The Bahrain Mar Thoma Parish Yesterday honoured eminent philanthropist from across the gulf, as part of its yearlong Golden Jubilee celebrations. The event held at Indian School Bahrain (ISB) Jashanmal Auditorium honoured Yusuffali M A, Dr. Varghese Kurian, Ali Hassan, K.G. Abraham and Dr. Siddique Ahmed.

The occasion was graced by the presenceof Mar Thoma Church of Malabar Supreme Head His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas Metropolitan, who presided over the event. Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman (Indian Parliamnet Upper House) Prof. P.J. Kurian was the Chief Guest of the event. In attendance were Indian Ambassador Dr. Mohan Kumar, Member of Legislative Assembly of Kuttanad (Kerala) Thomas Chandy, Marthoma Church Trustee Advocate Varghese Mammen, DT News Managing Editor Soman Baby and other guests. The Metropolitan had inaugurated the yearlong Golden Jubilee celebrations on November 9, 2012.