Ukhrul MLA Ram Muivah on Sunday called on the youths to unleash their powers for the right causes and pointed out that youths can reach unimaginable heights if they are channeled in the right direction.
Ram Muivah was speaking as chief guest of the inauguration of the five-day 4th Regional Youth Convention held under the theme, ‘Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive’ at Catholic School Canchipur, Archdiocese of Imphal.
It was organised by the Indian Catholic Youth Movement North East (ICYMNE) under the banner of North Easter Regional Youth Commission (NERYC) and was hosted by the Manipur Catholic Youth Organisation.
Muivah pointed out that the Christianity is as indigenous as Hindu in India and every Christian should be proud of it and should not be apologetic.
Taking about the youth power, he cited the overthrow of an Iranian leader in 1970 by its youths; the successful 1979’s movement of the All Assam Students Union against foreigners.
The MLA further stressed the need to involve youths in politics and expressed his desire to witness entrepreneurs and industrialists from the Catholic community.
He elaborated that in the parliamentary form of government, it is the politicians who can transform the society while the administrator has limitations. So, involvement of youths in politics is a must for better changes, he added.
In his address, additional chief secretary (TA and Hills) Letkhogin Haokip spoke on the theme of the convention, ‘Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive.’
He said, “Unless and until we do something for the society, the society will not move and God will bless us if we do something good for the society.”
Haokip suggested the youths gathering at the convention to make a firm commitment for the sake of creating a better society after achieving their ambitions.
Youth and catholic leaders from various dioceses of the Northeast states were witnessed in the convention with their distinct traditional attires where they showcased their cultural and entertainment programmes.
Stalls selling indigenous products of different Northeast states were also set up inside the campus of the venue.