Forthcoming and ongoing programmes
The General Committee of SCMI will take place in May 2003 in South Tamil Nadu.
International Women’s Day Celebration
To mark the international women’s day and to raise the voice against the ongoing war campaign, SCMI jointly organised a half-day programme on the theme “Beating Swords into Ploughshares” on March 7 at the United Theological College in Bangalore. 125 participants from various organisation, colleges and churches participated in the programme.
Universal Day of Prayer for Students
The Universal Day of Prayer for Students was organised all over India. The national office in Bangalore observed the day at St. Peter’s Telugu Church on 16th February 2003. The guest speaker for the programme was Dr. Dhayan Chand Carr, Principal of Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary and the offering collected in the service will be sent to the fund mobilised for the Children of Iraq.
New General Secretary for Indian SCM
Mr. A. Samuel Jayakumar has taken over the responsibility as General Secretary of SCMI with effect from 20 January 2003. He is the first youngest General Secretary in the 90 years history of SCMI. Samuel is a graduate in Economics and has obtained his postgraduate degree in Social Work.
Samuel has been associated with SCMI since 1993 as a student member. He began his service to SCMI as a programme secretary for North Tamil Nadu Area in the year 1998 and has contributed much to the SCM and other ecumenical youth organisations at local, national and international level and is currently the national coordinator for EASYNet.