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Former state chaplain Rev. Deo Vihienuo laid to rest
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAR 16 (NPN):
Published on 17 Mar. 2011 12:59 AM IST
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Funeral services of late Rev Deo Vihienuo was held at the family residence. Glowing tributes were paid to the memory of the departed soul by various speakers and representatives of various church organizations. The funeral service was prolonged for almost four hours due to speeches. State chief minister Neiphiu Rio described late Vihienuo as a mentor and a true shepherd who always provided prayer support
Various signatories who spoke at the funeral service included members from NBCC, ABCC and host of organizations. Pastor, Union Baptist Church Kohima (UBC) Dr. Rachülie Vihienuo, late Rev. Deo’s eldest son, spoke on behalf of the family members.
Late Rev. Deo passed out in 1959 from Kohima Government High School.
In 1962 he completed his Bachelor of Theology, South Asian Bible College Bangalore and in 1982, qualified for Master of Divinity, Central Theological College, Texas, USA. Rev Deo also served in different capacities from 1964 till his death.
From 1964-1965 he was the Youth Promoter, Angami Baptist Church Council (ABCC); 1965 – 1668 he was the Field Director (now Executive Director).
From 1968 – 1971, he was the Tenyidie Bible Translator for ABCC in Bible Society of India Bangalore.
From 1972 – 1973 he was with the Nagaland Missionary Movement as Evangelist-at-large. He was the founder and Pastor Union Baptist Church Kohima and served there from 1973-2001. Thereafter from 2003 – 2008 he was the State Chaplain, Nagaland State Legislative Assembly.
He was serving as Pastor, Central Baptist Church Kohima from 2002 till his demise.
Earlier, NBCC, various Baptist Associations and a host of individuals condoled the demise of Rev. Deo who passed away in Kohima on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.

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