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30th January 2024


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1Daya Special School Programme @ Trinity Central School
It was an extraordinary day for the Trinitarians as the students of Daya Special School, Belthangady paid a visit to Trinity Central School on 21st February 2024. The Daya students were conferred a floral welcome by the Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo. Daya Special School is a unit of Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra and is located in Belthagady. It caters to the needs of the differently abled children in and around Belthangady Taluk. This centre was born out of strong conviction that children undoubtedly grow and learn to their full potential within a secure and nurturing environment. The students visited their sister concern institute and displayed their wonderful talents through a cultural program. The differently abled students performed a spectacular dance and sang a harmonious song which appealed the eyes of the audience.

1Rev. Fr. Robin Victor Dsouza, Executive Secretary, Capuchin Education Board visits Anugraha School Bidar.
Visiting of the executive secretary Rev. Fr Robin victor D'Souza, the Administrator Rev. Fr. Maxim D'Silva, the provincial Treasurer Rev. Fr. Vijesh Menezes and Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh for the LAB and FIAT to Anugraha School Bidar from 18-19. Thanks for the visit. Anugraha family remains grateful for your visit and concerns.


1Talk on Road Safety : Trinity Central School
To create awareness on ‘Road Safety’ a session was organized on 15th February 2024 at Trinity campus. The dignitaries Mr. Ravishankar the Regional Transport Officer, Dr. Jagadish Jogi and Dr. Athul were welcomed florally by Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo the Principal of Trinity Central School. The students of Grades 6-9 attended the session that was informative as well as practical like precautions students must take on the roads, how to deal with strangers while travelling etc. Mr. Ravishankar explained about different kinds of sign boards and their importance. He also iterated about the importance to be well equipped with the traffic rules for safety and security among students and society as a whole. Overall it was truly a informative session.

1Farewell @ Trinity Central School
A farewell programme was organized for the outgoing batch of Grade X on 10.02.2024 in Trinity Campus. The students were all dressed in different and colourful attire that gave great look for the event. It was indeed a meaningful programme organized by students of Class IX. The programme began with a short hymn followed by programmes filled with fun and frolic which consisted of dance and fun games. The SPL of the school Master Anson Johan, as well as Ms. Prekshitha and Ms. Deepthi of Grade 10 shared their amazing experience of school life. The principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, the vice principal Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Academic coordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis, and the class teacher of grade 10 Ms. Sunitha delivered final message to all the Class X students and distributed the photo frame which would remind them of School. The program came to an end with a delicious lunch.

1Seminar on Cyber Security @ Infant Jesus CISCE School
Infant Jesus CISCE school kadrimidri in collaboration with Cyber Economics and Narcotics Crime Police, Chikkamagaluru conducted a small seminar aimed to introduce the students about the basics of cyber security and raise awareness about the importance of protecting personal and organizational data online. The programme hosted by the School department head Madam Rashmi I O. Expert from Cyber Economics and Narcotics Crime Police delivered a concise presentation on common cyber threats, including phishing, malware, and identity theft. The school principal Fr. Andrew Jayaraj addressed the gathering emphasizing the importance of vigilance and proactive measures in safeguarding against cyber threats. Students actively participated in the seminar they also had the opportunity to ask questions and seek clarifications from the experts.The short seminar on cyber security for students provided a valuable opportunity to raise awareness and educate young learners about the importance of online safety.

1State Level Freedom Cup Taekwondo Championship @ Infant Jesus CISCE School
"The true essence of nay game shines through in moments of both victory and defeat, where athletes exhibit unwavering determination and respect for their opponents."
In collaboration with Vivekananda Fitness and Infant Jesus CISCE School organized the 2024 state-level Taekwondo Championship under the banner Freedom cup in the premises School on 21st January. This event aimed to promote the sport of Taekwondo and provide a platform for athletes to showcase their skills and compete at a higher level. More than 600 Taekwondo players from different districts of the state participated vibrantly. Our school HOD Rashmi I O spoke said that since Taekwondo sport is helpful in perfecting self-defense and discipline education. Former member of Municipal Council Surekhasampath said that today self-defense sports are indispensable for girls and children. Everyone should learn the art of discipline. R, Syed Riaz Tarikere, Ashif Mangalore were present. Mr. Sushil Kumar.I.S delivered the vote of thanks Mr. Nandakumar hosted the programme.

1CAREER GUIDANCE AND QUIZ COMPETITIONS TO CLASS 10 STUDENTS IN ST CLARE SCHOOL, AKULUTO - NAGALAND
St Clare, class 10 students had the opportunity to be the part of Quiz competitions on Monday, 29th January 2024. Teachers namely Sir Joyful, Sir Loinoto and Sir Vikram tickled the mind of the students with their Maths, Book Keeping, Science and Social Science Quiz Competitions. The students were divided into four groups. The Quiz competition began at 9 am and concluded at 12 pm. Special thanks to all the teachers for their hard work. For the better future planning students had the career guidance and motivational classes on Tuesday, 30th of January 2024. All gathered in the school auditorium at 8.30 am for the special enriching session. Fr Stephen Dsouza the resource person of the day, guided the students with the help of power points and the videos to find out a better career for life. He said, “Life is a gift of God, what we become is our gift to God. Everything is possible with us, possibility of better life depends on our thoughts and decision. He explained about the different streams that are available after the matric (class 10) studies. In the session, there were also tips presented on how to get ready for final exams.” The coaching classes were concluded on 2nd February 2024 by having a prayer service in St Clare School, Chapel.

1ST CLARE HOSTEL, AKULUTO - NAGALAND : CLASS 10 STUDENTS PICNIC - 2024
St Clare Hostellers of Class 10, who are preparing for their final exams, had the opportunity to go to Tishi River in order to relax and enjoy the company of one another on Saturday, 27th January 2024 . Around 14 students along with Sir Joyful, Br Troyden and Fr Stephen left to the destination at 9 am in two vehicles. As soon as the students reached the river all students marvelled at the scenic view of the river and surrounding. Girls gathered together to preparer the food for the day. Rice, Pork, Salad and other items were prepared within few hours. Thereafter all gathered to have fun with several games conducted by Br Troyden. At 2 pm all had the meal, sitting together around the banana leaves. Having spent several hours near the river all returned back to St Clare Hostel at 4 pm.

