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A brief history of A.A in Mangaluru

Alcoholic Anonymous had its beginning in 1935 at Akron, Ohio, United States of America. It came to India in 1957 through Canadian Embassy Charles Marshall. Mr. Harry M was a teacher by profession got the message thus the beginning of A.A in India dates back to 5 th May 1957.

Alcoholic Anonymous came to beautiful city of Mangaluru situated on peninsular  Indians west cost, which is hosting convention threw Jimmy.M who had received the message from Harry M from Mumbai settled in Mangaluru in the year 1958 and started first A.A meeting at St.Joseph  Seminary parlour Jeppu, Mangaluru.

After the message came to Mangaluru it went to the neighboring district Udupi and Malenadu in 1980 and 1990. Thus the A.A spread to the rest of the district in Karnataka from Mangaluru. Today we have 4 intergroup and 1 district area committee.

Thus the history of A.A started in 1958, this year 2018 we are completing 60 year celebration a convention on January 25, 26 and 27 th of 2018. Please join us in this celebration along with the Alcoholic Anonymous and all team participation.

The Venue

We welcome you to the 2nd International Convention in the beautiful City of Mangaluru situated on Peninsular India’s West Coast on 25th, 26th, 27th January 2018. It was here that Dr Jimmy M., a native residing in Mumbai first brought the message of hope and recovery to suffering Alcoholics in 1958. Welcome to Mangaluru, in its Diamond Jubilee year of profound gratitude and to its second AA International Convention.

The Convention

Mangaluru’s most pleasant weather prevails from December to February setting a perfect ambience for the convention. The temperature around this time range from 18-30 degree Celsius. AA’s the world over will converge at St. Sebastian Auditorium, Bendoor to meet and share life altering experiences, strength and hope, attend workshops while soaking in the tropical magic of the Malabar region.

“ Heart has reasons which reasons does not comprehend ”

How to Reach St. Sebastian Auditorium ?

1). Mangalore International Airport 12 K.M
2). Mangalore Central Railway Station 3 K.M
3). Mangalore Junction Railway Station 6 K.M
4). Mangalore K.S.R.T.C Bus Stand 4 K.M

St. Sebastian Church & Auditorium

Location Map to reach St. Sebastian Auditorium