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PC 02/19 K.101.11
25th July 2019


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FIRST ROUND PASTORAL VISITATION AFTER THE 7TH PROVINCIAL CHAPTER
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1Farmer’s Day Celebration : Trinity Central School
On 28.08.2019 our enthusiastic kindergarten students, enjoyed an eventful and meaningful day, as they celebrated and honored, the people, that is ‘who don’t just work till the sun goes down but work till the job is done’ our beloved farmers. Dressed in traditional farming attire, the students were informed about crops, farming and farming equipments. The students enjoyed a video that highlighted the same, and also learnt about ploughing through an enactment of the same, by some of the children. On the whole our students learnt, not only about farming, but also the importance of the presence and need of farmers in our lives. The program was beautifully animated by Ms. Umavathi and other teachers.
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1Annual Feast of Padre Pio Shrine, Bejai, Mangalore
In view of the the Annual Feast of Padre Pio the nine days novena devotion commenced with the Flag-hoisting ceremony on September 13th 2019 at 5.00pm at the Padre Pio Shrine, St Anne's Friary - Bejai, Mangalore. On this blessed occasion the new statue of Padre Pio which was brought form San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy was blessed and installed in the shrine church by Rev Fr Alwyn Dias, the Provincial Minister of Karnataka Capuchin fathers. At 5.30pm Eucharistic Adoration was conducted and then at 6.00pm the inaugural Eucharist was celebrated on the theme 'Reconciliation in the Family' presided over by Fr Alwyn Dias.
The grand annual feast of Padre Pio will be celebrated on 22nd September 2019 at 6.pm. The Capuchin friars of St Anne's Friary invite you for the same.
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Handwriting Competition And Karate Competition - 07-09-2019 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
On 7th September we had the handwriting competition in three different languages. All the students from class 1st to 10th std actively participated in it. This was to enable students to improve their handwriting skill. We also had karate competition at the district level. Prema Bishwas of class 9th std won and selected for state level competition.

Provincial Visitation at Yesu Nilaya, Palya, Hassan
The Provincial Visitation at Yesu Nilaya Palya, Hassan was held on 06 to 07th September, 2019. It began with the sharing from the friars in the community and also had fraternal community dialogue. The holy Eucharist was celebrated by Fr. John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister. In the eve of 7th September a Holy Hour was observed for which the people from neighborhood participated actively. It was meaningfully conducted by Fr. Arun Lobo, Guardian. Fr. John Peter, Fr. Silvano De Souza and Fr. Prasanna Kumar, the community members were appreciated for all their ministry. During the Visitation the house which was build earlier was blessed by the Provincial Minister which is now occupied by domestic staff. The meaningful sharing and caring of the life of the brothers was experienced in Yesu Nilaya.
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Provincial Visitation at Asha Kirana, Bhadravati
The Provincial Visitation at Asha Kirana – integrated rehabilitation centre for the addicts was held on 04 to 5th September, 2019. It began with the Prayer and then sharing both individually and in community. Holy Eucharist was celebrated by Fr. John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister. The friars were appreciated for the great enthusiasm and active service in the field of such social welfare activities. The Guardian, Fr. Prakash Pinto, Fr. Jeevan Walter D’Souza, the treasurer, and Br. Milton Fernandes, regent were greatly appreciated for their hard work and service. The Visitation came to an end by the fraternal meal in the afternoon on 5th September, 2019.
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Provincial Visitation at St. Anthony’s Friary, Hosanagar
The Provincial Visitation at St Anthony’s Friary, Hosanagar was held on 02 to 03rd September, 2019. The Friars had fruitful sharing of their life and activity. Holy Eucharist was celebrated by Fr. John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister. Along with Fr. Simon Horta, Guardian, Fr. Johnson D’Mello, Fr. Sunil Ullahanan. Fr. Vijesh and Fr. Elvin. The common dialogue with brothers was encouraging and friars were greatly appreciated for their dedicated service in pastoring the flock at St. Anthony’s Church, Hosanagar.
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Triumph of the Anthonians
Winners are not people who never fail; but people who never quit. The consistent practice along with strong determination blended with will power led the Students of St. Anthony’s Institutions to attain glorious feat. The foundation for marathon of Victories began with Sachin Poovaiah who represented the Indian Kabaddi Team for World Cup held in Malaysia and returned with Gold medal. The Anthonians under the able guidance and training of Prof. Srinidhi Siddharth, Director of Physical Education, brought laurels to the Institute. 8 Gold medals were bagged in Taekwondo and 9 in Judo apart from silver and bronze in Bangalore South District level tournaments. The Kabaddi Teams of our PU and Degree College won the first and the third prize respectively in a tournament organized by PES University. Two of our Students were victorious in the debate competition held in Kengeri First Grade College. Victory is reserved for those who have will to pay its price.
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New building of Anugraha School was inaugurated
The New building of Anugraha School was inaugurated on 9th of September, 2019. The programme witnessed many esteemed guests, fathers, sisters and parents. The Provincial Minister Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias, the President of the programme, inaugurated the new school building. In his speech, he remembered the selfless service given by the fathers in bringing up the school. He continued in his speech telling about Anugraha School, which is known for the quality education and it is reaching out to the poor and needy people of Halbarga and surroundings. Rev. Fr. Stany Lobo, vicar General, Gulbarga Diocese blessed the new school building and wished all the best for the school ministry. Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza. Secretary, Capuchin Education Board, Karnataka was present for the programme and appreciated the efforts of the fathers.
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TEACHERS DAY 05-09-2019 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
On 5th September we had grand celebration of teachers day under the leadership SPL and the school parliament guided by the Headmaster. Teachers were welcomed with a school band to the stage.They were honoured with a flower and offered a memorable gift. Students had put up a beautiful cultural programe trained by the senior students. Three of our students spoke on the importance of teacher’s day, and one of them appreciated the hard work of the teachers . Sir Devarayappa thanked the students and spoke on the great responsibility of the teacher. Different games were conducted for the teachers and were rewarded with a prize. Finally Headmaster thanked the students for their hard work. The program was concluded with the special meal for teachers and students.

