On May 4, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. the Bible Society of India Central Office, The Book Room and the Karnataka Auxiliary had a Thanksgiving and Farewell function for one of our staff Mrs. Ankamma on her retirement day after serving the Bible Society of India for 39 long years. Mrs. Joyce Pallat and Mr. Daniel from the Marketing Department had given remarkable farewell speeches. Two of them talked about their fond acquaintances with Mrs. Ankamma as a woman of kind, caring and loving nature. She served the BSI with thankful heart and always with a smile on her face. She had fulfilled the works that were entrusted upon her in the office with dignity and joy. The extra miles she walked in visiting colleagues when they were in the hospital bed with food and prayers was greatly appreciated by those who had experienced her love and concern. On her response to the farewell speeches, she exclaimed with tears of joy from her heart, saying “I cannot express my thankfulness to the Bible Society of India for your kindness and love, you taught me many good stories about the Love of God that are found in the Bible. The money I had collected in a Collection Box is for the ministry of the Bible Society of India” She then presented a neatly wrapped Collection Box to the General Secretary of the BSI with tears of gratitude.
The progamme was beautifully anchored by Mrs. Gladys Loganathan. The BSI Choir rendered a beautiful pre-recorded song for Mrs. Ankamma. Mrs. Ankamma was presented cheques, shawls and beautiful citation as a mark of gratitude from the Bible Society of India.