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Bp Allwyn at Dongri Home

posted Oct 11, 2018, 6:03 PM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 6:03 PM ]
On the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, it was truly a blessing for us volunteers at the Dongri Children's Observation Home, Mumbai as our dear Bishop Allwyn D'Silva paid a pastoral visit to our unit. His keen interest in our activities, together with a desire to be with us at the grass-root level, made it a special event for everyone. 

The PMI volunteers had organised an Eye Camp for the children of the Home, in coordination with the Lions Club, Mumbai Branch. 235 children and a few staff had their eyes checked. 95 children who needed spectacles were given them without any charge. 

Bishop Allwyn met with the volunteers, the officials and staff. He visited all the three sections of the Home—the CNCP (Children in Need of Care and Protection)—boys and girls, and the CCL (Children in Conflict with Law) section, and talked with them. This 200-year-old institute at Dongri has a rich history; it was used as an official prison during the British rule in India. A small room is still hallowed as the cell that housed Tilak, Savarkar and Agarkar during the Indian freedom struggle.