The Meeting of the Rectors and those in-charge of communities took off at the Provincial House at 09.00 am. 41 out of the 42 confrères expected are present. After the prayer, Fr K.O. Thomas, the Vice-Provincial, explained the schedule of events chalked out for the animation. He recalled that the rationale for the topics of the day was the mandate by the Provincial Chapter XI: to organize the animation meetings of the year on Human Rights, Child Rights, Juvenile Justice Act and the Right to Education Act. The first session was on Child Rights in the Context of Human Rights and its Implication in Various Settings by Rev Fr Varghese Pallippuram SDB. The second session, after the interval, enlightened the participants on Principles of Juvenile Justice Act – Implementation in Institutional and non-institutional Settings by Ms Arlene Manoharan, Fellow and Co-ordinator of the Centre for Child and the Law, and Programme Head – Juvenile Justice National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The third session, held after the lunch break, was on Right to Education Bill and consequences for institutional and Non-institutional settings by Ms Anuradha Saibaba Rajesh, Assistant Professor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The fourth session, after the tea break, was spent in the preparation of Actions Plans for the various settings of ministry in the Province. The confrères were divided into five groups, according to their setting, namely, Formation, Young at Risk, Parish, Academic Institutions (Schools and Colleges) and Hostels / Boardings. Fr George Chalissery SDB presided over the Eucharist in the evening. The Good Night Talk, by Fr Provincial, was on the very Salesian tradition of giving good night talks. He spoke at length on his visit to Europe and the course for the new provincials. The expertise of the resource persons coupled along with the ambience of very committed and serious participation is effecting the desired result.

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