The Social Science Congress as part of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Malankara Social Service Society (MSSS) was inaugurated by Sri. K.M. Mani, Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Govt. of Kerala at Catholicate Auditorium, St. Mary’s Campus Pattom, Trivandrum on 30 December 2011. During the inaugural meeting Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios, the Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum welcomed the gathering. It was presided over by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos. Prof. M.A. Oommen (Ex Chairman, Fourth finance Commission), Dr. P.K. Michael Tharakan (Vice Chancellor Kannur University), Sri. Vijaya Raghavan (Member, Kerala State Planning Board, Trivandrum), Fr. Varghese Mattamana (Director, Caritas India, New Delhi), Rev. Fr. John Vilayil (Director, MSSS) were present. The meeting concluded with the words of gratitude by Rt. Rev. Msgr. James Paravila (Vicar General, Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum).
The focal theme of the Social Science Congress is Inclusive Development with Social Justice: Kerala Experience and Perspectives. There will be Seminars on various topics such as BPL Families, Women and Children, Health Affected, Adolescent and Youth, on 30 December 2011 and Small Farmers, Traditional Workers, Scheduled Tribes & Scheduled Castes, Artisans, Migrant Workers, Fisher Folk, Aged on 31 December 2011.The concluding ceremony along with Karmotsavam (launching of new development projects of MSSS) will be held at St. Mary’s Auditorium on 2nd January 2012 at 10.30 am in connection with the festal celebrations of His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, the President of MSSS