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

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St. Clare of Assisi


Tau Cross


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  H i g h l i g h t s  

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

1“A Day Out For Grade 2 Students” : Trinity Central School
On 15.11.2017, the students of Grade 2 had an educational tour to Brahmavar and Neelavar. Two buses with 102 students, 4 teachers and 2 support staffs, started their journey around 9.30 am from the school premises. First they visited the Holy Family Church, Brahmavar, and then “Ghoshale” Mahishamardhini temple, Neelavar, later Bengre beach where they had their lunch and played a while on the sand. The children enjoyed collecting the sea shells. On the way back to Malpe beach we paid a visit to Stella Martis Church, Kalmadi and reached back the school premises around 3.30 pm.
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1Educational Tour For Grade 1 : Trinity Central School
On 15-11-2017 students of Grade 1 had an educational tour to Barkur and Heroor. We began our tour with the visit to Mount Rosary church, Santhekatte. The speciality of the church is the big fan. Then we moved on to shri bairava Ganapathi chalkier, Barkur where we saw chowlikere pond. After that we went to kattale basadi, there we saw many small basadies without light. Then we arrived at panchalingeshwara temple. There we saw old inscription. After which our journey went onwards to Mandarthy temple Barkur. Later we had a good lunch. After the lunch we took our drive to Krishna dairy. They offered ice-cream and we refreshed ourselves. Lastly we came to Santhekatte Play Park and children enjoyed in the park. Having a wonderful and cherishable educational tour, we reached back to the school safely.
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Blessing and Inaugration of St. Francis of Assisi Friary, Kanchanpur-Tripura


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1Kids Day out @ Infant Jesus School
On Nov.17th, the staff and students of infant Jesus School from class LKG-3rd std., went for picnic to Blue mist Resorts at Mullayanagiri. The students enjoyed the nature and environment. Teachers conducted various games, sang and danced with the students. Lunch and refreshments were served to all students. It was not just the picnic, but a platform for all students and teachers to enjoy the beauty of nature and absorb all its blessings.
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1Children, parent’s stage protest for Toilets in government Schools before DC office Raichur: Vimukti Pothnal
“Many girls’ students at primary level quit studies owing to lack of this facility” Vimukti children parliament members with the collaboration of likeminded NGO’S from Raichur staged a protest in front of Deputy commission office at Raichur on Tuesday 14th November,2017 alleging that the elected representatives and the concerned officials had failed to utilize the allotted amount for the development of the school infrastructures like maintenance of toilets, cleanliness in the school premises. Vimukti Children here demanded proper implementation of Right to information Act and checking of children’s rights violations. While children across the state celebrated children’s Day, hundreds of students of government-run schools across the district took part in a protest. The students participated in the drawing competition held as part of their dharna on the ‘Children’s day’ to get the attention of the authorities.
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1Children's fest @ Infant Jesus School
Children are loved by one and all. They win our hearts with their innocent smiles. Children’s fest was celebrated with fun and frolic at Infant Jesus School on November 14th. It was a fun filled day for the students. The teachers made the day very special, as they had a lot of fun filled activities lined for them. The day began with inaugural of the Children’s fest. Rev. Fr. John Peter OFM Cap was the chief guest and inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. He also addressed the students.  After the inaugural programme varieties of cultural competitions such as group dance, fancy dress, best out of waste, Rongoli and cooking without fire were held. Students actively participated in the competitions and won the prizes. In the afternoon, teachers entertained students by presenting a variety of entertainment programme. The school campus was buzzing with excitement and joy colourfully dressed children. It was just the end of the day, but the flavour of the event was absorbed by each and every one.
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1Vimukti appeals the district government to make Government schools in manvi Taluka attractive, relevant as well as child friendly:
Vimukti after revising the situation of government schools in the project area brought out various prevailing issues and collected them in a booklet form. This report highlights the real situation of AWCs and educational institutions in Manvi taluka in general. Schools are supposed to be the temple of learning, but the average primary educational institutions and AWCs in the taluka are likely dingy, dilapidated, with no access to electricity, toilets, lack of basic infra-structures, leaking roofs, without play grounds, broken furniture, late arrival and handing over of school books, absence of computer labs, shortage of teachers, etc., are major problems which are blocking and reducing the standard of child education at large.

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Discovering Perspicacity : Trinity Central School
To enrich and exhibit the creative talents of our students, flower arrangement to classes Nursery to UKG, Wealth out of Waste for classes 1st to 5th and Collage and Poster making for classes 6th to 10th were conducted on 14.11.2017. The event helped the students to express their ideas in an innovative way to think outside the box and to use colors in creative way. No wonder the outcome of it was splendid bouquettes, inventive artifacts and inspirational posters. On the whole it was an unforgettable day.
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Children’s Day Celebration : Trinity Central School
“We were all children once. We all share the desire for the well being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind”. On the 14th November which is specially marked for children, Children’s Day’ celebrations were held in Trinity campus. The special assembly activity of the day was conducted by the teachers. The teachers enthusiastically participated in setting the stage on fire by dancing and singing the songs to entertain their wards and make their day more joyful one. The campus was buzzing with excitement and joy with colourfully dressed children and teachers say to it that the day was indeed a memorable one.
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Universal Children's Day Prayers: Vimukti Pothnal
Heaving Father, please awaken in us a sense of universal responsibility towards children. May we collectively welcome children into our lives, learning from them as we serve them, and may our leaders teach and guide their communities, businesses and countries with the needs of children foremost in their plans; May power be used with gentleness and kindness. Please unite the world community in efforts to give children status and respect. Bless our global efforts to end the violence and cruelty inflicted upon your children; May the world see your likeness and image in every child. Amen.
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL : Children’s day Celebration-2017
Children’s day programme was grandly put forth by Staff members under the guidance of headmaster. The Chief guests were Rev. Fr. Anthony Raj (Parish Priest) Rev. Fr. Anthony Swami (parish Priest, Krishtha Jyothi Parish, Bhopal.) and Sr. Martha (Anugraha boarding Incharge). The program started sharp at 9.30 am with a prayer service and a welcome skit. Welcome speech was given by Ms. Supriya, and class Representatives from each class were honoured by their class Teachers. The chief guests Rev. Fr. Anthony Raj and Rev. Fr. Anthony Swami gave their greetings and wishes to the students. On the special Programme, fancy dress competition was conducted for students from class pre-kg to Xth Std.
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Children's Day: Anugraha School, Bidar
On 14th November, 2017 Anugraha school celebrated the Children’s day in honour of our First Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It was a splendid day as children marched towards the school with colorful dresses. The day witnessed a beautiful stage program by the most enthusiastic staff of Anugraha. Miss DK Vaani, Brahmakumar madam was the chief guest of the day. The staff entertained the children with welcome dance, humorous skit, advertisements, dances etc. The school also organized Fancy Dress Competition for the children to entertain them. Many parents were present for the program and enjoyed every moment. Happy children’s day. Every children is the future of our country.
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Trinity Family an energetic get together
Trinity Family made yet another energetic get together through ‘Parents Sports Day’ on Saturday, 11th November 2017. The occasion was inaugurated by releasing the balloons by the chief guest Fr.Ronson, CSC Parish Priest of Katapadi church, who also received the salute from the teachers and parents through their gracious march. The Parents sports day began with sprint events where in our energetic and vibrant parents dashed with full vigor. The event also had field events like Shot put and 3 legged race for men and lucky games like tapping the balloon and filling the bottle with water for women. The afternoon was reserved for throw ball and volleyball matches to men and women respectively. The day ended with congratulating winners with medals and certificate. The day was so meaningful that parents enjoyed to their hearts content and exhibited their talents recalling their childhood memories.
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Sports Day – Grade 3 to Grade 10 : Trinity Central School
“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They are made of sweet, determination and a hard work”. The much awaited Annual Sports day for students of classes 3rd to 10th were held on Friday, 10th November, 2017. The fantastic turnout from the parents and the pleasant weather were the perfect boost for the students on their Sports day at Trinity Central School. The chief guest, Mr.Madhukar.S received the salute from the House wise squads, Scouts and Guides and cubs and Bulbuls students through the impressive March past. The students entered into the occasion in a grand way with the oath being administered by the Principal Rev Fr. Anil D’costa.
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SHGs are considered as one of the most significant tools to adopt participatory approach for the economic empowerment of women: Vimukti Pothnal
SHGs are novel and innovative organizational setup in India for the women up-liftment and welfare. Self-Help Group refers to self-governed, peer controlled, informal group of people with same socio-economic background and having a desire to collectively perform common purposes. Having new strategic plan, Vimukti formed the women groups in the targeted villages to fight for their rights. It took long time to convince and to motivate the women to make known their rights. The primary focus is to give awareness on various rights and schemes that are given by the government and how to benefit from these various schemes; by way of awareness, motivation, leadership, training and associating in other social inter-mediation programmes for the benefit of the entire community.
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Sports Day: Anugraha School
On 11th November, 2017 Sports Day was organized at Anugraha school premises. Mr. Linganand the CRP Halbarga was present for the inaugural program. The aim of Sports day was the around growth of the children. All students participated actively. The staff arranged the day well.

