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PC 03/19 K.101.11
06th October 2019


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VOL.: LVII
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019    NO.: 04


St. Padre Pio


St. Clare of Assisi


Tau Cross


Damiano Cross

 

  Highlights 

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


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1Annual Athletic Meet @ Darshan College
The True competitors are the ones who always play to win. Sports helps one to stay healthy and fit. To give a push to the inherent talent in sports, Darshan College organized a week of inter-class competitions for boys and girls. After enthusing the team spirit among students, a day was dedicated to explore and exhibit their athletic spirit. Mr Prathap N, National Wrestling, Judo Player & Coach was the Chief Guest. Sports makes one physically stronger, emotionally mature, mentally determined, so let sports always be a part of your life was the message of the Chief Guest. Students with bubbling spirit of sportsmanship were really ecstatic on the playground and the echo of the same resonated in the college campus. There were victories and defeats but everyone had realized that it is our response to winning or losing that makes us a winner or a loser. The Mantra of the day was ‘Winning is not everything, but making effort to win is’!

1ANNUAL DAY : Trinity Central School
‘Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success and that is what we call as Team work’. Under the glistening sun and the pleasant evening breeze, the grounds and portals of Trinity Central School welcomed one and all for the 11th Annual Day Celebrations held on Saturday, 7th December 2019 with open arms and joyous hearts. At first, the chief guest of the event – Dr. Ullas Kamath (Dean, Melaka Medical Science College, Manipal) accompanied by Fr. Robin D’Souza – president of the function, were given a thumping and resounding welcome to the beats of the traditional Chande. Joining them in their august presence, were also Fr. Claud Mascarenhas, Guardian of Trinity Vihar, Fr. Anil Dcosta, Principal, Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Vice–Principal and Administrator, Mr. Krishnan Sridharan PTA President and Ms. Magdelina Lewis, Ms. Archana Shetty and Ms. Poornima Devadiga – our Academic Co-ordinator, Pre-Primary Section Head and Activity Co-ordinator respectively.

1Improve knowledge through reading books: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti children in the villages have given ample of opportunity to read books of various interests especially on freedom fighters, scientists, true leaders of our nation and many motivational and general knowledge books. Thus apart from the school text books they are made aware of the wide knowledge that one must have to cope up and come forward in the society today as they grow up through reading these books. So Vimukti trust has wide range of books in the library that are made available for the children generously. This has improved their knowledge and thirst for reading.

1ANNUAL SPORTS DAY  : Trinity Central School
“Sport is friendship
Sport is health
Sport is education
Sport is life
Sport brings the world together.”

Indeed, the skies on the pleasant November morning of 22nd saw colourful balloons being heralded into the skies, to sing in the Annual Sports day of 2019-20 at Trinity Central School. On 22nd November 2019, we witnessed the sports day of our future sports persons – our Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students. The Chief Guest of the function was Fr. Terrance Abranches, Director of Holy Cross Home, Katapady. The event commenced with the invocation of prayer by our grade 3 students led by Ms Sarah. Sheldon of grade 3, presented the welcome speech. Ms Sharon introduced the credentials of the Chief Guest. The march past is the pride of every sports day. Voiced by Ronan of grade 2 and led by the Head Boy – Zihaan and Head Girl Manvi, students presented a commendable and disciplined march past. The trinitorium glowed with the presence of the Cadets of Cubs and Bulbuls and the colourful school houses – Spoleto, Greccio, Rivo Torto and Laverna.

1Inception of NCC Unit @ Darshan College
The National Cadet Corps is the youth wing of the Indian Army. The motto of NCC is ‘Unity and Discipline’. Another feather to the cap of Darshan College was added as a unit of NCC was established in the college. Through the ardent efforts of the Management, NCC unit under the 3 KAR Battalion, Bangalore commenced in the month of November. The first batch has 17 Cadets of whom 11 are boys and 6 are girls. Prof. Srinidhi Siddharth is appointed the ANO for the unit. Anytime, when you are in the Darshan College Campus and you hear the commanding voices in the air, and the rumbling of the steps then don’t be surprised: it’s the NCC Parade of Darshan College. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.

1Spreading 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 328 families, thus many people appreciated regarding this program.

Special Advent Retreat 1
Talk
 
Adoration


Eucharist

Adult Literacy training Programs and distribution of Educational kits to 3210 learners: Vimukti Pothnal
A person who does not know to read and write faces many challenges in life. They are unable to read sign boards, bus destinations, bank transactions, help children in their education etc. they are often cheated in the market place. The person lives with low self-esteem and becomes incapable to defend or speak up in any forum. Illiteracy is a serious challenge in many rural communities of India, where the average literacy rate is around 65% which is far below the nation average of 74 %( Census2011). The low functional literacy continues to be a great challenge and hinders development in any form. As a strategy, vimukti Pothnal strives to reach the most marginalized communities in society; thus this project has reached some of the most backward and disadvantaged villages of Manvi taluka.

A Word of Heartfelt Gratitude…
Helpings Hands are better than Praying lips

Vimukti Charitable Trust in collaboration with Mr. Ashok & family and F-Fitness First Company Dubai distributed Company T- SHIRT to underprivileged children and Youths of surrounding villages of Pothnal, Raichur, Karnataka. "It is indeed was a special moment to see children were happy to see the gifts as token of love”. Believing in the happiness of all, there are some benevolent people and groups who make sure that everyone has smiles on their faces." It was a small gesture by the generous donors from Dubai, Mr. Ashok & family to express that they care for unprivileged kids too, Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Vimukti Charitable Trust Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes parents also appreciated the initiative taken by Mr. Ashok and family to inculcate the habit of sharing and giving.

SMBHRAMA 2019 : Infant Jesus School
School annual day was celebrated with splendid gaiety and fervor under the banner SAMBHRAMA 2019. Rev Fr Paul Melwyn D’Souza Vicar Provincial Holy Trinity Province Karnataka presided over the program. Addressing the gathering he asked the parents to encourage their children according to their talents. Representing the CT Ravi Minister of tourism Govt of Karnataka his wife Mrs. Pallavi Ravi gave guideline about parenting. Mr Raghu Gowda N.B HaVALDHAR Indian Aramy intited the students to inculcate the spirit if patriotism in the beginning stage of life itself. ICSE and SSLC Topers of 2018-19 were facilitated. Mr Michael Baptist Waterjet Engineers sponsored the scholarship for the toppers. Students put up a colorful cultural event which won the hearts of all.

Summer Camp: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Hosa Belaku Israel organized summer camp on 25th November 2019. “You are the light of the world” is the teaching of Jesus. In order to brighten the lives of the children in the villages we sowed the seed of brightness by arranging a summer camp for all the children in the villages irrespective of caste and creed. We tried our best to teach them how to fish rather than giving them fish.

Distribution of Educational Material to Poor Students: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Vimukti Charitable Trust Group Israel organised program on distribution of Educational materials to the poor children in the villages of Manvi Taluka. Many students in our service area are dropping out of school before graduation, since their parents cannot to afford to provide uniform, text books, school bag and such other items. Their parents are mainly working as day labourers, work as auto drivers, rickshaw pullers, vegetable vendors, or domestic help. Some of their parents have migrated to big cities in search of jobs. We motivate their parents through counselling sessions to send their children to school.

CUBS AND BUL BULS UTSAV : Trinity Central School
A two day excursion cum talent utsav was held for Cubs and Bulbuls on 16th and 17th November at Anandathirtha Vidyalaya, Kunjarugiri. The Cubs and Bulbuls of Trinity Central were accompanied by the Animators Ms. Pavithra and Ms. Sushma. On both days, several competitions were held, that brought out the intently creative talents of our students. Competitions such as coconut leaf art, sand, gravel and stone art, mask making etc. were held. The cadets spent an eventful day by participating in various activities and later a fun filled relaxed evening with the campfire which the children enjoyed very much.

Annual Anthonian Athletic Meet @ St Anthony’s PU College
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head. Sports and Athletics are one of the wonderful ways to instill qualities of determination, sincerity and discipline. With an intention to build good sportsmanship among students, St Anthony’s PU College organized inter-mural competitions in Volleyball, Kabaddi, Cricket, Kho-Kho for boys and Chess, Throw-ball, Kho-Kho and Kabaddi for girls. After enthusing the team spirit among students, a day was dedicated to explore and exhibit their athletic spirit in full fervour.

