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Ralanthung exhorts Lakhuti union

Deputy speaker NLA, Ralanthung Yanthan releasing a book on the history of Dimapur Lakhüti-I Ekhung (DLE), while first president of DLE, T. Chenithung Humtsoe and Rev. C. Yanthan looks on. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, DEC 29 (NPN):
Published on 30 Dec. 2010 12:06 AM IST
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Dimapur Lakhüti-I Ekhung (Dimapur Lakhuti Union) on Wednesday celebrated its 25th anniversary. The celebration was held at Agri-Expo 4th Mile, Dimapur on the theme, “Lets move together”, with Deputy Speaker Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Ralanthung Yanthan as chief guest.
In his address, the chief guest termed administration and religion as the two faces of a coin and added when combined together, fosters development in the society.
According to Yanthan “politics and religion” are the two blessings needed by a society where the former stands for development and the latter governs the conduct of human beings.
The chief guest who also hails from Lakhuti village said Lakhuti in the past was blessed with many officers and leaders amongst the Lothas, but lamented the village was now lagging behind others. For this, he suggested the gathering to cultivate the spirit of oneness in order to unlock the blessings which have been bestowed upon them.
Speaking on the theme, “Lets move together”, Yanthan reminded those present at the celebration to cultivate unity first before moving forward.
“Once we maintain unity we can move forward”, said Yanthan.
On the celebration, the deputy speaker said silver jubilee was a time to celebrate happy moments, and at the same, a moment to introspect past mistakes and also a time to think for the next 25 years.
On the occasion, the chief also released a book on the history of Dimapur Lakhüti-I Ekhung.
Former Naga Hoho general secretary, Dr. John Murry in his short speech pointed out that Lakhuti had produced many leaders not only in politics but also in sports arena. In this regard, he urged youngsters, the leaders of tomorrow to take up the challenge and produce similar results.
He further assured that once youngsters take up the challenge, they would not only lead the Lakhutians but also the Lothas.
Mementos and gifts were given to office bearers who had served the union during the past 25 years including the first office bearers.
Earlier, greetings were delivered by representatives from Kohima Lakhüti-I Ekhung, Wokha Lakhüti-I Ekhung, Dimapur Lotha Hoho and chairman Lakhüti village.
Jubilee thanksgiving prayer was pronounced by pastor Puranabazaar Lotha Baptist Church, Rev. C. Yanthan while the formation of Dimapur Lakhüti-I Ekhung was read out by its first president, T. Chenithung Humtsoe.
The function was chaired by additional director geology and mining, Etsungmomo Kikon.
Highlights of the celebration included traditional songs by Dimapur Lakhüti-I women group, Tsenlamo Kikon and welcome song by Dimapur Lakhüti-I Youth group.

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