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

1Trinity triumph
We are proud to announce that our under 14 boys and girls team secured second place in Handball tournament held by Udupi District Handball Association at Udyavara on 30th November 2023. The Principal, staff and the management congratulate the team for this amazing achievement.

1We are proud to announce that our under 14 girls team secured second place in AICS Volleyball Tournament held at SMS School Brahmavara on 29th November 2023. The Principal, staff and the management congratulate the team for this amazing achievement.

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

1Master Vishwas of grade 9 has bagged third place in the State level drawing competition organised by Central Power Research Institute which was held at Bangalore on 27th November 2023. He has also been selected for the National level competition. The Principal, Staff and the Management is proud of his amazing achievement.

1Annual sports meet @ Anugraha school, Halbarga, Bidar.
On 24 and 25th of November Annual sports meet was organized to the students Anugraha school Bidar. Each and every child in the school from Nursery up to 10th participated in one or two games. It was an awesome experience for the staff and students.

1Halloween Day Celebrated on Principal’s Birthday : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL, Chikodi
Halloween day organized on 2nd November 2023 in the Assisi campus. Students came dressed as ghosts, witches, vampires and demons. The interesting costumes and makeup of children transformed the school into a spooky environment. It was amazing to see that these children joined welcoming principal Fr Jeson Fernandes in the procession on his day. Children staged a short cultural programme and appreciated for his contribution in the development of school. Fr Joy Mathias, who completed his studies from Anthoniano University, Rome, Italy was a special guest of the day. At the end of the programme, birthday cake was distributed to all children.

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

1Seminar on Research Methodology and Paper Presentation at Darshan College
“Research is seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.”
On 21st November 2023, the Department of Commerce, Management and Computer Science in association with IQAC had organized one-day seminar on Research Methodology and Paper Presentation for students at Darshan College. Dr. Sowmya DN, HOD Dept. of Commerce and Management, Seshadripuram Academy Of Business Studies was the chief guest of the program. Dignitaries Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza Director of St. Anthony’s Institutions, Rev. Fr. Joy D’souza, Principal Darshan Collage and faculties were present for the program. The resource person conducted the session on Research and Paper presentation where she explained about how Conducting research, enhances a wide range of valuable skills, students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills as they tackle research questions and analyze data.

1Deepavali Celebration @ Infant Jesus School
The Deepavali celebration was a vibrant and culturally enriching event, fostering a sense of unity and diversity among students and staff. The programme was hosted by Madam Bindhu CP. Madam Rashmi D S welcomed the gathering and Madam Amrutha introduced guests to the gathering. Mr. Diwakar Batt a well-known orator in Indian culture and tradition was the chief guest for the program. He elaborated the significance of Indian culture and called the children to build their life on moral values. Students put up a short skit on Bali Chakravarthi and won the hearts of all who gathered. To mark the significance of the event Children symbolically busted the crackers. Principal Fr. Andrew Jayaraj addressed the gathering. Madam Vidya delivered the vote of thanks. The programme concluded with the distribution of the sweets to the students.

1Celebration of Children's Day @ Infant Jesus School
The Children’s Day was celebrated with great Enthusiasm and energy. Teachers organized a vibrant Children's Day celebration filled with joy and educational activities. The day started with a lively assembly conducted by the teachers. the day focused on fostering creativity and learning. Teachers ensured a balance of fun and educational elements to make the day both enjoyable and enriching for the children. Morning class teachers organised different kinds of games for the students and distributed the prizes to the winners. In the afternoon children enjoyed the delicious food prepared by teachers themselves with love. The programme ended with the stage programme hosted by Madam Vitha. Madam Meghavi welcomed the gathering. The programme included the Lightning of the lamp and offering flowers To The Portrait of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

The Regional Transport Office, Chikodi organized a seminar on “Awareness on Air Pollution” to 6th std to 10th std students on 9th November 2023 in the Assisi auditorium. As a chief guest and guest of honour Mrs. Omkareshwari, Joint Commissioner for Transport, Belgaum division and Mr Vishal G. P., Regional Transport Officer, Chikodi were welcomed by the school children. A seminar began with invoking the name of the Almighty God through a prayer dance. After this, Chief guest Mrs. Omkareshwari addressed the gathering and spoke about the air pollution that is taking place in our country, cities and villages. As a citizen of the world it is everyone’s responsibility to control the air pollution, so that we may have good air to breathe every moment of our lives. In today’s world vehicles are the main cause for the air pollution. Therefore, it better to use electrical vehicles to reduce the pollution in our surroundings. She advised the students not use crackers during the Diwali festival.

1Kannada Rajyotsava at Darshan College
“Kannada – a language that unites millions and showcases the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka.”
Darshan College, organized the Kannada Rajyotsava celebration event on 11th November 2023. The programme began with a prayer song by the students. This was followed by the ceremonial lighting of the lamp, which signified the beginning of the event. After this, the state anthem was played. The Chief Guest of the day, Dr. Amarendra Setty R, was welcomed traditionally along with Director, Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza, Principal Fr. Joy D’ Souza, OFM Cap and Dr. Manjula B, HOD, Department of Kannada. Chief Guest Dr. Amarendra Setty R spoke about how Kannada as a language provides experiences and the importance of it as a highly structured language, while also stressing on how students must apply themselves in this beautiful language. Director Fr. Robin Victor D’zouza and Principal Fr. Joy D’ Souza spoke about what the language means to us, how we can possibly contribute to its upliftment and the necessity of language and society in education.

Catholic youth of Nagaland University gathered for pre- Christmas celebration on Sunday, 19th November 2023 in Lumami campus. Capuchin Fathers of St Clare church Akuluto, under the guidance of Bishop who take care of the spiritual needs of Catholic youth studying in Nagaland University had the opportunity to witness the celebration. As the Advent season as well as Christmas season is approaching very soon all the youth will be going away for Christmas holidays. Therefore, all the Catholic youth gathered on 19th November to have pre-Christmas celebration to share the joy of Christ birth. On this occasion solemn mass was offered by Fr James Furtado. Fr Stephen Dsouza the preacher of the day inspired everyone emphasizing on the theme saying, “make use of the gifts and talents for the greater glory of God”. Immediately after the mass there was pre-Christmas celebration with cutting of Christmas cake and sharing of the refreshments.

St Clare School organized Farewell programme to Class 10 students on 18th November 2023 at 9 am in St Clare Auditorium. In view of remembrance of the batch a group photo was taken at 8.30 am along with the teachers, thereafter all proceeded to the hall for the programme prepared by class 9 students. Farewell programme included choreography, funny games, felicitation to class 10 students, duet singing and so on. Fr Stephen Dsouza, Headmaster of the school inspiring the youngsters spoke about three topics namely, let God be focus point of your life, have a positive attitude in life and finally plan for the future. He also gave the life example of Muniba Mazari, the iron lady of Pakistan who inspires everyone to face the difficulties of life. Ms Kalibo on behalf of class 10 batch thanked the management, teachers and students for all the love and encouragement they received from everyone to grow up as disciplined and as educated persons. Immediately after the programme there was a farewell meal organized by Class 9 students. There was also volleyball match organized for outgoing batch playing against class 9 batch. Thanks to class 9 students for all arrangements and making the day a memorable one.

Sneha Jyoti Vidyalaya, Pothnal, celebrated Children’s Day on November 16, 2023, with great festive fervour to commemorate the 130th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The program began with a special assembly conducted by the teachers, escorting all the class leaders with the SJV band, followed by a prayer service, lighting the lamp, and a cultural event. The cultural program featured a series of interesting and exciting events, meticulously planned for complete entertainment. Teachers of the junior section enthralled the audience with their energetic and graceful traditional dance moves. Students pulsated with excitement as their teachers presented various cultural dances, combining the poetry of footsteps and a cosmic rhythm. The celebratory mood continued with an invigorating and foot-tapping performance. Subsequently, a song was presented by a group of teachers in praise of Chacha Nehru, who led the country into a new and glorious future.

1Children’s Day Celebration : Trinity Central School
“We were all children once. We all share the desire for the well being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind”. On 15th November, the day was specially marked for children as Children’s Day celebrations were held in Trinity campus. The teachers enthusiastically participated in setting the stage on fire by dancing to the beats and singing the songs to entertain their wards and make their day more joyful one. The campus buzzed with excitement and joy with colourfully dressed children. In the end the Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo extended his warm wishes through a song to all the children and appreciated the effort put in by all the teachers. To make the day more memorable various games and activities were also organized in their respective classrooms. A sumptuous lunch was served to all. Indeed it was a fun filled enthusiastic day.

St Clare celebrated children’s Day on 14th November 2023 in St Clare School auditorium at 9 a.m. The teachers put up a splendid programme to attract the students. The dances, the Bollywood show, short skit, Magic show and several other presentations were attractions of the Day. Ms Alovi inspired everyone with her speech on children’s Day. Frs James and Stephen distributed prizes and certificates of Annual sports day which was conducted on 17th and 18th April. Immediately after the programme the students were given the refreshments whereas the teachers were given the sumptuous meal.

1Celebration of Children's day and Diwali at Anugraha School on 15th November 2023

Diwali celebration was organized with great joy in St Francis of Assisi school on 10th November 2023, in the evening. The entire school campus was decorated with diyas (lamps) and lights, it was a feast to the eyes. At 3pm Competions, Diya for 1st std to 5th std and Rangoli for 6th std to 10th std students were held. Students participated very enthusiastically in these competitions. The programme started at 6pm with prayer dance and lighting of lamp. The Chief guest Dr Sandhya Sanjay Patil, Diya hospital, Chikodi, Guests of hounour Fr Rajkishor Kindo MSFS from Orissa, Fr Pradeep MSFS, principal of St Francis de Sales, Kadgoa, Maharastra, Fr Vincent D’souza OFM Cap., Fr Jeson Fernandes school prinicipal and SPL Jagruti Hukkeri of the School inaugurated the programme by bursting the paper crackers. Students in their speeches and dances beautifully exhibited the significance of Diwali and scene from Ramayana i.e. “When Ram Ji conquers and kills the demon king Ravana in an epic battle and returns to Ayodhya with Mother Sita”.

1Diwali Celebration at Vimukti Pothnal:
‘Let us move from untruth to truth and from darkness to light.’
Vimukti Pothnal celebrated Diwali Festival in its premises on 12th of November, 2023. Diwali is a festival of light that enlightens the hearts and brings joy to every heart. The activities permeate the vimukti premises with an atmosphere of togetherness and hope. The sponsored children celebrated the festival of Diwali with great enthusiasm. They decorated the premises with earthen lighted lamps, and inaugurated the festive program with lighting the lamp by the dignitaries (Mrs. Bernadette, Mrs. JATTIOT Lily, Mrs. Belleville Christiane, Mr. Eric, and Mrs. Patricia). Diwali celebration begins with a solemn prayer led by Fr. Sathish Fernandes, to the almighty and a beautiful thought, that filled our hearts and minds with love and harmony. Bro. Karthik Jemes spoke about the significance of the festival- how good always conquered evil and about why and how Diwali is celebrated across India.

St Clare celebrated Parents’ Day on 09th November 2023 at 9 am in St Clare High school Auditorium. The chief guest Fr Ashiko Abraham, Principal of St Peter’s School Atoizu was welcomed with the laud applause. The programme began with the invocation led by Rev Aboto Yeptho the Catechist of St Clare Church Akuluto. Several programmes were put up by the students on this occasion, namely Choreographies, Action songs, Mime show, Fashion Show, Fancy dress and so on. The attractions of day were the Drama ‘The Bishop’s Candlesticks’ and games for the Parents. Fr Ashiko Abraham in his address said “the work of the Parents is not just to send students to school but also to make sure whether they are getting benefitted from the education. Student’s first teacher is the Parent.” He also encouraged the students to come to the school, meet the principal often and appreciate the good initiatives that are taken by the school for the betterment of the students. He said, “growth and development take place in the school if the Parents support the school management board”.

1Festival of Lights : Trinity Central School
Diwali is a festival of light that enlightens the hearts and brings joy to every heart. Diwali was celebrated at Trinity Central School on 10.11.2023. The celebration began with the prayer, and the students of grade 2 and 3 highlighted the significance of Deepavali through beautiful dance and song. Thereafter Principal Rev.Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo enlightened the staff and the students with the message of Diwali saying that the light within us must help to dispel the darkness and spread the love, warmth and kindness. He also wished all trinitarians and their dear ones peace, joy and prosperity of Diwali. On this special occasion a special lunch was served to all.

1Purchase of New bus to Anugraha school, Halbarga, Bidar.
Another bus of 52 seater was purchased to Anugraha School. Thanks Rev. Fr. Provincial, councillors, the executive secretary, treasurer and administrator for helping us to procure new bus. Thank you.

1Kannada Rajyotsava @ Infant Jesus School
As Kannada Rajyotsava is a significant cultural and state festival celebrated in the Indian state of Karnataka to commemorate the formation of the state and we celebrated this day with great enthusiasm and pride. Madam Darshini was the host of the programme and Madam Ramya welcomed the Chief Guest, president Principal, Vice Principal HOD, staff, students and parents . The programme included the introduction of the guest by Madam Bindhu. Speaches by Father Vincent the president of the program and Fr. Andrew Jayaraj the principal. Students from various grades participated in a cultural program, showcasing the rich heritage and traditions of Karnataka through dance. We were honored to have the guest Dr. Muralidhar, a well known Kannada columnist who delivered an inspiring speech about the importance of preserving the Kannada language and culture.Madam Kausalya delivered the vote of thanks. The programme concluded with the distribution of the sweets to the students.

1“ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡಂ ಗೆಲ್ಗೆ, ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡಂ ಬಾಳ್ಗೆ” : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
“ಹೆಸರಾಯಿತು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ, ಉಸಿರಾಗಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ” ಎಂಬ ಘೋಷಣೆಯಂತೆ ಮೈಸೂರು ರಾಜ್ಯವು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಎಂಬ ಅರ್ಥಪೂರ್ಣ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿ 50 ವರ್ಷ ಪೂರ್ಣಗೊಳಿಸಿದ ಸುಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಚಿಕ್ಕೋಡಿಯ ಸಂತ ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸಿಸ್ ಆಫ್ ಅಸ್ಸಿಸಿ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ 2023 ನವೆಂಬರ್ 1 ರಂದು 68ನೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವವನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಕನ್ನಡಾಂಬೆ ತಾಯಿ ಭುವನೇಶ್ವರಿ ದೇವಿಗೆ ಪೂಜೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿ, ‘ಭಾರತ ಮಾತೆಯ ಮಗಳಾದ ಕನ್ನಡಾಂಬೆ ನಿನಗೆ ಜಯವಾಗಲಿ’ ಎಂಬ ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ ಅರ್ಥವನ್ನು ಒಳಗೊಂಡಿರುವ “ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ” ಎಂಬ ನಾಡಗೀತೆಯನ್ನು ಹಾಡುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಆರಂಭಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ನಮ್ಮ ಶಾಲೆಯ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ನಾಡು-ನುಡಿಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರತಿಬಿಂಬಿಸುವಂತಹ ಹಾಡುಗಳಿಗೆ ನೃತ್ಯ ಮಾಡಿದರಲ್ಲದೇ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಜನಪದರ ಹಾಗೂ ಜನಪದ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ಸತ್ವವನ್ನು ಸಾರುವಂತಹ “ಪುಣ್ಯಕೋಟಿ” ಹೆಸರಿನ “ಧರಣಿ ಮಂಡಲ ಮಧ್ಯದೊಳಗೆ ಮೆರೆಯುತಿಹ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ದೇಶದೊಳಿರುವ …..” ಎಂಬ ಜನಪದ ಗೀತೆಗೆ ನೃತ್ಯದ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ನಟನೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜನಪದ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಡಗಿರುವ ಪ್ರತಿಭೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಸತ್ವವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತಪಡಿಸಿದರು. ಶಾಲೆಯ ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಫಾದರ್ ಜೇಸನ್ ಫರ್ನಾಂಡೀಸ್ ಅವರು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷತೆಯನ್ನು ವಹಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು, ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡು ಇದು ಶಿಲ್ಪ ಕಲೆಗಳ ತವರೂರು ಹಾಗೂ ಹಸಿರು ಗಿರಿಗಳ ಮತ್ತು ಶಾಂತಿಯ ನಾಡು ಎಂದು ವರ್ಣಿಸಿದರು. ಶಾಲೆಯ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕಿಯಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ ಜಾಧವ ಅವರು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ನಿರೂಪಣೆ ಮಾಡಿದರು. ಶಾಲಾ ಸಂಸತ್ತಿನ ನಾಯಕಿಯಾದ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿನಿ ಕುಮಾರಿ ಜಾಗೃತಿ ಹುಕ್ಕೇರಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಉಪನಾಯಕಿಯಾದ ಕುಮಾರಿ ದರ್ಶನಾ ಚೌದರಿ ವೇದಿಕೆಯ ಮೇಲೆ ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು. ಹಾಗೂ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಎಲ್ಲ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕ-ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿ ವರ್ಗ, ಎಲ್ಲ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಪಾಲಕ-ಪೋಷಕರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.

