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FIRST ROUND PASTORAL VISITATION AFTER THE 7TH PROVINCIAL CHAPTER

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1Chef day at Trinity Central School
As rightly said by Julia Child “ No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing”. What more, we at Trinity Central school conducted Chef’s day for kindergarten children on Sept 16th 2022 in the campus where children played the role of Junior Chefs along with the teachers. The entire campus was filled with enthusiasm as tiny tots clad themselves with aprons and chef caps, ready to learn to cook. Food is the ingredient that binds us together. True to that, all the trinitarians including the Principal Rev. Fr. Sunil Dominic Lobo, vice-prinicpal Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, academic co-ordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis, teachers, support staff and students put their hands together to participate in unity to make the best of the Chef’s day. The children who turned into little chefs worked with much enthusiasm and followed the directions from the teachers to make yummy sandwiches, fruit salad, chocolate milk shakes and vita balls.

1Career Guidance Seminar for Students @ Trinity Central School
“The future depends on what you do today.”
A quick thoughtful session on career guidance was given by Prof. B Shivananda Nayak, Asst Professor, Kasturba Medical College Manipal, for the students of Grade 9 and 10, on September 12th 2022. The session was followed by a counselling session in which the students got various opportunities to engage themselves and enrich their level of knowledge by live interaction. In the session Prof. B Shivananda Nayak spoke about the different career opportunities to the students. He mainly emphasized on what all courses can be opted after grade 10 or 12th. He discussed different streams of subjects too. A large number of students participated in the event that reflected their passion and interest. An open questioning session was held at the end to resolve all the queries in the minds of students. It was indeed a fruitful session.

1Free Medical Health checkup Camps Organized by Vimukti Pothnal:
Free healthcare camps are of great importance to the poor people who live on a meager income. These people never dare to visit the hospitals or clinics even when they are sick because their meager income is insufficient to bear the expenses of a good health checkup or buy the medicines prescribed by the doctor. Keeping the circumstances in mind Vimukti Pothnal have been organizing free medical camps frequently in the rural areas of the Manvi taluka, in Raichur District. In these medical camps alone 135 local patients were provided a free medical checkup facility. Free medicines as prescribed by doctors were distributed amongst the people. Free health checkups were provided without cost. In this medical camp detected that all the patients from locality were suffering from various diseases including chest infections, Muscular and joint pains, seasonal Cough & Flu, skin Allergies, High Blood sugar levels, Gastrointestinal diseases and many more. These medical camps have successfully provided free healthcare services to more than 135 patients from the locality. Vimukti organization is solely serving humanity by taking care of the sick children and adults and giving them healthcare services for free.

1Hindi Diwas celebrated @ Trinity Central School
Language and culture of a country plays an important role. It helps in making a nation strong. Hindi is a language of love, togetherness and brotherhood. Hindi Diwas is celebrated in India to commemorate the date 14th September 1949 on which a compromise was reached during the drafting of the Constitution of India, on the languages that were to have official status in the Republic of India. Hindi Diwas was celebrated in Trinity Central School on 14th September with great pride and vigour, as Hindi is adopted as one of the official languages of our nation. The program began with the choir group leading all with the melodious hymn. Rachana and Diganth of grade 4 and Ashish and Shanaya of grade 3 recited the shayaris to accentuate the importance of Hindi language. The tiny tots of the preschool danced to the tunes of the traditional ‘Lakdi ki kaati, kaati ki gudiya’. Further Aislin of grade 7 in her speech emphasized the unfying value of Hindi Diwas and the objective of celebrating it. Afnaz Rushda of grade 5 mesmarized the audience with her beautiful song, ‘Hindi Ho’. Loyal Passanha of grade 7 conducted a quiz to enhance the knowledge of Hindi language in the students.

1Halbarga zonal level Pratibha Karanji Programme @ Anugraha School, Bidar
On 14th of September Halbarga zonal level Pratibha karanji programme was held at anugraha church school, Bidar. 23 schools from the zone participated. There were more then 500 children from different schools and 150 teachers, head masters and judges. Fr. Praveen Kumar missionary to Japan was part of the programme. Midday meal was arranged for all the guests and participants. Our school was highlighted in the programme. All the speakers appreciated the school and the quantity of education. Our children from anugraha school secured 29 prizes out of which 16 1st, 9 second and 4 third. It's was a wonderful celebration.

1Teachers day celebration : Infant Jesus School
Teachers day was celebrated with festivity. Students performed cultural events and conducted games and competitions for the teachers. Kavya reperesting the students, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the teachers who play an important role in the life of the pupil. Prizes were distributed to the teachers who won in the dance, throw ball musical chair and Tug of war competition . The most enchanting part of teachers day celebration was of Teachers who were divided into four group put up different Traditional plays on the stage namely Punya Koti, Mahishasura Mardini, Malenada Sobagu and Hoaysala Kathe. All the groups performed wonderfully well winning the hearts of the audience. Fr Vincent Balraj the President of school gave an inspiring speech and appreciated the dedicated teaching. Fr Andrew Jayaraj while addressing the gathering he invited the teachers to take care of each student as their own child.

1Imprints of Teacher Lives Forever : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
The student body of St. Francis of Assisi School celebrated teachers' day on the occasion of birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Teachers were welcomed with musical band procession. As the token of gratitude, love and appreciation each teacher was honoured and given a gift. Children won the hearts of teachers and made the day a memorable one through their cultural programme.

1Monti Fest at DSA
In preparation to the Nativity of BVM, nine days of novena was conducted by the brothers of DSA. On the 7th, a grand Marian Vigil service was held at the grotto of Our Lady with the central garden restored by the brothers after many hours of labour. On the 8th September, the celebration began with the blessing of the New Corn. The assembly marched in procession and honoured the Infant Mary. The Holy Eucharist was solemnised by Fr Andrew Anil Sequeira, who broke the Word and the Bread for the gathering. Towards the end of the Holy Mass, the Rector, Fr Denis Veigas, addressed the faithful enlightening them about the origin of the ‘Monthi Fest’ at our Monte Mariano Capuchin Covent, at Farangipet. He encouraged the faithful to celebrate this feast in their homes with the presence of all family members. At lunch, the Fraternity of Deena Seva Ashram, gathered together as one family to celebrate the Nativity of our Blessed Mother and the Family feast. The agape started off with the sharing of the blessed New Corn mixed into a sweet roce, followed by an elaborate course of vegetarian dishes.

1MONTHI FEST IN SACCIDANANDA, CAPUCHIN PROVINCIALATE
"The world being unworthy to receive the son of God directly from the hands of the Father, he gave his son to Mary for the world to receive him from her." These words of Saint Augustine puts us in a right spirit to always appreciate the contribution of our heavenly mother, Blessed Virgin Mary, in the history of salvation and celebrate her love for all mankind. The Saccidananda, Capuchin Provincialate community along with its extended family, the faithful who participate in the Sunday Eucharist gathered on September 8 to celebrate Monthi Fest, the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary in a meaningful and traditional way. Before the solemn Eucharist, the faithful gathered before the grotto of Mother Mary to bless the corns, a symbol of new fruits from our mother earth and venerated Mother Mary by floral showers before the statue of Maria Bambina followed by taking a procession to the Chapel. Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Capuchin Province celebrated the Eucharist, Fr Vijesh Menezes preached a befitting homily inviting every loving children of the Mother Mary to seek the blessings of God and His Son our Lord Jesus Christ through the intercession of Blessed Virgin Mary. She is a greatest God has given to humanity, who always is with us and accompanies us. It is a great joy for all of us to celebrate the birthday of our heavenly Mother.

1Teachers’ day celebration @ St. Anthony's School, GG Halli
“Good teachers are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things”. The above words hold very true of the teachers of St. Anthony’s School, Gangondanahalli. The love and dedication of teachers was beautifully acknowledged by the students in a creative way. A warm welcome at the school gate with flowers, and tastefully decorated ‘ENTRANCE’ was pleasant surprise for all the teachers. Teacher’s day was celebrated with lot of zeal and enthusiasm at St. Anthony’s School premises on the 5th of September, 2022. Indeed, it was a remarkable day and moment of joy for all the teachers, the concept being a teacher is much more satisfying and heart-warming. The key note address was delivered by the Correspondent of the School, Rev. Fr. Vijay Kumar, was an icing on a cake, who in his speech admonished the children on how to respect and show regard to the teachers and parents.

1Teachers’ Day celebration at Trinity Central School
A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others. The teachers play an important role in helping the students to become adults with knowledge and wisdom. As a token of love and appreciation for the selfless service and dedication of the teachers, the teachers’ day was celebrated in the school with enthusiasm and vigour on 5th September, 2022. A formal program was organized for the teachers. The SPL Rayan Danny escorted the teachers to the program and the dignitaries to the dais. The members of the Parent Teachers’ Association were also present at this juncture. The school choir group lead into a harmonious prayer. Vonan of grade 10 welcomed the gathering. All the dignitaries on the dais ignited the lamp as a mark of light being the guide to show a rightful path of knowledge. The members of the PTA organized a small program as a token of appreciation for teachers of their children. A beautiful cake was cut by the teachers to share the joy of teachers’ day.

Skill Development and income generating training Program: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with Dr Babu Jagjivan Ram Leather development industry Bangalore. the corporation is well known as LIDKAR, and organized 60 days of skill development and income generation training program at vimukti premises. The objective of the training program is to develop skills in the manufacture of footwear/ leather goods making. The Leather Artisans in the state are economically most backward and still engaged in making and selling traditional footwear. They are being exploited by private dealers and hence they are not getting right price for their products. Even now many of the artisans are sitting on roadside without proper shelter and engaged in footwear repair for their livelihood. Keeping in view the welfare of the SC leather artisans, vimukti selected eligible candidates in pothnal surrounding villages of Manvi and Sindhnoor Talukas, motivated and organized 60 days skill development and income generation training program. there was a positive good response from the stakeholders and attended the 60 days training, benefited from this program.

Generous hands Blooms the life of Devaraj: 266th Home Sweet Home.
Vimukti charitable Trust® has unveiled its 266th house to Mr. Devaraj from Santekeluru village, Maski taluka, located in Raichur District. For the past four years he is suffering from the cancer of the mouth. Spending lacks of rupees he underwent the operation but was not much successful. As a result, he is unable to consume food. Presently, he struggles to pay back the loan because there is no earning member in his family. Adding to the misery he also finds very difficult to educate his three kids, and has no house to stay because the house he had planned was half built. At this peak moment of struggles he personally wrote to the Vimukti for help. Understanding the dire situation and visiting the place of Devaraj, the Vimukti along with the Director Fr. Satish Fernandes reached out to this family. In completing their house blossomed happiness and joy in their family. Generous benefactors became the hands of Devarj’s family in completing this project. Thanks to them for restoring the humanity.

Teachers Day at St. Anthony’s Institutions: St. Anthony’s PU College & Darshan College
Teachers' Day celebrated on September 5 in India every year marks the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a teacher, who was the first Vice President and second President of India. When he was elected President of India in 1962, his friends and students wanted to celebrate his birthday, to which he said that it would be his honor if September 5 was marked as Teachers’ Day. Since then, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5. Remembering and honoring Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnana, St. Anthony’s Institute: St. Anthony’s P.U. College and Darshan College jointly organized Teachers Day celebration for the Teaching faculties of the institute. Director Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’souza in his key note addressed said “Teachers are the backbone of our institute.

Independence Day @ ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
St Francis of Assisi School celebrated 75th Independence Day of India with pomp of flaming colours. The chief guest, Rev. Dr. Fr. John Alwyn Dias, the Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka and the President of Capuchin Friars Service Society, Karnataka and guests of honour Rev. Fr. Elvin Lopez and Rev. Fr. Vincent D’souza were welcomed with an aarathi, School band and showering of flowers by the students. At 8am Rev. Dr Fr John Alwyn Dias unfurled the national flag of our country. To mark the day the students from classes nursery to X Std performed various programmes highlighting the importance of the day. The chief guest addressed the gathering and gave a clarion call to sacrifice ourselves to glorify and make India soar high in every way.

BRONZE MEDALS IN TAEKWONDO - ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
Five Students of St Francis of Assisi School participated at CISCE National Sports & Games 2022 held at Trio World School Bangalore. Master Jeenan Fernandes and Master Atharv Patil won bronze medals in Taekwondo. We congratulate them. Well done…. Keep it up.