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Sports Day – Nursery to Grade 2 : Trinity Central School
The much awaited Annual Sports Day of Nursery to Grade 2 was held on 09.11.2017. Sport is an integral part of every student’s life at Trinity Central School. True to it, sports day was a splendid occasion for them to showcase their speed and agility on the field. The program began by welcoming the chief guest Mr. Sudhakar Prabhu and the Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa on the dais through the school band and Captains Master Afnan of Grade 2 A and Miss Shreeya of Grade 2 C. Sports day got into a start by the unfurling of the school flag and declaration of the sports meet open by releasing the balloons in the air. A spectacular, impressive and a well synchronized march past by the 5 houses was the most beautiful sight to see. The tiny tots dressed in their house uniforms marched unanimously to the rhythm of the band. The burning torch which ignites the passion of sporting spirit was carried by the students and handed over to the chief guest as the symbol of enlightenment.
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Vimukti Sponsor’s day program: Vimukti Pothnal
“It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” –Frederick D. social activist
The Vimukti charitable trust® with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons France had organized sponsor’s day program at Pothnal on 05.11.2017. 47 sponsored children along with their parents participated in the program. This day was filled with full of entertainment. Mr. Arogyappa welcomed the guests on the dais. Sponsored children honored the guests with the flowers. VIMUKTI believes every child deserves a future. Here in Vimukti, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and supporting them to create a platform to exhibit their talents. This program is very unique because we look at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community. We work with each sponsored child family to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better future for all children.
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Eloquence Competition: “Impact of Internet” @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore
“There is nothing like Oratory, it is a skill that can turn a commoner into a King.” In order to give a boost to the inherent potentiality of the Students in public speaking College provided a platform by means of Eloquence competition. As many as 24 and 23 students stepped forward to exhibit their skill in oracy in English and Kannada languages respectively. Prof. Jayamahadeva Swamy and Rev. Fr. Joy D’ Souza along with Prof. Ambarish and Prof. Ayyappa, Kannada Lecturer BBMP College formed the Jury. The participants with radiating confidence and indomitable courage voiced out their views on “The Impact of Internet on the Students.” The jury members appreciated the participants and encouraged others to make the best out of the opportunities given. The world today believes that if you can speak, you can influence; if you can influence, you can change lives; if you change lives, you can change the nation and the world!
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Awareness on the Importance of the Education of the Girl Child  @ Vimukti, Banakal
On 6th November 2017, Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ® Vimukti, Banakal organize an awareness programme on the Importance of the Eduction of the Girl Child in Baggasagodu village for the members of Self Help Groups. The Programme began at 4-00 p.m. with a prayer song. Fr. Charles Furtado, Professor of Moral Theology and Mission secretary of Holy Trinity province, Karnataka was the resource person. He enlightened the participants the need of educating the Girl Child and think about the holistic development of the girl child. 38 women participated in this awareness programme. The programme was conclude at 5-30 p.m. with vote of Thanks.
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Awareness on the Importance of the Education of the Girl Child @ Vimukti, Banakal
On 6th November 2017, Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ® Vimukti, Banakal organize an awareness programme on the Importance of the Eduction of the Girl Child in Sabli Village for the members of Self Help Groups. The Programme began at 11-45 a.m. with a prayer song. Fr. Charles Furtado, Professor of Moral Theology and Mission secretary of Holy Trinity province, Karnataka was the resource person. He enlightened the participants the need of educating the Girl Child. 46 women participated in this awareness programme. The programme was conclude at 1-30 p.m. with vote of Thanks.
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Awareness Programme on Women’s Rights @ Vimukti, Banakal
On 6th November 2017, Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ®, Vimukti, Banakal organized an awareness programme on Women’s Rights for the SHG members of Banakal SHG Cluster. Rev. Fr. Charles Furtado, professor of Moral Theology was the resource person. He explained about the need to fight for the women rights. The programme began at 10-00 a.m. in Vimukti Projcet Office, Banakal. 65 women of Banakal Village of Mudigere Taluk participated in the awareness programme. The programme was conclude at 11-30 a.m.
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“Campus to Corporate” Industrial Visit by the Students of Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“To acquire knowledge, one must study; to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” It is rightly said that ‘observe & understand’ is better than ‘read & learn’. In this pursuit, Darshan College with the collaboration of Primax Foundation organized a day’s Industrial Visit to Coca Cola Beverages, Bidadi; Britannia Pvt. Ltd., Bidadi and the Deccan Herald Printing Press, Kumbalagudu. 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 students were briefed about the journalistic experiences and how a ‘journalist must be ready to fire a bullet and receive a bullet’. The visit was a success as the students were enlightened and gained practical exposure about the particularities of the Food and Beverages as well as Print World uncovered and unleashed.
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Soft skill training program for the staff : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized a program on soft skill training program for the staff on 6th of October, 2017 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. There were 72 participants benefited from this training.
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Educational Tour to Mangalore Port and Sultan Bateri  : Trinity Central School
On 07.11.2017 students of Grade 7 went out for their excursion to Mangalore Port and Sultan Bateri, as part of their study. After completing the security formalities the students were taken into the port through Mallya Gate. An officer from the port accompanied us to guide, and shared his valuable information on various goods that are being imported and exported to and from the port. After spending sufficient time at the port, students were taken to Sultan Bateri: A watch tower constructed by Tippu Sultan to keep an eye on ships travelling through ‘Gurupura River’. The children enjoyed their stay at Sultan Batheri appreciating the skill and architecture of ancient times. Undeniably, the outing was a rich learning experience to all the students.
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Trinity Central School Cubs and Bulbuls/Scouts and Guides Camp
A two days camp was organized by the active flock leaders, Scouts and Guides captains of Trinity at Scouts and Guides Training Centre, Pragathinagar, Alevoor, for Cubs/Bulbuls/Scouts and Guides on 04.11.2017 and 05.11.2017. 64 students of the school participated in this event. The Principal of the school, Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa and the Scout master Mr. Anand Adiga were present for the investiture ceremony. The students were excited to get trained in different activities namely hoisting the flag, tying the knots, learning about first aid, hiking with woodcraft sign, preparing a tent, craft work, gadgets preparation, blind tray etc. 4th November being a last day, ended with camp fire. The not helped them to enjoy the weekend in a fruitful way, but also to gain necessary skillful training.
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Educational Tour to Temple City and to RUDSET : Trinity Central School
Students of Grade 4 as a part of curriculum visited RUDSET institution in Brahmhavar as well as temple city of Barkur on 03.11.2017. Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institute (RUDSETI), a unique initiative in mitigating the problem of unemployment, was taken way back in 1982 under the visionary leadership of DR. D Veerendra Hegde, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala along with Syndicate Bank and Canara Bank. The visit to this institution helped the students to learn and know more about vocational training courses held by this institution. Barkur, the city of temples made students appreciate the ancient cultural tradition as well as the wonders of the architecture. The artifact and carvings on temples like Choulikeri Siddi Vinayaka Temple, Pancha Mahalingeshwara Temple, Kathale Basadi over and above the inscriptions on them enabled the children to enrich themselves on the glory of Barkur city. This was the objective of educational tour was completely accomplished.
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Scouts and Guides Foundation day: Anugraha School Bidar
On 07/11/2017 being the Scouts and Guides Foundation Day the Bharat Scouts and Guides Bidar Dist., decided to celebrate the day with Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar. It was a privilege for Anugraha as they chose our school as the well disciplined and dedicated school towards Scouts and Guides movement in entire district. On this accession there were many eminent guests specially Mss. Guramma Siddareddy, Mr. Chalakapure, DOC Bidar, Mr. Bershetty Former DOC and district Physical Education officer. Everyone appreciated the discipline of the students. On this occasion the flag tickets were distributed.
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Kannada Rajyotsava Celebration @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಎನೆ ಕುಣಿದಾಡುವುದೆನ್ನೆದೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಎನೆ ಕಿವಿ ನಿಮಿರುವುದು, with this burning spirit and zeal the St. Anthony’s PU College celebrated 62nd Kannada Rajyotsava. The Chief Guest for the occasion was an eminent Kannada Poet Professor Dr. T. Yallappa, Government First Grade College, K. R. Puram. Gracing the event by lighting the lamp, respected Chief Guest, hailed the contribution of Christian missionaries towards Kannada. Kannada is not just a language to be learnt, but a culture, a tradition of the people of Karnataka to be inherited by everyone who lives within its wide embrace. Celebration of Kannada should not be limited to one day in a year but every moment in the life of a Kannadiga. 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. Students put their steps together for dance and other cultural programs. Pretty little angels from ‘Sparsha’, a home for all, joined the College Students to express their love towards Kannada. Prof. Manjula, Prof. Ambarish and Prof. Bharati organised the event. All were convinced of the fact, ಎಲ್ಲಾದರು ಇರು ಎಂತಾದರು ಇರು ಎಂದೆಂದಿಗೂ ನೀ ಕನ್ನಡವಾಗಿರು.
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Handwriting Competition : Trinity Central School
It is believed that handwriting determines a person’s personality. At Trinity we strive to develop wonderful personalities and gift them to the society in large. In this regard, to enhance the calligraphic abilities the handwriting competition was held on 03.11.2017 for our tiny fingers of LKG and UKG. The tiny Trinitarians participated with great zeal and joy and showed to the world, their ability to write beautifully.
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05.11.2017
The Holy Trinity Capuchin Province, Karnataka held the Annual General Body Meetings of various Societies and Trusts during the months of October and November:
• Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra
• Dayalbagh Ashram Trust
• St Fidelis Friary Trust
• Monthu Mary Coventhu Devaru Trust
• St Anne’s Friary Trust
• The Mangalore Capuchin Friars Minor Society
• Shanthi Sadhana Trust
• Vimukthi Charitable Trust
• The Bangalore Capuchin Friars Minor Society
• Capuchin Friars Service Society
Serious discussions and deliberations were held in all the units on the various activities held during the financial year 2016-17. The financial reports were presented and analyzed for the better management in the coming years.
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05.11.2017 : Saccidananda
Mission Sunday

