAPUCHIN FRIARS MINOR SOCIETY ® was held at Deenas Seva Ashram-Bangalore on the 02nd of November, 2016 at 9.30 a.m. The president of the Society Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, welcomed the gathering and Fr. Peter Cyprian D’souza led the members into a short prayer. Secretary Fr. Robin Victor D’souza read out the minutes and the activity report of the society. Fr. Vijesh Loyed Menezes, treasurer, presented the balance sheet, auditor’s report and the budget forecast. Thus president thanking the members concluded the meeting with a prayer.
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Diwali Celebration : Trinity Central School
Diwali is a festival of light that enlightens the hearts and brings joy to every heart. Diwali was celebrated at Trinity Central School on 28.10.2016. Rangoli competition and lantern competition were organised for the students on this occasion and their active participation in these events made the day more memorable. The celebration began with the prayer service highlighting the message of Diwali after which students performed a short skit from Ramayana depicting the story of Rama returning to Ayodhya. There after our Principal Rev.Fr. Anil D’costa enlightened the staff and the students with the message of Diwali saying that the light within us must help to dispel the darkness and spread love, warmth and kindness. He also thanked the students for organizing the programme and wished them and their dear ones peace, joy and prosperity of Diwali.
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Kannada Rajyostava is celebrated all over Karnataka specifically on1st November but generally throughtout November. It is day when the state rejoices in the true spirit of kannada. Infat Jesus School joined the Chikmaglur Distric Administration to celebrate the 61st Kannada Rajyostava.Attractive tableaux and cultural programmes added colour to the Rajyostava Day celebrations at the District Grounds, Chikmagalur.As many as 10 tableaux from different schools and government departments came in a procession and these tableaux focussed on different themes. Among the attractive displays was the tableaux of “Recipients of Jnanapith Award” presented by the Infant Jeus School, Chikmaglur, secured the best prize.
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Kannada Rajyotsava @ Anugraha School :
On 1st November 2016 Kannada Rajyotsava was celebrated in Anugraha school, Halbarga, Bidar. It is the day marked to celebrate the unification of Kannada speaking people into a single State as Karnataka. Rev. Anthony Raj, Parish priest of Pothnal, Raichur presided over the celebration. He hoisted the National Flag and received the honour from the students of Anugraha school. He spoke that Kannada culture, literature and tolerance is well known all over the world, it has to be enhanced. The people who worked for the Karnataka unification are to be respected. The great persons like Kuvempu, Bendre, Gangubai Hangal so on must emerge from the young generation.
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AFFI - Franciscan Get-together
On the 31st of October, 2016 around 250 Franciscan Brothers and Sisters from and around Mangalore joined together to celebrate the Franciscan Fellowship in the St Anne's Friary Mangalore. The Program began at 9.30 am with the Prayer dance by the UFS Candidates of Madanthyar, after which Rev Fr Paul Sumi, the Director of Postulancy at Dayalbagh Ashram Ujiire presented a well-researched discourse on the Franciscan Response to the Year of Mercy. This talk was followed by the Holy Eucharist presided over by Rev Fr Paul Melwyn, the guardian of St Anne's Friary wherein he encouraged all the gathered Franciscans to tame the wolf(i.e., anger, hatred, jealousy and so on) that is present in the town of Gubbio (i.e., our own lives, our communities, our provinces, congregation and our order at large) .
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The corridors and conference hall of Saccidananda woke up to tons of activities as the annual general body meetings of Capuchin Friars Service Society, Vimukthi Charitable Trust, Capuchin Education Board and Commission for Justice, Ecology and Peace were hosted here from 28 to 30 October. A number of friars were present from communities near and far. The meetings proceed with minutes, elaborate activity reports, budget sessions, discussions and deliberations on various issues pertaining to the ordinary functioning of said bodies. Mr K G Matthew, the principal of Excel Public School, Mysore was the resource person to address the members of CEB as how to acquire excellence in the modern day Education sector and the challenges there in.
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“Flowers, Fruits & Vegetables” in Competition @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
Flowers and fruits are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world. For every flower is a soul, blossoming in nature. Keeping this in our spirits St. Anthony’s PU College arranged flower arrangement and vegetable carving competition to enhance the creativity of the students. The spirit and enthusiasm excelled in know-how, in design, in arrangement and in presentation. The incredible and interesting captions added a beautiful blend to the imagination and innovation. The fruit and vegetable carvings made the competition more delightful and artistic. The beauty of roses, aroma of lilies and the eye-catching arrangements blended to its perfection depicting what the nature holds for us every day.
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Sponsor Day Program : The Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra (R)
The Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra (R) with the collaboration of ChildFund India has organized sponsor day program at Subrahmanya Sthanika Sabha Bhavana, Laila, Belthangady on 12/10/2016. 200 children participated in the program. The program commenced with the prayer song of Manasa and group. Fr. Francis Assis Edwin Monis, The Chief Functionary of CKSK inaugurated the program by lightening the lamp. Mr. Francis Danthy, The Project Manager of ChildFund project in his introductory speech said, “as we know our sponsors are from different part of the world are very generous and they do sacrifice their life to improve the living condition of our children by saving their part of income.
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KARNATAKA DARSHANA : Trinity Central School
Karnataka is the land of prosperity and heritage with various movements and temples which gives a rich cultural and religious splendour. To witness this rich cultural and religious heritage, the Bharath Scouts/guides under the leadership of DOC’S, SOC’S went for a “Karnataka Darshan” with the young scouts/guides. It was a proud moment for Trinity Scouts/guides as they cherished this rare feat along with their masters, being a part of it.
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Dandiya celebration at St.Francis of Assisi School,Chikodi
On 8th Oct 2016, Dandiya, a cultural dance of Gujurat - Maharastra, was held in the campus grounds of St. Francis of Assisi School. The campus was decorated with lightings and dandiya symbols. Parents with teachers and students danced to the home tunes of Dandiya. Prizes were given out to the best dancer and the best costume. Lucky dip was conducted and the winner was presented a home-reared Rabbit. The celebration was graced by Rev. Fr. Paul D’Souza ofm. cap.