Child Sexual abuse awareness program: Vimukti Pothnal:
CHILDINE Collab, VIMUKTI Raichur, organized Child Sexual abuse awareness programme at Govt. Higher Primary School Raichur Taluka collaboration with government high school Zairabad. Mr. Sudharshan coordinator, Childline, in the key note address spoke about Child Rights and responsibility of children. Mr. Mukanna, team staff CHILDLINE, Raichur, addressed the gathering and briefed about the objectives and purpose of the open house programme. The Police Sub Inspector exhorted the children to stay away from evil elements in the society.

Forming young minds for an enlightened future… Vimukti Pothnal
VIMUKTI organized summer camp to all our club and parliament children of our villages. The main intention of this program was to get numerous opportunities to the children to grow and learn new things. Various sessions on life skills, awareness on health and hygiene, training on good manners, information on moral values, child rights, and leadership and other activities like ice breaking sessions, outdoor games, etc were part of the summer camp. More than half of the inhabitants of the rapidly growing cities and the rural villages consist of children. In most situations they are deprived of support, guidance and education.

EXPLORENA – A Techno-Cultural Fest @ Darshan College
"We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring." The Cultural committee of Darshan college beautifully organized techno-cultural events in order to explore talents and boost confidence among fellow students and peers. EXPLORENA – A Techno-Cultural Fest comprising of a wide range of intra-college events were categorized in two phases- Off-Stage and On-Stage events viz., Best Accountant, Best Manager, Spell Bee, Spot Programming, Photography, Creative Writing, Painting, Pencil Sketch and Group Dance, Solo Singing, Product Launch, Mad Ads, Fashion Show, Short movie respectively. The group events included Cooking without fire, Collage, Treasure hunt, Rangoli, Mehendi, Nail art/Face painting.

Public Awareness Campaign on 1098: Vimukti Pothnal
Awareness for the public in the vicinity of the Market and in the surroundings of Railway station was conducted by CHILDLINE Raichur team on October 20th, 2019. Public were explained about the issues of children such as child labour, school drop outs, begging children, child abuse, missing children and run away children. Hand-outs with information on CHILDLINE (1098) and child related issues were distributed to the public. A group of students from government high School received the awareness with great enthusiasm. A positive response was given by the public who assured that they would call the child helpline if any children were at risk. After counseling the parent and the children on child labour, the mother was advised to refrain from using the children to earn a living to meet the school expenses. Around hundred people received awareness.

Memorandum submitted to the Block Education officer in demanding basic amenities in the school premises: vimukti Pothnal
Markumdinni youth members from Karabdinni (Udbal Panchyath) submitted the memorandum, demanding concerned BEO to provide basic facilities in the school as well as in the village. All the youth members got together discussed and listed out the problems one by one and approached the concerned authority to help specially, clean drinking water, toilet, play ground, play materials, and compound wall should be provided in the school premises. Drain water flows near the school and cleanliness remained a mirage. Waste was thrown in the school premises and it had turned into mosquito centre.

Tickle Your Taste Buds : Infant Jesus School
Little infantines were introduced to the different taste that they come across. They were also made familiar with the English synonyms. Children were given the different etabels to tase and spell the taste. Children enjoyed the creative activity conducted by teaches and went home with new experience and excitement.

ANNUAL PRIZE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY - NOVEMBER 2019 : SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA
Annual prize distribution ceremony of our school (sneha jyothi vidyalaya) was observed on 22nd November 2019. The function was started at 9.30 am in the morning. The Headmaster presided over the function. It was a day of celebration for the students and teachers. In order to make this event successful, a lot of preparations were made by students and teachers. The successful students in various fields such as sports, education, cultural programs had to be honoured in the program. Headmaster, assistant headmaster and the teachers distributed the prizes to the winners of the respective fields. Headmaster delivered a very motivating speech.

ANNUAL SPORTS DAY : SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA
Sneha jyothi vidyalaya sports day happened to be on 15th November. The chief guests of the day were Sr. Apoline (superior Anugraha Convernt), Sr. Martha (In charge Anugraha Hostel). The other dignitaries were Fr. Dominic, Headmaster and Fr. Sunil, asst. headmaster. The sports day took a start by welcoming the guests by Shrikanth sir. The students entered the spirit of the occasion in a grand way with the Olympic torch and oath being administered by the sports captain. Students from class 1 to 10th std. actively participated in the event. On the special occasion headmaster acknowledged everyone about the importance of sports. Various sports like Running, long jump, High jump, short put, javelin throw, and discus throw, relay, group games like valley ball, throw ball, hand ball, basketball, kabbadi, kho-kho, lagori and indoor games keram, chess etc. were also conducted. Eventually the event took a wind up when Headmaster presented his hearty vote of thanks.

Children’s day celebration in SJV Pothnal
Children’s day program was grandly put forth by staff members with the guidance of Headmaster. The chief guests were Rev. Fr. Thomas, parish priest St. Clare parish, Sr. Martha (Anugraha Boarding In charge). The program started with a grand welcome. Welcome speech was given by Miss. Shashikala. Class representatives from each class were honoured by their class teachers. The chief guest Fr. Thomas spoke a few words on the occasion. The program was followed by cultural activities, wishing song, a skit by Fr. Sunil and team and a dance by Miss. Shashikala and team. Sir. Devarayappa shared his thoughts on children’s day. At last vote of thanks was presented by the Headmaster. The day was followed by Special lunch sponsored by Management and staff.

People asked to be cautious against contagious diseases: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized health awareness campaign in surrounding villages of Pothnal. The main objective of the health campaign is to create awareness about people should take precautions to prevent vector- borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, lymphatic filariasis, Japanese Encephalitis, chikungunya. District administration, health and family welfare department and the office of district vector- borne disease prevention officer Mr. Balappa said, diseases are spread through mosquito bites. Vaccines could not be found for such diseases so far but medicines could be given for controlling the disease. Malaria is a life- threatening mosquito-borne disease caused by a plasmodium parasite. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of Anopheles mosquito.

CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATION : Trinity Central School
“The children of today will make the India of tomorrow”. The Finesse of these words spoken by Shri Jawaharlal Nehru (lovingly known as Chacha Nehru), whose birthday is a celebration of the innocence, exuberance and purity of our children in India. On November 14th, the portals and corridors of Trinity Central School, reverberated with the shouts of joy, peals of laughter and the artistry of hundreds of smiles. The day’s festivities began with the school assembly, fore fronted by the teachers. Ms. Deepthi, along with Ms. Jesslin at the keyboard, lead the Trinity family into prayer, with the hymn, “Give me oil in my lamp”. Ms Steffi presented the thought for the day – in the words of Swami Vivekananda – “Take risks in life. If you win, you can lead; If you lose, you can guide”. The programme continued with Ms. Jayanthi articulating a speech on the importance and significance of Children’s Day. Prior to that Ms. Mayuri conducted a fun GK Quiz for the children. Later the charismatic presence of Mr. Shreyas Kotian, III year BA student of MGM college and Anchor of Udupi TV, was an added enjoyable moment.

TRADITIONAL DAY : Trinity Central School
Our country India is a land of diverse cultures and a rainbow canvas of multiple traditions. On 16th October 2019, our students of Kindergarten were dressed in their best finery of cute sarees, lehengas, kurta pyjamas and veshtis etc. The children were all a beautiful sight and the colourful attire infused into the joys of the festivities. Students were informed about the various traditions through a meaningful video usual. Students enjoyed the day as they smartly walked the ramp, flanked in their best traditional attire. Overall the students enjoyed the day.

PRATHIBHA KARANJI : Infant Jesus School
Mugthihalli Cluster level Prathibha Karnaji was held in our school. Mrs Jesantha Anil kumar President Health and Education Committee Chikamagalaure inaugurated the program. Mr. Manjunath BEO gave a key note address and congratulated the school for the wonderful organization of the event. Nearly 21 government and private schools participated in the competitions and won good many prizes in different activities.

Day to be remembered by Fr Principal : St Francis of Assisi School
It’s 2nd November, Fr Jason Fernandes our principal’s day. To make it as a special one, different squads put their creative steps for the rhythmic songs. Along with all the staff of Assisi, principal cut the cake and shared his joy with all the children. To mark this birthday of Fr Jason Halloween Day was conducted in the school. Students came painting their faces with different colors and wearing variety of ghostly masks.

