Indian Aid to Humanity Tour’s first stop in Visakhapatnam
International Religious Organization Begins Indian Tour of Humanitarian Aid Events
SEPTEMBER 28 (MUMBAI)— In the state of Andhra Pradesh, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) held its first Aid to Humanity event on Friday, September 27 during its Indian tour.
15,000 humanitarian care packages of food and daily necessities were distributed by INC volunteers to the most needy and vulnerable population of Visakhapatnam. Thousands gathered at the open field of the Andhra University.
The FYM Foundation also distributed financial assistance to five Indian community organizations. Each organization received a check in the amount of 10,000 Rupees in financial aid, a vast amount considering the levels of dire poverty and the cost of living in India. The organizations included were: the Sreya Foundation, the Gracious Just Services Trust, M. Isaac Christ Church, Care and Love Foundation, and New Compassion For India.
Among the government officials in attendance, was Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao, Chairman of Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA). He thanked the INC’s humanitarian arm, the Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation for the INC’s Aid to Humanity tour in India and for “helping poor families” in his country.
The Mumbai-based Wonder Book of Records organization dubbed this first stop of the Aid to Humanity as already the “Biggest Charity Event for the Needy in India.”
“On behalf of our beloved Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, we thank you all for the warm reception,” said INC General Auditor Brother Glicerio B. Santos Jr. “And at the same time, we want you to know that this Aid to Humanity being done by the Iglesia Ni Cristo is not only in India. This is done all over the world,” he said in an interview with members of the media in India. “So for us, we’re inviting all of you to study the doctrines of the Iglesia Ni Cristo,” he added.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, another Aid to Humanity event is scheduled to be held in Vizianagaram City, while another one is scheduled on Sunday, September 29.
The INC recently finished its Aid to Humanity tours in Canada and the United States, helping thousands of poor families there. The INC has now spread to 152 countries and continues to grow. It has been regularly conducting Aid to Humanity events all over the world. The INC’s socio-civic programs aim to strengthen the bond between the congregations of the Church Of Christ and the communities in which they serve.
To know more about the Church Of Christ and its activities, please visit www.iglesianicristo.net