India has blessed with so many beautiful cultures. Modernization has shunned many of them. Globalization has not given the way for its development. To protect, to preserve, to pervade and to instill in the young minds our culture, St Francis of Assisi school organized cultural dance “DANDIYA” in the school premises on 13th October, 2023. It was the last day of the First Semester Examination. All students came with beautiful “DANDIYA” attire. After the examination, from 2pm to 4pm students and teachers put the steps for the different “DANDIYA” songs. It was a good effort from the school to permeate and to preserve the Dandiya culture of the society.

St Francis of Assisi school celebrated its founder’s day on 3rd October, 2023. Students of grade 3 enacted the skit “Wolf of Gubbio” and dance for the song ‘Make me an instrument of your peace.’ At the end, with a lots of devotion and respect all children, teaching staff and non-teaching staff offered flowers to St Francis and sought for his blessings on their family and them. Festal fragrance was spread by distributing cakes to children and parents who were present for the celebration.

Teaching is the most noble profession among all the professions. Teachers are the best motivators in the world. Mother gives birth to a child, teacher gives life. St Francis of Assisi school parliament organized the teachers’ day celebration on 5th September, in the school auditorium. In the function each teacher was given a red carpet welcome with a flower bouquet, gift, card and appreciated and thanked for all their selfless service to children. Students expressed their gratitude, regard, and respect towards their teachers, presenting various cultural activities like dances, songs and speeches. Principal Fr Jason congratulated the teachers and acknowledged the sincere efforts they put in every day in the development of the school. The organizing skills of the school parliament was appreciated by all the teachers. Cake cutting by the teachers gave a full stop for the teachers’ day celebration.

1ಇಂದು ಅನುಗ್ರಹ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ 2023 -24 ನೇ ಸಾಲಿನ ಎರಡನೇ ಪೋಷಕ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ಸಭೆಯನ್ನು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಯಿತು. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಯಾಗಿ ಶ್ರೀ.ಎಂ.ಡಿ ಮಜಹರ್ ಹುಸೇನ್ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣಾಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಭಾಲ್ಕಿ ರವರು ಮುಖ್ಯಅತಿಥಿ ಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು ಅಲಂಕರಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಈ ಸಭೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಉಪಧ್ಯಾಯರಾದ ವ. ಫಾದರ್ ಪ್ರಸನ್ನ ಕುಮಾರ್, ಪೋಷಕರ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಯಾದಯಾಗಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಉಮಕಾಂತ್ ಜಾಂತಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಭಾಗ್ಯಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಮೂಲಗಿ ರವರು ಮತ್ತು ಫಾದರ್ ಸತೀಶ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಫಾದರ್. ಲಾರೆನ್ಸ್ ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.

1Raichur District children’s Parliament raises children’s concerns around education and their future. Vimukti Pothnal
The Children’s Parliament caters for children below age of 18 years, and Children’s Parliament gives a chance to speak for the children, by the children and of the children. It serves as a platform for the children to develop leadership skills, team spirit, analytical skills and maturity. This is none other than an organization/movement for children. Today there are efforts all over the world to help children to be in charge as children are the best agents of the much- sought social change. Children refuse to be any more just objects to be looked at. They are beginning to participate in various social and political decision-making forum. They believe that they can do this better than the elders without any inhibitions or slash expectations. They are not anymore just to be governed, but also to govern. They have realized their rights to participate in governing.

1Seminar on Personality Development and Menstrual Hygiene at Darshan College
Women’s & Anti Trafficking Cell in association with Red Cross and NSS unit of Darshan College organized a seminar on “Personality Development and Menstrual Hygiene” for female students on 4th November 2023. Ms. Sri Lakshmi Hegde, Image consultant and soft skill Trainer was the resource person for the program. She conducted the session on Personality Development and motivated students for continuous self-development which enables them to achieve individual goals, improve strengths and weaknesses, develop talents, and succeed in career. Next session conducted on Menstrual Hygiene where she gave importance and practices of menstrual hygiene for the well-being and dignity of individuals who menstruate and maintaining personal hygiene. Therefore, proper menstrual hygiene and correct perceptions and beliefs can protect the womenfolk from the suffering. The session was informative for the students.

1Trinity Triumphs!
We feel elated to announce that our student Master Krish of Grade 2 has secured first place in the 18th Karnataka State Level Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Competition held at Hassan on 29.10.2023. Heartiest congratulations to our trinitarian!

1Trinity Triumphs!
We are proud to announce that our student Master Naksh Manish Poojary of Grade 3 has secured second place in the 18th Karnataka State Level Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Competition held at Hassan on 28.10.2023. Heartiest congratulations to our trinitarian!

1Children Fest – 2023 : Trinity Central School
The school celebrated the Children’s fest of this academic year on the theme “Fiesta Fantasia: where dreams take the stage” on 4th November. The program began with a prayer song thanking and praising God. With a colourful stage in the background the event was inaugurated by all the dignitaries on the dias viz the chief guest Mr. Elton Mascarenhas, the principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, vice principal Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, academic co-ordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis and PTA president Mr. Srinivas. The chief guest Mr.Elton Mascarenhas was felicitated by all the dignitaries on the dais after which he addressed the gathering. In his address he appreciated the school for all the efforts in showcasing and encouraging the budding talents. The Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo also addressed the gathering. He thanked all the parents for being present in large numbers and giving the school an enthusiastic support.

St Clare Church Akuluto under the leadership of Parish Priest Fr Stephen Dsouza and Asst PP Fr James Furtado celebrated the catechists Sunday and Bible Verse recitation competition on Sunday 05th November 2023. The Parishioners gathered at 9 am for the mass. Fr Stephen Dsouza celebrated the mass and preached on the theme of Humility. He quoted several life examples of Mother Theresa and Jesus to emphasize on the theme and asked everyone to become humble before the Lord. Immediately after the mass 19 students participated in the Bible verse recitation competition. It was a great opportunity for the children to learn the word of God. Sir Vikram and Catechist Aboto were the Judges for the event. The First, second and third prizes were won by Kumnu, Likupu and Kainoli respectively. On this occasion Catechist Aboto was honored by Frs Stephen and James as well as the Catholic Community.

St Clare school organized social work for high school students on 4th November 2023 inview of Parents' Day which will be held on 9th November 2023. Students of classes 7 to 10 gathered in the school campus at 8.30 am. Immediately after the assembly, boys were assigned to clean the road and the girls were assigned to clean the school building and the surroundings. Under the leadership of the teachers the social work was concluded at 10 am thereafter the students were given refreshment and all departed to their homes.

St Clare School in collaboration with St Peter School Atoizu, organized friendly Volleyball match for girls and football match for the boys at St Clare High School ground on 02nd November 2023. St Peter school students headed by Principal Fr Ashiko Abraham, Sr Rosalio and teachers reached St Clare school campus at 9 .30 am in five vehicles. Fr Stephen Dsouza the Headmaster of St Clare school addressing the players said, “Sport is an essential element of Education. Sport teaches us to face life, face problems and unexpected circumstances of life. It keeps us fit physically inorder to do well in studies and reduces the mental stress.” He also welcomed all the students and all the gathered audience to enjoy the sports festival.  Girls’ volleyball match began at 10.30 am, after the two sets all went down to the lower ground, for the football match. The shouts of students, “East or west St Clare is best” as well as “SPS all the best”, were resounding around the ground. It was indeed a great day as all the students enjoyed the day, having good time with one another.

“A hundred new faces, but a million dreams” is what this occasion can be best described as welcoming these hundred odd bright faces to an uncharted ocean of knowledge. Every student eagerly awaits right from their time of admission for their most remarkable event of the college “ESPERANZA - 2023”. The 20th of October 2023 was a memorable day in the life of every fresher of the academic year 2023-2024 batch at DARSHAN COLLEGE, Bangalore - 59. The fresher’s day was filled with excitement, joy, music, enthusiasm, laughter and happiness. It is the day where seniors and juniors finally bond and unite to celebrate being part of the college. Students were welcomed with so much of enthusiasm which was organized by the seniors. As a trend of the institute, the ESPERANZA began with the auspicious prayer to almighty. Which is considered as very sacred and symbol of prosperity? The program started with lamp lightening.

1NSS Unit and Red Cross Unit for the academic year 2023-2024 : Darshan College
Darshan College inaugurated NSS Unit and Red Cross Unit for the academic year 2023-2024 on 19th October 2023. The Dignitaries : Chief Guest for the day is Ms. Supritha Chakkere, Asst. Prof. Dept. of Journalism, KIMSR, State NSS Best Volunteer Awardee, and the Guest of Honour is Ms. Janaki Mahesh Life Skill Trainer fom Dept. of Youth and Sports, Rev. Fr. Joy D’Souza Principal, Darshan college, NSS Program officer Mrs. Balkhis, NSS Asst co-ordinator Mr. Srinidhi Siddharth and Dr. Santhosh, Red Cross co-ordinators Dr. Bharathi P and Mrs. Molly D’Souza were present for the event. The NSS volunteers participated in the inauguration. NSS Student Secretary made a presentation on various NSS activities carried out in 2022-2023 to motivate the volunteers. Chief Guest gave an outline about various activities to be conducted such as Social Awareness, Orientation on Social and Health Issues, Education, Environment, Health, National Integration, Plastic Abolition, Campus Cleaning, Donating Blood, importance of Swami Vivekananda teachings for youth. Later there was Life skill Training session by Ms. Janaki Mahesh.

1Rashtriya Ekta Diwas at Darshan College
"Manpower without unity is not a strength unless it is harmonized and united properly, then it becomes a spiritual power." National Unity Day known as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas in India is designated to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Deputy Prime Minister, ”The Iron Man of India” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. On 31stOctober NSS unit and NCC unit of Darshan College had organized Pledge Ceremony and Unity Run to pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Program started at 10:45 AM. The essence of the day was highlighted by the respected Principal. Sardar Vallababhai Patel, an icon for National Unity was fondly remembered. Pledge Ceremony was held by the Honorable Director, where the gathering took pledge to protect unity,integrity and security of the nation. All NSS volunteers with pluck cards, saying slogans started the Unity Run with enthusiasm, patriotism and full strength. Dignitaries, NSS program officer and faculties also took part in the Unity Run.

1ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ ಕನ್ನಡ : ಜೈ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ, ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ.
These lyrics of prominent National poet Kuvempu was practically felt by every Trinitarian as the school anticipated the Karnataka Rajyotsava celebration on 31.10.2023 with great enthusiasm. Students presented beautiful dances representing the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka that captured the attention of the audience. The speech delivered by Ayesha Banu of Grade 10 shed light on the formation of State of Karnataka and its rich background. The Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo also spoke about the importance of learning Kannada. Overall the event generated a sense of pride in the minds of young Trinitarians for being a part of Kannada culture that is so rich and vibrant.

1Congratulations to our proud Trinitarians!
Congratulations to our proud Trinitarians for securing the medals at the District Level Roller Skating Competition, held on 15th October, 2023 at Mangalore. Winners include- Ms.Aditi Janardhana of Grade 4 and Master Krishna Nambiar of Grade 2 – both secured three gold medals each, Master Avyukt Janardhana of Grade 1 has secured two gold medals and Ms. Aaradhya N S of Grade 2 has secured 1 gold and two bronze medals. Our proud champs are going to participate again at the State level skating competition. The Trinity family is very proud of their achievement and wishes them great success in their future assignment.

12 Delegates of St Clare Church Akuluto participated in the Kohima Diocese Jubilee which was held on 28th and 29th of October 2023. All the delegates led by Frs Stephen Dsouza and James Furtado left Akuluto on 27th October at 7 a.m. in two vehicles. Having experienced the leisure time at several places, reached the Cathedral at 4 p.m. The Volunteers led all the people to the assigned stay rooms at different places. In the evening all partook in the rosary and prayer at the cathedral. On 28th October the solemn mass was presided over by most Rev Dominic Lumon DD, Archbishop Emeritus of Imphal, homily preached by Most Rev Lumen Monteiro DD, Bishop of Agartala. During the mass 50 candidates were baptized and 50 candidates received the confirmation. After the mass a Marian procession was held around the cathedral. In the Evening cultural night was held at Golden Jubilee memorial Hall which was witnessed by the CM, Shri Neiphiu Rio and Governor Shri La Ganesan as well as many other distinguished guests. The next day, Solemn festal mass held at Cathedral officiated by Most Rev John Moolachira DD, Archbishop of Guwahati & President NEIRBC, during which 50 candidates received Holy Communion.

Friars of Infant Jesus Delegation gathered on 29th of September 2023, to appreciate and honour Fr Vincent Serrao for his 25 years’ service to the north east mission and to bid farewell to his further mission to Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia (AVONA), UAE. Fr Vincent came to Nagaland in 1997 as a regent brother and was sent to St Francis Parish Lazami for his community experience, under the guidance of Fr Arthur Menezes, the Parish Priest and Guardian, along with Fr Augustine Cluade the community member. In 1998 he was sent to Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai - Shilong for his theological studies. On 2nd May 2002, he was ordained in Milagris Church, Mangalore along with his capuchin companions, Frs Gerald Veigas and Richard Quadras. Immediately after the ordination he returned back to Infant Jesus Delegation Nagaland - Manipur and was sent to Agunato centre which was the substation of Zunheboto Parish (Zunheboto Dist.). As a pioneer among the capuchins to Agunato centre, he served in the centre till December 2004 and thereafter centre was handed back to the Diocese. Later, he was sent to St Francis Church Lazami as member of the community to help out Fr Manohar the Guardian of Lazami community.

1Debate session  : Trinity Central School
“Power to the voice is Power to the People” Trinity Central School organised a Debate session on the theme “The development of artificial intelligence will help humanity” for the grades of 6-10 on 26th October, 2023 at Trinitorium in the presence of the moderator Ms. Preetha Furtado and the teaching staff. The aim of organizing debate competition was to hone the public speaking skills of the students and teach them to articulate while expressing their thoughts and opinions. The session was the kaleidoscope of opinions, thoughts and perspective that enhanced the knowledge and understanding about the merits and demerits of artificial intelligence among students. To begin with, each participant spoke their mind on the reduction in human error, 24×7 availability, new inventions and unbiased decisions. Unsurprisingly, this led to a wide spectrum of contrasting views – from lack of creativity and empathy, the adoption of AI can lead to job displacement in specific industries and many more.

1Session on Menstrual Hygiene  : Trinity Central School
Trinity Central School organized a thoughtful session on ‘Menstrual hygiene’ by Dr Lydia Shobha Andrade Associate professor department of Anatomy, KMC, Manipal on October 26, 2023 for the girl students of grades of 4-6. The Vice principal Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao and Ms.Prajna Prathap president of the interact club were present. The session stressed upon the significance of managing menstruation hygiene and how infections of the reproductive system effect the health of the individual. Furthermore, it was emphasised that poor menstrual hygiene can result in discrimination, marginalization, and social stigma towards women and girls. Overall it was a helpful and thoughtful session.

