New home for differently abled brothers on Palm Sunday
KOHIMA, APRIL 13
DIFFERENTLY abled brothers, Meren (31) and Sunep (28) Jamir, had an additional reason to celebrate this year’s Palm Sunday, as they moved into their new home, a concrete house constructed specially for them at Lower Chandmari, Kohima. The cost of construction of the new house was donated by the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio’s family as a compassionate gesture towards the Jamir family, which consists of Meren and Sunep, their widowed mother and a sister. The building was dedicated Sunday afternoon in the presence of a host of well wishers of the two brothers including the Chief Minister’s wife, Kaisa Rio, Parliamentary Secretary for Law & Justice Dr. Neikesalie (Nicky) Kire and former DGP K. Kire among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Neikesalie Kire said the Chief Minister’s visit to Meren and Sunep’s home in November 2013 had indeed been a blessing for the family. He said Rio was touched by the courage of the family and decided to construct a house that would be comfortable and convenient for the brothers who were born with special needs.
Kaisa Rio, in her brief address, stated that her family was happy to share their blessings with the Jamir brothers. She expressed hope that they will be comfortable in their new house, and also continue to be a source of blessing and a witness of God’s blessing to all who know them.
Ao Union Kohima president, who was also present at the dedicatory programme, termed the Rio family’s contribution as a noble work. He said such gesture transcends all differences and barriers, something that comes from the heart. The organization leader said the Ao community in Kohima will always remember the noble act.
Toshila Jamir, the mother of Meren and Sunep, emotionally expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for contributing the new building to her family. She also acknowledged Dr. Kire and his family’s support and concern for her children.
“We have nothing to give in return but it is our prayer that our Almighty God blesses your families,” she said.
Earlier, the dedicatory prayer was pronounced by CFN Bible College Kohima lecturer, Repameren. Lower Chandmari Panchayat chairman and Kohima Longmisa Senso Telongjem general secretary also delivered brief speeches. Friends, family, relatives and well wishers of the two brothers attended the programme.
The new house has four rooms which are interconnected, with suitable amenity attached.