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Nagaland Post completes 20 years
Published on 4 Dec. 2010 12:51 AM IST
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The 20th foundation day of Nagaland Post, the first and foremost English language news daily of Nagaland, was celebrated Friday in a simple function attended by Editor and staff of the newspaper along with well wishers at office premises, Circular Road, Dimapur.
Scaling new heights, braving the hostility towards the press in the 1990s by the government, armed forces and underground groups; fighting against violation of human rights; highlighting various political, economic and social issues, focusing on societal aspects, Nagaland Post has made enormous strides and faced enormous problems to reach the stature it holds in the region today.
"The trust and loyalty of the readers is the source of strength and upon which this newspaper has built its foundation," the anniversary editorial had said.
Describing the past 20 years as a "challenging, and at the same time exciting experience," Editor Nagaland Post, Geoffrey Yaden, addressing the anniversary celebration, reminisced about how the paper struggled and expanded to the stage where it has become the second highest circulated English news dailies of the north east.
He asserted God has been very faithful throughout the two decades of the newspaper's existence.
He acknowledged support from various quarters and individuals, particularly former MP Imchalemba.
He acknowledged the contributions of the present staff and further called upon them not to rest in the past, but to imbibe finer aspects and qualities of journalism in their service to the society.
The Editor also urged upon journalists not to confine themselves to just reporting what has happened, but also report on what was happening and to analyze what would happen. Conveying his wishes to the Editor and staff of Nagaland Post on the occasion, GIPNA coordinator and Overseas Naga Association (ONA) ambassador-at-large, Rev. Luoliehu Yimsung described Nagaland Post as the "breakfast of Nagaland" and the "people's paper".
Rev. Luoliehu, who is currently in the state from Australia to conduct leadership meetings with leaders of all the sections of the Naga society, apprised the members of the media house that people of all professions needed God to build their house.
Asserting that although Nagaland had many religious people, yet there were very less spiritual people, Rev. Yimsung encouraged the gathering to build their professions upon the word of God.
Nagaland Post general manager Abraham TK, who delivered a short speech on the occasion, also acknowledged five late former staff of the newspaper.
Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Maong Aier, former MP Imchalemba, NRC Nair, Rev. Fr. Chacko Karinthayil and Zelhou Keyho were some of the well wishers of the newspaper who attended the anniversary programme.

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