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Anugraha Bidar: Parent-Teachers’ Association
On 22nd, August, 2018 Parent-Teachers’ Association was called. To catch the speed of the modern education system and to know many things about the relation between parents, teachers and students the parent-teachers’ meeting was called. Many parents attended the meeting and benefited immensely. The resource persons for the meeting were Fr. Provincial and Fr. Robin Victor the Administrator of the province. The resources persons highlighted the role of the parents in today’s education system. They said that it is the prime responsibility of every parent to know what the child is doing at school and at home. Further they said that a close collaboration between teachers and parents will bring immense improvement in the growth of their children. Mr. Ravindra and Mr. Prabhu were the parents representatives who also said that Anugraha School is a wonderful school in this area and creates ample opportunities for the students to grow all round. Then the principal, Fr. Richard made announcement of what the school has achieved so far and what are the future plans. Thus the meeting ended with tea and snacks to the parents and teachers.
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Anugraha Bidar: Laying foundation stone
On 22nd August, 2018 Anugraha School witnessed the laying of foundation stone for the upcoming school building. It was a moment of grace and joy for the staff and students of Anugraha School. Amidst the showers of blessings and rain the foundation stone was laid by Rev. Fr. Dolphy Pais, the Provincial, Holy Trinity Karnataka. Many a person witnessed this event, viz. Fr. Robin, the administrator of the province, Fr. Vijesh the Treasurer of the province and the community members of Pothnal, Clara Vihar. There was a short prayer service before laying the foundation stone. The students of the school sang well the devotional hymns and led all to a prayerful mood. Fr. Provincial blessed the stone and the land all who were present. Thus the ceremony ended by distributing the sweets to the students and the staff. A special thanks to the provincial and the definitors for taking utmost care towards our community and school.
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Anugraha, Bidar: Independence day celebration
On 15th August, 2018 Anugraha School celebrated the 72nd Independence Day. Mr. Prakash Khandre the ex-MLA, Bhalki presided over the celebration. After hoisting the national flag he received the solute from the four houses of the School. He appreciated the works the Christian institutes have been rending since the freedom fight of India. He recalled, how he had helped the churches in and around Bhalki Taluk in the past and also he promised do anything for the church. As he concluded saying that he had never seen such a discipline in own schools. The celebration was more colourful because of the group dance competition on the patriotic songs. Four houses, which were inaugurated this year did well in the competition and won the worthy prizes. Thus the program ended with distributing sweets to the children and parents who were present.
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Anugraha Bidar: Vanamahotsava
On 11th July, Anugraha School celebrated the Vanamahotsava. It was a wonderful witnessing event by the school to bring about an awareness regarding protecting the environment by growing trees. Mr. Umakanth the Deputy Forest Range Officer being the main guest of the day addressed the students. The stage was decorated by many eminent persons like, Fr. Vijayraj, SJ, Fr. Richard, the principal, Fr. Prashanth, the parish priest and Fr. Karunesh, the Asst. Principal. The program was well organized; the discipline of the students was highly appreciated by the officer. The principal welcomed the gathering. Thus symbolically a plant was planted and a tree was distributed to each class. Thus, the short program ended with photo session and singing National Anthem.
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Anugraha, Bidar: women's day celebration
On March 8th, 2018 the Women’s Day was celebrated at Anugraha School Halbarga. It was a day surprising to all women teachers who were called on the stage to be guest of the day. All the women teachers were wished a happy women’s day. Fr. Karunesh spoke about the importance of women in the society. He invited all the students to understand the role of woman in all the aspects of life and to give due respect to every woman. He also invited the students to protest against all that discriminates women and give protection from atrocities that are happening on women. Thus the program ended with wishing too children.
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Anugrah School Bidar: Scouts and Guides
On 15th Feb, 2018 Anugraha School celebrated Santh Sevalal Jayanthi along with Scouts and Guides renewal day. The Chief Guests for the program were Mr. Anil Shashtri, Mr. Gayakwad and Mss. Jaisheela. All the wings of Scouts and Guides, Cubs and bulbuls and Bunnys had a wonderful time of renewal and recreation. Many games and sports were arranged. All the wings were well guided by the well trained personal. Moreover many a students names were enrolled for Rajya Prashashti Puraskar. The chief guests appreciated the children for their discipline and enthusiasm.
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Anugraha School: Annual Function
On 19th January, 2018 Anugraha School celebrated the 8th Annual function. The day was set aside to hit the dance floor, to become witness for the value education, to honour and hail all those great hands who worked behind the success of the school. Many eminent persons had come to join in the celebration namely; Fr. Deepak Rayappa, the president of the program, Fr. Santhosh Dias, Diocese of Gulbarga, Shri. Gurubasavalinga Pattadeveru, DSP Bhalki, Vaani Behanji, Mr. Shivalingappa, BEO, Mr. Kallappa Chalakapure, DOC Bidar, Mr. H.S. Martin, Mr. Nijamuddin, Mss. Rachamma Mulge, President Gram Panchayat, Fr. Prashanth PP Halbarga and Sr. Lovely, Superior Halbarga. The program began as per the schedule, soon the ground was filled with more that 4,000 people. It was the fabulous and well organized program. All said that such program to witness in the villages is rare. In fact it was a great witness to the locals that the school staff is working hard to bring up the standard of the students. There were many varieties of dances. Every item was interesting and thrilling to see. The dignitaries spoke well of the performance of the school. Thanks to all the staff who worked hard to make this day. Praise God.
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Bidar: Anugraha School, Visit to CM
It was a special day for Anugraha School staff and students on 13th December, 2017 as they had an auspicious chance to visit Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shree Sidramayya. This opportunity came as we have a special wing for Scouts and Guides at Anugraha School. The Bharat Scouts and Guides, Bidar requested us to welcome the Chief Minister to Bhalki city with our unique band set and march past. The students and staff actively participated in this event. Thanks to Bharat Scouts and Guides, Bidar.
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Children's Day: Anugraha School, Bidar
On 14th November, 2017 Anugraha school celebrated the Children’s day in honour of our First Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It was a splendid day as children marched towards the school with colorful dresses. The day witnessed a beautiful stage program by the most enthusiastic staff of Anugraha. Miss DK Vaani, Brahmakumar madam was the chief guest of the day. The staff entertained the children with welcome dance, humorous skit, advertisements, dances etc. The school also organized Fancy Dress Competition for the children to entertain them. Many parents were present for the program and enjoyed every moment. Happy children’s day. Every children is the future of our country.
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Sports Day: Anugraha School
On 11th November, 2017 Sports Day was organized at Anugraha school premises. Mr. Linganand the CRP Halbarga was present for the inaugural program. The aim of Sports day was the around growth of the children. All students participated actively. The staff arranged the day well.
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Scouts and Guides Foundation day: Anugraha School Bidar
On 07/11/2017 being the Scouts and Guides Foundation Day the Bharat Scouts and Guides Bidar Dist., decided to celebrate the day with Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar. It was a privilege for Anugraha as they chose our school as the well disciplined and dedicated school towards Scouts and Guides movement in entire district. On this accession there were many eminent guests specially Mss. Guramma Siddareddy, Mr. Chalakapure, DOC Bidar, Mr. Bershetty Former DOC and district Physical Education officer. Everyone appreciated the discipline of the students. On this occasion the flag tickets were distributed.
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Karnataka Rajyosthava: Anugraha, Halbarga
On 1st November, 2017 the staff and students celebrated the ‘union of Karnataka.’ The students put up an extraordinary performance that day with speeches and dances. The chief guest for the function was Mr. Arjun Kanak, the congress youth Leader for Basavakalyan. He addressed the children on the occasion. He said that bringing up of Kannada literature and culture is the prime responsibility of every kannadiga. Then the children marched to Halbarga in procession to make an impression about the day. All the villagers were marveled at the discipline and slogans of Anugraha Students. Thus the function ended with sweet distribution to all students and staff.
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Anugraha School: Teacher's day
On 5th of September, 2017 Anugraha School celebrated the Teacher’s day. The teachers of the school were the chief guest for the function. The children welcomed the teachers and the gathering in a very creative manner. The children honoured the teachers with beautiful roses and appreciations. Many speeches were heard in appreciation of the tireless efforts of the teachers. The teachers also shared their experience as teachers in our school. They expressed their joy and satisfaction being in teaching profession. Along with teacher’s day celebration also the group and individual dance competition was arranged. The principal Fr. Richard Kadiwal distributed the gifts to the teachers as a gratitude for the service they are rendering in the school. The program ended with powerful speech by a UKG student.
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Independence Day: Anugraha School
On 15th August, 2017 Independence Day was celebrated at Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar. Amidst the atmosphere of Scouts and Guides, the celebration was filled with real patriotism. Miss DK Vijayalaxmi Behanji, Brahmakumari, was the chief guest for the function. Fr. Prashantkumar, Fr. Karunesh and Sr. Lovely DSS added the grandeur for the program. The chief hoisted the flag and delivered a beautiful speech about the traditions and culture of India which led to freedom movement but they are disappearing today. The age-old values which held India’s head high are compromised in many ways she said. Then the children put up a creative program and gave witness of patriotism through march-past dance and drama to those who present in the premises.
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Anugraha Bidar: health is wealth through Yoga
Anugraha School arranged a seminar on “Health is wealth through Yoga”. Mr. Yogi Vaijanath from Shimoga. I was a half day seminar bringing awareness about the maintaining good health through the practice of Yoga. The yogi also taught children how to treat the cold, cough, and simple ailments with home medicines. There was also session on meditation; all the students and teachers were lead into meditation. Indeed it was a resourceful session.
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Parents-Teachers Association : Anugraha School
On 22nd July, 2017 Anugraha hosted the PTA meeting. Mr. Kallappa Chalakapure, the former CRP Halbarga and Yunus the B.Ed college professor, Kamtane College Bidar were the chief guests and resource persons of the day. The cooperation of the parents was appreciating as they cooperated with the plans and projects of the school. The resource persons spoke about the responsibility of the parents and teachers towards the children. The resource persons spoke that every child is not private property of parents, rather he/she is the resource of the country; they are being formed in the hands of parents and teachers, therefore, our example of good life is very important. Every child is the citizen of Indian in the making very much care should be taken in forming them. The Principal, Fr. Richard Kadiwal announced the future plans and points to be given attention. In which he highlighted even the expectations of the parents as the plans of the days to come. Thus the meeting ended with singing national anthem. Thereafter the parents were expected to meet the class teachers and sign the progress card.
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Anugraha School: Vanamahotsava
On 5th July 6, 2017 Anugraha school, Halbarga celebrated the Vanamahotsava. Mr. Umakanth, the Deputy Range Forest Officer, Bhalki and Sr. Lovely DSS were the chief guests for the program. The school band welcomed them in a grand manner. A plant was planted symbolically to welcome the students to grow trees. Mr. Umakanth gave a wonderful message to the students with stories and many examples. Thereafter the students were distributed plants to grow as class wise. The principal Fr. Richard Kadiwal announced that the best grown tree would be given a best prize. Thus the program ended by planting the trees in the Anugraha Campus.
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Anugraha Ashram: Pastoral visitation and School Re-opening
On 11th and 12th of June, 2017, there was a pastoral visitation at Anugraha Ashram. Rt. Rev. Fr. Michael Miranda, the bishop of Gulbarga was welcomed to Anugraha Ashram, Halbarga. During his pastoral visitation he visited the Anugraha community, Sisters and parishioners. In his visit he highlighted the dire need of giving faith-formation to the people of this area. He also formally reopened the School that day. In his speech he said that education is a primary weapon to change the society, and Anugraha church school is on the verge of giving you all-round growth. He wished the students and staff all the best for the academic year 2017-18.
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Anugraha School: Thanksgiving Day
On 25th of March Anugraha School celebrated a day of Thanksgiving. Remembering all the blessings that were received from God Almighty in the year 2016-17 the school gathered all staff and student community to thank God today. Among the students two of them and among teaching staff Ms. Geetha and Mr. Mahan spoke about the enormous change that has taken place in line with discipline, academic performance, co curricular activities etc. All appreciated the Principal Fr. Richard Kadiwal OFM Cap for well-organizing the entire year though there were many hurdles at the initial stages. The principal spoke and thanked all the staff and students for their tireless efforts to make Anugraha head high. All the teachers were appreciated considering their unique talents and contribution for the growth of Anugraha. All the staff was presented with laminated pictures of their class and entire staff to keep for their memory. As Anugraha School thanks the Almighty God there many of you have directly or indirectly have contributed to the growth of the school. The management, staff and students are grateful to you. Thank you one and all. Have a wonderful summer vacation.
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Anugraha: community day and principal's birthday
On 4th March, 2017 Anugraha community celebrated the birthday of Fr. Richard Kadiwal, superior and principal of the school. There was a well organized cultural programme conducted in the school under the leadership of Frs. Karunesh and Lourdswamy. Thereafter at the community level celebration too was organized. It began with mass and agape at noon. Many priest and school staff joined the celebration. It was a splendid day.
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Anugraha School: Taluk level Scouts and Guides Rally
On 1st March 2017 Bharat Scouts and Guides conducted the Taluk level rally on the occasion of Lord Baden Powel’s birthday. Anugraha school students and staff with the band set rocked the streets of Bhalki Taluk. At the Rally inaugural session many eminent persons were present viz. Mr. Eshwar Khandre the MLA Bhalki, Shreemathi Seethal Chauhan, the standing committee, and so on. Addressing the crowd Mr. Eshwar Khandre said that in the entire Bidar district Anugraha school, Halbarga, has made a remarkable move and is completely dedicated for Scouts and Guides movement. He continued saying that all the schools around must take good example from it. Following the rally there was a stage program arranged in which many dignitaries appreciated the principal of the school, Fr. Richard and staff for their hard work. There after the children entertained the entire crowed with dance and singing songs. All the children were served with sumptuous rice and dal curry.
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Staff picnic: Anugraha Bidar
The staff of Anugraha School, Bidar had a three days of outing, 23rd Feb to 25th Feb. The places the staff visited are namely: Jog falls, Murdeshwar, Gokarna, Yana, Hunchalli falls, Rock Gardens, Mundgod Tibetian colony, Banvasi, Shirshi etc. It was an awesome experience and refreshment for all the staff. The Principal of the school Fr. Richard Kadiwal took utmost care and interest in organizing the trip. It was an awesome experience, everyone appreciated the event.
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Anugraha School: Baden Powel Day
It is a remarkable day for Scouts and Guides movement as this particular Organization celebrates today, 22/02/2017 the birthday of a great man, Lord Baden Powel. Scouts and Guides is one of the Independent and voluntary organization spread nearly 216 countries around the world. It is the movement which brings discipline, confidence and courage in the students. The students enjoy the creative activities of the movement. Anugraha School is proud today to say we are the major part of the Scouts and Guides movement at Bidar, because in Anugraha school very child and staff is in the scouts and guides movement. Today in the morning there was a Inter-religious Prayer Meet at 7:30 and Fr. Richard Kadiwal the principal of Anugraha school was the asked to address the crowd. thereafter, the Bharath Scouts and Guides Bidar organized the District Rally in honor of Lord Baden Powel.
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Health Camp, Anugraha School: Halbarga
On 11th Feb, 2017 Health camp was conducted at Anugraha School Halbarga, Bidar. It was a government health program on Measles and Rubella Vaccination Campaign. Dr. Amitha Jadav together with her team the camp was conducted at Anugraha school. The parents willingly supported the campaign. The staff and students of Anugraha cooperated for the success of the program.
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Anugraha Ashram: Canonical Visitation and Republic Day Celebration
