Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo officially launched the ‘Redrop’ app an initiative by
ICYM of Udupi diocese at a ceremony held at Sheshayana auditorium, Udupi on 18th,
The program started with
prayer dance. Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi; Dr Tallur
Shivaram Shetty, district governor, Lions Club; Rev. Fr Edwin D’Souza, Director
of Youth Commission of Udupi Diocese; Mr Dion D’Souza, President of ICYM of Udupi
Diocese; Mr Leslie Arouza, Director of Family Commission of Udupi Diocese and
others were present on the dais.
Dr Tallur Shivaram
Shetty spoke on the occasion. Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, in his
presidential address said, “To have lifetime joy, we need to help others.
Mother Teresa said, ‘Small is beautiful’. ICYM Udupi diocese has taken a small
initiative by launching this app, but their success is very high. Through this
app, a bridge is created between life givers and life savers. By launching this
app, they have also shown that how technology can be used in life saving works.
This is an innovative idea. Let this idea spread all over India. By this app,
an easy connection between blood donors and blood seekers will be established.” To donate blood or to
get blood through REDROP app, users need to register themselves by filling
basic information. When blood is required for someone, they should also
register themselves and find a donor in nearby places. The donor can be
directly contacted when blood is required. The donor can also mark himself as
not available when they are on other important works. The app is currently
available on Google Play Store and shortly it will also be released on App
Store. Ryan Christ D’Souza, app developer and director, TFN
Enterprise (OPC) Pvt. Ltd explained about the working of the application. Sponsors and donors were honored on this occasion by
the bishop. Prizes were distributed to the winners of ‘Redrop Ad-Shoot’.
Raising Smiles, Team Katpadi, Gururaj and team bagged first, second and third
place respectively. Dion D’Souza welcomed the gathering and Jeevan Pereira
proposed the vote of thanks. Roshan Sequeira compeered the program.