It was a day bustling with activities in the campus of Saccidananda. Firstly, an auction was held to raise funds for the universal mission of the Church. Various articles and food stuff were donated by the members of Saccidandna extended family which went for auction. Due to the generous gesture of the participants we could raise substantial sum which will be directed to the diocese. Ms Dorothy Menezes, one of our Saccidananda extended family members celebrated her 80th Birthday and the tasty breakfast was served by her family members. Besides, Mr Aloysius Mascarenhas and Ms Rita Mascarenhas celebrated their wedding anniversary and thanked God for his providence in their life. Many guest friars were present in view of the Capuchin Friars Service Society and Capuchin Education Board meetings who took part in the events of the day.
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05.11.2017
Saccidananda
Renovated conference hall in Saccidananda was blessed and thrown open for the use of the Province.

A long awaited dream came true on this day as the renovated conference hall in Saccidananda was blessed and thrown open for the use of the Province. Fr Provincial along with councilors and members of the Capuchin Friars Service Society and Capuchin Education Board cut the ribbon and open the doors of the hall followed by which a short prayer of blessing was organized to thank God for his providence. Fr Provincial thanked the benefactors and all those responsible to implement this project, especially Fr Guardian and the community members of Saccidananda for overseeing the execution of the project. Hence, a well-equipped conference hall is ready to cater to the needs of the Province.
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04.11.2017 : Saccidananda
Fr Charles Furtado celebrated his birthday

It was a joyful day for the community at Saccidanada as we joyfully thanked God for the person of Fr Charles Furtado as he celebrated his birthday. The morning Eucharist was presided over by the celebrant himself and Fr Guardian invited the community to pray for Fr Charles and thank God for his person. A grand dinner was organized in honor of Fr Charles along with few of the guests and family members during which Fr Provincial spoke well of Fr Charles, thanking him for the immense contributions he has been doing for the Province by being the professor of theology and the provincial mission secretary. As Fr Charles cut the birthday cake, he thanked the community and assured his prayers.
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Over 25,000 women to put forward specific demand to political parties in Raichur: Vimukti Pothnal
On 29th Sunday October, 2017 massive awareness rally was organized at APMC Gunj premises, Raichur with the collaboration of 34 likeminded NGO forum. In the rally 18 district women representatives were present for this protest rally. Women protest against liquor ban in entire Karnataka holding placards and banners in the rally. The protestors were also chanting 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”. During the rally political representatives were called (Congress, BGP, and JDS) and memorandums were submitted to make Karnataka as NASHA MUKT Karnataka. To expand the support base, the organizations have been making efforts to rope in religious heads with influence in the region. Medha Patkar, a leader of Nasha Muka Bharat Movement was the speaker of the day. She said in her speech “Alcoholism is more serious than unemployment, illiteracy, poverty and other problems.
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Karnataka Rajyosthava: Anugraha, Halbarga
On 1st November, 2017 the staff and students celebrated the ‘union of Karnataka.’ The students put up an extraordinary performance that day with speeches and dances. The chief guest for the function was Mr. Arjun Kanak, the congress youth Leader for Basavakalyan. He addressed the children on the occasion. He said that bringing up of Kannada literature and culture is the prime responsibility of every kannadiga. Then the children marched to Halbarga in procession to make an impression about the day. All the villagers were marveled at the discipline and slogans of Anugraha Students. Thus the function ended with sweet distribution to all students and staff.
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL
EXCELLENCE AWARDS

