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Y. Patton visit ancestral village, Phiro
Published on 9 Nov. 2010 12:23 AM IST
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Parliamentary secretary for irrigation and flood control, geology and mining, border affairs visited his ancestral village Phiro on November 5 and also had an interactive meeting with people and Church members.
In the meeting Patton enlightened on various development activities initiated by DAN government for the benefit of Lotha community and urged upon them to maintain peace and harmony amongst themselves.
As a gesture of love and respect towards his ancestral village Phiro, Patton extended financial assistance towards the Church for renovation of Church compound.
He also provided Goanbura red shawls to all G.B’s of Phiro village council and honored the oldest man and oldest women of Phiro village with financial aid.
Patton also assured for any feasible developmental works in the village.
Later, Patton paid a visit to all the historical sites at Phiro village including the tomb of Yanbamo Patton, the first Naga Army General to have been killed in action for Naga political cause who was also a military medalist in the II World War in Kohima.
Yanbamo also fought in Burma and was awarded the Burma Star, Indian Independent Star, distinguish Service Medal and his name was published in the London Gazette.
Patton later visited the tomb of Dobashi Apamo Patton who was the lone Lotha representative to Simon Commission in 1929 and also the tomb of Lisow Patton, the first Lotha Naga to land in London soil and who brought Christianity to Phiro and adjacent villages and also the first to bring modern education in the area.
He visited Phirowo Kimung, the founder of the village and a significant boulder over which he (Phirowo) stood and took sun bath.
Patton also visited the Manki Dong (Tree) where in the olden days all the rituals centered around the tree.
Former state chaplain, Rev. Yankey Patton emphasized on the importance of unity and called upon the gathering to always march forward with unity and reminded them to have faith in God.
Rev. Yankey also prayed for the longevity and invoked God’s blessing upon the people and government of Nagaland.

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