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Most Rev. Dr. P C. Singh, became the President of the BSI in January 2019. He is also the Bishop of the Jabalpur Diocese. He is a well-known Ecumenical leader. . He is the President of the National Council of Churches in India and also the President of the Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society (CISRS). He is also actively involved in the work and ministry of various Christian organisations around the country.

Most Rev. Dr. P.C. Singh has been involved in the Mission and Ministry of the Bible Society of India for more than 12 years and he takes keen interest in promoting the Bible cause.

Dr. Mrs. P. Leela Bose, wife of Rev. Dr. P.N.S. Chandra Bose, was elected as the Vice-President of the BSI in the Triennial Central Council which took place in January 2019. Dr. Mrs. Leela Bose is very actively involved in serving the Church and other outreach ministries focussing her vision of reaching the socially and economically backward communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all and educating the most needy. Mrs. Bose also serves as the Director of the Gospel Mission of India Educational Institutions and also the Principal of Joyce Meyer Junior College in Guntur. She also serves as the Director of the Gospel Mission of India Educational Institutions. . Apart from being the Vice-President, Mrs. Bose is also the Treasurer of the Bible Society of India, Andhra Pradesh Auxiliary and also the President of the Mary Jones Fellowship of the BSI.

She started a school for the slum children in Guntur in the year 1997 with only 60 children, which has now grown to a student strength of 700 children. In view this she has been awarded the title of Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Causa) in 2009 by the Academy of Ecumenical India Theology and Church Administration in recognition of her contribution to the transformation of slum dwellers through the Gospel, as well as through secular education.

In 2016 she was awarded the Mary Jones Prize in Philadelphia at the World Assembly of the United Bible Societies, for the significant contributions made by her to promote the Mary Jones Movement in India, particularly in the State of Andhra Pradesh, imparting the knowledge of the Word of God to women.

Dr. Mrs. Leela Bose and her husband Rev. Dr. P.N.S. Chandra Bose have been serving the BSI for 12 long years.

Rev. Premkumar Soans serves as the Treasurer of the Bible Society of India. He is from the Church of South India, Karnataka Southern Diocese. He has served as the Presbyter-in-Charge of various congregations for forty years in the Karnataka Southern Diocese. He has held various leadership positions in the CSI Synod such as the Convener of the Synod Theological Commission, Vice-President of the Diocese between 1994-2005; & 2007-2009, as well as the Treasurer of the Diocese between 2005-2007. Rev.Soans is connected to various Christian Ecumenical organizations.

Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko took over as the General Secretary of the Bible Society of India from August 2011. Before joining the Bible Society of India, he was the Director of the Ecumenical Christian Centre, Whitefield, Bangalore from 2006-2011.

Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko obtained his M.A. in Sociology from the University of Kerala, his B.D. and M.Th. in Old Testament Studies from the United Theological College, Bangalore and earned his Ph.D from the King’s College, London.

Rev. Dr. Chacko is an academician among theologians. He has served as the Principal of the Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai from 1990-2006. As a Biblical scholar, he was a visiting Professor to several institutions, including the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies in Bangalore and the faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway. Currently he also serves a number of other organizations in an honorary capacity.

Dr. Chacko has been published widely in several academic journals in India and abroad. He also has four books to his credit : Liberation and Service of God; Contemporary Reflections on the Faith of our Mothers and Fathers; Thorn to Cypress and Brier to Myrtle.

As an ecumenical thinker, he has addressed conferences and consultations in countries such as China, Cameroon, South Africa, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand and so on. A linguist, Dr. Chacko is well-versed in German, Greek and Hebrew, apart from English and a clutch of Indian languages.

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