In the Academic year 2017-18 October,a new scheme called "Excellence Awards" has been implemented by the Headmaster. Every Semester the best five students from each class(1st-10th) will be Honored with a badge in the assembly.The motto of this scheme is to pay Appreciation and Encouragement to the students.​
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Sponsored children undergo health check up to spread awareness on preventive healthcare: Vimukti Pothnal
Even after decades of freedom, India is struggling to provide basic health services to its people. According to government sources, in India 45 children die every hour due to respiratory infections. 1 child dies every 2 minutes due to diarrhoea. And annually, about 2 million children under 5 years of age die due to preventable diseases. The situation calls for timely care and diagnosis which can reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality especially among children and women. General Health Camps is one such special initiative of Vimukti with the collaboration of “Ensemble Agissons” France to provide healthcare services to meet the immediate health care needs of the marginalized community in remote rural areas through stand-alone camps. Vimukti Sponsored children in various age groups underwent health check camp to create awareness about the importance of preventive healthcare. The initiative was taken to prepare a comprehensive health profile of all the Sponsored children.
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Flowers & Bouquet Competition @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“Flowers are the music of the ground, from earth’s lips spoken without sound”. Flowers have got a magical talent to convert an ordinary place into a beautiful palace. 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. Rev. Fr. Albert Lewis, the Dean of Studies at Darshan Institute of Theology and Mrs. Carmel Rani 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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ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ ಕನ್ನಡ
“ಕನ್ನಡ ಎನೆ ಕುಣಿದಾಡುವುದೆನ್ನೆದೆ
ಕನ್ನಡ ಎನೆ ಮೈ ನಿಮಿರುವುದು”
Trinity Central School
These lyrics of prominent National poet Kuvempu was practically felt by every Trinitarian as the school anticipated the Karnataka Rajyotsava celebration on 31.10.2017 with great enthusiasm. Students presented beautiful dances depicting the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka that enthralled the audience. The speech delivered by Vruddhi of Grade 8 shed light on formation of State of Karnatake and its rich background. The Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa also spoke about the importance of learning Kannada and threw up some questions on the students to recall and enhance their knowledge on history of Karnataka. Overall the event generated a sense of pride in the minds of young Trinitarians for being a part of Kannada culture that is so rich and vibrant.
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Cookery Competition : “La cuisine” @ St. Anthony’s PU & Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“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 Anthonian and 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. 27 teams from PU Section and 25 teams from Degree Section took part in the competition. The four versatile and expert Jury members Mrs. Jasmine D’ Souza and Mr. Joseph D’ Souza for 25 teams of Degree section and Prof. Yogananda of GSG College, Ramanagar and Mrs. Shantala for 27 teams of PU students, adjudicated the recipes made by the participants. The Jury members were very fascinated with the Authenticity and deliciousness of the cuisines. This was the most memorable day as Food was the ingredient that bounded us together. May the passion for cooking increase as it brings taste to tongue, beauty to life and wealth to health!
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Art and craft workshop held for our sponsored children: Vimukti Pothnal
There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly and without judgment; the ability to be creative, to create something expressing personal feelings and experiences, can reflect and nurture children's emotional health. Creativity fosters mental growth as well by providing opportunities for trying out new ideas, and new ways of thinking and problem-solving. At Vimukti, we provide a creative environment as a complement to the integral education system at the school. Through creative arts we aspire to develop aesthetic sense in our sponsored children and give them a platform where they are able to express themselves freely. Our ultimate objective is to help identify in each child their full potential and bring out their best. Each child is given a chance to develop at his her own pace. With the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons, France Vimukti organized workshop to our sponsored children at Vimukti premises on 21st to 22nd October, 2017.
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Sneha Jyothi Rangoli Competition 2017-18
The Rangoli competition for the Academic year 2017-18 was held on 28-10-17 under the direction of the Headmaster. Students from class 5th to 10th actively participated in the competition. The judges were Rev. Fr. Anthony Raj (parish priest), Rev. Fr. Elvin lopes and Sr. Martha (Anugraha boarding in-charge). Eventually, The winners were announced by the Rev. Fr. Elvin in the assembly. The Sneha Jyothi school ground was greatly filled with the Vibrant colors of Rangoli.
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Inspection for Permanent Affiliation : Trinity Central School
To evaluate the teaching and learning, for the betterment of the school, and for the permanent affiliation of the school, Dr. Fr. Joseph C.M visited our school on 25.10.2017 (Tuesday) at 9:00 am. During the assembly the Trinity family welcomed Dr. Fr. Joseph C.M whole heartedly through a troupe of band, and honoured him. Dr. Fr. Joseph C.M witnessed the school assembly activity presented by young talents of Trinity and congratulated them for bringing out their best. Then he proceeded with the school inspection, where he took keen interest to meet each student and the staff members and encouraged whole Trinity family for its hospitality, talent and infrastructure. The following day i.e. on 26.10.2017, the school proposed gratitude with a beautiful memento that would remind him the memories of visit to TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL and might make him to visit casually any day in his lifetime. The Principal of the school, Rev. Fr. Anil D’costa thanked Dr. Fr. Joseph C.M and wished for his future endeavours.
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Meeting on Strategic planning on Combating Human Trafficking held at Gulbarga: Vimukti Pothnal
On 16th and 17th October, 2017 Vimukti with the collaboration of likeminded NGOs came together for the strategic planning on combating human trafficking at Kripalya Bishop’s house Gulbarga. Since Karnataka is turning out to be a hotspot of human trafficking, reporting the third highest number of cases in the country during 2013-17. Home ministry data says 1,379 human trafficking cases were reported from Karnataka in the five-year period. Human traffickers find a fitting breeding ground in the fast-growing southern metros, luring victims with huge salaries and better lifestyles. A sizeable chunk of trafficking victims, migrant labourers in particular, are often forced into sex work. Recent raids led to the rescue of over 300 bonded labourers in Bangalore. NGO and government officials say this is only the tip of the iceberg. The resource person Mr. Anthony C. Mudola said, Bangalore has become a human trafficking hub over the years, and many of the victims are children.
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Pencil Sketch & Essay Competitions at Darshan College & St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and to lose ourselves at the same time.” In this regard, the Pencil Sketch Competitions for the PU as well as Degree students were organized. The theme ‘Save Rivers’ inspired the PU Students to act and to give expression through art the plight of our rivers today. For the Degree Students the theme was ‘Historical Monuments’. As our country is endowed with opulent palaces, ancient forts, majestic structures that stand as historical monuments depicting the tales of romance, bravery, strength and battles. Students beautifully and artistically designed on paper the state of the rivers and the beauty of the monuments making the observers see the creative, imaginative and innovative minds hidden behind those arts. The topic for the Essay competition was ‘Impact of Travel and Tourism on Indian Economy’, as India’s travel and tourism sector ranks 7th in the world in terms of its total contribution to the country’s economy. The enthusiasm of the students radiated the social concern and the responsibility towards the nation building!
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Blood Donation Camp @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“You don’t have to be a doctor to save lives, just donate blood.” With this noble thought NSS unit of Darshan College organized a blood donation camp in partnership with Indian Red Cross Society on 14th October 2017. The objective of the event was to bring in awareness among the students to volunteer and participate in noble causes such as blood donation. The event was coordinated by Prof. Jayamahadeva Swamy M, Prof. Manjula and Prof. Divyashree. Prior to the event, awareness was brought about in and through poster making, slogan writing and placards by voluntary students, along with banners to collaborate with the public for the event.
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Child-rights awareness program held at Bala Mandira Raichur: Vimukti Pothnal
On 11th of October, 2017 Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director Vimukti, Pothnal address the Orphan Children and street children regarding Child-rights and POCSO Act more detailed way. The children are taught to know their right to education and to live a disciplined life, to gain their rights and to enjoy their childhood. At the same time, they are also made aware of the powers of a parliamentary democracy. They are taught to know the four basic rights:
1. Right to Life
2. Right to Protection
3. Right to Progress
4. Right to participate.
Children get trained to teach other children and thus to involve in social action and help vulnerable children to gain their right to education and health. The District magistrate, advocates, District child Protection officers (DCPU) and others were present for the program. More than 98 participants benefited from this training.
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CET, NEET, JEE Mains & Advanced Coaching Classes @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
‘Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself’. The Management and faculty of St. Anthony’s PU College organized a half-day orientation program for the parents and students on the Entrance Exams such as CET, NEET, JEE Mains & Advanced. After the Inauguration, the Resource person Prof. Sarat C. Kumar in his presentation made everyone understand, the necessity, scope, opportunities and pattern of these exams. He also briefed about the course of action envisioned by our Institute. Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias, the Director motivated the parents with a familial dialogue saying, ‘We all, Parents and the Institute, should leave no stone unturned to bring out the best in our children’. The Parent community appreciated, encouraged the Management and endorsed the plan with an overwhelming response assuring their full support. The Study material for these competitive exams was also distributed to the Students. May our little progress each day add up to a brighter tomorrow!
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15.10.2017
Saccidananda, Bangalore