On 25th January loving Fr. Provincial stepped in the premises of the Anugraha Ashram, Halbarga, for the canonical visitation of the fraternity, school and parish. The students of Anugraha School gave him a warm welcome by saluting him with band. He set a dove free in the air as a sign of inauguration of the Canonical visitation. After meeting the individual friars, he visited the substation of St. Francis of Assisi parish, Halbarga, viz. Hupla, Siddeshwar, Konmelkunda and Hunaji. The parish priest, Fr. Prashanthkumar together with Sr. Preshitha DSS organized the prayer service in the villages after which provincial addressed the people. On 26th January, as it was the 68th Republic day, the provincial was the main guest of the event. The school staff and students had organized a wonderful program. After the flag hoisting the provincial received the salute.
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Visit of Mission Secretary: Anugraha Ashram, Bidar
Fr. Charles Furtado the Mission Secretary of the Province visited the Anugraha Ashram, Halbarga, Bidar on 6th of January, 2017. The community gave him the warm welcome in the winter morning. It was a wonderful to see that he being with us to encourage us in the mission of Gulbarga Diocese. He took keen interest in knowing the activities that are conducted here as missionaries. He visited the Anugraha School on 7th, the principal Fr. Richard Kadiwal, staff and students gave him a warm welcome. The band group of school saluted him and took by the procession to the stage. After the common school assembly the principal honoured and introduced the person to the assembly. He addressed the staff and students saying that Anugraha is a blessing for this place, make best use of the facility that are available in the school.
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Anugraha School Bidar: 7th Annual School Day Function
In the presence of many eminent persons the 7th Annual function of Anugraha School Bidar hit the stage set in Anugraha premises. More than 2000 people from around 34 villages witnessed this great event. It was the day marked in the minds and hearts of people, they got more than what they expected. Under the cold sky people enjoyed the warmth of Anugraha School. Many eminent guests were present namely VG of Gulbarga Diocese Fr. Stany Lobo inaugurated the Star crib, Fr. Provincial, Holy Trinity Karnataka, Dr. Basavalinga Pattadeveru, Buddhist monk- Kasheppa Banteji, DK Vani Brahma kumari Behenji, Dr Bershetty Bharat Scouts and Guides, Mr. Vijaykumar Bavage PSI Dhannura and many others were present on the stage. Fr. Stany Lobo VG of Gulbarga blessed us with a Christmas mesage, Fr. Provicial said education is not just learning to read and write but its more than that, Basavalinga Pattadeveru said that Anugraha is the best school in Bidar district known for its value based education and discipline and Dr. Bershetty simply praised the Anugraha School for its active participation in scouts and guides.
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Constitution Day : Anugraha School
On 26th November, 2016 Constitution Day celebrated in Anugraha School Bidar. Fr. Karunesh was the main guest for the program who highlighted that constitution is one single roof under which all Indians can take shelter. He further said that, it guards our rights and duties, it provides complete freedom to express our faith, etc. It's was an eye opener for the students and all who were attending the program.
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Anugraha School: Children's Day
On 14th November, 2016 Children's Day was celebrated in Anugraha School Bidar. It's the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who dedicated his day for children. The day was colourful as all children wore colour dress to celebrate their day. The stage of Anugraha was much more colourful as two sisters of Brahma Kumaris viz., Vijayalakshmi and Savitha and the RRC Konkani retreat preacher Br. James was on the dais along with the principal, fr. Richard, fr. Prashanthkumar, fr. Lourdsawmy, fr. Karunesh and school leaders. The teachers took every initiative to celebrate the day in a grand manner. Teachers danced and entertained the students. What is remarkable is fr. Lourdsawmy entertained everyone with a beautiful dance. Miss Vijayalakshmi spoke about that the children are the future of the country, their talents are to be trapped and given appropriate space to develop them.
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Kannada Rajyotsava @ Anugraha School :
On 1st November 2016 Kannada Rajyotsava was celebrated in Anugraha school, Halbarga, Bidar. It is the day marked to celebrate the unification of Kannada speaking people into a single State as Karnataka. Rev. Anthony Raj, Parish priest of Pothnal, Raichur presided over the celebration. He hoisted the National Flag and received the honour from the students of Anugraha school. He spoke that Kannada culture, literature and tolerance is well known all over the world, it has to be enhanced. The people who worked for the Karnataka unification are to be respected. The great persons like Kuvempu, Bendre, Gangubai Hangal so on must emerge from the young generation. The school is the best place to see that such persons should be recognised and encouraged. Then the principal of the school Fr. Richard honoured the guests on the dais. The community members of Anugraha Ashram were present for the celebration. The staff sang the song Nada Geethe (dedicated to Karnataka) "Jai Bharata jananiya tanujate jai he Karnataka Maathe". It was a splendid day.
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Anugraha, Bidar: News from near and far
From 15th to 21st, October 2016 Bharat Scouts and Guides conducted the Basic Training program at Gurukula School, Kardiyal. Three teachers from Anugraha School participated in the program. On the concluding day on 21st there was an inter-religious meet and sharing of faith with a beautiful prayer service. Fr. Richard, the principal of Anugraha School, Halbarga was invited to speak on spiritual values of Christ and pray amidst many eminent spiritual leaders and other secular leaders. The entire hall was filled with the vibration of love and service as every religious leader spoke on the same topic highlighting the service of St. Mother Teresa of Culcatta. The program was presided by the Dr. Basavalinga Swamiji as he hosted the entire training program, there was a Buddhist monk, aIslam leader, DDPI of Bidar district, and Fr. Richard representing the Christian religion. It was felt need to give values to children specially as scouter and guiders and this was forum that teachers were enlightened to know the depth of each religion. Thus the program went on for an hour and ended saying shanthi mantra.
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Anugraha Ashram : St. Francis of Assisi Feast
On 13th of October, 2016, St. Francis of Assisi feast was celebrated in a very grand scale at Anugraha Ashram, Halbarga, Bidar. The VG of the Diocese Rev. Fr. Stanly Lobo presided over the celebration. Fr. Balraj the brother of Fr. Prashanth, parish priest of Halbarga was the preacher at the solemn mass. There were many priest and nuns from around who witnessed the celebration. Everyone experienced the grace of God. The parish devotees were spiritually nourished. The celebration began as Rev. Fr. Deepak OFM Cap blessed the statue of St. Francis for the solemn procession into the Halbarga city. Though there were less devotees at the beginning of the procession all the priests and nuns joined the procession accompanied by VG of the Diocese. Fr. Karunesh preached to the public addressing all the people of Halbarga about the significance of the Feast. Returning from procession the solemn mass began with prayers and bhajans etc. At the end of the Mass the Parish Priest Fr. Prashanth OFM Cap thanked all the priests and generous people who made the day beautiful by honouring them with gifts and candles. Thus the celebration ended with sumptuous meal to all the parish people and all the guests. The staff of Anugraha School worked hard to make the day grand and beautiful.
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Anugraha School: Renewal Program
The School stands first in Bidar district because of the scouts and guides activities: the specialty of Anugraha School is that every child and every staff in the school is in scouts and guides. In this venture, I must mention one name i.e. Very Rev. Bro. Victor Crasta, the previous principal whose personal interest and encouragement the school stands head high in whole of Bidar district. Today the new principal of the School Fr. Richard has continued the same spirit with much enthusiasm that every child entering here becomes a scout and guide by nature of the school. On 8th of October, 2016 the Anugraha School witnessed one of the major steps in the Scouts and Guides movement. There was a “Chaitanya Shibira”, that is renewal camp for all the students and staff. The eminent personalities of the District Scouts and Guides Bidar, presided over for one day basic camp.
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Anugraha School: “War on Uncleanness”
Mahatma Gandhi said, “We can no more gain God’s blessing with an unclean body than with an unclean mind. A clean body cannot reside in an unclean city”. Therefore, it is better to clean the city and specially the surrounding of our dwelling in order to create an atmosphere to live healthy life. This was shown to the Halbarga village by very example on Oct 2nd as Anugraha School celebrated the Gandhi Jayanthi. The Scouts and Guides students of Anugraha School walked the streets and collected the dirt that was on the road, streets, beside shops, every nook and corner of the city. The students collected mainly the plastic and papers. Indeed it was an eye opener for all people of Halbarga. The program began with garlanding the picture of Mahatma Gandhi at School the premises.
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Anugraha school : Teaches everything to educate the children
It's an honour to say that Anugraha school teaches everything to educate a child. The all round growth of the child is the primary aim of the school. Therefore, it caters to the needs of the students according to the present time. The principal, Fr. Richard and the staff are just on their toes to meet the requirements of a responsible citizen. Because the future of the nation is formed in the four walls of Anugraha school here in Bidar. To tap this energy in the students we have academic and co-curricular activities. These activities are well planned and implemented in due time that the child may benefit the maximum. On 28th September we began the Mid-term Examinations in the school. The students were well prepared for the examinations in different ways. They were given complete revision of the portion, loud reading, silent reading, brainstorming, group activities, individual activities, asking questions and answers by the teacher etc.
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Pratibha karanji: Anugraha school, Bidar
Talents can never be hidden rather they are to be exposed to the world the glory of God. What we are is the gift of God and what we become is our gift to Almighty God. The tiny tots of Anugraha performed so well that secured 10 first prizes in the cluster level. On this day on 26-09-2016 they were honoured with prizes by the principal, Fr. Richard and staff. We wish the all the success in the coming competitions at Taluk and District level.
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State Level Cubs and Bulbuls Badge Work Camp
The state level Cubs and Bulbuls badge work camp was held on 15th September to 17th September in Belagavi. From Anugraha School 6 cubs and 6 bulbuls attended the camp together with two teachers viz., Ms. Geetha and Ms. Sudharani. The camp enabled our teachers and students to go a step higher in this camp. We sincerely thank all the parents for the sending their tiny kids all the way to Belagavi for three days. The trained cubs and bulbuls are sharing their experience to all other students on every Thursday during scouting. The cubs and bulbuls who attended the camp will get the certificate signed by the Governor.
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Anugraha school: Parents-Teachers Association
On 17th September 2016 there was parent-teacher's meet at Anugraha school Halbarga, Bidar. Fr. Alwyn, the CEB secretary was present for the meet. The entire meeting was on the role of parents n teachers in building the life of the children. Fr. Alwyn said: "Education is a relationship." He highlighted that we as parents n teachers have the responsibility in being connected one another for the all round growth of the students. The principal Fr. Richard Kadiwal brought a beautiful report of the school activities that took place so far. He also mentioned that capuchin existence in Halbarga is only for the growth of that area and he requested the cooperation of the parents in this regard. Fr. Lourdsawmy welcomed all the guests and Fr. Karunesh thanked everyone as proposed the vote of thanks. The teachers and parents were extremely happy with all the academic as well co-curricular activities of the school. At the end of the program parents appreciated the principal and teachers for their hard work in building the lives of the students. Thanks to all the fathers and teachers. Praise be God.
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Anugraha School: Dance and Sing to your hearts content
It's not sufficient only academic activities for the all round growth of the students, rather it has to be accompanied with co-curricular activities. Today on 10/09/2016 Anugraha school took a bold step to fulfil this need of the students. Today Anugraha school had "dance and singing competition" to all the students. Rev. Deacon Praveen was present on this occasion to enlighten the staff and students on the importance of co-curricular activities for wholesome growth of the child. He did by teaching action songs and varieties of claps. With this introduction the competition began. Sr. Jothis DSS and Fr. Lourdsawmy OFM Cap were judges. Many parents witnessed the event. The light of Anugraha school is shining bright in the hearts of all the parents n people around. Thanks to God
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Happy Monti Fest : Halbarga Parish, Bidar
We the Fraternity of Anugraha Ashram, Halbarga, Bidar wish you a Happy Feast of Nativity our Mother Mary. We had meaningful celebration here on this day. The school remained close as local holiday. Many of the parish people joined the celebration and partook in the mass and became worthy of God’s blessing. Under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Karunesh the Assistant to Parish priest took the initiative to organize this feast for the villagers of Halbarga. He preached an inspiring sermon summarizing all the contribution of Our Mother in the Salvation of humanity. There many Christians from other denominations who were also enlightened on this occasion. Fr. Lourdswamy was the main celebrant who gave high mass and solemnized the celebration. Fr. Richard, the Guardian of the house wished all the people on behalf of the fraternity and Parish priest. The celebration ended with a small meal and tea.
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Rapport with Public
We the community members of Anugraha Ashram visited our MLA Shree Eshwar Khandre, the minister of Municipal Administration and also Shree Shree Shree Dr. Basavalinga Pattadevaru Hirematha Samstana. It was an awesome day to meet some eminent personalities around our community. As we met the spiritual Guru he enlighten us with his God experience. We also met the MLA. As we met him we introduced ourselves and we wished him all the best for the new ministry as minister of municipal administration by garlanding him.
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Teacher’s Day: Anugraha School
On 3rd of September, 2016 the Teacher’s Day was celebrated at Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar. It was a splendid function, entirely organized by the students of the school. The chief guest for the celebration was Rev. Fr. Prashanth Kumar the Parish Priest of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Halbarga. The celebration began with a prayer to God and honoring the picture of Shree Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the Second prime minister of India, who’s bday is celebrated as the Teacher’s Day. The students made eloquent speeches on the teachers and appreciated all the teachers who worked hard in our school. The principal, Rev. Fr. Richard also spoke that ‘teaching is not a profession but a vocation’ and he invited the school teachers to dedicate for the same cause. Thereafter the principal thanked all the teachers for their hard work and honored them with gifts. The celebration dint stop with this, the students had organized many funny games to have some light moments on the occasion and distributed the prizes for the teachers. The celebration ended with a sumptuous meal in Anugraha Ashram. Thanks all the students who made this day for us and sincere thanks to our friends who helped to make this day a grand celebration.
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Training On Honoring and Respecting the National Flag
On 01/09/2016 there was a special training programme on “Honoring and Respecting the National Flag” at Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar. The training was conducted by Mr. Bangari from BEO office, Bhalki. It was befitting to have such training programmes to know the value of our National Flag. The training also included a practical session on how to hoist the flag with utmost grandeur and meticulous movements. The teachers and students of Anugraha School benefitted a lot from the training programme.
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STAGE FOR YOUNG TALENTS: ANUGRAHA SCHOOL, HALBARGA, BIDAR
Anugraha School, hosted a stage for 22 schools to exhibit their talents as there was Cluster level Pratibha Karanji (Talents Day) on 31/08/2016. As vibrant students swarmed around from many villages the stage was at their disposal to show their unique talents. The program began with invoking the blessings of God as there was Hindu pooja done to experience the good omen. Mr. Linganand, CRP Halbarga cluster worked hard with the staff of Anugraha too see the day successful. Indeed it was a grand success. The Head Masters, teachers and students of other schools who came here witnessed and appreciated the discipline as well as organised situation. As the day went on there were many activities were held, dance, singing, memorizing, rangoli, drawing, clay modeling, etc., etc., most of the prizes were grabbed by our own school students. Thanks to all the students and staff who worked for the success of this programme.
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Celebration of Freedom at Anugraha School, Bidar
It was an auspicious day as the sun rose on 15th of August, the tiny tots of Anugraha School gathered around the School premises to celebrate the pride of India i.e. the Independence Day. The flag hoisting was done by Mr. Linganand, the CRP Halbarga Cluster, Bidar. He received the solute and thereupon he hoisted the flag. The stage was decorated by the eminent personalities viz, Mr. Linganand, CRP Halbarga, Fr. Richard Kadiwal OFM Cap, principal of the school, Fr. Lourdswamy, Sr. Preshitha Superior of Sneha Sadan Convent, and Sr. Jyothis. The children celebrated the Freedom of India through their inspiring speeches, mono act, pyramid and dances. Moreover the cream of the program of was a beautiful speech by Mr. Linganand and Fr. Richard the Principal. Thus the entire celebration ended with distribution of sweets to children and mini breakfast for the teaching and non-teaching staff.
Happy Independence Day

