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




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Letter of Br. Mauro Jöhri, General Minister

1Blood 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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1Child-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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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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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)

(Baptismal Name: Joseph Urban)

BORN: 15/10/1925
VESTED: 12/06/1946
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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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.



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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