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1Karnataka Secondary Education Board Drawing Grade Exam : Trinity Central School Perampalli.
A little progress each day adds up to big results.
Trinity Central School feels proud as its students have brought laurels to the school in the Karnataka Secondary Education Board Drawing Grade exam held on 23/11/2023. 17 students appeared for the exam. They have performed well and have secured 100% results. 7 students secured distinction, 8 students scored First Class and 2 students scored second class. The school extends best wishes to all the students and congratulates them.

1Learning Is Never Ending Process ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
DAY ONE : St Francis of Assisi School organized Educational Tour for high school students to Bangalore, from 18-01-2023 to 19-01-2023 for two days. On 17th night at 9pm boarded the train from Belagavi. As soon as they reached Bangalore railway station immediately, they boarded Metro to go to Kengeri. It was a new experience for the students. As all students 123 and staff 12 reached Franciscan Institute of Spirituality, India (FISI), Shanti Sadhana, friars over there welcomed all of them warmly and gave rooms to all 135 members. Students really enjoyed the hospitality and campus over there. After refreshing and breakfast all of them proceeded to Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, there they watched Solar System and learnt many concepts of Science which were displayed in the park. After the lunch all stepped into the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, children spent lots of time over there learning Physics, Chemistry and Biology concepts. Really! it was a great learning. After that journey was continued towards Legislative House, Vidhana Soudha to take picture of it. As the evening drew near all of them marched towards Lulu Mall. There they enjoyed playing various games, shopping the best things they needed and eating their favourite food items. Night pulled the certain and closed the day as they all reached to FISI, Shanti Sadhana to take rest.

1Mass awareness on Hunan Trafficking: Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation are inherently evil. It robs people of their God-given dignity and children of their innocence…Vimukti Pothnal
"Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security”. But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That's why we must pursue an end to the scourge of human trafficking. Keeping these thoughts in mind VCT has been creating mass awareness in the schools, public places, and in the residential area, so that our children and women are saved from this evil practices. Last one month nearly 2250 school children and families have benefited from this program.

1Children’s Club: Children find a new environment for innovation and creativity: Vimukti Pothnal
The Children and youth live with some risk of experiencing violence; their age, size, inexperience and dependence which all make them vulnerable. They face, child marriage, child labor, child drop out, child abuse malnutrition as the current situation in Raichur. The purpose of the children’s Club is to relay the challenges and obstacles that children face in their community or inside the school to Vimukti’s team as well as submit ideas that can improve their surrounding environment. Basamma will be the voice of her colleagues. The vimukti team in return will try to help by implementing these ideas and make them realities. During the workshops, children were asked to name the different types of violence against children they witness in their community and which children are most at risk.

St Francis of Assisi School organized a day outing for their Little Champs (LKG & UKG) on 11-01-2023, to Rani Chennamma Zoo, Belagavi. Children were on time with their friends to go for a trip. As soon as they reached the zoo, they were filled with awe! to see so many animals and birds such as Lion, Deer, Foxes, Cheetahs, Bears, Peacocks, Peahens, Parrots, Emus, Ostriches etc., they enjoyed the jungle safari where they saw Tigers. They did not mind walking so many steps to see the different animals, birds and reptiles. As they approached near to each and every animal and bird, they shouted top of their voices with excitement. After their food, they enjoyed playing in the beautiful garden. A day was full of wonders and memories!

1ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATION- St. Anthony’s Church School, Gangondanahalli.
‘Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success, and that is what we call a Team work’.
Under the glistening sun and the pleasant evening breeze, the grounds and portals of St Anthony’s Chruch School, Gangondanahalli, welcomed one and all for the Annual Day Celebrations held on Thursday, 22nd December 2022, with open arms and joyous hearts. At first, the chief guest of the event – Mr. Clifford Pereira, The Director, TV 9 Groups, Bengaluru, accompanied by Fr. Robin D’Souza –The President of the function, Fr. Vijay, the Manager of the School, Sr. Sheila, The Superior of St. Anthony’s Convent, Mrs. Premalatha, the CRP of Attiguppe Cluster, Dr. Shaziya, the Parent representative, were given a thumping and resounding welcome by the symphonic rhythm of the School Ban
d. The formal programme commenced with a graceful prayer dance performance by the students. ‘Time our most Precious Resource’ was the accorded theme of this year’s annual day celebrations. The chief guest along with the other dignitaries, inaugurated the annual theme by lighting the lamp. Fr. Anil Dcosta, the administrator of the school, extended a cordial welcome to the esteemed guests and the parents.

1Rev. Fr. Robin Victor Dsouza, Executive Secretary, Capuchin Education Board visits Trinity Central School Perampalli.
It was a joyous moment for the staff and students of Trinity Central School to welcome Rev. Fr Robin Victor Dsouza, the Executive Secretary of Capuchin Education Board. The staff and students were gathered in the Trinatorium while the school band along with the SPL and ASPL accorded a grand welcome, marching towards the school. Rev. Fr Robin Victor Dsouza was escorted by the Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo and the Vice Principal Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao to the dais. After the prayer the students of grade 8B presented their class assembly activity, after which Rev. Fr Robin Victor Dsouza was felicitated by the Principal, vice Principal and the Academic co-ordinator for his guidance and substantial support towards our institution. Rev. Fr Robin Victor Dsouza addressed the students and emphasized more on inculcating good values and habits. He stressed that Trinity mainly strives in imparting value based education to its students to shape them as responsible citizens of this society.

1PAIZORENA 2022-23 Annual Sports Meet : Infant Jesus School
Annual sporting event PAIZORENA 2022-23 held for two days. The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Fr. Maxim D. Silva, secretary of the Capuchin Friars Service Society. In his speech, the he urged the kids to engage in physical exercise of whatever size for overall health. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Girish, a national level Taekwondo player, by releasing the Dow into the sky. In his address, he urged the student to maximise their potential in order to succeed in life. The students were given the oath by the principal Fr Andrew Jayaraj . The administrator, Fr. Amar Lobo welcomed the guests. During the celebration, Fr Vijesh Menezes the Treasure of society Fr Vincent Balaraj the guardian and Mrs. Veena Ganesh, Mr. Lingachari, the parent representative were honoured. The orderly march-past by the different houses attracted the gathering. Different houses enthusiastically participated in different events, winning medals and cups. Students dance performance coloured the event. House Blue won the Rolling Trophy of 2022-23 securing the maximum Cups and Medals.

St Francis of Assisi school planned a day outing on 08-01-2023, for higher primary students to Gandharva Water Park, Kolhapur. Seventy-One students were accompanied by fourteen staff. As children entered the park, they were thrilled to see different games. Their feet started to move quickly to play land games. As they finished all of them, they hurried to the water pool to play water slides. The little chilled and cooled weather never stopped them, to be in water. The puppet shows and magic show flared the joy of children.

1Kindergarten - Christmas celebrations : Trinity Central School
Christmas is a much-awaited festival which invokes sharing and caring among all. The tiny tots of Trinity Central school outshined themselves dressed in red coloured clothes on this festive occasion. Lots of activities and competitions were conducted in which all the children participated with much enthusiasm. Colouring competitions were held in KG section in which nursery, LKG and UKG children coloured the star, jingle bells and Santa Claus respectively. As a part of takeaways, children eagerly participated in making the Christmas tree, Santa Claus and Christmas bells for themselves under the guidance of the class teachers. Nursery children decorated their class with Christmas tree while LKG children were busy with cotton dabbing activity to make a beautiful portrait of Santa Claus. UKG children were focused on making a beautiful Christmas wreath which they showcased in their classrooms with pride. Amidst all this funfair, Santa visited all the classrooms and all the children gathered around him to dance. Cakes were distributed to one and all. Overall, it was indeed a day to remember as they got together, participated and wished each other on the joyous occasion of Christmas!!

