Around 800 people are expected to take part in the 69th annual general body meeting of the Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) next month.
The two-day program, starting from Nov. 22, would be held at Cardinal Parecattil Memorial Renewal Centre in Kochi, Kerala.
The meeting would be based on the theme “Rolling out CHAI Health Insurance Program, Solar Energy and other Initiatives.”
The program would start with a Mass presided over by Archbishop Vincent M. Concessao of Delhi, who is also the ecclesiastical advisor to CHAI.
The prelate would release a Herbal Calendar as well as yearly diary for 2013.
The golden jubilee celebration of the Catholic Health Association of Kerala will be held on Nov. 22 where state chief minister Oommen Chandy is expected to be the Chief Guest.
There will be a special session on the “Present Trends in HIVD/AIDS Care, Support and Treatment” by Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, head of delegation, Caritas Internationalis, Geneva.
The event would also include a scientific session on meeting’s theme, felicitations and cultural program.
Bishop Joseph Karikassery of Kottapuram will present CHAI Award for Lifetime Achievement to Sr Jude.
Auxiliary Bishop Philipos Mar Stephanos Tiruvalla archdiocese will give away prizes to the winners of National Essay Competition 2012.
Source: press release
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