Rev. Dr. Kurian Thomas M.A. (SW), Ph.D (USA), is an eminent person and a well known social worker. He is the Founder and President of AshaNivas Social Service Centre and Madras Institute of Labour Consultancy. He has a doctorate in Social Sciences from University of East Georgia (USA) and Masters Degree in Social Work. He has authored many books and has served as a member in many committees. He has presented many papers in various Seminars both National and International.