SOUTHERN ASIA DIVISION
Organized 1919; reorganized 1986
Territory: Bhutan, India, Maldives, and Nepal; comprising the East-Central India, Northeast India, Northern India, South-Central India, Southeast India, Southwest India, and Western India Union Sections; the Himalayan Section; the Andaman and Nicobar Island Region; and the East Himalayan Field.
Editor's Note: Credentialed Employees are not being listed in the 2018 Yearbook for divisions, unions, conferences, missions/fields, regions, or field stations.
Statistics (June 30, 2017): Churches, 4,521; membership, 1,595,382; population, 1,383,186,000 (*including 421,000 in the Maldives) (online statistics).
President, Ezras Lakra.
Vice Presidents, Hidayat Masih, Victor Sam Cherukuri.
Secretary, Wilson Measapogu; Associates, Gompa Devadas, Benny Joseph, Cyril Monthero.
Treasurer, P. E. Selvin Moorthy; Undertreasurer, LeRoy P. Samuel; Associates, Enoch Manickam, Edwin Stanley; Assistant, S. Jebaseelan.
Assistant to the President, S. Paulmoney.
Assistant to the Treasurer, Riches R. Christian.
Ezras Lakra, Chair; Wilson Measapogu, Secretary; P. E. Selvin Moorthy, Madhan Acharya, Mohan Bhatti, Benedict Biswas, B. R. Chandanshive, Jacob Daniel, Suresh Daniel, Pierson David, Daniel Devadhas, Anthony Doss, Lamm B. Fanwar, Merlyn Fernando, Alan G. Fletcher, Kantharaj George, Richard Lalkhohen Haokip, Vara Jacob, Ramesh Jadhav, Roy Jemison, Ch. John Victor, Benny Joseph, I. Kishore Kumar, Mridula Lakra, Lazarus Prabhakar Lanka, Enoch Manickam, Hidayat Masih, Premila Masih, Cyril Monthero, N. M. S. Moses, Jayawant Peter, Shekar Philips, Noble Pilli, Umesh Pokharel, R.N. Prabhu Das, Milon Rana, G. Nageshwara Rao, Zohruaia Renthlei, G. R. Mohan Roy, S. Paulmoney, Junita Sagore, Edison Samraj, LeRoy Samuel, Yovan Selvamony, Ravindra Shankar, S. Ambrose, V. P. Singh, Joseph Skariah, Eliah Srikakolli, Edwin Stanley, Johnson Swamidass, Jonathan Thorp, D. Varaprasad, Ch. Victor Sam, Barnabas Zimik. Invitees: Riches Christian, Rose Christo, Sandra Grice, G. Immanuel, Alamgir Khan, John Masefield, John Stanley, Sofia Wilson, Umesh Nag, S. Jebaseelan.
Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries, Ramesh Yadav Jadhav.
Children's Ministries, Mridula Lakra.
Communication, G. Nageshwara Rao.
Education, R. N. Prabhu Das.
Family Ministries, ___; Associate, Rosenita Christo.
Health Ministries, Edison Samraj; Associate, Shekar Philips.
Ministerial Association, Victor Sam Cherukuri; Shepherdess International, Sofia M. Wilson.
Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, Wilson Measapogu.
Publishing Ministries, Benedict Biswas.
Sabbath School and Personal Ministries, Hidayat Masih.
Stewardship Ministries, Zohruaia Renthlei.
Trust Services, ___.
Women's Ministries, Premila Masih.
Youth Ministries, Mohan Bhatti.
ADRA Asia Regional Office (Tri-division serving the Northern Asia-Pacific, Southern Asia, and Southern Asia-Pacific Divisions). Le Chateau Mansion, No. 801; 55 Ekamai 12th, Sukhumvit 63 Road; Klongtan, Wattana, Bangkok 10110; Thailand. Telephone: 66 (2) 391-4768. Fax: 66 (2) 381-7128. Regional Director, Mark Anthony Webster (show). Program Director, Brendon Irvine (show). Finance Director, Ronald Sandoval Maitre (show).
ADRA India Office. 45 Kusum Marg, Block H; DLF Phase I; Gurgaon, Haryana 122 002; India. Telephone: 91 (124) 405-6634. Fax: 91 (124) 405-6634. E-mail: show. Country Director, Alan G. Fletcher.
ADRA Nepal Office. P.O. Box 4481; Sanepa, Lalitpur; Kathmandu; Nepal. Telephone: 977 (1) 5555913. Fax: 977 (1) 5554251. Website: www.adranepal.org. Country Director, ___.
Ministries and Services:
1000 Missionary Movement India, Bae Jin Sung.
Adventist Child India, William Mack.
Adventist Health India (AHI), Ezras Lakra, Chair; Merlyn Fernando, Consultant and Mentor.
Health Ministries SUD, Edison Samraj; Associate, Shekar Philips.
Medical Trust of Seventh-day Adventists, Pierson Sam David.
METAS Adventist Hospitals, Eliah Srikakolli.
Scheer Memorial Hospital, Jonathan Thorp.
Adventist Mission, and Mission to the Cities, Shekar Philips.
Adventist Risk Management, Patta LeRoy Samuel.
Adventist Volunteer Services, Sofia M. Wilson.
Auditing: See listing under General Conference Services.
Building Engineer, John Masefield; Assistant, P. Mathew John.
Global Mission, Umesh Nag.
Hinduism, and Islamic Study Centre, D. Srikanth Shendikay.
Human Resources, Cyril Monthero.
India Financial Association of Seventh-day Adventists (IFA), Kantharaj George; Associate, Riches R. Christian.
Legal Affairs, Jayawant Peter.
Maranatha India, Vinish Wilson.
Media Evangelism, S. Johnson.
Public Campus Ministries, Ramesh Yadav Jadhav.
Records and Archives, Benny Joseph.
Retirement Plan, Enoch Manickam.
Special Ministries, Special Needs Ministries, and Spirit of Prophecy, Ambrose Shanmugam.
Sponsorship Secretary, S. Paulmoney.
System Codes: EntityID: 13153; OrgMastID: AU1111; AdmFieldID: SUD.