VAYOVANDANAM 2016 – KOONAMMAVU
In association with the ‘World Seniors Day’ Sahrudayacould accomplish a grand regional programme named ‘ Vayovandanam-2016 – Koonammavu’ for our Seniors at ChavaraDarsan Public School - Koonammavu . Altogether 160 seniors from Karukutty, Neeleeswaram, Vypin and Koonammavu.Advocate YesudasParappilly, the Block PanchayatPresident Paravoor, inaugurated Vayovandanam2016- Koonammavu. Rev. Fr. Cherian Kunianthodathu CMI Presided over in the inaugural meeting. Sri .Benny Antony guided a session to inspire the elders with optimism and support. Rev. Fr. Mathew Kiriyanthan CMI, the Chairman of Sahrudaya, Rev. Fr. JobyKozhykott CMI Principal KCM ITC Koonammavu were felicitated. The seniors were performed various cultural presentations. Rev. Fr. Jose Palatty CMI inaugurated the valedictory meeting. Rev. Fr. Zacharias Payikat CMI, Prior St. Joseph’s Monastery presided over in the valedictory meeting. During the event Sahrudaya honored theseniors by hand out the mementoes. Rev. Fr. PauloseKidangen CMI, Principal ChavaraDarsan School and Rev. Fr. CyriacMurickan CMI in charge of Social Work, St. Joseph’s Monastery were greatly assisted with this venture to make it a success.
SAHRUDAYA RAJAGIRI always catering the immediate needs of 450 elders of its 15 centers. We could conduct a colorful and excellent regional programme named ‘ Vayovandanam-2016’ for our Seniors at Sevagram Pothi. Altogether 100 seniors from Manappuram, Arattukulangara, Vallakom and Pothi. The programme was organized by the BSW students of RCSS. Rev. Fr. Mathew Kiriyanthan CMI, the Chairman of Sahrudaya, inaugurated Vayovandanam-2016. Sr. Judit from Preshitharam Congregation guided a session to inspire the elders with hope and encouragement.
Rev. Fr. Mathew Kiriyanthan CMI, the Chairman of Sahrudaya, inaugurated Vayovandanam-2016. Sr. Judit from Preshitharam Congregation guided a session to inspire the elders with hope and encouragement. Rev. Fr. James Puthussery CMI and Rev. Fr. Shinto Thalian CMI lead the Vayovandanam-2016.. The seniors were performed various cultural presentations. During the event Sahrudaya honored them by hand out the mementoes.
ONAM SAUHRUDAM 2016
‘Onam Sauhrudam 2016’ was conducted on Saturday the 17th September 2016 from 10 am to 4.30 pm at Rajagiri High School Auditorium. Rev. Fr. Jose Cletus Plackal CMI inaugurated the programme. Master Gourav Menon inspired the children with his celebrity presence. Rev. Fr. Mathew Kiriyanthan CMI delivered the Key note Address.
Fr. Roby Kannanchira CMI delivered the Onam Message. Fr. Joy Ureth CMI, Fr. Sajan Kollasserry CMI Mr. Edward - Secretary ROSA, Mr. M.P. Antoni were greeted the children with their messages. Viswa Jyothi unit was selected for the Best Unit Ever Rolling Trophy.
SUMMER SAUHRUDAM CAMP’ 2016
Summer Sauhrudam is the yearly programme of Sahrudaya for students. This year it was started at Vypin after Vishu on 15th April 2016 and ended at Vaikom on 14th May 2016. This year it was conducted as a two days programme and could cover 15 centers in three districts – Ernakulam, Kottayam and Alappuzha. ‘Summer Sauhrudam’ is a common camp for all students. The participants are not only from the group of scholarship students but we invite all the students from the neighborhood of our centers to this camp. Thousand two hundred children participated in these camps. The theme of current year was ‘Sambadhyathiloode Sauhrudam’ (friendship through saving). The students were enjoyed the classes as well as the group games. All the participants were treated with Snehavirunnu.
DISTRIBUTION OF STUDY MATERIALS
Sahrudaya could start the distribution of study materials to the students during the second week of May itself. The programme was inaugurated at Sevagram Pothy, by Rev. Fr. Mathew Kiriyanthan CMI on 14th May 2016. Rev. Fr. James Puthussery CMI, Secretary Sahrudaya presided over the function. The distribution ended at Koonammavu on 24th May 2016. Rev. Fr. Polulose Kidangan CMI, Councillor Finance inaugurated the programme at Koonammavu. Rev. Fr. Cyriac Muricken CMI presided over the function there. This year among the study materials Sahrudaya gifted every student with valuable English - English Malayalam dictionary.
‘WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY- 2016’ OBSERVATIONS
World Environment Day 2016 was observed at Manappuram in association with St. Theresa’s High School on 13.06.2016. Shri. Sunil Paul M.Tech lead the session on ‘Zero Tolerance to Plastic’. 400 students of higher classes of the School attended the workshop. Rev. Fr. Joshy Murickelil CMI inaugurated the workshop.
Rev. Fr. Mathew Kiriyanthan CMI presided over the function. The workshop was enjoyed by the students. Environment quiz conducted for children added much delight to programme. The winners of the quiz competitions were gifted with tree saplings. A sapling was planted by the officials in the premises of St. Theresa’s High School asserting the importance of the environment day.
Besides this event, on Sunday the 5th June 2016, the exact day dedicated to environment, the sponsored students of Manappuram planted a common sapling in the premises of Little Flower Monastery along with the Neena Jacob, the Local Animator.
