Mangaluru: We are a great nation and we have given our selves a great Constitution. Need of the hour is to understand our constitution and thereby to serve our nation at the best. Educated Indians need to reach out to the underprivileged, the last, least and the lost. In this mission of becoming the voice of the voiceless, knowledge of our constitution and its provisions is the greatest support and the strength.
Indian constitution, as we all know is not just a legal document, but also an instrument of social change. After a long struggle with the British we have gained our freedom, and the fruits of our freedom struggle should to be shared with all, especially with the discriminated lot. By knowing our constitution we will undoubtedly become better and responsible citizens of this great nation. It is also a known fact that to be a responsible citizen one must have a clear picture of his rights and duties.
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, therefore, want every person studying in its institutions, especially Christians, to make an earnest attempt to learn and understand the constitution, its provisions and other aspects related to it. The Mangalore Diocesan Commission for lay faithful has taken a step forward. Under the dynamic leadership of Most Rev Fr J B Crasta, it has published the entire constitution of India, translated to Konkani, written in Kannada script. Renowned translators Prof Stephen Quadros Permude and Gladis Quadros Permude have done the translation.
The book will be released on Saturday, April 20, after the Easter Vigil all over the diocese of Mangalore. The main programme will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Bolar (Cathedral of the Diocese of Mangalore), and the Bishop of Mangalore Most Rev Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha will release the book in the presence of Roy Castelino and Sushil Noronha, Co-Convenor and the Secretary of the Diocesan Citizens Awareness and Development Committee respectively.
The cost of the 435 page book is Rs 200 only. It can be availed at a discounted price of Rs 100, if ordered on or before April 20.
For further information contact Fr J B Crasta - 9448724276
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