Youth Convention in Longo Parish
The Youth of Longo Parish came together at Tupi village, a substation under Longo Parish for a three-day youth convention, held at the village Church Hall from 8th May to 10th May 2014.
The three-day event saw around 250 Youth from the seven substations of St. Mary’s Parish, Longo. Miss Sanlih Wangsu, the Diocesan Youth President along with the Diocesan Youth Director stayed with the youth for three days animating and motivating them. The Convention began with a Rosary Procession from the main road to the programme venue, which put the youth into perspective that they, apart from getting motivated, would also be helped to grow in their faith.
There were sessions on the Evils Addiction and Drug. The Seven Sacraments of the Church were also explained to the youth. Miss Sanlih explained to the importance of education and the few Government schemes available to the students from this region. The Youth also participated in different completion and group games conducted for them. The youth from Chasa village another substation of Longo Parish was the Champion performer of the competitions.
Bishop George who was present for the concluding day programme congratulated the youth for coming together in large number to participate in the convention. He also advised the youth “to become the leaders your society needs”. He cautioned the youth against being carried away by the attraction of the world.
The three-day event came to a close with a felicitation and prize distribution to the winning teams of the many competitions held during the course of the convention.