Zubza, May 2 (MExN): Shalom Bible Seminary (SBC), Sechü Zubza, held its 17th commencement exercises on April 29 at Spicer Hall with Dr. Atsi Dolie, executive director, Angami Baptist Church Council (ABCC) as the guest of honour.
Altogether, 38 students graduated in Master of Divinity, while 16 students graduated in Bachelor of Theology. The graduating students, apart from Nagaland, come from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Myanmar and as far as Thailand.
The programme commenced with invocation pronounced by Tepusaho Tase, pastor, Minister’ Hill Baptist Church, while the welcome address was delivered by Rev Dr Sanyü Iralu, principal, SBS, who also conferred the degrees to the students.
A special music was presented by Ledi and Akhrü, while Achüno Peseyie, member, Shalom Board, gave away the awards to the graduates who excelled in their academic performances and other competitions conducted during their academic years.
The valedictory speech was delivered by Keneizenuo Chiese of M.Div III, while Villo Naleo, lecturer SBS tendered words of adieu for the graduating students. The benediction was pronounced by Rev Zapovil Sophie, pastor, Jakhama Baptist Church. On the day, the Shalom News was also released by Neidelhu Khate, principal, Baptist College, Kohima.
A press release also mentioned that the Shalom Bible Seminary was established on 8th October 1996 by the Angami Baptist Church Council to defend and uphold the Christian faith. The seminary presently has students coming from all the northeastern states and other states including Jharkhand, West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. There are also students from countries such as Bhutan, South Korea, Nepal, Japan, Thailand, Nepal, Myanmar and China.