Friday, April 26, 2013

Fr. Joe executes a de-addiction camp in the naxalite areas of Chainpur, Jharkhand with the help of the Sisters of Holy Cross

To take serious note of the rampant increase in Drug Addiction among youths of Chainpur, Gumla district in Jharkhand, the Sisters of Holy Cross Congregation suggested the need of a Rehabilitation Centre in the vicinity. Rev. Fr. Joseph H. Pereira met the team and affirmed to start Kripa Chainpur to which they pledged their support.

In continuum to this, from 05thto 20th April 2013, Kripa Foundation in collaboration with Holy Cross Congregation, conducted at De-Addiction Camp at Holy Cross Kripa, Chainpur, Gumla, Jharkhand for alcoholics and addicts. The programme was inaugurated amongst a gathering of Addicts and their families, religious personnel, eminent members of the state, local leaders, well-wishers and staff of the centre.

In-house therapeutic sessions like, yoga, meditation, Educative Inputs, AA and NA Meeting, Music Therapy, Games and Drawing Competition; depicting their addiction, were conducted for the attendees who richly benefited from the programme.

The addicts will visit the centre, once a week for follow-up programme so that the counselors can monitor their progress. The families of the addicts also interacted with the staff and expressed their gratitude to the organization for conducting the camp and also promised to extend their support in curbing the menace of drug addiction in the area.

His Eminence, His Grace Cardinal Telesphore Toppo of Ranchi visited the centre and in his homily thanked the staff of Holy Cross and Kripa for their work in reaching to those afflicted with the disease. The camp also had visitors like His Lordship Rt. Rev. Bishop Paul from the Diocese of Gumla and the Provincial and her team of Holy Cross, Hazaribag, who interacted with the addicts, their families and staff of the centre

This camp was well supervised and conducted  by Fr. Seraphinus Ekka and Bosco from GSO of alcoholic Anonymous who specially went all the way from Mumbai to the naxalite ridden areas of Chainpur under the guidance of Fr. Joe to conduct this de- addiction camp and great support from the Sisters of Holy Cross Congregation.

Submitted and Collage by
Mozen H
Kripa Vasai