We are glad to inform that with God's Great Blessing, "Asha Kiran" the new home for the children of AID's affected parents, was blessed on 1st Dec 2005 (World AIDs Day) at Pothenpuram Dayara, Pampady, Kottayam by our Bava Thirumeni and inaugurated by Hon. Chief Minister Mr. Oomman Chandy at a simple function.
The Home was instituted under the auspices of the Association of Orphanages and other Charitable Institutions Kerala(AOCIK) in the blessed memory of Pampady Thirumeni.
Catholicos of the East Baselios Marthoma Didymus I presided over the function. Kanjirappally Bishop Dr Mathew Arakkal (Asha Kiran Board Chairman), CSI Bishop Dr. Sam Mathew (Asha Kiran Board Vice Chairman) and other prominent persons participated.
In the first phase of the project now, all modern amenities are created for the stay of about 30 children at a cost of RS 38 lacs.
Let us pray for the success of this truely ecumenical and noble venture in the blessed memory of Saintly Pampady Mar Gregoriose. Although Roman catholic Church will have a major role to play in the running of this Noble Venture, we understand that Bishop Mathew Arakkal was very particular to ensure that all prominance is given to Bava Thirumeni and our Church in the inaugural function as well as in future.
Let us also pray for Rev.P.C Yohannan Rembachan, Secretary Asha Kiran, the moving spirit behind such an imaginative venture for the Church who is also the Hon. Secretary of the All Kerala Orphanage Association, an apex body of 168 orthanages throughout Kerala.
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In Messege No. 9877 dated 04/04/2005 we have posted a messege
in respect of publication of English biography of HG Kuriakose Mar Gregoriose (Pampady Thirumeni), an ICON venture where we have made reference to "Asha Kiran".
See extracts below:
"The balance of about RS 11,700/- was contributed to
"Asha Kiran" the new home for the children of AID's
affected parents, fast comming up near Pampady Dayara.
This is a truely ecumenical and all religion venture
(truely the ideals practiced and taught by Pampady Thirumeni)
with our Bava Thirumeni, Chrysostom Thirumeni of Mar Thoma
church and Kerala CM Mr. Oomman Chandy as patrons.
Bava Thirumeni laid the foundation stone on 23.08.04.
Also associated are leaders of other Churched like
Rev. Dr. Mathew Arakkal,Kanjirappally Bishop as
Board Chairman (Catholic Church), CSI Bishop Rev.
Dr. Sam Mathew,Vice Patron) and community leaders
like PK Narayana Panikkar(NSS GS) Vice Patron,
TK Pareekutty(Chairman Orphanage Control Board of Kerala
as Vice Patron) etc and Rev. PC Yohannan Remban of Pampady
Dayara as Secretary responsible for the day to day administration.
The proceeds from the sale of books will also go to this noble venture in full.As per Rembachan, dedicated Catholic nuns will serve in Asha Kiran.
With the innovative approach of joining together of all "GOODNESS"
of society to Glorify the devine name of Pampady Thirumeni, the
project is progressing fast.Kerala Govt.'s blessings are also there
to get things done from the Govt.with KTM Dist. Collector
Mrs. Rani George as Vice Patron.
Rev.PC Yohannan Rembachan, the main brain behind such
an imaginative venture was all praise for ICON for
the initiative to bring our people accross the globe
under one umbrella and also for remembering Thirumeni.
One again we thank all the faithfuls who have supported
the venture and pray that May the intersession and blessings
of Pampady Mar Gregoriose be with all of us."