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BISHOP DR. M. EZRA SARGUNAM

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Bishop Ezra Sargunam was born on July 19, 1938 in an obscure village called Pannavillai in the State of Tamil Nadu, South India. After his high school education, he earned his graduate and post graduate degrees from the Serampore University (Calcutta) and the Fuller Theological Seminary, California, USA and was conferred the Doctor of Divinity degree by the Lynda Vysta Bible College of California for his outstanding work on International Development. He was married in the year 1962 and has 2 daughters.

Social Activities

Bishop Ezra Sargunam is a very compassionate and humane person. People love him for his educational and social service. His motto in life is, 'GOD FIRST, OTHERS SECOND, ME LAST'. He is a friend of almost all the leading politicians in India who stand for the cause of the oppressed and the suppressed. As a social and political activist, Bishop Sargunam has participated in various demonstrations in support of human rights and the rights of the Dalits, minorities and the oppressed people of India.

Roles

Bishop Sargunam has played a key role in promoting religious and social harmony among various peoples of India, especially in the South. Recognising Bishop Sargunam’s service towards religious and social harmony, the Government of Tamil Nadu appointed him as the Chairman of the State Minorities Commission for two three-year terms. During the six years in office, he resolved a number of problems of the minorities in the State of Tamil Nadu through negotiations.

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