Signis Bijhan organised a WORKSHOP CUM ANNUAL REGIONAL ASSEMBLY 2016 held on 18th & 19th Nov. 2016 at Seva Dhaam, Buxar (Bihar). The Theme was: SOCIAL MEDIA & FAMILY. We have 22 active members out of which 16 were present, 2 sent proxy and 4 were absent.



On the first day the Inaugural mass was offered by Bishop of Buxar Diocese Rev. Sebastian Kallapura. After tea, Mr. Frank Krishner, President, Signis Bijhan region gave his welcome speech. Rev. Fr. Raymond Cherubin S.J. (St. Xavier’s College of Management & Technology, Patna) shared about “the pros and cons of social media”.

In the second session Rev. Fr. Alex Tirky S.J, Director of Satya Bharti , Ranchi coordinated a panel discussion on the topic “As a catholic communicator how we can use social media”. Panelists were Mr. Victor Francis, Rev. Fr. Cyprian Kullu & Rev. Br. Sadhu Shilanand S.J. the members profited from these experiences.

In the third session Mr. Victor Francis was the coordinator and the topic was “Reflection on the use of Social Media in Bihar & Jharkhand”. Rev. Fr. Alex Tirky S.J, Director of Satya Bharti , Ranchi and Rev. Fr. Cyprian Kullu, V.G of Gumla Diocese  represented Jharkhand and stated that they have been working on social media with the help of both print and electronic media. Mr. Manoj K.D & Mr. Victor Francis shared on behalf of the Patna Archdiodcese that the social media platform is very good in patna with the support of our Archbishop. Session concluded by Fr. Cyprian Kullu. First day sessions over.



After short break members played housie under creative head Mr. Frank Krishner.

On the second day Rev. Fr. Anand Kumar, Local host offered the holy mass. After breakfast session begins. The resource person was Mr. Frank Krishner and the topic was “Reaching audience by media”. He shared his views with powerpoint presentation which was very powerful & appealing.

In the second session there was diocese wise presentation on the topic “Your contribution to diocese (Social Media)” - what are you doing & what is your plan.

Rev. Fr. Anand Kumar gave his presentation for Buxar Diocese,
Rev. Fr. Cyprian Kullu gave his presentation for Gumla Diocese,
Rev. Fr. Alex Tirkey S. J gave his presentation for Ranchi Diocese
Ms. Tara Lakra gave her presentation for Hazaribagh Diocese
Mr. Victor Francis, Mr. Frank Krishner & Mr. Manoj K.D gave their presentation for Patna Archdiocese

In the third sesssion after lunch break members of Bihar and Jharkhand made two action plans seperately and represented it with new ideas and promised to implement it.

After this there was buisness meeting which was as usual.

Reported by:

Mr. Victor Francis
Secretary/ Treasurer
Signis Bijhan Region


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