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Concert for flood victims

Kohima, Nov. 17: The solidarity concert in aid of the flood-affected people of Thailand, organised by Friends of Thailand and Nagaland Baptist Church Council and supported by the government of Nagaland was held last evening at the Heritage bungalow in Kohima.

Kuzholuzo Nienu, minister for health and family welfare, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Nienu said Thailand has always been close to the Nagas and called upon all concerned individuals to lend their support towards the people there in times of need.

Additional chief secretary and development commissioner Alemtemshi Jamir, who spoke on the occasion, said Thailand has always been a favourite destination of the people of Nagaland.

He said the Nagas and Thais are similar in many ways and it becomes a duty to help a friend in need.

Thousands of people attended the solidarity concert where Nagaland Baptist Church Council Choir, Nise Meruno, Zowe Madrigal, Elizabeth Chang, Khyochano TCK Ngully, Naro PienyŁ and Alobo Naga performed.

Receiving an amount of Rs 1 million generated from the concert and other well-wishers, Tharadoi Thongruang, councilor, office of the commercial affairs, New Delhi, thanked the people of Nagaland for their help, especially when Thailand was under the devastating effects of the flood.

Thongruang also gave a video presentation of the flood-affected areas in Thailand and said the people of Thailand would never forget the kindness and generosity of the Naga people.

Thousands of people attended the solidarity concert where Nagaland Baptist Church Council Choir, Nise Meruno, Zowe Madrigal, Elizabeth Chang, Khyochano TCK Ngully, Naro PienyŁ and Alobo Naga performed.

The department of prevention and mitigation said on Sunday that 506 people in Thailand were reported to have died since July and over 2.3 million people have been effected in the floods.

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