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Fr. Jesu Memorial Children Parliament Ministers Kalai Mela

Fr. Jesu Memorial Children Parliament Ministers Kalai Mela was held on 25th February 2018 at Rosary School, Santhome. This year, only the Children Parliament Ministers were called for this event. There were 245 Children from 23 children Parliament groups, 23 parent leaders and some past pupils of Nesakkaram besides all the part time and full time staff members of Nesakkaram who solemnized the Kalai Mela with their presence. The Chief Guest of this Mela was our Minister Provincial Br. Praveen Henry D’Souza OFM. The event began at 9 am with registration. Once the children registered themselves, they were given badges, T Shirts, and breakfast. The games for the children started at 10 am. It was indeed a sight to watch the children in Nesakkaram T Shirts, playing together to enjoy more than winning prizes. The games were organized by MSW field work trainees. The cultural program started at 11 am. The cultural event consisted of folk dances, Villipattu, Therukoothu (Street Theater), Karagattam, etc. This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to portray their talents. The cultural event was a great display of agility and energy. During this event Br. Praveen spoke to the children in Tamil. The children responded with thunderous applause in appreciation. Br. John Sekar appreciated the children for their lively performances. All the invitees appreciated the efforts of Nesakkaram for its work among the less privileged children of God. These children from the slums not only carried a bag of gifts home, but much delight and Franciscan happiness as well. – Br Joseph Raj
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FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (March)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

03

Bipin Kishore Kandulna

Birth

1990

04

Joy Prakash

Davis Kallookaran

Alphonse Moras

Simon Pinto

+ Alexis v. Leeuwen

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Home

1948

1978

1978

1978

1999

05

+ Bal Raj Madanu

Felix A

Home

Birth

2017

1998

09

Augustine Pinto

+ Gerald Scarisbrick

Sujit Ganji

Ordination

Home

Birth

1967

1980

1988

12

Abraham Vadana

Gerald Lobo

Paul K.L.

St.Thomas Province – INDIA

Avinash Kujur

Nichol John

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Erection

Birth

Birth

1977

1977

1977

1985

1995

1992

13

Eugene A.

Samson

Tommy T.J.

Birth

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

1984

1985

1985

14

Jayapal Dwarakonda

Flame,Dindigul

Birth

Blessing

1979

2009

16

Joseph Raj

Birth

1987

17

Basil Tirkey

Birth

1984

18

Johnvinzen Lyngdoh

Birth

1987

19

James N.

Chinnappan M. Devaraj

Ordination

Ordination

1994

1994

20

+ Sylvester Dias

Felix Gassam

Trevor D’ Souza

Home

Ordination

Ordination

1979

1993

1993

21

+ Joseph Dias

Home

2002

22

Bobby V.T.

Birth

1963

23

James Kallarackan

Charles Mathew Kolanchery

Joy Prakash Kuzhiparambil

Bhatkal Friary – In Perpetum

+ Oswald Dijkstra

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Acceptance

Home

1974

1974

1974

1989

2006

24




25

Lawrence Simon

Arok Sundar Sebastian

Dharma L. Bernard

Charles Bernard

Amaldas Belevendran

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

1979

1979

1979

1993

1995

26

Santosh Ekka

Birth

1978

27

Babu Jose Pamplany

Birth

1966

28

Ajit Kumar Dung Dung

Birth

1977

30

Paul Kallan

Birth

1961

31

Sagaya Soosairaj A.

Ordination

1997