Orientation Program for the 1st Years: Darshan College
On the 1st of September 2022, Darshan College Organized the Orientation Program to the new comers of BBA, BCA & BCOM 1st students. The Orientation Program began with the lighting of lamp followed by the welcome to all the students. The Faculties of BBA, BCA & BCOM respectively introduced themselves to the students. The HOD’s of respective department led by Prof. Chandrika, Prof Balkhis & Prof. Tazeer presented the PPT to the students about the subjects and other committees such as NCC, NSS & RED CROSS etc with the norms and guidelines of the Darshan College. The Director of the St. Anthony’s Institute Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’souza exhorted the students to be disciplined and dedicated to strive for Noble vision and become Global leaders. He further said to dream big and achieve greater heights to bring laurels to the St. Antony’s Institute. Rev. Fr. Roshan Rosario Principal St. Anthony’s P.U.College too was present for the Orientation Program. The session came to end with the National Anthem.

Farewell Ceremony for the Final Years: Darshan College
Life begins at the end of comfort zone, any progress you need to first come out comfort zone. Jimmy Dean
Darshan College organized the Farewell program for the final year students on Saturday 27th August 2022. The ceremony was presided over by the Director of St. Anthony’s Institutions Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’souza and graced by Fr. Roshan Rosario, Principal St. Anthony’s P.U. College. The event was well organized by the 2nd and 1st year students with Dance and games as a token of parting gratitude to the final years. During the ceremony the Sports and cultural along with NSS committee organized the prize distribution to the students who have excelled in sports and cultural activities. The Director in his presidential address exhorted the students to come from the comfort zone and progress in life and face the tough challenges of the world. He also made a special mention of all the Degree faculties for their coordination, collaboration and cooperation, he further said it is because of their zeal and efforts the event was successful. The program ended with National anthem.

Inauguration of the New Computer Lab  @ ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
St Francis of Assisi School inaugurated new computer lab on August 24, 2022. The former directors of the school Rev. Fr Vijay Kumar OFM Cap., the councilor of Holy Trinity Province Karnataka and Rev. Fr Arun Lobo OFM Cap., director of Asha Kiran Deaddiction centre Palya, Hassan, were welcomed by offering flower bouquets. The blessing of the lab was done by Rev. Fr Arun Lobo and in his speech he appreciated the all the students, teaching and non-teaching staff for their incredible contribution in the development of the school. Further speaking on the technology he said, “In the educational world, those who do not know to read and to write are called illiterate. In the Technological world, those who do not know the computers are called computer illiterate.” The Computer lab was inaugurated by Rev. Fr Vijay Kumar. He wished all best for all the students and staff.

Parents Teachers Meeting @ Anugraha School, Bidar
This day on 27-8-22, parents teachers meeting was held at anugraha church school, halbarga, Bidar. It was a great joy to see around 250 and above parents were present for the meeting. Most of them including the chief guest and the present representatives spoke good about Anugraha school and assured co-operation in the coming days.

Annual Sports Meet & Athletic Meet- 2022: Darshan College
“Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit”- Edwin Louis Cole.
Sports and games on the ground builds personality and character, other than the fact that sports is great for health and fitness. Excitement among students was on par, they didn’t hesitate to fight for their victory in sport games like Volley ball, kho-kho, kabaddi, Throw ball and other games. The program was inaugurated by a zealous speech delivered by Rev.Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza, motivating the students to take part in all games, further the Principal and the teaching faculty initiated the sports event. All sport events were arranged in the college ground by the Physical Education Department, winners list was announced at the end of the event. Sportathon-22 was set on 30th July Saturday. The last day of the all the events.

Cultural Event : Darshan College
“Strength lies in difference not in similarities”- Stephen R. Covey
Talentia was set giving platform to all students to represent their talents in numerous fields, as it not only helps the students who are participating to enhance their personality but also motivate others to come up front and show case their potential. Talentia 2022 was set from July 27th to 29th, fervent participation of students resulted in big win, it was well coordinated by Prof. Madhavi and Prof. Renuka. There were events organized for every talent, on 27th students participated in off stage events which were more academically inclined, on 28th and 29th the programs were on stage. All the competitions were judged by the genteel faculty of St. Antony PU College, leading to the exuberant announcement of the winners at the end of all the events.

Annual feast of St Clare of Assisi at St Clare Church, Akuluto Nagaland
Report by Fr Stephen Dsouza, Capuchin
St Clare feast was celebrated in Akuluto Catholic Church on Sunday, 21st of August 2022 at 10 am. The chief celebrant was Fr John Peter from St Francis of Assisi Friary Lazami. In his introduction he explained about the story of St Clare being the Patroness of TV. He said, “on Christmas Eve, Clare was so sick that she could not get out of bed even to go to Mass. While the other sisters were on their way to mass, she stayed in bed praying so she could take part in the mass with her prayer. Just then, the Lord granted her a miraculous vision, and she was able to see the Mass, even though she was far away from where it was happening, as if it were taking place right in her own bedroom. In 1958, when Pope Pius XII was trying to find a saint to name as patron for the marvelous new invention called Television, he recalled this incident in the life of St. Clare. Since “television” is Greek for “vision from afar”, Clare was chosen as its patroness.” Fr Hubert Sangtam preached a heart touching Homily in Sema Language. He said, “St Clare after deciding to follow Christ through the footsteps of St Francis, she never turned back. Her richness didn’t stop her from loving the Lord. She found true Joy in Jesus Alone.”

Talents day celebration at Trinity Central School
“All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.” - APJ Abdul Kalam
To unravel the hidden talents of our young blooming artists, we at Trinity Central School took a day off from the regular classes and conducted “Talents day” on 26th July 2022 at the Trinitorium for kindergarten section. The competitions were held under dancing, singing, acting and ‘show and tell’ categories. It was a spectacular event where children showcased their talents with much enthusiasm and zeal. Children came well prepared dressed up in colourful costumes to exhibit their vibrant talents. The viewers were spellbound as they witnessed fabulous performances by the little ones. The results were announced on 29th July 2022. We thank all the parents for supporting their children to participate in this event and wish the tiny tots much success in their future participation.

Bharath Scouts and Guides - Singing Competition : Trinity Central School
Excellence is not a success, but a persistent pursuit of perfection. The Bharath Scout Guides Local Assosiation, Kallianpur conducted patriotic Geetha Gayana Competition at Milagres P U College Kallianpur on 12-08-2020. Among various participant schools Trinity Central School obtained 5 prizes. The students performed exceptionally well and have brought laurels to the school. In the Cubs category the little Trinity Cubs won all the three prizes. Reyansh Maiyya of Grade 2 won the first place, Alape Shripal Bhat of grade 3 won the second place, while Laksh of grade 3 won the third place. Among the Bulbuls, Shanaya Angel Dsouza of grade 3 won the third place. The guides group of Trinity , Shravya S, Tanvi M Salian, Amoolya S Acharya, Unnathi H Shetty , Cristal Sharvin Dsouza, Shainal L Fernandes, Shamika Naik and Sanvi Nayak won the 2nd place in group singing. All the students showcased wonderful talents and brought glory to the school. All the winners are selected to participate in the Taluk Level competition which will be held soon. The Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo congratulated all the students and wished them all the best.

International Yoga Day Celebration : Anugraha School, Bidar

 

Drawing and Colouring Cometition @ Trinity Central School
Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, to inspire and to motivate. MaryAnn Kohl , an experienced educator and publisher rightly said “Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas themselves and to explore what is possible.” We, at Trinity Central School firmly believe that art is one of the best means to inculcate self- expression, imagination and creativity in children. Keeping the same in mind ‘Drawing and Colouring Competition’ was organized for the students of Grades 1 to 5 to enhance their drawing skills. Pot painting, bottle painting and pencil sketch competition was held for students of grades 7 to 10. The students wonderfully sketched their marvelous drawings. The enthusiasm and creativity among the participants was worth watching. The children showcased their creative skills in pot painting, bottle painting and pencil sketch competition. The result was amazing. Children participated with zeal and showed their talent. It helped them in exploring new ideas, creativity as well as a sense of colours.

Thanksgiving Day and Farewell to the Fathers: Anugraha School, Bidar

 

PASTORAL VISITATION OF CHRISTALAYA, CHIKODI, BELGAUM
Br John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka conducted a Pastoral Visitation from 15th August 2022 to 17th August 2022 of the fraternity of Christalaya, Chikodi, Belgaum. The visitation began with Prayer and visit to the St. Francis of Assisi School on the occasion of celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Independence Day of India. As a Chief Guest of the well-organized colourful and a program of Children to pay tribute to our freedom fighters and for pay due honour to our nation Provincial was called upon to hoist the flag and deliver a speech. He praised the glorious India which has an enormous resources both externally and internally. Every one must work to build a better place and contribute to the growth in every sphere of life and in every level. He appreciated the children, teachers and management for organizing this event so meticulously and meaningfully. The program was filled with patriotic dances, tableau, speeches, Group dances, parade, pyramid drills and so on.

PASTORAL VISITATION – CLARA INSTITUTIONS, POTHNAL, RAICHUR
The Pastoral Visitation contributes to the inspiration and renewal of fraternal life and unity of the brothers. The Pastoral Visitation by Rev Fr John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka to the Clara Vihar Pothnal, Raichur began from 12th August 2022 to 14th August 2022. He offered the Holy Eucharist on 12th August 2022 and prayed with the friars and brothers of the community. He briefed about the purpose of the Pastoral Visitation that it is a time of grace and we praise and thank God. Every human being need a time to renew, revive, re-energize to work, serve and live life worthily. God always accompany us and works with us, in us and through us. The more we allow God work in us, the more we will see His grace flowing in us and in the ministry we are assigned to carry out in this world.

CELEBRATION OF AJADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV @ St. Anthony’s School, G.Halli.
“Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life what would a man not pay for living” Mahatma Gandhi.
The patriotic fervor, glowed on the faces of all present for the “Ajadi ka amrit mahotsav” held at St. Anthony’s School grounds, Gangondanahalli. 15th August, 2022 is a golden day engraved in the history of the world, as it’s a 75th Independence Day. The Head Master, Teachers and students with new vigour and patriotism celebrated the event. Mr. N Santhosh Hegde, the former judge of the Supreme Court of India and Lokayukta for Karnataka from 2006 to 2011 was the chief guest. The programme began with the customary hoisting of the National flag, followed by the rendition of the National anthem and Vande Mataram. Astounding march past by the school cadets to the rhythm of the school band evoked the spirit of freedom, among gathered. Speeches in Hindi, Kannada and English by
the students iterated the importance of true patriotism and our responsibilities as Indians.

Seminar At Dashan Institute of Theology, Bangalore
“With a good company no journey is too long”. The long-awaited Seminar was conducted at Darshan Institute of Theology Deena Seva Ashram, under the theme: Communion – Participation – Mission; Synodality in the public square: Synodality, postmodern consciousness, majoritarianism and public rationality" on the 13th of August, 2022 from 9.00 to 13.00 hours. The resource person was Fr. Dr. Jossie Lobo SJ, the Director, Human Resource Development Centre Ashirvad, Bangalore. The Seminar was inaugurated at 9:00 am, with the invocation of the Holy Spirit and a short prayer service followed by the lighting of lamp. Thereafter Fr. Dr. Albert Lewis OFM Cap., the Director of the Institute welcomed all the guests, followed by the keynote address by Fr. Dr. Denis Veigas OFM Cap., the Rector of Darshan Institute of Theology.

 ‘Azadi Ka Amrith Mahotsav’, ‘Har Ghar Thiranga’ @ Trinity Central School
‘Let there be freedom in your mind and body, faith in your wards and pride in your soul. Let us salute our nation'
The flying colours of freedom and joy hoisted very high at Trinity Central School on 15th August 2022 on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day as the Trinity Family devoted a tribute to the ancestors who conquered the fort of freedom. While the whole nation echoed slogans of ‘Azadi Ka Amrith Mahotsav’, ‘Har Ghar Thiranga’ the Trinity Fraternity also joined in to enunciate the 75th Independence Day to uphold the sacrifices and hardships that donned the freedom struggle of our ancestors. ‘When you talk about heroes, you just talk about the jawans who are standing at the border of the nation’. Lance Naik Krishnappa Shettybettu a brave jawan of Udupi and a former warrior who served the Indian army for 17 years and gave his fruitful service was the chief guest of the occasion. To the beats of the marching band, the Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo escorted the chief guest Lance Naik Krishnappa Shettybettu and other dignitaries to the dais. The Lord's blessing was invoked by the melodious voices of the students of Grade 9. Arham of Grade 8 welcomed the gathering.

