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From interior village to FMA Sister

The Diocese of Miao congratulates Sr. Niampu (Patricia) Mossang on her First Religious Vows as Daughter of Mary Help of Christians. Sr. Patricia, daughter of Mr. Lomkhing Mossang and Mrs. Ngikho Nossang, is from Nayang village under Sacred Heart Parish Neotan of Miao Diocese in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. She began her religious formation in 2018 and made her First Religious Vows in Kohima, Nagaland on 5 August 2022. She is now posted at Gopur Tinali in Itangar diocese. As we congratulate her, we wish her God’s...

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Miao diocese shines in ICSE result; every school records 100% Pass Result

Miao, 18 July 2022: Excellence in education depends on quality of teaching and not on the remoteness of the location so prove the students in the remote corner of north eastern most corner of India in Arunachal Pradesh.  The ICSE result for class 10 were declared yesterday and all the schools under Newman Educational Society (NES), the educational wing of Miao diocese has recorded 100% pass results.  This is a remarkable feat considering all the difficulties and inconveniences the students and teachers face in this part of the country, says Father Shoby Simon, the secretary NES. “A total of 16 schools of NES presented their candidates and all of them have achieved 100% success. It is a great moment of pride for all of us, the teachers, parents and the students”. Total of 595 students appeared for the examination this year, 333 girls and 262 boys.  Congratulating the students and the teachers, Bishop George Pallipparambil, the patron of NES said, “My gentle reminder to all is that while we rejoice over the great result this year, let us not forget that those who passed this year are just beginning their real life. The batches that follow and those who have passed so far deserve our attention. That only will make education effective and transformative”. Out of the total number of students appeared, 393 pupils have secured first division and 202 second. Dhara Sharma and Ngunkhaw Wangsu from Don Bosco School, Galenja from Changlang district have secured 96% and 95% of the total marksand Rito Simai from Holy Rosary School, Changlang has scored 95%.  NES established its first school in a humble structure in Borduria village in June 1992. Since then it has contributed much to the improvement of literacy rate in Arunachal Pradesh. Back in 1990, it stood at 41% and now it has jumped to 59.94%. Much of the improvement is due to the intervention of church, as it established schools almost in every remote corner of the State.  “Poverty has no religion, health care has no religion and illiteracy has no religion”, says Bishop George. “Our goal is to take to education to the last, the least and the lost”. NES has, as of this current academic year, 53 schools running in the last eight district of the State with over 17000 students from the remote corners of Arunachal Pradesh. Some 750 teachers cater to the physical, spiritual and overall growth of these students. Gone are the days when we used to worry about the education of our children. Thanks to the Church and NES, now quality education has walked into our doorstep, says Ngapnai Jamikham, a parent from Kanubari in Longding district. The good result this year is a testimony to this...

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Tezu youth bicycle for peace and environment

Tezu, 4 June: A group of young people from Tezu town in Arunachal Pradesh rode bicycle for the cause of peace and environment on 3 June 2022. Marking the World Bicycle Day, a group of 10 young people cycled for 20 kilometres from Tezu town to Demwe in Lohit district to campaign for peace in the world, in India and in Arunachal Pradesh and to spread awareness on the preservation and protection of environment. Speaking at the start of the cycling, Aaron Yun, the leader of the group and a law graduate said, “There is this visible environment of hate everywhere. We ride today to create an environment peace and campaign for the promotion and protection of environment”. The ride started from Krick and Bourry Memorial School and concluded at the main market area in Tezu town. “We are glad to join the rest of the world on this World Bicycle Day and we are happy that we rode for a purpose”, said Ronica Mepo, a bicycle enthusiast. “We need peace. The world needs peace now more than ever. The war between Russia and Ukraine has reached 100th day today and there is no end in sight. We hope and pray that an atmosphere of love and peace comes to exist among the humanity all over the world soon”. The bicycle ride for peace is part of the three-day event organised by the Youth Association of St. Peter’s Parish Church, Tezu, to mark the double celebrations of World Bicycle Day and World Environment Day. The youth have planned a massive plantation and cleanliness drive around the town to mark the World Environment Day on Sunday. With the youth spearheading the cause of peace and the protection of environment, there is hope for better days to come, said Father Thomas Mani, the Parish Priest at the end of the...

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