Puthencruz: The 92nd birth anniversary of Basilios Thomas I, the great Catholic of the Jacobite Syrian Church, was celebrated at the Puthencruz Patriarchal Center. Metropolitan Trustee Joseph Mar Gregorios officiated at Mass this morning at St. Athanasius Cathedral. Mathews Mar Ivanios, Mathews Mar Efraim, Dr. Elias Mar Athanasios, Ph.D. Metropolitans Mathews Mar Antimos were collaborators. The great leader cut the birthday cake in lieu of the celebrations.
Clergy Trustee Sleeba Paul Vattavelil Coreepiscopa and Spiritual Trustee C.K. Shaji Choondayil, Secretary Peter K. And Elias attended. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Syro Malabar Church Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar George Alencherry, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, CPM State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala and Commander P.P. Thankachan and CPM district secretary C.N. Mohanan, P. Rajeev, Telco Chairman, N.C. Mohanan, Anwar Sadat MLA, and Anthony John MLA congratulated Bawa.