Rev. Dr. Fr.
John Alwyn Dais
B.A;M.A; Ph.D President
Rev. Dr. Fr.
Paul Melwyn D’osuza B.A;M.A; Ph.D
B.A; B.Ed; M.Ed
Vijesh Loyed Menezes
Rev. Fr. Elvin Santa Lopes
Rev. Fr. Arun
Lobo B.A; PGDHRM;M.S.W
Rev. Dr. Fr. Sathish Fernandes
B.A; M.Sc; PGDHRM; ;M.A; M.S.W
Rev. Fr. Vinod Mascarenhas, B.A;L.L.B;M.A; M.S.W
Rev. Fr. Vincent D’souza
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Capuchin Friars in Solidarity
Holy Trinity Province Karnataka
We thank all our friars, communities,
coordinators, volunteers, support staff and
others who are connected with the pandemic
initiatives and responses. Let us pray for the
humanity and help the needy. God bless us all.
bags and books distribution to the needy children: Vimukti Pothnal
Trust Pothnal organized a program of free distribution of bags and books
in the Bagalada village. The Director addressing the gathering said that
the present Pandemic situation has largely affected the poor
marginalized people. People have lost jobs and in a desperate situation.
The Government has initiated teaching methods for the children at the
village set up level. When it was enquired it was found that 6th to 10th
school children do not study or go to school due to the poverty and
could not afford to have school bags and books. Vimukti after learning
the situation provided bags and books for the 30 needy children. The
school in charge highly appreciated the initiative taken by the trust
and asked people to see that no child should be deprived of education
since education also is the fundamental right of children. The village
dignitaries namely Dalit leader Gangadar, Mounesha Kori, Nagraj, Jagdish,
Arogyappa, Mahesh Child Help line Raichur and children’s parents were
present at the program.
Medical Treatment camps Along with Free Medicine Distribution: Vimukti
Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized Free Medical Treatment camps along
with Free Medicine distribution camps in sixteen villages of our working
area. We have been distributing free medicines that are dire need of
medicines and health checkup is done periodically. Twelve of the women
were barren since 5 to 10 years. They were given counseling and health
check up was done. For about 123 people had a briefing on the deadly
disease of cancer, HIV/AIDS, Sugar, BP, COVID-19 etc were given, free
check up and medicines were distributed. Many women and children
benefited from these camps.
Charitable Trust(r) Pothnal distributed 1500 free face Shields to all
the Front Line Warriors in Manvi Taluka: “Only
life lived for others is worth living” Says Albert Einstein. As
coronavirus threat spreads across the globe, Vimukti organization is
actively spreading awareness about the illness among the underprivileged
classes; taking essential steps towards preventing the spread of
coronavirus in Manvi Taluka Raichur Dist. Recently Vimukti distributed
1,500 face Shields to all the Front line Warriors in the Manvi Taluka. A
face shield offers the first line of defense, protecting them to some
extent from a direct infection. If everyone wears a face shields, the
spread of this infection could be arrested. By distributing face shields
for free of cost, the Vimukti is doing a significant job, says, Mrs.
Chandra Shaker THO, Manvi. Vimukti Director Fr. Sathish Ferandes
acknowledge the pivotal role played by the frontline heroes in
protecting our society, further motivated the frontline heroes (doctors,
Police personnel, Gram Panchyath members, PDO, ASHAs, workers, AWC
teachers etc) to continue with this extraordinary Godly cause of saving
humanity from the Corona Virus Scourge. Vimukti has been giving door to
door awareness through distributing handbills, how to protect oneself
from spreading Covid-19.
Medicines distribution camp: Vimukti Pothnal
Pothnal, under “Health for all” project organized free Medicines
distribution camp in 16 villages of Manvi Taluka. Mrs. Shilpa, staff
nurse organized the checkup camp. Eye, Weight, Mouth, Ear and Physical
checkup was done to all the children. Anemia, mouth cavities, vitamin
deficiency, mouth ulcers and fungal infections were commonly seen among
children. Children were guided to keep themselves clean and to eat
fruits and vegetables. Parents and Anganwadi teachers were guided as to
how to overcome vitamin deficiency by giving nutritious food. Parents
were told to avoid giving chocolates and sweets to children. Seventy six
families and children underwent the health checkup and got benefited.
Mile stone!!! Blessing and inauguration - “VIMUKTI CHARITABLE TRUST(r)”
Social action Centre Pothnal:
beginning, steady growth, great dreams have been the life of Vimukti
Pothnal. Generous and Gracious God had made our hopes and dreams come
true. Renovation of VIMUKTI CHARITABLE TRUST® Social action centre is a
long awaited dream is finally becoming reality and brought great joy and
gladness for the staff and Director of Vimukti Pothnal. July 20th, 2020
was indeed a historic day in the pages of Vimukti charitable institute
and a day of great joy and delight to the Vimukti director and the
staff, who in sublime gratitude proclaimed God’s immense greatness.
Rev.Fr. Joel Jaison Lobo Guardian & Director Clara Vihar Pothnal, who
proudly unveiled the plaque and proclaimed with humble gratitude to God
saying ‘Lord your love is eternal; Complete the work that you have
begun.... what is done in love is done well, and cuts the ribbon
symbolically inaugurated the renovated Social Action Centre, Rev, Fr.
Anil Parish Priest Harapura, inaugurated the auditorium and Rev. Fr.
Sunil Cornelio Assistant Head Master Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya School
Pothnal, inaugurated the children Park respectively. We fondly remember
and grateful to Rev.Fr. John Alwyn Dias, Provincial Minister Holy
Trinity Province, Karnataka; who deserves very special honour for his
untiring support from the very moment of the idea of bringing into the
reality of this type of needed structure in Pothnal. Words would be
insufficient to thank him also for his visualization, constant support,
dynamic and ceaseless effort to actualize the dreams of Vimukti Social
Action Centre at Pothnal.
Vimukti Distributed free face masks for SSLC students:
Pothnal organized program on free face masks for SSLC students in and
around Pothnal 18 villages of our working area on 22nd of June 2020.
Nearly 1,000 face masks were prepared and distributed to the SSLC
Students by visiting their homes motivating them individually to ensure
the safety by wearing face masks and maintain physical distancing at
examination centers and help them to appear the examination with
confidence; and also advised to carry their own water bottles. In Four
High Schools free masks and Sanitizers were distributed as a result
nearly 1000 children were benefitted from this program.
CHARITABLE TRUST is a social action unit of the Capuchin Franciscan of
Karnataka Province, Registered under the Trust Act bearing number,
Trust/718/10A/Vol-II/V-299/2000-2001 Dated 01.05.2000. VIMUKTI is
integral liberation as understood popularly and it undertakes and
executes socio-economic empowerment activities among the disadvantage
and the vulnerable sections of the society. As the activities of the
province became widespread, ‘Vimukti’ came into existence in 1999 to
co-ordinate, document, monitor, review and evaluate the social work
intervention activities to ensure greater efficiency and increased
accountability towards the same.
Karnataka Capuchin Province has established a registered trust called,
Vimukti Charitable Trust for social service and developmental activities
in the Province. The goals and objectives of this trust are to be
attained in a systematic and cohesive manner. For this purpose the
Province shall establish in a suitable place a well furnished central
office to plan, coordinate and supervise all the programmes and the
activities. The Statutes are applicable to all the Friars of the
Province who are involved in this ministry. So that all the Programmes
function effectively and achieve the expected goals and objectives.
These Statutes are to be read along with the Constitutions of the Order
and also the Statutes of the Province.