EDUCATIONAL TOUR 2019-20 : Trinity Central School
As part of the academic curriculum in lieu with their lessons, students of various classes went on Educational Tours. Our curious, creative and enthusiastic tiny tots of the Kindergarten Section learnt about plants, conservation of trees as they enjoyed themselves at Padmashri Awardee – Salumarada Thimmakka Park, in Manipal. They also spent a fruitful session at the Planetorium learning about the planets and the solar system at the Planetorium in Manipal. Students of the Primary Section spent some fruitful moments, touring places like Adi Udupi Market, Stella Maris Church, Kalmady, Udupi Police and Fire Stations, Udupi City Centre Mall so on and so forth and Vivekananda Divine Park, in Saligrama places like Gurunarasimha Temple, Bird Sanctuary.

Visit to Stock Market Institute by Darshanites
The Stock Market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient. Stock Market Institute has always been to provide real dynamics of financial markets as researchers, analysts, trading enthusiasts, long investors and the likes that open up new vistas and opportunities for those who seek careers and also for those with entrepreneurial aspirations. In order to gain more knowledge, the final year BBA and B. Com students of Darshan College attended a day’s seminar on the functioning of Stock Exchange at SMI, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore. Mr Sandeep Kumar oriented the students with the basic functioning of the stock exchange and briefed them about the nuances of the market. The speaker also explained the traditional method of buying and selling the shares in the stock market. The students were exposed to the practical scenario of the stock market by Mr Ajay. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Children ask officials, why no Gram Sabha in the District?: Vimukti Pothnal
“We are deprived of a platform to air our problem”
Vimukti Children parliament members gave the memorandum on 13th of November, 2019 at Utakanoor Gram Panchyath demanding children Gram Sabhas to be held at all the gram panchythas. Santhosh, Basvaraj, shashikala, ananda, Praveen and others charged that the ‘gram sabhas’ are not taking place in their villags, which has resulted in them unable to air their grievances at the right forum and get justice. They charged that the officials are denying the children right to get their dues by not holding the children ‘Gram sabhas’. They said, as the children parliament is not taking place regularly, the officials are unable to prevent child marriage cases in our talukas. They also charged that while in some villages the children gram sabhas are taking place, but they are being held for the heck of it and not with a concern towards resolving the issues hurting the children.

‘Sevak Kutmache Sahamilan’ drew the Konkani Writers fraternity under one roof.
Konkani popular monthly ‘Kutmacho Sevak’ organized a get-together for the Konkani writers at St Anne’s Friary Mini hall – Bejai, on 15th November 2019 at 6.00 pm. It organized this event in preparation for the Sevak Diamond Jubilee celebration to be held on 22nd of December 2019. The evenings get together commenced with a Konkani Hymn after which Fr Paul Melwyn, the administrator of Sevak welcomed the gathering. Fr Prakash Lobo, the editor of Sevak shared a brief history of Sevak Magazine and its journey of 60 years in the lives of the Konkani Christian community. Mr Stephen Henry Mascarenhas (HeMachari), the editor of the DaijiWorld weekly was the chief guest for this get-together who enlightened the gathering through a talk on ‘Media and Social Responsibility’. Fr Chethan Capuchin who introduced him earlier also moderated the interaction session after the talk.

Children’s Day Celebration : Infant Jesus School
“Every new born child gives us a message that God still loves the world” Children are the greatest gift to the universe. They are precious and unique. Infant Jesus never missed the chance to make the children know that they are soo soo special to us. This year’s Children’s day was celebrated with lot of fun and play. Teachers with all their enthusiasm and energy did their best to entertain the children through their Drama and varieties of dances. Teachers themselves cooked and served the delicious lunch to the children along with ice-cream and jileebi. It was an unforgettable event.

Summer Camp Organized at Devipura: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized Summer Camp from november 10th to 13th , 2019 at Devipura. Mr. kriyappa, GP president, Mr. Sharanappa and Mr. charile, jecintha, Pothnal, Child representatives from Tuition centers and para teachers, parliament Leaders inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. Children were taught action songs, finger print art, making puppets, crafts, morals, values, good qualities in life, leadership, through stories, using the writing board, puzzles, word building, etc. Mr. Jaysheela, facilitated the session on Child Rights Violation. Mr. Arogyappa, vimukti staff facilitated a session on Self-awareness, goal setting and adolescence, gender equity for Adolescent girls.

Alumni Meet : St Francis of Assisi School
Memories retrieved as students stepped into the campus of St Francis of Assisi School on 28th October, 2019. Meeting old friends, sharing new experiences and old memories was joy filled moments in the life of those gathered ones. Echoing shouts, laughter and chattering added character to the deserted school on that eve. Leaving school is a start of another phase of life and visiting school reminds them of the base of the life they are setting. Hoping that they continue their good job and turn out to be successful and responsible human beings. Gathering was organized by Alumni president Mr Anish Ingle along with Prasad Jambagi and six leaders of X standard completed batches. Evening was filled with lots of fun and laughter. Many teachers were present to see their budding children and wish them all the best in their life.

National Unity Day @ Bangalore University
In a Domestic Government Unity and Co-operation are essential requisites. Run for Unity is a marathon that marks the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the Iron man of India. To mark the National Unity Day, our college NSS Co-ordinator along with the students actively took part in this marathon which started from Darshan College and ended at NSS Bhavan, Bangalore University. At NSS Bhavan, all the NSS volunteers 30-40 in number took pledge on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to preserve the high ideals of unity, integrity, solidarity, peace and prosperity of the Nation. Shri Venugopal, Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and other dignitaries took part in this Unity March. On this National Unity Day, each and every NSS volunteer boldly pronounced to strengthen the bonds of unity, justice and peace among the citizens of the nation. The foundation of Freedom is Unity.

Vimukti Tuition centers : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti operates 17 tuition centers to usher quality education to 958 children. These centers give students the skills they need to study and learn. They also clarify their doubts and help them to ease their difficult subjects. These centers have been motivating factors to study well and also to reduce the school drop outs.

DIWALI CELEBRATIONS   at Trinity Central School
Diwali the festival of lights marks the triumphant victory of good over evil. The portals of the Trinitorium were illuminated with beautiful diyas and an equally mesmerizing floral rangoli, on October 30th, as we celebrated the festival of Diwali, with much fervor and enthusiasm. The programme, commenced with the pious and traditional lighting of the lamp by Principal - Fr. Anil D’costa, Fr. Ravi Rajesh - Adminstrator, Mrs. Magdelina Lewis – Academic Coordinator and Pre-Primary Section Head - Mrs. Archana Shetty. Trinity’s guiding lights – its teachers enlivened the gathering, by lighting the diyas that were beautifully laid out across the floral rangoli.


Vimukti outreaches to provide sports dress: Vimukti Pothnal
The Malkapura school children won the Taluka level Volleyball completion and were selected to compete at the district level. They were in need of sports dress and had requested Gram Panchayat development officer for the same. But there was no positive response from the authorities concerned. It was in this time of need Vimukti learnt about the situation and without delay with much care and concern and by way of encouragement provided the sports dress to all the participants. Fr Sathish the Director of Vimukti encouraged with his blessings and wished them all the best for the competition. It was a great humanitarian gesture from the entire Vimukti team. The sports dress was distributed in a program where Mr Charlie, Mr Shivaram, Mr Mallappa, Mr Budeppa the teachers, the students, Village leaders were present.

District level Children Parliament was organized by Vimukti Charitable trust Pothnal at Utaknoor Gram Panchyats of Manvi Taluka:
Vimukti Charitable Trust in collaboration with Karnataka Child Right Observers, CHILDLINE 1098 Raichur organized District level children Parliament at Tadakal Government High school premises on 27th of October 2019. In the introductory speech Mr. Sudharshan CHILDINE Coordinator Raichur, briefed on the common responsibility that everyone has in order to protect children rights. Everyone has to work selflessly; this is the purpose of the workshop training to instill in everyone the concern to rescue the children. So the laws and regulations must be followed in order to help the children in danger. In taluka level the Tahasildar, education ministers as well as all the taluka ministers of all departments and the public education department at district level and all the heads of the entire department must work unison to rescue the children in risks and protect their rights.

