DALLAS: OCYM, St . Marys Orthodox Church, Farmers Branch, Dallas donated INR one Lakh to St. Gregorios Balagram, Yacharam, Andra Pradesh.
Representing the OCYM of St . Mary’s Orthodox Church, Farmers Branch, V.T Varghese and Omana Varghese handed over the check to Fr. Thomas Varghese, Manager of the Balagram on Januvary 21, 2011 at a simple function held at the Balagram.
“St. Mary’s Youth Movement believes that the kids at Yacharam could be an asset to the future days and therefore this donation is to be counted as a proclamation of the message of Jesus Christ”, acclaimed one of the members of the movement.
Balagram Yacharam was established by the Malankara Church in 1985 in the name of St Gregorios of Parumala and it was through the efforts of Sabaratnam Metropolitan Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios. Balagram Yacharam aims to wean the healthy male children of leprosy patients so that the dreadful disease does not spread to the following generations.
OCYM, Farmers Branch raised this money primarily through sale of coupon books. A lion share of the raised amount was donated to the Church building fund. INR one Lakh was intended towards charity.
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