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52nd Annual Day celebrated at Spandana Trust, Infant Mary’s convent,

December 8, 2023

Mangaluru: The Spandana Trust, Infant Mary’s Convent, celebrated its 52nd annual day and Christmas celebration on December 6, 2023, at 4.30 p.m. at the campus of Infant Mary’s Convent. There were about 2000 people gathered from in and around Mangalore. The women of Self-Help Group and their family members were very happy to be part of the programme.

The Trust works for the empowerment of women through the SHGs. There are about 200 SHGs that are catered to by the trust. Many of the people have come up with self-employment and other schemes of development. About 1000 people are helped with education through the Trust, irrespective of caste and creed. They performed many cultural and entertainment programmes at the occasion.

Rev. Sr. Sylvia Fernandes, Superior of Infant Mary’s Convent, was the president of the programme. In her presidential address, she said that the Spandana Trust has concerns about the poor and needy children, women, and the family at large. She said trust is giving Christ to the people whom they cater to through their selfless service.

Dr. Sydney Dsouza, Professor General Medicine at Yenepoya Medical College, was the chief guest and praised the work that the trust is doing for economically backward people.

Rev. Fr. Vincent Dsouza, Director CODP, Mangalore, had imparted a Christmas message and said that the Trust is doing yeomen service to humanity, especially the downtrodden and economically weaker sections. He said the trust is following in the footsteps of saints Bartolomea and Vincenza Gerosa, who are the founders of the Sisters of Charity. The programme was compared by Mrs. Savitha and Mrs. Gayathri.