Mumbai: The new organization by name "Federation of Syriac Orthodox in Hindustan" (FSOH) was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. D Babu Paul (I.A.S. retd.) in a grand function held at the 'Mor Gabriel Hall' (Goregaon Sports Club banquet hall), Mumbai on the evening of Saturday, 27th February 2010. The function started with a welcome speech by the President of the new organization, Mr. John Mathew (Mumbai) followed by the inaugural speech of Dr. D Babu Paul I.A.S (retd.). His Eminence Mor Osthatheos Ishaq, Metropolitan of Mylapore diocese, delivered the benedictory address. The Metropolitan in his speech emphasized the need for a stronger cultural bond between the Syriacs of the Syrian homeland & India and promised all help to the new organization.

The visiting dignitaries from Netherlands and Sweden, Mr Jonny Messo, President of S.U.A. (Syriac Universal Alliance - and Mr. Yusuf Aydin, President of SOKU (, who spoke on the occasion extended full support to the new organization which is intended to promote the common Syriac cultural heritage of the suryoyo, worldwide. Sr. Hatuna Dogan (Germany) of Hatuna Foundation also spoke on the occasion.

Adv. A C Jayarj, President of the Karnataka Christian Council & the secretary of the Joppu Jacobite Syrian church of Mangalore, congratulated the organizers for their strenuous effort in starting such a Federation for the Syriac Orthodox in India. At the end of the program an interesting Aramaic (Syriac) Musical program was held by Ms. Babylonia, the renowned singer from Germany along with Mr. Gabriel.

The main aims of the new organization that is expected to function in association with the Syriac Universal Alliance -www.sua-ngo.0rg, is to provide a Socio-Cultural platform for the development of the Syriac Orthodox community across the world and to develop a collective platform of Indian Suryoyo and Aramian Suryoyo community.