During the 6th diocesan celebration of the Diocese of Kandanad on 9th January 2000, H. G. Dr. Mathews Mar Severios, our diocesan metropolitan and president of both the Par Pachomios Charitable Society and Prathibha Charitable Trust laid the foundation stone for this Job Training Centre at Kunnackal, near Muvattupuzha, in the name of St. Gregorios of Parumala, our Patron Saint. On 5thDecember 2004 H. H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews II our 6th Catholicos of blessed memory inaugurated the new building complex of this centre during our 10th Diocesan Day Celebrions.
Prathibha Charitable Trust
According to the decision of the General Assembly of the Diocese of Kandanad this Charitable trust was registered with the Diocesan metropolitan as Managing Trustee and Rev. Fr. O. P. Varghese and Rev. Dr. Fr. Johns Abraham Konat as co-trustees under the Government Society Act by No.72/2002 in order to launch different small scale industries to provide training and job opportunities for the unemployed youth who are not technically qualified for other jobs. We aim at self employment of the youths through training in our centre as well as working in the project to earn money for their livelihood. Any income generated from these projects will be utilized for the recurring expense of the above described projects run by Mar Pachomios Charitable Society of the diocese. From October 2007 Rev. Fr. Jacob Kurian, Rev. Fr. Abraham John, Mr. Avirankunju Kizhumuri and Mr. Saju Madakkalil serve as the new co-trustees of the Trust.
PRATHIBHA CURRY POWDER
This project commenced its operation on 20th September 2002. It produces practically all the curry powders needed for the traditional Kerala dishes and all of them carry the mark approval of the Kerala State Government (Agmark). These curry powders are produced from pure materials of high quality, a fact that results in the excellent taste of the dishes prepared from these powders. We work for a noble cause and its benefits are solely dedicated for humanitarian projects. Hence we maintain only the highest standards in the production of our curry powders. Therefore we are unable to produce curry powders of second quality so as to offer them at lower prices. Our production line also offers pickles and other such products. Our curry powders are available also in gulf countries and U.S.A as well as in cities all over India.
We have also started other industrial units making CANDLES, UMBRELLAS, READY MADE GARMENTS, SOAPS etc. though they are all in their initial stages because of unavailability of the dedicated experts in those fields. Candles are now made at a large scale from Pratheeksha Bhavan and Prathyasa Bhavan and are distributed along with the curry powders. We are satisfied that we could give job opportunities for more than 150 unemployed people at present through these projects. We need to find out consumers in a wider circle and to develop our products in larger scale.