St Francis of Assisi school celebrated Christmas day on 23rd December, 2022 with great pomp and glory. As a preparation for it, competitions were held, such as; Angel dress completion for girls, Santa Claus for boys from Nursery to UKG students, Clowns for First and Second standard, Christmas Wreath for Third, Fourth and Fifth Standard, Christmas Card for Sixth, Seventh and Eight Standard, twins for Ninth and Tenth standard students. Rev. Fr. Willis Pinto SDB was the chief guest and Rev. Fr. Pradeep was the guest of hour for this solemn function. “God became humble and born as human being so that we also may become humble and share all that we have with others like God”, was the message of the chief guest. Primary students from four houses re-told the story of birth of Jesus Christ through their tableaus. Higher primary students through their angelic carols created the heaven on earth. Pre-Primary students through their angel dance filled the sweet cherubim fragrance in the ground. The arrival of Santa Claus, sound of ‘Jingle Bells’ in the Assisi campus, children, teachers and gathered audience danced with joy. All participants of the competitions were awarded with Christmas gifts. Special Christmas cake and juice elevated the spirit of Christmas celebration among the pupils.

St Francis of Assisi school organized Christmas gathering for all the staff of the institution, on 21st December 2022, in the evening. In the cool and cold breeze, cloudless weather, teachers sang the carols, danced for the ‘Jungle Bells’ song with Santa Claus and performed the tableau on the birth of Jesus Christ. Musical Chair, Balancing the Balloon, Bombing the cities, Treasure Hunt etc., added more joy to the celebration. Moreover, all the staff shared their Christmas gifts with each other and spread the Christmas message of love to one another. School management distributed Christmas gifts to each and every staff of the institution. Delicious meal was the climax of the celebration.

1Christams Celebration and Birthday of the Vice Principal, Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao. : Trinity Central School
Christmas isn’t a season, it is a feeling. It is not an external event, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart. Trinity Central School celebrated the Christmas with great fervor and enthusiasm. The program began with the Eucharistic Celebration for all the Catholic students. Rev. Fr Ivan Dsouza, OFM Cap the chief guest of the program was the main celebrant of the mass. After the mass the students gathered for the Christmas program. The choir group led the prayer and invoked the blessings of God Almighty. Rev. Fr Ivan Dsouza, Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo the Principal, Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao the Vice Principal, Rev. Fr Cyril Roshan Menezes and Ms Magdalina Lewis, the academic Co-ordinator were present on the dais. All the dignitaries on the dais inaugurated the program by lighting the candle and placing the baby Jesus in the crib. The tiny tots wonderfully danced to the tunes of Christmas songs and a skit emphasizing the importance of sharing during Christmas was enacted by the students. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear. The school choir melodiously sang the authentic Christmas Carols which lead everyone to the gala of Christmas mood. Rev. Fr Ivan Dsouza in his address emphasized the real meaning of Christmas. Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo explained the importance of all the symbols of Christmas.

1Christmas program: ‘it’s a time of joy, a time of peace, and a time when hearts are set free’. Vimukti Pothnal
It is the joyous moment when we await the coming of the Saviour of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, the season of cheer and joy is here- Christmas. With excitement in their hearts, our little sponsored children at Vimukti eagerly await to experience the joy of Christmas. The celebration was held in our vimukti auditorium. The entire auditorium was beautifully decorated with flowers, festivals, lights, posters, and models. All the sponsored children and staff members were very excited and full of enthusiasm for the celebration. The Christmas festivities commenced with a beautiful prayer song, led by the children. The placing of the Babe Jesus in the Christmas star by our Vimukti director Fr. Sathish Fernandes, along with few children heralded the commencement of the Christmas celebrations. After that, a man disguised as Santa Claus comes with a bag containing several gifts. Santa Claus was roaming all over the auditorium giving presents to all the sponsored children. Fr. Director Sathish Fernandes wished everyone a very happy Christmas and also gave a short motivational speech and asked the young children their understanding of Christmas. Across the field, the answers were ‘gifts’, ‘sweets’, ‘Santa Claus’, etc.

1Christmas Celebration : Infant Jesus School
Christmas was reverently and gracefully observed. Students performed the skit about Jesus' birth. Along with Santa Claus, kids danced to the sound of jingle bells. The Christmas carols were sung by a school choral ensemble. Principal in his message said that Christmas is a celebration of love and forgiveness, and he urged everyone to live their lives in accordance with these principles. All were drawn in by the first graders' heavenly dance attire. The birthday of Fr. Andrew Jayaraj was also celebrated at school together with Christmas. Teachers and janitors welcomed the principal by singing the wishing song. Fr. Amar sent his best wishes to the principal on behalf of the Capuchin Friars Service Society and expressed his gratitude for his contribution towards the growth of the institution.

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

Annual Assisi Sports Meet-2022
A three days Annual Assisi Sports Meet was organized by St. Francis of Asssisi School. The event took place in the spacious playground of the school. Rev. Fr. Simon Bhutelo MSFS was the chief guest of the event and Fr. Pradeep MSFS was the guest of honour. The event began with welcoming the guests by band procession followed by the prayer dance. Fr. Jeson Fernandes, the principal of our school welcomed the dignitaries and all the participants of the sports meet. This was followed by the magnificent torch relay ceremony which heralded message of peace, friendship and the start of Assisi Sports 2022. The SPL of our school, Miss Gouri Samathshetti initiated the oath taking ceremony. Moreover, our guest of honour Fr. Pradeep gave an inaugural address, motivating students to participate in all the activities and explore their talents. Thereafter, our chief guest gave a start off to the events by cutting the ribbon and by serving Volley ball. Thereby, the students of the four different houses competed against each other in athletics events like; Relay, Running Race, Long Jump, High Jump, Short Foot, Javelin Throw etc., and Team Games like; Football (Soccer), Volleyball, Kabaddi, throw ball etc. Kindergarten kids too participated in many fun games and races. All the students cheered for their group members during the events.

JEE vaccination drive in Trinity Central School
As per the directives of the state government, children from nursery to grade 10 of Trinity Central school were administered with JEE vaccination in the school campus on 5th and 6th of December 2022. The vaccination drive was formally inaugurated in the presence of our Prinicipal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, nominated councillor of Municipal council, Udupi Mrs. Aruna S Poojary, former Municipal councillor Mr. Prashanth Bhat, social worker and photographer Mr. John Pinto, PTA president Mr. Krishna Sridharan and PTA secretary Mrs. Priya Veena Furtado. The vaccination drive was carried out after receiving prior approval from the parents. Approximately, 60% of the students of our school were vaccinated during the program.

Vimukti Prepares 30 poor women and men in Sustainable Skills in Tailoring sponsoring Rs. 9,60,000/- Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime:
This is exactly what VCT professes through its vocational training Centre. Poor girls and women both from the rural areas sitting idle at home are specially focused for their development in view through job opportunities beginning with tailoring skills. They will lead them to become economically self-sufficient. Personality development leadership training is also added to their learning. Some are emotionally disturbed because of domestic violence and want a way out in their economic and social life while others are gripped with generational poverty. This program has scaled their outlook to better social living and economic empowerment. This highlight of the one-year training program is the gift of a sewing machine along with a toolbox and intensive training cost worth Rs. 32,000/-( total amount 9,60,000/-). This way, the support of VCT helped 30 poor women staying alone at home get integrated into the society.

