The small delegation from herzogenaurach, which is currently in nagaland, india, was the guest of james thoppil, the bishop of the kohima diocese. The kohima diocese comprises the districts of dimapur, kohima, mokokchung, mon, phek, tuensang, wokha and zunheboto in the state of nagaland.
The bishop, who has been in office since 2011, is very pleased with the "hand in hand for nagaland" aid project that has been set up in weisendorf and report on the many projects for children and families in nagaland. "The local people are at the center of our projects", spokesman ernst klimek told the bishop. For years, the concrete aid and aid projects coordinated with the salesians of don bosco have been aimed at giving people a better future and, in particular, at improving the living conditions as well as the education and training of disadvantaged people.
The zubzas proudly reported that three development workers were already successfully working in the area and impressed the bishop with the projects solar plant, playground, uv drinking water filter, construction of a school and much more. "Helping people to help themselves is a basic principle of our way of working, and the zubzas have been working successfully with this self-help approach for many years.", klimek explained to the bishop.
In conclusion, bishop thoppil promised to visit weisendorf during his stay in germany and briefly described the situation in his diocese. So each tribe has its own character with its own needs, language and clothing.
Nagaland is one of three states in india where the population is predominantly christian. Naga culture is rich in values such as community life, hospitality and openness, but also characterized by hard work, mostly for day laborers.
The diocese currently has about 58,000 catholics served by 36 parishes and twelve mission centers. "Faith is growing steadily, and we must keep up the momentum. Every missed opportunity is an opportunity lost forever", thoppil explained to his guests from germany.
Ernst klimek will also present the aid project to the students of the don bosco university. With a heartfelt thank you and a naga scarf, the bishop bid farewell to anita and ernst klimek as well as michaela drebinger.