Dance Competition @ St Anthony’s PU College
“Dancing stimulates the mind, body and soul which has been proven to increase cognitive strengths and prolong life; that is the Miracle of Dance”. With the aim of exploring the dancing skills of the students, an inter-class Dance Competition was organised by St Anthony’s PU College. The audacious dancers set the floor on fire with their energetic performances, artistic props, dashing costumes, sprightly moves and oodles of energy. The fun filled extravaganza kept the audience spellbound. The spectators witnessed the zeal and energy of the young Anthonians as they enthralled everyone with their stunning performances. The adjudicators, Ms Nagashree M, a versatile Choreographer and Tutor and Ms Susana Merlyn, a lead Dancer and an Associate Operator at Accenture highly complimented and adored the efforts put in by all the teams. Rev. Fr Roshan Rosario, Principal, St Anthony’s PU College thanked and felicitated the judges. Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

Hindi Speech Competition 02-11-2019 : SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA
September 14th is observed as Hindi Diwas across the country and Hindi enjoys the status of Rashtra Basha. Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya gives more importance to three languages that is Kannada, English and Hindi. To encourage our students to learn Hindi and to develop the speaking skill in Hindi language, on 2nd November we had Hindi speech competition from class 6th to 10th. Many students participated in it with great enthusiasm. Each class was given a different topic and the result was announced during the school assembly by the Headmaster.

KARNATAKA RAJYOSTAVA  at Trinity Central School
We live in the land of beauty and bounty, surrounded by a diverse culture and heritage – our wonderful Karnataka. The wonders and glory of the 64th Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations was witnessed in the trinitorium on 31st October 2019. The celebrations commenced with a harmonious prayer song. Light a glowing symbol was personified as the custodians of Trinity along with the SPL, Ms. Maimoona, lit the traditional lamp to the augur the festivities of the day. Students of grade 2 performed to the melodious beats of ‘Jeejimbe (ಜೀಜಿಂಬೆ)’. Ms. Ritika of grade 9, spoke at length about the history and origins of Karnataka Rajyotsava, the importance of this day and the significance of the Kannada language.

Celebrations keep culture alive  : St Francis of Assisi School
On 5th October, 2019 the last day of the semester I, St Francis of Assisi School celebrated the Dussehra, the triumph of good over evil, in school campus. The Dandiya, the traditional dance was organized. Children came with Dandiya traditional dress and danced for the beats of Dandiya. Many parents joined the celebration and shared the festive joy. Assisi premises filled with music and dance.

LITTLE CHAMPION OF SJV POTHNAL
Miss. Nikitha of class IX has secured many prizes in the sports competition arranged at the district level . She won 1st place in 100 mtrs running race , 1st place in high jump and She also won 2 nd place in long jump. The staff and management of Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya honoured the little champion and wished her good luck for the upcoming state level competition in mandya.

Spelling Bee Competition : SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA, POTHNAL
On 2nd of November we had Spelling Bee Competition. It was organized for all the students of our school in order to improve their vocabulary and spelling. All took an active part in it. It was an interesting competition. Winners were applauded and appreciated by the Headmaster during the school assembly .

LITERARY COMPETITIONS at Trinity Central School
On 21st October, the hallways of Trinity Central School witnessed an impressive display of creative ideas and articulate voices in the various Literary Competitions that were held. To start with the Primary Section (Grades 1 to 5) had a Pick and Speak Competitions with various topics like My family, My favourite outdoor game, A holiday with my family, My best friend, If I had wings etc. for grades 6 to 8 Elocution Competitions in all language disciplines – English, Hindi and Kannada were held with various competitive topics. Students of Grades 9 and 10 homed their vocals as they participated in the Declamation Competition. The judges had their task cut-out in choosing the best, from among the rest. It was indeed a day of creativity and discovery of the eloquent voices of the future.

Kannada Rajyotsava Celebration @ St Anthony’s Institutions
Freedom in mind, Strength in words, Pureness in our blood, Pride in our souls, Zeal in our hearts, Let’s salute the Spirit of Karnataka. With this burning spirit and zeal, St Anthony’s Institutions celebrated 64th Kannada Rajyotsava in a befitting way. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr. Manjunath, President, The Scouts and Guides Organisation, Bangalore. Gracing the event by lighting the lamp, distinguished Chief Guest gave a clarion call to love Kannada language and also to respect other languages. The President of the event Rev Fr Roshan Rosario spoke of the rich cultural and linguistic heritage of Karnataka. He emphasized that it is our responsibility to carry forward the flame of our established traditions. Students put their steps together for dance and other cultural programmes. The top scorers of Kannada language in II PU Board Examination were felicitated during this occasion. Indeed, it was a meaningful celebration!

Kannada Rajoytsava : Anugraha School, Bidar
On 1st of November Anugraha School celebrated the Kannada Rajyotsava in a grand manner. Shri. Veeranna Baggewadi, Deputy Commissioner of Excise Bidar district was the chief guest for the programme. Shri. J. Anil Raj, Inspector of Excise, Bhalki Range, Bhalki, Shri. Daulathraya, Sub-Inspector of Excise, Bhalki Range, Bhalki and Shri. Dundappa Hakki, Sub-Inspector of Excise, Bhalki Range, Bhalki were other invited guests for the programme. The programme began around 8. 30 AM. The guests were invited to the programme by the school band. Shri. Veeranna Baggewadi, Deputy Commissioner of Excise garlanded the photo of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari and hoisted the national flag. We all paid respect to the State by singing the Naada Geethe and paid respect to the Nation by singing the National Anthem. Mr. Subhash the assistant-teacher in his speech mentioned about the history of Karnataka State, the contribution of the language, culture and origin of the Karnataka flag.

Kannada Rajyotsava “Karnataka One State Many World” : Infant Jesus School
Karnataka is a state interwoven with Exuberant Heritage diverse linguistic and ethnicities. Infantiens are today reminded of this great diversity in one united state called Karnataka on Kannda Rajyotsva . Students through their dance showcased the rich culture of Karunadu. A informative video clip was shown to the students which reflected the detailed history of Karnataka Ekikarna movement. Principal enlighten the student’s about preserving the rich heritage and culture of our land.

Leading into the Future: Good education, Transformational leadership and the Gift Discernment: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized training program to all the Para teachers at vimukti premises. The main theme of the training was “leading into the Future: Good education, Transformational leadership and the Gift Discernment”. The programs began with the welcome note by Arogyappa followed by key note address by Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director, vimukti. The main speaker of the day is Mr. Ravi Chandra High school Teacher Malkapur, he address the gathering on the importance of the need for transformational leadership in the educational sector. He focused on the topic “Good education, transformational leadership and the gift of Discernment”. Each and every person in order to grow in transformational leadership, school leaders needed to grow in decision making on the basis of the gift of discernment.

NCC Camp @ St Anthony’s Institutions
Parade is Our Paradise; We have fire in our Eyes that rage in our Heart! Sacrifices are nothing to us when we serve our Purpose; those 3 Words made us “National Cadet Corps”. The Annual NCC Camp of Group ‘A’ division, Bangalore zone was held at Darshan College campus, St Anthony’s Institutions from 18th to 27th October 2019. This was organized by 3 Karnataka Battalion, Bangalore under the able leadership and supervision of Commanding Officer Colonel J.N. Kumar. There were 488 Cadets from all over Bangalore guided by 65 Officers and Staff members residing in the College campus. This camp was specially held for RD selection. During these days of training and activity, the Campus was fully vibrant with the resounding chorus of commands and rhythmic sound of March past. The NCC has excellent credential in grooming the youth of today, in character building and inculcating a sense of duty and service.

We Deeply Love Our Patron : St Francis of Assisi School
We the children and staff of St Francis of Assisi school celebrated its founder’s day in a grand scale on 3rd October 2019. We began the programme with prayer dance followed by reading of short life history of St Francis of Assisi. The parliamentarians of our school performed a dance on the ‘Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon’ which depicted the love of St Francis for nature. Teachers sang Franciscan hymns as children paid homage to their patron by offering flowers to the statue of St Francis of Assisi. Festive joy was shared by distributing sweets to children and the people those who were present on that day.

