BDDS
BALLARI DIOCESE DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY (BDDS)

Established : 1.04.1985
Patron of the Institution : Bishop Henry D'Souza, Bishop of Bellary
Address : Beside Outpost Police Station, Near Sudha Circle, Infantry Road, Cantonment, BALLARI - 583104.
Tel : (08392) 240517, 240868
Email (Institution) : bddsBallari@yahoo.co.in
Website : www.bddsBallari.org
Working area : Ballari, Raichur & Koppal Districts of Bellary Diocese.
Director : Fr. Chourappa
Mob : 9448933311
Email (Personal) : frychourappa@gmail.com
President of Institution : Fr. Paulraj, Vicar General
Treasurer : Fr. Sam Nalan, Diocesan Financial Administrator
Secretary : Fr. Chourappa
List of former Directors served in the Institution :
Sl NAME DATE DATE
1 Fr. Santan Quadras 01-04-1985 23-02-1986
2 Fr. Denis Menezes 23-02-1986 16-05-1994
3 Fr. Cyril Joseph 17-05-1994 14-05-1999
4 Fr. Harold F. Pinto 15-05-1999 11-05-2004
5 Fr. Vincent. E. Rodrigues 12-05-2004 10-05-2006
6 Fr. Harold F. Pinto 11-05-2006 30-04-2009
7 Fr. Paulraj 01-05-2009 12-05-2014
8 Fr. Chourappa Y 13-05-2014
A brief History of the Institution : BDDS is the official organ for Social Apostolate of Bellary Diocese. The organization was established in 1985 by Bi Bishop Ambrose Yaddanapalli, Bishop of Bellary and continued under the patronage of Bishop Joseph D'Silva and presently under the leadership of Bishop Henry D'souza, the present Bishop of Bellary. Late Fr. Santhan Quadras was the first Director and the organisation continued its service by the strenuous efforts of successive directors viz Rev.Fr. Denis Menezes, Rev.Fr.Cyril Joseph, Rev.Fr. Vincent Rodrigues, Rev. Fr.H.F.Pinto, Rev.Fr.Paulraj and presently Rev. Fr. Chourappa who have efficiently guided and worked with enthusiasm to achieve the goals of BDDS.
In the beginning years, the organisation has served for the people of Gulbarga, Raichur and Ballari districts. On June 24, 2005 when Gulbarga Diocese was formed, the service of BDDS was reduced to 2 Districts. During 2005 the Government of Karnataka also formed new districts, as a result BDDS had to expand the working are to Koppal. Presently BDDS expends its service to Ballari, Raichur and Koppal.
Total No. of staff (Present) : Full time: 38 and Volunteers 6
Area/field of work : Rural Development, Women Empowerment & SHGs

Capacity/Awareness Building, Good Governance Awareness on Health & Hygiene, HIV/AIDS - awareness, care, support, Human Rights / Child Rights / Women Rights / Consumer Rights / Right to Food / Right to Information (RTI) / Right to Education (RTE), Disaster Management, Natural Resource Management, Micro Entrepreneurship, Self - Employment, Vocational Training

Promotion of sustainable agriculture
Sanghas : 472; Members: 5465


2. DON BOSCO - CENTRE FOR SOCIAL ACTION
Address : Jambunatha Road, Hospet - 583 201, Ballari Dt.
Phone : 08394-265161
Area/field of work : - Youth Group
- Women/Self-help
- Child Workers Special School
- Child Labourers
- Tuition/Study
- Rural Girls Hostel
3. DON BOSCHO SEVA KENDRA (Social Service Center)
Established : 2004
Address : Sahaya Mathe Church, Chandanakere Road, Deodurga- 584111
Director : Fr.Kuriokose sdb
Mob : 9449580709
Email : dbdeodurga@gmail.com
4. JANODAYA SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE
Established : 1984
Address : Good Shepherd Convent, Konapurpet, Manvi- 584123, Raichur Dt.
Tel : 08538-220534
Email : janodaya@rediffmail.com
Director : Sr. Valsa
Mob : 9945251073
Email : valsargs@yahoo.com
5. NAVA CHAITHANYA SOCIAL ACTION CENTRE
Established : 1995
Address : Navachaitanya, Centre for Integral Social Action, Cluny Sisters, Gurugunta- 584139, Raichur Dt.
Tel : 08537-285208
Email : navachait@gmail.com
Director : Sr. Julie
Mob : 9972210051
6. NAVA JEEVAN SAMAJA KALYANA SANGHA
Established : 1987
Address : Risen Christ Church, Kavital- 584120, Raichur Dt.
Director : Fr. Ivan Pinto
Mob : 9449040153
Email : ivanpinto22@yahoo.com
7. PAVITHRA IRUDAYA SAMAJA SEVA KENDRA
Address : Pavitra Irudayada Devalaya, Mudgal- 584125, Raichur Dt.
Tel : 08537-280539
8. SHANTHI PRAGATI VINAYALAYA
Address : Vinayalaya, Sirwar, Raichur Dt.
Tel : 08532-270335
Email : vinayalaya.sirwar@gmail.com
9. SPANDANA SANCHALANE
Address : Amara Prema Convent,Maski - 584 124,Raichur Dt.
Tel : 08537-270217
Mob : 9886841545
10. VIMUKTI - SOCIAL ACTION CELL
Institution : Vimukthi Charitable Trust
Established : 2000
Address : Vimukthi Charitable Trust, Jeenur Road, Pothnal, Manvi Tq, Raichur Dt - 584123.
Tel : 08535-281057
Email : vctpothnal@gmail.com
Director : Fr. Santhosh Fernandes
Mob : 9448335778
Email : satcapuchin@gmail.com