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  • Rev. Fr. Jerry Kurian
    Dear SOCM moderators, The United Theological College, Bangalore Release of the Commemorative Postage stamp, July 8, 2011. A function was held at the United
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      Dear SOCM moderators,

      The United Theological College, Bangalore

      Release of the Commemorative Postage stamp, July 8, 2011.

      A function was held at the United Theological College, Bangalore to release
      a postage stamp as part of the centenary celebrations of the UTC. The
      college, started in 1910 is a Christian institution and has a rich history
      of fostering theological education for students of different churches all
      over India. The college as part of its motto “Not to be served but to serve”
      has been an integral part of helping society to develop a deeper
      understanding of learning to live together amidst the rich diversity that
      Karnataka and India offers. Students here come from different states of
      South India, North India and North East India. The college has always
      strived for communicating peace and religious harmony drawing insights from
      Christianity and other religions.

      Rt. Rev. Dr. P. Surya Prakash, the president of the UTC society welcomed the
      dignitaries and the Chief Post Master General of Karnataka India Postal
      Service, Ms. Yesodhara Menon gave an introduction to the release of the
      stamp and then officially released it by giving a copy to the college
      council president. Honourable MLA Shri Roshan Baig unveiled a blow up of the
      stamp in the presence of Mr. Gunasekharan, the Jayamahal ward councillor and
      executive members of the UTC. The principal of the college Rev. Dr. John
      Samuel Raj introduced the college to those gathered and the UTC choir
      rendered a song followed by the vote of thanks by Dr. Nalini Arles. The
      meeting was brought to a close with the singing of the national anthem.
      Prof. Dr. Sarasu Thomas and Mr. R.D. John represented the executive of the
      college council.

      Rt. Rev. Dr. P. Surya Prakash remembered the services offered by the MLA and
      others to the college and the CPMG Ms. Yesodhara Menon talked of her
      memories of UTC and the specific role it had played in society. The
      principal of UTC talked about the right approach of being a Christian. He
      said that UTC has a commitment to justice and nation building. Its library
      and archives have been a meeting place for religious and secular scholars.
      Dr. Nalini Arles during her vote of thanks stressed that the college should
      also remember the sacrifices and the committed work of those who have passed
      by.

      Many officials and staff members of the India Postal service, Bangalore were
      present and a stall was put together for the exhibition and sale of stamps.
      Well wishers of UTC came in large numbers to witness and be part of this
      historic occasion.

      The news with pictures is available at
      http://utcbangalore.blogspot.com/2011/07/release-of-united-theological-college.html
      Warm regards,
      Jerry achen.
      (Fr. Jerry Kurian)
      I.D. no. 4500
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