H. G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius consecrated and blessed the newly built school at Gopalpur Road, Dhanpuri, Shahdol (dist.) on 18/03/2017. It was the long cherished dream of late lamented H.G. Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius to start another school at the small town of Shahdol district. Mar Dionysius, president of MGM Group of Schools took the initiative to fulfil the dream of his predecessor. His Grace lit the lamp and cut the ribbon, in his opening speech he prayed that the light of knowledge will spread all over the area through this temple of knowledge.
In the public meeting organised after the consecration ceremony Fr Giju George (Vice-president) welcomed all the distinguish guest and thanked all the invitees for their presence. He thanked all the Priests who contributed in the past for the development of the project. He also thanked the parish members and the school managing committee members for their contribution in different stages.
Mar Dionysius in his public speech highlighted the achievements of the mission schools established under the umbrella of St Thomas Mission, Bhilai. This Thirty fourth school of the Mission society will give the best education to the children of the society. He thanked vice- president and managing committee members for their contribution. In his speech Mar Dionysius applauded the teachers of MGM SCHOOL DHANPURI for their contribution to the development of the school. Fr Aju K Varghese (Treasurer, St Thomas Mission), Fr Varghese P Joshua (Bilaspur) Fr Robin Varghese (Marthoma church) along with parish members graced the occasion.
Early morning His Grace celebrated Holy Qurbana at Mar Gregorious Orthodox Church, Dhanpuri. It was the historic day for the Calcutta diocese and St Thomas Mission.