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Bishop Dr. Anand Muttungal

 

Bishop Dr. Anand Muttungal,(Bishop of the Apostolic Catholic Church in India) Born June 16, 1972 was a Catholic Priest incardinated into the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bhopal, (www.franand.com) on 01st May 2001. He is known for his contribution to build peace in the community and promoting grass root leadership to establish peace against any sectarian violence. He was born in Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. His parents are Mr. Thomas Muttungal (Late) and Mrs. Monica Thomas (Late). Soon after his completion of higher secondary studies he joined the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh Central India. After his ordination in 2001, he worked in different fields. He did his bachelors degree in Philosophy, Psychology and Theology. He persuaded higher studies in Psychology , M A , M. Phil and Ph. D in Psychology.

His appointment as Public Relation Officer and Spokesperson and Director to the Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Dialogue provided him a wider canvas to initiate many activities in the state for the less privileged people. In 2005 I founded "VISHWA KALYAN ASHRAM", (Monastery for Universal Welfare,) a Catholic Lay Association to coordinate various activities. It was approved by the Catholic Bishops Council in 2007 and registered with the Government of India in 2010. He started Rashtriya Isai Maha Sangh(National Confederation of Christians) in 2008 which is spread around 17 states in Country with many Christian leaders into the socio-political fields.

He founded the Apostolic Catholic Church in India along with Bishop Babu George and Bishop Sunny Abraham in 2020. It was God's plan to start the First Self Governed Indian Apostolic Catholic Church. He was Consecrated Apostolic Catholic Church Bishop on Feast of Epiphany 3rd January 2021 through the Episcopal Ordination by H.G. Thomas Mar Osthathios , Metropolitan of Kodungallur Diocese of Greek Orthodox Church , Bishop Rt. Rev. Sunny Abraham (The United Church of India, a Bishop Consecrated in the Anglican Right) Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Babu George (Bishop Consecrated in the Anglican Right) Apostolic Catholic Church at St. Stephen's Chapel, Greek Orthodox Church, Kodungallur Diocese , Santhibhavan, Kaviyur,Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta - 689101, Kerala, India. He is also a writer on current issues affecting the society and Christian community.

 

Biodata

   

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Name

Fr. Dr. Anand Muttungal

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Date of Birth/Age

16.06.1972

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Consecration

03/01/2012 (Feast of Epiphany)

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Priestly Ordination

Ordained on- 01May, 2001, Archdiocese of Bhopal, M.P

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Parents

(Late) Mr. M.T. Thomas and Mrs. Monica Thomas

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Address of Birth Place

Fr. Dr. Anand Muttungal, Muttungal House , House No. 9/696, Pandikudi Road, Mattancheri P.O Chocin- 682002, Kerala, India

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Address (Present)

38- Patrakar Colony, Link Road No. 3, Bhopal - 426 003, M .P. India, Phone No: 0755- 4093255, (Mob) 09425636129 E-mail:franand@gmail.com, www.franand.com

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Present Status (Main)

1. Apostolic Catholic Church Bishop In-charge of Missions
2. Chairman, St. Joseph Convent Higher Secondary School, Harrakheda Village , Baresia Road, Bhopal, M.P
3. National Coordinator, Rashtriya Isai Mahasngh(A National Organization promoting socio-political leadership of Christians)
4. Director : Vishwa Kalyan Ashram (Non-profit Organization)
5. State Secretary, Sarv Dharma Sadbhavna Manch (Inter-religious Forum)
6. Represents Christian Community in many Government Forums and also inter-religious activities of both Government and other organizations.
7. Chief Editor and Publisher of Weekly News Paper "FIRST EDITION" (Others Mentioned Bellow)

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Address (Present)

38 Patrkar Colony, Link Road - 3, Bhopal - 426 003, M .P. India. Phone No: +91755-4093255, Fax- 2766684 , (mobile) 09425636129 E-mail:- franandbhopal@gmail.com,

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Education Qualification

. Ph. D in Psychology to Bhoj Open University , Bhopal-462042, M.P
. Master of Philosophy, ( M.Phil) Psychology from Barkathulla University, Bhopal-462026,M.P
. Master of Arts, in Psychology from Hamedia Government College , Barkathulla University Bhopal- 462003, M.P
. Bachelor of Arts, Psychology from Bhopal School of Social Sciences, Barkathulla University, Bhopal - 462024, M.P
. Bachelor in Philosophy From Khrist Premalaya Philosophate, Bhopal 462016, M. P
. Bachelors in Theology form Khrist Premalaya Theologate Ashta, Sehore - 466116, M.P, Affiliated to Urbania University, Rome, Italy
. Higher Secondary School from Santa Cruz College Cochin, Ernakulam District, Kerala
. Secondary School from St. Louis School, Mundamveli, Ernakulam District, Kerala

