jubilee of Changtongya, Yachem peace covenant celebrated
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
Mon distributes immediate relief to fire victims
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.
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 same time she also appreciated the womenfolk who
were taking the task and responsibility of their men in
times of such catastrophe.
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
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
KNSK, Lomei Konyak, and EAC Mopong also spoke and
exhorted the people.
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.
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)
Fiesta held at Tuli
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.
function was attended by various dignitaries including
the representatives from various organizations and
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
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.
night was performed by Bidyud Mazumder (Manjay) and
Nagaland Progressive Rock band Frozen Heart.
than 3000 people attended the Fiesta.
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.
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
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.
organizes weapon display for NCC cadets
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
leaves behind his wife, two sons and daughter. In his
death, Yimchunger community has lost an upcoming leader.