Youth advised to practice love and humility
DIMAPUR — Commissioner of Motor Vehicles department, Elias T Lotha, has encouraged the youth to practice love and humility by being helpful to others and support the needy and destitute in the society.
Speaking at the concluding session of the 36th general conference of the Lotha Catholic Youth Association (LCYA) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lakhuti village under Wokha district on Sunday, Elias stressed that one’s actions, thoughts, and words should praise God and not displease Him, stated an update from LCYA media cell.
Elias, who was the guest speaker, focused on Catholic Social Teachings (CST) and urged the congregation to uphold human dignity, emphasising that all men are created in God’s image. He also spoke on the abusive use of mobile phones, which according to him is a dangerous menace in youth life and encouraged living an exemplary Christian life.
Another speaker and retired principal, Dr. Stephen Lotha, extended warm greetings to the congregation and emphasised the significance of the Holy Eucharist in life. He advised the youth to value Eucharist and refrain from pride.
Dr. Lotha also highlighted the importance of the Bible in youth life and encouraged them to remember and thank God in all aspects of life. He urged the youth to always remember God for His guidance.
Regarding academics, he emphasised that mere memorisation is insufficient and underlined the necessity to understand and appreciate the true value of education.
The programme concluded with a Holy Mass led by Rev. Fr. Philip Yanpvuthung, director of Lotha Catholic Youth Association.
In his homily, Rev. Fr. Philip emphasised the importance of work culture and the dignity of labour. He encouraged the youth to expose their hidden talents with determination as well as walking with God and giving priority to Him for success.
Rev. Fr. Philip highlighted the issue of unemployment and stated that government jobs are not sufficient for all educated unemployed youth. He, therefore, urged the youth to focus on their goals with determination and explore alternative opportunities.
During the first session, Senjano Ezung presented a song, while the program was led by Zuchamo Louis Humtsoe, president of Lakhuti CYA. The benediction was said by M James Yanthan, catechist of Mekokla.