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सप्तर्षि विश्वास | September 12, 2018 | General |

Fellowship to 7 women working towards the well-being of the society including Sr. Smita Parmar.

Kutchina Foundation hosted the ‘Kutchina Krritika Fellowship 2018’ to commemorate the outstanding contributions and efforts by the existing Krritikas in bringing about a social impact and change in the society and to introduce the new Krritikas who have been identified to be offered fellowship for their respective projects under Kutchina Krritika – an initiative to identify woman change-makers and support them. The women identified under this initiative are called ‘Krritikas’ as it stands for a group of stars (female Nakshatras) also known as the “Stars of Fire” and is related to a commander, foster mother, luster, glow of power, physical and creative force.

Smt. Chandrima Bhattacharya, Minister of State for Law and Health, Govt. of West Bengal, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor.

The fellowship ceremony was followed by the live performance of ‘The Dynamic Duo’ Singers Anjan Dutt and Usha Uthup.

The Krritikas were chosen by a list of eminent jurists namely Smt. Usha Uthup (Singer), Sri. Victor Banerjee (Actor), Smt. June Malia (Actor), Smt. Kiran Uttam Ghosh (Fashion Designer), Dr. Michael Feiner (German Consulate General Kolkata) and Sri. Atri Bhattacharya.

So far, Kutchina has supported around 11 such women working for various social changes like education of the children of red light areas, women trafficking, self-defense among women etc. This year, Kutchina offered its helping hand to another 7 women from various states to offer fellowship and support. The courageous women whom Kutchina Foundation has identified for the fellowship this year are:

Amreen from Rajasthan who is working on empowering hundreds of adolescent girls across rural Rajasthan and is also helping them in skill trainings.

Apurva from Maharashtra who is an equal rights activist working with the youths of Mumbai in creating eco-friendly products and generating markets for them.

Smita from Bihar who is working in the interiors of her State with the women of the Mahadalit community against female violence.

Tapashi from West Bengal who is creating hope for both women and girls in the remote islands of Sundarbans. A proud mother and a leader for many who are struggling with gender discriminations.

Ranjita from West Bengal who is a veteran national transgender activist and the member of the Transgender Development Board of the Government of West Bengal. She is a hope to hundreds of people of her community fighting for their constitutional rights.

Torsha from West Bengal who is a Young Child and Women Rights activist running her small school for kids of cross section of marginalized children in the Hooghly region.

Bobby Mahato from Jharkhand who is a light of hope, a proud mother of two children, is dedicated in giving life skill education to rural children of her State. She also imparts livelihood training to women and mothers.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Namit Bajoria, Chairperson, Kutchina Foundation and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Macedonia said, “While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals, including equal access to primary education between girls and boys, women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.”


Kutchina Foundation is a Kolkata based non-profit organization engaged in charitable and social welfare activities. It was founded by Mr. Namit Bajoria and it began its journey out of its concern for the need to care for the marginalized and identify woman change-makers and support them. And the philosophy is aptly reflected through their tagline ‘Her Dream, Our Mission’.

Kutchina Foundation aspires to extend all round care and support to the disadvantaged girl child and women, thereby creating a pool of empowered and talented women activists and workers who would be the force multipliers in our society. For Kutchina Foundation, CSR is an inner calling carried forward with utmost passion, professionalism and care.

Titusji a Christian man from Kerala, one of the 78 “Dandi Marcher” – Story from Nalloor Library.

TITUSJI – An Unknow n Hero of the Mar Thoma Church –The Christian Dandi Marcher – Freedom Fighter, 1905-1980

