National Symposium

National Symposium:
Quest for Truth: A Spectrum of Certitude

The philosophy department of Paurasthya Vidyapitham organised a two-day national symposium titled, “Quest for Truth: A Spectrum of Certitude”, on 17 and 18 of January 2019.  Rt. Rev. Dr. James Anaparambil, Coadjutor Bishop of Diocese of Alleppey, inaugurated the symposium and Dr. Felix Wilfred delivered the keynote address.  Ten papers were presented on these two days: ‘Hermeneutics and the Quest for Truth’ by Dr. Martin Kallungal, ‘certitude in Philosophical Sciences’ by Dr. Vincent Sekhar S.J., ‘Certitude in Contemporary Politics’ by Dr. Pius Malekandathil, ‘Certitude in Natural Sciences’ by Dr. Kuruvilla Pandikattu S.J., ‘Certitude in Religious Sciences’ by Dr. Johnson J. Puthenpurackal Ofm. Cap, ‘Truth and Silences of History in India’ by Dr. Sebastian Vazhapilly S.J., ‘Certitude in Literature’ by Dr. Gigi Joseph, ‘Certitude in Media’ by Dr. Shivaprasad and ‘Certitude in Post-truth Era’ by Dr. Sooraj Pittapillil. On 18 January before the concluding session there was a group discussion and presentation of reports by the participants and a panel discussion by Dr. Saju Chakkalackal CMI and Dr. Rose Mary. The concluding session was presided by Rt. Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop, Diocese of Parasala. The symposium was coordinated by Dr. Anto Cheranthuruthy and Dr. Sooraj Pittapillil.



The 45th convocation of Paurastya Vidyapitham was conducted on January 7, 2019.  His Grace Mar Joseph Perumthottam, Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Changanassery presided over the function. The programme began with the prayer, followed by the welcome address of Rev. Dr. Andrews Mekkattukunnel, the President of PVP.  Dr. K. S. Radhakrishnan, former VC of Shankaracharya University, Kalady made the convocation address.  Rev. Dr. Pauly Maniyattu, Registrar of PVP led the profession of faith.  Dr. K. S. Radhakrishnan conferred the degrees and His Grace Mar Joseph Perumthottam distributed the proficiency Prizes. Sr. Anu Kurishumootil secured her doctoral degree. Dr. Joy Ainiyadan delivered the words of felicitation and Bro. James Elanjiparambil delivered the words of gratitude.

New Priets Day

                                        New Priests Day
Vadavathoor seminary welcomed her new priests on 6,7 January 2019.  On 6 January the formal meeting was conducted in Cardinal Tisserant hall at 8.15 p.m.  Fr. Joy Ainiyadan welcomed the gathering.  The new priests shared their wonderful experiences of their pastoral ministry and the joy of priesthood.  Santhome choir sung a melodious greeting song.  Bro. Ajoob Thottananiyil delivered the vote of thanks. On 7 January, they attended the Convocation ceremony, and after that at 11.30 am there was diocesan/congregation gathering. The new priests went back to their homes after the festive lunch.