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  • Brotherhood UpdatesDelhi Brotherhood Society, 7 Court Lane, Delhi-110054. INDIA, Ph: 011 23931432, Fax: 011 23981025 email: dbs@bol.net.in

    Empowering the people to create their own destiny

    Deenbandhu Schools

    No. 24 Jan. 2013

    Christmas Celebrations in the DBSIn Delhi, Christmas celebrations which begin

    in the Advent continue till Epiphany. We too at

    DBS had our rounds of celebrations. On 22nd

    December the entire DBS staff gathered at the

    Brotherhood House lawns for celebrations.

    Each department had prepared a cultural item

    to present. They presented songs, dances and

    skits. At the end the Brethren sang "Joy to

    World". There was a meal for all to share.

    Christmas Gifts to the Leprosy patients at Amarjyoti

    For Private Circulation

    Tea and Carols29th December is well in Delhi known among

    those who love singing carols. It is the annual

    Brotherhood Tea and Carols evening.

    Invitations were sent to more than 300 friends

    in and around Delhi. As usual there was a

    fellowship tea with pakora or deep fried

    dumplings of spinach, cauliflower, green

    chillies and potatoes with sauce, chocolate cakes and hot

    tea at 6 pm. The next hour was dedicated to sing carols.

    This year Fr Monodeep conducted the singing. The carols

    were both in English and Hindi, mostly traditional. Fr Ian

    Weathrall did the closing prayers dedicating the evening

    to Nirbhaya, the victim of gang rape who died and all

    those women who have suffered.

    Amarjyoti ColonyThis was the second Christmas which the

    people of Amarjyoti Leprosy Colony celebrated

    after their church was re-opened. The Christmas

    day Service was conducted by Fr Monodeep

    and the boys of our Home sang enthusiastically

    the Christmas carols in Hindi. After the Service

    there was a distribution of Christmas present:

    a sari to each woman and a dhoti to each man.

    The boys played a wee cricket match in the

    premises and then we all sat to share the midday

    meal of tasty chicken curry and boiled rice.

    Distribution of BlanketsWarm blankets were distributed to the elderly and those

    affected by leprosy for the winter season. We are grateful

    to the 'Church's Auxiliary for Social Action' and 'The

    Prayer Tower' for supplying us the needed number of

    blankets in time for Amarjyoti, Night Shelter and Elderly.

    Nativity scene enacted by the DBS staff and Home boys

    We look forward to celebrate Fr I.C

    Wetahralls 91st birthday on 19th January

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    Deenabandhu School:

    Nativity PlayThe Deenabandhu Schools have now re-opened after a

    prolonged winter vacations due to severe weather. None-

    theless the school had its Christmas celebrations on 20th

    December. The children of all levels participated in the

    nativity play. The learnt their lines well and did their

    dialogues with confidence. There were shepherds, the

    magi and the star, Mary, Joseph and the holy infant.

    There were refreshments for all after the celebrations.

    Friends from CambridgeJanuary was cold but brought us much joy at the

    Brotherhood with the visit of Jackie and Neil from

    Westcott House and Paul and Hannanija from Sydney

    Essex College Cambridge. They made their tour of

    Delhi and Agra, and they also spent most of their time

    with us. They visited almost all our projects in Delhi

    among chi ldren , the e lder ly,

    women and youth . On the

    Epiphany they were with us at St

    Francis Church and St Stephens

    church and in the evening at St

    James Church for Service of Nine

    Lessons and Carols followed by a

    community dinner.

    People in India and overseas can help us by sending their donations through a

    crossed cheque drawn in favour of Delhi Brotherhood Society. Contributions

    from within India are entitled to Income Tax relief under Section 80G of the Income

    Tax Act. 1961. Details will be found on the receipt.

    1. Friends outside India can also do Bank Transfer. It is a quick and safe way to

    send donations directly into the Delhi Brotherhood Societys account by using

    the following details-

    Bank Name: Syndicate Bank

    Branch: St. Xaviers School, Rajniwas Marg, Delhi-110054. INDIA

    Bank Swift Code: SYNBINBB126

    Bank Account Number: 91152010005680

    Name: Delhi Brotherhood Society

    2. Friends within India can do so through RTGS and NEFT transactions as following-

    Bank Name: Syndicate Bank

    Branch: St. Xaviers School, Rajniwas Marg, Delhi-110054

    IFSC Code: SYNB0009115

    Bank Account Number: 91152010023398

    Name: Delhi Brotherhood Society

    For more information on any of our projects please write or visit us.

    Fr. Monodeep Daniel or Fr. Solomon George

    Delhi Brotherhood Society, 7-Court Lane, Delhi-110054. INDIA

    Tel: 011 23931432, 23941165 fax: 011 23981025

    A b o u t D o n a t i o n s

    Fr Monodeep

    AwardedThe ISPCK awarded the Henry

    Devadass Writers Award to Fr.

    Monodeep on September 20, 2012

    for the book "Ins t ruc t ion in

    Christian Life" which has become

    popular among the young people

    preparing for confirmation in the

    Church of North India.

    Paul and Hannanija visit Recreation Centre for Elderly