Mar Gregorious Orthodox Christian Students’ Movement (MGOCSM) , is the students’ wing of the Indian Orthodox Syrian Church. The organisation owes its name to its patron saint, Mar Gregorious Geevarghese (Parumala Kochuthirumeni), the first saint from the Church, to be venerated. The Niranam Unit, started in September 1985, is based at St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church (Niranam Valiyapally), Niranam, Kerala. The Niranam church is an important christian centre as it was founded in AD 54, by St. Thomas, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ.
About 100 students from various disciplines are members of our unit. The Vicar of the parish is the President of the unit. A committee, selected annually, headed by the Secretary carries out the routine activities of the Unit. A sincere group of senior friends also help the students in organising various activities.
The Unit meets every Sunday after the Holy Quirbana. The sessions comprise of prayer, bible reading, devotional songs, classes/speeches, quizzes, personality development programmes, games, entertainment programmes etc. Various other activities which do justice to the motto are also organised. Some of them are :