Dimasa students told to foster brotherhood
DHANSIRIPAR — The executive member of Northeast Indigenous People’s Forum (NIPF), Khehoto K Swu, has called upon the Dimasa students to foster brotherhood with neighbouring states and contribute to a successful life within the community in the larger national context.
Swu stated this during the 33rd foundation day of the All Dimasa Students’ Union (ADSU)-cum-general conference of Karbi Anglong District Committee at Dhansiri mini stadium in Karbi Anglong, Assam, on January 8. The two-day conference was held on January 7 and 8.
He lauded the Dimasa community for their kindness and hard-working nature and also described them as custodians of indigenous heritage by emphasising their prosperous and cooperative nature.
Highlighting Dimasa’s historical background, he noted their settlement along the banks of the Dhansiri River. Swu also mentioned about 10 villages in Nagaland including seven in Chümoukedima district and three in Dimapur district, who were recognised as Kacharis. He added that those villages maintain equal rights and privileges, fostering close relationships with the Naga community as one of the non-Naga indigenous tribes of Nagaland.
He shared that the Northeast Indigenous People’s Forum, formed in 2017, aims to safeguard the rights of indigenous communities in the Northeast. He appealed to coordinate in protecting the interests of indigenous communities in the region.
All Dimasa Students’ Union, Dhansiri, and Daldali Zonal Committee hosted the event.