Cyriac Elias Voluntary Association conducted the inaugural ceremony of Chenda training on October 4, 2015 at Udaya Bhavan, Ernakulam. The Chenda Training was initiated as part of Integrated Community Development Project of Christ University, Centre for Social Action. The programme was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Varghese Vithayathil CMI, Vicar General of the Congregation and the Presidential Address was delivered by Rev. Sr. Sneha SD, the Provincial of St. Mary’s Province Ernakulam. The women folk from Udaya Colony who were interested in learning the art were selected for the Chenda training. The traditional commencement of training was the highlight of the programme in which the students offered Dakshina to the Aashan, Mr. Binil (the Trainer). The Aashan taught the basics of Chenda training after receiving the Dakshina. The occasion was graced by the presence of Rev. Fr Gilton R. SDB, Director of Childline and Rev. Sr. Linet SD, Social Councilor of Ernakulam St. Mary’s Province. The programme concluded at 12.30 pm with the Vote of Thanks by Rev. Sr. Aneesha SD, Mother Superior of Udaya Bhavan.