Caritas India is marking its golden jubilee by reconfirming its commitment towards the poor and oppressed. Celebrations are underway in New Delhi today and tommorrow. Caritas India staff have been joined by international guests from acrosss Caritas organisations. The theme is “Zero Poverty”.

Caritas India says it wants to use the goldern jubilee to refocus its mission. Workshops on issues ranging from trafficking to food to urban poverty have already taken place and further regional events are already planned.

Apart from them, thirteen regional workshops and celebrations at different diocesan levels have been planned which will run throughout the year. The outcome of these workshops will act as a base for future actions and interventions.

As a reflection of Caritas India’s contribution for the last 50 years, it has initiated a research in collaboration with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to understand the reach and extend of Caritas India. Based on the finding, Caritas India is looking forward to taking up several new innovative programmes to further its reach.

As part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations, Caritas India has decided to promote an anti-human trafficking network called the ‘All India Network to End Human Trafficking’.

The website for this network will be inaugurated during the Golden Jubilee celebration in New Delhi on 21st January, 2012.

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