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1Seminar on Moral Values and Parenting Tips : Trinity Central school
A seminar was organised for the parents and students of grade 10 on Saturday 13th July 2024. The resource person Mr. Hamjad Abdul Rahman, a prominent advocate, addressed the gathering and inspired the students on moral values and gave some tips to parents for better parenting. Later he elaborated the dedication of the teachers and the hard work of the parents in shaping students' future . In his address, he reminded the students , that this is the right time for them to focus on their goals and to be grateful to their teachers and parents for everything they have done for their education. He also encouraged them to be productive in their tasks and be a part of better society. Overall it was enriching session.

1Dengue Awareness Campaign: Vimukti Pothnal
The Dengue Awareness Campaign was initiated on 15th July, 2024 to educate the public about dengue fever, its transmission, prevention, and management. The campaign aimed to reduce the incidence of dengue by increasing community awareness and promoting proactive measures to prevent mosquito breeding. Health staff along with other staff visited the villages and identified mosquito breeding sites such as stagnant water bodies, open drains, and garbage dumps etc. vimukti staff Motivated the people to remove stagnant water, proper disposal of waste and community cleaning initiatives. The Dengue Awareness Campaign successfully achieved its objectives by raising awareness, promoting preventive measures, and reducing dengue cases in targeted areas. Continued efforts and community engagement are essential to sustain the impact and further reduce the incidence of dengue fever.

1Vanamahotsava celebration at Anugraha School Bidar
The celebration of Vanamahotsava in Anugraha school today. Mr. Santhosh Beat forest officer was present for the celebration. 10 mango and 50 teak saplings were planted in the school campus.

1Vimukti pothnal with the migrants’ children encouraging them not to dropout of the school:
We continue to serve the migrant families scattered in various outskirts of villages and downs. They continue to live in utter poverty and neglect. Their residences are in the most inconvenient places. They live without proper road access, no toilets, no permanent houses and no drinking water. Most of them suffer as bonded laborers. Hence, we try to serve their livelihood and dignity. We reached out to their residences to help them with dress materials, food materials, stationeries, and educational kits. With the ‘VCT School Kit’ program we hope to create that ‘moment of smile’ for the underprivileged children in the society. Due to rising inflation and unemployment, more parents are unable to provide basic needs to their children or meet their school expenses.

1Faculty Development Programme at St. Anthony's Church School, Gangondanahalli.
Throughout the Saturdays of June, St. Anthony's School, Gangondanahalli, conducted an intensive Faculty Development Programme aimed at enhancing the English speaking and pronunciation skills of its teachers. The sessions were led by Prof. Raju Victor, a retired professor from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. The training focused on phonetics, English grammar, and speaking skills, proving to be a valuable opportunity for teachers to refine their speaking abilities and improve their instructional techniques.

“He who plants a tree, plants hope!”
Vanamahotsava is an annual tree planting festival celebrated throughout India to honor and pay respect to the mighty creator and the lungs of Mother Earth. On 3-07-2024, As a part of celebration, the kindergarten children of Trinity Central School enthusiastically participated in the activity of planting saplings at home and got themselves photographed. This motive was taken to educate and make a habit for the children to respect and care for the plants. As an encouragement to plant saplings our tiny tots presented a skit on mother earth during the assembly which had a great effect on everyone present. It expressed the importance of planting trees and their socio-economic effects. Several hazardous problems or issues created by the deforestation was highlighted through this skit. Over all, it was a marvellous presentation by our tiny Trinitarians. This was followed by the plantation of a sapling of different kinds in each class by the students which showed in them great eagerness. As a part of individual activity all the children of every class planted a seed in a coconut shell and the seed was germinated and watered every day.

1Road Safety and Drug Abuse Awareness Programmes – St. Anthony's School, Gangondanahalli.
On June 28, 2024, an informative session on Road Safety and Drug Awareness was conducted at St. Anthony's School, Gangondanahalli. The resource persons for the session were Mr. Mallikarjuna, the Police SI, and Mr. Ranganathswamy, the Head Constable, both from Byatarayanapura Police Station. The session was held for students from grades 5 to 10. It focused on various traffic signals and signs, the importance of public safety, and the dangers associated with drug abuse, especially among school children. Real-life examples were used to illustrate the risks of drug consumption and the critical need for awareness.

1School Parliament Elections and Investiture Ceremony- St. Anthony’s School, Gangondanahalli.
The School Parliament elections and the Investiture Ceremony were conducted at St.Anthony’s School, Gangondanahalli, with great enthusiasm and vigour. The election campaign spanned three days, during which candidates presented their manifestos and sought votes from their fellow students. The elections took place on June 15, 2024, with students from grades 5 to 10 casting their votes under the careful supervision of the Social Club. The Scouts and Guides played a crucial role in guiding the students through the voting procedure. Kavya V. was elected as the School Pupil Leader, and Moheeb Akhtar was elected as the Assistant School Pupil Leader. On June 22, 2024, the formal induction of the newly elected Student Parliament took place. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr. Anthony Joseph, a Corporate Brainer from the Lions Club. In his address, Dr. Joseph emphasized the duties of a good and responsible citizen. The Principal, Fr. Richard, and the Headmistress, Mrs. Sagaya Mary, were also present to grace the event.

1Sunknoor Villagers demanded concerned authority bus connectivity to their villages:Vimukti Pothnal
Though basic amenities have improved to a certain level in the past years in the villages in Sunknoor in Heridinni Panchyath Manvi Taluka, one thing that hampers their growth is the lack of bus connectivity to other places in this Panchyath. The villages are located 20 km away from this Panchyath in the midst of very bad roads where more than 3500 people reside for many generations. School students and villagers demanded one Government bus service to their villages, operating in the morning leaving them with no transportation options in the evening. This lack of service has made it increasingly difficult for them to attend school with some students having to walk up to 10km in order to reach their classes. The school students are seeking a solution to this pressing issue,1 as they believe that a reliable bus service is crucial in ensuring their access to education. Many individuals are forced to walk long distances to reach the main road to catch a bus to reach other villages. The villagers appealed to the MLA and concerned government authorities to solve all their grievances.

Free Health check-up camps 189 patients received treatment and free medicines: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti Charitable Trust ® Pothnal, conducted a free health checkup camp, from June 1st 2024 to July 7th 2024 in 20 villages of our working area. On these occasions, Mrs. Shilp, Health Staff gave an awareness talk on health. She spoke about the consumption of healthy food and the need for regular health checkups to care for one’s own health. She highlighted the importance of visiting the doctors especially for women who face a lot of health issues and consult the doctor on their health. Mrs. Jacintha, VCT staff, spoke on the importance of self-care for women. She also spoke on keeping the house and the surroundings clean and tidy or else it would give rise to contagious diseases. There was a strong point made on consumption of vegetables, leafy vegetables, and fruits to prevent Anemia. After which there was a health checkup made. The concerned medicines and syrups were provided. The vehicle for Education, Health and Library necessities from the Vimukti was an aid for these events. Nearly 189 beneficiaries benefited from these health camps.

1Carrier Guidance Training Program to youths: Vimukti Pothnal
On 5th of July 2024 Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Italian Bishops’ conference Italy, organized carrier guidance program to the youth of Pothnal in its premises. Mr. Charlie the member of Utakanur Gram Panchayat in his address note said that youth who pursue to become future leaders must know the Government plans and benefits of it. They must be aware of social functioning. In the present-day scenario Country has been witnessing many norms and regulations which are against the conscience of people. But despite the opposition, the Government continues to implement them in a hurry. In future these laws and regulations would bring negative results in society. So, the present-day youth must be prepared to face all the challenges in society. Fr Sathish Fernandes the Vimukti Director in his speech encouraged the youth to be great good effective leaders. They must grow towards achieving good things in life. They must be ready to work towards the society and to come together to voice against the evil influences and practices of the society.

1Vanamahotsava Day & Provincial’s Visitation: Trinity Central school
There are more life forms in a handful of forest soil than there are people on the planet - Peter Wohlleben
Vanamahotsava is a celebration of lush green surroundings, a celebration of joy, a moment to celebrate a greener and cleaner world. Van Mahotsav is an annual tree planting festival celebrated throughout India to honor and pay respect to the mighty creators and the lungs of mother earth. This tree planting festival is observed annually, over a period of week starting from 1st July to 7th July. To create awareness about preserving the trees and sustain the mother earth for the upcoming generation ‘Vanamahotsava Day’ was celebrated in the school. The program began with the school choir leading the prayer. Rev. Fr. Dr. John Alwyn Dias, the provincial minister of Holy Trinity Province Karnataka graced the occasion with his presence. He was joined by .Rev. Fr. Joywin Dias, the Provincial Secretary, Rev. Fr. Cyril Roshan Menezes, principal Rev Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, vice principal Rev Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao, academic coordinator Ms Magdelina Lewis, primary section head Dr. Poornima Devadiga and pre- primary section head Ms Renita Monteiro. Manyatha of grade 7 welcomed the gathering. The program was inaugurated by planting a sapling by all the dignitaries. Master Anshul of grade 7 articulated the importance of the day.

Capuchin friars of Infant Jesus Delegation of Nagaland and Manipur, had their annual retreat from July 01 to July 05, 2024 in Capuchin House, Dimapur. Thirteen friars of five different communities namely St Francis friary Choithar, St Francis Friary Nongdum of Manipur, St Francis friary Lazami, St Thomas Friary Tamlu and St Clare Friary Akuluto of Nagaland gathered together for a renewal retreat preached by the renowned preacher Fr Ronny Lean OP. Fr Ronny Lean OP is a retreat preacher in Emmaus retreat centre, Sarijahan – Assam. The preacher began the retreat with eucharistic celebration on July 01 at 6.30 pm. For the introduction talk he took the Gospel passage Luke 24: 13-35, which speaks about the two followers of Jesus walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. Jesus suddenly comes along with them. They realize the presence of Jesus through the breaking of the Bread. The preacher also asked the friars, throughout the retreat to walk along with Jesus on the way to Emmaus to have the deep spiritual experience. On the second day all friars had the opportunity to have the confessions and to lay down the burden of sins, to have the healing touch of Jesus. Everyday morning at 6 am adoration was conducted by the Preacher along with Morning Prayer. First session of spiritual talk was at 9 am and eucharistic celebration was at 11.30 am. Retreatants had the lunch at 12.30 pm Thereafter at 3 pm second session of spiritual talk was given.

