The 56th anniversary of Malankara Service Society (MSS) was celebrated at an event held at St Mary’s School, Pattom, on Monday, 2nd January 2017. Tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated the convention presided over by major archbishop cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos bava.
Malankara Social Service Society founded by archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios in 1961, had received special consultative status of United Nations Economic and Social Council and also has membership at United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).
NRI industrialist and managing director of LuLu Group International, M A Yousuf Ali was honoured with the archbishop Mar Gregorios award instituted by the alumni association of Mar Ivanios College, Association of Mar Ivanios College Old Students (AMICOS), for his contribution to the industrial sector. The award which carries a plaque, citation and a cash price of Rs 50,001 was presented by major archbishop Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos bava, Kadakampally Surendran and principal Rev Jiji Thomas.
“You have not achieved anything, until you contribute something to the society. I have tried to share my success with the society by providing job opportunities for the people in my homeland,” said Yousuf Ali.
After returning the cash price to the college authorities, he promised to provide a financial support of Rs 1 crore for the construction of 100 houses as part of the Snehapoorvam Oru Veedu project of the Society and Rs 1 crore to Research Centre at Mar Ivanios College.