Published by Thomas John Philip Nalloor

When  we  celebrate  Independence  Day  on  15  August,  it is noteworthy to  read  about  an unknown hero of the Church. It’s a pride to the Mar Thoma Church that it has men of such vision and mission, who worked untiringly for the freedom of the country. We praise and thank God for such leaders like Mr. and Mrs. Titus of Bhopal.
Titusji (b.18 Feb, 1905), hails from a farming family, (Theverthundiyil, Maramon) in Kerala. He was a member of the Maramon Mar Thoma Parish. After his high school graduation, he taught in a school in Vadasserikkara (a village about 20 km away from Maramon), for a few years  and  then  joined  the  Allahabad  Agriculture  University  and  passed  an  Indian  Dairy Diploma course with distinction.
He was selected by Mahatma Gandhi as a secretary for his milk project in the Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad. Mr. Gulzarilal Nanda (who later became prime mister of India) was the secretary of another unit. Both of them were trusted friends of Gandhiji. Titus got married in 1933, and his wife joined the Sabarmati Ashram; her wedding ornaments were donated to the Ashram.
In 1930, when Mahatma Gandhi decided to break the salt law, he chose trusted Titus to be one of the selected 78 men. Gandhiji, Titusji and 77 others marched from Sabarmathi to Dandi beach to make salt in the symbolic way. Titus was the only Christian in that group. They were beaten up and arrested by the British.
During  one  of  his  visits  to  Kerala,  Titusji  burnt  the  British clothes  (foreign  clothes)  in Kottayam and gave a fiery speech to thousands of Keralites.
Mahatma Gandhi visited Titusji’s house in Maramon (Theverthundiyil) on his way to the famous Hindu temple in Aranmula near Chengannur. This was considered one of the greatest events in Central Travancore. In and around Maramon, thousands witnessed his visit.
After Independence, Titusji settled in Bhopal. He always wore a Khadi. He helped thousands of youngsters find jobs in Madhya Pradesh. He was a very active member of the Mar Thoma Church in Bhopal. In 1970, he published the book “The Bharat of my Dreams”.
He passed away on 8 August, 1980, at the Kasthurba Hospital in Bhopal. He never got any medals or pension for his participation in the freedom struggle.

NB. In his earlier days he was known by the name Titus. “Titusji” was the name given to him by Mahatma Gandhi as a token of love and honour.

Healing Mass & INNER HEALING Retreat by Rev Fr Augustine Vallooran during August 17-19-2018


We are very happy to announce the Healing Mass & INNER HEALING Retreat by Rev Fr Augustine Vallooran (The Director of Divine Retreat Center – Kerala, India) and Spirit filled Counseling by Glen and Teresa from Aug 17th to Aug 19th 2018 to be held at St Philip the Apostle Church School Hall, Pasadena, California.

The flyer is attached herewith. We request you to please register your name at our web

Please do spread the words around!

Thank You


Board of Directors

Angelus Faith & Healing mission

Information: Mr. Peter Jadav


Hi AFHM Team,


THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for all your prayers, help, cooperation and support in making this Retreat such a grand success. May Our Dear Lord Bless all our efforts abundantly as we continue to work together as a team for HIS GREATER GLORY!

Find below some pictures from the event!

Also Vinay has already done a fabulous job on updating our website, created a flyer and registration forms on Eventbrite directly for Fr. Vallooran’s upcoming retreat in a few weeks

Please do go online – – (open it on a laptop or pc for full effect!) check out the details and spread the word – so that more and more people will be touched by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

God Bless us ALL

Sunita T (aka. President)

Information: Mr. Peter Jadav

Update on Mr. Khushalbhai’s Health

** Update on Mr. Khushalbhai’s Health **
Mr. Khushalbhai Makwana is doing very well.

We are very thankful to all well-wishers, family and friends for your prayers and support.  He is at home with his son VK Macwana at Morrisville PA. He is resting and getting ready for a treatment.

At this time the doctor has advised no visitor, so please respect privacy. Family is very appreciative of your love and urging you to keep him in your prayers.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

“The prayer offered by those who have faith will make you well. The Lord will heal you. If you have sinned, you will be forgiven.”

James 5:15

આપણા સર્વેની પ્રાર્થનાઓનો જવાબ આપનાર ઈશ્વર પિતાનો પુષ્કળ આભાર માની છીએ. શ્રી. ખુશાલભાઈ ની તબીયત ઘણી સારી છે અને તેઓ ઘણું સારું અનુભવી રહ્યા છે.

હાલ તેઓની દાક્તરી સારવાર ચાલુ છે અને તેઓ ઘરે તેમના પરિવારજનો સાથે આરામ ફરમાવી રહ્યા છે. ડોક્ટર તરફથી મુલાકાતીઓને મનાઈ ફરમાવા આવી છે તો પરિવારની લાગણીનું માન જાળવવા નમ્ર અરજ છે.

પરિવાર તરફથી આપ સર્વેનો હૃદયપૂર્વક આભાર માનવામાં આવે છે સાથે પ્રભુ તેમને જલ્દી સંપૂર્ણ સાજાપણું બક્ષે એ જ પ્રાર્થના કરવાની વિનંતી છે.

“વિશ્વાસથી કરેલી પ્રાર્થના બીમારને સાજો કરશે. પ્રભુ તેને તંદુરસ્તી પાછી આપશે અને તેનાં પાપની ક્ષમા આપશે.”

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