The Bible Society of India, North West India Auxiliary organized UMMEED Christmas with the vulnerable at the Community Centre, Gole Dak Khana, New Delhi on the 4th December 2017. Around 250 children from as many as 15 organizations participated and presented Christmas program through singing, dance and skit. They included Children with disability; children rescued from human trafficking; children infected with HIV & AIDS; visually abled and children from the weaker socio-economic strata.
The Chief Guest for the event, Dr. Mrs. S. M. Rao, Treasurer, NWIA and the Guest of Honour Monsignor Fr. Susai Sebastian, Auxiliary Member encouraged children with a meaningful Christmas message. They were welcomed with a potted plant by Rev. Shirley Lall, Auxiliary Secretary, NWIA.
All the participants were gifted with ‘The Children’s Bible’ sponsored by the United Bible Societies, through The Media Department, The Bible Society of India. Chocolates sponsored by Nestle, and other gifts sponsored by the well wishers of NWIA. Braille Bibles were distributed to the visually abled children.
The children and the guests enjoyed a good lunch too. The event was an amalgam of the joy, love, and hope that the birth of Jesus Christ brings. It was indeed a heart warming and blessed event.
The Kerala Auxiliary was inaugurated with the motto, “A Bible for every Christian home in Kerala and has faithfully served the Bible cause for the last 60 years. The year 2016 - 17 marks the Diamond Jubilee of the Kerala Auxiliary. The Kerala Auxiliary has served the church in Kerala, particularly in meeting her Scripture needs, supporting gospel outreach, and providing a platform for common witness.