1"A fun-filled celebration of Rain ! A day at the sludgy fields" : Trinity Central school
"Sunshine brings happiness but those who have danced in the rain know better as the heaven opens and raindrops drizzle the earth, old wells revive, tea coloured puddles form wet fields a deep serenade of peace overwhelms the earth"
Trinity Central School has been captivating the essence and traditions of Udupi through amazing presentations over the years. This was proved yet again as the school hosted “Let’s get sludgy" a day at the sludgy fields” on the 29th of June 2024 at Bhandasale fields of Perampalli. The president of the program Rev.Dr.John Alwyn Dias, chief guest Mr. Yashpal Suvarna, MLA of Udupi, "Tulunada Manikya" Mr Aravinda Bolar, a famous comedian of Tulu film industry, Rev Fr Vishal Lobo, Parish Priest Perampally, the Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, the Vice Principal and the Administrator Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Academic Coordinator Ms. Magdalina Lewis, PTA president Mr. Srinivas G were present on the dais. To the beats of the drum, resonance of trumpets and with a thunderous applause the guests were escorted in a ceremonial way. With grace and poise, the fidelity for our culture was glorified with the procession from the school to the Bhandasale field. A wonderful day began by glorifying the Almighty, through a prayer song sung by the staff. Ms. Benta Dsouza welcomed the gathering. In his message, Mr.Yashpal Suvarna MLA of Udupi, highlighted the benefits of sludgy day and praised the school for organizing such an event. He said, “This is the first time a school has organized an event like this." He stressed that such programmes will help the children to bring them into the rural mindset and future generations can understand our tradition. He also remembered his school days where there was no such celebration, so he thanked the institution for taking a commendable step in organizing the event.

Catholic faithful of St Clare catholic Church, Akuluto had an opportunity to have the Pastoral visit of Most Rev Dr James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima on 29th and 30th June 2024. Bishop arrived to the centre on 29th at 5 pm to the priest’s residence. At the arrival he went through all the documents related to the church as well as school and signed them all. 30th June at 09.45 am he was welcomed by all the catholic faithful of Akuluto with a Bouquet offered on behalf of community by Ms Livika. The solemn visitation mass began at 10 am presided by the Lordship. On this occasion 13 of the catholic faithful received holy sacrament of confirmation and three received holy communion. Those who received Holy confirmation were Mr Hukheto Jacob, Mrs Pitoli Miriam, Mrs Lika Flora, Mr Tokiho Thomas, Mrs Nijeli Martha, Mr Vihoqhe Andrew, Mrs Nigholi, Mr Yekuto Daniel, Zovi and Roko, Vina Precilla, Lishi Agnes and Kaune Mercy. 3 little angels who received the holy communion were Elibo Angela, Ladika Junia & Limugha Lucy. Bishop was honoured by Fr Stephen, Fr James and Catholic community with a Sumi shawl, a bouquet and a certificate of appreciation for the visit. A Pastoral council meeting was organized after the mass during which Bishop beautifully explained the importance of giving Tithe as well as reason for having Parish council in every Parish. He said, “The work of Parish Council members is to encourage the people to come closer to Christ, help out the Priests in the church activities and become the instruments of spreading the Gospel of Christ.” Thereafter in the Church premise a fellowship meal was served to all the gathered faithful to add joy to the celebration of Bishop’s visit.

1Children Orientation Programme  : Trinity Central school
On June 20 2024, Trinity Central school hosted an orientation programme for the students of grade 6-10 on the importance of strengthening one's physical and mental self animated by Rev Fr Cyril Lobo and Rev Fr Ashwil. The session highlighted topics such as focus in life, individuality and choices , discovering our capacity, so on and so forth. The resource persons highlighted the importance of understanding different perspectives in diverse cultural references. They also demonstrated creative techniques to manage each personality in a fun and engaging way. Various stories were told, examples were given and group activities were conducted. Overall it was an enriching experience for all the students.

1Inaugural ceremony of Bunnies : Trinity Central school
As part of our continuous efforts to help a child achieve holistic development, we, at Trinity Central School are happy to introduce ‘Bunnies’ a wing of Bharat Scouts and Guides. The inaugural ceremony of ‘The Bunny Movement’ for Kindergartners was held on 21 June 2024 at Trinity Central School. The Bunny Movement is part of the Scouts and Guides programmed for children between the age group of 3 to 6 years and was initiated by Mrs. Lakshmi Mazumdar, the former National Commissioner of Bharat Scouts and Guides during the ‘International Year of the Child’. The Bunny Movement aims at providing overall development of children. It also cultivates habits of personal cleanliness by inculcating good social manners. The motto of BUNNY MOVEMENT is ‘Keep Smiling’. The programme was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest Mrs. Sumangala Ganiga an experienced government school teacher and a Bunny trainer at GLPS Kismathi school, Byndoor. The Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice Principal Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Primary Section Head Ms. Poornima Devadiga, and Pre-Primary Section Head Ms. Renita Monteiro also joined in lighting the lamp.

On June 19, 2024, Darshan College hosted a Cultural Fest organized by the Cultural Committee. The event was meticulously planned and executed by Prof. Sneha, Prof. Molly D’souza, and Daniel Kumar R from the final year BBA. The program was coordinated by Jai Surya, a second-year BCA student, and Dechamma, a first-year BCOM student. The primary objective of the fest was to showcase the hidden talents and creativity of the students. Off-stage events were conducted from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, featuring activities such as Poetry, Pencil Sketching, Mind Games, Photography, and the highlight event, Escape Room. Students enthusiastically participated in all these events, contributing to the fest's vibrant atmosphere. The on-stage events commenced at 2:30 pm in the auditorium. The program opened with an invocation song led by Mathew and his team, followed by a warm welcome extended to the guests. The festivities continued with a vibrant fashion show and dance performances, where students showcased their remarkable talents. The program was marked by a palpable sense of enthusiasm and curiosity among the audience.

1International Yoga Day : Trinity Central school
“Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down.”
The International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 21, 2023. Master Sheldon and Ms. Tanya from grade 8 hosted the program. The Lord’s prayer was Sung by the students of Grade 8. Ms Sarah sajid of grade 8 welcomed the gathering. The Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice Principal and administrator Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao,PTA president Mr Srinivas,academic coordinator Ms. Magdalena Lewis were present on the Dias.The guest Ms Akhila was felicitated by the principal on this occasion. Further the importance of the day was articulated by Grade 8 students through a speech in which the uses, the functions and the results of practicing yoga were highlighted. Few asanas were performed by the students of grade 8 while highlighting their importance through commentary. Yoga sessions for grades 5 and 6 were conducted by Ms Akhila Smith Shetty in the morning.For grades 7 and 8 demonstration of yoga done by Ms Shyamala and Ms Basamma from Pathanjali yoga prathistana karamballi branch. Ms Sunitha Naik ,yoga instructor from Art of living conducted the session for grade 9 and 10. In his message, the principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo highlighted the need of yoga and asked the students to implement the practice of yoga in their daily routine.

St Clare School celebrated International yoga day on Friday 21st June 2024. Sir Krishna Panika the yoga teacher explained the importance of yoga in our life. He said, “Over the last few decades, there has been an upsurge in the prevalence of yoga. Medical professionals and celebrities are also adopting and recommending the regular practice of yoga due its various benefits. While some regard yoga as simply one more prevailing fashion and associate it with the new age mysticism, others vouch for how astonishing this form of exercise feels. What they don't understand is that what they see as simply just another form of exercise will profit them in ways they never envisioned. Before we get into the benefits of Yoga, it is essential to understand what exactly Yoga really is. Yoga is not a religion, it’s a way of living that aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. Man is a physical, mental and spiritual being; Yoga helps in developing the balance between all the three as stated in Ayurveda in India. Other forms of exercise, like aerobics, only assure physical wellbeing. These exercises have very little to do with the improvement of spiritual or astral body.

1Industrial Visit: Darshan College
“Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless” – As quoted by James Cash Penney
As learning is not confined to the classroom alone, practical knowledge is deemed essential. An industrial visit was organized for Bachelor of Business Administration students to provide insights beyond theoretical learning. Several industries graciously offered their facilities for this purpose. The first visit was to Featherlite, located in Hejjala, Bangalore, which specializes in extensive manufacturing of furniture and sheet metals for corporate use. This visit provided students with a firsthand experience of the entire production process involved in achieving desired furniture outcomes. Following this, students visited Canara Paper Packaging in Hegganahalli, Bangalore. Here, they gained valuable insights into the manufacturing of carton boxes with minimal investment in raw materials. The visit took place on June 22, 2024, with 41 students accompanied by Professors Mahalakshmi and Prof. Renuka C.

1Building Construction workers coming together in demanding for their entitlements: Vimukti Pothnal
the building construction workers came together at vimukti premises on 15th June,2024 to demand the right entitlements from the concerned department. Vimukti found most inter and intra-state migrant building construction workers are illiterate and unskilled, which makes them highly vulnerable to exploitation. Their living conditions are very poor, and the workers stay in small sheds, either at the construction sites/basements, at neighboring vacant sites or on the roadside. Some of the construction workers’ living conditions are often substandard and there is no provision for clean drinking water, toilets, and sanitation. These workers do not have access to fair price shops, or schools for their children. Migrant workers are the most exploited and disenfranchised with no access to their entitlements both at source village and destination city. Plight of migrant/construction workers and their rights become very challenging. Vimukti creates awareness among migrant /construction workers about their entitlements in various sectors such as health, education, finance, social security, and legal aid, and increases access to these entitlements to improve their livelihoods. Nearly 110 workers are benefiting from vimukti interventions.

1Blue Day Celebration @ Trinity Central School
Blue is the colour often associated with depth and stability. Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence and truth. Excitement and enthusiasm was visible everywhere at Trinity Central School on 14-6-2024, Friday, as the children of kindergarten celebrated the blue day. Clad in blue attires the tiny Trinitarians were made to recognize blue colour through different activities. The classrooms were decorated with an array of blue coloured balloons and blue objects, providing the students opportunities to have clear sense of the colour and its importance. It was a pleasant blue day and children enjoyed a lot with great fun. Our child- centric approach ensures that learning is always fun through play way methodologies. Children were engaged with different individual and group activities keeping in mind the development of their skills. The activites done by different classes.

1Investiture Ceremony @ Trinity Central School
"Leaders are role models who inspire, lead and motivate."
Leadership is the capacity to translate a vision into reality. The school cabinet was formed on 14th June 2024.
The students witnessed their leaders taking the oath and promising to work for the betterment of the institution. The chief guest of the program Dr. Vincent Alva, Principal Milagres college Kalyanpur, Principal Rev.Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, the Administrator and Vice principal Rev Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Academic Coordinator Ms Magdalena Lewis, Primary Section Head Dr Poornima Devadiga, Pre Primary Section Head Ms Renita Monteiro were present on the dais. Prayer is the key that unlocks God's infinite grace and power. The prayer song was dulcetly sung by the school choir . Ms. Aashika M Nayak of 10th C welcomed the gathering. The investiture ceremony is one of the foremost events of the school which confers the responsibilities and gives authority to the students .The school cabinet helps the students to become the best citizens of this country.Being aware of this newly appointed leaders who were ready to take their responsibilities put their best foot forward in unison to the coordinated march and moved towards the centre stage. The newly elected leaders and office bearers were led by SPL Ms Khyathi S kotian and ASPL Loyal Richard Prasanna.

