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45th Indo-Naga ceasefire day observed

Leaders praying for peace in the land on Ceasefire Day at Chedema Peace Camp, Saturday. (NP)
Correspondent, KOHIMA:
Published on 7 Sep. 2008 12:24 AM IST
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45th Indo-Naga ceasefire between the Government of India and the Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) was observed at Chedema peace camp, Saturday. A service of thanksgiving to Peace Mission members and land donors of Chedema peace camp, the programme was organized by Peace Affairs, Nagaland Baptist Churches Council. Speaking on the Indo-Naga ceasefire, Rev. Beilieü Shüya stated that ceasefire brings people together, and that the Naga nation should stand true to proclaim Nagaland for Christ. She asserted that Nagas should give respect to its martyrs. She further said that one must perform peace actions, social work etc for the nation according to the will of God. I. Temjenba Longkumer from the FGN appealed to all Nagas and organizations present at the programme to sincerely work for preserving peace in the land. He said that Nagas should not go against each other but work as one. Chairman of Chedema Village Council expressed hope that the Chedema peace camp would retain its value, where all Nagas would reap the fruits of the fore fathers. Earlier, a monolith was unveiled by Rev. Yankey Patton. The monolith was erected to acknowledge the Naga peace mission members, land donors for Chedema Peace Camp and the people of Chedema. A special prayer for peace was said by Razouvolie Üsou, pastor, Chedema Baptist Church, and a word of appreciation by Rev. L. Kari Longchar, director of Peace Affairs, NBCC. Christian Revival Church, Chedema; Chakhesang Baptist Church Kitsubozou and Chang Baptist Church presented songs.

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