Mangaluru: “Brother T K George thinks 24 hours about Jesus. He also presents Jesus in a very meaningful way to the masses. For the last 25 years thousands of people have been touched by his preaching.” said Dr Robert Miranda, Bishop Of Gulbarga. He was speaking at the Jubilee Celebration function of Taragan Kuriakose George fondly known as Br. T K George who has surrendered himself for the service of the Lord, preaching his gospel for the last 25 years. This was also the occasion of the diamond jubilee of his birthday. Fr Franklin D’Souza, secretary of CBCI commission for youth also Director of Yesu Sparsha Team organised the unique celebrations on 13th and 14th June at the Divine Call Centre, Mulki. A full day retreat was held on Saturday, 13th June that followed by the public honour to Br. T K George on Sunday, 14th June.
Born on 8th September 1955 at Hubballi. Late T K Varghese is his father. Late Baby Mary is his mother. He lost his mother at the age of 3. Brought up by step mother Tresiamma. After his schooling he became a shining star in sandalwood. Acted in several hit movies of Kannada like Ranadheera, Ramachari, Sangama, Benki, Darani Mandala, Masanada Hu etc. As he had to face several negative twists in his personal life he was depressed. Losing interest in life. On 8th May 1990 he went to the Divine Retreat Centre, Potta, Kerala for a retreat. That was a turning point in his life. From that day onwards he has committed himself for preaching the Word of God. Till now he lives in a rented house in Davanagere. Yet he has traveled 25 countries several times to preach retreats. He is known to preach the Word of God with his typical hilarious actions and words that makes people listen to him for hours together.
The public honouring programme started with an adoration at 9am followed by the concelebration of the Holy Eucharist by Bishop Robert along with 12 priests. After the mass. Fr Franklin D’Souza read the Papal blessing and message from Apostolic Nuncio. A short documentary prepared by Musician Cajetan Dais, Bengaluru was presented.
Alwyn D’Souza read the Honouring message. Bishop Robert along with the priests and religious felicitated Br. T K George with Shawl, Mysore Peta. His brother T V Davis and his cousin Fr Stephen honoured him on behalf of their family.
Speaking at the occasion Br. T K George said that he did not experience the love of a mother as he lost her at the age of 3. But when he went to divine retreat centre, Potta he had the first experience of Jesus which was much more superior than the love of a mother. When he was a star in sandalwood he went in search of God everywhere but did not find him. Though he was a Catholic he did not know that the word of God is a very powerful tool for everything. “I felt the call of Jesus at Potta retreat centre and from that day onwards I did not look back. God has given me everything in life. I do not worry what to eat or what to wear. Always the Lord has provided me everything that I need.” he said.
A Souvenir, new DVD Tirugi Nodidaaga, New Mp3 Vandane Yesuve and Dairy for 2016-2018 were released during the occasion. Rajesh Mascarenhas and Br. William D’Souza coordinated the jubilee programme. Fr Roman Pinto Compered the programme. Manjula Joy welcomed. Fr Franklin D’Souza delivered the vote of thanks. Pais Caterers served food to all. 400 prayer group leaders from all over the country took part in this historical event.