Cuddalore – A tradition to honor differently-abled persons on World Special People Day is set in most Guanellian Houses in India. The Newly Formed Guanellian Lay Movement helped make it happen in Cuddalore this year on December 8th. The event aims to sensitize and raise awareness of the lives and needs of the poor and handicapped who are marginalized in today’s society. For this inaugural event, one hundred differently-abled persons from various institutions (Oasis, Blind School, Deaf and Dumb School etc.) were invited. The day began with Mass celebrated by Fr. Visuvasam SdC, Superior of Cuddalore Community. After the Mass a cultural program was conducted and all the participant institutions; St. Joseph Seminary and Don Guanella Boys Home students gave colorful performances. Mr. Iyappan, former member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, was the special invitee. He was honored to oblige and requested the people gather to lend their help to those who are in need. He made a contribution of Rs. 50,000 for our charitable work and promised to assist our mission to the poor.