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Catholic priest honored for working for missing children

Aug. 14, 2013

A Catholic priest has been nominated for the IMAAN INDIA SAMMAN award for working for missing children and their families. The director of BoscoNet Fr. M.C. George Menamparampil would be conferred with the award on Aug. 17 in New Delhi. The Convener of Imaan India Samman Bhuvnesh (Gaurav) Ahuja in the letter sent to the priest stated that he has been nominated for his commitment towards the upliftment of those in need and creating a software- HOMELINK- especially made with the purpose to help Missing Children & their families. Fr. Menamparampil said, “I feel humbled by this great gesture of to honor my organization (BoscoNet, and Don Bosco) and me for our efforts to of some service to the people of our nation, particularly the young and the children, and among the these, in a special way, the weak and vulnerable.”

“I take this as an opportunity to highlight further, before the Government, NGOs and the general public, the plight of the more disadvantaged among us,” he added. The Imaan India awards in 11 categories were established in 2012 by Aavishkar Media Group, a prominent name in Indian Broadcasting, Media & CATV Industry since 1993 with the aim of recognizing and celebrating the challenging work of those people who are catalyst in social reforms and striving to bring a significant change in community and society. The categories include people who have effected social change through women empowerment, good governance, green environment, livelihood, healthcare, education, vocational service, social cause advocacy, peace and harmony promotion and life time achievement.

Born in Kerala, Fr. Menamparampil dedicated his life to the service of the disadvantaged peoples of North East India. He spent 22 years in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan. He founded BOSCONET which concentrates on raising funds from generous hearted Indians to support marginalized communities.

Source: UCAN

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