PIRAVAM: Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II inaugurated PRABHATHAM at Beth Uhadono, the Piravom Catholicate Centre. The event took place on Thursday, February 10, 2011.
PRABHATHAM is the computer training center located at Piravom, a prominent town in Ernakulam District and is the 10th project of Mar Pachomios Charitable Society, which is operated under the auspices of Kandanad (West) Diocese.
At PRABHATHAM computer education is free for all students irrespective of cast or creed, provided they fall under below poverty line category.
Metropolitan Dr. Mathews Mar Severios, Metropolitan of Kandanad West presided over the meeting. Metropolitan Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius of Kandanad East Diocese, Metropolitan Yuhanon Mar Polycarpose of Ankamaly Diocese, Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konat, the Priest Trustee, M.J. Jacob, Member of Piravom Constituent Assembly, Sabu Jacob, President, Piravom Panchayat, Chor-episcopos John Thaliachira, Vicar, Catholicate Center, Piravom, and Fr. Jacob Kurian Chemmanam, the Diocesan Secretary addressed the function.
Sooryalam Ravindran, Chairman, NACELL, handed over the affiliation document of PRABHATHAM Centre to the Metropolitan during the function.
The function also marked the 62nd birthday of Dr. Mathews Mar Severios, Metropolitan of Kandanad West Diocese. The meeting congratulated the Metropolitan and cut a birthday cake as token of their appreciation towards their shepherd. Metropolitan Dr. Mar Severios is serving as Chairman of the Mar Pachomios Charitable society.