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  H i g h l i g h t s  

Letter of Br. Mauro Jöhri, General Minister

1Bidar: Anugraha School, Visit to CM
It was a special day for Anugraha School staff and students on 13th December, 2017 as they had an auspicious chance to visit Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shree Sidramayya. This opportunity came as we have a special wing for Scouts and Guides at Anugraha School. The Bharat Scouts and Guides, Bidar requested us to welcome the Chief Minister to Bhalki city with our unique band set and march past. The students and staff actively participated in this event. Thanks to Bharat Scouts and Guides, Bidar.
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1Dancing feet competition @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“Dance is the music made visible; It is the poetry of the feet.” The talent of dancing is one of the best expressions that gives relief to oneself and others. A stage was set up to bring together the dancing feet hidden in the Anthonians. As many as ten groups took part in the competition. Ms. Nagashree M, a Professional Dancer and Choreographer along with Rev. Fr. Michael Menezes, OFM Cap., adjudged the performances of the students. Dancing should not just be an activity of leisure but a passion of life, was a call given by the Judges. Music gives expression to thoughts and feelings, and dance gives expression to music. Therefore, let us read and let us dance, these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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Makkal Gram Sabha was organized by Vimukti at two Gram Panchyats of Manvi Taluka: Vimukti pothnal
VIMUKTI Pothnal (Raichur District): Over 328 children from the 11 villages that come under the Manvi Taluka limits participated in the “Makkala Grama Sabha” (children’s gram sabha) at two panchyats in different places demanded immediate intervention of officials concerned in redressing their grievances. By successfully listing out problems being faced by children, especially those living in rural areas, these children became a role model for their counterpart in other parts of the Taluka. The children, guided by the non-governmental organizations Vimukti Charitable Trust (VCT) and the Concerned for Working Children had made all efforts to make the gram sabha a grand success. The Gram Sabha started with the prayer song by a group of children. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Channa Reddy Public Development Officer (PDO) Gram Panchayath, Utaknoor. He said it was important that the State Government conduct capacity building programmes to equip panchayats and officials and all civil society groups which would be engaged in ensuring that the children’s gram sabhas realized their full potential.
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Educational Tour to Kerala: Assisi School Chikodi
Educational tour to God’s own country conducted on 19th November to 24th November, 2017. X standard children were blessed before leaving the Assisi campus. As students were travelling by train, they were wonderstruck by seeing amazing Dudhsagar splendor and scenic beauty of Konkan coast. As soon as children reached their dreamland, they paid a visit to Fort Kochi, St. Francis of Assisi Church, where Vasco-da- Gama was buried and his tomb is preserved till this day. From there they went and learnt about the Chinese Fishnet (Oldest method of catching fish). Then,they proceeded to the best part of the day ‘Marine Drive’, where they travelled to back waters and saw mighty vessels carrying huge cargos. In the evening, students rushed to the India’s biggest mall, Lulu Mall and had thrilling and adventures games and shopping.
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Vegetable Day Celebration: Trinity Central School
Hurrah! It’s a Veggie day. Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, all vegetables from the soil bed. The tiny tots of Pre-Primary section had a wonderful veggie and green day celebration on 7th of December, 2017. The children were clad with green dresses. Each child brought a vegetable of his/her choice. The vegetable day began with a wonderful assembly and a prayer song to invoke and thank god. The children then recited rhymes on vegetables. They spoke well about the importance of vegetables. And then teachers later explained them about the uses and importance of Vegetables and where they grow. The Pre-Primary teachers together prepared tasty delicious veg salad and yummy sandwiches and gave it to every child. The children also participated in the competition of identifying the different types of vegetables. It was a fruitful day for the children indeed to identify the colour and the name of the vegetables and how they help to improve their immune system and growth. Thus all of us enjoyed the day to the fullest.
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Programme on Mental Health of Women : Vimukti, Banakal
Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ®, Vimukti, Banakal Unit organized an awareness programme on “Mental Health of Women on 8th December 2017 at Lokavalli village, Mudigere Taluk, Chikkamagaluru District. The Programme began with a prayer song invoking God’s Blessings. The lighting of the lamp was done by the resource person Dr Sr Judy Lewis, Clinical Psychologist and Counsellor. The resource person highlighted the most important aspect of mental health especially in women. Whenever there is stress and pressure at work place, on family and domestic matters, it is apt and necessary to approach the Counsellors to seek help and personal guidance without any inhibitions. Advocate and Director of Sarvodaya Welfare Institute Rev. Fr. Joachim D Souza stressed the importance of having trust and confidence in each other while sharing the difficulties, problems, worries and challenges of life.
