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Life begins at 75
Published on 30 Apr. 2009 12:39 AM IST
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In a simple but amidst humble gathering, L. Nukshimatong Jamir, a 75 year old man married Yimpokyimla, a 52 year old lady Wednesday at Tsuremmen village (Lirmen-B) in Mokokchung district. “Though marriages at such age are seldom seen in Naga society, today’s marriage is considered to be significant in some aspects”, stated DIO NIC Mokokchung, Er Temsu Wathi in a press communiqué on behalf of Tsuremmen village community. L. Nukshimatong Jamir hails from Lirmen village. During his youth, after serving the Naga Army for sometime, he undertook further studies at Christian School at Jorhat (Presently ETC), and then joined in the erstwhile “Woods Crafts Plywood Company” at Mariani. His first wife preceded him some 14 years ago. During his days at Mariani for around four decades, Nukshimatong was instrumental in helping the Naga people specifically during those hard years in 1960s when Nagas were targeted by both the Assam administration and police on the pretext of suspicions and tortured and jailed. In such infamous situations, the Mariani Ao Union led by his contemporary colleagues extended assistance to the needy people and helped safe return passage from treason. Besides, he was also the first pastor of the Mariani Ao Baptist Church during 1978-81. The marriage was solemnized by pastor Lima of Tsuremmen Baptist Church and attended by host of relatives from far & near, village communities from Tsuremmen, Akumen and Lirmen besides well wishers & friends from the neighbouring Assamese villages.

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