Pubblichiamo la lettera ricevuta da Sister Lilly, referente del progetto di adozione a distanza “Holy Family” di New Delhi
We thank the Lord, our savior who has brought his peace and joy to the world by his birth. I extend each one of our dear brethren all over the world a very joyful and happy New Year 2013 and Greetings of the season .Let us enjoy the same spirit, love, peace and happiness throughout this year. May our living and loving Lord Shower his blessings upon each one of us. We hope each of our friends had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New year.
Every month we celebrate children’s birthday by cutting the cake and having a party. Happy Birthday to Mancy, Rashmi, Archana, Bhawana, Julie, Khuhboo, Regi, Rupali, Soni, Swathi , Neetu and others.
We offered our prayers and blessing on their birthdays and wished with sweets and gifts. It is a time to give a special attention to the children who celebrate their birthdays. We have assured that every child has got a birthday to celebrate which make them feel important and a member of our family. Some of our friends and their families came and celebrated their children’s birthday and gave food and snacks to our children.
The Feast day and birthday of our dear Sr.Lilly Chirayath the director of the both center was celebrated on 1st October, 2012 at Mahavir and on 2nd at Najafgarh. A solemn Holy Eucharist was offered by Rev.Fr.Joseph OCD at Najafgarh and Fr.Vargees at Mahavir which was followed by a grand lunch and cultural programmes presented by the children in both centers.
Sister distributed gifts ,different kinds of Sweets and fruits to each and every Child and showed her gratitude and love for their love and concern which they expressed by their wonderful programme and prayers .
Benefactors and Visitors:
We are thankful to Mrs. .Brigitte Didier and Mrs.Murial from Belgium who took time to see their sponsored children with special gifts and spend time with our children. Children enjoyed with them. All the more they had promised an outing for our children to Delhi Zoo on their way back to Delhi from Varanasi. It was great privilege for us to have their personal presence among us on the day of our picnic. This day was memorable day in the life of our children and enjoyed the outing.
Because of the Brigitte’s love towards our children and center, she motivated her daughter to help our children on the occasion of her marriage day .She collected the money of the flowers which is used for her marriage day from her friends and donated to Holy Family Asha Niwas . Thanks and gratitude from our children and staff to Mrs. Brigitte and her daughter for their generosity.
We are privileged by the visit of Rt.Rev Bishop Rappel Thattil the auxiliary bishop of Trichur Diocese, Kerala to our Holy Family Asha Niwas at Mahavir. Bishop gave a value based message to our children and staff and encouraged them to move forward with hope and courage.
Sr.Jyothi CHF the provincial superior of Divyoday vice – province of the Congregation Holy Family and Fr.Joseph the provincial superior of OCD Delhi province made a short visit to our organizations and met all the inmates and shared their love and peace among them on the occasion of Christmas .
Mgn John Kozar the President of CNEW from New York and also Mr.M.L Thomas Regional officer of CNEW in Kerala visited our house. Sr.Lilly Chirayath Director of Holy Family Asha Niwas received them with garland & Flowers and welcomed them with short prayer and procession. Children performed a beautiful cultural programme and Mgn appreciated talents and abilities of our children. Children were happy with his presence; blessings and his visit to our home .He gave an inspiring talk to the children & distributed sweets for them. He had lunch with us at our community.
5 visitors from French made a short Visit to our home under the guidance of Mr. Robert from Himachal Pradesh .Sister Lilly Chirayath gave a brief history of our organization and gave time to interact with our staff and children .Children gave them a warm welcome to each and every one of them .They were happy with the performance of our children and enjoyed .Thanks for the visit.
Mr.Manhoaran one of our friends and father of all our children arranged his daughter’s marriage reception at our Holy Family Asha Niwas at Najafgarh for our children and his friends . All the Children and staff of both centers gathered for the reception and enjoyed the tasty Meal. Sisters arranged a small prayer for his daughter and his family .He has done all the arrangement to come over at Najafgarh center from Mahavir and to participate in this programme. He loves our children with his mind and heart .He is always at our side to help our children and fulfill their needs.
