PASIGHAT, Mar 14: The Namey St. Thomas Catholic Church is being celebrated Silver Jubilee. The celebration was formally inaugurated by the Rt.Rev John Thomas, Bishop of Itanagar on Mar 13 last followed by Lighting of Lamp with Kenyom Dabi and Rev.Fr Mathew Puthumana, Principal SFS School Telam(Assam) Parish Father of Namey St. Thomas Church. The Home Minister Tako Dabi also joined holy occasion and addressed the people. In his brief speech the HHM thanked all who made the day a success and said when he looked back 25 years, he feels the spiritual changes and to mark the jubilee Dabi advised all to lead decent lives to generate feel-good factors for world peace and prosperity. He also said he had become aware of his limitations and prayed for peace and progress of the nation and cried for the Tsunami affected people.
Thousands of believers from Nari-Namey, Pasighat, Jonai, Silapather, Telam and nearby areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh participated in the celebration. The other highlights of the day were a Eucharistic Procession, cultural programs and prize distribution to the achievers.
Meanwhile the ZPM Kenyom Dabi informed that the church was established and inaugurated by the then Bishop of Dibrugarh (Assam) Rt. Rev. Thomas Menampurambil during the year 1986.