I come from Bangalore, India, the capital city of the state of Karnataka, now better known as the silicon valley of India. I was born and brought up in Kolar Gold Fields, a city known for its gold mining industry which is now closed.
I have studied in the United Theological College, an ecumenical seminary in Bangalore, obtained, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in Christian theology.
I am an ordained clergy of the Church of South India, worked as a parish priest, held executive positions in the National Council of Churches in India, YMCAs and NGOs serving the poor and marginalized people. I was also a research fellow with the National Law School of India University examining issues and policies related to socially excluded communities.
I grew up in an Anglican Church regularly attending worship services, Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Christian Youth fellowship and student meetings. During all those years, I was constantly being led by the Holy Spirit to accept Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord and to commit myself to serve in his Church.
What I plan to do in Mauritius is to propagate the saving knowledge of Christ and to permeate His kingdom values of love, justice and compassion in all structures of society. As the director of the training centre I will organize study programmes, seminars and conferences and train different categories of church leaders to address social and spiritual issues of the people. I hope to focus on initiating or consolidating church programmes of social action with marginalized communities in Mauritius.