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governing body

Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais

Rev : Fr. Alwyn Dias

Secretary &
Director Chikkodi

Fr. Arun Lobo

Director Pothnal
Fr.Satish Fernandes

Director Ujire
Fr. Vinod Mascarenhas

Director Asha kiran
Fr.Fredrick Braggs

Director Bankal
Fr.Vincent D’Souza

Director Palya
Fr. Sunil Ullahanan.



Staff Educational tour: Vimukti Pothnal
The weather has been cold since past few days in Pothnal. In the season of winter we the 17 Vimukti staff along with Director and Asst. Director wanted some kind exposure for learning, perhaps outside the Social field work. The idea was put forth and two days of tour was organized. These were the places of tour namely Murdeshwara, Gokarna, Yana and Echo beach Karwar. The tour was filled with team building activities, planned by Fr. Elvin Lopez the Asst. Director, Vimukti, Pothnal. The learning in such a beautiful environment was full of fun as well. The best part of the tour was swimming and playing at the Echo sea beach.
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Makkal Gram Sabha was organized by Vimukti at two Gram Panchyats of Manvi Taluka:
VIMUKTI Pothnal (Raichur District): Over 328 children from the 11 villages that come under the Manvi Taluka limits participated in the “Makkala Grama Sabha” (children’s gram sabha) at two panchyats in different places demanded immediate intervention of officials concerned in redressing their grievances. By successfully listing out problems being faced by children, especially those living in rural areas, these children became a role model for their counterpart in other parts of the Taluka.
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Sensitization Camps : Vimukti Pothnal
Sensitization camps were organized in three Grama Panchyath of manvi Taluka, were in, 88 were given consultancy and free medicines. 28 Males and 42 women and 18 children were among the patients. Importance was given to identity communicable diseases like TB, leprosy, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases and mother’s health.
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Vimukti Charitable Trust Celebrates Christmas with 100 underprivileged children:
May the spirit of Christmas bring you Peace
The gladness of Christmas give you hope
The warmth of Christmas grant you love

Vimukti Charitable Trust® organized the "joy of giving" activity in an Endeavour to make Christmas Day special and reach out to the underprivileged children on 22nd of December 2016 Thursday. Vimukti distributed warm clothes to the 100 underprivileged children of this locality. Right from distributing sweets to helping children draw and colour, they did every possible way to bring smile to them. "It indeed was a special moment to see children were happy to see the gifts as token of love.
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A Trip to –“Kishkinda” : Vimukti Pothnal
A hectic schedule from June till December made everyone look forward to freak out as “only work and no play make jack a doll boy”. So, during the month of December Vimukti Sneha Jyothi boarding, Pothnal organized a trip to Kishkinda Resort Hospet under the leadership of Fr. Elvin lopez the Director on 18th of November 2016. Wow!!! What would be more pleasing than a scenic beauty combined with chill weather? The day is filled with happiness and anticipating thrilling and breath-taking experience in the water. Children and staff were seen having ultimate fun in the water park. Gaming sports like swimming, jumping horse riding, boating etc was enjoyed by everyone.
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Right is our Strength : Vimukti Pothnal
We the Children parliament members of Malkapura School presented the water issue which we faced before the Panchayat P.D.O on 21.08.2016. It has been since several months; we were suffering from consuming unclean water from our school. Several times we brought to the notice of the school head master and concerned local authority regarding this, but there was poor response from them. One fine evening with the help of Vimukti staff we visited our Gram Panchayth P.D.O and met Mr. suresh and gave a memorandum with facts and figures of those children who were been the victims of various diseases and of children dropouts after drinking the unclean water.
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Consciousness of the value in functioning through Grama Sabha & Panchayat : Vimukti Pothnal
Local leaders and villagers were sensitized and motivated on the importance of the Grama Panchyat and Grama Saba. Now People are aware about the developmental work which is carried out by the Panchyat and the facilities made available through panchayat to the poor people. Now members regularily attend Gramasabhas and also participate in the discussion as it is their right.
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World Aids Day – A day of awareness on HIV/AIDS: Vimukti Pothnal
Every year ‘World Aids Day’ is observed on 1st December to create awareness about the symptoms, causes and preventives of the pandemic disease HIV/AIDS that has taken unprecedented number of lives. To accelerate efforts, to take preventive measures and to be cautious about the impact of the disease, on 7th December 2016 ‘World Aids Day’ was observed by Malkapura children parliament members. The children parliament members along with other club children observed this event by involving themselves by watching video on the theme “Save A Life Today”. For around 156 high school students participated actively in it. Secondly an interactive session where the following issues on HIV its transmission, staging, stigma, discrimination, prevention, and treatment were discussed.
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VIMUKTI 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.

The 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.

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