Bishop of Belagavi Rev Dr Peter Machado has lauded the role played by social activist and former Belagavi mayor Vijay More in rendering selfless humanitarian services to the down trodden, marginalised and the needy in the society.
Stating that St Mother Teresa saw Gods image among the destitute and marginalised, he also lauded the role of Uzvaad Parivaar in felicitating More and others for their contribution to the society stating that such felicitations would encourage more and more youngsters in coming forward to strive for the welfare and well being of the society. He was speaking at a felicitation function that was organised by Uzvaad Pariwaar at the Bishops House on Tuesday. Apart from his daily social work, More was instrumental in getting financial and medical support for patients suffering from G B Syndorme which requires expensive treatment.
“Services to the community are like services to God. Humanity and services to the society is the prime teaching of every society. Hence, every person irrespective of caste, creed, religion or language rendering selfless humanitarian services must be felicitated so that more people are encouraged to come forward,” bishop Peter said lauding role played by Vijay More and members of Atharva foundation.
Speaking on the occasion editor of Uzwaad Louis Rodrigues appreciated More’s services in rendering the yeoman services to the society terming his services as true prayers. Social activist George D’souza was also felicitated on the occasion.
Replying to the felicitation Vijay More urged people to come forward to support the patients suffering from GB Syndrome, the dreaded disease which is curable only after treatment which is highly expensive. “This is not only my felicitation, but the felicitation of the people who have been working with me for the betterment of the society. However, I urge government to come forward and take a serious note of the G B Syndrome cases that are rising every day and come out with some scheme,” More said sensing the need for cheaper medicines and treatment facilities.