Kohima, December 2 (MExN): With the aim to promote unity and strengthen the relationship between Naga brothers, Khezhakeno village under Phek district and Lazami under Zunheboto district held a brotherhood fellowship at Lazami village with President Sümi Hoho, Toniho Yeptho and former President, Chakhesang Public Organization, Sovenyi as the guests of honour on November 30.
Yeptho in his address congratulated the pioneers and elders of the two villages (Khezhakeno & Lazami) for initiating the fellowship of brotherhood between the two villages which would usher greater ties and bond, not only between the villagers, but between Sumi and Chakhesang and also with all Nagas as well.
He narrated the forefathers’ tale that was passed down to the present generations that Sumis and Chakhesangs are blood brothers. He said with the passage of time after generations the true spirit of brotherhood and relationship has the tendency to weaken. He however said these ties should be strengthened without any hesitation to extend brotherly help to one another in times of need.
Yeptho reminded that both the villagers should be emotionally and culturally integrated. He also encouraged them to keep the strings of good attachment and ties of relationship and pass it to the younger generations.
Sovenyi in his address meanwhile said: “We are brothers not by choice but by blood, and historically the two villagers were branched out from the same village. It is just recently we were able to find each other and if we retrospect we have to progress together.”
Senior Advocate, Timikha Koza on behalf of the Khezhakeno Villagers expressed gratitude to the Lazami villagers for organizing the programme. He appealed both the communities to have a healthy relationship.
The programme was chaired by Principal, Life Insurance Training Institute, Govt. of India Danis Achumi, and it witnessed cultural presentations by the villagers of Lazami and Khezakeno.
Vote of thanks was pronounced by Chairman, Lazami Village Council, Yikuto Achumi and the programme was concluded with a benediction prayer by CRC Sodzulhou Dimapur, Rev. Bulechu Koza.
Earlier, the Migration Monolith was unveiled by Sovenyi, former President, CPO and Brotherhood fellowship Monolith was unveiled by, Sumi Hoho President Toniho Yeptho.
The second part of the programme began with the invocation prayer proposed by OFM Capuchin, Rev. Fr. Vinoto. Welcome address delivered by Joshua Achumi, Former Dy. Speaker Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
The programme was attended by hundreds of Khezhakeno and Lazami villagers.