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Updated on: 20-Apr-2018


The First workshop in North India


The regional workshop on CBCI Dalit Empowerment Policy was jointly organized by CBCI Office for SC/BC and Bihar Regional SC/ST commission on 19th April 2018 at Sewa Kendra, Patna. With the blessings of Most Rev. William the Archbishop of Patna, Fr. Amalraj, the regional SC/ST Commission secretary for Bihar region called for the workshop from Patna and Buxar dioceses. Fr. Prem Prakash, the vicar General of Patna diocese inaugurated the workshop.  Mr. Gabriel John, President of Bihar Dalit Catholic Sabha welcomed the gathering. 

Fr. Devasagayaraj, the national secretary for CBCI Office for SC/BC, Sr. Robancy, Program Coordinator and Mr. Waghmare, General Secretary for National Council of Dalit Christians (NCDC) were the resource persons.

Around 70 Dalit Christian leaders and priests actively participated in the workshop. Based on the CBCI Dalit Empowerment policy action plans for the implementation of the Policy were suggested. Committees were formed for each diocese for follow up programs for the implementation of the CBCI Dalit Empowerment Policy.

This was the first workshop in North India after the promulgation of CBCI Dalit Empowerment Policy that took place in December 2016. Besides the southern regions there was a similar workshop conducted in Odisha region last month.


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