By Roydon D’Souza
Team Mangalorean, Mangalore
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Mangalore, October 27, 2009: The staff and students of Karnataka Theological College, Mangalore held the Service of Installation of the New Principal of the College Rev. Dr Hannibal Richard Cabral and bid farewell to the out-going Principal of the College Rt. Rev. Dr. J. S. Sadananda at 4:30 pm at the Bishop Jathanna Auditorium, Balmatta.
The program started with a Prayer Service lead by the former Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. C L Furtado, and the teaching staff of Karnataka Theological College – Rev. D.I. Hans, Rev. Sydney Salins, Dr. D.Dhanaraj, Dr. Annie Watson and Rev. P. James.
Rev. Dr. D. Dhanraj welcomed the gathering.
Rt. Rev. Prabhakara Rao, President of the Karnataka Christian Educational Society; Bishop of the Church of South India at Karnataka Northern Diocese and Rt Rev. S. Vasantha Kumar, Bishop of Karnataka Central Division, Dr. J.S. Sadananda Principal of the College who has been consecrated as the Bishop of Karnataka Southern Diocese were present on the dais.
Addressing the gathering Rt. Rev. Vasantha Kumar said that “The moment we surrender ourselves to the Lord as a Leader, he blesses us with his holy spirit”. He also said that in a Christian community a Leader builds or prepares other leaders and forms a team for the betterment of society.
The Service of Installation of Dr. Hanibal Richard Cabral as the new Principal of the College was done by Rt. Rev. J. Prabhakara Rao, President of the Karnataka Christian Educational Society and the Bishop of the Church of South India at Karnataka Northern Diocese. Rt. Rev. S. Vasantha Kumar delivered the message from the Bible on this special occasion. The new Principal Dr. Cabral was felicitated with flowers, shawl and memento.