For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.                                                         – Mathew 19:35, 36, Bible. 

Very Rev. K. Mathai Cor-Episcopa celebrating his birthday with Navakarma
Very Rev. K. Mathai Cor-Episcopa celebrating his birthday with Navakarma

Navakarma Charitable Trust operates in the Vazhoor, Kottayam, Kerala. Navakarma Trust uplifts the poor and the desolate, irrespective of their caste or religion.

19 years back, few ladies started charity work in a small way. Later, Navakarma trust is formed and has many active members who reaches out to roughly 110 families on a month on month basis.  Navakarma provides food, medical support and aid for education as deemed necessary. Navakarma visits its sick beneficiaries; listens to their problems and works towards resolving their genuine issues till beneficiaries are on their own.

Many a time, Navakarma team work selflessly, spending money out of their own pockets for running the Trust. Navakarma has an office and a vehicle  provided by well-wishers. Without this office and jeep it would have been impossible to extend help to the sick and bed-ridden staying on the top of hills and other distant places alienated from the main stream areas of inhabitation.

I am happy to be associated with the activities of the Navakarma Charitable Trust. I came to know about Navakarma from Rev Fr. Bittu K Mani and  Ittikkunju family. I was initially little sceptical about the trust. But seeing the dedication and work of trust, I actively participated in their monthly house visits and other charitable endeavours.

Navakarma is serving Lord by serving his creations irrespective of their religion and caste. I express my sincere thanks and gratitude to them for their great humanitarian work. May the God Almighty bless all the genuine efforts of Navakarma.

Very Rev. K. Mathai Cor-Episcopa, Former Vicar, St. Gregorious Orthodox Church, Pademon, Mallapally.

Note.  Achen is now settled in US. Navakarma and Beneficiaries regularly receive advice and help from Achen. Our gratitude to Achen and his family is beyond words.

Best Wishes to Navakarma – Very Rev. K Mathai Cor. Episcopa