The Peace Riders during the flag-off ceremony held at Thahekhu Village Baptist Church, Dimapur on December 12.
Dimapur, December 13 (MExN): The ‘Peace tour on bikes cum Clean and Fair Election awareness drive’ flag-off ceremony was held at Thahekhu Village Baptist Church, Dimapur on December 12.
The Peace Riders is a group of around 20 people comprising of theological teachers, ordained ministers, theologians and church leaders (both men and women) who have organized the initiative having felt the urgent need to spread the message of Peace and Clean and Fair Election in Nagaland.
This time the organizers have earmarked seven districts of Nagaland- Dimapur, Wokha, Mokokchung, Zunheboto, Phek, Kiphire and Kohima.
The flag off programme was led by Amughato Awomi and Zavitoli, Women Pastor, Thahekhu Baptist Church pronounced the invocation followed by speech from Rev. Dr. Woba James, Associate Professor at Eastern Theological College.
Dr. Woba James in his speech said, “Peace is not a commodity. It cannot be bought by money or be given by anyone but Peace has to begin within us.” Rev. Phanenmo, Assistant Professor and Chaplain spoke “on peace that can be achieved through God’s love.” He said that at a time when we are celebrating the birth of the Prince of peace, everyone is obligated to share the message of is obligated to share the message of peace.
Both the speakers stated that the purpose of the peace tour is to spread peace in and around our region particularly Nagaland. The peace tour members also sang a song “Make me Instruments of Peace” while Youth Pastor of Thahekhu Village Baptist Church said a closing prayer.
The Peace Riders proceeded to Tseminyu town after the Peace Ride in and around Dimapur area. The programme was hosted by Tseminyu public and led by Chutilo Apon.
After that the peace riders proceeded to Kandinu where the programme was organised by five organizations and it was attended by Kandinu youth, public and church leaders and citizens. The programme was led by Rev Phananmo Kath.
The third programme of the day ended at Wokha Village Baptist Church. Rev Thungpen pronounced invocation and pastor Nongathang gave the welcome speech.
There was poster campaign in all the three places.