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Child rights club children took out HIV/AIDS and awareness rally at Tadkal: Vimukti Pothnal
Child Right club children from Tadkal, Organized HIV/AIDS awareness rally on 1st of December 2017. The children took out a rally to create awareness about AIDS and importance of hygiene among villagers. The students walked in the lanes of the village and made people aware about myths related to HIV/AIDS. The villagers also appreciated the initiative and took active part in the informative session. Other than students, faculty of the school including Head master, Mr.Sadashiva Patil, Dr. P.B. Shing Kavithal PHC, Mrs. Nagarathna Nurse, tadkal school teachers and Vimukti Staff and several others took part in the initiative. It is important to mention here that child rights club children conducted a week-long awareness, street play, cum informative drive in Tadkal village. Under the banner of Vimukti charitable Trust, the aim behind the camp is to create awareness about health, prevention from deadly diseases and hygiene among the villages.
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Ventures in the field of social work: Vimukti Pothnal
If you see someone without a smile then give one of yours is a fitting phrase for our Vimukti Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes who dedicated his total self in the social work in order to bring smiles of those who are less privileged children of the society. For the past seven years he was actively involved in the district as care and protection of children concerned. Considering his jealous work and involvement in the sector of child Rights and their education, helping poor orphan, semi-orphan, HIV/AIDS and disabled etc. more than that he has made a positive difference in people’s lives through his heard efforts. On 28th of November Vijay Karnataka news paper published an article highlighting his strenuous work. We the Vimukti Staff wish him great success and bright future.
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Awareness programme on The Health of Women : Vimukti, Banakal
On 4th December 2017, Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ®, Vimukti, Banakal organized an awareness programme on “The Health of Women”. Ms. Princy Pinto, B Sc Nurse from Mangaluru was the resource person. She explained about the different health issues regarding the women and insisted on the proper diet, cleanliness, physical exercises on daily basis. The programme began at 2-00 p.m. with the prayer song. The resource person demonstrated the health issues with the help of charts, pictures and white board. 62 women participated in the programme. The programme was held in Vimukti office, Banakal. It was concluded at 4-00 p.m. with vote of thanks.
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Programme on the Role of Police Department with regard to the Safety of Women : Vimukti, Banakal
On 4th December 2017, Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ®, Vimukti, Banakal organized an awareness programme on “Programme on the Role of Police Department with regard to the Safety of Women”. Mr. Saktivelu, the Police Sub Inspector and Ms. Vanitha, Lady Police of Banakal Police Station were the resource persons. Mr. Saktivelu, the Sub Inspector of the Banakal Police Station lighted the lamp and inaugurated the programme. He insisted on the safety of women and the concerns of the police department. The programme began at 10-00 a.m. with the prayer song. 68 women participated in the programme. The programme was held in Vimukti office, Banakal. It was concluded at 12-30 p.m. with vote of thanks.
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BEING A CHILD IS BEING A HUMAN : Assisi School Chikodi
St. Francis of Assisi school celebrated children’s day by appreciating children’s everyday lively presence and active participation in the school activities. On this day, teachers organized the different activities to students. The parliamentarians along with chief guest Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’souza and principal Fr Jason Fernandes were escorted to the stage by rhythmic band. Cutting of cake enriched the joys of everyone. Chief Guest Fr Robin highlighted the importance of this day and said, all of us are children of God, we need to have childlike attitude always in our lives to draw others towards us. To mark the occasion teachers organized squad vise tug of war to the children and winners were awarded. Children learnt, in unity there is strength and team work always wins.
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Vimukti organized World Toilet day awareness program: Vimukti Pothnal
“Sanitation is more important than political independence”. ~ Mahatma Gandhi, Vimukti organized 19th November 2017, World Toilet Day awareness program at Utakanoor Grama Panchyath. As per project Swacch Bharat Andolan (Clean India Mission) has not been able to provide toilets to 335 million women and girls in India today. It also says that about 732 million Indian have no access to toilets and are thus forced to defecate in the open. VCT for the past eight years through its continuous awareness programmes only 5% of families have stopped open defecation. Efforts to increase access to water, sanitation, and hygiene not only advance progress towards reaching the water and sanitation Millennium Development Goal (MDG 7), but also contribute to the reduction in child mortality (MDG 4) and reduction in malnutrition (MDG 1). Access to improved sanitation facilities can even prevent young girls from dropping out of school.
