Condolences for member of the NSCN (I-M) steering committee

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/16/2021 12:26:48 PM IST

Chairman of NSCN (I-M) Q. Tuccu, NSCN (I-M), Eastern Naga National Workers’ Union (ENNWU), Yimchungrü Union Dimapur (YUD) and Eastern Nagaland People's Union Dimapur (ENPUD) have expressed grief at the demise of steering committee member, NSCN, late P. Hopung Yimchungrü on January 15 at his residence in Showuba, Dimapur. 

Q. Tuccu: Chairman of NSCN (I-M) Q. Tuccu in a condolence note expressed pain at the demise of late Hopong and that he was honoured and blessed to have known him personally. Tuccu described late Hopong as a brave courageous man with integrity and who had always advocated for the righteous path. Tuccu also stated that Naga nation, express heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and offer prayer to the departed soul to rest in eternal peace. Lamenting that “A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven, we part with our beloved father and asü Hopong in pain”, Tuccu stated that “May God put him in a special place where he will be watching us, the people who loved and cherish him”. 

NSCN (I-M): NSCN (I-M), steering committee in a condolence note through its convenor, Ashiho Asoumai stated that, late Hopong was a person who defied his age, gave his everything for the Naga nation and with his patriotic spirit, he lived for many years to inspire the younger generation with his revolutionary zeal and political commitment on the rights of the Naga people. The condolence stated that in his demise, Naga nation lost a noble man of high standing whose name would be recorded in the history of Naga political movement. Committee also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that God grant a peaceful rest to the spirit.

ENNWU: Eastern Naga National Workers’ Union (ENNWU) in condolence note by ENNWU through its convenor, Moba Chang stated that late Hopong served under various capacities in the state and came to the national movement as CCM of NSCN on May 21, 1989. ENNWU stated that he was a pioneer and a tall leader who witnessed the first Indo-Naga war at Huker and was made the first Angh from Yimchunger community in 1956 from Sainis village. Union stated that he would forever be remembered for his contributions towards the Naga nation.

YUD: YUD in a condolence note by president M Biremong Yimchunger and general secretary R Aaron Yimchunger stated that, late Hopung had served as the first president of Yimchungrü Tribal Council (YTC) and one of the pioneers in various fields for Yimchungrü people. Stating that in his demise, Eastern Nagaland and Nagas in general have lost a fearless revolutionary leader who had stood firm and fought against all odds for the freedom of Nagas till his last breathe, the YUD added that the vacuum created would be difficult to fill and the legacy would be remembered and carried on by generations. Union conveyed condolences to the family members and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.

ENPUD: ENPUD in a condolence note by ENPUD press and information secretary, Thangsoi stated that, late Hopong was one among the pioneering leader of the Yimchunger community and the demise of a visionary leader was a loss not only for the family but for everyone. While stating that the void created would be difficult to fill, the ENPUD conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and pray that the departed soul rest in internal peace. 

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