OCYM UAE Zone Raises 50 Lakh for the Construction of Al Ain Church

Al -Ain: The seven Orthodox Christian Youth Movement Units in the UAE raised an amount of 50 lakh rupees (AED 313,613) to support the construction of a church in Al Ain in memory of St. Dionysius , the beloved Vattasseril thirumeni. With superb organizational skills, the seven units worked together as one to organize a fundraising concert “SNEHAPRAVAHAM” featuring talented singer Vijay Yesudas and the community’s own classically inclined Fr.Dr. M.P. George, director of the Shruti School of Liturgical music along with other well-known artistes such as Kalabhavan Prajod and singer Joby of Idea Star Singer fame. The variety show was held on 29th June at Sheikh Rashid auditorium in Dubai.
In a function held in Al Ain on 20th July, the zonal president Rev. Fr. T.J. Johnson handed over the documents to Al Ain parish vicar Rev. Fr. Saji Abraham. Fr. Saji stated that this contribution will definitely help to expedite the construction of the church.
The secretary of the parish Mr. Varghese K Cherian , trustee George Mathew, the general convener of the programme Mr. Babu Varghese, member of the sabha managing committee Mr. P.G. Mathew, zonal secretary Mr. Manoj Thomas, Mr. K.S. Chacko, Mr. John.P. George and Mr. Elias.K. Varghese were others who spoke at the function.

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