Monday, February 6, 2023

Chapel Hall for legislators inaugurated

The Chapel Hall for Nagaland legislators was inaugurated and the plaque unveiled by Nagaland Baptist Church Of Council (NBCC) general secretary Rev Zelhou Keyho at Assembly Secretariat, Kohima on Sunday in presence of chief minister Neiphiu Rio.
In his speech, Rio thanked God for the very special and memorable day and said it was a long-felt need to have a permanent worship place for Nagaland Legislators Christian Fellowship (NLCF). He also said it was due to support and cooperation of all legislators that the dream had come true.
He expressed his gratitude to all parties involved, claiming that the Convention Centre-cum-Chapel Hall was the result of opposition-less government coming together in unity
Sharing details of the construction work, he recalled that the site selection was done on October 21, 2021 and construction began on November 1, 2021.
Thanking all those involved in making this possible, Rio noted that the present society was divided and the only way to come together was through religion and as Christians. He therefore urged everyone to forgive one another and unite to work for peace in the land
Delivering Christmas greetings to the gathering, deputy chief minister Yanthungo Patton urged everyone to celebrate Christmas in a true Christian spirit by spreading the message of love, joy and peace even to non-Christians, while appealing to every section of the society irrespective of political affiliations to keep aside their differences and focus in bringing long-lasting peace and harmony to the land.
He claimed that State government was committed and had been working hard to bring early solution of Indo-Naga political issue as a facilitator
Sharing the Christmas message, Rev Catherine Longkumer said the advent of Christmas taught people how to walk faithfully throughout their lives and the preparation for the arrival of Christ who would bring joy, love and peace.
Pointing out that celebrating Christmas would mean nothing without knowing and realising life, death and resurrection, she told the gathering that real joy came from the heart that was connected with God, which was much deeper and richer through the spirit.
Special Songs were presented by Legislators Band, Sumi Baptist Church Kohima, and Nagaland Civil Service Band.
Christmas greetings were also shared by Nagaland Legislative Assembly speaker Sharingain Longkumer and chief secretary J Alam.
Scripture reading was done by Dr Meribeni Odyuo and benediction was pronounced by Zelhou Keyho. This was stated in a press release.

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