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Blood Donation Camp @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore
Darshan College in collaboration with Red Cross-India conducted Blood Donation Camp. The beginning marked a very inspiring motivational talk by Dr. Kumar in which he highlighted the benefits of donating blood and how important it is to save someone’s life. As it is known that only human donors can donate and no science or technology can re-produce human blood so the Darshanites were still enthusiastic to contribute something beautiful for humanity. The Indian Red Cross team appreciated the discipline, conviction and commitment of the students to do something more than the usual and routine. The Principal Rev. Fr. George Monis, the Vice-Principal Rev. Fr. Nitin D’Souza led by example donated the blood and a flow of students continued to participate in this gesture of saving human lives. The NSS Co-ordinators along with Event-co-ordinator looked after the logistics and the Representative of Indian Red Cross, Dr. Kumar handed over the Certificate of Appreciation to the College and to the Students! Brave are those who save other’s lives!
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Assisi students Industrial visit to Jainapur Wind Mill
On 14th October, 2016 at 9.30am we reached at Jainapur Wind Farm. At the Beginning, Mr.Ramesh who is the electrical engineer of Jainapur wind farm explained about wind mill installed at Jainapur and their generation, transmission and distribution. From this visit, we got the information and practical knowledge about Power Generation through wind mill and transmission and distribution of power. Students got the knowledge about wind mill, wind turbine, generator. students got an idea, how Electricity is generated through wind mill and types of Generator and their connection and from the control panel how to take readings and how to manually stop wind mill. About 33 students of 10thStd St.Francis of Assisi School,Chikodi & faculty members named Asst.teacher X.M.Renold Fernandez were benefited from this visit as they got chance to discussion with In charge officer and other engineers working at wind farm.
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Phonetics : Trinity Central School
As English is an important communicative language all our the world, it is very essential to develop the attitude towards the communication among the teachers and students and improve the pronunciation skill. In this light a basic course on Phonetics was held on 21.10.2016 and 22.10.2016 for the Trinity staff which was organized by Ratna Sagar Publishers and was animated by Prof. R. Victor, an eminent scholar in English.
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Two days seminar for the staff : Vimukti Pothnal
On 21st and 22nd October 2016, 17 Vimukti staff participated in a seminar conducted by Mr. Anthony CWC member Bagalkot at Vimukti premises. The two days training consisted of input sessions on analysis of social political context and challenges that we face in present day society, importance of vision and focus, towards qualities of leadership to know the rights and schemes given by the government, tips for planning, monitoring evaluation and documentation, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats), group work and many other relevant topics were discussed in the seminar. At the end of the seminar they made an action plan to improve the quality of effective social workers.
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Anugraha, Bidar: News from near and far
From 15th to 21st, October 2016 Bharat Scouts and Guides conducted the Basic Training program at Gurukula School, Kardiyal. Three teachers from Anugraha School participated in the program. On the concluding day on 21st there was an inter-religious meet and sharing of faith with a beautiful prayer service. Fr. Richard, the principal of Anugraha School, Halbarga was invited to speak on spiritual values of Christ and pray amidst many eminent spiritual leaders and other secular leaders. The entire hall was filled with the vibration of love and service as every religious leader spoke on the same topic highlighting the service of St. Mother Teresa of Culcatta.

