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50 years of FGN Khiamniungan region
Published on 9 Jan. 2009 2:17 AM IST
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Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN), Khiamniungan region, observed its golden jubilee in commemoration of 50 years of 'selfless service' in national cause on December 16 at Nokhu village. FGN Khiamniungan region in a press release issued by Midan Peyu, K. Langkhang, stated the celebration was attended by Puthai, Alee kilonser, FGN, as chief guest in absence of Zhopra Vero, Kedallo, FGN, who was attending 'Alee Mission of Reconciliation' talks at Chiang Mai. More than 3000 delegates from different villages and sub-regions attended the celebration of cultural extravaganza and reaffirmation of their stand to work resolutely for national cause under the leadership of FGN president Brig. S. Singnya (Retd). The release also stated that Khiamniungans’ first involved in national struggle through A.Z Phizo who came to the region in 1954 and established the regional NNC and when the FGN was established in 1956, Khiamniungan region actively participated and subsequently in 1957 five persons were appointed to lead and further consolidate the FGN in the region that includes Pukho as Angh, FGN, Khaosai as regional president, Khemang as Kilonser, Liang as Tatar, and Khuno as chirmain, Achang Riyam, and with the appointment of the leaders in 1958, the regional government of FGN, Khiamniungan region was established. It also said a 'bleak and sad' period approached in its region when in 1975, the 'Shillong Accord' was signed even though Khiamniungans did not accept the accord for which none of them participated.It also said with the formation of NSCN in 80s, more than 500 people were mercilessly killed by NSCN under the guise of 'Shillong Accord' that led the Khiamniungans defying all sense of logic and reasoning for they (NSCN) were being sheltered and protected by Khiamniungan. Further, despite all setbacks, Khiamniungans steadfastly stood by NNC/FGN since its inception and has been resolutely holding on to principle sown by forefathers- uncorrupted and undefiled.

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