The activities of the Trust were formally launched by the late Mr.K.M.Mathew, Chief Editor, Malayala Manorama and the Patron of Ardhratha Fellowship on 10th March 2002 at St.Thomas Bhavan, Old Seminary Road, Kottayam. Benedictory speech was made by Fr. T.J.Joshua. Dr.Mathew Parackal, Prof.T.K.Thomas, Fr.Jacob Kurian, Kanakari Revi, Dr.Joseph
P. Varghese and Mr. Manoj Varghese felicitated. About 100 friends and well wishers attended.
Liberating families from the clutches of abject poverty through education is the top priority in the activities of the Fellowship. About
3200 students have been given financial assistance for education since 10th March 2002. The only criterion for selection of beneficiaries is the socio economic condition of the family and nothing else. Scholarships are being given to
202 students at present. Medical assistance to 40 persons and housing assistance to
24 families. Out of the total area of 8 cents and a house bought by the Trust, 3 cents with the house was given to a very poor family on
20/03/2011. 8 housing units are being completed in the remaining 5 cents.
Rev. Fr.T.J.Joshua benedicted and Dr.Mathew Parackal handed over the key for the house. The project cost for housing was about Rs.6 lakhs.