1Vibrant Week at Darshan College
Color plays a pivotal role in our daily lives, shaping the atmosphere and energy of any environment. It is a powerful element that influences our experiences uniquely. Recently, Darshan College's cultural committee organized the Vibrant Week from June 10th to June 15th. Throughout the week, students were encouraged to dress according to a designated color code — green, red, blue, yellow, black, and pink — assigned for each day from Monday to Saturday. The entire college enthusiastically participated in this week-long celebration, leaving a profound impact and creating unforgettable memories for everyone involved. The sight of students adorned in vibrant colors throughout the campus added to the festive spirit, reflecting in their gleaming faces and heightened enthusiasm.The success of this event was a testament to the thoughtful planning and dedication of the Principal, Management, and the organizing committee. Students expressed their heartfelt appreciation for orchestrating such a remarkable celebration that fostered a sense of unity and joy within the college community.

1Inauguration of the Academic Year and the Lectio Brevis at Kripalaya
Kripalaya, the Institute of philosophy and religion situated in Bogadi of Mysuru District - Karnataka, is affiliated to the Faculty of Philosophy of Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru and is an Institute for Ecclesiastical Higher Studies. The Inauguration of the Academic Year 2024-25 and the Lectio Brevis was held on 18 June 2024. The day began with the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the morning. At 10 o’clock, a con-celebrated mass of the Holy Spirit was presided over by Rev. Fr Paul Melwyn D’Souza, the Rector of Kripalaya and the Vicar Provincial of Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka (HTP). In his homily, he invited all the brothers to make a difference in one’s own and in others life during this academic year. A High-Tea was organized soon after the mass. Lectio Brevis of the Academic Year began at 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium of Kripalaya. Rev. Fr Richard Menezes OCD - the Director and Superior of Dhyana Sadhana, the Centre for Holistic Spirituality - Bogadi, Mysuru was the Chief Guest of the day. He unveiled the Academic Calendar of the year and delivered a Key-note address on ‘the Philosophical Approach to life’. Speaking on the importance of philosophical studies as future priests, he invited the students to venture into critical thinking and to love the endevour of gaining wisdom while wondering at the beauty of life. He wished the students and the staff to give the best in their academic pursuit. All enjoyed the grand meal graced on the occasion, soon after the Lectio Brevis.

1Father’s Day in St Clare Church, Akuluto - Nagaland
St Clare celebrated Father’s Day on Sunday, 16th June 2024. Fr James Furtado Asst Parish Priest in the homily, beautifully explained the role of the father in the family and also advised the fathers not to get attached to the substance abuse and other bad habits, rather to become responsible fathers who can lead the family in a right direction. Immediately after the mass a felicitation programme was held to honour all the fathers of the community anchored by Ms Livika and all mothers of the community. All the fathers were honoured with the gift given by the mothers and children. Fr Stephen Dsouza the Parish Priest conducted three games inroder to bring smiles on the faces of people. Thereafter a cake was sliced by Fr Stephen and fathers of the community to mark Father’s Day. The programme was concluded with the serving of tea and snacks.

1Anti-child Labour Day Rally: SAY NO to Child Labour- child is meant to LEARN not to EARN: Vimukti Pothnal
‘Small hands are made to hold pens and toys. Do not let them hold things which are designed for adults to handle.’ Children must handle lots of love and care as they are the most beautiful creation of God. An awareness rally was taken out by vimukti Pothnal at Malkapura Government school on 14th of June, 2024 on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour. The rally started from the school and ended at the temple premises. The children were holding placards with slogans against employing children. After the rally stage program was organized in the school. Vimukti staff Charlie stated that employing the children below 18 years is a punishable offence as per law, Both the persons employing the children and the persons who have supplied the children are equally responsible. The law provides three years imprisonment for this offence he explained. Further Mr. Arogyappa Vimukti staff said, children are the future of the country. It is the responsibility of every one to ensure that the children are provided good education and become good citizens. It is wrong to employ children and ruin their future. School headmaster, teacher’s panchayath members and child line team members were present and witnessed this program. Nearly 150 children participated and benefited from this program.

1Women Empowerment through Tailoring Centers: Vimukti Pothnal
The main objective of this tailoring training program is to enhance the quality of life of women and teenage girls through enhancement of their skills and knowledge. Due to poverty, these teenage girls drop out of high school to get married and work as temporary farm workers or go for daily labour work. And lack of appropriate technical skills prevents adolescent school dropout girls and women from coping with job opportunities. As a result, Vimukti organized various life-skills development trainings for the adolescent school dropout girls and women. These skills have helped them to take up some new jobs and improve their economic status. Nearly 55 girls benefited from this training program.

1Institution Day @ Trinity Central School
"Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a future vision. The calibre, achivement en route determines the character of the organisation"
With the motto "Enlightenment through knowledge" Trinity Central school was established with the humble and noble intention of administering all round development to the rural students through standard education. The celebration of Institution Day was observed on 12th June 2024. This celebration began with praising the Lord. A cordial and warm greeting was bestowed upon the dignitaries principal Rev Fr.Dominic Sunil Lobo , adminstrator and vice principal Rev Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao , academic coordinator Ms Magdalena Lewis and primary and pre primary section Heads Dr Poornima Devadiga and Ms Renita Monteiro respectively. Master Zeus of 9A spoke about the importance of the day and gave a eye bird view about the institution. A skit depicting the theme of unity was presented by students. Rev .Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo spoke about the prominence of the day and conveyed his message on the theme unity. The song about strength found in unity sung by the choir group. The school anthem which awakenes the spirit of unity was sung with great zeal and respect by the gathering. The program was hosted by Miss Amrita of grade 9C. Miss Sara D'Souza concluded the program with a vote of thanks.

TCS Reconnect 2024 @ Trinity Central School
"Time may pass , but friendship lasts". TCS Reconnect - 2024 was indeed a magnificent occasion for the alumni of Trinity Central school to visit their alma mater. TCS Reconnect was held on 9 June 2024 at 11 am and participated by over 50 alumni. The formal program commenced with the lighting of the lamp. Ms.Bhakthi, welcomed the gathering. It was followed by interactive session animated by Ms .Deeksha , president of the alumni association. It was an occasion wherein the alumni discussed several matters of significance.
Some of the major issues discussed were:

*Participation in the upcoming event Sludgy Day which will be held on June 29, 2024.
*Performing a group dance during annual day
*To conduct various input sessions on relevant topics or alumni's expertised field, which will provide assistance to the high school students.
After which new office bearers were selected for the alumni association.
The new members are as follows:
Aadhya , President, Aaryan , Vice President, Stuthi , Secretary, Deepthi , Joint Secretary, Bhakthi, Treasurer , Vamshi , Social Media Manager

Distribution of Educational Kits for the 110 Deserving economically Poor Children at Pothnal: “Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, one teacher can change the world”
Many students in our service area are dropping out of school before graduation, since their parents cannot afford to provide uniforms, textbooks, school bags and such other items. Their parents are mainly working as day laborers, construction workers, rickshaw pullers, vegetable vendors, or domestic help. We motivate their parents through counseling sessions to send their children to school. Vimukti has been providing educational material to these poor children who attend Government Schools. We provide educational material consisting of text books, notebooks, geometry boxes, pencils, pens, and school uniforms, clothes, shoes, school bag, lunch box. We select the candidates by personal visits to their homes to assess the family background. We also take inputs from the school head masters to select the students who are doing well in studies. This year, we have provided such support to about 110 students studying in classes from 5th to 10th standard. There is a pressing need to help more poor and needy students to continue their education. You can donate educational material for these deserving children, and thereby ensure that they do not drop out of school.

Vimukti campaign against ‘STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING’: “Life is a gift of our creator…. And it should never before sale”
The safe village Program is aimed at building child trafficking awareness among rural communities across villages of Raichur District. The programme adopts a holistic approach and focuses on sensitizing at-risk community members about child trafficking, its causes, risk factors, creating awareness about ways to prevent child trafficking, sustaining the awareness, and conducting vulnerability reduction workshops. It aims to mobilize communities to keep their children safe from trafficking. So far 110 safe villages are conducted, 80 Rakshaks,60 Nodal teachers, 46 Gram Mitras, 33 community leaders,219 stakeholders, 57,852 people have been reached and 25,667 safe village program books are distributed.

Province Feast – Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
The Province Feast of the Capuchins of the Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka was celebrated at Saccidananda, Bangalore with the solemn Holy Eucharist on Sunday, 9 June 2024 at 6:30 pm presided over by the Rev. Fr. Richard Britto, Rector of St Peter’s Pontifical Seminary. It was concelebrated by our Provincial Minister, Br John Alwyn Dias, the Councillors, priests from the neighbouring parishes and various communities. The presence and participation of the religious brothers, sisters, benefactors, well-wishers, friends and especially the extended family of Saccidananda witnessed the joyful and thanksgiving communion. Prayers were offered to all the friars, brothers, missionaries, our kind benefactors and those who are associating with us. The Saccidananda Community remains indebted to all the support, help and services rendered to make this celebration a joyful memory to cherish. May the grace and blessings of the Holy Trinity ever remain with us!

National Seminar on “Recent Trends in Commerce Management and Computer Science” at Darshan College
The department of Commerce, Management & Computer Sciences organised One days national level seminar on “Recent Trends in Commerce, Management & Computer Sciences” on 23rd May 2024 under INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL(IQAC). A research conference is an opportunity for professionals and students to present research findings to gain experience in their respective streams, receive valuable inputs about how to strengthen their work, and disseminate exciting and cutting-edge findings from their field of study. The aim of the seminar was to bring together academicians, educators and students in Subject to hold open discussion on the Latest Trends in Commerce, Management & Computer sciences. The National Conference on “Recent Trends in Commerce, Management & Computer Sciences” – has been designed to create a Platform for Researchers across the nation to showcase their Research Potentials through their Research Work. The seminar was inaugurated in presence of Rev. Fr Robin Victor D’Souza, Director of St Anthony’s Institution and Rev. Fr Joy D’Souza Principal of Darshan College, and the resource persons of the seminar Prof. Amaranath R and Prof. Radhika J. The dignitaries were welcomed by Gunashree of VI Sem BCOM. Key note address was given by Rev. Fr Robin Victor D’Souza. A brief introduction about the chief guest was given by Prof Sneha, department of Computer Science.

St Clare School celebrated World Environment day on Wednesday, 5th June 2024. On this day Students were requested to bring a sapling with following instructions.
1. Make sure those plants which are brought by you turn out to be big trees.
2. They must be in small bags.
3. Don't pluck away the plants which are on the road side or around your house.
According to the instructions all the students gathered at 8.15 am in the school campus. In the Primary School Fr James Furtado, Asst Headmaster beautifully explained about the environment and need for the taking care of it. In the High school, Fr Stephen Dsouza as well as Sir Dingtanlung gave input sessions on environment day. Thereafter all the High school students proceeded to the St Clare Auditorium for the video presentation on environment day animated by Fr Stephen Dsouza. The presentation included videos on beautiful nature and surroundings, destructions done by human being and future trouble as well as Tips on taking care of the environment. Immediately after the presentation Fr Stephen Dsouza along with some students and Sir Vikram went to several churches around Akuluto to give the plants on behalf of the school. The message of the awareness was, ‘it’s not only the schools have to take initiative to take care of the environment but it’s also the responsibility of each individual elders to take interest to safeguard the environment’.

