Williamsji Maveli's Media Column: NUTSHELL - Padma Bhushan Rev. Fr. Gabriel Chiramal

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A News Write-up on Padma Bhushan Rev. Fr, Gabriel Chiramal, the Principal of Christ Collge, Irinjalakuda, from where the Author took his Post Graduate degree in Commerce - WILLIAMSJI MAVELI

Many Many Happy Returns of the Day, Dear Angel Gabriel, With Love and Regards, Williamsji Maveli

In God's own heaven, Angel Gabriel is well known and famous as the Chief Patron of Angels. But, Padma Bhushan Father Gabriel is famous as the protector, Visualizer and builder of many institutions in the small state of India, Kerala, God's own country. Padma Bhushan Rev. Fr. Gabriel is completing his 100 years of glorious service to the people of Kerala, India on this Wednesday, 11th December, 2013

The real meaning of the name Gabriel is "God's strength" and God, the Almighty has blessed Rev. Fr. Gabriel Chiramal with further strength. Padma Bhushan Father Gabriel was born on 11 th December 1914 in Manalur village near Thrissur town and the little child was named as Antony. Antony lost his mother early to sickness, and father to the second marriage, and Antony the boy joined for clerical studies. On successful completion of his priesthood ordination, Rev.Father Gabriel continued his academic education and completed Hons. in Zoology with rank and distinction. He started his career as a teacher in Sacred Hearts College, Thevara in Kerala where he was instrumental in building up a first class biological laboratory. He earned in this short span of seven years at the Sacred Hearts college the reputation as an outstanding professor in the related field.

Rev. Fr. Gabriel, a person of high caliber and clear vision.

Rev.Fr. Gabriel is a person of high caliber and with clear vision, who knows more than idea's, a means to achieve result oriented projects. There are people with ideas; but very few are there, who could accomplish the ideas properly, systematically. Men are rather rare who dream great dreams backed up by practical applications for realizing them. Such people assume greatness by succeeding in putting their creative vision into tangible effect. Rev. Fr. Gabriel is one among in that category of personalities in the state of Kerala. He constructed institutions and establishments by way of shaping new visions. He established the Christ College, St. Joseph's College (for women only) in Irinjalakuda, Carmel School, Bharata Matha School, Higher Council for the Christian Missionary colleges. Indian Institute for Christian studies. In order to promote Kerala's arts and culture, he then established " Arts Kerala, Irinjalakuda ", Catholic Centre, Deepti Cultural centre, Ghaleelee Huriachira, and Chethana, Trichur.

Christ College, Irinjalakuda is one of the best Colleges in India

Christ College was started in 1956, by the Devamatha Province of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), an indigenous religious congregation founded in 1831 by Bl. Cyriac Elias Chavara. Fr Gabriele's finest hour was, perhaps, the time he spent as the principal of Christ college, Irinjalakuda. His strict and tactful administration made the institution grow from scratches to one of the best run colleges in India. Father was young then, and had the guts and patience to stand up to the causes he felt inviolable. Father's impeccable manners, eloquence, command, concern for his students, generosity ,diverse interests, intuition to locate and encourage talent and ability to tackle issues and individuals all these earned him enormous respect of his students and of all those who came in touch with him. The two formative decades of Christ college with Fr Gabriel as it's leading light were the most glorious times of the institution as it earned innumerable laurels in academia, sports and arts apart from winning the UGC recognition for the best run college, during this period of time. A firm ground for future development of the college was ready by the time Father was to bid adieu to the college on superannuation in 1975. This Author Williamsji Maveli is fortunate to attend his academic studies for his Pre - degree level , Degree and Post Graduate Degree (Master of Commerce) under the guidance of Padma Bhushan Rv. Fr. Gabriel, while he was was the Principal and chief administrator of one of the most reputed College in India.- Christ College. Among the students to whom he took and shared his knowledge are now popular personalities, They are namely Dr. K. Radha Krishnan, Chairman of ISRO, K.M.Mani, Kerala's, Finance Minister, Malayalam Film Directors Kamal, T.V.Chandran, Play Back singer Jayachandran, Lyricist and Freelance writer Williams George Maveli ( formerly known as Williamsji Irinjalakuda ) and many others to highlight as few.

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Williamsji Maveli, who is a well known writer, poet, film critic in the Malayalam Literature and film Industry was born on 23, April 1955 in Irinjalakuda town, Thrissur District, Kerala State, India.

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author avatar Williamsji
12th Dec 2013 (#)

Dear Readers/ Co-authors,

Padma Bhushan Rev. Fr. was my guide, teacher and spiritual inspiration, This great social worker is in his 100 th year of Age. I wish Rev. Fr. good health and many many happy returns of the day, Regards, Love from WILLIAMSJI MAVELI

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