Mother Mary’s Birthday is Day is Celebrated as Girl Child Day in Miao Diocese
The Birthday of Mother Mary was celebrated as Girl Child Day in Miao on 8th September under the theme “Girl Child id the Future” in different Parishes, Hostels and villages of Miao Diocese.
The Nayang and New Khamlang villages of Neotan Parish celebrated Girl Child Day on Sunday 7th September at the Village Church Hall at New Khamlang. The Day was marked with special prayers for girl children in the villages all over the Diocese. The introduction before the Mass and prayer during the celebration stressed the need for special prayers for girl children in our society. The faithful gathered for the celebration prayed over the girls present for God’s protection and Blessing on all of them.
The input sessions after the mass made the participants realize the importance of the relevance of the event especially in our times. The important role women play in the society helped the participants know their self-worth. Fr. Felix who celebrated the Holy Mass spoke about the collective responsibility of all us in the society to stand up for girl children. “It is a responsibility of everyone of us to protect and support the girl children and stop the discrimination against them. Rev. Sr. Rosamma cssj, the women co-ordinator of the Diocese explained to the participants the reason for the celebration of this day. She told the participants that “it is mainly to bring equality in the field of health, literacy, economy and decision making.”
The theme song ‘Girls are powerful – Girls are precious’ and the slogans helped the participants realize the importance of their role in the society.
The celebration concluded with refreshment and prize distribution for all the winners of the competitions held during the course of the event. May Mother Mary always intercede for all the Girl Children in our Diocese and Long Live Girl Child Day. (With input from Sr. Rosamma cssj)