Bishop inaugurates Christian women’s co-op society, development centre


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Daijiworld Media Network—Mangaluru (CLP)

Mangaluru, Jun 22: In what can be seen as a giant and revolutionary step by women in the co-operative sector, the Christian Minority Women’s Multi-purpose Co-operative Society and Community Development Centre was inaugurated at St Joseph College Auditorium, Jeppu Workshop Campus, by Aloysius Paul D' Souza, Bishop of Mangaluru on Sunday June 21.

The Society was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the Bishop and Oscar Fernandes, MP and founder president of Catholic Sabha inaugurated the Community Development Centre.






























In the inaugural address, the Bishop said, “It is indeed a happy day for all of us as the minority women have come together to start a co-operative society. Today, a baby is born in the form of this society. It is the responsibility of the women to take care of and grow the child in the coming years. It is amazing to see that women have come forth to showcase their abilities in a male dominated society. Women are hard workers, they have a lot of patience, and have the ability to multitask. I wish all success to the Society and the Centre.”

Speaking on the occasion, MP Oscar Fernandes said, “It is a big achievement by the Christian minority women. I know about the difficulties involved behind setting up a co-operative society as my mother was the founder and president of a co-operative society. I kindly request involvement of Udupi district also as it has also been a mother to many co-operative societies. I wish all success to the Christian Minority Women's Multi-purpose Co-operative Society and Community Development Centre.” Addressing the gathering, district-in-charge minister Ramanath Rai said, “This is a male dominated society but the Christian community has always given importance to women over the years. Men always consult women in any decision they want to take. Women are more trustworthy worthy than men; women do not wish to spoil their image in society and thus, they are accurate in every job.”

Speaking on the occasion, J R Lobo, MLA, Mangaluru South, said, “Women of the Christian community are one step ahead of men. Women enjoy equal opportunities in the community. They perform every job with dedication and quality. Christian minority women need to make efforts to spread the branches of the co-operative society to other districts also. I wish all success to the Co-operative Society and Community Development Centre.” The MLA also launched the emblem of the Society.

Jacintha Alfred, Mayor Mangaluru City Corporation, Roy Castelino, president, Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Academy, Veronica Carnelio, chairperson, Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited, Rajendra Kumar, president, SCDCC Bank, B K Saleem, district registrar, Co-operative Societies, Dakshina Kannada district, Lancy D’Cunha, national vice-president, All India Catholic Union, and Flavy D’Souza, president, Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh, and others were present as guests of honour. Hilda Alva, president, Catholic Sabha, Julia Crasta, vice-president, and Benedicta D’Souza, secretary, CMW Society, and the office-bearers of the Society, were present on the occasion.

The facilities of the Co-operative Society will include:

Different deposits, special facilities for senior citizens, special schemes, and facilities for women,cash letters, loan facilities for purchase of vehicle, pledging of jewellery, small business, construction of house, renovation of kitchen, overdraft, purchase of household items, national savings certificate, house repairs, and loans for agriculture. Help to self-help groups, co-operation, and loan facilities, pygmy daily deposits, and e-stamping decision to provide a good dividend to shareholders, and a special package for repayment of loans.

Lancy D’Cunha was felicitated on this occasion for his initiative and hard work in making the co-operative society, a reality.

The 74th birthday of Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza was also celebrated on the occasion by cutting the cake.

  

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  • Alwyn, Kinnikambla

    Wed, Jun 24 2015

    All the Best......

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    Mr. Shetty: To your comment " you mean Christian women empowerment", may I respond.

    The first college established in India is the CMS college in Kottayam, Kerala.

    When India got independence, there were 550 royal kingdoms in India and some of them like the Nizam of Hyderabad was one of the five billionaires of the world at that time ( Rockafellor-Paul Getty-J.P. Morgan-Andrew Carnigee and Nizam). The Christian Missionaries laid the foundation of education in India while too rich kings of India were concentrated in displaying their pageantry, having more golden objects, wives and mistresses.
    How many crores Rs. worth of wealth are hoarded under the historic Temple in Trivandrum?

    See the educational Institutions built by the Christians in Mangalore. The non-Christians have learned from the Christians and motivated to establish their educational and healthcare institutions saw the underlying value of education.

    My friend, anything good and productive from anybody, follow that! Anything destructive, close the door immediately.

    Let the Hindu and Muslim women start their co-op societies, share all the societies their merits and demerits to help each other. Later on all these co-op societies initiated by the various religious backing can work together to create a prosperous society. Religions should never be turned as a cutting sword but a friendly festival gathering. So, help us GOD.

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  • essell, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    For the society to be empowered the women need to be empowered irrespective of caste/religion. We all women are united and have same problems irrespective of religion.

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  • CONRAD JOHN TAURO, SHIRVA/UDUPI/DUBAI

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    Best of luck.
    Empower women power.

