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Curtains down at TBAN jubilee celebration
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Published on 11 Oct. 2009 11:14 PM IST
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Tangkhul Baptists Association Nagaland (TBAN) silver jubilee celebrations which got underway from October 9 pulled its curtain down by honouring women who had married to men from other communities in a heart rending programme held at Diphupar Tangkhul Baptist Church on Sunday. 90 women out of those 237 married women to other communities (yorla) who were sent out invitations attended the programme and received token of love in gifts from the TBAN and also blessing by Rev Candid Sareo. Sharing their joys and feelings on the occasion, Tangkhul daughters thanked the organizers of the jubilee for remembering them as daughters of the community and inviting them. “We were once the daughters of Tangkhul community but it is in the fate of a woman, we are separated today and we cannot be with you in every activity. But thank you so much for remembering and inviting us,” Ayola Aier said on behalf of the Tangkhul daughters as she shared her mixed feelings. Earlier in the morning service, Alongla Aier w/o Dr Wati Aier brought the message on the topic – ‘Proclaim the acceptable year of our Lord’. While greeting the TBAN on the occasion, Alongla termed jubilee as the time for thanks giving, repentance, reconciliation and above all forgiveness of loans and debts to poor people. “This is also the time to restore the land to the rightful owners if you have ill-gotten someone’s land,” she said and challenged whether if any one could do that. Alongla also said the Tangkhul community in Nagaland can become a powerful community if they were celebrating the silver jubilee, understanding the meaning of jubilee by retrospecting one’s live and move forward. “Earlier, Samchakhap, evangelist who is being sponsored by TBAN in Arunachal gave a report of the activities in his field.

 
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