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H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius elected as the Vice President of Association of Chhattisgarh Christian Educational Societies (ACCES

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Published: Friday, 25 August 2017

H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius elected as the Vice President of Association of Chhattisgarh Christian Educational Societies (ACCES

Raipur:  In order to create a common platform for all Christian Educational Institutions in Chhattisgarh,  all the Churches which are managing Educational Institutions have formed Association of Chhattisgarh Christian Educational Societies (ACCES). The first General Body meeting of ACCES met at Raipur unanimously elected  H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius  Metropolitan as its Vice President and Fr. Joshi Varghese, Bhilai (Calcutta Diocesan Education Officer) as its first Secretary. 

The formation of the new Ecumenical Body will bring all Christian  Educational Institutions under one umbrella and function as an apex body of the  Christian Minority Institutions. The registered office of ACCES shall be at Bishop Philip Ekka Pastoral Centre, Byron Bazaar, Raipur. The Association shall also function as an advisory consultative body to all Christian member institutions so as to promote research activities and conduct studies and investigate further educational facilities ACCES shall unite these institutions to safeguard their character and constitutional rights. Christian institutions and Churches are targeted often, mainly by fringe elements and these incidents are on a rise. In this wake the formation of the new Association assumes significance. 

Arch Bishop H.E. Dr. Victor Henry Thakur ( Raipur Catholic Arch Diocese) heads the Association as its President along with Vice President  H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan  (Malanakara Orthodox Syrian Church) and Bishop Rober Ali ( CNI Chhattisgarh Diocese), Fr. Joshi Varghese - Secretary (Education Officer, Calcutta DIocese- MOSC), Shri Ajay Dharamraj - Treasurer ( Diocesan Secretary, CNI Raipur),  Dr. P.K. Martin - Joint secretary (Menonite Education Board, Dhamthari) and Rev. Suresh Singh ( Wesleyan Presbyterian Church). Fr. Abraham Kannampala (Jagdalpur), Fr. Sebastian Poomatton, Fr. John Ponnore, Sr. Sarita ( Raipur), Mr. P. B. Sona (Korba) as governing body members.

 
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