1School Annual Day Celebration Report - Theme: VAIBHAVA @ Infant Jesus School
The annual day celebration at our school, themed "VAIBHAVA," was a spectacular event that showcased the vibrant talents and cultural richness of our students. The evening unfolded with a grand opening ceremony that set the tone for an enchanting journey through various performances and activities. The school band led the honorable dignitaries to the well-decorated dais with the great respect. The stage programme began with a traditional lamp lighting ceremony, symbolizing the dispelling of darkness and the ushering in of knowledge. This was followed by a mesmerizing classical dance performance that epitomized the grace and beauty of our cultural heritage. Madam Rashmi I O the Head of department greeted the audience with her sweet words of welcome, Rev. Fr. Robin Victor Dsouza the executive secretary of capuchin education board was the honorable president of the function. Mr. Narendra Pai the president of Chikkamagaluru private school association was the chief guest, Mr. Mahesh, Kannada writer, Rev.Fr. Vincent Balaraj the Gurdian of Infant Jesus Nivas was the guest of honor.


Hearty congratulations to the winners and wish them the very best for their future endeavors.

CLASS PHOTOS - ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
St Francis of Assisi school's students and staff photos of Academic year 2023-2024.


1Annual Sports Meet (Nursery to Grade 4) : Trinity Central School
The most awaited Annual Sports meet of Nursery to Grade 4 was held on Thursday, 25th January, 2024 on Trinity grounds. The Chief Guest for the sports meet Kumari Keerthana. S (National level Athlete), Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo (Principal), Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh (Administrator and Vice principal), Ms. Magdalena Lewis (Academic Co-Ordinator), Dr. Poornima Devadiga (Primary Section Head) and Ms. Renita Monteiro (Pre-Primary Section Head) were the dignitaries on the dais. The formal programme commenced with a prayer hymn seeking God’s blessings on all the participants, after which welcome note was delivered by Ms. Nichelle of grade 4. The event began by lighting the lamp by the dignitaries and placing the ignited torch on the stand by the chief guest. This was followed by the speech by the chief guest who encouraged the students and wished them good luck.

1PARENTS SPORTS MEET – 2024 : Trinity Central School
On 27th January 2024, the campus was abuzz with the presence of excited and energetic group of parents as they participated in the ‘Parents Sports Meet’ held at Trinity Central School. The event commenced with a formal inauguration of the Sports meet by Dr. Daisy A.L.Vas, Rtd Physical Education Director – Dr. T. M. A. Pai College Of Education Udupi, who was the chief guest of the day. She was accompanied by the president of the program Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza, Executive Secretary – Capuchin Education Board, Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo Principal, Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, the Administrator and the vice principal and Ms. Magdelina Lewis, the Academic Co-ordinator. As Trinity Central School is on the festivity of Crystal year, enthusiastic set of parents participated joyfully marching to the rhythmic beats as well as lighting the torch symbolizing their active participation in the events.

1Inter- Religious Harmony Dialogue Held to Promote Peace: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal along with like-minded NGOs organized an inter-faith Harmony Dialogue at Manvi Basava Circle on 30th of January, 2024. Vimukti is striving hard to promote peace and harmony by undertaking various activities. Encouraging inter- faith dialogue for shared security, peace, and prosperity is part of vimukti Mission. The event was organized as a follow up to the United Nations appeal to observe the first week of the month of February every year as the world interfaith harmony week. The meeting was chaired by Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti Director Pothnal. While appreciating the UN proclamation to highlight the significance of the inter-faith harmony dialogue and lead taken by Vimukti, the participants felt the need of sharing each other’s cultural and spiritual tenets to reduce myths and misunderstandings about each other. In this regard, religious leaders can play a vital role by spreading the message of brotherhood and harmony to masses. They should meet regularly at a common platform and formulate a common minimum programme for harmony.

1One-day training on various government schemes: Vimukti Pothnal
The vimukti Pothnal organization informative training program to women and unorganized youths to know, and utilize the available government schemes. Nearly 25 village leaders and representatives attended the training program. The organization invited the well-known resource person to give the detailed useful information on the various government schemes like SCSP/TSP under the scheme on youth self-employment, land rights, Ganga Kalyana scheme, individual irrigation, Borewell scheme, how to avail a relief to the scheduled caste victims of atrocity scheme, and various scholarship for the children and lot more information on how to tap the various financial benefits and schemes from the 33 government department come under the talukas. The resources person briefed about the schemes like, Pradhana Mantri Rozgar yojana, Rajeev Gandhi Chithanya Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Employment generation program, Chief Minister Employment generation Program Mudra Yojana, Mathru Puran Yojena, Swatchh Barath Mission (Toilet facilities), Educational loans etc.

1Role of inter-Religious Harmony in Peaceful Society: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized inter-religious Harmony program to unorganized youths in the villages on 29th of January, 2024 at Vimukti premises. Iner-religious dialogue possesses a great purpose in this world which is torn by deadly conflicts. Interfaith dialogue always advocates toleration, peace, and harmony. It never denigrates any religion being biased to a specific religion. It always tries to make people understand that despite several differences the core points of all religions are the same. Fr. Sathish Fernandes in his introductory talk said interreligious dialogue works for peace building and conflict resolution among followers of different faiths and religions. We are facing deadly conflicts, wars, and armaments every single day. And yes, it is interreligious dialogue which can save the world from all these vices and can help in disappearing fanaticism.

1Self-Defense Training to Reduce the Fear of Violence among Adolescent girls : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized training on Self- Defense to reduce the fear of violence among adolescent girls on 4th, 10th and 29th of January, 2024 in various schools of Manvi taluka. The main objectives are, to educate the girls students about the different types of violence against them. To provide knowledge about the different tips of self-protection to keep in mind in different situations. Purpose of the Workshop: The need of the hour for the girls and women in the society is to safeguard them against violence committed against them. It is felt that student welfare can strengthen the girl students for their self-protection and women empowerment through a workshop of self-defense in collaboration with various schools. The learning outcomes are • The students learnt about the different kinds of violence that may be faced by girls or by women in any place including at home. • The student participants got different self-protection tips on how to avoid/defend by attacking a potential attacker by using objects or by striking on the soft spots of the attacker, when subjected to physical abuse, violence, crime, etc.

