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SDSA organises candle light vigil in Senapati

SDSA organises candle light vigil in Senapati
The gathering during the ‘Candle Light Vigil’ in Senapati on Monday
Dimapur, Oct 28 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/28/2019 11:55:51 AM IST

The Senapati District Students Association (SDSA) along with its federating units observed “Candle Light Vigil” at traffic point, Senapati to show its solidarity to the ongoing peace talk in the national capital. The programme was organised in accordance to the call of Naga Students Federation (NSF) which stands for inclusive, honourable and acceptable solution to the protracted Indo-Naga peace process. At the programme, it resolved to support the mandated Naga representatives negotiating with the Government of India for a lasting, peace and tranquillity in all Naga home land. 

Briefing the gathering, Marikho O’Leriina, president, Mao Students Union said that Nagas cannot let their identities and spirit be trampled upon. “What the people at present want is liberation and sovereignty to decide their own course of future and integrity to say to the whole world that we are Naga,” he said. 

The candle light vigil would clearly say to the Government of India that the Nagas are one and stand for an inclusive, honourable and acceptable solution, added Marikho. 

Joseph Adani, president, All Naga Students Association, Manipur called the gathering as historic evening as the programme was organised in accordance to the directives put up by the Naga Students Federation in all Naga inhabited areas in order to show solidarity to the negotiators and to the world that Nagas want honourable, inclusive and acceptable solution. He said that they had also send a clear message to the Government of India that the Nagas will never compromise their identity under any circumstances. 

“To live as a free nation is not the desire and will of the Nagas alone but, it is also the desire of the living God the Almighty who sent the Naga people to live as a nation,” said Adani and sought the intervention of the Almighty God to liberate from the bondage. 

The student leader said, “We need to seek God’s help just as the Israelites were liberated from the hands of the Egyptians.” 

More than 70 years, the Nagas could sustain their movement and more than 22 years, the Nagas have been under Peace Talks with the India and such movements had clearly shown that the Nagas will not compromise their identity and their rights, said Adani. He further added that Nagas will not succumb to any economic package but want the Government of India to respect their political identity (the national flag and constitution) which is requisite component for the political aspiration of the people. 

Siipunii Philo, assistant general secretary of Naga Students Federation said that he is proud to belong to a very patriotic nation. For any who doubts that the Naga is a divided society, the student leader said that such movement is the answer. “For those doubt that Nagas have given up their demands for its national flag, the gathering is the prove for them,” said Philo. 

The students leader said, “When the NSF decided to organise the programme for Naga negotiators and also for lasting peace and tranquillity to prevail in Naga home land, they want to prove to the world that Naga society is very united and to reaffirm their commitment that Nagalim is for Christ.” 

He also informed the gathering that the Naga Flag is being raised at all Naga home land and candles are being lighted to show the solidarity to Naga negotiators and for lasting peace and tranquillity to prevail in Naga home land. 

He also expressed his hope that the candle light vigil would be the beginning for a united push towards the ultimate goal. He, however, reminded that the future course may not be easy ask all to stand firm and take heart to show that Naga society is a united one. 

The programme was followed with a mass spoken prayer and mass slogan “Long live, Nagalim” and “One Naga, one nation.”

The programme was attended by federating units of the Senapati District Students Association (SDSA) consisting of Maram Students Union (MKS), Mao Students Union (MSU), Poumai Naga Students Union (PNTM), Thangal Students Union (TAJ), Zeliangrong Students Union (ZSU-Spt) district frontal organisations and general public.

 

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