75th Independence day Celebration @ St. Anthony’s Institutions
On the jubilant occasion of 75th anniversary of Independent India, St Antony PU College and Darshan Degree college came together to celebrate the propitious moment. The program started at 9 o clock with the magnificent welcome to the Chief Guest: Dr Anupama Panchakshari, Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza Director St. Anthony’s Institutions, Rev. Fr. Roshan Rosario Principal St. Anthony’s PU College, and Rev. Fr. Joy D’Souza Principal Darshan Degree College. All the dignitaries were welcomed with the grandeur and magnificence of the proud NCC and NSS Unit, followed by the march-past leading to the flag hoisting etiquette at 9:15, our Chief Guest was introduced to the gathering by Prof. Renuka, faculty of Commerce and Management, followed by the stimulating speech delivered by the Chief Guest. Followed by the cultural program in the auditorium, where PU students performed brilliantly to pay tribute to the freedom fighters, soldiers and doctors who strived for the motherland, the powerful performance were utterly emotional. Where the degree students celebrated the different attires and traditions of the states of the country, which left the audience cheering. The program ended with the thought provoking message and gratitude by the Director.

Newly Constructed School Ground @ St. Anthony's School, GG Halli
‘The secret to happiness is the meaningful expression of gratitude and practice of kindness’.
Indeed, every member of St.Anthony’s School, Gangondanahalli, and the fraternity of Prem Nivas is truly indebted to the benevolence of Mr. Krishnappa, the MLA of our constituency, whose philanthropic venture led to the aesthetic restoration of the St. Anthony’s Parish and the school grounds. On July 15th 2022, the honourable Minister Mr. Krishnappa inaugurated the newly reconstructed grounds. In his address, he encouraged the children to study well and become responsible citizens of India. He also took cognizance and acceded to the requests of the Parish and school to build a public toilet on the campus. The friars of Prem Nivas, fondly acknowledge the steadfast efforts of Br. William, Br. Dancy and Br. Richard Kadiwal as well.

Our Nation Our Pride : Infant Jesus School
75th Independence day Azadi Ka Amruth Mahothsav was celebrated with grandeur and joy in Infant Jesus School Chikmagalur. School Principal Fr Andrew Jayaraj hoisted the tricolour with pride and cheer all the gathering saluted the National flag singing he National anthem with sense of pride and fulfilment. Students presented colourful program of dance and music for the audience arousing the high spirit of nationalism. Master Dheemanth of Class 10 grave and inspiring speech on patriotism and invited the students to remember and cherish the sacrifice of the martyrs and freedom fighters. Fr Amar Lobo the admin of the school elaborately explained to the students the achievement of India as one country in 75 years. He gave a clarion call to the students to love the country above one’s self interest religion and region. In honour of this great event various competitions were conducted namely Decorating the Indian Map, Umbrella decoration, Speech on Patriotism, Patriotic songs and Monolog . Fr Vincent Balaraj the president of the school distributed the certificates to the winners.

Fire and building certificate: A dream come true @ St. Anthony's School, GG Halli
‘Fire destruction is one man’s job; Fire prevention is everyone’s job’.
A persistent dream of the school management came into fruition with the obtaining of the ‘Fire and Building Safety’ certificates for St. Anthony’s School. In a measure aimed at ensuring the safety of children, the State Government has made it mandatory for all aided and unaided schools to meet safety standards and building stability specifications.With this certification, the school is now a safe haven to groom the future of the nation under a secure environment. Grateful words of appreciation to Br. Richard Kadiwal, the Head Master of the school for his unwavering dedication and hard work towards the realization of this venture. He left no stone unturned in his efforts to get both certificates.

Raksha Bandan A true bond of Value : Infant Jesus School
Students of LKG and UKG were given the foretaste of the great cultural celebration of Raksha Bandhan in Infant Jesus school Chikamagalur. Children tied Raksha Bnadhan to each other Joyfully and actively participated standing in the photo frame for the memory of the event.

Bakrid – Festival of Sacrifice : Infant Jesus School
“Bakrid feast was celebrated in the school. The Program began with the meaningful introduction by Mrs Moor Siddiq. Rev. Moulvi Rafiq of Uppalli was the chief guest. He elaborately explained the students the significance of Bakrid Celebration for Muslim Community. Holy Qiuran was read with devotion by the student. Group of Students sang beautiful Qawwali before the gathering.

Refurbished School Block @ St. Anthony's School, GG Halli
‘Together, we can do great things. We are One afterall – you and I’.
The dedicated efforts of all stakeholders and several months of planning, engineering, and hard work, the newly refurbished block of St. Anthony’s School was inaugurated by the Provincial Minister during his casual visit to Prem Nivas. Friars of Prem Nivas Fr. Vijay, the guardian, Fr. Richard Kadiwal, the Head Master of the school, Fr. Anil Dcosta, the treasurer, and Fr. Lourdswamy, were present during this auspicious occasion. The school community remains deeply obligated to the Provincial, Councillors, and Building Commission for their foresight towards the development of the school, which will undoubtedly elevate the school’s qualitative standards.

Independence day at Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya School, Pothnal.
Freedom in the mind,
Faith in the words...
Pride in our soul...
Let’s salute the Nation on this auspicious day.

It was a red letter day in the history of India when the country got her freedom on August 15th,1947 and it took hundreds of years for us to break the shackles of slavery .Such day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour on 15th ,August,2022 in the school ground with the staff,students and parents to mark the 75th year of freedom from the British rule . The school was decorated with tricolour flags,ballons and tricolour flowers that attracted and welcomed all to the celebration. On this special day the ceremony started at 9:00 AM in the school open ground and the dignitaries were welcomed by the Band to the School. To commemorate the sovereignty of our Nation, the president Rev. Fr. William Prabhu OFM Cap ,Basavaraj Kesari PTA president and Rev. Fr. Sunil Cornelio OFM Cap, the Principal, unfurled the tricolour flag and all in unison sang the National Anthem and expressed the joy of our freedom. Students of Four houses made a magestic march to pay homage and respect to the country and the dignitaries. Children from nursery to 10th awakened everyone's feelings towards the motherland through the musical rendition and various cultural programs.

Pastoral Visitation of Anugraha, Bhalki, Bidar
The word “Anugraha” meaning divine blessing was adopted by the Capuchins of Karnataka Province when the Halbarga Mission area was handed over to them by the Bishop of Mangalore Diocese Most Rev. Dr. Aloyisus Paul D’Souza in the year 2000. Then on Capuchins took great care of the Mission touching the lives of the people through their pastoral ministry, spiritual animation and personal approaches through their visits to the remote villages. The recent education ministry has brought new impetus to the growth of the human and spiritual formation of the local people. Rev Fr. John Alwyn Dias, OFM Cap., Provincial Minister undertook pastoral visitation of the Fraternity of Anugraha, Bidar from 9th to 11th August 2022. The Visitation began with the address of Provincial to the friars: Fr Sathish Kumar, Superior, Fr Prasanna Kumar, Head-Master and Fr Lawrence Rodrigues. During the Holy Eucharist which was celebrated by the Provincial on 10th August 2022, preached a befitting homily, urging everyone to give their life and time in the service of the poor and marginalized as it was done by the Saint of the day, Saint Laurence, Martyr and Deacon, who before the King brought the poor, destitute, marginalized pointed them to the King saying, “These are the real possession and wealth of the Church”. He died and won the martyr’s crown of glory. In the same thought of Pope Francis, we are called upon to go to the periphery and be of service to everyone whom we encounter in our day to day life.

Join your hands with Vimukti Charitable Trust® A Social Action Initiatives of Capuchins … We Rise by lifting others.
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. This little child is on a verge of loosing her both kidneys, in spite of all difficulties wants to study. Your kind help would mean a great blessing to this child. Let us pray for her and contribute in whatever way we can. God bless us all.

Community Convergence facilitation Forum (CCFFs) leaders training: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust Pothnal organised training programs from 4th of June 2022 to August 7th 2022 to community leaders at Gram Panchayat and Village level in 20 pockets of our targeted villages of Manvi Taluka. The main aim of this training program is to train the community leaders to contribute to ensuring the social protection, promoting of people participation in governance, enhancing access to social security schemes to vulnerable people and communities like migrant workers, transgender and other marginalised communities through evidence-based knowledge building, at pothnal surrounding villages. The major focus of the training is realizing rights and entitlements with and through the community by building an effective interface with government departments and institutions using Community Convergence Facilitation Forums (CCFFs) led by a collective of trained CLs. The CCFFs a groundbreaking community driven platform, which is innovative in the sense that the measures adopted not only encourage people’s participation, but also lead to enhancing informed decision-making in local governance. Nearly 165 community members have joined and pariticipated in the training program to become active CCFFs leaders to work for their community to tap the entitlements for their communities.

AICS - Hindi Essay Writing Competition @ Trinity Central School
“Champions rarely talk. They just perform and the world around them talks.”
Trinity Central School witnessed such a champion who brought laurels to the school. Ms Fathimath Zohra of Grade 10 secured the first place in the AICS Level Hindi Essay Writing competition held at Don Bosco School, Shirva on 29-07-2022. Her dedication, persistent efforts and hard work entitled her a gold medal. The Trinity Family is proud of her outstanding achievement. We extend our heartiest congratulations to Ms Fathimath Zohra and wish her all the very best in her future endeavours.

EID- AL- ADHA MUBARAK @ ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
The students of St. Francis of Assisi School celebrated, the festival of sacrifice i.e. Bakrid in the school, on18-07-2022 outlining its significance through a short programme. Dr. Shaista Jamadar was the chief guest of the programme. Dances, Qawali and speeches by the children highlighted the clear message of love and sacrifice. The chief guest addressed the gathering and delivered a meaningful message on the festival of sacrifice. Thanks to our generous parents for sweetening the mouths of children with sweets.

Free Medical Health checkup camps organized -350 patients benefited from these programs: Vimukti Pothnal
VIMUKTI Pothnal organized free health checkups camps in targeted villages of Manvi Taluka. The Patients who attended for the health checkup, including men women and children were given input sessions on Yoga in life and its immense health benefits. the patients were suggested to practice Surya Namaskar, Pranayama, Anulom-Vilom etc. staff nurse in her sessions educated the patients on avoiding tobacco, maintaining a healthy body weight, eating right, doing enough exercise and patients were diagnosed with health problems like seasonal flu, hypertension, weakness, malnutrition and other illness were given prescriptions and medicines. Nearly 350 patients were distributed free medicines.


ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL - Chikodi
100 % RESULTS - X Std ICSE EXAMS
Congratulations to all our dear X Std. students of the academic year 2021-22

TALENT FEST AT SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALYA, POTHNAL
“Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?” Says Benjamin Franklin
Every artist was first an amateur. Talent is something that makes you excel in a task more than someone else. If you are naturally good at something, you have got the talent for it. Talent Hunt is one such event, which gives a platform to students to represent their talents in any field. Keeping this in mind, Fr. Sunil Cornelio, Headmaster of SJV School organized on 23rd July 2022 a virtual ‘Show your talent ‘session for all the students. Students participated enthusiastically and exhibited their talent in various activities. Some sang songs, some showcased their foot-tapping moves, while others narrated stories or recited rhymes. The students staged spectacular performances in colorful attires using fascinating props and backdrops making all parents and their teachers spellbound.

Blue Day Celebration : Infant Jesus School
“The sun is up the sky is blue Its Beautiful so are you.” LKG and UKG students were draped in blue as the celebration of Blue day was organized. Children wore the blue dress and danced for the Blue Song. Children brought to school whatever blue thing they could find at home. The day was fantastic and enchanting

Mr Remy Rodrigues secures First Rank in M.Ed.
Mr Remy Rodrigues the assistant teacher of St Francis of Assisi school secured First Rank in Rani Chennamma University Belagavi, in M.ed examination. He is also now a double degree holder. We congratulate him and wish him all the best in his career as teacher!

ISPL and DSPL Election : Infant Jesus School
The election of the SPL and DSPL was carried out methodically by the teaching staff of the school. The election was held at the beginning of the academic year. The students appreciated getting a sneak peek at the election process.

Blue day celebration by kindergartners of Trinity Central School
“Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.” - Mancy Barbour
Kindergartners of Trinity Central School celebrated “Blue day” on the 15th of July 2022. All the kids dressed up in shades of blue showcased pleasant and cool blue day. The classrooms were decorated with blue balloons and children were introduced to various objects that were blue in colour. Different objects of shades of blue were displayed in the classrooms like blue umbrella, blue car, blue cap, blue flowers, etc. Children were made to name different pictures in the classroom that had blue colour in them in order to have a clear sense of colour and its importance. The teachers guided the children in making charts that included all the things in the surroundings that were blue in colour like the ferns, clouds, ocean, dolphin, umbrella, etc. It was an amazing learning experience for children as the importance of saving water (shade of blue) was also taught on this day.

