Thursday, February 2, 2023

Patton graces late Bishop memorial volleyball tourney

The three-day 4th edition of late Bishop Abraham memorial volleyball tournament kicked off on Monday at St. Paul’s Parish Wokha after it was declared open by deputy chief minister, Y. Patton.
According to DIPR report, Patton in his inaugural address lauded the Nagaland Catholic Youth Movement (NCYM) for keeping the momentum and recognizing the good deeds of late Bishop Abraham by organising the tournament.
He said through this tournament, the good works done by late Bishop Abraham during his life have been remembered and kept afresh.
Patton also recalled late Bishop Abraham, how he spent his entire life in the service of God and his faithful people.
The minister said that late Bishop served the Lord in different capacities all over the country during his lifetime and carried out uncountable activities of soul saving and strengthening the spiritual faith of the people in general and catholic believers in particular.
Patton said the Catholics have established numerous institutions even in the remotest places of Nagaland and had been a pioneer in providing quality education and contributed much to the overall socio-economic development through their services.
Delivering short speech, principal of St. Xavier College, Jalukie, Rev.Fr. Dr. C. S. Francis appraised the gathering on the life late Bishop Abraham. He challenged the youngsters to take this occasion and live their vocation and let the catholic communities be a blessing for everyone.
At the programme, 16 catholic youth achievers who recently cleared NPSC were felicitated.
Altogether 62 participating teams from 12 districts (32 men & 30 women) are taking part in the tournament.

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