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Bareilly hosts Hindi Bible Quiz and Writing competition

The program is modelled after the popular Logos Bible Quiz in Kerala that annually attracts some 500,000 participants.


Bareilly diocese hosted some 200 Catholics from 18 Hindi-speaking dioceses for the third annual finale of Bible Logos Quiz and Bible writing, aimed at creating awareness about Bible.

Participants of the Nov. 19 included ten-year-old children to grandparents who won a series of Bible-based competitions in their respective dioceses based on pre-assigned Bible portions according to their age bracket.

“These little children should should inspire us all to devote more time and effort in deepening our knowledge of Bible,” said Bishop Ignatius D’Souza of Bareilly, chairman of the Agra Regional Bible institute, who organized the program.

The prelate lauded the children and aged taking up long train journeys challenging the winter climate to participate in the faith-based program.

The results were declared and Bishop D’souza distributed cash prizes along with certificates during the public meeting.

As many as eighteen cash prizes were given away for the winners of Logos quiz while twenty prizes were awarded to the toppers of Bible writing.

Several participants shared their experiences while preparing for the exams as well as writing the Bible.

The annual Bible Logos Quiz, started two years ago specially for Catholics Hindi speaking areas of India in 2015, modelled after the popular Logos Bible Quiz in Kerala that annually attracts some 500,000 participants.

Father Babu Chirayath, the director of Agra Regional Bible Institute, who initiated the quiz program said the program envisages to involve some 33 Hindi speaking dioceses.

The program has not yet started in several places. “Dioceses are scattered and most Catholics live remote areas making travel and coordination difficult,” Father Chirayath said.

Nonetheless, “efforts are being made to involve more dioceses…we are hopeful to cover all the Hindi speaking dioceses within a few years,” Father Chirayath said.

An attraction of the day was a short presentation by Father Joby Anand from Indore Diocese about the newly inaugurated ‘Atmadarshan You Tube’ channel introducing the various video programs telecast in Youtube as well in some selected religious channels like Prarthana Bhavan TV.


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