The 28th day of the month of March 2019 marks the blessing and laying of the foundation stone for the Vocational Training Centre and the Sister’s residence cum Hostel for girls. It was blessed by the Archbishop of Gandhinagar Rt. Rev. Thomas Macwan at Pethapur – Gandhinagar. The ceremony of the blessing and laying of the foundation stone took place in the presence of Sr. Rita Dora Thomas, the Provincial of the Salesian Sisters of the Bombay Province. To witness to this great event a few Provincial Councillors and Sisters representing the 3 communities of Gujarat i.e. Baroda, Dakor and Pansora and other Sisters were also present. The archbishop extended his invitation to the Salesian Sisters and we responded to the invitation of opening a new presence at Gandhinagar.
It was to begin an apostolate for youth and women in the Diocese of Gandhinagar. This is the first presence of the FMA in the Arch Diocese of Gandhinagar and is indeed an occasion of great joy for us Salesian Sisters to take up this venture which gives us hope for a very fruitful apostolate among the poorer youth and the women of the surrounding villages.
May God bless this new endeavour of the Salesian Sisters and bring His plan of Salvation for the young people of Gandhinagar to fulfillment.