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Naga factions celebrate pre-Christmas
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, DEC 16 (NPN):
Published on 17 Dec. 2009 12:44 AM IST
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Signifying that the Naga reconciliation process was “gaining momentum” as stated by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), the NSCN (I-M), GPRN/NSCN and NNC/FGN jointly celebrated advent Christmas on the theme “Celebrating Christ” at Town Baptist Church, Dimapur on Wednesday where they called for strengthening the reconciliation process. The programme initiated by the FNR which was also attended by a host of members of the civil societies. Delivering Christmas greetings, ‘Kilo Kilonser’ of NSCN (I-M), Kedutsu Tsuzuh urged upon the people to lay aside the disparities, forgive one another and look forward to God’s plan for the Nagas. He made an appeal to let the reconciliation process be the beginning for a destined journey for the Nagas in one accord and one voice. GPRN/NSCN, ‘Kilo Kilonser,’ Azheto Chophy called for strengthening the ground upon which a common hope could be achieved. He said it was only through the common hope that Naga people could experience real peace and harmony and also pave way for a political solution to the decades’ old ‘Indo-Naga’ problem. He asserted that self-retrospection and taking corrective measures could shape the Naga history and mould it in the manner that was once “rightly” pursued by earlier leaders. NNC/FGN, ‘Kilo Kilonser’ Zaleo who also spoke , lamented on the fratricidal killings for the past 29 years in the name of nationalism and sovereignty despite the holistic approach by the erstwhile leaders. He called upon the gathering to grow stronger both spiritually and physically to achieve salvation and freedom through solidarity. FNR Convener, Rev Dr Wati Aier described the celebration as “a moment of active waiting-filled with joyous anticipation for all Nagas.” He reminded the gathering of the pledge Nagas had made with God and with one another. “We have agreed to break out from the specters of divisions, self interests and all forms of offensive activities in Toto and to claim the promises of Advent-namely the coming of the Messiah to our nation,” he added. NBCC general secretary, Rev. Anjo Keikung delivered the Christmas message while the programme was chaired by FNR member, Rev. Phughoto Aye. Earlier, in the morning national workers from all the three Naga political groups participated in the social work which was carried out at the Clock Tower junction and painted the base of the clock tower.

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