On 21st April 2016, AMRAT (Asian Movement of Women Religious Against Human Trafficking) Regional Coordinators meeting was held in Shillong Bellefonte. A good number of women religious and the 2nd year of Novices of Shillong Province took part in the Seminar.The Seminar began with the Holy Mass at 6:45 am by Fr. VT. Jose, Rector of the Sacred Heart Theological College. He exhorted the participants to witness Christ wherever we are.
During inaugural session Sr. Isabella Suja Provincial of Shillong, Sr. Marcellina Sangma, Sr. Carmeline Sun, the superior, Sr. Rosa Pynygrope, Sr. Gemima Pohremn, Ms Dolphy Biswas the resource person and Sr. Sahaya the President of AMART, Sr. Rita Mascarenhas FMA, the Secretary of AMRAT were welcomed and honored with flowers. During the moment of prayer the Indian lamp was lit by the Provincial Superior, the president, superior of the community and the resource persons. It was followed by the inaugural address of Sr. Isabella Suja, the Provincial of Shillong and the welcome address of Sr. Sahaya the President of AMRAT.
Ms Dolphy Biswas, the resource person from International Justice Mission(IJM) Kolkata began her session by sharing about her life and rescue operations. She spoke about Bonded Labour, which are an illegal practice and a crime. Sr. Seli Thomas SMI, the second Resource Person for the next day explained about different Acts related to Trafficking, Child Labour and violence against women. Two days of seminar was indeed an amazing experience.