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Recreation cum study centre at Sovima
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Aug 28 (NPN):
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Published on 28 Aug. 2010 11:55 PM IST
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A recreation cum study centre for the community especially for the students initiated by Kyong (Lotha) community was inaugurated at Sovima area, 6th mile here on Saturday.
Mhathung Kithan, Commissioner Secretary and Ex-Officio Director of School Education speaking on the occasion as the chief guest lauded the Kyong community of Sovima area for undertaking noble task in helping and providing young students as well as the community to have a place where they could utilize for their studies as well as for community gathering.
He described the occasion as one of the humblest inauguration yet one of the noblest and most initiative programme for the community thus far. Encouraging such productive ideas such activity centres, do not have ‘ism’ though initially started for the Kyong community.
Urging all to be productive as an individual and as a community, the Kithan said Nagas needed to be more productive as Nagas are purely dependent on others.
Lauding such initiative undertaken ‘first of its kind’ by Kyong community especially Dr. John Murry and his late lady wife, he said such noble ideas needs to be encouraged to build the community.
Dr. John Murry, ex-general secretary, Naga Hoho described the day as a special day not only for the Kyong community but for the Nagas as well. Lauding the Kyong community, he said, among the Kyong community, the Kyongs residing in Sovima are the movers, initiators and motivators. He also asks the Kyong community of the area to have a broad mind in what the Kyong community can give to the Nagas in order to strengthen the bound between different tribes of the Naga community.
S. Paulus Jamio, chairman Lotha community, 6th mile, Sovima area said the idea to start such activity centre would help the students of the low income people of the community with their studies facilities and inculcate in them the habit of serious study. He said the multipurpose would also gather to the needs of the community elders in coming together in sharing and promoting the traditional traditions which is an important aspect in the community building.
Earlier, the opening prayer was pronounced by Limathung Lotha, Pastor, Lotha Baptist Church, Diphupar, vote of thanks by Renjamo Tungoe.
Other dignitaries who were present on the occasion include, Thechano Kithan lady wife of Mhathung Kithan, Jacob Yanthan, SDO (Agri-Store), Rev. Fr. Sabu, parish priest, St. Joseph Parish Chumukidema and DLSU office bearers.

 
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