Parliamentary secretary, geology and mining, irrigation and flood control and border affairs, Y. Patton made a maiden visit to his ancestral village Elumyo on June 14 along with a host of elders.
The community of Elumyo organized a reception which was followed by a brief public programme in his honor.
Sharing a moment of oneness and sympathy towards the villagers, Patton urged them to uphold the old-age relationship between Riphyim and Elumyo villages and added he still has a personal attachment and considered himself as a member of Elumyo.
Hoping for peace and harmony among the younger generation, Patton urged for absolution from the people of Elumyo for any misdeeds committed by his ancestors. He further extended his desire to visit the village regularly and also assured to give a hand whenever needed.
Atssomo Tsanglao, pastor and Tsenthungo, GB also spoke on behalf of the village community during the programme. The programme was marked by prayers and folk songs by BPK Khenden and Eloe Eramoe Okho.
It may be mentioned that the forefathers of Patton’s clan of present Old Riphyim village including some who had scattered in different villages were among the inhabitants of Elumyo village some hundred years ago before their migration and interestingly, both Elumyo and Riphyim villages are celebrating platinum jubilee this year end.