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Phiro, Phenshunyu vill strengthen ties
Published on 9 Apr. 2011 11:29 PM IST
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DIMAPUR: Strengthening the age-old friendship, a historic programme commemorating 50 years peace treaty between Phiro and Phenshunyu village was held on April 8 at Phiro village, Wokha district.
In the programme, Rev. M.K. Lorin dedicated the monolith and prayed that the monolith would be a reminder of the strong bond of friendship between Phiro and Phenshunyu. Marking the 50 years peace treaty, 50 pigeons were released by the elders representing both the villages.
Later CE, PHED Nagaland, Er. Mhondamo Ovung hoisted the flag followed by folk dance by Phiro and Phenshunyu villages at Wozhuro ground, Phiro village.
Various speakers from both the villages delivered short speeches including Benjamin Lorin from Phenshunyu village who said peace and friendship initiated by their forefathers has brought about a change in social, political and religious spheres amongst the two villages.
On behalf of the youth of Phenshunyu village, Benjamin appealed Phiro village to forgive and forget all the misunderstandings if any, of the past and assured them of the same gesture to further strengthen the bond of friendship.
“Till the end of the earth or Heaven we would uphold the friendship,” he assured.
Additional director, employment exchange Nagaland, Y. Vandanshan Lotha, who hails from Phiro village, in his short speech said the two villages have excelled in many areas through divine intervention.
“We have high ranking officials including IAS, IPS etc but we have to pray for more people with leadership qualities” he opined.
Emphasizing on the importance in respecting administration, Vandan further said one should respect the traditional customary rules.
He also encouraged the gathering to be broad minded, farsighted and exhorted them to work for the Lotha, Rengmas and the Nagas as a whole.
Other representative from both villages also delivered speeches emphasizing on strengthening the bond of friendship between the two traditional neighbours.
The best feature of the programme was the making of friendship between different age group of the two villages which would remain for the entire life and would be continued for generations to come.
Highlights of the programme included release of souvenir, obituary references, adoption of resolution, special number and offering for the Joint Mission Project and male voice by Phiro youth.
The programme was chaired by Zanbemo Lotha while Rev. A. Rapvuo Odyuo said the benediction.
Earlier in the morning on the arrival of Phenshunyu villagers, God’s blessing was invoked by the oldest man of Phiro village, Khudemo Odyuo.
Marking the day a grand feast was arranged where both Phiro and Phenshunyu villagers, young and old, partook in the feast with merry making and jubilation.

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