Zeilad National Workers’ Conference held

Zeilad National Workers’ Conference held
Zeilad National Workers’ Conference in progress at Phungong Catholic Ground, Tamenglong.
Dimapur, Mar 2 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/2/2020 10:39:52 AM IST

The Zeilad National Workers’ Conference was organised under the aegis of Zeilad Region of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) at Phungong Catholic Ground, Tamenglong on February 20 under the theme, “Towards a New Era”.

Besides the Naga political issue, the conference deliberated on wide ranging socio-economic issues facing the Rongmeis. Eminent personalities participated in the conference touching on various topics. Pou Dimgonlung Rongmei, secretary, Development & Relief Department, Rongmei Naga Baptist Association (RNBA), presented a paper titled “Social Innovation and Sustainable Model for Economic Development.” Another paper titled “Rebuilding the Rongmei Tribe” was presented by Pou G. Gaingam, former vice president of Naga Hoho.

In a press release, George Golmei, Central Administrative Officer (CAO), Zeilad Region, NSCN stated that the members of the conference focused their discussions on some of the main issues like encouragement to value additional activities of local products, cultural development for all round development, promotion of Rongmei literature, need for research on replacement of jhum cultivation, need for conservation of indigenous natural resources, priority to be given to Naga political solution and support to Rongmei Naga People’s Organization (RNPO). 

At the end of the conference, it was resolved to give due recognition to Rongmei tribe as a separate entity.

It also resolved that Rongmei people shall strive to uphold their roots-traditional geographical territory, cultures, customs and traditions and also to protect the natural resources and to use it to amplify its value and preserve it for future.

It resolved to standardise Rongmei land holding system without causing undue disturbance to the existing local equilibrium.

It also resolved to extend fullest support to the Naga political peace process based on 3rd August, 2015 Framework Agreement signed between the Government of India (GoI) and NSCN, and to continue to pressure the parties for an honourable and conclusive solution at the earliest.

The conference was inaugurated by the Pou R.K. Ringthim, Member of Collective Leadership by hoisting the Naga national flag. The chief guest also released the memento of the conference.


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