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WW-II Peace Rally commemorated to promote peace

WW-II Peace Rally commemorated to promote peace
Participants with dignitaries during the prize distribution ceremony on Monday. (NP)
Correspondent Dimapur, Dec 2 | Publish Date: 12/2/2019 11:51:43 AM IST
With an aim to promote peace and unity, the Nagaland Adventure & Motor Sports Association (NAMSA) in collaboration with tourism department conducted the annual World War II Peace rally as part of the Hornbill Festival to commemorate the Battle of Kohima. 
The rally took place on Monday where the convoy of WWII vintage military vehicles was flagged off at IG Stadium Kohima and proceeded to the WW-II cemetery where a memorial service was observed to pay tribute to the soldiers, and then proceeded to the Naga Heritage Village at Kisama where the flag-in and prize distribution ceremony was held. The culmination programme was held at Kisama was graced by Nagaland DGP, T.J. Longkumer,  Major General P. C Nair, YSM IGAR (North) and Woodstock International School, Mussoorie, Principal, Dr. Craig Allen Cook. 
Advisor NAMSA & Advisor to Chief Minister of Nagaland, Abu Metha said the rally was to promote peace and oneness to the world. He said this land is no longer once violence, no longer once war, but want people around the world to know that Nagas want peace and universal oneness.  He also urged the tourist present to be the ambassador of the Naga people to spread the message of peace. While P. C. Nair in his short address said this hills resulted with a lot of violence 75 years ago but this is time not only for promoting peace but also to reach out to those souls who fought for the cause.   “We have reached an era where war is no more an option, but understanding between people and nation”, TJ Longkumer said. He said the rally was to remember the event of 75 years ago who laid their lives for their own nation. 
Parade commander Moa Longkumer informed that a total of 8 vehicles including 25 participants took part in the rally. While prizes for most original vehicle, best maintained vehicle, best weaponry, best uniformed squad, best ladies squad, best tourism promotion team were awarded during the occasion.     
 

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