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Friday, April 25, 2014

Vice President Releases Commemorative Postage Stamp on Centenary of National Council of Churches in India

The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) is a truly representative organization of Protestant and Orthodox churches in our country. It brings together the Churches and other Christian organizations for mutual consultation, assistance and action in all matters related to life and witness. Addressing after releasing a “Commemorative postage stamp on the Centenary of the National Council of Churches in India” at a function here today, he has said that since its inception a century ago, inspired by Jesus Christ’s eternal message of love, compassion, forgiveness and selfless service, the NCCI has made invaluable contributions towards the noble task of nation building. It has faithfully served our Christian compatriots and the society at large.

He said that over the years, the NCCI has undertaken concrete programmes and projects in critical areas, such as education, healthcare, natural disaster relief and rehabilitation and ecological degradation. It has focussed on adult and vocational education; providing productive employment for the youth, through setting up industrial cooperatives and implementing cottage industry projects such as tanneries, poultry farming, mat-weaving, brush-making.

The Vice President opined that it would be appropriate to say that the NCCI has been an important vehicle for promoting the overall well-being of our society and country. It has set an example for others to follow by its spiritual and people-oriented work. The release of the Centenary Commemoration Postage Stamp today is a befitting tribute to the Organisation and its work. I am confident that today’s function would also provide an impetus for the NCCI and its members to continue their good work in the future.
Source : PIB

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