Biannual Khasi Youth Fest at Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong
SHILLONG: The annual gathering of Khasi youth oratories was held at Sacred Heart Theological College (SHTC), Mawlai on Sunday. Altogether 900 youths from 21 centres took part in this mega event. A day-long programme with the theme ‘Walk with the Lord in Holiness’ was held on the occasion. The programme commenced at 8:45 a.m. with registration followed by Holy Mass, animation and culture programme, stated a release.
Embhahlang Syiemlieh, Ex-MLA, MDC Mawlai Constituency graced the occasion as the chief guest. Fr. Paul O. Lyngkot SDB, the Salesian Provincial of Shillong, Fr. Anthony Kharkonghor, Delegate of the Youth Ministry of Salesian Province of Shillong and other dignitaries were present.
While addressing the gathering, Syiemlieh said, “Programmes like these help the youth to exhibit their talents.” He further added that the youths are the instruments of peace in the society.”
Fr. Leeborki Dhar during the morning session spoke about the need to overcome the fear of living a holy life and to live the life of youth to its fullness.
“His speech encouraged and inspired me to live a holy life,” said Gracelyne W Kharmutia, a participant from Pynthor. Another participant from Langkyrding, Emidahun Kharmut said, “I was taken up by the crowd that came to participate in the programme,” She also added, “The programme inspired me to live my life meaningfully as a Christian.”
Extravaganza filled the afternoon session where the youth showcased their talents in the form of lively traditional Khasi songs, skits, dances and music. The programme ended with a jam session organised by the brothers of SHTC.
The Khasi Youthfest is a biannual youth gathering organised by the Brothers of Sacred Heart Theological college for the youngsters of the Shillong Archdiocese.