As we are well aware, our beloved confrere, late Rev. Fr. Gabriel Amirthanayagam, Msfs, was a resident Professor of Philosophy at Suvidya College for several years. He served the institute in various capacities and his contribution as a formator, teacher and all the more as a humane person are immense. In Suvidya College being what it is today, he too had a lion’s share in shaping the course of the largest Philosophate in India. Besides, he also regularly taught at JDV Pune, St. John’s Regional Seminary, Hyderabad, St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bengaluru and a number of other institutes. Though it is almost five years since he left us physically, yet he has left a vast trace of legacy to recall, recount and emulate.
As a sign of gratitude to late Fr. Gabriel, Suvidya College is organizing a symposium in his honour. The nature and the purpose of the symposium is three-fold: firstly, to remember the very person of late Fr. Gabriel as seen through the eyes of his close and familiar associates; secondly, to recall and reiterate his intellectual contribution both in philosophy as well as in theology, and his contribution for creating an intellectual culture in the campus; thirdly, to recapture the legacy he left behind as a true religious and especially, as a true MSFS.
The Governing Body of Suvidya College has unanimously encouraged this initiative and henceforth, Gabriel Memorial Lectures will become a regular annual phenomenon of Suvidya College. All the scientific papers that are going to be presented during this symposium will be brought out in the form of a scholarly journal. The organizing committee as well as the Suvidya community extends to all the Msfs Confreres a warm welcome for this symposium.
As Fr. Gabriel was a member of our SE India Province, with much joy and pride, I encourage and exhort all of you, my dear confreres, especially those within the Province, to personally attend this symposium, benefit out of it and make it a memorable event.
Please find below some important details:
|Date of the Symposium: Tuesday, 08th December, 2015
Arrival & Inauguration of the Symposium: 9.00 a.m. by Very Rev. Fr. Abraham Vettuvelil, our Superior General
Conclusion of the Symposium & Departure: 5.30 p.m.Venue: Suvidya College