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    Great step in the right direction towards prosperity.

    All the best wishes and prayers.

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  • shuba, mumbai

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    All the very best to women who have made it possible and may the Almighty guide you in your future steps to help all those who in need. Wishing you all Success!

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  • Arthur Ronald D'souza, Abu Dhabi / Belman

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    congratulation.... Wonderful news...All the best and u may spread your wings so that u may create more Job opportunities for the women. ready to give some deposit.

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  • Mohammed Ilyas Byndoor/Dubai.U.A.E, Byndoor/Dubai.U.A.E

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    Great achievements by Christian Womens. Spread Branches to all the places so that everyone can utilize its benifits.

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  • EVANS N MARIA ALEX, FALNIR MANGALORE

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    well begun is half done.good luck and all the best.

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  • Wilfred Fernandes, Vamadapadavu/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    This society should have named "Women's Co-Op Society" than "Christian Minority Women's...............society Ltd."

    wish you best of luck.

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  • Ramesh S, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    ..Good one..secularism starts from here..

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  • gm, mlur

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    better you do yoga.

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    Mr. Ramesh: To have any economic prosperity for the ordinary and the poor class of the nation, massive micro-financing system must be established. Pampering the richest few friends of Mr. Modi through their expansion of a few factories will not solve the problem.

    Your chronic aversion towards the word "secularism" is going out of control. If India is deviating from her secular foundation laid down by the founding fathers of the nation, India is headed towards very tragic situation.

    You are a very solid follower of the BJP which I can't complain.
    My friend, you are not fully aware of the thinking mode of the foreign investors about India.

    Already, India is notorious for her corruption-red tape-dilapidated infrastructure and the disorderly labor sector which are chronically infected with the communist and socialistic virus.

    I was born in Kerala but afraid to invest there even if I have a billion dollar due to the labor disorder.

    In such a predicament of multiple negative factors, nobody will dare to invest billions of their hard earned money in India. To make the matters too terrible, the attacks on the Churches and the anti-minority attitude of the current Government has created headlines in the news medium around the world. Mr. Modi and his friends are flying around the world to attract foreign direct investment to revive the stagnated Indian economy but the inflow of the foreign capital at this very critical economic times of the world is too marginal. If secularism is nailed down from India, that is the end of the story.

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  • Hilda, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    All the best to our Mangalorean Ladies.

    May your purpose of the Society full fill the minorities needs.

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  • harold mathias, mangalore /muscat

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    Congrats,all the best to christian
    minority Womens Multi-purpose
    Co-operative Socity

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  • Ramesh S, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    ..Christian minority women OR Minority christian women..

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  • alwyn, canada

    Tue, Jun 23 2015

    What difference will make you. For jealousy no medicine in life only acceptance of love.

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  • gm, mlur

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    All the best ladies......

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    Genuine move towards women empowerment ....

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  • Amith shetty, Mangalore/Muscat

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    You mean Christian women empowerment.

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  • CHRIS, DUBAI

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    You should start the women empowerment schemes ...

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    Yes Amith Shetty you could say that.
    Why not others start that too?
    May be scared of women getting a little bit more power?

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  • Francs, Dubai

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    YES! What is your problem?

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  • alwyn, canada

    Tue, Jun 23 2015

    It is high time to empower women. Most of the issued like dowry and treatment of women will be solved and some will go behind bars o f demanding kotikattale badhi.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Tue, Jun 23 2015

    Amith Shetty,

    Christian women are forefront in all matters of life - Foremost, DOWRY eradication ! Are you aware how many girls in your community await suitable grooms but unable to fund associated cost ? Look at Christian girls - they study, start working, make their savings and fund their own marriage sharing 50-50 with the man they are marrying ! Absolutely no DOWRY !

    See around jasmine and vegetable growers ! See around milk selling women ! See teachers, nurses, bankers, insurance agents - count non-Christian women's percentage out of them ! That too after Christian community not benefiting any reservation dedicated to Hindus !

    Envy and jealousy come into same group but the former one is with good will. What you feel is the latter one which is dangerous.

    You either take an example from the initiative taken by Christian leaders here or go into hibernation ! Do not spit your venom here !

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  • Amith shetty, Mangalore/Muscat

    Tue, Jun 23 2015

    I am not against christian women. You are mistaken me. I am talking about different perception.

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  • Valerian D'souza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 22 2015

    All the best to Christian Minority Women’s Multi-purpose Co-operative Society and Community Development Centre.
    However, let people not create steady division between men and women in everything.
    Financial decisions should generally be taken together.
    Division for safety and modesty reasons,is all fine and necessary.
    For it is God who created man and women. Should apply mindfulness in everything.
    Too many divisions leading to rift and selfish interests, looses harmony.
    Let there be division only between good and evil.

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