International Yoga Day : Infant Jesus School
International Yoga day was celebrated in the school. Mr Shivamurthy taught some important Yogic exercises to the students and briefed the importance of Yoga for the healthy life.

Environment Day : Infant Jesus School
The school marked the occasion of Environment Day by participating in a tree-planting activity on the school grounds. 1st graders organized the program me with the assistance of the other teachers. The Principal, Fr. Andrew Jayaraj, advised the kids to take care of and safeguard the environment since it is the abode of all.

Inaugural Day : Infant Jesus School
A quote attributed to Plato states that "Begging is the essential part of the work." The beginning of the academic year 2022-2023 got off to a fantastic start with the participation of Fr. Robin Victor D'suoza at the inaugural event. On that day, children presented their varied abilities to everyone in attendance. The performanceof by Master Gandharvavudye stood out as the most alluring (recognition of person and thing blindfolded).The day was a very joyous occasion since it marked the arrival of Fr. Vincent Balraj as the new superior of Infant Jesus Nivas.


100% results in ICSE Board exams 2021-22 for the 8th consecutive year
In yet another achievement the Trinity Central School, Perampalli has aced the ICSE results with an outstanding performance. With a formidable 100% for the 8th consecutive year and 11 students securing 100/100 in different subjects, the students have indeed brought laurels to the school. With 50 students appearing for the exam everyone has passed with flying colours.
Rania Dsouza has put in her best efforts and has performed exceptionally well by securing 98.4%. She is the topper of the school. Dagney Carol Noronha stands second with 97.2% whereas, Harsha U Poojary and Kannika secure the third position with 96.4%
While 6 students have scored above 95%, 8 students have scored above 90%, 10 students above 85%, 11 students above 80%, 7 students above 75%, 8 students have secured above 65% and have brought accolade and laurels to the school.

The following students defied their adversities by securing 100/100 in the following subjects:
Rania Dsouza (History & Civics, Chemistry and Biology)
Kannika (Mathematics and Biology)
Sampada (Biology and History & Civics
Harsha U Poojary (History & Civics and Mathematics)
Dagney Carol Noronha (Biology)
Aadhya R Shetty (Biology)

The hard work of the teachers and the personal accomplishments of the students are no doubt commendable. Trinity Central School has created a niche for itself with its consistent performance in the last few years. We are proud of the perseverance and dedication of our students and teachers who have left no stone unturned to outshine with a 100% result. We congratulate all the students and their parents for their outstanding achievement. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.


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Urgent task: fighting for human trafficking in every month around 450 to 550 people are benefiting from this training program: Vimukti Pothnal
From 5th to 16th of July, 2022 Vimukti Pothnal organized the awareness program on human trafficking in ten villages of Manvi and Sindhnoor Talukas. Human trafficking is the third biggest criminal industry after narcotic drugs and illegal arms supply. Generally, the organized crime of human trafficking extends beyond state and national boundaries. It is also multi-dimensional, involving elements of several crimes like kidnapping/abduction, buying and selling of humans, bonded labor and sexual exploitation. The ugliest face of human trafficking is trafficking of girls of sexual exploitation. In India, 46% of women and girls trafficked, are for commercial sexual exploitation, 27% for domestic servitude and 27% for forced labor. Keeping these thoughts in mind Vimukti Pothnal has been conducting sessions in the AWCs, Schools, public places, and in Community apart from legal remedies; prevention of human trafficking requires several types of interventions and demanding the concerned officials should focus on creation of compulsory, high-quality education, employment opportunities and income generation for marginal and vulnerable sections in the society.

60 days of rigorous Dr Babu Jagjivan Ram leather industries development training program held at vimukti:
Vimukti Charitable trust, pothnal organized leather development industries training program for the marginalized people, of Pothnal surrounding villages Manvi taluka. The main an objective of the training program is to overall development of Leather industry and upliftment of socio- economic conditions of leather Artisans in the state. The vision is to train of artisans in modern leather technology, provide strong Backward and Forward marketing linkages to artisans etc. the resources person highlighted and emphases to provide technical and marketing facilities to leather artisans and to create marketing network within and outside the state. The focused issues are to organized awareness programmes, training camps needs to conduct in footwear and leather good making for income generation and livelihood etc. Among 75 candidates who applied applications among them nearly30 were selected for this intensive training program and are benefiting from the program.

Investiture Ceremony @ ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality”. St Francis of Assisi school conducted Investiture Ceremony on 4th July with full zeal and zest. This momentous occasion began with procession of newly elected school cabinet followed by prayer song and welcome dance. Fr. Jeson Fernandes, the principal, administered the oath taking ceremony to the SPL, DSPL and all other cabinet members. Thereafter, Fr. Principal offered a bouquet of flowers and wished them all the best in their new responsibility.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY @ Trinity Central School
To foster and promote leadership qualities in students, "The School Parliament" was formed on June 28, 2022. The students from grades 5 - 10 witnessed their leaders taking the oath and promising to work for the betterment of the school. Ms. Leona of grade 10 hosted the program by giving a brief introduction of the investiture ceremony. The Chief Guest of the program Rev. Fr Cyril Roshan Menezes, the Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice Principal Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao and the Academic Coordinator, Ms. Magdelina Lewis were present on the dais. Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God which was melodiously sung by our school choir. Handing over the School and House flags to the newly elected Head Boy and the house captains was done by the Principal. The pinning of badges and cincturing of the sash was done by the dignitaries on the dais. "An oath is not to be made, but to be kept".

Two months intensive training for Women on tailoring and Embroidery & designing: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with UNDP organized two months intensive training on Embroidery and designing programme for the women at Vimukti premises. The main aim and objective of our training is to conduct livelihood programs for women and dropout girls to create sustainable livelihoods, build up confidence among self-help Groups (SHGs). For the past many years now, vimukti begin the self- employment training programs for women and dropout girls has made lot of difference in many lives of many women and their families. Deprived women and girls have been learning and some of them started their Micro enterprise in tailoring and embroidery and stitching the different type of blouses, zari work on sarees, etc. with these skills they earn as supplementary income for their family.

Vanamahotsava and Birthday Celebration of Fr. Wilfred Naveen at SJV School, Pothnal
Every year our School discovers new paths to plant the seeds for an Integral Ecology in the minds of the students. On 4th July, the School celebrated the Vanamahotsava – “Tree Planting Festival” and also the birthday celebration of Fr. Wilfred Naveen D’Silva OFM Cap. The day commenced by thanking God for the blessing of nature which sustains our life and for the gift of life bestowed on Fr. Wilfred Naveen, Asst Headmaster. The students hosted the celebration delivering informative messages, dancing, and singing. The Headmaster, Forest Officer Mr. Rajeev, the Nature’s Lover, Ravi Patil, staff, non-teaching staff, parents and students took pride in planting saplings on the school grounds.

Five days of intensive Entrepreneurship Development Programme for the Women: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with UNDP organized five days on intensive Entrepreneurship development programme for the women at Vimukti premises. The main aim of the program is to help local & small entrepreneurs thrive by providing training, handholding and mentorship enabling micro-entrepreneurs to scale better and faster. These training programs help educate & develop microentrepreneurs with various business & social aspects. It helps them learn with problem solving, conflict management, leadership, communication, negotiation skills through a medium of role play, indoor and outdoor activities. Apart from these the entrepreneur is also taken through various accounts & operation support required to run a business such as book-keeping, cost of production, thus enabling the ME to assess himself/herself and the business. This Entrepreneurship development programme makes leaders, helps the micro entrepreneurs discover their strengths and abilities.

EIGHT CAPUCHIN BROTHERS ORDAINED AS DEACONS IN KENGERI, BANGALORE
Most Rev. Dr Bernard Moras, Archbishop Emeritus of Bangalore ordained the eight capuchin brothers as Deacons on 2nd July 2022 at Deena Seva Ashram, Darshan Institute of Theology, Kengeri, Bangalore. Holy Trinity Capuchin Province Karnataka rejoiced with these newly ordained brothers as deacons. The diaconate was solemnized with the Holy Eucharist officiated by the same Archbishop Emeritus, Bernard Moras. In the introduction to the Holy Eucharist it was explained that ‘Diakonia’ means service. This service or ministry is basically two-fold, that is, Service at the Altar and Service of the People. Archbishop Emeritus Bernard Moras in a meaningful way broke the word of God and urged the brothers who were ready to be ordained as deacons, to be at the service of the Altar and the people of God. Act of the Apostles 1:3 we read: “Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” Good repute is not of the world but the wisdom of God. We are not worthy before God yet God makes us worthy. Psalmist says, “These are the men who seek the face of God” (Psalm 23). No one can see God and live. But we are called to see God in others. St. Francis of Assisi saw Jesus in the face of the leper he met on his way. He urged to live the evangelical vows and serve the Lord in every way to bring glory to the Lord and earn Kingdom of God.

LET’S PREVENT the children from dropping out the school by supporting their EDUCATION…. Vimukti Pothnal
The VCT organized a unique program with the support of generous benefactors by providing educational kit to the deprived children in the project area. The education kit including bag, books, pens, uniform, water bottles geometry box etc. the intention of this program was to motivate the children towards compulsory education. 65 children were distribution educational kits. There are lakhs of children around us who lack support from their families to get an education and are dropping out of school. Education is available free of cost in the government schools but many children lack support to even get their school equipment. Poverty hit hard the parents had no option other than restricting children’s education. Such children are overlooked or discarded from the Society. These children lack respect and affection.

International Yoga Day @ Trinity Central School
"Yoga is like music, the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul that creates the symphony of life". The International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 22, 2022. Master Aaryan from grade 10 hosted the program which lasted for an hour. The Lord's prayer was Sung by the students of Grade 9 and Grade 10 for an enthusiastic start. The presence of the Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice Principal Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Mr. Krishna Shridharan, former PTA president and the members from Patanjali Yoga Samithi: Miss. Anitha. N, Miss. Latha Hebsoor, Miss. Shashi Prabha, Ms. Shyamala and Ms. Sandhya made the day more meaningful. Dignitaries were welcomed florally by Miss. Clemitha of Grade 10. As light is the symbol of brightness and prosperity, dignitaries on the dais lighted the lamp.

Student Council Election @ Trinity Central School
True leaders understand that leadership is not about them, but about those they serve. True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. Leadership is all about persuasion, presentation and people skills. To inculcate the leadership qualities in students and to nurture them for their future when they become the responsible citizens of our country, as well as to elect the student representatives among themselves, the student’s council election was held in the school on 22nd of June 2022. Six contestants for the post of the School Pupil Leader (SPL) and eight contestants for the post of Assistant School Pupil Leader contested. Prior to the election all the aspirants campaigned among their classmates and schoolmates to cast their vote respectively. Four different ballet counters were set up for different grades in order to maintain discipline and avoid confusion.

Talents Day @ Trinity Central School
Your talents determine what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it. Everyone has unique talents. Talents cannot be taught, but it is said that talents can be awakened. Some talents are exhibited while some are hidden. To bring out the talents of the students, to embrace their ability to exhibit them and share them, the ‘Talent’s Day’ for grades 1 to 10 was organised. It was an eventful occasion when the students exhibited their special interests in dancing, singing and acting. There were different forms of dance, songs in different languages, stand up comedy and acting with different themes. The eager little faces of the students looked up with wonder when their fellow schoolmates and classmates portrayed impressive solo performances.


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5TH DELEGATION ASSEMBLY - INFANT JESUS DELEGATION NAGALAND-MANIPUR
5th Delegation Assembly of Infant Jesus Delegation of Nagaland Manipur began on 27th June 2022 at 7 pm with the Evening Prayer. 19 friars of the Delegation namely Frs Isaac Baptist, Gerald Viegas, Mathias Dias, Yesudas, John Peter, Paul Inashe, Joslie, Manoj, Stephen, Anil, Johnson, Luke, James, Brayan, Santhosh, Christopher, Roshan, Vika and Hubert were present for the assembly. Inaugural Holy Eucharist was officiated on 28th June morning at 6.30 by the Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Province Karnataka, Fr John Alwyn Dias, co- celebrated by Fr Isaac Baptist Rodrigues, the Provincial Delegate and councilor, Fr Yesudas. Fr Isaac Rodrigues welcomed Fr John Alwyn Dias and all other friars for the 5th Delegation Assembly also thanked Fr Paul Inashe and Fr Yesudas the councilors and all the friars for the wonderful cooperation for last 3 years. During the Homily the Provincial Minister reminded we need to ask ourselves, are we connected to God to do better work for the glory of God? Do we believe oneself to strengthen the mission? Do we do the will of God? He quoted Steve Job, American entrepreneur, he built up the apple computer world by connected dots and believing in oneself.