1REPUBLIC DAY @ Trinity Central School
The 75th Republic day was celebrated with all its solemnity and grandeur at Trinity Central School on 26th January 2024. The students saluted the National Flag and pledged themselves to uphold the honour, integrity, diversity and uniqueness of their motherland India. The Chief Guest Retired Lieutenant Colonel Jagadish H, Rev.Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, Principal, Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Vice principal, Ms. Magdelina Lewis, Academic Coordinator, Dr. Poornima Devadiga, Primary Section Head and Ms. Renita Monteiro, Pre Primary Section Head graced the occasion. The chief guest hoisted the national flag assisted by our Physical education teachers. The chief guest Retired Lieutenant Colonel Jagadish H was then felicitated by the dignitaries on the dias. This was followed by the speech by the chief guest Retired Lieutenant Colonel Jagadish H who inspired the young minds with the love for nation and the service that one can give to the motherland. The principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo also wished and explained the importance of the day. The students through speeches, songs, dance highlighted the significance of the day and spread a wave of love for our country. Over all it was a day marked to serve our Nation.

1Vimukti Charitable Trust Israel group members visit to vimukti organization:
On 19th January 2024 Vimukti Charitable Trust Pothnal organized a programme to all the 150 beneficiaries at Vimukti premises, who are from different parts of Pothnal region. The programme began at 12. 30 p.m., invoking God's blessings through a prayer song. Mr. Arogyappa Vimukti staff welcomed the gathering and briefed the audience on the purpose of the programme. Then Vimukti Director addressed the gathering through his valuable message and motivated and gave guidance on how to follow the organizational rules and regulations. He also motivated the children and parents to get the maximum benefits by participating in various activities conducted by the organization.

1“National Girl Child Day” celebrated at vimukti Pothnal:
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Jana Barathi High school Pothnal celebrated “National Girl Child Day” on 24th of January,2024. The event marked a significant initiative to raise awareness about gender-based discrimination, inequality, and importance of empowering the girl. Mrs. Jacintha vimukti staff inaugurating the function emphasised the pivotal role of education in empowering women. She shared insightful thoughts, stating, “When a man is educated only one individual is educated, but when a woman is educated, the entire family is educated.” With respect to this celebration, vimukti Pothnal conducted an awareness program to school children at pothnal. Through the video show ‘Save girl child’ was highlighted and they also expressed how important a girl child is to the society.

1A Seminar on English Grammar : Trinity Central School
Trinity Central School organized a three-day workshop on English Grammar from January 22 to 24 2024. The session was conducted by Prof. Raju Victor. The informative session was organized to the students of Grade 9. Day 1 session was filled with several group activities like self introduction, ice breaking session in order to draw the attention & interest of the students to the topic. Post lunch, the resource person described the articles in English grammar and their correct usages through another set of activities. Day 2 session started afresh with some activities and in the morning session the resource person explained subject- verb agreement and tenses in English grammar and made the session interesting with a lot of fun activities. The afternoon session was filled with the students writing the description on a picture & developing a story, the session also concentrated more on the activities which help to increase the communication skills and logical thinking of the students which might help them in future.

1The Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister, Holy Trinity Province Karnataka.
The Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Capuchin Province Karnataka was celebrated on Sunday, 21 January 2024. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist was officiated by the Provincial Minister and concelebrated by the Vicar Provincial Br Paul Melwyn D’Souza, the Councillors and friars of the Capuchin Communities in Bangalore and our neighboring religious communities. Fr Robin Victor D’Souza preached a meaningful homily and spoke about the significance and the responsibility of a Priest after the example of Jesus the Good Shepherd. A melodious choir by the brothers of Deena Seva Ashram increased the joy of the celebration. After the Mass, a short felicitation program was held and a sweet cake was cut to mark the occasion. Br Salvadore Fernandes raised the toast and spoke words of appreciation about Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias followed by the felicitation by the Vicar Provincial and the Councillors. Thereafter the extended family of Saccidananda and the sisters from the neighboring communities felicitated and extended their warm Jubilee wishes to the Jubilarian. The Jubilee celebration programme concluded with a fellowship meal.

1Seminar at Darshan Institute of Theology
January 19th, 2024 became a very special day for Darshan Institute of Theology, as it organized a Seminar on Family Apostolate along with the auspicious event of releasing of the approved Statutes of Darshan Institute of Theology and the Canonical Declaration of it as the Institute of Higher Studies, affiliated to St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute by The Dicastery for Culture and Education in Rome’. The theme of the Seminar was titled as ‘Opportunities and Challenges of Accompanying the Christian Families in the Teachings of Pope Francis’. The seminar was animated by Rev. Fr. Sunny Richard John, the secretary of Archdiocesan Family Commission, Bangalore. The Institute enjoyed the esteemed presence of Rev. Fr. Dr. John Alwyn Dias OFM Cap., Provincial Minister and the Moderator of the Institute. The seminar was attended by some of the Capuchin Friars of Holy Trinity Province Karnataka, religious priests, sisters, brothers and seminarians belonging to CRI, Kengeri zone, who were around 75 in number. Br. Melroy P DSilva compered the seminar.

1“Human Anatomy”- An experiential workshop for Biology teachers  : Trinity Central School
In order to update and replenish the practical knowledge on Human body, organ systems and the physiological process of all the organs, the Biology teachers Mrs. Agamya Jathanna and Mrs. Akhila C. S, attended the workshop “Human Anatomy”- An experiential workshop at Dissection Hall, Department of Anatomy, KMC Manipal on 19.01.2024 conducted by Dr. Kumar M R Bhat, Dr. Lydia Andrade and the Anatomy Department of KMC, Manipal. Aim of the workshop was to introduce the basic knowledge of the organization and functions of the wonderful human body with hands-on experience of various systems of the human body. The Teachers came out of the workshop enriching their knowledge and enhancing their skills. They also made it a point to impart their learnings into the Biological minds of Trinity.

Potential Income Generating Activities: “Livelihood and Sustainable Life…” Vimukti Supported Rs. 3,00,000/- 60 SHG members Profited Rs.11,50,000/-
In our commitment to fostering inclusivity and empowering individuals, we expand our boundaries to strata of society, including under privileged and disabled persons. Through this project activity introduced “Interest-free loan scheme” as a revolving fund to the SHG (Self Help Groups) groups of Rs. 60,000/- to develop their financial condition. Interested women were motivated and helped to venture into new businesses for their self-sustainability. The SHGs vision includes: “enabling other women to become entrepreneurs by promoting different business activities through various resources and skills to become financially independent in their villages in small units”. This was created to promote the beneficiaries in becoming economically independent. This effort strives to make it easier for rural and semi urban folks to engage in generating income by indulging in productive and enjoyable activities.

