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 focusing 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.