Umbrella Decoration Competition @ ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
St. Francis of Assisi School has organized an Umbrella Decoration Competition for classes 1 st to 4 th on 25 th June, 2022. All the students took part in this activity with great zeal and enthusiasm. The students had brought different decorative materials to decorate their umbrellas. The kids had such a fun time that it helped them express themselves in fun ways.

COOKING WITHOUT FIRE COMPETITION @ ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
‘A sound health is the product of healthy cooking.’ To make the students aware of this fact and to experience the culinary skills St. Francis of Assisi School organized a Cooking without Fire Competition in the school for Classes 5 th to 10 th on 25 th June, 2022. All the students served a big spread of dishes at the competition. Participants had to prepare dishes without using any source of heat or prepared ingredients. It was a wonderful experience altogether for the children to know their exceptional talents.It was also a combination of knowledge and entertainment that helped the children to perceive the importance of conserving energy. The children spoke with confidence with judges regarding the various health benefits of the dishes prepared by them.

5th ST. PIO DELEGATION ASSEMBLY - SRI LANKA, 16-21 JUNE 2022
The 5th assembly of St Pio Delegation, Sri Lanka, began today 16th June 2022 at Pallansena, Sri Lanka. The same theme of the Provincial Chapter is taken for this assembly, namely, "Communion, Participation and Mission" A Synodal Journey as Capuchin Franciscans. Rev. Fr. John Alwyn Dias, the Provincial Minister of the Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka, India, is presiding over the Assembly of the seven brothers present. In his inaugural address, during the Holy Eucharist, he thanked the Blessed Trinity for their manifold blessings on the Province and its missions. He first remembered all the pioneers and the friars who have toiled long and hard for the growth of this delegation. He also hailed and encouraged all the brothers who are part of this delegation and requested that they wholly give themselves to this mission. It has already reached a certain height and now every friar has to take it to a greater level. He invited the brothers to love more the vocation, mission and the charism of St. Francis, and called upon all the brothers to always look up to God Most High and go forward facing all the challenges. He emphasized that God always guides, strengthens and empowers all of us who are his chosen ones.

The Inauguration of the academic year of Initiation and Aspirancy- Dayalbagh Ashram
The Inauguration of the academic year for the Initiation and Aspirancy was held at Dayalbagh Ashram Ujire on Friday 17 June 2022. Rev Fr. Paul Melwyn D’Souza, the Vicar Provincial and the chair person for the Formation Commission presided over the Holy Eucharist as he broke the word of God he encouraged to heed God’s call and respond generously and reciprocate His love in this World. He prayed and blessed the young candidates who have come forward to walk the path, our Lord Jesus has shown us, in the footprints of St Francis of Assis. At 7.45 am the whole community along with the vicar provincial gathered in the Hall for the inaugural programme. During which 6 new candidates to our Capuchin Order were welcomed. May the Holy Trinity bless them that they may endure and persevere in their holy vocation.

THE 6th PROVINCIAL DELEGATION ASSEMBLY OF CHRIST THE KING DELEGATION MIZORAM, TRIPURA & BARAK VALLEY REGION - JUNE 2022
The 6th Provincial Delegation Assembly was officially inaugurated with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on June 23, 2022 at St. Francis Xavier Friary, Kanhmun, Mizoram. The Delegation will participate this Assembly for three days with the theme "Communion, Participation and Mission - A Synodal Journey in the light of the Evangelical counsels". While thanking God, the 6th provincial Delegation Assembly, comprising of 23 members, is going to underline its successful back-to-back 25 years in its realm of living true brotherhood in the footprints of St. Francis of Assisi’s spirit of evangelization, tireless missionary zeal, and imparting education to children etc. This prestigious event is going to witness the expressions of gratitude to one another, sharing of ideas, appreciations to the pioneers who are serving since its inception, innovative and dynamic suggestions, recommendations, and plans for the further growth of the delegation and above all thanking and praising God Almighty for His Showers of blessings.

Yoga day celebration at Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya,Pothnal
The Yoga day was held very significantly at Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya School, Pothnal on June 21. The session was held on our school grounds. Students from classes Nursery to 10th took part in the celebration. The inaugural speech was given by the Headmaster Fr. Sunil Cornelio who emphasized the importance of Yoga and physical exercises in daily life. A group of students who were yoga students performed several asanas. They also performed standing and sitting asanas. One could understand by watching their performance that they have been practicing yoga for the last few years. Some of the seniors even did some of the tough asanas. Our yoga teacher showed us some simple and beginner asanas which we did for about 60 minutes. The session was organized. There were teachers all around us to help us in case we had trouble performing or understanding asanas. All the students participated eagerly.

Literary Competitions @ Trinity Central School
The classrooms of Trinity school witnessed the articulated voices of the students as they delivered their speeches, recited their poems and orated their declamation. Trinity has been always shining spotlight on the talents of its students. To bring out the literary talents of the students and to nurture them various competitions like pick and speak, elocution, recitation and poetry were conducted on 15th June, 2022. Pick and speak with topics such as My Family, A visit to the Park, My Favourite Festival, Best Gift I received on my Birthday, My Pet Animal , My Hobby, Importance of Farmers was organised for the students of grades 1 to 4. An Elocution competition and poem recitation in Kannada, English and Hindi with different topics was organised for the students of Grades 5 to 7. The students of grade 8 to 10 articulated, emphasised and declaimed the topics given for declamation. The students participated in all the competitions and displayed impressive public speaking skills.

Yoga Day @ ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
Bhagavad Gita says, “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” 8th International Yoga day was celebrated in a Yogi manner by all the students and teachers in the Assisi premises at 7.30am. Various Aasanas were performed zealously by the participants. Dr Rajendra Salagare (Paediatrics) was the chief guest of the day. Shreya, Kushi and doctor enlightened about the importance of the day and the benefits of practicing Yoga in our lives. All the students and teachers devotedly participated in the event.

Releasing the Handbook and Calendar of the Academic Year 2022-2023
The Handbook and Calendar of the Academic Year 2022-2023 was released on 19th of June 2022 (Solemnity of Corpus Christi) in Darshan Institute of Theology after the Benediction in the Refectory amidst the Students and Resident Staff by the Director of the Institute Fr. Dr. Albert Lewis OFM Cap. On this occasion Fr. Dr. Denis Veigas OFM Cap., Rector of the Theologate acknowledged and expressed heartfelt gratitude to all those who were involved in the preparation of the Calendar. Bro. Melroy D Silva OFM Cap. wonderfully compered this short programme.

SCHOOL CABINET ELECTION CAMPAIGNING  @ Trinity Central School
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way"
With this enthusiastic quote the School cabinet election process began with the campaigning on June 15, 2022.
Master Jnanesh from grade 10 hosted the campaign session which lasted for about 40 minutes; the dais glowed with the dynamic presence of the Principal, Rev. Fr Sunil Dominic Lobo and the Vice Principal Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao. The Principal Rev Fr. Sunil Dominic Lobo addressed all the nominated members and announced the date of election to be on the 22nd of June, 2022. Six aspirants for School Pupil Leaders (SPL) and eight aspirants for Assistant School Pupil Leaders (ASPL) nominated their profiles, gave promising speeches asking for votes and also pledged that they'll work for the betterment of the School, support in the academics, maintaining discipline and promoting co-curricular activities. Creative logos such as Rainbow, Road, Tree, Unicorn, Light, Rising sun were displayed by the nominated members as their electoral symbol. The campaign was concluded by thanking the incharge teachers Mrs. Jesslin Preetha and Mrs. Manasi followed by the National anthem.

Vana Mahotsava at Trinity Central School by Kindergartners
“Be kind to every kind, not just mankind.” The kindergartners of Trinity central school celebrated the Vana Mahotsava on 10th of June 2022. All the children including the staff were dressed in green to celebrate the event. The teachers explained about the importance of flora and fauna in the environment and told the uses of trees around the nature. “To plant a tree is to plant a life”, the teachers guided the tiny tots on how to plant a seedling and the care one must take to bring up the tender ones. All the children were eager and excited to plant and water the sapling in the colourful flower pots in the classroom. In this way the children learnt how plants play a crucial role in the ecosystem.

PTA Gathering 2022-23 - Kindergarten  @ Trinity Central School
Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly. The PTA gathering of Kindergarten parents and teachers took place on the 4th of June 2022 at the Trinitorium of Trinity Central School. The gathering was welcomed by Ms. Leslia Soares. The new Prinicipal Rev. Fr. Sunil Dominic Lobo, Ex-prinicipal Rev. Fr. Anil D Costa, Vice-Principal Rev.Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Academic co-ordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis and Pre-primary section In-charge Ms. Renita Monteiro were present on the dais. Academic co-ordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis introduced the kindergarten teachers and support staff to the gathering. Pre-primary section Incharge Ms. Renita Monteiro familiarized everyone about the rules and regulations of the school. Ms. Shifali gave an overview of the bus facilities and the routes of buses that will be plying from different areas to school. Rev. Fr. Sunil Dominic Lobo welcomed the parents and students to the new academic year. In the keynote address, he emphasized the importance of the parents and involvement of the teachers in the holistic development of the child’s progress.

TIDINGS FROM ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI MISSION CENTER, NONGDAM, MANIPUR, INDIA
St. Francis of Assisi Mission center was started in the year 2016 in the month of February. On this same day mission center was opened and nursery Classes were begun in a bamboo shed. The two Friars (Fr. Mathias Dias and Fr. James Furtado) stayed at Catechist quarter for two years with minimum necessities. The new building work started in the year 2017 and completed in the year 2019. In 2020 schooling was begun at new school building but due to Corona it was shut. In 2020 onwards the friars began to stay in the new building. At present school is having the strength of 350 students up to class 9. There is also a hostel both for girls and boys with 35 students. The Catholic community numbers 40 families the friars help them to grow spiritually. The long awaited dream of having vehicle was fulfilled through the kind help of Provincial Minister, Rev. Fr. John Alwyn Dias. The friars of the community remain ever grateful to him. The newly bought vehicle was blessed on Sunday 24/04/2022 along with Fr. Roshan Pereira, Fr. Mathias and community members. We are ever grateful to our provincial and his team for helping us in every way. There is 19 acres of land given by the Village authority for the Educational institution. At present various activities are going on in full swing and it has great future. Presently the following friars are serving and residing at St. Francis of Assisi Mission Center, Nongdam: Fr. Mathias Dias-Superior and Principal, Fr. Christopher Rodrigues-Vicar and Treasurer, Fr. Roshan Pereira-Hostel Incharge and Headmaster to School, Fr. Manoj Victor D’Souza has arrived recently. May St Francis of Assisi intercede for all of us.

The Diocese of Kohima welcomes its new Priest, Father Thrilongchum Hubert Sangtam, May 5, 2022
Deacon Thrilongchum Hubert Sangtam was ordained as a Priest by Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, the Bishop of Kohima on May 5, 2022 at Saint Joseph Church, Sitimi Town, making him the second Catholic Priest of the Sangtam community. After a gap of 20 years, the Sangtam community recorded its second Catholic Priest. The first priest to be ordained was Rev Fr James Thsipongkiu Sangtam from Phelungre village in the year 2002. Father Hubert is the eldest among the nine children of Ikuto Sangtam and Hozheli Sangtam. He belongs to the congregation of Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFM Cap). The ordination was attended by many Priests from the Diocese of Kohima and from other Religious congregations, Religious Sisters, the Catholic Association of Nagaland, the Nagaland Catholic Women Association, the Nagaland Catholic Youth Movement, and delegates from the villages and towns of Kiphire region.

Ordination of Deacon Vincent Raj, Sunday May 1, 2022, the Capuchins welcomes a new Priest, Father Vincent Raj, in the Archdiocese of Bangalore
As the Church celebrated the feast of Saint Joseph, the Archdiocese of Bangalore rejoiced over the ordination of its new priest. Deacon Vincent Raj was ordained to Holy Priesthood by the Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, Archbishop Emeritus of Bangalore. The Sacrament of Holy Orders took place at 10:30 at Saint Ignatius Church, Begur on Sunday May 1, 2022. Father Vincent Raj belongs to the congregation of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFM Cap) and chose as his motto "I am your portion and your inheritance" {Numbers 18:20}. During the Holy Eucharist, the priestly candidate professed his allegiance and obedience to the Archbishop and his successors, after which the Archbishop Moras blessed and anointed him with the sacred chrism to perform the sacred duties.

