History repeats itself – but always with a difference! It is a silent beginning somewhere by someone, it is a lightening intuition received by a few chosen ones, it has has always been the unnoticed bloodshed of pioneering few that has brought about the evolutionary mutation involving progress and development. Thanks to the divine dynamic invisible force that spearheads the evolution, inspite of the innate lethargy, immobility and destructiveness, day by day we grow unaware.
“Efforts to lessen the misery of the economically backward people have gone on in a big way in the coastal belt of Karnataka districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi and Kasargod in Kerala State; since the beginning. However, to streamline and to co-ordinate all developmental activities and to give the work a scientific approach and a new dimension, C.O.D.P. was registered as the developmental organ in 1974 with a view to cater to the needs of the poor and marginalized, irrespective of caste, colour and creed.”
The C.O.D.P. was registered on 16.4.1974 under Mysore Societies Registration Act 1960 (Mysore Act No. 17 of 1960).
Bishop of Mangalore
While working for the poor C.O.D.P. has its own philosophy based on the following principles;