DIMAPUR, JANUARY 17 (MExN): Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, Y Patton extended centennial jubilee greetings to Old Changsu Baptist Church community on January 17.
Speaking at the jubilee programme, the Deputy CM said that jubilee is a time to repent, forgive and forget all past rancour and to exalt Almighty God for all His grace during the past years. He called upon the congregation to rededicate their lives to Christian values and the church community to give thanks to God for all the belssings bestowed upon the people of Old Changsu Village during the past hundred years.
Attributing all those blessings to the pioneers of the Church who embraced Christianity in 1919, Patton conveyed his gratitude to the surviving family members of the pioneers.
He also called upon the youngsters to rededicate themselves in their academic careers through hard work and to excel in competitive exams. In line with this he assured to sponsor some genuine and committed competitive aspirants from Old Changsu Village for undergoing coaching classes. He further declared incentives for those who crack the NPSC and UPSC exams.
He assured to sponsor two candidates from the village for pursuing theological studies till graduation in memory of the centennial jubilee should there be any willing candidates.
Patton meanwhile urged upon the youngsters to abstain from all sorts of intoxicants because it not only ruins their health but ruins their future careers as well.
The Deputy CM, who is also in charge of PWD (R&B) assured development of a black-top approach road to Witter Bible College campus at Vankhosung from the welcome gate within two years in memory of the Old Changsu Baptist Church Centennial Jubilee celebration.