Mangaluru, Feb 07, 2020: A delegation of leaders from Christian community will soon meet Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in Bengaluru and submit a memorandum highlighting the need for an independent Christian Development Board.
“The board should have an initial grant of Rs 50 crore,” Catholic Sabha, Mangalore Pradesh president Rolphie D’Costa told mediapersons here on Wednesday.
The memorandum also includes the four resolutions adopted at the Catholic Maha Samavesha organised at the Sacred Heart Church Grounds at Madanthyar here recently.
An independent Samudaya Bhavana, with a care centre to rehabilitate youth addicted to drugs, to declare September 8 (celebrated as birthday of Mother Mary along the coast) as holiday, ban on online games like PUBG, equal reservation for Christian candidates in all parties, were among the other demands in the memorandum, Rolphie said.
Rolphie thanked all three bishops of Mangaluru, Puttur and Belthangady diocese and heads and various committee members, who worked for the success of the Maha Samavesha. Maha Samavesha convenor Joel Mendonca, spiritual director, DCCW, Fr Francis, ICYM spiritual director Fr Ronald D’Souza, ICYM president Leon Saldanha, among others, were present.