Manual work at Sneha jyothi Child Care center Pothnal:
We give prior importance to both spiritual and manual work. We do and believe that “A hand that’s dirty with honest labour is fit to share with any neighbor”. Here in our vimukti center, we all take part in doing corporal work as ministry. We grow fresh vegetables and fruits, by the sweat of our brow and teach the children to protect the mother earth. Working together with the little orphan, Semi orphan children gives joy and eternal satisfaction. Beside physical fitness, we acquire good health and peace of mind.
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Monthi Fest – Shanthi Sadhana
On the 08th of September as the Mother Church Celebrates the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, the community of Shanthi Sadhana-FISI, along with the Sisters celebrated this traditional feast. The celebration began at 7.00 a.m. in front of the Portico, Fr. Robin Victor D’souza conducted the Novena Prayer, 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. Robin Minin Lopez, proceeded towards the Chapel for the Eucharistic Celebration.
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Process of Formation and Training to 200 unorganized youth: Vimukti Pothnal
Even in mere 12 months, a lot has been achieved in the project. One of the major activities unorganized youth project was to create opportunities for young people to connect to others, develop skills, and utilize those skills to contribute to their communities that, in turn, increase their ability to succeed. As with positive youth development, a community youth development orientation involves shifting away from just concentrating on problems toward concentrating on strengths, competencies, and engagement in self-development and community development. As such, community youth development is defined as purposely creating environments that provide constructive, affirmative, and encouraging relationships that are sustained over time with adults and peers, while concurrently providing an array of opportunities that enable youth to build their competencies, and become engaged as partners in their own development as well as the development of their communities. Our youth groups have slowly engaged together in creating a just and equitable society and demand for their entitlements.
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CRAFT COMPETITION : Trinity Central School
Creativity and celebrations are like a hand that fits in glove. The Independence Day festivities continued, as our students indulged themselves and brought out their creative streak to the fore. The craft competition was held for all students from Grade 1 to 10. The corridors and school quadrangles and classrooms were lit up, with various, creative art displays of lamps, boats, pen stands, flower vases etc. Students made craft décor from environment friendly and recyclable materials mainly old plastic bottles, newspapers, coconut shells etc. The judges had their task cut-out in adjudging and selecting the best, and the best above the rest, since all students had put their best creative efforts and imagination to the fore. The day was well spent and enjoyed by all.
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Forget Me Not, In Monsoon : St Francis of Assisi School
Monsoon is a time for kids to rejoice. Though they prefer to get soaked in the rain, umbrellas of different sizes, shapes and patterns always attract them the most. Assisi students wait for monsoon to use the umbrellas of their choice. What if kids could make their umbrellas look the way they prefer to be? In view of this umbrella decoration was organized and students decked umbrellas with innovative ideas and won the hearts of organizers.
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Blood Donation Camp @ Darshan College
You need a big heart and free mind for blood donation and not money and strength. Annual Blood Donation Camp-2019 was organized by NSS unit of Darshan College in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society. This was an initiative to motivate the young minds towards noble causes such as blood donation. The event was organized and coordinated by Prof. Bharathi and Prof. Divyashree S.R. Many Student volunteers participated actively in the event and gave wide publicity through posters, invitation cards and catchy slogans. This event witnessed a large crowd of donors, both general public and students’ community and their enthusiasm for this social cause was commendable. The drive was a huge success with 88 units of blood being donated. The appreciation certificates were given to the donors and the College Management by Indian Red Cross Society for organizing such a successful camp. Blood donation is the real act of humanity.
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Believe it or not, I can actually draw : St Francis of Assisi School
To provide a platform for the budding artists, to bring out latent creativity, St Francis of Assisi school organized drawing and painting competition for the whole school on 24thAugust, 2018. This opportunity led them to bravura imagination and expression of themselves in creative way on drawing sheets. The Primary class students sketched on ‘Save Environment’. On the other hand the high school students painted ‘Nature destruction is Man’s destruction’. It was really commendable to watch little artists, artistically portraying on themes.
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May Allah Bless You : St Francis of Assisi School
In a grand scale with the support, generosity and co-operation of Muslim Parents St Francis of Assisi school celebrated Eid-Al-Adha festival in the school auditorium. Muslim children along with other children highlighted the importance of the festivity through cultural items, such as Quawali, devotional hymns and dance. Fr Veerus presided over the programme and in his address he made a note of the contribution of Muslim brethren in various fields. He also gave a call to respect the richness and heritage of each religion. Besides this, he expressed his happy sentiments for having given equal importance for every religion in this school. At the end, all big hearted people, who made this day possible and all children who partook in the programme we remembered and thanked.
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Bless Our Country : St Francis of Assisi School
The heavy showers and floods in Chikodi and Belgaum district led St Francis of Assisi school to celebrate Independence Day in moderate way. All the students and staff gathered on the ground and invoked God’s choicest blessing on our country. Thereafter, National Flag was hoisted by the chief guest Rev. Fr. Vijay Kumar OFM Cap., the new director of Vimukti social cell and superior of Christalay, Chikodi. After flag hoisting ceremony, Nursery, LKG, IX and X standard students put steps for the songs and brought out the importance of the day. The chief guest Fr Vijay Kumar threw some light on the struggles for the freedom then and now. The function ended with distribution of sweets and saying the slogan ‘Make our country sweet Lord’.
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Chefs in the making @ St Anthony’s PU College
Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colours, there are so many flavours – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart. In a society where instant cooking is gaining prominence, St Anthony’s PU College called for a cooking competition to encourage students to find joy in kitchen. Right amount of ingredients put together in love, makes the best of recipes. Many students zealously took part in the event in groups of three. There were totally 35 groups fighting tooth and nail for the first position. Mrs Vidya Rani N who is an experienced Software Engineer and Mr Shankarmurthi, Asst Professor, Department of English, GFGC, Kengeri were the jury members who after tasting every one of the cuisines adjudged the winners. Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation – experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.
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Fr. Satish Fernandes OFM Cap., Vimukti Pothnal Recognized as ‘PUBLIC HERO’ by Public TV.
“Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love”, keeping this thought in mind Vimukti Charitable trust has been working for the less privileged children of the Society. For the past ten years organization was actively involved in the district as care and protection of children concerned. Considering vimukti 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 it has made a positive difference in people’s lives through the heard efforts. After hearing our humanitarian work Public TV media persons from Raichur, recently visited our center at Pothnal and went around in the targeted villages to interview with the beneficiaries’ to get the feedback from the people regarding how much they have benefited from this organization. Public Hero is a show that highlights the contributions of regular towards the betterment of the Society.
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ORANGE DAY CELEBRATION : Trinity Central School
Orange day was celebrated on August 14th, 2019. Students of the kindergarten section, were a sight to behold, as they glowed in their beautiful orange dresses and t-shirts and shorts. Creativity of the children came afore, as they dipped in chubby thumbs in orange paint, and beautifully put their thumb impressions, on the flag of India. The students thoroughly enjoyed the day, as the color of orange hue, shone through an otherwise cloudy rainy day.
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GUARDIANS ANNUAL RETREAT, 19 – 24TH AUGUST, 2019
An Author by name Mr. Javeed Wilson expresses a thought about Spiritual Retreat: “No past is dark enough to withstand a transforming encounter with God.” Accordingly the retreat of all Guardian along with the Provincial Delegates, Directors, Parish Priests and Principles was indeed a spiritual inner expedition, began on 19th August, 2019 at 3:00 pm with the Holy Eucharistic celebration presided over by the Retreat Preacher/Animator, the person known as Barefoot Preacher, a well know reformist, humanitarian, socialist, and who has authored 79 books in English and Tamil language he is Rev. Fr. Jerry Rosario SJ. He briefed the brothers the true sense and meaning of retreat and also involved everyone vibrantly to journey with the Lord during each days of retreat meaningfully. With the different themes for the days like, conversion, creativity, courage, cross and covenant.
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Conference of Capuchin Major Superiors in India At FISI, Bangalore
“Our life as brothers is a fruit and a sign of the transforming power of the Gospel,” quotes our Constitution 13:4. The unity and the collaboration bind us and helps us walk in the footprints of our founder and brother Francis of Assisi. To rejuvenate the life and the ministry of the Capuchins all over India the Conference of Capuchin Major Superiors in India (CCMSI) gathered for the meeting at FISI in Bangalore from 27th to 29th August, 2019. Br. John Baptist, the General Councillor, Br. Paul Koenig, Custos of General Custody of Arabia and 14 Major Superiors from all the Capuchin Provinces of India were present and had a fruitful deliberation on different points to foster the life in collaboration.
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Cluster Level Sports And Games (High School)  28-08-2019 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya School Students participated in cluster level sports and games and won in some of the sports.
Games :
Throw ball Girls 2nd place, Vally ball Boys 2nd place, Kabaddi Girls 2nd place
Sports : Boys :
100mt Race 1st place, 200mt Race 1st place, High Jump 1st place, Long Jump 2nd place
Girls :
100mt Race 2nd place, 400mt Relay 2nd place, High Jump 1st place, Long Jump 1st place, Discuss Throw 2nd place, Discuss (Boys) 2nd place
Boys Hand Ball : 2nd place in District Level .
Five of our school students are selected for division level handball match. All these students were applauded during the school assembly.

Parents-Teachers’ Meeting @ Darshan College
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents – Jane D. Hull. Our Institution values the support and commitment of Parents in the holistic growth of the Students. It is indeed significant for all of us to get involved in this collaborative effort. With an urge of working together to foster self-esteem, motivation and fulfilment in our students, Parents-Teachers’ Meet was organized at Darshan College. B.Com, BBA and BCA toppers were felicitated for their outstanding performance in academics. Later, Students’ Academic Performance, information about backlog, Attendance information were disclosed to all the parents by their respective class mentors. Parents felt contented and appreciated the various training programmes that are being arranged for their wards. Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
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Village Health Nutrition Day Pothnal: Vimukti Pothnal
AWC centre organized a seminar in its premises. Head of health department Dr Chandra shekar, health education resource person Mr Balappa, AWC staff, Vimukti staff, were present. Mr Jacinta Muddamgudi, Mrs Nagaratna was also the resource persons of the day. On under-developed children, reasons, importance of breast feeding topics were discussed. Free health checkup along with that free medicine was distributed after the program. Nearly 63 women got benefited from this program.
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Cluster Level Sports And Games 21-08-2019 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
We had the cluster level sports and games . Many of our students participated in it and won the prizes.
Prize winners at the primary level sports.
Boys kabaddi 1st place, Boys Volleyball 1st place, Girls Volleyball 1st place. High school Boys Handball runner-up (District level) and five players are selected for Gulbarga division.
Individual Sports :
High Jump, Long Jump, Discus Throw, 100mt Race 2nd place, 400mt Race 2nd place, 600mt Race 3rd place, 200mt Race 2nd place, Relay 2nd place.
As a school we all applauded these students who actively participated in the sports and games and wished them to be good sports persons and honoured them with the certificates.

Training on Water conservation and Protection of Nature to the Community leaders: Vimukti Pothnal
On 23rd August 2019 various unit leaders had a special training programme at Capacity Building training at vimukti premises. Mr Muniswami the forest Department staff briefed on the theme of protection of Nature/environment, water conservation/preservation topics. What are environment/ Nature? How we need to protect, the benefits, consequences of destroying, the various types of pollutions namely- Air, Noise, Water, and earth/soil were explained elaborately. The present crisis of water shortage is to be addressed and the way of water preservation method was explained. Being forester explained about various facilities being provided by the Govt. such as SCST/TSP people can get Gas, Solar Heaters, Solar lights, various plants for the farming by the form of application. For about 63 Community leaders attended this training programme.
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Cluster Level Prathiba Karanji 24-08-2019 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
We had cluster level Prathiba Karanji on 24-08-2019. Our students took part in different competitions and won many prizes.
Lower primary level competitions.
Fancy Dress 1 st place, Patriotic song 1 st place, Kavvali 2 nd place,
Higher primary level competitions:
Patriotic song 1 st place, Kavvali 1 st place, Story Telling 1 st place, Fancy Dress 2 nd place, Urdu memorization 2 nd place, Hindi memorization 2 nd place
High School Level Competition:
Kannada Speech 1 st place, English Speech 1 st place, Hindi Speech 1 st place, Urdu Speech 1 st place, Telugu Speech 1 st place, Pick And Speech 1 st place, Rangoli Speech 1 st place, Gazal Speech 1 st place, Fancy Dress 1 st place, Drawing 2 nd place
Folk Song 2 nd place, Folk Dance 2 nd place, Skit 3 rd place
We the Head Master staff and students applauded all the participated during the school assembly and honoured them with certificates.

Vimukti children Parliament Members demanded the Panchyath President to clear the drainage without delay : Vimukti Pothnal
Muddamgudi High School faced a problem during this monsoon. In front of the school water-logging was being witnessed by the children of the school, staff and others. There is no smooth flow of water as well. Recently it has invited many other problems – mosquitoes breed in the stagnant waters, further leading to various diseases. The Parliament children discussed this matter in their meeting and submitted the memorandum to the Panchyath President and demanded and address the issue without delay.
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Seminar on Health & Hygiene @ St Anthony’s PU College
“Health is wealth as we all know; Hygiene is the way to make it grow. Actions are little in to and fro, but we have to go with the flow”. Health is given the highest prominence in the life of a human person. Each individual makes every effort to maintain ones health. In line with this, the Girls’ Welfare Committee of St Anthony’s PU College organized a seminar on Health and Hygiene and PCOS for the PU students. Dr Sunitha Sharma, Obstetrician and Gynecologist was the resource person. She enlightened the students about basic hygienic practices for girls, cleared misconceptions and answered queries about students’ health. She wound up her session by touching on the topic PCOS which is a current health issue among teen girls. To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION 15-08-2019 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
We the staff and students of Sneha Jyothi School celebrated 73rd Independence day in a grand manner. Rev. Fr. Satish, The Director of Vimukthi Social centerwas chief guest of the day. Rev. Fr. Thomas Mr. Soloman vice president of P.T.A. Sr. Martha, Mr. Sujith Dally were other invited guests. Guests were welcomed at the entrance gate of our school with an arathi and school band. Chief guest Fr. Sathish hoisted the flag and we all honoured our national flag by saluting and singing and national Anthem. There after our students who were divided in to four houses paid respect to our national flag by marching forward. It was indeed a excellent performance.

