Dr SC Jamir’s 90th birthday celebrated
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 17: Dimapur District Congress Committee today celebrated the 90th birthday of Dr SC Jamir, former Chief Minister of Nagaland and former Governor of Goa, Odisha, Gujarat and Maharashtra at Dimapur DCC Office.
Rajesh Kumar Sethi, Chairman Minority Department, in his short speech, mentioned that Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir, grandson of Jongshinokdang, who in the late 19th Century, had the providential opportunity to meet the American Christian Missionary, Rev. WE Clark and was instrumental in bringing Christianity to Nagaland.
He described Jamir as a legend, the pride of India, an icon of Northeast, who had achieved many awards. He also mentioned that Jamir was offered Vice Presidentship of India but he refused that post because he wanted to serve the people of Nagaland.
Sethi said Dr Jamir won all the elections he contested except the last bye-election in which he lost. He said it was a major setback for the people of Nagaland because had he won, the political dynamics of Nagaland would have changed.
Dr Jamir being very close to Sethi family since statehood, he mentioned how his grandfather late Kannayalal Sethi happened to be the first GB of Dimapur town and that during his presidentship, Jamir appointed his father late Pannalal Sethi as Treasurer and he also became NPCC Secretary during his time.
Tsenthungo Nyamo, President Dimapur DCC, gave a brief bio-data of Dr. SC Jamir.
Earlier, during the morning hours, party workers visited Dr. Jamir at his residence and conveyed birthday wishes to him. Dr. Jamir expressed his gratitude through a hand written note which read, “I am deeply moved to see the kind of support and appreciation exhibited by Congress men and women on my 90th birthday. I will continue to pray for the resurrection of this party in the land to once again provide true and honest leadership to the country”.
Imnatoshi Longkumer, Pastor, DABA, pronounced prayer of blessing for Dr. SC Jamir. The programme was chaired by Odinungsang, GS Enrolment, DCC, invocation was said by Abino Kikon GS, DDMCC.
A special number was presented by Tokhuli Yepthomi and Kevin Newar.
(Page News Service)