1Sponsor Children Summer Camp: Vimukti Pothnal
“Camp is where I learned about myself; facing fears, trying new things, pushing my boundaries, and accepting myself.”
Believing in the above ethos, we, at VIMUKTI, have been conducting summer camps regularly during every summer vacation. We strongly believe that every adversity brings an opportunity to bring out the best. To promote emotional wellbeing and to enrich our students, Vimukti organized the virtual SUMMER CAMP for all our sponsor children from 24th and 25th of October, 2023. The scheduling of events was such that entire two days the sponsor children had a new topic with different, fun-filled, and educational activities. The event was planned with an objective to keep the sponsor children constructively engaged and to promote learning with fun. The students were engaged in activities that were enjoyable and meaningful.

1Session on The Basic Life Skill Demonstration Program
A day was specially dedicated to understand and to learn the importance of life skills. Ms.Chandini Guptha, professor of anatomy, KMC, Manipal, instructor for BLS( Basic Life Skill ) from American heart association conducted an amazing session on ‘The Basic Life Skill Demonstration Program’ on October 25, 2023 for the students of grade 9. The Vice principal of the school Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao and Master Loyal Richard vice president ofthe interact Club were present. Team KMC, NSS along with RCMT, Manipal conducted a basic life support training session in which they taught our students regarding how to save a life if anybody gets cardiac arrest and conducted a practical session by dividing the students group into 4. At the end, a quick demonstration on how to use an AED ( Automated external defibrillator) machine was taught. Overall it was a enriching event.

1Congratulations to our proud Trinitarians!
A winning effort begins with preparation. Congratulations to our proud Trinitarians for securing the medals at the District Level Roller Skating Competition, held on 15th October, 2023 at Mangalore. Ms. Dharani of grade 7 has secured three gold medals and Ms.Manvi of grade 7 has secured one gold medal and two bronze medals. This is truly a trailer for the better things to come as our proud champs are going to participate again at the State level skating competition. The Trinity family is very proud of their achievement and wishes them great success in their future assignment.

1Trinity Triumph
It’s raining recognitions and achievements for Trinitarians. The students of grade 8 have given their best to get awarded third place in National Level CISCE Handball tournament held at Pune. Winners include:
1. Mohammed Mushfiq Ali. 2. Preetham Uday Kundar. 3. Pranav. 4. Karthik
It’s a proud moment for The Trinity Central School, as Mohammed Mushfiq Ali and Preetham Uday Kundar, the talented students from grade 8, have been selected to represent CISCE board in the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) Handball Tournament. This accomplishment not only reflects their dedication and prowess on the handball field but also highlights the school’s commitment to nurturing young sports talents. Congratulations to the proud trinitarians. Trinity family wishes them great success in their future assignment.

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1Literary fest in st Clare School Akuluto
St Clare School conducted literary fest on 14th October 2023. Students of Primary and High School were asked to be part of several events such as drawing, speech competitions, storytelling, enacting the drama, Skit presentation, Spell Bee, Poem Recitation, Quiz, extempore speech, Face painting, essay writing and Debate. The events were conducted from morning to afternoon. Some of the events were held on 16th and 17th of October 2023. The winners will be awarded on children’s day.


Leadership Training for Vimukti Children’s Parliament: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti Charitable Trust ® Pothnal, organized a Leadership training program to our Vimukti Children Parliament members from 14th to 15th of October, 2023 at vimukti premises. The sessions began by invoking the blessings of God by reciting the preamble of the Indian constitution. Soon after the prayer session, Vimukti Children Parliament coordinator Arogayappa welcomed the participants and speakers of the day by calling them into the dais. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti Director said,” Parliaments of children open horizons of the minds of the children by introducing a broader society and a world beyond their immediate circumstances. The Parliaments help children to succeed in life and to grow individually as true persons”. The main objective of this training is to learn to understand the process involved in the formation of children’s parliament and its possibilities.

Drumming their way to acclaim !
We feel elated to announce that our students, Trijal Prabhu and Yudhish Noel have excelled in the Music Examination (Drums) conducted by the prestigious Trinity College - London, U.K. Heartiest Congratulations and Best Wishes to them !

Trinity Central School organized a talk on ‘ROLE OF PARENTS IN RAISING CHAMPIONS’ on October 13, 2023 at Trinitorium. The session was conducted by Dr. Gurumurthy S C, Associate Professor. Dept. Of Physics (MAHE).
The informative session was organized to the parents of students of Grade 10.
It was a very informative talk for the parents; the focus of this session was :
1. How to help children to prepare for the exam.
2. How to manage their time.
3. Giving emotional support.
4. To give equal importance and time to all subjects when studying.
5. How to limit screen time.
6. To make them more responsible.
The informative seminar ended by providing snacks to the gathering.

Congratulations to our Trinitarian!
Winning any competition is the most wonderful accomplishment in life. Congratulations to our dear Swadha of grade 3. We the Trinity family are very proud of your achievement for being selected for the National level Bharathanatyam competition. The Trinity family wishes her great success for her future achievement.

St Clare School Akuluto in CEDOK Inter School Competitions at HOLY CROSS, Dimapur & Visit to HISTORICAL PLACES
St Clare School participated in Inter school competitions conducted by the Commission for Education, Diocese of Kohima (CEDOK) under the leadership of Fr Jacob Charalel Secretary of CEDOK. Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima and Shri Charles Nosazol, State Information Commissioner, Nagaland, were Special guests for the day. 500 students from 38 Catholic Schools participated in the two days event held at Holy Cross Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur from 11 to 12 October 2023. The participants were divided into categories of Juniors (Classes 5-7), Intermediates (Classes 8-10) and Seniors (Classes 11-12). All three categories competed in Solo, Duet and Drawing, besides the juniors in Story Telling, Intermediates in Prepared Speech, Seniors in Extempore Speech and open to all Fancy Dress. The competitions, besides providing opportunities for students to compete with their counterparts from all over the state, facilitated interaction with each other from all regions of the state to enrich themselves with new experiences, knowing each other and making friends from across the state. The children, especially from Eastern Nagaland were very excited and enthusiastic in participating in the events, as it gave them wonderful experience coming to Dimapur and seeing the progress taking place in the state. Though they had to spend long hours on road, some of them even up to 16 hours, to reach the venue, it did not dampen their spirit.

Letter Campaign by the 1000 adolescent girls to Chief Minister of Karnataka to provide Sanitary Pads to the poor girls in the villages: “Improving Menstrual health and hygiene for women and girls” …Vimukti Pothnal
Menstrual hygiene management is one of the neglected health and hygiene issues surrounding the rights of vulnerable adolescent girls in Manvi taluka. For hundreds of these adolescent girls living in the villages, natural monthly occurrence is disruptive. Adolescent girls in our targeted villages often deal with the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products or if they are available the Sharp rise in the price of sanitary pads makes it impossible to buy due to poverty. Stigma and period poverty has a significant impact on the lives of vulnerable women and girls in our village, who often must resort to using unhygienic alternatives such as using old unhygienic clothes as sanitary pads. This causes discomfort that can increase their risk of infections- especially since they are often washed without detergents and dried indoors, out of shame and fear of superstitions related to menstruation.


“JPIC Day”- Poor Widow House renovation work: Vimukti Pothnal
267th House Renovation work is in Progress - Yet another mile stone in sheltering the POOR WIDOW. Vimukti is very grateful to all the Donors for their timely financial wholehearted support. In return, we invoke God’s blessings on you and your family. SEEK YOUR PRAYERS AND HELP, so that we could complete this little house Project without much difficulty.

Pothnal Vimukti Children Parliament and Club children submitted the memorandum to Pothnal PDO demanding pure drinking water and other basic facilities in the Government school at Karabdinni:
Vimukti children parliament and club children members came together discuss this issue in their meeting and on 30th September 2023, morning gave a memorandum to Pothnal PDO demanding the official to look-into the matter very urgently. Nerupadi children Parliament President from Karabdinni expressed, saying in our school, we lack basic facilities like scarcity of water for the toilets, playground, pure drinking water, play materials, paper etc. As a result, many children drop out from the school, since our school is not so attractive and lacks basic facilities. Here by children parliament and club children urge concerned authority to make our government school attractive and child friendly.

CRESENTTA- Tiny tots cultural program : Trinity Central School
The much anticipated “Crescentta” tiny tots cultural competitions organised by Trinity Central School, Perampally, was held on Monday, October 2, 2023 at school premises. Ms Laveena Aroza, principal Wee Care Play Home and former pre-primary section head of the school was the chief guest for the programme. The programme was inaugurated by unveiling and releasing the model of Pragyan rover from the Vikram lander by the chief guest. The unique model was prepared by the students of Trinity Central School. Speaking on the occasion, Ms Laveena Aroza said, “It’s truly a honour to be back among the familiar faces. Let us take a moment to reflect on the message of Gandhi. Crescentta represents that every child is different and various kinds of flowers make a beautiful garden. Each child is unique. It’s a celebration of diversity. All may not win today in the competitions but every child’s participation is much appreciated.

Eid- Celebration at Trinity
Eid – Ul – Fitr celebrated with full enthusiasm at Trinity Central School : 27.09.2023. We are a part of a huge Trinity family that celebrates every religious feast without any discrimination. To celebrate the occasion of EID-UL-FITR, a special assembly was organized on Monday, 27th September 2023. The students belonging to Grade 6 presented an amazing programme. It was a moment of pride, honour and a blessing from the Almighty to welcome our Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, Academic co ordinator, Administrator Rev Fr Ravi Rajesh, the staff and all the students of the Trinity family. The assembly commenced with a devotional hymn that empowered the mind, soothened the heart and nourished the soul and made us feel one with the Almighty.

Trinity Triumphs
With an elated sense of pride and honour, we proudly acknowledge the outstanding effort and sportsman spirit exhibited by Master Ifaz Imran at the Handball Tournament held at Ghorakpur – Uttar Pradesh conducted by the CISCE Sports and Games Federation 2023-24. In recognition of his brilliant efforts, Master Ifaz Imran has been selected to the School Games Federation of India (SGFI)  To represent Under-17 CISCE Board Handball Team. The Trinity family is proud of this achievement and wishes him great success for his future achievement.

Trinity’s Dashing Dolphin
Ms Seana D’lima of Grade 6 has made the Trinitarians feel proud by securing three medals viz Silver medal in 50 meters freestyle, Bronze medals each in 200 meters and 50 meters butterfly category. In Inter School AICS Swimming Competition held at St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, Mangalore on 22.09.2023. The management and the staff congratulates the champ, for her stupendous feat and wishes her a bright future ahead. May she be a future champion of India.

Session on 'safe touch and unsafe touch' : Trinity Central School
Wisdom is giving children their wings, along with the rudder of awareness to keep them safe from the prying hands. A day was specially dedicated to safeguard and protect our young minds and give them the warmth of wellbeing through a deliberately planned programme on “Good touch and Bad touch” on September 26, 2023 by Manipal staff Dr. Aparna, Senior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology and Ms. Anagha Deshmukh, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Dr. Veekram, HOD Department of Forensic Medicine. Rtn Dr Deepak bairy, Secretary Rotary Club Manipal, Rtn Chandni Gupta Chairperson of Interact club and Ms Prajna Prathap, President of Interact club were also present. The session was specially held to the students of grade 3 and 4. The children learnt to identify the “No touch” areas and gained knowledge on safe adults and whom to report when there is an alarming situation.

Dwithiya Sopana exam : Trinity Central School
Trinity is proud and happy to announce that the 37 students of grade 7 and 8 have successfully completed their DWITHIYA SOPANA exam conducted at Mount Carmel English Medium School, Kemmannu on September 2nd 2023. The Principal, Staff and the Management congratulate the achievers for their amazing achievement.

Health is wealth…. : Trinity Central school
Five students from the scouts had the privilege of updating their ‘health journals’ as there was First-aid session at Kadiyali Rotary club on September 9th 2023. A group of qualified physicians and nurses conducted session for the students. The event was both useful and helpful one.

Vimukti Initiatives to combat human trafficking of Women and Children 897 Stakeholders benefited from this program:
VCT Pothnal organized mass awareness programs in Madlapur and Haravi villages of Manvi, taluka, Raichur District, Karnataka on 12th 13th 19th and 20th of September 2023. Lack of awareness of human trafficking is the biggest barrier in preventing human trafficking, most of those victimised are either women or minors (consisting of individuals under 18 years of age who are recruited, transported, transferred, harboured, or received for 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 VCT has been creating mass awareness in schools, AWCs, public places, and residential area so that children and women are saved from these evil practices. Nearly 523 people and 374 children have benefited from this program.

Chef’s Day at Trinity Central School
“Chefs don’t make mistakes; they create new dishes”. The Kindergarten of Trinity Central School celebrated Chef’s Day on Sept 22nd 2023 at Assisi Bhavan. The children donned the role uof Junior Chefs along with their teachers. The tiny tots were filled with joy and cheer, as they put on their aprons and chef caps, all ready to learn to cook. “Nothing Brings People Together Like Good Food”. True to that, our Trinitarian chefs including our Principal Rev. Fr. Sunil Dominic Lobo, Academic co-ordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis, teachers, support staff and students put their hands together to participate in this event to make the best of the Chef’s day celebration. The children who turned into little chefs worked with much excitement and followed the directions of the teachers to make yummy butter skillet corn, creamy fruit salad, fruit candies and pistachio matcha.

Training on Child rights and Protection systems- “every five minutes a child dies from violence, every day, in all country children are abused, beaten, raped and more…” vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized training on child rights and protection system on 13th, 14th 17th and 18th of September 2023. Our children in our villages, have very little access to fundamental requirements such as nutritional food, healthcare, education, protection, and advocacy. Despite strong government regulations and policies children in our villages continue to face challenges in attaining these child rights, especially those pertaining to education, forced labor and child marriages. To address these issues and increase awareness amongst people of the community regarding social protection of the children, regular workshops were conducted by vimukti staff. These workshops were conducted in our targeted villages. Workshops are conducted for school/ dropout children who are aged 12 to 18 years and it was observed that more than five hundred children had participated in various workshops. The children were provided with information and insights regarding the following topics. 1. Fundamental Rights in our country. 2. Acts related to child marriages, child sexual exploitation and child rights. 3. Child protection systems such as ChildLine 1098, CWC and DCPU etc.

International Day of Democracy – Reading the Preamble of Indian Constitution: Vimukti Pothnal
The reading of the Preamble of Indian Constitution was organized by vimukti at its premises on Friday 15th September, 2023. Addressing the students, Mr. Arogyappa said, “The Preamble of the Constitution is an important element in our constitution”. The objective is to make people aware of the constitution and its preamble.” Protection of the constitution is the duty of every citizen; our constitution opens with WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA. If the wishes of the constitution are not effectively understood and followed, it is not possible to build an equal society. As per the aspiration of the constitution which calls for equal society and highlights secular principles, all the students gathered were exalted to read and motivate others to read this should spread to more people. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti Director said “the intention is to make people, especially the youth, should understand the idea of the democracy and the constitution, and thereby they know the main purpose of the preamble, to lead a life with dignity, freedom, and equality. Vimukti has distributed 5000 printed handbills on the preamble of Indian constitution. Thanks to all the staff for the great initiatives.

'RECONNECT 2023' : Trinity Central school
It was indeed a glorious occasion to Trinity Central School to host ‘Reconnect 2023’, a platform for the alumni to come together as one family . It was held on 17th September 2023, being attended by around 50 alumini. The formal program proceeded in an orderly fashion with Prayer song and Lighting the lamp. The welcome speech was delivered by Mr Clinton ,Vice president of the Alumni Committee. Mr Selvin, Treasurer of the Alumni Committee put forward the financial status of the association through his report. It was followed by an interactive session led by Ms. Deeksha, President of the Alumni Committee, wherein the alumni discussed among themselves a few matters of importance; this discussion included few points such as:
*Hosting a stall during children’s fest as a way to raise funds for the alumni committee in which the alumni have to take part.
*Performing a cultural program such as a group dance during the Annual day from the alumni side.

St Francis of Assisi school organized flower bouquet competition to 6th to 10th standard students on 7th September, 2023. With lot of enthusiasm children participated in the competition and demonstrated their creative talent in preparing beautiful bouquets.

