Thursday, 11 April 2013

Celebrating the Goodness and Faithfulness of God

The farewell programme for Mr. Arunkumar Bunyan, the outgoing chief Executive of CCCYC was held on 2 April 2013 at 6:30 pm in the CCCYC premises. Several distinguished dignitaries attended the programme from the Church and the society, friends and well-wishers of CCCYC. Mr. Arunkumar Bunyan traveled with the organization for about 4 decades; he has witnessed and has actively participated in the mission and ministry of the Council. His contributions have strengthened and inspired the journey towards realizing the objective of the mission of the Council. The event was organized to acknowledge and celebrate the goodness and faithfulness of God on the ministry of Churches Council for Child and Youth and for the active service rendered by Mr. Arunkumar Bunyan.    

About Mr. Arunkumar Bunyan

Mr. Arunkumar Bunyan, was born on 2 September 1947 in the town of Nandhyal in the state of Andhrapradesh. He was youngest among the 10 children of the family of Rev. Alfred Bunyan and Mrs. Shantha Jessica , a renowned pastoral family in CSI Dornakal Diocese. The family moved from Nandhyal to Dornakal on the invitation of Bishop. Azariah, the first Indian Bishop in the Church of South India. 

Mr. Arunkumar, did his primary schooling in Kothagudam, near Dornakal; Middle school in Machilipatanam high school in Dornakal; he continued his pre-university course in Hyderabad, he did his graduation from Gundur and completed his post graduation course in education and philosophy in Hyderabad.

The embedded Church tradition inherited from the family and his personal urge to serve the deserving sections of the society influenced Mr. Arunkumar to join the child care ministry. Mr. Arunkumar joined the organization 1973; since then, he participated in the ministry with in various capacities. He started his career as the Vocational Guidance Officer in 1973; from 1976 to 1978 he served as the Home Officer; from 1979 to 1985 he worked as the Research Officer, from 1986 to 1991 he worked as the Programme officer, from 1992 to 2005 he served as the Deputy Director. In October 2005, Mr. Arunkumar was selected as the Chief Executive Designate; from January 2006 to April 2006, he was the acting Chief Executive of the Council and on 26 April 2006, he was installed as the Chief Executive of the Council. From 2nd September 2012, Mr. Arunkumar was asked to continue as the Consultant Chief Executive until 31st March 2012.   

Photographs taken during the Farewell function on 2 April, 2013

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