‘Shale Kade Nanna Nade’ Campaign: vimukti Pothnal
‘Shale Kade Nanna Nade’ is a massive campaign for protection of child rights in collaboration with concerning Govt. departments and other organizations working for the same cause. The campaign aims at enrolling the school dropout and out of school children back to school in the academic year 2024. 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. Through their very presence and involvement, they were conveying the message of the importance of education that will nurture their future. The Pakistani noble prize winner Malala says: “one child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world”. She became the inspiration and instrumental in bringing back most of all our village children. Vimukti staff took keen interest and involved in this Abhiyan and motivated nearly 250 children with their parents during the campaign. Since there’s a positive impact of the Abhiyan for sure this March-to-School Campaign will bring back the lost children back to the school.

Empowering Futures: Strengthening Adolescent Girls through Education, Health, and Gender Sensitization: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal initiates “Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme” with the objectives of enabling adolescent girls to make independent choices and take responsible, informed decisions with regard to their marriage, relationships and economic freedom. The multi-faceted intervention has resulted in reduced exploitation and violence against the adolescent at the risk of abuse and human trafficking by creating social and economic pathways to sustainable empowerment. Vimukti has initiated a multipronged approach of girls’ empowerment encompassing improved socio emotional life skills & awareness on their rights and entitlements, facilitating easy access to existing provisions and services for adolescent girls. Inducing vocational skills for self-reliance is an important component of this programme too. School level sessions are conducted to facilitate knowledge on child rights, health issues and protection. nearly 155 adolescent girls are benefiting from the program.

Inauguration of the Academic Year 2024-2025, at Darshan Institute of Theology, Bangalore
Darshan Institute of Theology (DITh) began its Academic Year 2024–2025 with ‘Lectio Brevis’ on June 1, 2024. As a preparation for this event, on the previous day we had the recollection talk delivered by Fr. Dr. Denis Gabriel Veigas OFM Cap., the Rector of Darshan Institute of Theology, speaking on the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of every individual Christian. The inaugural day began with the Holy Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. presided over by Fr. Dr. Denis Gabriel Veigas OFM Cap., who implored God’s Blessings on everyone. All the staff members concelebrated the Holy Eucharist. This was followed by the Tea and Refreshments. After the tea break, the program of lectio brevis was held in the Conference Hall of the Institute. This part of the program was compered by Bro. Rolson Veigas OFM Cap., a second year student. All the Resident Staff members, Bro. Nithesh James Nazareth OFM Cap. and Bro Roshwin Basteanv Lopes OFM Cap., the Student representatives, lit the lamp and inaugurated the program. Bro. Melroy P. DSilva OFM Cap., presented his dissertation paper on the Theme “Jesus, the Law completed, the Promise fulfilled and the Prophesy made true: A Matthean approach”. Rev. Fr. Dr. Salvador Fernandes OFM Cap., the Director of Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India, who is also a visiting professor of Sacred Scripture, released the Handbook and Calendar of the New Academic Year. Rev Fr. Dr. Albert Lewis OFM Cap., elaborated some of the precious directives and guidelines of the Institute, that are to be followed during this academic year.

Inauguration of Affordable Health Clinic & Care Service at Banakal
"Healthcare is a human right" says Bernie Sanders. Health care services aim to address the physical, mental, and emotional needs of patients, promoting wellness and treating illness or injury. Access to quality health care services is essential for individuals and communities to achieve optimal health outcomes and quality of life. It was indeed a great day for Vimukti Charitable Trust® to inaugurate affordable health clinic & care service in Banakal which aims to cater the health care needs of people and community in and around Muidgere taluk. Mrs. Sushela B L Senior PHCO of Banakal Primary Health Centre inaugurated the centre and Fr. Prem Dsouza, Guardian & parish priest of Banakal Church, showered God’s choicest blessings on the centre. Fr. Arun Lobo, Guardian of Palya community, Fr. Satish Fernandes, Director of Vimukti Pothnal, Fr. Vincent Dsouza, Director of Vimukti Chikodi, Dr. Manjunath, HIO of Taluk Health Centre, Mudigere, Sr. Shantha, PHCO of Primary Health Centre Banakal, Ms. Sunanda, SHG member and Fr. Edwin Dsouza, Director of Vimukti, Banakal were the chief guests of the inaugural celebration.

St Clare had the opportunity to have Food safety Awareness programme on Monday, 27th May 2024 conducted by Food safety wing Mokokchung Zone belonging to food safety and standard authority of India. The resource persons for the presentations were Ms Sauvik Das and Mr Vinod Patel of FSSAI empanelled Agency, Merenlenla Ao Designated Officer of Food Safety and Sukumlo Yangthan, Food Safety Officer of Mokokchung Zone. In their address to the students they said that access to enough safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health. Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances can cause more than 200 different diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers. Food safety awareness plays a crucial role in safeguarding public health and preventing foodborne illnesses. It involves educating individuals and communities about the proper handling, preparation, and storage of food to avoid contamination and the spread of harmful bacteria and pathogens. By raising awareness about food safety, people become more conscious of potential risks associated with consuming unsafe food.

Parent Teacher Gathering 2024-25
"Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success" -Henry Ford
The very first gathering of PTA for the academic year 2024 25 was held on 25th May 2024. The program commenced with worshipping God through a prayer song sung by teachers choir. Dr Virupaksha Devaramane Consultant Psychologist at Dr A.V Baliga Memorial Hospital inaugurated the program by planting a sapling along with the principal Rev Fr Dominic Lobo ,vice principal Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao, PTA president Mr. Srinivas , Academic Co-ordinater Ms Magdalene Lewis, Primary Section Head Dr. Poornima Devadiga , Pre primary Section Head Ms Renita Monteiro. Ms Namratha Rao welcomed the gathering.Thereafter, the chief guest addressed the gathering with his words of wisdom which included the importance of parenting and the child's expectations from the parent. Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao introduced the teachers, support staff and transport crew to the parents and appreciated their determined service to the school. The Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo briefed about the academics. The new Parent Teacher Association members were selected on the occasion. PTA president Mr Srinivas briefed about PTA fund and stressed that the received amount will be used for the noble cause.

Teacher Orientation Programme - Academic year 2024-2025
"A good education can change anyone. But a good teacher can change everything." The academic year commenced with various interactive teacher orientation programs. Over the course of five days the educators were updated with various themes pertaining to education.
1. Veda Handwriting : Date : 20/05/2024
Resource person: Dr Sreeson Gopinath, Director of Veda handwriting lab. Mr Sreeson Gopinath effectively guided and trained the teaching staff on better handwriting techniques which would help the teachers to correct and improvise the self as well as students’ handwriting. While addressing the teachers resource person stressed that "handwriting is a very important part in academics as it develops a child's personality.
2. Effective Stress Management Techniques - Date: 21/05/2024,
Resource person: Ms.Tanuja Maben, Performance coach. During the session topics like individual growth, dealing with stressful situation, understanding child psychology were discussed. Various hands-on activities were conducted to assist in understanding the topic better.
3. Enhancing Motivation and Student Engagement in Class - Date:21/05/2024
Resource person: Dr L Savitha, Educationalist and Management consultant.
The session conducted in the afternoon for the teachers laid importance on developing positive attitude towards students and how to create a good and fruitful situation in the class. The resource person also elucidated how the teacher can connect with each child in the class attracting child's interest in a particular subject using a variety of educational based activities.

The Catholic youth of Nagaland University bid farewell to Seniors on Sunday 26th May 2024, who were doing their studies in different departments. Fr Stephen Dsouza Parish Priest of St Clare Church, Akuluto presided over the solemn Eucharist on the feast of day of Holy Trinity. In the introduction he thanked all the seniors for their lively participation in liturgy for the past two years always willing to do anything to make the liturgy meaningful. Fr James Furtado Asst Parish Priest of St Clare Church Akuluto beautifully preached homily on the mystery of holy Trinity. “He said as Trinity is united, we also need to work in unity to work wonders and bring glory to God.” A felicitation programme was held on the occasion of farewell, during which as a token of love and appreciation seniors were honored with gifts by the juniors. The Programme was concluded with the Fellowship meal prepared by the juniors.

Temporary Profession of Four Capuchin Friars at St Fidelis Friary, Monte Mariano, Farangipet, Mangalore.
It was Joyous occasion for the Capuchin friars of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka as four of our brothers, Br Shawn Mendonca, Br Cristan Santhis, Br Nithesh Anil Walder and Br Joel Coelho made their Temporary Profession on Thursday, 16 May 2024 at St Fidelis Friary, Monte Mariano, Farangipet, Mangalore. The Capuchin Franciscan Order, is known for its commitment to poverty, simplicity, Celibacy and deep spirituality. One of the most significant events within the order is the celebration of the religious commitment made by the friars. This event marks the ceremony of public profession of vows where the friars pledge to live according to the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The vows of their Temporary Profession were received by Fr Paul Melwyn D’Souza, the Vicar Provincial of Holy Trinity Province Karnataka who presided over the Eucharistic celebration. Novice Master, Fr Jeevan D’Mello, presented the Friars to the Vicar Provincial to receive their vows. The ceremony was solemnized by the presence of Fr Robin Victor DSouza and Fr Vijay Kumar, the Provincial Councillors, and many Capuchin friars, Priests, Religious, parents, brothers and sisters, benefactors and near and dear ones who witnessed the ceremony of Temporary Profession. After the Holy Mass a short felicitation program was held where the Temporarily Professed Friars were felicitated along with their parents.

NCYM Lumami elected new executive members for the year 2024 – 25 on the Feast of Pentecost, Sunday 19th May 2024. Fr Stephen Dsouza, the Parish Priest of St Clare Church, Akuluto officiated the solemn eucharist. During the homily he beautifully explained the significance of the Pentecost Sunday saying, ‘Pentecost Day is the Birthday of the Universal church as with the preaching of Peter in Acts 2:1-11, more than 3000 Jews received Baptism and became Christians’. Immediately after the Profession of Faith all the executive members came before the altar holding candles in their hand and Fr Stephen Dsouza made a Prayer asking the Lord to bless them, to perform their duties in extraordinary way. Encouraging them to do better in their responsibility he said, “any post is not just a privilege but it’s a service for the other, inroder to help others to experience Christ. Incase executive members fail in their duties they also fail in bringing others closer to Christ.” The new executives are President, Ms Neizetuonuo Bernadette Dzuvichu from St Francis De Sales Parish Kohima, Music Secretary, Mr Avupi Khiz from Mary help of Christian Parish Jakhama, General Secretary, Ms K Chunchun Kanei Mount Carmel Parish Dimapur, Finanace Secretary, Ms Colin Hoga Maru from St Paul Parish Peren and Liturgical Secretary, Ms Kelevonu Angela Thala from Mary Help of Christians Parish Jakhama.

