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Organizations condole Joseph Sumi’s demise

DIMAPUR, JUL 9 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/9/2019 11:41:08 AM IST

Various organizations including political party leaders have condoled the demise of Joseph Sumi, who passed away on July 8 in Dimapur. Late Joseph Sumi was president of Dimapur District Football Association(DDFA), vice president Nagaland Football Association (NFA) and treasurer Dimapur District Volleyball Association.

T.R. Zeliang: In a condolence message, NPF legislature party leader, T.R Zeliang described late Joseph Sumi as a true sportsman of a very high standard.

“His outstanding talent in the field of football is praise-worthy and losing such a personality is a great loss to all sports-lovers and the Naga people in general,” he added. Zeliang prayed that God grant peace and solace to the bereaved family members, relatives, friends, colleagues and all his near and dear ones.

Tovihoto: Advisor for Power, H. Tovihoto Ayemi expressed pain to learn about the untimely demise of Joseph Sumi. Tovihoto said late Joseph contributed immensely in the field of sports especially in the development of football in the State that contributed to the progress of many young talented footballers in this particular sporting field under his able guidance. 

Tovihoto said that besides being a prominent public leader and social worker, late Josephy Sumi was also actively involved in politics till his last breadth. Tovihoto said that the demise of late Joseph Sumi, was a great loss not only to the family but also for Dimapur district as he could have contributed more in taking the young generation to a scale of greater heights. Tovihoto conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace. 

DMC: Dimapur Municipal Council, administrator Moa Sangtam expressed deep shock and grief over the untimely demise of Joseph Sumi , member of the then Dimapur Town Committee (DTC). Moa Sangtam described late Joseph as a dedicated leader, who was associated with various organizations and who served the people in various capacities for Dimapurians. “His untimely demise is not only a loss to his family but also great loss to the society which will be difficult to fill the vacuum,” he added. 

Moa Sangtam recalled that late Joseph served as member of the erstwhile Dimapur Town committee from November 8, 1994 to June 6, 2001.

Moa on behalf of the DMC also conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed to Almighty for the departed soul to rest in peace. 

DDSC: Dimapur District Sports Council (DDSC) has expressed shock at the sudden demise of Joseph Sumi. In a condolence message, DDSC vice president Tsenthungo Lotha said late Joseph was an ardent supporter of DDSC from the time of its inception. 

Lotha said late Jospeh was also a founder executive member of DDSC and former vice president of DDSC. Lotha noted that late Joseph’s contribution to the DDSC was valued in high esteem by the office and the people of Nagaland in sports arena. Futher he said that in the demise of late Joseph, the DDSC has lost a loving and an active member whose absence would be dearly missed. The DDSC offered condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the Lord grant solace at this time of their great loss.

DDFA: Dimapur District Football Association (DDFA) has said that the vacuum left behind by the demise of late Joseph Sumi president of DDFA would be very difficult to fill. DDFA joined the bereaved family in their hour of grief and mourning and prayed that the Almighty God give solace to the bereaved family members and for peace to the departed soul, DDFA vice president Tsenthungo Lotha stated in a condolence message

DDVA: Dimapur District Volleyball Association (DDVA) president Tsenthungo Lotha expressed shock at the demise of Joseph Sumi, treasurer of the association. The association also prayed the Almighty God for solace to the bereaved family member at the hour of grief.

 

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