NPCC appreciates Governor for honouring Dr. Imkongliba
Dimapur, Dec. 2 (EMN): Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has expressed gratitude to the Governor RN Ravi for honouring NPC chairman Dr. Imkongliba Ao by way of presenting a bust to the people of Nagaland.
NPCC president K Therie stated that Dr. Imkongliba Ao, as one of the early educated persons who grew with the Naga political movement, gave his life for the people. According to Therie, NPC was organised after Indian forces advanced to defeat FGN that was raised after 1954 to resist aggression. He added that during 1956-57, many villages were burnt down, people tortured and killed and many lived in the jungles for years by living off forest vegetation and wildlife.
Therie stated that in that backdrop, NPC was organised to represent the voice of the people. He said in the beginning NNC/FGN also joined in the discussions but later backed out.
“We owe them for all that we are today. We appreciated the wisdom of 16-Points. Words are insufficient to express our gratitude to Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru for providing Art.371-A,” Therie stated.
Therie lamented that Nagaland has not been able to develop like other states although it is the 16th state and having completed 58 years of statehood. He said, ‘We are fighting against ego’.
“People who cannot sacrifice time, health and wealth are talking more than people that are holding rifles. People who fear crackers are braving before nuclear power. People who cannot live without grants and finance commission awards are talking of self-dependency. One is free to express but it should also be realistic and should not misleading,” he pointed out.
While not objecting to anyone who could improve statehood, Therie said that is how Congress has offered talks with no conditions. He however stated that “Talks with no conditions” is not a means to live but to find solution. He added that delay in solution has destroyed the opportunities of development and job creation in the state.
Therie further stated that for people like him who cannot fight by giving time, health and wealth, must contribute wisdom in building statehood to provide education, generate jobs and develop a vibrant economy. He believed that the vision of Dr. Imkongliba Ao and the founding fathers of statehood was to raise their children with abundance of opportunities.