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Greetings From The President

I bring greetings on behalf of the Covenant Social Service to our respected partners, Churches, friends and well-wishers for your continued support and help. The CSS has been channel of blessings to thousands of family and individuals, who are poor and marginalized. The CSS has been helping women and teenage girls, who often suffer atrocities in family and society. Our focus also has been to children who are malnourished, child labourers, rag pickers and oppressed.

The CSS has also stood with the people who were affected due to natural calamities such as flood, cyclone, Tsunami, fire and earth quake. The CSS has been helping people by providing immediate relief, rehabilitation and sustainable livelihood to thousands of families and individuals and specially the senior citizens.

I am happy to state that we have moved from charity and need based approach to Right based approach (RBA). Our approach has been community-based development and people-based approach, where we have emphasized people's participation as most important components of development.

We seek you continued help and support for this noble task to help the society to transform itself for the betterment of all the people. Please extend your hands of support for the Covenant Social Service.

Rev. Dr. Steven David
Covenant Social Service.

Vision & Mission



Inspired by the life of Christ, CSS envisages a society where people participate in their own empowerment towards a transformed life.



To actively support and work towards a just and sustainable society by creating conditionsfor meaningful and disciplined involvement of all people in the development process which is based on macro approach and is trying to involve in the networking of the organizations at various appropriate level.

The HCC is also sensitive and will continue to respond positively to human sufferings at times of natural calamities to uphold the dignity of the affected people and shall enhanced their capacity of disaster mitigation and management at times of earthquake, floods, cyclone and other disaster to someextent in accordance with the development principle.


The Covenant Social Service came into existence in 2002, while the leaders from the Hindustan Covenant Church started discussing about Community Development wing of HCC. The Covenant Social Service was registered in 2004 with the Charity Commissioner.

The CSS has carried on the legacy of HCC by involving itself in community development projects. The two primary health care centers were established in 1948 at Nannaj in Sholapur and in 1954 at Aurad in Gulberga to provide basic health care to surrounding villages of both the centers.

Mr. Carl Oscarson started the Sholapur water services in 1968, providing 1000 wells to drought affected areas of Sholapur through the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden.

It was the year 1992, when Latur districts and surrounding areas were affected by the massive earth quake.

It was very devastating earth quake killing more than 50,000 people, destroying thousands of houses and belongings. The HCC offered to rebuild two villages with housing, community hall, school, post office and play ground, which was appreciated by Govt. of Maharashtra.

The HCC/CSS responded to several other disasters such as flood, cyclone and earth quakes and Tsunami. In 1997 Odissa cyclone killed thousands of people and destroyed houses and belonging, the CSS/HCC responded to the urgent call of Govt. and provided immediate relief to hundreds of people.

The HCC/CSS also responded to the distress call of the disaster affected people in J & K earthquake in 2000 and Gujarat earth quake in 2001. Flood disaster relief to affected people in Gujarat 2004, in Maharashtra in 2003 and 2006, in Karnataka 2006 and in Bihar since 2006.

The Tsunami disaster struck Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and southern part of India in Dec. 2004. It was just after the Christmas day, when people were celebrating Christmas and were in tourist places. It was reported that more than 300,000 people died in the Tsunami and several small islands disappeared in the sea. Fertile land turned into unfertile land due to salty water.

The HCC/CSS provided relief, rehabilitation and sustainable livelihood to the people affected by Tsunami in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The HCC/CSS provided 250 fishing nets and boats, 150 hand pumps, 700 temporary shelters, 152 permanent houses and micro-finance for sustainability.

The CSS has implemented programmes 2006-08 and 2009-11 supported by MCCS/SMC/SIDA. It was a major initiative for community development. It was integrated development program related to poverty, economy, water, health, education and other factors. It was well appreciated by people which helped them to build their capacity and in turn community-based organization was strengthened.

The PME Department was established to look after the planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the projects.

The CSS has also implemented several projects related to malnutrition, pre and post- natal care, health and hygiene.

The CSS is also grateful to Covenant World Relief, which has helped in implementing mother and child project Melghat, women empowerment programme in J & K, Rag picker project and Home of Hope initiative for CSW.

The CSS is implementing project 18:009 "Empowering Dalit Women through Self Help Groups in Tuljapur and Kannad." This project is implemented with the help of United Church of Sweden and SMC. This project will be completed in 2020.

The CSS has been instrumental in helping people from J & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himanchal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Objective of CSS

1.To promote the value of Christian principles in public and social life.
2.To serve the people of India, irrespective of colour, caste and creed through evangelism, literacy, medical, educational and welfare work.
3.The Covenant Social Service envisages a society where people participate for their own empowerment and development towards a transformed life.
4.The CSS facilitates people's empowerment from oppressed context to a holistic development.
5.The CSS visualizes a society where peace, justice, and equality prevails and where all citizens irrespective of caste, creed, language and religion live in peace and communal harmony.
6.The CSS envisages a society where poor and the marginalized have equal opportunity in the development process, which is value based and sustainable and provides an appropriate environment to develop their fullest potential. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.


The Covenant Social Service is affiliated to National and International organizations and Churches, which provides basis help to carry out the holistic development to the marginalized people. These organizations and Churches are listed below;

The CSS is affiliated at National level;

1.National Christian Council of India
2.HeneryMartin Institute, Hyderabad
3.Christian Auxiliary for Social Action on its National Board

The CSS is affiliated at International Level

1.Uniting Church in Sweden
2.Evangelical Covenant Church of USA
3.Nippon Seiyaku KristoKuydon of Japan
4.International Federation of Free Evangelical Churches (IFFEC)
5.Christian Council of Asia Hongkong.
6.Swedish Mission Council
7.Covenant World Relief
8.Covenant World Relief
9.Swedish Development Authority (SIDA)
10.Lakara Mission

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