Sister Basanti Lakra, SCN Provincial of Patna Province, accepted the five Pre-Novices, Jyothsna George, Prathima K., Priyanka Murmu, Punam Saroj Kandir, and Sweta Baskey into the Novitiate in the presence of many SCNs in Mokama on March 3. During the prayer service, the Pre-Novices lit the lamp that was placed in the centre of a lotus, as a symbol of joy and of life giving power of the Divine within them. A copy of the SCN Constitution was presented to each of them. At the end of the ceremony they were welcomed into the Novitiate family.

Arpita Mundamattam, SCN
Director of Pre-Novices