Announcing the Awards for Dalit & Tribal Catholic Girls
The CBCI Council for Women together with the CBCI Offices for SC/BC and Tribal Affairs honored the toppers of Class X & XII girls from the Dalit and the Tribal Catholic Communities of the economically weaker sections in society. This has been hailed as a very novel and unique attempt ever made by the Council for Women to encourage and to reach out to the less fortunate girl children. This will bring to the limelight and enable those who have been blessed with intellectual acumen to reach the higher spectrums of life. The selections were made on the basis of their outstanding performance in studies in spite of their financial, cultural and geographical difficulties.
This award has been granted to the National as well as State level toppers in the Board Exams - 2018.
All those who obtained above 75% marks were awarded complimentary prizes. The Awardees’ names were announced on 5th December, 2018 at the Regional Bishops’ Council meeting of Andhra-Telangana in Hyderabad. The National Toppers of the Dalit Community for Class X & XII, hailed from Nellore Diocese, and the State Toppers of Telangana were honored in the auspicious presence of the Archbishops & Bishops, Rev. Fr Jervis D’Souza, Deputy Secretary of CBCI, Sr. Talisha Nadukudiyil SD, National Secretary, CBCI Council for Women, Rev Fr. Joseph Arlagadda, Deputy Secretary, TCBC, Dr. Elisha Kumar, Regional Secretary for Dalit Commission, Sr. Sarita, Diocesan Secretary for Women Commission, Guntur, and the family members of the Awardees
The names of the National Toppers are:-
1. Arava Mary Vasundhara, 10th Nellore, A.P
2. Kovuru Amrutha Varshini, 10th Nellore, A.P
3. Gonu Rajani, 12th Nellore, A.P