TEZPUR, Feb 9 � The 54th annual conference of the Northern Assam Deanery (Church of North India, Diocese of North East India), held from February 3 with a four-day programme at St Paul�s Church, Natun Sirajuli under the Dhekialjuli revenue circle in Sonitpur district under the initiative of the Sengahiloi pastorate, concluded on February 6.
It may be stated here that there are altogether 11 pastorates under the Northern Assam Deanery, which has been working among Bodo Christians to keep them spiritually united.
As per the schedule, the religious function started on the first day with the registration of the delegates, followed by the inauguration of the pandal by Rev Lazar Daimari and the inaugural service attended by Rev Juran Baglary, vice president, NAD, and Amritmachi Daimari among others.
On February 4, the programme started with the unfurling of the flags of the Deanery Committee, Deanery WFCS, Deanery CYF and all pastorate committees which was followed by the morning devotion, first and second sessions of the cultural presentation. The third day�s programmes included Sunday School with Bible study by Rev SS Dangu, the fourth session of the cultural presentation by Sekhar Pastorate and St John�s Church (Udalguri), fifth session of the cultural presentation by NAD choir and Dhekiajuli CNI fellowship, praise and worship by NAD choir and closing ceremony. The entire event concluded with the lowering of the flags on February 6.
Altogether 400 delegates from Darjeeling, Meghalaya, Karbi Anglong, Tezpur and Udalguri were addressed by Rt Rev Collin Theodor who urged all concerned to be devoted to God�s message. He said that worship to the God is the beginning of knowledge.
Attending the meet, Israel Devadas stated that truth should be the prime thing for every human being irrespective of caste, creed, religion, etc. If one goes astray, he or she should be brought back to the right path.