St. Francis of Assisi School celebrated 77th Independence Day with great pomp and grandeur. The school campus atmosphere was filled with patriotic fervor. The guests were welcomed with the school band to the stage. The chief guest Rev. Dr. Davis Vithayathil from God’s city, Kerala hoisted the flag in the presence of guests of honour Rev. Fr. Anish Cleetus, Kerala, Rev. Fr. Vincent D’souza, Director of Vimukti, Chikodi, Principal Rev. Fr. Jeson Fernandez, teachers, students and parents. Then all saluted the flag and sang National Anthem together. After that the students performed the March-past with their squad flags to pay tribute to the motherland ‘INDIA’ and demonstrated their patriotic zeal. A cultural program was held in the Assisi premises where students of all classes participated. In their dances, folklore, enactment, speeches and songs, they emphasized the value of sacrifice, hard work, honesty, commitment, sincerity, thirst for freedom and true patriotic spirit. The chief guest gave an inspiring message to all, “To have a dream for India and focus on the development of country”. At the end, sweets were distributed to all.

A Day for HINDI - Hindi Divas  : Trinity Central school
The department of Hindi Language of Trinity Central School hosted ‘Hindi Divas’ on 14th September 2023. It was a day to show off our skills in Hindi language. Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, the Principal, spoke and stressed on the importance of keeping alive the rich languages and traditions of India one of such languages being Hindi. Various cultural dances by tiny tots, songs and speeches displayed the skills of our students.

St Clare school celebrated teachers’ day on 5th September 2023 at St Clare high school auditorium. At 9 am all students and teachers gathered in the hall. The students welcomed the teachers by presenting teachers day badges and with a loud applause. Anchors of the day were Kumunu and Niputo of Class 9. There were several programmes put up by the students from Class A to Class 10 which included Dances, mimicry of teachers, presentation of Poems, singing, gift presentation and so on. Fr Stephen Dsouza the Headmaster of the school thanked all the teachers for being part of the institution and for the dedicated service. The programme concluded at 11.30 am. After the programme snacks were distributed to the students and sumptuous meal was offered to the teachers at Priests’ Residence.

Asian Mission Course or IMCA 2023 was held from June 4th to July 29th in Cebu, Philippines. Fr Stephen Dsouza from Infant Jesus Delegation participated in the course. There were 17 participants from different countries namely USA, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Philippines, India and Sri Lanka. The participants were of OFM, OFM Conventuals, OFM Capuchins and TOR. The animators of the programme were Br Dennis T Tayo OFM, Br Denniel OFM, Br Joel OFM Cap and Br Uriel OFM Conv. Franciscans in all novelty, is a missionary Order. Hence the preparation of the missionaries has long been a priority of the Order. Twenty years ago, the OFM in Brussels, Belgium started a mission course that eventually evolved with the OFM Capuchin and Conventuals, opening its doors to this collaboration. Since year 2000, more than 300 friars have participated in this experience. In the last 10 years the three orders have dedicated themselves for working as a team by offering two courses annually.

Teachers Day at Anugraha school, Halbarga, Bidar.
Anugraha school, Halbarga, Bidar celebrated the teachers day on a grand scale. The 10th std students hosted the event and did it very beautifully. Children from Nursery to 10th std made their teachers happy pride through their songs, dances, drama and games. Thanks to all the children for making their teacher pride and recognising their importance. Anugraha school bidar

TEACHER- A NATION BUILDER : Trinity Central school
Teacher’s day was celebrated with lots of ardour and fervour at Trinity Central School on 5th September 2023. The formal programme commenced by paying homage to the great teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The concept of being a teacher is much more satisfying and heart warming. Having the same thought ‘Teachers day’ was celebrated with joy and gaiety as the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) took up the initiative to honor the senior teachers and supporting staff to appreciate their hard work. The key note address was delivered by Mr. Srinivas PTA President who in his speech admonished children on how to respect and show regard to teachers and parents. Towards the end of the day, students of grade IX and X, conducted a short program to entertain the teachers. And as a token of appreciation students offered roses to the teachers. It was a real joy to see our students perform for the teachers, and a feeling of contentment for choosing this profession in shaping young minds.

Student of St Clare school, Ms Kainoli Chishi participated in the individual category district level science exhibition conducted in Corner stone school, Zunheboto on 29th August 2023. It was a proud moment to the school as around 15 schools participated in the individual category and Ms Kainoli Chishi, with her wonderful presentation on electric circuit model, bagged the second prize. All credit goes to Sir Dinglanlung the science teacher of st Clare school who helped her to prepare the wonderful model. The competition also included group category and science seminar. St Clare school was invited to participate only in individual category. The electric circuit model prepared by the student included two batteries, two switches, connecting wires, two LED bulbs and cardboard.

Smooth functioning of the parliament is remarkable for many reasons; a mock parliament session was held on 5th September 2023, at Trinitorium by the various ministers of the cabinet to discuss and debate on a few concerns and practices. The parliament session was attended by SPL Master. Anson John Fernandes (Grade X), ASPL Ms. Saanvi Acharya (Grade IX) and the Opposition Leader Master. Derick (Grade IX) and other cabinet ministers. The session was chaired by the Speaker Ms.Havisha from (Grade IX). Various issues were discussed with regards to discipline, cleanliness, food, sports and general concerns. The parliament was adjourned with a feedback from the moderator, Ms.Reshma. The Principal of the school Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo shared his views regarding the betterment of the school.

Session on STEM and Robotics: Trinity Central school
On September 1st 2023, the team from ‘Generation next’ approached our school to demonstrate our young brains regarding STEM, Robotics and AI. The session was conducted for the students of grade 7. The session highlighted a few points on STEM Robotics which involves Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics. This approach combined with Robotics helps in designing, constructing, operating through computer systems to produce robots. The importance and relevance of such topic which empowers students to write code, control robot behaviors, and explore the intricacies of algorithms was highlighted in the session. This hands-on approach to programming enhanced their understanding and proficiency in coding, enabling them to become future proficient coders in the STEM discipline. Overall this session was beneficial to the students.

Free Health check-up camps 101 patients received treatment and free medicines:
The Vimukti Charitable Trust ® Pothnal, conducted a free health checkup camp, on 31st of August and 1st of September 2023, in Belawata and Jeenoor villages. On this occasion, Mrs. Jasintha Muddanagudi 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 doctor especially for women who face a lot of health issues and consult the doctor on their health. Mrs Shilpa, Valkamdinni, Nurse and Health Assistant, 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.

Vimukti Mobile library is helping students to encourage reading habit among rural children from Remote villages: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti mobile library would visit each school in the surrounding 25 villages of Pothnal for around 90 minutes every fortnight allowing children to borrow books of their choice till the next visit. This is part of vimukti organization initiative to promote the habit of reading among the school children in villages. Mobile library has books in kannada, English, story books, Grammar books, spoken English, novels etc, which will cater to children from class 1st to 12th. We have more than a thousand books in our mobile library VAN. Students can pick books with a lot of pictures, fiction or academic as per their taste. Vimukti is confident that the “mobile library will evoke a much bigger response from the children and people” the mobile library covers at least two schools a day and caters to at least 600 students. Initially, school teachers may have to push them to borrow books and read them, but gradually they will develop the habit of reading. So far there is a very positive response from the teachers and students, as a result more than thousand children are benefiting from this program.

Empowerment of children through Child Rights Clubs becomes a reality: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal effort in making children’s right to participation though Child Rights Clubs has been very effective. It is VCT’s firm conviction that “a child who is capable of forming his or her views has the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child” (UNCRC 1989 – Article 12). To prepare and train children to participate we have formed Child Rights clubs in 10 Gram Panchyath and Balikasanghas in 10 Gram Panchyath of Manvi Taluka with the collaboration of Government Schools.

St Clare Catholic church celebrated the church feast on Sunday 27th August 2023. The Chancellor of Kohima Diocese and Secretary of CEDOK, Dr Fr Jacob Charalel officiated the thanksgiving mass. The professors and students of Nagaland University, St Clare school staff, some students of St Clare school and the catholic community of St Clare Church partook in the festal celebration. The mass was concelebrated by 13 Priests which included diocesan clergy and the Capuchins. Fr Isaac Swu Animator of Zunheboto Region and Parish Priest of Catholic Church Agunato, Fr Johnson Parish Priest of St Anthony Church, Zunheboto, Fr Sajimon, Parish Priest of Queen Mary Catholic Church Mokokchung were among the Diocesan clergy. The Capuchins were Frs Vincent Serrao and Gerald Lobo from Capuchin House Dimapur, Frs Brayan Dsouza and Joslie from St Thomas Church, Tamlu, Fr Yesudas from St Joseph’s Church Choithar, Manipur and Fr Santhosh from St Francis Church from Lazami. There were also religious sisters who partook in the holy event namely, Sr Cicila and community from Zunheboto, Sr Georgina and community from Atoizu, Sr Anna Mary and community from Lazami.

“One more golden feather to Trinity”
The success story of Trinity reached to pinnace by adding another feather to its cap as our star performers won many prizes at the Geethagayana event which was held at Milagres School, Udupi on 24th of August 2023. The following students participated in the competition and brought laurels to the school.
Cristal Sharvin D’souza (Grade 8), Unnathi H Shetty (Grade 8), Tanvi M Salian (Grade 8, Shamika Naik (Grade 7), Sanvi Nayak (Grade 8), Melvisha D’souza (Grade 9), Shainal Leona Fernandes (Grade 8), Shravya S (Grade 10) Of Guides bagged First place.
Felisha Shayna Almeida (Grade 3), Lisha Riya Passanha (Grade 4), Manvi K Kanchan (Grade 4), Shanaya Angel Dsouza (Grade 4), Spruha Alape Bhat (Grade 2), Niharika (Grade 4) Of Bul Buls bagged Second place.

Training program on Child Rights, Child Sexual Abuse, Child line: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized a child Rights awareness program on 27th of August, 2023 at vimukti premises. The main aim of the training program was to sensitize little children to protect themselves from evil practices that prevail in our society and to fight for their rights and empower them with the power of education. After the training staff distributed the hand bills and posters stating “MY HOUSE IS CHILD LABOUR, CHILD TRAFFIKING CHILD MARRIAGE FREE….” Session on CHILD LINE AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE was given Nearly 85 nearby school children participated and benefited from this mass training program.

AN AWARENESS TALK ON ORAL HYGIENE : : Trinity Central school
A talk on ‘ORAL HYGIENE ’ was conducted on August 22, 2023 at Trinity Central School by Dr. Isha, Dr. Shubhangi, Dr. Yoshitha, Dr. Ronak, Dr. Gouthami and Dr. Nimmy from Department of Pediatric, KMC Manipal. They brought an awareness to the students of Grade 2-4 about oral hygiene and tips to stay healthy. It was a very informative talk for the students, the focus of this session was :
1. Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
2. Clean between teeth regularly to remove plaque.
3. Visit the dentist for routine check-ups and professional cleaning.
4. Drink fluoridated water.
5. Eat a well-balanced diet.
Overall it was an informative seminar for the betterment of the children.

Safe Village Program: Vimukti Pothnal
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 107 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.

Annual Retreat – Shanti Sadhana (FISI), 21-25 August 2023
The annual retreat for the Provincial Minister and Councillors, Provincial Administration Team, Provincial Spiritual Assistant of OFS, Provincial Vocation Director, Rectors, Directors of Formation Houses, Social Work, and Capuchin Publication Trust, Guardians, Parish Priests, and Principals was held at Shanthi Sadhana, Franciscan Institute of Spirituality of India (FISI), Kengeri, Bangalore, from August 21 to 25, 2023. The five-day retreat was animated in a significant way by Rev. Br Robin Daniel OFM Cap., a friar from St Francis of Assisi Province. The entire retreat was an in-depth reflection on the Rule of St Francis of Assisi as a part of the preparation for the commemoration of the eighth Centenary of the Rule. Br Maxim D Silva, the Provincial Administrator, warmly welcomed the animator, Rev. Fr Robin Daniel OFM Cap., and the retreatants. The Provincial Minister, Rev. Br John Alwyn Dias, introduced the preacher and extended him a floral welcome.

500 sapling distribution drive August 2023: Vimukti Pothnal
VCT, Pothnal organized a free plant sapling distribution drive in 16 villages from 10th to 25th august 2023. The village leaders’ children and women were sensitized about their responsibilities towards the environment and ecology. The main aim of the awareness program was to spread awareness on the environment crisis, climate change and its protection. The saplings of various species were distributed in the villages. The initiatives were lauded by the villagers who committed to take care of the saplings. The children and community expressed their interest in preserving the environment by making small contributions towards betterment of our Mother Earth. We at Vimukti believe living, Cohabiting and co-existing with nature is the surest way to a balanced ecosystem, healthy and eco- friendly living without destructing and harming our environment. Nearly 500 families and others benefited from this program.


Friars of Infant Jesus Delegation gathered together from August 21 to 24, 2023 to have the seminar on Ratio Formationis and Regula Bullata 1223, conducted by former Provincial of Holy Trinity Province Karnataka, Fr Dolphy Pais. Sixteen friars of the Delegation participated in the seminar keeping aside all their mission service in the respective centres. The crucial aspects that were dealt in the seminar are Historical background, Impact and the relevance of the Rule of St. Francis of Assisi widely known as Regula Bullata, 1223. The resource person Rev. Br. Dolphy Pais explored how the Rule of 1223 continues to influence the lives of Franciscan friars and others highlighting its transformative power and ability to guide individuals in their spiritual journeys. Participants also reflected on how its principles can be applied in contemporary society to address issues such as poverty, minority, responsible use of money, social justice and environmental concerns.

Chandrayaana 3 - Celebartion with the Nation : Infant Jesus School
Indian Space Research Organisation's moon Lander Chandrayaan-3 touched down on the Moon's surface on Wednesday making India the fourth country in the world to achieve this feat and the first country to reach the Moon's south pole. Along with the nation Infantine too celebrated the historical milestone of the Indian Space Research Organisation, In the School assembly all children along with the Principal prayed silently for the success of the entire mission. The school was closed an hour early to facilitate the students to witness in their homes the live telecast of Chandrayaana 3. Children were requested to send the selfi before television to mark the event. In response, all the children enthusiastically witnessed a momentous achievement in space exploration with their smiling faces before the screen and clicked selfi on their cell phones.

Congratulations To Infantine
Our student H S Mayank BILIMAGGA won the Silver medal in Taekwondo Under 14 in Karnataka Regional Level CISCE Gamaes and Sports held at Vijayashree Public School Bangalore. Congratulations to him for adding one more laurel to the school.

INDEPENDENCE DAY : Infant Jesus School
The 77th Independence Day was celebrated in a grand manner at Infant Jesus CISE School. Rev Fr Arun Lobo, Chairman of the Commission for Justice and Peace was the chief guest of the day along with Fr. Vincent Bal Raj the school President, principal Fr. Andrew Jayaraj the Principal, Vice Principal Amar Lobo and Mrs. Rashmi IO, Head of School. The presentation of the program was done by teacher Amrita, welcome speech by teacher Anam and felicitation by teacher Asharani. Students Ms Vaishnavi (Class 9), Ms Ganavi (Class 7) and Ms Lakshya (Class 4) gave patriotic speeches making the vibes of patriotism flow through all the audience. Venerable Rev Fr. Arun Lobo, who was the chief guest of the program, hoisted the flag.

Women 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.

Social Action Seminar on Constitution and Its Principles, held by JPIC Commission at DITH, Kengeri, Bengaluru on 18th & 19th August. Fr. Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister and President of JPIC Commission, Fr. Richard Pais, Director of KROSS, Bengaluru, Fr. Vijay Kumar, Chairperson of JPIC, Fr. Naveen D'Souza, Vice-Rector of DITH, Fr. Vinod Mascarenhas, Secretary of JPIC and Sr. Jane were dignitaries for the inaugural session. The First Session was the interaction on the Preamble –the basic structure and its values by Ms. Poorna Ravishankar Researcher & Lawyer Alternative Law Forum. Second Session was on Fundamental Rights (principles) and duties by Venkatesh Nayak, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). The third session was “The Judiciary: the ultimate protector and interpreter of fundamental rights of the citizens. “The writs enforce the rights of the people & compel the authorities to fulfil their duties” by Ms. Shilpa Prasad Advocate, Manthan Law.

