Archdiocese of Bhopal pays tribute to DPS Indore students


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Archdiocese of Bhopal paid its tribute on Tuesday at Pastoral Centre, Arera Colony, Bhopal to the students of DPS School, Indore who died in a road accident. Archbishop of Bhopal Most Rev. Leo Cornelio in his condolence message said – as the technology grows faster, the value of human life is going down. We cannot compromise the worth of human lives with negligence of human being. We can easily bring a halt to the sufferings of the human beings when we worship our duty with reverence and conscious. The innocent children lost their lives just because carelessness of the drivers from both the directions, he added. He asked the people to grow with duty filled divinity to spread the fragrance of peace and love. He prayed for the innocent children for their Eternal Rest besides extending his deep heartfelt sympathy to all the parents of the victims. He also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured children along with fathers, sisters, pastors and laity from different Churches. The prayer service started with a ‘ Bhajan’ to provoke the spirit of solidarity with the victims of the incident that took place on the Bichouli Hapsi over bridge on the Kanadiya by pass at 4 pm on 5th Jan 2018. Four students and a bus driver of Delhi Public School (DPS) Indore, were killed and nine people, including eight students and a bus conductor, sustained serious injuries after their bus collided head-on with a truck in Indore. Fr. Maria Stephen, the PRO of the Archdiocese expressed his deep sympathy to the parents and asked the educational institutions to take care of the security of the children in all the way possible both inside and outside, as they are the image of God’s presence. He requested the schools authorities to give proper motivational training to the teaching and non teaching staff, to bring the value of human lives to their consciousness, which may enhance the quality of their service with a sense of belongingness. The prayer service lasted for an hour, with the expression of different views by the people present. Fr. Shaji E. thanked all the members present besides giving an introduction to the event.

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