The Family gathering of Vaikathu Kudumbam is completing 12 years since started.
Let us offer homage to the remembrances of our ancestors who have left us to the heavenly voyage. While St Paul was writing to Ephesians is mentioned as “________________________________” . This is the core concept of current family system and its different divisions. Through this great process with name “Vaikkathu” our family is formed.
It is from honorable Esow great grand father who has reached to Kolladu in centuries back, the Strong and famous family of central tranvancore, our “Vaikkathu Family” get started. In continuation to the family tree, Vaikkathaya Pulimoottil Mr. Korula, Puthukadu Mr. Abraham, Varayannur Mr. Ulahanan, Mekkattu Mr. Mani, Moolaperoor Mr. Markose, Puthanpura Mr. Thoman, Koranthanam Mr. Abraham, Vaikkathu Mr. Esow like ways many prominent personalities and through their generations, over the centuries the family members are staying within India and abroad.
It was the desperate wish of our ancestors to have the Family Gathering organized and they were trying for the same. We strongly feel it is through their prayers that the new generation from the family could realize the dream of Family Gathering. The effort that is taken by the Puthukadu Segment Perumbral Mr. Esow Varghese, while he came from High-range Kattapana in search for the links of his father’s family and that in turn spark the feel for the Family Gathering.
By conceiving the interest of Mr. Esow, representatives from Koranthanam, Puthukadu, and Varayanur sectors of the Family gathered on June 7th 1997 at Vazhoor Kattuthazhe Late Mr. Uthuppu Cherian’s house and formed a committee. Later on June 13th with the involvement of the family members in Kolladu region gathered at house of Puthukadu Late P.A. Cherian and chalked out future plan of action in this regard.
Through the decree in 1920 by H.G. Paulose Mar Athanasios Metropolitan on biblical preaching during the worship of Malankara Syrian Churches, have issued the order to Puthukattu Mr. P.C. Abraham (Avura Upadeshi) stated that what is mentioned land registration deed as “Vaikkathaya Puthukadu” and “Pulimoottil Puthenpurayil” has the base family name of “ Vaikkathu” itself.
Through the strenuous effort to find the branches, a grand representative meeting was conducted on August 15th Saturday at Kolladu Bethlehem Marthoma Parish hall and the Family Meet has officially formed. Dr. P.M. Mathew, Pulimootil has become the first president. He has gracefully served for two years and set an example by stepping down voluntarily. Until he passed away in August 1st 2002, he had been functioning as the convener of the welfare fund committee. His dedicated service to the Family Meet and the leadership he has shown to build a strong foundation is a great example selfless commitment for a noble cause.
Rt. Rev T.B. Benjamin has inaugurated the Family Meet that was held on November 8th Saturday at St Paul’s Orthodox Church auditorium and that inturn the beginning of regular Family Meets scheduled to be conducted every 2nd Saturdays in November. It is the great blessing our lord that we could continue assemble every year since then.
Even though there was a directory published at the first Family Meet itself and it was the need of the time to have an updated version on the same. Now through this website we can add more up todate data on the family branches. We can not claim this also as the impeccable one, still we have tried our level best to include as much as data that are available at this time.
Vaikathu Kudumbayogam Committee members ………….
Patron: Very Rev. N. M. Cherian
President : Mr. Jose K Cherian
Working President: Mr. T.I. Cherian
General Secretary: Mr. Reji Markose
Treasurer: Mr. Raju V. Easo
Mr. P.K. Korulla
Mr. P.C. Eapen
Mr. Jacob Cherian
Mr. Pothen Ulahannan
Mr. Thomas P. Thomas
Mr. V. G. George
Mr. M. J. Markose
Mr. K.M. George
Mr. V.E. Varughese
Mr. V.A. Abraham
Mr. Markose John
Mr. John V. Varughese
Mr. Manoj Thampi
Mr. V. M. Thomas
Mr. John Thomas
Adv. Ike Mani
Mr. M.J. Joseph