A grand Silver Jubilee Celebration
The grand celebration of the Silver Jubilee of Profession of Fr. Ignatius K Sangma was held on 18th and 19th of May, 2018 in Don Bosco School, Tura. The staff and students of the school celebrated the jubilee its vice-principal and in charge of LP section on 18th. The celebration saw colourful dances, melodious songs and meaningful speeches to congratulate the Jubilarian on reaching the milestone, thank and appreciate him for his hard work and pray to the Almighty to continue his blessings on him.
An equally impressive celebration was held the next day at the community level. The solemn Eucharist was the highlight. Rev. Fr. Januarius S Sangma, provincial elect, Fr. CJ Jose, procurator of Tura diocese, Fr. Levio T Sangma, Chancellor, 25 other priests were present. The auditorium, the venue of the celebration was packed with quests. During his homily and later during the felicitation programme, Fr. Ignatius recalled his vocation story and his journey as a religious and as a priest. He credited the seeds of his vocation early in life to pious parents. While being grateful to God for calling him, he elaborately thanked all those who played a part in his vocation and formation.
After the Eucharist, a short felicitation programme was on display. Students from nearby institutions performed excellently well befitting the auspicious occasion. Rev. Fr. Januarius S Sangma, the provincial elect, Fr. CJ Jose, procurator of Tura diocese spoke to appreciate the jubilarian who has won ‘Silver’. While Fr. Januarius sees the talents in Fr. Ignatius, Fr. CJ Jose, on behalf of the bishop, thanked him for his service in the diocese. He said that religious give a counter witness to a world that is crazy for power, position and pleasure.
Earlier, Fr. Albert Thyrniang, Rector welcome all the guests to the celebration. He said that unlike in the Old Testament when a jubilee was announced by the blowing of trumpets, the audience was about to witness the songs, music, dance and drama to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Fr. Ignatius Sangma, one of the members of the community who is also the director of Youth Centre and DBtech, in charge of LP section and administrator of the house. Also part of the celebration were Fr. Victor Tigga and Fr. Benny Mushahari, companions of Fr. Ignatius Sangma.