Kohima: The Bridge of Hope (BoH), a child care project of Believers Church on a theme ‘Bringing hope to children in need’ was inaugurated by Advisor of Arts and culture, Nagaland New and Renewable Energy and MLA Deo Nukhu at High School Colony, here on Wednesday.
According to sources, Mr Nukhu, while confessing that he was impressed to see the objective of BoH ‘To replace a child’s shame with dignity’, also stressed on the spirit of ‘giving’, he said, adding Christian faith was incomplete without giving and explained many different forms of giving.
”Highest value of life is love and care and termed Bridge of Hope project as a unique way to reach out to the needy children, he said.
The bishop, Believers Church Nagaland Diocese Rt. Rev. B Sundar Raj, in his brief speech about BoH, said thousands of children in the country are left without hope, hunting for food because of their social status. Rev. Sundar shared that 25,000 people die in the world due to hunger where a majority of them are from India.
He said that for these reasons, Bridge of Hope was started to help the underprivileged children to attend schools by giving them books, uniform and basic necessities.
Incidentally, there are 525 centres across India and 10,000 students in NE India and 11 centres with 1002 students in Nagaland.
At present, 102 students are enrolled in BoH of Kohima from different schools selected on the condition of their family.
Students are provided with text books, note book, uniform and tuition. (UNI)