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International Travel

Travelled to USA, Italy and Thailand

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Papers Written

1. "Audit the performance appraisal system of education institutions", B. L. Gupta & Fr. Anand Muttungal, Business Manager, Vol. 11 No 6, December 2008. Pp 11-17.
2. "Excellence through performance appraisal", B. L. Gupta & Fr. Anand Muttungal, 6th National Conference on 'Mapping for excellence - challenges ahead 16th Feb 2009, At Pioneer Institute of Professional Studies, Indore. Pp 32.
3. "Institution building through performance appraisal", B. L. Gupta & Fr. Anand Muttungal, The Observer of Management Education, Mumbai. Vol. 4 Issue 6 June 2009. Pp 78-83.
4. "Role of Higher Secondary teachers", B. L. Gupta & Fr. Anand Muttungal, KVS Quarterly Journal Mysore
5. "Role of principal for managing performance appraisal system", B. L. Gupta & Fr. Anand Muttungal, 8th National Conference on 'Mapping for excellence - challenges ahead 16th Feb 2010', At Pioneer Institute of Professional Studies, Indore.
6. "Anxiety Among Girl Children is Higher than Boys " A Paper presented as partial fulfilment for Masters in Psychology
7. "Comorbid Psychiatric Problems and Functional Quality of Life of People Living With HIV / AIDS" A Paper presented as partial fulfilment for M.Phil. in Psychology
8. "Future of Catholic Mission in Central India " Part-I A Paper presented as partial fulfilment for Bachelors in Philosophy.
9. "Future of Catholic Mission in Central India " Part-II A Paper presented as partial fulfilment for Bachelors in Theology.
There are many articles on various topics, some of which are published in weeklies and news papers.

International Conferences

Paper presented in Inter-national Conference in Science and Religion, Inter-National Visitor Leadership Programme(USA), Leadership programme in Thailand.

National Conferences

Delivered lectures to many national conferences on Media, Leadership, Educational Performances etc.

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Expertise and Experience

Training of Youths including students of philosophical and theological Colleges on Leadership, Media Management, Crisis Management, Spirituality and Religiosity and Public Relation
Training of Teachers on Performance Appraisal Management of students, teachers, parents and school.
Delivering talks and lectures in State Level and National Level Seminars on Social Leadership.
Councillor in Navodhan, A Home Based Care Centre for People Living with HIV / AIDS.

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Books Written

1. Is Conversion Grace From God or Punishment by Law ?
2. Church Public Relations : A Missiological Review
3. Ecumenical Guidelines for Madhya Pradesh
4. Constitutional Rights of Minority Educational Institutions

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Languages Used

Hindi, English and Malayalam

 

Major Recognitions Received

   

In 2011(November) Catholic Priests Conference of India Conferred National Excellence Award for his Contribution to Christian Community in India. , It is an official body of the Catholic Priests under the Catholic Bishops Conference of India.

In 2010 (April 29, 2010) under the International Visitor Leadership Programme, Honorary Citizenship was conferred in Bozeman in the State of Montana in America

In 2010 (April 20) , became the lone participant in one of most prestigious programmes of the United States of America, "The International Visitor Leadership Programme."(It is the programme attended by present and past heads of many countries and notable persons in different fields from all over the world.)

In 2011(June 7) All India Muslim Educational Society, M.P State Unity Honoured For the Contribution to Education and Peace in Madhya Pradesh.

In 2011 February , Madhya Pradesh Patrakar Sangh, Jabalpur Unit Honoured For the Contribution to Communal Harmony and Peace in Madhya Pradesh.

In 2010, November Delivered Lecture on "Religion and Science For Peace" in Milan, Itali, Conference Organized by Science for Peace Founded by Renowned Scientist Prof. Dr. Umberto Veronse

In 2010 (13 October) Jain Community & Hindu Organizations Honours for the Contribution to maintain Peace and Harmony in the state during the Ayodhya Verdict time.

In 2010 (12 October) Shri. Sevamandal Janakpuri & Azad Hammal Welfare Society Honours for the Contribution to maintain Peace and Harmony in the state during the Ayodhya Verdict time.

In 2010 (5 October) Arham Education and Welfare Society Honours for the Contribution to maintain Peace and Harmony in the state during the Ayodhya Verdict time.

In 2010 (3 October) M.P State Government Honours for the Contribution to maintain Peace and Harmony in the state during the Ayodhya Verdict time.

In 2010 (June 14) Red Cross, Madhya Pradesh, Awarded our Organization for Excellent Service in Blood Donation.