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Vanamahotsava, Anugraha school Halbarga
Vanamahotsava celebration at Anugraha school. The celebration reminded that everyone is responsible for the growth of green to save humanity. All children were given meaningful awareness about environment and how to keep environment clean by growing trees. each class was entrusted with a plant to grow and take care of it the entire year, at the end of the year the principal, Fr. Richard would inspect and reward the students and teachers. indeed it was a spendid step that anugraha school students have taken.
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Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar
Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar on the 31st of March, 2016. Fr. Paul Melwyn D’Souza, OFM Cap. was the chief guest.

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Annual Day at Anugraha, Bidar:-
School Annual Day of Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar was celebrated in a grand scale on 28th February, 2016. The dignitaries on the dais were:- Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda (the bishop of Gulbarga Diocese), Very Rev. Fr. Michael Fernandes, OFM Cap. (Capuchin General councilor from Rome), Poojya Shri Dr. Basavalinga Pattadevaru (Hiremath Samsthan, Bhalki – Bidar), Syed Usman Sha (Pesh Imam - Makka Masjid, Halbarga), Mr. Dilip Sagar (Police S- Inspector, Dhannura, Bhalki – Bidar), Mrs. Rachamma Manikappa Mulge, (Presidet, Village Panchayat, Halbarga, Bhalki – Bidar). Colourful cultural programmes by the students
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Baden Powell Day:-
On 23rd February, 2016, the birthday of Lord and L:ady Baden Powell was celebrated in Bidar by the district Scouts & Guides administration. A rally lasting for about 2 hours was held by the Scouts & Guides of Bidar. Anugraha School took very active part in it and School Band accompanied the rally all through. It was surprising to see the tiny tots were still energetic even after playing school band for two hours without any interruption. During the concluding programme held, the Anugraha School was awarded as the best school in Bidar district for its contribution to Scouts & Guides by making all the 209 students to join the scouts and guides movement and also training all the 12 teachers to be the masters and guides. Congratulations to everyone. Salute to Lord & Lady Bade Powell.
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Republic Day:-
Anugraha School at Halbarga Bidar celebrated Republic Day on 26th January, 2016. Having finished the flag hoisting ceremony and cultural  programme in the school grounds, nearly 50 of us went to the district field at Bidar to participate in the programme organized at the district stadium. Our cubs and bulbuls performed to the applause of everyone gathered. The district in charge minister Mrs. Umashree congratulated Anugraha students and all the staff who were in Scouts and Guides dress.
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“Christmas – 2015”
“Christmas – 2015” was celebrated at Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar on 23.12.2015 with pomp and gay. The chief guest of the day was Mr. C Nagaraj, the BEO of Bhalki together with his 8 team members. All the dignitaries were welcomed by the new School Band with a procession that led to the crib and placing the new born baby Jesus in the crib by the Parish Priest Fr. Joslie Francis D’Silva. Varieties of dances and songs by the students and staff entertained every one. Christmas cake was distributed to all gathered. The dignitaries and all the staff had a Christmas gift and a sumptuous Christmas meal.
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Hiking for Scouts and Guides:-
A day’s hiking for the Scouts & Guides was organized by the Bidar District Administration of Scouts & Guides. It was held in a forest area known as Sangameshwara Kola. Nearly 27 schools took part in it and our Anugraha School too sent 65 students accompanied by 5 staff members. It was an interesting day for all the tiny tots. Nearly 500 students from all over Bidar district took part in it. It was for the first time after a long silence of 4 years. Kudos to Dr. Barshetty the District Organising Commissioner for Bidar.
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Constitution Day:-
Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar, celebrated Constitution Day of India on 26.11.2015. Mr. K S Chalkapure, our CRP was the Chief Guest.

