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Mokokchung, 18 June (MTNews): Nagaland joined the global celebration of Father’s Day today, honoring fathers and father figures for their selfless dedication in raising children. Father’s Day is observed annually on the third Sunday of June, highlighting the significance of paternal bonds and acknowledging the role of fathers in their children’s lives.

 

Across Nagaland, churches organized special services and programs to pay tribute to fatherhood, recognizing the invaluable contribution of fathers and the vital role they play in nurturing and shaping the lives of their children.

 

In recognition of this occasion, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton conveyed their heartfelt greetings. Chief Minister Rio acknowledged the crucial role that fathers play in providing stability, unwavering support, and strength to their families. He encouraged fathers to uphold the true spirit of fatherhood, emphasizing the importance of being responsible and compassionate caregivers.

 

Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton described fathers as the pillars of families and communities, deserving the utmost appreciation for their wisdom, love, and indispensable contributions. Patton urged everyone to cherish the wisdom and guidance imparted by fathers, recognizing their vital role in shaping the present and future generations.

 

Father’s Day serves as an opportunity for society to express gratitude towards fathers and father figures, emphasizing the significance of their presence and influence in the lives of children.

 

 

Chakhesang Baptist Church Ministers’ Hill Kohima celebrate Father’s Day

The Chakhesang Baptist Church Ministers’ Hill Kohima (CBCMHK) celebrated Father’s Day along with the rest of the world on Sunday under the theme ‘As for me and my household’.

 

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Fathers from the Old Ministers’ Hill and Porterlane colonies, which also won first place, presenting folk song on the occasion of Father’s Day at Chakhesang Baptist Church Ministers’ Hill Kohima on Sunday

 

According to an update received here from the church’s media cell, Husazu Epao, retired Principal of Patkai Christian College while speaking on the theme expounded on what the Bible says about fatherhood, who God chose to be a father and why. As fathers, there are a lot of responsibilities in the world and one needs a deeper understanding of the Bible, he said, adding that society has become selfish because they don’t read the Bible.

 

“Man, though a sinner, remains important before God and that is why he sent his one and only son Jesus Christ to save us. Even if people say you are hopeless or useless, you are something before God because he bought you with the price of Jesus’ blood. All must know that man is important,” Epao said.

 

He further told the gathered fathers that God will take into account their sons and daughters one day and urged them to do their best in the roles entrusted to them.

 

A total of 10 groups from different colonies participated in a folk song competition where the first place was bagged by Old Ministers’ Hill and Porterlane colonies while Lerie, NST, and New Reserve colonies won the second place and New Ministers’ Hill won third place.

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