Kudumbayogam = Family Reunion. Held annually on May 1st.
The Thuruthel Family is a subdivision of the larger Chalappuram Family. Since the Chalappuram Family is very large and its members are spread throughout many places in Kerala, we are grouped into 3 geographic locations (Note: the Thuruthel Family is part of the Maneed Branch). The location of the annual Kudumbayogam usually rotates between these sites.
The Chalappuram Kudumbayogam, is held annually on May 1st. The first Kudumbayogam was held on May 10th, 1995 at the Rev. Fr. GeeVarghese Memorial High School [Karikkodu]. Very Rev. Fr. GeeVarghese Mathu Thuruthel was the first president of the Kudumbayogam. The current president is Rev. Fr. George C. Chalappuram.
Visit the official Chalappuram Kudumbayogam Website.
Inauguration of the 1st Kudumbayogam [Mulakkulam] May 10, 1995
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