Caritas India organizes training program for social workers
A training program for priests, nuns and lay people who are interested and engaged in social work is being organized by the Caritas India, the social wing of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, in Kolkata. The 41st Development Dynamic Courses, which began on January 07, would provide training to 43 participants from India and other south Asian countries, including Combodia, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The 26-day program is one of the flagship training programs organized by Caritas India every year.
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The training program, which has been going on for the last 26 years, has trained more than 3,000 social workers. The event was inaugurated by Archbishop Thomas D'souza of Calcutta. In his inaugural speech, the prelate stressed on teaching, preaching and healing of Jesus' ministry. "Being as a social worker it is our duty to resemble Christ in our activities," he said. Other dignitaries who attended the program included Fr. Fredrick D'souza, Executive Director of Caritas India, Fr. Frankline, Director of Seva Kendra Calcutta and Vicar General Msgr. Dominic Gomes.