In order to bring some solace to the victims of flood, 15 (+1) Papalites, along with 20 from JDV, travelled to Kerala on 5th September, 2018. They started the journey at 5:00 PM with a prayer at the Grotto, Papal Seminary. After 30 hours of scenic journey along the Konkan route, they reached Ernakulam Railway Station, where they were welcomed by Fr. Joseph Oliparambil, Rector, Minor Seminary, Verapolly Diocese.
After one night of rest, and the introduction, they went to Kainakari, Kuttanadu, the native place of St Kuriakose Chavara CMI, in a bus and reached there after about 6 hours. They are housed in the CMI house. They are reaching out to the affected people. Our prayers are with them.
From the Rector’s Letter to the Community:
In the context of flood-situation in Kerala and the decision taken by JDV to reach out to the flood-affected people and areas, Papal Seminary has sent a batch of 16 students as volunteers to Kerala on September 5, 2018. They will return to JDV for their classes on Monday, September 17, 2018. Among the sixteen students, following students from Papal Seminary from Philosophy Faculty have gone as volunteers:
- JijoMaliakkal (Thrissur)
- Rejin Joseph (Kochi)
- Vinod Marandi (Dumka)
- Clinton J. Samson (Alleppy)
- PramodSamad (Hazaribag)
- Janbemo N Odyuo(Kohima)
- Mariadas (Guwahati)
- NeelendraKiro (Sambalpur)
- Jithin M. Augustine (Kanjirappally)
- PrathapPingalBarla (Rourkela)
- Akshay Kumar Nayak (Cattak-Bhuvaneshwar)
Let us pray for our brothers. They are doing a risk and challenging job. Best wishes to them!