Nearly 2000 people participated in the Eucharistic rally at Meluri on Sunday to proclaim the love of Christ to people, proceeding from 6th NCYM convention hall to the main town at Meluri.
The valedictory function was graced by Naiba Konyak, parliamentary secretary for youth resources and sports as chief guest and Most Rev. Dominic Lumon, Arch Bishop of Imphal and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Kohima.
Speaking as guest of honour at the valedictory function, Naiba Konyak emphasized on promotion of equality, peace and unity practice of patriotism, reconciliation with God.
Naiba expressed that it would be a joy to the nation, society an individual if such convention could bring peace, regeneration and social development in society.
He encouraged the youth to be truthful and live a meaningful life.
Naiba also lauded the Catholic institutions for making him what he is today.
Addressing the gathering as guest of honour, Most. Rev. Dominic Lumon, Arch Bishop of Imphal encouraged the youth to be determined and live on the values of the gospel of love, peace and harmony.
He said determination could bring one in the midst of others and achieve goals despite hurdles. In his message, Fr. Mathew Keemattam, Parish priest, St. Xavier’s Meluri expressed the need to inculcate values of honesty, truth and love and the need to follow the values that one learnt from the institutions.
Diocesan Youth Awards 2011 for excellence was awarded to 12 youth for contribution and service rendered towards the welfare of the youth and society.
Recipient of the peace award were Teisovi Gerard, Medochiio Martin, Mhaleno Mercy, Agnes Phom, Anthony Shumei, Peleneizo, Pezauhaii-ii Cecilia, Dziivichiiile Denis, Kevin Magh, Robert, Visakrol, Pusazonu Pauline.
The valedictory function was graced by the presence of AR captain stationed at Meluri, Lichamo, ADC Meluri, public leaders of the area and hosts of well wishers besides fathers, sisters and over 900 NCYM delegates.