The Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of the Orthodox Syrian Sunday school Association of the East – Outside Kerala Region (OSSAE-OKR) for the year 2016-17 was held at St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS), Nagpur on 16th and 17th September 2017.
H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, Metropolitan of the Calcutta Diocese, H.G. Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, President of the OSSAE-OKR, Rev.Fr. Dr. Reji Mathew, Director General of OSSAE, Rev.Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip, Director of OSSAE-OKR, Rev.Fr. John Mathew, OSSAE OKR Treasurer & Office Manager and Rev.Fr. Baiju Thomas, Director of OVBS OKR gave leadership to the AGM. The Diocesan Vice-presidents, Diocesan Directors, Diocesan/Zonal Secretaries, Zonal and District representatives, District Inspectors, OVBS-OKR office bearers, Headpersons, teachers and the students who are winners of Class X and Class XII annual examinations and inter diocesan competition, participated in the event.
H.G. Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, President of the OSSAE-OKR felicitated the former president H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius during the inaugural function. Rev.Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip gave the welcome address. The theme of this year’s AGM was Communion and Community. H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius introduced the theme and Rev. Fr. Dr. Reji Mathew gave the keynote address on the theme.
The executive committee of the OSSAE-OKR was held on 16th September afternoon. The AGM was concluded on 17th September with Valedictory function, where the winners of Class X and Class XII annual examinations and inter diocesan competition were felicitated. Mar Theodosius Memorial Award sponsored by St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka, Kuwait was also presented to the highest-Grade Holders of Class 10 and Class 12. H.G. Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim gave the awards and mementos to the winners.