It’s a happy happy Birthday!
The birthday bells chimed at Saccidananda as we joyfully celebrated the birthday of Fr Joseph Dolphy Pais, the Provincial Minister and thanked God for his person and his precious life. The celebration unwrapped with a Solemn Sunday Eucharist along with the ‘Saccidananda Extended Family’, presided over by the celebrant himself after which the faithful partook in a sweet event of wishing Fr Provincial a happy birthday and partaking in the delicious breakfast of ‘sanna-mass’. In the evening the friars of the neighboring communities and guests joined us to add fervor to the celebration. A meditative prayer service was conducted by Fr Deepak Fernandes and Br Nelson, the scholastic.  At the dining hall Fr Anil Andrew Sequiera raised the toast without a glass of wine, nonetheless, with a heart full of love. Fr Provincial expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the community, his councilors and to all the friars of the province. Fr Robin, the guardian thanked everyone for making the day a memorable one.
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PROVINCIAL VISITATION IN SJV POTHNAL
Rev. Fr. Dolphy Pias (Provincial Minister) visited the school on 6-10-17. Headmaster gave him a warm welcome behalf of the student and staff. Provincial acknowledged everyone with his great thoughts on school and education. He also gave a motivation speech to the staff members in a short meeting.

Social Audit as a participatory Monitoring Tool; held at Utaknoor Gram Panchyath: Vimukti Pothnal
The VCT Staff created lot of awareness among households, families and communities regarding social audit and its implications. The continues efforts of VCT staff bore fruits on 12th October 2017, concerned authority were called for a meeting to discuss the issues pertaining NREGA work. Pocket leaders and people gathered, protested that all the work under NREGA has been done through machines and also the amount is not utilized rightly. As a result People gathered demanded the concerned authority to stop this malpractice and to allow the people to work and to get maximum benefit from this scheme. LM staff requested the concerned authority who was present, to ensure accountability, that the outcomes or results along with proof must be made public and must be discussed in the open forum. The meeting was held in public place, after the long discussion regarding various schemes and projects of the Panchayath, Action plan was drawn for the next six months.
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Rangoli and Mehendi Competition @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
In the words of Mark Twain, “India is the cradle of human race, the birth place of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.” In this context, Darshanites competed and witnessed to tradition-upholding competitions - One is Rangoli and the other is Mehendi. Mehendi adorns the Hands and Life takes on a new colour. Rangoli is made to welcome the Almighty to the houses for blessing with good health, wealth, peace and fortune. The Mehendi and Rangoli flair expedition acknowledged an irresistible and awe inspiring response. The enthusiastic participants carved out overwhelmingly 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 appreciated and cherished the efforts and talent of the participants and wished them good luck for their future endeavours!
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World Heart Day: Vimukti Pothnal
“Celebrate a healthy heart”

