Abhaya Niketan, Makodiya is the pioneer village development project of St. Thomas Mission, Bhilai, started by H.G. Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius of Blessed memory. Makodia Mission, started in 1986, focuses on the uplift of the tribal and village folks through education, health facilities as well as youth and women empowerment.
Makodiya Mission restarted the Abhaya Niketan Clinic to provide better health facilities to the people of nearby villagers. The project is part of the Golden Jubilee celebration of St. Thomas Mission, Bhilai, The renovated clinic was inaugurated by H.G Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan with the patronage of Shri Madan Raghuvanshi, Sub-Divisional Megistrate . The programme was marked with the presence of the hundreds of enthusiastic villagers, parish members from Itarsi and Bhopal as well as the Local working committee members and staff of M.G.M. Hr. Sec. School Dawakalan. Fr. Sanju John, Fr. Aju K Varghese, Fr. Xavier Daniel, Fr. Lijo John and Fr. Dinu Daniel attended the programme. Fr. Biju Daniel is serving as the Manager of Makodia Mission and Fr. Ranju Skariah as its treasurer.