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‘We cannot sell away our Naga identity under any circumstances’

By EMN Updated: Mar 09, 2020 11:21 pm

Dimapur, March 9 (EMN): The secretary general of Naga People Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR), Neingulo Krome, has said that “we cannot sell away our Naga identity under any circumstances.

Krome said this during the 53rd parting social of Kohima College, Kohima (KCK) on March 7 where he was the guest speaker. Stating that it was a nostalgic moment for him, being an alumnus of the college (in 1977), he thanked the institute for providing logistic support for NPMHR activities.

Speaking about the struggles of Naga people in the 1950s, her said that the people “lived in the jungle like animals, seeking shelter in neighbouring states like Manipur and Assam as their villages were burnt down to ashes”. He took the example of Mangmetong village which was burnt down 18 times, and narrated crucial moments in the history of the Naga people, further stating that he felt he has the responsibility of sharing these struggles to Nagas of this generation, he said.

The principal KCK, Dr. Ralimongla, said in her welcome address that the college has gone through a tremendous change in the past 53 years, and that it was possible because of the contributions from students who are “intelligent, smart and has the courage to dream”.

While stating that the college is proud of the achievements of its students, she urged them “to pursue the things they love and wherever life takes them, to be men and women of integrity”.

The update went on to inform that Lithrongba and Viboto spoke on behalf of the outgoing and remaining students respectively, while general secretary of KCSC Zapoi read out the reports for 2019-2020, followed by release of the college magazine and giving away of awards and acknowledgement.

Assistant professor of KCK Ruokovonuo prayed for the outgoing students at the event.

By EMN Updated: Mar 09, 2020 11:21:12 pm