Social Initiatives for Growth and Networking

President’s Message

+Felix Toppo. SJ

Archbishop of Ranchi

Chairman of Regional Bishops Council of JHAAN

President of SIGN


I am glad to be the part of SIGN, which is working among the tribals, the marginalized, and the voiceless in entire Jharkhand. As a servant of God, it is our responsibility to be at the service of marginalized and underprivileged.

Last 10 years or so Fr. S Christu Das worked hard to coordinate and facilitate the development work in Jharkhand. Now as he goes back to his diocese, I, on behalf of all the Governing Board and General Body members, wish him very best. I also extend warm welcome to Fr. Bipin Pani, to JHAAN regional family as the Secretary-cum-Director of SIGN. I assure him of our full support. I am sure under his leadership all the Diocesan Social Service Societies will do better in serving the poor and the needy in their respective dioceses.

Jharkhand is a predominantly a tribal state. Unfortunately, tribal communities in Jharkhand are loosing its identity. SIGN has the challenge of reviving the tribal values. Women empowerment is yet another task at hand, which SIGN has to vigorously do; and then working with farmers call for an extra effort from SIGN. I urge you to come forward, and join hands with SIGN to reach its vision of establishing a JUST, and HUMANE society based on the values of LOVE, PEACE, EQUALITY and DIGNITY to all.     

A special word of thanks to the benefactors and donors of SIGN for their generous and continuous support. I hope that SIGN will be able to provide a meaning to their contribution by serving needy people with full dedication.

Finally, I would like to thank all collaborators, beneficiaries and all the members of SIGN for without their active participation SIGN would have no meaning. Your support goes a long way in taking SIGN to the next level and meeting its mission and vision.

God Bless us all


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