Saturday 13 July 2013

Carey Society Inauguration




The inaugural meeting and General Body meeting of the Carey Society was held on July 11, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. in the Charles Ranson Hall. The meeting began with instrumental music by Mr Arvind Theodore. The opening prayer was offered by Dr. Allan Palanna. During the singing of the bajan the lamp was lit by the chief guest, the Carey Society president, student vice president and Dr. Rini Ralte. The president and principal of the UTC Dr. John Samuel Raj delivered the Presidential address. Ms. Temjenaro gave a special number on the occasion.

The chief guest for the programme was Very Rev. Dr. Cherian Thomas, Director of ECC, Bangalore. He spoke on ecumenism, ecology and interfaith relationships. He said the duty of Christians is not converting people into Christianity but  making them true to their own religions and connecting with the Christ experience. He said that our task is making true Hindus and true Muslims. The chief guest was honoured by the principal and Mrs Niruba Kamalam.  Mr. Prashanth Babu, the secretary, gave the vote of thanks and the programme came to an end with closing prayer by Rev. John Sunder.

The business meeting followed soon after the inauguration. Various programmes and activities of the Carey society were discussed in this meeting. The secretary explained his initiatives with CASA New Delhi in providing help and support for the flood victims. The secretary also said that in consultation with the field work committee, he was planning to send a group of students to Uttarakhand for exposure to the real situation.

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