Bangalore 20th October 2019: The Commission for Migrants of the Archdiocese of Bangalore in collaboration with CRI organised the International Migrants Day at St. Joseph’s College Auditorium. There were about 1300 migrants living in various parts of Bangalore from different states of India participated and witnessed unity in diversity. The Commission for Migrants reaches out to and caters to the spiritual, social and political needs of these people who are making a home away from their homes.
Archbishop Peter Machado said that the Church has been always an institution who promotes love and justice to people who are far away from their homes and family and the Archdiocese of Bangalore is ever ready to help the migrants with any kinds of needs.
The Archbishop urged people to be in touch with the Commission especially with the secretary Rev. Fr. Martin Puthussery SJ and the working secretary Rev. Fr. Joseph Beck C.Ss.R so that if needs arise they will be able to guide them. He also thanked the Commission for doing wonderful work and making the diocese proud.
The People from different states in India performed cultural dance with their cultural costumes seemed that whole of India is right here in Bangalore. Different colours and costumes really mesmerised everyone present in the Auditorium. People witnessed that the India has such a rich and beautiful country with so many cultures and languages. While the Hindi group and African Christian Community led the gathering in prayer while a prayer dance was performed by Holy Trinity Sisters, Bannerughatta.
Fr. Joseph Beck C.Ss.R., Executive Secretary
Commission for the migrants