New milestone of Vimukti @ Pothnal: from the Dark Cells to Clear World: a ray of hope to the Prisoners: Vimukti Pothnal
“Be a love Bomb, Let it be exploded, not to kill, But to heal the broken hearts. This small sentence is the seed of Prison Ministry India. The tiny seed of love, which had been sown through divine intervention in the fertile soil of human hearts of few, has now grown into a large tree providing cool and gentle shade to many who feel frustrated, disappointed and broken spend in their lives in the dark cells of prison. The specific goal of our new venture is to create a just society, where all have equal opportunities for development and growth, all have an equal share in the resources of the earth and above all the worth and dignity of every individual human being is respected and protected. Further it focuses its, attention on the correction, reformation and rehabilitation of those in prison and their families. In the first session Fr. Sathish Fernandes, VCT director, motivated the participants on the values of Mahatma Gandhi and screened the movie on Gandhi life.

Deepawali A Festivity of Lights : Infant Jesus School
There’s always something warm and bright, about this time of the year, when everything has a special glow, and hearts are full of cheer. Deepawali marks the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil, but it also is a day of service and generosity to our fellow man. Infantine celebrated Deepawali with much festivity and joy. Shri Sadaksari temple priest of Adisakthi Nagar gave a thought provoking massage to the gathering about the significance of the feast . Students enacted the short play of Bali Chakravarthi and won the hearts of all. May the mirth and merriment of the magical festival of lights give you endless moments of joy and love.

A Great help for Teachers  : St Francis of Assisi School
A half a day session, on the theme of adolescence was organised to the teachers of St. Francis of Assisi school in the school auditorium on 2nd of October. The session began with prayer followed by the welcome to the speakers of the day. Addressing the teachers, Dr. Rajendra Salagare, explained the growth in the brain of children at different levels. Connecting to that he made references in the behavioural changes in children at different stages. Continuing the session, Dr. Yatish Poojari, spoke on the positive disciplinary actions to mend the behavior of the adolescence. Many tips were given, as how a teacher can positively change the behavior of children without punishing them. The session was very fruitful one to all the teachers.

Visitation of the chairperson of Capuchin Education Board : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
22nd October was the memorable day for Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya. We were proud to welcome Rev.Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, the secretary of Capuchin Education Board and the province treasurer Fr. Vijish Loyed Menezes. They were greeted by the school band and there after wonderful assembly was conducted by 6th std 7th std students. The esteemed guest were honored by the Headmaster Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo. Fr. Robin spoke about the importance of value based education and he requested all the teachers to give more importance to this. There after he met all the teaching and non-teaching staff. Teachers were given opportunity to express their views and suggestions.

Raichur Women staged Protest Demanding Women Voice in the Gram Sabha and basic entitlements before DC office: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust in collaboration with likeminded NGO’S from Raichur staged a protest in front of Deputy commission office at Raichur on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 alleging that the elected representatives and the concerned officials had failed to utilize the allotted amount for the development of the Gram Panchathya and not allowing women, voice their views in the Gram Panchyath. Secondly Community women here demanded proper implementation of basic entitlements. While people across the state celebrated Gandhi Jayanthi, 150 of women Representatives cross the district took part in this protest. Women came from various villages holding and shouting slogans in demanding immediately to basic entitlements and memorandum was submitted to the DC and CEO of Raichur to give in writing that they would do justice to their protest and take these issues very seriously.

PTA GATHERING, BLOOD DONATION CAMP, ART AND CRAFT EXHIBITION AND RESULT DAY  at Trinity Central School
On October 19, 2019 the portals of Trinity Central School were filled with anxious, but confident voices. And it was a busy afternoon with triplet functions.
PTA GATHERING
The afternoon proceedings commenced with the invocation of God’s blessings through a melodious song sung by our teachers. This was followed by the PTA meet. Dr. Shruthi T Mayur, an eminent Professor of TAPMI, Manipal was the resource person of the programme. Accompanying Dr. Shruthi, on the dais were the strong pillars of Trinity Central School Fr. Claud Mascarenhas, Guardian of Trinity Vihar, who was also the President of the function and Fr. Anil D’Costa, the Principal. Fr. Ravi Rajesh our Administrator, Mrs. Magdelina Lewis, the Academic Coordinator, Mrs. Archana Shetty, the Pre-Primary Section Head and PTA Secretary Mrs. Chandini were also present on the stage.

Free health camp under “Health for all” Project: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti Pothnal organized a free health checkup camp for women and children in the remote villages of our working area. About 150 patients were visited by nurse who also distributed vitamins, iron tablets and skin ointments to those in need. Nearly 123 women and children got benighted from this camp.
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PROGRAMME ON TIME MANAGEMENT at Trinity Central School
A programme on ‘Time Management and Peer Pressure’ was organized for the students of grades 9 and 10 on Tuesday, 15th October 2019 at Trinity Central School, Perampalli. Mr. Shridhar D, Faculty, Department of Occupational Therapy, MAHE, was the co-ordinator of the programme. Mr. Sridhar and his team presented the topic through a power point, followed by activities that conveyed the message of time management and the negative influence of peer pressure. There was constructive involvement of the students and the session was really beneficial to them.
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TREK TO BELVAI MOUNTAINS : Trinity Central School
Just like any other profession, mountaineering too, has now cemented its place from being just an adventure sport to full time profession for adventurists. And our students from the Scouts and Guides, Cubs and Bulbuls accompanied by their Animators and few other enthusiastic teachers made their way through the forests and mountains of Belvai, Moodbidri on 4th October 2019. Students learnt the ways of mountaineering and as they trekked up the mountains, they came to acknowledge and learn about the vast nature – forest, flora and fauna. After a brief stop for rest, our enthusiastic trekkers made their way to explore the caves and the Konnaje Kallu temple.
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CELEBRATION OF PATRON’S DAY at Trinity Central School
“Make me a channel of your peace”. These are the words that laid the foundation for the Franciscan order. The holy man, whose very words, we echo here at Trinity, was brought to life, during the celebrations of our founder and our Patron St. Francis Assisi on 4th October 2019. Trinity family began the founder’s day celebration with Holy Eucharist. The programme began with the soulful rendition of St. Francis’s song of peace and love – “Make me a channel of your peace”. Prior to that our principal Fr. Anil D’Costa garlanded the statue of St. Francis. After the prayer, the students of grade 3 presented a meaningful enactment of the life of St. Francis. Ms. Khushi of grade 5 shared her thoughts about St. Francis through her speech. A short video about the 4 important locations viz Laverna, Greccio, Rivo Torto and Spoleto wherein St. Francis imprinted his footsteps which also represent the four houses of the school were shown through a slideshow with a brief voice over by Pruthvi and Derick of grade 5.
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YSM INTERACTION at Trinity Central School
The students of grade 7 and 8, had a fruitful and engaging session with Fr. Edwin D’Souza, Director of YSM (Young Students Movement), Udupi Diocese on 3rd October 2019. Fr. Edwin educated the students about the objectives and goals of the YSM. In his interaction, he encouraged the students to enrol themselves in YSM, wherein they will learn to become responsible citizens by changing their way of life, certain thinking which in turn will bring about a gradual but meaningful change in society.
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GANDHI JAYANTHI CELEBRATIONS at Trinity Central School
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” These words of our Father of the Nation, Gandhiji echoed across the portals of our institution and minds of our students. On 1st October 2019, our Trinity fraternity held a brief celebration of the birthday of the man who fought for the very freedom that we now enjoy – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi lovingly known as Bapu. The celebrations commenced with the invocation of Bapu’s daily prayer – “Raghupathi Raghava Raja Ram”. After which our Principal Fr. Anil D’Costa garlanded the portrait of Gandhiji. Ms. Stuthi of grade 7 spoke a few words about Gandhiji – his life, his principles and about his long walk to achieve our freedom. Following this, our Principal too, spoke on the occasion. He mentioned about how we should imbibe the core values of Gandhiji in our daily lives. He asked us to value our freedom and respect it as, we must never forget Gandhiji’s struggles to give us the freedom which we now enjoy.
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Input session on contagious diseases: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized an awareness programme in Muddamaguddi village for the women and the old people. Under the national village employment program there are 100 days of labor work for their benefits. Later about various diseases which are contagious in nature, about deadly mosquitoes and their control, flies control about all these issues were discussed. For women who were present had health check-up. For about 30 women participated in this health camp.
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Birthday of Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais
On 15th October 2019, Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, celebrated his birthday at Shanthi Sadhana-FISI. Grand celebration began at 6.00 a.m. with a meaningful birthday prayer service for the occasion conducted by the Sisters, followed by Eucharistic celebration. The Eucharistic Celebration was further embellished by the meaningful homily by the Birthday baby and soulful choir by the Sisters guided ably by Fr Robin Minin Lopez. Later in the afternoon Fr. Andrew Anil Sequeira wished Fr. Fr. Dophy Pais with a bouquet followed by a beautiful Cake was cut by Birthday Baby to mark this special occasion and Fr. Robin Victor D’souza appreciated the services of Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais to the fraternity of Shanthi Sadhana-FISI and to the Province at large. All the Sisters a
nd Brothers gathered wished the birthday baby many happy returns of the day. A sumptuous spread for all our beloved guests added a generous taste to the celebration.

