In order to safeguard the immovable properties, Basel Mission a society incorporated in Switzerland relinquished its rights over the same and transferred the same under gift/settlement deeds with no power to revoke the same, giving exclusive and absolute ownership and beneficiary rights to UBMC in India, a distinctive autonomous religious society governed by its own constitution, independent of any control by the Basel Mission, Switzerland or The Evangelical Missionary Society of Basel, Switzerland. These documents were registered in the office of the Registrar Madras-Chenglepet on 27.10.1935 and on 29.11.1939.
The light that was cast from Basel had shown in the lives of our forefathers (local people) transforming them and the posterity into Basel Mission community, briefly identified as “simple, noble, yet serious, and sincere spiritually, without pomp”…. “A singing and praying community also known as the Dowry free community in India”. Members of the Basel Mission community, are spread all over India and abroad as bright stars and have a galaxy of luminaries consisting of intellectuals, educators, doctors, artists, architects, builders, social workers, telecommunication experts, journalists, highly talented technologists, successful entrepreneurs and industrialists, marketing specialists, pastors and theologians. Especially the Basel Mission Community of South Kanara are interrelated families, one Kutumba.
The sprawling ultra modern and grand building, ‘The Basel Missionaries Memorial Auditorium’, being built in Udupi, close to the Basel Mission Lombard Memorial Hospital, is a token of gratitude to the Basel Missionaries and their vision and commitment. It has a splendid multipurpose Auditorium with a seating capacity of 1200, a mini-hall to accommodate 250 people, Dining-hall for 500 people with kitchen facility, Roof Top open-air Party Hall to accommodate 600 people, 5 double- bed Guest Rooms with attached bathrooms, spacious Green rooms with toilets, separate wash rooms and toilets and lift facility from the basement to the roof top. It is a feather on the cap of the Basel Mission Community as it is the first of its kind in India.
Successful organizations are those managed by leaders who either consciously or unconsciously apply the principle of coordinated effort. If the Basel Mission community can grasp this principle and apply it, the community can achieve whatever it wishes to – the sky is the limit.