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Silver jubilee of Changtongya, Yachem peace covenant celebrated

Dimapur, December 21: The silver jubilee of Changtongya and Yachem was celebrated with pomp and gaiety at Changtongya on December 18&19 with the theme 'Unity through peace'.

The 25 year old peace accord between once warring neighbors Changtongya, an Ao Village under Mokokchung District and Yachem, a Phom Village under Longleng serves as model of peace building and conflict resolution.

The peace treaty, which attains 25 years was signed on October 2, 1989, done under the initiative of Rev T Alemmeren, the then Secretary of the Nagaland Missionary Movement.

It was in Yachem Baptist Church that a citizen revival was conducted from September 29 to October 1, 1989 under the leadership of Rev. T. Alemmeren, the then Secretary of Nagaland missionary, Dimapur. There was a great visitation of God during this revival. The Spirit of God urged the Yachem village council to reconcile and initiate peace talk with Changtongya.

He along with a counselor (Saku, Longkhum village) came to Changtongya on October 1 (Sunday) 1989. An emergency meeting was conducted with the Board of Deacons and Village Council members of Changtongya Village. In response to the peace initiative, the Changtongya Village council replied that the "Peace" was the need of the hour. Therefore on the same day with the message of "Peace talk" a delegation to Yachem Church elders and the village council agreed to conduct the peace talk meeting the next day. On October 2, 1989, the two village rulers, church elders and their subordinate members from each village met at Dikhu Bridge (Longleng Road) in Yachem territory.

In the past they had violated peace agreements a lot of times, therefore they wanted to do it in a special way. The peace agreement draft was made on the time bound "Till Jesus Return." It was agreed from both sides.

In the agreement letter, the signatories were four council members and pastor from each of the two villages. Consequently, a 'Bridge of Peace,' was constructed over the Dikhu River in 1991 located at the very spot where the two villages would hold court whenever they had misunderstandings.

In addition, a large stone was cut into two, and placed in each village as a monolith "declaring everlasting peace". The Peace Day is celebrated each year in the two villages alternately further cementing the treaty.

On the silver jubilee celebration, nearly 600 delegates from Yachem village including its oldest citizen came to Changtongya to attend the celebration. They stayed over at Changtongya and the festivity was further enhanced with the active participation of youngster from both the villages.

The resource persons for the function were Mar Atsüngchanger, Executive Secretary, Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang and Y. Nüklu Phom, Executive Secretary, Phom Baptist Christian Association. The event also features a jubilee extravaganza on December 19, which witnessed entertaining and scintillating performance from artists from both the villages. (Page News Service)


DC Mon distributes immediate relief to fire victims

Dimapur, December 21: The Deputy Commissioner, Mon Angau I Thou, IAS visited Yonghong Kenchenshu village and inspected the houses gutted down by fire on December 19 last and gave away Rs 50,000 cash, 25 bags of rice, blankets and clothing to the fire victims.

Addressing the public, the Deputy Commissioner lauded the community participation of people in helping to construct the houses and providing free fooding to the people especially the help and support rendered by the neighboring villages, which is the good old culture of the Konyaks.

At the same time she also appreciated the womenfolk who were taking the task and responsibility of their men in times of such catastrophe.

In order to prevent easily spreading of fire in the village in the near future, the DC suggested doing away with the old system of constructing their houses very close to each other. She also advised the village council and the students' body to utilize the VDB fund judiciously and adopt cent percent CGI Sheet roofing in the village under VDB.

Angh of Kenchenshu, Mukhao, thanked the Deputy Commissioner and her team for visiting the village and providing immediate relief and showing solidarity with the people in times of crises. He also requested the DC to restore connection of power supply to the village before Christmas.

President KNSK, Lomei Konyak, and EAC Mopong also spoke and exhorted the people.

Altogether 19 houses including the resident of Pastor, Pastress and granary belonging to the Church were completely gutted down by the fire, while other 11 houses were dismantled by the people to prevent spreading of fire.

According to the report given by the Angh of the village, the cause of the fire is yet to be uncertain but belief to have been ignited from the bursting of solar battery left charging in a house. (Page News Service)


Winter Fiesta held at Tuli

Dimapur, December 21: Winter Fiesta was held at Tuli Town Hall from December 17 to 18 and was inaugurated by Marsoba Ao, Project Officer, DRDA Mokokchung.

The function was attended by various dignitaries including the representatives from various organizations and student bodies.

The chief guest encouraged the young people from the Langpangkong range to be more dedicated and sincere in all aspects of life. He also encouraged them to be specialized in various profession and take it to the next level.

First night of the Winter Fiesta Concert was anchored by Pokeizou Miss Peren 2013 and Lines of Note from Dimapur entertained the crowd with their excellent talent.

Second night was performed by Bidyud Mazumder (Manjay) and Nagaland Progressive Rock band Frozen Heart.

More than 3000 people attended the Fiesta.

(Page News Service)


NMA Christmas greetings

Dimapur, December 21: The Naga Mothers' Association (NMA) has extended heartiest Christmas greetings to all and expressed hope that the celebration of our Saviour will strengthen integration and foster the feelings of oneness and mutual understanding amongst the Naga people and bring prosperity, happiness, peace and tranquility in the society.

The NMA appealed to all people to preserve the unique celebration of Christmas and absorb in self-reflection and prayer and to keep the spirit of hope with a renewed heart.

"As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, let us have a heart of forgiveness upon each other and commit one's relationship with God. And let peace reigns in our hearts and our land forever," it prayed.

(Page News Service)


AR organizes weapon display for NCC cadets

Dimapur, December 21 : With aim of motivating NCC cadets and encouraging them to join the armed forces, the 37 Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters 6 Sector Assam Rifles organised weapon display for NCC cadets attending annual training camp at Punglwa and Medziphema.

On December 16, 106 NCC cadets of Sainik School Punglwa visited 37 Assam Rifles for the display, while on December 17, 396 cadets which included 191 lady cadets and 105 gentlemen cadets attended the weapon display.

Apart from showcasing the major weapons and equipment being used by an AR Battalion, the cadets were also given an exposure to the functioning of a unit. The cadets also got an opportunity to visit the Weapon Simulator Room of the unit which is a modern training aid for improvement of combat shooting skills.

The cadets who are the youth representing almost all districts of Nagaland were highly impressed with the weapons and equipment of an AR Battalion. During the visit the cadets were apprised about the opportunities available for young men and women in the Armed Forces.

(Page News Service)


Tohanba condoles

Dimapur, December 21: Parliamentary Secretary for CAWD and Economics & Statistics and chairman of DPDB Tuensang, R Tohanba has expressed grief at the demise of S Tokiu Yimchunger, former general secretary, Yimchunger Tribal Council, who expired at Sir Gangaram hospital Delhi after a brief illness on December 19.

He served in various NGOs, served as chairman Yimchumger Community Diphupar B, Chairman SMC, GMS unity village, joint secretary Yimchnger tribal council from 2005 to 2008, and general secretary from 2009 to 2012. He was active social throughout his life.

He leaves behind his wife, two sons and daughter. In his death, Yimchunger community has lost an upcoming leader.

(Page News Service)






























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