Born in Jarkhand, North India, Sister Bimla Toppo entered our Community in 2001. She made her First Vows in 2004. After a year of mission experience in Rajabala, West Garo Hills, Sister studied general nursing and midwifery at Nazareth Hospital in Shillong. In 2009, she was assigned to Sundari, where she was in charge of the clinic and collaborated with the Diocesan Health Project. As part of preparation for her Final Vows, she took a one-year theology course at Mater Dei Institute in Goa.
In 2013, Sister Bimla provided health care for patients struggling with addiction at the Shalom Rehabilitation Center. She affectionately shares, “I had a very different idea about the addicts as I heard that they behave wild and are afraid to go for treatment. In a short time, I found them very simple, loving, intelligent, and very talented people who long for love, support and acceptance from their family and society at large in the process of their recovery.”
After making her Final Vows in 2013, Sister Bimla devoted herself eagerly to the various communities to which she was assigned. A well-integrated and dedicated person, Sister Bimla commits herself with simplicity and generosity wherever she lives and works. She has provided guidance for our Community as Vocation Coordinator and as a member of our District Assembly in North East India. Sister Bimla’s recent election as the Unit Coordinator of North East India is a landmark in history as she is the first Unit of Origin Sister to take leadership in North East India.