International Day of the Girl Child: “Girls March to school” Free and compulsory Education For girls till 18 years of age” Vimukti Pothnal
On 11th of October 2019 under the banner of ‘Hennu Makkala Nade Shale Kade’(Girls March to school) with the alliance of likeminded NGOs from Karnataka celebrated ‘International Day of the Girl child’ at VCT Premises. Nearly123 adolescent girls participated in this event and submitted memorandum to Deputy Commissioner and Gram Panchyath President demanding equal rights and Free and compulsory education for girls till 18 years of age. Girls’ took out rally through the main streets of Pothnal and Raichur near DC office by holding placards and banners containing the message on the needs of protecting the rights of girl child. The Campaign on equal rights and Free and compulsory education for girls till 18 years of age, and to create awareness on adverse impact of child marriage in the society; and demanded the concerned officials to take stringent measures in this regard to impose fine on those who violate these laws.
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Vimukti Children shine in the State level Seminar on Child Rights under SDG- Sustainable Development Goals: Vimukti Pothnal
The Government of India has issued and a published content on various rights related to the Children and has documented them and has communicated to the world united organization sector. The programs which are organized and the achievements found in the past years from 1997, 2007 and 2011 in three successful terms and are reported in detail. The report has been verified and studied through by the World Organization has asked India to study on various issues. The next year in 2020 in May or in the month of June India will have to submit the report. Apart from the Child rights, other institutes, individually also they can submit the report on the relevant matters as well.
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Seminar on Goods and Services Tax (GST) @ Darshan College
We must care for each other more, and tax each other less. With an objective to update knowledge on Goods and Services Tax in the education sector, Darshan College in association with Primax Foundation organized 2 days of MDP on GST- Smart Taxation System. Indirect Tax Experts and Chartered Accountants Prof. B.G. Madhuri Prabhu and Prof. Shivakumar were the resource persons for the first and second technical sessions of the workshop respectively. The College Management thanked and felicitated the resource persons for their availability and expertise on the topic. The talk revolved around the salient features of GST, benefits, framework and its effect in the education sector. Making GST simpler for the audience, the Resource Persons also conversed about the key definitions of aggregate turnover, business, business vertical, supply, imports and exports among various other important terminologies. The faculty members, students and representatives from neighbouring colleges actively participated in the seminar. There is no such thing as a good tax.
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CAREER GUIDANCE SEMINAR at Trinity Central School
“A career is not just about income – it is the stepping stone to follow your dreams and aspirations too”. Students of grade 9 and 10, who are at the threshold of deciding their future spent an interactive, educative and refreshing session on Career Guidance with the students of the SCIO foundation, under the aegis of MIT Manipal on 3rd October 2019. The session commenced with a candid interaction with Ms. Meghana, who had a keen hindsight to know the future plans of the students. Further, her colleagues Ms. Aditi, Ms. Riddhi, Mr. Advith, Ms. Apoorva and Ms. Geetha shared with the students in depth about the various job opportunities and requisites under the various streams of Medical Engineering, Arts, Commerce and Science and of Non-Conventional courses such as Merchant Navy, The Armed Forces and Culinary Arts etc. Overall, the students spent a meaningful and fruitful session with the MIT- SCIO resource persons.
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Rape Free India state level stakeholders Consultation held at Bangaluru: Vimukti Pothnal
On 6th of October 2019 30 likeminded NGOs from Karnataka came together at Jain collage, Bangalore to discuss the one of the biggest issues which the nation is facing today is safety of women and children. Rape in India is a National Emergency. Despite strong legislation, our children and women live a life with fear. The absence of political will, accountability and social responsibility to combat rape is dismal. Through the power that we hold in our vote, we must demand that those who seek our vote must commit to creating a new India, a ‘Rape Free India - a Rape Mukt Bharat’.
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DONORS DAY @ St Anne's Friary Mangaluru
St Anne's Friary Mangaluru, on the occasion of St Francis of Assisi feast, celebrated the Donors day on Friday, 5th October 2019. Fr Alwyn Dias the Provincial Minister presided over the Eucharistic celebration. In the sermon he Explained about the generosity of St Francis of Assisi. At the end of mass, Vicar Provincial and Guardian of St Anne's Friary Fr Paul Melwyn Dsouza thanked all the Donors of Capuchins and appreciated their good will and generousity. In the felicitation programme the Provincial Minister Fr Alwyn explained the missionary life of Capuchins throughout the world. He thanked all the benefactors for helping the Capuchins through the financial aid. During this occasion a book, 'KONGO THO' written by Br Junifer (Fr Fedrick) was inaugurated. This was the 62nd book under Sevak Publication. A sumptuous was arranged for all the benefactors immediately after the felicitation programme, which added Joy to the Donors day celebration.
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Free Educational Kit distribution to the 152 flood affected children, supported by Vimukti Charitable Trust, Group Israel: Vimukti Pothnal
This year especially in the month of August, Maharashtra and part of North Karnataka received maximum rain fall leading dams to let the water out. After letting the excessive water from the dams further led low areas and rivers like Malaprabha, Ghataprabha, Krishna to flow to the above danger levels. All the excessive water entered the low areas and villages where people had to vacate and move to the safe areas. This flood had created havoc in most of the areas and people’s lives. The rains and the floods had destroyed crops, properties, houses, few partially and in some places destroyed completely. The people who had stored grains, vessels of daily use, clothes, school books and bags and other materials were washed out. Children, women, young and the old were most affected due to rain and floods.
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Workshop on Relevance of Gandhian Principles @ Darshan College
“When burden becomes responsibility and when concern triggers creativity, we encounter Gandhian spirit in action!” The occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary has given us an opportunity to remind the humanity of the efficacy of the message of his life. To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji, Mahatma Gandhi’s Committee of Darshan College organized one day workshop on the relevance of Gandhian Principles in the current scenario which was presided over by Smt. Indira Krishnappa, Honourable Secretary, Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi, Bangalore, Mr. Krishna Murthy, Member, Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi and the resource person Mr. Byramangala Ramegowda, Member, Karnataka Sahitya Academy and also the Honourable President, BES Evening College, Administrative Council.
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Community leaders from two pockets along with Vimukti children Parliament Members demanded the Panchyath President to ensure basic infrastructure in the School without delay: Vimukti Pothnal
On 21st of September, 2019 Malkapur Community leaders came together and demanded the Panchyath president and submitted the memorandum to provide basic infrastructure in the school. Since Malkapura School has no proper class rooms, windows, doors are broken; roof is under repair, and furniture’s, toilets are poorly maintained, no drinking water facilities, kitchen, utensils, etc. The children are studying in the school have been facing the threat of contagious diseases. They also alleged that the school building is in dilapidated condition and action was not being taken even to repair the Roof. Mr. Narsappa Panchayth staff speaking after the receiving the memorandum said, the problems would be brought to the notice of the concerned authority and further action would be taken as per their direction to ensure the facilities.
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GANDHI THE TRUE SPIRIT OF INDIA : Infant Jesus School
There are very few people in this world who have left a long-lasting impression on fellow beings with their ideologies and perspective in life that still make an impact. One such person is Mahathma Gandhiji. India as a nation cannot forget the profound impression of Ahimsa taught by Mahathma upholding the basic truth of Indian culture to the world. No wonder today whole world is chanting the manthra of Ahimsa and honouring the great soul. Infantaines celebrated the Gandhi Jayanthi with great devotion with the logo “SWACCHA BHARATH ACCHA BHARATH” being true to the spirit of Mhathma Gandhidji.
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Open House Program: Vimukti Pothnal
