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Chendang, Yokao villages renew age-old friendship
Correspondent CHENDANG/ TUENSANG, JAN 21(NPN):
Published on 22 Jan. 2011 12:19 AM IST
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As a mark of relationship amongst the two villages, the Chendang of Chang tribe and Yokao of Khiamniungan tribe on Friday signed a treaty here at Chendang village.
The treaty for two villages was graced by T. Kejong Chang, MLA & Advisor VGO, GB’s, DB’s Nagaland as chief guest.
Speaking at the programme, Kejong acknowledged the cultural and traditional practices of the two villages.
Stating that two villages have been living in peaceful coexistence without any hindrance since time immemorial, Kejong urged them to continue with the effort for the benefit of the society.
He also said, the treaty was of great significance of renewing friendship not only between the two villages, but the Naga society and urged other societies to follow suit and renew their bond with “unconditional unity and peace”.
He also advocated the people to maintain “transparency and accountability” as a sign of “oneness” in true spirit of treaty which would prove fruitful in the near future.
Kejong Chang, further urged the people to maintain “peace and tranquility” with their neighboring villages so as to bring about development in the areas.
Others who spoke at the programme were president Chang Khulie Setshang (CKS), vice president Khiamniungan Tribal Council (KTC), president, Tuensang village citizen union (TVCU), and Chairman Yokao village.
The programme was chaired by T. Nokching VCM, while invocation prayer was pronounced by N. Kaimang pastor CBC.
The welcome address was delivered by C.B. Yongkhong, chairman village council Chendang.
Vote of thanks proposed by W. Thungpang president CCU, while benediction was said by T.M. Hanchumong ex- pastor. Sochum GPS Chendang and cultural.
Society Chendang also presented a short cultural display.
The chief guest on his arrival was accorded a warm welcome by the Yokao village cultural troupe with a cultural dances.

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