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KABA youth undertake clean election rally

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 10, 2017 12:02 am
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KABA volunteers display placards during the rally on clean election in Kohima on September 9.

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Kohima, Sep 9 (EMN): Taking the clean elections campaign forward, the youth ministry of Kohima Ao Baptist Arogo (KABA) today undertook initiative in bringing the movement into the public domain for awareness and participation.
Hundreds of youth gathered at Old MLA hostel junction holding placards some of which read: ‘I am Christian first then a voter,’ ‘No to communal candidate,’ ‘Vote for people and land,’ ‘Don’t sell your vote,’ ‘Vote to end all corruptions,’ ‘Elect God fearing and honest leaders,’ ‘No to proxy voting’ etc.
Addressing the gathering, NBCC School Coordinator, Rev. Dr. M Savi, said clean election movement is a prophetic ministry and a very challenging one started by the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) with a purpose.
While admitting that many well-to-do people, who are in power, might not like the movement, he insisted ‘one thing we must be very clear is that we are here not to please everybody but to do the right things for the welfare of the people of Nagaland as a Christian majority State.’
While appreciating KABA youth ministry for their creative idea in propagating the movement, Rev. Savi challenged the youth department of other churches irrespective of denominations to take the movement forward as it is yet to see the result.
‘Let us do our part and make the result of this movement a reality to establish the Kingdom of God here on earth,’ asserted Rev. Savi.
After a brief programme held at Old MLA junction, the youth marched to The Heritage shouting slogans ‘We want good leaders,’ ‘We are against corruption,’ ‘We want clean election’ etc.
KABA youth director, Tiatoshi, said the basic idea of the rally was to further the movement of clean elections. Stating that on many accounts, we ended up speaking inside the church alone, he said the endeavours was to reach out to the people on the streets to propagate the message of clean elections.
Underscoring the importance of people’s movement in order to clean the evil practices during electioneering in the State, he opined that the campaign should not be limited to the church alone.
Later, KABA youth ministry converged at The Heritage and held debate competition and worship service.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 10, 2017 12:02:20 am