Priestly Ordination of Three Friars On Friday 22 April 2022, Matadakeri, Honnavar
The priestly ordination of Br Lawrence Wilson Rodrigues, Br Samson Pinto & Br Nelson D'Souza was held solemnly in the Diocese of Karwar at Matadakeri, Honnavar, Three friars were ordained by the Most Rev Dr. Derek Fernandes, Apostolic Administrator of Karwar Diocese and the Bishop of Belgaum. In his homily Bishop Derek Fernandes spoke about the challenges the Priests encounter today in this fast changing World. One has to be equipped well in all the spheres of life. He told them "first give sufficient time for building up your spiritual life, building a close relationship with God. Today we see a dearth of vocations for religious and priestly life due to various reasons. We need young men and women to spread the love of God and serve the people of God". He called the Ordinandis to be authentic, faithful and holy religious.

ST ANTHONY’S FEAST AT DEENA SEVA ASHRAM, DARSHAN INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY, BENGALURU
The festal celebrations at the shrine dedicated to St Anthony, which was closed down for over two years due to covid, was preceded by the nine-day novena that began on the 4th June 2022, and concluded on the 13th June 2022. The solemn celebration of the Holy Eucharist was presided over by the Provincial Minister of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka, Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias. Fr. Hridaya Raj, the new Parish Priest of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Kengeri, along with about twenty-five priests, dozens of religious sisters from the neighboring communities, and a multitude of devotees of St Anthony attended the festive event. Fr William Prabhu, Parish Priest of St Anthony’s Church Gangondanahalli, preached the homily about how the efficacious impact of deepened faith in our Saviour Jesus Christ will transform our life into a "Miracle".

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY AT SACCIDANANDA, CAPUCHIN PROVINCIALATE BANGALORE
It was an auspicious day to the friars of the Community of Saccidananda who gathered, with the invitees, for the celebration of the Solemnity of Most Holy Trinity in the Chapel of the Provincialate, Saccidananda, Bangalore. The Capuchin Province of Karnataka is dedicated to the Most Holy Trinity and it was an apt occasion to thank the Triune God for every blessings showered upon each friar of the Province, both of the past who have gone before with the sign of the Cross and the friars who serve in and through different ministries and apostolates both in missions in India and around the world. The friars of the Karnataka Province celebrate it as " Province Day " and offer thanks to the Most Holy Trinity. The festal Holy Eucharist was officiated by the Carmelite Provincial Minister of Goa, Karnataka Province, Very Rev. Fr George Santhumayor, who in his sermon wonderfully explained the importance of the Most Holy Trinity in our life as Christians, as being the center of our faith. {1 Timothy 6:16} directs us to the fact that GOD " who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see.

Vanamahotsava Day @ Trinity Central School
‘Vanamahotsava Day’ is not just a celebration but also a reminder to take the best care of our mother nature. To create awareness about preserving the trees and nature ‘Vanamahotsava Day’ was celebrated in the school. The program began with the school choir leading the prayer. Dr. Surendra Shetty, an environmentalist and Asst Professor at NIIT, was the chief guest of the program. The ex PTA president Mr. Krishna Shridharan was also present. Rev. Fr Sunil Dominic Lobo, the Principal presided over the program. Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao, the Vice Principal and Ms Magalina Lewis, the academic co-ordinator were present on the dais. The program was inaugurated by planting a sapling by all the dignitaries on the dais.

World Day against child Labour2022- Universal Social Protection to End child Labour: Vimukti Pothnal
MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IF YOU SEE A CHILD IN DISTRESS…. Dial the child helpline- 1098
Vimukti charitable Trust ® Pothnal organized an awareness rally in collaboration with our Vimukti children club on world day against child labour campaign in and around Pothnal government Schools on 13th June 2022. The day aim is to spread awareness about the illegal practice of child labor that still prevails and sensitize privileged citizens to protect and demand the rights of children and childhood. Today & every day, join us to support all children across the world to keep chasing their dreams through education, children and participants were holding the placards and as they were marching in and around the villages shouting the slogans to send back the children to school and stop child labour. The Social protection systems that address poverty and provide free education, healthcare, family assistance, and employment to families, assure children the FREEDOM TO LEARN, PALY AND BE A CHILD.

Education kits Distribution to stop School Dropouts-Giving Hope to a child’s Future: Vimukti pothnal
Chanakya Said, “EDUCATION IS THE BEST FRIEND. AN EDUCATED PERSON IS RESPECTED EVERYWHERE. EDUCATION BEATS THE BEAUTY AND YOUTH”. In order to empower every child with education and bring the joy of learning to the little ones, and motivating children towards compulsory education. vimukti charitable trust Pothnal started school kit in 2010 to provide educational kit to the deprived children from the project area. School kit is an assorted set of materials such as school bag, notebooks, pen, pencils, drawing book, colors, uniform, water bottle and compass box which as per the sections like primary, secondary and higher secondary. 30 children are benefited from this program.

Drawing Competition at Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya, Pothnal
“In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.” –Pablo Picasso
On 11th of June,2022 Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya organized for all the students ‘Earth’s drawing’ competition in the School. This competition was aimed at motivating the young minds to show their creativity in the field of Art and also to demonstrate their Drawing skills.It was heartening to see the avid interest and the proficiency of the students.

Seminar on ‘Poetry’  @ Trinity Central School
“Poertry : the best words in the best order.”
A seminar on the topic, ‘Poetry, a discussion’ was organised for all the language teachers. Mr. Vishnu Murthy Prabhu, asst professor of Government First Grade college, Udupi was the resource person. Mr. Vishnu Murthy Prabhu stated that humans learnt languages through poems. He explained the elements of poetry and the chief concerns of poetry. He enunciated that poetry is the best way to bring out the hidden talents of the students. It soothens one’s mind and soul. He propounded that poetry can be taught in a very creative manner and suggested certain methods to teach poetry in the classroom. He discussed major parts of the poems with many examples. Ms. Volita Lewis welcomed the guest while Ms. Ramitha Anchan thanked the gathering. Rev. Fr Anil Dcosta, the principal, Ms. Magdalina Lewis, the academic co-ordinator and all the language teachers were present for the session.

Investiture Ceremony:Sneha Jyothi vidyalaya School
To provide leadership opportunities to the students, the school cabinet was formed through election. The school held the Investiture ceremony with great enthusiasm on 7-6-2022. It was a solemn occasion where young students were all prepared to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted upon them. The event was animated by our Headmaster Rev. Fr. Sunil Cornelio. The SPL, ASPL along with the office bearers and the House leaders marched towards the dais for the oath taking ceremony. They were then honored by pinning the badges and handing over the flags by the Headmaster Rev. Fr. Sunil Cornelio who in his address emphasized the need of giving democratic education in the school. The program came to a halt with the School’s Anthem.

Students enjoy visit to police station: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Sponsored children visited Police station on 5th June Sunday, 2022, to understand the its functioning of the Police station as part of our Programme of Inquiry. Police Sub-Inspector spoke to the children about how a police station operates. Students visited the control room, jail, FIR room and were informed about arms and ammunition like gun, pistol etc. They learned how to call no. 911 in an emergency situation, ways to protect themselves and to avoid dangerous situations. Children were told what happens when a person is arrested, how police personnel works and how it helps officers do their job. Initially the children were very serious when they entered the police station, but when they interacted with sub- inspector Mr. Veerana Gowda, they found that the policeman’s are friendly and approachable. The children even asked questions to Sub-Inspector Mr. Veerana Gowda like how you catch a thief, why you were khaki uniform, how the control room and wireless works very effectively, etc. and Sub-Inspector was very happy to answer them. The Police officers also explained the children the various responsibilities to provide safety for communities and to protect the safety of individuals.

SPL AND ASPL ELECITON AT SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA SCHOOL, POTHNAL
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya School conducted the elections for the SPL and ASPL for the academic year 2022-23. Tenth Standard Students were given a chance to stand for the election of SPL. Ten Students contested for the post of SPL. Eighth and Ninth Standard students contested for the post of ASPL. They were 17 in total. All the candidates were given a chance to campaign through their own way. Each candidate was given a symbol. The election was held as a replica of the assembly elections. All the students from fifth to tenth standard participated in voting. The counter was set up for the verification of the identity cards after which the little finger of the left hand was marked with the ink and then the students were given the ballot paper for SPL followed by the ASPL ballot.

Free Medical health checkup Camp: Vimukti Pothnal
Free Medical health checkup camp was organized at vimukti Premises. The aim of the health camp was to increase awareness of health-related issues such as cleanliness, sanitation etc. among children and the general public. Children will be encouraged to spread this information among their families, friends and neighbors. The vimukti staff nurse sensitized the children on maintaining hygiene by washing hands regularly and before and after eating, segregating dry and wet waste, keeping the surroundings clean and engaging in physical activities to stay fit. The Doctor Raghavendra divided children into small groups were monitored for BP, weight, height, vision and oral hygiene as a part of their general checkup. The gathered children promised to adhere to good hygiene practices taught at the camp and remain physically fit by exercising regularly and adopting healthy habits. Nearly 65 children benefited from this camp.

A session on effective methods of teaching Maths by Ms. Sudha Rao @ Trinity Central School
A workshop for all the Maths and Science teachers on ‘Effective methods of teaching Mathematics’ by Ms. Sudha Rao, Ex principal Vidyodaya Public School, Udupi was organised. Ms. Sudha Rao a profound Mathematics teacher, said that Mathematics was used by uncivilized people too. According to her it disciplines our life, as maths problem solving also helps us to solve our problems in life in a systematic way. She expounded practical teaching with different teaching aids. She stated that the infrastructure of the school also can be used practically and creatively to teach Mathematics to the students. She emphasised that teachers must give opportunities to the students to explore Mathematics through activity based teaching. She mainly suggested that teachers must instil love for the subject in students. She gave different methods for effective classroom teaching. She also gave some ideas to help students remember the formulas. Ms. Sudha Rao expressed how questioning in the class is very important, specially in Mathematics and gave certain methods to make teaching as well as learning effective. All the Science and Mathematics teachers were present for the session. Ms Srilatha welcomed the gathering and Ms Sneha Shetty proposed the vote of thanks.

Vimukti Children Education Excursion: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized educational tour to our sponsored children. The aim of this program is to students expand their learning through outdoor experiences. Excursions are considered as hands on experience for students which they cannot learn in the classrooms. Student’s life remains incomplete without broadening their outlook. The Vimukti organization gives priority to realize the Nature and multicultural environment. By coming into direct contact with various environments, culture and community, the students develop openness to others. The children were emphasized experimental learning and offer both group and self-directed activities that enable learners to explore various cultures, practices and people.it also gives the students exposure to work in team with others which carries life long memories and bonding with the acquired experiences.

Welcome back to the students for the academic year 2022-23  @ Trinity Central School
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”.
Drawing the curtains to their summer vacation the students marched to the school with enthusiasm and vigour. With smiling faces the students trudged into the school campus. With decorative balloons tied all over the campus the students were welcomed to their classrooms by their teachers. After the hustle and bustle of their classroom and books, the students came down to the Trinitoium for their formal welcome. The assembly began with the prayer hymn, Here I am Oh Lord, sung by the teachers. Dr. Poornima Devadiga, Primary Section Head welcomed all the students to the new academic year 2022-23. During the program Rev. Fr Anil Dcosta , the guiding shepherd of Trinity Central School, for the past 9 years declared that he will step down as the Principal of the school, as he is been transferred to Bangalore and Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo will be the new principal. Rev. Fr Anil Dcosta welcomed Rev. Fr Sunil Lobo and wished him all the best.

Lectio Brevis of the Academic Year 2022-23 at Darshan Institute of Theology
The Academic Year 2022-2023 began with the solemn celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The institute prayed for the blessings upon the upcoming theological courses by invoking the grace of the Holy Spirit. Fr. Denis Veigas OFM Cap., the Rector presided over the Eucharist. Along with all the resident Professors of DITh, Fr. Andrew OSB from Benedictine’s concelebrated the Eucharist. Immediately after the refreshments, the staff and students gathered in the conference hall for an inaugural function – Lectio Brevis. To enhance the commencement of the Academic vibe Br. Joywin Dias OFM Cap. was the resource person, who presented a paper titled: “Response of the Church in India to the call from the peripheries: Insights from the life and writings of Pope Francis”. The freshers were welcomed and the Rector exhorted the brothers to excel in all their undertakings. The Director of the Institute Fr. Albert Lewis OFM Cap., briefed about the guidelines and directions pertaining to the theological studies of this year. Thereafter, each professor briefed about their courses. With the singing of Institute Anthem the Lectio Brevis was ended. The entire programme was wonderfully compered by Br. Melroy D’Silva OFM Cap.

