Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (SS)
Dr C T Abraham (77), founder of Priority One India, Brahmavar, Little Rock Indian School, Crossland College and India Theological Seminary, husband of Alice Abraham, father of Lali Abraham and Leela Abraham, father-in-law of Professor Mathew C Ninan, principal, Little Rock and Varghese Daniel, admin officer of the campus, uncle of Dr Roy Philip, Dean, India Theological Seminary, passed away in Brahmavar, on Thursday October 8, 2009, after a prolonged illness.
Mortal remains of Dr Abraham will be kept in the campus auditorium at Priority Highlands for public homage from 9.00 am to 11.00 am on Monday, October 12.
Funeral services will begin at 11.00 am on the same day, and the mortal remains will be interred in the campus cemetery.
Dr. Abraham is the founder of Little Rock Indian School, Crossland College and India Theological Seminary which function at the Priority Highlands Campus in Brahmavar. Besides these educational institutions he had founded the Brahmavar Baptist Church, and Heidi Home, an Orphanage.
Great visionary, educationist, effective communicator, and spiritual leader, Dr. Abraham has been a tower of strength and a great motivator to all those associated with these institutions and his ministry.
Every institution he founded was one with a difference. The accent has always been on high quality, and the service of the community. A huge community of teachers, staff and students owe their gratitude to this great visionary, for making a difference in their lives due to his self-less service and exemplary life. The work scholarship scheme he introduced enabled so many young men and women from financially deprived sections to study in the college and gain employment.
He belongs to the Cheppanalil family of Venmoney, near Chengannur in Kerala. After his early education in his home town, he started his career as a High School Teacher. A gold medalist in B.Ed from the Kerala University, he went on to earn his PhD in Science Education from the University of Maryland, USA. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the Liberty University, Virginia in USA. Dr. Abraham taught in Peet Memorial Training College in Mavelikara for some years.