Mangalore: Child Fund International celebrates Diamond Jubilee at Prajna Counseling Centre

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By Robert DCosta
Bellevision Media Network

Mangalore, 27 Oct 2013: Prajna Counseling Centre, Kankanady, here organized seventy-fifth anniversary of Child Fund International, during Child Fund Award Programme – 2013, held here on Thursday October 24.

Dakshina Kannada district women and child development deputy director Gertrude Veigas inaugurated the programme here on Thursday afternoon.

Child Fund India co-ordinator partner support Kaipa Satish and city-based Melcons Mining Tools Company proprietor Muralikrishna were the guests of honor.

Gertrude in her inaugural address said that Prajna Counseling Centre helped nearly 4,000 to 4,500 poor children to carve out better future in the past nearly 2 decades, said Gertrude.  She also urged the beneficiaries and former beneficiaries to help the poor children after they are settled in gainful employment, urged Gertrude.



Speaking on the occasion, Kaipa Satish said over 1.8 crore poor children are getting financial support from Child Fund International.  The Child Fund project is functioning in 30 different locations across India, said Satish.  He also expressed happiness on the yeomen service of Prajna Counseling Centre in carving out better future for the lesser-fortunate children in the society, lauded Satish.

Prajna Counseling Centre director Professor Hilda Rayappan in her presidential address thanked the children and their parents for their active participation in availing benefits from Child Fund.

ECCD teachers Malati of Anganawady in Padavu village, Shaktinagar, here and crèche teacher Vedavati of Pallodi in Sullia taluk were conferred with awards for their outstanding performance.

The prizes were distributed to the winners of drawing and elocution competitions during the programme.

Anganawady teacher Savita and women self-help-groups member Tulasi shared their experience of malnutrition and early childhood development.

Child Fund International beneficiaries Premraj, Arpita Gatti and Swati, former beneficiaries Keerti and Haseena shared their testimony in carving out better future for themselves with the contributions from Child Fund International.

Variety cultural shows were presented by the inmates of Prajna Counseling Centre as part of entertainment programme.

Professor Hilda Rayappan welcomed the gathering.  Prajna Counseling Centre trustees Joe and Beatrice Pereira couple were also present on the occasion.

Prajna Counseling Centre project manager Suleiman Kandiga compered the programme.  Lynet Joyce D’Costa proposed vote of thanks. 




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