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Friday, 19 July 2013

Saint Elijah's Day


 

 This is one of the holidays for protecting against thunder and hail. In the folk belief Saint Elija rules over the lightning and thunders. He roams about the sky by a golden chariot with the aim to kill the Lamia that grazes the cornfields. Saint Elija hurls fire arrows at her - thunders and lightning. If there is only lightning, then people say that this is a fire that comes out from the nostrils of the horses that are harnessed in the chariot.
   On Saint Elija's Day a sacrifice is made - the oldest cock. In some places fairs and sacrifices are offered. This is the day of fur-dressers, leather-workers and tile-makers.

Monday, 15 July 2013

THE LIFE GIVING PRESENCE OF CM IN VIJAYARAI






Kanthi Kiranam and Edith stein women charitable society are two different units where we give employment for 100 women.











It is situated in Andhra Pradesh, Eluru diocese, a place called vijayarai village.




 These 100 women earn their livelihood by assembling the stabilizers for V-Guard Company.









 Most of them are illiterate. Coming from
It is situated in Andhra Pradesh, Eluru diocese, a place called vijayarai village. poor family background, sustaining them on this income.

 



This programme is begun since 1996 having in view to give employment for the backward class women.




We buy the material from different suppliers and put together bring out a finished product.




WE ALSO EDUCATE THE CHILDREN FROM THE RURAL AREA WHERE THE FUTURE OF THE CHILDREN ARE NEGLECTED.




THEY ARE EITHER FROM THE POOREST FAMILY OR NEGLECTED BY THEIR PARENTS.






 THE WOMEN ARE NOT ONLY HELPED TO EARN THEIR DAILY LIVING BUT ALSO ARE EMPOWERED TO LIVE A LIVE WITH DIGNITY AND POWER.