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Malayalalokam Anniversary … April 13, 2014

 

The CSI church, Toronto celebrated the 9th anniversary of Malayala Lokam on Palm Sunday, April 13, along with the celebration of the triumphal entry of our Lord Jesus Christ. The service of worship featured Malayala Lokam students and teachers taking an active part including the reading of lessons in Malayalam. It was also a proud moment for us to witness our graduates, Chris George and Emily Verghis receive their certificates of completion from Rev. Shaji M Johnson and Mrs. Mariamma Thomas, for it marked the cumulative accomplishments of the teachers, students and parents.

By God’s grace, this year’s anniversary celebration was a great success and a true blessing. As we all know, this was Shaji Achen’s, Sangeeth Kochamma’s, Hanna’s and Hazel’s last year with us. Achen and family have been with the Malayala Lokam every step of the way, and have given us the utmost love and support. For this, we are truly grateful!

Our Kerala culture was really showcased in the cultural show that followed the service. We had a unique part of our show called “Alum Arangum” which illustrated the diverse community of people from Kerala. In addition, three beautiful dances and a wonderful violin piece that were performed during the show heralded the essence of Kerala culture.

After the cultural show, everyone enjoyed the delicious Vegetarian Thali! We raised a total amount of $600.00, and all proceeds will be donated to two special needs’ school in Madhya Kerala Diocese: Manakkala Higher Secondary School for the partially hearing, Adoor and V.H.S.S for the deaf, Tholassery, Thiruvalla. We would like to thank everyone who made this year a success! We look forward to the coming year! 

Malayala Lokam