Heart diseases are the leading cause of death amongst men and women around the world. The heart is the most vital organ in the body and taking care of it should be first on everyone’s priority list. Studies have revealed that every year, more than eight lakh people experience their first heart attack, leading to other serious heart diseases. With statistics pointing to a very high number of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases and other heart ailments, World Heart Federation (WHF) is a ray of hope. It shares with people information on the health and diseases of the heart and promotes smoking and alcohol-free living, healthy diets physical exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. Keeping these thoughts in mind Vimukti organized awareness program on 6th October 2017, at Vimukti premises. Vimukti staff motivated the parents, women, men, youth and children who had participated in the campaign against heart diseases and strokes and ensure that we all live a healthy and disease free life.
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Guardian assigned for protecting Children and their rights: Vimukti Pothnal
Fr. Satish Fernandes OFM Capuchin appointed as the new member for Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Raichur district.
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children,” says Nelson Mandela. Here is a person who is filled with the same vigor and enthusiasm who has come forward to take up the challenges and stand for protecting children and restore them to a healthy atmosphere that they may be seen, heard, believed and cared. He is none other than Fr. Satish Fernandes, the Director of Vimukti Charitable Trust(r), Pothnal. For the past three years he was actively involved in the district as care and protection of children is concerned. Considering his jealous work and involvement in the sector of child and protection, On 28th of September 2017 Government of Karnataka appointed as one of CWC member to Raichur District that consists of four members and a Chairperson.
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Church Inauguration at Tadakal: Pothnal
The joy of Clara Vihar fraternity reached its peak as Tadkal substation, St. Bonaventure Church was reconstructed and inaugurated last week. Fr. Provincial, MLC Mr. Bosraj, ZP members many other eminent people were present for the inaugural program. Congratulations to Fr. Anthony raj the pp of Clara Vihar who worked tirelessly in bringing the minority funds from the Govt.
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Feast of St Francis of Assisi, Kengeri.
The Annual Feast of St Francis of Assisi parish, Kengeri was celebrated with great pomp and glory. As a spiritual preparation for the feast three days novena to St Francis was held .Fr Dolphy Pais the, provincial minister of the Holy Trinity Province presiding over the festal celebration, preached a fitting homily and administered the sacrament of communion to the children who received it with devotion and reverence for the first time. Fr Salvador Fernades, the rector of Dharshan Institute Of Theology conducted the choir for the mass .The Parish Priest, Fr Satish Kumar felicitated the provincial minister and thanked him for his presence and support, he later thanked all those who helped in making the feast a grand success .Fr Provincial expressed his appreciation and hailed the services of the Parish Priest Later all the faithful were invited to partake in the fraternal meal in the parish.
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Diwali Celebration : Trinity Central School
‘Diwali – the festival of lights’, is celebrated all over India in order to welcome Rama after his victory over Ravana. The whole school wore a festive look with diyas, crafts and colours of Rangoli. The tiny Trinitarians from Nursery, LKG and UKG, exercised their little fingers with clay diyas, which was a feast to the viewers. Meanwhile, the expressive Grade 1 to 5 students exhibited their talents in craft with awesome varieties. The colours of Rangoli filled the hall as the students of Grade 6 to 10 displayed their artistic Rangolies. Fun and frolic was part of Diwali celebration, when our girls of Grade 8, 9 and 10 went on a ramp dropped in saries. It was fun to watch our boys tail the elephant blind folded which made some wonders, if the elephant would forget where its original tail was.
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“Education – An Enriching Experience with Visuals” : Trinity Central School
Fun, frolic and learning. Yes, this is what exactly an educational tour can be best be described. The buzzy bees of our Grade 5, Section A and B went on an educational tour when the calendar showed 9th in the month of October, 2017. The two school buses carried with them an enthusiastic group of 55 children accompanied by four teachers. The buses headed to the butterfly park at Belvai. The children first embarked on the life cycle of a butterfly and the varieties of butterflies found around the place, through a documentary. The children took a stroll in the natural habitat of the butterflies and witnessed the gleeful life of 400+ butterflies in the park. Moving away from the world of butterflies the group headed to witness the awesome architectural and historic wonder of the Jain era, Savira Kambada Basadi and the Gomateshwara statue.
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Awareness program on “save the Girl child, Educate the Girl Child”: Vimukti Pothnal
“A baby girl… one of the most beautiful miracles in life, one of the greatest joys we can ever know, and one of the reasons why there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness in your world today.” Vimukti charitable trust® Pothnal organized an awareness program on “save the Girl child, Educate the Girl Child” at Narbanda village, Manvi Taluka. Mrs. Shoba the resource person expressed her view saying, Female foeticide is both a national wide glitch and a social evil. Sex selective abortions and rise in the number of female infanticide have become a major burning social problem in several part of India. Cases of female foeticide are mounting at a swift rate in urban India transcending all barriers of caste, class and community.
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Dance Competition – Juniors : Trinity Central School
With the aim of honing the dancing skills of our tiny tots, the dance competition was organized for students of Nursery to Grade 2 on 06.10.2017. The viracious dancers set the floor on fire with their energetic performances. The tiny tots not only danced out their innocence to the rhythmic tunes but also put their little cute steps with all their might mesmerizing all who were gathered. Indeed it was a fun filled and enthusiastic day for the little ones.
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Dance Competition – Seniors : Trinity Central School
To encourage the talents of Trinitarians of Grade 3 to 10, platform was provided in the school on 04.10.2017. The twinklets of Trinity performed various dance forms through their beautiful steps that brought charm and euphoria among all the pupils after the hectic schedule of exams. The competition was truly a muscle-loosener and stress-buster for all the Trinitarians.
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Birthday Celebrations at Saccidananda
We the community of Saccidananda celebrated the postponed birthday celebration of Fr. Vijesh Loyed Menezes, Treasurer of the Province on the 08th of October at Saccidananda though his birthday falls on the 03rd of October. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, Provincial Minister, during the Supper lauded the service of Fr. Vijesh to the house and to the Province at large, for his energy and patience in visiting the houses and putting the accounts in order and doing the correspondences between the Provincial Minister and the Friars of the Province. Then he was called upon to cut the birthday cake followed by the sumptuous Dinner. All the friars of the Saccidananda were present along with few guests friars.
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Fr Chetan Lobo receives ‘Rathnashree Award - 2017’
International Federation of Karnataka Christian Association (IFKCA), Udupi and Big J Media Network conferred 'Rathnashree Award-2017' on Fr Chetan Lobo, Capuchin for his contribution in the field of Journalism and Literature at Basel Mission Memorial Auditorium, near Mission Compound, Udupi on October 2, 2017. Nine other achievers who excelled in various fields were also honored at the same function. Minister of Karnataka Govt. Mr Pramod Madhwaraj, Bishop Gerald Lobo of Udupi diocese and Fr David Crasta of Syrian Orthodox Church, Kolalagiri were present on the occasion.
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Seminar on Event Management @ Darshan College
“Multilevel multitasking multiplied multiple times is Event Management’. With a view and vision to make the SWOC (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges) in organizing an event, the Management of Darshan College provided the platform to all the Students to attend a Seminar on Event Management on 9th of September 2017. The Resource Person of the day was Mr. Ashok, Renowned Theatre Artist who is popularly known as Jembe Ashok and Madhyam Ashok from R.R. Nagar, Bangalore. He articulated the areas related and facets that have to be considered to make an event successful and appraisable, insisting on identifying and getting familiarized with the trendy and most vital aspects of Event Management. The success of an event does not depend on how many participated in it but in how well it was organized.
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Founder’s Day Celebration : Trinity Central School
“Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace”, the famous peace prayer of all time is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, the Founder of Franciscan family. Trinity Central School, Perampalli, being a unit of Franciscan Capuchin Friars Service Society, celebrated its Founder’s Day on 04.10.2017. On this occasion, the Vice-Principal, Rev. Fr. Wilson Sequeira, spoke on the significance of the day and about the life of St. Francis who lead a simple peaceful life and thus setting an example for all. The Principal, Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa offered a tribute to the statue of St. Francis through flowers exclaiming him as the God’s true messenger. Thereafter the students sang the prayer song and performed a fascinating dance for the peace prayer and showed to the audience that St. Francis was truly a lover of peace and patron of ecology. To make this occasion, a special sumptuous meal was also served to all the Trinitarians.
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Gandhi Jayanthi Celebration : Trinity Central School
Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever. True to the adage, the Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations were held in our school campus on 3rd October, 2017 to pay tribute to the father of our nation. The assembly began with ‘All faith prayer’ led by the Scouts and Guides students. On this occasion an inspirational speech on the life and achievements of Mahatma Gandhi was delivered by Melanie of Grade 8. It was rich with anecdotes of Gandhiji and life history. The assembly concluded with the Bapu’s favorite devotional song – ‘Raghupathi Raghav Raja Ram’, sung by school choir. Indeed an ambience of peace and harmony was created as the students formed an ode to the Great personality.
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Seminar on Presentation Skills @ Darshan College
‘If you can speak you can influence, if you can influence you can change lives’. To develop the presentation skills among Students, Darshan College organized a seminar on personality development and presentation skills. The event acknowledged the gracious presence of the Resource Person Prof. Naveen Noronha, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, RV College of Engineering, presided by Rev. Fr. George Monis, the Principal, Darshan College and Rev. Fr. Joy Wilson D’Souza, Science Co-ordinator. Prof. Naveen Noronha stressed on the vital aspects and importance of Presentation Skills in the enhancement of the Career Development. He laid down the prevailing ‘pathetic situation of students turning out unemployable even though they are exceptionally qualified’. He explained about the parameters that are to be inculcated and implemented while presenting. Presentation skills do matter, because it will reach the audience before you say anything. All that counts today is your person and your personality!
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Memorandum submitted to Pothnal Panchayath President in demanding to conduct Children Grama Sabha without delay: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti children parliament members along with club children from Pothnal area submitted the memorandum on 12th September 2017, demanding concerned panchayath president to conduct Children Grama Sabha without delay. After the several reminders to the concerned authority, have not given sufficient attention to the burning issues, as a result Children’s parliament members identified the major issues, discussed it in their meeting and took it to the Vimukti staff. Surprised by the initiatives of the children Vimukti staff supported and engaged this matter to the concerned authority. Children approached the Panchayath president and pressed up on him to take earliest action and solve the problems specially, clean drinking water, toilet, play ground, play materials, and compound wall should be provided in the school premises. Vimukti staff and school teachers encouraged the children for their initiatives.
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The passing over of St Francis of Assisi in to eternal life : (Transitus)
The passing over of St. Francis of Assisi from this life to the next or in other words Transitus was meaningfully and meditatively held at Dharshan Institute of theology on. The prayerful atmosphere brought back the memories of St. Francis. The first year theologians took active part in depicting the last days of Francis and Deacon Kiran Monis preached a fitting homily based on the theme, “Francis the mirror of Christ”. Fr. Salvador the Rector of the institute later thanked the brothers for their wonderful performance and wished everyone a happy feast.
The solemnity of our founder.
The solemnity of our founder was celebrated with great joy. Fr Chethan Lobo presided over the festal mass and preached a fitting homily and invited all to be like our Founder, a activist of peace. Many priests from in and around , as well as the faithful added beauty to the celebrations. The choir too with their angelic voices made the celebrations lively. Later Fr. Salvador invited all the faithful to participate in the fraternal agape. Fr Chetan lobo was felicitated and thus all enjoyed the delicious food.
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I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:7-8)

     
REV. FR. THEOPHIL PEREIRA OFM CAPUCHIN
(Baptismal Name: Joseph Urban)


BORN: 15/10/1925
VESTED: 12/06/1946
SIMPLE PROFESSION: 23/07/1947
PERPETUAL PROFESSION: 23/07/1950
ORDAINED: 25/03/1953
DIED: 02/10/2017

Fr. Theophil Pereira a senior friar (aged 93 years) of the Holy Trinity Capuchin Province Karnataka has passed away this morning (02nd October 2017) at 1.00 a. m.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 at St. Fidelis Friary, Monte Mariano Farangipet at 3.30 p.m., followed by internment at Friary crypt.

