Wisdom of Life


30 percent increase women participation recorded in Gram Sabha’s under Gram Nirman programme

More than 30% women increased their participation in Gram Sabha exclaimed partners of Gram Nirman programme in Jharkhand. Similarly, the decision-making power of the community has increased and with capacitated Gram Sabha leaders. These are some of the achievements shared by the partners at the Gram Nirman Cluster Programme review organised by Caritas India at Charnebera Namkum, Jharkhand from March 12 -13, 2019. Gram Nirman is operational in Jharkhand

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Value for human life should be the fundamental principle

“We are made in the image of God.  Being born as human being is more precious than the status acquired after our birth. It is unjustified to call cold-blooded murders of people as honour killing. No individual or society has the rights to interfere with the fundamental rights of another societal member. Killing is sin and it is a shameful act violating the human rights” said Most.Rev.Neethinathan, Bishop of Chengalpattu Diocese during his presidential

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Sundarbans’ Children Raise Demands for Disaster Resilient Measures

Caritas India in 2016, initiated a programme called CLDRR (Child Led Disaster Risk Reduction) in Sundarbans region to understand hazard, risks, and vulnerabilities from children’s point of view. Implemented by Palli Unnayan Samiti, on 8th March, members of children’s collectives from eight gram sansads, interacted with Ms. Suchitra Bhuiya, Gram Pradhan of Pathankhali Panchayat in South 24 Parganas. The CLDRR Plans developed for their villages

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Caritas India five-year strategy shared with Delhi and West Bengal partners

On 11th and 12th March 2019, All Bengal Collaboration for Development (ABCD) the Social Wing of Council of West Bengal Bishops’ took the lead in organizing two days’ workshop on “Catholic Social Teaching and Caritas India’s Key Strategic Pillars “. Assistant Director and 22 Senior Program staffs, and from four Diocesan Social Service Societies actively participated in this workshop at ACBD office, Kolkata. Fr. Wilson Fernandes, Director

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Caritas celebrates the joy of International Women’s Day

“Don’t let anyone tell you, you’re weak because you’re a woman.” This inspiring and strong words has been turned into reality by one of the women boxers, who is representing our country in boxing globally and she is none other than Ms. Mary Kom. These lines were lived by many women of our country belonging to various sectors. “International women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year globally with various motives and intentions

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Grow Bag support given to Kerala Flood affected households

On dated 9th March 2019, the 3rd Phase of ‘flood rehabilitation’ programme was officially get launched at Gagultha Monastery, Champakulam, Alappuzha in a joint venture of Sagakshetra cultural & charitable center, United Way Bengaluru and Caritas India. The programme was inaugurated by Hon. Minister for Public works and Registration, Shri. G. Sudhakaran. Out of 300 households(beneficiaries), a total of 273 households participated in the inaugural

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FARM Northeast programme facilitating the Swaach Bharat Mission

All the Seventeen households of Kangther village, especially the women will no longer face indignity to go out for open defecation.  This tiny village of the Karbi Anglong District of Assam has become an Open Defecation Free (ODF) Village. “We almost compromised with the situation of having no toilets until we were shown the path of exercising our rights by the Jirsong Asong staff”, expresses Sangmili Teronpi, a higher secondary student from

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Enabling and Empowering Convergence for Safe Childhood

Anugyalaya (a diocesan social service society), has recently been appointed a resource organisation on child rights for Darjeeling Hill Sub-Division, by the district child protection unit (DCPU). Partner of Caritas India supported child rights programme, Bal Adhikar Mero Jimmewar, in North Bengal, on March 7, Anugyalaya was invited to conduct the session on child rights and protection for concerned officials, at Bijanbari-Pulbazar Block office. The

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