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Bi-centenary Youth Meet 2015 Celebrated

By Fr. Christudoss Anthony SDB
Bi-centenary Youth Meet 2015 Celebrated
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Dimapur, Sep. 27. Youth Meet for ''Better Youth, Better World'' was held at Salesian College of Higher Education on 27 September to commemorate the Bi-centenary of the birth of Don Bosco. About 500 young people from 42 centres (hostels and villages) participated in the event. The Chief Guest at the Cultural function Dr. E. Thomas Kikon, Addl. Director, Dept of Geology and Mining Govt. of Nagaland urged the youth 'to be the change they want to see in others'.  Appreciating the contribution of schools, hostels, colleges and churches, he said such institutions are the best means to disseminate human values.
The day was inaugurated by garlanding of the statue of Don Bosco by his Lordship Rt. Rev. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima who later presided over the Eucharistic Celebration. Bishop James in homily exhorted the youth to share responsibility in building society. He said the youth must learn to accommodate one another, respect the differences in other persons and communities to form a peaceful society.  Rev. Fr. Nebu Mathew, the Provincial Economer of Dimapur  Province, hoisted the Youth Meet flag. In his message Fr. Mathew said Youth must work on their intellectual, human and character formation to be a good citizen.
Fr. Sebastian Jose the Vice Rector of Salesian College while welcoming the youth said the youth are a gigantic force which can transform and regenerate our society. The day was marked by animation programs on the theme ''Better Youth, Better World''. Prizes and certificates were given away to the winners of Bosco Quiz 2015 and enterprising leaders of the various centres.  Fr. Christudoss, the Youth Director while thanking everyone said, 'youth you are the agent of change. Carry this message to your home and society.
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