White Day Celebration : Trinity Central School
White Day was celebrated on January 12, 2023 by the Kindergarten section of Trinity Central School. Brimming with joy on this day, the little ones were glowing in all shades of white attire. All things bright and white and the classrooms were decorated with white balloons and white artecrafts. Children were asked to bring white coloured objects/toys from home and speak a few sentences about it, which they did enthusiastically. Curiosity reigned as children were keen to know what each one had packed for snacks. They were in all smiles as they saw boxes filled with idli, dosa, bread and upma.

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ANNUAL SPORTS DAY 2023-2024 : Trinity Central School
On 10th January 2024, we witnessed the physical competence of our future sports persons – Primary and senior students (i. E, from grade 5- 10). The Chief Guest of the function was Mr. Ren Trevor Dias- Faculty Department of Commerce MAHE, Manipal and a renowned Sports Trainer. The event commenced with the invocation of prayer by our choir students. Ms. Deekshitha of grade 9, presented the welcome speech. Ms. Henrita of grade 10 introduced the credentials of the Chief Guest. The march past is the pride of every sports day. Voiced by Henrita D souza of grade 10 and led by the Head Boy – Anson Fernandes and Head Girl Ms. Saanvi Acharya, students presented a commendable and disciplined march past. The stadium glowed with the presence of the Cadets of the colourful school houses – Spoleto, Greccio, Rivo Torto and Laverna. Mr. Ren Trevor Dias, the Chief Guest along with our principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice Principal Rev Fr Ravi Rajesh, Academic co-ordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis declared the sports meet, open by floating the lanterns and thus declaring the commencement of the Trinity annual sports.

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Trinity Central School feels proud as its students have brought laurels to the school in the Drawing Grade Exam conducted by Karnataka Secondary Examination Board Bangalore held in the month of November 2023. 26 students appeared for the exam. They have performed excellptionally well and have secured 100% results. While 21 students have secured distinction, 5 students have scored First Class. The school extends best wishes to all the students and congratulates them.

“Vimukti Mobile Library” brings wisdom and knowledge:
“A book is a GIFT you can open again and again”. – Garrison Keillor
Vimukti Pothnal initiated the “Mobile Library” in the year 2012 with the limited resources. Though there are many developmental initiatives in our place, very few reach those who are in real need. Families living in our villages have their own hardship, where both male and female members of the household work to earn their living. Children remain the most neglected part of the society, as a result they are deprived of many good things. Due to lack of awareness and financial resources rural children lag far behind their urban counterparts. Many children living in and around pothnal surrounding villages do not have access to books other than their school textbooks. This limits their education to a narrow range of school subjects. The mobile library stifles their curiosity and awareness of what the world has to offer.

Training on Government Schemes- “Combatting Youth unemployment and poverty with skills development.”
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with the Italian Bishops Conference conducted a training program for youth on Government Schemes in Vimukti on 28th December 2023. Fr. Sathish Fernandes spoke to the youth on the advancement of technology and the initiatives of Vimukti to empower youth. Mrs. Madhumathi, the resource person, gave a talk on various government schemes under the Social Welfare Department, Adijamabava Development Corporation and Ambedkar Development Corporation. After which Mr. Jayasheela spoke on the government schemes under the Department of Agriculture. 62 youth participated in the program.

AWESOME ASSISIANS - ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
Whole Assisi campus filled with joy and jubilation on 9th December, as it celebrated 20th School Annual day, Assisi Journee 2023. The eminent personality Rev Dr Vincent Gabriel Furtado, former president of Capuchin Friars Service Society, Bangalore, was the chief guest and Rev Fr Pradeep Kumar MSFS, Principal of St Francis De Sales Kadgoa, Maharashtra, Rev Fr Vincent D’souza, Rev Sr Rajani, Principal of St Teresa School Hidkal Dam, Rev Sr Philomina were guests of honour of this heart captivating celebration. Programme commenced, performing Aarati to the guests, then followed by school band, march fast and burning the crackers. School choir seized everyone to celestial heights and prayer dance brought down the cherubim on earth. Children from Nuresry to X std exhibited various cultures of India such as Kerala, Rajasthan, Maharastra, Goa, Karnataka and themes like, respect to parents and children, no to war and life is worth living through their dances. Live music band of school (Orchestra) added flavour to the celebration.

“Trekking makes the world much bigger and therefore more interesting.” - Trinity Central School
On 23rd of December 2023, 38 children of Scouts and Guides accompanied by Scouts and Guides, Cubs and Bulbul teachers proceeded towards Gadaikal at Belthangady for an expedition. The experience was a highly adventurous event for young climbers, as it not only drained their physical strength but also challenged their mental forte. After four hours of heroic trekking the group moved towards Daya special school where a delicious lunch was served for all. Thereafter the entire group moved towards Dayalbagh Ashram – Capuchin Father’s seminary in Ujire, where our children learnt about domestication of animals, agriculture, plantation etc. The children also spent quality time near the riverside playing in river water and collecting various shaped stones. On their return the group spent quality time at Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao’s house at Badyar witnessing the scenic beauty of nature.


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JINGLE BELLS RANG IN THE HEARTS OF ASSISI FAMILY
On 23rd December 2023, Christmas was celebrated at Assisi premises. As a preparation for it, Christmas tree, Christmas cards and Christmas wreath competitions were held. Children prepared it with lot of interest and zeal. On the day of celebration Nursery to 3rd std boys solemnly marched with Santa Claus dress and girls with Angel costumes to the Assisi grounds. By looking at them, whole atmosphere of Assisi was turned into jingle bells sound. Carol singing and Christmas tableau competitions and dances of children coloured the celebration. Christmas caps and Christmas gifts were distributed to all the participants of the celebration. Santa Claus gave away the prizes for the winners of various competitions. Christmas cake and juice were distributed to all the children and gathered people.

Christmas celebration in St Clare Church, Akuluto
St Clare Catholic Church celebrated Christmas on 24th December with the Vigil mass celebrated by Fr James Furtado. All the Parishioners gathered in the church at 5.30 pm and began the Christmas celebration with the singing of Christmas Carols. Fr James in his homily beautifully narrated the meaning of Christmas and called everyone to become like Jesus. On this occasion Br Troyden the regent brother conducted Tambula game in the church premise to make the Christmas celebration memorable one. Christmas morning mass was celebrated at 10 am by the Parish Priest Fr Stephen Dsouza. In the sermon he emphasized on the theme of Peace. Immediately after the mass Victoria the special guest from France sang a French Carol, thereafter all proceeded to church premise to have the Christmas festal meal prepared by the Catholic community.

