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Seminar On Management Of NPOs And Minority Status Held

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altBALLARI: DEC.14: Large number of pastoral clergy and heads of institutions from the Diocese of Bellary enthusiastically participated in a day’s seminar on Management of Non Profit Organization and Minority Status of educational institutions on Dec. 14, 2016 at Bishop’s House.

 

The seminar was animated by renounced charted accountants Mark D’Souza, Mr. Ravindranath and Supreme Court advocate Sr. Jessy Kurian.

 

The seminar was held in the context of new challenges in the present scenario and with the intention of sensitizing the pastoral clergy and the religious of the diocese to pastoral management and in compliance with the recommendation of Diocesan Pastoral Hand Book.

 

Bishop Henry D Souza in his introductory words appealed to all priests and religious insisted on “wise stewardship” manifested through accountability, transparency and prompt compliance of regulations.

 

“Managing church’s resources and running pastoral institutions is a mission and an great responsibility. It calls for wisdom, prudence, honesty and accountability” which will enable the pastoral workers to use the temporal resources to provide for care for pastoral personnel, upkeep of houses of worship, care for the poor and needy and promote evangelization.

 

Bishop insisted on strictly complying with guidelines given in the Diocesan Pastoral Hand Book.

 

Sri Mark D Souza urged the leaders of the community to understand the concepts of taxation, its obligations and rights.

 

Sri Ravindranath, auditor of BDBE and its institutions also Diocesan units appealed all those gathered to go for cashless transactions.

 

Sr. Jessy Kurian, a member of congregation of St. Ann’s Sisters, former member of National Minority Education Commission and Advocate of Supreme Court of India urged to safeguard and enforce the Minority Rights enshrined in the Constitution of India. 

 

She also appealed all the heads of the Institutions to get the Minority Status Certificate for better management. 

 
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