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Prathibha Karanji at Taluk level:-
Bhalki Taluk organized Prathibha Karanji at the taluk level on 21st November, 2015. Anugraha School band newly purchased was inaugurated on that day. The tiny tots with only 5 days practice came out stupendous. All the dignitaries on the stage were marveled to see the performance of these lower primary students. Kudos to the band master Mr. Chowdaiah who trained and made them fit for a function within 5 days. It was a unique chance for the students of Anugraha to play the band for the first time and that too for the entire taluk. Thank you for your encouragement and prayerful support. Do keep us in your prayers always as we do for you. God bless all of us.
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Children’s Day Celebration at Anugraha:-
On November 14th Anugraha School at Bidar celebrated Children’s Day in a grand scale. Fr. Valerian D’Souza, OFM Cap. from New Zealand was the chief guest of the function and also Sr. Flavia Castelino, RNDM was the other guest. This day was totally managed and taken care by the staff only. All the staff (teaching and non-teaching) took active part to entertain all the students. Fancy dress competition was held and the two guests were the judges for the competition. Cake was distributed to all present.
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Karnataka Rajyotsava Day at Anugraha:-
Anugraha School at Bidar celebrated Karnataka Rajyotsava day in a befitting manner on 1st of November, 2015 though it was a Sunday. The national flag was hoisted by Fr. Pradeep Mangali, OFM Cap. and the cubs and bulbuls staged varieties of entertainments. All together we sang Nada Geethe and the entire programme was conducted in Kannada language just to mark the importance of knowing and learning Kannada Language. After the programme in the school, 30 cubs and bulbuls went to Bhalki to take part in the same programme organized at Taluk level. Our tiny tots performed pyramids at the surprise of every one. The Local MLA Mr. Eshwar Khande was surprised to see the adventures of the tiny tots and garlanded every student who performed this and congratulated the principal and the other staff who trained them. Kudos!
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Feast of St. Francis:-
Anugraha Ashram, Halbarga Bidar, celebrated the feast of its founder and patron St. Francis of Assisi on 4th October, 2015. After the solemn procession to Halbarga city, the Eucharist was celebrated by the bishop of Gulbarga Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda accompanied by 20 priests and around 350 faithful. Cultural programme coupled with felicitation for the dignitaries followed thereafter. A sumptuous chicken meal was served to all the faithful gathered.
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Teachers’ Day Celebration at Taluka Level:-
On Saturday 3rd October, 2015, Bhalki Taluk in Bidar district celebrated teachers’ day in a grand scale. Nearly 2,500 teachers from 300 schools of Bhalki Taluka took part in the programme. Anugraha School was asked to stage a prayer dance and also the scouts & guides (cubs & bulbuls of Anugraha) had to perform one more dance. Though there are nearly 300 schools in Bhalki district our school was chosen by the BEO. The MLA congratulated the students and also the school management. It was a unique chance for the students of Anugraha to perfor for such a great and qualified audience. Praise the Lord.
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Gandhi Jayanthi Celebration:-
On 2nd of October, Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar celebrated Gandhi Jayanthi in a unique way. As this day was marked as “Bharath Swacha Din” last year by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this year it is the anniversary day. To keep up the promise that the Anugraha students took last year to maintain the surroundings clean and green, this year too they went ahead with additional responsibilities. The main road and the adjacent shops and the petrol station saw the scouts and guides cleaning and also inviting them to join. All the 208 scouts & guides - cubs & bulbuls took oath once again to maintain everything including their own houses clean and green. Mr. Ambarish, a young lawyer and a well-wisher of Anugraha school was the chief guests of the day. Three students read the Holy scriptures (Quran, Bhagavad Geetha and Bible) and inspired every one. Let us applaud these tiny tots for their unique initiative.
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Monthi Fest:-
September 8th is a special day for all the Mangalorean Catholics wherever they are. Even in Bidar at Anugraha Church dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi under the care of Capuchin Friars celebrated it in a befitting manner. Besides, Monthi Fest celebration we had the newly elected parish council was established on this occasion. 37 children between the age group of 1- 10 were baptized and made catholic by Msgr. Stany Lobo, the vicar general of Gulbarga Diocese. Newly professed Rev. Sr. Shilpa of Sisters of charity belonging to our parish was felicitated today by the parishioners. Four fold functions kept us all busy but happy and gay. All those who gathered numbering 225 were served sumptuous chicken curry rice sponsored by our generous benefactors.
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Teachers’ Day:-
Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar, celebrated Teachers’ Day in a grand manner on 5th September, 2015. Fr. Cyril Lobo, from Kawdiyal Retreat Centre was the chief guest. Sr. Benny D’Souza, UFS from Chaitanya Convent and Mr. Kumar A R from Bangalore were the other guests and also served as judges for the dance competitions. The school children though tiny took charge of the whole day dressed liked the teachers performed to the best. Congratulations.
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Scouts & Guides at Anugraha:-
16 Scouts & 16 Guides joined the Scouts and Guides troop at Anugraha School, Bidar on 27th August, 2015. So, far they were Cubs & Bulbuls since they were below 10 years. All those you reached the age of 10 years were selected and promoted to be Scouts & Guides. The Scouts were given the new caps and the badges by their Scout master Fr. Lourdswamy and Mr. Mahan. The Guides were guided by the newly trained Guide Captain Miss Surekha. All the best, good luck and God bless you Scouts & Guides.
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Independence Day at Anugraha:-
69th Independence Day was celebrated at Anugraha School, Halbarga – Bidar, in a grand and unique way. Hoisting the national flag was done by Rev. Sr. Cynthia Suares, UFS, the Guides Training Commissioner. Colourful cultural programmes of various kinds were exhibited by the tiny tots. After the school programme 20 Cubs anad 20 Bulbuls accompanied by the Scout Masters, cubs Masters, Guide Captains and Flock Leaders went to Bhalki to take part in the Taluk level programme. This is for the first time our school was chosen to take part in the parade. The local MLA Mr. Eshwar Khandre and also our BEO Mr. Nagraj C. selected our school because of the activities of the Scouts & Guides (Cubs & Bulbuls). Our tiny tots presented an action song near the statue of Dr. Ambedkar on the main road and later took part in the march past at the stadium.
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Basic Course for Scout Master and Guide Captain
Basic Course for Scout Master and Guide Captain was held in Bidar from 28.07.2015 to 03.08.2015. Fr. Lourdswamy and Miss Surekha from Anugraha School attended the course and came out in flying colours. Here are the details with pics. Congrats to both.