HSLC students of St Clare brought laurels to the school by getting 100% results as NBSE result was announced on 26th April 2024. 38 students wrote the HSLC exams and all excelled in the exams. Tovi M Chishi was the topper of the school with 84% results. On this occasion CEDOK organized a felicitation programme on Saturday, 11th May 2024 for all the toppers of HSSLC and HSLC exams of all Catholic schools, in Holy Cross school Dimapur. On this day, Schools with 100% results were also honoured by CEDOK. Out of 68 Catholics schools who wrote the HSLC exams only 8 schools succeeded to get 100% results. It is a 4th Consecutive 100% results for St Clare School. Special thanks to the teachers for their hard work and the school management headed by Frs Stephen Dsouza and James Furtado. The Topper of the school Mr Tovi M Chishi will be honoured on the Parents Day which will be held in October 2024. Special thanks to Fr Alwyn Dias Provincial Minister his counsellors Holy Trinity Province Karnataka, Fr Isaac and his counselors infant Jesus Delegation and all the brothers of Delegation for all the support and encouragement.

St Clare Church, Akuluto had an opportunity to have the Temporary profession, thanksgiving mass of Sr Maya Lilly Aye on Sunday, 12th May 2024. Fr Yesudas OFM Cap who is serving in the Mission of Aurnachal Pradesh in the Diocese of Itanagar, celebrated the solemn Eucharist, con - celebrated by Fr Isaac Baptist Rodrigues Delegate of Infant Jesus Delegation, Fr Stephen Dsouza Parish Priest of St Clare Church Akuluto and Fr James Furtado the Asst Parish Priest. Fr Isaac Baptist preached a meaningful homily explaining the significance of Ascension of the Lord and meaning of 3 religious vows professed by Sr Maya. Nagaland University Students helped out the Liturgy by singing the Hymns. Their melodious voices added colour to the great celebration. Two of the Ursuline Franciscan sisters namely Sr Rosy Noronha and Sr Rita Yimchunger partook in the celebration representing their Province. Immediately after the mass a felicitation programme was organized anchored by Ms Livika. Mr Aboto Yeptho, the Catechist welcomed all the guests and people for felicitation programme. On this occasion Fr Stephen and James as well as the Catholic community of Akuluto honored Sr Maya and her mother Mrs Zatoli. Mr Vixshe Peter representing the Catholic Community said, “Sr Maya we are proud of you. You have brought name and fame to our Church. May God grnat you the grace to do wonders in his vineyard.”

Deacon Regis Lalbiakhlua OFM Cap. and Deacon Leo Khiangte OFM Cap. were ordained to Ministerial Priesthood on 4 May 2024 - Saturday, at St Francis of Assisi Church, Mamit by Most Rev. Dr Stephen Rotluanga CSC, DD, Bishop of Aizawl. The Mass of Ordination was attended by Most Rev. Dr Joachim Walder, Auxiliary Bishop of Aizawl, Rev Fr John Alwyn Dias, the Provincial Minister, Vicar Provincial Rev Fr Paul Melwyn DSouza, Provincial Councillors Rev Fr Denis Veigas and Rev Fr Vijay Kumar and Capuchin Friars and Priests from the diocese, Religious Sisters, Catechists and faithful from various places. A short felicitation program was held thereafter where the Newly Ordained Priests Rev. Fr Regis Lalbiakhlua OFM Cap. and Rev. Fr Leo Khiangte OFM Cap. and their Parents were felicitated. We congratulate the newly ordained priests. May God, who called them, strengthen them and bless them in their priestly service.

On Monday 15th April 2024, DTCC Zunheboto organized an anti-tobacco awareness program in St. Clare School Akuluto. Around 105 students from Classes VII to X took part in the program. Mr. Mughashe Sema, the District Program Officer of the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), delivered a PowerPoint presentation on the harmful effects of Tobacco. Mr. Mughashe mentioned that the DTCC team had conducted similar awareness programs in several schools across Zunheboto District during the week. He also encouraged other schools to join in and follow tobacco-free school guidelines. According to the information provided, Tobacco consumption is more prevalent in China, and next to China, tobacco consumption is more common in India. Around 700,000–900,000 deaths occur every year in India due to tobacco usage. Tobacco use is attributed to around six million deaths every year worldwide, out of which 5 million deaths are caused by direct tobacco use and even passive smokers are also affected by second hand smoke. Nearly 50% of the individuals who use tobacco will prone to die due to heart diseases, bronchus inflammation, and respiratory problems. Diseases related with tobacco use causes around sixty lakhs death each year.

The NCC Department orchestrated a "One Day Trekking Camp" in Tumkuru on April 13, 2024, fostering an invigorating and positive atmosphere where cadets could cultivate confidence and bolster self-esteem. Twenty-four cadets, accompanied by an ANO (Associate NCC Officer), enthusiastically participated in this adventure. Embarking from the college premises at 7:00 a.m. via college bus, the cadets indulged in singing and dancing during the journey. Upon reaching Channarayana Durga village at 9:45 a.m., they relished a picturesque breakfast amidst the village scenery. To guide and inspire the cadets, NCC seniors Mr. Keerthi, Mr. Pasha, and volunteers from Tumkur youth hikers were present. Commencing at 10:15 a.m., the trek commenced from the foothills, leading to the initial level of the fort. The cadets embarked on the journey with fervor, traversing the primary streets of Channarayana Durga village. Channarayana Durga, a captivating day trek, offered stunning vistas and an exhilarating hiking experience for the cadets, with rock formations resembling cracks showcasing geological wonders. Amidst the ascent, the cadets captured memories through photographs and reveled in the fort's panoramic views. Upon reaching the summit, they beheld other forts and hills in the distance. Descending, Mr. Keerthi provided guidance, sharing his NCC experiences and imparting valuable life lessons to the cadets. The trek concluded at 1:30 p.m., leaving behind cherished memories.

Perpetual Profession of Three Capuchin Friars at Deena Seva Ashram, Bangalore.
It was a great day of joy and celebration for the Capuchin friars of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka as three of the brothers, Br Nithesh Nazreth, Br Arogya Lawrence Xavier and Roshwin Lopes made their perpetual profession on Thursday, 2 May 2024 at Deena Seva Ashram, Kengeri, Bangalore. This Joyous Ocassion served as a testament to the enduring relevance of the Capuchin Franciscan charism and the timeless ideals of poverty, chastity, and obedience in today's world. The vows of their perpetual profession were received by Fr John Alwyn Dias, the Provincial Minister of Karnataka Province who presided over the Eucharistic celebration. A thought-provoking homily was preached by Fr Robin Victor Dsouza, the Provincial Councillor. Fr Denis Veigas, the Provincial Councillor and the Rector of Darshan Institute of Theology presented these Friars to the Provincial Minister to receive their vows. The ceremony was solemnized by the presence of the Vicar Provincial Fr Paul Melwyn DSouza, Provincial Councillor, Fr Vijay Kumar and many Capuchin priests, Religious, parents, brothers and sisters, benefactors and near and dear ones witnessed the ceremony of perpetual profession. After the Holy Mass a short felicitation program was held where the perpetually Professed Friars were felicitated along with their parents. We Congratulate our brothers who committed themselves totally and irrevocably to a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience, following in the footsteps of Christ and St. Francis of Assisi our Father and Patron. We wish them all the best as they perpetually embrace a life of simplicity, humility, and selflessness, dedicated to serving God and their fellow human beings.

It was indeed a joyful moment for the Capuchin friars of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka as two of our Deacons Br Stanis Lopes and Br Milton Fernandes were ordained to Priesthood by Most Rev. Dr Duming Dias, Bishop of Karwar Diocese, at St Joseph Church, Lower Kasarkod, Honnavar, on Saturday 27 April 2024. This moment of grace was solemnized with the presence of Capuchin Friars, Priests from the Karwar diocese, Religious and lay people. In his homily Bishop Duming Dias said, “A Priest must be in union with God, where he exhorted the Ordinandis to be united with God through prayer and Contemplation. He must be united with the bishop and the clergy in carrying out his ministry as Good Shepherd. He must be united with the people of God by being available to them in their Pastoral needs.” The ordination ceremony was followed by a short felicitation program. Speaking on the occasion, the Provincial Minister, Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias, thanked the parents of the newly ordained priest for their sacrifice and generosity in offering their sons to the service of God in the Capuchin Order. We Congratulate Our Friars Br Stanis Lopes and Br Milton Fernandes on their Priestly Ordination and wish them all the best in their Ministry.

Br Michael Dass A, was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Henry DSouza, Bishop of Bellary Diocese, on Wednesday, 24 April 2024 at Mother of Perpetual Help, Church, Akashnagar, Bangalore. In his homily, The Bishop encouraged the Ordinandi to be like the Good Shepherd and to inculcate the values of St Francis of Assisi. He also called upon the lay faithful to foster and pray for vocations in their families. Provincial Minister Rev Fr John Alwyn Dias spoke words of appreciation and thankfulness towards the newly Ordained Friar and his parents and also gave a glimpse of the Capuchins working in and arround the world, . The Celebration was attended by the Provincial Councillors, a good number of Capuchin Friars from the Province and also the Priests, Religious and faithful. After the Mass a short felicitation program was held where the newly ordained Priest was felicitated. We congratulate our Friar Michael Dass A on his Priestly Ordination and wish him all the best in his Future Priestley Ministry.

Br Anthony Melvin Pradeep & Br Jeson Roy were ordained to Priesthood by the Archbishop Most Rev. Dr Bernard Moras, Archbishop Emeritus of Bangalore & Apostolic Administrator of Mysore Diocese, on Monday, 22 April 2024 at Sacred Heart Church, Naganahalli, Mysore. Provincial Minister Rev Fr John Alwyn Dias spoke words of appreciation and thankfulness towards the newly Ordained Friars and their parents. The Celebration was attended by the Provincial Councillors, a good number of Capuchin Friars from the Province and also the Priests, Religious and faithful. After the Mass a short felicitation program was held where the newly ordained Priests were felicitated. We congratulate our Friars on their Priestly Ordination and wish them all the best in their Future ministry.

Vimukti organized Voters’ Awareness Week and its Importance through Rallies: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal, in collaboration with the health department, Pothnal Panchayat and Utakanoor Gram Panchayat organized a Voter Awareness Campaign on 23rd of April, 2024.The primary objective of this initiative was to enlighten and empower individuals regarding the significance of voting and their pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of our nation. In democracy, it is not simply enough to inform voters about election dates. In order to help the electorates take an informed decision, it is quintessential to sensitize them about the importance of participating in the electoral process. Moreover, voters need to be educated about the process and made aware of the political parties, their manifestos, backgrounds of the contesting candidates and armed with some other information to help them cast an ‘enlightened’ vote. Vimukti staff along with village leaders have stepped forward to spread the word about the importance of voting and the right to vote. In this connection, a Voters’ Awareness Week was organized by vimukti Pothnal. The awareness drive about the right to vote was successfully conducted under the guidance of the Vimukti at Pothnal town as well as at targeted villages. The unorganized youths and community leaders actively participated in the campaign. Even the first-time voters were also a part of the drive; they spread awareness about the right to vote and also the importance of this right.