In 2010, (March 16th) Comi Ekta Committee, Madhya Pradesh, Honoured in a Hindu New Year Celebration for Peace and Harmony in the State organized at Kollar, Bhopal

In 2010, (January, 31st) Conferred "Vishwa Shanti Dham Mitri Samman" in the Inter-national Buddhists' Meet organized by Buddha Gaya Mahvihar All India Action Committee at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

In 2009 India Catholic Youth Movement's Bhopal Archdiocesan unit Honoured for works done in Madhya Pradesh to bring the Lay Persons into the socio-political field.

In 2009 All India Catholic Union's Madhya Pradesh unity Honoured for works done in Madhya Pradesh to bring the Lay Persons into the socio-political field.

In 2008 Adishakti Sahitya Kala Prishat Honoured for Works Related to Peace and Harmony in Madhya Pradesh

In 2007 Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Honoured for works Related to Peace and Harmony in Madhya Pradesh

In 2007 Indian Social Institute Honoured with "Mother Teresa Peace and Harmony" Awarded for works related to harmony and peace in M.P

In 2006 Association of Applied Videography Professionals Honoured for Public Relations.

 
   

Present Responsibilities

   

Apostolic Catholic Church Bishop In-charge of Missions is carrying on the activities of establishing the church in India

Fonder and Director of  Vishwa Kalyan Ashram, a Lay Association working for laity-clergy collaboration.

Director: St. Joseph Convent Higher Secondary School, Harrakheda, Berasia Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Permanent Member of Bhopal District Peace Committee chaired by Collector of Bhopal

Permanent Member & invitee of All Religious Leader Committee by the Government of Madhya Pradesh(All Government Programmes)

Chief Editor and Publisher, First Edition – A bilingual weekly News paper which takes up the issues of the less privileged people. ( From 2006 to till date)

Founded and expanded Rashtriya Isai Mahasangh in all over India Confederation of Christians in India) whose two members got elected to Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from political parties and two members into the Jharkhand Assembly.

Nominated as District Coordinator on National Minorities Educational Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi and in July 2006 charge has been extended to whole state in the matters concerned to Christian community,

President, Christian Utsv Samit,(Festival Committee), Madhya Pradesh. (From 2005 on wards)

Patron, Christian Writers Forum, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal (From 2005)

Secretary, Religious Freedom Action Committee, (From 2004 on wards)

Working President: Sarvadharma Sadbhavana Manch , an inter-religious forum which works for peace and harmony in Madhya Pradesh.(From 2004 on wards)

 

Past Responsibilities

   

State Coordinator for the Religious Coordination Committee, State Minorities Commission (Govt. of MP) Madhya Pradesh (From 2006 - 15)

Regional Public relation Officer and Spokesperson, Catholic Bishops Conference of M.P & Chattisgarh & Member of Catholic Bishops Conference of India, Media & Public Relations (From 1.06.2003 to 2012)

Regional Secretary, Catholic Education Commission Catholic Bishops Conference of M.P & Chattisgarh (From 1.06.2009 to 2011)

Regional Secretary, Ecumenical Commission, Catholic Bishops Conference of M.P & Chattisgarh (From 1.06.2003 to 2012)

Parish Priest at St. Joseph Church, Idgh Hills, from 2002 to 2004

Parish Priest at Christ the King Church, Bairagarh from 2004 to 2005

Assistant Public Relation Officer, Catholic Church, Bhopal 2002 to May,2003

Assistant Parish Priest at St. Francis Cathedral, Archdiocese of Bhopal 2001- 2002

Regional Secretary, SIGNIS M.P&CG Region , (From, 2007 - 2014)

 

Major Works In Progress

   

Under the banner of Rashtriya Isai Mahasangh initiated dialogue with Government and the Christian community. It brought result when the political parties and religio-social organizations became close to the Church. The cause of the Church began to be addressed by many groups and individuals.

Establishing Apostolic Catholic Church in the Missions, it is an ecumenical communion of various independent Churches and pastors.

English Medium Education of children in the rural areas and providing tuitions to children from the rural areas.

Formed a Harmony Foundation in State level to work for peace and Communal Harmony. Under this banner, implemented many projects and programmes where communally disturbed areas in Madhya Pradesh, like Jhabua, Kargone, Jabalpur, Dhar etc. where ever Christians face serious problems it works there.

Formed Sarvadharm Sadbhavan Manch ( Inter-religious Forum),in Madhya Pradesh.

Formed NGO Association in Jhabua for work for Peace and harmony. The Christian community and people of other faiths became close to each other. The communal tension is eased in the district.

English Medium Education of children in the rural areas and providing tuitions to children from the rural areas

 

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