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Naga bodies hail ‘Sept. Summit’
Published on 21 Sep. 2010 12:29 AM IST
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NNBCC and several Naga tribal organizations have commended the top leaders of three Naga nationalist groups who committed to work out their differences, agreed to reconcile and to cease all forms of hostilities including any territorial expansion.
The joint declaration was made by the leaders of the FGN/NNC, NSCN (I-M) and GPRN/NSCN, under the auspices of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), at Ikishe village, Dimapur on September 18.
NBCC: Welcoming what was described as a “landmark in the reconciliation process” the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) gave glory to Jesus Christ for making the September summit possible despite many hurdles.
NBCC director peace affairs, Rev, Kari Longchar in a message received here today, congratulated the FNR and Naga leaders for the epoch-making summit and further expressed confidence that top level leadership were capable to navigate through all difficulties and reach ultimate goal with their consorted efforts.
Kari also lauded the FNR for making headway towards unity and reconciliation of the Nagas political groups. Reiterating the call of the FNR that reconciliation must be inclusive of all Naga organization, the NBCC urged every organization to be a part of this ‘Common Journey’.
Naga Hoho: Naga Hoho in a joint statement issued by its president Keviletuo Kiewhuo and general secretary P.Chuba Ozukum expressed its “incontestable” appreciation to FNR for their yeoman services to both men and God.
The signatories recalled that “a ray of hope” had surfaced when reconciliation process was launched by FNR, under Dr. Wati Aier.
Describing September 18 summit as “another red letter day” in the annals of Naga political history, the Hoho said it was a moment of God’s answering to the Naga people’s prayer and their yearning for peace and permanent political settlement. They said the participation of the highest leaders of the factions was a great stepping stone as emphasized in the covenant of Reconciliation.
On the other hand, the Hoho “earnestly” appealed to other groups those who were yet to join the Reconciliation process to renew their vision and tolerance and partake in the “nation building”, or else, it would be a political tragedy and could lead to missing of another caravan in the long sought peace process.
Sümi Hoho: Sümi Hoho has termed the “September Summit, Dimapur”, attended by highest level leaders of three political groups, as “historic summit”, and asserted that it would go down in the annals of Naga political history.
Sümi Hoho president Hokishe Yepthomi and general secretary Kitoho S. Rotokha stated that the meet was the ardent desire of all Nagas, irrespective of political or tribal affiliations both underground and over ground ever since the “Journey of Common Hope” began under the initiative of FNR.
Felicitating the FNR for successfully organizing the Summit, against all odds, the Sümi Hoho assured its unflinching support.
Also appreciating and acknowledging the signatories of the September Summit, the Sümi Hoho prayed that God Almighty grant them more wisdom, health and long life so that “real and comprehensive reconciliation” was achieved in their time. It also appealed to all responsible not to waver in efforts and commitment for Naga unity, reconciliation and peace process.”
CPO: Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) said the “highest level meeting” of the top leaders surely meant to work together for what God has planned for the Nagas through His gracious guidance.
“Is this not enough reason for Nagas to rejoice and give praises to God?” asked CPO president Sovenyi in a note. He said the CPO lauded the leaders of three Naga national political groups for demonstrating their commitments before God and the Naga people. It also congratulated the FNR for enabling these historic events to happen.
Further, the CPO urged all to continue to pray to God for those other Naga groups who were yet to join and participate in the Naga reconciliation process that they could also become a part of this process to make the Naga reconciliation complete and realistic.
MP Rajya Sabha: Meanwhile, the lone Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from Nagaland Khekiho Zhimomi extended his “profound appreciation” to the top leaders of three Naga national groups for their exuberant first ever joint meeting.
“This initiative speak volumes of desires of the leaders to further the ‘journey of common hope’ magnanimously based on the historical and political rights of the Nagas,” said Khekiho in a press release Monday.
He also said that the event would go down as another “historic landmark” in the struggle for Naga rights for self determination.
Maintaining that Nagas were praying for conducive reconciliation and broad based agenda(s) for final settlement of Naga issue, Khekiho said the consensus support of different groups would proliferate impressive list of achievement in future.
The MP also congratulated FNR for its “extensive expertise” and comprehensive understanding of the issue.
N-Naga DAO: N-Naga DAO (Network of Nagaland Drugs and AIDS organizations) has expressed its immense pleasure at the Highest level Summit of National workers.
“It’s a promise of a new dawn for our Naga society,” stated a note from N-Naga DAO media cell, and appreciated “never say die spirit” of the FNR.
The Network said it would continue to pray for successful culmination of all efforts, sacrifices and prayers into one united Naga family.

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