The General Body has decided to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our Parish in a meaningful manner by conducting various programs in AbuDhobiandKerala.
The highlights of the Projects consist of extending financial Support to:
On 24th June 2011, the inauguration of 40 AnniversaryCelebrationwas done by PadmashreeYosuf Ali M. A. at TheNational Theatre, Abu Dhabi. On the same day, "Aardradeepam 2011" a Divine Christian Musical Evening was conducted with the support of Playback singers which marked the beginning of program for various projects designed tohelp the marginalized sections of the society - Around Rs.4 lakhs were collected through this program. Mr. V J Thomas served as the General Convener Supported by other Program Committee members under the of Mr. Thomas N Abraham asFinance Convener, Mr. Samgi Mathew as Publicity & Reception Convener, Mr. Denny K George as Program Convener, Mr. C S Sunny as General Arrangements Convener and Mr. Kurien lype as Prayer Cell Convener.
Charity Projects inauguration
On August 2nd 2011, OS port of 40th Year Charity Project, the inauguration of FinancialAssistance for HeartSurgeryWas done by Mr. K. C. Joseph (Honorable Minister for Rural Development AndPlanning, Government of Kerala) andScholarships for ProfessionalCourses were inaugurated by Rt. Rev. Joseph MarBarnabas Episcopa of Alexander MarThomaMemorialHallThiruvalla during homeland fellowship meeting. Applications for the aboveCharity projects were invited through Advertisement in the SabhaTharaka. Fromthe applicants 40 eligible students were given Rs 25,000/- each and 19 patients received an Amount of Rs.50,000/- each to Undergo heartSurgeries.
Mar Thoma Dialysis Center, Kumbanad
On 27 July 2011, the Coordination Committee of Dialysis Center was held atThiruvallaPulatheen under the Chairmanship of The Most Rev. Joseph MarThoma Metropolitan and decided to commence the Project of establishing fully fledged Dialysis Units attached to Fellowship Mission Hospital, Kumbanad. The Project estimate was around RS 65 lakhs to
Support Underprivileged people of different denominationsandcastes. The Project is currently under construction and an advance payment to the tune of 30% has alreadybeen made by our Parish for purchasing different equipmentandmachineries during the report year.
As part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations, aSouvenirwas released on March 9th 2012 during the Valedictory Function. The Souvenirwas published in order to cherish the 40 years of Journey in Faith of Abu Dhobi MarThomaParish in this foreign land. Mr. SamjiMathewand Mr. MathewManaloor served as the Convener and Chief Editor respectively.
40th Year Valedictory Function
To mark the closure of the yearlong celebrations of 40th Anniversary of OurParish, a grand Valedictory Function was arranged to be held on March 9th 2012 atMussaffah Church. Many dignitariesgraced the occasion with their eminent presence. The meeting wasinaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubark Al Nahyan and presided over by Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mar Philoxenos Episcopa. The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph MarThomaMetropolitan delivered the Key Note Address. IndianAmbassador H. E. Lokesh Mysore Kapanaiah had released the 40th AnniversarySouvenir. Certificates for the participants of Pre-MaritalCounseling course as well as Prizes for the winners of Souvenir Literary Competition were distributedduring the meeting. PadmashreeSunny Varkey and Rev. Andrew David Thomson had delivered the Felicitation Message. 40th Anniversary Theme Song was presented by the Church Choir. Along with special invitees and guests members of other sister Churches as well as various other Mar Thoma Parishes in UAE were also present at this function
A team of dedicated senior members with the timely support and assistance of the members of the Kaisthana Samithy under the leadership of General Convener Mr. V. J. Thomas have toiled hard for the success of the 40th Anniversary Celebrations