Church to adopt Uttar Pradesh village
1 October 2006
NEW DELHI A Christian organisation here said yesterday it would
adopt an economically backward village in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad
district, adjacent to New Delhi, to educate children and provide
St. Thomas Orthodox Church Society, a social organisation celebrating
its silver jubilee this year, will spend at least Rs500,000 for
education, socio-economic development and healthcare of the village
every year, said Father P.A. Philip, chairman of the society.
The society also sought cooperation from the district administration
in identifying the most deserving village or area in Ghaziabad.
"We feel it's our social responsibility as well as commitment to
provide poor children and local people the basic civic, health and
educational amenities free of cost," Philip said in a Press release.
The society runs two schools in Ghaziabad with about 4,500 students.
It also plans to organise a mega fete Tarang 2006 in Indirapuram,
an upmarket area in Ghaziabad, to collect funds for the project.