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Presentation Presence at Sehore
On 15 August 2016 a Presentation mission was opened in Sehore, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The blessing of the small house at Seetal Vihar, Sehore, was followed by mass celebrated by Fr Ajay Ekka, the Parish priest of Lourdu Matha Church at Sehore.
Present at the gathering were Srs. Miriam Attel and Selma George from the Leadership, Srs Anice and Marie from the Jammu community, Sisters and novices from the Novitiate community and representatives from the neighbouring Religious communities.
Srs. Alice Mulackal and Maria Thomas are missioned there to make initial contacts with local people and process the development of the land at Sehore for the activities of the mission. We pray for God’s blessings on this new beginnings.
IIMUN- An Odyssey into Learning
Fifteen students from the Presentation Convent Senior Secondary School, Jammu, took part in the historic Indian International Model United Nations held from 15- 17 August 2016 in NEW YORK, USA. There were hundred delegates from different schools of India as well as delegates from Colombo and Bahrain who participated in this conference. It was a great honour to unfurl the Indian Flag in the United Nations Headquarters.
The President, Ms Kashvi Jaggi, welcomed the audience. During his address Mr. Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President, World Bank stressed the importance of leading an integrated life to help bring about change in society as youth power is a recognized force in the world today.
The founder of IIMUN, Mr. Rishabh Shah encouraged the students to believe in their innate potential and ability to overcome challenges. He emphasised the concept of soft power and how this can help establish India on the global front.
This enriching and a learning experience for the students would not have been possible without the support, guidance and prayers of our leadership team, Sisters in the community, staff members, generous and motivating parents.
Meeting of the Justice Contacts
A meeting of the Justice contacts in the Province took place from 31 July – 1 August 2016 at Bhalswa, Delhi . Sr. Libania Fernandes, IPA National Co-ordinator was the Resource person for the two days. Sr. Iova Marie Diniz from the Leadership was present at the meeting.
The workshop comprised of –
- Reflection and discussion on CG2012 Statement and IPA 2012 Statement
- UN convention rights of the child,
- Difference between child rights and child wants and action plan for child rights in our ministries.
- Laudato SI-on sustainability for children
- Reflection on 17 SDG Goals and Action plan for each community on SDGS
- Carbon emission and Action plan for reducing carbon emissions
- Sustainable Community living booklet and Action in communities.
Sr. Hema Barretto