DIPHU, Oct 1: On the third day of the four-day silver jubilee celebration of Diphu Diocese Karbi Katholik Nimarli Asong (DDKKNA) Dr. Rt. Rev. John Moolachira, Arch Bishop of Guwahati unveiled the jubilee stone infront of the Cathedral of the Risen Lord, the venue of the jubilee celebration in presence of Dr. Rt. Rev. Paul Mattekatt, Bishop of Diphu diocese, priests and nuns and the devout.
Dr. Rt. Rev. Moolachira also officiated the Eucharist celebration to mark the silver jubilee celebration of DDKKNA, which was joined by Dr. Rt. Rev. Paul Mattekatt, Bishop of Diphu diocese, priests, nuns and faithful. In his homily Dr. Rt. Rev. Moolachira praised the DDKKNA as it is the only active and surviving women body in the Catholic Church of the Northeast.
He said: “I have seen the DDKKNA, the only active and surviving women body in the Catholic churches in the North-east which has tremendously contributed to the church building, evangelism apart from their duties at home and society. Women have their responsibilities towards their family and other things, but at the same they are contributing a lot towards church building which needs to be appreciated.”
Dr. Rt. Rev. Moolachira urged the women that they have responsibility in promoting the culture of the community, development of women and making good Christian homes by educating the children the Christian values.
On the evening of September 29, Dr. Rt. Rev. Paul Mattekatt, Bishop of Diphu diocese inaugurated the silver jubilee celebration in presence of Vicar General, Diphu diocese Fr. John Timung and Women director. While on the morning of September 30, president, DDKKNA Lily Hansepi unfurled the flag. Homage to departed members of DDKKNA was taken up by Fr. Thomas Maripurath, Finance administrator, Diphu diocese.
The DDKKNA body was also reshuffled with Lucia Ronghangpi of Dolamara Parish as President and the ice president is Demi Tissopi of Dokmoka Parish and the general secretary is Malini Teronpi of Diphu Parish.
During the three day programme competition of tradition and Bible related were held.