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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The AOSM Statement of Purpose
The primary purpose of the Asia-Oceania Service Meeting (AOSM) is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who still suffers.
The Asia-Oceania Service Meeting seeks ways to accomplish this goal by providing a forum for the delegates to share the experience, strength and hope of the countries they represent and who come together from all parts of Asia and Oceania .
It can also represent an expression of the Group Conscience throughout the region and provide a link to the World Service Meeting for countries unable to be represented there.
Experience has shown that. a sound service structure enables the message to be delivered more effectively. The Asia-Oceania Service Meeting encourages the planning of sound Structures suited to the needs of the individual countries and the expansion of A.A. services to reach the alcoholic through the spoken word, literature and institutions work. The AOSM recognizes that it has no authority over any A.A. service or group. The only decisions to be made by the AOSM are those which affect the meeting itself.
This year the 9th AOSM meeting was held in Chandigarh, India. Fr Joe addressed the meeting as Class A Trustee of GSO India.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Fr. Joe conducting a Interfaith Program on Christian Meditation & Kripafoundation Iyengar yoga at St. Jacob Church -Zurich
Monday, July 18, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
A program on International drug day abuse & illicit trafficking was held at Kripa Dharavi, Mumbai on the 26th of June 2011.The guest of Honors were Mr C. Fernande & Mr. S.Khan of NCB The local corporator Mrs.Mangala Vishnu Gaikwad & former corporator Mr. Vishnu Gaikwad.Dr.Sashi Menon, Director Internal Medicines,along with the staff and patients of Kripa Dharavi.
The program commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the guest of honors. after which, Mrs. M. Gaikwad in her address spoke on the effects of Drug addiction especially among youth. Mr. C Fernandes of NCB in his speech spoke about the work that Kripa was doing along with them, in reaching out through awareness programs to the citizens of India. Mr. Khan spoke about the ill effects of drugs and mentioned the latest rave party arrest in Khopoli, Maharashtra, where young girls and boys were trapped using drugs.
There was a slogan and spot quizz competition held for the students to which trophies and certificates were distributed to the winners.
Due to the heavy downpour of rain the program was held indoors, however the spirit of the children were not dampen and along with the guest of honors they walked in the rain through the narrow lanes of Dharavi shouting and displaying slogans on the bad effects of drug abuse, at the end of the rally the children were served soft drinks with refreshments.
It was a well organised program by the staff of Kripa Dharavi under the leadership of Deepak, Rajan,Praveen,Shabana and Salma, guided by Dr. Sashi Menon. The vote of thanks on behalf of Fr. Joe Pereira and Kripa Foundation was done by Rajan welingkar staff of Kripa Dharavi.