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36th LCYA General Conference concludes

LCYA concludes

Dimapur, January 15: The 36th Lotha Catholic Youth Association (LCYA) General Conference concluded on January 14 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lakhuti.
On the final day, Dr. Stephen Lotha, retired Principal, and Elias T Lotha, Commissioner, Motor Vehicles Department, Government of Nagaland, graced the occasion as guest speakers.
Dr. Stephen Lotha, in his address, extended warm greetings to the congregation and expressed their blessings for being part of the convention. He emphasized the significance of the Holy Eucharist in life, urging the youth to value it and refrain from pride.
Dr. Lotha also highlighted the importance of the Bible in youth life, encouraging them to remember and thank God in all aspects of life. He stressed the need to remember God from the beginning, emphasizing that God will guide those who do so.
Regarding academics, he emphasized that mere memorization is insufficient; understanding and appreciating the true value of education are crucial.
Elias T Lotha, in his address, focused on Catholic Social Teachings (CST) and urged the congregation to uphold human dignity, emphasizing that all men are created in God’s image. He addressed the abusive use of mobile phones, considering it a dangerous menace in youth life, and encouraged living an exemplary Christian life.
Elias T Lotha stressed that one’s actions, thoughts, and words should praise God and not displease Him. He encouraged the gathering to practice love and humility, being helpful to others, and supporting the needy and destitute.
The program concluded with a Holy Mass Celebration led by Rev. Fr. Philip Yanpvuthung, Director, Lotha Catholic Youth Association. In his homily, Rev. Fr. Philip emphasized the importance of work culture and the dignity of labour. He encouraged youths to expose their hidden talents with determination, walking with God, and giving priority to Him for success.
Rev. Fr. Philip highlighted the issue of unemployment, stating that government jobs are not sufficient for all educated unemployed youths. He urged the youths to focus on their goals with determination and explore alternative opportunities.
During the first session, Senjano Ezung presented a special song, and the program was led by Zuchamo Louis Humtsoe, President, Lakhuti CYA. The benediction was invoked by M. James Yanthan, Catechist, Mekokla.
(Page News Service)