Sunday, December 4, 2011

36th Anniversary Celebrations


The Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Trivandrum Central Council celebrated the 36th Anniversary Celebrations on the 22nd of May, 2009.  A detailed report as given below:
           The morning session started at 10 AM with a Prayer by Sr. Candy Paulose and Br. Austin Gomez welcomed the gathering and a Spiritual Class was conducted from 10.30 to 11.15 PM by Rev. Fr. Shaji Silva (Secretary to Arch Bishop of Trivandrum Diocese) and the second class was conducted from 11.20 AM to 12.45 PM by Br. Clarence, Project Officer Kerala Region and after lunch The President of Trivandrum Central Council, Br. A Don Bosco addressed the Conference Presidents in Trivandrum Central Council and he gave a patient hearing about problems of a few conferences and by 2.45 PM the session ended.
            The Annual General Body Meeting of the Trivandrum Central Council started at 3 PM on the same day and Br. Angel Moose, Member Governing council welcomed the gathering and the Trivandrum Central Council Secretary Br. Zacharias presented the Activity Report and Br. Jusa Fernandez Treasurer Trivandrum Central Council presented the Accounts for year 2008-09.
            The Public Meeting and Anniversary Celebrations was inaugurated by Most Rev. Dr. M. Soosaipakiam, Arch Bishop of Trivandrum Arch Diocese (Latin) at 3.30 the Arch Bishop made a sincere heart felt request to all Vincients special and Br. A Don Bosco, President of Trivandrum Central Council made the Presidential Address.  The Main Speech has been delivered by Br. V.M.J. Balaswamy, President, National Council, SSVP.
            Felicitations were made by, Rev. Fr. M. Joseph, Spiritual Advisor. Br. N. Kripanantam, National Secretary, SSVP Shri. K. Girish Kumar, Zonal Manager, Bank of India , Br. K.M. Austin Co-ordinator Kerala Region, SSVP Br P.R. Clarence Project Officer Kerala Region, SSVP.
            The highlight of this function was 55 Economically backward Cancer Patients selected from in around Trivandrum District were given Food Kit valued Rs. 1000/- each (Rs. 750/- being cost of the food kit, Rs. 250/- given as cash for conveyance and medicines) The food kit contained the following items: 10 KG rice, pulses, sugar, tea, washing & bath soap, lungie, bed sheet etc.  The Arch Bishop of Trivandrum Arch Diocese Most. Rev. Dr. M. Soosaipakiam, was so eager and he took much of his precious time to distribute the Food Kits to each of the 55 Cancer Patients present at the venue.
            Distribution of Scholarship to 126 students under various Scheme of SSVP was done by Br. V.M.J Balaswamy, President, National Council, SSVP.  And the Tsunami Oozanam Scholarship was given away by Rev. Fr. M. Joseph, Spiritual Advisor.  And at the public meeting came to a close after the vote of thanks was proposed by Br. Edward Carlose, Peerokada Area Council President.

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