A one day seminar on Legal Aid was organised at Darshan Institute of Theology on 15th July, 2009 for all the Superiors, Directors, Treasurers and Managers of the various houses and establishments of the Holy Trintiy Province, Karnataka. The resource person was Mr. Neelesh Bhantia, a well known advocate of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, who has been offering legal aid to several dioceses in India.
The Seminar began at 9 a.m. with the invocation by Br.Malcolm Sequeira. On behalf of the province Br. Vincent Furtado, Minister Provincial welcomed the resource person and the participants. Br. Arun introduced Mr.Neelesh to the participants.
Mr. Neelesh in his usual friendly style introduced the topic and spoke elaborately on the management of immovable goods such as land, property etc. He enlightened the particiapnts regarding procedures of buying and selling of properties, necessary documents, various legal ans statutory requirements. He replied to the queries of the participants without a little hesitation. A supposedly boring seminar on Law was turned into a very interesting one by Mr.Neelesh.
The participants asked a number of questions and doubts and obtained satisfactory answers. The seminar came to an end at around 4.30 p.m. with the vote of thanks proposed by Br.Noel D Almeida, the manager of Assisi Press. Around 50 brothers from all over Karnataka participated in the seminar.