Minister for planning and coordination T R Zeliang called upon Catholic youths to develop sense of brotherhood to respect each other and to work hard in unity.
He was addressing the inaugural function of youth convention at St Xavier’s church Jalukie.
The minister lauded the Catholic community for rendering excellent service in the field of education and social work.
The five day convention is being organized by Nagaland Catholic Youth Movement (NCYM) on the theme “Live the world; Liberate the world”.
Bishop Rt Rev Jose Mukala also exhorted the youth on the need to live in faith and spiritual guidance. Special guest for the function Rev Fr. Alwyn J D’Sousa Director of Indian Catholic Youth Movement while appreciating the people and culture of Nagaland during his unprecedented visit to the state highlighted about the involvement and vital role of Indian catholic youth movement in bringing youths together from across the country for peace and progress. He also stressed on the need to break barriers and build bridges in order to overcome the problems faced by youth today.
Earlier Rev Fr. C P Anto Director Youth commission welcomed the gathering.
Highlights of the programme included cultural dance by Jalukie Parish, lighting of candles by delegates and various special numbers. NYCM vice president Stephen Kent pronounced the vote of thanks.
The inaugural function was attended by over 1100 delegates from all parishes in the state as well as invites from various parts of the country.
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