SevaSadan, Tekumatla (Diocese of Adilabad)

Along with the development of the mission station at Chennur, we have been looking for a second foundation in the diocese of Adilabad. With the financial assistance of Pittsburg province we could purchase 1.25 acres of land at Tekumatla, in the Taluq (Mandal) of Jaipur in the district of Mancherial in Telangana State. Tekumatla village is ca, 40 KM from Chennur and convenient to reach through railways – 15 KM from Ramagundam and 15 KM from Mancherial. However, there are no catholic families in this or surrounding villages. Tekumatla has a population of ca. 3200 and the literacy rate is about 60%, however the female literacy rate is only 25%. Most of the people are engaged in agriculture, either as farmers or as farm workers. Some are lucky to find an employment in the nearby Thermal Power Project Jaipur. Our pastoral plan is to engage in all-round development of the people, helping them to get hold of the benefits of Govt. projects and facilities, with special emphasis on health and education. About 47% of the population belongs to the various scheduled castes. The neighbouring village Indaram has a small group of Muslims and Christian Pentecostal group. Our house is named “SevaSadan” and expected to be blessed and inaugurated on 16th March, 2019. Br. D. PrashanthMadackal and Br. AmalKeeprath are appointed to serve the people at Tekumatla. WhatsApp Image 2019-03-30 at 2.32.22 PM

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