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Thousands pay homage to late Theyo; speaker, CM, others condole

Correspondent KOHIMA, AUG 30 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/30/2019 11:32:44 AM IST
Thousands of people Friday paid homage to former minister and Nagaland Peace Centre (NPC) chairman Netsutso Theyo (N Theyo) at jubilee hall Chakhesang Baptist Church Kohima (CBCK) Kohima where a send off service was held.
Theyo passed away Thursday night at Oking hospital Kohima after a brief illness. Born on May 5 1930, late Theyo hailed from Thenyizu village under Phek district. He was 89 and leaves behind seven children and 27 grandchildren.
The programme was led by CBCK pastor Rev. Dr. Vetso Koza, bible reading and prayer was done by Huverii Medeo, songs were presented by Cornerstone choir and Nagaland college of music and fine Arts, while CBCK Senior pastor Rev. Dr. Kevekhalo Lasuh gave message and prayer.
Among others, the send off service was attended by Rajya Sabha MP K.G. Kenye, minister Neiba Kronu, advisor Dr. Nicky Kire, NPCC president K. Therie and a host of dignitaries, public leaders, church members, friends and the like.Later, the mortal remain was taken to his native village Thenyizumi where he would be laid to rest at Chetheba on August 31.
Speaker, CM, LoP, others condole: NLA speaker Vikho-o Yhoshü, state chief minister Neiphiu Rio, leader of opposition TR Zeliang and many others have condoled the death of Netsutso Theyo (N Theyo).
Yhoshü expressed deep sadness over the untimely demise of Theyo and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved children and family members. He described late Theyo as “a man with multifaceted calibre”, and said though he personally had no much close association and acquaintances with late Theyo, he knew him politically and uphold him to be a humble and a dynamic leader who worked diligently for the welfare and uplift of his constituency and for the people of Nagaland in general. 
CM: Expressing grief at the demise of N Theyo, the state chief minister Neiphiu Rio said that in his demise not only his family or the Chakhesang community, but the entire Nagas have lost a leader who worked tirelessly for the betterment of the people and the society. In a condolence message, Rio said late Theyo from his early days served in many capacities as a student leader. He was also engaged in many social and humanitarian activities and was a philanthropist down to the core, Rio added. He dedicated his entire life for the betterment of the Nagas, the chief minister said and expressed deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved family. 
LoP: Leader of opposition TR Zeliang said he was deeply pained and grieved by the demise of N Theyo, who he said has always been an inspiration and a treasured guide to many in the society. In a condolence message, Zeliang said late Theyo served the State and the people in various capacities with utmost sincerity and dedication. Former chief minister said that his untimely demise was a great loss to the Naga people and the Chakhesang community in particular. Zeliang extended condolences and prayed to Almighty God to grant solace to the members of the bereaved family.
Kronu: Minister of Planning and Co-ordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu has expressed anguish at the sudden demise of late N. Theyo. Neiba described late Theyo as a humble, God fearing and peacemaking person. He was the first Christian from Thenyizumi village and also the first member of Nagaland Legislative Assembly and also the president from June 1995 to June 1997, Neiba said. The minister further conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace. 
CPO: Deeply mourning the demise of N Theyo, the Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) said that his contribution towards Chakhesang community deserved to be remembered and cherished. CPO said he steered and guided Chakhesang people under various capacities as a student leader and a politician. 
NPCC:  Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president K Therie expressed deep pain at the demise of N Theyo and said his passing away has created a huge vacuum which cannot be filled and was a great loss not only to the Chakhesang community but also to Naga society as a whole. Therie said late Theyo was a tall pillar of strength and guidance and was instrumental in steering the course of not only the Chakhesang community but also the state of Nagaland through the selfless leadership he gave the Naga people. 
NDPP: Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) president Chingwang Konyak expressed grief that his friend N.Theyo was no more. In a condolence message, Konyak recalled working together in Hokishe Sema Ministry in NNO government. Describing late Theyo said “a simple and strength forward person”, NDPP president conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.
NPC: Members of the Nagaland Peace Centre (NPC), Kohima has deeply mourned the demise of late N. Theyo, saying at his demise the Peace Centre has lost the architect of the peace mission and the vacuum created would be difficult to fill in.  NPC executive director Pedi Miachieo conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed to Almighty for his soul to rest in peace. 
CHK: Chakhesang Hoho Kohima (CHK) has deeply mourned the demise of N. Theyo, who was a tall leader amongst the Nagas.After retiring from active politics, CHK said he tirelessly worked for peace in Naga Society and had served as the Chairman, NPC till he breathed his last.
WCH: Western Chakhesang Hoho (WCH) has mourned the demise of N Theyo and said his passing away was a big loss to the Nagas in general and the Chakhesangs in particular. WCH prayed that the Lord grant strength and comfort to all the bereaved family members during this time of loss and intense sorrow.
NSCBMDSN: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Memorial Development Society Nagaland (NSCBMDSN) has expressed deep shock at the sudden demise of N. Theyo and conveyed its deepest condolences to the bereaved family. In a condolence message, NSCBMDSN chairman Dr. Er. Vekho Swuro described late Theyo as a man of integrity, very honest, frank and straightforward in his dealings and approaches, adding that “we will feel his absence greatly.” NSCBMDSN said he was one of the eyewitnesses of Bose presence at Thenyizu Village and his testimony, which has been documented both in print and video, was widely read and seen. 

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