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Parents’ Meet  : Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar:-
Anugraha School, at Halbarga, Bidar held its first Parents’ Meet of this academic year, on the 1st of August, 2015. Mr. Mohammed Mousin, the CRP for the Minority Schools and also the in-charge person for Minority Scholarships at the Education Department in Bhalki was the recourse person and he briefed exactly on the issue of Scholarship available for each community and how to get it. Bro. Victor Crasta, the principal of the school, highlighted the new programmes to be implemented during the academic year. Fr. Lourdswamy suggested every parent to join their wards for Scouts and Guides. Fr. Joslie D’Silva, the treasurer enumerated how to open a bank account in the name of each child and volunteered himself to reach out to those in need. Miss Sanju Rani, one of the teachers compered the programme. Miss Geetha, the senior teacher presented the yearly report. Nearly 300 parents attended the programme.
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Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar:-
1Election for the school parliament was held at Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar on 1st July, 2015. 48 members were elected from all the classes. They include School Pupil leaders, class leaders, sports secretaries, cleanliness department (Swaccha Bharata), disciplinarians, etc. The principal Br. Victor Crasta explained them their duties and responsibilities. Sweets were distributed to all.

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Distribution of Educational Kit to poor students:-
On Sunday the 14th of June, 2015, 51 poor students of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Halbarga – Bidar were given educational kit. These were sponsored by several friends and benefactors in and outside India. The programme began with a thanksgiving mass offered by Fr. Lourdswamy and Fr. Joslie D’Silva. During the Mass special prayers were offered for the intentions of the donors. After the mass these kits were given to each and every 51 students. Mr. Girish Krishnamurthy who sponsored the school bags was present during the function and distributed the kit to all the students. Bro. Victor Crasta, the principal of Anugraha School urged the students to make best use of the facility provided.
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School Re-open at Anugraha, Halbarga- Bidar:-
111The formal inauguration of the Academic year 2015-16 at Anugraha took place on 3rd June, 2015 as we had the Panchayath election on 2nd June. Fr. Wilbert Vinay Lobo, the parish priest of St John Paul II parish at Nittoor was the chief guest. He celebrated the Holy Eucharist at 6.30 a.m. and blessed all the school vehicles thereafter. At 9.30 a.m. the formal inauguration of the academic year was held. It was done in a unique way by pouring water into the pot to signify the lack of water in Bidar and also all the gathered were requested to pray for the rain. Only a few students turned up and the admissions are still going on. Our target to admit all the 48 catholic students of our parish is on the move. click here for more

The Staff Picnic to Hampi:-
Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar held its annual picnic of the staff to Hampi on 7th and 8th of April, 2015. We started at 5a.,m. on the 7th and visited Science Park at Kalaburagi and had lunch at the Cathedral and proceeded to Potnal via Maski and Sindanoor. Had our rest at Clar Vihar, Potnal and on the 8th after the Eucharist and Breakfast with the friars we had a short visit all the institutions runs by the friars. They are:- Water Purifier (Acqua Clara), Snehajyothi School, St. Clare’s Parish, Vimukthi Social Action Cell, St. Clare’s Seminary (Post-novitiate). Then we visited Kishkinda Water Park in Gangavathi and proceeded to Hampi - the historical place. click here for more

Provincial's visit
Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, OFM Cap. the minister provincial of the Capuchins of Karnataka Province, conducted the pastoral/canonical visitation of Anugraha Institutions at Halbarga, Bidar. He met all the persons and institutions connected with the Capuchins who work in all these institutions. He had a good word of appreciation for the friars and the people who struggle hard to live up to their vocation and charism in order to spread the good news of Jesus. His final message was that “Brothers you have done excellently well and are still doing good for the church and the people around you and I request you to carry on in a still better manner as it pleases the good Lord Jesus”. click here for more

