Thursday, April 10, 2008

Neighboring Diocese Plans for Development

The neighboring Diocese of Darjeeling is planning for the development of the people within its operational area (the Hills of Darjeeling and the State of Sikkim), through an exercise called "Diocesan Perspective Plan". This is being done at Pushpika, in Kalimpong. Anuggyalaya, the official organization of the diocese, led by Fr. Valentine Rai, is organizing the entire program. Priests, religious and many lay persons from the diocese are taking part in the program that is scheduled for 10 -11, April 2008. The Bishop Rt. Rev. Stephen Lepcha, in his Keynote Address mentioned that we must move from the known territories of relief and aid to the till now untouched areas of people's rights and empowerment. The full text is available by clicking on : The Bishop's Address.

Fr. I.P. Sarto, the Director of ABCD, the West Bengal Regional Forum, Mr. Sanjay Rozario, the Regional Manager of W. Bengal region, and Puthumai A. Nazarene, Director, Social Welfare Institute, Raiganj are the external facilitators along with Mr. Roshan, Sr. Sabrina and Fr. Michael from Darjeeling to help in the planning.

1 comment:

jyoti said...

Fr. Puthumai,
The diocese of Darjeeling had initiated the exercise at least 4 years back but the parishes(PP) did not understand what it was meant for it. One of the priest had undergone intensive training fot it too and Anugalaya which is the major body to bring about the Perspective plan too could not complete it. Hope this time they will be successful.