- Indian Orthodox Herald – Breaking Catholicate, Malankara, Indian Orthodox Church News And Doctrinal Information - http://www.orthodoxherald.com -

Year-long Silver Jubilee celebrations of Makodia Mission end

Villagers participate in Hindi convention led by Fr Joby Peter
MP Forest Minister okays Rs 2 lakh grant to build road to Makodia
Various other charitable works for the poor announced

ITARSI, Madhya Pradesh: Makodia Mission was the pet, dream project of LL Dr Stephanos Mar Theodosius, first Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese. It was due to the singular efforts of this missionary giant that Makodia Mission completed 25 years of service.

The year-long Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Makodia Mission ended in a colourful manner last week.

On 11th December 11, 2011, after the Holy Eucharist by Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan, Calcutta Diocese, a public meeting was held.

Sartaj Singh, Hon’ble Forest Minister of Madhya Pradesh, who inaugurated the meeting, declared a grant of Rs 2 lakh to build the 2-km road to Makodia. As part of the charity measure, about 50 sewing machines were distributed among the villagers. Rs 25,000 medical aid was given to a patient and other charitable works were also announced.

Prem Shankar Varma, President Electronic Board (MP), Santhosh Parik, BJP District President, Bhuvaj Gupta Tahsildar and other dignitaries were present in the meeting.

Earlier, on December 10 evening, Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius led the evening prayers followed by the Hindi convention by Fr Joby Peter, Vicar of St Mary’s Orthodox Church, Bokaro in which about 450 villagers participated in the convention.

About 2,000 people from the nearby villages were provided lunch as part of Love Feast.
Calcutta Diocese Village Mission Project was started by LL Dr Mar Theodosius in 1986 with a mission to cater the needs of the marginalised people of Makodia and surrounding villages.

News sent in : Fr.P.S.Varghese