Farmers are the Backbone of our Society

Posted by Ava Culver

January 4, 2024

Farmers play a vital role as providers of food for all living creatures. Consequently, the entirety of global populations, spanning from the smallest to the largest nations, relies on the efforts of farmers. It is because of these farmers that we are able to live on this planet.

The SCNS members of Nazareth Convent, Mokama, particularly those over 70, embarked on an outing to a local farmer’s campus on Aug. 8th, 2023. Welcomed warmly by two farmers and their families, the gathering commenced with an ‘Arati’ to the four directions of mother earth. Sister Sushila Terla provided a brief overview of the congregation’s goals and activities, emphasizing environmental care. The picturesque setting, surrounded by marigold flower fields, set the stage for the event.

Two farmers, Mr. Mukesh and Chandan Kumar, were honored with shawls during the outing. The group engaged in a brainstorming session on topics like earth care, waste disposal, local tree plantation, kitchen gardens, and the use of organic manure. Mr. Chandan Kumar shared insights into a healthy lifestyle with organic produce, while Mr. Mukesh, a passionate farmer, showcased his commitment to nurturing diverse plants, vegetables, and fruit trees.

Aligned with the GA 2023 directives, the community aims to establish connections with families and groups interested in supporting each other in environmental care. Recognizing the positive impact of working with nature on spirituality and fostering peace and harmony, the gathering concluded with refreshments and hot lemon tea.

The event was perceived as a platform for community members to unite, discussing strategies for protecting and preserving the environment. As a parting gesture, Mr. Mukesh gifted the attendees an Allahabad guava tree sapling, symbolizing the shared commitment to friendship-building and ongoing communication.


  1. Mary Gene Frank

    What a wonderful event! A great way to highlight the importance of the world’s farming families.

  2. Bro. Ignatius Perkins OP, SCNA

    I have always believed that the Sisters of Charity of Nazsreth were and remain farmers – prophetic farmers of the Faith – bringing hope and healing to the lost, the last, and the least in our world. Amen


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