Church leaders request CM to lift ban on mass singing, Sunday school classes
Informing that a meeting was held in this regard with CM Zoramthanga, MKHC secretary R Lalrinsanga said that the local church leaders have been well aware of the pandemic and prevention of its spread in the congregations.
Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a conglomerate of leaders from 16 major churches in the state, has appealed to chief minister Zoramthanga to allow mass singing in the local churches and holding of Sunday school classes, which have been prohibited under the COVID-19 SOPs since the Covid pandemic started.
"We do not have any objection to the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) on church services and other religious activities, but we asked the chief minister to trust the wisdom of the leaders of the local churches," said MKHC secretary R Lalrinsanga, requesting the chief minister to consider lifting of the prohibitions.
Churches in Mizoram were allowed to open from October following decline in Covid-19 cases, however, group singing was not allowed during the first and the second wave.
Informing that a meeting was held in this regard with Zoramthanga, Lalrinsanga said that the local church leaders have been well aware of the pandemic and prevention of its spread in the congregations.
The MKHC also asked Zoramthanga to allow church services without any conditions, he said, adding that several church leaders may not allow mass singing of hymns in the churches even if permitted by the state government.
Currently, church services in the state are allowed with 50 per cent seating capacity without mass singing of hymns across the state.
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