Sunday, 6 April, 2014

Mr. Shine Sasi

Mr. Shine Sasi works as a mess boy in the United Theological College, Banglore. He was born in 1991 in a village named Nedumangad near Trivandrum in Kerala. His father's name is G. R. Sasi and his mother's name is Susy Sasi. Shine's father was a Hindu but later he converted and become an evangelist. Shine has a younger brother named Nithin Sasi and he is a GTH student in the Mispah Bible College, Trissur.

After his 12th standard he searched for a job and finally he reached UTC and joined in the temporary post of a mess boy in August, 2013. Shine now stays with his uncle at Hebbal. Shine feels that he is getting a family atmosphere in UTC and that makes up for his home sickness. Everyone likes him and he is often asked to sing in various programmes in UTC and this is a thrilling experience for him. 

Bini Jose, BD III

Saturday, 5 April, 2014

Mr. T. Moses

T. Moses was born  in Chittoor and stayed there till his 12th standard. After his studies he came to Bangalore searching for a job. He joined UTC on September 6, 1993. He works in UTC as a maintenance staff  in the UTC lawn and is responsible for the lawn in front of the library and takes care of the flower pots in front of the administrative block.

His wife, son and daughter are staying in Bangalore. His children are studying in the 11th and 12th standard. His wife is a housemaker. Mr. T. Moses is a jovial person. He likes to spend time with his family. He likes to interact with people around him and make them happy. It is the same at home and in the world place.

He is involved in ministry whenever he has free time and accompanies his church pastor and assists him in house visits. He does prayer there and sings songs. Mr. Moses is happy and satisfied with his work.

Mr. Moses says that UTC is a nice place to stay because of the magnificent trees in the campus and the variety of flowering plants. He says that when he joined UTC there were people who used to ask him about his life at UTC and counsel him. He says that now there are no such kind of people. Life is going on routinely.

G.Daniel Vivek,  BD III.

Friday, 4 April, 2014

Mr. S. Thirukumar

Mr. S. Thirukumar joined UTC in June 1993 as a service staff in the office. He continued up to 1996 and left. He again joined back in 1998 as a service staff. He was transferred to the library as a staff in 2007 and continues there till now. His job is to arrange the books in the shelves and thus makes life easier for all those who search for books in the library. His wife, Mrs. Vashti Veeramani, is working in the UTC Nursery School as an assistant. They live in Krishnarajapuram. His family is from a Catholic Christian background. They believe that working in UTC is a blessing for both. They have a son, Mr. Alexson Samuel, who works as a technician in a private company. They would like to continue their job till their retirement. 

Yaphase, BD III.

Thursday, 3 April, 2014

Mr. M. Charles

Mr. M. Charles is a maintenance staff of the UTC and has been working here for the past ten years. He starts his day with prayer in the chapel at 7:30 A.M. and he says that this gives him strength for the entire day.

He hails from Gengi in Tamil Nadu. Mr. Charles is a single parent and has 2 daughters and a son. The eldest one is Deepa and she is staying with him in Bangalore and going for a job to help him to take care of the family financially. The second is his son Dilipraj and he is studying in class 11 and the youngest is Subhiksha and she is in class 7. Dilip and Subhiksha are studying in Tamil Nadu by staying in a hostel near to their native place. Every second Saturday he visits them and fulfills all their needs. He expects them to study well so that they can take up good jobs in their lives. 

Mr. Charles says that working in UTC is good even though sometimes he feels that the salary is less and not enough to meet his family expenses. He said that no one is helping him financially but he says that his hard work in UTC is giving some financial support to manage his livelihood.

P. Archana, BD III

Wednesday, 2 April, 2014

Mr. D. S. Govindappa

Mr. D.S. Govindappa has been working as a Gardener in the United Theological College, Bangalore for the past 22 years. His job is to keep the garden and lawn clean and to maintain the greenery of the college. He joined the college on 11th November 1991 and became permanent in 1992 when Dr. E.C. John was the principal. His wife is Mrs. Nagamma and the couple has two children. His daughter Ms. Lakshmi is married to Mr. Venkatesh who is also working as a maintenance staff at UTC. His son Mr. Ravikumar is currently doing his 3rd year Bachelor of Engineering at BMS Engineering College in Basawangudi, Bangalore. 

Mr. Govindappa is thoroughly enjoying his work at UTC. He feels that his job gives him joy and satisfaction and that there is not much tension. He remembers fondly some of the professors whom he has earlier seen and known as students. Even though he is a believer of other faith, Govindappa believes that all religions are equal. He finds no difference working in a Christian institution. He would like to continue working with UTC till his retirement.
Sam Sathish Kumar. S, BD – III.

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014

Mrs. Elizabeth Williams passes away

Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, mother of Dr. Nalini Arles passed away today morning. She was 82. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 9 A.M. at the CSI Holy Cross Church, Perambur, Chennai followed by the burial in the Kilpauk cemetry at 10 A.M. The UTC community offers their condolences and prayers to the family of Dr. Nalini Arles and pray that they are consoled by the peace of God which surpasses all understanding.


Mr. I Sahaya Raj

Name: I Sahaya Raj
Age: 50
S/O IudurdayRaj
Wife: Mrs. Shoba (House Wife)
Children: Ms. Shalini- B.B.M Ist Year (Age- 24)
                Ms. Sindhu- B.Com 2 nd Year (Age-20)
                Ms. Ishwarya- 10th Standard (Age-16)

·       Joined in 1993 as Library maintenance Staff
·       Born and brought up in Bangalore
·       Member of C.S.I Hennur Church since 10 years

·       Address: Near R.T. Nagar, Kaval Bison Road
Mobile: 9611730979

He wants to continue to work for UTC till his retirement as he is fully satisfied with his job. He is very happy working under Mr. Samuel Raja (Chief Librarian). He admires his leadership skills and generosity and the way he handles the library.

He treats UTC as his second Church and he has reverence towards all professors as well as towards students, because today’s students are tomorrow’s ‘ayya's’ (Presbyter).

He actively participates in all church activities along with his children. He feels proud of his children as they are attaining greater heights through their studies. He appreciates the college for enabling him to make his children study. He sees all his three girls as his treasure.

During the interview even though I asked him to sit beside me and requested him not to call me ‘sir’, he didn’t sit and through out the interview he called me ‘sir’. This shows his respect towards other persons.

He has 20 years of experience in the UTC Library, working with different librarians, professors and students. He is impartial to all and shows much reverence towards the principal and towards his Church presbyter Rev. Cruse Diwakar.

Mr. Sahaya Raj has a message for the students of theology in UTC. “Practice what you preach”. The world is becoming more pious day by day. He is able to see some kind of transition in the students from the past generations to this generation.

Mr. Manohar Pradeep