Novena to St Antony of Padua at Deena Seva Ashram, Bangalore 59.
In preparation to the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, the first day of novena was held at St Anthony’s shrine of Deena Seva Ashram, Kengeri. Fr. Anthony Raj OFM Cap., officiated the Holy Eucharist and the staff friars concelebrated it. Many devotes of St. Anthony participated in the Novena Mass. Special prayers were offered. St. Anthony’s bread was blessed and distributed to the devotees.

Children March to School (Makkala ‘Nade Shale Kade’) : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti charitable Trust ® organized Children March to school campaign in and around the 16 villages of Pothnal on 31 May 2022. The main aim of the campaign is to bring back the children to the school by motivating the parents, elders, and village community leaders regarding the importance and the role of the education in the life of children. The main aim of the ‘March to school campaign’ was to sensitize privileged citizens to protect and demand the rights of children. Today & every day, join us to support all children across the world to keep chasing their dreams through education, children and participants were holding the placards and as they were marching in and around the villages shouting the slogans to send back the children to school.

Training program on Professional Skills for Women: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust ® Pothnal organized professional skills for the rural women at Vimukti premises on 28th May 2022. Women live within the four walls of home hence they are deprived of the professional skills. Identifying the interested women Vimukti Trust took keen interest in training these women to begin afresh their own self-employment which can sustain their families. The rural women were being inspired and motivated to learn and to take up the various designs of embroidery through the training sessions of three months intensive training by the professionals. Since these rural women were ignorant about the usefulness and the self-sustenance that brings in, they were explained how they can tap the resources and earn their living by the way of these professional skills.

PTA GATHERING – 2022-23 @ Trinity Central School
“Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents.” – Bob Bauprez
After two long years the first PTA gathering of the academic year 2022-23 was held on the 28th of May 2022.
The Principal Rev. Fr Anil Dcosta, Vice Principal Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Primary incharge Rev. Fr Lenson Lobo, Academic co-ordinator Ms Magdelina Lewis and PTA secretary Mrs. Chandini Niranjan were present on the dias. The program began with a beautiful prayer song, “Oh Lord light of the world…” sung by the teachers followed by lighting of the lamp symbolizing the light of the knowledge. Ms Sushma welcomed the gathering. Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao introduced the teachers, support staff and transport crew to the parents and appreciated their untiring service to the school. The Principal Rev. Fr Anil Dcosta and the academic co-ordinator Ms Magdalina Lewis briefed about the academics.

Workshop on Sensitive Teaching @ Trinity Central School
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
A workshop on ‘sensitive education’ was organised in association with Rotary club Manipal for the teachers to understand the students of the present generation. Dr Deepa Marina Rasquina, Asst Professor, Dept of Clinical Psychology, Manipal College of Health Professions MAHE, Manipal was the resource person. Rtn Nithyanda Nayak, Secretary, Rotary club Manipal Town, Rtn Dr Depak Ram Bairy, Interact Co ordinator, Rev. Fr Anil Dcosta, Principal of the school, Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Vice Principal were present for the inauguration of the program. Ms Aninditha welcomed the gathering. Rtn Nithyananda Nayak addressed the gathering. Dr Deepa Rasquina emphasised on the challenges faced by the teachers in handling the Gen-alpha students. Gen-alpha or generation alpha is the demographic cohort succeeding Generation Z.

Summer Camp for children: Vimukti Pothnal
Summer camp for the Children play a vital role in the development of their Personalities. On 13th and 14th May 2022 summer camp were organized at Vimukti Premises. Our Vimukti children proudly initiated the co-curriculum Extra-curriculum activities like dance, music, singing, drawing, and other activities. As the enriching and revitalizing power of these activities was already palpable in the students, Vimukti tried to give these children a bit of value education and personality development skills during their holidays. Nearly 61 children attended the program and benefited from this summer camp.

Staff Development programme at Trinity Central School
Every person is a student till the end of his/her life. Nonetheless, this applies to teachers as well. With the academic year 2022-23 about to begin, the teachers of Trinity Central School had the privilege to attend a seminar given by Prof. Ronald Pinto as a part of the staff development programme on 25th May 2022. Ms. Preetha Carol Furtado welcomed him. Prof. Pinto is the current director of the Institute for Individual development and the Ex- Vice Principal of St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. He stressed upon the expectations the parents, students and management of the school have on the teachers and the strategies that the teachers could adopt to make classroom teaching effective. His talk included points on how we could evaluate ourselves as teachers and establish better student-teacher bond. The interactive session helped teachers to learn more efficient methods of teaching and was concluded with ten commandments every teacher should abide by. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Ms. Andrea Dsouza.

Bidding Farewell to our Loving Sponsored Children: Vimukti Pothnal
“Some people come in to our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same”- Flavia Weedn
To promote bright future and to bid farewell, on 14th May, 2022 send-off programme was organized at Vimukti center to our 11 sponsored children who completed their 18 years and an end of receiving sponsorship support for the future. The Sponsored children namely Huligamma, Kaveri, Ashwini, Shiva Putra, Shivu, Suman, Mehabubu, Dyavamma, Wilson, Sudeep and Devaraj were seated at the center of the stage. These eleven were the senior sponsored children who benefitted for 10 years under sponsorship project are now eagerly waiting with indignation and anxiety, to leave the portals of Vimukti institution and move forward towards a new world with a better vision. Vimukti director appreciated and encouraged through his words saying that their days of adolescence, he out of his experience admitted, were the toughest to deal with. At times, the Vimukti team must have been a little harsh and demanding too from them. But it was with a pure intention and not to hurt them, but to make them better and better persons and bring out the best out of them.

Mind Mapping and Hypnosis’ session by Dr Surfraz J. Hasim : Trinity Central School, Perampalli.
“It is better to conquer yourself, than win a thousand battles. Then victory is yours.” – Buddha
Your mind is everything. What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine you create.
‘A mind mapping and Hypnosis’ session by Dr Surfraz J. Hasim was organised for all the teachers of Trinity Central School, Perampalli.
A mind map involves writing down a central theme and thinking of new and related ideas which radiate out from the centre. By focusing on key ideas written down in your own words and looking for connections between them, one can set goals and achieve them. Dr Surfraz J. Hasim is an internationally acclaimed mind trainer, psychologist, success coach, motivational speaker, hypnotherapist and master trainer & facilitator. He has undergone advanced training in various programmes such as hypnosis, mind power, counselling, neuro linguistic programming, life coaching, executive coaching, Sujok, Redikall and Pranik healing. He is currently serving as the Principal of P A First Grade College, Mangaluru.


Inauguration Ceremony of the Academic year 2022-23 : SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL
Education is the Mother of Leadership says Wendell Willkie.
The Inauguration of the Re-opening of the academic year 2022-23 was held on 16th May 2022 at 10.30am. Fr. Thomas Parish Priest St. Clare’s church Pothnal was the chief guest of the day. Headmaster Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, Fr. Sunil Cornelio, Sr. Sarita Dsouza, Sir Yunus, student representatives Spandana and Dev Bishwas were present on the Dais. The welcome address was given by the headmaster Fr. Dominic. Thereafter it was continued by invoking God’s blessings through a prayer service which was led by the students of class 10th. Thereafter followed by lamp lighting ceremony the chief guest, teachers and student representatives lighted the lamp and inaugurated the academic year 2022-23. The teaching and non-teaching staff were given floral welcome by Fr. Thomas and Fr. Sunil. The chief guest and Fr. Sunil shared their thoughts and wished good luck for the school. This first ever event of the academic year 2022-23 took a wind up while the Headmaster acknowledged the gathering with his thoughts and ideas.

THE FINAL JOURNEY OF BR CRISPIN LOBO, OFM CAP
The funeral mass of Br Crispin Lobo OFM Cap was held on 13th May, 3 p.m. at St Fidelis Friary, Monte Mariano friary chapel, presided over by Bishop Emeritus Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza of Mangaluru diocese along with Fr Alwyn Dias, the Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Capuchin Province Karnataka, Fr Melwyn D'Souza, the Guardian of St Anne’s Friary Mangaluru, Fr Gerald Lobo, Guardian of Monte Mariano Friary and many other priests, religious men and women and laity. The Bishop in his introduction said, “Brother Crispin was a kind and humble person. He was helpful to all, living the true spirit of St Francis of Assisi”. Fr Joel preached a heart touching homily. He said, "Brother Crispin was a simple brother, lived his life for Christ. The death of the person is a day not just to weep, to pray and to honour but also a day to thank, to confess and to have a clear picture of death.” Fr Gerald Lobo, the Superior of Monte Mariano Friary, in his eulogy beautifully narrated the life of Br Crispin. He described Br Crispin was a man of patience. He loved everyone equally, always ready to help out anyone. Even in his ill health and suffering, he never blamed God or anyone rather endured patiently. He also thanked everyone for helping out Br Crispin during his suffering, specially the friars of Farangipet and the Novices who always loved and cared for him.

Sad Demise
We are extremely saddened to inform you that our Br. Crispin Lobo, OFM, Cap., aged 80 years, passed away today (11/05/2022) around 4:00 pm in Father Muller's Hospital, Mangalore. The funeral will be conducted at 03:00 pm on Friday 13/05/2022 at St Fidelis Friary, Farangipet, Mangalore, Karnataka. May God welcome him into His eternal abode and grant consolation to the bereaved family members and to all the friars of the Province. May God grant him eternal bliss.

Vimukti vocational Training Centers: Vimukti Pothnal
“Do not give fish but teach them to catch fish” is the motto behind Vimukti vocational training Centers. In this regard, we stand with the real needy youths to make them earn and support their families now or later. One such kind of opening is our tailoring projects and these tailoring centers give training to downtrodden students, the ones under the line of poverty in tailoring training at economical cost. Thus, Vimukti organised tailoring, cutting and dress making course nearly 25 students are getting trained and benefiting from this program.

Perpetual Profession of 8 Capuchin Brothers @ St Anthony’s Church, Gangondanahalli, Bangalore
On 2nd May 2022 at St. Anthony’s Church, Gangondanahalli, the newly re-elected Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Province Karnataka, Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias presided over the Eucharistic celebration during which eight capuchin brothers of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka made their Perpetual Profession. Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias received their vows. The Holy Eucharist was concelebrated by the re-elected Vicar Provincial, Fr Paul Melwyn D’Souza, the Councillors: Fr Denis Veigas and Fr Vijay Kumar, Parish Priest, Fr William Prabhu, Fr Salvadore Fernandes, Rector of Darshan Institute of Theology, Bangalore and many of the Capuchin Friars and other Priests. The Solemn Profession was witnessed by the parents, family members of the brothers who professed and number of parishioners of Gangondanahalli and other faithful. The ceremony was organized by the Community of Prem Nivas especially by Fr William Prabhu, the Parish Priest and Fr Dancy Martis and Fr Richard Kadiwal. The Solemn Rite of Profession was compared by Fr Naveen D’Souza. The felicitation program was animated by Br Anthony Raj (Jnr).

Door to Door Dr. Ambedkar Abhiyana: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized Door to Door Abhiyana on the occasion of Dr. Ambedkar’s 131st birth anniversary on 23rd April 2022. This abhiyana was being undertaken for reaching out to children, youths, women and men, in spreading awareness on Dr. Ambedkar and his prominent role in building up the nation as a great architect of the Indian Constitution. On this occasion Fr. Sathish Fernandes vimukti director said, "An economist and advocate of human rights and women empowerment, Dr Ambedkar is considered as a leading nation builder of our country. He contributed in promoting harmony and tried to eradicate the evils of the caste system. A true believer in the rule of law, Dr Ambedkar constantly worked for the rights of poor and backward classes. We should take inspiration from the life of this great son of India. A true homage to Dr. Ambedkar would be to develop our country on the principles of ‘Social and Economic Justice’ and ‘Equality of Status and opportunity’". On this occasion well- known speaker were called and input sessions were organized to motivate people to imbibe his spirit in safeguarding once own rights in building up the nation.