Vimukti Unorganized youth celebrated Ambedkar Utsav:
Vimukti Pothnal Organized Ambedkar Utsava on 16th, April, 2024 at vimukti Premises. A special program was organized under the banner of “Ambedkar Utsav”, from 14 villages unorganized youths attended and benefited from this program. Fr. Sathish Fernandes delivered an informative speech on the life history of Dr. Ambedkar. Important incidents from his life were narrated to youths for inculcating good values among them. The achievements and contributions of Dr. Ambedkar were highlighted and emphasis was laid on his writing a vast and the lengthiest constitution of the world. On this occasion vimukti organized an essay and quiz competition on Dr. Ambedkar's life and a talk on “the Need of Constitutional Literacy in our villages,” Mr. Shranappa Balatgi explained the concept of constitutional literacy and how it could be spread among the masses. Mr. Sharan Mudammagudi presided over the function. Mr. Arogyappa, vimukti animator proposed a vote of thanks. All the staff members worked hard to make the function a grand success. Nearly78 unorganized youth actively participated in the program.

Alumni Gathering at Darshan College
Alumni serve as the lifeblood of any esteemed institution, forming vital connections between the corporate world and academia. On April 6th, 2024, "INSPIRE 2024" kicked off with great enthusiasm, featuring esteemed dignitaries such as Mr. Uday Kumar Ramappa, HR at Elios Recruitment India Pvt Ltd; Mrs. Chaitra Santhosh, entrepreneur of CHAIS; Mrs. Kajal B, Credit Quality Assurance Lead at ANZ Bank; Mr. Maria John Peter, Manager TA, from Digikey Global Capability Centre; and Mrs. Divya Suvitha Mary, Assistant Court Secretary at the High Court of Karnataka, all under the coordination of Prof. Chandrika.The event was inaugurated by Director Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza and Assistant Director Rev. Fr. Roshan Rosario, welcoming guests from both the corporate and public sectors. These distinguished individuals shed light on the paramount importance of effective communication in today's landscape, discussing the myriad opportunities and setbacks that pave the path to success.

On 5th April 2024 Characters day was organized in Darshan College by the Cultural Committee. The Program was planned and executed by Prof. Sneha and Prof. Molly D’souza and Daniel Kumar R from final year BBA. The program was complied by Lancy 3rd year BCA and Perius of 2nd BCOM.The sole purpose of the program was to bring out the hidden talent and creativity of the students. The program begun with invocation song led by Roshan and team and followed by lighting of the lamp by guests, guest were welcomed by Sowmya 1st year BBA and the program went on with dance and fashion show. The students participants as their favorite characters from their favorite movies and showcased their talent. The program was filled with enthusiasm and curiosity. Some dances stole the audience’s attention and left everyone amazed. The ramp walk left the audiences amazed by their creativity. Some performances took the audience back to the vintage era and gave nostalgia vibes. And the faculty fashion was outstanding.

Sponsor children summer camp: Vimukti Pothnal
“Camp is where I learned about myself; facing fears, trying new things, pushing my boundaries, and accepting myself.” -says Sinchana, Pothnal
Vimukti organized a sponsored children summer camp from 5th to 6th April,2024 in its premises. The summer camp has been successful in giving a new and wonderful experience for these children. This was evident by the enthusiasm and eagerness with which the children were taking part in various activities organized in the camp. Children were very active and busy in different activities like drawing, painting group games. It was evident that such camps do play an important role in shaping children’s view of the outside world. More importantly, the camps conducted by the Vimukti have been able to develop harmonious relations between children from different castes and religions.

St Clare School had the opportunity to witness the enthusiastic youngsters love for Christ from 28th to 31st March 2024 through the Evangelical Union Camp of Nagaland University, which was held in School Campus. Evangelical Union is an inter-denomination student’s ministry which was initially started in Madras, India in the year 1951 by a small group of students and has gradually spread across the world today under the apex body called UESI which was launch in the year 1954. This ministry aims to evangelize the students through the teachings from the Bible. Similarly, Evangelical Union, Nagaland University, Lumami was also established by a small group of PG students along with some professors and started the ministry in the year 1997. Through His grace, Evangelical Union has been actively carrying out various activities under the guidance of our Advisors and UESI staff workers since its inception. It’s a union which brings together youth of all the denominations under the head of Evangelical Union inorder to energize them with the love for Christ. Around hundred and ten Youth arrived to St Clare School Campus on 28th March at 8 am and accommodated themselves in the all Class rooms. They also set the St Clare Auditorium for the input sessions under the theme, “Redemption Through Christ” (Romans 10: 9 – 11) The purpose of this camp was to help the Students to find their purpose in Christ, develop deeper understanding and stronger relations with God through spiritual teachings and many more. Some of the resource persons for the camp were Mr Viketou Chupou, Mr Toshi Aier, Pastor Imliwapang, Mrs Liho Yeptho, Mrs Kilangbenla Imsong and Mrs Vithonguno Chupou.

Vimukti Pothnal Celebrated Easter with migrant families- “the great gift of Easter is HOPE”:
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”- Mahatma Gandhi Vimukti Pothnal organized the "joy of giving" activity in an Endeavour to make Easter celebration special and reached out to the 150 migrate families at pothnal on 30th of March 2024, Saturday. Easter festival makes us join with our brethren in doing little something extra for someone. It is joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for coming together with less privileged families and children. Easter is an important time for us to not only reflect on God’s love, but to share His love with those around us through our concrete actions. Vimukti always believes in saying “great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day,” with this motto vimukti celebrates Easter along with migrant poor families who have traveled from different states in search of jobs and staying in the temporary tents. On this occasion we distributed stationery items, like notebooks, pens, tooth brush, tooth paste, washing soaps, clothes for children etc., encouraging, and motivating parents to send their little children to continue their education. On this occasion children and parents were distributed sweets and nearly 275 stakeholders benefited from this program.

Summer camp @ Trinity Central School
To beat the heat of the summer, Trinity Central School organized summer camp for all the cubs and bulbuls students from 25th March 2024 to 27th March 2024 with some of the best activities to enroll during the vacations. The activities such as camping, sand art, art workshop, music and action songs were the special attractions of the camp. Most of the events and activities were aimed at developing the leadership qualities, socializing, embracing differences and helping kids learn, exploring, developing independence, and even to cultivate new interests and hobbies. As a part of the camp, on the second day a visit to Yathish Kidiyoor’s bottle house, was arranged where students engaged themselves in the greenery and learnt the importance of recycling the best out of waste and on the last day of the camp visit to Saalumarada Thimmakka park was arranged to study the love towards nature. Children had lovely special lunch throughout the camp. On the last day it was the culmination of the camp with lots of fun, singing and dancing etc. Students had lovely entertainment and it was indeed fun filled days. After spending fruitful three days all went home for a summer break……!!!!

St Clare School had the sports meet from 25th & 27th March 2024. All the students on 25th March, at 8.30 am gathered on the school ground to begin the sports Day with all enthusiasm. Fr Stephen the Headmaster of the school, reminded of the rules and regulations for the smooth functioning of the sports days. Sports committee along with other teachers conducted several games such as relay race, 100-meter race, hurdle race, football, volleyball, Basket Ball, sack race, hurdle Race, magical chair, tug of war, water filling competition, cock fight and so on were the attractions of the sports day.

St Clare school celebrated food festival on Saturday, 23rd March 2024. The celebration began at 9 am with the arrival of chief guest Prof T Zarenthung Ezung from the Department of Economics, Nagaland University. The students standing in line welcomed the guest by clapping the hands. The chief guest also was accompanied by his better half. The Anchors of the day were Lina and Franklin. Fr Stephen in his welcome address beautifully explained the significance of the day saying, "we the management of St Clare want that the students not only get educated but also must learn to make a better living. Selling and buying is one of the aspects of making a better living. Through food festival students will learn to sell things, bargain and deal with the customers. It will help them to open up themselves and relate to the people around." On this occasion several group dances were presented from four different houses namely Red, Blue, Yellow and Green. The chief guest of the day explained the importance of the food and highly appreciated the innovative thought of the management to teach children something new.

The Anti-Ragging seminar at Darshan College
The Anti-Ragging Cell organized a seminar titled "Bullying, Ragging, and Its Emotional Trauma on Young Minds" on April 23, 2024, in the college auditorium. The seminar was conducted by Dr. Asha C.S, a Counselor and Psychiatrist from Rajarajeshwari Medical College and Hospital. The discussion encompassed topics such as ragging, its effects, potential punishments, and health impacts. Emphasizing ragging as a criminal act, the event underscored the importance of fostering a friendly atmosphere between seniors and juniors. Victims of ragging often endure both physical and mental distress. Therefore, efforts to mitigate it should include raising awareness, providing counseling or mentorship, and implementing other safety measures on campus. All students pledged not to engage in ragging and not to tolerate being ragged.

Tiny hats... Big dreams... : Trinity Central School
Kindergarten Graduation day at Trinity Central school. The UKG Children of Trinity Central School celebrated their graduation day on 23rd March 2024 at Trinitorium. Dressed in their graduation costumes, the students led by Miss. Kalpana proudly marched on the red carpet along with the dignitaries – Chief guest Dr Virupaksha Deveramane, Rev. Fr. Roshan Menezes, Prinicipal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice- Prinicipal Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Primary section Head Dr Poornima Devadiga, and Pre-primary section Head Ms. Renita Monteiro swaying to the rhythm of the school band. The programme commenced with a hymn which was followed by a welcome dance by the LKG Children. Thereafter a few of the Young graduates shared their experiences and memories of their time spent in Kindergarten. Acknowledging the hardwork of the little graduates, the chief guest of the day Dr Virupaksha Deveramane honoured the children by awarding the graduation certificates.

Thanksgiving Day @ Trinity Central School
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. Be thankful for what you have, you will end up having more. Thanksgiving Day was held in Trinity Central School on 22nd March, 2024 to thank for all the blessings received and for making the academic year a memorable one. The day began with the Thanksgiving Eucharistic Mass for the catholic students. Later all the students gathered in the Trinitorium for the Thanksgiving celebration. The program began with the prayer song sung by the school choir. The Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice Principal Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao, the chief guest Rev. Dr. Fr Charles Furtado, PTA president Mr. Srinivas, PTA secretary Ms. Ashwitha were present on the dais. As it was the last day of the academic year, and the day to cherish, there was also a prize distribution ceremony for various events and disciplines. The Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo announced the winners of the best class assembly, sports, cultural and literary achievers as well as the best house of the academic year 2023-24 and gave away the trophies to the respective classes and houses.

