On Janurary 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm, Bro. Arul Thyagaraj Esthakkiya, ss.cc. was ordained a Deacon by His Grace Rev. Thomas D Souza, the Archbishop of Kolkata, India. It was a familial celebration at Sacred Hearts Seminary, as all the participants were our Sacred Hearts brothers and sisters, except a priest uncle of Bro. Arul. It was also an opportunity for us to mark the beginning of the celebration of the bicentenary of the approval of our Constitution which was to commence on the following day.