Kohima, December 12 (NEx): The Dy. Chief Minister, Home, Road & Bridges (R&B) Y. Patton graced the Silver Jubilee celebration of the Lotha Catholic Union as the guest of honour and unveiled the Jubilee Monolith, which was dedicated by the Bishop of Konia Diocese Most Rev. Dr.James Thoppil, today, December 12, 2020 at Wokha.
Lotha Catholic Union which was established in the year 1995, with the motto “Love, Faith, Unity, Service” celebrated its Silver Jubilee from December 11th to 12th, 2020 at Wokha, with the theme “Go forth and Proclaim the Good News to all Nations”.
Dy. CM Y. Patton congratulated the Lotha Catholic Union (LCU), especially to the pioneers, who had done yeoman job and reaching thus far for celebrating the 25 years – Silver Jubilee. Patton welcomed all the members and also extended greetings to those who could not make it due to the pandemic. He said that jubilee celebration is the handiwork and vision of some pioneers, so it is befitting to honour their hard work. He said that it is also a time of forgiveness, whereby he reminded all to forgive past mistakes for an era of peace and prosperity for the community in general.
Patton also said that most of the Lotha educated leaders are the catholic convent products and encouraged all to continue the good work which the catholic association had contributed to the Lotha community. On the negative trend due to introduction of modern information technology such as mobile handset, he urged the youngsters to focus more on their academic persuasion instead of hooking up on the modern gadgets which are addictive and has many negative impact.
Patton encouraged the students for Catholics from Lotha community by declaring a cash award of Rs. 10 Lakhs and Rs. 5 lakhs each to those who clear the IAS/IP and EAC/DSP respectively.
Meanwhile, Johnny Ruangmei, the OSD to GoN, NSDMA, and President of the Catholic Association of Nagaland (CAN), extending greetings on behalf of CAN, said that twenty five years is very significant. He mentioned that way back in 1995, five young energetic enlightened man from catholic faith came together and established the Union and this is the fruit of the five strong men, and termed the celebration as very auspicious.
(With inputs from DIPR)