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Spread the message of peace and love, urges Pangnyu
Published on 20 Dec. 2009 12:56 AM IST
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The department of rural development (RD) celebrated advent Christmas on December 17 at its directorate compound, Kohima. The function was chaired by Metsubo Jamir, director, RD and was attended by officers and staff of the department of RD, SIRD, and DRDA, Kohima. Parliamentary secretary RD and SIRD, Pangnyu Phom while extending Christmas greetings stated that Christmas was a time for revival, retrospection and a time of reconciliation with God and with fellow human beings. Pangnyu further challenged the gathering to break family boundaries, tribal boundaries and spread the message of peace, love, hope and harmony. Commissioner and secretary, RD, Viketol Sakhrie in his speech also stresses that amidst all celebrations and merry making, one cannot afford to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. “Just as the way Christ gave his son and gave us love, we should also learn to share and give”, he said. Earlier in the programme, scripture was read by Imlimeren, joint director, RD, invocation by T. Kiheto Sema, joint secretary, exhortation by K. G Himb, retired additional director. Singing competition was also held and awards were distributed by Limasenla Jamir, director, SIRD.

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