Children’s summer camp underway in Kohima
Kohima, June 30 (EMN): A two-day children’s summer camp organised by St. Francis de Sales (SFS) Parish, Kohima town, got underway at Charity School on Thursday on the theme “Treasured: discovering you’re priceless to God.”
Speaking at the inaugural programme, Rev. Fr. Gwatilo Alex Tep, assistant priest of SFS parish, advised the children to dedicate more time in learning about their faith.
“Unless we know about our faith, we can be taken for a ride, took for granted and misled by wrong doctrines or teachings,” he cautioned.
Narrating a story with a demonstration, Fr. Alex reminded the children that they are “precious and priceless” and that each one has been given a “ticket to heaven.” He, however, stated that one must shun laziness, disobedience, selfishness or pride and become more generous and kind towards people in order to get a ticket to heaven.
Singspiration was led by Tabor Ministry, while Petekhrietuo Francis Kiewhuo, catechist of SFS parish, and Sr. Mariam, supervisor of St. Mary’s Convent, were the speakers for the senior and junior campers respectively during the later sessions of the day.
The organising committee member, Kuotseituo John Keditsu, informed Eastern Mirror that they have registered about 400 campers on Thursday.
The children are divided into three categories such as sub-juniors, juniors and seniors with four groups in each category. The four groups have been named Fire Breathers, Infinite Seekers, Traveling Tikis and Skyward Scream.
It was informed that drawing and painting competitions based on the camp’s theme besides group activities and games were conducted during the day.
In the sub-junior drawing and painting competition, Angel of class-3 bagged first position, while Neikovor of class-3 and Rozüne of class-2 won the second and third positions respectively.
In the junior category, Nguriezo Norbert from Fire Breathers won the first position, while Karini Racheal from Skyward Scream and Sanuo Sophia from Fire Breathers won the second and third positions respectively.
In the senior category, Viluosanuo Bianca from Skyward Scream won the first position, while Seyielhounuo Sharon from Infinite Seekers and Mezhülhounuo from Fire Breathers won the second and third positions respectively.
In the sub-junior group games and activities, Fire Breathers won the first position, while Traveling Tikis and Infinite Seekers won the second and third positions respectively.
In the junior category, Fire Breathers, Infinite Seekers and Traveling Tikis won the first, second and third position respectively, while in the senior division, Skyward Scream, Fire Breathers, Infinite Seekers and Traveling Tikis won the first, second and third positions respectively.
The winners would receive prizes in the closing ceremony on Friday.