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Bosconians Mourn Demise Of Fr John Med

Fr John Med. Image Credit: Sangai Photo

IMPHAL, Jan 27:Past students of Don Bosco School, Imphal joined thousands of others around the  world in expressing grief and sorrow at the demise of ‘˜one of the most  loved personalities to have ever graced the school’, Fr. John Med, SDB, who left for his  heavenly abode at 10:15 am on January 25, 2011 at Imphal.  In a statement Basanta Rajkumar, IFS for the DBS Alumni Association, said that Fr. John Med struck a rapport and built an emotional bonding with the people of Manipur.

Born on 13 April 1916 in the erstwhile Czechoslovakia, presently the Czech Republic, Fr John Med left his family and friends, who lived under the regimes of the Nazis and the Red Army, to share God’s love with the poor and the underprivileged at the age of 18.

He made his first profession on 31 July 1934 and was ordained a Priest on 7 January 1943.   He came to Manipur in 1978 at Don Bosco Imphal and till his last breath he was serving the people of Manipur by supporting the education of some 900 children all over Manipur through donations from his family and friends in his country of origin – the Czech Republic.

He was also the founder and builder of Don Bosco Senapati and Maram. His multifaceted personality of being an exceptional educator, administrator, and musician not only charmed his students but also educated them to become responsible citizens.

In his death, we have lost a friend, philosopher and guide. And to the hundreds of children he was directly supporting, he was no less than a Saint, the statement said, while praying for peaceful repose of the departed soul in its heavenly abode.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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