Day celebration at Vimukti Pothnal:
Day is celebrated in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit
Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first Prime Minister. The occasion is
celebrated on 14th November every year with great splendor and grandeur.
Children’s Day a day celebrated to remember how special, unique and precious
each and every child is. On this day let’s together celebrate by enlightening
poor children’s life. This day lays a great importance on the children and
therefore we can make this day great by making others happy. This Children’s Day
we give you a unique opportunity to spend time with children. Because what
better way to make someone’s day than to celebrate this special day with them.
Vimukti organization believes that the more happiness you spread the happier you
get. Together you and we can do this by making poor children happy. This can be
done by simple task of celebrating Children’s Day with children at our facility.
After all, making a poor child happy is making oneself happy.
to village leaders on Karnataka Land Reforms Act and Amendment to APMC Act 2020:
Pothnal organized training program on Karnataka Land Reforms Act and Amendment
to APMC Act 2020 held at Vimukti premises. The meeting began at 10. 30 am. The
Centre has been issuing various new policies and one among them was the
correction in the land reform bill. The new policy was explained in detail. The
corrections made in the policy, the problems that could be faced due to this
policy by the poor farmers, the speediness of the Govt. without proper guidance
to the people were discussed in detail. This new amendment APMC bill would
definitely favor the rich the business class people. They can buy the
agricultural land for their use. The farm land would turn gradually into
industrial areas. Already the poor farmers are not getting basic price for their
grown crops. Due to natural calamities farmers face hardships and often not
compensated for their crop loss. The number of farmers committing suicide has
increased day by day. The middle men the brokers have been exploiting the
farmers since past. The present policies are not farmer friendly. So the farmers
must strongly protest against the new unbaked policies of the centre. The
village level awareness need to be created. The Government must explain or take
into confidence before introducing the new policies. Confusion, fear created in
the minds of the farmers by the Govt. through the sudden policies. It was a
fruitful mind enlightening seminar to the participants. Youth, men, women
participated in this workshop.
Training program on cleanliness and hygiene to leaders and Community Members:
organized training program on cleanliness and hygiene to LM leaders, and
community members at Vimukti premises. Capacity Builder Mr. Charlie addressing
the gathering said that Corona has spread around the world and presently people
are living in fear. There is a need of build immunity system in each one’s body.
Cleanliness also needed to fight strongly against the spread of disease. One
should wash his/her hands frequently with sop for 20 seconds. One should avoid
touching the mouth eyes nose without washing the hands. This is a right time for
everyone to get into the system of cleanliness and remain hygienic. The Lok
Manch leaders have a greater role in spreading the awareness on cleanliness and
hygiene in the village’s allotted to them. The pregnant women must also
consume nutritious food which is also clean and hygienic. The fruits which they
consume must be washed thoroughly. Everyone must make a habit of drinking warm
water. Prevention is better than cure. Proper drainage system must be made
around the houses. Whenever we go out we must wear masks and keep physical
distance when we are in the public. Parents must take good care of their
children especially in the aspect of cleanliness. For about 55 Lok Manch leaders
took part in this training enriching program.
Case Study:Looking for the better opportunities.....
am Mahadevamma hailing from Neermanvi, Manvi Taluka, Raichur District. We are
all together 6 siblings to our parents. My parents did not educate me. So I
could not read or write. From the beginning I had a desire to learn. But I did
not get the opportunity for the learning. From last year onwards school had a
facility of computer training. So I joined for the computer class. I learnt the
basic of word combination thus was able to learn faster. I was very happy to
handle the computer for the first time in my life. For three months I attended
the computer training without fail. I learnt word combination, numbers, and
computer basics which was useful for my daily living. I was not able to use
mobile phone earlier or to dial numbers but now I am able to use the smart
phone. I am so excited to learn more and more; but only looking for the better
opportunities. I have great desire to achieve many goals in my life. I am very
grateful to Vimukti Trust for giving me the golden opportunity to learn
food kit distributed around 122 families by Vimukti Charitable Trust Pothnal:
28th October 2020 Food kit distribution was held by Vimukti at its premises. Due
to Pandemic many have lost their jobs and are bound to stay at the villages.
There are no daily earnings to support the families; everyone facing hardships
and struggles to survive in this situation. It has been hard for many to go to
distant places for work, to maintain physical distance, to use mask and
sanitizers. Health is wealth is the present day situation. To build immunity is
a need of the time. There are so many who are facing terrible times and the poor
are suffering the worst. Vimukti Charitable Trust® (VCT) Pothnal, past many
months have gone out of their way to reach to the people in fulfilling their
needs. VCT Pothnal, under the able-leadership of its Director Dr. Sathish
Fernandes left no stone unturned in fanning out to the villages through its
services and reached out to the poor and the needy and identified the poorest
families, HIV/AIDS, orphan, Semi orphan, Devadasi, widow’s, disabled and the
aged people and on 24th Oct 2020 they distributed around 32 food kits and on
28th Oct 2020 they distributed 90 Food kits to the needy ones.
Brothers Mission Exposure Programme at Vimukti Pothnal:
and commitment towards social work is the best activity of life. We the Post
Novitiate brothers were privileged to be a part of the Vimukti Pothnal from
September to October 2020. Belonging to a congregation which inherits its spirit
from St. Francis of Assisi, it was a rejuvenating experience for us to walk into
the life of the people and experience their very state of life. Our mission
exposure programme in Pothnal was animated and guided by Fr. Satish Fernandes
OFM Cap. When we look into the past few days, we had a gradual and progressive
growth in our outlook towards social work. We were introduced to a number of
activities and initiatives that aimed at the betterment of children, youth,
women and adults. In our visit to Gangavati, we could witness with our own eyes
the functioning of Child Resource Centers (CRC’s) and Youth Resource Centers (YRC’s),
run by Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra (CKSK) in collaboration with Child Fund
India (CFI). We could also visit the families of different students sponsored by
CFI and realized the consolation and support that it was providing to the
society. In our stay in villages, we mingled with the life style of the people.
Distributed food kits to Sponsored children families:
you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa.
Emerged COVID19 causing the human disturbances in terms of living, movement and
foods have occurred. Lot of changes has brought into the lives, systems have
been dysfunctional and situations have been paralyzed. This Pandemic has brought
about drastic changes in the social and economic conditions of the people
especially migrant workers, daily wage earners, unorganized sector workers,
landless labourers and other vulnerable and marginalized communities. Loss of
livelihood, reduced employment opportunities, possible low wages with longer
hours of work are some of the problems that people will be facing in the post
lockdown scenario. It has brought about systemic changes to the socio-economic
structure in an unprecedented way and it is essential to study them in order to
devise strategies to tackle them.
Charitable Trust at Pothnal: Meritorious Service 2010 - 2020
2010 onwards, it is Fr. Sathish Fernandes who took reigns of Vimukti at Pothnal
and extended its patronage to the taluka, district, and State level by
recognizing the needs of the people and the demand of service from Vimukti. In
recognition of his work, he has received some honorary titles and become the
member of Child Welfare Committee of the District of Raichur. Briefly, the
significant achievements of Vimukti from the year 2010 until 2020 have been the
Analyzing the cause for the lack of education in the rural areas, Vimukti made
provision for many a programme to protect the rights of children, increase their
learning opportunities through supplementary training, establish children’s
Rights Club and to focus on such problems as infrastructure, environmental
concerns, health awareness, child labour, child marriage, livelihood etc.
thought of developing social leadership through children's parliament.
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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.
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.