AKM, ASU celebrate Naga Independence Day
Mokokchung/Kohima, Aug. 14 (EMN): Commemorating the 75th Naga Independence Day, the Ao Students’ Conference (AKM) symbolically hoisted the Naga national flag in its office complex on August 14.
AKM president, Nungdokyanger Pongener, formally unfurled the Naga national flag, while the former NSF president, Imchatoba Imchen, highlighted the significance of the day.
Imchen explained that commemoration of the 75th Naga Independence Day was not against anyone/ government of India/ military and any ministry but to assert the historical and political rights of the Nagas. He added that commemorating the event gives Nagas the spirit of hope on the struggle based on historical and political rights.
Citing that Nagas are indigenous people, Imchen asserted that Nagas should pursue their self-determination through indigenous people rights and strive to take the opportunity given to indigenous people on international platforms to voice out the Nagas struggle based on historical and political rights.
‘It will signify hope and convey a message to the world that Nagas yearn for peace, prosperity and freedom of the Nagas,’ he said.
He further appealed the AKM to undertake the noble initiation of doing research and collecting data to record the sacrifices made by sons of the soil and martyrs, who have laid down their lives for the Naga nation in Ao’s land. He added that such research works could be used for further points of reference and contribute to Naga history.
Meanwhile, Rev. P Chuba Jamir, associate pastor of Mokokchung Town Baptist Arogo, pronounced a short prayer.
In a similar programme, the Angami Students’ Union (ASU) celebrated the 75th Naga Independence Day at IG Stadium in Kohima.
To mark the occasion, Asu conducted an exhibition match between ASU XI and ASU seniors XI in which the former emerged as the winner.
The day was also marked with prayers in remembrance of Naga patriots, who gave their all for the Naga nation.