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State chief minister, others extend condolences

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/5/2019 11:05:56 AM IST

State chief minister, Neiphiu Rio led others in extending condolences to former minister, Doshehe Y. Sema and commissioner and secretary, Y. Kikheto Sema on the demise of their mother, Shiyili Yethakhu on November 4. 

In a condolence message, Rio described late Shiyili as a “woman of God, a strong prayer warrior and a mother who prayed continuously not only for her family but for the entire Nagas.”
Rio also said late Shiyili continued to walk steadfastly on the path that Almighty God laid for her and that her sacrifices could be seen in the blessings bestowed upon her family as all of them have become successful in their respective professions. Stating that in her demise, a loving mother has been lost, Rio prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.
H Khehovi: Advisor Tourism, Art and Culture, H Khehovi Yeputhomi expressed grief on the passing away of Shiyili Yethakhu. 
The advisor stated that late Shiyili was one of the pioneers, who accepted Jesus Christ as her personal saviour and was guided by the Holy Spirit. Khehovi further prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace. 
Department of Horticulture: The officers and staff of Horticulture have also mourned the demise of Shiyili Yethakhu. 
While extending condolences to the bereaved family members, the officers and staff prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace. 
Ex-PAN: Ex-Parliamentarian Association Nagaland (Ex-PAN) has expressed pain on the demise of Shiyili Yethakhu. 
In a condolence note, ex-PAN president, Joshua Sumi stated that the time of bereavement was the time to reflect on the life of the departed soul as she had led a very pious, faithful and prayerful life. 
“Her faithful prayer has been answered and is the foundation on which her children success is build”, the release stated.
Meanwhile, a brief send off programme for late Shiyili Yethakhu who breathed her last on November 4 was held at her residence in Police Colony, Dimapur on Tuesday. Late Shiyili is the mother of former minister, Lt. Col. Doshehe Y. Sema and Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS. She was 98 and left behind 3 sons, 2 daughters, 32 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Kikheto Y. Sema expressed gratitude to all those who extended their support and cooperation during their hour of grief. Kikheto said that the aspirations and wishes of his mother had been fulfilled in numerous ways and thanked God for the meaningful and blessed life that late Shiyili lived.
Speaking on behalf of Dimapur Sumi Baptist Church, Pastor, Juliet Shikhu described her as a God fearing person. 
Rev. K. Tsaikha (100 years) who is also her cousin spoke on behalf of Rotomi village and described her as a person who had ample concern not only for her family and village but the Nagas as well.
The send off programme was conducted by Rev. Dr. Khehovi, chairman, Sumi Baptist Convention.
A host of speakers from well wishers, peers, village community and churches spoke during the send off programme. The final “Home Going Service” would be held at 10 am Wednesday in Rotomi village where her mortal remains would be laid to rest.

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