Sharing the Joy of Christmas Gift with 75 underprivileged children : Vimukti Pothnal
“Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you”- Steve Maraboli.
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most. The Star of Bethlehem shines even today, it helps us to walk together on the right path of fraternity and of solidarity. The Christmas celebration at vimukti premises brought together one and all as brothers and sisters to spread the good news of peace, love and harmony. The Spirit of Christmas reminded everyone that we should not be blinded by hatred, violence, and injustice. The Christ-event was enacted through carols, dance and Santa Claus which gave an expression to the human values of caring, sharing and spreading the goodness and kindness. The Chief guest of the day Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Vimukti Director, Pothnal shared an inspiring Christmas message. As God the Father gave his only son to humanity so also, we are called to give ourselves to each other. Giving gifts is an easy task, but giving oneself to the other needs great sacrifice.

The Crystal Jubilee Year Celebration of Trinity Central School.
The Crystal Jubilee Celebration of Trinity Central School Perampalli was held with great grandeur and glory on 02nd December 2023. Rev. Fr. Paul Melwyn D’Souza, Vicar Provincial, Holy Trinity Province was the President of the function. Dr. Vincent Alva, Principal Milagres College, Kallianpur was the chief guest, Mr. Srinivas the PTA president, Ms. Deeksha, the alumni president were the Guests of Honour. The guests were escorted to the dias ceremoniously by the school band. On the occasion of the Crystal Jubilee the annual school magazine TRITV 2023- 24 was released by the president. Rev. Fr. Paul Melwyn D’Souza, in his presidential address appreciated the steady progress of the school over the years and made known the future vision of Capuchin fathers for Trinity Central School. The Chief Guest of the evening, Dr. Vincent Alva, in his address to the gathering appreciated the school for its rapid growth with better infrastructural facilities and advanced educational policies. He added that brilliance of the school is reflected through the caliber and quality of the staff, as a result parents could breathe easy as their children are in safe hands. He also admonished the parents to differentiate the needs from the wants of their children. Ms. Saanvi Acharya ASPL of the school welcomed the gathering and Master. Anson Fernandes SPL of the school, proposed the Vote of Thanks.

Vimukti Charitable Trust Distributed 57 solar powered lights at this Christmas for the economically poor families:
It is the joyous moment when we await the coming of the Saviour of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, the season of cheer and joy is here- Christmas. With excitement in their hearts, our little sponsored children at Vimukti eagerly await to experience the joy of Christmas. The celebration was held in our vimukti auditorium. The entire auditorium was beautifully decorated with flowers, festivals, lights, posters, and models. All the sponsored children and staff members were very excited and full of enthusiasm for the celebration. Fr. Director Sathish Fernandes wished everyone a very happy Christmas and also gave a short motivational speech and asked the young children their understanding of Christmas; however, the real Christmas lies in the birth of Jesus who came to teach us love, harmony, unity and forgiveness. Over 57 sponsored children were extremely delighted to receive special Christmas Gifts from Donor agency, Ensemble Agissons, France. Each family has received Solar lights as per their choice, which is very useful to their family during electric failure.

Christams Celebration and Birthday of the Vice Principal, Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao.
December is a season of celebrations. Trinity campus was drowned with festive fervour of Christmas on December 22. There was an added joy of completion of second unit test and commencement of a weeklong Christmas vacations. The celebration began with a splendid cultural programme organized by students of grade 4. Meanwhile the birthday of Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao, the Vice Principal was celebrated at this juncture. Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao cut the delicious cake and thanked the school, Principal, staff and students for all their support. Dashing through the applause of the students, Santa made his way singing jingle bells. Mouth watering sweets and sumptuous lunch were not to be forgotten which enhanced the sweetness of the occasion. We Trinitarians meet you in the year to come, till then good bye from us. Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Vimukti Pothnal Celebrates Christmas with less privileged families:
“No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas without being truly poor…Only the poor, the hungry, those who need someone to come on their behalf, will have that someone, Emmanuel, God-with-us”. - St. Oscar Romero, Christmas, 1978
Vimukti Pothnal takes the initiative to celebrate Christmas with less privileged families. We always believe less privileged families are excluded from all the celebrations and we made a point to include them in our celebration. We visited all the tents of the migrants and welcomed them for the program and we distributed Christmas cake, and sweets. The program began with a welcome note and followed by cutting the Christmas cake. The migrant families are living in tents made of tarpaulin sheets. These families have come from across the states working as road constructions. On this occasion migrants’ families had sumptuous meals together and various lucky games, and winners were distrib
uted prizes and gifts. Nearly 150 members joined in this celebration.

Christmas and Red day was celebrated on 22nd Dec 2023 by the Kindergarten section of Trinity Central School.
The Tiny tots were dressed in red on this festive occasion. The classrooms were decorated with Christmas themes, red balloons and red artefacts. Children were asked to bring red coloured objects/toys from home and express few sentences about them. Students participated enthusiastically as they spoke about their favourite objects/toys. Colouring and Craft competions were conducted for all the KG Class. Red food items were brought for snacks and each child was curious to know what is in the boxes. They were in all smiles as they saw boxes filled with apples, strawberries, promogrante, watermelons and bread and jam. Santa visited all the classrooms and all the children gathered around him to dance. Cakes were distributed to one and all. Overall, it was a happy day to remember as they joined together, danced, laughed and wished each other on this beautiful occasion of Christmas!!


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VISIT OF MR GUILLAUME AND MS VICTOIRE FROM FRANCE & CONCLUDING OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2023
St Clare had the privilege to have two foreigners in the persons of Mr Guillaume and Ms Victoire from France on 15th December 2023. The purpose of their visit was to have experience of North East of India. On their visit they went around Akuluto town, St Peter’s School - Atoizu, Zunheboto Baptist Church, St Thomas School - Tamlu and Diku River. They also participated in the Christmas celebration of Mokokchung Catholic Church, Chungtiya Catholic Church and St Clare Catholic Church, Nagaland. Year 2023 was a blessing for all the Clarites as children had several opportunities to grow holistically through several events conducted in the school. The Academic year 2023 was concluded with the final exams conducted from 20th November to December 8th 2023. The results were declared on 11th and 16th of December. St Clare school also conducted Carol singing competitions on 9th November 2023. It was an open singing competition for all the students inorder to promote their gift of singing. The singing as well as video was recorded in St Clare High school auditorium and was uploaded on YouTube on 12th December 2023 with the rule that the video with highest views till 1st January 2024 will get the prizes. Several students participated in the event.