STUDENTS VISIT: FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS : St Francis of Assisi School
The students of St. Francis of Assisi School Chikodi, paid visit to flood affected areas in Chikodi region. The visit was organised from the school on 16 & 17th of August. The students and the staff witnessed the pathetic condition and the breathtaking situations in and around Bivshi, Jatrat and Kallol. The collapsed thatches and decaying cross stunned us. Several people were interviewed, they ended up in pouring out their pain regarding the loss they underwent. They pleaded us to stretch out our helping hand in this devastated condition.
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INDEPENDENCE DAY : Trinity Central School
Independence Day – 15th August is a day of reverence and patriotism, where in we remember the sacrifices of our brave visionaries, soldiers, freedom fighters and unsung heroes. This patriotic fervor, glowed on the faces of all present for the 73rd Independence day celebrations held at Trinity Central School on 15th August 2019. Braving the heavy rain, our chief guest of the event Sir Gopalakrishna Bhat – a retired Army Veteran and Pharmacist, along with other dignitaries of day, unfurled the Tri-color, to the melodious voices that echoed, the national anthem. Mrs. Shantha Rao wife of Mr. Gopalakrishna Bhat, in her brief speech, iterated on the importance of the Independence Day, and of our responsibilities as citizens of this country. She encouraged and advised students to be more active and creative, and not to spend all time on the phone or on social media.
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Elocution Competition @ St Anthony’s PU College
There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience. To enhance the public speaking skills of the students, St Anthony’s PU College organized Elocution competition both in English and Kannada languages. The theme for the Elocution was ‘Role of youth in the modern society’. All the participants exhibited with confidence and courage their profound ideas and lofty thoughts on the topic. The event was adjudged by Prof. Sujatha, Research Scholar, Bangalore University and Prof. Manoj Kumar, Department of English, Darshan College. The Judges commended the diction, articulation and fluency of the students in public speaking. If you can speak, you can influence; if you can influence, you can change lives.
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Inauguration of St Clare's school hall in Akuluto, Nagaland
Amidst the lushy green surrounding. St Clare's school hall in Akuluto, Nagaland, was blessed and inaugurated by Fr. Mathias Dias. Former Provincial Delegate on August 11. Also the feast of St Clare was celebrated by Fr. Lawrence Khing, The Director of NCYM. Kohima, along with the Friars of Infant Jesus Delegation, Nagaland- Manipur. The Catholic community, the university students and hostel students were present for the Eucharistic Celebration. This center is taken care by Fr Isaac Baptist Rodrigues. The Provincial Delegate along with other Friars.
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Belwata Community leaders demanded the Government officials to install purifying water plant in the village: Vimukti Pothnal
On 30th of July Belwata Community leaders came together and demanded the concerned Government officials and submitted the memorandum to install purifying water plant in their village. The recent village development and under the Gram Panchayat Raj projects throughout the district villages there was a plant of implementing water Purification machinery. This new project is highly appreciable and wonderful one. It is a great initiative as well. But the fact is that our village is left out of having such a machinery. And we strongly condemn for ignoring to provide this system in our village. You are depriving an entire village and this will lead to a serious problem as well. The water that is received from the main source from Tunga Badhra has been utilized since past few years keeping in mind of preserving it for the purpose of irrigation, soaking for the increase of ground water, for drinking and for the cattle and for other purpose.
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Pastoral Visitation at Our Lady of Lourdes Friary and Church Karubele cum Ramanagara
The Pastoral Visitation at Our Lady of Lourdes Friary and Church Karubele along with the Brothers serving at Our Lady of Lourdes, Ramanagara was held on 16th August, 2019. Br. John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister began the visitation by celebrating the Holy Mass at 6:30 am with the Parish Priest Br. Antony Raj (Sr) and Br. Pradeep Mangali, co-pastor and Br. Sathish Kumar, Member of the Friary and the Parish Priest of St. Francis of Assisi Church,. Kengeri. Provincial Minister offered prayers to all the faithful and thanked them for their constant support and love for the capuchins from the past till the present day. A warm welcome was arrayed to Provincial Minister by the people, Parish Priest and the community. They were joined by the Br. Alex Daniel, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Ramanagar and Br. Lourduswamy, Co- Pastor. Meeting them and encouraging them personally and in community Provincial wished them all the success in their ministry and services to the three parishes around the vicinity of Bangalore.
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INDEPENDENCE DAY AT SHANTHI SADHANA-FISI
73rd Independence Day of India was celebrated at Shanthi Sadhana-FISI by hoisting the Tri-Color flag on the 15th of August 2019. Sr. Celine Joice gave a wonderful speech recalling the great freedom fight of our forefathers. Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, Director of the Institute was called upon to hoist the flag. The Diploma students sang the patriotic songs and Sr. Julie compered the program.
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Transitus of St. Clare of Assisi
On the 09th of August 2019 at Shanthi Sadhana-FISI celebrated the Transitus of St. Clare of Assisi. The participants of Diploma Course in Spirituality acted the Transitus very beautifully. During the Transitus Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, Director of the Institute preached a fitting homily of the Event. The Feast of St. Clare of Assisi was celebrated in a grand manner on the 10th of August as 11th of August 2019 fell on Sunday.
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Independence Day Celebration @ Darshan College & St Anthony’s PU College
May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our country! With this basic feeling of oneness and vigourous patriotic spirit for the country, the Anthonian family gathered together on the 15th of August 2019 to pay honour and respect to our nation, India. The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm at St Anthony’s Institutions, Kengeri, Bangalore. Rev. Fr Robin Victor D’ Souza, OFM Cap, Executive Secretary, CEB unfurled the tri-colour National flag and emphasized saying that pleasure without conscience and politics without principles is a futile exercise. Students gave expression to their nationalistic spirit by means of various performances. May we always have the freedom to choose, freedom to dream and freedom to live. Freedom is never dear at any price, it is the breath of life.
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Solemnity of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary & Happy Independence Day 2019
Mother Mary assumed both body and soul into heaven and she intercedes for us. To mark the two special events of the day a Solemn Eucharist was presided over by Fr. Deepak Fernandes at Saccidananda, Capuchin Provincialate with the apt message for the day and praying for all the Victims of recent floods and calamities in different parts of our country especially in Karnataka. With the community Fr. Alban Dsouza, missionary at Mamit in Mizoram was present. After the Eucharist the solemn honour was paid to our country, India with the flag-hoisting ceremony. Fr. Alban, the chief guest hoisted the flag and Br. Stanis sparked the audience with the powerful message. As we pay homage to Mother Mary and Mother India let us not forget the thousands who laid down their lives so that our country could celebrate this day. Their sacrifices remain as indelible memories in the pages of the history of India. Festal wishes from Fr. John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister, Holy Trinity Province Karnataka.
Mother Mary – Maa Tuje Pranaam ! Mother India - Maa Tuje Salaam !
Happy Feast & Happy Independence Day 2019
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Asian anti-Trafficking forum Meet; building a strong coalition to fight trafficking: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® Pothnal Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes along with the staff attending the Asian anti trafficking forum meet 2019 at Hydarbad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre from 29th to 30th July 2019. Renowned speaker from all over India who are working for Human trafficking attended and address the gathering. Nearly 183 NGOs Representative from all over India came together to fight human trafficking. It was wonderful to have met and interact with each other. It is very encouraging to share that 99% of our Implementing Partners participated in the Asian Anti Trafficking Forum along with Government officials and CWC members as guests. Each one expressed that, meeting and interacting with IPs from other states in India were inspiring. The purpose of the gathering was to create a network of partners. This has been initiated and now, we hope to create an ownership among the partners to support each other.
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Singing Competition 04-08-2019 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
Filmy Song competition was held on 04-08-2019.Students Of class 6th to 10th took part in it . Students gave thrilling competition . Brothers of Clara Vihar were the judges of this competition. Winners were given opportunity improve their talents .Headmaster announced the winners name during the assembly.

