The whole purpose of organizing this event is to spread the awareness of Holy Bible and letting people know about it.
Bhopal (UCAN): Christians in all the parishes and mission stations of Bhopal archdiocese in Madhya Pradesh took part in a unique Bible writing event wherein they had to write a chapter of the Bible each in Hindi and come out with their own Bible.
The program was organized by the Bible Mitra team, which is a group of priests, sisters and lay people, at St. Joseph’s Co Ed School, Arera colony Bhopal, Servite HR. Sec. School, Hoshangabad, St. Joseph’s School, Pipariya and Pushpa Sr. Sec. School, Ashta.
(In the picture – the biggest hand written Bible in the world. Sunil Joseph of Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) has made the biggest handwritten Bible. The book has 16,000 pages and weighs 61 kg. He wrote 7,957 verse of the entire New Testament, each verse on a different page, from August 16, 2005 to December 16, 2005 in just 123 days).
Hindi version of the Bible, pen and paper were provided by the organizers to each participant. The task was assigned to different individual participants.
“The whole purpose of organizing this event is to spread the awareness of Holy Bible and letting people know about it by writing its chapters,” said Fr. Suman Kumar Tirkey, president of Bible Mitra
Each participant was asked to write one chapter out of the 1,334 allotted chapters of the Holy book. This written chapter would be saved as a written Hindi bible as a record in the Archdiocese. The Hindi version of the bible will also be uploaded on the website – http://biblemitr.jayesu.com/.
Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal was invited to give blessings to the participants at St. Joseph’s Co Ed School.
He said that he supports the holy cause and “my good wishes will be always there with the participants for coming out with good output along with spiritually stronger soul.”
“The bible teaches us the art of living our lives more positively, and this platform is an excellent opportunity to inculcate the teachings of bible, while writing the chapters,” he added.