The 35th Convocation Day of Kripalaya:
Institute of Philosophy and Religion, Mysore was held on March 19, 2024. Fourteen students who have successfully completed Three years of training in Ecclesiastical Philosophy were awarded with the Convocation Certification. Among these students Six belong to the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka and Eight belong to the Krist Jyoti Province, North-West India. Rev. Dr John Alwyn Dias OFM Cap. – the Chief Moderator of the Institute and Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Province Karnataka presided over the Convocation Ceremony and gave away the Certificates. Rev. Dr Simon Neelanirappel OFM Cap. – the Vicar Provincial of the Krist Jyoti Province was the Guest of Honour. Rev. Dr Paul Melwyn D’Souza – the Director of the Institute and all the Professors and Non-Teaching staff were on the dais during the awarding of the Certificates. The Day began with the Comprehensive Viva Voce Examination in Two Panels. Each student appeared before the designated Panel for examination and personal assessment in Philosophy. The Residential Teachers, the Provincials and Rev. Dr Roy CMI - the Delegated from Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram - Bangalore, the Affiliating Authority of Kripalaya were the examiners. Br Melrish Nathan Noronha, a Second Year student compared the program and the rest of the students actively participated in the ceremony while bidding farewell to the Out-going students. On this occasion, the Institute also released the 35th Volume of Cintana: An Anthology of Scientific Papers presented by each student as part of their Curriculum. The whole program took place under the guidance of Rev. Fr Prashanth Noronha – the Dean of Studies.

The Valedictory programme for the 10th std students was organized on 3rd February 2024. Our 53 diamonds, their parents and the dignitaries were welcomed with a grand band, Aarti, march fast, lezim and crackers. The chief guest of the programme was Rev. Fr Anthony D’souza MSFS, other dignitaries were Rev. Sr Idoline Rodrigues, Rev. Fr Pradeep Kumar MSFS, Rev. Fr Satish Fernandes and Rev Fr Vincent D’souza. The prayer dance created heaven on the earth. Soon after this, a series of spectacular entertainment programs followed. Some of them refreshed the memories of 10th std students. The variety of programs like skits, dances, Taekwondo amused the huge crowd. The audience was delighted to see the talented Assisians. The speech by the chief guest, Rev Fr Anthony D’Souza and the guest of honour Rev Sr Idoline Rodrigues inspired students and audience with their motivational words. The 10th std students sang a thanksgiving song with their hearts filled with gratitude, handed over the lighted torch to their juniors and finally everyone wished them all the best for their future endeavours. This Valedictory day left a lasting impression in the minds of 10th std students.

Inauguration and blessing of the newly built School building of St Francis of Assisi School, Dolu, Silchar, Barak valley
The inauguration and blessing of the newly built School building of St Francis of Assisi School, Dolu, Silchar, Barak valley took place on March 12, 2024, at 10:30 am. Most Rev. Dr Stephen Rotluanga, Bishop of Aizawl, Mizoram, blessed the school building and Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias OFM CAP, Provincial Minister, Holy Trinity Province Karnataka inaugurated the school by unveiling the plaque. The formal programme began by lighting of the lamp by the honorable guests. Most Rev. Dr Stephen Rotluanga, Bishop of Aizawl, congratulated the great efforts of Capuchins in Silchar Barak Valley region and thus wished all success in their future endeavors. Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias OFM CAP. Provincial Minister, Holy Trinity Province Karnataka also recalled and appreciated the dedication and commitment of pioneer missionary friars and the present Capuchin friars thus he said that the dream of 25 years has come into reality. The honorable MLA, Mr Misbahul Islam Laskar and respected Mr Dilip Khor, the Village Head, expressed their best wishes for the management of the school and the development and progress which is going to take place in the coming days. They promised their support and all the help needed to the school administration and their undertakings.

Silver Jubilee of our Missionary Presence- of Christ the King Delegation, Mizoram-Tripura-Silchar -Barak Valley.
Christ the King, Capuchin Delegation of Mizoram, Tripura, Silchar and Barak Valley region commemorated a momentous occasion – the Silver Jubilee of Capuchin Missionary Presence at Durtlang, Mizoram on 4th March 2024, marking 25 years of spiritual growth, community bonding, and shared faith.The day was filled with immense joy, gladness and cultural richness, as the Capuchin Friars of the Delegation and the parishioners gathered to celebrate with a Holy Eucharist and a vibrant cultural program. The Jubilee Celebration commenced with a solemn Holy Eucharist, at.9.30 am, presided over by His Grace Most Rev. Dr Stephen Rotluanga, Bishop of Aizawl and concelebrated by the Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister, Holy Trinity Province Karnataka, Fr Robin Victor DSouza the Mission Secretary of the Province, Fr Stany Roshan DSouza, the Provincial Delegate, the friars of Christ the King Delegation, guest priests, sisters and the people of God. The liturgical service was a poignant reflection of faith and Missionary journey- a journey of faith, a journey of fidelity, journey of fortitude, with prayers of thanksgiving for the past, blessings and passion for the present, and hopes for the future. Rev Fr John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister, preached a meaningful Homily evokoing a spirit of thanksgiving and renewal.

Vimukti Initiatives to combat trafficking of Women and Children 448 Stakeholders benefited from this program: Vimukti Pothnal
VCT Pothnal organized mass awareness programs every month respectively. 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 are 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 448 school children and families have benefited from this program.

Teachers tour to Goa : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
Teachers tour to Goa was organized from 16th to 18th of February, 2024. All the teachers started their journey with enthusiasm. On the first day of the tour all the teachers enjoyed the attractive church at old Goa, breath-taking views of Dona Paul jetty beach side, flavourful breakfast and tasty meal, captivating boat ride and dolphin view and at the end wonderful Calangute beach. After taking rest at Monte De Gurim in Mapusa, all the teachers started their second day of the tour. There was a lot to explore on the second day, first one was the pleasant Vagator beach, next one was Sequerim fort and the final and the most refreshing one was Cecilia beach shack at Sernabatim beach, Colva. This tour helped all the Assisi teachers to experience new cultures, exposed them to new environment, it was refreshing and gave a good break to all the teachers.

International Women’s Day- “Invest in women; Accelerate progress -2024” Vimukti Pothnal
“You are a unique creation of GOD; without you I cannot exist” thank you for giving birth to me and always encouraging and inspiring me.
The Vimukti Charitable Trust® Celebrated the International Women’s Day on the 7th March 2024. The International Women’s Day, 2024 4 the Motto: “Invest in women: Accelerate progress” highlights the importance of gender equality, women’s rights and girls’ empowerment and their rights to healthier lives. Mr. Jaysheel Vimukti coordinator gave a key address saying that ‘women live amidst the four walls called a house and a family. In this 21st century, today women need to grow socially, literally, and politically to make known the capacity of her to the inside and outside world. For a better tomorrow one must work today in instilling the seeds of the equality of gender.’ Dr. Prarthana, BAMS, PGDAC skin hair specialist Sindhnoor, advised the women saying equality should begin firstly in our own homes by eliminating the inequality of the gender to build a better society.

Training to unorganized Youth on Social analysis/Social audit: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized training on social analysis and social audit to our unorganized youth of our targeted villages of Manvi taluka on 5th of march 2024 at Vimukti premises. The training aimed to educate and create awareness among the youth about the significance of social audits and social analysis; role and responsibilities of different stakeholders for the proper conduct of social audit in ensuring transparency and accountability in the implementation of rural development programs. The program was conducted with the objective of empowering the participants/youths with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct effective social audits in their respective panchayats. The resource person shared his insights on the procedures, guidelines, and best practices for conducting social analysis/ audit and emphasized the importance of involving communities and stakeholders in the process.

An event embarked on International Women's Day was held, featuring Dr. Nyruyhya K. M. an obstetrician and gynecologist who spoke on the topic of "Vaccination in Cervical Cancer ". The event began with a welcome prayer dance performed by our students. The guests for this auspicious day were then introduced, and Mr. Parag the CEO of Diyaa hospital spoke about the facilities provided in the hospital. Furthermore, Dr. Nyruyhya gave a growing awareness on the importance of vaccination during the event.

Mahatma Gandhi says, “Truth is God and God is truth”, speak always truth and truth will set you free. It will give you freedom. This theme was running in the drama “THE BASKET OF FLOWERS” which was enacted by IV A&B students, on Valedictory day, 3rd February 2024, in the evening at 4pm. To judge the skit Sr Idoline Rodrigues from Mangalore, Ms Xayzel Rodrigues from Goa and Anchilla from Siddhapur were present. To build the self-confidence and courage of children platform was created to speak in English through skits, on the stage. Gathered audience were astonished by looking at the performance and language of children. This competition has spread the message that Assisi kids are very good at their academics.

On Valedictory day, 3rd February 2024, in the evening 4pm onwards there were English skits competition for Ist Standard to 4th Standard students. The judges were Sr Idoline Rodrigues from Mangalore, Ms Xayzel Rodrigues from Goa and Anchilla from Siddhapur. To build the self-confidence and courage of children platform was created to speak in English through skits, on the stage. Gathered audience were thunderstruck by looking at the performance and language of children. III A students enacted skit: “Respect the elders and nature” and III B: “Respect your parents”. This competition has spread the message that Assisi kids are very good at their academics.

On Valedictory day, 3rd February 2024, in the evening 4pm onwards there were English skits competition for Ist Standard to 4th Standard students. The judges were Sr Idoline Rodrigues from Mangalore, Ms Xayzel Rodrigues from Goa and Anchilla from Siddhapur. To build the self-confidence and courage of children platform was created to speak in English through skits, on the stage. Audience were filled with wonder by looking at the performances of children. II A students enacted skit: “Wolf of Gubbio” and II B: “The Selfish Giant”. This competition has spread the message that Assisi kids are very good at their academics.

On Valedictory day, 3rd February 2024, in the evening 4pm onwards there were English skits competition for Ist Standard to 4th Standard students. The judges were Sr Idoline Rodrigues from Mangalore, Ms Xayzel Rodrigues from Goa and Anchilla from Siddhapur. This platform gave the little kids confidence and courage to act freely and to speak fluently in English. Audience were filled with awe by looking at the performances of children. Ist A students enacted skit: “March Fast” and Ist B: “Cindrella”. This competition has spread the message that Assisi kids are very good at their academics.

Convention of Vimukti Women SHG Federation at Banakal
“Self Help Group – A forward towards Empowerment” with this theme Vimukti SHG Women’s convention was held in Banakal on 05th of March 2024. 673 women participated in this whole day celebration. The convention commenced with a procession highlighting the importance of women’s rights, from Banakal Petrol Bunk to Police Station to Church Hall. The procession was inaugurated by Mr. Siddanth and Fr. Satish Fernandes. After the procession stage program was held in the Church Community Hall. Fr. Satish Fernandes, Director of Vimukti Charitable Trust, Pothnal, Raichur, presided over the program. Fr. Shanth Raj R., Director of Chikmagaluru Multipurpose Social Service Society, Hasan, Fr. Prem Dsouza, Parish Priest of Banakal Church, Ms. Rashmi A. M., Kabadi player, Mrs. Athika Banu, President of Banakal Gram Panchayath, Fr. Edwin Dsouza, Director of CKSK, Vimukti, Banakal, Mrs. Yashodha, President, Mrs. Parvathi, Vice- President, Ms. Sunanda, Secretary, Mrs. Devaki, Joint Secretary and Mrs. Savitri, Treasurer of Vimukti SHG Federation were the dignitaries on the dais. The 22nd Women’s convention of Vimukti Federation revolved around celebration of the success of women being part of Vimukti self-help groups, their empowerment and achievement in all sectors.

