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Bantwal, July 30 : One may recall the housing need announced by Snehalaya Mangalore for Mrs. Eliza Menezes of Agrar here during May 2020. She had breathed her last on June 19. Their Housing work is complete now.

The newly built house of Late Eliza Menezes at Agrar was blessed by Rev Fr. Gregory D Souza, Parish Priest of Agrar on 29th July 2020. The family & the ward members offered month's mind mass in honor of Eliza Menezes prior to the blessing of the house.

In a simple function held on 29th July 2020, the new house was handed over to Prakash Menezes by the Chief Guest, Mr. Daniel Crasta, who has served in Indian Army for 20 years, who is now employed at Corporation Bank.

Shri Geo D Silva presented a gist of Snehalaya and its activities while compeering the event. Mr. Joseph Crasta, the founder of Snehalaya applauded the local support of the ward members and said such volunteering service is recognized and rewarded in multiple times by the Almighty. He congratulated the team for having completed the work in 2 months at a cost of Rs. 3.64 lakhs. He thanked all the donors in a special way.

Rev. Fr. Gregory D Souza in his message expressed that Snehalya is extremely rich at heart to reach out to the needy in one distress call. The amount of work in putting up this house was great. He appreciated the dedication of team Snehalaya, the Unit head Shri Geo D Silva & Ward Head Ronald. He also wished Prakash a happy future and requested all ward members to take care of this child referring to PUNYAKOTI story, a mothers’ plea at her last stage of life to take care of her lone child.

Shri Daniel Crasta, the chief guest handed over the possession of the house to Prakash Menezes symbolically with an encrypted portrait “There is a reason to smile - A home by Snehayala”. He appealed the public to strengthen the hands of those who strive to bring happiness in the least brothers, Snehalaya being one among such organizations, their work is building people & families with their support system.

During this auspicious occasion, a deserving family from Modankap Bantwal, where in the head of the family is suffering from brain defects, elder son having completed his graduation has no job and a sister pursuing her education in college was at verge of dropping out for lack of financial support, while the lone mother was slogging by beedi rolling to feed the entire family, was given a cheque of Rs. 25,000/- for the educational support of the girl child.

Snehalaya’s unit head of Modanthyar Santhosh D Souza, The Parish Vice-President Shri Vincent Carlo and the ward members were present. All the volunteers were given a token of appreciation while special mention was made to neighbor Anil Fernandes who provided water source and the ward head Ronald, for all committed work he had done in completing the project.

Geo D Silva compeered the programe and Mr Ronald proposed vote of thanks. A special mention was made for all kind hearted donors and all those who have morally supported their mission.

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