The inaugural meeting of Valakom Branch, which was formed as the 141 st Branch of the Bible Society of India – Kerala Auxiliary, was held on 14 th October at St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Valakom. Rev. Georgie Varghese presided over the meeting. The Auxiliary Secretary, Rev. Jacob Antony Koodathinkal gave the inaugural address. He exhorted that the vision of the Bible Society is to stand ecumenically with the co-operation of various churches and make the Word of God accessible to everyone in their own language and that the only thing that does not change in a changing world is the Word of God. Rev. Thomas Daniel, Rev. Santosh Tharakan, Rev Devadanam James, Pastor Cherian Chacko, Pastor Ununni Mathew, Major G. Mathew, Br. Saju Thomas, Ms. Minitha Thampan, Mr. Alex Kutty David & Mr. A. Joykutty conveyed their greetings. More than 150 people participated in the meeting.
The office bearers of Valakom Branch were selected: Patron- Rev. Thomas Daniel, President :
Rev. Georgie Varghese, Secretary: Mr. K.G. Thomas, Jt. Secretary: Mr. Shaiju Samuel, Treasurer: Mr. A. Joykutty. Along with the office bearers, 46 members representing various churches were also selected in the committee for the smooth functioning of the Branch.