The Congregation of Carmelities of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation of India, had its beginning in the first half of the 19th century. On December 8, 1855, on the day of the feast of Immaculate Conception, the first eleven Fathers made their profession of religious vows. Thus the Congregation was canonically erected, and St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara was appointed the first Prior.
The Congregation from its beginning undertook works of mercy and started charitable institutions. At present the Congregation has more than 2000 members spread all over India, Europe, USA, Latin America, Africa, Australia and Philippines. The Congregation has thirteen Provinces, one vice province, one region and two sub-regions in India and two sub-regions, one each in Kenya and in Peru. The CMI are actively involved in pastoral, education and social apostolates in 23 countries around the world.
one of the major contributions by Darsana to the literary world aimed at improving reading habits for the last 33 years
At a time when professional dramas are losing ground before reality and other channel promoted programmes, this Society organised the above competition to encourage the staging of dramas which have social and moral values.
Contest for school children, held in the memory of the world famous 'Cartoonist Shankar'.