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“The brightness of the day arises when we look at each other’s face and say we are all brothers and sisters of one family till then we are in the darkness” –Archbishop Leo Cornelio SVD.

Archdiocese of Bhopal celebrated the symbolic love and universal brotherhood and Independence Day with the students of different schools in the city on Wednesday at St. Xavier’s Co-ed School, Auditorium, BHEL, Bhopal.

Speaking on the occasion of Rakshabandhan Archbishop Leo Cornelio asked the students to change the mindsets of gender disparity and collaborate with each other as sisters and brothers of own family to bring all round development of our country. Extending Independence Day greetings to the people of the state Archbishop said that - Equality and Justice are the foundation of our constitution which should be safeguarded by educating our parents and neighbours to overcome violence and atrocities against girl child. We are proud to come out of the clutches of British rulers but still we have no freedom to live in fraternity due to our mindset, he added.

The brightness of the day can be experienced when we look at each other’s that he or she is my brother and sister, till then we remain in darkness, he reminded.

On this auspicious occasion Fr. Maria Stephen, the PRO of MP Catholic Church, extended Independence Day greetings to all the citizens of the country and reminded the people to uphold the rich culture of Universal Brotherhood and    sacrifice to promote civilisation of love and tolerance.  

The students from St. Montfort School, Anand Nagar, St. Theresa’s Girls School, Piplani, St. Joseph’s Co-Ed School, Arera Colony, St. Xavier’s School, Barkhera,  teachers and PR Office team members were present for the celebration.