Noglo Village Celebrates Silver Jubilee with the release of Sunday Readings in Olo Dialect
Noglo Village, one of the last villages of India in the northeastern most part, bordering Myanmar, celebrated its Silver Jubilee of Catholic Faith by releasing the Readings of Sundays in Olo Dialect on 13 December 2015.
Ngolo village, situated in the Patkai mountain ranges of India in the Northeast is a stone-throw away from Myanmar. It came to accept Catholic Faith in 1995 and it has earned the distinction of being the first village of Miao Diocese to celebrate Silver Jubilee. To mark this important event, they released the Sunday Readings in Olo dialect, the local dialect of this place.
This important event was solemnized by His Grace Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil SDB of Jowai. Incidentally this is also his 50 Years of Priestly Ordination Anniversary. Speaking on the occasion, he congratulated the organizers for celebrating the faith. “I am very happy to be with you today. Your village may be small and interior but please know even God chose to be born in a very insignificant village called Bethlehem. God lives in the midst of the simple people like you”, he said. He also released the book and handed it over it Mr. Kamthok Yangli, the chief organizer of event and one of the first people to have received the faith.
The translation work of this Sunday readings in Olo was done under the close guidance of Fr. Joy Valliamthanathu MoC and his team of Catechists.
It was a huge gathering of people. There were about 1500 people from all the neighbouring villages there for the event. Mr. Yangli single handedly managed the whole event to make this day an important event in the history of Church in this small village. He also made Divine Mercy pictures available to all the people to help them participate in the Jubilee of Mercy.
Mr. Wangamn Lowangcha, a prominent public leader from this area, was the chief guest for the event and he appreciated the great work done by Church for the people here. “This is not only about Faith. The missionaries who are here with us are all very well qualified but they have sacrificed their today to make our tomorrow better. We must always be grateful to them’, he said.
Mr. Yangli thanked all for their contribution to the growth of the Church in Ngolo village for the last 25 years and thanked Bishop George Pallipparamabil, Bishop of Miao, for his love care and sacrifice for the people in Ngolo village and for the Lazu people at large.
Colourful cultural items and felicitation gave a fitting conclusion to a very important event of Ngolo Catholic community.