CHILDINE Collab, VIMUKTI Raichur, organized open house programme at Govt. Higher Primary School Sangankunta, Raichur Taluka collaboration with government high school on August 28th, 2019. Mr. Sudharshan coordinator, Childline, in the key note address spoke about Child Rights and responsibility of children. Mr. Mukanna, team staff CHILDLINE, Raichur, addressed the gathering and briefed about the objectives and purpose of the open house programme. Mr. Manjunatha, Police Sub Inspector, exhorted the children to stay away from evil elements in the society. Children shared about the various issues and the authorities present suggested possible solutions to them. Mr. Nagaraj HM, Mr. Mahesh CRP, Mr. Kurupathi from Health department, Mr. Thimappa GP president, AWC teachers, supervisors, PDO, Mohan team member was present for the programme. Various child right issues and other difficulties faced in the school were discussed before the concerned authority and sort the clarifications. Nearly 285 children attended the program.
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The Delegation Assembly of Turkey @ Mersin
The General Councilor from Rome, The Provincial Minister and Mission Secretary of the Emilia Romagna Province-Italy, The Provincial Minister of Karnataka Province, The Vicar Provincial of Varsovie-Poland, The Custos of Romania, Emiliano of Siracusa Province along with all the missionary brothers of Turkey Delegation celebrated the assembly in view of the future perspectives of the Order and it's concrete implementation specially the fraternal collaboration and mission, inter-culturality and international fraternities from 21st to 26th September 2019 . Our missionary brothers deserve our appreciation for the courageous witness they bear in the holy land of the first Christians. Let us pray for missionaries and missions.
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Farewell to Mrs. Nagarathna Staff Nurse: Vimukti Pothnal
It is said, "Separations are wounds that no one can heal, but memories are treasures that no one can steal". After two years of a journey that seems to have just begun, it was the time to bid farewell to our dear Mrs. Nagaratha staff nurse. It was special moment for us. It was painful to say good bye to dear Nagarathna Being the, staff nurse and severed in the “HEALTH FOR ALL” project in various capacities. She was actively involved in the Programs of the Organization, both within and in networks. She was reaching out poor and needy people in the villages by visiting families of our sponsor children, counseling and motivating people to take care of their health.
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District Level Inter-Collegiate Kabaddi Tournament @ St Anthony’s PU College
A beautiful balance between holding on and letting go is what required in a game of Kabaddi. It was a dream realized for the Management of St Anthony’s Institutions with the joint collaboration of Department of Pre-University Education, Bangalore South District in organizing District Level Inter-Collegiate KABADDI for Boys & Girls in our college campus for two days. It’s really stunning to learn that 104 boys and 25 girls’ teams were registered for the competition. It was a pleasant sight for the eyes as each team put out their heart and soul echoing the words Hum Kisise Kam Nahi, as they battled for the final victory.
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Case study: A true leader at the Grassroots: Mrs. Eshamma Sunkanoor : Vimukti Pothnal
Mrs. Eshamma Sunkanoor, Community leader of Vimukti along with pocket members took great initiatives for her village, together with Mr. Basvraja and Mr. Sangayaswami. She is belonging to SC community of Manvi, Raichur District of Karnataka. Being a Community leader she had complained to the Grama Panchyath and concerned department regarding to have separate graveyard to their pocket, many times she has spent time and money to convince the department regarding this issue, but yielded her no results. One find morning she collect some of the villages people along with Mr. Basvraja and Mr. Sangayaswami went to the Panchyath and concerned department and demanded the authority to have separate place in their villages for the burial ground.
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Teachers Seminar at Trinity Central School
With the exams round the corner the teachers of Trinity Central School gathered together for a well-defined meaningful hour of peace and de-stressing on 19th September 2019 from 9.00 to 10am. This was made possible under the able guidance of Mrs & Mr. Shridhar the manager  of Heartfulness Meditation Centre, Udupi and Dr. Sathyakanth, Asst. Prof at MIT Manipal. The programme, divided into 3 phases commenced with a brief introduction by Mr. Shridhar. This was followed by the presentation of interactive videos and testimonials by those who have experienced the benefits of Heartfulness Meditation. The best and most beneficial part of this session was the engaging 30 minutes of a quiet, peaceful and relaxing meditation.
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HINDI DIVAS CELEBRATION at Trinity Central School
Hindi Divas was celebrated on Monday, 16th September, 2019 at the school premises. The programme commenced with a welcome song, led by the students of Grade V. This was followed by a speech from Royston of grade 9, who briefly spoke about the initiation, importance and relevance of Hindi Divas. Students of Grade III enacted a short meaningful skit about the importance and the present need of learning Hindi which is also one of the official languages of India. The skit, highlighted on the aspect of as being proud of not just English and other vernacular languages but even Hindi as well.
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Unorganized youth demanded the transport department for the Bus Facilities to the remote villages of Manvi Taluka: Vimukti Pothnal
No doubt unorganized youth are strong force and succeeded in getting what they wanted. Here we would like to bring to your notice its first achievement in the Pothnal area. In many of the villages in and around Pothnal, lack the proper transport facilities. People and especially the children are the most victims of this. Nalgamdinni, Iralagaddi, Utakanur, Karabadinni, Devipura, Muddanguddi, these village children face transport facilities and due to which, many a time they have to bunk the school and college. During peak hours in the morning as well as in the evening there is hardly any bus facility in these areas.
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ADD COLURS TO YOUR LIFE : Infant Jesus School
Infantines with incredible gusto and zeal participated in the Fancy dress competition. It was a colourful day as many children participated with the colourful costumes and attire. Once could see the height of creativity and only admire it with gladness. Competition was conducted in different levels. Students involved themselves with great exoneration and fun giving away smiles to all those who are gathered around them.
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Hi! Post Master : Infant Jesus School
Lower class children were taken to Chikmagalore Post Office as a part of exposure programme. For almost all the children it was a new experience as they were all entering the post office for the first in their life time. Children had a great learning experience where they interacted with the post office staff. Infant Jesus School takes at most care to give quality based education and treys its best in creating and forming wise students to the society.
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Day out with Veggies : Infant Jesus School
Vegetables are integral parts our food culture. Different verities vegetables become different ingredients to add taste to the recipe. Though infantine eat all kinds of vegetables some have special choice and haltered towards the certain vegetables. Lower class children were taken to Vegetable market and were introduced the types of vegetables thus encouraging them to be vegetable friendly.
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Teachers' Day Celebration : Infant Jesus School
Mother is a first Teacher and Teacher is the Second Mother - HAPPY TEACHER’S DAY. Every Teacher’s day reminds us the important role a teacher plays in the life of a student. Teacher’s day gives us an opportunity to honour our teachers fondly remembering and cherishing the dedication and Kindness. Infantines did their best to thank and honour their loving teachers on this graceful day. Students performed various cultural programs and conducted vey many games to the teachers and supporting staff of the school. All teachers were delighted at the student’s expression of gratitude with extraordinary events and programme. The most exciting part was ‘Teacher’s Patriotic Dance competition’ where all teachers participated with exuberance and won the hearts of Children with their stunning performance. Winner of these events were given prizes by the students.
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2889 Government school Children were initiated in Digitization of Class Room: Vimukti Pothnal
A digital revolution has transformed the way we lead our lives. With a number of school and institutions adopting digital tools and platforms, the internet and all its immense possibilities are in our classrooms now. Clearly, one of the biggest trends emerging in the education sector is digitization. The second comes in the form of a multitude of online courses that spans a dizzying variety of subjects and skills-learning, for almost every age bracket. Vimukti for the past few years working with Government schools, taking the ongoing digitization of education forward, broaden its scope from pure skills and incorporate digital content into a holistic education. Try to liberate entire generations from the shackles of being self- serving followers.
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Taluk level sports competition : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya students participated in taluk level sports competition and secured many prizes for the school.


