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Brotherhood Updates

For Private Circulation No. 24 Jan. 2013

Empowering the people to create their own destiny

Delhi Brotherhood Society, 7 Court Lane, Delhi-110054. INDIA, Ph: 011 23931432, Fax: 011 23981025 email:

Christmas Celebrations in the DBS In 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.

Tea and Carols 29th 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 Nativity scene enacted by the DBS staff and Home boys 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. to the elderly Schools and those Deenbandhu This year Fr Monodeep conducted the singing. The carols Warm blankets were distributed were both in English and Hindi, mostly traditional. Fr Ian affected by leprosy for the winter season. We are grateful Weathrall did the closing prayers dedicating the evening to the 'Church's Auxiliary for Social Action' and 'The to ‘Nirbhaya’, the victim of gang rape who died and all Prayer Tower' for supplying us the needed number of blankets in time for Amarjyoti, Night Shelter and Elderly. those women who have suffered.

Distribution of Blankets

Amarjyoti Colony This 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. We look forward to celebrate Fr I.C Wetahrall’s 91st birthday on 19th January

Christmas Gifts to the Leprosy patients at Amarjyoti

Deenabandhu School: Nativity Play The Deenabandhu Schools have now re-opened after a prolonged winter vacations due to severe weather. Nonetheless 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 Cambridge January 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

Paul and Hannanija visit Recreation Centre for Elderly

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 a m o n g c h i l d r e n , t h e e l d e r l y, women and youth. On the About Donations Epiphany they were with us at St People in India and overseas can help us by sending their donations through a Francis Church and St Stephen’s crossed cheque drawn in favour of “Delhi Brotherhood Society”. Contributions church and in the evening at St from within India are entitled to Income Tax relief under Section 80G of the Income James Church for ‘Service of Nine Tax Act. 1961. Details will be found on the receipt. Lessons and Carols’ followed by a 1. Friends outside India can also do Bank Transfer. It is a quick and safe way to community dinner. send donations directly into the Delhi Brotherhood Society’s account by using the following detailsBank Name: Syndicate Bank Branch: St. Xavier’s 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 followingBank Name: Syndicate Bank Branch: St. Xavier’s 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

Fr Monodeep Awarded The ISPCK awarded the Henry Devadass Writers Award to Fr. Monodeep on September 20, 2012 for the book "Instruction in Christian Life" which has become popular among the young people preparing for confirmation in the Church of North India.

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