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24 Mising tribal youth take solemn pledge of community service
By Fr. K.A. Thomas, sdb
Dimapur, Sep. 5. In a ritual that verbatim resembled a religious profession, or the initiation ceremony in an Assam`s Satra, 24 young people committed themselves today to serve their community. These young people, called Takars, have undergone training in discipline, community service and spirituality for two years. Of these 13 belonged to the 12th batch of Karsang Takar, the school dropouts training centre of Institution for Culture And Rural Development (I-CARD). Since the ritual was not performed  after a lapse of five years, another 11 young volunteers, belonging to earlier batches too joined the commitment group.
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