“ The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. ”    Mark 10:45

Bishop John Thomas Kattrukudiyil

President (IDEA)

An Undertaking of the Diocese of Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association, IDEA, is a registered charitable society under charitable societies registration act, 1860 and a secular voluntary organization established in the year 2006. It is the official social work organization of the diocese of Itanagar. IDEA aims at the social and educational empowerment of target group consisting of Tribals, women, youth and children through participatory intervention


“ We visualize a well-developed and sustainable society rooted in Gospel Values of Love, Peace, Justice and Equality. ”


“ We commit ourselves to restore human dignity of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized through animation, participation, networking and advocacy. ”


The Society is established for the promotion of various Educational, Social, Charitable and Developmental programs and activities. IDEA believes, change of an idea in influential persons can bring changes in policies, systems and structures. Therefore, it focuses itself on influencing


Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) is the official wing of the diocese of Itanagar for social development of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Currently its area of operation covers the whole territory of the diocese of Itanagar. IDEA was formed on July 6th 2006 and was registered under the Arunachal Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Registration No. SR/ITA/3437). It is having its registered office at Bishop’s House, Post Box No. 294, Naharlagun – 791110, Arunachal Pradesh. IDEA believes that ideas can influence persons who in their turn can change policies, systems and structures. Therefore, it focuses itself on influencing ideas. IDEA also works in collaboration with the Government, like-minded NGOs, Institutions and Individuals.



Bishop’s House, Papunalah,
Post Box: 294 Naharlagun,
Papumpare Dt. Arunachal Pradesh- 791 110

Phone Number

9436229533 / 9436228087