Fr Pallithanam Thomas – Representative of Salesians at UN – Economic and Social Council

Fr Thomas Pallithanam,  Salesian of the Province of St. Joseph, Hyderabad, is the next representative of the Rector Major and the General Council at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Originally from Kottayam, Kerala, India, where he was born on January 11, 1950. He has been part of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad since its inception. He has been actively involved in advocating and lobbying at the national and international level in favor of the most needy for over 25 years, as the Director and the Brain behind, People’s Action for Rural Awakening (PARA) an NGO based at Ravulapalem, Andhra Pradesh.

 Fr Pallithanam is currently National Coordinator of “Wada Na Todo Abhiyan”, a large federation of Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in monitoring the activities of the federal and state governments, and promoting dialogue between civil society and public authorities; he is also the Indian representative of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, a worldwide alliance between numerous platforms and organizations for combating poverty.

We as a Province wish Fr Pallithanam Thomas the very best and promise him our prayerful support as he shoulders this great responsibility starting September 2017. 

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