A delegation of the Naga Students’ Federation attended the 3rd General Conference of the Eastern Naga Students’ Association (ENSA) at Hoyat Village (within Burma) from December 11 to 13 with Mutsikhoyo Yhobu, president NSF as chief guest and Achumbemo Kikon, former president, NSF as the guest of honour.
Mutsikhoyo Yhobu in his speech highlighted the activities of the NSF and strongly urged upon the Nagas living in the eastern province to remain united.
He also emphasized that education was the most fundamental aspect for the Nagas to cope up with the rest of the world.
He assured the Eastern Naga children that the Federation would go all out to help the Eastern Nagas to acquire education.
Further, he expounded to the gathering that, the jurisdiction of the NSF stretched to all Naga areas irrespective of the artificial geographical boundaries and added it was because of this reason that the delegation of the NSF took it as a pride to walk from Monyakshu to Hoyat Village crossing the “so called” international boundary to attend the conference.
Achumbemo Kikon, former president delved upon how Nagas were put into various administrative roofs by the colonial forces.
He made it clear to the gathering that the then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Prime Minister of Burma U. Nu were responsible for dividing the Nagas between India and Burma, otherwise, he said at no point of time Nagas agreed to be either a part of India or Burma (Myanmar).
He further stated Nagas were one and shall remain one despite of the artificial political boundaries physically dividing the Nagas at present.
The six members delegation of the NSF comprised of Mutsikhoyo Yhobu, president NSF, Achumbemo Kikon, former NSF president, Ahito Achumi, education secy. NSF, Jollyson, deputy speaker, NSF, Voto Niekha, president Angami Students’ Union and Kusolie Yokha, education Secy. ASU.