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Live in harmony: Rio
Correspondent Kohima:
Published on 13 Feb. 2009 1:31 AM IST
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Making a call for harmonized living to build a strong community, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said with the advent of Christianity and spread of education in the state the savage way of living found no place in the civilized society. “We will have a secure future only if we live as one now,” he said. Inaugurating a morung and monolith of the Kense clan of Tuophema village at Tuophe Bawe on Thursday, the chief minister said the Naga society had remained divided for too long and urged the people to give up the old way of killing and hatred. He added that the people should differentiate between savaged and civilized living and live by the law and rule of the land. Rio further urged all Nagas to come forward as one family. Pointing out that Tuophema had more than 500 VDB households, Rio called upon all the clans to come together in unison and strengthen their village. He also asked them to preserve their root and keep their history alive. He further lauded the present generation of the Kense clan for their initiative in preserving their past glory through the morung and monolith. Saluo Kense narrated the history and migration of the Kense clan in the programme which was chaired by Pfuduolhou Kense. Rio also inaugurated the Kense Ancestral Hall at Tuophema village. The hall was constructed as a relic to the plot where the first settlement was made by Kense, the ancestor of the Kenses. Songs, dances and feast were also organized to mark the occasion.

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