Vimukti Charitable Trust supports Basic facility to the Government Schools: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti charitable Trust® walked an extra mile on 13 December, 2022 to reach out to the Government Primary and Higher Schools of Karabdinni, Uttakanuru, Dotharabandi, and Malkapura by providing them 120 plastic stools to sit and to attend the classes instead of sitting on the ground. Present were the school Head Masters, teaching staff, SDMC members and the Vimukti staff Charlie Udbal, and Arogyappa Dumathi. We always would like to be the part of the Nali-Kali program to encourage the students to attend the school to pursue their future. This also somehow helps to distance the inequality existing between the Private schools with the benches/chairs and desks. In this way Trust keeps on helping the school children who are deprived of the basic facilities for learning. Come join us in reducing the gulf that is existing between the Private and the Government schools by supporting us. Contact us: 9448335778

Knowledge indeed transforms the children but the proper environment and the basic facilities in imparting the education enables the children all the more to be the best.
Vimukti Trust® Pothnal is making a difference by prioritizing in support of the children to obtain a decent education with the right environment.

A Good Time @ Gandharva Water Park : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
St. Francis of Assisi School had organized a picnic to Gandharva Water Park on 27th November, 2022 for the 1st to 5th standard students. There were 234 students accompanied with 36 staff members. The buses moved at 8 am and reached the picnic spot at 10.30am. In the buses students sang songs and danced for the rhythm of various songs till they reached the venue. Having served the Breakfast, children moved to play the dry games followed by water games. As the students saw the slides, children not only thrilled but also jumped into the pool with excitement. There was rain dance where the students exhibited their dancing skills. Everyone had a lovely time playing in the water until evening.

Trinity Central School, Perampalli celebrated its Twelfth Annual Day
Trinity Central School, Perampalli celebrated its Twelfth Annual Day woven around the theme “Littoral”- ‘where the coast meets its culture’, with vibrancy and magnificent reverberation on the 3rd of December 2022. Mr Bhojraj Vamanjoor, a versatile actor and comedian of Tulu theatre and Tulu cinema, a Yakshagana artist and Jilla Rajyotsava Prashathi winner who is popularly known as ‘Navarasa Raja’ was the chief guest of the event. Mr. Roshan Belman, a renowned social worker and the founder of, “Humanity” trust was the guest of honour. Rev. Fr Robin Victor Dsouza, the secretary of Capuchin Education Board presided over the event. Rev. Fr Anil Dsouza, the parish priest of Our Lady of Fathima Church, Perampalli, the Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, Academic co-ordinator Ms Magdalina Lewis, Primary Section Head Dr Poornima Devadiga, Pre Primary Section Head Ms Renita Monteiro and the SPL Rayan Danny were also present on the dais.

Vimukti Initiatives to combat trafficking of Women, Children and men 1,356 Stakeholders benefited from this program: Vimukti Pothnal
“Defeating human trafficking is a great moral calling of our time….”
Vimukti Pothnal organized mass awareness programs in targeted villages of sindhanoor Manvi, Sirvar talukas, Raichur District, Karnataka from 12th, to 24th, October 9th to 17th, November 2022. Our mission is to make a positive impact in our local community, by promoting the protection and prosperity of local women and girls with vocational training, advocacy, and awareness. Female children are trafficked for marriage, sex-work, criminal activities, adoption and organ trade whereas male children are trafficked mainly for labour and exploited as beggars. Sometimes, trafficked children are also recruited into armed groups or for criminal activities. Lack of awareness on human trafficking is the biggest barrier to prevent human trafficking, most of those victimised are either women or minors (consisted of individuals under 18 years of age who is recruited, transported transferred, harboured or received for the purposes of exploitation,). Keeping this thought in mind VIMUKTI has been creating mass awareness in the schools, AWCs, public places, and in the residential area, so that children and women are saved from these evil practices. Nearly 960 school children, 286 women and 110 men totally 1,356 families have benefited from this program.

Parents’ Meet-2022 : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
St. Francis of Assisi School had organized a parents’ meeting on 26th November, 2022 at 10 am in the school auditorium. The meeting began with the prayer dance. Thereafter Fr. Jeson Fernandes the principal of our school rolled out a red-carpet welcome to the resource person of the day Rev. Fr. Arun Lobo OFM Cap., parents and teachers through his welcome speech. Speaking on the theme Mass Media and Its Effects Fr. Arun highlighted the pros and cons of it and told how children are to be trained to make use of it for a better purpose as it has become the need of hour in this modernized world.

Painting and Drawing Competition : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
The transport department of Chikodi organized a prize distribution ceremony for those who won the prizes in the painting and drawing competition which was conducted on the occasion of Pollution Awareness Week. Mr. Vishal Pawar, the RTO of Chikodi was the chief guest. The ceremony began with the prayer dance by the students. Thereafter, Fr. Jeson Fernandes, the principal of our school, welcomed and felicitated the Chief Guest with a shawl, fruits and a bouquet of flowers. Speaking to the students the chief guest highlighted the danger posed by pollution day by day and advised the students to be eco-friendly to make it a better place to live in. As soon as he finished his speech, he gave away the certificates to the winners and congratulated them. Thus, the programme ended with an entertainment dance followed by a short vote of thanks.

Blessing of Bus Bay @ Trinity Central School
The long awaited dream of the Management, principal and students of Trinity Central School, Perampalli of building a bus bay has become a reality. The newly constructed bus bay to park the fleet of 19 buses was blessed and inaugurated on the 3rd of December 2022. With joyful hearts and thanks giving souls, the Trinity Fraternity gathered at the newly constructed bus bay. Rev. Fr Robin Victor Dsouza, the Secretary of the Capuchin Education Board blessed and inaugurated the bus shelter with the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. He invoked the blessings of the Almighty on all the buses and prayed for the well being of the drivers, students, teachers and helpers who commute everyday to school. Mr. Staney Rodrigues the contractor and Mr Ramesh, the welder were felicitated at the ceremony for the design and timely completion of the project.

World AIDS Day 2022: Putting ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV…Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti children parliament and club children pothnal organised awareness rally at Devipura Village, on the occasion of World AIDS day to make public aware of HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, human trafficking, child abuse, malnutrition, to stop open defecation etc. the rally started around 10.30 a.m. from Government higher primary school and children and staff used placards, posters, slogans and flex to make the public aware. Mr. Gundappa, headmaster of the school said in his speech HIV caused AIDS and interfered with the body’s ability to fight infection. If detected early, a regular consultation and proper treatment will help in fighting infection and allows a patient to live longer. The awareness rally helps the people to know about the disease, its symptoms and prevention methods. The children gathered for the rally took pledge to fight against the dreaded disease. The parliament and club children, school teachers and vimukti staff and nearly 110 stakeholders participated in the awareness rally.

