Nagaland: Organisations condole Hewoto’s demise
Dimapur, Sep. 29 (EMN): Political parties, civil society organisations and others have condoled the demise of former Nagaland minister, Y Hewoto Awomi, who passed away on September 28 in Dimapur.
NLA Speaker: Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Sharingain Longkumer, in a condolence message, described Hewoto as a “man of high calibre”, saying that his immense contributions to the State would be remembered for the times to come.”
“I, on behalf of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly and on my own behalf, convey our heartfelt condolences,” Longkumer said.
Patton: Nagaland deputy chief minister and BLP leader, Y Patton, in a condolence message said Hewoto was a “compassionate leader who always put the welfare of the people above all other things. His passing away is a great loss for the Nagas but he will be remembered and his good deeds will be an inspiration to others.” On behalf of the state BJP legislators, Patton conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.
WC- NNPG: The Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC-NNPG) in a condolence message issued by its convenor, N Kitovi Zhimomi, termed late Hewoto as a man of strong will and determination to reform the divided Naga society. “As a politician he was a giant slayer exhibiting immaculate understanding of the ground situation. His desire to forge peace and understanding among Naga political groups was admirable,” WC-NNPG stated. It added that the deceased had clarity of thought process in his understanding of the Indo-Naga issue and that his peace initiatives transcended family, clan or tribe.
SCD: The Sumi Council Dimapur (SCD) stated that Hewoto was a prominent public figure who started as a member of the erstwhile Dimapur Town Committee. “Brave in his utterances, he was never afraid to call a spade a spade. The Sumi community in particular and the public of Dimapur in general will miss his absence immensely,” SCD stated.
NGBF: Nagaland Gaon Bura Federation (NGBF) stated that Hewoto was known for his straightforwardness and frankness in all his approaches. “He has contributed in various capacities as a leader for the welfare of our society. In his demise we have lost a prominent leader of Nagas as a whole,” NGBF stated.
NPCC: Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president, K Therie, described Hewoto Awomi as a hard working, adventurous and a self-made person. “He was a good orator who beheld the attention of any audience, his wit ever at hand. He served the people with utmost dedication and sincerity and leaves behind a legacy many cannot emulate,” Therie said in a condolence message.
NPP: President of NPP Nagaland state, Dr. Andrew Ahoto, stated that as people’s leader and former member of Dimapur Municipal Council, Hewoto Awomi tried his best to uplift the lot of people belonging to all religious groups, communities and tribes.
“With his death, Nagaland in general and the Sumi Community in particular have lost a staunch supporter of human rights and dignity of the Naga People. The void created by his untimely demise will be very difficult to fill in days to come,” it stated.
WSYF: Western Sumi Youth Front (WSYF) said Hewoto was a kind and generous person who had genuine concern for the society. “He was a leader who stood for the masses and reflected the aspiration of the people. His leadership qualities shall remain an inspiration and his footprints will always be remembered for all times to come,” WSYF stated.
RNIFN: The Rongmei Naga Indigenous Forum Nagaland (RNIFN) in a condolence message described late Hewoto as a good leader, a trustworthy man and one who had served his people in different capacities as a politician as well as a social activist.
WSH: The Western Sumi Hoho (WSH) has described Hewoto Awomi as a multi-faceted personality whose priority in life was always “first for the people.” As an active sitting member of the Western Sumi Advisory Board (WSAB), WSH stated that his valued advice was instrumental in shaping the working and decisions of the organisation. He was also the founding father of the Western Sumi Youth Front (WSYF) and founding member of the Dimapur District Citizen Forum (DDCF).
WSH also stated that Hewoto maintained his integrity as a mass leader and did not compromise even if it came at the cost of personal loss. It lamented that in his death, the Nagas have lost one true great Naga leader. WSH further conveyed condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.
KTCN: The Kachari Tribal Council Nagaland (KTCN), while mourning the demise of Hewoto Awomi, stated that Dimapur in particular and the whole state of Nagaland in general have lost a great leader. KTCN has conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for peace of the departed soul.