Writing the scriptures helped me improve my knowledge of the Bible and connects me with the story of the particular passage I wrote, says Ngahminnei Kholhou
Imphal: A 16-year-old girl from Manipur finished handwriting the entire Bible in 104 days during the pandemic lockdown for "her spiritual enhancement".
Ngahminnei Kholhou, the eldest daughter of Thangkhojang Kholhou and Vahneikim Kholhou of Kangpokpi district, began writing the Bible in A4 size blank sheets to improve her knowledge and understanding of the Christian Holy Book.
"After knowing my weakness in the Bible, my mother said that I could write down the words to gain more knowledge about the Holy book. So, I decided to write down on a blank sheet," said Ngahminnei.
Writing the scriptures helped me improve my knowledge of the Bible and connects me with the story of the particular passage I wrote, said Ngahminnei.
Ngahminnei, who recently cleared her HSLC from Saint Francis DeSales School, Daili, started writing the locally translated Bible passages by hand word by word from May 18 and completed it on August 29.
Initially, I spent at least 10 hours in a day, but after the online classes started on July 20, I cut down the hours to seven to manage the time for study as well, said the young girl who is now pursuing her Class XI at Royal Academy of Science in Imphal.
According to Ngahminnei, she completed the 1,191 pages of an Old Testament in 1,603 pages and 381 pages of the New Testament in 626 pages.
Speaking with EastMojo, Ngahminnei said that she aims to become a doctor and serve the community. And, also as a Christian, we must lead an exemplary life and contribute to society, she added.
The handwritten Bible is likely to be submitted in the library of Kangpokpi Christian Church.