AGNEL CHARITIES AT A GLANCE
Fr. Agnel Ashram was founded on 9th June 1957, in Bandra Mumbai, on a piece of land known as Land`s End with the aim of fostering through Educational & Charitable Institutions, love and understanding among the people of various communities of India and contributing towards India`s development and self-reliance of its people. Beginning with an Orphanage and a Trade School in Carpentry, it went on to progress and expand into a full fledged Industrial Training Institute, a Polytechnic and an Engineering college besides providing basic general educational services by way of a High school and a Higher Secondary School. It also offers Production facilities in its workshops.
It is named after Ven. Fr. Agnel de Souza, a Goan Priest who died in the odour of sanctity in 1927. From Mumbai Fr. Agnel Ashram branched in 1979 at Verna Goa and New Delhi, simultaneously and later in 1984 it branched at Vashi, Navi Mumbai, with the same aim and similar institutional set up. Later Agnel Ashram Fathers set up Institutions at Noida, Greater Noida, Pune and very recently at Ambernath near Mumbai. The Agnel Ashram in Goa spread over twenty five acres of verdant hilly slopes, at Verna, was a fulfillment of a long felt need of providing technical education facilities for the youth of Goa.
The Agnel Ashram Fathers under the inspiration of their charismatic leader Fr. C. Rodrigues had acquired experience in conducting technical institution in Mumbai. They felt that the experience they had acquired should be put to the service of the people of Goa. Within a span of thirty years, the Project has made considerable progress thanks to the generous support from the Government, friends and well wishers.