PASTORAL VISITATION OF THE FRATERNITIES BY PROVINCIAL MINISTER
As Our Constitutions of the Capuchin Friars Minor states that the purpose of Pastoral Visitation is to contribute much to the inspiration and renewal of our life and to the unity of the brothers. It is time of grace. Thus while enhancing the life of the brothers by conversing with the brothers both, individually and community, about everything, whether spiritual or temporal to protect and foster their life.
Pastoral Visitation at Anugraha Ashram, Bidar:
The first round of Pastoral Visitation of this new triennium by the Provincial Minister, Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias began with Fraternity of Anugraha Ashram, Bidar on 5th to 6th August, 2019. It was a fraternal sharing and renewal of life. We thank the community, specially the Guardian, Br. Prashanth Kumar, and Brs Vincent Balaraj and Karunesh for their services and good works both in educating children and the pastoral care of the faithful in and around Bhalki, Bidar.
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Pastoral Visitation at Clara Vihar, Pothnal Raichur:
The Pastoral Visitation by the Provincial Minister was held from 7th to 8th August, 2019. The fraternity cordially welcomed Provincial and the Secretariat. The visitation went on smoothly. The brothers openly shared their life and activity in and around Pothnal and Raichur district. It is one community which undertakes four diverse ministries, namely; formation of Post Novices, School Ministry, Parish Ministry and Social work. We thank the Guardian, Br. Joel Jason Lobo and all the community members and brothers in the formation for the fraternal life and wonderful services in Pothnal, Raichur District.
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Inauguration of NSS & Red Cross Units @ Darshan College
“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains immortal.” Darshan College strives to inculcate the sense of service in the minds of students through National Service Scheme (NSS). The inaugural function of NSS for the year 2019-2020 was chaired by Rev. Fr Roshan Rosario, Director, St Anthony’s Institutions in the gracious presence of Rev. Fr Joy D’Souza, Principal, Darshan College, Management, Faculty and Students. The Chief Guest for the function was Dr. Poornima Jogi, NSS Implementation Officer, State NSS Cell, Government of Karnataka. The NSS and Red Cross Units of Darshan College for 2019-20 were inaugurated on 03 Aug 2019. The students performed environmental awareness dance on pollution control. The Chief Guest highlighted the importance of NSS in the life of an individual as well as in the society. The programme was concluded with NSS Anthem followed by planting of saplings by the Chief Guest. ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others’Mahatma Gandhi.
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STUDENT INTERACTION WITH MS. ANYA : Trinity Central School
On 31st July 2019, students of Grade 10, had a rare opportunity to interact with. Ms. Anya Biggins, a renowned Psychologist from England. Ms. Anya, who is at present pursuing her Doctoral studies at Leicester University, visited the school as part of her studies. In a very candid and friendly approach, Ms. Anya shared about life in U.K. and various other facets of the British lifestyle like the culture, food and entertainment, sports etc. Students too with innate curiosity, were keen to know about life and living in UK especially the British Royal Family details of which Ms. Anya shared with equal exuberance. A fun question and answer session followed, with the students, asking questions about her experiences in South India.
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Encouraging and Enrolling farmers for Kisan Samman Scheme: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized training and awareness program to all the Community leaders’ at VCT Premises. LK Campaign facilitator initiated the CL members for registering eligible farmers in the villages under Paradhan Mantri Kissan Samman Nidhi Scheme. Speaking on the training, he said that the benefits of the scheme should be ensured to every eligible farmer in our targeted pockets; hence the process of registering farmers must be started through the village accountants, PDOs, Raitha Sampark Kendras and through the concerned horticulture department officers. Further he said some of the famers have already registered and due to lack of information about the scheme getting delayed. To tap this scheme you should have Aadhar card, bank account details, and record of rights etc. once you registered under this scheme farmers will get sum of Rs. 6,000/- which will be credited to their bank accounts directly in three equal installments of Rs. 2,000/- .
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Gram Panchyath Members attended 21 days intensive training on Adult Literacy program: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Loka shishana Samithi Raichur conducted the training program to selected women Panchyath members from two clusters, Manvi Taluka at Vimukti premises. The adult literacy training targets to enhance the learning, reading, writing and cognitive skills of adults from the most marginalized communities in an around Manvi Taluka Raichur, North Karnataka; The main “aim is to extend educational options to those adults, who have lost the opportunity and have crossed the age of formal education, but now feel a need for learning of any type, including, basic education (literacy), skill development (vocational education) and equivalency.” The project strives to address the functional literacy of adults, women in particular. This will lead to higher self-esteem and self-confidence enabling them to engage in economic activities.
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KANNADA ESSAY COMPETITION 26.07.2019 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
To create awareness among the students about environment and its protection. We conducted essay in kannada from class 5th to 10th . From class 1st to 3rd we had the story telling competition. All the students were encouraged to participated in the competitions. Result of the competition was announced by the Headmaster and participants were applauded by all.

CEB MEETING @ Saccidananda on 28/07/2019
The Meeting of the Capuchin Education Board (CEB) was held in Saccidananda on 28th July, 2019 with the fruitful dialogue, discussion, sharing and measures to improve our strategies in our school ministry. All the Principles, Headmaster, and Guardians along with the Provincial, Councillors and Provincial Secretariat were present. We appreciate the efforts of all the brothers involved to bring out best out of all their students not only academically but also comprehensively.
May God bless our ministry of education, all the management, teaching and non-teaching staff, associates and all the children!
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National workshop on Social Security and Good Governance- Realizing Entitlements: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® Pothnal Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes along with the staff attending the training on Social Security and Good Governance- Realizing Entitlements at Indian Social institute New Delhi from 23rd to 25th July, 2019. Hundred and eighty NGO Representatives from 12 states attended this Seminar. The participants who belonged to the religious minority communities were eager to know about their rights that are enshrined in the constitution of the country. The focus of the seminar was to make participants aware of their rights that are enshrined in part three of the constitution and various other statutes of our country. Article 30 of the constitution gives to the minorities the right “to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice”. The honorable Supreme Court of India has interpreted and elaborated these two rights in its various judgments’.
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GUEST LECTURE : Trinity Central School
“Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience”. Mr. Mathew C Ninan, Director of Little Rock Indian School Brahmavar visited as a guest faculty to our school and motivated our 9th and 10th grade children on 16th July 2019. He spoke on topics such as ‘Good habits’ and ‘decision making’ and inspired the children with the real events and made the session active. The half day session was thus really thought provoking and are inspiring.
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CALLIGRAPHY, ESSAY WRITING AND PICTURE WRITING : Trinity Central School
“Competition is a good thing, it forces us to do our best”. To encourage the children in grooming their extra-curricular activity the school conducted competitions on 9th July 2019. Calligraphy competition for grade 1 to 3, Essay Writing for grade 4 and 5 and Picture writing for grade 6 to 10. All children gave their best and participated in their particular events actively. Overall the competitions helped the children to show their creativity and put forward their imagination.

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YOGA DAY : Trinity Central School
“Yoga is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self. Our scouts and guides along with their mentors attended the yoga day program held on 21st June 2019 at Rajangana, Udupi. The event was well organized by Sri Krishna Matha Udupi, Rotary Club Udupi, Bharath Scouts and Guides Udupi. Our students joined the other participants and experienced the knowledge about yoga and its benefits.
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TALENTS DAY : Trinity Central School
“One of the greatest talents is the talent to recognize and to develop it in others”. Trinity witnessed this talent in great measure as it was exhibited at its enthusiastic best, on July 2nd 2019. The students who were gathered at the Trinitorium, Mother Teresa Hall and Assisi Bhavan, showcased these talents to their fellow classmates. While the Mother Teresa Hall, and Assisi Bhavan was lively and abuzz with melodious voices and strong acting performances, the environment at the Trinitorium was that of a live concert, where the participants were in full gusto and tempo. The highlight of the event – was definitely the dance performances of the Kindergarten children, who exuberated innocence and joy. Our upcoming Lata’s and Elvis’ sang their heart in melodious flow, which kept the audience enchanted. Ms. Sharon, Ms. Jesslin and Ms. Deepthi were the judges of the competition.
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A Trip to Talakadu by Darshanites
Friends become our chosen family; good times and crazy friends make the best memories. With these positive and adventurous vibes, the Final Year students of Darshan College along with the faculty members enjoyed a day out to Talakadu, Gaganachukki and Bharachukki falls. The temples of 6th century dug-up by Archeological Survey of India since 1970-80s are a pride to the nation. The backwater facility at Talakadu drew the attention of everyone. The Bharachukki falls is wider than Gaganachukki falls and has a narrow path of stairs carved through the rocks. The former is also known for the coracle ride that takes travellers up to the mouth of the waterfall. The Gaganachukki falls is famous for old dargah and watchtower. A glimpse at these places in monsoon is a bliss, as the waterfall would be awesome for visitors. The Final year students and the Faculty had memories behind, friends beside and dreams before them.
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Quiz Competition 20-07-2019 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
To increase the general knowledge and to have competitive spirit we had the quiz competition on 20-07-2019. Students from class 1st to 10th std actively took part in this. Competition was conducted according to house-wise . All the houses had thrilling competition among them . Winners were applauded during the school assembly when Asst. Head Master announced the result of the competition.

Essay Competition  : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
Essay competition and story telling competition was held on 13-07-2019. To create awareness among the students about cleanliness essay competition was arranged . Students from class 4th std to 10th std participated in it . The topic Swachh Bharath (clean India mission) helped the students to know the significance cleanliness . Competition results were announced during the school assembly.

THE FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY : THE PROVINCE FEAST AT SACCIDANANDA, BANGALORE
With festal wishes in the mind, with thankful note in the heart, with plans of service in our walks, The Province Feast of the Capuchins of the Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka celebrated the Feast of Holy Trinity at Saccidananda, Bangalore. The celebration began with the solemn Holy Eucharist at 6:00 pm in the eve of Sunday on 21st July 2019, presided over by the Rev. Fr. John Alwyn Dias, Minister Provincial of Holy Trinity Province Karnataka concelebrated by the Councilors, priests from the neighboring parishes and various communities. The presence and participation of the religious brothers, sisters, benefactors, well-wishers, friends and especially the extended family of Saccidananda witnessed the joyful and thanksgiving communion. Prayers were offered to all the friars, brothers, missionaries, our kind benefactors and those who are associating with us. The Saccidananda Community remains indebted to all the support, help and services rendered to make this celebration a joyful memory to cherish.
May the blessings of the Holy Trinity ever remain with us !
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New Born Babe at DITh
Darshan Theologate witnessed the new arrival of a scholarly book “Religions, Inter-religious Dialogue and Evangelization” written by Dr. Andrew Anil Sequeira, OFM Cap. Professor of moral theology at Darshan Institute. This book places before the readers the right approach both to inter-religious dialogue and evangelization. And it will be a great help for all those who are directly involved in the task of inter-religious dialogue and evangelization.

Renewal of Vows on 6th July 2019
14 of our brothers renewed their vows in the hands of Fr. Salvador Fernanes, rector of DITh and provincial delegate during the Eucharist. It was the day of monthly recollection and the rector preached a meaningful homily on Franciscan theme “Gospel is Rule” and exhorted the brothers to live according to the Gospel as our patron and founder St. Francis of Assisi lived.

