The Inaugural Ceremony of Basel Mission Bicentenary Celebration to commemorate the year of the birth of the great mission-Basel Mission, was held on 12th October, 2014 at Hebich Memorial Church, Dharwad, Karnataka.
A Special Thanksgiving Service was conducted at Hebich Memorial Church, Dharwad where in the officers of the CSI, Bishops from other Dioceses and other dignitaries graced the occasion. The Most Rev. G. Dyvasirvadam, the Moderator of CSI shared the word of God and inaugurated the Bicentenary Celebrations of Basel Mission. Rev.Dr.Ratnakar Sadananda, General Secretary, CSI, Rt.Rev. K Thomas.Oommen, Rt.Rev. Timothy Ravinder, Rt.Rev. R.J.Niranjan and other Bishops of CSI were present.
An exhibition was held depicting the life and works of the Basel Missionaries in and around Dharwad.
A seminar on the contributions of Basel Missionaries was also the part of the celebration. Nadoja Na.D’Souza inaugurated the seminar and Prof.A.V.Navada, Dinesh Nayak and Rev.Dr.Ratnakar Sadananda presented papers on contributions of Missionaries in various fileds .
A cultural programme was also organized at the Hebich Memorial Church premises Dharwad.