Miao Diocese Celebrates 10th Anniversary & Jubilee of Mercy for Youth
The Diocese of Miao with its Headquarters in Miao Changlang District celebrated its 10th Anniversary of its glorious existence and the Jubilee of Mercy for Youth with a grand Youth Convention at Don Bosco School Kheti Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh from 27 to 29 May 2016.
Miao Diocese that caters to the all-round development of people in East Arunachal Pradesh is celebrating its 10th Anniversary together with the celebration of Jubilee of Mercy with the Universal Church with a series of events for different groups of people in this party of the country. The first of this series was a grand Catholic Youth Convention held at Don Bosco School Ground at Kheti village Tirap District.
Speaking on the concluding day programme, Mr. Riba, EAC Judicial Tirap District, lamented the lack of sufficient role models for the youth in the society. “You must motivate yourself, and acquire the leadership qualities so that you can be role models for the future generation”, he said.
There were 900 youth from all the eight districts of east Arunachal Pradesh attending the three-day event.
The sharing by Catholic Youth leaders on the second day of the convention was the highlight of the event. Miss Rita Lowang , HOD Social Work , RGU, Itangar, from Luthong village, shared with the youth her success story and advised them to accept and love themselves first. She said, “Youth from our districts lack opportunity and confidence. But you should face the situation and overcome your fear.” Mr. Nepha Wangsa , Gold Medalist in Political Science from Ngissa village of Longding District told the youth to stop dropping-out. “Poverty should never be an excuse for you to drop-out from schooling. I am from a humble family myself and if you have the desire and determination to succeed in life nothing would stop you”, he added. Dr. Wanglit Mongchan another scholar from Borduria village of Tirap District said your commitment to succeed combined with a disciplined life and prayer is the ‘success mantra’.
All the youth enjoyed all the sessions of the conventions and were grateful to the organizing committee for organizing such a useful convention for them in Tirap District for the first time.
Mr. L. Wanglet, Ex-Minister Gov. of Arunachal Pradesh too addressed the youth and explained to them to keep up the importance of culture in life. Citing the example of Ms. Oseola McCarty, a washerwoman, who became a great example for iconic leadership, exhorted all the youth to be leaders even without portfolios.
Mr. Tajom Aboh, Parliamentary Secretary and Ex-Minister Gov. of Arunachal Pradesh too addressed the youth during the convention.
The youth also had a group sharing session in which everyone participated actively and came up with valuable suggestions to become leaders of the society.
Bishop George Pallipparambil SDB, the Bishop of Miao and the person who envisioned such an event sent his greetings and blessings to all the youth present for the convention. He said, “The youth leaders who shared their success stories are examples of the contribution of the Diocese of Miao to the society over the last 10 years. I hope some of the delegates sitting here would be there on the stage to motivate the other youth in the next convention.” He exhorted all to say to themselves ‘I can, I will and I must’. Rev. Fr. C. C. Jose, Vicar General of the Diocese of Miao thanked all the youth for their active participation and the organizing committee for organizing such an important event like this to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Miao Diocese.
The event came to a fitting conclusion with a colourful Grand Finale with colourful cultural dances from almost all the tribes of the east Arunachal Pradesh.