Plant a Tree and Save Millions of Lives: “Spread the love of nature everywhere you go by planting trees” Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized a special program to bring awareness about afforestation, an occasion which united all the minds together with one definite purpose, that is nothing but save trees and save life. For the past many years Vimukti has been taking keen interest in motivating children and people in our villages to plant a tree and to save life. Every year more than five hundred plants are freely distributed to the schools and community and bring to their awareness of how important trees are to both our existence and the survival of every other species on the planet. It is also very important to combat the menace of global warming, the alarming rate of deforestation and the resultant impact on the environment.

Installation and the inauguration of the 'Interact club' : Trinity Central school
The installation and inauguration of the ‘Interact Club’, the service club for the young Rotararians took place on Aug 16, 2023 at Trinity Campus. The eminent Rotarians K. S Jaivittal, Shridhar H, Ganesh Nayak ; who are the members of the Manipal Town club were present at the function. The office bearers from the Trinity Central School were presented and the oath was pronounced along with Divya M. C, the interact co-ordinator of Trinity. K. S Jaivittal addressed the students about the working of the club and stressed on the aspects of various skills of interact club for the betterment of humanity. Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, the principal Trinity Central School welcomed the dignitaries and encouraged the students to take up such responsibilities that come on their way.
The following are the Interact office bearers of Trinity Central School:
President: Prajna Prathap
Secretary: T. Mohd. Thameer.

Tricolour Day Celebration : Trinity Central school
Tricolour Day was celebrated on 14th of August 2023 by the Kindergarten section of Trinity Central School. Children and teachers were dressed in Tricolour attires and the classrooms were decorated with tricolour balloons and pictures pertaining to Tricolour things. Children also brought flags and pictures appropriate for the occasion. Teachers explained to the tiny tots about the imortance of independence day and about the importance of tricolour and what it stands for. Teachers also displayed videos on smart board about the independence day. Drawing and colouring competition was also held on this occasion. Children thoroughly enjoyed the day with the various activities.

Primary students of St Francis of Assisi school won the first prize in dance competition on Independence day, which was held at RD grounds, Chikodi. We are proud of you dear children…. Keep it up…. Soar high…

Independence Day at Darshan College
Theme for this year's Independence Day celebration is “Nation First, Always First,” an integral part of the broader “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” Celebration. The 77th Independence Day is a significant milestone for India. It is a time to reflect on the country’s journey since independence and to recommit to the values of freedom, democracy, and equality. It is also a time to celebrate the diversity and unity of the Indian nation. Darshan College celebrated the 77th Independence Day with great pride and enthusiasm. This auspicious Independence Day program started with flag waving ceremony as a tribute to our motherland. Director, Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza, Asst. Director, Rev.Fr. Roshan Rosario, Rev. Fr. Joy D’Souza, Principal Darshan College, Rev. Fr. Clement D’Souza, Academic Co-coordinator St. Anthony’s Institutions, Naib Subedar Narendra Kumar, Naib Subedar Sankar Singh and Associate NCC Officer Lt. Deepa. M, hoisted the national flag which was followed by the National Anthem. Everyone saluting the National flag created a Patriotic ambiance on the premises.

Farewell to Final Year Students at Darshan College
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end”. Farewell program was organized for the final year students at Darshan College Auditorium, at 10:00 AM on 12th August 2023. The farewell function was presided over by the Director, Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza, Asst. Director Rv.Fr. Roshan Rosario, Rev. Fr. Joy D’Souza, Principal Darshan College. The function began with the invocation song followed by welcoming the gathering. Juniors conducted dance performances, games, video clip to cherish final year student’s memories. Later there was Award distribution ceremony for Winners of Annual Cultural Fest Aura-2023 and Annual Sports meet Sportathon-2023. Awards were given for Best Volunteer of NSS Unit, Best Cadet of NCC Unit, Best sports person, centum scorers in examination.

St Clare School celebrated Independence Day on 15th August 2023. All the students gathered in the Primary school ground at 8.15 am. Immediately after Saluting the Indian flag and paying respect to the National Flag all sang the National Anthem. Fr Stephen the Headmaster of the school explained about the importance of the day by speaking few words on Independence Day thereafter all proceeded to Akuluto Zero point to celebrate the Independence Day. Chief guest of the day was Shri T N Mannen IAS the hon’ble Advisor, Law and Justice Land Revenue Government of Nagaland. Several Programmes were put up namely Folk dance, Patriotic Dance and Folk Song by the people of Akuluto and schools around the town. The boys of St Clare school partook in the parade Presentation and the girls danced for a Patriotic song.

Independence Day Celebration at Saccidananda
The Community of Saccidananda celebrated glorious and auspicious occasion of the 77th Independence Day of our Nation with great jubilation. While thanking our Blessed mother Mary as we celebrated the solemnity of Her Assumption, Fr Maxim D’Silva, presided over the Holy Eucharist and preached a thoughtful homily. Thereafter along with the Saccidananda extended family we gathered together to pay tribute to our nation and to the freedom fighters who strived and sacrificed their lives for gaining the freedom. Fr. John Alwyn Dias, the Provincial Minister, hoisted the tricolor flag and the National Anthem was sung in unison expressing the joy of our freedom, followed by an eloquent speech delivered by Br Royal, the regent.

Pastoral Visitation – Kripa Kiran Friary, Nitte.
Provincial Minister, Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias paid a Pastoral visit to Kripa Kiran Friary, Nitte, Karkala on 14 August 2023. The guardian and the friars extended a cordial welcome to the Provincial and Br Joywin, provincial secretary. The Visitation commenced with the Holy Eucharist offered by the Provincial Minister. Thereafter an introductory talk was held, where the Provincial called upon the friars to discuss and reflect on the Seven Pillars of religious and fraternal life. After meeting the friars personally, a community dialogue was held, where the Provincial discussed about the various issues and gave valuable suggestions and guidance to move forward. He also thanked the friars for being available in the parish and for their availability for pastoral and spiritual ministry. The Pastoral Visitation was concluded with the Holy Hour and benediction.

Pastoral Visitation – Trinity Vihar Friary, Perampally, Udupi.
The Provincial Minister undertook the Pastoral Visitation of Trinity Vihar Friary at Perampally, Udupi, from 12 to 13 August, 2023. The Visitation began with the Holy hour where the aspects of fraternal and religious life were reflected upon. The following day the Provincial celebrated the Holy Eucharist and prayed for the community. Thereafter he met the friars personally and also visited the school. The next day Provincial held a community dialogue where he expressed his gratitude towards their selfless and dedicated service in the school and also the pastoral assistance given to the parish and neighboring religious communities. In the evening the Provincial visited the Parish Priest and expressed gratitude for his support in our ministry. The Pastoral Visitation concluded with prayer and benediction.

Pastoral Visitation – Holy Family Friary, Brahmavar.
Provincial minister Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias conducted the Pastoral visitation of the Holy Family friary Brahmavar on 10-11 August 2023. The Visitation began with the Holy Eucharist, where the Parish Priest cum Guardian Fr John Fernandes, welcomed the Provincial minister along with provincial secretary, Br Joywin Dias. The provincial minister presided over the Holy Eucharist and prayed for the community members and the parishioners. Later the Provincial gave the addressed the friars through an introductory talk. This was followed by meeting the friars personally. Later in the evening members of the parish council met the provincial for a brief discussion. On the following day Provincial visited the cemetery, the tomb of Servant of God Fr. Alfred Roche OFM Cap. At 11.30 there was a community dialogue, where the various aspects of community life and the ministry in the Parish were discussed.

Pastoral Visitation – Asha Kiran, Heroor, Brahmavar.
The fraternity of Ash Kiran, Heroor, Brahmavar, had the joy of Pastoral Visitation by the Provincial Minister, Br John Alwyn Dias from 8 to 9 August, 2023. The guardian of the fraternity Br Joachim Dsouza and the community members warmly welcomed the Provincial Minister and Provincial Secretary, Br Joywin Dias. Pastoral visitation commenced with a brief introductory talk. Thereupon Provincial met the friars personally. The next day he presided over the Holy Eucharist where a few neighbors too participated. He also addressed the community, expressing his gratitude towards their good will and encouraged the friars through fraternal suggestions. The Pastoral Visitation was concluded with prayer and benediction.

Pastoral Visitation – Atma Jyothi Ashram, Kadri, Mangalore.
Provincial Minister, Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias paid a Pastoral visit to Athma Jyothi Ashram, Kadri - Mangalore from 6 to 7 August 2023. The Guardian Br Peter Dolphy Serrao, along with Vicar Br Peter Cyprian Dsouza and Br George Dsouza extended a warm welcome to the Provincial Minister and Provincial Secretary Br Joywin Dias. The Visitation began with the introductory talk by the provincial followed by the personal meetings of the friars with the Provincial Minister. The following day Provincial offered the Holy Eucharist with the community members and prayed for them. Thereafter a community dialogue was held and the visitation was concluded with prayer and benediction.

Pastoral Visitation – St Fidelis Friary, Monte Mariano – Novitiate, Farangipet.
It’s a place where the Young Capuchins are formed. A place which confronts you, challenges you and makes you leave the comfort zone and moves you to model your affections after those of Christ. The novitiate community of St Fidelis friary- Monte Mariano, Farangipet, the cradle of Capuchins in south India, had a grace-filled event of the Pastoral Visitation, by Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias, the Provincial Minister from 3-5 August 2023. The Guardian Br. Manohar Dsouza along with the community members and the novices extended a warm welcome to the Provincial Minster and also to the provincial secretary, Br Joywin Dias. The Pastoral Visitation began with an introductory talk. The following day being the feast of St. John Marie Vianney, Provincial offered the Holy Eucharist and preached a thoughtful homily on being devout religious, caring pastors and transforming leaders. Thereafter he met the friars personally and, in the evening, he also addressed the novice brothers, encouraging them to move forward with enthusiasm.

Pastoral Visitation – St Sebastian Church Gardadi, Belthangady.
The Provincial Minister Rev. Fr John Alwyn Dias paid a Pastoral visit to the Parish community of St Sebastian Parish and Friary, Gardadi, Belthangady, on 1-2 August, 2023. The Visitation began with the Holy Eucharist, where the Parish Priest cum Guardian, Fr Antony Vas, welcomed the Provincial minister along with provincial secretary Br Joywin Dias. The Pastoral Visitation began with an introductory talk. Thereafter the Provincial met the friars personally. The following day he offered the Holy Eucharist and prayed for the community and the Parish. He later held a short meeting with the Parish council members. A thoughtful dialogue was held with the community members where the provincial expressed his gratitude towards the friars for their ministry and service in the parish.

Pastoral Visitation – Dayalbagh Ashram, Ujire, Belthangady.
The fraternity and the formation house at Dayalbagh Ashram Ujire had the joy of Pastoral Visitation by the Provincial Minister, Br John Alwyn Dias from 29-31 July 2023. The guardian of the fraternity Br Fedrick Braggs and the community members along with the students warmly welcomed the Provincial Minister and Provincial Secretary, Br Joywin Dias. The Pastoral Visitation began with an introductory talk, thereafter, he sent the friars to discuss in groups on the seven pillars of Capuchin religious life regarding the strengths, weaknesses and scope for development with regard to spiritual life, fraternal life and their ministry and apostolate. The provincial met the friars and the student brothers personally. The following day the Provincial offered the Holy Eucharist and prayed for the Community.

Vimukti Initiatives to combat human trafficking of Women and Children 150 Stakeholders benefited from this program:
VCT Pothnal organized mass awareness programs in targeted villages of Manvi, taluka, Raichur District, Karnataka on 14th of August 2023. Lack of awareness of human trafficking is the biggest barrier in preventing human trafficking, most of those victimised are either women or minors (consisting of individuals under 18 years of age who are recruited, transported, transferred, harboured, or received for 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 VCT has been creating mass awareness in schools, AWCs, public places, and residential area so that children and women are saved from these evil practices. Nearly 150 people have benefited from this program.

INDEPENDENCE DAY : Trinity Central school
Independence Day – 15th August is a day of reverence and patriotism, wherein we remember the sacrifices of our brave visionaries, soldiers, freedom fighters and unsung heroes. This patriotic fervor glowed on the faces of all present for the 77th Independence day celebrations held at Trinity Central School on 15th August 2023. Our chief guest of the event. Mr. B Nagaraj Joshi – a retired Army officer, along with other dignitaries of the day, The Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice Principal Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, Academic coordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis, KG Section head Ms. Renita Monteiro, PTA President Mr. Srinivas, PTA Secretary Ms. Ashwitha and Rev. Fr. Cyril Roshan Menenzes unfurled the Tri-color, to the melodious voices that echoed the national anthem and iterated on the importance of the Independence Day and of our responsibilities as citizens of this country.

Trinity Triumphs: Taekwondo Achiever
CISCE Karnataka regional level Taekwondo competition was held at Vidyashree Public School, Bangalore on 10th August 2023. Our Trinitarian Master.

Glen Mark Colaso of grade 10 bagged second position in the under-17 category Taekwondo competition.

The Principal, Staff and the Management congratulates the achiever for his amazing achievement.


The 5th Asian Anti-Trafficking Forum Meet; Creating Safe villages and reaching every victim of trafficking, leaving NO ONE BEHIND: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® Pothnal Mr. Arogyappa coordinator anti-trafficking attended the Asian anti trafficking forum meet 2023 at Jeevan Jyothi Retreat House, Hyderabad from 1st to 3rd August 2023. Renowned speakers from all over India who are working for human trafficking attended and addressed the gathering. Nearly 180 NGOs representatives from all over India who are actively involved came together to fight human trafficking. It was wonderful to have met and to interact with each other. The focus was laid on child trafficking, child marriage, child and bonded labor. There was a point made that if we involve Rakshak, Grama-Mitra, Nodal teachers and community leaders (Labor Department, Police Force, Social Welfare Department, Department of Children and Women Development, Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj) in the awareness programs that we conduct, it would be a more effective.

Thirteen Students of St Francis of Assisi School participated at CISCE National Sports & Games 2023 held at Vijayashree Public School, Bangalore on 09-08-2023 and 10-08-2023. Miss Anushree Ghatti won bronze medal in Taekwondo. All the Students played well and gave a tough fight. We congratulate them. Well done…. Keep it up.

A glimpse of KG activities : Trinity Central school
Children feel energised when the pure blossoms of the flora and adorable critters blend in their daily routine.

School Tested Memory And Not Just Intelligence : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
A memory test competition was organized at St. Francis of Assisi School for students I to V standard, on 15th July 2023. This competition aimed to improve the students’ short-term memory and speed-recognition skills. The students were given few minutes to observe all the things which were placed on the table and then they were given almost 10 minutes to recall and write them. The students completed the task with a lot of enthusiasm.

Free Health check-up camp 111 patients received treatment and free medicines: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti Charitable Trust ® Pothnal conducted an awareness program on contagious diseases in Dotharabandi, Mudammaguddi on 10th August 2023. Mr. Charli, Staff addressed the gathering highlighting the precaution that they need to take with regard to certain contagious diseases like Madras eye infection, Cholera, Chikungunya, Dengue, etc. and there was a video presentation made on keeping their houses and surroundings clean. After which there was a medical examination conducted. Mrs. Basalingamma, Angawadi worker and Mrs. Shilpa vimukti staff Nurse, Asha worker and 111 stakeholders participated and benefited from this program.

Trinity Triumphs:
CISCE Karnataka regional level swimming competition was held at Sudarshan Vidyamandir ICSE Academy, Bangalore from 3rd to 5th August 2023. Ms. Seana Dlima of Trinity Central School studying in grade 6 bagged third position in 200m free style and 200m medley competition. The Principal, Staff and the Management congratulates the achiever for her amazing achievement.

