Shastipoorthi Celebration of Metropolitan H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius

Glittering ceremony marks Shastipoorthi of Archbishop H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius. A splendid and solemn ceremony at M.G.M. Senior Secondary School, Bhilai marked the Shastipoorthi of H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan, the Archbishop of Calcutta Diocese of Indian Orthodox Church and Director of St. Thomas Mission Bhilai. Early in the morning the Metropolitan celebrated Holy Qurbana at MGM Chapel. This was followed by a ceremonial procession of the dignitaries to the venue of the programme. The Shastipoorthi celebrations had a grand take off with the welcome dance of MGM School students. Shri. Prem Prakash Pandey, Honorable Minister for higher and technical education charmed the occasion as Chief Guest. C.G State. Rt. Rev. Robert Ali, Bishop of Chhattisgarh Diocese of CNI delivered the blessing address. Former central minister Shri Kodikunnil Suresh M.P., Shri Tamradwaj Sahu M.P., Shri. Vidhyaratan Bhasin, MLA and Shri Devendra Yadav , Mayor of Bhilai graced the occasion as guests of honour.

Charity programmes such as Home for homeless, sick aid, educational aid and marriage aid worth rupees sixty lakhs are also instituted as part of Shastipoorthi. One homeless family was blessed with a home as Shri Tamradwaj Sahu M.P. gave the keys of the house to the head of that family. Four more houses shall be donated as part of the yearlong programme. Marriage aid for a girl was presented by Shri. Vidhyaratan Bhasin, MLA.
H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan, who is also the Manager Bishop of M.G.M Group of institutions, expressed gratitude to one and all. Fr. Kurian John welcomed the gathering and the vote of thanks was proposed by Fr. M. J. Mathew. The programme ended with Catholicate Anthem and National anthem after which all joined for the sumptuous love feast.


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