Karunaada Darshana 2.0 at St. Anthony’s Institutions: Darshan and St. Anthoy’s P. U. College
Karnataka Rajyostava or Kannada Rajyostava, also identified as Karnataka formation day is celebrated on 1st November of every year. This was a day in 1956 when all the Kannada Language-speaking regions of South India were merged to form the State of Karnataka. The nucleus of our Institution is to add structure to our social lives and connect our students with our glorious past. It was with great spectacle and magnificence that St. Anthony’s Institutions (Darshan College and St. Anthony’s P.U. College) celebrated this auspicious episode as an expressive way to honor our acclaimed Heritage, Culture and Tradition. On the 26th November at Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza, Rev. Fr. Roshan Rosario and Rev. Fr. Joy Wilson D’Souza proudly hoisted our State Flag to mark the commencement of an enthralling sequence of cultural extravaganza. Followed by the exciting and vibrant procession showcasing numerous cultural and traditional dance forms of Karnataka was steered by the students that comprised of Dollu Kunitha, Bharatanatyam, Kamsale, Veeragase, Pata Kunitha, Gaarudi Gombe, Puja Kunitha and Yakshagana which was launched at the Campus and took a tour of the neighborhood.

Medical and Legal aid for a human trafficked child: Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal
A 15 years old girl child migrated from Pothnal was human trafficked in Bangalore, forced into child labour, sexually assaulted and abused, and her internal organs were removed with one eye and the kidney. The heinous crime was resulted in multiple internal organ damage. At present she is fighting between life and death and for the medical treatment she needs Rs. 500000/- worth. In desperate situation the Vimukti Trust reached out to the poor and illiterate family on time financially helping them to get the hospital care, counselling, and legal aid support. This is one of the cases being reported by the Vimukti Trust. Likewise, there are similar cases which go unnoticed by the responsible government officials. It is here the Vimukti Trust involved in giving the handhold support to these vulnerable families who are trapped under the banner of human trafficking. Let’s all stand united in uprooting the evil of human trafficking. At the same time let’s pray for the speedy recovery and to get the justice for this innocent Child.

Parent’s Sports Day 2022-23 @ Trinity Central School
In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done its best. Trinity Central School has proved its standards over the years and has been soaring high, touching lives. The credit goes to the wonderful parents who have entrusted their children to us. The school has been a motivating force in helping all bring out their talents in every field. To encourage our parents and guardians to display their sporting spirit, the parent’s sports day was organized on, 19-11-2022. Mr Gangadhar G Kadekar, a world record swimmer was the chief guest of the program. The PTA President Mr Krishnan Shridharan and Secretary Ms Priya Furtado were also present. The members of the PTA and the chief guest were escorted by the Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice Principal Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao and Academic Co-ordinator Ms Magdalina Lewis to the beats of the school band. The teachers lead the prayer and invoked the Lord’s blessings.

State level Children’s Parliament will help highlight problems facing them: Vimukti Pothnal
State level children parliament was organized by Child Right Trust at Indian Social institute Bangalore. Children representatives from all over Karnataka, each district two children representatives came with their problems faced in their respective district. two days training was organized and listed out all the problems from each district. From Raichur district Vishwa vikas and kerthana 8th std, actively participated and raise the problems and difficulties faced by Raichur children, such as child marriages, child labour, dropout, child trafficking, missing cases, sexual abuse and using children for illegal activities etc. these are very predominant as a result many children are succumbed to these evil practices and losing their childhood and not able do justice to their voices. The children’s parliament programme will help them to raise their voices against injustice done to them and get relief. Referring to the Census conducted in 2011, that a total of 47 crore children had been identified in the 10-18 age group. But the shocking fact is that the ratio of children suffering from malnutrition and anemia is very high in Raichur. Therefore, children raised their voices before elected representatives and demanded to sort out issues very quickly and to find solutions and also get punishment to perpetrators as per child protection laws concern.

Children’s day Celebration @ Trinity Central School
“Every child is a different type of flower, and together they make the world a lovely garden.”
With this lovely thought, children’s day was celebrated in the Trinity central school campus on 14th November 2022. The day’s festivities began with a melodious prayer by the teachers with the hymn, “ Light of the world ” followed by a speech by our Academic Co-ordinator Ms. Magdalina Lewis on the importance and significance of Children’s Day. Our academic achievers of academic year 2021-22, Ms. Rania, Ms. Dagney, Master Harsha, Ms. Kannika and Ms. Aadhya were felicitated by our principal Rev. Fr. Sunil Dominic Lobo, vice-principal Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao and our academic co-ordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis as a token of our love and appreciation. Amidst a colourful backdrop and shimmering sun, our talented teachers multiplied smiles and added to infinite cheers with some incredible performances. Dressed in glamorous black and silver lehenga outfits, teachers of Trinity school danced to the beats led by Ms. Divya and other teachers.

Sports Day – Nursery to Grade 4 : Trinity Central School
Sports day brings new energy in hearts and minds of all. It is said a sound mind resides in a sound body. Sports and games largely help in maintaining physical fitness. To commemorate the spirit of sports, the sports day for grades Nursery Grade 4 was held on 18-11 2022. The tiny tots witnessed the overwhelmed presence of the esteemed chief guest Mr Abhin B Devadiga, an all round sports personality who has won many gold and silver medals in athletics. The SPL Rayan Danny and the ASPL Deepthi escorted the chief guest Mr. Abhin Devadiga, Principal Rev Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, Academic Co-ordinator Ms Magdalina Lewis, Primary Section Head Ms Poornima Devadiga and Pre-Primary Section Head Ms Renita Monteiro to the dais.

Legal awareness key step towards Women empowerment: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Enemble agissons France organized legal awareness program on 22nd of November, 2022 at vimukti premises. The aim of the program is to spread legal awareness among SHG members and participants learned about the Indian legal system, concept of basic rights and equality under law, family and property law, as domestic violence act, and sexual harassment ant workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act etc. the resource person kept the sessions active and interactive and expressed her views saying women in our country are viewed through patriarchal eyes. Even in today’s day and age several households see women who remain silent and marginalized, giving the men an upper hand and greater role in decision- making. It is vital that women stand up for themselves, and in order to do so, information plays a great role as it can make them aware of their rights. The fact is that that women’s lack of awareness of their rights is what hinders them from speaking up for themselves and their right to equal opportunity.

Sports Day - Seniors : Trinity Central School
It was a great day as the trinitarians of grade 5-10 celebrated their annual sports day on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Greeting our chief guests Rev. Fr. Anil D’ Souza. Parish priest, our lady of Fathima church, Perampalli. Mr. M Chandrashekara Hegde. President Brahmavara sports club, Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice Principal & Administrator Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Academic coordinator Ms. Magadelina Lewis was done to the beating drums & a stentorian applause. March past is all about synchronization and team work. Marching in a contingent demands alertness and an unspoken co-ordination. The drumbeat rolls, the band strikes up and a high pitched voice issues a command. Where all our four houses La-Verna, Rivo Torto, Greccio and Spoleto including Scouts and Guides marched with discipline. Leaders of the four houses introduced their team to the chief guests & welcomed them to the annual sports meet 2022-2023.

“Every child is a different kind of flower and all together makes this world a beautiful garden.” : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
A day to mark the childhood and make this day memorable one, St. Francis of Assisi School celebrated children’s day with splendor on 14th November, 2022 in the school premises. The day was commemorated with immense joy, enthusiasm and magnificence. The celebration began with welcoming the school parliamentarians through band procession followed by the school assembly by the teachers. The teachers made children’s day special by performing various cultural programmes like dances and skits. Not only that but also teachers involved them into lucky draw game in which a lucky winner from each class was awarded. A fun filled treasure hunt game for the squads brought a lot of joy and fun to the children. At the end all the children were sweetened with sweets and ice cream.

