It was a great occasion to honor and facilitate the newly elected officials of the Gram Panchayaths at Sacred Heart Church, Bidar on 9th February 2021. The program was inaugurated by Bishop Robert Miranda, Mr. Wilfred D’Souza GP the resource person, Mr. Sanjay Jagirdar, Mr. Bhanti and Fr.Sunil Andrade by lightning the lamp. Mr. Wilfred inspired the gathering by sharing on the functioning of the Gram Panchayath. Everyone appreciated the session. Rev. Bishop Robert in his concluding remarks motivated the members to serve the society with the values of Christ and inculcated the leadership qualities. He also congratulated and felicitated the newly elected Panchayat members. Catholic community has 23elected GP members and the other denominations, more than a 100. Laity Commission, ORBIT and KUCF jointly organized this event. Fr. Vincent Thoras, the Secretary for the Laity Commission compeered the ceremony.