Food Kits Distributed To 2,200 Families In Bellary Diocese
BELLARY, JUN 12 (Fr. Sunil):

Bellary Diocese in collaboration with Jesuit Mission, Manvi, distributed food kits to 2200 families affected by Covid lockdown in Bellary, Koppal, Raichur and Vijayanagar districts.

This distribution mainly aimed at helping families which are hard hit during the second wave of the Covid pandemic. The beneficiaries included migrants and persons suffering from AIDS and Hansen Disease.

While inaugurating the charitable initiative, Bishop Henry D’ Souza of Bellary said, “The second wave of the pandemic has brought more loss of lives and incalculable misery many families. Some families who have lost many members are devastated. Especially people such as migrants workers, daily wage earners and those suffering from diseases such as AIDS and Hansen’s disease are the worst affected, who need support.”

“Human life is precious; we need to protect it at any cost. Therefore all out effort should be made to help the needy. For those who have God has given an excellent opportunity to help their disadvantaged brethren. He recalled the biblical saying, “there is more joy in giving than receiving.”

The Bishop lauded the free services given by the Diocesan Covid Care Centre where free medical care, food and medical care along with breathing exercises, yoga and meditation are provided for persons infected with Covid. As a matter of great satisfaction, all those got admitted to CCC have recovered!

The Bishop also appealed everyone to take all the precautionary measures like washing the hands frequently, wearing mask, steam inhalation, maintain social distancing and enhancing body immunity.

Fr. Yagappa, Director of Bellary Diocesan Social Development in collaboration with the members of Catholic Association and ICYM-Bellary are doing the difficult job of distributing the ration kits to people spread over four districts of northern Karnataka. END.

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