Reported by Liju Cherian
Help from faithful needed to make proposed St Mary's International�
School in Ahmedabad a reality
AHMEDABAD ~ Education is not only a basic human right but also critical for the survival and well-being of a nation in the 21st century.
Realizing this importance, Ahmedabad Diocese aims to further the cause of education for Orthodox children and others in Gujarat and adjoining states, by buying a prime plot for the proposed International School named after St Mary's.�
Diocese Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has undertaken a bold venture and is moving in the right direction. His Grace aims to focus on imparting education as a top priority which requires the support of all towards realizing his dream projects.
The Metropolitan has requested all members of the Diocese to commit themselves to contribute a minimum of one month's salary either fully or by installments to meet the target. Others may also contribute to the project according to their wish.
The Diocese, registered as a public trust, recently purchased a prime 4.1 acre fertile agriculture land located about 16 kilometres from Ahmedabad International Airport in Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Greater City (AUDA - Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority) limits. It is located on Nikol Road, Naroda, Ahmedabad. It has already paid an amount of Rs 1 crore as advance for the prime property.�
They still face a deficit of Rs 2.5 crore to complete the formalities with the deadline being 5 months (by August 2013). �The plot falls outside the periphery of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and promises to develop rapidly in the years ahead.
This will complete the formalities towards acquiring the property in the name of Ahmedabad Diocese towards the prestigious St Mary’s International School.
Dr Mar Yulios hopes and prays the Almighty will guide and show the Diocese a way out.
In order not to let go this great opportunity of having an International School in the name of St Mary's, the Diocese faithful in India and abroad must come forward towards rendering all help towards this just cause.�Those willing to help both in cash or kind for the proposed international school, may contact Dr Mar Yulios on:�
+91-944-738-3931(Kerala and Nagpur)