Alpha Pageant 2024- Fancy dress cum Fashion show @ Trinity Central School
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it, is your gift back to God. To experience the creative talents of our Kindergarten children, Trinity Central School organised Alpha Pageant -2024 , Fancy dress cum Fashion show on Saturday 2nd March 2024 at the Trinitorium. The Pageant highlighted a unique experience of learning the alphabet through the eyes of the current generation. It was a wonderful event wherein children were dressed in colourful costumes of different alphabets showcasing their talents with much enthusiasm and zeal. The viewers were spellbound as they witnessed fabulous performances by the little ones. The chief guest of the event was Mst Ranjeet R Shetty Managing Director of Shiransh Ventures Pvt. Ltd., Udupi and was presided over by the Principal Rev fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, accompanied by Academic Coordinator Ms Magdelina Lewis, Primary Section Head Dr Poornima Devadiga, and Pre primary section Head Ms Renita Monteiro. The programme came to an end with a light refreshment and the winners of the Alpha Pageant were awarded with trophy and certificate. We are grateful to our parents for supporting and encouraging their children to participate in this event and wish the tiny tots much success in their future.

Visitation of The President of Capuchin Friars Service Society to Infant Jesus CISCE School Chikkamagaluru
The much-anticipated presidential visit of Rev Fr. John Alywin Dais to Infant Jesus school was an auspicious occasion marked by pride, and reverence. The event commenced with a resounding welcome by the school band. As the school flag was hoisted high, fluttering proudly in the breeze, it symbolized the indomitable spirit and commitment to excellence embodied by infant Jesus School. A spirited march past by the students followed, a display of discipline, unity, and determination, reflecting the ethos of our institution. Their synchronized movements and unwavering dedication captured the attention and admiration of the audience. The highlight of the event was the enlightening speech delivered by Rev Fr. Alywin, the esteemed guest of honor. His words of wisdom, encouragement, and guidance resonated deeply with students and teachers alike, inspiring all to strive for excellence and uphold the values of integrity, compassion, and service.In a gesture of respect and appreciation,Rev Fr. Alywin Diaswas felicitated and honored by the school administration, acknowledging his invaluable contribution to the field of education and his unwavering support for the mission and vision of the school.

Valediction Day - A sweet Ending to the New Beginning
The Valediction day function at Infant Jesus school was a memorable event filled with nostalgia, gratitude, and celebration as we bid adieu to our outgoing students. Master Vinuth and Shriya of 9 Std hosted the programme The event commenced with a warm welcome extended to all attendees, followed by a soulful prayer invoking blessings for the departing students as they embark on their new journey. A poignant candle-lighting ceremony symbolized signifying the continuity of traditions and values upheld by our school community. The students took a solemn pledge to uphold the principles of integrity, excellence, and compassion in all their future. The 10thstudents shared their fondest memories, heartfelt reflections, and aspirations for the future. Their candid opinions and experiences served as a poignant reminder of the bonds forged within our school walls. A captivating PPT presentation showcased the goals and aspirations of the graduating class, highlighting their achievements, dreams, and aspirations for the future. . As a gesture of gratitude students donated the 300 Fiber chairs to the school.

Free Health check-up camps 201 patients received treatment and free medicines: Vimutki Pothnal
The Vimukti Charitable Trust ® Pothnal, conducted a free health checkup camp, from December 1st 2023 to February 29th 2024 in 20 villages of our working area. On these occasions, Mrs. Shilp, Health Staff gave an awareness talk on health. She spoke about the consumption of healthy food and the need for regular health checkups to care for one’s own health. She highlighted the importance of visiting the doctors especially for women who face a lot of health issues and consult the doctor on their health. Mrs. Jacintha, VCT staff, spoke on the importance of self-care for women. She also spoke on keeping the house and the surroundings clean and tidy or else it would give rise to contagious diseases. There was a strong point made on consumption of vegetables, leafy vegetables, and fruits to prevent Anemia. After which there was a health checkup made. The concerned medicines and syrups were provided. The vehicle for Education, Health and Library necessities from the Vimukti was an aid for these events. Nearly 201 beneficiaries benefited from these health camps.

Vimukti Child Resource Centers (CRCs): Vimukti Pothnal
Child Resource centers are strong child-support spaces in the marginalized communities. CRCs function beyond school hours and provide alternative educational experience and learning. These CRCs provide an age graded learning platform for all the children in our targeted villages. The children are initiated to come to these centers weekly to make use of the play materials and the library books to read and to write. This will help them to improve their reading and writing skills, general knowledge and skills in sports and games. It will also provide them the apt information, learning opportunities, learning materials and ways to access other resources in the community to support other young children and families. Nearly 380 Children are benefiting from these programs.

Sports Day Organized for the unorganised Youths: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal, organised, under the Unorganised Youth project, organized Sports Day for the 20 pockets Youth at Vimukti Premises on 28th of February 2024. Mr. Nagraj Pothnal PT master, inaugurated the programme. The Youths were divided as two teams. They participated in a variety of individual and team sports events like, ball and spoon, musical chair, etc. It was a fun-filled day with Youths jumping, shouting, encouraging, and supporting their team members. The winners were announced and prizes were distributed. Mr. Jaysheel, Coordinator Vimukti, and Mr. Charlie Udbal, Mr. Arogyappa, Mis. Mamamtha Mrs. Shilpa was present for the event. 73 Youths from 20 pockets participated in the event. Mr. Arogyappa youth coordinator welcomed the gathering and proposed the vote of thanks.

SCIENCE DAY CELEBRATION @ Trinity Central School
“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow”.
The Science day was celebrated at Trinity Central School on 28th February, 2024 to commemorate ‘National Science Day’. The eventful celebrations began with a prayer song. As a part of inauguration the Principal, vice principal and the coordinator mixed glycerin to a pile of potassium permanganate which resulted in a white smoke and a purple flame brightening the campus, thus giving a fitting beginning to the events that followed. Science is an amalgamation of facts figures and fascination. Adithi of grade 7 and Krithi of grade 8 presented an interesting line – up of what’s, why’s and what if’s (i.e. some science facts). It was followed by an extraordinary chemical reactions with the usage of multitude chemicals, performed by the students of grade 9 supervised by Mr. Ranjith (Chemistry faculty). In his message to all, our Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo expressed his joy, pride and immense gratitude to all the students and science teachers for their dedicated efforts in making this day a memorable and wonderful one. He expressed that science, need not be boring, for it is a bubbling pot of creativity and innovation.

The abacus is the most powerful tool in the hands of a mathematician.
The following students have shown their excellence in the State Level Abacus and Vedic Mathematics.
The medals of the meritorious students under Junior level are given below.
1. Ayush C. M Gowda of grade 2 – 2nd place
2. Arush. S. Amin of grade 2- 3rd place
3. Ridhvan Karthik Nayak of grade 2- consolation prize
4. Thanisha Dayananda Kotian of grade 1- consolation prize
The medals of the meritorious students under Step 1 are given below.
1. Gaanavi. S of grade 2- 1st place
2. Prapthi of grade 2- 3rd place
3. Hiba Fathima of grade 2- 3rd place
4. Prachi of grade 2- consolation prize
5. Sathwik. R. Devadiga of grade 5- 2nd place
6. Mohammed Ishaan of grade 5- consolation prize
The medals of the meritorious students under Step 2 are given below.
1. Diganth. M. Puttur of grade 5- consolation prize
2. Abhinav Jaibheem of grade 5- consolation prize
3. Perimala Niharika of grade 5- consolation prize
The medals of the meritorious students under vedic mathematics are given below.
1. Manvi. S.A of grade 7- 3rd place
2. Rachel Mascarenhas of grade 7- consolation prize
3. Sheldon Fabian D’Souza of grade 7- consolation prize

“In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.”- Pablo Picasso
As an awareness on the effects of Tobacco, our school students participated in the National Tobacco Control programme on 14th February 2024, wherein our trinitarians showcased their drawing skills and bagged the prizes.
Following are the names of the winners.
Vishwas of grade 9- 1st place
Sagar. S. Naik of grade 8- 2nd place
Rusham of grade 8- 3rd place
Hearty congratulations to the winners and wish them the very best for their future endeavours.

Birthday wishes to our Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo : Trinity Central School
“Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a year fulfilled with joy”, was the tone of every Trinitarian on 26/02/2024. A special assembly was conducted to wish and greet our beloved Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo. The vice principal, Staff and students of Trinity Central School wished Rev. Fr. Dominic by singing the melodious birthday song and offering him a greeting card. Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo cut the birthday cake and celebrated his birthday in a grand manner and thanked the vice principal, staff and the students for the gesture of affection showed by the Trinity family.

Grandparents day celebration 2024 @ Trinity Central School
Grandparents play an important role in the lives of children. To acknowledge this great feat, Trinity Central School celebrated ‘Grandparents’ Day’ on 24th February 2024. The Grand Parents’ Day commenced with a prayer song invoking God’s blessings on the day and on all our activities. Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo , the Principal, Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh, the vice principal and the Administrator, Ms. Magdelina Lewis, academic coordinator, guest speaker Ms. Sumatha Nayak and PTA president Mr. Srinivas were on the dais. The dignitaries on and off the dais were welcomed by Ms.Namratha. The special day was filled with a variety of programmes like, a session which invovled the role of grandparents, few exercises and entertaining games which enthralled the audience. After a small refreshment break the day continued with a few grandparents sharing their experiences of the day spent in school with their grandchildren and the staff of Trinity. Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, the principal speaking on the occasion thanked the grandparents for their participation and being actively involved in various events. The programme came to an end by proposing a vote of thanks by Ms.Vinaya to the grandparents and the audience, staff, students and management of Trinity Central School.

Teachers of St Clare school, Akuluto had an opportunity to be the part of Teacher training session conducted by Rev Dr Jacob Charalel, CEDOK Secretary & Chancellor of Kohima Diocese. The Seminar was held on 24th February 2024 in St Clare High school auditorium. The teachers gathered at 9 am for the enriching input session. The session included teaching skills, teaching methods, upgrading oneself to the modern creative approach, Group works, information on NEP and so on. The animator of session made use of several power points and videos to communicate the message in creative way. Br Albert who had come along with Fr Jacob, helped out the teachers to keep them active and alert through games and group dynamics. At the end of the session Fr Stephen Dsouza, Headmaster of St Clare School thanked Fr Jacob for making himself available to give teacher training seminar. Sir Loinoto thanked the animator for inspiring the teachers to give best for the education and to work hard for the betterment of the society. All the teachers were given the certificates of teacher training seminar. The session concluded at 02.00 pm with benediction prayer said by Fr Jacob.

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

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

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

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

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

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