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15 stranded persons from Sikkim reach Nagaland

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By EMN Updated: May 24, 2020 11:16 pm
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Stranded citizens before embraking on their journey from Sikkim to Nagaland.

Dimapur, May 24 (EMN): A total of 15 persons from Nagaland comprising working people, students and missionaries stranded in Sikkim reached Dimapur on May 21.

According to an update from NCF Gangtok, the group left Gangtok for Nagaland on May 20 at 10 am in a bus.

“The returnees had to embark for homeward journey due to financial difficulties and loss of job during the Covid-19 pandemic,” it stated.

Since the returnees were from different parts of Sikkim, most of the people had to halt a night at Gangtok for which Zubenthung Ezung had provided accommodation in his guest house. The food and other logistic arrangements were arranged by Naga Christian Fellowship, Gangtok, it informed.

Before the journey the NCF chairman, Avito Krose, briefed the returnees about the journey and the arrangements at Nagaland while Pastor Joel Apon invoked God’s blessing for the safe journey.

Meanwhile, on behalf of the Naga community at Sikkim, the NCF thanked the government of Nagaland and V Kezo, special secretary of the Finance, for assisting the stranded citizens by providing financial assistance for hiring a bus and liaison with the government of Sikkim for necessary permits for safe return.

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By EMN Updated: May 24, 2020 11:16:50 pm