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Thursday, 18 September 2014

CASA's Emergency Response to the devastating floods and landslides in Jammu & Kashmir (Updates 1 - 4).

After assessing the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared the situation a "national‐level disaster" and announced a special assistance of INR 1,000 crore (US$ 170, 940, 171) for the flood‐hit state besides INR 2 00000 (US $ 3419) compensation from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for the kin of the dead and INR 50,000 (US $ 855) for those seriously injured.

CASA has released INR 21, 75, 500 (US$37,188) towards organizing distribution of dry ration kit and NFIs to 1170 families in Kulgam and Sri Nagar districts in Kashmir. CASA along with its local partner organizations and Mountain Forum Himalayas have been one of the first respondents to the disaster in Kashmir.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Open letter to Palestinian prisoners. In Solidarity and with prayers

As we celebrate the World Week of Prayer for Palestine and Israel, with its focus this year on all those Palestinians who are unjustly imprisoned by Israel, and the theme being "Let My People Go!", Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad, General Secretary of NCCI has written an open  letter expressing solidarity with them and assuring them of our prayers.

In Solidarity

Dear Unjustly Imprisoned Palestinian Brothers and Sisters,

As you undergo the brutalities of injustice and suffering meted out to you by the Israeli authorities, we express our deepest solidarity with you in your present condition.

NCCI Centenary Celebration - Hyderabad Region

(Hyderabad Region)
September 12 – 14, 2014

The NCCI centenary celebration in Hyderabad region started with a grand Centenary Inaugural programme organized by Andhra Christian Theological College (ACTC) in its campus. The celebration began with an indigenous dance welcoming the dignitaries to the venue: the ACTC chapel.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Kashmir Floods Situation Updates


Extracts from
Kashmir Floods Situation Updates
Up to 13 September 2014
By Arjimand Hussain, Rawalpora, Srinagar
Prepared with Additional Inputs and Edited by Mazher Hussain, COVA, Hyderabad 
Most News Headlines on Kashmir floods continue to fall short of capturing the intensity of this calamity. I have put together some points which our friends in media and humanitarian agencies could use in their communications to capture the enormity of the crisis:

Critical Immediate Aid Requirements
Critical aid requirements include: boats, drinking water, medicines, water purifying tablets, food, warm clothes, Beddings and Quilts (Razai), baby food, milk, liquid hand sanitisers, women’s hygiene kits, children’s hygiene kits.
The Disaster and Its Impact
- This is the worst flood Kashmir has witnessed in over a century
- Close to 5 million people are affected by the floods in Jammu & Kashmir – 4.5 million in Kashmir valley and half a million in the Jammu region*.
- Some 3 million people and their homes are submerged mainly in the districts of Srinagar, Pulwama, Anantnag, Kulgam, Baramulla, Bandipora and Budgam.
- The submerged and affected people include Indian and foreign visitors and Indian construction workers whose number is estimated at half a million.
- Flash floods in Jammu region has also resulted in disruption in road services in the district of Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan - 2015 - UK

No. F. 22-1/2014-ES.4
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Higher Education
ES.4 Section


Last Date:         10th October, 2014.

I.            On line applications are invited from Indian nationals, through MHRD’s website for nominations, of the award of Commonwealth Scholarships in United Kingdom tenable from September/ October 2015 for higher studies/research in the subjects mentioned below in the United Kingdom. Up to Sixty five (65) nominations are to be sent to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for final selection to be made by them. Out of these not more than twenty six (26) are for doctoral studies.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

E-STREE - Magazine of All India Council for Christian Women (AICCW)

It gives me immense pleasure to introduce September issue of e-Stree. This issue of e-Stree had tried to depict a journey of All India Council for Christian Women (AICCW) and landmarks achieved by it. This issue also contains a self-development article ‘”Harness the power of words”

Please click the download link below to read the September 2014 issue of e-Stree.
(To download the .pdf  to your computer, right-click on the link and select "save link as...")


Mrs. Niyati Kumar

Sunday, 7 September 2014

NEICC appeals all to Shun Violence and Maintain Peace in Assam-Nagaland Border

GUWAHATI: The North East India Christian Council (NEICC) has expressed anguish at the human suffering that has taken place on the Assam-Nagaland border and appealed all to shun violence and maintain peace.
A joint peace meeting of the churches of the N-E Region under the aegis of the NEICC at Shillong expressed their "deep pain and anguish at the human suffering" as an outcome of the conflict on the inter-state boundary.

Monday, 1 September 2014

PC Jena: A Humble Ecumenical Leader with a passion for human rights

P.C. Jena
NCCI learns with shock and sorrow the passing away of Mr. Purna Chandra Jena, popularly known as PC Jena on 31st August 2014.  He was around 68 and was suffering from acute asthma.

NCCI - COCR Program Report: Communications for Peace and Harmony (Batala | Aug 25 - 29, 2014)

"Communications for Peace and Harmony”

The Commission on Communications and Relations (COCR) of the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) along with India Peace Centre (IPC), Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society (CISRS), Amritsar Diocese of the Church of North India (CNI) and, Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (ISPCK) organized a Training Workshop on the theme "Communications for Peace and Harmony” from August 25 – 29, 2014 in Baring Union Christian College Association (BUCCA) in Batala, Punjab. The program was hosted by Christian Institute for Religious Studies (CIRS) which is a theological component unit  of BUCCA.