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National Youth Day with a Musical on Job by Dropouts in Arunachal Pradesh

The National Youth Day was marked with a musical on the Biblical character Job by school dropout youth in Miao Diocese of Arunachal Pradesh at Light of the World School Hall in Miao on 11 August 2019. Around 70 dropouts from the last villages of Tirap, Longding and Changlang districts, bordering Myanmar, came together for a four-day practice to stage a musical on Job, one of the famous characters of the Bible. Gracing the occasion Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao Diocese expressed great satisfaction over the fact that more than 50% of the participants have signed up for regular schooling from the next academic year. “It is a beautiful coincidence that this musical is staged on the National Youth Day. Your performance today is a testimony that one does not become a dropout till he or she gives up in life. Your story is an inspiration to the youth in the last villages of your districts” said Bishop George. Drawing a parallel from the story of Job who refused to give up in the face of discouragement, he said to the youth that to be victorious one must stand up and not drop out. Speaking at the end of the Musical, Chief Guest Mr. Somlung Mossang, Hon’ble MLA of Bordumsa-Diyun Constituency, congratulated the youth for staging a delightful musical within a few days of practice. “You have proved nothing is impossible. Many of the dropouts, including the likes of Bill Gates, have gone on to become great. Your performance today is encouraging signs that our youth have the talents to leave their mark behind”, he said. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Miao sub-division Mr. Tage Rumi too spoke on the occasion highlighting the importance of using the youthfulness to bring positive changes to the society. The musical event was trained by a team called Upper Room based in Goa. There were animation programmes for youth, singing and drawing competitions, and tree plantations held across the Diocese to mark the National Youth Day, an initiative of the Youth Commission of the Conference of Catholic Bishops in...

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Krick and Bourry Remembered with a Quiz

Servants of Krick and Bourry were remembered with a Quiz competition on them on their death anniversary on 2 August at Light of the World School, Miao French Missionaries Krick and Bourry were killed in Somme village on their way to Tibet on August 2, 1854. The Diocese of Miao fondly remembers these two martyrs for sowing the seed of Christianity 150 years ago. Like in the previous years a Quiz event was organized to honour them at the Diocesan school in Miao. Most Rev. George Pallippramibil sdb, Bishop of Miao Diocese, inaugurated the Quiz event also gave away trophy and certificates to the winners. Speaking on the occasion, Bishop George reminded everyone of the importance of the day. “August 2 is an important day for many reasons. Today is the day when St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata visited Borduria village of Tirap District. With Krick and Bourry and the visit of the saint to Arunachal Pradesh, this day is truly a day of blessing”, Bishop George said. Auxiliary Bishop of Miao Dioese, Most Rev. Dennis Panipitchai sdb, who Episcopal Ordination Anniversary too fell on the same day was there to encourage the participants of 10 schools from east Arunachal Pradesh. Light of the World School, Miao, Christ the King School, Khonsa, Kirck and Bourry Memorial School, Tezu were the other winners. The participants from St. Savio School, Kanubari emerged winners in both Junior and Senior categories. Quiz Master Rev. John sdb encouraged the participants with flute playing skills before the prize...

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SCC Coordinators of NE Meet at Miao

The Small Christian Communities (SCC) coordinators of Dibrugarh, Itanagar, Miao and Tezpur met at Miao to evaluate their progress as part of their annual meeting 11 and 12 June 2019. Rev. Fr. Hippoletus, the SCC Commission Secretary of North East region led the meeting with a short prayer at Christ the Light Minor Seminary Hall at Miao and Rev. Sr. Mary Sarkar the Miao Diocesan SCC Secretary welcomed the delegates from the four Dioceses. Delivering the Keynote address on the first day of the two day event, Rev. Fr. Joy Manickathan, the Chancellor of Miao Diocese, said, “The SCC are the tiny pillars of the mighty Catholic Church.” The 60 delegates from the four dioceses met in groups and evaluated the status and progress of the SCC in the NE in general and these four Dioceses in particular. Most Rev. Albert Hemrom, the Coadjutor Bishop of Dibrugarh Diocese, officiated at the concluding day mass and reminded the great scope SCC has in strengthening the faith of the people and bring people, especially the the men and the youth, back to the...

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Arunachal Bishop joins spiritual leaders to discuss Environment Protection

Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao Diocese, Arunachal Pradesh joined renowned spiritual leaders from different religions to discuss on environment protection for peace and harmony on World Environment Day at NSCI Dome, Worli, Mumbai. Organised by the Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, headed by the leader of the Jains, Acharya Lokesh, the World Environment Day event brought together for the first time spiritual leaders of different religions in India on a single platform to discuss environment protection as a tool to promote peace and harmony among the people. Thousands of people from Mumbai and other places filled the venue to listen to the spiritual leaders speak on World Environment Day. Speaking on the experience of attending the event, Bishop George said that the event had some of the well known spiritual leaders from India, sharing practical tips on environment protection. “It was a great feeling to share the dais with religious leaders of other religions in the name of environment and it was enthusing and energizing to listen to their practical wisdom”, said the prelate from the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. Acharaya Lokesh, Sadhguru, Swami Ramdev and BK Shivani were some of the prominent spiritual leaders present for the event. The first of its kind event concluded with thousands of people taking pledge to save the earth, conserve water and to save natural resources for the future...

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Seva Kendra Arunachal East observes World Environment Day

Seva Kendra Arunachal East (SKAE), the social service wing of the Diocese of Miao, observed the World Environment Day 2019 with a workshop on the theme “Air Pollution” at the Government School in Jothinkaikhe village in Changlang District, Arunachal Pradesh. Inaugurating the event, Mr. Mintu Mosahary, the programme coordinator of SKAE said that we cannot stop breathing but we can do something about the quality of air that we breathe. Speaking to the participants as a special guest, Fr. Felix Anthony highlighted the interconnectedness of every creature. “Even the smallest insect has a role to play in keeping up the ecological balance of the environment. Any disturbance to this balance has catastrophic effect as we can see these days”, he said. Highlighting the importance of caring for the future generation, he said, “Planting more trees is best way to show that we care for the environment and for our future generation”. More than 200 plants of various species like ashoka, arjun, jackfruit, series and amla were planted at the end of the event, held in collaboration with Caritas India Farm programme. At the end of program, the Chief of the village, Mr. Kamkhip Mungrey, thanked the organizers for observing the day at his humble village and encouraged people to plant more trees to improve the quality of the air. (Report by Batang Mossang,...

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