Nagas had struggled for more than seven decades to free ourselves from political dominance and subjugation, says Hutovi Chishi Swu, Member of Collective Leadership of NSCN (I-M).
TFM Ukhrul Correspondent
“Every single Naga is a freedom fighter” stated Hutovi Chishi Swu, Member of Collective Leadership of NSCN (I-M) while addressing a gathering at the 77th Naga Independence Day celebration held at UBC Jubilee Hall, Ukhrul on Moday.
He continued “Nagas army and national workers are not the only freedom fighter. Be it in USA, Africa wherever it may be, every Nagas is a freedom fighter. Solution lies in the hand of the Naga people. Solution is in the hand of God. We are not united. We fight against each other. Quarrels among ourselves. These are the biggest problems and challenges we are facing today. This will only derail and delay in achieving the Naga national goal. Nagas across the globe will be integrated one day and will establish ” One Nation, One People.” We cannot make no wrong this time, let us always stand in unity and move forward for our bright future. Time will come when all this will be settled along with the Naga political solution. There might be scapegoat in our midst, a mistake in our action. Let us be cautious with our words and actions. Nagas had struggled for more than 7 decades to free ourselves from political dominance and subjugation. Naga must be united in a fight for our rights and must uphold the spirit of our national principle ” Nagalim for Christ.”
The mighty Indian cannot defeat Nagas because of the fearless sacrifice of our past leaders against aggression. Hutovi Chishi Swu also acknowledged, the maximum contribution of Tangkhul community in the Naga national movement. The younger generation of Naga must uphold the spirit of nationalism and must not compromise the national cause for any vested reasons.
‘Maj. Retd’ Hutovi Chishi Swu on Monday hoisted the rainbow colors Naga national flag at UBC, Jubilee Hall, Phungreitang, Ukhrul in the presence of Naga national leaders and workers, CSOs and religious leaders from different parts of Wung Tangkhul region.
A minute of silence prayer was observed in honour of Naga national martyrs.
Sirus Konghar, Secretary of WTR read out the message of Ato Kilonser, Th. Muivah to the gathering. CAO of WTR, Canaan Kasar while expressing gratitude to everyone present at the celebration also reposed the undivided faith in the collective leadership of NSCN (I-M).
The celebration programme was also attended K. Chisi Swu, son of late Isak Swu, former Chairman of NSCN (I-M), Kilonser, Deputy Kilonser from other areas. It may be mentioned similar observances were held in various localities and villages of Ukhrul district. Special performances by Masot Khon, Wung Hira, St. Mary, Ukhrul Central School and martial arts demonstration by students of Oriental Naga Academy in colloboration with Ukhrul District Takewondo Association added more colour and meaning to the celebration.
The rainbow coloured Naga national flags could be seen fluttering across the streets of Ukhrul Headquarters.