Deputy Chairperson of the Dimapur Municipal Council, DP Angami on Saturday urged the students to make firm stand and build their foundation on quality education to lead society to greater height. Basing his speech on the theme ‘Learn, Lead and Build’ of Rongmei Students’ meet 2009 at Ragailong Council Hall, Burma Camp, DP Angami sounded the necessity to be educated to lead and be not ignorant of the world around them. Besides, DP Angami also said Rongmei and Tenyimia community were in urgent need of educated leaders. He therefore, called upon students to build and strengthen the community. Chairman of Rongmei Community Dimapur, Jeliangga Kamei also delivered message to students on the occasion. Folk song by Rongmei Students of Rongkaidai, Diphupar, and special number by Tanlouthai and friends were other highlights of the function.
It may be mentioned here that following the onslaught of British atrocities and the social conflicts between other tribes like Kukis and Meiteis, the Rongmei community migrated to other areas including Dimapur of the present Nagaland State and settled as early as 1918.
The first Rongmei village Ragailong, also called Kabui Bosti, was first established in 1937 at the present site of New Market, then called Fuller Ganj Bazaar. Later, other Rongmei villages such as Tangnajeilong, now changed to Zelingrong village at Dhobinala, Namgalong at Burma Camp, Chungaijaeng at Burma Camp and Rongkaidai at Diphupar came into existence.