CHRISTMAS: FESTIVAL OF SHARING - ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
On the eve of 21st December, 2023, Staff of St Francis of Assisi school celebrated the Christmas. Catholic teachers sang carols, enacted the birth of Jesus Christ in the form of tableau. Games were conducted and distributed the prizes for the winners. All came with beautiful and attractive gifts and appreciated their Christmas friend, highlighted their good qualities and shared their gift with joy and happiness. “AS God shared his life with us, so we are called to share our life with others” was the message of Fr Principal. Moreover, Fr Jeson Fernandez wished Happy Christmas, prosperous New Year 2024 and presented Christmas gift to each and every Assisi staff. Celebration was ended with solemn meal.

Pastoral Visitation – St Joseph Vaz Nivasa, MaduranKuliya, Sri lanka
The Provincial Minister, Br John Alwyn Dias paid a pastoral visit to the fraternity of St Joseph Vaz Nivasa, MaduranKuliya, Sri lanka, on 10 December, 2023. Fr Nishanka Priyasad Pereira extended a warm welcome to the Provincial Minister and the Provincial Administrative Team. After the personal meeting with Fr Nishanka, Provincial gave some necessary guidance and suggestions, and thanked Fr Nishanka for his work at Orchard and Pastoral service. Thereafter the Provincial examined the work of the new friary building that is under construction. The Pastoral Visitation Concluded with a short prayer and benediction.

Pastoral Visitation – St Francis of Assisi, Capuchin House, Kandy, Sri Lanka
The Provincial Minister, Br John Alwyn Dias paid a pastoral visit to the fraternity of St Francis of Assisi, Capuchin House, Kandy, Sri Lanka from 8th to 9th December, 2023. The Guardian of the community, Fr Lancy Jerald Fernandes along with Fr Roshan Herald D’Souza warmly welcomed the Provincial Minister and the Provincial Administrative team. The Pastoral Visitation began with an introductory talk by the Provincial Minister, after which he met the friars personally. The next day the Provincial offered the Holy Eucharist and prayed for the community members. The community dialogue was held during which the Provincial encouraged the friars and discussed with community members about the future plans about ministry and our stay at Kandy. Thereafter the Provincial also visited the neighboring community of Franciscans. The Pastoral Visitation concluded with prayer and benediction.

Pastoral Visitation – Padre Pio Friary, Capuchin Novitiate, Mawila, Sri Lanka
The Provincial Minister, Br John Alwyn Dias paid a pastoral visit to the fraternity of Padre Pio Friary, Capuchin Novitiate, Mawila, Sri Lanka from 7th to 8th December, 2023. The Guardian of the community, Fr Arun Kumar along with the friars, Fr Rohan Maxim D’Souza, and Fr Mathias Dias along with the teacher and the children on Montessori, warmly welcomed Provincial along with the Provincial Councillor Fr Robin Victor Dsouza, Provincial Treasurer, Br Vijesh Menezes, Provincial Administrator, Fr Maxim D’Silva, Provincial Secretary and Fr Joywin Dias. The Pastoral Visitation began with the introductory talk by the Provincial Minister and thereafter the provincial met the friars personally. During the community dialogue the community discussed about their ministry and other aspects of their presence in this place. Provincial thanked and encouraged the friars and the Pastoral Visitation was concluded with prayer and benediction.

Pastoral Visitation – Padre Pio Nivasa, Pallansena, Sri Lanka
The Provincial Minister, Br John Alwyn Dias paid a pastoral visit to the fraternity of Padre Pio Nivasa, Pallansena, Sri Lanka from 5th to 6th December, 2023. The Guardian of the community, Fr Frolic Fernandes along with the friars, Fr Tiron Fernando, Fr Vincent Raj and Fr Praveen Fernandes warmly welcomed Provincial along with the Provincial Councillor Fr Robin Victor Dsouza, Provincial Treasurer, Br Vijesh Menezes, Provincial Administrator, Fr Maxim D’Silva, Provincial Secretary and Fr Joywin Dias. The Pastoral Visitation began with the Holy Eucharist where the Provincial Minister prayed for the community and every friar in the delegation. After the introductory talk the Provincial met the brothers of the community personally. The next day the foundation stone was laid for the Grotto of Our Lady. In the evening after the Mass the provincial met the people who come to our friary for mass and thereafter he paid a friendly visit to our friend and benefactor and prayed over him. During the community dialogue the Provincial addressed the brothers suggested his fraternal guidance and advice. The Pastoral Visitation was concluded with a short prayer and benediction.


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Blood Donation Camp-2023 at Darshan College
“A blood donor is equal to a lifesaver. Saving a life won't cost anything. Go ahead and donate blood. Be a saviour just by donating your blood.”
Red Cross and NSS unit of Darshan College with the collaboration of Rashtrotthana Blood centre had organised blood donation camp on 16th of December 2023. The main objective of conducting blood donation camp is to educate and to make involve the students of Darshan college in social service activities and to come forward to save another life by donating blood which is precious gift one can give to others. A session was conducted by Rastrottana Blood Centre about the eligibility of donor, uses of blood donation, donor safety and application of advanced techniques and procedure of blood transfusion. 89 students of Darshan College voluntarily come forward to donate the blood and involved in sacred and noble act. Charts, slogans and short videos which give more awareness about the Blood Donation were displayed in the Seminar hall. Principal, Red Cross Coordinators, NSS Program Officer and volunteers actively took part for the success of the camp.

Self- defence & Self-protection workshop to Girls and Women-unit Banakal
“Self – defence is not just a set of techniques; it’s a state of mind, and it begins with the belief that you are worth defending.” Vimukti Charitable Trust at Banakal organised a workshop on self-defence and self-protection for the girls and women. The founder of Swaraksha for Women Trust® Mr. Karthik S. Kateel and his mother Mrs. Pushpalatha were the resource persons of the day. Total 370 Students and 45 women were trained by Karthik S Kateel in Self-defence. The training included awareness regarding cybercrime, mobile addiction, how to identify threats, various types of threats and ways of escaping, defence against kidnap, chain snatching, various types of attacks and ground defence technique etc.,

Health awareness Program – Awareness on TB & HIV/AIDS: Unit Bankal
“Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money, more than power.” Vimukti Charitable Trust® at Banakal in its efforts to promote good health and wellbeing among its beneficiaries conducted a precautionary awareness program regarding tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS. Mr. Harish, Counsellor from Health Department of Mudigere, Mr. Shivaraj, Ayushman Bharath staff were the resource persons of the day. A detailed information was provided regarding illnesses and measures to be taken to be away from the same. Mr. Nasir, the lab personnel of Mudigere Health Department conducted the medical test of the beneficiaries. Mrs. Sushila, the supervisor, Sr. Shantha from Banakal PHC were also present. 82 women participated in this awareness program and underwent the precautionary medical test.

