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1st Church to be converted as heritage centre
Published on 13 Mar. 2010 12:16 AM IST
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The first ever Christian Church built by Rev Dr E.W. Clark in 1886 at Molungyimsen village which became the cradle and gateway to knowledge and salvation for the Nagas will be preserved as heritage. This has been made possible following necessary agreement between Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and MBA (Molungyimsen Baptist Arogo. On March 8 Prof. R.C. Agarwal, Principal Director, Architectural Division and Er Vaibhav Prakash, Architectural Division from INTACH, New Delhi, arrived Molungyimsen village led by Convener, Co-Convener and members of the Nagaland Chapter. According to INTACH Co-Convener T.L. Merry, the expert team from Delhi immediately took stock of the ground reality of the old Church and was impressed by the idea of preserving it as a heritage. In the joint meeting of the visiting team, INTACH Nagaland Chapter Convener Sentila T. Yanger, Co-Convener, member Mefutiba, MBA officials and Dr Lima Jamir, Convener, Educational wing of the MBA; Prof. R.C. Agarwal explained the procedure about the conservation and said that once completed, the Church building could be converted into a multi utility Heritage center encompassing a museum, educational, cultural and religious platforms.

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