Orthodox Church to adopt Nepal village

Kottayam (Matters India) : The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church will adopt a village in Nepal.

According to a spokesman of the Church, this will be a comprehensive reconstruction project in the earthquake-hit country. Under the project, 50 houses in the village will be reconstructed in addition to establishing a drinking water supply scheme. As per the sanction accorded by the Government of Nepal, the Church will also rebuild the village school which was destroyed in the earthquake.

According to P.C. Elias, spokesperson, the Church will adopt Patdar village falling under the Jiri municipal area in Dolakha district. The Mission Board of the Church, Indian Christian Orthodox Network (ICON), a network of NRI members of the Church; and Lutheran World Federation will join hands in the endeavour, The Hindu reported.

Asked about the agitation going on in the Himalayan nation for reconversion to a Hindu nation, Mr. Elias said the Church was not engaged in conversion in any place where it was engaged in social work. The project will be implemented fully identifying with the national ethos of Nepal, he said.

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