Mortal remains will be brought to St. Anne’s Friary, Capuchin Father, Jail Road Mangalore on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 for public homage from 1.30 p. m., to 2.45 p. m.

Contact Person: Fr. Paul Melwyn D’Souza +91 9482446419

Gandhi Jayanthi Celebration @ Infant Jesus School
“A student is he who continuously uses his faculty of observation and carves out for himself a path of life”. Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi Jayanthi was celebrated on 2nd October 2017 at Infant Jesus School. The programme began with a prayer song. A devotional ambience prevailed as the programme started with meaningful prayer service in the form of “Sarva Dharma Prathana”. As Gandhiji said,” The need of the moment is not one religion but mutual respect and tolerance of different religions”. It was proved, as students read each verse from the Bible, Quran and BhagavatGeeta. Rev.Fr.Godwin, Principal addressed the students and exhorted to imbibe the Gandhian principles of truth and non-voilence.

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External assessment of the project held at Vimukti Pothnal:
External assessment of the project was held on 25th September, 2017 at Vimukti Social Centre, Pothnal. The Meeting was presided over by Rev. Fr. Sani Bai, Secretary, Lok Manch, Delhi. Mr. Arogyappa Vimukti animator heartily welcomed the dignitaries and in a very special manner the special invitees who were present for the meeting. The highlighted of the meeting were the How Project is progressing. At Vimukti, coordinator, staff and local leaders came together for an analysis meeting. The volunteers shared their rich experiences and the struggles which they faced during their field work especially when they visited the villages, communities and schools to study and to know the reality. The volunteers also came up with new suggestions and plans in order to work more effectively in the given situations. The Secretary advised the volunteers to be vigilant always towards the fundamental rights, entitlements of the people through RTF Campaign.
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Youth Retreat @ Divine Mercy Retreat Centre, Bejai Mangalore
Youth Retreat 2017 led by Fr Augustine Vallooran and his team and organised by the Capuchin Friars of Mangalore received an amazing response on its first day. Rev Bishop Aloysius Paul Dsouza inaugurated the three day retreat specially organized for the Youth at Divine Mercy Retreat Centre, Bejai Mangalore here on 29th of September 2017. In his inaugural address during holy Eucharist at 9 am Rev Bishop Aloysius invited the youth to seek and experience the touch of the Lord. Fr Dominic OFM from Divine Retreat Centre, Potta preached an inspiring homily thus giving a beautiful start to this great spiritual event. Later Maria Sangeetha, Glen and Theresa continued their sessions. First day retreat concluded with the Eucharistic adoration by Fr Dominic at 5pm. Around 1600 people participated. Tea/coffee and lunch was provided to all the participants.
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Today’s Science is tomorrow’s technology : Assisi School Chikodi
On title Science Xpo, the science department of St. Francis of Assisi School Chikodi, scientifically organized science exhibition on Saturday, 16th September, 2017. The programme was inaugurated by Mr. K GopalaKrishnan, Head of the Department of Physics at KLE Independent PU College, Chikodi, along with guest of honour Rev. Sr. Idoline Rodrigues, Head Mistress of Loretto School, Batwal, Mangalore. The exhibition spanned all the three branches of Science: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Students from VI-X grade displayed various advancements in hydraulic principle, production of electricity, density of matter, etc. There was a separate section on advancements in Mathematics and Chemistry experiments. The science show highlighted experiments related to electricity, air pressure, ect. Parents, professors, teachers and students from other schools and colleges were astonished by the variety of models and the communication skills of St. Francis of Assisi school’s budding scientists. The judges applauded the ideas and creative mind of the students and congratulated all the teachers for their hard efforts in putting up such educational show.
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Awareness on prevention of Human Trafficking and Child Abuse: Vimukti Pothnal
Women and Children are not Commodities!!
Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will. Secondly Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues within the sex industry, including residential brothels, escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution. Thirdly Labor trafficking has been found in diverse labor settings including, domestic work, small businesses, large farms, and factories. We the educated people should come together and fight for these global evil. Children are subject to physical, sexual and emotional abuse and they do not report or share it with the parents or the concerned person. But most of the children are unaware of these rights and they are not safeguarded.
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St. Padre Pio's Annual Feast Celebrated with Grandeur !
Mangaluru: The annual feast of St. Padre Pio was celebrated on September 24, Sunday evening at St. Ann’s Friary near Jail Road, Mangaluru. St Padre Pio who is popularly known as "the mirror of mercy" was venerated in a grand manner. For the last 9 days novenas were held as the preparation for this feast in St Ann’s Friary Chapel. The feast was celebrated in the Divine Mercy Retreat Hall (in the campus of St Ann’s Friary) with the presence of around 1700 faithful including the priests and nuns. At 5.00 pm the procession of Padre Pio’s relic was held.
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Padre Pio Annual Feast 2017
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TEACHING IS NOT FOR LIFE BUT FOR ALL ETERNITY  : Assisi School Chikodi
If a nation is on rapid growth and produces potential individuals in different spheres, it is because of hard working, dedicated and committed teachers. The Teachers’ Day at St. Francis of Assisi school was celebrated on 7th September by the school parliament in order to show the honour, students hold for the teachers. Teachers accompanied by the school band were welcomed with showers of flowers to the school auditorium. Children through their skits, dances and songs assured, that they will be always grateful, respectful and obedient students.
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Awareness program on Crop insurance scheme: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti charitable trust® with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons France had organized an awareness program to the stakeholders in the project area to get the maximum benefits under the scheme of “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Krishi Yojana 2017”. Speaking at the workshop on crop insurance Vimukti coordinator Mr. Charlie stressed the need for discussions about proper implementation of crop insurance schemes of union and state government. Crop insurance does not bring compensation for crop loss. It is the compensation for the expenditure on farming activities, if crop is damaged, so that farmers should not face financial problem to start sowing in the next season.
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Shining Trinitarians : Trinity Central School
9th September, 2017 was a ‘Red Letter Day’ in the annals of Trinity as we bagged two prizes in the Inter school Quiz competition held in G.M Vidyaniketan School Brahmavar. The 8th G.M Quiz Fest which was hels for both teachers as well as students was a grand event. Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao and Mr. Ranjith Rai who participated in the teacher’s category bagged the 3rd place while Neil D’Souza of Grade 10 and Leon of Grade 9 bagged the 2nd place. With this stupendous performance the teachers as well as students have held the Trinity flag very high and have made us all proud.
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Rally on Awareness and prevention of Epidemic diseases: Vimukti Pothnal
With the aim of combating deadly disease dengue, Devipura schoolchildren on 7th September, 2017 participated in an awareness rally organized by the Vimukti in collaboration with the Health Department Manvi. The rally passed through the main localities of the village. Vimukti parliament members along with other children flagged off the rally through the main localities of the village. the rally consist of children parliament members, staff, teachers, health officers, and staff Nurse passed through the main thoroughfare of the village and surrounding area with carrying placards bearing message on prevention and control of viral diseases besides distributing pamphlets to the public. Parliament children requested the Panchyath members to spraying of insecticides in all the open places and places where water is found logging to destroy the larvae of the mosquitoes.
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Nine-day Novena begins with the Hoisting of Flag!
Nine days novena in preparation for the annual feast of St Padre Pio was inaugurated by hoisting the flag here on the church premises of St Anne's Frairy, Bejai at 5.30pm on 15th of September 2017. Mrs. Kavitha Sanil, Mayor of Mangalore hoisted the flag and conveyed the good wishes for the upcoming celebration. She also assured her kindhearted support to the social activities done by the Capuchin Friars. Rev Fr Melwyn, the guardian of St Anne's Friary presented her a welcome bouquet and Bro Victor Crasta, capuchin - the Assistant Director of Sandesha presented her with a memento. Fr Maxim Disilva conducted the prayer service in Kannada and Fr Derick Dsouza compered the inaugural program.
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Beauty of Art : Trinity Central School
Every child is an artist. Keeping this in mind and to explore the creative potentials in our students, the drawing competition was organized on 5th September, 2017 for all the students. The children showcased their creative skills by imprinting their thoughts into the sheets with sketches and colours.

