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New School Opened At Kottur

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altKOTTUR, BALLARI, JUNE 06, 2016: A new school - “Queen of Angels School” was blessed and opened by Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary today at Kottur.

In his message Bishop Henry D’Souza declared that Catholic schools should be intstitutions which mould character, shape students to be proud citizens, promoting inter-religious amity and harmony.

“Education should enhance human dignity, break the de-humanizing barriers of caste and intolerance”, insisted Bishop.

In his brief message, secretary of Bellary Diocese Board of Education (BDBE), Fr. MD Vincent encouraged the little children “to grow like Jesus in wisdom, the love of God and spiritual values”.

Kottur a temple town, 115 kilometers away from Ballari city was started by the Kottur mission pioneer Fr. Jai Prakash.

Fr. Jai Prakash who is a scholar in Kannada literature, has put up an inter-faith Welcome Centre and built a presbytery.

The school teachers, parents and some local leaders were present at the occasion.

Bishop Henry D’Souza lauded the initiatives and dedicated work of Fr. Jai Prakash.

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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