Dimapur, August 27: The Christian Forum Dimapur had its General meeting Cum Special seminar for the pastors and church leaders was held on August 25 at Bethesda AG Church, Walford, Dimapur.
The theme of the seminar was “The Role of the Churches in combating unemployment in Nagaland with special reference to the present Covid-19 pandemic.
Rev.Fr. Paul Maipan Sdb, Director Vocational Training Center, Dimapur, Prem Kumar, Pinnacle Training Institute, Dimapur, Rev. Fr. Roy, Director AIDA, Dimapur were the resource persons. They expressed the role of the churches as the most important platform in providing developmental skills to young people of Nagaland who have lost their jobs during the Covid – 19 Pandemic situation.
They presented various trades and possible areas where our youth can seek training and equip them with job after the training. They also encouraged the pastors and church leaders to send their young people to different skill development centres with job placement opportunities.
The resource persons concluded by emphasizing on the remark “the Church is the only hope” for the spiritual, social and economical development of the Naga youths affected due to the pandemic for which the CFD can take the initiative and lead to bring positive changes in Nagaland.
Nini Sekhose pronounced the vote of thanks to the speakers for their time and encouragement. The first session was started by Rev. Dr. C.P Anto was the Moderator and he presented the present scenario of youth in the state and the nation.
The second session of general body meeting cum election of the new office bearers began with the welcome address by the chairman Rev. Moses Murry and Rev. R P Murry pronounced the invocation. Rev. Dr. C.P Anto did the presentation of the CDF ministry report for the year 2018 – 2020 highlighting all the activities especially the recent Covid 19 Pandemic relief services and all the members unanimously accepted with thanks.
Rev. Moses Murry, the chairman tabled the CFD amended Constitution for the general body approval and the members accepted it unanimously with thanks. Rev. Dr. N. Paphino pronounced the word of appreciation to the former CFD office bearers for their tireless effort and contribution toward the society during their tenure and specially the Covid – 19 pandemic. The selection committee consists of five senior pastors and was headed by Rev. Dr. N. Paphino, as the Convener of selection committee. He called upon the newly selected members and did the installation by Rev. Dr. Dozo, advisor and the blessings was pronounced by Rev. Tenga Seb.
The newly selected members for 2020 – 2023 are Rev. Moses Murry – Chairman; Rev. Vitoshe Swu -Vice – Chairman; Rev. Dr. C.P Anto – Secretary; Rev. Vangpong Phom – Joint Secretary; Rev. T. Ariba Imchen – Treasurer; Rev. Kele Angami – Finance Secretary; and Ps. Yanpemo Lotha – Information Secretary.
All together, 42 pastors and church leaders from different churches attended the programme. (Page News Service)