Wakka Circle Youth Convention held at Kaimoi Village
A four-day youth convention was held at St. John Bosco Church at Kaimoi village, under Ngissa Parish from 5 to 8 February with about 400 youths gathered from 10 villages of the Parish. Youth animation team from Divine Retreat Centre, Margerita animated the enthusiastic youths with prayer and worship sessions, importance of education and awareness on cleanliness. There were also numbers of cultural and literary competitions and Catholic Church Nginu bagged the Championship in the Bible Quiz Competition.
The Convention Concluded with Holy Mass presided by Bishop George Pallipparambil along with Parish Priest Fr. Sanjay, Fr. Syracose, and Fr. Stephen. A special prayer intention was done for the students of class X and XII of the Diocese. The Holy Spirits’ Sisters, Ngissa prepared boys and girls for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. During the Mass, in homily message Bishop George called upon the youths for deeper introspection to find out answer to the question “Who is Good then?” as he stated that whenever something goes wrong, we always complained of others being not good especially about our government, our leaders, our fathers, sisters, Chiefs, GBs etc. Following the teachings of Christ Jesus, He emphasised on selfless contribution in Social building and the need of education of the younger generation to be called as Good Leaders, Good Chiefs, GBs in future. In the felicitation message, one Nepha Wangsa, a Youth leader from the area, highlighted how the Catholic Church imparts education and faith in the entire world. He appealed to the people to make little more struggle to send boys and girls to school. He also expressed his gratitude for the tremendous mission work done by fathers and sisters under Bishop George in just 10 years.
The Convention concluded with an educative note as one remarkable feature of the convention was that other denomination church youth participated in the sessions and gave full cooperation for smooth functioning of Convention. (Nepha Wangsa, Ngissa)