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PGSS was awarded with Certificate of Appreciation for "Innovation in Programming" by IGSSS during the partners meeting held at Guwahati Read More
PGSS won First Prize at National Level competition for the best Annual Report, organized by Caritas India in Bangalore Read More
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) was celebrated on 02nd December 2017 in Gorakhpur. 2792 Children/Persons with Disabilities joined for the celebration. Read More
International Women's Day- 2017 was celebration in all the Community Centres of PGSS in all Seven Districts of Gorakhpur- Basti Divisions Read More
State Award for PGSS: State Government of U.P. awarded PGSS for creating ‘barrier-free environment' on 03/08/2017 given by Shri Yogi Adityanath ji (Hon’ble Chief Minister of U.P.) Read More
Fr Varghese, Director of PGSS, received the State Award from Shri Yogi Adityanath ji (Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh) on 03/12/17 for creating Barrier-Free Environment for PwDs Read More
Launch of Disability Inclusive Unit for the production of Low Cost Sanitary Pads for Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Read More
Inauguration of Disability Inclusive FPO (KMPCL) on Collection & Processing of Milk at Kushinagar on 05/06/18 Read More
Dr Sara Varughese(CBM) in the presence of Most Rev Thomas Thuruthimattam & other Dignitaries, inaugurated the Disability Inclusive FPO on Central Processing of Organic Food Products on 11/08/17 Read More
Inauguration on CHILD HELP DESK (CHD) at Gorakhpur Railway Station on 12 June 2018 with the support of CHILDLINE India Foundation Read More
Visit of Chief General Manager (CGM) of NABARD & other officials to our intervention areas in Kasia, Kushinagar on 05th June 2018 Read More
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Most Rev. Dominic Kokkat CST Bishop Emeritus


Name Dominic Kokkat CST
Baptismal Name Joseph
Date of Birth 23 February 1932
Feast day 08 August
Religious Profession 18 May 1953
Priestly Ordination 04 October 1960
Episcopal Ordination 04 October 1984
Installation 14 October 1984
Motto 'God is my light and my salvation'

Born on Ferbruary 23, 1932 at Vaikom in Kerala, young Joseph became a professed member of the Little Flower Congregation in 1953 taking the name Dominic. His major seminary formation and theological studies were at Papal Seminary, Kandy (Srilanka) and in Pune. He was ordained priest on October 4, 1960. He served his congregation in various capacities such as Vice Rector of the C.S.T. Philosophical Seminary-Alwaye, Principal-Technical School, Alwaye and Mission Superior in the CST Mission of Punjab. He was also Assistant Secretary, CBCI-New Delhi from 1978 to 1982. He holds a Diploma in Social Work from the Coady International Institute, Canada. On October 4, 1984 he was ordained the first Bishop of the newly established Diocese of Gorakhpur and was installed its first Bishop on October 14, 1984. His deep concern for the poor and the marginalized has been a guiding factor for him to begin various apostolates in the diocese by which the downtrodden and the neglected could find their due place in the society. Besides, being a great devotee of St. Therese of Child Jesus and having been impressed by the thrust of his Congregation, he founded in 1988 the Congregation of the Little Sisters of St. Therese (LST). In 2006 He became bishop emeritus after nurturing the local Church of Gorakhpur faithfully.

 

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