TBA-I Golden Jubilee celebrated at Motbung

The Thadou Baptist Association India established in 1971 celebrated its Golden Jubilee under the theme, ‘Jesus Christ the sole Foundation’ on Thursday at Motbung Model village.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 11 Dec 2021, 7:03 am

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The Golden Jubilee celebration of Thadou Baptist Association India was held on Friday in the presence of PHED Minister Losii Dikho and Kangpokpi assembly constituency MLA Nemcha Kipgen at Motbung Model Village in Kangpokpi district.

The Thadou Baptist Association India established in 1971 celebrated its Golden Jubilee under the theme, ‘Jesus Christ the sole Foundation’ on Thursday at Motbung Model village.

General secretary, Council of Baptist Churches North East India (CBCNEI) reverend professor Akheto Sema, unveiled the monolith erected to commemorate 50 years of TBA-I before it was dedicated by executive secretary, TBA-I reverend Letkholal Kipgen in the morning session.

Releasing of the balloon, sounding trumpets, and beating of the traditional gong ‘Dahpi’ 50 times marked the morning session.

A TBA documentary video was played after the introduction and a welcome address by president TBA-I reverend V Sitlhou was given before the exhortation message from director, BIM, South East Asia, and India reverend SL Benjamin Chan.

Later, PHED minister Losii Dikho released the Golden Jubilee Souvenir containing greeting messages from chief minister N Biren Singh, ministers and MLAs, and various leaders of TBA before it was dedicated by secretary CED reverend Hekai Simte.

Minister Losii Dikho conveyed warm greetings from the government and expressed gratitude to all the Churches of the state for their huge contribution and roles during the pandemic in the state.

“We always look forward to the churches when we have problems. The Churches also always stood for us,” he said.

MLA Nemcha Kipgen said that with a firm commitment the Church and Association have been following the footstep of Jesus Christ till today.

“Challenges and obstacles are part of life but I truly believe that it is the association and Churches that have the utmost potential to transform the society,” she added.

Akheto Sema said that there are 112 associations under CBCNEI and 8376 Churches with more than 15 lakhs members while it has six conventions, five associated members and its has international and national partnerships.

A Jubilee dance participated by all the dignitaries and guests marked the occasion.

Releasing of TBA history, the introduction of missionaries and evangelists, brief history TBA women department, offering for Olmundailim (senior citizen home), brief history TBAFY and flag de-hoisting will be the main highlights of the programme.

Jubilee Choirs, Hallelujah Choirs, Golden Choir Keithelmanbi, Motbung Area Choir, Twilang area choir, Jiribam Area Choir, Twipajang Area Choir, Keithelmanbi Area Choir, K. Geljang Area Choir, Praise and Worship Team Motbung Baptist Church, the Jubilants, Motbung, Molhoi Choir Boys, The Heaven Bell’s Keithelmanbi, etc. enthralled the audience on the occasion.

 

First published:11 Dec 2021, 7:03 am

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