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NCD president K. Ghokheto Chophy passes away

DIMAPUR, DEC 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/11/2020 12:20:22 PM IST

Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) president and Joint Committee for Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) convenor K. Ghokheto Chophy has passed away in New Delhi on Friday after a prolonged illness. Born in 1962 at Asukhomi village under Zunheboto district, Chophy had served as president of AUD from 2012-15 and was member of Sumi Council Dimapur. He was also counsellor of NCD, vice president of NCD (2015-19) and NCD president (September 2020 till date)

Mourning the demise of Ghokheto Chophy, the state deputy chief minister Y Patton said “Nagas have suffered a terrible loss today.” In a tweet, Patton described late Chophy as “a thorough gentleman”, who would lead from the front. The deputy chief minister also said that Chophy’s untimely death has “shaken and shocked us all.” He offered his condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that the departed soul rest in peace.

Minister of Higher Education & Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along also expressed deep grief over the untimely demise of Ghokheto Chophy. Along described Chophy as “a leader with a devoted sense of service to Nagaland & its people.” “His contributions in building the Naga Society will always inspire us. May his soul RIP,” Along said in a tweet.

NGBF: Nagaland Gaonburas Federation (NGBF) has expressed deep sadness over the untimely demise of NCD president Ghokheto Chopi and said that “in his demise, we have lost a committed leader, especially for Dimapur people”. 

NGBF through its media cell said that a vacuum created by his demise would be difficult to fill. “It was painful to learn that he has left so early leaving behind all his incomplete missions. He has served in different civil organisations as sub-committees’ convenor in Dimapur,” NGBF said.

Further, the federation said that his contributions as a convenor of JCPI were some of his remarkable achievement. “He has highly respect for the Gaonburas and work together in many occasions as a team,” NGBF said and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in peace.

SCD: Sumi Council, Dimapur (SCD) expressed shock over the demise of NCD president Ghokheto Chophy and said that the people of Dimapur have lost a very good and helpful friend in his death.

In a condolence message, SCD president Kuhoi Zhimo said that late Chophy had a kidney transplant and was on the path of recovery when he was “snatched away from our midst.” Describing late Chophy as a dedicated social worker, SCD said he was available as and when his services were required by the society irrespective of caste, creed, and religion. SCD president conveyed deep condolences to bereaved family members and prayed that the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.

KTCN: Kachari Tribal Council Nagaland (KTCN) has expressed sorrow over the sudden demise of Ghokheto Chophy and conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. KTCN through its media cell said that in his demise “we have lost a good and capable leader”, who had always worked and stood for the rights and welfare of the people in Dimapur and the whole society in general.

DSSU: Expressing shock over the sudden demise of Ghokheto Chophy, the Dimapur Sümi Students’ Union (DSSU) said that he was a man of utmost integrity, honour and unflinching courage. 

The union said that late Chophy has left an excellent and lasting legacy, for which he would be forever remembered. “We have lost an excellent and an abled leader,” DSSU said and conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family members at this hour of grief.

DDCF: Dimapur District Citizens’ Forum (DDCF) has also expressed deep grief over the sudden demise of Ghokheto Chophy.

In a condolence message, the forum said his contributions and services for a good cause, especially for the citizens of Dimapur in particular and the whole society in general would be greatly missed. 

Quoting 2 Timothy 4:7, DDCF said “He has indeed fought a good fight”.

It has also conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that his soul rest in peace.

RFIN: Rongmei Indigenous forum Nagaland (RFIN) has expressed grief and pain over the sudden demise of Ghokheto Chopi.

In a condolence message, RFIN described late Ghokheto was a straight forward person and said he had been “engaged full time for the welfare of Dimapur people.” It said he had worked tirelessly for the people of Dimapur on many pertaining issues, adding that his contributions have been engraved in the history of developing district of Dimapur. In his demise, the forum said “we have lost a visionary leader” and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in peace.

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