Tuesday, October 3, 2023

CFD delegation to visit Manipur with relief

A delegation of the Christian Forum Dimapur (CFD) would be visiting Manipur from August 28 to 30 to offer essential relief aid and support to the communities affected by violence, with a specific emphasis on providing urgent medical assistance in the Kangkongpi area.

Resolving this at a meeting held here on Saturday, the forum declared its commitment to promptly delivering crucial medical supplies and food grains.

Expressing concern over the destruction of religious institutions like churches and temples in conflict areas, the meeting agreed on submitting a formal written appeal to the President of India and the state government, urging them to facilitate peace, reconstruction of homes for affected parties, and the rebuilding of damaged religious establishments.

Further, the forum also planned to organise a prayer rally for Manipur to show solidarity with the troubled state and provide spiritual solace to those in need.

The meeting also decided to hold a consultative meeting at Bedesta Higher Secondary School, Walford here on August 26 at 5 p.m. to further deliberate on relief mission strategies and logistical arrangements for the upcoming prayer rally for Manipur. It would be done along with the Nagaland Joint Christian Forum (NJCF), Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), Naga Council Dimapur (NCD), Naga Woman Hoho Dimapur (NWHD) and Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU).

The forum said that the upcoming prayer rally would symbolise hope, unity, and compassion, showcasing the Christian community’s dedication to standing together during challenging times.

Meanwhile, CFD reaffirmed its resolute commitment to providing relief and assistance to the conflict-affected areas of Manipur. Through collaborative endeavours, strategic planning, and spiritual unity, the forum said it aspired to make a meaningful difference and extend essential help to those in need.
Earlier, the meeting began with an opening prayer led by Rev Tenga Seb, followed by welcoming remarks from CFD chairman Rev Moses Murry.

Other participants also included Rev N Paphino, Rev RP Murry, Rev Dr N Tzudir, and Rev Fr CP Anto, among others. The meeting’s focus was on promoting solidarity, providing relief services, and fostering unity among the Christian community in Manipur.



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