The Kerala Christian Council is a charitable trust, established in 1958, representing all Christian denominations from Kerala and is a charitable socio-cultural, non political, philanthropic organization in Mumbai. K.C.C. is actively engaged in social and humanitarian services in and around Mumbai. All most all prominent members of Christian community settled in and around Mumbai are its members
KCC is actively engaged in social and humanitarian services in the metropolitan city of Mumbai by providing financial assistance to the underprivileged, sick, needy and downtrodden, irrespective of cast and creed. KCC’s Golden child programme takes care of the educational expenses of over 50 children form financially backward families from various schools in Mumbai.
Every year we celebrate Onam, the national festival of the State of Kerala in a big way so as to spread the message of love and fellowship among the people of this metropolitan city. This year, the Onam programme was held on 16th September, 2012 at Canossa Convent High School Auditorium, Mahakali Caves road, Andheri(E), Mumbai-400 093 with variety of entertainment programmes.
Mrs Priya Dutt, M.P was the Chief Guest for this year’s celebrations’. While addressing the huge attended the public function the Hon,ble M.P appreciated the contributions of KCC towards maintaining social harmony , peace and fraternity among various class of society and its activities in health and educational fields to support downtrodden and underprivileged people in and around Mumbai City.
(Mr. E P John, Chairman welcomed the guests and Mr. AY Sakariah, General Secretary proposed the vote of thanks. Various cultural programmes including competitions for all age groups, skit, dances, onam feast etc. were part of the celebrations.)
Actors, students and people from various walks of life, led by Member of Parliament from North-West Mumbai, Priya Dutt, today marched in a procession from SNDT college in suburban Juhu to the nearby beach to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Actors Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Shabana Azmi, Kumar Gaurav, Nagma and Raza Murad joined the peace march carrying placards some of which read "remembering Gandhi for peace".
The march culminated at Juhu beach where the participants offered floral tributes to the statue of the Father of the Nation.
The march assumes significance with actors of just released 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi, joining it as the film focuses on relevance of the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi in modern times.
Went on a peace mission with my father to the SAARC countries in an expedition called ‘Hands Across the Borders’. The peace expedition included journey through Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and various parts of India.
My father was a stalwart of the doctrine of Peace and strongly pursued the philosophies of the great Mahatma Gandhi. He taught us the values of brotherhood,understanding and non-violence. In 1988, my father along with like-minded people and myself went to Japan to spread the message of Gandhiji. On 6th March 1988, we marched from Nagasaki to Hiroshima, Japan for World Peace and Nuclear Disarmament. Many may question the results of our efforts, and to them I say “I tried, did you?”
It was a time when the country was under a cloud of violence and communal discord; when words like terrorism and racism were becoming a major share of everyday discussion. Punjab was going through a terrible turmoil. A gesture of peace, brotherhood and a healing touch was most needed. Putting our life in danger, I accompanied my father on a 78 days peace march from Mumbai to Amritsar, covering a distance of over 2700 kms with a message ‘Give Peace a Chance’. This walkathon gave me unforgettable insights into the real India, which touched my heart deeply.