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Valentine’s Day: A lot can happen over a cup of coffee

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Feb 14, 2021 12:33 am
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Youths sell flowers and gift hampers on Saturday evening in Dimapur. (EM images)

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Dimapur, Feb. 13 (EMN):
Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It may have its roots in Christianity but has turned into a global event over the years with people cutting across religion and regions celebrating it to express their love to their special ones.

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, many people were seen selling roses and gift hampers across Dimapur. One seller shared that he sold roses worth over INR 3000 on Saturday, a day before the occasion.

To Alobo Naga, a popular musician from Nagaland, Valentine’s Day is “a day to celebrate the gift of love with our lover, friends, parents, family and people around us”.

He told Eastern Mirror that he will celebrate the day by organising a “Coffee for a cause” concert on Sunday to raise funds for the school fees of students staying at Ebenezer Orphanage Home (EOH).

There are 18 children at the Ebenezer Orphanage Home currently and “I am praying to raise funds to pay school fees and admission for this academic year for all the children”, he said.

He shared that he came up with the idea of organising a concert to raise funds after he saw an advertisement on Facebook about the sale of a Dish TV set-top box for paying school fees.

“I could have paid for the set-top box but I knew it will not be enough to sustain. So I thought why not do a small concert and give privilege to my Alokemis (well-wishers and supporters of me and my music) to come and spend Valentine’s Day with me and the children from the EOH and also help raise some funds for their school fees,” he said.

“The greatest gift we can give our children is education,” he added.

“My team from Better Dimapur is helping me organise the ‘Coffee for a cause’ event along with other friends and well-wishers,” he informed.

He shared that he has requested the children to learn the song over the phone. He further expressed that when he went for the first practice, he was impressed as the children had memorised and learnt the song thoroughly in just 2-3 days.

“They are very adorable, sweet, confident and talented,” he said.

Further, he said that “we stop thinking about charity always to do good works but rather talk about social responsibilities. It is our duty as a Children of God to reach out and help in our own capacity and make sure that every child around us gets education and do not go to bed hungry”.

While inviting everyone to the concert; to enjoy good coffee with good music and spend time with the children of EOH, he said that there would be a free will offering in aid of raising funds for their school fees and to “help save the dish TV set-top box for their entertainment”.

He also shared that people can help and donate by using different modes of payments like Google Pay (9856514599) and through online banking. People can take a screenshot and send their names to this number or directly reach out to Ebenezer Orphanage Home in the future as well.

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Feb 14, 2021 12:33:48 am