While Very Rev. Msgr. Pius Arattukulam, the present Vicar General of the diocese of Alleppey was serving as the forane vicar of Arthunkal, in the light of the guidelines for the laity activities and with the blessings of Rt. Rev. Dr. Bp. Stephen Athippozhiyil, wrapping together the government, semi government and public sector employees and teachers, an employees’ association, SECUAR was formed under the patronage of the forane vicar on 2nd October 2010, Gandhi Jayanthi day. The vision and mission of the society is to work for the social, economical and cultural upliftment of the region, overlooking the cast- religion compartmentalization. SECUAR also aims at forming the members as better Christians who witness Jesus by offering selfless service at his/her own realm of being and by following the doctrines of second Vatican council. It offers humble services targeting the betterment in the socio-cultural-economic and educational realms via various forums namely Educational forum, Research and Development forum, Spiritual forum and Arts and Cultural forum.
SECUAR grips its keen attention at the educational field through gatherings that provide cash awards felicitation for the meritorious students, honouring the teachers, orientation programmes for parents and teachers, career guidance seminars, cyber law awareness classes, etc.
It also takes initiative and leadership for conducting various other activities like free medical camps, environment day programmes, providing seedlings, bridging the government aids to the common people, honouring those who have lifted high the fame of the land, conscientization classes promoting organic farming, vocational classes,seminars under the auspicious of the diocese of Alleppey, Inter-religious seminars, etc.
It is important to note that SECUAR arts academy keeps up the legacy of Arthunkal by forming hundreds of artists. Elegant classes by experts are provided for the students in music, painting, violin, guitar, tabla, key board, etc.
The Society blooms under the patronage of Very Rev. Fr. Christopher M. Arthasseril, the Rector of St. Andrew’s Basilica, Arthunkal. A body of central governing committee constituting Mr. Benny Joseph Menankhatt as the president, Mrs. Rosary Kunjumol as the vice president, Mr. Basil Marshal as the secretary, Mr. Joseph K.G. as the joint secretary, and Mr. Reneesh Antony, as the treasurer lead the society in an effective manner.