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MGJSM Pallikkara Region

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MGJSM Pallikkara Region
Mor Gregorios Jacobite Students' Movement
Location
India
Information
MottoTo Serve and Bear Witness
Religious affiliation(s)Jacobite
DenominationJacobite Syrian Christian Church
Patron saint(s)St. Gregorios
Established2010 September 4
FoundersSt Paulose Mor Athanasiaus
Region FounderShinil Thuruthummel
Spiritual DirectorRev Fr Babu Varghese
Regional CoordinatorEldho Madathumpady
General SecretaryEldho Jacob
HeadquartersRegional Office,St Mary's Jacobite Cathedral, Morakkala, Pallikkara
Website

MGJSM (Mor Gregorios Jacobite Student's Movement) is the student wing of Jacobite Syrian Christian Church. Pallikkara Region is the largest and most active Region of MGJSM. It became the Best Region of MGJSM for the year 2013.

Aim[edit]

  • To give spiritual insight and awareness to the students.
  • To impact leadership training.
  • To imbibe in Christian values,faith,and traditions.
  • To equip the students to face the challenges of the modern world.
  • To help the students to strengthen their faith in God.
  • To uphold the ethical and moral values of human life.
  • To give guidance to overcome the hurdles and difficulties of the campus life.
  • To foster the universal brotherhood of the mankind.
  • To promote the talents and abilities of the students.

History[edit]

Founded in 1907, the ”Syrian Students Conference” became the first Student Christian Movement in India. On the 6th of May 1922, a special convention of the Students organisation residing in the Jacobite Syrian Church was convened at the Cheruthottukunnel St. George Church of Angamaly diocese{Pallikkara Region}, under the initiative of our Valiya Thirumeni, and it was renamed as “Mar Gregorios Syrian Students Association” (MGSSA). This made it the first organisation to be named after Mor Gregorios of Parumala.

In 1960, MGSSA and St Thomas Syrian Students Movement merged with Jacobite Church, forming Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement(MGOCSM). In 1972, the churches divided apart, thus splitting the Jacobite Church and MGOCSM once again.

From 1972 the organisation had a shunt growth as most of the units became inactive and many became non-existent. After 1976 the student movement underwent different situations, the name of the movement was changed first to SOSMI (Syrian Orthodox Students Movement of India), and in 2002 to JASSMI (Jacobite Syrian Students Movement of India). The Holy Episcopal Synod of Jacobite Syrian Christian Church held at Puthencruz in the Month of June 2009 decided to change the name of the Organisation to MGJSM( Mor Gregoriose Jacobite Syrian Students Movement), possessing similarities to their first name.

About the region[edit]

MGJSM Pallikara Region was formed and inaugurated in 2010 September 4 at St Mary's Valiyapally Thamarachal. It originally had 16 parishes which was later reorganised to include 20 parishes. The Region at its beginning had only 2 units and 100 members but has now grown in size and has 12 units and 1500 members. A temporary Regional Office was at St Mary's Jacobite Valiyapally, Thamarachal until a permanent office was allocated at St Mary's Jacobite Cathedral, Morakkala which was inaugurated on 2013 April 6. Annual Regional Camp named EDIFY is conducted every year in any of the months from August to November and around 100 students attend. VANQUISH is the annual arts and sports competition held during the months of April to June. It became the Best Region of MGJSM for the year 2013. MGJSM Pallikkara has its own By-law accepted by the annual General Body of 2013 and is governed accordingly. Election period was from November 1 to October 31 of following year till 2013 but now it is from January 1 to December 31. Office Bearers of MGJSM Pallikkara Region from 2010.

Year Spiritual Advisor Coordinator Vice President Secretary Joint Secretary Treasurer
2010-11 Rev Fr Shibu Cherian Shinil Paul Mathews Thuruthummel Eldho Varghese Shinil Paul Mathews Thuruthummel Sarah Benny Basil Sunny Kakkadan
2011-12 Rev Fr Eldhose Karuthedath - Benson Shaju Madapillil
2012-13 Rev Fr Baby Varghese Rev Dn Henu Thampi Aneena Shaji Akhil Shaju Pallikkara
2013-14 Eldho Jacob Karukapilly Emin Mathew Silpa Mathew Jobin Varghese Kakkadan
2014-15 Rev Fr Babu Varghese
Rev Fr Jijo Kutta(Working President)
Akhil Shaju Pallikkara Eldho Jacob Karukapilly Maria Paul Eldho Kuriakose Madathumpady
2015-16 Eldho Kuriakose Madathumpady Eldho T V Binil Sunny Kakkadan
2015-16 Alias Paul Urumath - Eldho T V Hilda Alias Febin Jacob

