Monday, 15 December 2014

Melvyn Brown's Christmas Tree- Calcutta 2014


The Ambassadors For Jesus, Calcutta chapter, brought in the Spirit of the season last Sunday at the Chapel of Divine Mercy, designed to prepare the yuletide for Christ’s holy arrival.

The AFJ annual Christmas treat for less-privileged Catholic children was organized under the direction of their founder Melvyn Brown, and the event catered to ages 6-12 years.

The focus this year (the year of Consecrated Life) drew attention to the values of the Gospels, to courage, evangelizing the Word and to holiness.

Melvyn Brown used the medium of songs and games to ‘Awaken’ the urge in youngsters (see pic. of Melvyn with some of the children) helping his audience to enrich the faith with their visions. The pre-Christmas celebration was witnessed by friends, parents, and well- wishers. AFJ NEWS.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Melvyn Brown Visits Archbishop's House, Kolkata

Melvyn Brown recently visited Archbishop's House in Kolkata to present Archbishop Thomas D'Souza, Calcutta, who was nominated the Winner for the Joan Brown Memorial Award 2014.

Joan Brown Memorial Award 2014

Archbishop Thomas D'Souza, Calcutta, was nominated winner for the Joan Brown Memorial Award 2014. He is seen receiving the award and citation from Melvyn Brown, Founder of Ambassadors For Jesus.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Melvyn Brown Kolkata Hero


Melvyn Brown has been Nominated as a Kolkata Hero.

If there’s one person who binds the Anglo-Indian community in Kolkata today, it is none other than Uncle Melvyn. He is an impossible large number of things rolled into one: story-teller, writer, journalist, historian, match-maker, counselor and a lay leader of the Catholic Church. And his quaint apartment in the ground floor of a two-storied house on Elliot Road reflects his eclectic personality and interests. Read more..

Monday, 13 January 2014

Winners of The Joan Brown Memorial Awards 2013

The Joan Brown Memorial Award covers the media, education, art, science and communications. Melvyn Brown had instituted the Award in memory of his wife in 2011.
The first Joan Brown Memorial Awards 2011 were presented to five winners:
Mr. Vernon Thomas
Mr. Julian Sunil Martin Roy
Fr.Lawrence Abello S.J.
Mr. Rudolph Vance
Dr. Leonard Gomes.

Congratulations to the Winners
This year the 2013 winners are Mr. Ian Myers for his dedication in the field of Anglo-Indian education and social service within the community, who always finds the time to oblige and impart justice.
Miss Catherine Moss for her distinguished and youthful dedication towards the preservation of Anglo-Indian heritage and culture.
The late Joan Brown had shown great concern and self-discipline in religious fervour, love and charity. The JBM Award is a tribute to Joan’s impeccable life. Joan was a modern woman, wife, mother and grandmother and a guiding light to all those she met. Mrs. Brown passed away on the 10th of August 2008 in Calcutta, India.
“Women are silent icons; leaders in their own right,” said Mr. Melvyn Brown, adding: “Men make human endeavours a place in the sun, alongside the woman.”

Courtesy: Anglo-Indian, The Newsletter. December 2013. Calcutta. India.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Santa Claus Meets Father in Calcutta- December 2013

Warren Brown dressed up as Santa Claus surprised his father Melvyn Brown, when he had his Annual Christmas Tree event for children in Loreto Day School, Calcutta in December 2013. Warren wearing a Santa Claus mask and suit walked up to his father Melvyn Brown, then he gave him a hug and said “Merry Christmas”. Melvyn said “Merry Christmas”. Then Santa lifting his mask said, “Merry Christmas, Dad, it’s your son Warren.” This was a special moment for father and son last Christmas.