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LAND OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, MIZORAM WELCOMES DB AT MIDNIGHT


By John Basumatary
Guwahati, Jun. 12. Mizoram, June 12: The urn left Mawkyndeng at 5 am sharp in the morning of Saturday to make way for a long journey to the farthest, southern most corner of Salesian centre at Seling in Mizoram. Amidst tight security by the Meghalaya police up to the border between Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya and Cachar in Assam, the relics of Don Bosco reached Silchar Don Bosco School at 11am. With few minutes of rest the urn left for Seling.  At Vairengte, the gateway to Mizoram Don Bosco had a short stay to see his daughters, the fma sisters, boys, girls and the local citizens of the state at 1.30 pm. The urn then stops at Kolasib Township at St. Joseph the Worker Church at 3. 50 pm.  Big number of pilgrims had gathered here to witness the life sized relic of Don Bosco.
Further along the voyage, the relic made roadside stoppages at Kawnpui as the people wait to recite prayers before the sacred remains of the saint. The Parishioners of  Sihphir  and  many devotees along with the Parish Priest too were eager to receive Don Bosco at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Sihphir, Vengthar at 7.20 pm. The Parish Priest of the Church at Sihphir said, 'I am blessed to have saint in my Church'.

Leaving Sihphir, the relic reached the beautiful city of Aizawl, where Rt. Rev. Stephen Rotluanga DD, Bishop of Aizawl received Don Bosco along with priests, religious and the laity at 10.30 pm at St. Thomas Church, Ramhlun. Reciting prayers and hymns, the congregation praised God in unison for bringing the great saint of the Church to the highlands of Mizoram.

The journey of Don Bosco was not over yet for the day. His soul and spirit has to reach the ultimate destination through his mortal remains to see the works of his sons, the Salesians at Seling. It was midnight when the relics finally reached Seling. Fr. Puthenthara James (Rector and Parish Priest), along with the community, boys and girls the MSMHC nuns, and the Church leaders were all there burning the midnight oil to receive the 'Father'.
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