Meitei Baptist convention concludes in Manipur

By: John Malhotra
Monday, 19 January 2009, 16:55 (IST)
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The first Meitei Baptist convention of the Meitei Christian churches in Manipur concluded yesterday.

The three-day-meeting was held at the Union Baptist Church at Kakching and was attended by over 1000 Christians from all over the state.

Opening the meet, state president of the All India Christian Council, Manipur, Rev Nipamcha Ningombam, urged Christians to stand united to proclaim the Gospel of Christ for a transformation in the state.

Hemanta Sougrakpam, a noted Shumang Leela artist and secretary of Sanaleibak Nachom, rendered the keynote address.

He said unity among the Meitei Christians would play a vital role in bringing peace and harmony among the different societies of the state, according to Imphal Press.

Secretary of the Womens Action for Development, Sobita Monsangtam, spoke on women's empowerment and the need to combat gender discrimination faced by the female communities in the state.

Meitei Christians in Manipur and other northeast states are members of different denominations that include Baptist, Presbyterian, Evangelical, etc. They number over 15,000 with nearly 1,000 churches.

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Added: Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 14:07 (IST)

How many association Meitei Baptist convention has now? Without single association how can it be possible to formed Convention? response soon?

thoudam anandkumar singh, imphal east,manipur

Added: Thursday, 10 April 2014, 0:07 (IST)

This is a great movement and a new revolution to maintain harmony among the different communities of Manipur. And I am truly glad that Iam A Meitei Christian. Praise the Lord.

Thokchom Jotin Singh, New Delhi & Imphal

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