Trinity Central school
Birthdays are special for every child. When coupled with a generous heart it becomes a memorable moment to cherish. We express our gratitude to the following children, who gifted books to the school on the occasion of their birthday, during the month of June and July:
Henson (grade 8), Laksh (grade 6), Myron (grade 4), Anishka. P (grade 2), Rashel Mascarenhas (grade 7), Zoya (grade 4), Yashika (grade 4), Ayushi (grade 7), Rashmitha (grade 4), Nifa (grade 5), Yashika (grade 4), Zoya (grade 4), Ayushi (grade 7), Aaradhya Goswami (UKG), Mohammed Salaah Hakim (grade 3)

Orientation program at Darshan College
Darshan College , Bangalore, organized an Orientation program for the newly admitted degree students at the Seminar Hall on 31st July 2023. The major objective of the program was to make the students aware of the academic aspects of the course, the rules and regulations of the College. The program was inaugurated with the prayer song followed by lighting the lamp. Darshan College welcomed the students with the global vision, noble mission and core values of the College. It was then taken over by the Heads of the various departments who gave an insight on the rules and regulations of the college, academic design of the first year B.Com, BBA, BCA degree courses, the University Examination pattern and about the different committees like NSS, NCC, Red cross and Cells like Women’s & Anti Human-trafficking Cell, Counseling Cell, Placement Cell, Anti ragging Cell and many more…

Job Fair at Darshan College
Darshan College organized a day long Job Fair on the 25th of July 2023. A Job Fair is an event in which employers, recruiters, and colleges provide an opportunity to potential employees. We believe that the responsibility of the institution is beyond giving the education to students to qualify their academics. We take additional responsibility to support them in making a right start of their career. In our desire to help the students Placement Cell of Darshan College organized a Job Fair in association with Magic Bus India Foundation on 25th July 2023 at our campus. At 10:00 o’clock, inauguration function was started with lighting the lamp by Director Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza, Principal Rev. Fr. Joy D’Souza,Mr. Joshua Daniel Senior Trainer Magic Bus India Foundation.

Children’s Participation- ‘Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow: Vimukti Pothnal
Children’s Participation is the heart of our program. We encourage children to express their views/ideas, participate in decision making processes, share their problems collectively and find suitable solution. To ensure this, children are given the space to do so, children have their own club meetings. These meetings are held every month at contact point. The unresolved issues are discussed in a larger meeting called the Children parliament, held every month, in which 15 to 20 child representatives participate from each contact point.

PINK DAY CELEBRATION : Trinity Central school
Pink day was celebrated on 4th of August 2023 by the Kindergarten section of Trinity Central School. Little Barbies and Ken’s looked charming in their pink outfis. The classrooms were decorated with pink balloons and pictures of pink things to celebrate the occasion. Children were asked to bring pink coloured objects/toys from home and express a few sentences about them. Students participated enthusiastically as they spoke about their favourite objects/toys. Pink food items were brought for snacks and each child was curious to know what pink magic was coming from the boxes. They were in all smiles as they saw boxes filled with pink halwa, pink chapati, pink dosa and pink idlis.

Free Health check-up camp 125 patients received treatment and free medicines:Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Health for all programs ensure that everyone should stay healthy. To do that, we organize health checkup camp on 2nd of August 2023 in remote rural village. So far hundreds of patients have benefited and the trend does not stop here. We have plans to go the extra mile with these health checkups in the near future. Our health staff nurse provides consultation and health awareness sessions on various topics. Children, youth, Women, elderly come to health checkups with complaints of abdomen pain, cough, headache, fever, skin diseases, etc. staff nurse advises the patients through personal counseling and distributes free medicines if required any further treatment patients are referred to the government hospital. Nearly 125 patients were given free treatment and distributed medicines.

Child Rights and Sexual abuse awareness program: Vimukti Pothnal
VIMUKTI Pothnal, organized Child Sexual abuse awareness programme at Govt. High School Pothnal. Mr. Sudharshan coordinator, Childline, in the keynote address spoke on Child Rights and responsibility of children. Mr. Mukanna, team staff CHILDLINE, Raichur, addressed the gathering and briefed on the objectives and purpose of the awareness programme. The School Headmaster, Mrs. Niloferbagm exhorted the children to stay away from evil elements in the society. Child protection rest on three important pillars that is prevention, intervention and rehabilitation, especially in the case of child abuse, we believe that prevention is the most important pillar because if a case reaches the intervention stage where abuse has already happened, the damage caused to the child is immense and as all of us believe “prevention is better that cure”.

A Mobile Library to cultivate a love for Books and Promote reading habits in Children: Vimukti Pothnal
“To provide alternative to smart phones and gadgets and develop a reading habit” …
Books soothe us, help us get through a rough patch and open our eyes to better understand the world. Therefore, it is essential to surround children with books to ensure that they become educated and not just literate. when many public libraries suffered setbacks and even closures, without proper facilities, Vimukti saw it as an opportunity to encourage children to develop a reading habit. VCT Mobile Library Van aims are to make life long readers out of children, also we wanted to provide alternative to smart phones and gadgets and develop a reading culture among the children. Children are showing lot of interest in reading. This has helped them keep in touch with studies and increased their knowledge. More 100 children are benefited from this program.

Creating A School As A Happy Home of Learning : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
A platform was provided through BAGLESS DAY to encourage students to participate in extra-curricular activities. It was an attempt to impart a different module of learning for better performance. A bagless day was organized for UKG to VIII standard students, on 22nd July 2023. The different activities were conducted to develop the creativity, imagination, thinking, team building, sharing, speaking, listening, drawing and fine motor skills of the students. Activities helped to unleash the hidden talents of students. They enjoyed themselves immensely and returned home with numerous memories of the day.

No One Is Born a Great Cook, One Learns by Doing : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
Students of St Francis of Assisi School, Chikodi, donned their ‘Chef Caps’ to exhibit their culinary skills in ‘Cooking Without Fire’. This competition was held on 1st July 2023. Children from VI to X standard participated with full zeal and enthusiasm. They displayed variety of dishes which they prepared by themselves. The event not only provided a platform for the students to foster their creativity and decision making skills but also helped them to explore their hidden talents and discover new areas of interest.

True Love Is Sacrifice : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
St Francis of Assisi school celebrated Bakrid meaning ‘Eid-Al- Adha’ or ‘the feast of sacrifice’ by outlining its significance through a short programme in the school auditorium. This feast indicates the unconditional love and faith towards God. Prophet Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his own son as an act of total obedience to God’s command. It was a true test of love and submission to God. Chief guest Mrs Mohsina Begum (M.TECH) hails from Gulbarga. At present she is lecturing in Government Tool Room and Training center, Chikodi, highlighted in her message ‘If a person wants to be successful, one must be faithful to God, others and oneself. Sacrificial life is well remembered in the history. Sacrifice yourself to build the future for yourself’. Children through their Prayer, Qawwali, Skit, Speech and Dance spread the message of love, devotion, kindness and equality. Distribution of snacks to all the students and staff marked the climax of celebration. We thank all our generous and ever supporting parents. God Bless you all.

I Don't Say Everything, But I Paint Everything ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
Drawing and colouring are the visual arts which help students to discover their natural talents in sketching and painting. To bring forth the artistic skills of students St Francis of Assisi school organized pencil art and painting competitions for students on 17th June 2023. They expressed themselves with their paintings.

Sexual and Reproductive health education for adolescents: Vimukti Pothnal
This program was conducted in various schools in our targeted villages, with an objective to furnishing the knowledge on physical, mental, and cognitive changes during adolescence. Moreover, other topics like child abuse, child marriage were also dealt in these workshops. The main objective of these adolescent meetings is to educate and guide the adolescent girls to understand and accept their physical maturity and emotional changes they undergo. They also need to take good care of themselves during this period avoiding all kinds of fear and superstitious beliefs, prevalent in the villages.

First time in history, Sunknoor village people saw bus connectivity to their village. Vimukti pothnal
Three-decade old demand was realized on Monday when Mrs. Eshyamma vimukti staff along with other women from her village visited the Concerned MLA demanding bus facility to their village. The women have been demanding a bus service for the last three decades, but nothing has materialized. Up to now they had to either go on foot for about 7 km to access public transport. Their demand was fulfilled soon after the MLA of Maski visited their village, and within five days bus service became a reality for the village. “we will not forget the Maski MLA for the rest of our lifetime”, says Mr. Eshyamma, from the village who goes for MNREGA work.

Three days training on Constitution of India to NGO representatives from Raichur Dist.: Vimukti Pothnal
Empowering citizens through constitutional awareness and capacity Building!
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Azim Premji foundation organized three days training on constitution of India to NGO representatives of Raichur Dist, from 20th of July to 22nd July, 2023 at vimukti premises. In the introductory talk Mr. Udaya kumar, Azim Premji foundation spoke about endangering the situation of our Constitution. He said that equality, fraternity, freedom is delivered by the Constitution which is in threat because of the stereotyped and closed mindset of the few people. The protection of our Constitution is the right of all of us. We need to build up our lives according to the values laid down by our Constitution, he said.

Parents-Teachers Meeting at Anugraha school, Halbarga, Bidar.
Parents teachers association meeting organized at Anugraha school today. In spite of being holiday parents gathered in good number. Mr. Santhosh Kumar wade, the state level best teacher award winner was the resource person.

Celebration of Bakrid : Infant Jesus School
Along with kids from the Muslim community, Bakrid, the festival of their religion , was observed in the school. The event's main guest was Rev. Moulvi. Sirjuddine Saquafi. He explained to the pupils the genuine meaning of the Bakrid festival and asked them to develop their faith and knowledge of God's grace. Fr. Vincent Balaraj addressed the group with a pertinent message about religious unity, invoking the theory of the rainbow. A student group sang the hymn Nath in praise of the glorious God. After all, the Holy Quran was read. Fr. Andrew Jayaraj praised the members of the cultural community for organizing such a significant occasion.

International Yoga Day : Infant Jesus School
International Yoga Day is celebrated in school. Mrs Haripriya a well-known Yoga Instructor of town presided over the function. She enlightened the students about the benefits of Yoga and encouraged students to develop healthy habits. Students along with the teachers practiced some of the simple and important yogasana postures under the guidance of the Instructor.

Environment Day : Infant Jesus School
“Spend some time beneath the” tree was the theme for World Environment Day. The Principal Fr Andrew Jayaraj advised the students to exert their whole force in protecting the environment. He also gave teachers instructions on how to establish a sense of cleanliness in every pupil pertaining the environment. As a way to commemorate the occasion, students planted trees on campus.

Inauguration of the New academic year : Infant Jesus School
June 1st marked the start of the new academic year 2023–24. Invoking the blessings of God, Fr. Vincent Balaraj presided over the occasion. Prior to all else, Fr. Andrew welcomed and introduced the new personnel, and during his inauguration address, he urged the students to be diligent and committed to attaining their objectives. Aksharbyas was done to mark the event.

Save trees, save life : Trinity Central school
‘Planting a tree is much better than wearing a mask to be safe from pollution.’
A special program was organized to bring awareness about afforestation, an occasion which unitedly brought all the minds together with one definite purpose, that is nothing but save trees and save life. We the Trinitarians celebrated the day by sowing the vegetable seeds at Scout and Guides training centre, Alevooru under the guidance of Kannada and Cultural Department, Udupi district. Students of Grade 9 along with some staff participated in the aforesaid event. The rapid technological advancement has increased pressure on our environment. Plantation drives are a practical and effective way of engaging students early and making them aware of the challenges they will have to address in order to conserve the environment for our future generations. The special event came to an end once the students got to know the importance and need for planting trees.

Yellow Day Celebration : Trinity Central school
Yellow day was celebrated on 21st July 2023 by the kindergarten students of Trinity Central School. Children as well as teachers looked like the glowing sun in their yellow attires. The classrooms were decorated with yellow balloons and pictures corresponding to yellow things to celebrate the occasion. Children were asked to bring. Yellow coloured objects/toys from home and were instructed to express a few sentences about them. Students participated enthusiastically as they spoke about their favourite objects/toys. Children also brought yellow food items for snacks and were like inquisitive little kittens checking everybody’s snack boxes. They were in all smiles as they saw boxes filled with halwa, yellow dosa and idlis yellow fruits such as banana, mango etc. Teachers explained to the students that yellow is a primary colour, and is the colour of sunshine and happiness. The children were engaged in fun and interesting activities, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Paddy plantation : Trinity Central school
After the successful event of getting sludgy in the fields, Trinity Central School is glad to be the part of another spectacular event ‘Paddy Plantation’. The event took place on July 22, 2023 at Bhandasale fields, Perampalli. This event was organized to bring about the awareness about agriculture and farming, to the present day generation. During the hour-long labour, the children learnt so much from both presentations and many hands-on experiences they had. The day was filled with laughter, smiles and chatter as the children immersed themselves as farmers. As educators, we know that learning from first-hand experiences provide the richest, deepest and longest-lasting learning for students, and this visit certainly provided exactly that. Cubs and Bulbul students of grade 4, Scouts and Guides of Grade 5 to 8, YSM students, and a few students of Grade 6 to 8 participated in this event.

Cordial Visit of Most Rev Dr. Aldo Berardi, O.SS.T., the Vicar Apostolic of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia
Saccidananda, Capuchin Provincial community was blessed with the cordial visit of Most Rev. Dr. Aldo Berardi, O.SS.T, the Vicar Apostolic of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia. On 28 January 2023, Msgr. Berardi was appointed Vicar Apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Arabia where in few of our friars belonging to our Holy Trinity Province Karnataka serve. We remain grateful to him for all his support, encouragement and opportunities given for our friars to serve in the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia and for his cordial visit to our Provincialate.

Conference of Capuchins Major Superiors in India – Meeting at Saccidananda
The CCMSI Meeting was held at Saccidananda, Bangalore from 16th – 17th July 2023. Br John Baptist General Councillor chaired the meeting. All the Provincials and Custos from various jurisdictions were present to discuss about the prior preparation for the Indian Chapter of Mats to be celebrated in Kerala. The CCMSI elected its new office bearers: Br Lawrence Soosai Nathan was elected as President, Br George Antony as Vice President and Br Brian Bandya as Secretary. The New CCMSI Team extended gratitude and thankfulness for hosting and arrangements done for the Meeting at Saccidananda.

Pastoral Visitation: Assisi Nilaya Moodubelle
Amidst the pouring rain and the gloomy weather, the Postulancy formation community of Assisi Nilaya, Moodubelle, had the warmth of the Pastoral visitation by Br John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka, from 12th to 13th of July 2023. The Visitation commenced with prayer followed by an introductory talk by the Provincial Minister, where he said that the pastoral visitation is a moment of Grace, Gratitude and Growth as it enables us to introspect and have a clear vision of our religious and fraternal life. On the same evening after the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament conducted by the student brothers, they organized a short yet creative entertainment program. The next day the Provincial Minister offered the Holy Mass and prayed for the community. The visitation was concluded with a common dialogue with the community.

Province Feast – Solemnity of 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, 2nd July 2023 at 6:30 pm presided over by the Rev. Fr. Joseph Silvestre D’Souza, OCD, the Provincial Superior of the Discalced Carmelites of Karnataka-Goa Province. 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 blessings of the Holy Trinity ever remain with us!

Welcoming its new member, Br Joywin Dias, newly ordained Priest
Saccidananda, Provincialate Community warmly received Br Joywin Dias on 29th May 2023, who was ordained on 3rd May, 2023 in St Anne’s Chapel, Mangalore. He offered his First/Thanksgiving Mass at Saccidananda on 4th June 2023, with the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Sunday. The Community and the Saccidananda extended-family gave a warm welcome to Br Joywin Dias.

A talk on ‘ROAD SAFETY’ was conducted on JULY 20, 2023 at Trinity Central School by Mr. Nagesh, ASI Udupi. He brought an awareness to the students of Grade 1-10 about road safety and tips to be safe on the road. It was a very informative talk for the students as it brought awareness about the accidents caused due to our negligence, as well as how one has to be cautious while driving. Overall it was an informative seminar for the holistic development of the children.

Shining stars of Trinity :
The following students of CUBS and BULBULS have successfully completed their TRITIYA CHARAN exam.

The Principal, Staff and the Management congratulate the achievers for their amazing achievement.

Karate tournament achiever : Trinity Central school
There is no dearth for talents at Trinity. Because at Trinity the students are always on the ladder of excellence. This was proved yet again as Dhanvitha of Grade 7 secured Third place in Kumite and Second place in Kata in the black belt category in the first season of National Level Open Karate Tournament held at Udupi. The Principal, Staff and the Management congratulate her for her marvelous achievement.

Art and Craft competition : Trinity Central school
Creativity and celebrations are like a hand that fits in glove. Our students indulged themselves and brought out their creative streak to the fore as the art and craft competition was held for all students from Grade 1 to 10. The corridors and school quadrangles and classrooms were lit up, with various, creative art displays of lamps, boats, pen stands, flower vases and with other vibrant wonderful art works. Students made craft decor from environment friendly and recyclable materials mainly old plastic bottles, newspapers, coconut shells etc. All students had put their best creative efforts and imagination to the fore. The day was well spent and enjoyed by all.