Pastoral Visitation – Capuchin House, Dimapur, Nagaland
Provincial Minister, Rev Fr John Alwyn Dias paid a Pastoral Visit to the delegation house of the Infant Jesus Delegation, Nagaland-Manipur, from 30 November to 2 December 2023. The Guardian Fr Isaac Baptist, along with the community members Fr Gerald Veigas and Fr Roshan Sequeira, extended a warm welcome to the Minister Provincial and the Provincial Secretary, Fr Joywin Dias. Pastoral Visitation began with the Holy Eucharist presided over by the Provincial Minister, where he prayed for the community members and for the delegation. Thereafter he addressed the community members. In the afternoon the Provincial along with the delegate Fr Isaac Baptist visited the new mission place, the school at Kuhubuto. In the evening there was a community dialogue held. The next day a common meeting was held with the delegate, the delegate councilors and the delegate treasurer and important matters about the delegation were discussed. The friars on behalf of the delegation wished the Provincial Minister as he celebrated his sacerdotal silver Jubilee.

Pastoral Visitation - St Thomas Friary, Tamlu, Nagaland
The Provincial Minister Rev Fr John Alwyn Dias paid a Pastoral Visit to the fraternity of St Thomas Friary, Tamlu, Nagaland on 29 – 30 November 2023. The Guardian, Fr Brayan Antony D’Souza along with the community members extended a warm welcome to the Provincial minister and is Secretary Fr Joywin Dias. The Visitation began with an introductory talk, after which the Provincial met the friars individually. The next day the Provincial officiated the Holy Eucharist and prayed for the friars in the community and the children in the school who were preparing for their exams. Thereafter the Provincial paid a visit to the school and addressed the teachers and the students. At 11 am the community dialogue was held, where after discussing about the life and ministry of the friars in the community, parish and the school, the Provincial expressed his gratitude towards the friars.

Pastoral Visitation - St Francis of Assisi Friary, Lazami, Nagaland
The Provincial Minister paid a Pastoral Visit to the community of St Francis of Assisi Friary, Lazami, Nagaland, from 26 to 27 November, 2023. The Provincial Minister Fr John Alwyn Dias along with the Provincial Secretary Fr Joywin Dias were warmly welcomed by the friars as the students of the hostel sang a melodious welcome song. The Pastoral Visitation began with the Holy Eucharist where the Provincial Minister prayed for the community members and the students and the teachers present there. Thereafter the introductory talk the Provincial met the friars individually. In the evening Provincial paid a visit to the Parish, school and the neighboring community of sisters who render their service in our school. The Pastoral Visitation concluded with the community dialogue where the Provincial thanked the friars for their service in the Fraternity, to the Parish community and in the School.

Pastoral Visitation - St Joseph Friary, Choitar, Manipur
The community of St Joseph Friary, Choitar, Manipur was glad to have the Pastoral Visitation by the Provincial Minister, Fr. John Alwyn Dias, from 25-26 November, 2023. The community members, Fr Yesu Dass, the guardian and Fr Anil Kumar extended a cordial welcome to the Minister Provincial and also to Fr Joywin Dias, the Provincial Secretary. They also felicitated the minister provincial as he celebrated the Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee. The Pastoral Visitation began with an introductory talk, where after the community members were asked to reflect and discuss about the Seven Pillars of Capuchin way of life, our Call, Charism and Mission. After this the Provincial met the friars personally, followed by the community Dialogue, where the Provincial thanked the friars for a dedicated Pastoral Service rendered to the local community. The following day The Provincial Minister officiated the Holy Eucharist at a substation Chapel dedicated to St Paul. There after we joined the community meal organized by the parishioners.

Pastoral Visitation - St Francis of Assisi Friary, Nongdam, Manipur
The Provincial Minister Fr John Alwyn Dias, conducted the Pastoral Visitation of St Francis of Assisi Friary, Nongdam, from 23 to 24 November 2023. Guardian Fr Manoj D’Souza along with the community members Fr Roshan Pereira and Fr Christopher Rodrigues, warmly welcomed the Provincial Minister as well as Provincial Secretary, Fr Joywin Dias. The Pastoral Visitation began with the introductory talk after which the community members were asked to discuss and reflect about the seven pillars of Capuchin way of life, our call, charism and mission. On the following day the Minister Provincial celebrated the Holy Eucharist and prayed for the Community members as well as the students of our school. Thereafter the Provincial met the friars personally, which was followed by a Community Dialogue where the Minister Provincial thanked the brothers for their service in the missions and especially in the school ministry and encouraged them to carry out their mission with renewed zeal and enthusiasm.

Cultural Fest at Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya, Pothnal
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya, Pothnal, celebrated its 19th Annual Day on December 9th, 2023. The event witnessed the presence of several distinguished guests, including Minister N.S. Bosuraj, Minister of Minor Irrigation, Science, and Technology; Sri Hampayyanayaka, MLA of Manvi jurisdiction; school board members; and local leaders. Rev Dr Denis Gabriel Veigas was the President of the program. The theme for the annual day celebration was "Cultivate the Culture for a Better Future." The school invited all students and their parents to the function, which commenced at 5 p.m. with the inaugural welcome speech and the traditional lamp lighting by the special guests. The first half of the program featured facilitation, speeches by the president and the chief guests, prize distribution, and the school's annual report. After a short intermission, students from Nursery to 10th classes presented various dance and drama performances. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by the Principal and a grand finale dance performance by the entire school.

Basic Life Skill seminar at Darshan College
Red Cross and NSS unit of Darshan College in collaboration with Narayana Hrudayalaya had organized a session on “Basic Life Support Training” on 5th December 2023. Mr. Harish Life support trainer was the resource person for the program. BLS refers to the basic first aid procedures that can be used to keep someone alive until the emergency medical services can get to the scene. The most important skills are chest compressions to pump blood around the body and rescue breaths to provide oxygen. Resource person presented the steps of CPR for adults, children, and infants, use of an AED, airway clearance-BMV Technique in detail. He conducted the hands on session with the use of mannequin on CPR. It was interactive and informative session, where volunteers learnt proper steps to be followed for CPR, so that they can save a person on emergency situation.

