PARUMALA :The first combined meeting of young ladies and gentlemen of the orthodox community was held at Parumala Church in connection with the Parumala Perunal.
The meeting was presided over by Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, Metropolitan of the Niranam Diocese. The Metropolitan observed that the backwardness of our nation in various fields is do to the lethargy and inaction of the youth. Progress can be achieved only when there are wiped off.
Proper importance and representation have to begun to young women community and social work. The Metropolitan declared that the church laws should be amended so that they are given due participation in all activities begun by the church.
Sri.Thiruvanchiyoor Radhakrishnan, the Minister for Irrigation, supported the Metropolitans point of view. He also said that a nation can achieve progress through the unification of cultures.
Fr. Dr. K. M. George, the principal of Orthodox Theological Seminary made the keynote address. He pointed out that Parumala Thirumeni did not value anything that we considered valuable. What he valued was invaluable. That was by his life became a model for all of us.
Fr. Alexander Koodarathil, the administrator of Parumala Hospital, and Dr. Alexander Karakkal, Sabha Secretary also spoke on the occasion.