Rengma students’ Union (RSU) would be hosting the fourth federal assembly of NSF on November 19 at Parashen, Rengma region.
According to RSU, president Kenneth Rengma, Parashen, straddled between Sendenyu and Phenshunyu villages has been declared forest tract and it was in this village that the first Naga Independence Flag was hoisted on March 22, 1956 by the then “Commander-in-Chief of Naga Army”, ‘Gen’. Thungdi Chang of Naga Home Guard. It was only after Parashen that the nomenclature of Naga Home Guard was changed to FGN.
For their ‘complicity’ in hoisting the Naga Flag, the two villages were recorded to have been burnt down by Indian Armed Forces on at least four to five occasions, stated RSU president.
Parashen is also famous for “Phizo’s Cave”, as it was in this forest that Phizo took refuge after he declared Naga insurrection.
Phizo supposedly found his match with a Rengma girl during his period of hiding in this forest, added the president.
RSU believed it was the first time in the history of NSF that its Federal Assembly is being held in a jungle, a historical significance nonetheless.
A monolith commemorating this event- held after a gap of 54 years would be unveiled by NSF President Mutsikhoyo Yhobo.