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25th anniversary of LCU in Wokha

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 12/12/2020 12:44:05 PM IST

Home minister and of Road & Bridges (R&B), Y. Patton called upon the youngsters to focus more on their academic persuasion, instead of hooking up on the modern gadgets which were addictive and had many negative impacts.

Patton was speaking on the second day as guest of honour at the 25th anniversary of Lotha Catholic Union (LCU) held from December 11 to 12 at Wokha, on the theme, “Go forth and proclaim the good news to all nations”.  The jubilee monolith was unveiled by Patton and dedicated by bishop of Kohima diocese, Most Rev. Dr.James Thoppil.

Y. Patton congratulated LCU especially to the pioneers who had done yeoman job and reaching thus far for celebrating the silver jubilee. He also welcomed all the participants including those who have come from different villages to be a part of the celebration. He remarked that it was a blessing and honour for him to attend and be a part of the only jubilee celebration while in power, adding that jubilee celebration was the handiwork and a vision of some pioneers, so it was befitting to honour their hard work.

Patton maintained that out of the 60 MLAs in the NLA, he was the only Catholic legislator. Pointing out that even in the past, there were only a handful to represent the Catholic Association, Patton thanked God for electing him for four terms with a special purpose to make him as their representative. In this regard, he appealed for prayer support from the gathering so that he may have good health and wisdom from God to lead them as an able leader. 

Patton said that most of the Lotha educated leaders were from convent background and encouraged them to continue the good work the Catholic Association had contributed to the Lotha community. 

As sign of encouragement to the Lotha students community from Catholic faith, Patton declared that those who pass/clear UPSC and NPSC he would award cash prize of rupees 10 (ten) lakhs and 5 (five) lakhs respectively. Patton also reminded that jubilee was a time to forgive past mistakes for an era of peace and prosperity for the community in general. 

While extending greeting on behalf of the Catholic Association of Nagaland (CAN) Johnny Ruangmei said twenty five years was a very significant year in the Bible, so also the Lotha Catholic Union celebrating its 25 year was very significant. Recollecting that in 1995 five young enlightened men from Catholic faith had established the union which has bore fruit, he hoped that this union would continue to lead the Lotha community with wisdom. Earlier, welcome speech was delivered by president LCU, Peter Lichamo.


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