in 1971, by the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary
Immaculate. Chavara Cultural Centre-Kochi, a voluntary,
non-sectarian, non political institution for study and
service, is devoted to the synthesis and development
of art and culture and promotion of faith in God and
human brotherhood. This organization has always been
in the forefront, organizing programs to prepare the
youth to face the challenges of life boldly. The Centre
has been named after the great missionary Blessed Cyriac
Elias Chavara, the founder of C.M.I. Congregation.
Cultural Centre is run under the supervision of CMI
congregation of priests who manage over 200 educational
institutions all over India, including prestigious colleges
like Christ College Bangalore, S.H.College Thevara Kochi,
Rajagiri Institutions Kalamasserry, St. Josephs College
Devagiri Kozhikode etc.