Diaconal Ordination at Darshan Institute on 3rd July 2019
‘Come build my Church its falling to ruins”. Responding to the call of God to build the Church, 4 young men were ordained deacons on 3rd July 2019 at Darshan Insititute of Theology, Bengaluru. Most Rev Dr Peter Machado, the Archbishop of Bengaluru presided over the Eucharist concelebrated by the Rev. Dr. John Alwyn Dias, the Provincial Minister of Karnataka, Rev Fr. Waldheim Rodrigues, Provincial Minister of Goa, Rev. Fr. Benoy Joseph, Provincial Minister of Delhi together with other Capuchin Confreres and diocesan clergy. This event was witnessed by religious brothers and sisters of various congregations, parents, relatives, friends and well wishers of deacons. The Holy Eucharist was followed by the felicitation to the newly ordained Deacons. Fr. Salvador Fernandes, Rector of the Institute welcomed the dignitaries and the newly ordained deacons expressed their thankfulness to all those involved in the formation. Darshan Choir added grace and divine atmosphere to the celebration.
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Bridge-IT- Digital Entrepreneur Training Program: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust in collaboration with Development Focus Bangalore organizes Digital Entrepreneur training Program to all the Entrepreneurs at vimukti Premises from 9th to 10th July 2019. The main Resource person was Mr. Abhilash TCS Bangaluru, who met personally to the entire 16 entrepreneur from Pothnal clusters and gave an input session regarding various business services they provide and which is generating revenue. In his second session he also enlightened different methods, to attract and to satisfy the community and customers in their new business. All the entrepreneurs shared their business strategies and services they provide in their respective villages like, Online services, Photoshop, Money Transfer, PMKISAN, Land records, Cast Income, Aadhar card print, Pan card, Ration card etc,
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Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka, India Celebrates The Delegation Assemblies!
The capuchins are called to be missionaries where they are needed most and where no one is willing to go...True to the capuchin call the Friars of Karnataka Province ventured into the mission of North-Eastern States of India that is Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. These missions have grown and have become two Delegations of Infant Jesus Delegation and Christ the King Delegation wherein 14 plus 18 Friars render their selfless service and give witness to Christ and to the Capuchin Charism. Another unique Delegation of Srilanka-South wherein 8 Friars are taking care of the formation of the Brothers from Pakistan Capuchin Custody. It is unique in the order because Indian Friars looking after the formation of Pakistani friars in Sri Lanka. Truly, a great witness of fraternal collaboration. Every three years after the provincial chapter, the delegations celebrate their assemblies to evaluate and to enliven the life and ministry of the friars amidst the people of good will. It is also a time to review the life and activities of the friars, as well as a time to reflect and to discern the future leadership of the delegation and formation of the fraternities. All three delegation assemblies were animated by Br. John Alwyn Dias, the provincial minister of Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka, India. The forty missionary friars are doing a marvellous work in these three delegations, they need our prayers and fraternal support!
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Freshers’ Day @ Darshan College
Every new experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward. Freshers’ Day is a day to begin to know one another and to walk together with the Seniors and the New-comers. Keeping this in mind, the Seniors warmly welcomed the Freshers to the Darshanite family. The total strength of the freshers for the Academic year 2019-20 is the highest ever in the history of Darshan College. The Cultural Secretary and Sports Secretary along with the Class Representatives pronounced the oath of fidelity towards their daily responsibilities during the ceremony of investiture. It was a mind blowing explosion of talent and music, showcasing the performances by the senior students. Rev. Fr Anthony Raj, Professor of Systematic Theology, Darshan Institute of Theology was the Chief Guest for the occasion. He appreciated the efforts of the Management and Faculty in making this Institution a vibrant and lively one and so also encouraged the students to be disciplined, hardworking and have perseverance. The future belongs to those who dare to believe in their dreams.
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540 Adult Literacy Learners received Educational kits in Second level of training held to make Sustainable in Rural Communities: Vimukti Pothnal
“Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society,” A person without functional literacy has to face numerous challenges right from household chores to social life, and can end up having a low self- esteem or being incapable of speaking for him or herself. This ultimately leads to a lack of confidence and a low level of productivity. Raising literacy rates is one of the biggest challenges in rural communities today. This forms the backdrop to the adult literacy programme implemented by Vimukti Charitable trust, Pothnal.
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“Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls” vimukti pothnal
VIMUKTI Pothnal organized training on gender Equality and Empowerment of women and Girls at vimukti premises on 20th June 2019. Mr. Charlie the campaign facilitator explain in length by saying, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment are today accepted as vital development objectives, crucial for the realization of human rights and key to effective and sustainable development outcomes. The male female ratio though improved over last few years is still far from satisfactory. The female literacy rate is also lower than the male literacy rate. In spite of reservation being granted to women in Panchayat elections after 73rd and 74th Constitution amendment, in many Panchayats the male chauvinism does not allow them to function independently. Socio-cultural norms and practices limit the accessibility to capacity building opportunities that are there for women, which can address the various issues that have long kept them and their communities underdeveloped and poverty stricken.
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Spreading Mass Awareness on TB through “HEALTH FOR ALL” Campaign : Vimukti Pothnal
VCT with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons, France organized TB Mass awareness program in the project area. The “Health for all” campaign attempts to support people with TB patients, who have little help navigating the health care system. Most of the times, due to low awareness and support, TB patients have to go through social stigma, misinformation and abuse. The campaign provides basic information about the disease and helps people with contacts of doctors and counselors. VCT Pothnal aims to spread awareness that TB is a treatable, bacterial infection and people should not be made to feel guilty about contracting the disease. Nursing staff along with ANM visited the houses and gave awareness on TB to the families. So far we could reach 108 families, thus many people appreciated regarding this program.
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Singing Competition : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
Singing Competition was held on 6/07/2019 under the guidance of HeadMaster. Students from class 1st to 10th actively participated in it. Aim of this competition was to increase devotion to God and spread love and patriotic spirit towards the nation. There were nine teachers to judge the competitions. Winners names were announced by the Head Master during school assembly.

Vana Mahostava Day Celebration 6/07/2019 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya and its Management Celebrated Vana Mahostava Day on July 6th . Rev.Fr.Joel Lob the Superior and the manager of the school was the president of this program. Mr. Rajesh Nayak the forest Officer and Mr.Ravi Patil S.D.R foundation were the chief guest of the day. This important and beautiful program was put up by Gracchio group under the leadership of Fr.Sunil. They enacted small value based skit; ‘how we need to protect our environment’. President of the day spoke well about our school which is bounded by the trees and entreated all the students and staff to save environment. Chief guest Mr. Rajesh spoke; why we need to grow plants and how it helps us. Mr. Ravi Patil also spoke about the saplings and requested to take care of them by watering it daily. There after chief guest and other youth of pothnal were honored for taking the responsibility and being example for others in growing plants. At the end of the program all were thanked by student Ankitha of class 5th.

Parents and Teachers Meeting of Class X Std. : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
On 4th July at 2:30pm we had the meeting with parents. The Head Master and the Asst. Head Master and all the Subject teachers were present for the meeting. Meeting begun with the prayer song lead by the girls of class xth. Sir. Devrayappa welcomed the gathering. There after all the subject teachers were given an opportunity to speak on their subject. Then Head Master Fr. Sunil Dominic Lobo addressed the gathering saying that parents need to teach their children to be responsible in their studies. He also made them aware the importance of SSLC examination and result and requested them to co-operate with school and the teachers. Parents were also given an opportunity to express their opinion. Mis. Shridevi proposed vote of thanks . There after Head Master met all the students along with their parents and made known their performance in the FA1 examination. We winded our meeting at 3:45 pm.

Israel Vimukti Charitable Trust team comes forward to help to the needy :Vimukti Pothnal
Yashodhar a little poor girl has been growing up in a poor family from Raichur district, presently living in Amareshwara Camp of Manvi taluka. Vimukti Trust had recognized and identified this girl as one who had been deprived of education due to poverty in her family. Yashoda’s dad deserted the family few years ago. She has an elder sister and a younger sister. Mother is the only bread winner for the family. Since then Vimukti has been helping Yashoda for her lodging, education and meeting out other needs of her. Her mother not been able to cope up with the daily labour work due to her health conditions goes house to house to clean up the dishes and doing other household duties. The entire family of Yashoda feels insecure since the absence of a fatherly figure in the family. Vimukti has been serving Yashoda since five years by providing her education, shelter and fulfilling other needs for her. The Trust has been a motivating factor to form her towards achieving bright future.
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Inauguration of the Academic Year @ Darshan College
‘Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learnt in school’. With a view to grow and excel, Darshan College commenced the new Academic Year 2019-20 for the BCOM, BBA and BCA Students. Rev. Fr William Prabhu, Provincial Councillor and also the Parish Priest and Guardian of St Anthony’s Church, Gangondanahalli was the Chief Guest. At the outset, the Faculty members were introduced and the Departmental Heads briefly introduced the curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for the academic year 2019-20. Rev Fr Royston D’ Souza, Administrator pronounced beautifully a few introductory words about the Chief Guest. Rev Fr William Prabhu exhorted the students to be well disciplined and competitive in the field of education.
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Free Medicine Distribution Camp: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal takes extra pains to organize periodic medical- screening camps for the poor economically marginalized children of our targeted villages. Vimukti survey team found that there are areas where diseases are there but because of poor background children are not able to take proper treatment and medicines. At these camps, a medical specialist examines and prescribes medicines to the patients which are provided to them free of cost. Recommended patients are also entitled to free medical services including diagnostic. The camps were also used as an opportunity to spread awareness about various diseases such as TB, polio, and skin burnings, Maleria, chikangunia etc, The main objective to organized this camps To improve access of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families to quality medical care; Besides offering regular services and free medicines in the targeted villages of our working area which benefits around 151 patients.
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Prize Distribution Ceremony @ Darshan College


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Investiture Ceremony   : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
The investiture ceremony of this academic year was on 02—07—2019. It was done under the leadership of Sir.Umesh and Sir. Devarayappa. Rev.Fr. Thomas the parish priest of St.Clara Vihar church Pothnal was the chief guest of the day . The elected S.P.L And A.S.P.L. and the cabinet of ministers took an oath saying that they will be always loyal to the school and the management. Newly elected leaders were given the badges by the headmaster. Cabinet members took an oath lead by Rev. Fr. Sunil. The chief guest Fr. Thomas spoke a few words on leadership and wished good luck . Head Master addressesd the gathering and congratulated the leaders.

Farewell Programme @ Darshan College
A word that refuses to die, the unforgettable good-bye was the chorus echoed in the hearts of Darshanites as they bade good-bye to the final year degree students as well as to Rev. Dr Fr Alwyn Dias, the Director of St Anthony’s Institutions for his yeoman service to the Institute. St. Anthony’s Institutions has seen growth in bounds under his leadership. With grateful hearts we wished him all the very best in his greater responsibilities as the President of Capuchin Education Board. Dr. Shivanna B, Syndicate Member, Bangalore University, was the esteemed Chief Guest for the event. The final year students adorned with traditional attire added beauty to the celebration. Bloom, bloom where you are planted, may your light radiate to the world around was our prayer for all.
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Drawing Competion  : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
Drawing Competion of this academic year was held on 29th JUNE 2019 . Students from L.K.G to class Xth Participated in it . Students were given different themes and they came out with beautiful art . Winners list was read out by the Head Master and he congratulated them.

