23-12-2013 … In keeping with the spirit of Christmas and their annual tradition of donating to noble cause, the Goan welfare association, Qatar has donated around Rs. 2 lakh to the new retreat centre cruz de milagres at old goa.
Along with the Rs. 2 lakh cheque President of the association simon d’silva also handed over a cheque of rs 60 thousand to the orphan children infected with hiv who had been looked after by ‘Caritas’ goa, a charity trust to archbishop filipe neri ferrao in the presence of former chief minister luizinho faleiro, Former Caritas Goa director Fr Valerian Vaz and present caritas director fr maverick Fernandes and others
The Goan welfare association, Qatar has been donating regularly for charitable causes in Goa in the past few years last year and has also helped victims of tsunami, the Gujarat earthquake, children rights and you (CRY) and other organizations
Speaking on the occasion archbishop filipe neri ferrao thanked the association for helping the church with a noble cause
Former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro also spoke on the occasion.