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Foundation Stone Laid for New Building Block St. Joseph’s Boys School

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altBELLARY, SEP 28:  Bishop of Bellary Henry D’Souza blessed and laid the foundation stone for the new high school block at St. Joseph’s Boys School, Cowl Bazaar, Bellary at 11.30 am today.

A meaningful prayer service was held while blessing the foundation stone.

The 108-year old St. Joseph’s Boys’ School has over 2000 students, most of whom are from the lower middle class and economically backward sections. The school is in need of more classrooms.

Vicar General Fr. Chowrappa Y., Fr. Arokianathan (BDBE Secretary), Fr. Charles D’Souza (Dean of Bellary), Fr. Ivan Pinto (Manager and Correspondent of St. Joseph’s Boys School), Fr Paulraj (Director BDDS), Fr. Thomas Santhosh (Director Bhagawathvani Communications Centre), deanery priests and sisters, headmistresses, staff and some students attended the progrmme. 

The new block will have 21 class rooms, which will be built in stages as per availability of resources. To start with we will build only the ground floor with 3 classrooms and an open hall”, said the school manager Fr. Ivan Pinto.

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Loss of Life and Property due to Flash Floods in Bellary Diocese

 Number of people affected : 151,934
Loss of life : 72
Villages affected : 1,296
Houses destroyed/damaged : 118,833
Relief being distributed to : 3,500 families
No. Catholic houses lost: 560
Number of medical camps held : 22