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South Western Territory, THQ Trivandrum.

India South Western Territory

Territorial Leaders: Colonels Samual & Bimla Charan (1st January 2011)

Territorial Commander: Colonel Samual Charan ( 1st January 2011)
Territorial President of Women's Ministries: Colonel Bimla Charan (1st January 2011)
Chief Secretary: Lieut-Colonel Chelliah Mony (1st July 2012)
Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries: Lieut-Colonel Mallika Mony (1st July 2012)

Territorial Headquarters:

The Salvation Army, Kowdiar
Postal address: PO Box 802, Kowdiar, Trivandrum 695 003, Kerala State, India
Tel address: Salvation, Trivandrum; tel [91] (0471) 2314626/2723238; fax: [91] (0471) 2318790;

Salvation Army work commenced in the old Travancore State on 18th March 1894 by Captain Yesudasen Sanjivi. He was a convert from a high caste Brahmin family. His son Colonel Donald A. Sanjivi became the first Territorial Commander from Kerala.

The work spread to other parts of the state through the hard work of pioneer officers, including Commissioner P. E. George. India South Western Territory came into being on 1st October 1970 with the bifurcation of the Southern India Territory, having Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) as the headquarters which comprises the Malayalam-speaking state of Kerala.

State included in the territory: Kerala

'The Salvation Army' in Malayalam: Raksha Sainyam; in Tamil : Ratchaniya Senai

Languages in which the gospel in preached: English, Malayalam, Tamil

Periodicals: Home League Quarterly (Malayalam/English); The Officer (Malayalam); Youdha Shabdam (Malayalam); Yuva Veeram (Malayalam)

Some of the residents at a home for girls.

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