Five Days Workshop cum Training on Institution of Priesthood gets Underway

Publish Date : 14/02/2022

Five Days Workshop cum Training on Institution of Priesthood gets Underway

Aalo 12th Feb: – Five days Workshop cum training on institution of Priesthood, organized by Marjum Welfare Society gets under way at TTC Bed College Aalo from 11th February last. The workshop was formally inaugurated by Advocate Kento Jini, MLA 31-Aalo East SC cum Advisor Law, Justice & Parliamentary affairs amid fanfare.

           Speaking on the occasion, Advocate Jini hailed it as an important occasion of the society as institution of priesthood has been associated with the very existence of the society and played pivotal role to drive away evil spirits and various ailments from time immemorial in the absence of Medical Science. The priests should cast their divine power and play an important role in the society and love, compassion and willingness to attend all welfare poojas and ailing people should be guiding principle. He appreciated the NGO and senior retired officers of the district for attending the meeting and urged them to continue their share their experiences and guidance in shaping the institution of priesthood. The institution of Priesthood is the symbol of our assertion, regeneration and cultural identity through the ages and they held in high esteem in our society till today, he said.

          Shri Doi Ado former Minister and Chairman of Marjum memorial Society dwelt at length on the role priest in the society and the workshop cum training is targeted to keep intact the sanctity of the institution of priesthood through such programme from time to time. The Resource persons and senior citizens of the district also took part in the deliberation. The rest of the technical session will be marked by traditional Kopu Hennam, Hoye Benam, Popir Aben Kabnam and Ome Tub B alenam for women and Hogi Benam, Ambin Ernam, Layap, Namtu Nambe Benam and Hima Erap Tenam by men folk and these traditional practices are still prevalent in our Galo society.