a wing of Dharma Jyothi Charitable Society


Sr. Maria Goretti

Sr. Maria Goretti SRA is the Director of the St. Ignatius Institutions since 2012 todate.   She  also held the position of  Province Animator  of  Mangalore  Province from 2002-2006 and Superior General of the  Congregation from 2006-2012. 

It is Sr. Maria Goretti’s  love and concern for poor which led to the establishment of  Dharma Jyothi Social Centre in the year 1981. 

Sr.  Maria Gorretti was the recipient of  All India Konkani Mahila Adhiveshan Award at Sirsi in 1998,  Sandesha Award in 2000, the Gratias  Agit Award from the Czech Republic in 2004 and in 2011 she received Rachna award for Outstanding Woman of the year from  the Catholic Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mangalore.


Sr. Zeena D’souza SRA 

Sr. Zeena D’souza SRA  is a religious sister in the Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Queen of Apostles since 27 years. She is the Provincial Superior of SRA sisters of Mangalore Province.  She is also the President of the  Dharma Jyothi Social Centre.

 She has done Bachelor’s degree in Arts at Osmania University – Hyderabad. Bachelor in Theology at Jnana Deep Vidyapeeth - Pune, Masters in Communications in Gregorian University - Rome, Masters in Spirituality in Gregorian University Rome. Sr. Zeena’s motivational force and dedication to the cause of poor has helped Dharma  Jyothi Social Centre to rise up to this state.

Co - Ordinator

Sr. Joel Lasrado SRA

Sr. Joel Lasrado SRA is the Co-ordinator of Dharma Jyothi Social Centre since 2016.  She is a religious sister in the Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Queen of Apostles. She has done her Bachelor’s degree in School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya at Mangalore. And secured 1st Rank in Bachelor of Social Work at Mangalore University in 2002 . She has completed her Masters in Sociology in KSOU Mysore University. She has also completed her Diploma in Development Leadership (D.DL) at St. Francis Xavier University (Coady) at Canada. She has the experience of effective in the social field since 20 years in Bidar, of Gulbarga Diocese. Through the discernment, guidance and dynamic leadership of Sr. Joel the activities of Dharma Jyothi Social Centre will still continue and achieve good and positive results. We are grateful to all the donors, well wishers and good minded people for their valuable contribution that makes our work easy. May God Bless Us all! We seek the blessings of the Lord in spreading His Mission by conducting all these above Programs.

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Dharma Jyothi Social Centre

Vamanjoor – 575 028

Karnataka, India

Email:  info@dharmajyothisc.org