Dimapur, May 2: Eastern Bible College (EBC) conducted the 47th graduation ceremony at college campus inside Buntain Chapel at Bank Colony on April 24. A total of 37 well trained students graduated from the college: 20 Master of Divinity (Residential) and 3 Distance Learning; 13 Bachelors in Theology (Residential) and 1 Bachelor of Christian Ministry (Residential).
The graduation guest speaker, Rev. Dr. R. Meren Jamir, Executive Secretary, Nagamise Baptist Churches Association, who delivered the graduation message, expounded on 3 keys that the graduates are called to serve God, which can be use to open many doors in their ministry and personal life.
Rev Dr Meren stated that the First key is, one must have a Vision, and without a vision people perish. One without commitment, one is sure to fail in the ministry.
The welcome address was earlier delivered by Principal of the college, Rev Dr T.N. Lotha Jr. The valedictory message was delivered by Mr. Dari Tudo.
The invocation prayer was said by Presbyter C3 Dimapur Section, AGEI, Rev. Pikhato Kath. Lecturer Miss. Neopi Kipgen read out greetings from AGEI, Boro Baptist Church Association, Lausanne Mission Diaspora, Asia Evangelical Alliance, Millennium International University USA, Ambrose University Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives Canada and World Mission USA. The offertory prayer was said by pastor, John Ansari, Gospel Centre AG Church Burma Camp; choral presentation by EBC choir; Scripture reading done by lecturer Mr.Samuel Swu and Mr. Lumtsuo.
The Graduate of the Year was awarded to Tunato Y.Swu from M.Div. Class. Assistant Professor Khyojano Yanthan announced the Academics Excellency Awards and was awarded to Zuchanbeni Tungoe from the M.Div class and Dari Tudo from the B.Th class. Assistant Professor David Khobung announced the Social Life Awards and was awarded to Thang Suum Lian and Apinuo Pienyu from M.Div Class and Konzan Humtsoe and Khriesakuonuo Theunuo from the B.Th Class. Assistant Professor Chuba Longkumer announced the Christian Ministry Awards and was awarded to Atoulie Sopfunuo and Khovelu and Allen from the M.Div class and Konzan Humtsoe from the B.Th class.
Conferring of degrees, declaration and charge, and prayer for the graduates were conducted by Principal, faculty, Senior church leaders and prayer warriors. (Page News Service)