“Anthonian Cup” at Darshan College
On 11th and 12th July, Department of Physical Education and Sports organized “Anthonian Cup” Inter- collegiate Kabaddi (men) and Cricket (men) Tournament at Darshan College. There were around 700 players from 60 esteemed degree colleges in and around Bengaluru. The program began with the formal inaugural function presided over by the Chief Guest Mr. K Venkatesh police inspector, Karnataka Lokayukta, Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, Director St. Anthony’s Institutions, Fr. Joy D’Souza Principal Darshan College. All players were exceptionally energetic and advocated sportsmanship in all the events. The first place for Cricket (Men) was secured by University College of Physical Education, Bangalore University and the runners up position was bagged by Darshan College. In Kabaddi match Sindhi College won first place, runners up position were held by GFGC Vijayanagar College for boys.

PTA meeting @ Trinity Central school
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting of the academic year 2023-24 was organized on 17th July 2023 at 4:30 p.m. in order to implement new ideas in teaching and learning. Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, the Principal of the school introduced new plans for the academic year 2023-24 and sought Co-operation from both parents as well as students. After which the election for PTA for the present academic year was held. Mr Srinivas and Ms. Ashwitha were elected as PTA President and Secretary respectively. Mr Sudeesh was chosen as Treasurer and Ms Deepthi as Joint Secretary. The newly elected PTA office bearers were congratulated in the presence of Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo and the vice principal Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao. The program came to an end with the serving of refreshment for all the gathered.

“AURA 2023” Cultural Fest at Darshan College
“AURA 2023” Two days Cultural Fest was held at Drashan College on 14th and 15th July 2023. A cultural fest, also known as a cultural festival, is an event that celebrates and showcases the diverse cultural heritage and traditions of a community, region, or country. On First Day offstage events were conducted such as Best Leader, Rangoli, Poetry, Meme making, DIY, Start up, Pick and Debate, Mehendi designing, Graphic designing, pencil Sketching, Escape room, etc. Students actively participated in all the events to make this fest memorable one. Second Day program started with an inauguration by dignitaries Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, Director St. Anthony’s Institutions, Fr. Joy D’Souza Principal Darshan College and the Judges.

The itinerant mobile health educational van performs several functions during the day: Vimukti Pothnal
The itinerant mobile Van would create a resource center for children where in various library books, play materials and mats will be provided. The mobile Health Educational VAN will reach the vulnerable targeted villages where children are provided books to read and various videos will be played and use the play materials for entertainment. The free health checkups are done and impart knowledge on various communicable diseases and non- communicable diseases, free health camps, hygiene, and nutrition activities etc., Van will also move towards local communities to raise awareness of the importance of health and education their children and parents. This will help them to improve their reading skills, general knowledge and skills in sports and games. It will help them in providing information, learning opportunities, learning materials and ways to access other resources in the community to support young children and families. nearly 1250 people have benefited from this program.

Young Students Movement (YSM) : Trinity Central school
Young Students Movement Udupi district having the aim “to build a new society” organised a training programme as well as the central council election for the animators and council members on July 15, 2023 in which our Trinity Central School office bearers took an active participation. In the election Ms.Havisha of Grade 9 was elected as YSM Udupi district secretary. The programme was conducted at Mother of Sorrows Church Auditorium, Udupi. The programme began with an inter-religious prayer conducted by YSM students followed by ice breaking session and fun-filled activities for the students. The activities gave an opportunity for all the students to have an interaction with each other.

Trinity Triumps: Trinity Central school
Trinity received yet another feather on its cap through an extraordinary achievement as they represented CISCE Karnataka zone handball tournament held at Shantha Vidyanikethan, Chikkaballapura on 11th and 12th of July. We are overwhelmed at the selection of four of our students from under-14 and one student from under 17 for the National team representing Karnataka.
1. Hifaz Imran from Garde IX (under 17)
2. Preetham Uday Kundar Grade VIII (under 14)
3. Pranav Grade VIII( under 14)
4. Mohammad Mushfiq Ali Grade VIII( under 14)
5. Karthik Grade VIII( under 14)
It is with a sense of pride an honour we preconize that our under 14 team displayed great spotsman spirit and secured the Third place. The Trinity family is proud of this achievement and wishes great luck for their future achievement

Silverzone Olympiad winners : Trinity Central school
Achievement through learning is a privilege, but to achieve beyond the pages of books calls for honour.
The following students have shown their excellent performance in the Silverzone Olympiads. The medals of the meritorious students are given below.
1. Hiba Fathima (grade 2) : Gold- smart kid G.K and English language, Silver- Mathematics
2. Shubhaksh Sinha (grade 2) : Gold- Mathematics and Science
3. B. Prakyath (grade 3) : Gold- Mathematics and Science, Zonal rank- 1st
4. Yajna Uday Kumar (grade 4) : Gold- smart kid G.K, reasoning and aptitude, informatics and English language
Bronze- Mathematics
5. Shivanshi Sinha (grade 4) : Gold- Mathematics and Science
6. Daniel Anthony Gomes (grade 4) : Silver- Maths, Science, smart kid G. K, English language, Participation certificate in Social studies
7. Dakshish S. Kunder (grade 4) : Gold- Social studies and Hindi, Bronze- Science and English language
8. Aashrith Jayantha Salian (grade 4) : Silver – English language
9. Kreezma Dsouza (grade 5) : Gold- Mathematics, Informatics Olympiad, Silver- Science, English language, smart kid G.K
10. N. Rohith Karanth (grade 5) : Gold- Science, English language, Social studies, smart kid G.K
11. Samuel Anthony Gomes (grade 6) : Gold- Science
12. Seana Dsilva (grade 6) : Participation certificate- Social
13. Shamika Naik (grade 7) : Gold- Science, Silver- Mathematics
14. Marrielle Dsouza (grade 10) : Participation certificate – Mathematics and Science

Session for the transport crew@ Trinity Central school
Drivers behind the wheels of educational institution at Trinity Central School, Perampalli received tips and training on how to ensure safe driving as part of the awareness program being taken up by Amar Jyothi Automobiles (SML) on July 11th 2023. The drivers were asked a few questions on safety rules as part of the training programme. Other key aspects that include road signs, regulations, road markings, and road-safety issues such as overspeeding and overtaking were also discussed. The session ended with the feedback and as a token of love and respect, momento and the participation certificates were given to all the drivers. Later, refreshment was served to all.

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

Session on "Busting Fake News" @ Trinity Central school
“The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.”– Helmut Schmidt
There is always a scope for improvement. In order to pace with fast moving world and to update themselves with the modern world, A workshop on “Busting Fake News” was held on July 15th 2023. It was conducted by Ms. Geetika Vashishata, a teacher, communicator and media literacy educator (FACTSHALA TRAINER). The focus of this workshop was to teach people about the misinformation generated by conventional social media in today’s world and educate people about how to consume information critically. As all that begins well ends well even the thought providing and inspiring workshop came to an end with the vote of thanks by Ms. Mayuri. After which Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, the Principal felicitated Ms. Geetika Vashishata.

Training program by the team "Extra Marks" @ Trinity Central school
These days the classes make use of digital technology to help students study more effectively. The numerous audio and visual aids used in school complement and make learning fun and engaging. The platform improves teacher-student interaction and makes classes beneficial for students. Likewise, the teaching staff along with Principal and Vice Principal attended the training program by the team “Extra Marks” on July 15th 2023. This session was conducted by Mr. Shreerag, the extramarks trainer. The session lasted for an hour and came to an by thanking Mr. Shreerag for conducting the session.

Chandrayaana-3 : Trinity Central school
14th July 2023 will always be etched in golden letters as far as India’s space sector is concerned. For it is the day Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar mission, embarked on its journey. This remarkable mission carried the hopes and dreams of our nation. Witnessing this astonishment our Trinity Central School students were eager to watch the launch through live at sharp 2:30pm along with teaching and non teaching staff. ith India aiming the moon for the third time with Chandrayaan-3, Indians cannot keep calm. That was the feeling of all Trinitarians. Wishing the best for Chandrayaan-3 mission!

Free healthcare camps are of great importance to the poor people who live on a meager income. These people never dare to visit the hospitals or clinics even when they are sick because their meager income is insufficient to bear the expenses of a good health checkup or buy the medicines prescribed by the doctor. Free medicines as prescribed by doctors were distributed amongst the people. Free health checkups were provided without cost. In this medical camp detected that all the patients from locality were suffering from various diseases including chest infections, Muscular and joint pains, seasonal Cough & Flu, skin Allergies, High Blood sugar levels, Gastrointestinal diseases and many more. These medical camps have successfully provided free healthcare services to more than 1120 patients from the locality. Vimukti organization is solely serving humanity by taking care of the sick children and adults and giving them healthcare services for free.

Blue day celebration @ Trinity Central school
Blue day was celebrated on July 10th, 2023 by the kindergarten section of Trinity Central School. Children as well as teachers wore blue attires and the classrooms were decorated with blue balloons to celebrate the occasion. Children were asked to bring blue coloured objects/toys from home and express a few sentences about them. All students were very enthusiastic and glad to utter a few words about their favourite objects/toys. Teachers explained to the students that blue is a primary colour, and gave vivid examples of the ocean, skies and seas. The children were engaged in fun and interesting activities, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Staff Picnic at Darshan College
On the 08th of July 2023, St. Anthony’s Institutions, comprising of St. Anthony’s P.U. College and Darshan College management organized one day picnic for the college staff. The staff members were taken to “The Mango Mist Resort” for the day. All enjoyed the day at the resort with buffet breakfast, lunch and in the evening high tea. Everyone took part in the adventure games, boating, indoor games, outdoor games, swimming, rock climbing etc. It was wonderful experience together and all the enjoyed the day at the resort.

Dance Competition at Anugraha school, Halbarga, Bidar.
On saturday 8/7/23 Anugraha School organized a dance competition among the children. Students from all the classes participated in it. Here are a few Pictures of the Dance Competition programme.

Anti Ragging Cell and Anti Sexual Harassment Cell at Darshan College
On 20th June 2023 Anti Ragging Cell and Anti Sexual Harassment Cell of Darshan College had conducted a program to create awareness about ragging and human trafficking. Mr. Byrappa S Sub Inspector and Ms.Ambika Sub Inspector, Kengeri Police Station were the resource persons of the program. Ragging is a crime which destroys physical and emotional confidence, it is an abuse, humiliation and harassment to new entrants. Human trafficking and sexual harassment are punishable crimes. Students were made known about the Anti ragging Helpline and the contact number of police was shared so that in any kind of ragging case in public or campus, students are free to contact the resource person. The event created an awareness among students about the law that existed in Indian Judiciary along with the sections and with the message to be responsible citizen of the country.

International Yoga Day at Darshan College
Physical Education Department, NSS Unit and NCC Unit of Darshan College Celebrated International Yoga Day on 21st June 2023. “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” is the theme for this year's International Yoga Day 2023, which beautifully captures our shared aspiration for “One Earth, One Family, and One Future.” A Few minutes of yoga during the day can be a great way to get rid of stress that accumulates daily, in both, body and mind. yoga postures , Pranayama and meditation are effective techniques to reduce stress. Physical education department along with Yoga trained students of our college took the initiative to guide our students about yoga postures, meditation and importance of meditation, all students along with staff actively participated in the programme and learned the importance of yoga and meditation.

Annual Athletics and Sports Meet at Darshan College
Physical Education Department of Darshan College had conducted Annual Athletics and Sports Meet- 2023 On 7th July. The program was presided by the Chief Guest Dr. Manjunath Physical Education Director GFGC Ramanagara, Fr. Robin Victor D’Souza, Director of St.Anthony’s Institutions, Fr.Joy D’Souza Principal Darshan College. The program started with the inaugural function and chief guest declared the opening of the Atheletics and the Sports Meet. Students actively participated in the games, there was tough competition between the participants in both the single and group events,there was equal participation from both the girls and boys. Individual games like running, relay,javelin throw, shot put, discus throw and group events like volleyball, throw ball, kabaddi, kho-kho,cricket, tug of war was conducted. At the end of the event winners were announced and felicitated with medals and certificates. All the participants were appreciated by the Director and Principal.

‘Health for all’-Vimukti Mobile Medical care unit inauguration- Making primary health care accessible for all: Vimukti Pothnal
Understanding the lack of medical access in remote villages of Manvi taluka, Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Catholic Health Caregivers Fund, New York inaugurated Mobile Medical care unit Van at vimukti premises. The main aim to see to the good health of the poor and marginalized through affordable Health care services without compromising on quality; to reach out the unreachable as far as possible; to care for the uncared-for people of the Society. The Medical care unit van will cover 50 villages of Manvi taluka which began April, 2023. The treatment and medicines will be given for free of cost weekly basis. Beneficiaries are provided health cards and records of their treatment are maintained. Periodical village, home, visits by doctor (in the case of bedridden patients), and counselling for patients, the elderly, family members, children, and caretakers. If any patient is not cured by the preliminary treatment, they will be referred to the district hospital.

Provincial Minister undertook the pastoral visitation of St Anne’s Friary, Mangalore from 26th to 29th June 2023. Guardian, Br Rocky D’Cunha along with the community members extended a warm welcome to Br John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister, Br Maxim D’Silva the Provincial Administrator, Br Vijesh Loyed Menezes the Provincial Treasurer and Br Joywin Dias, Provincial Secretary. The Visitation began with the Holy Eucharist by the Provincial, followed by the personal meetings of all the friars of the community. The following day Provincial Minister gave a brief talk to the friars exhorting them to work towards building a better community, to work towards the dream of building a great province. Thereafter, he sent the friars to discuss in groups regarding the strengths and weaknesses of theirs with regard to spiritual life, fraternal life and their ministry and apostolate. In the common dialogue, he appreciated the brothers for their willingness and availability for various responsibilities, ministries and towards the mission of the province. He also gave valuable suggestions and guidance to go a step further and work with creativity, enthusiasm and co-operation in rendering their spiritual and pastoral services to the people around. The Pastoral Visitation concluded with a short prayer.

“The International Yoga Day” - Commemorated at St.Anthony’s School, Gangondanahalli.
“The International Yoga Day” was celebrated with a high level of enthusiasm by the students in the open ground of St.Anthony’s school, Gangondanahalli. Mrs.Pushpalatha, a professor of Shri. Manjunatha Viday Niketan was invited to lead and guide the keen and energy-charged Students. The event began with the yoga Instructor informing the students about the immeasurable benefits of the art of Yoga and the foremost reason why it has been a regular practice with health-conscious people down the ages from ancient times. She advised and suggested to the students that they should find a slot in their daily lifestyle to practice Yoga. She further emphasized that with the mind refreshed, students’ concentration level on studies or games is bound to heighten, making them more receptive and active. The students began the session with meditation to calm down and be at ease and tranquil as a preparation to begin the asana and progress through the session. The instructor demonstrated a few asanas to point out the supple and smooth movement of the body. The students felt relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated at the end of the session. The Principal of the school, Fr. Richard, felicitated the Yoga instructor for her proficiency in the art of Yoga.

School Election and Investiture Ceremony at St.Anothony’s School, Gangondanahalli.
“Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.”
In order to scale the heights and reach the Pinnacle of success, St Anthony’s School always strives to inculcate a sense of responsibility and commitment among the students with their heads held high, ready to shoulder responsibilities as leaders. With the beginning of the new academic session for the year 2023-2024, an investiture ceremony was organized on the 24th of July 2023. A democratic voting procedure was set in place, which ultimately formed the school student council of the year 2023-24. The newly elected student council members pledged to work earnestly and uphold the honour and glory of the institution while receiving their prestigious Flag, badge, and sash from the Chief Guest, Mrs.Reena Suvarna the ACP of Crime Branch, Chamarajpet, Bangalore. As a strong woman pillar in public
administration, she inspired children via her own life examples to instill civic responsibility and aspire for greater achievements. Fr.Vijay, the Manager of the school, Fr. Richard, the Principal, Sr. Sheela, the Superior of St.Anthony’s Convent and the Head Mistress of the school, Mrs. Sagaya Mary, graced the event with their cheerful presence.

