ZB thanks Nagaland on Gaidinliu’s Birth Centenary
Dimapur, January 26
[dropcap]A[/dropcap] grand observance of Birth Centenary of legendary freedom fighter Rani Gaidinliu was held at Tharon village, Imphal West on January 26 organised by Zeliangrong Baudi, Manipur.
Zeliangrong leaders welcomed and thought highly of India’s decision to issue coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5 denominations as the commemorative act of late Rani Gaidinliu’s Centenary Observance. Her people also thought highly of previous Awards and the construction of Museum-cum- Library in Nagaland State financed by the Centre. However, the Government of India should also think up to do justice to her and her people, a plan to materialize her life-long cherished dream she held for her Naga people.Zeliangrong Baudi, Manipur extended gratitude to Naga brothers of Nagaland for upholding and protecting Rani Gaidinliu during long period she lived in Nagaland and for present great memorabilia being constructed in Nagaland State which is brought to completion despite protest from a handful of individuals, who do not understand Naga history clearly, opposed it.
Gaidon Kamei, President, UNC, TS Warngam, Vice President, UNC, Dr. Benjamin Gangmei were the chief guest, guest of honour and speaker respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Benjamin Gangmei stated that logically Rani Gaidinliu was the freedom fighter of both India and the Nagas.
“Her movement was coincided with that of India— it was launched at the same time and in same territorial context (British India) and her object which was to end the British from Naga areas was also same with that of Indian freedom fighters who fought the object in India. So, her freedom struggle was consentaneous to Indian freedom struggle and the former was considered a struggle with same goal pursued by Indian nationalists.