Regional events[edit]

EDIFY[edit]

It is the annual camp of MGJSM Pallikkara Region and is the second largest camp of MGJSM in a year. It was in EDIFY 2010 Pallikkara Region was inaugurated. EDIFY camp is the most important event of MGJSM Pallikkara region in a year. The camp will have socially relevant class, interactive sessions, Meditations, games etc. This camp also hosts the Annual General Body of MGJSM Pallikkara region.

Year Date Venue General Conviner Joint Conviner Number of Participants
2010 September 4 St Mary's Valiyapally Thamarachal Chev M M Varghese Saju P Varghese 104
2011 August 28 Shinil Paul Mathews Thuruthummel Sarah Benny 114
2012 October 23 Basil Alias 158
2013 December 8 St Mary's Cathedral Morakkala Akhil Shaju Pallikkara 54
2014 September 9 St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church, Thengode Sonu Elias 149

VANQUISH[edit]

This is the annual Arts and Sports competition held between different units in the Region. The first version was held at St George Jacobite Church, Kutta from 2013 May 1–4.Competitions are held as 3 sections-Writing,Stage and Sports Competitions. The overall champions are awarded with "Thuruthummel T U Varghese Memorial Ever Rolling Trophy"

YEAR HOST NUMBER OF EVENTS NUMBER OF TEAMS PARTICIPANTS CHAMPIONS CONVINER
2013 St George Jacobite Church,Kutta 34 5 352 MGJSM Thamarachal Dn Henu Thampi
2015 St Mary's Valiyapally Thamarachal 54 12 540 MGJSM Thamarachal Shinil Paul Mathews Thuruthummel

VIBGYOR[edit]

This is an Inter Regional Conference of MGJSM including the regions in Angamaly,Kandanad and Kochi dioceses. Initially it had 7 Regions-namely Pallikkara, Kochi City, Angamaly, Kolencherry,Koothattukulam, Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam-thus causing the name VIBGYOR. Later 2 more Regions, Muvattupuzha and Kochi Suburban (Karingachira), were added on making it a conference of 9 Regions. First conference was held at St Peter's and St Paul's Jacobite Church,Kizhakkambalam on 2013 September 16. Later 5 more Regions were added-Adimaly, Rajakumari, Thodupuzha, Mulamthuruthy, Kandanad-making it a conference of 14 Regions.

YEAR HOST NUMBER REGIONS PARTICIPANTS CONVINER
2013 St Peter's And St Paul's Church, Kizhakkambalam 9 64 Shinil Paul Mathews Thuruthummel
2015 St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Morakkala 14 138

Cruptic Forte[edit]

Cryptic Forte is Annual Magazine of MGJSM Pallikkara Region. It showcases the writing skills of its members. It also contains articles by Bishops, priests and also teachers.

Committee[edit]

  • Spiritual Advisor: Rev Fr Babu Varghese, Parappillikudiyil
  • Working President: Rev Fr Jijo Varghese
  • Regional Coordinator: Eldho Kuriakose Madathumpady
  • Vice President: -
  • Secretary: Eldho Jacob
  • Joint Secretary: Maria Paul
  • Treasurer: Binil Sunny
  • Ex-Officio: Shinil Paul Mathews Thuruthummel
  • Members:
    • Basil Sleeba
    • Hilda Alias
    • Eldhose T.V
    • Binny Varghese
    • Jobin Varghese
    • Neena Benny
    • Eldho Sabu
    • Gracemary

3 members from Pallikkara Region are also members of All India Executive Committee

  • Shinil Paul Mathews Thuruthummel is the All India Secretary and has special charge of Angamaly Diocese & is the Coordinator of Parish Wing, Medical Wing and Study Wing.
  • Eldho Kuriakose Madathumpady is the Coordinator of Pallikkara Region.
  • Akhil Shaju Pallikkara is the Coordinator Media Wing.


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