Tiruchirapalli

CSI Bishop chairs special meeting

A special meeting called by the council of Church of South India, Trichy-Tanjore Diocese, witnessed discussion on welfare schemes, community development and spirituality of the congregation, from October 6 to 8.

Rt.Rev. D.Chandrasekaran, Bishop and Chairman of Bishop Heber College, who chaired the meeting, interacted with 250 participants comprising Priests and Laities representing the geographical stretch from the Anamalai Hills to Nagapattinam (central Tamil Nadu).

Schemes were evaluated on the welfare and protection of children in homes and special schools. The meeting resolved to ensure safety of children studying in schools and colleges and extend fee concession to the poor. Very poor students would be given full sponsorship by well-wishers of the diocese.

Projects for providing residential facilities to senior citizens were appraised and policies for their admission into homes were amended. A new home for the aged was proposed at Dharapuram. It was decided that the facility would be established within a short span of time.

Alcoholism, atrocities against women and children, and sexual harassment at the work place were discussed to give stringent punishment. Discussion on hospital care and educational institutions was carried out and plan of action was evolved.

The existence of Trichy Diocese for the past 100 years had resulted into producing thousands of good citizens, participants said emphasising establishment of as many homes as possible to elevate poor children including orphans, physically challenged and special children.

Speakers said that the Trichy CSI Mission Hospital has been renovated with advanced ICU facility and cardiology department. Officials of the council mooted more measures for uplift of the poor.

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