The Ministry of Information and Publicity of the NSCN/GPRN has express gratitude to all civil societies and concerned Naga citizens who stood by, time and again to welcome the home coming of its ato kilonser Th. Muivah on March 3. The GPRN thanked all Church leaders, organizations and individuals for their priceless and unceasing prayer for the safe and sound journey of the ato kilonser to “Nagalim.”
Meanwhile, a reception programme for the ato kilonser was held at Hebron the same day where Gen. (Retd.) V.S. Atem, Convener of Steering Committee delivered a welcome speech and greetings on behalf of all the national workers. According to a speech made available by the MIP GPRN, Atem expressed profound joy and delight upon Muivah’s arrival. He thanked God for unending love and support bestowed upon the ato kilonser throughout thick and thin.
Atem said the people were confident and continue to support Muivah’s leadership and wisdom as the chief negotiator of the peace process. He said the NSCN would steadfastly struggle and persist to firmly stand on its rights and support Muivah’s leadership no matter how long the struggle prolonged and how far the government of India dragged the people’s sovereign rights.
With the ato kilonser’s home coming, Atem said, every NSCN cadre have raised their expectations towards big change; to re-vitalize and to strengthen the whole set-up of NSCN adding “as we are the only way to the future and that each passing day we had amassed more responsibility and accountability towards our Naga people than ever before.”
He said the people desired quality over quantity, result based vision over a mere rhetoric, efficiency over complacency and also they wanted a quick justice from all the injustices. Stating that corruption and inefficiency have blemished its image and arrogances penetrated deep inside the society, Atem said the people needed an urgent healing for which they needed “your (Muivah) sound guidance and formula to eradicate all these diseases.”
Atem appraised the ato kilonser that reconciliation among all the Naga nationalist groups was in the process under the banner of FNR. “…no matter how provocative and menacing the other groups has confronted us in all these time, we have always stood by our principle and our commitments towards the Covenants of Reconciliation (COR) again remain resolute,” he said.
Atem, however, said it was the feeling of every NSCN cadre that the highest level meeting of all the groups should be taken up at the earliest and that, “every now and then, lame excuses made by other groups should not be tolerated for too long at the cost and peril of our national goal.”
Atem thanked Almighty for the physical presence of both the chairman and the general secretary at the critical juncture.