Janapada Sahithya literary meet at Vimukti Premises: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Karnataka Sahitya Academy Raichur organized Janapada Anusandana, a “Poetry Symposium" on 23rd of June 2019 at Vimukti Premises. The program president Dr. Basava Prabhu Patile, the Kannada Sahitya Prarishad Presendent speaking on the inauguration said, Our ancient folk culture has been hampered by the changing lifestyles that have resulted from globalization,” The attraction and imitation of Western culture has changed our way of life and culture. Modern inventions are the basis for the destruction of folk literature and arts, which is the culture of our rural life. Although folk literature, which represents the principles and principles of eternal life, is the source of all literature, today it is in decline. He was concerned that the facts of the children's interests had changed. “Folk songs composed by the rural people have great lyrics without any university education. It is the responsibility of everybody to preserve and shine folk literature and art. ”
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Mad Ads Competition @ Darshan College
The Mad Ad show competition is an opportunity to bring out individual and collective talents of the students participating in it. The idea behind conducting this competition is to provide a platform to the participants to explore their creativity and stage presence skills. It is expected from students that they should get equipped with the knowledge of Ad-making and the live execution of it. Participants are suggested that their Ad should contain the essentials of Advertisement, i.e. clarity, attractive in nature, creativity, appeal and simplicity. Many teams had taken part in the competition. Mr. Harshith M R, the National level Athlete and Ms. Bhuvana, a Model and Gold Medalist in B.Com, were the Jury members. Judges were all in praise for the students for coming up with great ideas in short time and making the atmosphere lively.
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Felicitation Programme for the II PUC Distinction holders @ St Anthony's PU College

 
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WELCOMING THE STUDENTS : Trinity Central School
‘Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them’. Students are the dreams of a teacher’s life. To make the students dream high and aim high, Trinity teachers welcomed the children to their Trinity home cheerfully on 03.06.2019. Children were given input session and were inspired with the thought provoking articles such as Seed, Rock, Hands, Books, Sports items, Communication gadgets and were asked to be like them useful and fruitful throughout the academic year. After which Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa, the Principal of the school introduced the teachers and briefed about the rules and regulations of the school which has to be followed strictly.
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INVESTITURE CEREMONY : Trinity Central School
‘Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile’. To lead the school in the disciplined manner, the school elected the Leaders and Assistant leaders framing a School Council. The investiture ceremony was held on 20.06.19. The S.P.L. Ms. Maimuna Khairunisha, A.S.P.L Master Thushank Chandrashekar along with the ministry, took the oath to animate the school, abiding to the school rules and by being obedient, truthful and loyal to their best. Rev. Fr. Charles Furtado Superior Assisi Nilaya, Moodbelle, the chief guest of the day, Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa, Principal, Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, the Administrator, along with the co-ordinators pinned the badges and wished school leaders great success in their leadership. There after the chief guest Rev. Fr. Charles motivated the students and spoke about the leadership qualities and invited everyone to be strong pillars of school as well as society at large.
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ART & CRAFT COMPETITION : Trinity Central School
‘Parents nurture the evolution of children’s ideas at home and teachers inspire creativity’. The school to bring up the creative minds, held the drawing, painting, pot painting and pencil sketch competition for nursery to grade 10 children on 17.06.2019, Monday. Children participated enthusiastically and came up with flying colors.

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Parents’ Orientation Programme @ St Anthony’s PU College
Every parent is the first teacher and every home is the first school. Understanding this great truth, the Management of St Anthony’s PU College held Parents’ Orientation programme in the college auditorium. Br Norbert D’ Souza, Chaplain in a hospice in New York was the Chief Guest and Br Joel Rosario, Administrator, Christ King Delegation, Mizoram-Tripura was the Guest of honour. He gave a call to be ‘Encouraging Parents’ to all gathered. Later, the Distinction holders and the toppers of the College in the II PU State Board Examinations 2018-19 were honoured and felicitated along with their parents. The Lecturers who had secured cent percent results in their respective subjects were appreciated and honoured. The Parents were given a glimpse of the formation and transformation which takes place at St Anthony’s PU College, highlighting the various activities organized throughout the year for the holistic growth of the students. It was a move to achieve - Academic Excellence and Character formation. The greatest blessing after the bounties of the Creator is the blessing of parents.
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New Venture: Apollo Foundations organized free medical Treatment camp along with Medicine Distribution to Economically poor children: Vimukti Pothnal
The “Gifting every child a healthier tomorrow” is the ethos behind the Vimukti Charitable Trust “Child Health Program”. This new project launched and Supported by Apollo Foundations Bangalore, on 17th of June 2019 at Vimukti Premises. Henceforth Sneha Jyothi Vidyalya Boarding and sponsored children will be getting free check-up and medicine every month from Apollo Foundations Bangalore. The free health camps are organized to those children are in the boarding neither able to afford medical treatment nor having any basic knowledge regarding health and hygiene. So, through these programs children are given various tips on health issues. Besides these, basic health problems and sicknesses are diagnosed provided with free medicines. The program is conducted with the help of doctors from the government (PHC).
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VANAMAHOTSAVA : Trinity Central School
‘Lend a Hand, Save our Land’, was the motto echoed on this year’s Vanamahotsava Celebrations that was held in the school premises on June 14, 2019. The event, compered by Ms Rania of Grade 8, commenced with the planting of saplings in our school garden. Teachers of EVS Studies, and students accompanied by our Principal, Administrator and Academic Co-ordinators, and Ms Avleyn the event co-ordinator, planted saplings in the school grounds, kick-starting the Vanamahotsava Celebrations. The dais glowed with the dynamic presence of Principal, Administrator and Co-Ordinators. The event continued with a powerpoint presentation by Astle and Akanksh, who briefed the students about the culture and importance of Vanamahotsva.
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Rangoli Competation 22 nd June 2019 –20 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
Rangoli Competation was held on 22nd June 2019. Students from class 3rd to 10th took active part in it. The main aim of this competition was to bring out the creativity, art, and team work of the students. According to their own team, students presented their colorful art. Competition was judged by the teachers based on creativity, color combination and neatness. Names of the winners were read out in the assembly by the Head Master.

RAMZAN CELEBRATIONS AND DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES : Trinity Central School
Ramzan was celebrated with much enthusiasm and fervour at Trinity Central School, on June 6th 2019. Fr. Anil D’souza, Parish Priest of Perampalli Church graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Fr. Anil was accompanied by our Principal, Fr. Anil D’Costa and our Co-ordinators Ms Magdelina Lewis and Ms Archana Shetty on the dais. The celebrations began with a beautiful prayer sung by Ms Lubna and friends, followed by a Qawali by enthusiastic boys of Grade 7 & 9. Sumayya of Grade 10, enlightened the Trinity family about the importance of Ramzan in the lives of Muslim faithful. She briefed about the rituals of fasting from dusk to dawn, alms giving (zakat) and prayer. ‘Those who work hard, will eventually succeed.’ And, on this day meritorious students from Grade 1 to 10 were awarded with Merit Certificates for excelling in their academics, during the academic year 2018-2019.
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INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 2019 – 20 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
International yoga day was observed on 21 st June in the presence of Head Master and the Staff. It was observed under the leadership of Sir. Gangadhar. Students from class Pre—Kg to Xth participated actively in it. The Head Master Fr.Domonic Sunil Lobo Spoke on the topic yoga and enlightened everyone saying “ Yoga is not a religion , It is a Science .” He asked everyone to practice this yoga to enjoy good health of body, mind and soul.

PTA MEET KINDERGARTEN : Trinity Central School
Parents of the Nursery and Kindergarten Section gathered together on Saturday, 8th of June, as we had a interactive day for parents of KG children. Dr. Shwetha, Clincal Psychologist at the Department of Psychiatry, KMC Manipal was the chief Guest of the function. Our Principal and Co-ordinators accompanied our Guest on the dais. The meet began with a prayerful intonation by our teachers Ms Laveena and colleagues. Ms Renita welcomed the gathering, and Ms Steffi introduced the Guest. In her address, Dr. Shwetha outlined the importance of understanding our children as parents. She mentioned about the different types of parents, parenting styles, and a child’s reaction or behaviour to such attitudes. She also made mention of how parents should be co-operative, cheerful and be a friend to their child.
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International Yoga Day @ Bangalore University : Darshan College
A sound mind in a sound body keeps one healthy and sound. Under the aegis of Bangalore University, International Day of Yoga was celebrated on 21 June at the University campus in a befitting way. Honourable Governor Shri Vajubhai Vala inaugurated the Yoga day and upheld the high ideals of yogic sciences in his message. Many college students from near and far participated in this mega event. The students of Darshan college, St Anthony’s Institutions along with the faculty members actively embraced yoga stretching and twisting to different asanas. Everyone was rejuvenated with healthy spirit. Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, a science of well-being, a science of youthfulness, a science of integrating body, mind and soul.
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Freshers’ Day @ St Anthony’s PU College
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose – Tennessee Williams. With this feeling the II PU students warmly welcomed the freshers to the Anthonian family. The total strength of the freshers for the Academic year 2019-20 is the highest ever in the history of St Anthony’s PU College. The College campus is fully surrounded by the I PU students due to abundance in admissions this year. The Class Representatives took the oath of fidelity towards their daily responsibilities during the ceremony of investiture. Rev. Dr Fr Joseph Dolphy Pais, Professor at Shanthi Sadhana (FISI) was the Chief Guest for the programme. He encouraged the students to be optimistic in outlook, positive in attitude and strive constantly to accomplish their goals. Rev. Fr Roshan Rosario, Director and Principal motivated the students to perform academically well specially by grabbing the opportunities offered.
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Inauguration of  the New Academic Year 2019 -20 : Anugraha School, Bidar
Anugraha Church School Halbarga Bidar, inaugurated the academic year 2019 -20 in a rightful manner. Fr. Clery the dean of Bidar denary, who was chief guest invited, along with him the neighbouring petrol bunk owner Mr. Ravi and Mr. Santhosh who is the parent of the student were invited to participate in the inauguration of the academic year respectively. We inaugurated the academic year by lighting the lamp and flying away the pigeons. Fr. Clery in his speech motivated the students about the importance of education and ecology. He also encouraged the students to become good citizens of the nation. Mr. Santhosh in his speech appreciated the management for the selfless service done to educate the students and promised his support to the school.
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Free distribution of Educational kits to 120 economically poor children : Vimukti Pothnal
“A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last for a lifetime.
Vimukti Charitable Trust Pothnal takes initiative every year to help economically poor semi orphan, deserving children and encouraged them not to dropout from the school by distributing free note books, pencils, pen and other materials to the 21 surrounding village of Manvi Taluka. The aim is to BRING SMILES to these little children as they take their next leap in learning. We all have experienced the joy of having a new school bag, books, pencils and crayons on first day of school. With the 'School Kit' program we hope to create that 'moment of smile' for the underprivileged children in the society.
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA : SPL And ASPL Elections 2019—2020
The School public leader and Assistant School public leader elections for the year 2019—2020 were conducted on 17/06/2019. All the candidates were given the chance for campaigning previous days. Students from 4th to 10th std casted their votes. Prajwal of class xth got 189 votes and was elected as the S.P.L.and Basavaraj of class 9th got 156 votes and was elected as the A.S.P.L. of the school, for the academic year 2019—2020. The election results were announced by the Head Master during the school assembly.

