9TH YEAR OF SIGNING THE ‘COVENANT OF RECONCILIATION’

9TH YEAR OF SIGNING THE ‘COVENANT OF RECONCILIATION’
On June 13, 2018, cadres of various Naga national and political groups joined hands to reaffirm their commitment to the Covenant of Reconciliation that put a break on the hostilities between the groups. Naga fighters could once again embrace each other as children of one Naga nation. (Morung Photo)

 

 

 

 

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A Combined Choir of the Naga Political Groups that presented the song, ‘Naga Reconciliation’, is seen here on the premises of the DABA in Duncan Bosti, Dimapur, with some members of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) before the start of the Worship of Celebration and Commitment: The 9th Year of Signing the ‘Covenant of Reconciliation’ on Wednesday, June 13. (Morung Photo)

 

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Senior leaders of Naga national and political groups praying on Wednesday for a ‘shared future’ while commemorating their leaders signing the Covenant of Reconciliation on June 13, 2009. (Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)
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Women who have been one of the foundations for the move towards Naga Reconciliation offer their blessings to renew and reaffirm the Covenant of (Naga) Reconciliation signed by Late Isak Chishi Swu, Late SS Khaplang and Brig. (Retd.) S Singnya in 2009. (Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)

 

 

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The Naga Day Choir reached out their flowing voices way above the high ceiling of the Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo in Duncan Bosti to the notes of ‘Kuknalim’ at the commemoration adding the right colours to the sounds that have kept Naga people together through the Naga Reconciliation process. (Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)

 

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Rev. Moses Murry, General Superintendent, The Assemblies of God, North East India, offered the Closing Prayer of Blessings to the Worship of Celebration and Commitment on June 13, 2018. Today’s Prayer of Blessings was given by Rev. Dr. (Fr.) Peter Salew, Parish Priest, Kohima, and Prayer of Reaffirming the CoR was given by Rev. Dr. N Paphino, President, NCRC and Vice President, Nagaland Joint Christian Forum. (Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)

 

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‘Walking the Naga Day’ merchandise and books were available on sale at the venue today. Rev. Dr. Wati Air, Convener of the FNR, declared 2018 to be the year when all Nagas will hopefully ‘Walk the Naga Day’ which the FNR will facilitate through interactions in various Naga regions, with Nagas of different age groups and dispensation. The merchandise and books are available at the Heritage Publishing House, Dimapur. (Morung Photo)

 

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Following moving personal testimonies from those who survived violence from “our own people,” all pastors and ordained ministers in attendance at today’s Worship were asked to come together to pray for the courage the survivors showed in sharing their personal stories, also instilling in others the strength to come out with theirs in order to move forward into a reconciled and shared future. (Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)

 

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Members of the Combined Choir of the Naga Political Groups share a meal after today’s program on the premises of DABA, Duncan Bosti, on June 13. (Morung Photo)

 

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Rev. Dr. Wati Aier, Convener of the FNR, prays alongside cadres of various Naga national and political groups as he gives them the courage and strength to stand by their commitments that are part of the Covenant of Reconciliation. (Photo by Arien Jamir)