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Ranchi: The functionaries of Ranchi Archdiocese, led by Archbishop Felix Toppo SJ, visited Gayatritoli—a helmet of dailywage workers located near Hatia railway station—and distributed food packets among over 200 needy people on Thursday.
The families, most of them migrated here from different districts, were having a hard time as they ran short of work after the Covid pandemic broke out. Many of them were not enrolled under the public distribution system (PDS) and hence could not benefit from the state government’s scheme.
Moved by the miseries caused to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, a social activist Ajay Nath Sahadeo had urged Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas SFX to carry out the relief work for the needy people of Gayatritoli. Archbishop Felix Toppo SJ and Bishop Theodore along with the Ranchi Catholic Youth led by Kuldeep Tirkey today visited the village and distributed dry rations to over 215 needy families in the area.
The families received a fifteen day ration of rice, dal (pulses), chana (chickpeas), soya beans and cooking oil. Mr. Kuldeep Tirkey told the people that the rations were a loving gift of the Catholic church made possible by the generosity of its benefactors of the Church. Bishop Theodore underlined that the Catholic Church does not look at religion or caste bit only at the need of the people.
He requested the people to pray for the benefactors to God by whatever name they may call him and worship him. Archbishop Felix prayed for the people for God’s protection and grace. Ajay Nath Sahadeo thanked the Catholic Church and said the services rendered by the Church throughout the pandemic were admirable and that he was really touched by the service minded work of the Church. Fr. Sushil Toppo, Fr. Anjelus Ekka , Catholic Youth, Niranjan and Shanti from the area helped in the distribution.