People should join hands to end the CHILD LABOUR: Vimukti Pothnal
Child is meant to Learn, Not to Earn. STOP CHILD LABOUR: Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating their rights. Of these children, more than half are exposed to the worst forms of child labour such as work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict. Each year on 12 June, this World Day calls everyone from around the world, together with governments, employers, workers’ organizations and advocates for justice to highlight the plight of child labourers and what needs to be done to help them.
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INAUGURATION OF NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020 : SNEHA JYOTI VIDYALAYA
The academic year 2019-2020 was inaugurated on 13-06-2019. Program started with prayer dance followed by Prayer service led by Sr. Pramila and Mrs. Mariyamma. New academic year was inaugurated by lighting the lamp. Newly appointed teachers and students were welcomed by the Head-master. Rev.Fr.Joseph was the chief guest he Spoke well about school and wished everyone good luck. Head-master appreciated the good and hard work of the teachers and students. Thus winded up the program with vote of thanks proposed by Shashirekha of class xth std.

Adult Literacy training Programs and distribution of Educational kits to 2820 learners: Vimukti Pothnal
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope,” says Kofi Annan, adding to him, it’s a basic human right, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, and woman and child can realize his or her full potential. That is what the ALP stands out make the learners specially the women aware of their right to education. The ALP is not directed just learning reading and writing letters but putting them down to act to not to get enslaved to malpractices of the society. So ALP at Urban and Slum area at Manvi town has tried to reach its learners and helped them to bring out their potentiality in learning. This program has launched in collaboration with Zella Lok shishana Samithi, Zella Nagara Shishana Samithi Raichur and Vimukti on 10th June 2019. Intensive training program was organized for 45 ALP animators and they have to reach 2850 ALP learners within one year.
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Physical Education Training @ St Anthony’s PU College
‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. Keeping this thought in mind, St Anthony’s PU College organized Physical Education training sessions for the PU students for two consecutive days. A team of M.P.Ed trainers from Bangalore University volunteered themselves to train our students through various kinds of physical education techniques. It was an opportunity for all the trainees to exhibit their on-field training skills. It was really a spectacular display of different physical exercises for the physical well-being of the students. At the end of the session, Mr. Prasad, Guest Faculty, Department of Physical Education, Bangalore University, thanked and felicitated Rev. Fr. Roshan Rosario, Director, St. Anthony’s Institutions for the opportunity given to train the students. Prof. Srinidhi Siddharth, the Director of Physical Education of our college collaborated well with the Department in making this event a meaningful one.
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Annual Parent Teacher Association PTA Meet : Trinity Central School
The Annual Parent Teacher Association PTA Meet was organized on 1st June, 2019 at the Trinity Campus at 2.30pm. Rev. Fr. Paul Melwyn D’Souza the Vicar Provincial of Holy Trinity Capuchin Province Karnataka was invited, as the Chief Guest for this prestigious programme. The annual PTA meet commenced with the invocation of prayer, as our teachers sang the hymn “Showers of Blessings”. The auspicious ceremony of the “lighting of the lamp”, was followed after the prayer song. The beautiful diyas were lit by our gracious dignitaries viz Fr. Paul Melwyn Chief Guest, Fr. Anil the Principal, Fr. Ravi Rajesh our Administrator along with Mrs. Magdelina Lewis our Academic Co-ordinator, Mrs. Archana Shetty, Pre-Primary Section Head, and Ms. Chandini, Secretary of the PTA.
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St. Anthony Novena @ St Anne’s Capuchin friary, Mangalore
June 10, 2019: Three days of the novena to St Anthony in preparation for the Annual feast was inaugurated with the ceremony of hoisting the flag at St Anne’s Capuchin friary, Jail Road, Bejai Mangalore at 5.45pm. Fr George Olivera Capuchin, the professor of the Philosophical studies at Capuchin Philosophy house, Mysore inaugurated the three days novena by blessing and hoisting the flag of St Anthony. Fr Joel Lopez, Vice Novice Master from Farangipate Capuchin Novitiate house presided over the Eucharistic celebration. Speaking on the theme of the day Fr Joel invited all the faithful to draw inspirations from St Anthony’s life and not just admire and seek favours from him. ‘Holiness is achievable; it involves doing little things with great love and devotion’, he said. The angelic choir was led by Mr Joel Pereira.
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Fr Chetan Lobo, Capuchin is appointed as the new PRO of Udupi diocese
Fr Chetan Lobo, Capuchin took charge as the PRO of Udupi diocese in a simple ceremony held at Bishop’s House on June 07, 2019. In addition, he also assumed office as the Director of Commission for Social Communications. The newly appointed PRO, Fr Chetan Lobo, Capuchin was administered the oath of office by Most Rev. Dr Gerald Lobo, the bishop of Udupi. The incumbent PRO Fr Denis D’sa (now the parish priest of Shirva) and the incumbent Director of Social Communications Fr Valerian Mendonca (now the parish priest of Udupi) were participated in the oath taking ceremony. The Diocesan Education Secretary Fr Vincent Crasta, Fr Stephen D’Souza, director of Divya Jyothi, Fr Reginald Pinto, director of Sampada, Sr Veera, director of ICDP, Mr Alphonse D’Costa, Secretary of Diocesan Pastoral Council were present on the occasion.
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New Academic Year 2019 @ St Anthony’s PU College
‘Well begun is half done’ goes the saying. St. Anthony’s PU College commenced the new Academic Year 2019-20 with a vision to excel as Global leaders. The PU college created history totalling itself to 412 students for this current academic year. The first PU itself has had admissions of 243 students till date. It’s indeed a visible sign of its excellence and efficiency in the field of education in and around Bangalore. The Director and Principal Rev. Fr Roshan Rosario gave a glimpse of the academic activities and welcomed the freshers to the Anthonian Family. Rev. Fr Joy D’ Souza, the Principal of Darshan college introduced the faculty members. A warm welcome was extended to Fr Royston D’ Souza as the Administrator of the college. Rev. Fr Robin D’ Souza, Executive Secretary, Capuchin Education Board was the Chief Guest. He encouraged the students to embrace hard work as their friend and avoid laziness their enemy. ‘Every new beginning is a new opportunity to grow and to excel.’
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TEACHER’S TRAINING SEMINARS : Trinity Central School
We, at Trinity Central School, believe in qualitative education. And this is possible, when our teachers, not only teach, but know what they teach. There’s a lot more to any subject, other than theory, facts and figures. The closing week of May, saw the teachers of Trinity Central School, back to do a whole lot of learning and unlearning.
Day 1 Ice – Breaking Session & Phonetics
Teachers are our greatest assets in our society. As we step forwards to the new academic year 2019-20, the management of Trinity Central School had arranged a range of workshops for teachers to inspire, to empower to boost self – confidence, and to nurture the lives of students. Teachers at Trinity were in full zest as they joined school on the 23rd May 2019.

