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Mangalore, Mar. 08: To mark the women’s day celebration the women of Fajir prepared two plastic Brick Benches which were inaugurated by Fr Sunil Viegas the Parish Priest Fajir Church along with Fr Oswald Monthiero the Director of CODP Mangalore on 8 March 2019 at Fajir Church premises.

CODP is celebrating women’s day in a unique way by promoting cleanliness drive in different place in this week. The SHGs in different places organized cleanliness drive in city and villages too

Fr J B Saldanha Parish Priest Permannur Church inaugurated the program at Ambedkar ground Tokkottu, Permannur with other guests; Mrs Vani Alva ,Fr Oswald Montheiro and the office bearers of SHGs and of Ullal Municipality.













In her Chief guest address Mrs Vani appreciated the efforts and contributions of people in making the Ullal surrounding clean. Fr Oswald, the Director of CODP said that this year women’s day is celebrated by cleaning surroundings and creating awareness among the public. Fr J B Saldanha gave a call to public to make Ullal Taluk clean and corruption free.

In his message Fr Assisi D Almeida the advocate said at Fajir women’s day celebration that a mother plays an important role in the family. Women have given prominence in Indian law; therefore all women must be aware of the laws that safeguards women in the country.

Fr Oswald in his message at Fajir , appreciated the efforts of women preparing Plastic Brick Benches and their initiative in making plastic free country. He also gave a call to plant trees as a response to Laudato Si Campaign of the diocese.




















SHG members explained the process of preparing Plastic Brick Benches in following steps:

Gathering Plastic bottles of same size fill empty bottles with plastic waste; stuff it tightly with iron rod, that the bottle becomes hard like a stone. Usually 7 to 8 hours required to make the bottle hard. After preparing hard bottles, select a place where the bench has to be made. Put the foundation with cement and concrete base. Arrange the bottles in the shape of a bench with clay and level the surface with cement and cure it with water for some days.

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