Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Catholicos Baselios Thomas I will inaugurate the 70th birthday celebrations of Varghese Kallappara, priest of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church and its chief spokesman.

The celebrations are scheduled for May 30 at the Bharat Tourist Home conference hall from 3 p.m.

The day’s celebrations will be marked by the release of a souvenir. Former judge of the Supreme Court V. R. Krishna Iyer will release the souvenir by handing over the first copy to E. M. Mani Elamblasseril.

Metropolitan Elias Mar Athanasios will introduce the souvenir and Minister for Fisheries S. Sarma will deliver the keynote address.

Catholicos Baselios Thomas I, has congratulated Fr. Kallappara and expressed his joy at the 70th birthday celebrations.