DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/28/2019 11:19:15 AM IST
Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE), Dimapur, observed the 53rd World Communications Day under the theme “From Social Network Communities to the Human Community” on July 28.
Based on the scripture Ephesians 4:25, “We are members one of another” Pope Francis urged all to rediscover the positive potential of the internet, by invoking the images of media-network. He urged the gathering to reflect on the foundation and importance of being-in-relation and to rediscover the desire of the human person. “The community as a network of solidarity” and requires mutual listening and dialogue, based on the responsible use of language”, he said.
In his homily, Fr. Jonas Kerketta SDB referred to the immense possibilities offered by today’s social media for building better individuals, families and societies.
On the other, he cautioned them on the harmful effects of social media and reminded to use the platform wisely.
He referred to abuses like cyber-bullying, cyber-hacking, cyber-morphing, dissemination of fake news, etc.
He highlighted the importance of the Pope’s message for freeing people from being entrapped by the “net” and also for helping them to form living human communities.
During the offertory procession, symbolic gifts such as radio set, TV monitor, laptop and smartphone were offered besides the Eucharistic bread and wine, with accompanying prayer for each of the gifts.
The Brothers of Salesian College and of Bosco B.Ed. College, as well as the Novices of St. Ursula Novitiate helped the congregation to participate meaningfully in the day’s celebrations.