Vayovandanam literally means respect to elders. Sahrudaya has its own Seniors Forums in all of its 15 centres. Centers. SAHRUDAYA RAJAGIRI always catering the immediate needs of these 300 elders. Every year during the month of Karkkidaka Sahrudaya offers Karkidaka Kanjikit for our seniors. In the year 2016 Sahrudaya could distribute the kits on 14th and 15th July in the eve of the month Karkkidaka.
The name of the Programme was VAYOVANDANAM. At Manappuram with the collaboration of a local sponsor Sahrudaya could distribute umbrellas to our seniors. Rev. Fr. Mathew Kiriyanthan CMI, the Chairman of Sahrudaya, directed Vayovandanam at various centres.
SAHRUDAYA SANTHWANA SCHOLARSHIP FUND DISTRIBUTION – 2016
Sahrudaya Santhwana Scholarship Project (SSSP) is the co-venture of ‘Santhwana Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy’ and Sahrudaya Rajagiri. This special project catering the educational needs of the talented children who live in very vulnerable conditions. The second distribution of Sahrudaya Santhwana Scholarship Fund was held on Saturday the 23rd July 2016. 24 partner families along with students comprised the beneficial category.
These students are doing higher studies -academic, technical or professional, and from within the territory of Sacred Heart Province, Kochi. Rev. Fr. Mathew Kiriyanthan CMI, Chairman Sahrudaya explained about the significances of SSSP and welcomed the partners. Rev. Fr. Jose Cletus Plackal CMI, the Provincial and Patron of Sahrudaya inaugurated the event at Santhwana Institute, Kacherippady. Rev. Fr. Varghese Pudussery CMI, Director, Santhwana presided over the meeting, Rev. Fr. James Puthussery CMI Secretary, Sahrudaya felicitated the gathering.
20 partner families attended the gathering. Sahrudaya dispensed Rs. 1,91, 000.00 as scholarship during the event. The meeting came to a close by 5.00 pm with the vote of thanks proposed by V.J. Joseph, the Coordinator of Sahrudaya.
Endowment Fund is the upshot of Sahrudaya’s sponsorship programme. Many talented students are forced to stop their higher studies due to shortage of funds. Their parents are in such unfortunate situations that they can’t avail of bank loans. It is these bright and needy children that we want to promote by means of Endowment Funds. Sahrudaya could raise four endowments. These are PP PAUL PYNADATH ENDOWMENT FUND, PLACKAL THOMAS AND PHILOMENA ENDOWMENT FUND, SHELSON P JOSEPH ENDOWMENT FUND and VARGHESE V. ELUVATHINKAL ENDOWMENT FUND. Four professional students received the Endowment Scholarship from Rev. Fr. Provincial on 23rd July 2016
ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF SAHRUDAYA RAJAGIRI
The 37th Annual General Body Meeting of Sahrudaya Services And Charities was held on Saturday the 6th August 2016 at John Berchmans Conference Hall S.H.Provincial House, Kalamassery. Representing the whole province 14 members participated. There was an input sharing at 2pm before the formal general body meeting. Rev. Fr. Joy Vattoly CMI, Director of KESS shared his experience to our members.
The General Body Meeting started at 3.30 pm. Rev. Fr. Mathew Kiriyanthan CMI, Chairman, Sahrudaya welcomed the members present. In his speech he thanked every members of the general body for cooperating with all the initiatives and programmes of Sahrudaya Rajagiri.
In his presidential address Rev. Fr. Jose Cletus Plackal CMI, the Provincial appreciated the dedicated work of Sahrudaya, and motivated the members indicating the importance of ‘accompanying families’ to attain the full meaning of our social work activities. ‘Sahrudaya Rajagiri is the heart portion of the CMI SH Province. Through Sahrudaya we may care over the human resource development through charity, crises interventions and development oriented projects’. Patron opined.
ONAM SAUHRUDAM 2013
Rajagiri Sahrudaya organized a grand onam get together called “ONAM SOUHRUDAM” on Friday the 20th September 2013 at Rajagiri Campus, Kalamassery. 650 students including our beneficiaries and volunteers from the communities participated in the event. . We have arranged several events like Athapookalam Competition, Group Song, Group Dance and also for entertainments. This year we have conducted some innovative and eco-friendly enterprises such as (1) ‘Vithum Valavum (seeds and nutrients) (2) from ‘ Trash to Treasure’ (exhibit made from waste) (3) Guided Tour of Eco –Park at Rajagiri Campus (4) Maram Oru Varam ( Trees are Blessings) The most attractive item of the day will be ‘Onasadya’. This was the 8th year of the yearly celebration of ONAM SAUHRUDAM!
SAHRUDAYA always possess a great concern to our elders. Sahrudaya directly cares 450 elders of from three districts through its different forums. During previous month Sahrudaya honor them by the gift kit of herbal medicines and cereals named Karkidakakanjikoot. During the month 2013 October Sahrudaya honouring them with the Programme Vayovandanam. Vayovandanam is a beautiful programme in which the local community, students along with Sahruadaya honors the Elders. In a programme the seniors of the Vypin were invited to the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences on 08.10.2013 and the Elders were honored by Social Work Students. Rev. Fr. Jose Cletus Plackal, the Chairman of Sahrudaya, lead the Programme. The seniors were performed various cultural presentation. Ayushman bhava the elders!