Aims to safeguard families from Dengue and Malaria during monsoon season
Distributes 2500 mosquito nets to needy families in Mukundpur Delhi during second phase of the Mosquito Net Distribution Campaign
Aims to distribute 800,000 nets during monsoon season across the country
Country has witnessed phenomenal rainfall this year and it has also brought with it diseases like Viral Fever, Malaria, Dengue and Typhoid etc. With a motive to safeguard families from these dreadful diseases during the monsoon season, Believers Church has started a nation-wide “Mosquito Net” distribution campaign as a part of its community development programme. On the occasion of World Mosquito Day 2016 and during the second phase of the campaign, the Delhi Diocese distributed 2500 mosquito nets to needy families in Mukundpur area of New Delhi in presence of Honourable Shri. Ramesh Chand Ratan – Rashtriya Mahamantri – BJP, Shri. Pankaj Kumar Singh – Additional Health Commissioner – MCD North Delhi, Shri. Gulab Singh Rathore – Nigam Parshad – Council of MCD North Delhi, Bishop Dr. Simon John and other dignitaries.
Speaking at the function of the mosquito net distribution campaign, Shri. Ramesh Chand Ratan, said, “I really applaud the noble campaign started by Believers Church to safeguard poor and needy families from diseases during the monsoon season. Numerous people die due to lack of basic amenities and the way Believers Church is working is commendable. I also want to thank Metropolitan Dr. K. P. Yohannan for his leadership and compassion to help the under privileged families of the country.”
Believers Church Delhi Diocese distributing mosquito nets in Mukundpur Delhi
on the occasion of World Mosquito Day 2016
In the next phase, Believers Church’s Delhi Diocese will distribute 20,000 mosquito nets in other areas of the Delhi-NCR region. The mosquito net distribution campaign will be done phase wise over next two months.
Speaking on the occasion Bishop Dr. Simon John said, “We are thoroughly committed to serve man kind in the best possible way. This is just one small step by Believers Church to protect countrymen from illness and diseases. We are also carrying out cleanliness and awareness drives at various places in Delhi and other parts of the country to make people aware of other hygiene factors which people should take care of so that they don’t fall prey to such diseases.”
This mass mosquito net distribution campaign has been initiated by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, Metropolitan of Believers Church with an aim to address health issues amongst the economically weaker sections of the society. Through this campaign, Believers Church aims to distribute 800,000 mosquito nets during monsoon season across 23 states in the country.
Speaking on the second phase of the campaign Metropolitan Dr. K. P. Yohannan said, “I feel that it is our responsibility to help less privileged people of the country in every way we can. I often feel sad that people are losing their life due to lack of basic amenities and awareness on how to protect themselves from diseases. The campaign is not only about distributing the mosquito nets but is to spread awareness amongst the families about dangers of mosquito infested diseases and addressing their most critical needs like health, education and means to livelihood.”
Last year in a similar drive Believers Church has distributed over 700,000 mosquito nets across the country.
The Church’s numerous other programmes have benefitted thousands of children, women, leprosy patients and villagers in the form of education, counselling, health camps, medicines, hospitals, shelter, rehabilitation and clean drinking water.
About Believers Church
Believers Church is a Christian denomination with congregations and parishes worldwide and over 2.6 million followers in 10 countries. The Church at present has eleven Bishops who give spiritual and administrative leadership to the various activities of the Church. The current head of the Believers Church is Metropolitan Bishop, Dr. K. P. Yohannan.
The church also undertakes various charitable programs including women empowerment, educational projects, community development programs, rehabilitation projects and relief works.
Underlined below are some of initiatives undertaken by the Believers Church
Believers Church has helped over 80,000 children by providing quality education and timely medical checkups under its Bridge for Hope Program.
Believers Church has set up more than 28,000 toilets and has committed its resources to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help educate people on sanitation under the Swatch Bharat Program.
Vocational Training and Health awareness programs have been organised for underprivileged communities.
The church has conducted eight-month long free literacy programs, to teach the marginalised sections of society how to write and read.
The church has provided water to communities where drinking water is scarce by constructing bore wells and community water tanks.
The church has given sewing machines, livestock, carpentry tools, rickshaws and agricultural equipments to families to generate regular income.
Through the Humanitarian Assistance project the Church has assisted in Nepal earthquake and Odisha Cyclone disaster relief operations through reconstruction of houses, providing food supplies, medicines, water, clothes, mosquito nets, plastic sheets for making tents, hygiene supplies and solar lights.
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