Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
Coimbatore Diocesan leadership and the local churches have been actively involved in the lockdown relief activities in full swing. CSI Immanuel Church in Coimbatore has been extending support to the needy in the society by giving special attention to the homeless. They have done the relief work more than twenty- five days during the lockdown by distributing at least 300 packets a day. CSI Christ Church, Press Colony in Tirupur Area extended support to the needy people in the area under the leadership of the area chairman.
Kizhakkuvalavu And Thindoorpatti villages near Kollimalai in Salem Area received help from the DBM dept of CSI Coimbatore diocese. The Department distributed provisions and dry rations at Kollimalai. Sulur, Tirupur, Perundurai and Gobichettipalayam are the mission areas of the diocese which received support from the DBM Department during the lockdown.
CSI Christ Church NGGO Colony supported its members at Kunnathur Village. CSI Christ Church in Bhavani shared rice and grocery for more than ten days in Bhavani Devapuram and Kalingarayanpalayam areas. In another round of extending help, the Church supported the aged people and helpless children. The Women’s Fellowship of the Church was also actively involved in the relief work.
CSI College of Engineering in Ketti, under the auspices of the Coimbatore Diocese, which is a member of UNA (Unnat Bharat Abhiyan), conceptualised by IIT, Delhi and nurtured by RuTAG (Rural Tech Action Group) participated in a National Workshop sponsored by CAPART (Council for Advancement of Peoples Action and Rural Technology) has distributed provisions and dry ration to 65 Tribal families in now, in response to the request of Melur Panchayat President. The mechanical engineering department of the College designed PPE equipment and brought to the submitted to the Nilgiris District Collector for approval. Later the College handed over masks, sanitizers, and other articles to the Collector. The NCC cadets of the College assisted civil administration in the Nilgiris district.
CSI Brough Memorial Church in Erode has been providing support through various deeds during the lockdown. The branch of the Church in Ponnandaanvalasu also been part of these activities. They have provided rice, cooking oil, Dal, and Idli rice. CSI St. Paul's church, Thiruppur served groceries to 100 downtrodden and needy.
CSI St Peter’s Church in Rathinapuri provided rice and adequate rations to homeless and helpless families at Vellakinar- an outstation of the pastorate. The church leaders went deep into Sirumagai forest to help the tribes with dry ration. On the request of the Inspector of Police, Tudiyalur Police Station, this Church distributed food kits in the suggested areas. The members of the Men's Fellowship of Church distributed 100 kilos rice and groceries to the transgender sisters living at Kavundampalayam area.
CSI St Peter’s Rural Pastorate in Erode Area provided help to the poor in the remote villages in Erode. CSI Yesu Ratchagar Aalayam in Varadharajapura came forward to help the helpless and the vulnerable.
CSI Ramanathapuram Pastorate in Coimbatore Area provided dry ration and provision to over 150 persons while CSI Varadharajapuram Pastorate in Coimbatore provided provisions and dry rations.
CSI All Souls' Church in Coimbatore distributed groceries for 15 days to 120 North Indians stranded in the city.
Namakkal HIV AIDS Project received the nutritious supplement for over 120 beneficiaries from a collaboration of this church and CSI Christ Church, in Trichy Road. They have covered the areas such as Rayampalayam, Vannanpalli, Kosavampatti, Alanganatham Pirivu, Erumaipatti, Senthamangalam, Thathampattimedu, Namakkal Town, Pudupatti, and Valayappatti.
CSI Lechler Memorial Church in Salem came forward and provided food for over 300 people, in cooperation with the Salem Corporation, mainly to the Sanitary Workers. The Church extended help to the Transgender community too.
CSI Christ Church in Perur in the Coimbatore Area provided provisions for food for more thousand people. CSI Kavindapadi Pastorate in the Erode Area provided 10 Kg of rice to more than 175 families hailing from the underprivileged section in the society. Sundarapuram Pastorate, on behalf of CSI Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Coimbatore, provides food for over 350 Migrants for almost every day. CSI Church, in Mettur in the Salem Area, provided protective masks in different phases to the concerned government officers in Charge.
CSI Church in Cheran Managar in Coimbatore provided help to the needy. CSI Yesu Ratchagar Aalayam distributed dry rations to the needy.
CSI Primary School, Sulur provided dry ration and provision to the needy. and the CSI Christ Church Press Colony also extended the help to the needy at this time of crisis.
The diocese and the local congregations are engaged in the relief work on a day to day basis, which is commendable.Back