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Tseminyu New Town celebrates 50 years

Tseminyu New Town celebrates 50 years
V. Kashiho Sangtam, Er. Zale Neikha, R. Khing and others after unveiling the jubilee monolith on Wednesday. (NP)
Correspondent Kohima, Nov 27 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/27/2019 12:30:17 PM IST

Tseminyu New Town celebrated its 50 years of establishment under the theme “A Milestone, to transcend” at ADC Complex Tseminyu New Town on Wednesday.

The event was graced by minister of Soil & Water Conservation, Geology & Mining V. Kashiho Sangtam in place of chief minister, who could not attend due to ill health. 

Kashiho, while reading out the speech of chief minister, said that the town has progressed considerably during the past 50 years and advised that proper town planning and clear vision should be implemented for the town to grow and expand. 

Rio added that the completion of the ongoing 2 lane road expansion project on NH-2 will improve the scope of development and economic progress.

While lauding the public organizations and the citizens for their cooperation and support to the government and to the contractors for smooth progress of the project, he also urged the community to continue to do so till its completion. “Let us remember that this is for the common good of all of us and all should unite for this common cause” he stated.

He also stated that Tseminyu town was not just home to the Rengmas, but to citizens of almost all the tribes of Nagaland who have settled, as well as other communities.

“I see many churches of different tribes and denominations. This shows the cosmopolitan nature of this town; and though comparatively small, the various communities have co-existing peacefully and prosperously, over the years. This is an indication of the peoples’ welcoming and inclusive mindset” he stated.

Dr. Hewasa Lorin, member of the convenor committee giving a brief history of the town said the origins of Tseminyu sub-division can be traced back to 18th June 1948, when the Rengma Bench Court, under Deputy Commissioner, Naga Hills, Assam, was inaugurated. In 1956, a PA to DC was posted and Old Tseminyu Town, and the first township of the Rengmas was started.

Development of the present roads and government institutions was taken up and the new town was formally inaugurated in 1969 by B.K. Nehru, the then Governor of Assam and Nagaland, she said.

Rengma Officers’ Forum president Awa Lorin in his welcome address paid homage to the pioneers who had laid the foundation 50 years ago. Advisor for Youth Resource and Sports, Er. Zale Neikha, who was also present during the occasion, released the jubilee souvenir. While V. Kashiho Sangtam unveiled the jubilee monolith.

Advisor Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services and Women Resource Development, R Khing shared the jubilee greeting and invocation was said by Shukhi Mesen, president for Pastors Fellowship Tseminyu and also pastor for Bethel Baptist Church.

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