Chairman's Message

Francis Kalist

Its my privilege to be the president of Meerut Seva Samaj (MSS) and it gives me immense joy to be the part of this organization working for the development and welfare of the poor and downtrodden of our diocese. Since its inception, MSS is proactively delivering various interventions in the field of rural development outreaching to the least and suppressed to bring social reforms in their lives and testify true meaning of humanity in this materialistic era. It is involved in different aspects of development like social, economical, mental and spiritual especially for the marginalized rural women and adolescent girls of our working area. It has contributed in empowering the rural women and adolescent girls through specific project goal and objectives implemented by the organization.

It is definitely a factor in eliminating the social exclusion prevailing in the society by creating awareness on rights & entitlements, promotion of literacy, gender discrimination & equality, health & hygiene, capacity building programs, skill trainings and income generating activities etc., which have brought social and economic transformation in the living standards of the rural populace. MSS has created mechanism for the women and adolescent girls to come under one platform through Self Help Groups and Adolescent Groups and confront the social barriers of the society collectively.

I highly appreciate the efforts of the organization for playing the role to bring the excluded community in the mainstream of life and showing its PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS commitment of social work. The annual report of MSS clearly justifies the commendable work and motive of the existence of the organization.

I would like to mention special thanks to all the donor agencies for their valuable financial support in delivering the project activities within the timeframe. Also, I would like to sincerely acknowledge the cordial co-operation of the local administration and stakeholders in successful implementation of the projected activities. I thank all the governing body members for timely execution of their deliverables for systematic functioning of the organization.

I specially remember late Rev. Fr. J.M. Demasis E., former Director of MSS undoubtedly embarked the vision and mission of the society. Under his directorship, the organization has excelled through materialization of the programs meant for the target community.

At the end, I would like to congratulate and thank Rev. Fr. J.M. Demasis E., Ex-Director of MSS for his selfless service and contribution for the growth of organziation. Also, I would like to appraise Rev. Fr. Cyril Sequeira, Secretary, MSS for his deliberations and inputs for proper functioning of the ogranization. Last but not the least, I convey my wishes to all the core staff of MSS namely Amit Massey, Arvind Gautam, Shaji, M.L. Saini, Arendra Kumar, Mahadev, Mathews and Afrem for their cooperation and support in executing their responsibilities towards the aim of the organization and materializing it in the midst of the underprivileged and marginalized people and with this I conclude my words.

May God bless you all,
Francis Kalist
Bishop of Meerut
President of Meerut Seva Samaj.