17) Public Meeting

A public meeting was held in Al AHli Club Auditorium on 10th October at 6.30 pm.
The meeting started with a visual presentation of our Church history and was followed by speeches of the following
H.H. Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II
H.E. P.C. Thomas, Minister of State of Law & Justic Govt. of India
H.E. Dr. Majeed m Al-Alawi, Minister of Labour &Social Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain
H.E. Shaikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Khalifa,Undersecratary Minstry of Islamic Affairs.
H.G. Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius, Metropolitan of Culcutta Diocese
H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Metropolitan of Bombay Diocese
H.E. Bhaskar Kumar Mitra, Indian Ambassador
H.E. Shaikh Hind Bint Salman AL Khalifa, Asst.Undersecretary Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs.
Rev Fr. N S Varghese, Former Vicar

H.E. SHiekh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Late Bava Thirumeni, H.E. Dr. Majeed Al- Alawi

H.G. Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius

H.G. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos

H.E. Shiekh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Khalifa

During the public meeting Bava Thirumeni was honoured with a Ponnada marking the 50th year of ordination as Metropolitan.

Honoring H.H. Moran Mar Baslios Marthoma Mathews II

Releasing Koodasa Smaranika Bethel

Honoring H.E. Dr. Majeed Al Alawi

Mr . George Philip, Vice President of the Building Executive Committeepresented a brief report of the Church Project.
Vicar Rev. Fr. Abraham Josephwelcomed the distinguished guest.

During the public meeting, a cheque of BD 2001/- being our contributiontowards charity, was handed over to Shaikha Hind Bint Salman Al Khalifa,Assisted Under secretary, Ministry of Labor & Social affairs.

Hon. SecretraryMr. Raju Kallumpuram proposed a vote of thanks. The meeting ended with various
cultural programs.

We as a Church were honored as our Bava Thirumeni was given an audience by H H Shaikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Commander in Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force.

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