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Condolence messages

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/17/2018 12:02:41 PM IST

 T.R Zeliang mourns Vajpayee: Leader of Opposition  T. R. Zeliang has expressed grief and pain to learn of the demise of former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on August 16 at AIIMS, New Delhi at the age of 93.

In a condolence message, Zeliang described late Vajpayee as a brilliant statesman, who dedicated his service for the nation. He remember late Vajpayee as a leader who understood the pain and suffering of the Naga people and said that his love and concern for the Naga people in particular would be ever remembered. Zeliang said that Vajpayee was the first Indian Prime Minister who declared that “Naga history is unique” which became the foundation stone for the Indo-Naga peace talks leading to the signing of the Framework Agreement on August 3, 2015. Zeliang stated that the declaration created a new hope for both the GoI and the Naga people to secure a final agreement based on the unique history of the Nagas.

Zeliang also mentioned that, it was Vajpayee who opened a new window for development of road connectivity in North East region by creating a new head of accounts under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North East region (SARDP-NE) which was incorporated in the union budget. Zeliang lamented that, Vajpayee’s demise was a great loss to the nation and the Nagas in particular.

Zeliang on behalf of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) extended deepest condolences and prayed that God grant peace and solace to all the bereaved family members, relatives, friends, colleagues and all his near and dear ones. He further prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.

NEEC mourns Vajpayee: The North East Executive Council (NEEC) has expressed shock on learning of the demise of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India, at AIIMS. 

In a condolence message, NEEC chairman Senchumo (NSN) Lotha and coordinator Afaqueji Ahmad Khan described late Vajpayee as one of the most dynamic PMs of India who served the country with unflinching love for democracy and utmost grace for the people of India. He was selfless and unpartisan during his stint as head of the country, it said, while adding that he showed unwavering support for secularism.

“He fondly loved the people of NE and took up various initiatives for the welfare of its people” NEEC stated. It further said that in Nagaland, he was greatly remembered for having journeyed by road from Dimapur to Kohima despite medical conditions discouraging such travels, braving the potholes at the risk of his knee ailments. “He was the only PM who had announced the biggest numbers of various packages for Nagaland” NEEC said.

The NEEC expressed its deepest condolence to all the near and dear ones of late Vajpayee and prayed for his soul to rest in peace.

GPRN/NSCN mourns Khekiho Marcel Chophy: GPRN/NSCN has expressed grief over the demise of dy. Kilonser, chaplee ministry, Khekiho Marcel Chophy.

A condolence message from its MIP stated that the departed was a beloved comrade, a faithful husband, a loving father and a profound friend.

It stated that the Naga Nation and GPRN/NSCN had lost a truly remarkable man.

It further said that the departed was blessed with multiple gifts which enabled him to mingle with all classes of people. “The leaders found him intelligent and well versed in national affairs” stated the message. Youngsters also found him to be a thoroughly efficient administrator full of life and vigor, it added. 

According to the MIP, cutting across Naga political groups, late Khekiho was known and highly respected for his efficiency. The message recalled that the departed had a solid foundation as a young student leader at his hometown Atoizu and later at Shilling as president of Naga Students’ Union and he joined the National service in 1998.

In the GPRN/NSCN, he admirably served the Nation as Public Relations & NGOs secretary, chaplee secretary, kilo secretary and chief secretary. He was elevated to National Tatar Hoho in 2015 and at the time of his demise, he was serving the Nation as dy. kilonser in the Chaplee Ministry.

GPRN/NSCN invoked God’s love and comfort unpon his wife Tokheli Khekiho Chophy, their children and relatives. 

“His charming personality, his wonderful insight as father, husband, brother, son and as a leaders of men shall be cherished and inspire all of us. Man’s life is but a fleeting moment. Let us celebrate his life. Rest in Peace Comrade Khekiho Marcel Chophy” The message concluded.

NSUS mourns Khekiho Chophy: Naga Students’ Union Shillong (NSUS) has conveyed its deep condolences to the family of late Khekiho Chophy, an alumni of St. Anthony’s College Shillong, who was also the former president of NSUS (1996-97). 

In a condolence note, NSUS president, Vioka H. Zhimomi described late Chophy as a committed man with a great sense of humour and wit, a loving father and a wonderful husband. NSUS said that late Chophy joined the Naga National Service in 1998 and served in various capacities as chief secretary, kilo secretary, chaplee secretary and he was the deputy kilonser in chaplee ministry at the time of his demise. 

NSUS prayed for God’s comfort and guidance upon his near and dear ones and further prayed for the departed’s soul to rest in peace.

 

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