MMMP Dhama Students Awarded Certificates

BELLARY, SEP 30: "Empowering rural youth with skills and enabling them to be employable will contribute immensely for nation building", declared Bishop Henry D'Souza here at Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama (MMMPD), Bellary today.

"The rural and backward should helped to acquire technical skills and be imbued with values such as hard work, honesty and self esteem in order to make them agents of social transformation" affirmed Bishop while addressing the participants at the Certificate awarding function held at MMMP Dhama in Bellary.

The basic computer certificate course and garment making courses are being conducted for rural unemployed young women at the MMMP Dhama of the Bellary Diocese.

It is a six months course run by the local Govt. Polytechnic totally free of cost for the poor unemployed youth. It is a part of the Union Govt. programme for skilling India.

The initiative is a joint venture of Govt. Polytechnic under its Community Development Scheme and MMMP Dhama, supported by the Ministry of Rural Devt., Government of India.

40 rural youth participated in the training programme, which ensures employment for the candidates.

The participants of the training program shared their experience during course.

Smt. Nazima Begum, Principal of Govt. Polytechnic and Coordinator of Community Devt. Tech programme urged the participants ?to avail the Govt. programs to develop their skills and prepare themselves to be employed in industries and production units".

Director of MMMPDhama, Miss Sugnatha Sathiyaraj thanked all those present.

New Office Bearers Elected for ICYM Bellary

BELLARY, SEP 21: New office bearers were elected for Bellary ICYM (Indian catholic Youth Movement) at the general body meeting held at Deeksha Bhavan today.

Santhosh from T.B. Dam will be the new diocesan ICYM president. Miss Agnes Aishwarya from Raichur parish was elected Secretary and Tony Naveen Kumar Treasurer of the diocesan association.

The following have been elected as Denery representatives: Melvin from Bellary, Britto from Hospet, Joseph from Lingsugur, Tony from Raichur and Chandramohan from Sindhanur.

Diocesan Youth Director Fr. Chinnappa facilitated the election and former national youth representative Arun conducted it.

Martin P., president of Karnataka Regional ICYM welcomed the gathering.

Bishop of Bellary Henry D'Souza conducted an animation session of Christian leadership.

"Leadership is to inspire to transform, to build a team, to achieve with the team and to foster leadership among the team members", Bishop stated.

Karnataka Bishops Meet Governor to Appraise Plight Of Christians in Iraq

BANGALORE, SEP 19: Seven Bishops of Karnataka led by Archbishop Bernard Moras, met Sri. Vajubhai Vala, the Governor of Karnataka today at the Raj Bhavan.

The Bishops submitted a memorandum addressed to the Hon'ble President of India, drawing the attention of the Central Government and demanding a strong stand to condemn the atrocities against Christians in Iraq.

The other members in the delegation were the Bishop of Belgaum Peter Machado, Bishop of Bhadravathi Mar Joseph Arumachadath, Bishop of Chickamangalur Thomasappa Anthony Swamy, Bishop of Karwar Derek Fernandes, Bishop of Mangalore Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Bishop of Mysore Thomas Antony Vazhapilly, Msgr. J. Jayanathan and Msgr. C. Francis both Vicars General, Fr. Ronnie Prabhu P.R.O., Abraham T.J., Anti Corruption Activist and Ms Aida D'Cuna, Social Activist.

Thousands of Devotees Participated In the Bellary Arogya Mathe Jatra Mahothsava

BELLARY, SEPT. 08, 2014: The 14th Bellary Arogya Mathe Jathra Mahothsava which was held from Aug.30th was solemnly concluded on September 8th in Bellary with concelebrated Eucharist ,a Car procession, Eucharistic Adoration and Cultural program today at Bellary.

In his message the Vicar General, Fr. Paulraj P.R urged the large gathering of devotees "We become great when believe in the Word of God" He further stated that this belief is to be nurtured in the families to grow in it and to share it with others ".

The Vicar General conveyed Bishop Henry D'Souza, Bishop of Bellary's feast day greetings on that occasion.

The participation of the people with devotion and discipline was very laudable.

Generous Donors came forward irrespective of caste or creed to provide "prasada" (fellowship meals) to all the devotees on all the days.

The celebrations concluded with a colourful cultural presentation by the local Catholic schools' children on the theme " Namma Amma".

During the Bellary Arogya Mathe car procession the services offered by the ICYM youth of Bellary unit is much appreciable.

The Rector of the Shrine Rev. Fr. Gnanapragasam T congratulated the dedicated services of all volunteers on all the ten days.

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