Parents meet at Anugraha School, Bidar  :
Parents meet was held at Anugraha School, Bidar on 14th of March, 2015 at 2.30 p.m. Fr. Alwyn Dias, OFM Cap. the secretary of the Capuchin Schools in Karnataka presided over the meetings. Mr. K S Chalkapure, the Cluster Resource Person of Public Instructions, Bhalki was the resource person of the day. Mr. Shivaram Rathod, district karate president spoke about Karate being taught in Schools and its importance, effects, and results. He volunteered to conduct Karate classes for the students of Anugraha from the next Academic Year. Bro. Victor Crasta, the principal of the school highlighted the plans and projects for the coming academic year. Mr. Nixon compered the programme. Miss Sanju Rani, welcomed the gathering and Mr. Mahan read out the annual report. More than 200 parents took part in the programme.
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Annual Lenten Retreat @ St. Francis of Assisi Church at Anugraha, Ashram, Halbarga, Bidar:-
Annual Lenten Retreat was held at St. Francis of Assisi Church (Anugraha Ashram), Halbarga, Bidar on 6th, 7th & 8th of March, 2015. A charismatic group consists of 6 members from Renewal Retreat Centre, Bangalore preached the retreat in a befitting manner. This is for the first time our parishioners experiencing a charismatic retreat. Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda, the Bishop of Gulbarga Diocese offered the Holy Eucharist on the last day and honoured the preachers and also the parish priest.
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Lord Baden Powell & Lady Olave Powell:-
22nd February is an auspicious day for all the lovers of Scouts & Guides family. On this day the founders of this movement, Lord Baden Powell and his wife Lady Baden Powell were born on the same day but a difference of 32 years. Anugraha School at Halbarga took every chance to celebrate this unique day in a very befitting manner though this year it fell on a Sunday. Fr. Wilson Fernandes, the principal of St. Mary’s English School, Kalaburagi hoisted the Scouts & Guides flag at 7.30 a.m. and Mr. Parameshwar Kundan, the headmaster of famous Gangamma High School, Halbarga assisted him. Revanna Sidh (cub) acted as Baden Powell and Arpitha (Bulbul) acted as Olave Powell and cut the birthday cake and shared with all present.
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School Annual Day:-
Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar celebrated its Annual Day on 10th of February, 2015 in a very grand manner. Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, OFM Cap. was the president of the function. Mr. Joseph Rodricks, the retired joint director of the Public Instructions, Bangalore was the chief guest of the day. The guests of honour were:- The chief head of Rachoteshwara Temple - Poojya Shree Havagilingeshwara Shivacharyaru and Rev. Dr. Stany Goveas, the director of Infant Jesus Shrine, Bhalki and also the dean of Bidar District, and Mr. Sidray Baloorgi, the police Sub-Inspector of Dhannura, Mrs. Indhumathi Raghunath Gaikwad, the president of Halbarga village panchayat and Mr. K.S. Chalkapure, the CRP of Halbarga were the guests on the dias.
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Republic Day celebration at Anugraha:-
On 26th January, 2015, Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar, celebrated Republic Day in a very grand manner. At 7.30 a.m. national flag was hoisted by Mr. Rudraiah, the Physical Education Teacher of St. Antony’s School, Bangalore. The other guests who were on the dais:- Mr. Balaswamy, a lecturter from St. John’s College, Bellary, Fr. Harry D’Souza, from Aurad, Bidar, Mr. K. S. Chalkapure, the CRP of Halbarga and Mrs. Sujatha, the office assistant of K.S.R.T.C. from Kalaburagi. The newly set Kho Kho, Kabaddi and Volley Ball courts were inaugurated on this occasion. The school children performed a very colourful programme under the guidance of Mr. Rudraiah who is the winner of Best Physical Education Teacher Award in Bangalore.
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Birthday Celebration of Br. Victor Crasta:-
Anugraha School at Bidar celebrated the Birthday of its principal Bro. Victor Crasta, OFM Cap. on 7th January, 2015.


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Christmas Celebration:-
Anugraha School at Bidar celebrated Christmas on 23rd December. Fr. Vincent Pereira, the newly ordained priest of the Diocese of Gulbarga was the chief guest and gave a fitting message to all gathered. Fr. Nelson, MSFS too accompanied him and had a beautiful Christmas message to share. Mrs. Anitha Patil, the principal of Durga Public School (our closest neighbour) wished everyone happy Christmas and said that she is proud to be here. School children entertained everyone with colourful Christmas programmes. Cake was distributed to all and each staff member had a special Christmas gift and a sumptuous Christmas meal.
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Visit of His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda
Visit of His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda, the bishop of Gulbarga Diocese, to Hupla, a substation of St. Francs of Assisi Church, Halbarga, Bidar. Arrival at 10 a.m. followed by welcome ceremony and Eucharist which lasted for 2 hours. Just 10 minutes break for a simple dry lunch in one of the houses and then His Excellency visited each house (37 houses) and inquired about the members in each family and said a prayer and blessed them all and posed a photograph in front of each house.
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3 day camp for bulbuls:
The bulbuls from 6 Districts of Hyderabad-Karnataka had a unique chance to come together for a 3 day camp at Sedam. Anugraha is the only school selected from all over Bidar district. Accordingly 20 bulbuls and two teachers (flock leaders) attended this camp from 21st to 24th. We feel proud to say that our school stood FIRST in all the activities and the programmes conducted. Thanks for your prayers.
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Karnataka Rajyotsava :-
Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar celebrated Karnataka Rajyotsava Day in a meaningful way. At 7.30 a.m. Fr. Lourdswamy hoisted the national flag and explained the origin and importance of Karnataka Rajyotsava. Students put up cultural programme to mark the occasion.
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Post Novices at Anugraha:-
9 Post Novices together with the director Fr. Joe Francis were in Anugraha School, Halbarga – Bidar for their practical living experience for 10 days. There arrived here on 1st of October and celebrated Gandhi Jayanthi with the school children on 2nd October by sweeping and cleaning the surroundings. On 3rd October they enacted the Transitus of our Holy Father St. Francis of Assisi. On the 4th of October they participated in various activities of the parish as a great number of devotees and parishioners celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  click here for more

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi:-
The titular feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order and also the patron saint of Halbarga Church at Bhalki, Bidar, was celebrated in a grand scale on the 4th of October. At 9.30 a.m. the procession was started from the church to Halbarga town and at 11 a.m. festal mass began with the introduction by the superior of Anugraha Br. Victor Crasta, OFM Cap. Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda, the bishop Gulbarga Diocese was the main celebrant of the day with 19 priests and two deacons.  click here for more

Gandhi Jayanthi @  Anugraha School :-
Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar celebrated Gandhi Jayanthi in a unique way. On 2nd October at 8.30 a.m. all the 104 cubs and bulbuls of our school dressed in their uniform gathered together in the school grounds and had the physical exercises and offered flowers to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. 9 post novices who arrived from Potnal of Raichur District together with their director Rev. Fr. Joe Francis were also present on the occasion and offered flowers to Mahatma Gandhi. 3 students read the good news from three Holy Scriptures Bible, Quran and Bhagavad Gita.  click here for more

Prathibha Karanji at Anugraha School:-
19 students from Anugraha participated in the Prathibha Karanji held at the cluster level in Halbarga. 16 students got prizes in various activities and 14 are selected for Taluk level competitions to be held in the coming month. Congratulations to all the winners and the champions.
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Vimochana Day:
September 17th is an auspicious day for Hyderabad-Karnataka region as they celebrated the Independence Day. Anugraha School too remembered this day and celebrated it in a befitting manner. National flag was hoisted at 7.30 a.m. by Fr. Joslie D’Silva, OFM cap. the parish priest of Halbarga Church. He explained to all gathered the significance of the day. Hyderabad-Karnataka received the freedom on September 17th 1948 from the rule of Nizam. Bro. Victor Crasta, OFM Cap. the principal of the school narrated briefly the meaning of true freedom and how to achieve it. The students entertained everyone by staging colourful programmes and singing patriotic songs. click here for more

Cubs & Bulbuls:-
This year Anugraha School has 56 cubs & 28 Bulbuls, making grand total of 84. We have a trained cub Master Naveen Nazareth and 2 flock leaders Miss Geetha and Miss Anuradha. Every Thursday all the cubs and bulbuls have their training and activities for about an hour. They maintain proper discipline in the school and also keep the surrounding clean and green. Let us pray for them. Besides we have 68 Bunnies too. click here for more