"A fun and frolic day at the sludgy fields" : Trinity Central school
When the first monsoon showers touch the feet of the earth, there feels a sense of calm and coolness. Trinity Central School has been alluring in and around Udupi through amazing presentations over the years. This was proved yet again as the school hosted “A fun and frolic day at the sludgy fields” on the 2nd of July 2023 at Bhandasale fields of Perampalli. The Chief Guest of the program Mr. Ragupathi Bhat, former MLA of udupi, S Harikrishna Shivattaya, an agriculturist, the Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, the Vice Principal and the administrator Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, academic coordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis, PTA president Mr. Krishna Shridharan were present on the dias. 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. Sharon Dsouza welcomed the gathering. The programme was followed by a speech by the Chief Guest.

‘World Environment Day’ - Celebrated at St.Anthony’s Church School, Gangondanahalli
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” –Frank Lloyd Wright
'Let us give our coming generations a healthier and happier environment to have a beautiful life…', keeping the above intention in mind, ‘The World Environment Day’ was celebrated at St. Anthony’s School with grandeur and circumstance. Many students came to school dressed in green to commemorate the Earth Day. Symbolically, the new teachers who joined the school this year planted a sapling to celebrate the occasion. To instill awareness and the responsibility to protect the earth, sixty indoor plants were planted in pots and placed on a pedestal. Each class is tasked with caring after a specific pot. The Principal, Fr. Richard, highlighted the significance of the day. Various events on
the environmental subject were organized to supplement the occasion, such as a fancy dress competition, an essay competition, a collage creation, and a pluck card competition. With these convictions and motivations, the children are prepared for a global mission to revive our environment and are ready to work toward its restoration.

Green day- KG section : Trinity Central school
Vanamahotsav and Green day was celebrated on 9th June 2023 by the kindergarten section of Trinity Central School. Children and Teachers were dressed in green attires and the classrooms were decorated with green balloons. Teachers explained to the tiny tots about the importance of Vanamahotsav day and about the need for planting of saplings. Teachers also Displayed videos about planting of seed sapling and trees on smart board. Interesting and creative activities were conducted which the children throughly enjoyed. The following activities were conducted on this day;
Nursery; Palm printing. Pre-kg: Palm printing. LKG: Seed sapling and leaf sticking. UKG: Palm printing and flower pot making

Inauguration of the Academic year 2023-24 at St. Anthony’s School, Gangonndanahalli.
"Every new beginning comes from other beginning’s end." - Seneca
St. Anthony's School brimmed with excitement and enthusiasm as it prepared to welcome the children on 28th May 2023. After a well-deserved summer break, the students returned to the school with renewed vitality and enthusiasm. The children were greeted with a flower shower. The school grounds were festooned with colourful balloons and flowers. The teachers saw a lot of happiness and hope in the little kids. In the inaugural functio
n, the Principal, Fr. Richard, while addressing the students, emphasized holistic development and gave a call to have a balance with academic development to reach their goals. He also highlighted that students must be focused, compassionate and innovative in their thoughts. After the stage programme, icebreaker sessions were conducted in each class to welcome and to involve.

Vanamahotsava Day : Trinity Central school
Van Mahotsava means “Tree Festival”. 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 nature ‘Vanamahotsava Day’ was celebrated in the school. The program began with the school choir leading the prayer. The PTA president Mr. Krishna Shridharan was the chief guest of the program, Rev. Fr Sunil Dominic Lobo, the Principal presided over the program. Rev. Fr Ravi Rajesh Serrao, the Vice Principal and Ms Magalina Lewis, the academic co-ordinator were present. Vihaan of grade 7 welcomed the gathering. The program was inaugurated by planting a sapling by all the dignitaries. Rachel Prisha Ammanna of grade 7 articulated the importance of the day. She gave a brief information about the significance of observing the Vanamahotsava Day.

A talk on ‘ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE’ was conducted on June 30, 2023 at Trinity Central School by Fr. Charles Saldanha, the Director of Asha Kiran De-addiction Centre, Herur, Brahmavar. He has conducted several such talks from which the youth have benefited a lot. Fr. Charles brought an awareness about alcohol and drug usage to the students of Grade 9 and 10. Highlight of the session was how the alcohol and drugs interfere with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain works. It was a very informative talk for the students as it brought awareness about various diseases caused due to the usage of drugs and alcohol. Overall it was an enlightening seminar for the holistic development of the children.

Vimukti Mobile vocational Tailoring unit: Vimukti Pothnal.
Our youth faces serious problems of unemployment and underemployment. The causes are legion and include dropping out of high school because of poor education, needing to support one’s family at an early age, a lack of information on the job market and most importantly, not possessing the basic skills required by employers today. Many of our youth engage in daily work unaware of the opportunities available to them. Vimukti vocational training unit help provide individuals with practical skills. The aim is to create sustainable youth skilling program for employment to foster indentureship and subsequent job opportunities to underprivileged youth form economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Nearly 15 adolescent girls are benefiting from the program.

Ready to Welcome Silver drops from Heaven : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
The tool that protects you from rainy and sunny days is an umbrella. St. Francis of Assisi School children from 1st std to 5th std welcomed the monsoon season by decorating umbrellas on June 24, 2023. Innovation was seen in their creativity, and enthusiasm was noticed in their participation. As the competition ended and we went home, silver drops from above showered us like silver chains.

Father's visit : : Trinity Central school
It was a blissful moment as Fr. Robin Victor Dsouza CEB Executive Secretary and Fr. Maxim Dsilva, Society Administrator visited our school on 27.06.2023 for the annual visitation. During the assembly the Trinity family welcomed Fr. Robin Victor Dsouza and Fr. Maxim Dsilva wholeheartedly through a thunderous applause. Fr. Robin Victor Dsouza and Fr. Maxim Dsilva witnessed the school assembly activity presented by young talents of Trinity and congratulated them for bringing out their best. In his address , Fr Robin wished the best for the staff and encouraged the students to do better in academics and co-curricular activities. In his message Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo welcomed both the fathers and thanked them for their visit.

Distribution of free Sewing Machine tool kits: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® Pothnal organised a free distribution of Sewing Machine tool kits to poor women of Pothnal on 15th June 2023. The main objective is to empower women by helping them generate livelihood opportunities and enhancing their self- reliance. The machines were distributed to 30 women who were selected based on their skills and financial status. Mr. Charlie (GP President) was the chief guest for the occasion. Addressing the gathering he said, “Vimukti organization is always ready to help the poor people as a result many people have been benefiting from this organization. The opportunity for these women to earn an income and stand on their own feet will go a long way in women’s empowerment.” One of the beneficiaries expressed her thankfulness to Vimukti for giving her a sewing machine, which will enable her to earn a livelihood by doing respectable work in the society. Vimukti helps many people each year to reduce the cycle of poverty through income-generation programs.

Inauguration of the Academic Year of Postulancy at Assisi Nilaya
The inauguration of the academic year of Postulancy 2023-2024 was held at Assisi Nilaya, Moodubelle, on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Br Ravi Rajesh lighted the lamp, along with the friars of the community, and gave recollection talk, celebrated the Eucharist, blessed and prayed for the six postulants. Br Michael Pereira compered the inaugural function welcoming those who were present. The presence of Br Sunil DSouza enhanced the joy of the function. We appreciate the vocation promoters, formators at Ujire and Shillong who recruited and formed the brothers. We wish the brothers all the best. May God bless us all.

International Yoga Day : Trinity Central school
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
The International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 21, 2023. Master Preetham and Ms. Aislin from grade 8 hosted the program which lasted for an hour. The Lord’s prayer was Sung by the students of Grade 8. Ms. Unnathi of grade 8 welcomed the gathering. The Principal Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo, Vice Principal and administrator Rev. Fr. Ravi Rajesh Serrao, academic coordinator Ms. Magadelina Lewis were present. Further the importance of the day was articulated by Miss. Nishka of Grade 8 through a speech in which the uses, the functions and the results of practicing yoga were highlighted. Few asanas were performed for an hour by the students of grade 8 while highlighting their importance through commentary. This session was guided by Ms. Veena and Ms. Namratha. 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. Ms. Anushree of grade 8 proposed the vote of thanks. The curtain was drawn to the Yoga Day celebration by chanting yoga mantra and thereafter everyone joined the chorus in singing the school Anthem.

International Day of Yoga : ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL Chikodi
To raise awareness about the ancient practice and to celebrate the physical and spiritual powers that yoga has brought to the world, International day of Yoga was celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi School, Chikodi on 21st June 2023. The event began with a brief introduction on Yoga Day. Fr. Jeson Fernandes, the principal of the school welcomed the chief guest of the day Dr. Rajendra Salagare. After the inauguration of the day the chief guest addressed the gathering highlighting the importance and benefits of Yoga. He also encouraged students to practice regular yoga to remain fit and improve concentration. Thereafter warm up exercises were taken and all the students practiced and performed sitting and standing Asanas. All the Staff and students learnt the importance of Yoga in their lives and how to maintain the harmony between body and mind.

Distribution of 2500 free notebooks help students access to better education: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with Navachethana charitable Trust for disables® Rama nagara, organized free distribution of note books to the selected government School children at Manvi Taluka. The main aim of the note free note book donation drive was to sensitize the younger generation to be aware of the value of things and promote quality education and a favourable environment. The notebooks were distributed to the primary and middle school students in the presence of the school authority. The notebook donation drive is a small step from the school to develop social responsibility among students and teach them about sustainable learning, said Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Vimukti director. Vimukti is highly sensible about our poor children as well as our students. Whenever we get an opportunity to stretch our helping hands towards those poor, we do rush immediately to help them and always find a way to serve our economically poor children. Nearly 2500 notebooks were distributed to various government schools in Manvi taluka.

Inauguration and Blessing Ceremony for New Compound Wall and Entrance Gate at School  : Infant Jesus School
On May 27th, 2023, the school held an inauguration and blessing ceremony for the brand-new compound wall and entrance gate. The event was hosted by Fr Amar Lobo, who welcomed all the guests. Fr Maxim D silva, on the other hand, blessed and inaugurated the new entrance gate. During his speech, he motivated the staff to work hard towards the development of the school, which caters to the educational needs of children in society and helps form knowledgeable and wise citizens, assisting in the country's growth. In addition to the inauguration, two new school buses were also blessed by Rev. Fr Elvin Lopez, the Provincial secretary. The Principal, Fr Andrew Jayaraj, expressed his gratitude towards the provincial minister, Fr Alwyn Dais, the executive secretary of Capuchin Education Board, Fr Robin D Souza, and the team of counsellors for their support of the project. He also thanked Fr Maxim D silva, the Provincial Administrator, for supervising the project, and Fr Vijesh Menezes, the Province Treasure, for overseeing the finances.

Free health check-up camps 157 benefited from this program: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® Pothnal organised free health checkup camps in Eralagaddi, Devipura , Karabdinni on 16th and 17th June 2023. 136 adults and 21 children benefitted from the free health check-up. Before conducting the individual checkup Staff nurse explained in brief the causes of some of the common sicknesses and advised the participants not to neglect issues related to one’s health. One should always consult a doctor when one feels some uneasiness in one’s body. This will reduce further complications. Those with minor illnesses were provided the necessary medicine while those who needed further treatment were referred to the concerned doctors. Mrs. Jacintha provided the necessary medicine free of cost. The staff of Vimukti contributed their mite for the success of the health camp. The director of Vimukti. Fr. Sathish Fernandes thanked for voluntarily coming forward to conduct this health camp for the benefit of the poor families.

Investiture Ceremony : Trinity Central school
True leaders understand that leadership is not about them, but about those they serve. True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. Leadership is all about persuasion, presentation and people skills. “The School Parliament” was formed on June 16, 2023. The students from nursery – grade 10 witnessed their leaders taking the oath and promising to work for the betterment of the school. Ms. Shifa of grade 10 hosted the program by giving a brief introduction of the investiture ceremony. The Chief Guest of the program Ms Veena B. N, the Deputy District Commissioner of udupi, the Principal Rev. Fr Dominic Sunil Lobo, the Academic Coordinator, Ms. Magdelina Lewis, Primary section head Dr. Poornima Devadiga, Pre-Primary Section Head Ms Renita Monteiro, Ms Archana Shetty teacher- in- charge of grades 8-10 and Ms Shruthi D’Souza teacher-in-charge of grades 5-7 were present on the dais. Prayer is the song of the heart. It reaches the ear of God even if it is mingled with the cry and tumult of a thousand men.

Free note books distributed to 125 poor children: Vimukti Pothnal
For the past many years Vimukti has taken special interest to help the poor school going children in various ways. Primarily Vimukti trust has been distributing free notebooks, to the poor deserving children who are studying in nearby government schools. Around 125 poor children are given note books, and encouraged not to drop out from the school. This benevolent service was started ever since 2009 irrespective of caste, creed or religion. The poor children are given necessary things as they need most at the beginning of the new academic year at free cost. The distribution of education materials was well organized this year by the Vimukti team under the direction and guidance of director Fr. Sathish. The eminent dignitaries who were present at this event appreciated this kind gesture of this emerging institute. The children received these loving gifts full of joy and enthusiasm. The school staff and teachers applauded who witnessed the event. The effort of this institute was praiseworthy.

World Day Against Child Labour: 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 with 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, 2023 on 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

Free educational kits distribution to stop school dropouts, 75 economically poor children: Vimukti Pothnal
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”-Nelson Mandela
Vimukti charitable Trust® (VCT) Pothnal takes initiative every year to help economically poor, semi orphan, deserving children and encourages them not to drop out from the school by distributing free educational materials to the 16- surrounding villages of Manvi Taluka. The aim is to bring SMILEs to these little children as they take their next leap in learning. We all have experienced the joy of having a new school bag, notebooks, pencils, slates, geometry box, and crayons etc., on the first day of school. 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. There are others who have little money to get their children admitted to schools but can’t afford to deal with daily expenses related to studies such as necessary stationery items, school bags, etc.

Institution day celebration : Trinity Central school
Intelligence and Character that is the true goal of educational institution. Trinity Central School with the motto “Enlightenment Through Knowledge” was established with a humble and noble intention of providing all round development to the rural students through quality education. Now being in the Crystal Year of Jubilee, under the patronage of Holy Trinity, the school has come a long way. The celebration of the institution day was observed on 12th June 2023 and was organised by the students of grade 5. The celebration began with the warm greetings to the dignitaries, principal Rev Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo and academic coordinator Ms. Magdelina Lewis. Pujith of grade 5 spoke about the importance of the day. In his speech he conveyed Trinity as a place of Unity, which promotes cooperation and peaceful living. Kreezma of grade 5 briefed, the school history and also specified that the school is entering to its 15th crystal year in 2023. A play which gives a message about unity was exhibited by grade 5 students. Rev. Fr. Dominic Sunil Lobo spoke about the importance of the day and conveyed his message on the theme Unity. The school anthem which awakens the spirit of unity was sung with great pride and respect by the gathering. The entire program was hosted by Aasmitha and Ethan Clive of grade 5.

Successful Election Conducted at Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya School for SPL and ASPL
On 9th June 2023 Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya School held its highly anticipated student council elections, determining the School Pupil Leader (SPL) and Assistant School Pupil Leader (ASPL). The event was an exemplary display of democracy, participation, and enthusiasm among the student body. The election process showcased the school's commitment to fostering leadership skills and empowering its students. Students exercised their democratic right by casting their votes for their preferred candidates. The school administration implemented measures to prevent any form of coercion or unfair practices during the voting process. The atmosphere was electrifying, with students demonstrating their commitment to selecting the best leaders for the school. The election held at Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya School for the SPL and ASPL positions was a resounding success. It demonstrated the school's commitment to nurturing leadership skills, promoting democracy, and encouraging active student participation. The candidates showcased their dedication, ideas, and potential to lead, inspiring their peers to engage in the democratic process.

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


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Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

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


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Minister General

Fr. Roberto Genuin
Minister Provincial

Fr. John Alwyn Dias
Provincial Council

Fr. Paul Melwyn D'Souza
Vicar Provincial

Fr. Robin Victor D'Souza
2nd Councilor

Fr. Denis Gabriel Veigas
3rd Councilor

Fr. Vijay Kumar
4th Councilor

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