FREE VACCINATION CAMP AT ST ANNE’S
FRIARY, BEJAI MANGALORE A free vaccination camp was organized, on Wednesday, 15
September, 2021 at Divine mercy retreat centre, Jail road Bejai,
Mangalore, with the collaboration of Mangalore City Corporation
health centre, Lions Club Bejai and St Anne’s Capuchin fathers.
The camp began at 9 am with the prayer session during which Mr
Sylvian Dsilva, Lions club member sang a hymn, thereafter the
dignitaries lighted the lamp. Prithi Maria Dsouza, member of Lions
club Bejai was the MC for the event. The guests present on the dias
were Fr Paul Melwyn Dsouza, Superior of St Anne’s Capuchin Friary
Mangalore, Mr Sudhir Shetty Kannur, Corporator MCC, Mr Vijay Shetty,
Lions Club Zone Chairperson, Mr Oswald Furtado, Mr Richard Dsouza
President of Lions Club Bejai and Lions Club Bejai Treasurer.
Mr Sudhir Shetty, Cooperator of MCC said, Covid -19 has troubled our
daily life. vaccination is the only way to get away from corona. He
appreciated the Capuchin fathers for their initiative of helping the
people to get vaccinated. He also thanked Sri Vedavyas Kamath,
Honourable MLA and MCC for providing vaccination.
Fr Paul Melwyn Dsouza superior of St Anne’s Capuchin Friary said,
Jesus was a great healer. He understood the troubles of people and
healed their sicknesses. Vaccination is the greatest need of the
time to get away from corona. He thanked the people for responding
to the call and coming forward to take the vaccination. He also
thanked Sri Vedavyas Kamath, Honorable MLA, Mr Sudhir Shetty, Mr
Richard Dsouza, members of Lions Club and all others who were
responsible for the event. He also requested the people to wait
patiently and receive the vaccination, without troubling the health
department who are administering the vaccination.
Mr Richard the President of Lions Club Bejai said, corona is
greatest trouble of present time. We need to take initiative to get
rid of the corona pandemic by cooperating with health authorities
and by getting vaccinated.
Arround 800 people benefitted from the free vaccination camp. Fr
Richard Quadras, Fr Lancy Rebello, Fr Prem Dsouza, other Capuchin
fathers of St Anne’s friary, Divine mercy core committee, Lion’s
Club members, Assisi House boys and some volunteers of MCC Health
centre extended their helping hand in making this free vaccination
camp a successful one. - Fr Stephen Belman Capuchin