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Various Naga political groups celebrate Naga I-Day

By EMN Updated: Aug 14, 2023 11:48 pm
Naga political groups celebrate Naga I-Day
Shevohii Keyho takes salute during the 77th Nagaland Independence Day at Thipiizu on August 14.

DIMAPUR — Naga Independence Day was commemorated by the NSCN/GPRN-R (Akato) in their respective regions and UTs.

According to a press release, a small programme was held in Dimapur at the residence of Ato Kilonser Michael Yeptho, who spoke briefly, followed by an exhortation from Kilo Kilonser Nokrang Lanu Aier.

Wankei Konyak, Deputy Killonser of the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MRA), invoked God’s blessings.

The Sumi region also observed the day at Chairman Samuel’s residence, with Deputy Kilonser Nikheto Chophi delivering a short speech, followed by a folk song performance by Hoshili and friends.

Pastor Hinoto offered a special prayer for the NSCN while the chairman read the presidential address. Khevitoli and Tolivi (women pastors) delivered the invocation and benediction, respectively.

The Konyak region observed the day at its Mon’s office headquarters.

Following Hakwang’s invocation, a silent prayer was observed for the late Chairman Temzei and other martyrs and fallen comrades.

Kilonser Phongwang, Deputy Home Chingten, Brigadier (eastern command) Mongnei, and Wangla Angh delivered brief speeches. Pastor Tongpang led the mass benediction.

‘NSCN/GPRN  will never fail or betray the Nagas’

NSCN/GPRN celebrated the 77th Naga Independence Day at the council headquarters, Thamsao Designated Camp, on Monday. The programme was graced by the President, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Khango Konyak, as the chief guest.

Ato Kilonser Hokato Vusshe, who spoke on the present Naga political scenario, dwelled at length upon the contemporary political issues affecting the Naga people. He stated that the Nagas have been an independent people since time immemorial and that the Nagas are asking India to leave them alone/liberate them as in ancient times in order to determine the future of the Nagas in accordance with their distinct identity.  

He stated that the NSCN/GPRN  will never fail or betray the Nagas and will continue to stand until the Nagas’ goal is achieved. 

The ato kilonser appealed to the Nagas to stand united and work cohesively in every aspect so as to bring a logical conclusion to the vexed and protracted Naga political issue.

NNC/FGN Chakhesang region celebrates ‘Nagaland Independence Day’

The Chakhesang region of the Naga National Council (NNC)/Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) celebrated the 77th Naga Independence Day on Monday at Thipiizu village in Phek district.

Killo Kilonser Shevohü Keyho, on the occasion, unfurled the National Flag and delivered the Independence Day message of FGN Kedahge Gen. (Retd.) Viyalie Metha.

Reading Metha’s message, the killo kilonser stated that “the mandated NNC and FGN always uphold the policy of non-violence and maintain peace and tranquillity with all neighbouring people and nations, and shall continue to do the same.”

NNC joint secretary Aciiyi Vadeo highlighted the history of the NNC and called upon the people to know the truth and stand by it.

Speaking at the event, ex-President of the Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) Kekhwengulo Lea lauded the Naga national workers for their enormous contribution to the Naga cause, while Chakhesang Students’ Union (CSU) president Avezo Kevin Kapu expressed dismay over disunity and division among the Nagas and called for strengthening the bond of unity.

Earlier, Chokri Area Public Organisation (CAPO) president Vezohü Tünyi delivered the welcome address.

The programme was led by Kamucho Chiizho, Midan Peyu, Chakhesang Region FGN, and the vote of thanks was proposed by Neikhape Kreo, Speaker Leacy Hoho, Chakhesang Region FGN.

Also read: Integration of Naga areas, separate flag, and constitution are inseparable — Muivah

By EMN Updated: Aug 14, 2023 11:48:13 pm
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