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Mrs and Dr S. C. Jamir celebrate 50th anniv.

Governor of Mahashtra, Dr S C Jamir and his wife cutting the anniversary cake. (R) Nagaland Governor, K Sankaranarayanan, Goa Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat and his wife, Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio and his wife, and vice admiral Shekhar Sinha. (NP)
New Chumukedima, Feb 14 (NPN):
Published on 15 Feb. 2009 12:30 AM IST
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Governor of Maharashtra Dr S. C.Jamir and his wife Alemla were honoured with a rousing celebration on the occasion of their golden jubilee marriage anniversary at the family home in New Chukumedima Saturday attended among others by Nagaland Governor K.Sankaranarayanan,Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat and his wife, Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio and his wife, vice admiral Shekhar Sinha and his wife, Lt Gen (rtd)R. N. Kapoor, a host of ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs, government officials, prominent citizens and well wishers. Responding to the felicitations, Dr Jamir took the opportunity to thank God for being faithful in preserving his life even when he walked “in the valley of the shadow of death” in his political career. He encouraged all to accept God as the ultimate arbiter of our destinies adding “if God be with us who can be against us?” On the coincidence of the wedding day-February 14,1959-Jamir said in his time, they had no idea what was Valentine’s Day. He said Valentine’s Day was just as much a coincidence as the first meeting of the Naga People’s Convention(NPC) held in Mokokchung on his wedding day, to draft the 16-Point Agreements with the Government of India that became the framework for the creation of Nagalnd state. On the fifty years of marriage, Jamir said his wife Alemla was the pillar of his strength by being a devoted wife, mother, home maker and a source of comfort during the ups and downs of his life. He also evoked laughter among all, while narrating about when, how and why he decided to marry Alemla, the daughter of his late father’s best friend. Earlier giving a short welcome, Addl.Chief Secretary and APC Alemtemshi Jamir IAS, said Dr Jamir’s journey of fifty years of wedded life, was also like the tortuous journey of the creation of Nagaland state. He said Dr Jamir survived bullets of assassins and bomb blasts and thanked God for preserving his life. Those present on the dais included the usher at the wedding of Dr Jamir and the bridesmaid.Gifts were presented to Padmashree Chubala Shilu, who did the make up for Mrs Alemla for the wedding besides those who contributed for the preparations fifty years ago. Nagaland Governor K.Sankaranarayan, while presenting bouquets, informed that he had been asked by the President of India Mrs Pratibha Patil, to present bouquets to Dr Jamir and his wife on the occasion. Highlights of the function included scintillating songs and testimonies by the grand children of Mrs and Dr S.C.Jamir besides performances by Ballet Fusion.

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