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Annual Athletic Meet @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
“Sports do not build the Character but they reveal it.” To give a push to the inherent talent in sports St. Anthony’s PU College organized a week of inter-class competitions in Volleyball, Kabaddi, Cricket, Kho-Kho, Chess for boys and Throw-ball, badminton, Kho-Kho for girls. After manoeuvring the team spirit among students, a day was dedicated to excel and exhibit their athletic spirit. Mr. Rajath Kankar, General Secretary Karnataka State Pickle Ball and Leg Cricket Association was the Chief Guest. The President of “Ensemble Agissons-France” Mr. Daniel Helbert and Mrs. Bernadette Le Guil who partner the Vimukti-Potnal, Capuchin’s Social Action venture were the Guests of honour along with Rev. Fr. Arun Lobo, the Director of Vimukti-Chikodi. Mesmerising music of the New College Band, the colourful and orderly parade and march-past by the students added glimmer to the celebration. Students with bubbling sportsmanship participated in many sport events and the echo of the same resonated in the college campus. The Mantra of the day was ‘Winning is not everything, but making effort to win is’!
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Annual Sports Day : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
Sneha jyothi sports day happened to be on 24-11-17 and 25-11-17. The chief guests of the day were Rev. Fr. Anthony Raj (Parish priest), Rev. Fr. Thomas (Asst. Parish priest) Mrs. Mounamma Eranna (Gram panchayath president) and Mr. veeresh (Gram panchayath member). The other dignitaries were Rev. Fr. Dominic (Headmaster) and Rev. Fr.Sunil (Asst. Headmaster). The sports day took a start by a welcome dance followed by welcome speech .Students from class Pre-kg to 10th std actively participated in the event. On the special occasion Rev. Fr. Anthony Raj (Parish priest) shared his views on Sports. Rev. Fr. Thomas (Asst. Parish Priest) also acknowledged everyone about the importance of sports. Various sports like running,3000 mtrs,1500 mtrs, long jump, high jump, shot put, javelin throw, discus throw, relay etc were conducted, games like kho-kho, kabbadi, Volley ball, throw ball etc were also seen. Eventually the event took a wind up when the Headmaster presented his hearty vote of thanks.
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Competitions and Games to the SHG members of Sabli Village : Vimukti, Banakal
On 24th November 2017, Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ®, Vimukti, Banakal organized Talents Day for the SHG members of Sabli Village. Fr. Albert D’ Silva, the parish priest of Banakal Church was the Chief Guest for the programme. The programme began at 10-00 a.m. with a prayer song. Fr. Albert D Silva, the Parish Priest of Banakal Church inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. He insisted the need to develop the leadership qualities in all women in order to bring changes in the society. 48 Self Help Group members of Sabli village of Mudigere Taluk were the participants.
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Youth Retreat 2017

Annual Sports Meet @ Infant Jesus School
“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else”. [Martina Navratilova, tennis player".
Apart from commerating victories, sports meet also aim at imparting lessons on sportsman spirit and camaraderie to children. The annual sports meet was held at Infant Jesus School on 25th November.Rev.Fr. Baptist Gonsalves OFM Cap was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. The chief guest hoisted the flag signalling the start of the sports meet, followed by the March past and Oath taking ceremony. Chief Guest Rev.Fr. Baptist Gonsalves addressed the students, highlighting the importance of sport and games in each student’s life. After the opening ceremony, group wise competitions were held for the students. The day was filled with exciting victories and near misses for the groups.
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St. Francis of Assisi School celebrated Diwali with great pomp and excitement. The celebration began with the prayer song followed by the welcome speech by Mrs. Sukanya. Goddess Laxmi was adored by performing ‘Puja’ by our teachers and parents. Dr. Bahubali Gane, the chief guest of the programme heighted the importance of Diwali Celebration. Thereafter our children performed mesmerizing dances to enhance the joy of this celebration. The graceful movements of our children in the performance fascinated the audience. The cultural progrmme ended with the vote of thanks but the campus was lit brightly with the resounding and spectacular blasts of crackers thereafter. Not only those but also the lamps which were lit on the buildings sparkled like the tiny stars on the buildings. The students of each class enjoyed the cracker show in the darkness. Our generous parents made this celebration memorable one.