Rev. Fr. Sathish Fernandes OFM Cap Received MAHANTHSREE STATE AWARD -2020
Fr. Sathish Fernandes, a Capuchin Priest at the heart of Jesus, has been hailed for his love towards poor and the downtrodden. He has been instrumental in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, not only in words, but also in deeds of charity. He has been a true companion to the most disadvantaged and marginalized people, irrespective of case, creed and religion. His crusade to fight for the rights of the poor and defenceless, is a true paradigm of a Good Shepherd, leading the flock in spite of the dangers and difficulties. His dream to transform the society as a better world to live, have been slowly realising. Fr. Sathish Fernandes, has been dedicating his entire life for the social work in order to bring smiles to the less privileged children of the society. For the past fourteen years he has been actively involved in the district of Raichur, Karnataka to empower the less privilege children.

Doorstep Medical Services: Vimukti Pothnal
The statement that “health is wealth “is a very true to its meaning, as one cannot do anything if he or she does not have good health. So, it is very important that each person must know the causes, effects and remedies related to their individuals’ health issues. One person’s carelessness or ignorance of good health care can affect other people living with him or around him. For the past many years, Doorstep healthcare services has been provided by Vimukti Staff Nurse to the sponsored children families, physically disabled, Pregnant women and postnatal mothers and economically disadvantaged patients who live in the villages without discrimination of caste and religion. Pregnant women and postnatal mothers and children were motivated to go for a regular checkup during pregnancy, they were given awareness on nutrition, special care and nutrition for infants, cleanliness, exercises, sanitation, hygienic, health issues, immunization, Routine check-ups, and tests etc.

Children's Day Celebration : Infant Jesus School
The Children’s Day was celebrated with great Enthusiasm and energy. School assembly was conducted by the Teachers. In the morning class teachers organised different kinds of games for the students and distributed the prizes to the winners. In the afternoon children enjoyed the delicious food prepared by teachers themselves with love. The day became even more fun filled as the Teachers began a wonderful cultural program. Teachers enacted a short skit that filled the hall with laughter and fun. Principal Fr Ansdrew Jayaraj wished and prayed for the student’s better future. The teachers also performed a mesmerizing dance. They also showed their love towards the students by singing in unison a greeting song. It was a fun-filled and joyous day for the students.

Sponsor’s Day Program: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti Charitable Trust® with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons France had organized sponsor day program at Pothnal on 13th November, 2022. Nearly 70 sponsored children along with their parents (80) participated in the program. This day was filled with full of entertainment. Mr. Arogyappa Vimukti Staff welcomed the guests on the dais. Sponsored children honored the guests with the garlands. The program commenced with the prayer dance lead by Mallamma and group. On this special occasion variety of dances were performed on the stage. Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Bernadette Enemble Agissons president and member were very happy to see all the 70 sponsored children along with their parents on that day. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director, Vimukti in his speech exhorted all the sponsored children saying that every child should learn to give value for time and money the sponsors spend on each child and always remain thankful to their sponsors, who are selflessly trying to give better education.

Children's day @ Anugraha School, Bidar
Children's day celebration at anugraha school halbarga Bidar. The children took to surprise by the way teachers entertain them. After the assembly games were conducted to all the children. After which the cultural event to place in the hall. The teachers entertained the students through their dances, dramas, action songs and other items. After the program fellowship meal was given to all the children.

FRESHERS DAY at Darshan College
“Rise up, start fresh, see the bright opportunity in each and every journey”.
On the 10th of November 2022, Darshan College organized Fresher’s day for the 2022-2023 batch. Rev.Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza, Director of St. Anthony’s institutions presided over the ceremony along with Rev.Fr. Joy D’Souza Principal, HOD’s, staff members and the students. The ceremony began at 10 A.M. with inaugural song followed by Lighting of the lamp by dignitaries. Student representatives of first, second and final years took Oath for maintaining honesty, integrity in leading their respective classes. Second year students performed a dance with the theme “journey of students with colors”, followed by Skit performed by final year students with the theme “Importance of education”, followed by fun games. Rev.Fr. Joy D’Souza Principal to students about importance of education in life. Followed by the Motivational address by Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’souza. Program was concluded with vote of thanks followed by National Anthem and distribution of gifts to first year students.

AICS inter school volleyball tournament
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” says Michael Jordan.
The portals of Trinity Central School have been formidable to witness an amazing presentation of courage, strength and resilient sportsmanship as the school hosted the AICS inter-school volleyball tournament ‘Set and Smash’, on the 8th of November 2022. The school play ground echoed ear-splitting and stentorian cheers, while the students portrayed extraordinary performance through their sensational sets and smashes. The tournament was an amalgamation of 20 schools from ICSE and CBSE schools from all over the Udupi District participating to win the under 14 and the under 17 boys and girls championship. Rev. Fr Charles Menezes, the parish priest of Mother of Sorrows Church Udupi and the dean of Udupi Deanery was the chief guest. Mr. Nithin Pai, from Green Park Central School, Hiriadka, who is the convener of AICS Volleyball was also present.

Birthday of Fr. Joy D’sozua at Darshan College
On the 08th November 2022, Fr. Joy Wilson D’souza, Principal of Darshan College celebrated his birthday at Darshan College along with all the faculty members. All the faculty members along with the Management joined together at the seminar hall to wish Fr. Joy happy birthday and many returns of the day. Faculty members presented a short video of Fr. Joy followed by Cake cutting. All the faculty members joined together in singing a birthday song to the Principal followed by short address by Fr. Robin Victor D’souza. The function was compered by Prof. Sneha and the stage decoration and organizing of the short program was done by Prof. Chandrika, Prof. Tazeer and Prof. Balkhis. Fr. Joy D’souza thanked everyone for organizing the program.

1Kannada Rajyothsava : Infant Jesus School
Kannada Rajyothsava was celebrated with the sense of pride. Various cultural dances were performed by the students highlighting the diversity of the land and culture. Fr Vincent Balaraj the president of the school gave an touching message enlightening the students to respect and love ones roots. Principal Fr Andrew in his address appreciated the teachers and students for putting up the fantastic cultural program. Many parents too attended the function and were very much delighted with the talents children.

On the 07th of November 2022, NSS inauguration ceremony was held at Darshan College. Chief Guest Dr. Raveesha NSS Unit coordinator, Bangalore University, Rev.Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza, Director of Darshan College, Rev.Fr.Joy D’Souza Principal, Darshan college, NSS Program officer Prof. Balkhis ,NSS Asst co-ordinators Prof.Srinidhi Siddharth and Dr. Santhosh were present at the inauguration along with NSS volunteers. At 11:45 AM the program started with escorting the guest to the seminar Hall by NSS march past team. The inauguration program started with the inaugural dance by NSS Volunteer followed by Lighting of the lamp by dignitaries. NSS coordinator Prof. Balkhis briefed the NSS Unit with annual report of the academic year 2021-2022, short video of the activities conducted in the academic year 2021-2022 was displayed to motivate the volunteers.

Gandhi Jayanthi : Infant Jesus School
The birth anniversary celebration of Father of our nation was celebrated in the school meaningfully. Students of class 10 performed the shork skit on Dnadi March and paid tribute to the Mahathma. Principal Fr Andrew called upon the students to uphold the values that Gandiji has exhibited throughout his life. Teachers along with students conducted the interreligious prayer with devotion.

Deepavali Celebration : Infant Jesus School
The festivity of light was celebrated with joy and happiness. Mr Sai Nandan, lecturer of Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology, was the chief guest for the program. He in his address elaborated the significance of Indian culture and called the children to build their life on moral values. Students put of the short skit on Bali Chakravarthi and won the hearts of all who have gathered. To mark the significant of the event Children symbolically busted the crackers. Fr Amar, Administrator of school, invited the gathering to develop the spirit of Brotherhood.

ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ
ಟ್ರಿನಿಟಿ ಸೆಂಟ್ರಲ್ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ವೈಭವದಿಂದ ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಯಾಗಿ ಕಾಪುಚಿನ್ ಸಭೆಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಪ್ರಾಂತೀಯ ಸಲಹೆಗಾರರು ಹಾಗೂ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಸಂತ ಅಂತೋನಿ ಚರ್ಚಿನ ಧರ್ಮ ಗುರುಗಳಾದ ವಂದನೀಯ ಗುರು ವಿಜಯ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು. ಶಾಲಾ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ವಂದನೀಯ ಗುರು ಡೊಮಿನಿಕ್ ಸುನಿಲ್ ಲೋಬೋ ರವರ ನೇತೃತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಧ್ವಜಾರೋಹಣವನ್ನುನಡೆಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಕುಮಾರಿ ಸಾನ್ವಿ.ಎಸ್ .ಜಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ನಿರೂಪಿಸಿದರು.ಶಾಲಾ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಹಿರಿಮೆಯನ್ನು ವೈಭವೀಕರಿಸುವ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳು ಜರುಗಿತು. ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಯಾದ ವಂದನೀಯ ಗುರು ವಿಜಯ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಅವರು ,ನಾವು ಎಲ್ಲೇ ಇರಲಿ ,ಹೇಗೇ ಇರಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೂ ನಮ್ಮ ನಾಡು ನುಡಿಯನ್ನು ಮರೆಯಬಾರದು ,ಎಂದು ನಾಡಿನ ಹಿರಿಮೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳನ್ನುದ್ದೇಶಿಸಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದರು.ನೆಪವೇನೇ ಇರಲಿ ,ವ್ಯವಹಾರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ನಾವು ಯಾವುದೇ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿದರು ಕೂಡಾ, ನಮ್ಮ ನಾಡಿನ ಭಾಷೆಯಾದ ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಮರೆಯಬಾರದು ಎಂದು ಶಾಲಾ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳನ್ನು ಉದ್ದೇಶಿಸಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದರು.ಶ್ರೀತನ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ವಂದಿಸಿದರು.

67ನೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಹಾಗೂ ದೀಪಾವಳಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ
ಅಸ್ಸಿಸಿ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕರುನಾಡಿನ ದೀಪದ ಸಡಗರ ಚಿಕ್ಕೋಡಿಯ ಸೇಂಟ್ ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸಿಸ್ ಆಫ್ ಅಸ್ಸಿಸಿ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ 67ನೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಹಾಗೂ ದೀಪಾವಳಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು 2022 ನವೆಂವರ್ 1 ರಂದು ತುಂಬಾ ಅರ್ಥಪೂರ್ಣ ಮತ್ತು ಅದ್ದೂರಿಯಾಗಿ ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥನಾ ಗೀತೆಯ ನೃತ್ಯದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಆರಂಭಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ನಂತರ ಕನ್ನಡಾಂಬೆ ತಾಯಿ ಭುವನೇಶ್ವರಿ ದೇವಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿದೇವಿಯ ಭಾವಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಪೂಜೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿ, ನಾಡಗೀತೆ ಹಾಡುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ ನಾಡು-ನುಡಿಗೆ ಗೌರವ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಅತಿಥಿ ಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು ಅಲಂಕರಿಸಿದ್ದ ಇಲ್ಲಿಯ ‘ಬರೋಡಾ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ’ ಸಹಾಯಕ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಾಪಕರಾದ ‘ಹಿರಫಾನ ಬಾಷಾ’ ಅವರು ಮಾತನಾಡಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ರಚನೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಅದರ ಮಹಿಮೆಯನ್ನು ಕುರಿತು ಹೊಗಳಿದರು. ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡು, ನುಡಿ, ಸಂಸ್ಕøತಿ, ಪರಂಪರೆಯನ್ನು ಬಿಂಬಿಸುವ ಮತ್ತು ಭಾರತದ ಅತೀ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಹಬ್ಬವಾದ ದೀಪಾವಳಿಯ ಮಹತ್ವವನ್ನು ಸಾರುವ ಹಾಡುಗಳಿಗೆ ನೃತ್ಯ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಿ, ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಸೇರಿದ್ದ ಜನರ ಕಣ್ಮನ ಸೆಳೆದರು. ಹಾಗೂ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳ ಸಡಗರದಿಂದ, ದೀಪಾವಳಿಯ ಸಿಡಿಮದ್ದುಗಳ ವರ್ಣಮಯ ಬೆಳಕಿನ ಸಂಭ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಸ್ಸಿಸಿ ಶಾಲೆಯು ಕಂಗೊಳಿಸುತ್ತಿತ್ತು.

Trinity Triumphs at AICS Under-14 Handball Tournament
It was an evening loaded with glorious smiles and victory chants, as the Under-14 handball team of our school lifted the Winners trophy of the AICS Handball Tournament, held at SMS School, Brahmavar, Udupi on October 22nd, 2022. Like true sporting warriors, the team led by their captain Ifaz Imran played well, trouncing the home team (SMS School, Brahmavar) 9-6, complimenting smart throws with a diligent eye. Ifaz also won the 'Best All-Rounder' Award. A total of 8 teams had participated in the tournament. Congratulations to the Team and to the Physical Educators Mr Bharath and Mr Sukumar for bringing laurels to the school !

“ಕೋಟಿ ಕಂಠ ಗಾಯನ”
“ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಸ್ಕøತಿ ಇಲಾಖೆ”ಯವರು 67ನೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ದಿನಾಂಕ 28/10/2022 ರಂದು ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡು-ನುಡಿಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಲ್ಲಿ ಅಭಿಮಾನವನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸುವ ಸಲುವಾಗಿ “ನನ್ನ ನಾಡು, ನನ್ನ ಹಾಡು” ಎಂಬ ಅಭಿಯಾನವನ್ನು ಆಯೋಜಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಈ ಅಭಿಯಾನದ “ಕೋಟಿ ಕಂಠ ಗಾಯನ” ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಸೇಂಟ್ ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸಿಸ್ ಆಫ್ ಅಸ್ಸಿಸಿ ಶಾಲೆಯ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಸ್ಕøತಿ ಇಲಾಖೆಂiÀವರು ನಿಗದಿಪಡಿಸಿದ ಹಾಡುಗಳನ್ನು ಸುಶ್ರಾವ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಗಾಯನ ಮಾಡುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಂಡು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವು ಯಶಸ್ವಿಗೊಳ್ಳಲು ಸಹಕರಿಸಿದರು. ಇದರ ಫಲವಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಸ್ಕøತಿ ಇಲಾಖೆಯವರು “ಸೇಂಟ್ ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸಿಸ್ ಆಫ್ ಅಸ್ಸಿಸಿ ಶಾಲೆ”ಯ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಅಭಿನಂದನಾ ಪತ್ರ ನೀಡಿ ಗೌರವಿಸಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ.