Sports Achievements : Infant Jesus School
“Winners never quit and quitters never win” . Our sports champs performed their best in the various athletic events organised in the Chikmaglore district field by State Education Department. We congratulate the students who by their achievements have made the school proud and added coloured feather to the institution. Efforts of Physical education teachers are commendable as we are hoping for the better results for the comings sports events.
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TLM (Teaching Learning Materials) : Infant Jesus School
“Learning Never Exhausts the mind” Diligent teachers of our school are always try to find new means and ways to make learning joyful and fun filed experience. As the fruit of their efforts we have very creative and attractive TLM. Children enjoy these materials with great fun and frolic thus studies never become a burden to them rather a joyful experience.
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‘SAVE WATER’ campaign : Infant Jesus School
“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water” says W. H. Auden. Water is vital for human life and survival. ‘SAVE WATER’ campaign was conducted in the school to create awareness among students to conserve water bodies. Rain water harvesting model was presented and explained before the students. The input sessions helped the children to reflect upon the responsible use of water.

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Independence Day Celebration : Infant Jesus School
“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of Happiness and Courage” Keeping these warm thought in mind Infantines Proudly celebrated the Independence Day with great festivity and exhilaration. Principal in his speech enlighten that all citizen can be true patriot by living their respective life faithfully and loyally.
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Fruits Day : KNOW THE FRUITE YOU EAT - Infant Jesus School
Fruits are the indelible part of mans healthy nutritional habit. It not only tickles our taste buds it also gives us vital vitamins that are very much required for our physical growth. LKG UKG Children were made familiar with the different variety of fruits that are used in our daily lives by celebrating FRUITS DAY. It was an enchanting experience to the children and made their learning fun involved.
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YOGA DAY CELEBRATION : Infant Jesus School
The practice of Yoga is something that has the power to heal your entire body! It’s the best medicine that any doctor an ever give you and that for any kind of disease that you are suffering from. The fact is that yoga is a way of life. While all the other exercises take care of your physical conditions, yoga helps you to control your mind and body. To make this boon a daily practice, school organised and celebrated the Yoga day with great interest. Children were reminded the utility and usefulness of Yoga.
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EID MILAD : Infant Jesus School
“Say to them : If you love Allah, follow me, and Allah will love you”( Quran, 3:31) was the great message of God given to humanity through prophet Mohammad. Infantine Celebrated the feat of great messenger of God prophet Mohammad in a unique way. Local Moulvi was invited to the school who enlightened the young minds about Islam. He said Peace is the root of Islam and we all irrespective of religion must strive for peace. Infantaines sang the Islamic Hymns and Red Holy Quran and created the spiritual aura around.
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Wold Environmental Day "SAVING ME YOU SAVE YOURSELF" : Infant Jesus School
“SAVING ME YOU SAVE YOURSELF” This is very much true with regard to the saving of the God given Nature. Nature is for our protection and survival and today nature is in danger thus posing danger for our own survival. Infantaines being aware of the most simple and common truth ‘Save earth and It will save you’ did their might by celebrating World Environmental Day with great enthusiasm. “Human Tree” was formed to create awareness to themselves and to the society about saving environment must be the at most priority. Various kinds of saplings were planted in the school premises to Mark this day by tiny tots, students and teachers.
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Debate Competition 14/09/2019 : Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya conducted debate competition on 14th September. The topic for the debate competition was ‘CELL PHONES BE ALLOWED IN SCHOOLS?’ Four houses namely Spoleto, Greccio, Damiano, and Alverno appointed 15 members for the competition. Students who were in favour of the mobiles said that, more and more children and teenagers are getting their own cell phones as they are a very handy and cheap, and useful mode of communication. Especially in case of some emergency children can swiftly call their parents or helpline numbers like the police. The team which was not in favour of the mobiles said that, cell phones should not be allowed in schools as they will cause distraction for both students and teachers. There was a thrilling and exciting competition between the houses which continued for one hour. Headmaster was the moderator of the debate competition. Students were allowed to speak out their opinion freely.

Teacher’s Day Celebrations at Trinity Central School
“Good teachers are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things”. The above words hold very true of the teachers of Trinity Central School, Perampalli. And the love and dedication of teachers was beautifully acknowledged on the occasion of Teacher’s Day on September 5th, 2019. The day long celebrations began with the celebration of Eucharist and novena to Mother Mary. This was followed by a short programme by the PTA members. On the dais were the Principal, Fr. Anil D’costa, Fr. Ravi Rajesh the School Administrator, Academic Co-ordinator Mrs. Magdelina Lewis, Mrs. Archana Shetty the Pre-Primary Section Head, and Mr. K Sreedharan and Mrs. Chandini the President and Secretary of the PTA respectively.
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General Body Meeting of CKSK at Dayalbagh Ashram
General body meeting of Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra (CKSK) was held on 14 September, 2019. It had a fruitful deliberation. All the general body members were present. The meeting began at 9:30 am with a short prayer and welcome note by Provincial Minister Fr. John Alwyn Dias. A dialogic deliberation and the elucidations were sought during the meeting. The brothers collectively discussed on various agenda points with some well-drawn consensus. It was a wonderful fraternal interaction in up building the social mission through CKSK.
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Pastoral Visitation @ Dayalbagh Ashram, Ujire
The Pastoral Visitation at Dayalbagh Ashram was held on 12 – 13 September, 2019 with a warm welcome by the community and the brothers. There was dialogue in the community and the personal sharing by the brothers individually. It was a grace filled moment of up building the fraternal spirit of the community. Holy Eucharist was presided over by Fr. John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister and all the community members were present. The visitation was winded up with the common community deliberation along with Provincial Minister.
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New Look to the Administrative Office @ St Anthony’s Institutions
If the Lord does not build the house, in vain do its builders labour (Ps 127: 1) The inmates of St Anthony’s Institutions were privileged to realize their long awaited dream in and through the inauguration and blessing of the newly renovated Administrative Office. This Office is a forum for work, organization, lucidity and economy which is well organized according to the pattern of the Institute. Rev. Fr Alwyn Dias, Provincial, Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka invoked God’s blessings on this Office and all those gathered. The Guardians of the neighbouring communities inaugurated the Office by cutting the ribbon. A few faculty members, domestic staff and some students were present for this blessing ceremony. The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
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Symposium on “RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND THE MISSIONARY MANDATE OF JESUS” at Darshan Institute of Theology, Capuchin Theologate, Bangalore.
To mark the 800th Anniversary of the meeting of St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al-Malik Al-Kamil, the Capuchins of the Holy Trinity Province organized a seminar in Bangalore. The seminar was attended by 163 religious both men and women belonging to different congregations. To celebrate this occasion Rev. Dr. Andrew Anil Sequeira, OFM Cap., resident professor at Darshan Theologate, Bangalore published his new Book “Religions, Interreligious Dialogue and Evangelization”. This book specifies the right approach both to inter-religious dialogue and evangelization.
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Astonishing Brains of Assisi Amused the Society  : St Francis of Assisi School
“This world makes me wonder, every time when I see it leads me into amusement. One side God’s creation speaks of creative and handy works and another side man’s reasoning power pushes me into awe.”
A science exhibition by name ‘Science Xpo-2019’ was held on the 14th September 2019, wherein students showcased static and working models in St. Francis of Assisi School. The exhibition began with the welcoming ceremony to the chief guest and other guest followed by the prayer dance. Dr. T.C. Gopal, the HOD of JSS college Gokak, was the chief guest of the day, who inaugurated the Science Xpo-2019 and said that the objective of this Xpo was not only to inculcate a scientific attitude but also research-mindedness.
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Believe it or not, I can prepare a Bouquet  : St Francis of Assisi School
With colourful and variety of flowers, Assisi children showcased the talent of preparing bouquets during the flower arranging competition which was held in the school premises. It was conducted for the I to X std students. They were given an hour to prepare a bouquet in an attractive manner by using their creative mind. What a surprise it was! to see innovative ideas, artistic mind and imaginative power of kids, which was witnessed by teachers and people present over there during arrangements of flowers.
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Good teachers form better human beings for the society  : St Francis of Assisi School
With great love and respect for teachers, St Francis of Assisi School students organized wonderful programme on 7 September, 2019. Through their programme, they expressed their sentiments of gratitude to all the teachers. We are proud to be an Assisians, because of our teachers. We have been blessed by God to have wonderful teachers who understand and motivate us in learning. Sir Jeevan heighted in his speech the role and importance of teachers in the life of a student. We love you teachers was the voice echoing whole day.
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Farmer’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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Annual 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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