In a bid to preserve the record of Subhas Chandra Bose's last forward camp at Chesezu, the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Memorial Development Society Nagaland (NSCBMDSN) has appealed state government to assist the society in making the historical site into a national heritage village.
According to NSCBMDSN secretary general Dupoyi Nyekha, the society has been struggling to collect information through many close associates of Netaji who are still alive and through documentation like books on Netaji- 'Delhi Chalao', 'Last camp in India'. The society has recently released a documentary film 'Netaji with the Nagas'.
A press release issued by secretary general also stated that in the year 1944, during the early part of April, Netaji came to his camp- the last forward camp in India. At his Chesezu camp, he monitored the famous battle of Kohima and surrounding areas.
On the occasion of Netaji's 112th birth anniversary, the society held its annual executive meeting-cum- social partying on January 23 at its memorial camp, Chesezu village. The meeting was attended by a host of government officials and village leaders.
Meanwhile, the society has expressed gratitude to col. Gautam Ganguly, commandant 26th AR and his subordinate officers for assuring to construct office building for the society at Netaji camp and rest-in shed at Netaji peak, Chesezu village. The society also thanked accountant general Nagaland A, N Sarkar for his cooperation in uplifting the society.