Vimukti Club children took out HIV/AIDS awareness rally: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti children parliament and club children pothnal organised awareness rally at Karbdinni Village, on the occasion of World AIDS day to make public aware of HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, human trafficking, child abuse, malnutrition, to stop open defecation etc. the rally started around 10.30 a.m. from Government higher primary school and children and staff used placards, posters, slogans and flex to make the public aware. Mr. Chandra Shakar, headmaster of the school said in his speech HIV caused AIDS and interfered with the body’s ability to fight infection. If detected early, a regular consultation and proper treatment will help in fighting infection and allows a patient to live longer. The awareness rally helps the people to know about the disease, its symptoms and prevention methods. The children gathered for the rally took pledge to fight against the dreaded disease. The parliament and club children, school teachers and vimukti staff and nearly 95 stakeholders participated in the awareness rally.


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Constitution Day (Samvidhan Divas) at Darshan College
November 26 is celebrated as Constitution Day (Samvidhan Divas) to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On 26th November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, which came into effect from 26th January 1950. Therefore, on 27th November 2023 NSS Unit of Darshan College celebrated Constitution Day to promote constitutional values among students. Volunteers had prepared Colorful Charts which describes about Preamble, Features, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Articles of Indian constitution. And some students gave speech on Amendments, History of Constitution and a short video of Making Constitution was displayed to make them understand the importance of constitution.

BE A CHILD TO CONQUER THE WORLD : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
St. Francis of Assisi School celebrated Children's Day on 18th November 2023, with great enthusiasm, extending a grand welcome to esteemed school parliamentarians. The school parliamentarians arrived in style, adorned in traditional Kerala attire, adding a vibrant touch to the occasion. Principal Fr. Jason Fernandez personally received the parliamentarians, extending a warm welcome that set the tone for the festivities. The highlight of the celebration was a well-organized cultural program featuring lively dances performed by the ladies and the gents staff, showcasing their talent and dedication to mark the day memorable for the students. The atmosphere buzzed with joy and excitement as the teachers created a hilarious and an entertaining experience for the young minds. The spirit of generosity was evident in the sponsored food and served by the teachers, fostering a sense of community and togetherness.

Trinity triumph
We are proud to announce that our under 14 boys and girls team secured second place in Handball tournament held by Udupi District Handball Association at Udyavara on 30th November 2023. The Principal, staff and the management congratulate the team for this amazing achievement.


We are proud to announce that our under 14 girls team secured second place in AICS Volleyball Tournament held at SMS School Brahmavara on 29th November 2023. The Principal, staff and the management congratulate the team for this amazing achievement.

VISITATION OF FR ALWYN DIAS, THE PROVINCIAL MINISTER OF HOLY TRINITY PROVINCE, KARNATAKA TO ST CLARE FRIARY AKULUTO – NAGALAND
By Fr Stephen Dsouza, OFM Cap
St Clare School and Friary Akuluto was blessed to have Fr Alwyn Dias The Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Province Karnataka, Fr Joywin Dias the Provincial Secretary and Fr Isaac Baptist Rodrigues The Provincial Delegate of Infant Jesus Delegation on 28th and 29th of November 2023. 28th November at 5.30 p.m. all of them reached Akuluto. As they arrived the students of St Clare Hostel sang the welcome song and on behalf of everyone, offered them the traditional Naga mufflers. At 6 p.m. Provincial addressed the community members namely Fr Stephen Dsouza the Superior, Fr James asst Headmaster and Br Troyden, and asked them to reflect on 7 Pillars of our call, charism, communion and Mission. Immediately after the reflection, time was given to have a group discussion to find out the Strength, weakness and our contribution in connection to the 7 Pillars. During the meal Provincial and Provincial Secretary and Delegate were offered bouquets and gifts as sign of warm welcome. On 29th November during the mass, as it was the day of the remembrance of 8th Centenary of the Later Rule of our Seraphic Father of St Francis, Fr Alwyn Dias preached on the rule of St Francis of Assisi and asked everyone to give prominence to the love of Christ and the Gospel.

Master Vishwas of grade 9 has bagged third place in the State level drawing competition organised by Central Power Research Institute which was held at Bangalore on 27th November 2023. He has also been selected for the National level competition. The Principal, Staff and the Management is proud of his amazing achievement.

Annual sports meet @ Anugraha school, Halbarga, Bidar.
On 24 and 25th of November Annual sports meet was organized to the students Anugraha school Bidar. Each and every child in the school from Nursery up to 10th participated in one or two games. It was an awesome experience for the staff and students.


Halloween Day Celebrated on Principal’s Birthday : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
Halloween day organized on 2nd November 2023 in the Assisi campus. Students came dressed as ghosts, witches, vampires and demons. The interesting costumes and makeup of children transformed the school into a spooky environment. It was amazing to see that these children joined welcoming principal Fr Jeson Fernandes in the procession on his day. Children staged a short cultural programme and appreciated for his contribution in the development of school. Fr Joy Mathias, who completed his studies from Anthoniano University, Rome, Italy was a special guest of the day. At the end of the programme, birthday cake was distributed to all children.


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Trinity rises to the occasion
Our under 14 boys and under 14 girls team gave their best to be awarded with first runners up in AICS Interschool Udupi District Kho- Kho Tournament held at Anandathirtha Vidyalaya school on 22nd November 2023.
Winners include:
1. Dharaneesh 2. Pavan M Devadiga 3. Sanath Poojary 4. Pranam Prakash Devadiga 5. Sahas S  6. Ian Edwin D’Souza 7. Pritham Uday Kundar 8. Lieven Iden Menezes 9. Goutham A Naik 10. Dallon Aleron Lewis 11. Sharan S Nayak 12. Arnav Prashantha 13. Manya 14. Dharani N Naik 15. Manvi S A 16. Shahima Begum 17. Priyanka 18. Bhoomika 19. Nishmitha 20. Tvisha S Salian 21. Alvisha D’Souza 22. Shreeya J Poojary 23. Basamma
Trinity family wishes them great success in their future assignment.

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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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Fr. Roberto Genuin
Minister Provincial

Fr. John Alwyn Dias
Provincial Council

Fr. Paul Melwyn D'Souza
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Fr. Denis Gabriel Veigas
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