St. Gregorios Balagram will Celebrate its Silver Jubilee in February 2010

Written By: on Aug 11th, 2009 and filed under Church News, News.

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YACHARAM: St. Gregorios Balagram in Yacharam, the prominent charitable center of Malankara Orthodox Church will Celebrate its Silver Jubilee on 21 February 2010. Balagram is widely known for its exemplary work among the poor and the downtrodden. The name Yacharam Balagram itself is a land mark in the history of Malankara Orthodox Church’s humanitarian activity outside Kerala.

Started in 1985 with 5 children headed by Metropolitan Mar Osthathios,under the wings of the Mission Board of Malankara Orthodox Church,  Balagram now has over 100 children in the age group of 3 to 18. In the  last two and a half decades, many older children had completed their education and left Balagram  gainfully employed. They include an engineer, teachers, optometrist, vision technicians, opticians etc. Thus Balagram made a difference in the lives of its inmates whose parents were afflicted by leprosy.

The eye hospital started in 2001 with the assistance of world renowned LV Prasad Eye Institute is giving hope for the poor nearby with eye problems . Over 5000 cataract surgeries have been done, mostly free of cost or with less money.

An Old Age Home is also started in 2008.

The children at present have no study hall or library. Balagram intends to construct both these before the silver jubilee. The readers of IOH who intend to help Balagram may  contact by email (ybalagram@ yahoo.co.in) or by mail (St. Gregorios Balagram, Nirmalgiri, Yacharam, R. R. District, A.P. PIN 501509).

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7 Responses for “St. Gregorios Balagram will Celebrate its Silver Jubilee in February 2010”

  1. Srinivas says:

    I am very happy to study your article at eenadu weekly sunday book. I am very much thankful to all your society members. Sir i have one child with me he {My brother son his mom was died} my family members not giving me support to care of that child. Sir i want join him in your society i will pay month fees also. Please help me i got you number but any body didn’t pickup. 9049296450

  2. Sreeram says:

    I am SREERAM. I am a student of Balagram. I was here from 1999. I had completed my Diploma, now I am pursuing my B.tech. IInd year, at Bharath engneering College. I am Feeling Very Happy Here. I thank Ramban PAPPA For Giving this Opertunity at Balagram. Thanks to all the Contributers..

  3. Sathish says:

    I am a student of St.Gregorios Balagram since 1994.. Now I completed my B.Ed in the Year 2011,.. Here I feel Very Happy.. Now I am Working as a Teacher at Yächaram, near Balagram…

  4. dolly says:

    i had read about the balagram in eenadu newspaer. its good about its.

  5. Long back ago I read Balagram article in Enadu weekly.Iam very gratitude Father .Philip Ramban sir who has been serving to children for more than30yrs.

    Hyderabad,A.P,India

  6. madhuri says:

    I am very happy to study your article at eenadu weekly sunday book. I am very much thankful to your society members and all to do this type of activity. One more request to you Please help the poor & oldage people also.

    I request you to kindly open an organization in our area i.e, Rajahmundry, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.

    Once again very heartful thanks & Wishes to all.

    Regards
    Madhuri.
    Rajahmundry. (A.P.)
    +91-99894-61368

  7. G SAIDULU says:

    it s wonderful .in my dist and ive donate some thing for poor students

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