Mrs.Anja Maria and her mother from German Embassy came for the project visit to Mahavir Enclave .We are very grateful to German Embassy for their generous heart for providing the needs of center at Mahavir Enclave such as Solar ,Invertors ,stone tables ,bathroom tiles and submersible well (bore well),Harvesting and etc .
Our Children went to Don Bosco Ashalayam for inter –orphanage competition along with Sr.Lilly Chirayath the director and Sr.Josphine .Children of both centers participated in the Dance and singing competition which was conducted for the NGO’S of Delhi on 10th November 2012 .
Our children from both houses got chance to take part in different items and to develop their talents. Our Children stood 2nd in group song and received a Trophy, Rs.800/- and also all the children who participated in the competition received certificates.
Our 5 catholic girls from Najafgarh center attended the intensive catechism classes during the past 3 months and received Holy Communion and confirmation on 13th October 2012.Our Sisters prepared the children to receive Jesus in to their heart in a worthy manner and have done all the arrangements so that it should be memorable day in their life. All the Christian children get opportunity to learn catechism in their Sunday class.
As a preparation of Christmas, Sr.Suja incharge of the center organized a seminar for the children on 23rd December 2012 at our residence in Njafgarh on moral values and birth of Jesus. All the children and staffs of our center participated in this seminar .Mr. Jacob and his team was the resource persons of the seminar .They made them understand everything through film show by using the LCD projector and short stories .Children benefited from this seminar and they were happy with the presentation. This lead the children to deepen their spiritual life .We are very grateful to these resource persons who spent their precious time for the betterment of our children.
14th November 2012 the children’s day was celebrated among much fun, fair and enthusiasm. We arranged holy Eucharist and prayed for all the children and wished each child with a flower & hug by all the sisters and staff of Holy Family Asha Niwas. We had conducted a Reading competition on the day of children’s day celebration . Winners were given the gifts and congratulated them for their fine performance. Children of our centers enjoyed the day with chocolate and sweets. The children added color and joy to the day by putting a cultural Evening.
Festival of light was celebrated by the children and staffs of the centers, Lighting the traditional lamps and enjoying fireworks. Sisters conducted prayer service along with all the Children and staff of the centers and had candle procession to the roof of the house.
Inside of the House and surroundings were illuminated with Verities of lights. Children enjoyed with different kinds of crackers. The celebration ended with enjoying special food, sweets and using the crackers. On the day of Diwali many people came to celebrate the feast of light with our children to distribute sweets and snacks. They enjoyed with our children by singing and dancing.
Birth of Jesus:
The birth of Jesus the savior of mankind was celebrated with spreading the message of love and peace around. Sr. Lilly Chirayath the director and Sr.Suja arranged carol signing along with our children from both centers to all the religious communities of our parishes at Mahavir and Najafgarh and Christian and non families who are living around us in both houses and wished every one peace and Joy of child Jesus. Children prepared a prayer for each family and wished happy Christmas to all the members of the family with a cake.
Each member of the house enjoyed the carol singing , dancing , Christmas tree , decorating the manger and house and compound. Full House was illuminated with verities of light ,balloons and stars .Children received new gifts from Santa close and also they were served with delicious food and party .Children gave Christmas message by putting up of a skit on birth of Jesus .
All our married girls with their family came to Mahavir center to celebrate the X’ Mass and thereafter to Najafgarh center .Many Hindu brethren from neighboring places came to see our crib and lighted the candle for their intention and prayed to baby Jesus wished Christmas ,every one was received a piece of cake and tea. Children had grand party with varieties of items. The day ended with good and happy memories of the year 2012.
With lots of Thanks:
Special thanks to C.N.E.W.A of Ernakulum – Kerala has been helping us through their benefactors, Because of their concern and love ,we could celebrate our Christmas of this year in a grand scale at Mahavir & Najafgarh centers . Each child received varieties of gifts and dresses according to their choice and desire .This year staff and children of holy Family Asha Niwas experienced the mode of celebration in the season of Christmas and New Year . Inside and Outside of our house was illuminated and decorated with balloons and stars and other materials .Children prepared the cribs and Christmas trees in different places of our houses and compound . We prepared a delicious lunch with verities of food items, fruits, sweets, and cake and many kinds of snacks and fast foods were prepared for the tea party on the same day. Sr. Lilly Chirayath organized one day outing for our children on the occasion of Christmas . Children enjoyed thoroughly on the day of outing and had delicious lunch with different items and had varieties of snacks and ice cream .Children and staff of Holy Family Asha Niwas are very grateful to them and their benefactors who were sponsoring this money to our center.
We extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our benefactors namely I.S.A ONLUS Italy who has sponsored many of our children.
I also thank all the sponsor families who are helping our children specially Mrs. Robert & Marleys , Sandra, Karan Kelly USA ,Jean Paul parisod Switzerland who have always stood by to meet our needs .
Your prayers and donations and contributions will be gratefully anticipated and accepted. I am very grateful to all our benefactors and sponsor families, without whose help, we would not have been able to meet the needs of the Home and mould the lives of our children.
With immense joy and profound love we the sisters and children of Mahavir & Najafgarh celebrated the feast of Holy Family on 30th December 2012 . All the priest and religious of Mahavir & Najafgarh unites presented in the celebration. On the occasion of the feast we offered the holy Eucharist and prayer service .
Our children put up a skit on holy family and colorful programme for the invited guest on the day of Holy family feast. On the occasion of Holy family feast we conducted a prayer service for the family who was selected as holy family and prepared grand Dinner and gifts for them. They were happy and satisfied.
112 Students both boys and Girls who read in 10,11 & 12th classes came from MRV School at Uttam Nagar for their exposure visit to Holy Family Asha Niwas at Najafgarh on 10th November 2012. Sister incharge gave a brief introduction on our organization .They conducted some programme on the occasion of Diwali and created joy and happiness among the children.
They danced with our children and created wanted feelings and self confidence in our children. They took many photographs with the children and children enjoyed thoroughly with them. Our children welcomed them by a cultural programme.
All the head girls and boys of St .Frances school made exposure visit to our center at Mahavir Enclave .They interacted with our children and conducted a painting and singing competition and distributed the prizes for the winners and also all the children received other gifts . They served delicious lunch for our children . Children enjoyed with them in dancing and singing. This same group came and celebrated the Christmas on 23rd December 2012 and gave a party with different kinds of cake and sweets and gifts .They spent half a day with our children and played badminton and basketball.
Engineering Students of Maharaj Collage made visit to center at Mahavir and intervened our children .They made a sports competition and, tuition class for our children and also they were coming every Saturday to teach our children.
Youth group of Infant Jesus Syro Malabar Church at Palam parish came with their parish priest Fr.Vargees Palatty , brother and sisters to our center at Mahavir Enclave to meet our children and spend half day with them .They asked our children to introduce themselves and arranged the sports and games and have given the prizes for the winners . They gave snacks, samosa and cooldring and entertained our children . Through the verities of programme, children gained new ideas and developed talents.
Sr. Lilly Chirayath went with 3 of our children to Santinikedam Social Welfare Society to attend the function of their 5th Anniversary. Then Sister got chance to meet Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister of state, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Government of India and also Prof.Gracious Thomas Director of School Social Work of Indira Gandhi National Open University and gave the brief history of our Holy Family Asha Niwas. They appreciated our works which we are doing for the Poor and Needy. They showed their willingness to support us.
Our children are becoming very smart. They have completed their first term examinations. Many Children are participating in many competitions.
All our children who are studying in 7th , 8th & 9th classes went for picnic along with their school children and staff. Children enjoyed their trip and learned the history of the places.
Our children received many prizes in their school level competitions and our children took participation in the annual day celebration of their school .Principal and staff of the school appreciated the performance of our children. Congratulations to one and all.
Children and staff of our center attended the charismatic prayer which was conducted by our parish priest at Najafgarh.
Children of Mahavir and some of the children from Najafgarh centers put up a cultural evening on the occasion of Christmas at Dwarka sector 21. It was organized by the members of Malakara Church. After the performance of the programme children were given delicious food, cake and gifts .Thanks a lot for their generosity
Children of Mahavir enclave performed a entranced dance on the occasion of welcoming the Rt.Rev ,Arch Bishop Kuriacose Bharnnikulangra Syro-Malabar Diocese of Faridabad to Infant Jesus church , Palam ,Mahavir Enclave . Bishop, fathers and people appreciated their performance.