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AWC center at Belwata lack basic facilities: Vimukti Pothnal
Anganwadi is a type of rural mother and child care centre in India that were started by the Indian government in 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Services program to combat child hunger and malnutrition. A part of the Indian public health care system, these Anganwadi centres provides basic health care in Indian villages. Basic health care activities include contraceptive counseling and supply, nutrition education and supplementation, as well as pre-school activities. These centers provide supplementary nutrition, non-formal pre-school education, nutrition and health education, immunization, rehydration salts, basic medicines, health check-up and referral services of which later three services are provided in convergence with public health systems.
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Special Gram Sabha meeting held at Tadkal to discuss housing Scheme: Vimukti Pothnal
Local leaders and villagers were sensitized and motivated on the importance of the Grama Panchayat and Grama Saba. On 4th of September at Tadkal village Grama Saba was organized to discuss about housing Scheme and other various development sections and their execution along with Panchyath budget for the year 2017-18. Local leaders and villagers argued with the officials to solve the problem pertaining to the basic facilities in the Panchayath. They demanded that priority should be given for housing allocation and addressing the drainage facilities and proper cleanliness by properly by developing the roads and drainage systems for waste water to follow, drinking water, toilet facilities in the school, AWC govt. housing schemes for the poor deserving families etc. the Grama Sabha was attended by large number of villagers local leaders and benefited from this meeting.
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Teacher's Day Celebration at Trinity
A Teacher is a Source of Love and Inspiration. A Great Teacher Can Change Your Life
Teacher’s day at Trinity was celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm on 5th September, 2017. The P.T.A members of our school organized a program to felicitate the selfless service of our teachers. As a mark of acknowledgement and recognition, the teachers were honoured by the P.T.A members. Mrs. Magdalina Lewis, the academic co-ordinator was felicitated as a representative of the entire teaching faculty, along with Mrs. Poornima Devadiga for acquiring the P.Hd degree from Madras University. Rev. Fr. Claud Mascarenhas, Rev. Fr. Wilson Vijay Sequeira, Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, the co-ordinators, P.T.A members and all the teachers along with the students were present on this occasion. The monetary aid which was collected for the treatment of our 5th Grade student Master Mihir, who is suffering from “Thalassemia major”, was handed over to his mother his mother on the same occasion.

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Teachers' Day Celebrated @ Infant Jesus School
“Teacher- a source of love and inspiration, a great teacher can change your life”.
Teachers Day at Infant Jesus School was celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm. The day started with giving a tribute to Dr.Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. The day had an emotional and recreational touch. The school students’ council did all the preparations with complete energy and excitement. There were various games conducted for the teachers and students also performed various dances. The students thanked teachers for their commitment and dedication to the cause of education. The teachers were overwhelmed on seeing the colourful entertainment programme put up by the students. Principal, Fr.Godwin congratulated the teachers on the eve of the Teachers Day and thanked all the students for their love and appreciation.

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Dissemination of information on various schemes: & Collaboration Meeting of Project Conducted : Vimukti Pothnal
The project “Development and Access to entitlement of the marginalized” is progressing very well under the collaboration of Govt.. VCT organized Review meeting “Dissemination & Collaboration” Meeting of the project on 26th August 2017 at PHC center, Tadkal. Objective: To share about the work done so far and to disseminate information on various schemes with a view to foster collaboration with Govt. and complement its efforts. Mrs. Jecintha spoke about various Government schemes related to women, children, National health Mission and Income Generation. Mr. Jaysheela, Programme coordinator, briefly spoke about the legal requirements to run child-related programmes, various legislations and schemes related to children. 55 participants from Tadkal pocket were present for this session.
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Monthi Fest – Saccidananda
On the 08th of September as the Mother Church Celebrates the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, the community of Saccidanand, Capuchin Provincialate of the Holy Trinity Province – Karnatak, along with the faithful celebrated this traditional feast in a very grand scale. The celebration began at 7.00 a.m. in front of the Portico, Provincial Minister Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, welcomed faithful to honor mother Mary and blessed the new corn. The gathered faithful as token of love and tradition offered the flowers to Mother Mary. After the brief opening ceremony the faithful along with the main celebrant Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais and concelebrant Fr. Charles Furtado & Fr. Deepak Fernandes, proceeded towards the Chapel for the Eucharistic Celebration. The Vicar of the House Fr. Deepak Fernandes, wished the faithful a happy Feast and also thanked the faithful for their generous contribution towards the flowers, corns and sugarcane. The choir was conducted by Br. Nelson D’souza After the Holy Eucharist the faithful took with them the sweet sugarcane to mark this traditional occasion of Monthi Fest.
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Awareness programme on the importance of breast feeding; Vimukti Pothnal
The initial three or four years of child’s life are crucial to its later healthy growth and personality development. Since the children under three/four years spend their time in the family atmosphere, such family environment considered as crucial for their overall development. It has profound impact on a child’s survival, health, hygiene and development. at the initial stages of growth breast milk provides all the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals to an infant for growth for the first six months, and no other liquids or food are needed. In addition, breast milk carries antibodies from the mother that helps to combat and resist diseases.
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Teachers’ Day Celebration @ St. Anthony’s PU & Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
‘A teacher takes a hand, opens the mind and touches the heart’. With a view to make the day, kept aside to honor the gifted persons who strive every day to make sure that the future is bright for all the students, the proud Anthonians organized a memorable program for all the faculty members. With their enchanting and enthralling songs, mind-blowing and fascinating dance performances and humorous skits and games, the students made all the enseignants to enjoy, relish and feel refreshed. The Director Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias addressed the students on the vital role played by Teachers in the lives of the students in classrooms and outside. A good teacher not only imparts knowledge but also instills values and principles through one’s life example. Every teacher feels proud of the students when they become responsible and noble citizens. May every effort of every teacher be fruitful in our lives!
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Teachers Day 2017-Sneha Jyothi School-Potnal
Teachers day program was grandly put forth by students with the guidance of Headmaster and teachers. The program started sharp at 9:25Am with a prayer dance and the Headmaster Rev. Fr. Dominic along with the teachers were welcomed to the stage. Students conveyed their wishes through a melodious wishing song. Later teachers were honored with gifts presented by students. The program was carried on by dance performances, speeches and skits. Sports competitions were conducted for the teachers and other fun games were also conducted. The program was followed by prize distribution ceremony and finally Headmaster Rev. Fr. Dominic shared his thoughts about teachers day and whole heartedly thanked the students for the good program.
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On 8 December 2008 the General Definitory by its Decree Prot. No. 00999/98 constituted and declared established the Most Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka. By the same Decree the General Definitory appointed Br. Vincent Gabriel Furtado as the new Provincial Minister, Br. John Baptist Sequeira as the first Definitor and Provincial Vicar, Br. Patrick Crasta, Edwin Colaco and Rudolf D'Souza as the 2, 3, and 4 Definitors respectively.

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Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

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

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Minister General

Fr. Mauro Jöhri
Minister Provincial

Fr.
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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