Dr. B.C. Roy National Award Winner 2010

Dr. Glory Alexander received the Dr.B.C. Roy National Award for the year 2010 in the category of Social Medical Relief from the President of India, His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee on July 1st. Below are some pictures and paper reports. Congratulations Dr. Glory!

Please find the family tree link for details.

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Historical churches of interest to the family

Question: “Why are there so many pictures of churches in the family website?”

Answer: “In ancient times Nazrani (Christian) families have their locale and address in relation to a church. In the same manner, Chathoth- Konkara family too has its abode and growth in the precincts of a church/ churches.”

The answer is a quote from the felicitations of Dr. Yakob Mar Irenaios. You may read his full text here.

Kallupara church, which was the first Church for the family in Vallamkulam before the 'Sleeba Church' was founded in Thottabhagam.
Kallupara church, which was the first Church for the family in Vallamkulam before the ‘Sleeba Church’ was founded in Thottabhagam.
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Kurisupalli long shot through the flag mast.
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Thrissur WF church, founded in 1909. Renovated facade and flag mast are seen. This is where C.I. Chandy, eldest of the five brothers, and my grand-dad, is buried.
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NIRANAM CHURCH : Believed to be founded by Apostle St. Thomas himself.
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PALIAKKARA CHURCH in the name of St. George, Thiruvalla. On the first of every Malayalam month, C.I. Chandy used to visit this church. I have accompanied him a few times.
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New facade of the Parumala Church. You can see a museum of artifacts including furniture used by the Bishop Gregorios who passed away in 1902.