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Naga Hoho passes storm relief buck to churches

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By EMN Updated: May 26, 2016 12:01 am
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Dimapur, May 25: The Naga Hoho, has appealed to the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) to take initiatives to extend “monetary assistance” to people affected by the recent monsoon-induced storm in the affected districts of the state.

The organization felt that it would be ‘most apt to request all the Christian denominations in Nagaland to have a special offering and prayer in one of the devotional services for the affected families and villages in Nagaland caused by cyclonic storms.’

The leaders of the organization issued a statement on Tuesday recalling ‘the past when Naga churches and the state government had reached out to those who have faced natural calamity both in India and abroad.’

The local organization urged the church authorities to cooperate and ‘pass the goodwill message to all the churches under various jurisdictions to rebuild the lives of all the affected Naga families.’

“As we face a disaster of such enormity for the first time in and around our state, covering many places, the Naga Hoho feels that it is its foremost duty to reach out to our people who are at the moment desperately in need for any form of assistance,” the tribal group said.

During a consultative meeting with the units from Nagaland on May 18 in Kohima, the Naga Hoho said it ‘resolved to request all church denominations to jointly work with Naga Hoho in reaching out to those in distress.’

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By EMN Updated: May 26, 2016 12:01:36 am