Nirmala Nikethan, the senior citizens’ home is run by the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC). The congregation was founded in Guwahati, Assam in 1942 by Bishop Stephen Ferrando, SDB, the then Bishop of Shillong. Reading the signs of the time and responding to the need of the hour, Bishop Ferrando founded the Congregation. He was also overwhelmed by the poverty, illiteracy and unhygienic living conditions of people of the region whose misery was doubled by the ravages of World War II. He imbued the MSMHC with Salesian spirit and the ability to adapt themselves to any difficult situation of the people in the villages for the proclamation and spread of the Gospel. The Congregation has five provinces and a delegation in Italy. Its service is extended to various sections of people, with different types of activities as per the need of the place.
Nirmala Nikethan is registered as a Trust for its better functioning and independent administrative purpose. It belongs to the Mary Immaculate Province of Kolkata. The province has establishments in West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, and Kerala. It adheres to its commitment to the society and undertakes various developmental projects in all these states. Nirmala Nikethan at Payyal, Nedungapra is an initiative of the Province to reach out to the society by rendering assistance to the aged.
AUTHORITY: The sole authority responsible for Nirmala Nikethan Senior Citizens home is the Management along with the Provincial Superior.
DIOCESE: We work under the authority, acceptance and support of Bishop of Vijayapuram Diocese, Rt. Rev. Sebastian Thekethecheril.
PARISH: The institution functions under St. Joseph Church, Nedungapra.
LEGAL STATUS: Nirmala Nikethan Senior Citizen Home is registered under the Nirmala Nikethan Charitable Trust.
ADVISORY BOARD: The advisory board and administration of the home will be under the preview of the trust or anybody, appointed by the Provincial of the Mary Immaculate Province Kolkata, which is the headquarters of the Nirmala Nikethan.