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Industrial Visit by the Darshanites
‘Practice makes one perfect’. Indeed, we the staff and students of Darshan College could prove it by enriching our practical knowledge through a visit to the Volvo Company Ltd., Hoskotte. Naturally, Industrial visits instill immense happiness and excitement in students. Learning from textbooks, lectures and other study material is not adequate for holistic learning. Practical, hands-on learning is essential for better understanding of work processes and business functions. Having such thoughts in mind, Darshan College under the direction of Rev. Fr. George Monis, the Principal had organized the industrial visit to become skilled at the practical knowledge in Management, and about the production techniques along with corporate practices. At the visit the students were exposed to a quality of lectures on the history of Volvo, its management, its growth and the manufacturing process of Volvo Trucks. Knowledge is of no value, unless you put it into practice.
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Darshan Institute of theology, Bengaluru : Inauguration of the Academic Year 2019-2020
On the 1st of June 2019, the inaugural session of the academic year 2019-2020 began with the Mass of the Holy Spirit presided over by the Provincial Minister, V. Rev. Dr. John Alwyn Dias, OFM Cap. Since it was his first visit, Fr. Salvador Fernandes, the rector of the institute felicitated the provincial minister with a bouquet of flowers and wished him all the best in his ministry of guiding the province. To commemorate the day, we had a photo session followed by refreshments in the dining hall. We began our prima lectio brevis by lighting of lamp. After the words of welcome and wishing the freshers, the dean, Fr. Albert Lewis gave a few valuable guidelines on our journey of this academic year.
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Inaugural Day : Infant Jesus School
The arrival of June has brought in a lot of freshness to the ambience of Infant Jesus School. The Inaugural function of the new academic year 2019-20 was chalked out beautifully by the management and the staff well in advance . The angelic Choir of I J S sought the blessings of God almighty through a prayer song. Rev. Fr Andrew Jayaraj: the principal presided over the function. The superior of Infant Jesus Nivas Rev Fr Anthony Vaz was the chief guest. In his address he called upon the teacher s to instil, the values that bring out the best in the students especially through their own example. The students of 9th and 10thstd enthralled everyone with their scintillating performance of dances. Fr. Principal Welcomed the new Teachers and wished them a fruitful years ahead.
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Rally held to create awareness against tobacco consumption: Vimukti Pothnal
“put it out before it puts you out”.
The true and beautiful saying goes like this “Unless we destroy the seed of evil, it will destroy us”. To destroy the seed of evil is hard but not impossible. One must put his heart and soul to destroy this evil seed that ruins oneself and the other. Taking necessary steps and guidance of right people, the addicted can give an end to it. Keeping this thought in mind VCT organized awareness rally against the use of tobacco on 31st world No Tobacco Day at Sunkanoor village,Manvi Taluka. The students voiced loudly against this evil malady by holding placards and banners about the harmful and evil effects on health of Tobacco, drugs alcohol, and so on. It was an urgent appeal from the part of students to all to take effective measures against these evil consumptions. The rally included a well-timed FLASH MOB, performed creatively before the gathered crowd so that they become aware by grasping the meaning of Tobacco termination and its importance.
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Celebration of Ramzan Festival on 03rd of June, 2019.
St Anthony's Church School celebrated the Ramzan festival on 03rd of June, 2019. The Muslim teachers organised the celebration. Dr. Mohammed Misbauddin, (Chief investigator of Information security education, Government of Karnataka) was the Chief Guest. The preacher at Siddiqa Mosque was the guest who blessed the children ahead of Ramzan with his prayer of blessing. The children beautifully presented the significance and the meaning of the feast of Ramzan. It was a nice occasion for the Antonites to show our oneness with the Muslim Brethren and wish them a happy feast of Ramzan.
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Collage Competition @ Darshan College
‘The True Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him but because he loves what is behind him’ – G. K. Chesterton. Soldiers are the guardians of a country. In order to pay tribute to every soldier of our country, Darshan College (Mahatma Gandhiji Committee) organized a paper collage competition showcasing the theme Surgical Strike. 16 teams participated in the competition and beautifully presented the Surgical Strike with the paper cuttings. Mr. Harshith M. R., the National Level Athlete and Ms. Bhuvana A, Gold Medalist in B. Com, and an aspiring Model who have been the jury members for various competitions at different colleges were present as the Jury members. A man is a patriot if his heart beats true to his country.
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Training ‘skills-for-success’: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® - tailoring center had achieved a remarkable progress in training and placing many deserving girls/ women over the past years. The overarching goal of VCT is to reach out to the youngsters who are school dropouts and unemployed by imparting training that can ensure a sustainable livelihood opportunity. While working with women in the villages, the staff of the organization noticed that large number of girls dropped out of schools, especially after class VII (at the age 13-14). Long distance from the village to the high school and lack of public transport and discrimination against girls in education were found to be the main reasons for large number of girls being dropped out.The overall objective of the training is to transform the school dropout girls into catalyst of social transformation by building their capacities for leadership and equipping them with vocational skills. 83 dropout girls benefited from this training.
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JPIC National Conference of Capuchins in India-2019: Vimukti Pothnal
Theme: Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi meeting the Sultan Al-Malik Al- kamil(1219-2019)
The CCMSI-JPIC national team gathered in Kannur, Kerala on 20th and 21st May, 2019 under the leadership of Br. John Baptist, the Capuchin Definitor General and Br. Ben Ayodi, the JPIC International Secretary. Capuchin National action plan on peace building was set up against the growing Religious Fundamentalism in response to the M. Gandhi 150 and Francis 800 anniversary. To carry out this forward, a National core group was set up JPIC team will work with a core group of four friars to commemorate this year, the event of Francis 800 and Gandhi 150. This meeting was organized by Br. Arun Lobo the JPIC Secretary for India.
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“International Child Helpline Day”:Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust, Pothnal organized International Child Helpline Day at Vimukti Central on 17 May 2019. The Day has been declared as such by Child Helpline International to celebrate the work of CHILDLINE all over the world and observed the day by raising awareness about 1098 and drawing attention to the vital role of a helpline for every child. The CHILDLINE coordinator Raichur stressed the importance of Child Helpline No- 1098 and urged the participants to use the toll free helpline whenever they come across crimes and exploitation against children. “Children deserve to be heard. The care and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility”, Further he explained the importance of helplines and the mechanism behind the helpline system. Rev. Fr. Sathish Fernandes VCT Director said that everyone should join hands for the cause of children in need and refer them to CHILDINE 1098. This toll free No. 1098 plays important role and reaches out to children who are in vulnerable situations.
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Orientation Training on income generation activities : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with Capuchin Province of Emilia- Romagna Bologna organized training on income generating to all the poor women of the project area. Women participation and empowerment are fundamental women’s rights to enable them to have control over their lives and put forth influence in society. We need to empower them socially, equip them with a range of skills and knowledge to enable them to build confidence, develop a sense of self-worth, a belief in one’s ability to secure desired changes and the right to control one’s life. VIMUKTI believes in helping to provide women from rural villages with sustainable livelihood option by developing skills that benefit them in their rural setting as absence of requisite skills results in increased migration and socio-economic challenges.
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Feast of Divine Mercy 2019 celebrated at Mangalore
May 12, 2019 : Feast of Divine Mercy 2019 celebrated at Divine Mercy Retreat Centre, Bejai, Mangalore.


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Divine Mercy Feast 2019 , Novena - Day 2 (04.05.2019)


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Training on Gram Sabha/ Ward Sabha to Community leaders : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® organized training on Gram Sabha/ Ward Sabha to the community leaders at VCT center Pothnal on 28th of April 2019 to deliberate and seek a way forward to strengthen and to voice out to get benefits for their respective Gram Panchyath. The Workshop was attended by 122 community leaders from 20 pockets of our working area. Mrs. Jecintha Lok Manch capacity builder welcomed the participants; Mr. Charlie campaign facilitator was the Resource person who enlightened community leader the importance of Gram Sabhas (GS) of Village Panchayaths and Ward Sabhas (WS) of Municipalities are envisaged as for a of direct democracy where citizens directly participate in taking decisions regarding local administration and development.
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Divine Mercy Feast 2019 - Novena - Day 1 (03.05.2019)
Divine Mercy Novena began at DIVINE MERCY RETREAT CENTER, Bejai Mangalore today. There was a flag hoisting ceremony followed by a short procession. The first day novena mass was offered by Fr Jason Pais, Capuchin. The grand feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated on 12 th May 2019. The capuchin friars of St Anne's Friary invite you for the same.
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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 6, Saturday 27th April 2019
 

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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 5, Friday 26th April 2019


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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 4, Thursday 25th April 2019


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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 3, Wednesday 24th April 2019
On the third day, of the 8th Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Capuchin Province - Karnataka held at Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India (FISI), Bengalore which commenced on 22nd April 2019 the Capuchin Friars have elected Fr Alwyn Dais as the Provincial Minister and Fr Paul Melwyn D’souza as the Vicar Provincial, Fr Peter Cyprian D’souza, Fr Robin D’souza and Fr William Prabu as the Provincial Councillors. Fr Alwyn Dais, hails from Paladka parish of Mangalore Diocese. Earlier he had worked in the Missions of Nagaland and in Ujire as the Director of Students at Dayalbagh Ashram. He was sent for the higher studies in Paris, France. Later he obtained his Ph.D in Theology from the University of Catholique de Paris, France. He was Vicar Provincial of the Karnataka Capuchin province for two terms. He was Executive Secretary of Capuchin Education Baord, Karnataka. He was appointed as the Director of St. Anthony’s Institutions, Kengeri, Bengalore. He was also appointed as the member if the Advisory Board for the NSS Department, Bangalore University in 2018.
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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 3, Session 1,
Wednesday 24th April 2019


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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 2, Session 2,
Tuesday 23rd April 2019



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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
Day 2, Session 1,
Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The Eucharist in the morning was celebrated by the President of chapter Bro John Baptist, the general councillor. The morning session began at 9am. The provincial minister Bro Dolphy Pais presented his report after which Bro Robin, the administrator and Bro Vijesh, the province treasure presented their reports. In the evening session Bro Godwin Ogam - the custos of Uganda custody, Bro Denis - the custos of Japan custody and Bro Arun Kumar - the provincial delegate of SriLanka Mission presented their reports.
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VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka
22-04-2019 to 27-04-2019
Fraternal Renewal of Gospel Brotherhood for a Responsible Living
Day One, Monday 22nd April 2019
Prayer Service

The celebration of the VIII Provincial Chapter of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka with “Fraternal Renewal of Gospel Brotherhood for a Responsible Living” as its main theme, commenced at 3.00 pm on Monday, 22nd April 2019, Shanthi Sadhana (FISI), Bangalore. The Capitulars were gathered in front of the portico of FISI. Br. John Baptist, General Councilor for India, the President of this Chapter, led the procession towards the chapel with the lighted Paschal Candle. The Capitulars offered the lighted candles at the foot of St. Francis of Assisi. The President invoked God’s Blessings through a prayer to the Holy Trinity. Br. Paul Sumi read a passage from the Holy Constitutions of the Capuchin Friars Minor and gave a brief reflection. All the gathered capitulars prayed the Prayer for the success of the Provincial Chapter following which Peace Prayer of St. Francis was sung. The Prayer service was animated by the liturgical Committee: Br. Paul Sema, Br. Joel Lopes, Br. Joel Jason Lobo and Br. Jason Russell Pais.
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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. Roberto Genuin
Minister Provincial

Fr. John Alwyn Dias
Provincial Council

Fr. Paul Melwyn D'Souza
Vicar Provincial

Fr. Peter Cyrian D'Souza
2nd Councilor

Fr. Robin Victor D'Souza
3rd Councilor

Fr. William Prabhu 4th Councilor


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