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Wednesday, 23 July 2014


Dear friends,

On account of the stormy weather including incessant rains over the last week in Nagpur, some trees near Azariah House in the NCCI Campus have fallen causing extensive damage to the structure of Azariah House.(See pictures below)

As we may know that
the house is named after the well-known Indian Church leader and ecumenist Bishop Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah (1874 – 1945), and has been used variously as conference hall, guest house, meeting place, etc.

We are celebrating the centenary of NCCI this year. In fact, the concluding celebration is planned to be held in Nagpur during November 6 – 10, 2014. The Azariah House facilities need to be in usable condition as early as possible.

We urgently appeal to you to grant financial support for repairing Azariah House and the compound wall which has collapsed in many places. The repair work is estimated at INR Ten Lakhs (Rs. 10,00,000/-) which is about USD 17000/-.

If Churches and ecumenical bodies contribute some amount, we are sure that all your contributions would add up to the required funds and enable us to carry out the needed repair.


For Local Contribution

Account Name:                  National Council of Churches in India
Bank Name:                       Indian Bank
Branch:                               Nagpur
A/C Number:                      496981076

For Foreign Contribution

Account Name:                  Christian Service Agency
Bank Name:                       State Bank of India
A/C Number:                      11172274791

Looking forward to receiving your generous support,

Thanking you in anticipation.

Sincerely yours,

Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad
General Secretary, NCCI




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