Merry Christmas and Happy 2020 by Puri

 

Here are the punctual greetings from Fr.Baptist for all of you,

together with the annual newsletter.

 

 

click on the image above to see the complete pdf

 

 

Education department of India

The Education department has chosen our school to conduct the District level Science exhibition on 11-12 Dec. Big preparation is going on.

Our Beatrix School was chosen among 200 projects from different schools in the district.

The Education Minister will inaugurate it. I am sending the invitation and the gratitude to all the benefactors from all the students for making it possible that such things may happen in our school.

Will love  swami.

 

 

 

Mahabodhi Leh 2018

 

New video, click on the picture!

 

 

 

Reconstruction and first day of school

It's with joy that we thank the generosity of all our sponsors that made it possible to repair all the main damages of our school. Next week the school will start all the classes again.

Today I received some pics showing the enthusiasm of all girls and boys to start studying again. Many books and uniforms were lost or destroyed, that's why the students got a new uniform, green like the color of hope.

And hope is truly creating their future.

With gratitude from all their families and the teachers of the school, swami Nirvanananda

Jai Ma Jai Gurudev

 

 

The first day of school

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Thanks from Swami Nirvanananda

Cyclone emergency update of 27/5/19

 

 

New photo from Puri

This is the current situation at the Lepers' Hospital, the Beatrix School and in the labor rehabilitation laboratory.

First estimates of damage to Puri

 

Here are the first estimates of the damage after the terrible Ciclone Fani that destroyed everything in its passage:

You can click on the two images to be able to see better.

The first image refers to the School and to the hostel;

the second image refers to the Hospital and the Rehabilitation Center where ropes and carpets are built.

Desolation at the Beatrix School

 

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Mail from Puri 17/5/19  

      Puri city is totally destroyed. No trees are standing, all electric poles, installations, mobile towers, roofs of Hotel and houses made of asbestos or Steel blown off. All houses from the light house to Ishopanthi ashram are blown off. The sea beach road resembles a mountain of sand. Hotels along the beach totally destroyed with sand and rubble flown in with the storm.

     Coming to more personal issuses, the damage to the building and property of Karunalaya, Ishopanthi ashram and Beatrix school is beyond words. All window glasses of school and Ishopanthi are broken, 10KW solar panels in the school, 16KW solar panels in Ishopanthi ashram are totally destroyed and blown off, solar panels and solar water heating system with 4 water tanks of the hostel and school main gate are blown away. No trees are standing in Ishopanthi ashram and Karunalaya office premises.  Clearing the debris and fallen trees may take couple of weeks. Even after 6 days, electricity is not restored in Bhubaneswar city, leave alone Puri.

     God alone knows what more is waiting for me in the leprosy colony, dairy farm and workshop when I return on 15 May. Even a fair assessment of the damage may take few days . You all have been with us in the thick and thin of our life in Puri mission.

      I only pray God shows us the way and gives us the strength to stand amidst this destruction. I shall briefly keep you informed of the things when I reach back in a week's time.

     Meantime, I shall be grateful to you for any help you are able to extend to rebuild our lives and Mission in Puri. With much love and prayers,

     Your loving, Baptist, svd

Puri after Fani

 

Cyclone emergency update of 3/5/19

 

All Solar Panels in School and Ishopanthi are destroyed.

Panels are destroyed in Karunalaya.

Some Window Glass was destroyed in School and Ishopanthi.

All Water Tanks of School was not found.

No life casualties was happened.

In School gardens are damaged.

In Karunalaya road was blocked due to tress are falls.

Also most of the tress are falls at Karunalaya.

The entire Baliapanda Localities was finished.

Also almost all hotels near sea Beach was damaged.

 

 

 

 

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