Odisha Auxiliary

The 73rd Indian Republic Day Flag Hoisting Ceremony of the Bible Society of India

The flag hoisting ceremony was held on the 26th January early morning at the BSI William Carey Centre office, No. 16, Hall Road, Bangalore – 560 005 and in all the offices of the Auxiliaries. A report with pictorial presentations as follows:-

Central Office with Karnataka Auxiliary:

Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko, the General Secretary of the BSI welcomed the gathering and hoisted the flag. Mr. Paul Stephen, Director, Publishing and Marketing Department delivered the Republic Day message calling out the Christian community to be mindful of our duties as good citizens to be caregivers when the society is in need, by abiding with the Laws of the Land in accordance with our Indian Sovereign Constitutions. He concluded his message by saying “Let us continue to serve the nation with Christian values of Liberty, Equality, Justice and Fraternity. Let us not be distracted by the challenging environment to follow and practice our faith. As we involve ourselves in the ministry of the true living Word of God, let us strive to bring the idea of republic Liberty, Equality, Justice and Fraternity into reality in whatever possible way as an individual and as an organisation. That should be our vision for the new and emerging India.”

Republic Day Observed at Auxiliaries:

Rev. Soma Bhatkar, Auxiliary Secretary of Ranchi Auxiliary hoisted the flag and Sr. Marketing Staff Mr. Victor topno shared the message.

Rev. Mathew Skaria, Auxiliary Secretary of Kerala Auxiliary hoisted the flag and shared the Republic Day message

Rev. K. John Vikram, Auxiliary Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Auxiliary hoisted the flag and delivered the Republic Day message

Rev Brajendra Kumar Kauri, Auxiliary Secretary of Odhisha Auxiliary hoisted the flag and delivered the Republic Day message

Rev. Dr. Yiepetso Wezah, Auxiliary Secretary of Dimapur Auxiliary hoisted the flag and delivered the Republic Day message.

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Aizawl Auxiliary: As our annual event on every 1st Sunday of December, this year too on December 5, 2021, Bible Sunday was conducted across Aizawl Auxiliary and in many Indian cities among the Mizo congregations. Pictures: Khatla East Presbyterian Church, Aizawl at the Sunday morning service and Mission Vengthlang Presbyterian Church, Aizawl at the evening service with the BESY Choir.

Odisha Auxiliary: Shared the Word of God in the Church of Epiphany, Cuttack at 9.00 a.m morning service on December 5, 2021. We have witnessed God’s blessings and grace as the congregation gave great attention to the Word of God.

Kerala Auxiliary: Bible Exhibition and inauguration of the Bible Sunday 2021 by BSI Kerala Auxiliary in connection with the Golden Jubilee of BSI Kozhencherry on December 5, 2021. Hand paintings of plants in the Bible by botany professor Dr. Mrs. Annie J. Mathews are also being exhibited.

 Tamilnadu Auxiliary: A joyful Bible Sunday Service at CSI, Christ Church, Washermanpet, Chennai  on 05/12/2021.

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Audio Bibles for Persons with Visual Disability (PVDs)

28059163_357746618043838_4694980933120699228_nThe Media and Special audience department of the BSI makes Audio Bibles available to PVDs ( Persons with visual disability).

Recently, we distributed Odia Audio Bibles to 30 students drawn from various colleges in Cuttack. The distribution was done in partnership with the BSI Odisha Auxiliary.

The BSI is committed to making the Bible accessible in the format that people prefer. We thank the many who bless PVDs with the audio device and help them have an ‘easy’ and ‘ready’ access to God’s Word.

If you want to know more please send an e-mail to bsimedia@biblesociety.in

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