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Case study : A ray of hope visualized - Amidst social evil structure
Sunanda is from Markamdinni village of Manvi Taluka in Raichur District became a victim of child marriage. She was from an economically backward family. Sunanda shared the troubles she underwent by being married at a tender age. Her family’s economic condition compelled Sunanda to migrate to neighbouring town to earn a living as a domestic worker, though she was very much interested to go to school had to discontinue her primary schooling. She pleaded her parents to allow her to continue studies but parents didn’t heed to her request. She worked hard to fulfill the needs of the family. One fine evening her parents decided to give her in marriage to Santhosh her cousin brother who was 17 years of age.
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Distribution of study desks to sponsored children  : Vimukti Pothnal
On 13th October Vimukti Charitable Trust® distributed study desks to all school going sponsored children. Some Schools in Raichur could be facing worse situation where we can’t even expect, very basic amenities like a writing-table, and chair to sit, and in where children end up sitting on dusty floors all the day long. None of us bear the consequences except these children, who sit in a bad posture, constantly lose their eyesight, and have bad handwriting and least form quality education. Vimukti, that works for the children recognize such situation and try hard through innovative way to help the blooming buds which is simply nothing more than an invention driven through determination. The Vimukti came up with an idea of providing portable Study tables and that too in a most economical and efficient manner.
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Go like Abraham… Mission Sunday – Saccidananda

Saccidananda family came together to celebrate the ‘Mission Sunday’ along with the faithful from the vicinity. Fr Provincial presided over the Holy Eucharist and Deacon Rosario Colaco broke the Word of God explaining the significance of the Church’s Mission and our role in the same. Post Eucharist, an auction was organized in the dining hall. Variety of things donated by the faithful were auctioned to raise funds as a contribution to the Mission. A handsome sum of money indicated our concern towards the Mission of the universal Church.
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Another year is dawning… Birthday Celebration of Fr Provincial-Saccidananda

A new day and a new year dawned in the life of Rev. Fr Provincial as he stepped into the fifty seventh year of his grace filled life. Saccidananda family made it a point to make this occasion a memorable one. The community wished Fr Provincial in the morning with a beautiful plant symbolizing life, beauty and growth. A well conducted prayer service by Fr Deepak Fernandes added celestial glow to the evening and a sweet wishing programme along with the guest friars, sisters and family members of Fr Provincial multiplied the smiles. Rev. Fr Charles JR Furtado took us for a stroll back in the memory lane as had the honor of proposing the toast as Fr Provincial happens to be his companion. A sumptuous spread was set by our kitchen staff Ms Mable and Ms Lucy with added French flavor by Rev. Fr Santa Lopes.
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Case Study : Vimukti gave me timely support to purchase water pump for farming
I am Pampanna, the son of Basanna, resident of Udbal Village of Manvi Taluk. I have been farming since many years and thus farming I support and take care of my family. Daily life has been hard and I am trying my best to sustain it through all my efforts in the fields. My cultivating land is near the river. Though there is water it has been difficult to divert that water to our fields. We use motor to pump the water to the fields.  One day I met Mr. Charlie who is the staff member of the Vimukti Charitable Trust. I had heard that he helps the famers in various ways to get some benefits with regard to cultivation of the land. Therefore I spent some time with him explaining the problem that I faced being a farmer. I spoke about the need of a new motor pump set.
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Anugraha Ashram : St. Francis of Assisi Feast
On 13th of October, 2016, St. Francis of Assisi feast was celebrated in a very grand scale at Anugraha Ashram, Halbarga, Bidar. The VG of the Diocese Rev. Fr. Stanly Lobo presided over the celebration. Fr. Balraj the brother of Fr. Prashanth, parish priest of Halbarga was the preacher at the solemn mass. There were many priest and nuns from around who witnessed the celebration. Everyone experienced the grace of God. The parish devotees were spiritually nourished. The celebration began as Rev. Fr. Deepak OFM Cap blessed the statue of St. Francis for the solemn procession into the Halbarga city. Though there were less devotees at the beginning of the procession all the priests and nuns joined the procession accompanied by VG of the Diocese.

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Fraternity day at New York

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  Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka   

On 8 December 2008 the General Definitory by its Decree Prot. No. 00999/98 constituted and declared established the Most Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka. By the same Decree the General Definitory appointed Br. Vincent Gabriel Furtado as the new Provincial Minister, Br. John Baptist Sequeira as the first Definitor and Provincial Vicar, Br. Patrick Crasta, Edwin Colaco and Rudolf D'Souza as the 2, 3, and 4 Definitors respectively.



Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

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


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Minister General

Fr. Mauro Jöhri
Minister Provincial

Joseph Dolphy Pais
Provincial Council

Fr. Alwyn Dias
Vicar Provincial

Fr. Peter Cyprian D'souza
2nd Councilor

Fr. Paul Melwyn D'souza
3rd Councilor

Fr. Salvadore Fernandes
4th Councilor


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