NSF formed to confront student and Naga issues—NSF president
DIMAPUR — The president of Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Medovi Rhi, said on Wednesday that the NSF was formed to articulate the noble aspirations of youths through a common platform and to address any issues confronting the students and the Nagas as a whole.
He made the remark during his address at the valedictory function of the 33rd Maram Students’ Union (MKS) sports meet while speaking as the special guest at Katomei village under Senapati district, Manipur.
He emphasised that the federation is dedicated to the “intellectual fight” against any forces that pose a threat to the existence, rights, freedom, and identity of the Nagas, according to a press statement.
The 10-day sports meet, held on the theme “stronger together,” was hosted by the Katomei Youth and Students’ Organisation.
He recalled that their journey has been marked by struggles, sacrifices, and perseverance, beginning with the quest for recognition and identity and continuing with current aspirations for political rights and self-determination.
According to Rhi, it is imperative for the youth represented by the NSF to contribute to an early, inclusive, honorable, and acceptable solution. “Our collective voice must echo the aspirations of the Naga people, emphasising the importance of dialogue, mutual respect, and a commitment to lasting peace,” he said.
Appreciating the MKS for successfully conducting the sports meet and being a vital cornerstone of the federation, the president urged the students’ union to serve as a testament to the unity and strength of the Naga community. Also, he encouraged them to use the platform not only to celebrate sporting achievements but also to reaffirm their commitment to the principles of unity, justice, and peace.
He urged the student community to embody the spirit of “Stronger Together” in their daily lives and within communities and strive for a just and honourable solution to the Indo-Naga political issue.