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Vimukti Children parliament members voice out concerned authority to conduct Makkal Gram sabha in Every Grama Panchyath in the Raichur District without fail: Vimukti pothnal
“When we talk of children’s right to participation, we are talking about children being able to intervene in decisions that affect their lives.”
Vimukti children parliament members on 15th November 2017, morning gave a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive officer (CEO) Raichur and demanded the official to look into the matter very seriously. Shashi Rakha, Children Parliament President from Karabdinni said, In India, just as most of the world, children are not considered as ‘citizens’. They are regarded as citizens in waiting, not fully franchised. Though they are expected to do many things responsibly – going to school, studying and performing in exams, carrying out duties at home – they have no say in determining what their city/locality/village should be like in the next twenty years or determine what needs to be done to make their (children’s) life easier.
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A Day outing for Tiny Tots: Trinity Central School
As a part of educational tour, we had been for a picnic on 17th of November, 2017 along with our tiny tots of UKG. We visited many different places like Temples, Churches and Mosques and explained them that different religions pray in different places. First we visited Neelavar temple and then to Goshala, where the cows are taken care with love. We showed the cowsheds with many cows. Then we visited the Brahmavar Church and told them that the Christians worship here. Also we visited Handadi mosque and made them known that this is the place where Muslims worship. In the afternoon, we had been to our teacher’s house for the lunch and refreshment. There we imparted some knowledge about some trees and plants, and also we enjoyed the snacks served by teacher. At last we visited the Santhekatte Kids Park, where our little kids had a great time and enjoyed a lot.
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Free Health Programmes for the Public under National Health Scheme : Vimukti, Banakal
On 20th November 2017, Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ®, Vimukti, Banakal organized an awareness programme on “Free Health Programmes for the Public under National Health Scheme” through the support of Banakal Primary Health Centre. Mr. B.V. Suresh, President of Banakal Grama Panchayath was the Chief Guest. Mrs. Beena, the President of Vimukti SHG Federation, Banakal lighted the lamp and inaugurated the programme. The programme began at 10-00 a.m. with a prayer song. Mr. Mohan Kumar, Lab Technician of Banakal Primary Health centre explained to the participants about the different diseases such as Cancer, BP, Diabetes and so on. Ms. Shantha, Women Health Assistant spoke about the women and Child Health care.
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Educational Tour For Nursery and LKG: Trinity Central School
On 17.11.2017, as a part of educational tour our tiny tots of Nursery and LKG have visited very many places. At first we visited Mount Rosary church and Rev Father blessed our children and asked related quarries about the school. The children answered them enthusiastically. The speciality of the church is big fan with 3 wings and children enjoyed the view of it. Then we moved on to the park and children had snacks after which children played a while and enjoyed. Later we went to Milagres Church there also father blessed the children and explained about the importance of holy place. Then we moved on to the Rose Play School run by St. Joseph sisters where children observed very many different things like toys, indoor games, Colorful pictures playing equipments, teaching aids etc. After that we had lunch and relaxed a bit and went ahead to the Mahalingeshwar temple where children played sometime in the open area and freshed up. Lastly we took a drive to Malpe beach, Padukere and also showed different means of transport and after having a wonderful educational tour we reached back the school safely.
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The Problems and Impact of the Consumption of Alcohol and Tabacco : Vimukti, Banakal
On 24th November 2017, Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra ®, Vimukti, Banakal organized an awareness programme on “The Problems and Impact of the Consumption of Alcohol and Tabacco”. Fr. Vincent D’ Souza, the project director of Vimukti, Banakal spoke about the ill-effects of the consumption of Alcohol and Tabacco on the health of the individual person, family, growth and education of the Children and economic conditions of the family. He admonished the participants to bring about awareness to the children and the neighbours. The programme began at 10-00 a.m. with a prayer song. 62 Self Help Group members of Lokavalli village of Mudigere Taluk were the participants. The programme was concluded at 1-00 p.m. with vote of thanks.
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“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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Educational 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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Kids 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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Children, 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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Children'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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Vimukti 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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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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