General Councilor’s visit to Trinity Central School
"Every dawn is a renewed blessing that our privileged eyes awaken to everyday"
It was a gret day as we had an eminent & well read personality V. Rev. Dr. John Baptist Palliparambil, the general councillor of capuchin order amongst us.This visit of general councillor was held on Saturday, October 22, 2022. To the resonance of the beating drums & a thunderous applause, V. Rev. Dr. John Baptist Palliparambil was welcomed by Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice Principal & Administrator Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Rev. Fr. Roshan Menezes & Academic coordinator Ms Magadelina Lewis. The prayer song was sung by the students of grade 10. Our gracious danseuses performed beautifully to welcome the gathering. A formal welcome followed by felicitation to Fr. John was done with great respect & honour. Speeches by Fr. John, Fr. Roshan Menezes and Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo inspired everyone. They expressed their thoughts & shared their experiences with the gathering. The program came to an end by singing the school anthem.

Birthday Celebration- Rev. Fr. Jeson Fernandes, Principal : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
“Dedicating one’s entire life to the service of the humanity is a calling, a vocation that only the truly blessed can”

On 2 nd November, 2022 the entire student body and staff of St. Francis of Assisi School congregated to wish Principal, Rev. Fr. Jeson Fernandes Happy Birthday and to partake in the joyous moments of the celebration. The programme began welcoming father through band procession followed by a prayer dance. We continued the celebration with cultural programme put by the students from the classes 1 st std to 10 th std. The principal was treated with melodious birthday song and maneuvering steps in the dance. The programme was wound up with the cake cutting ceremony and vote of thanks.

Empowerment of Women Through Legal Awareness: Vimukti Pothnal
A community-based training on Women’s rights and legal awareness was organized at Vimukti Premises on 02.11.2022. nearly 145 women participated in this training program. The main objectives of this training program are to seek justice for women, safeguard their rights, and promote women’s empowerment. To impart practical knowledge about the basic legal rights and remedies provided under various women related laws, thereby making them fit to face the challenges in real life situations. To make the women aware of the various machineries/organs of the justice delivery system available for redressal of their problems/ grievances. The procedure of approaching and utilizing various channels available for the redressal of grievances. i.e., the Police, the Executive and the Judiciary and role of courts in achieving gender equality, most importantly the concept of public interest litigation.

General Councilor’s visit to Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya
General Councilor Dr Rev Fr John Baptist from Rome, visited our school on 28th October 2022.He was delighted to see the growth of the school. He appreciated the students and teachers for their performance and hard labor towards learning and teaching aspect.

Deepawali Celebrations at Trinity Central School
The joyous festival of Deepawali, the festival of lights was celebrated in portals of the Trinitorium on 21st October 2022 at Trinity Central School. Our Principal, Rev. Fr. Sunil Dominic Lobo and Vice- Prinicipal, Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao welcomed the honourable chief guests, Mr. Krishna Sridharan, the PTA president and Mr. Sudhakar Prabhu, the PTA member respectively with a floral bouquet. The programme commenced with the pious and traditional lighting of the lamp by our Principal, Vice-Principal, Academic Coordinator and the chief guests. To the melodious tune of the flute played by Shravan of Grade 7, Trinity’s class representatives lit the diyas and beautifully laid them on the borders of the vibrant and colourful floral rangoli. The cultural programme, began with the articulate note by children, who spoke about the scientific reasons behind the different rituals performed during Deepawali festival.

Visitation of General Councilor : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
General Councilor Dr Rev Fr John Baptist from Rome, visited our school on 26th October 2022.He was delighted to see the growth of the school. He appreciated the sense of Franciscan ecology and the atmosphere of the school. We remain grateful for his kind visit. Thank you Fr. John Baptist.

Vimukti reaches on time to help the dumb child…
The heartbreaking life experience of Gauramma aged 16 and her determination surely challenges our humanity. She lost her father and mother when she was three years old. After the death of her parents, she was brought up by her brother-in-law’s family. But that is not the end of her life’s story, they found out later that she was deaf and dumb too. Gauramma’s unexpressed great desire to live her life opened the way to pursue her education at Dasanahalli village school situated at Gangavathi. Being an orphan child, she was helpless too. When she was tested for the possibility of ear hearing aid assistance, teacher also told her about the government scheme. In her helpless situation she remembered the Vimukti staff Mrs. Shilpa and sought her help. In response to the child’s request, she called the child help line requesting the ear hearing aid for Gauramma. As a result, the coordinator of the Child Helpline and the Director of the Vimukti distributed the ear hearing aid to Gauramma. Thanks to the Vimukti Child help line for the immediate help and support.

Be the Ambassadors of your Culture : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
To preserve and to pass on to the future generation, the beautiful traditional dance “Dandiya” was performed in the Assisi school campus, on 1st October 2022. Children dressed up with Dandiya attire and displayed their various Dandiya skills.

Raichur District children’s Parliament raises children’s concerns around education and their future. Vimukti Raichur
The Children’s Parliament caters for children below age of 18 years, and Children’s Parliament gives a chance to speak for the children, by the children and of the children. It serves as a platform for the children to develop leadership skills, team spirit, analytical skills and maturity. This is none other than an organization/movement for children. Today there are efforts all over the world to help children to be in charge as children are the best agents of the much- sought social change. Children refuse to be any more just objects to be looked at. They are beginning to participate in various social and political decision-making forum. They believe that they can do this better than the elders without any inhibitions or slash expectations. They are not anymore just to be governed, but also to govern. They have realized their rights to participate in governing. Now Children parliament comes to their rescue which is a Children's movement with deliberations, interventions and actions.

Patron’s Day celebration at Trinity Central School
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. – St Francis of Assisi. The patron’s day to commemorate the feast day of our patron saint, St Francis of Assisi was celebrated on 14th of October 2022. The Trinity family expressed gratitude to its patron saint for all the bountiful blessings bestowed upon them. The program began with the solemn thanksgiving mass. All the catholic students attended the holy thanksgiving mass and wholeheartedly thanked and praised God. Rev. Fr Lenson Lobo the chief guest of the occasion was the main celebrant of the mass. Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, the principal, Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao, the vice principal and Rev. Fr Cyril Roshan Menezes concelebrated in the Eucharistic celebration. After the mass all the students gathered for a formal patron’s day program. Rev. Fr Lenson Lobo was the chief guest of the program. The principal Rev. Fr Sunil Dominic Lobo, vice principal Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Rev. Fr Cyril Roshan Menezes and academic co-ordinator Ms Magdalina Lewis were present on the dais.

Eid Milad celebration at Trinity Central School
Id Milad- The birthday of the prophet Mohammed was celebrated on September 30, Friday. The celebration was hosted by Miss. Aysha of grade 9. Prayer was sung by the students of grade 10. A glimpse to the verses of the Holy Quran was given by Master Afzal and Miss. Zakhiya of grade 8 and 10. Students from grade 7-10 sang few songs which reflected the life of the prophet. The speech on the importance of Eid Milad was delivered by Master Aryan Farooq of grade 9. Reading, singing and reciting the burdah is a means to strengthen one's love for the prophet which was done by the students of grade 7-10. The celebration came to an end with greeting all the islamic students by the tiny tots. Fr. Ravi Rajesh, vice principal shared his thoughts, highlights, that India is a diverse country with plethora of harmony and unity.

Gandhi Jayanthi Celebration at Trinity Central School, Perampalli
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. - Mahatma Gandhi
October 2nd is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanthi all over India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karam chand Gandhi, renowned as the Father of our Nation. Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated at Trinity Central School, to commemorate the birthday of Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi or ‘Bapu’. The School through various activities remembered this greatest motivator and independence campaigner. The day began with the singing of his most preferred devotional song, “Raghupathi Raghav Raja Ram” by the cubs, bull bulls, scouts and guides. Students lighted the lamp and inaugurated the program. To revere this day, the scouts and the guides, along with the teachers lead an all faith prayer. The teachers showered flowers to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi as a mark of respect. A few of the parents and students were present for the program. Jnanesh of grade 10 lead the entire program. Ms Archana Shetty thanked all the students and their parents. All our students were imbued with Gandhian values and thoughts.

