The Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra (R) with the collaboration of ChildFund India has organized sponsor day program at Subrahmanya Sthanika Sabha Bhavana, Laila, Belthangady on 12/10/2016. 200 children participated in the program. The program commenced with the prayer song of Manasa and group. Fr. Francis Assis Edwin Monis, The Chief Functionary of CKSK inaugurated the program by lightening the lamp.
Mr. Francis Danthy, The Project Manager of ChildFund project in his introductory speech said, “as we know our sponsors are from different part of the world are very generous and they do sacrifice their life to improve the living condition of our children by saving their part of income. Majority of them are from economically backward families and doing jobs in hotels, shops etc and some are working as taxi drivers, cleaners and housekeepers etc. So we should always remain thankful to them and should utilize the opportunity in better way”.
Fr. Francis Assis Edwin Monis, in his inaugural speech opinioned that every child should learn to give value for time and money the sponsors spend on each child and always remain thankful to their sponsors who are selflessly trying to give better education. Today is the right time to remember them and to thank them for all their support and prayers.
Ms. Thulacy, Malebettu shared her experiences about the sponsorship program and said, “ I am very proud of my sponsors who supported me since 16 years and now I am in 2nd year degree at Punjalkatte and what I am now it is only because of the effort of my sponsors. I and my family will remain ever grateful to them”.
Fr. Rohan Lobo, Assistant Director of CKSK presided over the program and in his presidential speech said, “Today human beings are living in modern world and nobody has sufficient time to spend with other persons/families. Therefore the social values have come down and it is affecting the relationships. But our sponsors from different part of the world are saving their time as well as money to help us although we all are strangers to them. So today we all should remember them and should pray for them and for their families”.
Mrs. Hilda Pinto, Sponsor Relation Coordinator of ChildFund project said in her sharing, “CKSK has collaborated with ChildFund India since 2000. As we know today we have some children among us who were enrolled in the year 2000 and still continue in the sponsorship program. So we always remember the benefits we got from our sponsors and should try to extend our help to our neighbors. ChildFund is organizing many programs for all of us. Coordinator encouraged the participants to increase their participation.
On the special occasion variety of games were conducted. Different cultural programs were given by the youths. Mementoes were distributed to all participants as a token of love and participation.
The program came to an end at 1.30 pm. Ms. Manisha Belalu welcomed the gathering, Ms. Hemalatha Gerukatte, thanked and Ms. Vinitha D’souza Kalmanja was the MC of the program. Mr. Sunil livelihood Coordinator facilitated the cultural session.