Wisdom of Life


“Kisanotsav” – Celebration of Farmers success through 60 Years of Togetherness

Caritas India in collaboration with Welthungerhilfe, Madhya Pradesh Samaj Seva Samiti and her partners organized a two-day farmers festival to celebrate the successes of the marginal and small-holder farmers who have demonstrated their farming skills to adapt with the inadvertent climatic conditions and withstand the socio-economic indifferences of the present era. The programme offered an empowering platform for the farmers, especially women farmers

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Caritas India accompanying the local dioceses for strengthening Lenten Campaign across the country

All around the world, Lenten Season is very special for Christian to engage in prayer, penance, and fasting to prepare for Easter.   In India, the Lenten campaign was launched by His Excellency "Giambattista Diquattro, The Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to India at the Sacred Heart Cathedral at the National Capital on Sunday, February 23, 2020. This year’s campaign ‘Sustain Life: Sustainable Livelihood’ invites everyone to join hands

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Earth Day Network Activities observed in NE in February

As the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, the time is long overdue for a global outpouring of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to create a new environmental paradigm. To build this momentum for the Earth Day celebration and become part of the world’s largest climate change movement, Caritas India in partnership with Earth Day Network and various natural partners organized various activities in the North-East throughout the month of February.

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Papal Nuncio launches Caritas India National Lenten Campaign

Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro, the Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal officially launched the Caritas India Lenten Campaign at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in the National Capital on Sunday, February 23, 2020. “Sustain Life: Sustainable Livelihood” is the theme for this year’s Lenten Campaign which invites everyone to join hands and come together to be a catalyst – a change agent - to adopt “Each one Help one” approach in reaching

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Caritas India organises 1st National Conclave of Child Leaders on Labouring Childhood

Ravi ( name Changed), Child Leader from Bihar; earlier a Child Labour and a drop-out, now goes to school. He sings a motivating song to the audience, “ padhbo re bhai ..likhbo re bhai” emphasiszing the need for education.” “Many Children work for the textile industry. The children from the Marginalised community are the worst sufferers. They are discriminated everywhere and become the victim of exploitations. These children should be free

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Rekha adopted integrated farming techniques to improve her farm production and income

Climate change is a global challenge and its negative effects are widespread impacting agro-ecosystem, agricultural production, and human well-being. It hits highest where smallholders directly depend on agriculture for food and their livelihood. The highest proportion of smallholder farmers belongs to the most vulnerable groups in relation to food security. Most of the areas are under rainfed conditions and hence, extremely susceptible to rainfall

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How important is core humanitarian standards in humanitarian work?

The past decade has witnessed increasing number of humanitarian crises all over the world, with India having a fair share of quite a number of such natural disasters and regional instabilities. The higher instances of such events have resulted in increased deployment of actors from the NGOs and other Civil Society Organizations in some of the most difficult and challenging environments. However the question arises as to how far the agencies and organizations

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Assessing Soil and water conservation impact in Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh

Soil and water conservation work can change the farmers' life by ensuring sustainable livelihood. In the last two decades, many smallholder farmers struggled to strengthen their livelihood through farming, due to severe drought situations; unexpected climatic conditions and frequent crop losses due to inadequate irrigation facilities. Excessive rainfall affects the land and crops in the absence of technically sound soil and water conservation measures.

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