Teachers’ Day Celebration:-
Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar celebrated Teachers’ Day in a grand manner. Fr. Austin Fernandes, the parish priest of Nittor Parish was the chief guest. Dance competitions were held for the students. Fr. Austin, Sr. Preshitha and Mr. Kumar were the judges for the day.
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Pastoral Visit of His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda of Gulbarga Diocese to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Halbarga, Bidar:-
24th August was an auspicious day for the Anugraha Ashram, Church And School as Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda officially visited the parish and the school. His Excellency arrived here at 9.30 a.m. and baptized 79 persons, 37 people received first holy community and 52 received confirmation from the hands of bishop. A day long ceremony from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. did not tire the bishop. At 6 p.m. he left for the new sub-station at Kon-Melkunda and had a prayer service and saw the possibilities of having a new chapel.
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Independence Day at Anugraha, Bidar:-
68th Independence Day was celebrated in a grand scale at Anugraha School, Bidar. Brahmakumari Vani was the chief guest of the day. Colourful cultural programmes by the students entertained every one gathered.
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Parents’ Meet at Anugraha:
On 26th July, 2014 at 10.30 a.m. all the parents of Anugraha School gathered together in the school hall in order to discuss how best they could co-operate and contribute for the overall development of their wards. Fr. Joslie D’Silva, the newly appointed parish priest of Halbarga was the resource person and Br. Victor Crasta, the principal and Fr. Lourdswamy and Sr. Preshitha, DSS were on the dais to enlighten the gathering. Miss Geetha compered the programme and Mr. Nixon welcomed everyone. Nearly 300 parents took part in the meeting.
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Visit of Sr. Georgia, DSS to Anugraha:-
The provincial sister of the congregation of Dina Sevana Sabha, Sr. Georgia, DSS was in Halbarga, Bidar for the canonical visitation of her sisters. She paid a fraternal visit to Anugraha School and appreciated the discipline of the students and encouraged them to become good students.
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Sponsored Children of Halbarga:-
In our parish at Halbarga, Bidar, there are 24 children who are sponsored for the education by the Gulbarga Diocese were invited for a get-together and for a briefing of the programmes. Fr. Wilson their director, Sr. Lynette, the coordinator and Fr. Joslie the Parish priest briefed the children and their parents about the formalities and exhorted them to make use of the facilities available and to become good students.
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Vanamahotsava at Anugraha School, Bidar:
In order to maintain the school compound clean and green and to celebrate the Vanamahotsava plants were planted in the garden of Anugraha School, by the students and women members SHG of Halbarga. Fr. Pradeep Mangali, OFM Cap. the newly appointed parish priest of Sacred Heart Church, at Bidar and also a member of Anugraha Ashram exhorted the students to love the trees and plants and maintain the school surrounding clean and green. Sr. Mahitha, DSS, the social work co-ordinator took the initiative and arranged for the day. click here for more

Physical Exercise at Anugraha School:-
The tiny tots at Anugraha have physical exercise Saturday. But today they had it with colourful sports uniforms (white & red). They all look even colourful.
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Bunnies:
The kindergarten wing of Scouts and Guides movement known as “Bunnies” for nursery students is started in Anugraha School, Bidar. Miss Geetha and Miss Anuradha who are just fresh after their training for a week in Udupi for this particular wing have started the movement very actively. Good luck to every one.
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School, School, School:-
April & May are the months for results of the schools and June is the month for admission to the new academic year in all over in Karnataka. In Bidar too (though in last column of results), several students and their parents rushed to admit their wards to different schools. The newly appointed parish priest at Halbarga (Fr. Joslie D’Silva, OFM Cap.) took special interest to admit the students to different schools. He took a band of 8 students (together with their parents) from various chapels to Loyola school at Manvi and encouraged them to join the school. click here for more

Farewell & Welcome at Anugraha, Halbarga – Bidar:-
In the month of May every year we see a lot of changes, especially in religious houses. Anugraha Ashram at Halbarga – Bidar witnessed the same and had no exception. Fr. Francis Fernandes, OFM Cap. who was the parish priest of St. Francis of Assisi Church for seven years, here at Halbarga was given a grand send off by the parishioners on 25th of May, 2014 while Fr. Joslie Francis D’Sliva, OFM Cap. was accorded a warm welcome as he took over the charge as parish priest.  click here for more

Parents’ Meet :-
A Meeting of all the Parents of Anugraha Church School, Halbarga, Bidar, was held on the 15th of March, 2014. Fr. Alwyn Dias, OFM Cap. the secretary of Capuchin Education Board presided over the meeting. Dr. Bar Shetty (District Training Commission for Scouts, Director of Physical Education, Bidar and also the founder president of the Preethi Physiotherapy Hospital, Bidar) was the resource person of the day. He in his eloquent and friendly speech appreciated the colourful programme staged by the students of Anugraha on the Annual Day.  click here for more

Hiking of cubs & Bulbuls:
The cubs & Bulbuls of Anugraha Church School, Halbarga, Bidar, went for a monthly hiking to Divya Jyothi school, Bhalki and had interaction with the students. This being the last day of activities to the Cubs and Bulbuls for this academic year, prize distribution was done for the winners in all the competitions conducted during the whole academic year.
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Women’s Day at Anugraha, Halbarga:
International Women’s Day was celebrated at Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar on 9th March, 2014. Around 400 women took part in the programme which was organized by the women themselves of Halbarga and surrounding villages. The director of ORBIT Fr. Bapu Santhosh was the president of the function. Mrs. Anitha Patel, the Headmistress of Durga Public School inaugurated the programme. Mr. Veerashetty Vatimbe and Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Gadde both lawyers spoke about the rights and duties of women and how to fight for it.  click here for more

Visit of Srs..Maria Gretta & Jyothi to our School :
Sr. Maria Gretta, A C, the Principal of Carmel D.Ed. College - Bidar along with Sr. Jyothi, A C (vice-principal) and Mr. Balaji (lecturer) visited our school and reviewed the performance of the trainee teachers who are having their practical sessions in our school. They were welcomed by our tiny Cubs and Bulbuls. Our school principal Bro. Victor Crasta honoured the principal and the staff of Carmel D.Ed. college for sending their teachers to our school and helping us in various ways. Also, the Cubs and Bulbuls had various competitions today in view of the closing ceremony of weekly meeting for the academic year 2013-14. click here for more

Annual Picnic:
The students and the staff of Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar went for an annual excursion in and around Bidar city. The first item of the day was at Baridshahi amusement part where the students enjoyed the most playing verities of games. Then we proceeded to Gurunanaka Gurudwara (the second after Golden Temple) and had our lunch there. The attraction of the place was a dip in the swimming pool which was a first experience for several. The last place of our tour was the visit to Chikpet the Don Bosco Institute of Technology where the students had a unique chance to enjoy in the bird sanctuary. click here for more

Birthday to Lord and Lady Baden Powell, the founders’ of Scouts & Guides Movement
Birthday to Lord and Lady Baden Powell, the founders’ of Scouts & Guides Movement was celebrated in a grand scale at Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar by the newly formed Cubs and Bulbuls. At 9.30 am. Fr. Joseph Rodrigues, the director of Infant Jesus Shrine at Bhalki hoisted the scouts and guides flag. Nilesh of Std. II dressed as Lord Baden Powell and Pavithra of Std. I dressed as Lady Baden Powell cut the birthday cake and wished each other when all sang them Happy Birthday. A short cultural programme depicting the activities and importance of Scouts & Guides was held. Fr. Joseph and Fr. Clary D’Souza praised the Cubs and Bulbuls and wished them well. click here for more

R T E :-
Selection of students under RTE (Right for Education) for the academic year 2014-15, was held at Anugraha School, Halbarga – Bidar on 20th February, 2014 at 11.30 a.m. We received 68 applications and all the applicants were invited to this gathering which was presided over by the Block Education Officer Mr. Prakash Dongre of Bhalki Taluk. In order to prove 100% transparency, the procedure for selection was observed meticulously in front of everyone gathered. The school could select 15 students out of which 1 from Scheduled Tribe, 4 from Scheduled Caste and remaining 10 from general category.  click here for more

Pastoral Visitation at Anugraha, Bidar:-
Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, OFM Cap. the minister provincial of the Holy Trinity Capuchin Province conducted the pastoral/canonical visitation of Anugraham Ashram, Anugraha School and also St. Francis of Assisi Church attached to it. During his stay he paid visits to all the 3 catholic chapels (Hunji, Uppala and Siddeshwara) and also to a new station at Kon-Melkunda where nearly 35 families are ready and willing to join the Catholic fold. Nearly 100 people were gathered to welcome and greet the provincial on 11th February at 8 p.m. They garlanded and honoured the provincial and all the guests with traditional caps. Provincial in his speech assured the people that soon they will have a place of worship constructed by the Capuchins.
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Anugraha Chapel:-
The chapel of Anugraha Ashram is furnished with new altar and the kneelers and new door at the entrance of the chapel and one more at the entrance of the ashram. All these were blessed by our Provincial Minister Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais during his canonical visit on 9th February. He thanked Br. Victor the superior of the ashram for finding the benefactors and friends who sponsored all the above.
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Annual Day at Anugraha:-
School Annual Day of Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar was held on Saturday 8th February, 2014. The day began by welcoming the dignitaries to the dais by Fr. Lourdswamy. The newly formed troops of cubs and Bulbuls were officially inaugurated by the Block Education Officer Mr. Prakash Dongre. The new book “ eգQU” (Thoughts for the Day) edited Bro. Victor Crasta was released by Msgr. Stany Lobo, the vicar general of the diocese of Gulbarga. The new website of the school www.anugrahabidar.org was officially launched by Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, OFM Cap. who arrived from New Zealand. Mr. Naveen D’Souza of India Business Online, Bangalore, who sponsored this website was thanked profusely in his absence.  click here for more