IX Ordinary Provincial Chapter-2022: Day Six
On the Sixth Day 30th April 2022 at 6.00 the capitulars gathered in the chapel for the Morning Prayer and the Holy Eucharist. Br Isaac Baptist Rodrigues, the Delegate from Infant Jesus Delegation, Nagaland and Manipur presided over the Holy Eucharist. Br Stany Roshan D’Souza, the Delegate from Christ the King Delegation, Mizoram, Tripura & Barak valley Region and Br. Arun Philomenaraj the Delegate from St. Pio Delegation Sri Lanka, concelebrated the Eucharist. After the Eucharist group photo session was held Immediately after the photo session the Chapter President Br. John Baptist Palliparambil, newly elected Provincial Minister Br. John Alwyn Dias, Vicar Provincial Br. Paul Melwyn D’Souza and all the elected councilors participated in Blessing of the Foundation Stone, for the New St Antony’s School in the premises of Shanthi Sadhana FISI. At 9:30 the Capitulars gathered in the Chapter hall. Br Maxim D’Silva the First Chapter Secretary invited Br. Denis Veigas to moderate the session. After the Roll Call by Br. Elvin Lopes the Second Chapter Secretary, the Moderator gave a short introduction on the resolutions of the IX Provincial Chapter, April 2022 of the Holy Trinity Province Karnataka. The first Chapter Secretary was asked to read out the resolutions one by one for the discussion. Having thanked Br. Denis Veigas, at 11:15 a.m Br Maxim D’Silva the First Chapter Secretary invited Br. Edwin Colaco to moderate the further session.

IX Ordinary Provincial Chapter-2022: Day Five
On the Fifth Day 29th April 2022 at 6.00 am all the capitulars gathered in the chapel for the Morning Prayer and the Holy Eucharist. Br. Maxim Valerian D’Souza, Custos from Custody of Japan presided over the Holy Eucharist. Br Denis Oscar Ogwal from the Custody of Charles Lwanga and Br. Charles J.R. Furtado, concelebrated the Eucharist. Having done with the roll call of the day, the First Chapter Secretary Br. Maxim D’Silva thanked the Moderator Br. Denis Veigas for moderating yesterday’s session. Having thanked he invited Br. Joseph Dolphy Pais to moderate the session. Br Dolphy Pais moderated the session touching upon these following points: 1. Life of Prayer 2. Life in Fraternity 3. Life of Vows: Obedience, Chastity, Poverty and 4. Vocation Promotion. In the Afternoon session the First Secretary Br Maxim D’Silva thanked the Moderator Br. Dolphy Pais for moderating morning session and he invited Br Rocky D’Cunha to moderate the session in the afternoon. Having continued with the agenda capitulars gave their opinions concerning the Initial Formation, 5. Apostolic Charism 6. Grace of working 7. Economy 8. Administration. The session was concluded at 4:30 p.m.

IX Ordinary Provincial Chapter-2022: Day Four
On the Fourth Day, 28th April 2022, at 6.00 am all the capitulars gathered in the chapel for the Morning Prayer and the Holy Eucharist. Br John Baluku, Custos of the Custody of St Charles Lwanga presided over the Holy Eucharist. Br. Lorenzo Motti, Provincial Minister of the Province of Emilia Romagna, and Br. Patrick Crasta, concelebrated the Eucharist. At 9.00 a.m capitulars gathered together for the continuation of the sessions in the Chapter hall. Br Maxim D’Silva, first Chapter Secretary welcomed the moderator, Br. Rocky D’Cunna, Chapter President Br. John Baptist Palliparambil and the re-elected Provincial Minister Br. John Alwyn Dias. Br Elvin Lopes, second Chapter Secretary took the roll call, after which Br. Rocky D’Cunna, the moderator welcomed Br. John Baluk. Many Capitulars encouraged and appreciated the presentation of the Custody Report along with Chapter President Br. John Baptist Palliparambil. Br. John Baptist Palliparambil requested the Provincial Minister to give a helping hand to the custody by sending the friars for the mission.Br. Rocky D’Cunha, invited Br. Isaac Baptist Rodrigues, the Delegate from Infant Jesus Delegation, Nagaland and Manipur. Br. Isaac Baptist Rodrigues presented the Delegation report well and was appreciated by all the capitulars for the strenuous missionary work and for their recent plans of venturing into new places.

IX Ordinary Provincial Chapter-2022: Day Three

On the third day, 27th at 6.15 a.m all the capitulars gathered in the chapel for the Holy hour conducted by the Liturgy Committee. Br. Patrick Crasta read the Gospel passage and gave a meaningful reflection by calling us to move on with the Spirit of truth. At 8:30 a.m all the capitulars gathered in the Chapter hall for the Election of the New Provincial Minister. The Chapter President as per the norm, made a prayer before the Election. The Second Chapter Secretary having done the roll call, the First Chapter Secretary briefed the Capitulars about the Election procedures, after which both the Chapter Secretaries and the scrutineers. made a vow of secrecy before counting the ballots. The Election of the Provincial Minister for Holy Trinity Province Karnataka took place at 10:30 a.m. Accordingly it was announced, Br. John Alwyn Dias was re-elected as the Provincial Minister of the Holy Trinity Province Karnataka. Br. John Alwyn Dias willingly accepted the office and requested the support from the brothers of the Province. Soon after the Election of the Provincial Minister, the Chapter President moved with the election the Councillors. Accordingly Br. Paul Melwyn D’Souza was elected as the first councillor, Br, Robin Victor D’Souza as the second councillor, Br. Denis Veigas as the third councillor and Br. Vijay Kumar as the fourth councillor. All the four councillors willingly accepted this responsibility and work for the betterment of the Province. Among them Br. Paul Melwyn D’Souza was re-elected as Provincial Vicar of the Holy Trinity Province Karnataka.

IX Ordinary Provincial Chapter-2022: Day Two
On the second day 26th April 2022 at 6.00 a.m the capitulars gathered in the chapel for the Morning Prayer followed by the Holy Eucharist which was presided over by Br John Baptist Palliparambil, the General Councilor and concelebrated by Br. Preetham Mendonca and Br. Edwin Colaco. Br. John Baptist Palliparambil gave an inspiring homily during the Holy Eucharist and gave us a call to be like the early Christians who lived in unity with one heart and mind. At 9.00 a.m all the capitulars gathered in the Chapter hall for day’s sessions. The First Chapter secretary began the session with the Hymn to the Holy Spirit and the Chapter Prayer. Thereafter the Chapter President, Br. John Baptist Palliparambil, the General Councilor, and Br Rocky D’Cunha the moderator of the session were invited to the dais. Br. Elvin Lopes the second Chapter Secretary took the roll call. Br. Rocky D’Cunha, the moderator of the session, invited Br. John Alwyn Dias, the incumbent Provincial Minister, who presented the triennial report.

IX Ordinary Provincial Chapter-2022: Day One
On 25th April 25, 2022, Monday at 3.00 pm all the Capitulars gathered at the Façade of Shanthi Sadhana Bengaluru. The newly compiled hymn book “Sing with Nature” was released by Br. John Baptist Palliparambil, the General Councilor, Br. Lorenzo Motti, Provincial Minister of the Emilia Romagna Province, Br. John Alwyn Dias Provincial Minister of the Holy Trinity Province Karnataka, Br. Paul Melwyn D’Souza the Vicar Provincial and Br. Salvadore Fernandes. Thereby the all the capitulars joined for the procession with lighted Pascal candle lead by Br. John Baptist Palliparambil, the General Councilor towards the chapel of Shanthi Sadhana. The liturgy committee conducted the prayer service that lead all the brothers to invoke the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and the Lord’s presence for the celebration of the Ninth Provincial Chapter.All the capitulars gathered at the Chapter hall immediately after the prayer service for the inaugural talk. The Speaker Rev. Fr. Joe Mannath, SDB was introduced and honored by the Provincial Minister Br. John Alwyn Dias and Rev. Fr. Joe Mannath, gave the inaugural talk on ‘leadership quality of superiors’ and on ‘what the chapters can do, and cannot do’.

Divine Mercy feast celebration at Divine Mercy retreat centre, Bejai, Mangaluru
Divine Mercy feast was celebrated at Divine Mercy Retreat Centre, Bejai, Mangaluru on 24th April 2022 at 10.30 am. Fr Richard Coelho, Director of Fr Mullers Hospital presided over the Holy Eucharist. Earlier at 9.30 am, Fr Richard Quadras, animator of the retreat centre conducted Holy adoration. Eucharistic Procession was organized around St Anne’s Friary. Newly renovated St Anthony shrine was blessed during the procession. During the mass, Fr Richard Coelho preached about the origin of Divine Mercy Sunday & abundant Mercy of God quoting several scripture passages. The Capuchins namely, Fr Paul Melwyn Dsouza Superior of St Anne’s Friary, Fr Richard Quadras, Animator of Divine Mercy Centre Bejai, Fr Prem Dsouza, Fr Lancy Rebello, Fr Fedrick Rodrigues, Fr Rupert Barboza, Fr Francis Fernandes & Fr Prakash Colaco graced this occasion by their gracious presence. 

Free health check-up and medical outreach camp organized on Dr. B.R Ambedkar Jayanthi, more than 55 people benefited from this camp: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti pothnal celebrated the 131st birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti on 14th Thursday, April 2022 at Mudamaguddi Village, Manvi taluka, Raichur Dist. On this occasion, a free health check-up camp was organised, in which more than 55 people took part and benefited from this health camp. Addressing the gathering Mrs. Jecintha said the health issues in our rural areas as one of the biggest problems, where poor women and children are deprived of the basic health facilities in the villages. Timely health check-ups, taking care of the once health, keeping clean environment, drinking pure water and eating nutritious food will help us to become healthy persons.

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood: Vimukti Pothnal
In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child. Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. It is well said “don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be HAPPY. So, when they grow up, they will know the values of things, not the price”.

MAGNIFICAT - MORYAL SANZ AT DON BOSCO HALL, MAGALORE
By Fr Stephen Dsouza
St Anne’s Friary Capuchin Friars presented ‘Magnificat’ - Moryal Sanz ‘An evening of Marian Songs’, on 3rd April 2022, at Don Bosco Hall. The programe began at 5.45 pm with the arrival of Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese. Rupal D’Souza anchored the event. Fr John Fernandes welcomed the dignitaries namely Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha, Fr Paul Melwyn D’Souza the planner of the event, Fr Prem vicar of St Anne’s Friary, Fr Chetan PRO of Udupi Diocese, Fr Rupert Barboza, the religious men and women and the laity. Fr Chetan speaking of the event “Magnificat” explained the role of Mother Mary in the salvation history. He said, “Mary was standing beneath the cross. She was a courageous woman and not a sorrowful mother or a woman who cried on the way of the cross. She stood under the cross when all others had deserted Jesus. She accompanied Jesus in his suffering.”

UKG CONVOCATION DAY HELD AT TRINITY CENTRAL SCHOOL, PERAMPALLI
On Friday 01st April 2022 the Convocation Ceremony of the Kindergarten Section of Trinity Central School, Perampalli was held with much fanfare at the school Trinitorium. Dressed in a grand hues of an eclectic blue with the golden sunshine elevating their glow, the young minds of UKG walked proudly to their seats of honour to the musical intonation of the drum. Led by Leslia Soares, the graduating class were accompanied by Chief Guest Fr. Johnson Sequeira, Principal of St. Mary’s English Medium School Udupi, Principal Fr. Anil D’Costa, Primary Section In-Charge Fr Lenson Lobo, Academic Co-ordinator Magdalena Lewis and Renita Monteiro, Pre-Primary Section Head.

Vimukti Pothnal Celebrated Ugadi -festival with migrant families:
Vimukti Pothnal organized the "joy of giving" activity in an Endeavour to make Ugadi festival special and reached out to the migrated families at pothnal on 2rd of April 2022, Saturday. Ugadi festival makes us to join with our brethren in doing a little something extra for someone. It is joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for coming together with less privileged families and children. Ugadi is celebrated as a festival of prosperity. Along with the onset of the year, it signifies the vibrancy of nature and the springs. It is also a day of prayer, as Hindu brethren pray for success in the new year. All the Vimukti staff, participated in the Ugadi celebrations. All in all, the Ugadi celebrations at vimukti along with migrant families set the tone for the coming New Year, a year that promises to be full of smiling faces, unity and self-reliance. On this occasion children had sumptuous meal and health checkup program was organized. Nearly 65 stakeholders participated in the program.

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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
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Fr. John Alwyn Dias
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Fr. Paul Melwyn D'Souza
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Fr. Robin Victor D'Souza
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Fr. Denis Gabriel Veigas
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Fr. Vijay Kumar
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