The authorities of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church at Manjummel has decided to donate two gold ornaments used to adorn Mother Mary to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). The necklaces weighing 25 sovereigns made using the gold offering by the devotees over 100 years. The necklaces used to adorn the statue of Mother Mary with baby Jesus in her hand only during the annual feast procession in December. “Our aim is to make a donation which would also be a message to others to come forward and help those in need. Anyway this ornaments remain idle for most of the time here and Mother Mary doesn’t need gold ornaments,” said father Varghese Kanichikattu, OCD, the vicar of the church.