Rev. Fr. Tarun Hrangkhawl is the first Holy Cross Priest to be ordained from Tripura. He hailed from Rangamura village under Moharpara Parish. He joined Holy Cross congregation and finished his degree studies at Shillong. Then he joined the novitiate at Yercaud, Tamilnadu. He studied philosophy and Theology at Jnana Deepa Vidhaya Peeth, Pune.
He was ordained a priest by Most Rev. Bishop Lumen Monteiro, CSC DD, the Bishop of Agartala on the 3rd January 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church, Moharpara. There were more than 50 priests concelebrating the Holy Eucharist. Besides these, there were alarge number of religious brothers and sisters and faithful from different parts of Tripura.
It was indeed, a day of joy for the church of Tripura as Bishop Lumen said because the son of the soil has been ordained a priest mean that it is a mile stone for the Church and it is indeed the fruits of the work of missionaries in Tripura.
Fr. Tarun has been appointed at Koloriang Parish in Arunachal as a assistant Parish Priest. We wish him all the best for his first Missionary work in Arunachal Pradesh.