Director’s Desk

Working together is success

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success". This famous quote attributed to Henry Ford remains as relevant as ever in the context of today's social activism of our society. The KROSS being the social arm of the catholic church of Karnataka has the honorable mission of translating the human and Christian values into social action. The KROSS with the firm foundation of option for the marginal and the unprivileged has been rendering credible contribution to the society and the nation at large since 19...

The KROSS with 14 Partner DSSS Organizations has been working to uphold the women rights, child rights, emancipation of poverty, mitigation of malnutrition, care for mother earth and community engagements in dissemination of right information. Notwithstanding the odd times The KROSS has achieved its goals through collaboration and networking. I thank all sincerely for the support, cooperation and encouragement rendered towards the KROSS. Our vision and mission to bring God's Love to the deprived class of the society made possible because of the support of various partners.

I also thank the President of the KRCBC, Most. Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, the Archbishop of Bangalore, Most Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao S.J. the President of the KROSS and Most Rev. Dr. Gerald I. Lobo, the Vice President of the KROSS and the Governing Board Members for their constant guidance and relying confidence in my work. It gives me immense joy and satisfaction of my calling as a priest working for the deprived and the marginalized.

My sincere thanks to Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, the incumbent Director for his yeomen service and commitment to the mission. His vast experience in the field of social development materialized successfully by implementing various projects. I wish him the best for his next assignment.

I consider it as a responsibility more than a privilege to shoulder the legacy left by my predecessors. Jesus who called to serve and not to be served is the Master and the Hope to commend ourselves in His hands.