Centre for Development Initiatives (CDI) under the Social Apostolate wing of the Congregation had its annual analysis meet with the staff on 18-20 December at Bethel to review and analyze the yearlong developmental activities undertaken.
Sr. Philomena Mathew, the Superior General and Chief Guest of the inaugural function addressed the gathering highlighting the importance of teamwork, sacrifice and commitment. She expressed hope that CDI continues to spread its wings of charitable services to those at the periphery.
In her introductory speech, Sr. Rose Paite, General Councillor for Social Apostolate and Director of CDI briefly explained the aim of the program and applauded the past achievements and endeavours especially with regard to women empowerment.
The various apt topics dealt with by the resource persons enriched the program with freshness and new knowledge. The days were packed with input sessions, presentation of annual reports by city coordinators, group discussions and feedback wherein new learnings helped set the way forward to reach the unreached. Interesting games, sports, competitions and a day out for leisure added spice and flavour to the event.
Throughout the days of meet, Sr. Katherine Joseph, General Councillor for Education and Sr. Shiji James were present along with Sr. Rose Paite, Sr. Molly Mathew and the staff of CDI with their valid suggestions and encouragement. About 60 staff from various centers in the Northeast under CDI actively participated in the programme and were ever more enthused to serve the disadvantaged sections of the society.