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Ceasefire Day observed
Correspondent KOHIMA, SEP 6 (NPN):
Published on 7 Sep. 2010 1:10 AM IST
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September 6, 1964 was chosen for the inauguration of the ceasefire and it marked the end of one era and the beginning of another, Nagaland peace centre chairman N Theyo said during the thanksgiving service to commemorate the 47th Ceasefire Day at the NPC office here today.
Terming the day as a “red letter day” in the history of Nagaland, Theyo recalled that public meeting and special services were held in the Church to welcome and support the peace move throughout Nagaland when the ceasefire was signed in 1964. Recalling the chronology of event after the ceasefire, he said that the peace achieved on September 6, 1964 was a real peace, which was also a legacy of late Jay Prakash Narayan, who established the Peace Centre of Nagaland.
The idea of peace proposal was initiated by the Nagaland Baptist Church leaders, who were men of peace and men of God, he said.
Reminding that Naga people were the roots of every organization without which it was liable to be weak and unable to sustain the difficulty and adversity, Theyo said Nagas were always in the history from time immemorial for fighting against injustice and tyranny.
Asserting that Nagas, who gave serious thoughts to the national workers who were fractured into factions, were now being brought together by FNR through the signing of ‘Covenant of Reconciliation’, NPC chairman said it was an opportunity for Nagas including national workers for “political survival.”
“…we should not miss this opportunity”, he said and prayed that God provide sense of duty and sense of responsibility as Peace makers in Nagaland.
Earlier, in the service, CBC Kitsubozou associate pastor C.Puro led the thanksgiving prayer while responsive reading was led by Lhusi Haralu.
The service concluded with a mass prayer.
On the other hand, the Angami Region FGN also observed the 47th “Indo-Naga” Cease-fire Day at the Chedema Peace Camp.
On the occasion, Rev Yankey Patton delivered greeting speech while Rev Kari Longchar representative of NBCC spoke on the significance of the “Indo-Naga” Ceasefire. Special songs were presented by CBC Kitsubozou, Chedema Baptist Church and CRC Chedema.
A mass prayer seeking for peace was also conducted.

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