Dedication to our Director : Late Rev. Dr. Subhang Sodemba
Dr. Subhang Sodemba was born on June 11, 1926 in Kalimpong.
He studied in the Scottish Universities Mission Institution
today popularly known as S.U.M.I. He got saved during the
great revival movement that swept in Kalimpong in 1940-41.
In 1945 he joined the Indian Army and served in the
administrative department of the Gorkha regiment for three
years. He was then posted to several army headquarters in
Jhansi, New Delhi and finally Dehra Dun where he met his
wife Ruth Sodemba and got married. He voluntarily resigned
from the army job and came back to Kalimpong in 1953 with
his newly wedded wife. After coming home he once again
joined the Armed Police Force in Nepal as an officer only to
resign after six months of service. Upon arriving back in
Kalimpong he and his wife joined the local Pentecostal
Church and involved themselves in the activities of the
1954-55 he got a job in Dr. Graham’s Homes as an accountant.
He was responsible for maintaining the finances and
overseeing the feeding of the children in the homes. He
worked for fourteen and a half years in Dr. Graham’s Homes.
1968 landslide that occurred in the hills instilled in him
to start a home in Kalimpong for the orphans and destitute
children. Swedish missionaries who were then in Kalimpong
helped him to start the Children’s Faith Home. Thus
Children’s Faith Home was dedicated on April 2, 1969 taking
in twenty five orphaned children. After taking the
responsibility of caring for the needs or orphaned and
destitute children he gave up his secular job in the homes,
gave away he land and house in the Homes ground area and
came to live with the orphaned children in Dr. B. L. Dixit
Road only to devote his full life for the orphanage work and
evangelistic work in West Bengal, North east our region and
the neighbouring countries as well.
Dr. Sodemba had a great burden for the children. During his
evangelistic travel wherever he used to see children in
crisis he used to bring them to Children’s Faith Home for
care and adoption. Today thousands of children have passed
out from the home and have become eminent members of the
he was inspired to start a small Nursery school christened
Mount Carmel School for the people of Kalimpong in a small
convertible garage with seven students and two lady staffs.
This was later shifted to a one storey house with five rooms
and then to the present Mount Carmel School building. The
school started upgrading slowly. Dr. Sodemba had always
envisioned Mount Carmel High School at its peak. He passed
on May 10, 2001 after dedicating the Senior Mount Carmel
his wife Ruth Sodemba were awarded medals by the Swedish
government along with Mother Teresa for their meritorious
service for the children in the year 1992. Though he is no
longer with us today we deeply remember him.
dreams and visions will always be alive in our hearts
and in our souls. Mount Carmel School is a result of his
persistent prayer, hard work and his efforts. The
infrastructure that is built is not what matters, but what
really matters is that his efforts and prayers have been a
source of inspiration for hundreds and thousands of both
young and old minds which is worthy of counting him a true
leader in his own right.
Late Rev. Dr. Subhang Sodemba