Monday, November 28, 2022

DAYO’s book on historical documentation of Aos released

In order to mark 150 years of Christianity in the Naga hills, a book titled ‘Bibliotheca Historia: Chronicles of Ao Services in Eastern Nagaland, 1872-1972. Volume I’ was launched on Thursday by Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang (ABAM) executive Secretary Rev. Prof. Dr. Mar Pongen, at Impur.
The book is part of Dimapur Ao Lanur Telongjem (Dimapur Ao Youth Organisaiton) project on historical documentation of Aos who lived and shared amongst other community living beyond the then British-India territory– commonly known as “un-administrate trans-Dikhu region”, later included in the North East Frontier Agency, present Nagaland state.
In a press release, DAYO media cell said the six major tribes recognized during those times include– Chang, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Phom, Sangtam, and Yimchungrü. “This is the history of our relationship for the first 100 years, 1872-1972, since the coming of Christianity to our people. It is by no means exhaustive, only a few hundred names are chronicled here as of now,” DAYO stated. DAYO said the book is also a “recognition and a tribute to those who lived and served amongst our brethren there” and also to further strengthen the “age old relationship in the light of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord, as thrown by our shared history.”
It also said that the book would serve as a reminder to the younger generations of the historical relationship and to serve as record for posterity and “all for the glory of God of our history.”

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