Republic Day At Anugraha, Bidar:-
Republic Day was celebrated in a grand scale at Anugraha Church School, Halbarga, Bidar on 26th January, 2014. The day began by hoisting the national flag by Rev. Sr. Cynthia Suares, UFS, the state training commissioner for guides. It was followed by drill exercises and cultural programmes by the students. Prize distribution for the winners of the year was done on this occasion. The newly formed cubs and bulbuls gave a new look to the celebration. The chief guest of the day Sr. Cynthia congratulated the cubs and bulbuls and invited every student to join this movement in order to maintain proper discipline. click here for more

Newly formed Cubs and Bulbuls of Anugraha Church School, Bidar
   
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Visit of Frs. Joachim & Robin:-
Anugraha School at Bidar had the privilege of welcoming Fr. Joachim D’Souza (Provincial Treasurer) and Fr. Victor Robin D’Souza (Provincial Administrator). Fr. Robin was here for the first time and Fr. Joachim for the second time. The former one pleased with the excellent discipline and performance of the students requested them to practice still more until you become perfect. The latter blessed the tiny tots with anticipated greetings and blessings of Republic Day and sponsored sweets to all. Thanks to you both and come again soon. click here for more

Birthday of our principal :
The birthday of our principal Br. Victor Crasta was on 28th December. Since it was a holiday for the school, the staff and the students made it a point to celebrate it on the 4th of January, 2014. Here are some of the pics.
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Christmas Celebration at Anugraha School, Bidar:
Christmas was celebrated in a grand scale at Anugraha School, Bidar. Sr. Lavinia Fernandes, SCCG, the Headmistress of Divya Jyothi School, Bhalki was the chief guest of the function. During the assembly Fr. Francis Fernandes, OFM Cap. gave a befitting message to all the students. Later, during the cultural programme Sr. Lavinia addressed the students and gave the meaning of Christmas. Capuchin Deacon Joel Lopes who is presently at Kawdial in Humnabad Taluk of Bidar district, for his diaconal ministry spoke on the significance of Christmas even today. Christmas cake was distributed to all the students and all the staff (teaching & non-teaching) were given Christmas gifts. A sumptuous Christmas meal was the last event of the day. click here for more

Prathibha Karanji: Taluk Level
Taluk level Prathibha Karanji was held at Joldhapka Govt. Higher Primary School, near Bhalki – Bidar. 10 students from Anugraha School participated and 9 have secured the prizes. 2 students are qualified for District level competitions to be held soon. Prizes to the winners were distributed by Mr. Ananth Singh during the school assembly.  click here for more

Prathibha Karanji: Zonal Level
Zonal level prathibha karanji was held in our zone at Govt. Hr. Pry. School, Kon-Melkunda. 16 students from our school participated and 12 students receive prizes in various competitions. 8 of them bagged first prizes and qualified for the Taluk level competitions to be held soon. The prizes to the winners were distributed by Sr. Anitta, DSS, the superior of Sneha Sadhan Convent. click here for more

Visit to Potnal
We, the three friars of Anugraha Ashram participated in the zonal recollection held at Clara Vihar, Potnal, together with the friars and post novices over there on the 5th of December. It was a nice occasion to visit our school Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya. The clean and pure water (Aqua Clara) supplied to all the villages by installing water purifying machines in the church compound is to be specially noted. The parish priest and all the friars are to be congratulated for this unique venture in the province.  click here for more

Children’s Day & Fancy Dress Competition : 
Anugraha School at Bidar celebrated the Children’s Day and had the Fancy Dress Competitions in a grand scale. Rev. Fr. Stany Goveas, the director designate of Infant Jesus Shrine at Bhalki and Rev. Sr. Jyothi Saldanha, A C, the principal of Mount Carmel D.Ed. College at Bidar were the special guests and judges for the programme.   click here for more

Pilgrimage to Dharur : 
On the 15th of November, 2013, we the friars of Anugraha Ashram went on a pilgrimage to Dharur in Andhra Pradesh near Hyderabad. This pilgrimage is of Methodist Church located in a village near the river and attracts lakhs and lakhs of people during this Jathra in the second week of November.   click here for more

The Annual Feast of Infant Jesus Shrine at Bhalki, Bidar
Infant Jesus Shrine, Bhalki:- The Annual Feast of Infant Jesus Shrine at Bhalki, Bidar was held on 8th, 9th & 10th of November, 2013. On the 8th there was a grand procession with decorated Infant Jesus statue. On the 9th two bishops (Gerald Isaac Lobo of Udupi and Robert Michael Miranda of Gulbarga) celebrated the Holy Eucharist. On 10th being the last day of the celebration, Sunil R Manakare a local deacon was ordained priest for the diocese of Gulbarga. Mr. J R Lobo, MLA from Mangalore was the chief guest for the function.  click here for more

Community Picnic : Anugraha Ashram, Halbarga, Bidar
The friars of Anugraha Ashram, Halbarga, Bidar went for a community picnic to Latur, Osmanabad, Killeri, Chakur & Hulsoor. Though we are in Karnataka, the closest capuchin House for us is Latur of Maharashtra Province (distant-wise: 114 kms. from Halabrga to Latur) and the second closest is Hyderbad of Andhra Province (140 kms. from Bidar to Hyderabad).  click here for more

Sr. Provincial in Anugraha School, Bidar:-
Rev. Sr. Giorgia, DSS together with her councilor Sr. Prathibha, DSS paid a fraternal visit to Anugraha School, Bidar on 9th October, 2013. They were on their visit to their sisters at Sneha Sadan convent, Halbarga, Bidar. Both of them were welcomed and honoured in the school by the staff and students.
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Feast of St. Francis @ Anugraha, Bidar
Celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi:- The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the founder and patron was celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Halbarga, Bidar on 4th October, 2013. The Holy Eucharist began at 10.30 a.m. officiated by His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda, the bishop of Gulbarga Diocese.
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Gandhi Jayanthi at Anugraha Church School, Bidar
On the 2nd of October - 2013, Gandhi Jayanthi was celebrated in a very meaningful way at Anugraha Church School, Halbarga, Bidar. The kids together with their teachers offered flowers and prayers to the freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi. The school principal explained to the gathered the reason behind honouring Gandhi and for calling him the Father of free India. 8 click here for more

Visit of Our Provincial Minister to Anugraha, Bidar:-
Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, OFM Cap., the Minister Provincial of Holy Trinity Capuchin Province, Karnataka, paid his maiden first visit to Anugraha School, Bidar on 25th September, 2013. This being his ever first visit to Bidar, he was awarded a grand welcome by the Principal, Staff & Students. A cultural programme was arranged to felicitate him. 
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Inter-parish youth competitions at Bhalki Zone:
Inter parish competitions in various fields were held at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bhalki on the 22nd of September, 2013. The event was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the dignitaries. Bro. Victor Crasta, OFM Cap. delivered the message for the youth. He requested the youth to play a clean game and maintain the sportsmanship in every field. 8 click here for more..

Visit of Forest Minister Mr. Ramanath Rai to Bidar:-
Mr. Ramanath Rai, the Minister for Forest was on his official visit to Bidar District on 18.09.2013. The Capuchin Friars of Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar had a unique chance to greet the minister and to have breakfast with him together with the other officials from the forest department of Government of Karnataka. click here for more

Teachers’ Day Celebration at Anugraha Church School, Bidar:-
Teachers’’ Day was celebrated in a grand scale at Anugraha Church School, Bidar on 5th of September, 2013. Fr. Joachim D’Souza, OFM Cap. the treasurer of the Capuchin Education Board cum Capuchin Friars Service Society was the chief guest. The students themselves conducted the entire programme.
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Independence Day celebration at Anugraha School, Bidar.
67th Independence Day was celebrated in a grand scale at Anugraha School, Bidar. After the flag hoisting, various cultural programmes were held by the students. Here are some of the pics:
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Parents’ Meet – 26.07.2013 : Anugraha school at Bidar
Anugraha School at Bidar held its first Parents’ Meet of the Academic year 2013-14, on 26th July, 2013. Fr. Alwyn Dias, OFM Cap., the Vicar Provincial of Holy Trinity Capuchin Province, Karnataka and also the secretary of Capuchin Education Board, was the resource person of the day and also presided over the meeting. He elaborately explained to the parents gathered their specific role in educating their children by collaborating with the staff and the management.

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Computer Education : Anugraha School at Bidar
Anugraha School at Bidar has computer education for all the students. Fr. Francis Fernandes, the parish priest blessed the systems and Fr. Lourdswamy, the computer faculty inaugurated the systems. Mr. Ravi, the proprietor of Balaji Computers was present. Bro. Victor Crasta, the principal thanked everyone responsible to install the systems, in a very special way he appreciated the keen interest taken by Fr. George Monis, the previous principal.

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A N N O U N C E M E N T S




Officials


Bp. Robert Michael Miranda

Gulbarga Diocese


Rev. Dr. Fr. John Alwyn Dias
President, CEB

 
Rev. Fr. Robin Victor
D’ Souza
Executive Secretary, CEB


Fr. Vijesh Loyed Menezes,
 Treasurer, C E B


Fr. Vincent Balaraj
Principal
Anugraha School


Fr. George Monis

Founder & First Principal
Anugraha, School