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The Urn Draws People of All Beliefs


By John Basumatary
Guwahati, Jun. 9. Raliang, June 10: The non-Christians of Raliang locality too were excited to be part of the pilgrimage. Like the Catholics they came to pay their respects to the sacred urn of St. John Bosco in good numbers. Sr. Agatha Shadap fma and Sr. Mercyful Nongsiej fma both share the same view about the people, saying that the indigenous people were eager to know more about the entire event. Fr. Edmund Lakra sdb, assistant Parish Priest at Mawkyndeng told that the local leaders, political and non-political, donated and helped in organizing the event. They expressed happiness and joy upon seeing the urn, stated Fr. Edmund.
Fr. G.K Warbah, the Parish Priest shared in gist the story of the saint saying that Don Bosco exhibited exuberance in all forms of activities. 'He is a priest, a saint of reconciliation.' He further stated.

The arrival of the sacred relic helped in bridging the gap between the people of various faiths in the locality. The event was a grand success because everyone, irrespective of caste, religion and colour, actively collaborated, said Fr. Edmund, the Assistant Parish Priest.
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