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Patron’s Feast @ ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
Parishioners and all the school staff celebrated St Francis of Assisi feast on a grand scale, on 4th October. Silver Jubilarian, the Parish Priest of St Michael’s Church, Hidkal Dam, Rev Fr. Lourduswamy presided over the Holy Eucharistic Celebration. The Episcopal Vicar for Religious and the CRI president, Rev. Fr Richard D’Almeida, SVD graced this occasion by participating in the celebration. From Chikodi Deanery Priests, Religious Sisters and the Lay Faithful devoutly took part in the celebration. Angelic choir and eye-captivating decorations elevated all to celestial heights. After the mass Fr Lourduswamy, who celebrated his silver jubilee of his priesthood, was felicitated by the PPC members of Chikodi.

Community Convergence facilitation Forum (CCFFs) leaders training: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust Pothnal organised training programs from 7th of August 2022 to October 4th 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 65 community members have joined and participated in the training program to become active CCFFs leaders to work for their community to tap the entitlements for their communities.

4th Asian anti-Trafficking forum Meet; ‘Strengthening partnerships and accelerating the use of technology to combat human trafficking: Vimukti Pothnal
VCT Pothnal Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes attended the Asian anti trafficking forum meet 2022 at Institute of Public Enterprise, Shamirpet, Hydarbad. The three-day event was kicked off on the eve of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (30 July) and included individual presentations, panels, roundtable discussions and workshops. The theme of this year’s Forum was ‘Strengthening partnerships and accelerating the use of technology to combat human trafficking and brought together stakeholders from across the country, including our Implementing Partners, strategic partners, supporters, think tanks, government, women rights and anti-trafficking advocates, grassroots level organisations, technological experts and other like-minded organisations.

Guardians’ Meeting and Treasurers’ Meeting at Shanthi Sadhana, FISI, Bangalore
The Guardians’ Meeting was held on 30th September 2022 from 3:00 pm at Shanthi Sadhana, Kengeri, FISI Bangalore. The meeting began with prayer and welcome note. Guardians had fraternal sharing about their respective communities along with the challenges they face. The long standing missionaries and pioneers of few of the centers in North-East India, Br Richard D’Souza and Br Mathias Dias were felicitated. A fraternal welcome was extended to Very Rev. Fr John Baptist Palliparambil, General Councillor for the Pastoral Visitation of the Province on behalf of General Minister Very Rev. Br Roberto Genuin, Rome. Thereafter agenda points were discussed. On Saturday 01st October 2022 Treasurers’ Meeting was held from 9:00 am. Very Rev. Dr. Fr Jossie Lobo SJ gave input session on the Challenges of Religious life in today’s society. After this session Fr John Baptist Palliparambil, General Councillor addressed all the Guardians and Treasurers who spoke the mind of the General Minister and touched upon concerns of Spiritual animation, fraternal life and practical points for living the call.

Annual Retreat at Shanthi Sadhana – FISI, Bangalore
The Annual Retreat at province level was arranged for the Provincial Council, Provincial Delegates, Provincial Administration, Guardians, Parish Priests and few missionary brothers in Shanthi Sadhana, Franciscan Institute of Spirituality of India, Kengeri, Bangalore from 25th to 29th September 2022. It was animated by Rev. Fr. Benny Koottanal, MSFS, former Provincial Minister of South West Province, in a very meaningful way. He based the whole retreat on the words of St Paul to the Galatians 4:19, “My dear children, of whom I travail again until that Christ is formed in you.” Every day two talks were delivered on various topics mainly on Evangelical Counsels, Challenges of religious life and Mother Mary’s role in our life. The Adoration in the evening was animated by the preacher in line with the theme of the day which included vocal prayers, praises and singing, meditation, silence and benediction. Friars celebrated Eucharist and the preacher gave homily and imparted spiritual insights to renew and transform spiritual life carrying forward the apostolic ministry assigned to each friar. At the conclusion of the Annual retreat Provincial Minister, Br John Alwyn Dias felicitated the preacher and Br Joel Lopes rendered vote of thanks. Friars voiced that the Retreat was spiritually blending with lot of spiritual inputs and prayerful ambience, meditative prayers and adoration. May God bless us all

Children’s Participation: Vimukti Pothnal
Children’s Participation is the heart of our program. We encourage children to express their views/ideas, participate in decision making processes, share their problems collectively and find suitable solution. To ensure this, children are given the space to do so, children have their own club meetings. These meetings are held every month at contact point. The unresolved issues are discussed in a larger meeting called the Children parliament, held every month, in which 15 to 20 child representatives participate from each contact point. Children themselves select their convener and secretary for these meetings. Children raise issues like police atrocity, crisis intervention, employer abuse, legal support, death and took decisions and formed action groups to resolve them. The main issues were related to the environment, child rights, and education. Children suggested making some changes in our interventions. Some of the decisions taken in the meeting have already been incorporated in our programs and actions have been taken with the involvement of the children as per their needs.

Skill training ‘skills for success’: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime: Vimukti Pothnal
This is exactly what VCT professes through its vocational training Centre. Poor girls and women both from the rural areas sitting idle at home are specially focused for their development in view through job opportunities beginning with tailoring skills. They will lead them to become economically self-sufficient. Personality development leadership trainings are also added to their learning. The empowered women come forward and work for the other women’s privileges. This way, the support of VCT helped 42 poor women staying alone at home get integrated into the society.

Vimukti Initiatives to combat trafficking of Women, Children and men 1,350 Stakeholders benefited from this program:
Vimukti Pothnal organized mass awareness programs in four villages of sindhanoor Manvi talukas, Raichur District, Karnataka from 5th,11th,17th and 24th, September 2022. Lack of awareness on human trafficking is the biggest barrier to prevent human trafficking, most of those victimised are either women or minors (consisted of individuals under 18 years of age who is recruited, transported transferred, harboured or received for the purposes of exploitation,). kidnappers most commonly force women into commercial sex and indentured servitude. Bride trafficking has also been a consistent commodity due to skewed sex ratios in certain areas. Keeping this thought in mind VIMUKTI has been creating mass awareness in the schools, AWCs, public places, and in the residential area, so that children and women are saved from these evil practices. Nearly 850 school children, 320 women and 180 men totally 1,350 families have benefited from this program.

Chef 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.

Career 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.

Free 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.

Hindi 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.

Halbarga 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.

Teachers 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.

Imprints 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.

Monti 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.

"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.

Teachers’ 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.

Teachers’ 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.

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.

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On 8 December 2008 the General Definitory by its Decree Prot. No. 00999/98 constituted and declared established the Most Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka. By the same Decree the General Definitory appointed Br. Vincent Gabriel Furtado as the new Provincial Minister, Br. John Baptist Sequeira as the first Definitor and Provincial Vicar, Br. Patrick Crasta, Edwin Colaco and Rudolf D'Souza as the 2, 3, and 4 Definitors respectively.


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Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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Minister General

Fr. Roberto Genuin
Minister Provincial

Fr. John Alwyn Dias
Provincial Council

Fr. Paul Melwyn D'Souza
Vicar Provincial

Fr. Robin Victor D'Souza
2nd Councilor

Fr. Denis Gabriel Veigas
3rd Councilor

Fr. Vijay Kumar
4th Councilor

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